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Going Green on Campus: Kathy Hartle Evokes Her Recycling Charge at Work

by Becky Bohan Brown

People across campus are doing their part to help the environment through recycling. Read on to learn how Kathy Hartle, mail clerk with Mail Services, is taking her recycling of toner and ink cartridges to the next level in the first installment of "Saving Green, While Going Green at UNO." ...continue

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UNO Group Witnesses History in Washington

A bus trip organized by the Black Studies Department traveled to Washington for the Jan. 20 inauguration ceremony of President Barack Obama. It is estimated that more than 1 million people turned out for the swearing in of America's 44th president.

Photos by Sharif Liwaru, Student Organizations and Leadership Programs

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Bonacci Previews Term as Student Leader

Student President/Regent Neal Bonacci recently discussed his involvement with Student Government and his goals for the next year as UNO's highest ranking student leader.

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2008.02.02

Global Warming Awareness Event Feb. 5

Students, faculty and staff will participate in a nationwide event aimed to discuss global warming causes and solutions.

UNO's National Teach-In on Global Warming Solutions event is Thursday, Feb. 5, at the College of Public Affairs and Community Service Building, Room 132.

Presentations begin at 8 a.m. and will wrap up by 4:30 p.m.

Visit http://nationalteachinomaha.wordpress.com/schedule/ for a schedule of the day's events at UNO.

For more information, contact Chelsea Taxman at chelsearosetaxman@gmail.com or 740.6479.

Faculty Recruitment Workshop Feb. 5

The next Faculty Recruitment Workshop takes place Thursday, Feb. 5, at 1 p.m. in the Milo Bail Student Center State Room.

Before anyone can serve on a UNO Faculty Search Committee they must have attended one of these recruitment workshops. If it has been two years or more since attending a workshop, please plan to attend.

R.S.V.P. to Jerri Maxwell at jerrimaxwell@unomha.edu or 554.3892.

Atlanta Physician to Give Talk on the Importance of Public Health Leadership at UNMC

The University of Nebraska Medical Center (UNMC) College of Public Health is partnering with the Great Plains Public Health Leadership Institute (PHLI) to host a Grand Rounds presentation on Wednesday, Feb. 4. Physician Stephanie B. Coursey Bailey will discuss "The Tipping Point to a New Brand of Leadership" from noon to 1 p.m. in the Eppley Science Hall at UNMC.

Dr. Coursey Bailey, chief of the Office of Public Health Practice at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta, will be Faculty in Residence with Great Plains PHLI the first week in February.

Dr. Bailey will discuss the importance of public health leadership in a time of extraordinary change. Her presentation will focus on the need for a more collaborative effort to ensure health protection and equity that works to prevent diseases, injuries and disability before they occur. UNO faculty, staff and students are invited to attend.

For more information, contact Brandon Grimm at 561.7562.

SOLP Guest Speaker to Present "The State of Black Leadership"

Student Organizations and Leadership Programs will present T. Leon Williams on Wednesday, Feb. 11, at noon in the Milo Bail Student Center Nebraska Room.

Williams will present "The State of Black Leadership" with a focus on black male students in higher education. Williams is currently director of the Multicultural Center at Elon University in Elon, N.C., and was previously director of Intercultural Programs at Buena Vista University in Storm Lake, Iowa.

He is an accomplished presenter, with appearances at more than 50 colleges and universities. Students, staff and faculty are encouraged to attend.

For more information, contact Erin Cron or Sharif Liwaru at 554.2711.

Spring Campus Recreation Instructional Programs Announced

Wellness Stampede

This event has been designated a UNO Wellness Stampede event.

Campus Recreation will offer several programs on fly fishing, golf, dance and aqua fitness this spring. To register for a class, visit 100 Health, Physical Education and Recreation (HPER) Building or call 554.2539.

- Fly Fishing 101
Dates: Saturday, Feb. 28, and Saturday, March 28
Time: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Location: 112 HPER (Feb. class) and 110 HPER (March class)
Instructor: Mike Kelly, FFF Certified Casting Instructor since 1997; NGPC Certified Casting Instructor since 2003
Cost: Students - $60 for one six-hour session; UNO Activity Cardholder - $80 for one six-hour session; and non-activity cardholders/public - $100 for one six-hour session
Other: Limited to eight. Participants should bring a sack lunch.

- Youth Golf Lessons
Dates: Saturdays, Feb. 7, 14, 21, and 28
Times: 10 to 11 a.m.
Location: 230 HPER
Instructors: Coach Tim Nelson and the UNO women's golf team
Cost: $15 per child for UNO Activity Cardholders; $20 per child for non-activity cardholders; and $8 for each additional child from the saze family.
Other: Limited to the first 16 registered and paid.

- Adult Golf Lessons
Dates: Saturdays, Feb. 7, 14, 21, and 28
Times: 11 a.m. to Noon
Location: 230 HPER
Instructors: Coach Tim Nelson and the UNO women's golf team
Cost: $40 for UNO students; $50 for UNO faculty/staff/student Activity Cardholders; and $60 for non-activity cardholders/public
Other: Limited to the first 10 registered and paid.

- Dance Lessons
Dates: Sundays, Feb. 8, 15, 22, and March 1
Times: Latin/Ballroom 3 to 4 p.m.; Swing, 4 to 5 p.m.
Location: 200 HPER
Instructor: Marty Hebert
Cost: UNO Activity Cardholders - $15 and $13 for a friend; non-activity cardholders - $18 and $15 for a friend. Those wishing to take multiple classes should add $5 per person per additional class.
Other: No partner necessary.

- AquaFit
Dates: Monday, Jan. 12, – Friday, April 3 (No classes the week of March 16 – 20)
Time: Monday and Wednesday - 5:30 to 6:30 p.m.; Tuesday and Thursday – 7 to 7:45 a.m.
Location: HPER Pool
Instructor: Monday and Wednesday (Erin); Tuesday and Thursday (Rhonda)
Cost: UNO Activity Cardholders - free; others - $60 for entire session

The mission of the Wellness Stampede, UNO's health promotion program, is to create a culture of health and wellness among all faculty, staff and students. Health goals are encouraged through programming and initiatives that celebrate healthier lifestyle practices within the UNO community. For more information, contact David Daniels at 554.2008, daviddaniels@unomaha.edu or https://webapps.unomaha.edu/hper/mavtrack/loginForm.php.

ITS Offers Hands-on Basics of Dreamweaver Course

Information Technology Services (ITS) will offer a Basics of Dreamweaver course on Thursday, Feb. 5, from 2:30 to 4 p.m. in 104 Durham Science Center.

Basics of Dreamweaver is a 90-minute hands-on course designed to orient users to some of the Dreamweaver tools used in conjunction with the UNO Web Templates. Covered topics include setting up a site through the "Site Manager," transferring files through the "Get" and "Put" commands, using the "Find" and "Replace" function and why it is best to develop in a test environment.

Participants do not need to have a test site or be using the Web Templates to attend. This course is intended to be taken prior to UNO Web Template training.

For questions, contact Erin King at 554.3140 or erinking@unomaha.edu.

To register for this course:

- Go to http://api.unomaha.edu/calendar.php;

- Select the appropriate month and click "Go";

- Click the "Register" link next to the event;

- Enter a SAP Personnel number (This is the six-digit number on employee picture ID. It is also on all paycheck stubs.);

- Click "Sign Up";

- Click "OK" to confirm the personnel number. An e-mail will be sent to confirm this registration.

A minimum of five people signed up by 2 p.m. the day prior to the class is required. An e-mail notification will be sent, if a class is cancelled.

SHS to Host Feb. 6 "Go RED for Women" Event

Wellness Stampede

This event has been designated a UNO Wellness Stampede event.

In observance of National Wear Red Day, UNO Student Health Services (SHS) will host a "Go RED for Women" presentation on Friday, Feb. 6, from noon to 1 p.m. in the Milo Bail Student Center (MBSC) Gallery Room.

"Go RED for Women" is the American Heart Association's movement to wipe out heart disease. This event is not just for women. Members of the campus will learn how to be heart healthy by attending a presentation by SHS' graduate assistant, Julie Denker, R.D.

Red dress pins will be available in SHS, located on the first floor of the MBSC, and at the event for a $5 minimum donation. The donations support research and education to help stop women's No. 1 killer - heart disease. For details, visit http://www.hearthealthywomen.org/.

For more information, contact Denker at 554.2374.

The mission of the Wellness Stampede, UNO's health promotion program, is to create a culture of health and wellness among all faculty, staff and students. Health goals are encouraged through programming and initiatives that celebrate healthier lifestyle practices within the UNO community. For more information, contact David Daniels at 554.2008, daviddaniels@unomaha.edu or https://webapps.unomaha.edu/hper/mavtrack/loginForm.php.

Masters and Music Series Continues Feb. 8 with "Woodworks"

The Masters and Music series at UNO continues Sunday, Feb. 8, with a tribute to "Woodworks." The event will begin at 5 p.m. in the UNO Art Gallery.

Friends of Art, a support group for the UNO Department of Art and Art History, sponsors Masters and Music. The series blends artistic imagery and musical composition.

Tickets are $15 per person, $3 for students with ID and all proceeds benefit the Friends of Art Scholarship Fund.

Karen Kunc, Cather Professor of Art at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, will discuss her woodcut prints and artists books that stem from her contemplation of the forces of the natural world. She has received numerous awards, taught countless workshops around the world and served as a visiting artist to more than 100 institutions. The woodwind trio of oboist Susan Tomkiewicz; clarinetist Cynthia Nichols, both from the UNO Department of Music; and bassoonist Jonathan Biccum from the United States Air Force's Heartland of America Band, will complete the "natural" pairing of woodcut and woodwinds.

For more information or to make a reservation, contact Shari Hofschire at 554.2402.

FEAP to Offer Free "Coping with the Crisis of Divorce" Workshop

The Faculty Employee Assistance Program (FEAP) will offer a six-week, free workshop designed to assist individuals with the crisis of divorce Wednesdays, Feb. 11-March 18, from 5 to 7 p.m.

The weekly topics:

- Marriage, divorce and self-identity;

- Understanding the stages of divorce;

- Emotional responses to divorce;

- Divorce and self-esteem;

- The impact of divorce on sexuality; and

- Understanding relationship styles.

Each workshop will meet at the University of Nebraska Medical Center in 4009 Swanson Hall. All UNO faculty and staff can attend. Parking will be available in the parking structure located at the corner of 45th and Emile, behind Swanson Hall on Durham Plaza.

The workshop size is limited. To register, contact Marlene Scheider at 559.5175 or mschneid@unmc.edu.

Speech Center Consulting Room Spring Hours

The UNO Speech Center Consulting Room, located in 185 Arts and Sciences Hall, has started its spring hours. Hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Thursday, and Friday, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. To make an appointment, call 554.3201 or stop by 185 ASH.

The UNO Speech Center assists all UNO students, faculty and staff at any point in preparing oral presentations and/or incorporating them into their courses. Visit http://www.unomaha.edu/speechcenter/ to find out more. Call 554.3201 or send an e-mail to unospeechcenter@unomaha.edu to schedule an appointment.

Faculty interested in scheduling a consultant to speak with students about the center and discuss presentation skills can call the center at 554.3201 or send an e-mail to unospeechcenter@unomaha.edu.

Nominations Sought for Senior Vice Chancellor's Leadership Award

The Senior Vice Chancellor's Leadership Award annually recognizes outstanding student contributions in campus involvement and community engagement. Student Organizations and Leadership Programs (SOLP) is now accepting nominations for the honor.

Staff and faculty may nominate students by writing a letter of recommendation and completing a nominee information page. Nominators should give their nominees the award application and time to complete the required leadership essay.

All award materials are due to Milo Bail Student Center first floor SOLP office by Friday, Jan. 30, at 5 p.m. Nomination packets are available at http://studentorgs.unomaha.edu and in hard copy in SOLP.

For more information, contact Erin Cron at 554.2711.

Undergraduate Course Catalog Proofing Feb. 16-20

The 2009-10 undergraduate catalog will be available for proofing in 108 Eppley Administration Building Monday, Feb. 16, through Friday, Feb. 20.

All departments are asked to send a representative to proof the area that pertains to their respective departments. No major changes to the content can be processed at this point.

For more information, contact Marian McDonald at 554.3674.

SAC Takes Lead on Employee of the Month Program

Starting this month, the Staff Advisory Council (SAC) will be responsible for selection of all UNO Employee of the Month honorees.

The new criteria for the award:
- Performed job above and beyond expectations;
- Interpersonal skill/communication;
- Knowledge of job; and
- Adaptability.

Nominations are sought for the new Staff Advisory Council Employee of the Month Recognition Program for office/service personnel. Recipients will receive a $100 award.

The nomination guidelines:

- Nominees must be employed at UNO for one year or longer;

- An Employee of the Month qualifies to be selected as Employee of the Year; and

- Nominations will be kept on file for 90 days and will be considered with all nominations for Employee of the Month.

To nominate an employee, print and complete the nomination form at http://www.unomaha.edu/enotes/2008/img/sac_eomform.pdf and send it through campus mail to P.O. Box 130.

For more information, call Monica Bayles at 554.2977.

Mavericks

Maverick Watch

Support the Mavericks by attending their home events. Faculty, staff and students are admitted free to all home athletic games with proper ID (excluding hockey and playoff games). The spouses and children of students, faculty and staff can also attend for free.

To view upcoming athletic events, click on this link. For more information about UNO Athletics, visit the Web at http://www.omavs.com.