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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.



UNO Ambassadors Available for Campus Activities

Looking for help with a university event?  The UNO Ambassadors are ready and willing to represent the university. 

Twelve student Ambassadors are available this semester to assist at campus functions hosted by the chancellor or other UNO dignitaries and organizations.  This select group of students can serve as hosts and hostesses and will also interact with guests to enhance a positive image of the university. 

Ambassadors try to honor as many requests as possible.  Requests should be placed at least two weeks before the scheduled activity. For more information, contact, Chris Liewer at or 554.3520.

Maverick Productions Hosts Poet Taylor Mali

Maverick Productions will sponsor a free poetry event with Taylor Mali Thursday, Feb. 5, at noon in the Milo Bail Student Center Nebraska Room.    

Considered to be the most successful poetry slam strategist of all time, Mali led six of his seven national poetry slam teams to the finals. He was one of the original poets to appear on the HBO original series "Russell Simmons Presents Def Poetry."

A native of New York City and vocal advocate of teachers, Mali himself spent nine years in the classroom teaching everything from English and history to math S.A.T. test preparation. He has performed and lectured for teachers all over the world. He also received a New York Foundation for the Arts Grant in 2001 to develop "Teacher! Teacher!" a one-man show about poetry, teaching, and math which won the jury prize for best solo performance at the 2001 U. S. Comedy Arts Festival.

For more event information, contact Erin Cron at or 554.2711.

Weight Watchers on Campus Open House Feb. 5

Wellness Stampede

This event has been designated a UNO Wellness Stampede event.

Weight Watchers on Campus is back for the spring semester. Faculty, staff, students, alumni and their spouses are invited to attend the open house Thursday, Feb. 5. Free Weight Watchers samples and door prizes will be available.

"Weight Watchers is not a diet; it is a healthy lifestyle change," said David Daniels assistant director of fitness/wellness and instructional programs. "The Weight Watchers approach has always been about flexibility, and there's even more of it with their newest program called ‘The New Momentum Program.'"

The open house will take place from 12:15 to 1 p.m. in 203 Health, Physical Education and Recreation (HPER). In order to get a Weight Watchers' leader on campus, 15-paid participants must be registered. At the session, dates will be determined for the regular meetings for the next 15-week program.

"You'll discover new strategies to help you live the way you want and still lose weight," Daniels said. "With the new Momentum program, you'll learn to choose foods that keep you fuller longer, so you're less likely to eat for the wrong reasons, like when you're bored or stressed."

For details stop by the open house or contact, Daniels at 554.2008 or

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, or

Call for 2009 UCAT Instructional Materials Grant Proposals from Teaching Circles

The University Committee for the Advancement of Teaching (UCAT) announces the availability of instructional materials grants designed to support the goals of Teaching Circles.

Members of Teaching Circles may apply for the purchase of instructional materials relevant to the purpose of the circle and which address one or more UCAT themes.  Visit for UCAT themes.

The Committee is accepting proposals on a monthly basis through April or until funds are expended. The Committee will fund grants up to $500 for each award. Proposals are due by the 21st of each month.  Application forms are also available on the UCAT Web site at

Binge Drinking Prevention the Focus of March 12 Event

U kNow Choices, a high risk drinking prevention program at UNO, will host an informational session for students, faculty and staff from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Thursday, March 12.

It will feature a panel presentation, a question and answer session and a viewing of the documentary "Death by Alcohol: The Sam Spady Story." Spady was a 19-year-old Colorado State University student when she died of alcohol poisoning in 2004.

The event, organized in partnership with Maverick PR, takes place in the Milo Bail Student Center Nebraska Room.

For more information, contact Heather Nasif at or 301.7320.

Additional event sponsors include the School of Communication in the College of Communication, Fine Arts and Media and its PRSSA chapter; the Student Health and Alcohol Education Center; and the SAM (Student Alcohol Management) Foundation.

Lecture by Paul Jaskot Coincides with Criss Library's Holocaust Exhibit

The Criss Library and Department of History will sponsor a lecture by Paul Jaskot, professor of art history at DePaul University in Chicago, in conjunction with the library's "When They Came To Take My Father" exhibit.

Jaskot's lecture on "Architecture and Oppression: Nazi Berlin, 1933-1945," will take place at the Criss Library at 5 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 8. The lecture is free and open to the UNO and Omaha community.

The presentation will examine the relationship between Adolf Hitler's high-profile monumental architecture, the oppression of National Socialist Germany and its most extreme punitive institution -- the concentration camps.

Refreshments will be served. For more information, contact Linda Riviera at 554.2640.

Speech Center to Offer Spring Lunch & Learn Series for Students

The UNO Speech Center will offer free workshops this semester on presentation skills. All students are invited to attend. Free pizza and pop will be provided. 

The workshop schedule:

"Let Your Body Speak: Delivering an Effective Presentation"
Date: Wednesday, Feb. 11
Time: 11 a.m. to noon
Location: Milo Bail Student Center (MBSC) Gallery Room

"Researching & Citing Sources: Preventing Plagiarism"
Date: Tuesday, March 31
Time: 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Location: MBSC Gallery Room

"Introductions, Conclusions & Audience Centeredness"
Date: Tuesday, April 21
Time: 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Location: MBSC Gallery Room

To register for one or more sessions, or for more information, contact the Speech Consulting Center at 554.3201 or Space is limited, so participants must register in advance.

Pathways to Harmony Program Offered on Feb. 24

A new and updated Pathways to Harmony program will take place Tuesday, Feb. 24. The event will run from 8:30 a.m. until noon in the Milo Bail Student Center Dodge Room. This professional development program brings together students, faculty and staff to explore diversity.

"We are excited about presenting updated material that keeps the campus focused on issues of diversity," said Sharon Ulmar, associate director and director of Equal Employment Opportunity, Human Resources. "It will help to enhance respectful relationships and create an open and constructive dialogue about diversity on the UNO campus."

All faculty, staff, and students are encouraged to attend. To register, call Kate Clark at 554.2896 or send an e-mail to Seating is limited.

Fidelity Representative Schedule Announced through May

Fidelity representative Jason Cronick will be in Omaha for individual counseling sessions from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. according to the following schedule:

- Thursday, Feb. 26;

- Friday, March 20;

- Friday, April 17; and

- Friday, May 15.

Employees can call Fidelity at 1.800.642.7131 to schedule an appointment with Cronick.

First Annual Research/Creative Activity Fair Set for March

As a student-focused university, UNO provides a variety of quality research and creative activity opportunities for students. This centennial year, in conjunction with the annual UNO Honor's Program Symposium, research and creative activity staff invite students, faculty and the Omaha community to participate in the first annual Research and Creative Activity Fair.

All UNO students (undergraduate and graduate) and engineering students from the Pacific location are encouraged to apply. There will be cash prizes for top posters and presentations. The fair will take place on Tuesday through Thursday, March 24-26, in the Milo Bail Student Center from 5 to 9 p.m. Final judging and awards for best presentations will be given on Thursday, March 26, at 7 p.m.

For more information, contact Harmon Maher at 554.2286 or

2009 Benefits Fair Set for April 22

Mark the calendar for the 2009 UNO Benefits Fair this April. The campus event will take place on Wednesday, April 22.

"For now, mark the date on your calendar," said Tim Rochford with Human Resources.  "We will be following up in a few weeks with more details about the Benefits Fair."

Watch eNotes for more information as the event nears, or contact Rochford at 554.2465 or


- Sense and Nonsense About Crime, by Sam Walker, professor emeritus of criminal justice, has been ranked among "Great Books" in the field in a study published in the Journal of Criminal Justice Education. Based on a survey of elite members of the field, the book was included in an overall list of Great Books and among eight books in the area of crime policy.

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