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Maverick Wrestlers Close Out Home Schedule With Two Wins

The No. 1 ranked UNO wrestling team ended their home schedule Friday (January 30) and Saturday (January 31) with victories over Central Oklahoma and Nebraska-Kearney. UNO defeated the fifth-ranked Broncos of Central Oklahoma 43-3. The Mavericks won nine of ten matches. Nebraska-Kearney, ranked fourth, came to campus Saturday for a televised bout. UNO defeated the Lopers 26-9, winning seven of ten matches.

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Kathy Hartle

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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2009.02.04

UNO Black History Month Celebration Kicks Off Today

The annual Black History Month celebration at UNO begins today, Feb. 4, and continues through Thursday, March 5.  The schedule of events is listed below.  All activities are free and open to the public.

Wednesday, Feb. 4
- African Heritage Mixer: Music, Food and Games
Noon
Milo Bail Student Center (MBSC) Nebraska Room

Thursday, Feb. 5
- Slam Poet Taylor Mali
Noon
MBSC Nebraska Room

Wednesday, Feb. 11
- T. Leon Williams: "The State of Black Leadership"
Noon
MBSC Nebraska Room

Tuesday, Feb. 17
- Community Issues Talk: "What's Going On Around You?"
11:30 a.m.
MBSC Nebraska Room

Wednesday, Feb. 18
- African Dance/Drumming Performance: Charles Ahovissi, African Culture Connection
Noon
MBSC Nebraska Room

Thursday, March 5
- Reflections on Big XII Conference on Black Student Leadership
Noon to 2 p.m.
MBSC Gallery Room

Event sponsors include UNO Student Organizations and Leadership Programs, Maverick Productions, the African American Organization and the Multicultural Student Agency.

For more information, call 554.2711.

SAC to Host "UNO Budget" Talk

The Staff Advisory Council (SAC) will sponsor a talk by Julie Totten, associate vice chancellor for business and finance, titled "UNO Budget" on Tuesday, Feb. 10. Her presentation starts at 9 a.m. in the Milo Bail Student Center Council Room.

Totten will give an overview of UNO's budget. Everyone is invited to attend. For more information, contact Sybil Sanders at 554.3470.

Strauss Performing Arts Center Events This Week

The sounds of music will emanate from the Strauss Performing Arts Center (PAC) Recital Hall this week in conjunction with the following events.

They are:

Tonight, Feb. 4
- 5 p.m.
Recital Hall
Aubrey Herren, student recital

- 6 p.m.
Recital Hall
Clark Drinkall, student recital

Saturday, Feb. 7
- All day
Entire PAC Building
Omaha Music Teachers' Association Piano Fun Fair

For more information, contact Cindy Bassett at 554.3427 or cbassett@mail.unomaha.edu.

Spring Golf/Archery Lab Hours Under Way

Wellness Stampede

This event has been designated a UNO Wellness Stampede event.

Campus Recreation announces its spring open golf and archery lab hours. The lab, located in 230 Health, Physical Education and Recreation Building, will have the following schedule:

Mondays
1 to 2:30 p.m.

Fridays
2 to 3:30 p.m.

Open golf and archery lab hours will run through Friday, April 17. Equipment is available for checkout, or participants may bring their own. The lab is supervised for open practice only. Instruction is not available.

For more information, call 554.2539.

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.

Student Art on Display at Criss Library

UNO Independent Study and BFA student paintings and drawings will be on display on the main floor of the Criss Library through Tuesday, Feb. 17.  The art, located near the library cafe, can be viewed during the library's regular business hours. 

For more information, contact Barb Simcoe at 554.2392.

Psychology Candidate to Present Colloquium Talk

Elizabeth Moorman, a candidate for a position in the UNO Department of Psychology, will present a Colloquium Talk titled "Parents' Involvement in Children's Learning:  An Examination of Quantity and Quality" Friday, Feb. 6, at 2:30 p.m. in 306 Arts and Sciences Hall.

Moorman's presentation is open to the campus community. For more information, contact Marie Lee at 554.2581.

Registration Under Way for IS&T Summer Programs

A dozen computer technology workshops offered by the College of Information Science & Technology are designed for students ages 11 to 17. Space is limited. For more information or to register online, visit the Web at http://www.ist.unomaha.edu.

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 daviddaniels@unomaha.edu.

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.

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.

Study Abroad Informational Meeting Planned for Feb. 6

Interested in studying abroad for a semester or summer?  Not sure what programs are offered?  Curious about scholarships?  Need to know how to better navigate the Web site?   If so, plan to attend an informational meeting Friday, Feb. 6, at 4 p.m. in 306 Arts and Sciences Hall.

Many programs cost the same as UNO tuition.  Examples of programs include:

- English-taught core study/specialized study programs;

- Language and culture programs;

- Immersion/Exchange programs; and

- Short-term/Summer programs.

For more information, call Krista Cupich at 554.2293.

Nominations Sought for Lamanna Award for Excellence in Women's Studies

Individuals in the UNO community can now nominate students, faculty or staff for the Mary Ann Lamanna Award for Excellence in Women's Studies. The award recognizes extraordinary service to the UNO program in Women's Studies. This noteworthy work may involve teaching, research/creative activity and service, or a combination of the three.

The deadline for nominations is Friday, Feb. 20. To nominate individuals for the award, submit the following to Jody Neathery-Castro, associate professor of political science, in 275 Arts and Sciences Hall or by e-mail to jneathery@mail.unomaha.edu:

- A one-to-two page nomination letter outlining the nominee's accomplishments and their relevancy to the UNO Women's Studies program. The nominator must also be connected to the Women's Studies program (student major/minor, faculty or staff).

- The nominator must obtain the nominee's/nominees' resume or curriculum vitae (CV).

The person(s) being honored will receive the award at the annual Women's Studies luncheon, which will take place Friday, May 1. Previous winners include Susan Maher (English and Women's Studies), Robbin Ogle (criminal justice and Women's Studies) and Karen Falconer Al-Hindi (geography and Women's Studies).

For more information, contact Dr. Falconer Al-Hindi at 554.3834 or kfacolneralhindi@mail.unomaha.edu.

Adults Needed for Problem Gambling Study

The University of Nebraska Medical Center Department of Psychiatry needs research volunteers, age 19 and older, to evaluate an investigational treatment for pathological gambling. Study evaluation and medication are provided at no cost to those who meet eligibility requirements. Nationally, statistics show that more than two million adults suffer from pathological gambling.

For more information, call 552.6005 or send an e-mail to unmcprc@unmc.edu.