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Images from Historic Journey to Washington Continue

Click through more photos from the recent trip to Washington for the inauguration ceremony of President Barack Obama. The Black Studies Department organized the trip, which included members of the UNO and Omaha communities.

photos by Katrina Adams

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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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2009.02.05

Democracy Matters at UNO Welcomes Herman Cain in March

The former chairman of Godfather's Pizza will speak about his experiences in leadership at UNO in March.

Herman Cain, a former Omaha resident and prominent businessman who ran for the U.S. Senate in 2004, is the next speaker of the Democracy Matters lecture series. Read more.

Maverick Productions to Host Poet Taylor Mali Today

Maverick Productions will sponsor a free poetry event with Taylor Mali today, 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 ecron@unomaha.edu or 554.2711.

New Amendments-American with Disabilities Act Announced

As of January, the American with Disabilities Act (ADA) was amended to include a broader scope for individuals with disabilities. This new ADA amendment requires employers to conduct professional development to faculty, staff, students as well as individuals in a supervisory capacity. UNO has scheduled an ADA program for Thursday, Feb. 26, from 3 to 4 p.m. in the Milo Bail Student Center U mon hon Room.

Sharon Ulmar, director of Equal Opportunity Office at UNO, will present. The session will cover:

- New amendments to ADA;

- Who qualifies as a disabled individual;

- What is reasonable accommodation;

- What are the responsibilities of a supervisor of faculty, staff, students - including graduate or student workers; and

- What process should the supervisor follow when an individual's disability is known.

To register, contact Human Resources at 554.2321.

Foreign Languages Candidate to Present Colloquium Talk

Jason Wilby, a candidate for a position in the UNO Department of Foreign Languages (German), will present a colloquium talk titled "Dialogical Dithyrambs: Goethe's Literary Response to Schiller's Model of Aesthetic Education" at 2:15 p.m. Monday, Feb. 9, in 344 Arts and Sciences Hall.

Dr. Wilby's presentation is open to the campus community. For more information, call 554.4841.

Webinar Set for Feb. 17 on Binge Drinking Intervention Program

A webinar on a binge drinking intervention program that Frostburg State University implemented will take place Tuesday, Feb. 17, from noon to 1:30 p.m. in the Milo Bail Student Center (MBSC) Dodge Room A.

Presenters from Frostburg State University will include President Jonathan Gibralter and Director of Student Development Jesse Ketterman. They will recount their experiences, share their insights and review the tactics they used in their award-winning program. Frostburg State is located in Frostburg, Md.

Student Health Services has sponsored the webinar. R.S.V.P. to Marcia Adler at 554.2374.

SAC to Host Feb. 10 "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.

Spring Instructional Programs Begin This Week

Wellness Stampede

This event has been designated a UNO Wellness Stampede event.

Youth golf, adult golf and dance lessons start this weekend. There is still time to register for a class.

To register, visit 100 Health, Physical Education and Recreation (HPER) Building or call 554.2539.

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 same 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.

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.

Available Toner Cartridges Listing

Limited quantities of toner and inkjet cartridges are available from Mail Services for departmental use only. To reserve any of the following, contact Kathy Hartle at 554.2337.

They are:

- HP 516 25A tri-color

HP 516 41A tri-color

HP 516 45A black

HP 516 06B blue

HP 516 06Y yellow

HP 516 06R magenta

HP 98A

- HP 4000 Laser Printer

- HP LJ4 Laser Printer

- Epson S020089

Epson S020187

Epson RB T018

Epson S020189

Epson T0431 20

Epson T0 443 20

Epson T0 442 20

Epson T0 44420

- Panasonic UG-3350

- Canon GPR-4 black toner

- Brother LC 21BK

Brother LC 21Y

Brother LC 21M

Brother LC 21C

Hartle invites the campus community to join the recycling effort. Before throwing away an old toner or ink cartridge, contact her at 554.2337 to see what options are available.

"If you don't have the printer for the toner cartridges anymore, then send them to the mailroom," she said. "With the budget situation, continuing to recycle ink and toner cartridges can save the university and departments money."

Olympian Dara Torres Highlights "Night with the Mavs"

Olympic gold medalist Dara Torres will be the featured speaker at the first annual Night with the Mavs, presented by First National Bank and hosted by the UNO Athletic Department. The event will take place on Thursday, March 26, at the Embassy Suites in La Vista.

The evening will begin with a social hour at 6 p.m. followed by the program and dinner at 7 p.m. All money raised will benefit UNO athletic student-athlete scholarships and athletic program enhancements. Read more.

Female Runners Sought for HPER Research Study

Researchers at the School of Health, Physical Education and Recreation at UNO currently need healthy, normal menstruating female runners aged 19-40 to participate in a research study investigating the production of inflammation and delayed onset muscle soreness during different phases of the menstrual cycle.

Participants will gain information on their aerobic capacity and body fat percentage. The study will require three visits to the Exercise Physiology Lab: One for a maximal running test (VO2 max) and two appointments for 75-minute high intensity running sessions. Subjects will be compensated for their time.

Female runners interested in being a participant should contact Morgan Chaffin at 554.3221 or mchaffin@unomaha.edu.