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HPER Construction Update

HPER Construction Update

photo by Tim Fitzgerald

A new utility tunnel for heating and cooling lines takes shape Wednesday (February 4) at the HPER construction site. On the opposite side of the building, footings are being set in place for the building's southern expansion.

Building for the Future

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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.



Nominations Sought for Student Employee of the Year

An outstanding student worker will receive campus-wide recognition later this semester. Nominations are now being taken for Student Employee of the Year.

The 2009 Student Employee of the Year Award will be presented during National Student Employment Week, April 12-18. The winner will receive a $100 prize provided by the Alumni Center.

A group of staff and at least one student representative will read through nominations and select the winner. Nominations can be made by any supervisor of student workers. The materials are being sent out today, Feb. 9. Nominations must be returned to Tim Rochford by Friday, Feb. 20, in order to be considered. Only one nomination will be considered per student employee.

The event is organized by the Midwest and National Student Employment Associations. Student workers who have been employed on campus for at least six months since June 1, 2008, are eligible. Resident advisors, graduate assistants and teaching assistants are not eligible. UNO's Student Employee of the Year will be automatically nominated for the state of Nebraska Student Employee of the Year award. There are then regional and national competitions to follow.

For more information, contact Rochford at 554.2321 or at

Next NBDC Workshop on Government Contracts Feb. 10

The next Nebraska Business Development Center (NBDC) workshop on government contracting takes place Tuesday, Feb. 10, from 9 to 11 a.m. at the Healing Gallery, 4225 Cuming St.

The event - titled "The Successful Proposal: How to Prepare the Successful Proposal, Including Capability Statements, RFQ, IFB and RFPs" - is free but requires pre-registration at due to the limited seating.

Additional workshops in the series are planned for the following dates. Individuals can sign up for any individual workshop.

Workshop dates:

- Tuesday, March 10
"Winning the Contract"

- Tuesday, April 14
"Government Markets"

The series is sponsored by Andy Alexander, NBDC procurement technical assistance manager/counselor. For more information, call 554.6252.

"UNO History Through Artifacts" Presentation Feb. 10

The campus community can come learn about the UNO archives collection through a show-and-tell presentation by archivist Les Valentine on Tuesday, Feb. 10. Valentine will present "UNO History Through Artifacts" from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. in the Milo Bail Student Center Chancellor's Room.

The Honors Program Student Advisory Board will provide popcorn and punch.

For more information, contact Christine McIvor at 554.2696.

Faculty Senate to Host Presentation on myMAPP/Digital Measures Transition

Faculty Senate will host two presentations on "myMAPP/Digital Measures Transition" Tuesday, Feb. 10.

Digital Measures is an electronic tool for faculty that will be used for collecting information on professional activities. This presentation will be an actual demonstration, with questions taken on how to make the transition and use Digital Measures. Faculty are not necessarily required to use Digital Measures this academic year. Contact individual college/departmental guidelines for more information. The presentations target those who might like to use the program to prepare this year's document.

Both sessions cover the same information and will take place in Milo Bail Student Center Gallery Room. Both sessions will cover the same information. The first presentation starts at 2 p.m., the second starts at 2:30 p.m.

For more information, contact Sue Bishop at 554.3598 or Steve Bullock at 554.4822.

Isolation No Longer an Option, According to E.N. Thompson Lecturer

In the face of growing globalization, isolation is no longer an option for the United States, according to F.W. de Klerk, former president of South Africa, who will speak Tuesday, Feb. 10, at the Lied Center for Performing Arts in Lincoln as part of the 2008-09 E.N. Thompson Lectures on World Issues.

The lecture will be simulcast at 7 p.m. in Milo Bail Student Center Ballroom, in addition to remote sites in Scottsbluff, North Platte, Kearney, Columbus and Wayne, with financial support from the Cooper Foundation. Read more.

Spring Women's Studies Colloquium Series Continues Feb. 17

Christina Dando, assistant professor of geography/geology, will present "‘The Map Proves It': Map Use by the American Woman Suffrage Movement" Tuesday, Feb. 17, at the next Women's Studies Colloquium. Her talk is set for noon to 1 p.m. in Milo Bail Student Center (MBSC) Council Room.

The event, sponsored by the Women's Studies Colloquium Series, is free and open to the UNO community and the public. All colloquia will take place from noon to 1 p.m. Complimentary boxed lunches are available for the first 20 attendees at each.

The remaining schedule:

- Tuesday, March 31
"Figuring the Danse Macabre in Nancy Huston's Dolce Agonia"
Presented by Patrice Proulx, professor of foreign languages
MBSC Council Room

- Thursday, April 9
"Technology and Women-focused Nonprofits (tentative)"
Presented by Kelsey Kalal, UNO student
MBSC Gallery Room

For more information, call 554.3834.

Exercise Physiology Lab to Offer Cholesterol Screening

Wellness Stampede

This event has been designated a UNO Wellness Stampede event.

The Health, Physical Education and Recreation (HPER) Exercise Physiology Lab will offer a cholesterol screening Tuesday, Feb. 17, for faculty, staff and students.

The screening will be held in the Exercise Physiology Lab (103 HPER Building) from 7:30 to 10:30 a.m. The cost is $20-$25. To schedule an appointment, call 554.3221.

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

GLBT Meeting Set for Feb. 18

The next Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender (GLBT) meeting will take place Wednesday, Feb. 18, from 1 to 2 p.m. in the Milo Bail Student Center Council Room. Everyone is welcome to attend.

For more information, contact Sharon Ulmar at or 554.2321.

UNO 100 Ties and Scarves Available for Purchase

Looking for a Valentine's Day gift for that special someone? The UNO Concert Choir is selling a limited number of UNO 100 ties and scarves for a fundraiser. Designed by the choir, both incorporate the special UNO 100 anniversary logo.

All proceeds will go toward the Concert Choir's trip to Mexico. While visiting Veracruz, Mexico this May the choir will perform at various churches, schools and attend sister city functions.

The ties and scarves can be viewed and purchased at

For more information, contact Shellie Harden at 554.2177.

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.

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

Student Organizations and Leadership Programs will host 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.

Vice Chancellor Conley to Address Faculty Senate

Vice Chancellor Bill Conley will be the guest speaker at the UNO Faculty Senate meeting on Wednesday, Feb. 11.

Conley, vice chancellor for Business and Finance, will give a short presentation beginning at 2 p.m. with the meeting immediately following. All are invited to attend.

For more information, contact Sue Bishop at 554.3598.

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

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.

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

SAC Takes Lead on Employee of the Month Program

The Staff Advisory Council (SAC) is now 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 and send it through campus mail to P.O. Box 130.

For more information, call Monica Bayles at 554.2977.

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