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Involvement Key to Seven Days' Success

Students Sarah Lopez and Jessica Sauser speak about their experiences volunteering for Seven Days of Service in this audio-enhanced slideshow.

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What's a carnyx?

As part of UNO Low Brass Day, February 17, musican John Kenny will give a concert that features the carnyx, an ancient Celtic war horn.

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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.

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Computer Lab Times Offered Today for Digital Measures

Two open computer lab times for faculty who might be interested in using Digital Measures for this year's annual review will take place today, Feb. 13. 

Each session will be held in a computer lab so faculty can login to their accounts with hands-on instruction for using the system.

Digital Measures lab times and locations:

Today, Feb. 13
- Noon to 1 p.m. 
225 Weber Fine Arts Building

- 1 to 2 p.m. 
406 Roskens Hall

For more information, contact Steve Bullock at 554.4822 or

"Consider This" to Explore "The Economy and the Banking Industry"

On the next edition of "Consider This," host Cathy Wyatt and guests will discuss "The Economy and the Banking Industry."

Wyatt's guests will include Mark Wohar, distinguished professor, UNO College of Business Administration; David Wise, vice president, US Bank; and Holly Murphy-Barstow with Barstow & Company.

Guests will sum up the problems leading to the current financial crisis, paint a realistic picture of the present and – together – attempt to find light at the end of the tunnel, including the latest on the economic stimulus package.   

The program airs today, Feb. 13, on NET2 at 12:30 p.m.

This edition of the program will be broadcast according to the following schedule:

- Sunday, Feb. 15
11:30 a.m.

- Tuesday, Feb. 17
12:30 p.m.

"Consider This" is a production of UNO Television. It also airs on The Knowledge Network of Greater Omaha. For a list of days and times, visit Archived editions of the program are available on the Web at

Classical 90.7 FM KVNO to Broadcast Chicago and New York Concerts

Just in time for Valentine's Day, Classical 90.7 FM KVNO will broadcast two concert series - Chicago Symphony Orchestra and New York Philharmonic.

On Saturday, Feb. 14, "BP Chicago Symphony Orchestra Radio Broadcast Series" will air from 8 to 10 p.m. Hailed as the No. 1 U.S. orchestra in the world by British Gramophone, the first concert will mark a return to the Chicago Symphony Orchestra by conductor Esa-Pekka Salonen. His piano concerto will include Beethoven's Symphony No. 7.

On Sunday, Feb. 15, the "New York Philharmonic This Week" will be broadcast from 8 to 10 p.m. Mahler's Symphony No. 5 will be featured the first week.

All are recordings of live broadcasts within the past two weeks.  The schedule for both series can be found online at

Mail Services Reminder for President's Day

In observance of President's Day on Monday, Feb. 16, all Omaha post offices will be closed, and there will be no mail delivery or collections. Express Mail will be delivered.  UNO Mail Services will be open.

Mail Services will be open regular hours (8 a.m. to 4:45 p.m.) and all mail will be delivered to departments as normal on Feb. 16. Mail received after 1 p.m. will be postmarked and sent to the U.S. Post Office on Tuesday, Feb. 17.

For more information, contact Sandra Walling at 554.2337.

KANEKO-UNO Library Open House Feb. 21

A sleek, educational space devoted to studies in creativity has arrived in Omaha's Old Market. The KANEKO-UNO Library will open to the public on Saturday, Feb. 21. 

The new venue represents a serious partnership between two organizations, UNO and KANEKO. Located at the corner of 12th and Jones Streets, the library will play an integral role in supporting KANEKO programming as well as serving UNO students and faculty. As the library develops, memberships will become available for people with serious interests in innovation and creative activity. Read more.

Study Abroad Opportunity Available for Technical University of Braunschweig

The Technical University of Braunschweig (TU), UNO's sister university, will offer a seven-week summer program for international undergraduate students. 

The TU Braunschweig exchange program is being offered through Science and Engineering Summer Experience" (SENSE). SENSE offers a great deal to students wishing to get an impression of research and work in an international setting.

SENSE offers:
- Scientific work and practical training on real research projects
- International project management;
- Working experience in a German company or research institute;
- German language training; and
- Intercultural sensitivity training.

The modular structure and interdisciplinary approach allow the program to meet the individual needs of participants with various academic backgrounds, including mechanical/electrical engineering, business studies, computer science or biosciences. This program is offered on an exchange or fee-paid basis. Tuition waivers are available. The application deadline is Saturday, Feb. 28.

Program details:
- Open to sophomores through seniors;
- No German language experience necessary;
- Tuition waivers for UNO students;
- Two weeks of German language and culture training;
- Choice of modules include "Study Course in Mechatronics and Microtechnology," "Study Course in Corporate Communications," and "Practical Lab Work in Advanced Biology";
- Accommodation in student residency halls or apartments; and
- Total cost for insurance, housing and excursion program (for seven weeks): 1100 Euro or approximately $1,410.

For more information or to schedule a classroom presentation (by TU Braunschweig students about SENSE), contact Krista Cupich at 554.2293.

Free Blood Pressure Screenings Feb. 16

Wellness Stampede

This event has been designated a UNO Wellness Stampede event.

The Health, Physical Education and Recreation (HPER) Exercise Physiology Lab will offer free blood pressure screenings Monday, Feb. 16, from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. They will take place near the first floor entrance of the HPER Building and are open to all faculty, staff and students.

For more information, contact the Exercise Physiology Lab at 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

"The CLA: What it Measures and What it Means to UNO" Set for Feb. 17

Nora Bacon, Shelton Hendricks and Steve Bullock will present a session on the Collegiate Learning Assessment (CLA) Tuesday, Feb. 17, from noon to 1:30 p.m. in the Milo Bail Student Center Gallery Room. The event is sponsored by the Center for Faculty Development (CFD).

Attendees will learn:
- How the CLA uses "performance tasks" to measure critical thinking skills;
- How the CLA was administered at UNO;
- About UNO's outcomes and what they say about UNO's performance in developing students' critical thinking and writing skills; and
- How performance tasks can be integrated into classrooms.

To register, contact the CFD, located in 202 Arts and Sciences Hall, at 554.2427 or Those attending are invited to bring their lunches. Desserts and drinks will be provided.

For more information, contact Bullock at

Leadership Guru to Present on Campus March 11

The School of Public Administration will host Michael Maccoby, an international expert on leadership, Wednesday, March 11.  Faculty, staff and students can attend his presentation on "Leadership in Higher Education" at 3:30 p.m. in 132 CB Collaborating Commons.

Dr. Maccoby is a globally recognized expert on leadership, who for more than 35 years, has advised leaders in businesses, governments, unions and universities. He is president of the Maccoby Group in Washington, D.C., and has a doctorate from Harvard University, where he directed the Program on Technology, Public Policy and Human Development from 1978-90. He is a fellow of the American Psychological and Anthropological Associations and the National Academy of Public Administration. He also teaches leadership at Oxford University's School of Business.

Registration is not required. For more information, contact Rhonda Sheibal-Carver at 554.2625 or

In the News

In the News

- David Cicotello and Jason Blohm, New Student Enrollment Services, were guests on the Feb. 7 UNO hockey halftime show on KKAR (1290 AM), where they discussed the student experience at UNO.

- Chris Decker, economics, was quoted in the Feb. 6 issue of the Omaha World-Herald about signals of a recovering economy.

- Larry Heck, College of Education, was quoted in the Feb. 9 issue of the Omaha World-Herald about the recent increased number of teachers.

- The Feb. 2 issue of the Omaha World-Herald featured an article about 3-D films, quoting Mark Hoeger, adjunct film instructor.

- KIOS (91.5 FM) interviewed Guy Matalon, philosophy and religion, Feb. 9 about the new Natan and Hanna Schwalb Center for Israel and Jewish Studies, housed in the College of Arts and Sciences.

- The Feb. 5 issue of The Reader featured an article on the history of the civil rights movement in Omaha, quoting L.C. Menyweather-Woods, Department of Black Studies.

- The Jan. 27 issue of The City Weekly features an article on the art exhibition "Adornment: A Juried Exhibition from the Omaha," featuring the works of faculty members Bonnie O'Connell, Gary Day and Amy Haney, and students Jaime Heit and Ashley Rodriquez Reed.

- A global warming awareness event organized by student Chelsea Taxman was covered Feb. 5 by KFAB (1110 AM) and WOWT (NBC 6).

- The Feb. 9 issue of the Omaha World-Herald featured an article on Facebook, quoting Adam Tyma, School of Communication.

If you are a member of the UNO community and have been interviewed by the media - local, state, regional, national or international - we want to know about it. Send an e-mail with the particulars to Please include a contact name and phone number. For more information, call 554.2243.

In Print

- Sangeeta Badal, adjunct instructor for sociology/anthropology, recently published her book Gender, Social Structure and Empowerment. The book, a status report of women in India, was published by Rawat publications in New Deli and is now available in the United States.

If you've authored or edited a book, article or other text that's been published recently, we want to know about it. Send an e-mail with the particulars to Please include a contact name and phone number. For more information, call 554.2243.

On Stage

UNO Chamber Orchestra to Present "Romance and Roses" Feb. 14
The UNO Chamber Orchestra will present "Romance and Roses," a romantic evening of Viennese waltzes and light classical works, on Saturday, Feb. 14. The event starts at 7 p.m. in the Milo Bail Student Center Ballroom.

Tickets are $15 for individuals and $25 for couples. There is a special discounted rate for students with UNO IDs: $10 for students and $15 for student couples. The proceeds will benefit the Friends of Heartland Philharmonic Orchestra Scholarship Fund.

"This will be a very romantic affair to celebrate Valentine's Day," said Barry Ford, director of Orchestras at UNO. "If you're looking for the perfect romantic event, then look no further than the UNO Chamber Orchestra's Romance and Roses concert.  We are aiming to set the standard for class and sophistication in terms of Valentine's Day entertainment. What could be more classy and sophisticated than an orchestra?"

Ford, an internationally recognized conductor/composer, will conduct the program. Wendy Eaton is the featured vocal soloist. Eaton has enjoyed working with many professional area organizations including the Omaha Symphony Chamber Orchestra, Opera Omaha, Omaha Chamber Music Society and The Omaha Theatre Company for Young People, known as The Rose. 

Audience members will have the chance to dance Viennese waltzes, American standards, and other Light Classical works with a live orchestra, or audience members can just listen as well.  Champagne and an assortment of desserts and beverages are included in the ticket price.

For more information, call 554.3015.

If you are a member of the UNO community and are involved in an upcoming performance, we want to know about it. Send an e-mail with the particulars to Please include a contact name and phone number.

On Exhibit

Studio Art Faculty Show on Exhibit
The UNO Department of Art and Art History's "Studio Art Faculty Show" runs through Wednesday, Feb. 18, in the UNO Art Gallerly. Read more.

If you are a member of the UNO community and are involved in an exhibit, we want to know about it! Send an e-mail with the particulars to Please include a contact name and phone number. For more information, call 554.2243.