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New KANEKO-UNO Library Opens

Omaha news media got a sneak peek Friday (Feb. 20) at the new KANEKO-UNO Library located at 12th & Jones in Omaha's Old Market. The new venue represents a partnership between UNO and KANEKO. The library plays a key role in supporting KANEKO programming as well as serving UNO students and faculty. The library's collection features journals and books in fields that focus on creative input, such as science, engineering, business, the humanities and the arts. Sixty-inch, wall-mounted plasma television screens equipped with video conferencing technology will facilitate participation in seminars, meetings and distance learning opportunities throughout the world.


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Snow Impressions

As snow crews worked away on Saturday, February 14, to shovel and brush away the snow, some areas of the campus and Elmwood Park remained untouched and pristine. There were animal tracks and happy faces in the snow and while in the park there was running water, ducks and snowy stairways.



Campus Celebrates Fitness Day

Wellness Stampede

This event has been designated a UNO Wellness Stampede event.
Fitness and Wellness Programs will host "Fitness Day" on campus today, Feb. 25, from noon to 3 p.m. in 114 Health, Physical Education and Recreation Building.

All interested faculty, staff and students can participate. The event is free and will include giveaways and games.

The event is being held in conjunction with the National Recreational Sports and Fitness Day, which celebrates the 1950 founding of the National Intramural Recreational Sports Association (NIRSA) by 11 historically black colleges in New Orleans.

"Take control of your health and fitness," said Dave Daniels, assistant director for fitness/wellness and instructional programs. "Come learn more about the fitness programs offered by UNO's Campus Recreation or take part in free fitness assessments."

Fitness Day features:

- Intramural sports;

- Sports clubs;

- Outdoor Venture Center;

- Aquatics;

- Fitness and wellness;

- Group Ex demonstrations;

- Ask a trainer; and

- Fitness assessments.

For more information, contact Daniels at 554.2008.

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

LGBTQI Ally Training Available

Safe Spaces

The UNO Safe Space/Ally Training Committee has doubled the number of Ally Training sessions for this semester. The committee will offer four sessions on various days and times to try to meet diverse schedules. The next session takes place Friday, Feb. 27.

Participants only need to attend one session and are asked to arrive 15 minutes early to check in. Snacks and beverages will be provided.

The remaining schedule for spring LGBTQI Ally Training:

- Friday, Feb. 27
9 a.m. to noon
MBSC Council Room

- Monday, April 6
1 to 4 p.m.
MBSC Gallery Room

- Tuesday, April 7
9 a.m. to noon
MBSC Council Room

Ally training is a three-hour interactive educational session for individuals who wish to understand more about the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and intersex campus community. Participants will discuss concepts about the community, explore how anti-LGBTQI bias hurts others and learn strategies for being a good ally.

Each session is limited to 12 people. To R.S.V.P., contact Charlene Wilcox at

Fall 2008 Dean's List, Chancellor's List on the Web

The Fall 2008 Dean's List and Chancellor's List at UNO are available on the Web by clicking on the following links:

Dean's List

Chancellor's List

Volunteers Sought for Seventh Annual Seven Days of Service

UNO student and faculty volunteers are needed for the Seventh Annual Seven Days of Service event, which will occur during UNO's Spring Break, March 14 and 16 through 21.

At least 800 UNO student and faculty volunteers are wanted to partner with local high schools, businesses, alumni and other community organizations. Read more.

Nominations Deadline Feb. 27 for 2009 CCSW Awards

The Chancellor's Commission on the Status of Women (CCSW) seeks nominations for its Outstanding Achievement Award, Community Service Award and Scholarship Award. These awards recognize individuals and organizations at UNO and in the metropolitan community for outstanding service to women.

This year's recipients will be honored Tuesday, March 24, at the CCSW Awards Luncheon at 11:30 a.m. in the Milo Bail Student Center (MBSC) Ballroom. Tickets are on sale now at the MBSC Business Office (554.3923). Prices are $14 for faculty, staff and general public and $10 for students.

The criteria for each award and its past recipients are listed below. All nominations must be returned by Friday, Feb. 27, to:

Beth Down
c/o CCSW Awards Subcommittee
260 Arts and Sciences Hall

Outstanding Achievement Award
Nominees for the CCSW Outstanding Achievement Award should have brought attention to women's issues at UNO and/or advanced women's issues internally or externally through any or all of the following:

- Advising, mentoring or educating;

- Service;

- Presentations, publications and research; and

- Other leadership activities.

To access additional guidelines, past winners and a nomination form, click on this link.


Community Service Award
Nominees for the annual CCSW Community Service Award should have brought attention to women's issues and/or advanced women's issues at UNO or elsewhere through any or all of the following:

- Service;

- Mentoring;

- Leadership; and

- Financial support (i.e. scholarships, internships, distinguished professorships, continuing education programs, support services, etc.).

To access additional guidelines, past winners and a nomination form, click on this link.

Scholarship Award
Applicants for the annual CCSW Scholarship Award must:

- Be currently enrolled undergraduate students who will graduate after the fall of 2010;

- Have made significant contributions toward addressing gender issues or improving the status of women in their academic work or activities; and/or

- Be academically excellent in fields where women are underrepresented.

Scholarship applications are available at this link.

The award recipient receives a $500 scholarship. Scholarships may impact financial aid packages. For more information, call 554.2327.

To have any of the forms faxed or mailed, call Marvel Maring at 554.2992 or Becky Bohan Brown at 554.2243.

Aquatics Triathlon Clinic Set for March 7

Wellness Stampede

This event has been designated a UNO Wellness Stampede event.

Mav-Rec Aquatics will conduct a Triathlon Clinic on Saturday, March 7, in the Health, Physical Education and Recreation (HPER) Building.

Start time is set for 9 a.m.  At the clinic, participants will learn more about the sport. The cost to is $40 and registration forms are available online at or at 100 HPER.

Participants should bring their swimsuits, since part of the clinic will take place in the pool.

For more information, visit the Web or call Pat Philippi at 554.2223.

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

UNMC Surplus Sale Set for Feb. 27

The University of Nebraska Medical Center (UNMC) will hold a surplus sale on Friday, Feb. 27. General Supply/Furniture Stores will handle the sale, which will take place at the UNMC Surplus Outlet, 4501 Dodge St. (located west of Mid City Bank).

The sale is open to the public. If interested in viewing furniture for university use, contact Jacque Diggle prior to Feb. 27 at 559.5899.

The sale will run from noon to 6 p.m. A variety of miscellaneous items are available: desks, files, shelving, bookcases, tables, chairs (no chair costs more than $5), TVs, VCRs, books, refrigerators (house and dorm size) and a complete Pentium 4 computer system for $95. All items are cash and carry.

Student Openings Still Available for Maverick Productions

Maverick Productions is currently accepting program area board member applications for the 2009-2010 school year. Maverick Productions is a student-run and student-funded organization providing exciting and educational programs for the UNO campus and community.  

Board positions focus on a variety of areas, including music, comedy, public relations and serving as a committee coordinator. Applications are available online at,, as well as in hard copy in the Student Organizations and Leadership Programs Office, located on the first floor of the Milo Bail Student Center.

"We are dedicated to providing quality programs that reflect the excellence of UNO," said Erin Cron, SOLP advisor. "If you want to learn about event planning and marketing, budgeting -- and develop your leadership skills -- Maverick Productions has something for you"

Applications will be accepted through Friday, Feb. 27, with interviews the following week.  For more information, contact Cron at or 554.2711.

UNO Web Template Training Offered by ITS

Interested in redesigning a college or departmental Web site?  Stuart Wheat, UNO Webmaster, has developed a series of Web templates that are available for use by the UNO campus community.  Information Technology Services (ITS) will offer a three-part, hands-on training on the UNO Web templates next month. 

The sessions take place Thursdays - March 5, March 12 and March 19 - in 104 Durham Science Center.  To learn more about Web templates, contact Erin King at 554.3140 or

Available sessions:

March 5
- Web Templates I: Planning and Organization
1 to 2:30 p.m.           

This session will focus on the organizational structure of the UNO Web template and how it can be used in conjunction with existing Web site structure or to create a new structure.  ITS will use a free concept mapping tool to diagram the site layout and keep track of site navigation, as well as devise the naming structure.  Staff will also discuss the different organizational elements of the template, review campus examples and discuss how the template can best be used for individual sites.  This is an essential session to attend before starting work with the Web templates.

March 12
- Web Templates II: Setup and Page Development                                             
1 to 3 p.m.

This hands-on session will focus on working with the Web template files in Dreamweaver and creating a model page to be used as the basis for all other pages on individual sites.  ITS staff will briefly review the Dreamweaver set-up and preferences.  The primary focus of this session will be creating a model page, establishing a color scheme for the site and setting the page titles. (Prerequisite: Web Templates I recommended.)

March 19
- Web Templates III: Content and Graphics                                                                     
1 to 3 p.m.

This third and final hands-on session will focus on completing the UNO model Web page with the main content, as well as the primary navigation.  ITS staff will work with the tabs, includes and the footer.  Additional topics include adding graphics and using fonts.  Once this model is completed, everyone attending should be on their way to having a fully functional Web site. (Prerequisite: Web Templates II required.)

To register for training:

- Go to calendar.php;

- Select the correct month, and click "Go";

- Click the "Register" link next to the event;

- Enter a SAP personnel number (this is the six-digit number on all UNO employee check stubs and picture IDs);

- Click "Sign Up";

- Click "OK" to confirm the SAP personnel number.

An e-mail will be sent to confirm registration.  Participants should then add the class to their calendars.  A minimum sign-up of five people is required by 2 p.m. the day prior to class. An e-mail notification will be sent if the class is cancelled.

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

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.

Spring TIAA-CREF Schedule Announced through May

TIAA-CREF announces its campus visits schedule through May. A TIAA-CREF representative will be on campus for individual appointments on the following Tuesdays this semester:

- March 17

- April 21

- April 28

- May 12

- May 26

Appointments for one-on-one counseling sessions can be made by calling Paula Turner at 548.3600 or on the Web at

Participants Sought for UNMC Alzheimer's Study

The University of Nebraska Medical Center Department of Psychiatry is seeking individuals 55 years and older for a research study using an investigational medication for those with mild to moderate Alzheimer's disease.  Participants should be in good general medical health and have a reliable caregiver that can accompany them to appointments.

Individuals currently taking medication for the treatment of Alzheimer's disease can continue to do so during the study.  

For more information, call 552.6005 or send an e-mail to