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Young Strives for Openness at Center

Student Lori Young (above) leads UNO's Women's Resource Center. Located in the Milo Bail Student Center, the organization regularly works with students on topics some may deem taboo. Here Young discusses the center's involvement on campus and her generous open-door policy.

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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.



Nebraska Summit on Entrepreneurship Addresses Business in Today's Economy

Educators, business leaders, government officials, entrepreneurs and small business owners from across the state will gather at The Cornhusker Marriott in Lincoln for the third annual Nebraska Summit on Entrepreneurship today, Feb. 27. The conference runs from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m., and more than 400 have registered. The event is co-sponsored by the University of Nebraska, the Gallup Organization and the Nebraska Business-Higher Education Forum. Read more.

UNO Spring Job Fair Set for March 10-11

The Career Center (formerly known as Career Exploration and Outreach) will host a two-day job fair at UNO on Tuesday and Wednesday, March 10 and 11.

On both days, students will have the chance to network with more than 90 employers recruiting for full-time, part-time and internship positions from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Milo Bail Student Center Ballroom. Day 1, March 10, is primarily dedicated to organizations that are non-profit, government, healthcare and university-related. Day 2, March 11, is reserved for those organizations that are for-profit.  For more information about the job fair, contact The Career Center at 554.3672.

The spring 2009 job fair is sponsored by the following: ACI Worldwide, Farm Bureau Financial Services, Union Pacific, Securities America, Applied Underwriters, TD Ameritrade, National Indemnity, Gallup, Sitel, Harrah's Entertainment, ConAgra, Interpublic, First National Bank, C&A Industries, Northwestern Mutual, ConAgra, Streck, UPS, Enterprise Rent-A-Car, ExxonMobil and InfoUSA.

In addition, listings for the spring on-campus Interview season are now available through Maverick HireWire. Employers will be on campus throughout March and April interviewing for full-time and internship positions. Students can view employment listings for on-campus interviews by logging onto Maverick HireWire at or visit The Career Center Web site at Those who plan to apply need a resume uploaded to Maverick HireWire and should order a transcript from the Registrar to be delivered to The Career Center offices, located in 211 Eppley Administration Building.

"Consider This" to Explore the Printing Process

On the next edition of "Consider This," host Cathy Wyatt and her guest, Jim Fogarty with Fogarty Creative Group, will discuss the past, present and future of printing.

The program airs today, Feb. 27, at 12:30 p.m. on NET2.

Air dates and times are:

- Sunday, March 1
11:30 a.m.

- Tuesday, March 3
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

"Researching and Citing Sources: Preventing Plagiarism" Student Lunch and Learn March 31

"Researching and Citing Sources: Preventing Plagiarism" is planned for Tuesday, March 31, from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in the Milo Bail Student Center Gallery Room. 

Students who attend the event will learn about how to evaluate the documents they are using, effectively cite sources when delivering a presentation, and learn how to avoid common research mistakes.

Space is limited so students must register in advance by contacting the Speech Consulting Center at 554.3201 or Free pizza and pop will be provided.

Fall Study Abroad Opportunities Available in Austria

UNO students interested in spending the fall 2009 term at the Management Center Innsbruck (MCI) in Austria can check out the variety of courses offered in English.  

"A stay at MCI offers the perfect opportunity to gain knowledge, experience and independence and last but not least – friends," said Krista Cupich, Study Abroad advisor. "All financial aid applies including FAFSA, national and university scholarships and grants."

To view pricing information and a full listing of fall courses, click on this link.

If interested in starting the application process for the fall, contact Cupich at

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.

In the News

In the News

- Jonathan Benjamin-Alvarado, Department of Political Science and Office of Latino/Latin American Studies (OLLAS), was quoted in a Feb. 24 Associated Press article about Cuba's oil reserve.

- Patty Carlson, School of Social Work, partnered with Russell Smith, Center for Public Affairs Research, on a service learning project in the Highland Park neighborhood last fall. Students in Carlson's class assessed conditions in the neighborhood. WOWT (NBC 6) profiled the project during its Feb. 18 newscast

- Juan Casas, Department of Psychology, was quoted in the Feb. 22 issue of the Omaha World-Herald about the trend of "sexting" among teens.

- Chancellor John Christensen was quoted in the Feb. 21 issue of the Omaha World-Herald about UNO's centennial gala celebration and its keynote speaker, Harvard University economist Roland Fryer.

- The Feb. 25 issue of the Omaha World-Herald quoted Dick Christie, College of Education, about arts educator Sir Ken Robinson's upcoming visit to Omaha.

- Tom Gouttierre, dean of International Studies and Programs and director of the Center for Afghanistan Studies, was a guest Feb. 19 on The Tom Becka Show on KFAB (1110 AM). Gouttierre discussed the latest developments in Afghanistan.

- The Feb. 19 issue of the Omaha World-Herald published an article about companies operating during a recession, quoting Lynn Harland, College of Business Administration.

- The Feb. 18 issue of the Omaha World-Herald featured a guest column by Thomas Petrie, emeritus professor of education, about student learning.

- Marti Rosen-Atherton, UNO Counseling Center, was quoted in the Feb. 12 issue of The Base, Offutt Air Force Base's newspaper, about UNO's First Year Experience program.

- A Feb. 20 press conference celebrating the opening of the KANEKO-UNO Library in the Old Market was covered by KETV (ABC 7), WOWT (NBC 6), KOLN (Lincoln, Neb.), the Silicon Prairie News and the Omaha World-Herald

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

- John Kretzschmar, director of the Labor Studies Institute, wrote an article on "Understanding Organized Labor, part II: Getting a Feel for the Employee Free Choice Act," which appeared in February's Prairie Fire Newspaper. His article was part two of a three-part series on labor unions and the employee free choice act.  Click on this link to read it.

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

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

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.