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Fanart: Works of Media Appreciation

The work of artist Chris Knudtson will be on display in the Criss Library's Osborne Family Gallery beginning Friday, May 10. Knudtson's work draws entirely from popular culture and features mosaics, paintings and scale models from famous movies, television shows and video games. Knudtson's work will be on display in the Criss Library, during regular library hours, until June 21.

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Murray Honored

photo by Tim Fitzgerald

Aaron Murray, network systems administrator in Information Technology Services, was named the 2008 Employee of the Year on April 28 at the annual Faculty Senate/Staff Advisory Council recognition dinner. He was honored for his extensive, ongoing work with the university's network. ...continue

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School of Communication Honored

The UNO School of Communication received the University-wide Departmental Teaching Award from the University of Nebraska. "This school demonstrates commitment to the finest in teaching, as well as commitment to serving the Omaha community and the entire state of Nebraska," said James B. Milliken, president of the University of Nebraska.

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UNO Web Template Training Offered by ITS

Information Technology Services (ITS) will offer a Basics of Dreamweaver course on Tuesday, May 19, from 1 to 2:30 p.m. in 007B Roskens Hall. 

Basics of Dreamweaver is a 90-minute hands-on course designed to orient users to some of the Dreamweaver tools used in conjunction with the UNO Web Templates. 

Covered topics include setting up a site through the "Site Manager," transferring files through the "Get" and "Put" commands, using the "Find and Replace" function and why it is best to develop in a test environment. 

Participants do not need to have a test site or be using the Web Templates to attend.  This course is intended to be taken prior to UNO Web Template training.

For questions, contact Erin King at 554.3140 or

To register for this course:

- Go to;

- Select the appropriate month and click "Go";

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

- Enter an SAP personnel number (this is the six-digit number on all UNO

employee check stubs and picture IDs);

- Click "Sign Up"; and

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

An e-mail will be sent confirming this registration.  For problems registering,

contact ITS Cusomer Services at 554.4357.

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.

Centennial Scarves and Ties Still Available

Looking for a graduation or Mother Day's gift? The UNO Department of Music has the solution – Centennial Scarves and Ties are still available in limited quantities. 

To view the ties and scarves go to  Details and prices can also be found here. 

To order, fill out the order form and send it via campus mail, or contact Melissa Berke at or 554.3609.  All proceeds go to support the UNO Choral Program.

HPER Pool Closed for Repairs

The Health, Physical Education and Recreation (HPER) Pool is temporary closed for repairs.

UNO activity cardholders who still wish to swim may do so at Brownell-Talbott. Pool hours there are Monday, Wednesday, Friday from 6:30 to 9 a.m. and 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Watch eNotes for updates on the closing. For more information, contact Pat Philippi at 554.2223.

Student Art Exhibit Result of Volunteer Trip to India

Art major Samara Marie traveled to Kurnol, India, last December for the Faceless International human rights campaign. While in India, Marie fed and cared for individuals abused in the human trafficking industry.

As a result of her volunteer experience, Marie created 15 paintings, juxtaposed with a collection of found objects. Her exhibit is based on the metaphor of the mustard seed, a staple in India. Read more.

May 8 Commencement Shuttle Bus Available

More than 1,400 students will receive degrees Friday, May 8, during UNO's spring commencement ceremony. The event will begin at 2 p.m. at the Omaha Civic Auditorium, 1804 Capitol Ave. Faculty members should assemble no later than 1:30 p.m. in the Exhibition Hall.

Shuttle buses for faculty, staff and individuals participating in the platform party will depart from UNO in front of the Milo Bail Student Center (MBSC) at 1 p.m. Following the ceremony, the shuttle will provide transportation back to the MBSC.

Bookstore Customer Appreciation Under Way

The UNO Bookstore will host a customer appreciation through Friday, May 8. Customers who buy one UNO or Maverick apparel item at full price will receive a second item for half price. The second item must be of equal or lesser value.

Bookstore hours during the sale are Monday through Thursday from 7:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m

For more information, contact Jacinda Brooks at 554.2360 or

Fritz Retirement Reception May 15

After 14 years of service as a secretary in the Testing Center, Sheryl Fritz will retire on Friday, May 15. The university community is invited to attend a retirement reception in her honor that afternoon from 2 to 4 p.m. in the Milo Bail Student Center Chancellor's Room.

For more information, contact Marion Fortin-Wavra at 554.4800.

Surplus Property Available

Surplus Property has furniture available for department use.

Items include:

- Bookcases;

- Desks;

- Chairs; and

- Tables.

All items are available for viewing at Mail Services, 106 Eppley Administration Building. To set up a viewing appointment, call Tom Feldman at 554.2222.

Participants Needed for UNMC Teen Depression Study

Teens experiencing depression are sought by the University of Nebraska Medical Center (UNMC) Department of Psychiatry to participate in a research study that uses marketed antidepressant medications.

Adolescent depression symptoms may include:

- Often being sad, unhappy or in a bad mood;

- Having trouble sleeping or staying asleep;

- Change in appetite;

- Loss of interest or motivation, decreased energy; and

- Feelings of emptiness or worthlessness.

Study evaluation and medication are provided at no cost to those that meet eligibility requirements. To participate, adolescents must be 12 to 17 years of age. To learn more about the UNMC clinical research study, call 552.6240 or 552.6241.

Green Tip of the Week

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Efficient Use of Your Fridge

- Keep it clean and well stocked, but don't stuff it so full that airflow is constricted;

- Check door seals to make sure they are tight;

- Clean condenser coils at least once a year;

- Move away from heat-sources like stoves and dishwashers; and

- Use a fridge thermometer to check temperature, which should be 36 to 38 degrees.

(Courtesy of Consumer Guide to Home Energy Savings (9th Edition) by Jennifer Thorne Amann, Alex Wilson and Katie Ackerly)

The Vice Chancellor for Business and Finance Task Force on Sustainability provides these tips. For more information, visit