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Voices Against Violence

Intimate partner violence prevention is the focus of three public service announcements produced for YWCA Omaha by Maverick Solutions, a student-led public relations firm housed in the School of Communication.

School of Communication

the Big Picture

Frank Rabbit

Study Mates

photo by Tim Fitzgerald

Students from UNO's Peter Kiewit Institute and their inflatable friend Frank studied together last week for their final exams.



Largest Native American Studies Graduating Class to Be Honored Tonight

The largest graduating class since the inception of the UNO Native American Studies program will be honored at 7 p.m. tonight, May 7. The faculty of the Native American Studies program (NAS) and the Native American Studies Alumni Association (NASAA) will host the Spring Honoring Ceremony in the Milo Bail Student Center Ballroom.

Urban Crew, a metro-based Native Drum, will provide entertainment. The event is free and open to the public. Read more.

Critchlow to Speak May 8 at School of Communication Graduation Breakfast

Paul Critchlow, vice president of Public Markets for Bank of America Merrill Lynch, is the keynote speaker for the School of Communication second annual graduation breakfast on Friday, May 8.

The breakfast will take place from 8 to 10 a.m. in the Milo Bail Student Center Ballroom. Tickets cost $5. Graduates from the School of Communication can attend for free. Read more.

Parking Structure Repair Work Begins This Saturday

Starting Saturday, May 9, Facilities Management and Planning staff will make repairs to the University Drive East Parking Structure. This project includes the sealing of the top and middle level parking surfaces, as well as brick repair/replacement, caulking and cleaning. 

On May 9 (weather permitting), the top level will be shut down for surface crack sealing, cleaning, striping and sealing. When the top level is complete, workers will start working on the middle level.  Due to time constraints and possible weather issues, it may occasionally become necessary to move between the top and middle levels. There will, however, always be at least one level open.

Watch eNotes for updates. For more information, contact Walt Burr at 554.2582.

UFO Study Group to Meet May 9

The UNO UFO Study Group will meet Saturday, May 9, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in 285 Durham Science Center. All are welcome to come with an open mind and ask questions. Additional meetings will take place each Saturday at the same time and location.

For more information, call John Powers at 319.2721.

ITS Announces May Blackboard Training

Information Technology Services (ITS) staff have announced a series of myBlackboard training sessions for May. All UNO faculty and staff are welcome, and all sessions will take place in 104 Durham Science Center. 

The training schedule:

- Monday, May 11
Getting Started with Blackboard
8:30 a.m. to noon

- Tuesday, May 12
9 to 11:30 a.m. 

- Wednesday, May 13
Grade Center
9 to 11:30 a.m.

- Thursday, May 14
Discussion Board/Chat
9 to 11:30 a.m. 

- Friday, May 15
9 to 11:30 a.m.

Handouts for these sessions can be found on the "Instructor Help" tab at It is recommended that participants read the handouts prior to attending class.  

To register for one of these Blackboard sessions (from on campus):

- Go to:;

- Select May, and click "Go"; 

- Click on the "Register" link next to the course. 

- Enter a SAP Personnel number. (This is the five-digit number on employee picture IDs.  It is also on all paycheck stubs.)

- Click "Sign Up," and click "OK" to confirm the personnel number.  An e-mail will be sent to confirm this registration.  

A minimum of five people must be signed up by 2 p.m. the day prior to the class.  An e-mail notification will be sent if a class is cancelled.

Engineering to Host Summer Programs at PKI

The University of Nebraska-Lincoln (UNL) College of Engineering will host two summer programs for senior and junior high students at The University of Nebraska Peter Kiewit Institute (PKI) this July.

The programs:

Engineering Exploration Week:  Senior High Program
The one-week day camp will take place June 8-12 and feature mini-workshops for students entering grades 10 to 12. Participating students will explore engineering programs available at PKI.  The workshops will be held June 8-12.  For details and registration information, visit

Engineering Exploration Week:  Junior High Program
The one-week day camp will take place July 13-17 and feature mini-workshops for students entering grades eight and nine. The camp will take place at PKI, where participating students will have the opportunity to explore available engineering programs. For details and registration information, visit

For more information, call 554.2531.

UNO Bookstore "Book Buy-Back" Continues

The "book buy-back" event in the UNO Bookstore continues through Friday, May 8. Individuals must have a current picture ID to participate.

Estimated buy-back prices can be viewed at by clicking the "cash for books" link. Bookstore hours during the book buy-back period are:

- Today, May 7
7:30 a.m. to 7 p.m.

- Friday
7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Members Sought for UNO Faculty/Staff Golf League

The UNO Faculty/Staff Golf League is currently seeking faculty and staff to become regular members or substitutes for the upcoming season at Elmwood Golf Course.

The Thursday night league begins May 14, with first tee times starting at 4 p.m. For details, call Mike Kult at 554.2539.

Summer Shuttle Schedule Begins May 11

Starting Monday, May 11, the summer shuttle service will operate Monday through Friday from 6:30 a.m. to 6 p.m., excluding holidays. The shuttle will service the Dodge Location and Pacific Location only. There will be no shuttle service to the Crossroads Mall during the summer months.

For more information, contact Campus Security at 554.2648.

Ortman/Watanabe Retirement Reception May 14

The College of Business Administration and Department of Accounting will host a retirement reception Thursday, May 14, for Richard Ortman, professor of accounting, and Judith Watanabe, associate professor of accounting. The event will take place from 3 to 5 p.m. in the Milo Bail Student Center Chancellor's Room and recognize the duo's many years of service to the university.

Anyone planning to attend should R.S.V.P. to Darryl Burgdorf at or 554.3650.

Pathways to Harmony Program Offered May 22

The next Pathways to Harmony program will take place Friday, May 22, from 12:30 to 4 p.m. in the Milo Bail Student Center Dodge Room. The professional development program brings students, faculty and staff together to explore diversity.

"We are excited about presenting updated material that keeps the campus focused on issues of diversity," said Sharon Ulmar, associate director and director of Equal Employment Opportunity with Human Resources. "It will help to enhance respectful relationships and create an open and constructive dialogue about diversity on the UNO campus."

To register, call Kate Clark at 554.2896 or send an e-mail to Seating is limited.