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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.

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2009.05.08

UNO Commencement Today at the Civic

More than 1,400 students will graduate today, May 8, during the UNO spring commencement ceremony.  The event will take place 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. Read more.

HPER Fitness Corner and Upstairs Weight Room to Relocate

Campus Recreation staff want to remind faculty, staff, students and alums of two upcoming moves at the Health, Physical Education and Recreation Building (HPER).

Beginning tonight, May 8, 107 HPER (the Fitness Corner) and 105 HPER (the upstairs weight room) equipment will be relocated to 110 HPER (the rock wall gym) or the downstairs weight room.  

The equipment in 110 HPER will be available as soon as possible after the move. 105 and 107 HPER will be closing. The equipment in 110 HPER and the downstairs weight room will remain available until the new south fitness center is completed in August.

"Thanks for your understanding and patience during this renovation/expansion of our fitness spaces," said Dave Daniels, assistant director for fitness/wellness and instructional programs.

For more information, contact Daniels at 554.2008.

"Consider This" Takes a Look Back

On the next edition of "Consider This" host Cathy Wyatt and guests will explore the past, present and future of this weekly, 30-minute production, including a look behind the scenes at the real reason for its success: the students.

Guests will interview Carol Schrader, former host and producer, and Jim Adams, assistant general manager.

The program airs today, May 8, at 12:30 p.m. on NET2.

Additional air dates and times are:

NET1
- Sunday, May 10
11:30 a.m.

NET2
- Tuesday, May 12
12:30 p.m.

NET Television to Air "Moving Company: 1935-2008" Documentary

NET Television will broadcast "The Moving Company: 1935-2008" documentary this month on NET 2.

"Moving Company: 1935-2008" was directed and edited by award-winning filmmaker Jeff Curtis. The documentary focuses on the long history The Moving Company, UNO's modern dance group. The film focuses on past and present directors, choreographic works and the company's many collaborations with community partners.

NET2 air dates are:

- Saturday, May 9
8 p.m.

- Sunday, May 10
2 p.m.

- Saturday, May 23
7 p.m.

- Sunday, May 24
1:49 p.m.

The program will be available for streaming on demand following the May 9 broadcast at http://www.netnebraska.org/publicmedia/.

Portion of Lot Q to Close May 11

The east side of Lot Q will be closed Monday, May 11, and Tuesday, May 12, for maintenance and striping. Weather permitting.

To view a parking map, visit http://www.unomaha.edu/security/maps/dodgelocation05-08.jpg. For more information, contact Paul Kosel at 554.2648.

ITS to Offer Adobe Connect Sessions Next Week

Information Technology Services will offer two Adobe Connect classes next week on campus. 

Adobe Connect is a web collaboration tool that UNO faculty and staff can use to conduct online classes, office hours, advising sessions, student presentations, and group work. It allows audio and/or video communication, multimedia and application sharing, whiteboard display, breakout sessions and polling.

The classes are:

Adobe ConnectNow
Tuesday, May 12
1 to 3 p.m.
112 Criss Library

Adobe ConnectNow is a free web collaboration tool that allows up to three people to meet and work together online to share and explore concepts, exchange documents and complete projects during the session. Participants can use screen sharing, chat, notes, audio and video.

This hands-on session is for instructors or staff interested in learning to use ConnectNow. Topics covered include:

- Registering and logging onto ConnectNow;
- Using the resources built-into ConnectNow: chat, notes, file exchange, audio and/or video and screen sharing;
- Basic audio and video setup;
- Uploading files;
- Inviting participants to a meeting; and
- Screen sharing.

Adobe Connect Pro
Thursday, May 14
1 to 3 p.m.
112 Criss Library

The Adobe Connect Pro class extends the capabilities of ConnectNow, adding recording for 24/7 playback, polling, content upload and retention, desktop sharing and breakout sessions. Up to 100 participants can attend and collaborate in any Connect Pro meeting. 

This hands-on session is for instructors or staff interested in learning to use Adobe Connect.  Topics covered include:

- Logging onto the system and creating a meeting or class;
- Organizing, using â Connectâ resources: chat, whiteboards, breakout sessions, and application sharing;
- Basic audio and video use in aâ Connectâ session;
- Uploading content;
- Creating polls;
- Opening a class or meeting for participants to attend and collaborate with one another; and 
- Recording classes or meetings for 24/7 access.

For more information on either session, visit http://api.unomaha.edu/calendar.php or contact Ted Turgeon at 554.3115 or tturgeon@unomaha.edu.

NU Regent to Address Faculty Senate at May 13 Meeting

The UNO Faculty Senate will hold its regular monthly meeting on Wednesday, May 13, in the Milo Bail Student Center Chancellor's Room. At 2 p.m., University of Nebraska Regent Robert Whitehouse will speak to the Senate.  The meeting will begin immediately after the presentation.  All interested may attend.

For more information, contact Sue Bishop at 554.3598.

Aviation Institute to Host Webinar on Aviation Reregulation

The UNO Aviation Institute will host a webinar on "Back to the Future: Do We Need Aviation Reregulation?" Tuesday, May 19. Sponsored by the Transportation Research Board, it will take place from 1 to 2:30 p.m. in 132 of College of Public Affairs Community Service Commons Room.

Since airline deregulation, commercial flights have increased dramatically. In certain markets, operational demand has exceeded airport and airspace capacity, which in turn has brought about national airport congestion and delay. Hallmarks of the commercial airline industry today include high energy costs and an industry-wide financial crisis. Limited public resources prevent regional airports from increasing capacity.

This webinar will explore the prospect of increased government involvement as a part of future remedies.  Webinar presenters will discuss the following topics:

- "Rationale for Reregulation"
Joshua Schank, Bipartisan Policy Center;

- "Congestion Issues and Strategies in the Northeast Mega-Region"
Charles R. Everett, TranSystems Corporation; and

- "Thirty Years of Deregulation: What Lies Ahead?"
Clinton Oster, Indiana University.

Questions may be posed anytime during the webinar, and will be answered at the end of the session.  

Those planning to attend should R.S.V.P. by calling 554.3424.

Summer Permit Parking Available in Church Lot

UNO employees with faculty/staff parking permits can park in the St. Margaret Mary's Church parking lot at 6116 Dodge St. this summer. Parking will be available there in UNO-designated lots through Friday, Aug. 21.

During the fall and spring semesters, parking at this location remains limited to student permit holders. Night-only permits will not be honored until after 12:30 p.m.

For more information, contact Campus Security at 554.2648.

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.

For more information, contact Walt Burr at 554.2582.

Faculty Library Carrels Now Taking Applications

Criss Library renovations have included the creation of 15 updated faculty study carrels. Each mini-office provides a bookshelf, storage, ergonomic chair, power, data port and energy efficient lighting.

Carrel applications for the fall semester will be taken through Saturday, May 30. Completed forms can be returned via campus mail or in person to the library. Carrels will be assigned and ready for faculty use beginning in August.

Click on this link to connect to the library's Web site where forms and information can be found.

In the News

In the News

- Jeremy Baguyos, Department of Music, was a guest May 1 on Classical 90.7 KVNO's "First Friday Faculty Focus." Baguyous discussed his work in the College of Communication, Fine Arts and Media, and the College of Information Science and Technology.

- Chancellor John Christensen was quoted in the May 2 issue of The Daily Nonpareil (Council Bluffs) where he previewed a May 6 trip to Council Bluffs high schools and businesses by campus leadership.

- Kim Hawekotte, Building Bright Futures at UNO, was quoted in the May 3 issue of the Omaha World-Herald about high school truancy.

- The April 30 issue of the Omaha World-Herald published a guest column by Jeremy Lipschultz, School of Communication. Dr. Lipschultz wrote about the digital television transition.

- Harmon Maher, Department of Geology and Geography, was profiled in the April 9 issue of The Reader about his recent research trip to the Svalbard Archipelago.

- KETV (ABC 7) interviewed Adam Tyma, School of Communication, April 30 about social networking and relationship infidelity.

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 enotes@mail.unomaha.edu. Please include a contact name and phone number. For more information, call 554.2243.

In Print

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 enotes@mail.unomaha.edu. Please include a contact name and phone number. For more information, call 554.2243.

On Stage

Four-Day Keyboard Concert is May 13-16 at UNO
The 15th annual Robert M. Spire Celebration of Keyboard Arts is May 13-16 at the Strauss Performing Arts Center Recital. The four-day event consists of four concerts that will take place each night at 7:30 p.m. Read more.

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 enotes@mail.unomaha.edu. Please include a contact name and phone number.

On Exhibit

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.

Apollo Artifacts on Display at Criss Library through May 28
Artifacts commemorating America's 1969 venture to the moon are on display at Criss Library through Thursday, May 28. The items are on loan from the Johnson Space Center in Houston.

The display, "Project Apollo Exhibit," features an astronaut spacesuit and helmet from the Apollo mission and 13 self-standing panels mounted with photographs depicting the Apollo Program. 

For more information, call Criss Library at 554.2640.

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 enotes@mail.unomaha.edu. Please include a contact name and phone number. For more information, call 554.2243.