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Flanked by UNO athletic director Trev Alberts and associate athletic director Don Leahy, UNO hockey coach Mike Kemp announced Thursday afternoon that he will be moving from the ice to an administrative office in UNO's athletic department. Kemp will assume a new position as an associate athletic director with responsibility for hockey. A search will begin immediately for a new head hockey coach.

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Healthy Habits for a Healthy Future

Listen to an excerpt from a documentary on childhood obesity in Omaha, produced this spring by Dr. Robert Franklin and his Radio Production I students in the School of Communication. The semester-long project included a partnership with the Omaha Kids Coalition and Live Well Omaha Kids to promote physical activity and healthy eating habits among children.

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Shakespeare on the Green



Nebraska Shakespeare Produces "Macbeth" for 23rd Season of Shakespeare on the Green

Nebraska Shakespeare is producing Shakespeare's "Macbeth" for this summer's Shakespeare on the Green 2009.

"Macbeth" runs in Elmwood Park for two weeks: June 18-21, and 24-28.

Organizers anticipate a record attendance for this very popular production. The event is free to the many thousands of supporters who come to a family-friendly and magical experience. Many arrive early with their picnic baskets, blankets and lawn chairs to get a good spot "on the green." Read more.

Wellness Stampede

Walk-to-Wellness Kicks Off Today at UNO

This event has been designated a UNO Wellness Stampede event.

Faculty, staff and students can join the Wellness Stampede for "Walk-to-Wellness: Making Healthy Strides Together Summer 2009." The summer walking program officially kicks off this today, May 18.

"Walking is one of the least expensive and most beneficial forms of physical activity. All you need is a pair of shoes with good support and a place to walk," said David Daniels assistant director of fitness/wellness and instructional programs. "Join your co-workers and others for a walk on our beautiful UNO campus."

Walkers will depart from the Milo Bail Student Center Plaza at the following dates and times:

- Mondays and Wednesdays
3:30 to 4 p.m.
Leader: Dave Daniels

- Tuesdays and Thursdays
Noon to 12:30 p.m.
Leader: Jessica Dzork

Click on this link for a walking map. $6 pedometers are for sale in 100 Health, Physical Education and Recreation Building. All walks are weather permitting.

The nine-week walking program will continue through Friday, Aug. 3, in conjunction with the "You Look MAVelous! Challenge." The Wellness Stampede and Human Resources have teamed up to host this summer weight loss program on campus. All weigh-ins will be done as teams. A special platform and scale has been constructed for the weigh-ins. The first team weigh-in takes place Wednesday, May 20, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on the Milo Bail Student Center Plaza.

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

Lot R Closed Today, Tomorrow

Lot R will be closed today, May 18, and Tuesday, May 19, for maintenance and striping. Weather permitting.

To view a parking map, visit For more information, contact Paul Kosel at 554.3218.

ITS Asks for Help While Mapping Campus Network

Information Technology Services (ITS) staff need assistance from the campus community for this summer's Network Port Identification project. Individuals are asked to make an accessible path to the wall outlet(s) in their offices when at all possible.

Before upgrading campus technology infrastructure, ITS workers must physically locate and map more than 6,000 network ports on campus.

"ITS really appreciates everyone's patience and assistance during this process," said, Aaron Murray, project manager.

ITS technical staff will work with department techs to provide access to classrooms and offices. Work started on the Networking Port Identification project last week and continues through Thursday, July 30. To minimize disruptions, the majority of the work will be done Tuesday through Thursday from noon to 6 p.m.

For more information, contact Murray at

HPER Pool Closed for Repairs

The Health, Physical Education and Recreation (HPER) Pool has closed for repairs and is set to tentatively re-open on Monday, July 6.

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. For dates and a complete schedule, click on this link.

Summer swim lessons are tentatively scheduled at HPER Pool:
- Monday through Thursday mornings
July 6-16, July 20-31, Aug. 3-13

- Saturday mornings
July 11- Aug. 29

For more information, contact Pat Philippi at 554.2223.

14th Annual UNOAI Golf Classic June 29

The UNO Aviation Institute (AI) will host its 14th annual UNOAI Golf Classic on Monday, June 29, at Shoreline Golf Course, 210 E. Locust St., Carter Lake, Iowa. The Golf Classic is a fundraiser for student scholarships with all proceeds supporting UNOAI scholarship programs.

Cost is $75 per person or $280 for a foursome and includes lunch, 18 holes and a golf cart, dinner, tournament gift and prizes. Lunch and registration begin at 11 a.m. with a shotgun start at noon.

Individuals interested in playing should contact Scott Vlasek at 554.3785 or

ITS to Offer Summer UNO Web Template Training

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 session on the UNO Web templates this June.

The training will take place Wednesdays -- June 3, June 10 and June 17 -- in 007B Roskens Hall. To learn more about Web Templates, contact Erin King at 554.3140 or

Web Templates I: Planning and Organization
June 3
1:30 to 3 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 staff will show how to 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.

Web Templates II: Setup and Page Development
June 10
1:30 to 3:30 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.)

Web Templates III: Content and Graphics
June 17
1:30 to 3:30 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"; and

- 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.

Summer Shuttle Schedule Under Way

The summer shuttle service now operates Monday through Friday from 6:30 a.m. to 6 p.m., excluding holidays. The shuttle makes stops the Dodge Location and Pacific Location only. There is no shuttle service to the Crossroads Mall during the summer months.

For more information, contact Campus Security at 554.2648.

Sheila King Open House Reception Set for May 28

The UNO Alumni Association invites the campus community to attend a Retirement Open House Reception for Sheila King on Thursday, May 28. It will take place from 3 to 4:30 p.m. at the William H. and Dorothy Thompson Alumni Center. King is director of alumni programming and activities.

For more information, contact Julie Kaminski at 554.4887 or

Call for Presentations

Submission for presentations for the 2009 Aging with Passion and Purpose Conference that will be held at UNO are now being accepted. This year's conference theme is "Social and Spiritual Dimensions of Aging and Caregiving." The deadline for submissions is Friday, June 5.

To submit a presentation proposal, send an e-mail to that includes the following information:

- Presentation title;

- 300 word abstract describing the presentation's content and how it relates to the conference theme of social and spiritual dimensions of aging and caregiving;

- Three learning objectives for the proposed session; and

- Type* of presentation.

Presentation types include:

1) Paper**—single paper session, 20 to 60 minutes in length.

2) Poster—wall poster to be displayed all day each day of conference with a designated time (up to 60 minutes) for author(s) to be near poster to answer questions.

3) Symposium**—multiple paper session, up to 3 presenters, 20 minute length for each presenter.

4) Interactive Workshop—60-minute session, single presenter/facilitator, involving practical, "hands-on" learning opportunities for participants.

* Please note: that preferences for type of presentation will be accommodated as much as possible, however, an alternative form of presentation may be requested from the conference planning committee if necessary.

** The conference planning committee reserves the right to group together papers/presenters focused on similar topics.

Also include:

- Name, title/credentials, affiliation, contact information and a 100-word biography of the primary presenter(s);

- Audio-visual needs; and

- Special requests.

The method of selection used for submissions will be a peer review process. The target date to notify applicants of acceptance or regrets is Friday, July 10. Upon acceptance, presenters will be requested to complete required documentation for CEU offerings. For questions, contact one of the following conference planning committee members:

Nancy Kelley-Gillespie
554.4886 or

Lyn Holley
554.4814 or

Chris Kelly
UNO (Lincoln Campus)
402.472.2317 or

For more information about this conference, visit the conference Web site at


Maverick Watch

To stay current on the latest UNO Mavericks news or to keep tabs on players during the summer hiatus, visit the Web at