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A Furry Visitor to Campus

A Furry Visitor to Campus

photo by Tim Fitzgerald

Roo, an Australian red kangaroo, hopped into UNO's HPER Building — actually, he was carried into the building in a large kennel — June 1 as part of the Mavs Kids Camp. Campers are studying Australia and were entertained by a snake, lizards and a bird that are all native to Australia.

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Messages of Persistence, Earnestness, Optimism

Phani Tej Adidam, College of Business Administration, delivered the keynote address during the April 18 commencement ceremonies at the Helsinki School of Economics, the largest business school in Finland. Adidam spoke to graduates from the school's International Business program.



UNO Hosts P-16 Summer Faculty Seminar

The UNO Service-Learning Academy staff members have led campus faculty, Omaha Public School magnet teachers and representatives of community agencies through a five-day seminar on community needs and project planning and design this week.  The P-16 Summer Faculty Seminar, a first-of-its-kind offering at UNO, ends today, June 5.  Read more.

UNO to Launch HD Radio Station in September

The College of Communication, Fine Arts and Media at UNO has announced the launch of KVNO HD2 (90.7-2). Known as MavRadio, the station will feature classical, blues and other music formats, along with public affairs programs. Read more.

"Consider This" to Rebroadcast "I-Stuff" Phenomenon Episode

Those who missed this season's "Consider This" program on  "I-Stuff" will have a chance to see the episode when it is rebroadcast on NET2 today, June 5, at 12:30 p.m.

Land lines, CD players and cassettes are quickly becoming a thing of the past, replaced by a high tech phenomenon known as "I-Stuff." Host Cathy Wyatt and guests will offer viewers "Technology 101" - a glimpse into the world of i-Tunes, i-Pods and i-Phones.

Guests include Jeremy Lipschultz, director and professor with the UNO School of Communication; Jeff Douglas, Internet marketing manager with Nebraska Furniture Mart; and Wendy Townley, an avid "I-Stuff" consumer.

This edition of the program will be rebroadcast according to the following schedule:

- Sunday, June 7
11:30 a.m.

- Tuesday, June 9
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

Repair Work Continues on Parking Structure

Facilities Management and Planning staff continues to make repairs to the University Drive East Parking Structure next week.

Student parking is available on the top level, as repairs will begin on the lower level. Repairs will continue to the middle level; however, faculty/staff parking will be available in designated areas of that level. Watch eNotes for updates.

 For more information, contact Campus Security at 554.2648.

UNLCI Hosts Chinese Language and Culture Tour for Nebraska Educators

The University of Nebraska-Lincoln Confucius Institute (UNLCI) and a group of 15 Nebraska educators will take a Chinese language and culture tour in China June 7-20. This tour is funded by a grant from the Office of Chinese Language Council International (Hanban), a branch of the Chinese Ministry of Education and organized by UNLCI and its partner university - Xi'an Jiaotong University (XJTU) in China.Read more.

Children Sought for ADHD Study

The University of Nebraska Medical Center Department of Psychiatry needs children ages four and five to take part in a research study on Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). Children who are unable to sit still or have trouble following directions and paying attention may be eligible to participate.

For more information, call 552.6239.

In the News

In the News

- Trev Alberts, athletic director, was quoted in the May 29 issue of the Omaha World-Herald about the future of UNO athletics.

- Samantha Ammons, Department of Sociology, was quoted in the May 30 issue of the Omaha World-Herald about neighborhood interaction among residents.

- Meredith Bacon, Department of Political Science, was quoted in the May 17 issue of the Omaha World-Herald about a new hate crimes bill passed by the House of Representatives.

- Recent graduate Tigar Bird was featured in a June 3 article on, the Web site of the Omaha World-Herald, about her book currently on display at Criss Library. The article also quoted Marvel Maring, reference librarian.

- The May 18 issue of the Omaha World-Herald featured an article about study abroad opportunities for college students, quoting Krista Cupich, International Studies and Programs.

- The Norfolk Daily News, Columbus Telegram, Hastings Tribune and Holdrege Citizen all covered a recent report by the Center for Public Affairs Research on population changes in Nebraska. The articles also quoted David Drozd, research associate.

- Tom Gouttierre, dean of International Studies and Programs and director of the Center for Afghanistan Studies, was featured in the May 6 issue of the Chadron Record about Afghanistan's relationship with the United States.

- The June 1 Omaha World-Herald featured an article about the Bob Kerrey Pedestrian Bridge, quoting Donald Greer, School of Health, Physical Education and Recreation. Earlier this year Dr. Greer and John Noble (HPER) reported on the bridge's public use in Omaha and Council Bluffs.

- KETV (ABC 7) interviewed Ken Kriz, School of Public Administration, May 28 about the city of Omaha's budget shortfall.

- The May 16 issue of the Omaha World-Herald published a "My Five" feature on Holly Miller, School of Communication. Miller identified her five favorite things, which included textbooks and her violin.

- The May 13 issue of the Ralston Recorder featured an article about the Silicon Prairie Initiative for Robotics Information Technology, a National Science Foundation grant. The article referenced educational outreach at Meadows Elementary School by College of Education's Mark Carnevalo, Bob Goeman, Neal Grandgenett, Elliott Ostler, Bill Schnase and Jim Wolfe.

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

- Angela Eikenberry, School of Public Administration, recently published "The Hidden Costs of Cause Marketing" in the Summer 2009 issue of Stanford Social Innovation Review. It appears online at

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

UNO to Host Student Song Festival June 8-10 in Nebraska, Iowa

UNO will host the 2009 Festival of Song and Academy June 8-10.

The festival is designed to instruct student singers in the art and technique of classical art song literature. Each student will receive individual instruction in song preparation, vocal technique and diction by professional musicians invited to UNO for the event. Students will be coached on the meaning of text, diction and vocal production. Read more.

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.

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

Criss Library Welcomes Book Exhibition Through July 10
The Heart and Hands 2009 National Juried Student Book Art Exhibition remains on display at the Criss Library through Friday, July 10.

The national exhibition showcases a broad range of books made by graduate and undergraduate students in accredited academic institutions. The exhibit features 39 books made by 32 artists, representing 23 schools across the country. Read more.

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.