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A Furry Visitor to Campus

A Furry Visitor to Campus

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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.



NU Board of Regents to Meet June 12

The University of Nebraska Board of Regents will meet Friday, June 12, at Varner Hall, 3835 Holdrege St., in Lincoln. Committee meetings begin at 8:30 a.m., and the board meeting starts at 1 p.m.

The major item on the agenda is the 2009-2010 operating budget for the university. The full discussion of the budget will occur during the committee meetings at approximately 9:30 a.m. A vote will be taken on the budget during the afternoon session. Read more.

UNO Child Care Center to Host Alex's Lemonade Stand June 12

The UNO Child Care Center will host an Alex's Lemonade Stand on Friday, June 12, from 3 to 4 p.m. on the Milo Bail Student Center Plaza.

National Lemonade Days is celebrated June 12-14, and the national goal is to raise $1 million dollars for cancer research. At Alex's Lemonade Stands, individuals can enjoy lemonade and donate to a worthy cause.

To learn more about Alex's Lemonade Stands, visit or call 554.4936.

UNO, Family Housing Advisory Services to Offer Free Financial Conference July 18

UNO and Family Housing Advisory Services Inc. (FHAS) will offer a free financial conference Saturday, July 18, at UNO. "Surviving in Today's Economy" will take place from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the College of Public Affairs and Community Service Building. Read more.

UNO to Participate in June 20 Pride Parade

The Gender and Sexual Orientation (GSO) agency will represent UNO in the Pride Parade planned for Saturday, June 20, in downtown Omaha.

Students, faculty and staff will display a UNO banner in the parade, which begins at 10th and Pacific streets. Those interested in walking with the UNO group can call Erin Cron at 554.2711.

The GSO promotes, advocates and educates according to the belief that each person and community possesses inherent value and deserves to enjoy the basic tenets of safety, respect, dignity and equality, regardless of one's sexual orientation or gender identity and expression.

In accordance with these fundamental beliefs, the GSO seeks to assure the mutual acceptance and understanding of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgendered, intersexed, questioning and allied, as well as heterosexual, individuals. It offers its support, services and educational resources on behalf of the institution's student, faculty and staff populations.

For more information, visit

Foreign Liability Coverage Extended for 2009-10

UNO is in the process of extending foreign liability insurance for the 2009-10 fiscal year. The university's Foreign Liability Coverage Policy requires clarification regarding upcoming travel.

Faculty and staff anticipating foreign travel in the coming year are asked to provide Risk Management with the best estimates. Click on this link for employee and student travel details.

The information should be sent, as soon as possible, to Risk Management, 209 Eppley Administration Building. Anyone needing an electronic spreadsheet to populate should send an e-mail to Laura Lamblin at or visit

UNO Television to Air "Inside Art" on NET2 this Month

"Inside Art," an arts-related magazine program produced by students enrolled in a UNO School of Communication TV production II course, will air this month on NET2. Gary Repair is the executive producer and course instructor for the UNO Television program.

Each student shoots and edits short features, which are combined into a single program. The June program will feature the following topics: a local Omaha Native American artist; the Cassavant Pipe Organ at UNO; theatrical costume designs; the artistic side of martial arts; The Moving Company dance troupe and book binding.

NET2 is broadcast on Cox Channel 16. Air dates are:
- Thursday, June 11
7 p.m.

- Sunday, June 14
1 p.m.

- Thursday, June 18
8:30 p.m.

- Sunday, June 21
2:30 p.m.

UNO Television serves and enriches the community through television programming that educates, entertains and informs. As an integral part of the university, the station also provides a laboratory for UNO broadcasting students, offering hands-on instruction from professors utilizing professional equipment from the broadcast industry.

For more information, contact Robert Franklin at 554.2516.

HPER Racquetball Courts Closed for Repairs

The racquetball courts in the Health, Physical Education and Recreation (HPER) Building are closed for repairs through Thursday, June 18.

For more information, contact Mike Kult at 554.3232.

UNO Hosting Student Song Festival through Wednesday

The 2009 Festival of Song and Academy continues at UNO through Wednesday, June 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.

CWS General Admission Ticket Booklets on Sale

The 2009 College World Series (CWS) starts Saturday, June 13, at Rosenblatt Stadium in Omaha. CWS general admission ticket booklets are on sale, while supplies last, in the UNO Athletic Ticket Office.

A booklet of 10 tickets costs $70, payable by cash or check. Tickets can be used for any game, including the championship games. To purchase a booklet, stop by the ticket office in the Sapp Fieldhouse weekdays between 8:30 a.m. and 5 p.m.

For more information, contact the UNO Ticket Office at 554.6287.


- Connie Sorensen-Birk, learning specialist with Project Achieve, was selected as the first recipient of EducationQuest Foundation's "Campus Mentor of the Year." This award recognizes the outstanding work and positive impact mentors have on their students' college experiences.

Gouveia to Chair Futuro Latino Fund Committee
UNO faculty member Lourdes Gouveia will serve as committee chair for the newly announced Futuro Latino Fund, which will support civic, cultural and socio-economic initiatives within the Latino community in the greater Omaha metropolitan area. The Omaha Community Foundation launched the fund in late May.

Dr. Gouveia, director of the UNO Office of Latino and Latin American Studies, will lead a 13-member grant committee of leaders from the Latino community. Read more.

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