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Aviation Students Nationally Recognized by FAA

photo by Wendy Townley

From left, recent graduate Joseph Rotterdam, and graduate students Michael Cameron and Jess Potthoff recently earned a third-place award at the Federal Aviation Administration 2009 Design Competition for Universities. The trio developed a project titled 'Technology-Based Communication Solutions for Reduced Fuel Consumption in the Airport Environment,' which aims to reduce airline fuel consumption.

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2009.07.31

UNO Offers New Undergraduate Degree, Focus Is Flexibility and IT Entrepreneurship

UNO students looking to study information technology (IT) have several degree options in the College of Information Science and Technology (IS&T). Beginning this fall, students can marry an IT degree with another customized field of study from any program on the UNO campus.  Read more.

"Weight Watchers on Campus" to Meet Aug. 6

Wellness Stampede

This event has been designated a UNO Wellness Stampede event.

The Wellness Stampede will host the next "Weight Watchers on Campus" open house Thursday, Aug. 6, at 12:30 p.m. in 203 Health, Physical Education and Recreation Building. Weigh-in will take place before the meeting at 12:15 p.m.

For more information, contact David Daniels at 554.2008 or daviddaniels@mail.unomaha.edu.

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, daviddaniels@unomaha.edu or http://www.unomaha.edu/wwwocr/health/stampede.php.

"Miracle Mile" Today in MBSC

This event has been designated a UNO Wellness Stampede event.

Student Health Services nurse Julie Kalasek and the "If Only We Were Taller" You Look MAVelous! Wellness Stampedeteam invite the campus community to participate in "The Miracle Mile" this summer. The inside walking events take place Fridays in the Milo Bail Student Center (MBSC) from 3:30 to 4 p.m.

Today's event will take place in the MBSC U Mon Hon Room. No experience is necessary, and participants will have the opportunity to walk inside to a 25-minute DVD.  The next event is planned for Aug. 7.

"The Miracle Mile walk is equivalent to a one-mile outdoor walk. It is designed for

people of all ages and fitness levels," Kalasek said. "Wear comfortable shoes, or you can walk barefoot, too."

For more information, contact Kalasek at 554.2374.

Sponsored by the Wellness Stampede, Human Resources and Student Health Services, You Look MAVelous! is UNO's fitness and summer weight loss challenge.

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, daviddaniels@unomaha.edu or http://www.unomaha.edu/wwwocr/health/stampede.php.

Participants Sought for UNO's "Walk to Defeat ALS" Team

UNO is forming a team to participate in the "Walk to Defeat ALS," which will take place Saturday, Aug. 22, in Elmwood Park.

Known as "Lou Gehrig's Disease," amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) is a progressive, fatal neuromuscular disease that slowly robs the body of its ability to walk, speak, swallow and breathe. Yet, through it all, most people's minds remain unaffected. Life expectancy for most people with ALS is usually two to five years following diagnosis. 



Anyone interested in participating should contact Rita Henry at rhenry@unomaha.edu for more information.

gmav Student E-mail Changeover Set for Aug. 17

The UNO student e-mail system will change to gmav on Monday, Aug. 17. Powered by Google, gmav replaces Lotus Notes 8.

When students reported the Web version of Lotus Notes 8 did not meet their needs, the Google Apps system was recommended by Information Technology Services (ITS) and endorsed by Student Government.

Because changes to faculty and staff e-mail would require a change in the university-wide Lotus Notes contract, Lotus Notes 8 will remain the campus e-mail solution for faculty and staff for the foreseeable future. The University of Nebraska system has, however, indicated a willingness to evaluate and potentially implement another e-mail system after the completion of the new Student Information System implementation.

During the summer, gmav accounts will be created for all new and current UNO students. On Aug. 17, at 7 a.m., gmav e-mail will officially replace myMail (Lotus Notes) e-mail for students. To reduce confusion, all current student user names, passwords and e-mail addresses will remain the same.

For more information about the gmav e-mail implementation, visit http://gmav.unomaha.edu.

UNO to Host "A Conference on Aging" in October

Save the date. UNO and community partners will host a two-day conference on aging - "Aging With Passion and Purpose: A Conference on Aging" - Sunday and Monday, Oct. 18-19, at the Milo Bail Student Center.

For more details, click on this link, or contact Nancy Kelley-Gillespie at 554.4886 or nkelleygillespi@unomaha.edu.

Sponsors include the UNO Department of Gerontology, Life Long Learning Initiative and School of Social Work, the Center for Healthy Aging, Ministries, Programs and Services (CHAMPS), the United Way of the Midlands, the Eastern Nebraska Office of Aging and Nebraska Respite Network, Immanuel Senior Living and the eight-county Partners in Aging (PIA) Network.

In the News

In the News

- Omowale Akintunde, Department of Black Studies, was featured in the July 25 issue of the Omaha World-Herald and on KFAB (1110 AM) on July 27 about his new film, "Wigger," which is being produced in Omaha through August.

- George Engelmann, Department of Geography/Geology, was quoted in a July 23 Associated Press article on his discovery of ancient mammal tracks earlier this month near the Utah-Colorado border.

- Ken Kriz and Carol Ebdon, School of Public Administration, were quoted in the July 26 issue of the Omaha World-Herald about Nebraska cell phone taxes.

- The July 23 issue of the Omaha World-Herald featured an article about Facebook, quoting students Scott Stewart and Neal Bonacci.

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

- Michael Skau, Department of English, published the poem "After the Bomb" (XIII) in the spring 2009 issue of Icon: Magazine for Literature and Art (Kent State University).

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

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

Gallery Welcomes Exhibition Curated by UNO Faculty, Features Work by UNO Students, Graduates

Works by artists from across the country, as well as recent UNO bachelor of fine arts graduates and current UNO students, are on display through Sunday, Aug. 2, at the Bancroft Street Market, 2702 S. 10th St.
The 2009 Echotrope New Media Festival aims to expand the presence of experimental film, video and new media art in the Midwest. 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 enotes@mail.unomaha.edu. Please include a contact name and phone number. For more information, call 554.2243.