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You Look MAVelous!

photos by Becky Bohan Brown and Wendy Townley

The campus community and the public spent July 30 learning about health and wellness at 'How to Make Reality Wellness Happen at Work and Home.' The event, which featured Marty and Amy Wolff from NBC's reality show 'The Biggest Loser,' included panel presentations on nutrition and exercise along with a tour of the Health, Physical Education and Recreation Building. The event was sponsored by UNO's You Look MAVelous! campaign and the Wellness Council of the Midlands.

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World AIDS Day Service in South Africa

UNO student Aundrea (Andie) Hansen will spend this semester in South Africa based out of Stellenbosch University near Cape Town. A major focus of her studies will be centered on service learning and community outreach. She plans on taking part in UNO's World AIDS Day project, set for Dec. 1. She explains how she became interested in traveling abroad and her interest in service learning.

World AIDS Day of Service blog

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Aviation Students

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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2009.08.07

UNO Commencement Aug. 14 at the Civic

More than 500 students will graduate Friday, Aug. 14, during the UNO summer commencement ceremony. The event begins at 2 p.m. at the Omaha Civic Auditorium, 1804 Capitol Ave.

Jason Cooper, an Omaha native, will present the student commencement address.  He graduates magna cum laude with a bachelor of science degree in business administration with a concentration in economics.  Cooper will further his studies this fall at Loyola University and DePaul University in Chicago.

The commencement ceremony also will recognize the following:

- David Conway, associate dean of the UNO College of Education, will receive the Chancellor's Medal.  Dr. Conway joined the university in 1985 as an assistant professor in the Department of Special Education and Communication Disorders.  During his time at UNO, he has secured more than $1.7 million in external funding to support pre-service and in-service professional preparation in the field of education of the deaf/hard of hearing.

- Dennis Duffy, executive vice president of operations with Union Pacific, will receive the Alumnus Achievement Award.  At Union Pacific, he is responsible for the operation of more than 3,000 trains operating daily throughout 23 western states.  His charge includes transportation services, including management and maintenance of locomotives, rail cars, tracks, train dispatching and crew calling.

For more information, call 554.2129 or 554.2762.

Omaha Jewish Film Festival Returns this Month

The Omaha Jewish Film Festival, now in its eighth year, will again feature the best films of 2009 from around the globe. This year's festival runs Tuesday, Aug. 25, through Thursday, Sept. 3, at the Jewish Community Center Theatre, 333 S. 132nd St. Tickets cost $7 each. Read more.

"Miracle Mile" Today in MBSC

Wellness Stampede

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! team invite the campus community to participate in the summer semester's final "The Miracle Mile." The free inside walking will take place today, Aug. 7, from 3:30 to 4 p.m. in the Milo Bail Student Center U Mon Hon Room.

No experience is necessary, and participants will have the opportunity to walk inside to a 25-minute DVD.

"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. "We're exploring when to pick back up with the schedule, so watch eNotes for updates."

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.

Walk-to-Wellness Program Takes a Break

Wellness Stampede

This event has been designated a UNO Wellness Stampede event.

Due to busy back-to-school preparations and the Health, Physical Education and Recreation expansion and renovation, the Walk-to-Wellness Program will take a vacation starting today, Aug. 7, through Monday, Sept. 7. 

In the meantime, UNO employees are encouraged to try to obtain 30 minutes of moderate activity most days of the week.  

"Use the rest of the summer to be active and eat healthy," said Dave Daniels, assistant director for Fitness/Wellness and Instructional Programs. "Keep using those walking shoes, and we'll see you after Labor Day!"

Watch eNotes for future days and times.

For details, contact 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.

MBSC North Entrance Notice

Editor's note: This concrete repair project has been cancelled. Watch eNotes for future updates.

The north entrance to Milo Bail Student Center will undergo concrete repair the week of Aug. 10. Due to this work, the entrance will be closed.  The building can be accessed using the south entrance or the northwest entrance.

For more information, contact Andrew Klein at 554.4110 or awklein@unomaha.edu.

Fidelity Representative Schedule Announced through October

Fidelity representative Jason Cronick will be in Omaha for individual counseling sessions from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. according to the following schedule:

- Monday, Aug. 10
172 University of Nebraska Peter Kiewit Institute (Dean's Conference Room)

- Tuesday, Aug. 25
205 Eppley Administration Building (EAB) Conference Room

- Monday, Sept 7
205 EAB Conference Room

- Thursday, Sept. 17
205 EAB Conference Room

- Thursday, Oct. 1
205 EAB Conference Room

- Monday, Oct. 19
205 EAB Conference Room

Employees can call Fidelity at 800.642.7131 to schedule an appointment with Cronick.

Maverick Cheer Squad Tryouts Set for Aug. 15-16

The UNO Maverick Cheer Squad will host fall tryouts Saturday, Aug.15, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sunday, Aug. 16, from 10 a.m. to noon.  All full-time UNO students (men and women) are invited to try out.

Cheer squad members will work at home football, hockey, volleyball and men's/women's basketball games.

For more information, contact Patty O'Dell at podell@unomaha.edu or visit http://www.unocheerteam.com for forms.

In the News

In the News

- Chris Decker and Keith Turner, College of Business Administration, were mentioned in a July 30 Omaha World-Herald article about their research on the local economy.

- The Aug. 5 issue of the Omaha World-Herald featured an article about Nebraska doctors who will travel to Afghanistan to offer training to physicians in Kabul. Tom Gouttierre, International Studies and Programs and Center for Afghanistan Studies, was mentioned in the article.

- Ken Kriz, School of Public Administration, was quoted in the Aug. 4 issue of the Omaha World-Herald on Omaha's financial debt.

- A July 31 editorial in the Omaha World-Herald praised UNO's Thompson Learning Community.

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

- Bruce E. Johansen, School of Communication and Native American Studies, recently authored "Native American Ideas of Governance and the United States Constitution" for EJournalUSA (U.S. State Department) June 2009, p. 12-15. His article has been published in six languages - English, Farsi, Spanish, Chinese, Arabic and Japanese - and circulated through U.S. embassies worldwide.

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

- Rebecca Fahrlander, Department of Sociology/Anthropology, currently has several photographs on display at the exhibit at Bellevue University's Hitchcock Humanities Center Art Gallery, 1000 Galvin Road South.  For details, contact Dr. Fahrlander at 554.2626.

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.