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Free posters, game tickets and an opportunity to meet the UNO coaches brought out the crowds Aug. 7 at the First National Bank of Omaha downtown headquarters. Several hundred First National Bank employees took advantage of the event to pick up free sports posters and sign-up for tickets. The event was one of several outreach programs scheduled by UNO to promote upcoming sporting events.

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Football Practices Begin

The UNO Mavericks met the media Wednesday afternoon, August 5 at Caniglia Field. Coach Pat Behrns welcomed approximately 100 players to the field for interviews with the Omaha sports media. The player's first practice session is Thursday afternoon. The Mavericks open the 2009 season on Thursday, August 27 at 7 pm vs. East Central University of Oklahoma.

08.17-23 practice schedule

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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



UNO Commencement Today at the Civic

More than 500 students will graduate today, 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.  David Conway, associate dean of the UNO College of Education, will receive the Chancellor's Medal. Dennis Duffy, executive vice president of operations with Union Pacific, will receive the Alumnus Achievement Award.  

Faculty members who plan to attend commencement should assemble no later than 1:30 p.m. in the Civic Auditorium Exhibition Hall.

A shuttle bus for faculty/staff and individuals participating in the platform party will depart from UNO in front of the Milo Bail Student Center (MBSC) at 1 p.m. Following the ceremony, the shuttle will provide transportation back to the MBSC. Read more.

Football Tickets on Sale Today

Omaha's Team, UNO, announced today that individual game tickets for the 2009 football season will go on sale today, Aug. 14, at 10 a.m.  Tickets may be purchased at the Sapp Fieldhouse box office and online in the "Tickets" section of the Mavericks' official Web site,

Reserved seat tickets at Caniglia Field are $13, and general admission tickets are just $9.  Reserved seats for the Mavericks' game against Pittsburg State on Saturday, Oct. 31 are $16.

The box office is open Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Season tickets for UNO football start as low as $55. For more information or to order season tickets, call 554.MAVS.

Update from Campus Recreation on Men's Locker Room

The opening of the newly renovated Health, Physical Education and Recreation (HPER) men's locker room has been tentatively rescheduled for Monday, Aug. 24, under the condition that construction proceeds as planned.

Campus Recreation staff appreciates the patience and understanding during these delays and the whole renovation process. Check with the Campus Recreation office for questions at 554.2539 or stop by 100 HPER.

UNO Ambassadors Available for Campus Activities

The UNO Ambassadors are available to represent the university.  Twelve student Ambassadors have been selected based on their academic achievement, leadership and communication skills. This select group of students serves as hosts for university-related functions at the request of deans, directors, department chairs and other UNO faculty or staff.

Functions of the Ambassadors include acting as official greeters for university activities, interacting with guests to enhance a positive image of the university and occasionally leading campus tours.

Ambassadors try to honor as many requests as possible.  Requests should be placed at least two weeks before the scheduled activity. For more information, contact Chris Liewer at or 554.3520.

"Miracle Mile Walk" Today in MBSC

Wellness Stampede

This event has been designated a UNO Wellness Stampede event.

Student Health Services nurse Julie Kalasek and the Miracle Milers invite the campus community to participate in the "Miracle Mile Walk." The free inside walking will take place today, Aug. 14, 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 15-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. "Wear comfortable shoes, or you can walk barefoot, too."

Click on this link for the complete schedule.

For more information, contact Kalasek at 554.2374 or Becky Bohan Brown at 554.2243.

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, or

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 or visit for forms.

Annual Fall New Faculty/Graduate Assistant Workshops Set for Aug. 17 and 18

The 2009 New Faculty Workshop and the Graduate Assistant Workshops, sponsored by the Center for Faculty Development (CFD), will be held Monday, Aug. 17.  The Faculty Workshop will continue Tuesday, Aug. 18.

These workshops have been a tradition at UNO for more than 30 years. They provide new faculty and new teaching assistants with an opportunity to meet one another in an informal setting while learning about UNO - its metropolitan mission and strategic goals, student demographics, campus academic support services and faculty development opportunities.

For more information about the workshops, contact the CFD at 554.2427 or or Deborah Smith-Howell at 554.4849 or

Part-time Faculty Workshops

Workshops for all part-time faculty at UNO will take place Wednesday and Thursday evenings, Aug. 19 and 20, from 5:30 to 8 p.m. in Arts and Sciences Hall.

The agenda is the same each evening and faculty should choose the day that works best for them. The workshops provide information about UNO and teaching targeted to both new and experienced part-time faculty.

For more information, contact the Center for Faculty Development (CFD) Web site at To register for one of these workshops, contact the CFD at 554.2427 or Those registering need to provide their full name, department, phone number and preferred evening.

In the News

In the News

- An Aug. 12 Associated Press article quoted Randy Adkins, political science, about Nebraska Sen. Ben Nelson's television campaign to counter criticism from voters about his stance on health care.

- Jody Boyer, art and art history, was interviewed Aug. 8 by WOWT (NBC 6) about her new public cycling project, the Bancroft Bayliss Loop.

- John Crank, School of Criminology and Criminal Justice, was quoted in the Aug. 13 issue of the Omaha World-Herald about retirements in the Omaha Police Department.

- A guest column about health care reform by David Corbin, School of Health, Physical Education and Recreation, was published in the Aug. 10 issue of the Omaha World-Herald.

- Angie Eikenberry, School of Public Administration, was featured in the Aug. 9 issue of the Dallas Morning News about her research on giving circles.

- The Aug. 6 issue of the Bellevue Leader featured a profile on Rebecca Fahrlander, psychology, about her travels. She has visited more than 30 countries around the world.

- Wendy Guo, College of Business Administration, was featured in the Aug. 12 issue of the Omaha World-Herald about "Soaring China," a photography exhibit on display through Saturday at Criss Library.

- Ken Kriz, School of Public Administration, was interviewed Aug. 7 by KFAB (1110 AM) about the city of Omaha's budget shortfall.

- The Aug. 10 issue of the Omaha World-Herald featured a guest column by Thomas A. Petrie, professor emeritus of education, where he wrote about student behavior in the classroom.

- The Aug. 9 issue of the Omaha World-Herald featured an article on real estate foreclosures, quoting Steve Shultz, Center for Real Estate Research in the College of Business Administration.

- Russ Smith, School of Public Administration and Center for Public Affairs Research, was quoted in the Aug. 10 issue of the Omaha World-Herald about home inspections and city codes.

- Sam Walker, School of Criminology and Criminal Justice, was a guest Aug. 4 on "Beautiful Changes," a public affairs radio program on KPFK in Los Angeles, where he discussed Professor Henry Gates, President Barack Obama and police reform.

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

- John Bartle, School of Public Administration, and UNO alumnus Deniz Leuenberger published Sustainable Development for Public Administration, August 2009, 166 pp.  The text focuses on the application of sustainability and sustainable development theories to public administration practice. It is designed to guide planning, resource management and outcomes measurement for future and current non-profit and public managers.

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

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

Omaha to Celebrate China's Heritage with Photo Exhibit
Consul General Chen Xiong Feng of the Chinese Embassy in Washington, D.C., Nebraska Lt. Gov. Rick Sheehy, Omaha Mayor Jim Suttle and other dignitaries attended the opening ceremony of a nationally recognized photography exhibit Aug. 10 at the Criss Library.

The event celebrated the Omaha arrival of "Soaring China," photographs that highlight the achievements in China since its open-door policy began in 1979.

The photography exhibit will remain on display through Saturday, Aug. 15 at Criss Library. Exhibit hours are today, 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday, noon to 4 p.m.

The display will conclude with Chinese cultural activities from 1 to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 15, at the library that feature martial arts performances, folk dances, traditional music, Chinese songs, a Chinese language workshop, a calligraphy demonstration and workshop, and children's games.

For more information, call John Chen at 301.1516; Wendy Guo at 444.2750; John Zhang at 618.0350; or Jialin Zheng at 305.0792.

Sponsors of the photo exhibit and cultural activities include the UNO College of Business Administration; UNO International Studies and Programs; No. 1 Omaha Chinese School and Omaha Area Chinese Schools; Omaha Chinese Culture Association; Omaha Sister Cities Association; and UNMC Asia Pacific Rim Development Program.

UNO Professor to Present Photography Exhibit
UNO Professor Christine Reed now has on display a collection of horse photographs titled "Still Wild: Portraits From the Pryor Mountain Wild Horse Range." Reed is the Regents Foundation Professor of Public Administration.

The Omaha Healing Arts Center Gallery, 1216 Howard St., will have the photographs on display through early September. 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.