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Dorm Move-In

photos by Tim Fitzgerald

Computers, refrigerators, television sets and boxes of cereal were common ingredients for the moving process into UNO's residence halls. Residents and parents were welcomed by volunteers at Maverick and University Villages. Maverick Village residents also enjoyed a cookout later in the week.

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Lynn Conner

August Employee of the Month: Lynn Conner

photo by Tim Fitzgerald

A love of sports and a recommendation from a friend attracted Lynn Conner, administrative technician with Athletics, to UNO more than 24 years ago. During her time on campus – all spent in Athletics – she has assisted many student athletes and witnessed numerous championship wins. Visit this link for details.



Flag Lowering

The UNO flag is lowered to half-staff today, Sept. 4, in honor of student Khrystyna Serednytsky.

Serednytsky, a junior majoring in psychology, passed away Aug. 26 from complications related to muscular dystrophy.

Board of Regents to Meet in Lincoln Today

The University of Nebraska Board of Regents will meet today, Sept. 4, at Varner Hall. Committee meetings begin at 8 a.m. and the Board meeting begins at 1 p.m.  All meetings are open to the public.

The following are highlights of the September meeting. A complete agenda is available at

Committee Meetings:

8 a.m. – Business Affairs Committee: Update on Innovation Campus, the Student Information System, the implementation of the SAP system for the state colleges and the university's readiness activities related to H1N1 flu.

10:30 a.m. (approximate) – Academic Affairs Committee: Presentation on the international higher education agenda; reports on gender/minority faculty equity, merit-based scholarships and need-based aid; report on the P-16 Initiative.

Board Agenda:

The Board agenda includes consideration of:

- Appointment of UNMC Chancellor Harold Maurer and Duane Acklie to the board of directors of the Nebraska Medical Center.

- Establishment of a School of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences at UNL.

- Approval of the program statement, budget and architect for an addition to the Devaney Sports Center.

- Approval of an addition to the Ken Morrison Life Sciences Center at UNL.

- Naming of a new residence hall in honor of Robert E. Knoll, longtime UNL professor who died in January 2009.

- Approval of the purchase of University Village, student housing at UNO, for $15.7 million. University Village opened in 1999 and has been leased since that time; an additional item authorizes capital improvements to the facilities.

Maverick/Loper Football Broadcast Live on NET Television

The UNO Mavericks and the University of Nebraska at Kearney (UNK) Lopers square off against each other in a gridiron match-up on Saturday, Sept. 5, with the contest broadcast live on NET1 and in high-definition on NET-HD. Kickoff is set for noon at Foster Field at UNK's Cope Stadium. Read more.

Campus Labor Day Greeting

A Labor Day message to faculty and staff from UNO Chancellor John Christensen and the Chancellor's Council can be viewed at this link.

Labor Day takes place this year on Monday, Sept. 7. The holiday, which first took place in the United States in New York City on Sept. 5, 1882, is dedicated to the social and economic achievements of America's workers. It is often regarded not only as a day of rest, but the unofficial end of summer. Chancellor Christensen and the other university administrators hope that every member of the campus community enjoys a safe, fun three-day weekend.

Campus Recreation Labor Day Hours

UNO Campus Recreation hours will be from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 6. Campus Recreation will be closed Monday, Sept. 7, in observance of the Labor Day holiday.

For more information, visit

Criss Library Schedule Changes for Labor Day Holiday

Criss Library hours will be from noon to 9 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 6. The library will be closed Monday, Sept. 7, in observance of the Labor Day holiday.

Regular hours will resume Tuesday, Sept. 8, at 7 a.m. For a complete schedule of library hours, visit

Campus Community Encouraged to Donate Blood on Sept. 11

UNO will join the American Red Cross and other local agencies for the eighth annual Patriot's Day blood drive on Friday, Sept. 11.

Students, faculty and staff are encouraged to donate blood between 8:30 a.m. and 11:30 p.m. at the Heartland Chapter of the American Red Cross, located south of 80th and Center streets.

A free shuttle service will be available from the Milo Bail Student Center. Simply indicate the need for shuttle transportation on the online registration form and arrive at the designated shuttle stop 30 minutes prior to the scheduled appointment.

All donors on Sept. 11 will receive a free T-shirt and refreshments, and be entered into raffles for tickets to local events and gift certificates to local venues.

To register, visit For more information, call Kathe Oleson Lyons at 554.4083.

Participants Sought for Text Reference Survey at Criss Library

Faculty, staff, students and other Criss Library patrons can participate in a survey about texting and library services. Criss Library staff wants to know how users prefer to get help from the library and if library patrons would like to try out a new text reference pilot service. 

The survey will take five to 10 minutes to complete. Click on this link to take the survey (IRB #275-09-EX). The survey is not accessible on mobile browsers so visit from a desktop or notebook machine.

'Made in L.A' and Post-Projection Forum Is Focus of OLLAS Event

The Office of Latino/Latin American Studies (OLLAS) at UNO will kick off its 2009-10 Charla Series Thursday, Sept. 17, with a screening of the documentary "Made in L.A." Immediately following the film, there will be an open discussion of the film, facilitated by students from a Migration, Race, and Globalization seminar. The film and discussion run from 5:30 to 7 p.m. in 306 Arts and Sciences Hall. Read more.

Discounted Tickets Available for The Rose Theater Season

UNO faculty, staff and students can purchase tickets for The Rose Theater's 2009-2010 season at a discounted price. This season's shows include "The Velveteen Rabbit," "The House on Mango Street," "Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer," "The Rainforest," "There's an Alligator Under My Bed," "The Bridge to Terabithia" and "If You Give a Cat a Cupcake."

A $75 family membership includes:

- Four tickets to each of The Rose's seven regular season shows;

- Member-only discounts and the first opportunity to reserve tickets for premium events, including "Confetti 2009," "Annie - The Musical," "The Imperial Nutcracker" at the Orpheum Theater and The Rose's production of Disney's "High School Musical 2";

- The best available reserved seating at "Annie - The Musical," "The Imperial Nutcracker" at the Orpheum Theater and Disney's "High School Musical 2";

- Discounts on theater and dance classes, summer camps and costume rentals; and

- Additional regular season show tickets for $10 each (a $6 discount off the regular box office price).

Click on the links below to download an order form and information about the shows, or call 554.2129 to have a sheet faxed to a campus office. The offer remains good through Wednesday, Sept. 30.

Rose Order Form 

Rose Shows

For more information, contact Lindy Aleksiak at 502.4625 or or visit

Applicants Sought for U.S.-Japan Bridging Scholarship

Interested in studying in Japan during Spring 2010 and need help financing a program? Students can consider the Bridging Scholarship.

The Bridging Scholarship program will award 20 scholarships to American students participating in study-abroad programs in Japan that begin in spring 2010. Undergraduate students majoring in any field of study and attending any recognized exchange or independent programs in Japan are eligible.

Recipients of Bridging Scholarships will receive stipends of $2,500 or $4,000, depending on the length of their study program. The scholarships are funded by donations from U.S. corporations and foundations to the U.S.-Japan Bridging Foundation.

Since 1999, the Bridging Scholarship program has awarded 950 scholarships to students studying abroad in Japan. Most recently, 68 students from colleges and universities in 29 states received scholarships for study in Japan beginning this fall.

The deadline for applications for spring 2010 scholarships is Tuesday, Oct. 6. Applicants will be notified of the results by Wednesday, Nov. 25. Selection will be based on academic potential and financial need. The scholarships are administered by the Association of Teachers of Japanese.

Spring 2010 programs are those beginning between January and April 2010 and continuing for at least three months. Summer program participants are not eligible for Bridging Scholarships. Students planning to study abroad in Japan beginning in fall 2010 or for the 2010-2011 academic year should apply in April 2010 for the fall 2010 scholarships.

Information on the Bridging scholarships and downloadable application forms are available at

For more information, contact UNO Study Abroad at 554-2293 or e-mail

UNO Web Template Training Offered by ITS

Information Technology Services (ITS) will offer a Basics of Dreamweaver course on Wednesday, Sept. 16, from 1 to 2:30 p.m. in 104 Durham Science Center. 

Basics of Dreamweaver is a 90-minute hands-on course designed to orient users to some of the Dreamweaver tools used in conjunction with the UNO Web Templates.

Covered topics include setting up a site through the "Site Manager," transferring files through the "Get" and "Put" commands, using the "Find and Replace" function and why it is best to develop in a test environment.

Participants do not need to have a test site or be using the Web Templates to attend.  This course is intended to be taken prior to UNO Web Template training.

For questions, contact Erin King at 554.3140 or

To register for this course:

- Go to;

- Select the appropriate month and click "Go";

- Click the "Register" link next to the event;

- Enter an SAP personnel number (this is the six-digit number on all UNO

employee check stubs and picture IDs);

- Click "Sign Up"; and

- Click "OK" to confirm the SAP personnel number.

- An e-mail will be sent confirming this registration.  For problems registering, contact ITS Cusomer Services at 554.4357.

A minimum sign-up of five people is required by 2 p.m. the day prior to class. An e-mail notification will be sent if the class is cancelled.

In the News

In the News

- Marcia Adler, Student Health Services, was interviewed Aug. 31 by KPTM (Fox 42) about UNO's preparations for the H1N1 virus.

- The Aug. 31 issue of the Omaha World-Herald featured an article about population changes in Sarpy County, quoting Loree Bykerk, Department of Political Science.

- Chancellor John Christensen and Athletic Director Trev Alberts were quoted in the Aug. 29 issue of the Omaha World-Herald about the future of UNO athletics.

- Lou Pol, College of Business Administration, was quoted in the Aug. 30 issue of the Omaha World-Herald about Union Pacific's senior managers as graduates of UNO.

- An Aug. 29 fashion show fundraiser organized by student Amy Wieczorek was covered by KMTV (CBS 3) and KFAB (1110 AM). The event raised dollars for Mothers Against Drunk Driving in Nebraska.

- An Aug. 28 news story about a UNO student who died from complications to the H1N1 virus was covered nationally by Fox News, and locally by the Omaha World-Herald, WOWT (NBC 6), KETV (ABC 7), KMTV (CBS 3) and KPTM (Fox 42).

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.

In Print

- Jeffrey French, Department of Psychology and Biology, published an article titled "Maternal gestational androgen levels in female marmosets (Callithrix geoffroyi) vary across trimesters, bue do not vary with the sex ratio of litters." The paper was co-authored by graduate students Adam Smith and Andrew Birnie. The paper will appear in the Journal of General and Comparative Endocrinology

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

Tenors and Basses Sought
The UNO Vocal Jazz Ensemble seeks tenors and basses.  The non-credit class meets Tuesdays and Thursdays from 1 to 2 p.m. in 105 Strauss Performing Arts Center.

For more information or to schedule an audition, contact Kim Weiser at or 605.670.1331.

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

Fall Exhibition Under Way at Art Gallery
"A Sidelong Glance," an exhibition of recent work by James Bockelman, is on display at the UNO Art Gallery through Friday, Oct. 2. Read more.

Children's Art Exhibition Continues at Criss Library
Artwork by students from the GBT (Growing and Building Together) Academy of the Arts in Omaha is on display at the Criss Library through Saturday, Sept. 12. Read more.

UNO Professor to Present Photography Exhibit
UNO Professor Christine Reed now has on display a collection of horse photographs entitled "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.