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Corbin and Bonacci

Share a Bike

by Tim Fitzgerald

Several brightly painted bicycles arrived on campus Sept. 8, as part of the new Bike Share program for UNO. David Corbin and UNO Student President/Regent Neal Bonacci showed off the bikes on the student center plaza. Boys Town donated a total of eight bikes, one of which is a tandem, to UNO. The bikes can be ridden anywhere on campus and dropped off at a bike rack for use by other riders. Dr. Corbin, a professor for the School of Health, Physical Education and Recreation, said the program is an effort to encourage physical activity, to protect the environment and to provide an easier way to get around campus.

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Little Dude

A Four-Legged Visitor

photo by Tim Fitzgerald

Little Dude, an 18 year-old miniature pony, was on campus Sept. 2 to help promote membership in UNO's Equestrian Club. Jason Storm, a sophomore from Omaha, obliges Little Dude with a pat on the head. A variety of sport clubs and organizations were on display on the Milo Bail Student Center Plaza.

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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.



Flag Lowering

Gov. Dave Heineman has ordered flags at all state buildings and facilities to be flown at half-staff today, Sept. 11, in accordance with a proclamation issued by President Obama. The order honors the innocent Americans and people from around the world who lost their lives as a result of the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001.

UNO Concert and Jazz Bands On Playlist for "The September Concert"

Across America and around the world, the skies will come alive with music as The September Concert Foundation organizes its eighth annual global day of music for peace. Through out today, Sept. 11, professional and amateur musicians will perform classical music, jazz, rock & roll – all kinds of music in all kinds of venues.

In Omaha, in partnership with the Omaha Sister Cities Association, UNO music students from the Concert and Jazz Bands will perform a concert. Today's free concert will take place from noon to 1 p.m. on the Milo Bail Student Center Plaza. Read more.

Volleyball Faculty/Staff Appreciation Day Today, Tonight

Cheer on the Mavericks at home! The UNO volleyball team will host a Faculty/Staff Appreciation Day today, Sept. 11, at the Sapp Fieldhouse.

Faculty and staff will receive discounted $5 admission per game and complementary hot dog, chips and pop. Tickets will be available at the door. Game times are 12:15 p.m. for UNO vs. University of Southern Indiana and 7 p.m. for UNO vs. Drury University.

For more information, contact Pam Schwarting at 554.3689.

NeSIS Campus-Wide Town Halls Offered This Month

To familiarize faculty, staff and students with the Nebraska Student Information System (NeSIS) project, UNO's Change Management Team will host three campus-wide town hall meetings this month.

"Each session will offer a broad overview of information surrounding the NeSIS project; especially, how it is affecting the campus community at UNO," said Jason Blohm, chair of the Change Management Team. "To allow everyone to attend, the same information will be repeated at each town hall."

All interested faculty, staff and students are encouraged to attend one of the following hour-long sessions:

- Friday, Sept. 18
Milo Bail Student Center (MBSC) Ballroom
9 a.m.

- Tuesday, Sept. 22
College of Public Affairs and Community Service Collaborating Commons
3 p.m.

- Thursday, Sept. 24
MBSC Ballroom
11 a.m.

Last year, the Oracle PeopleSoft Enterprise Campus Solutions application was selected as the new NeSIS platform. Participating schools include all of the University of Nebraska campuses and Chadron, Peru, and Wayne State Colleges. At UNO, mavlink will integrate all services offered by E-BRUNO and the current student information system. The new system will be rolled out incrementally starting this month with Admissions.

For more information, contact Blohm at 554.2415 or

Watch eNotes or visit for further information regarding the NeSIS implementation at UNO.

UNO, Qdoba Salute Local Heroes This Weekend

UNO Athletics is partnering with Qdoba Mexican Grill ( to pay tribute to local law enforcement and fire departments. The Mavericks will host "Salute to Local Heroes Night" on Saturday, Sept. 12, when the football team takes on Truman State University at 6 p.m. at Caniglia Field.

As part of "Salute to Local Heroes Night", the Nebraska State Patrol will take on Douglas and Sarpy County sheriffs in a flag football game at 2 p.m.  Omaha police will square off with Omaha fire in another flag football game at 4 p.m. A picnic for participants will get under way at 5 p.m. Read more.

Parking Notice for Home Football Games

Campus Security staff announce changes to football game-day parking for fans parking in Lots M, Q, R and the University Drive East Parking Structure. All of these lots will be paid parking starting three hours before kickoff.  All other lots will be open.  A valid UNO parking permit will allow faculty, staff and students to park in game-day pay lots for free.

To view a parking map, click on this link. For more information, contact Campus Security at 554.2648.

Flu Shot Clinics Set for Sept. 21-29 on Campus

UNO Student Health Services (SHS) will host several flu shot clinics on campus this fall for faculty, staff and students.

Student Health Services staff encourages everyone to get vaccinated this year for the seasonal flu. A flu shot costs $15 for students and $20 for faculty and staff. Faculty reimbursement may be possible through Blue Cross Blue Shield for those who bring their insurance cards. Those interested in receiving a shot should also wear appropriate clothing for an inoculation in the arm.

This vaccine only protects against the seasonal flu. An additional vaccine will be available at UNO in the future to protect against H1N1.

The flu shot clinic schedule is listed below.

Monday, Sept. 21
- 100A University of Nebraska Peter Kiewit Institute
10 a.m. to noon

Tuesday, Sept. 22
- Health, Physical Education and Recreation Building (main hallway)
10 a.m. to noon

- Maverick Village Clubhouse
2 to 4 p.m.

Wednesday, Sept. 23
- 132D College of Public Affairs and Community Service
10 a.m. to noon

Thursday, Sept. 24
- Student Health Services (Milo Bail Student Center, first floor)
8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Friday, Sept. 25
- Criss Library (main floor)
8:30 to 11 a.m.

Monday, Sept. 28
- Scott Village (study room by cafeteria)
12:30 to 2 p.m.

Tuesday, Sept. 29
- University Village Clubhouse
12:30 to 2 p.m.

For more information, call SHS at 554.2374.

Mathematics Colloquium Sept. 16

Michael Matthews, assistant professor of mathematics, will present "Calculators: Do They Hinder or Help Mathematics Education?" Wednesday, Sept. 16, at the next Department of Mathematics Colloquium.

His talk will take place from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. in 116 Durham Science Center. For more information, visit or contact Andrew Swift at 554.3637.

Vietnam Vet to Speak Sept. 22 at UNO

Col. Roger Donlon, the first recipient of the U.S. Medal of Honor in Vietnam, will speak on "Faith, Family and Freedom" at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 22.

Donlan's presentation, which is free and open to the public, takes place at the Thompson Alumni Center.

The event is sponsored by the UNO Democracy Matters Initiative and the UNO Division of Continuing Studies, in conjunction with the Heartland of America Chapter, Military Officer's Association.

For more information, call Sara Woods at 554.3914.

Aquafit Under Way at HPER Pool

Wellness Stampede

This event has been designated a UNO Mav-Rec Wellness event.

Want to get a good workout and have a little fun in the water? If so, take part in Aquafit, which will be presented by Mav-Rec Wellness this semester in the Health, Physical Education and Recreation (HPER) Building pool. Sessions run through Thursday, Dec. 10.

Fall schedule:

- Monday and Wednesday
5:30 to 6:30 p.m.
Shallow and Intermediate Water with Erin

- Tuesday and Thursday
7 to 8 a.m.
Deep Water with Rhonda

- Tuesday
4 to 5 p.m.
Shallow and Intermediate Water with Erin

The cost is free for UNO students and HPER Activity Cardholders and $65 for non-activity cardholders and the public.

For more information, contact Campus Recreation at 554.2539.

The mission of Mav-Rec Wellness, 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

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

- Patricia Adams, Lifelong Learning Initiative, was a guest on the weekly public affairs program on KKAR (1290 AM). Adams discussed the Lifelong Learning Initiative and the classes offered this fall for adult learners.

- A Sept. 8 Omaha World-Herald article on health care reform quoted Randy Adkins, Department of Political Science.

- Chancellor John Christensen was quoted in a Sept. 5 Omaha World-Herald article on UNO's fall enrollment numbers.

- The Sept. 8 launch of a campus bicycle program organized by David Corbin and John Noble, School of Health, Physical Education and Recreation, was covered by the Omaha World-Herald, Nebraska Public Radio and KETV (ABC 7).

- D. Scott Glasser, Department of Theatre, was quoted in the Sept. 10 issue of the Omaha World-Herald about the departure of Cindy Melby Phaneuf from Nebraska Shakespeare.

- Susan McWilliams, Teacher Education, was quoted in the Sept. 6 issue of the Omaha World-Herald about preparing for standardized tests.

- UNO's recycling program was mentioned in the Sept. 8 issue of the Omaha World-Herald.

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

- Paige W. Toller, School of Communication, published "Grieving Together and Apart: Bereaved Parents' Contradictions of Marital Interaction" with Dawn O. Braithwaite in the Journal of Applied Communication Research 37 (3), August 2009, 257-77.

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

Auditions This Sunday for The Moving Company
The Moving Company, UNO's modern dance company, will hold auditions for its 2009-2010 season this Sunday, Sept. 13. It is not necessary to prepare an audition piece. Auditions will take place from 1 to 3 p.m. in the Health, Physical Education and Recreation (HPER) Building Dance Lab.

Candidates will take a Company class led by Mary Waugh Taylor.  All UNO students, faculty, staff and members of the community (college age or older) are eligible. There are five open positions for men and women.  Call backs will be on Sunday, Sept. 20.  Company class and rehearsals are typically held on Sundays from 1 to 2:30 p.m., with rehearsals from 2:30 to 4 p.m.

For more information, contact Josie Metal-Corbin at 554.3239 or 554.2670.

The Moving Company has performed modern dance at UNO since 1935 under the auspices of the College of Education/School of HPER

String Auditions Today and Monday
UNO Heartland Philharmonic Orchestra will audition string players today, Sept. 11, and Monday, Sept. 14. Auditions are open to students of all majors and Omaha community members. 

Times are available both days beginning at 4 pm. Audition music and guidelines are available on the Department of Music Web site at

Contact Shellie Harden at or 554.2177 to schedule an audition.

Tenors and Basses Sought
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 at 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 Art Gallery
A Sidelong Glance, an exhibition of recent work by James Bockelman, will be on display in the UNO Art Gallery through Friday, Oct. 2. 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.