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Student Elections Sept. 29 and 30

Michael Crabb (left) and Matt Nelson (right) are this year's candidates for UNO student president/regent. Click on the two soundfiles to hear them talk about their campus issues and concerns. Students can vote online at starting Sept. 29.

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UNO sculpture majors

UNO Students Lend a Hand at Joslyn

photo by Tim Fitzgerald

From left to right: UNO sculpture majors Heather Wolf, Ryan Berrigan and Dylan Sharrill all helped install a new work at the Joslyn Art Museum's sculpture garden. The piece, titled Your Story, is a creation of sculptor Patrick Dougherty. Its materials include six tons of dogwood and willow limbs. Your Story will be in place for more than a year before being turned into compost.



Drive By Press to Offer Printmaking Presentations Today

Joseph Velasquez and Greg Nanney, co-founders of the design collective Drive By Press, will give a public talk today, Sept. 29, about guerilla printmaking, the duo's traveling collection of press art and curatorial work. The presentation will take place at 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. in 122 Weber Fine Arts Building (WFAB).

The printmakers also will give printing demonstrations and share the large collection of prints that they have amassed while traveling around the country, including work produced by students, professional artists, alternative artists and print publishers. Velasquez and Nanney will conduct demonstrations of guerilla printmaking near the Drive By Press van, parked at the north door of the WFAB, and in Rooms 120-122 of the WFAB.

The mission of Drive By Press is to share enthusiasm for printmaking with audiences throughout the country. Drive By Press has visited more than 150 universities and museums. Velasquez has an M.A. and M.F.A. from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and a B.A. and B.F.A. from the University of Mary-Hardin Baylor. He is published by Cannonball Press (Brooklyn, N.Y.), and has presented his work at many galleries across the country.

Nanney received his M.F.A. at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and his B.F.A. from Washington University in St. Louis. His work has been shown at The Des Lee Gallery, Slingshot Gallery and Overture Center for the Arts.

For more information, contact Gary Day at or 554.3763.

UNO to Host Two Conference on International Issues Starting Oct. 1

Two conferences focusing on international issues will convene at UNO Thursday through Saturday, Oct. 1 to 3.

The 32nd annual Global Studies Conference: Africa, Asia, Latin America, Middle East (GSC) will have more than 20 panels and presentations. The 34th Annual European Studies Conference (ESC) will feature 40 panels. Read more.

Study Abroad Fair Set for Oct. 1

Anyone looking to broaden their horizons through international education or wanting to learn about how to fit study abroad into a degree can learn more Thursday, Oct. 1, at the Fall Study Abroad Fair.

The event runs from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on the Milo Bail Student Center (MBSC) Plaza. The rain location is the MBSC Fireplace Lounge.

Information will be available on UNO sibling institution exchange opportunities, UNO-directed study abroad programs and third-party study abroad program providers. UNO International Studies and Programs sponsors the annual fair.

For more information, send an e-mail to

OLLAS to Hold Panel Discussion Oct. 2

The Office of Latino/Latin American Studies of the Great Plains (OLLAS) will host a panel discussion on the topic "What Can I Do With A Latino/Latin American Studies major or a Chicano/Latino Studies minor?" on Friday, Oct. 2. The event, which will start at noon at the Thompson Alumni Center, will feature OLLAS graduates and current students.

"The students and former students will talk about how their involvement with OLLAS has shaped their career goals and enriched their knowledge of local and global Latino and Latin American communities," said Lucy Garza Westbrook, OLLAS project coordinator and academic adviser. "The event offers new and old students a unique opportunity to connect with each other and meet faculty and community members interested in their future."

The discussion is free and open to the campus community and the public. Refreshments will be provided.

For more information, call 554.3835 or send an e-mail to

Maverick PR to Host "La Notte Italiana" Benefit Dinner Oct. 4

Faculty, staff, students and the public can enjoy the best of local Italian cuisine, from lasagna to tiramisu, Sunday, Oct. 4, at the sixth annual "La Notte Italiana." The dinner event will take place from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Redeye, 17520 Wright St., located just south of West Center Road.

"La Notte Italiana" will benefit Maverick PR, the UNO chapter of the Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA). Proceeds from the dinner help pay for student professional development, travel, community service projects and national and state competitions.

Most of the food is donated by some of Omaha's finest family-owned Italian restaurants like Pasta Amore, Venice Inn and Vivace's. The event will also include a silent auction with a variety of items from sports to spa packages. A highlight of the evening will be a strolling mandolin player.

Tickets cost $20 for adults, $12 for students with an ID and $5 for children under age 12. The price of the ticket includes a full-course meal and two beverage tickets.

For more information or to order tickets, contact Karen Weber, faculty adviser, at 554.2246 or Tickets can also be purchased at the door.

ITS to Offer Basic Photoshop CS4 Training Oct. 8

Information Technology Services (ITS) will offer a Basic Photoshop CS4 course on Thursday, Oct. 8. The training session will take place from 10 to 11:45 a.m. in 232 Criss Library.

Participants will learn about the following basics of image editing in Photoshop:
- Tools on the Toolbar Palette;
- Using the Workspace;
- Using Layers and Blending Modes;
- Using various functions on the Menu Toolbar; and
- Saving files as different file types.

To participate, individuals must meet the following class prerequisites:
- Have basic computer skills;
- Understand the concept of opening, closing and saving a file;
- Be familiar with working with menus;
- Understand the concept of icons;
- Have a general concept of text, fonts and formatting; and
- Have some interest or duties in image/visual creation.

To register for the course, visit For more information, call 554.3535.

Steps to Take if H1N1 Symptoms Surface

UNO officials have spent months planning for the H1N1 virus. Task forces are assigned to care for students, faculty and staff, and to educate the campus community on the virus and its prevention. Student Health Services (SHS) works closely with the Douglas County Health Department and the Centers for Disease Control as the campus moves through the outbreak.

To keep the campus community informed on H1N1, a Web site has been created with frequently asked questions and links to local and national health-related Web sites. Visit for more information on H1N1, or call SHS at 554.2374.

Every Tuesday, one of the H1N1 frequently asked questions will be published, along with its explanation, in eNotes.

The Nebraska Medical Center has also activated a public hotline with information on H1N1. For more information, call 559.9996.

If I am a UNO employee and I think I have H1N1, what am I required to do?

Faculty and staff should:
- Remain home until their body temperature is below 100.4 degrees Fahrenheit for 24 hours;
- Call an immediate supervisor to inform him or her of the possibility of having contracted H1N1; and
- Fill out an appropriate time record requesting sick leave if a positive balance exists or request up to 40 hours of advance sick leave.

Student Government Elections Today, Tomorrow

The UNO Student Government elections take place today and tomorrow, Sept. 29-30. Election results will be revealed by 8 p.m. on Sept. 30.

Students can vote online at today from 6 a.m. to midnight and from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Sept. 30.

All UNO students are encouraged to vote in the Student Government elections to let their voice be heard on campus, said Megan Schmitz, the legislative liaison and public relations officer for Student Government.

"Voting makes a difference," she said. "The senators and officers you vote for are the voice of students on campus."

For more information, call 554.2620.

Student Writers Sought for "The 2+3=5 Short Story Event"

"The 2+3=5 Short Story Event" is an opportunity for UNO student writers to participate in a contest by creating a short story based on the advertising on pages two and three of The New York Times. Submissions are due Wednesday, Sept. 30.

The review committee will award $50 gift certificates to the UNO Bookstore to the writers of three outstanding stories. The stories will then be read in November at a public reading event.

Students must submit their works according to the process below. For more information, contact Maria Knudtson at

- Pick up a daily copy of The New York Times by swiping a Mav Card in the Collegiate Readership bins on campus;
- Select any single item advertised on any day from either page two or three and save the entire page to be submitted with the story;
- Make sure the item appears in the story somehow, in any role, with any level of significance; and
- Ensure the story is not longer than five complete pages and is double spaced, with 12 point-sized font and standard margins.

How to Submit:
- Stories must be submitted both in print and as a Word file.
- Print copy: Drop off a print copy with the original page of The New York Times and a registration form at the desk in The Writing Center, 150 Arts and Sciences Hall.
- Word file: Send the story as a Word file to Knudtson in the Department of English at Students will receive confirmation of their submission's receipt.

Event sponsors include the faculty group Newspapers in Curricula (NiC), The Writing Center and The New York Times.

16th Annual Bell Tower Challenge for the Omaha Food Bank Oct. 21

Anyone planning to participate in Eta Sigma Gamma's 16th Annual Bell Tower Challenge for the Omaha Food Bank is asked to start saving food cans for the event, which will take place Wednesday, Oct. 21, at the Henningson Memorial Campanile. During the contest, teams of three people will stack cans while the Bell Tower strikes noon.

Teams will compete in two divisions - students and faculty/staff - for awards recognizing the most creative team, the most enthusiastic team, the team that stacks the most food cans and any team that donates at least 1,000 cans of food. Since the event's inception, 42,165 pounds of food have been donated to the Omaha Food Bank.

"The Food Bank is once again working hard to keep food pantries and meal sites stocked as record numbers of people suffer through these tough economic times," said David E. Corbin, faculty sponsor of the campus chapter of Eta Sigma Gamma, a national professional health education honorary.

For more information and an entry form, visit, or contact Corbin or Shandy Ramet at 554.2670 or Registration is due by noon on Friday, Oct. 16.

Children Sought for 12-week Exercise Program

The "Exercise Science Practicum II" class at UNO seeks children, ages 12 and under, for a 12-week program designed to help promote increased physical activity. The goal of the program is to teach children how to have fun while being active.

The program will begin in mid-October and run through the middle of December. Each weekly, one-hour session will include information regarding the muscle group for that week, a warm-up period, activity and cool down.

Program times:
- Saturday morning
8 a.m. to noon

- Saturday afternoon
Noon to 4 p.m.

- Sunday morning
8 a.m. to noon

- Sunday afternoon
Noon to 4 p.m.

The parents of interested participants should contact Kristin Wellwood at 402.676.5075 or and specify which session is preferred.

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. The Criss Library staff wants to know how users prefer to receive help from the library and if they are interested in 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 and must be accessed from a desktop or notebook machine.

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 others.

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

ITS Offering UNO Web Template Training This Fall

This fall, Information Technology Services (ITS) will offer a three-part, hands-on training for a series of Web templates available to the campus community. Stuart Wheat, UNO Web master, developed the templates, which can be used to redesign college or department Web sites.

Training will take place on Thursdays, Oct. 8, 15 and 22, in 104 Durham Science Center. To learn more about Web templates, contact Erin King at 554.3140 or

Web Templates I: Planning and Organization
- Oct. 8
2 to 3:30 p.m.
The session will focus on the organizational structure of the UNO Web template and how it can be used in conjunction with existing Web site structure or to create a new structure. A free concept-mapping tool will be used to diagram the site layout and keep track of site navigation, as well as the naming structure. The different organizational elements of the template will be discussed, including a review of campus examples, and how the template can best be used for particular sites. This is an essential session to attend before starting work with the Web templates.

Web Templates II: Setup and Page Development
- Oct. 15
2 to 4 p.m.
This hands-on session will focus on working with the Web template files in Dreamweaver and creating a model page for use as the basis for all other pages on the site. The Dreamweaver set-up and preferences will also be reviewed. The primary focus of this session is creating a model page, establishing a color scheme for the site and setting the page titles.
(Prerequisite: Web Templates I recommended.)

Web Templates III: Content and Graphics
- Oct. 22
2 to 4 p.m.
This hands-on session will focus on completing a model Web page with the main content, as well as the primary navigation. Attendees will work with the tabs, includes and the footer. Additionally, topics include adding graphics and using fonts. Once the model is completed, participants will almost have a fully functional Web site.
(Prerequisite: Web Templates II required.)

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. Anyone having problems registering shoud 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.

Commonplace Books on Display at Criss Library Through Oct. 30

Commonplace books from Kristin Girten's spring 2009 "Honors Composition: Reason and Research" class are on display on the lower level of Criss Library through Friday, Oct. 30.

"Students were asked to explore humanity's relationship to the environment through mixed-media collage, journaling, diary and workshop," Girten said. "The Project's aim is to inspire students to maintain a personal and tangible relationship to their writing."

The students in Girten's class - Danielle Bollich, Alexis Bowder, Korie Christiansen, Kelly Dunlap, Josiah Shanks, Teruko Tsubaki and Stephanie Weddington - wrote about nature in America.

Creating commonplace books was popular in the 17th and 18th centuries. Organized thematically, writers would copy meaningful passages from books, and reflect upon their compiled knowledge. Francis Bacon, John Milton and Ralph Waldo Emerson are some individuals who created commonplace books.

For more information about the display, call 554.2640.

Adolescents Sought for ADHD Study

Adolescents may qualify for a University of Nebraska Medical Center study on Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD).

Possible ADHD behaviors:
- Inattentiveness or making careless mistakes;
- Fidgeting or squirmy;
- Difficulty organizing tasks;
- Easily distracted;
- Interrupting;
- Forgetfulness; and
- Losing things.

Parents of children ages 12-17 years who exhibit the specified behaviors can call to learn more about the research study and how their child may be eligible for an evaluation and study medication at no charge.

For more information, call 552.6239 or visit


- Ann Coyne, School of Social Work, was the keynote speaker Aug. 1 at the National Social Work Symposium in Leon, Nicaragua.

- Susan Maher, English, was named the High Plains Regent by Sigma Tau Delta, the International English Honor Society. Maher is now responsible for organizing efforts in all High Plains chapters of Sigma Tau Delta, mentoring the student representatives and expanding the organization's reach across the High Plains.

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