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Carlson, Sather Regionally Honored

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The Midwest Consortium for Service-Learning in Higher Education recently recognized Patricia Carlson and Paul Sather with two prestigious awards for service learning pedagogy and leadership. Carlson received the Teacher Commendation in Service-Learning. Sather was presented the Voyager Award. The awards were announced at the sixth annual Midwest Consortium awards ceremony, held Sept. 25 at UNO.

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UNO's You Look MAVelous! Winners

photos by Deb Bertrand

More than 300 UNO staff and faculty members formed 21 teams to take the You Look MAVelous! challenge during the summer months. Sponsored by Human Resources, Mav-Rec Wellness and Student Health Services, the challenge encouraged participants to improved their lifestyle health and fitness habits. All photos were taken during the final team weigh-in on Aug. 19, where the entire team stepped up on the scale together. The Lighten Up! team took the first-place prize. Team participants pictured in the final slide included:

Back Row: Michael Obbink, Bruce Bartling, Ken Hultman, Pat Wheeler, Jenni Rock, Stan Schleifer and Kathy Krause.

Front Row: Joe Huebner, Jan Paap, April Busch, Laura Lamblin (captain), Marilyn Brown, Maggie Zion and Deb Wilcox.

Not Pictured: Terry Hynes, Christine Hoffman, Bob Cairns, Lucy Westbrook, Dave Miller and Lynn Stephenson.



HR Publishes New Newsletter

Human Resources recently published its first edition of "HR Newsletter – your human resources partner in achieving results." The newsletter offers stories, tips, reminders and pertinent dates from HR and other UNO departments. The September through December HR Newsletter is available online at

UNO Presents Panel on Intimate Partner Violence With Multicultural View

Intimate partner violence knows no limits and crosses all socio-economic, cultural, ethnic or gender boundaries.

"Violence and abuse can happen to anyone at any time," said Marti Rosen-Atherton, director of UNO's Counseling Center.

For this reason, UNO Voices Against Violence, in partnership with the Omaha YWCA and Maverick Solutions, will host a free forum with a multicultural focus on Tuesday, Oct. 27, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Milo Bail Student Center Nebraska Room. Read more.

Mav-Rec Personal Training Offered

Wellness Stampede

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

Campus Recreation will offer Mav-Rec Personal Training this semester.

This program is designed for members of the UNO community (faculty, staff, students and alumni) who are searching for someone to provide them with an individualized program, guidance, motivation, education, encouragement, supervision and one-on-one attention.

The cost is $110 for faculty/staff and $85 for students. If interested, individuals must sign up by Friday, Nov. 20, and complete the sessions by Thursday, Dec. 31.

To schedule an appointment stop by 100 HPER. Staff will match participants with a trainer who will contact them to set up their first appointment.

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

A Safe Distance Can Mean Better Health

The regular washing of hands can help reduce the chances of contracting the H1N1 virus or other strains of the flu this season. But another method, known as social distancing, can also help keep us healthy.

What is social distancing and how can it help me avoid getting sick?
Social distancing is an effective way to help protect from illness. Individuals should keep a 4- to 5-foot distance when speaking with someone or when standing in a line. The distance helps to prevent sputum (spit) droplets that naturally occur with normal speaking to be spread to others.

Visit for more information on H1N1, or call Student Health Services at 554.2374. The Nebraska Medical Center has also activated a public hotline with information on H1N1. For more information, call 559.9996.

Information on H1N1 is published in eNotes every Tuesday.

November TIAA-CREF Schedule

TIAA-CREF has set its campus visit schedule for November. A TIAA-CREF representative will be on campus for individual appointments on the following dates:

- Tuesday, Nov. 10 and
- Thursday, Nov. 19

Appointments for one-on-one counseling sessions can be made by calling 1.866.904.7803.

HPER Students Sought for Awards and Scholarships

The School of Health, Physical Education and Recreation (HPER) is inviting the students within HPER to fill out a Student Award's Application.

There are several awards and scholarship opportunities which are available to students. No one can receive a scholarship or award without filling out an application. Applications are due Friday, Nov. 6.

Pick up an application from 207 HPER or apply online at

Available Toner Cartridges Listing

Sustainability Graphic

Limited quantities of toner and inkjet cartridges are available from Mail Services for department use only. To reserve any of the following, contact Kathy Hartle at 554.2337.

- Lexmark 70 black

- Epson T044420 yellow

- HP 23

- HP 20

- HP 41

- HP 51626A black

Hartle invites the campus community to join the recycling effort. Before throwing away an old toner or ink cartridge, contact her at 554.2337 to see what options are available.

"If you don't have the printer for the toner cartridges anymore, send them to the mailroom," she said. "With the budget situation, continuing to recycle ink and toner cartridges can save the university and departments money."

The Vice Chancellor for Business and Finance Task Force on Sustainability provides these tips. For more information, visit

National Day on Writing Celebrated This Wednesday

On Wednesday, Oct. 21, UNO students, faculty and staff are invited to celebrate the National Day on Writing by contributing to a "continuing story" that will evolve on poster boards in the Writing Center, located in 150 Arts and Sciences Hall. Read more.

UNO/UNL Faculty Workshop Oct. 22 on Exports Controls

A Faculty Workshop will take place Thursday, Oct. 22, on "Export Controls" from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. in 160 University of Nebraska Peter Kiewit Institute.

Sara Conrad, export control specialist at UNL, will lead the presentation.

UNO's Office of Sponsored Programs and Research (SPR) will provide pizza and beverages. For more information, call SPR at 554.2286.

Fall Faculty Recruitment Workshop Schedule

The Office of Academic and Student Affairs and the Human Resources Office of Diversity and Equal Opportunity will host two more Faculty Recruitment Workshops this fall.  All workshops will take place in Milo Bail Student Center Gallery Room.

The schedule:
- Tuesday, Oct. 27
1 to 2:30 p.m.

- Tuesday, Nov. 10
10 to 11:30 a.m.

Before anyone can serve on a UNO Faculty Search Committee, individuals must have attended one of these recruitment workshops within the past two years. To R.S.V.P. for the workshop, contact Jerri Maxwell at or 554.3892.

For more information about the workshop, contact Deborah Smith-Howell at 554.4849 or, James McCarty at 554.2262 or, Steve Bullock at 554.4822 or or Sharon Ulmar at 554.2872 or

Nominations Sought for 2009 "STEP UP" Award

The campus community can now nominate individuals and groups for the annual STEP UP Awards. Now in its third year, the award is intended to recognize individuals and groups of faculty or staff who, in the last year, volunteered to take on and complete unexpected university-related work that was above and beyond the scope of their normal responsibilities.

"The culture of this campus is one where people take on new tasks and responsibilities when asked," said UNO Chancellor John Christensen.  "The STEP UP awards are one way to show and highlight that hard work and effort."

Nomination forms and guidelines are available by clicking on the following link: UNO STEP UP Award.

Nominations need to be in by Friday, Oct. 30.  For more information, contact Nancy Castilow at

The STEP UP Awards will be presented during a presentation on Wednesday, Dec. 2, at 3 p.m. in the Milo Bail Student Center.

Undergraduate Catalog Changes Due Nov. 6

The deadline to submit changes for the 2010-11 UNO Undergraduate Catalog is Friday, Nov. 6. Changes should be submitted to Marian McDonald, University Relations, 108 Eppley Administration Building.

Call for Proposals for May 2010 Public Administration Theory Conference

The UNO School of Public Administration will host the 23rd Annual Public Administration Theory Conference in Omaha May 20-23, 2010. Information on the call-for-proposals is now available at Deadline for submissions is Sunday, Nov. 15.

For more information, contact Angela Eikenberry at


Neighborhood Center Receives 2009 MAPA Award
The Neighborhood Center, a community-based, neighborhood-driven organization administered by UNO, was recognized Oct. 14 for its positive influence throughout the metropolitan area. The center received the 2009 Metropolitan Area Planning Agency (MAPA) Regional Service Award at the annual MAPA dinner in Blair, Neb.

A selection committee chose to honor the center based on nominations highlighting its efforts to train more than 220 neighborhood associations and civic groups and provide guidance on numerous special initiatives. For almost a decade, the center has offered assistance to residents in a tri-country area, enabling them to address issues affecting the quality of life in their communities.

For details on the Neighborhood center, visit For more information, contact Ronald Abdouch at 561.7582.

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