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Fall Break Grounds Crew

photo by Tim Fitzgerald

There were some new faces on the grounds crew Oct.19-20, as several students donated their days off for fall break to help clean up the campus. The volunteers were participating in UNO's Service-Learning Project 'Three Days of Service.'

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Martinez Celaya

Martinez Celaya Returns to Nebraska

photo by Tim Fitzgerald

University of Nebraska Visiting Presidential Professor Enrique Martinez Celaya spoke to students, faculty, staff and members of the community Oct. 2 at the Joslyn Art Museum. His free public lecture was titled "The Prophet" and included a question-and-answer session from the audience. Martinez Celaya will return to Nebraska this spring to conclude his three-year term with the University of Nebraska.

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Fall Colors

Fall Colors on Campus

photo by Tim Fitzgerald

A robin garners a bird's eye view of a spray of fall foliage in a tree near the University Drive East Parking Structure.



UNO/United Way Fundraising Events Tomorrow in MBSC

The 2009 UNO-United Way Campaign wraps up Friday, Nov. 6. This year's theme is "Live United." Two fundraising events are planned for this Tuesday, Oct. 27: a jewelry shoppers' fair and a silent auction. Proceeds will go towards reaching UNO's United Way goal of $70,000.

UNO's United Way campaign organizers will host a $5 jewelry shoppers' fair in the Milo Bail Student Center (MBSC) Dodge Room, from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. A portion of all proceeds will go to the United Way of the Midlands.

Don't miss the United Way Silent Auction Oct. 27 from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. outside the MBSC Dodge Room. Items include original framed photography, a Holiday Lights Flight in a small aircraft, and more. Don't miss these featured auction items:

- VC Hockey Tickets
Receive Vice Chancellor Bill Conley's hockey tickets (will include two tickets and two complimentary beverages)

- A Dean's Confectionary Delight
One of Dean Gail Baker's homemade cakes

- A CC with CC
A Coffee and Chat with Chancellor Christensen

- An SVC with the SVC
Special Vended Creation with the Senior Vice Chancellor Terry Hynes

For more information, stop by Human Resources Office, 205 Eppley Administration Building, or call 554.2321.

SHS Offers H1N1 Campus Clinics for 17-to 24-year-olds

Student Health Services (SHS) has a limited quantity of H1N1 Nasal Mist and will host H1N1 clinics on campus this week and next.

SHS staff will administer the mist only to UNO community members between the ages of 17 and 24. No pregnant patients or those with asthma should receive the vaccine.

The mist will be available for $10, while quantities last.

The H1H1 clinic schedule is listed below.

- Today, Oct. 26
10 a.m. to noon
132D College of Public Affairs and Community Service Building

- Thursday, Oct. 29
9 to 11 a.m.
100A University of Nebraska Peter Kiewit Institute

For more information, call SHS at 554.2374.

UNO Child Care Center Openings

The UNO Child Care Center has immediate openings for 18-24 month olds and children ages 3 1/2 to 5 years.

Contact Dawn Hove at 554.4936 or For details about the center, visit

NBDC Offers Workshops on Government Contracts Oct. 28 and 29

The Nebraska Business Development Center (NBDC) will hold two workshops on government contracting this week.

Both workshops are free but require pre-registration at due to limited seating.

- Wednesday, Oct. 28
Winning Government Contracts for Your Business (Registering Your Company)
9 to 11 a.m., New Community Development Corp., 1701 N. 24th St., Suite 102

- Thursday, Oct. 29
Winning Government Contracts for Your Business (Finding Bidding Opportunities)
9 to 11 a.m., Juan Diego Center, 5211 S. 31st St.

For more information, call 554.6252.

SPR to Hold Nebraska Arts Council Brown Bag

The Office of Sponsored Programs and Research (SPR) holds brown bag events throughout the academic year to assist faculty and staff with their pursuits for external funding.

Join SPR on Tuesday, Nov. 3, to hear Nicole Palof and Mike Markey of the Nebraska Arts Council (NAC) discuss NAC's funding opportunities for UNO faculty and staff. The brown bag event will be held in the Milo Bail Student Center Omaha Room from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Those attending are invited to bring their lunch, and light refreshments will be provided.

Call 554.2286 for more information.

Senior FAA Executive to Lecture, Receive Award Nov. 9

Catherine (Kate) M. Lang, acting associate administrator for the Federal Aviation Administration Office of Airports, will be honored by the UNO Aviation Institute Monday, Nov. 9. Lang will receive the William F. Shea Award for her contributions to aviation and will present the 2009 Charles W. Durham Distinguished Guest Lecture. Read more.

UNO NSSLHA and COE Conducts YWCA-Omaha Cell Phone Drive

The UNO National Student Speech-Language Hearing Association (NSSLHA) and the College of Education have teamed up to host a cell phone drive on campus through Tuesday, Nov. 10, to benefit YWCA and battered women and children.

YWCA-Omaha is collecting used cell phones to distribute to victims of domestic violence and sexual assault. By donating old cell phones and chargers, individuals are keeping victims and their children safe.

To donate, locate a drop box in any dean's office or campus information desk.

For more information e-mail

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 the UNO 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.

Student Workshop on Introductions, Conclusions and Audience Centeredness

"Introductions, Conclusions and Audience Centeredness" is set for Tuesday, Oct. 27, from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in the Milo Bail Student Center Jenkins Room.

Students who attend the UNO Speech Center Learn Over Lunch Series workshop will learn how to get their audience's attention, establish credibility and importance, get their audience ready to listen and keep their attention to the very end.

Space is limited so students must register in advance. Contact a consultant at the Speech Consulting Center at 554.3201 or

Criss Library Offers Workshops on Online Research Management Tool

Criss Library will offer an overview of RefWorks, an online research management tool that allows researchers to gather, manage, store and share citations and bibliographies. The third of several workshops on the topic takes place Tuesday, Oct. 27.

In the RefWorks workshop, a researcher will learn how to:
- Organize and save citations from all sources;
- Automatically export citations from databases, without redundant typing;
- Share bibliographies with collaborators, students and researchers via the Web; and
- Automatically insert citations into papers in correct citation style.

To register for a session, send an e-mail to

The Oct. 27 session starts at noon in 107 Criss Library. The final workshop is scheduled for Monday, Nov. 9, at 6 p.m. in the library.

UNO Women's Studies Program Film Series Continues Tomorrow Night

The UNO Women's Studies Program announces its 2009-2010 film series. Three films will be shown each semester and are free and open to the public. This month's film, "The Business of Giving Birth," will be screened Tuesday, Oct. 27.

The showings, hosted by various UNO Women's Studies Program faculty members, start at 7 p.m. in the Eppley Administration Building Auditorium. An open discussion with hosts, guests and audience members will take place immediately following the screenings. Read more.

Halloween Concerts Oct. 27, Nov. 1

The Heartland Philharmonic Orchestra will open its season with its annual Halloween concert -- appropriately named the "Haunt-cert" -- at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 27, at the Strauss Performing Arts Center. Read more.

Center for Faculty Development Book Discussion Oct. 28

Faculty interested in a discussion of Ken Bain's What The Best College Teachers Do can join the Center for Faculty Development (CFD) on Wednesday, Oct. 28, from noon to 1 p.m. in the Milo Bail Student Center Gallery Room. Refreshments will be provided.

All are welcome to attend the discussion, whether or not they have read the book. First- and second-year full-time faculty members received a copy for their participation in the CFD Annual Fall Workshops.

This is a first-come, first-served event, as the CFD has a limited number of books. Those who do not have a copy can contact the CFD at 554.2427 or Alice Woll at to request one.

To register, contact the CFD at 554.2427 or To request more information about the event, contact Woll at

UNL to Sponsor Interdisciplinary Conference on Human Trafficking

In 2008, the United States' first conviction for human trafficking occurred in Iowa and concerned two Nebraska girls forced into prostitution. The University of Nebraska-Lincoln (UNL) will sponsor the Interdisciplinary Conference on Human Trafficking Wednesday through Saturday, Oct. 28-31.

Keynote speaker Kevin Bales will open the conference on Thursday, Oct. 28, at 7:30 p.m. in the UNL City Union Centennial Room. The talk is free and open to the public. Reservations are not required.

Bales, a professor of sociology at Roehampton University in London, is the author of the award-winning book Disposable People: New Slavery in the Global Economy and serves as president of Free the Slaves, the U.S. sister organization of Anti-Slavery International. Archbishop Desmond Tutu called Disposable People "a well-researched, scholarly and deeply disturbing expose of modern slavery."

To register or for conference details, visit

For more information, contact Ron Hampton at or Dwayne Ball at

UNO Child Care Center's Annual Costume Parade Oct. 30

The UNO Child Care Center's annual costume parade across campus will be on Friday, Oct. 30.

The children and staff will leave the center at approximately 9 a.m. and proceed down the middle of the Dodge location.

"For offices and departments wanting to hand out treats to the children, we ask that you greet the children outside your respective buildings," said Dawn Hove, director of the center. "We ask that no hard candy or products containing nuts or peanuts be handed out."

In case of inclement weather, the children and staff will gather in the Milo Bail Student Center Ballroom at 9:30 a.m. for offices and departments to hand out treats.

For more information, contact Hove or Lisa Rice at 554.3398.

Next Retirement Planning Seminar Oct. 30

UNO Human Resources will continue its retirement planning seminar on Friday, Oct. 30. "What Will You be Doing During Retirement?" will take place from 10 to 11 a.m. in the Milo Bail Student Center Gallery Room. All faculty and staff are invited to attend.

This seminar focuses on the emotional and social aspects of retirement planning needs and the questions of employees who are planning to retire within the next five to 15 years. Marlene Schneider, a counselor in the UNO Faculty/Employee Assistance Program, will lead the program.

For more information, contact Esther Scarpello at 554.3660 or Tim Rochford at 554.2465.

Mav-Rec Halloween Party Oct. 31 in HPER

Mav-Rec Youth Programs will host a family friendly Halloween party on Saturday, Oct. 31, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Health, Physical Education and Recreation (HPER) Building.

The party is free and open to people of all ages. Activities include a haunted house, carnival games, candy and prizes.

At the event, Mav-Rec will collect canned food items for local food pantries, as well as blankets and towels for the Town & Country Humane Society.

To donate candy for the event, stop by 100 HPER or call 554.2539. For more information about Mav-Rec Youth Programs, visit

School of Public Administration to host Philanthropy Expert Nov. 5

George McCully, author of Philanthropy Reconsidered (2008), will present "What's Next for the Future of Philanthropy" Thursday, Nov. 5, from 4 to 5 p.m. in 220 College of Public Affairs and Community Service Building. The event is free and open to the public.

His talk on the national and local transformation of the philanthropic market will explore opportunities resulting from the changes. McCully is the founder and chief executive officer of the Catalogue for Philanthropy and created the Generosity Index.

For more information, contact Angela Eikenberry at 554.3488.

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