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Mavs Beat Gorillas in Overtime

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The Maverick football team improved its record to 6-4 with a 31-28 overtime win Saturday (Oct. 31) over Pittsburg State. The dramatic win came with a Greg Wunderlich six-yard touchdown pass to junior Mike Higgins. UNO freshman Levi Terrell carried the ball 28 times for 199 yards in the game. UNO closes out the season this Saturday (Nov. 7) at Missouri Western.

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Flying Mavs Win Competition

photo by Tim Fitzgerald

UNO's Aviation Institute Flight Team, the Flying Mavs, won first place in the 2009 National Intercollegiate Flying Association Region 6 SAFECON competition held Oct. 23 in Norman, Oklahoma. UNO's team was sponsored by Jet Linx Aviation. With 365 points, UNO captured first place and a spot in the national competition. The win marks the first time UNO has won the regional competition.

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A Fall Slideshow

photos by Tim Fitzgerald

Recent wind and rain may have brought down many of the brightly colored leaves from the campus trees, but photographs captured the colors of this fall.

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2009.11.05

Outdoor Temperatures and Building Comfort

It is that time of year again when the seasonal outdoor daily temperatures begin to fluctuate greatly. Facilities Management and Planning staff remind faculty, staff and students that they need to be aware of these daily temperature changes and take appropriate measures for the conditions both indoors and outdoors.

Facilities will be adapting the building indoor temperatures as outlined in the "Building Temperature Policy" with the seasonal changes. This policy can be viewed at http://www.unomaha.edu/facilities/maintenance/temperaturepolicy.php

"The goal of this policy is to create a reasonably comfortable working and learning environment while balancing the need to economize and use our resources wisely," said Larry Morgan, assistant director of Facilities Management and Planning. "This will be applicable to all campus buildings, offices, classroom, public spaces, etc."

For more information, call Morgan at 554.3735.

Generation Diversity Leadership Series Continues Today

The UNO Diversity and Equal Opportunity Office, with support from the Office of Diversity and President's Office in Central Administration, are co-sponsoring a diversity series for fall 2009 and spring 2010 for all faculty, staff and students. The final session of the fall semester takes place today, Nov. 5.

Joe Gerstandt, a well-known speaker and facilitator who works with Fortune 500 corporations, non-profit organizations and universities across the country, will conduct the series. He will present, "A Mind is a Terrible Thing to Rely On…Sometimes!" from 1 to 2 p.m. in the Milo Bail Student Center Gallery Room.

Presently, Gerstandt lives in the Omaha and speaks at numerous conferences and summits throughout the Omaha metropolitan area. Today's lecture will examine important social/relational dynamics.

"UNO and Central Administration are pleased that Joe will be speaking on the UNO campus," said Sharon Ulmar, director of UNO Diversity and Equal Opportunity. "He is an experienced facilitator who brings a wealth of knowledge on issues related to diversity, communication, collaboration and leadership."

To register or for more information, contact Sharon Ulmar at 554.2321 or sulmar@unomaha.edu.

Today's SPR Brown Bag to Discuss "NSF Funding Opportunities"

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 staff today, Nov. 5, to hear Alan Christensen of the National Science Foundation discuss "Funding Opportunities at the National Science Foundation." The brown bag event will be held in the Milo Bail Student Center Omaha Room from noon to 1 p.m.

Those attending are invited to bring their lunch, and light refreshments will be provided. Call 554.2286 for more information.

School of Public Administration to Host Today's Philanthropy Expert Talk

George McCully, author of Philanthropy Reconsidered (2008), will present "What's Next for the Future of Philanthropy" today, 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 recent 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.

Undergraduate Catalog Changes Due Tomorrow

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.

"Consider This" Guests Offer 2010 Fiscal Forecast

Coming up on the next edition of "Consider This," with host Cathy Wyatt, a forecast from Nebraska business development and unemployment experts.

Wyatt's guests will include Dave Dearmont, chief economist, Nebraska Department of Revenue, and Catherine Lang, commissioner of labor, Nebraska Department of Labor.

The program airs tonight, Nov. 5, at 11 p.m. on NET1.

Additional air dates and times are:

NET1
- Sunday, Nov. 8
11:30 a.m.

NET2
- Friday, Nov. 6
12:30 p.m.

- Tuesday, Nov. 10
12:30 p.m.

"Consider This" is a production of UNO Television. It also airs on The Knowledge Network of Greater Omaha. For a list of days and times, visit . Archived editions of the program are available on the Web at http://www.unotv.unomaha.edu.

ECC UNO to Host The Big Garden Project Speaker

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The Environmental Club of UNO (EC UNO) will host a talk by Stephanie Ahlschwede from The Big Garden on Tuesday, Nov. 10, at 11:30 a.m. in the Milo Bail Student Center Chancellor's Room.

Faculty, staff and students can listen to Ahlschwede speak about her organization. The Big Garden is a network of Omaha community gardens focused on empowering neighbors to grow nutritious food, build community relationships, create safe neighborhood spaces and develop healthy lifestyles.

For more information, visit http://www.gardenbig.org/.

For event information, contact Gillian Cromwell at gcromwell@unomaha.edu.

The Vice Chancellor for Business and Finance Task Force on Sustainability supports this event. For more information, visit http://www.unomaha.edu/green/.

Understanding Personal Debt, Credit Scores Part of Money Smart Nebraska Week

The College of Business Administration and the Center for Economic Education, both at UNO, will host a week of seminars designed to educate the campus community and the public about personal finance during Money Smart Nebraska Week, a statewide program, with events taking place Monday, Nov. 9, through Saturday, Nov. 14.

All seminars will be held in 402 Roskens Hall. The sessions are free and open to students, faculty and staff at UNO, as well as the public. Read more.

Stock Market Challenge Set for Nov. 12

Today's stock market might not be a source of good news, but it still provides a wealth of opportunity. With that in mind, more than 100 members of the Boys & Girls Clubs of the Midlands will participate in the Second Annual Stock Market Challenge on Thursday, Nov. 12.

"The experience we had last year was excellent. The kids become extremely competitive and savvy," said Jonna Holland, an associate professor of marketing. More than 40 UNO College of Business Administration finance students will act as floor traders for the competition. Students will conduct a training session prior to the challenge on today, Nov. 5, at the Collaborating Commons of the College of Public Affairs and Community Service. Read more.

SAC Seeks Employee of the Month Nominations

The Staff Advisory Council (SAC) continues to seek nominations for the Employee of the Month Award for office/service and managerial/professional personnel. Nominations can be submitted by staff, faculty and managers or administrators, and must meet the criteria listed below.

"If you have previously submitted a nomination prior to January 2009, please resubmit your nomination with the criteria listed below," said Monica Bayles, SAC treasurer.

The criteria for the award:
- Performed job above and beyond expectations;
- Interpersonal skill/communication;
- Knowledge of job; and
- Adaptability.

Nomination guidelines:
- Nominees must be employed at UNO for one year or longer;
- An Employee of the Month qualifies to be selected as Employee of the Year; and
- Nominations will be kept on file for 90 days and will be considered with all nominations for Employee of the Month.

Recipients will receive a $100 award. To nominate an employee, print and complete the nomination form at http://www.unomaha.edu/enotes/2009/img/sac_eomform.pdf and send it through campus mail to P.O. Box 130.

For more information, call Bayles at 554.2977.

Editor's note: This month's Employee of the Month recipient is Dave Daniels, assistant director for fitness/wellness and instructional programs with Campus Recreation. Watch eNotes for more information on the September Employee of the Month.

"Miracle Mile Walk" Tomorrow in MBSC

Wellness Stampede

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

Student Health Services nurse Julie Kalasek and the Miracle Milers invite the campus community to participate in the "Miracle Mile Walk." The free inside walking will take place Friday, Nov. 6, from 3:30 to 4 p.m. in the Milo Bail Student Center U Mon Hon Room.

No experience is necessary, and participants will have the opportunity to walk inside to a 15-minute DVD.

"The Miracle Mile Walk is equivalent to a one-mile outdoor walk. It is designed for people of all ages and fitness levels," Kalasek said. "Wear comfortable shoes, or you can walk barefoot, too."

Click on this link for the complete schedule.

For more information, contact Kalasek at 554.2374 or Becky Bohan Brown at 554.2243.

Sponsored by the Wellness Stampede, Human Resources and Student Health Services, You Look MAVelous! is UNO's fitness and summer weight loss challenge.

The mission of the Wellness Stampede, 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, daviddaniels@unomaha.edu or http://www.unomaha.edu/wwwocr/health/stampede.php.

Annual NCNW Heritage Ball Friday Night

The UNO section of the National Council of Negro Women (NCNW) will host its fifth Annual Heritage Ball Friday, Nov. 6, at Crowne Plaza Hotel, 655 N. 108th Ave.

At the event, UNO's NCNW will celebrate its 10-year charter with the historic national chapter. The annual ball will start at 6:30 p.m. with a dinner and keynote by motivational speaker Gabrielle St. Leger, followed by a 9 p.m. formal dance.

"The section continues the legacy of civil rights activists Mary McLeod Bethune and Dorothy I. Height by seeking further education and serving the community," said Monalisa King-Ward, NCNW advisor. "Our members will carry out unique community service activities throughout the year and will mentor a junior section of the NCNW high school students this year."

Tickets are currently on sale in the Office of Multicultural Affairs on the first floor of the Milo Bail Student Center. Tickets cost $35 for the entire ball or dance-only $7 or $5 for students.

For more information, contact King-Ward at 554.2248.

Serving Military Students Session For Faculty/Staff on Veteran's Day

The Division of Continuing Studies and Veterans Services will host a webcast on "Serving Military Students" on Veteran's Day, Wednesday, Nov. 11, from 12:45 to 2:30 p.m. in the College of Public Affairs and Community Service Collaborating Commons. Open to all faculty and staff, no R.S.V.P is required.

The webcast speakers will include Karen Pedersen from Southwestern College Professional Studies, Danielle Sorman from Colorado Technical University, and Jim Sweizer from American Military University. The session will look at:
- The differences in providing education to civilian versus military students;
- Their conflict between course and military duty requirements;
- Online format and the military student; and
- Best practices for assisting military students.

The webcast will be followed by a panel of UNO faculty and staff who have experience working with military and veteran students. Refreshments will be provided.

For more information about the event, contact Jamie Ruggiero at 595.2371/jruggiero@unomaha.edu or Dave Cassiday at 554.4833/dcassiday@unomaha.edu.

NUFlex Enrollment Dates Reminder

2010 NUFlex enrollment dates have been announced and this year will begin on Monday, Nov. 16, through 5 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 4. Although the enrollment information, including the NUFlex Benefits booklet and premium/price tag information won't be available until Nov. 16, benefit eligible faculty and staff are encouraged to begin thinking about the enrollment period now.

Firefly, the university's business portal, will be used to update all employees' benefits (http://firefly.nebraska.edu). Although individuals can't view the benefit information for 2010 yet, participants can begin by reviewing current benefit package online and making sure they are comfortable logging into their personal Firefly account. This is also the year when participants will need to update "Tobacco/Nicotine Designation" and will have the opportunity to update "Dental and Vision Care Insurance" options.

For more information, visit http://firefly.nebraska.edu.

Fall Mav-Rec Golf/Archery Lab Hours

This event has been designated a UNO Wellness Stampede event.

Campus Recreation announces its fall Mav-Rec open golf and archery lab hours. The lab, located in 230 Health, Physical Education and Recreation Building, will have the following schedule through Wednesday, Dec. 2:

- Mondays
2 to 3 p.m.

- Fridays
2 to 3 p.m.

The lab is supervised for open practice only. Instruction is not available.

For more information, call 554.2008.

The mission of the Wellness Stampede, 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, daviddaniels@unomaha.edu or http://www.unomaha.edu/wwwocr/health/stampede.php.

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 http://omaha2010.patheory.org/. Deadline for submissions is Sunday, Nov. 15.

For more information, contact Angela Eikenberry at aeikenberry@unomaha.edu.

Participants Needed for UNMC Child ADD Study

The University of Nebraska Medical (UNMC) Center Department of Psychiatry needs participants for a study on investigational medication for child and Attention Deficit Disorders (ADD). Study evaluation and medication are provided at no cost to those that meet eligibility requirements.

To participate, subjects must be between the ages of four and five years and have the following symptoms: unable to sit still, trouble following directions or paying attention.

For information, call 552.6239.

Surplus Property Available for Viewing Online

All Surplus Property furniture and items are available for viewing online at http://picasaweb.google.com/unosurplus. All are available for department use only.

Items include:

- Bookcases;

- Desks;

- Chairs; and

- Tables.

Items can also be viewed by appointment at Mail Services, 106 Eppley Administration Building. To set up an appointment, call Tom Feldman at 554.2222.