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Mavericks Sweep Bearcats in Volleyball

photos by Tim Fitzgerald

UNO's volleyball team improved their MIAA record to 10-7 with a win Wednesday night (Nov. 4) over Northwest Missouri State. The Maverick's Lizzy Mach and Ellen Thommes led UNO with 11 kills each. UNO returns home on November 13 at 7 p.m. against Central Missouri.

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Mavs Beat Gorillas in Overtime

photos by Tim Fitzgerald

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

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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2009.11.06

Flag Lowering

The UNO flag will be lowered to half-staff Saturday, Nov. 7, to honor the memory of UNO retiree Wilda Stephenson. She passed away Oct. 10 at the age of 86.

Stephenson, former director of the Goodrich Scholarship Program, retired in 1985 after more than 15 years of service to the university. At the time of her passing, she resided in Cincinnati, Ohio.

A memorial service will be held Nov. 7 at 11 a.m. at New Life Presbyterian Church, 4060 Pratt St., in Omaha.

Memorials in lieu of flowers may be sent to the Building Fund of New Life Presbyterian Church or to the Wilda Stephenson Internship Program, c/o the Goodrich Scholarship Program.

UNO Again Awarded Military-Friendly Honor

UNO has again been nationally recognized as a military-friendly educational institution.

Military Advanced Education magazine listed UNO in its third annual Guide to America's Military-Friendly Colleges and Universities. The list will be published in the magazine's November/December 2009 issue. Read more.

'FUEL' Screening and Panel Discussion Tonight

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The Environmental Club of UNO (UNO EC) will partner with the Green Omaha Coalition for another free screening of the award-winning film "FUEL" tonight, Nov. 6. The 6 p.m. viewing will be followed by a panel discussion with local people who drive vehicles with alternative fuel sources. It will take place in the College of Public Affairs and Community Service Collaborating 
Commons.

The panel includes: Julie Conway (hydrogen hybrid user, from Green Future
Technology); Eric Williams (biodiesel user/president of the Omaha BioFuels
Coop); Bill Moore (electric vehicle user/editor of EV World), and Robert
Byrnes (who has vehicles that run on hydrogen, biofuels and seed oils and is
founder of the Nebrasksa Green Fuels Coop).

In 2008, the film earned the Sundance Film Festival Best Documentary. Directed and co-wrote by Josh Tickell, the eco-documentary is about breaking the U.S. dependency on fossil fuels.  It offers an entertaining, thoughtful and well-researched argument for alternative energy. After seeing "FUEL" in festival screenings, more than 98 percent of audience members committed to take action in regards to their fuel usage and more than 90 percent of the audience left the film believing that America can realistically produce all of the energy it needs in the future.




To view the trailer for the film, visit http:/www.thefuelfilm.com.

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

Dodge Location Steam Shutdown This Weekend

A campus-wide steam shut down will affect heat and domestic hot water for the Dodge Location, with the exception of residence housing, this weekend. The shut down is scheduled to begin at 10 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 7, and conclude at 10 a.m. on Sunday, Nov. 8.

Facilities Management and Planning staff appreciates the campus community's continued patience during the Health, Physical Education and Recreation Building addition and renovation construction project.

For any concerns or questions, call Audrey Buckley at 554.4104.

UFO Study Group to Meet Saturday

The UNO UFO Study Group meets every Saturday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in 285 Durham Science Center during the fall semester. The Saturday, Nov. 7, meeting is open to the public. Anyone interested in unidentified flying objects and related phenomena is welcome to attend.

For more information, call John Powers at 319.2721.

Eppley Sprinkler System Work Notice

Starting Monday, Nov. 9, Lueder Construction personnel will be on site to conduct a survey to determine the route for the new Eppley Administration Building sprinkler system. This work will take approximately 10 days to complete.

Workers have been instructed to announce their visit and not intrude into meeting areas. They will set up a ladder, move a ceiling tile or two, make notes and leave.

The actual installation of the system is set to begin before the end of November.  Watch eNotes for details.

For more information, contact Walt Burr at 554.2582 or wburr@unomaha.edu.

Native American Heritage Month Celebrated a UNO

A month-long celebration of Native American heritage began this week at UNO. Events ranging from music, games, presentations and a film screening are free and open to the public and campus community. Read more.

"Your Omaha 2020" Is Nov. 10

The UNO Young Alumni group will collaborate with the Greater Omaha Young Professionals (YPC) for "Your Omaha 2020: Building a Young Professionals Vision for Our Community" on Tuesday, Nov. 10, at the Holiday Inn Omaha Convention Center Hotel, 3321 S. 72nd St., from 6:30 to 9 p.m. in the Palace Ballroom.

UNO students and young professionals from the metro are invited to attend. At the free event, young professionals can:

- Network;

- Offer visions of what Omaha should be like in 2020; and

- Gain career development.

The visions developed at this event will be incorporated into the 2010 Young Professionals Summit. Light snacks and beverages will be provided.

Those unable to attend can also follow the community discussion live at http://rallyomaha.com.

Register by Tuesday, Nov. 10, at http://www.omahachamber.org/chamber/EventDetail.aspx?EventDateID=15868. For more information, e-mail aaronluneke2002@msn.com.

Event sponsors include YPC, UNO Young Alumni, Omaha Jaycees, Chamber of Commerce, Rally Omaha and The Reader.

SPR Brown Bag to Discuss "NHC 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 on Tuesday, Nov. 17, to hear Erika Hamilton of the Nebraska Humanities Council (NHC) discuss NHC's funding opportunities. The brown-bag event will be held in the Milo Bail Student Center Gallery 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.

HR to Offer Consumer Credit Counseling Seminars

Human Resources will offer a series of seminars on Consumer Credit Counseling during the fall and spring semester. With the holiday season approaching, this is meant to be a timely opportunity for UNO employees to learn more about issues related to consumer credit.

The first seminar will be on Tuesday, Nov. 17, in the Milo Bail Student Center Jenkins Room from 2 to 3 p.m. "Ins and Outs of Credit," will go over the fundamentals of consumer credit, credit reports and money management. The seminar will also sound out those attending about issues they would like to see addressed in future seminars. 

All seminars will be conducted by the Consumer Credit Counseling Service of Nebraska, a non-profit community service organization dedicated to delivering professional consumer credit education, confidential counseling and debt management to all segments of society, regardless of their ability to pay.

For more information, contact Tim Rochford at 554.2465.

OLLAS/Juan Diego Center Food Drive Under Way

Faculty, staff and students can bring non-perishable donations to the Office of Latino/Latin American Studies (OLLAS) for its food drive through Friday, Nov. 20.

OLLAS and the Spanish Club are sponsoring the food drive for the Juan Diego Center. OLLAS is located in 106 Arts and Science Hall.

For more information, contact OLLAS at 554.3835.

Criss Library Online Research Management Tool Workshop Nov. 9

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 final workshop on the topic takes place Monday, Nov. 9, at 6 p.m. in 107 Criss Library

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, send an e-mail to lparker@unomaha.edu.

Annual Health Fair Next Week

Wellness Stampede

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

All UNO students, faculty, staff and their family members can attend the 2009 Health Fair on Thursday, Nov. 12, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Milo Bail Student Center (MBSC) Ballroom. Free screenings, chair massages, giveaways, door prizes and more than 50 vendors will be available.

Campus Recreation and UNO Mav-Rec Wellness, in cooperation with Student Health Services (SHS), will host the annual health fair. This year's theme is "Paving the Way for a Healthy Tomorrow."

Prior to the health fair, members of the campus community can register for the health screen blood draw ($25 per person) and/or a PSA test for men ($12 per person) at SHS, located on first floor of the MBSC. The blood draw (a $300 value) consists of 40 tests, including a diabetes screen and cholesterol, thyroid, kidney and liver tests. For more health screen information, call 554.2374.

For health fair information, contact Angie Helseth at 554.3185/ahelseth@unomaha.edu or visit http://www.unomaha.edu/wwwocr/health/09%20health%20fair%20flyer.pdf.

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, daviddaniels@unomaha.edu or http://www.unomaha.edu/wwwocr/health/stampede.php.

UNO Staff Sought for Work-Life Study

Every person "bounds," or puts limits on, how much overlap they have between their work, family and personal interests. Researchers need participants for a study that investigates how UNO staff members and their spouses/partners manage these different boundaries on a daily basis and how these boundaries affect health and well-being (IRB# 237-09-EP).

Study participants must work at least 35 hours per week, must have lived together for at least two years, and must not have switched jobs or employers within the past year.

Participants will be asked to complete a one-hour and 30-minute interview, as well as a brief, 10-minute survey. Each member of the couple will be interviewed and surveyed separately. Study participants will be compensated for their time.

For more information, contact Samantha K. Ammons at 554.3358 or sammons@unomaha.edu.

CCSW to Present "Open the Door to a More Active Lifestyle"

Wellness Stampede

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

The Chancellor's Commission on the Status of Women (CCSW) will present a brown-bag lunch open to all faculty, staff and students on Friday, Nov. 13, at noon in the College of Public Affairs and Community Service Collaborating Commons.

"Open the Door to a More Active Lifestyle" attendees will be coached toward a healthier lifestyle, with tips on how to conquer lethargy and exercise-avoidance by Jennifer Huberty, an associate professor in the School of Health, Physical Education and Recreation, and Kay Grant, a graduate assistant. Both are UNO specialists in physical activity/health promotion.

Bring a lunch -- healthy fruit and veggies will be provided.

For more information, contact CCSW co-chairs Wendi Chiarbos Jensen at 554.2286 or wcjensen@unomaha.edu or Jody Neathery-Castro at 554.3611 or jneathery@unomaha.edu.

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, daviddaniels@unomaha.edu or http://www.unomaha.edu/wwwocr/health/stampede.php.

In the News

In the News

- Art Professor Larry Bradshaw was mentioned in the Oct. 15 issue of the Huerfano Journal (Colorado) about an art exhibition hosted by Upstream People Gallery.

- Loree Bykerk, Department of Political Science, was interviewed Nov. 4 by the Associated Press about conservative states with moderate senators.

 Tom Gouttierre, International Studies and Programs and Center for Afghanistan Studies, was interviewed Nov. 2 by WBUR, Boston's National Public Radio affiliate, about the cancellation of a planned presidential runoff election in Afghanistan.

- KMTV (CBS 3) interviewed student RJ Heck Nov. 4 about living with autism.

- Students Nathan Kirkland and Tyler Micek were interviewed Nov. 5 by WOWT (NBC 6) about the personal finances of college students. The story previewed Money Smart Nebraska Week events happening on campus Nov. 9-14.

- Suzanne Sollars, Department of Psychology, was quoted in the Nov. 4 issue of the Omaha World-Herald about UNO's centennial time capsule project.

If you are a member of the UNO community and have been interviewed by the media - local, state, regional, national or international - we want to know about it. Send an e-mail with the particulars to enotes@mail.unomaha.edu. Please include a contact name and phone number. For more information, call 554.2762.

In Print

- Patrice J. Proulx, professor of French, has had three articles published in 2009: "Witnessing Creation in Nancy Huston's Une adoration" (The French Review); "Negotiating New Identities in Quebec's écriture migrante" (Contemporary French and Francophone Studies: Sites), and "The Dance of Life and Death in Nancy Huston's Visages de l'Aube and Dolce agonia" (Aimer et Mourir: Love, Death, and Women's Lives in French and Francophone Literature).

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 enotes@mail.unomaha.edu. Please include a contact name and phone number. For more information, call 554.2243.

On Stage

UNO Alumni Night at "A Christmas Carol" Dec. 16
Join the UNO Alumni Association for "UNO Alumni Night at 'A Christmas Carol'" on Wednesday, Dec. 16. Those attending will take part in an Omaha and holiday tradition at the Omaha Community Playhouse.

The UNO Alumni Association event includes reduced ticket prices and an exclusive intermission reception for UNO alumni and guests. Tickets are $25 for adults and $15 for ages five to 22. Showtime is 7:30 p.m.

For more information, visit http://www.unoalumni.org/wfData/files/ChristmasCarol.jpg.

R.S.V.P. to Elizabeth Kraemer at 554.4802 or ekraemer@mail.unomaha.edu by Monday, Nov. 16.

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 enotes@mail.unomaha.edu. Please include a contact name and phone number.

On Exhibit

Criss Library Hosts Smithsonian Traveling "Earth From Space" Exhibit
A Smithsonian "Earth from Space" exhibit remains on display through Thursday, Dec. 17, at the Criss Library Gallery.

"Earth from Space" presents dozens of detailed satellite images on vivid free-standing banners and reveals the awesome beauty of the planet's surface through the "eyes" of a space satellite. The exhibit explains how remote sensing is used to expand scientists understanding of life on Earth and introduces the technologies scientists use to gather this astonishing imagery. 

This Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition presentation was developed in collaboration with the Center for Earth and Planetary Studies and the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum.

The gallery is located on the main floor of the library. For more information about the display, call 554.2640.

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 enotes@mail.unomaha.edu. Please include a contact name and phone number. For more information, call 554.2243.