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Women's Basketball Wins Saturday

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The Maverick women came from behind Saturday (Nov. 28) to defeat Chadron State 70-62 in the UNO Thanksgiving Tournament. Senior Ashley Nelson shot a career high 27 points in the win. UNO hosts Fort Hays State University on Saturday, December 5 at 4 p.m.

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World AIDS Day Vigil at UNO

More than 150 local students and members of various community agencies took part in a candlelight vigil at UNO on Dec. 1 to commemorate and recognize World AIDS Day. UNO student Scott Stewart put together this short video.

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Molecular Modeling Lab

New Molecular Modeling Lab Key to Chemistry Research Work

by Tim Kaldahl

A new computer-based molecular modeling lab on the third floor of UNO's Durham Science Center has helped a pair of undergraduates win an American Chemical Society (ACS) Midwest region best poster competition this semester. The students – Teddy Woolman and Joshua Stopak ...continue

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2009.12.08

Event Cancellation Notices

The following events have been cancelled or postponed for today, Dec. 8:

- Men's and Women's Basketball Games
The UNO basketball games against York College scheduled for today at 10:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. have been postponed until Wednesday, Dec. 9. The women will tip off at 5:30 p.m. with the men following at 7:30 p.m.

- NiC Fireplace Read-in
Today's Newspapers in Curricula (NiC) read-in, set for 2 to 4 p.m. in the Milo Bail Student Center Fireplace Lounge, has been cancelled. The quiet reading time event for students will be rescheduled for January.

Watch eNotes for future dates and cancellations.

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Classical 90.7 KVNO Broadcasts Holiday Favorites

Classical 90.7 KVNO is celebrating the holiday season with concerts and specials throughout December.

Highlights include complete performances of Tchaikovsky's "Nutcracker" ballet, a variety of songs sung by the Mormon Tabernacle Choir, Handel's "Messiah" with the Omaha Symphony and UNO Concert Choir and an eight-part special on "The Art of the Cantor."

Click on http://kvno.org/htmlpages/content/content.asp?c=47 for a complete listing of KVNO's holiday programming.

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Holiday Sale Under Way at UNO Bookstore

The annual holiday sale in the UNO Bookstore is going on now through Friday, Dec. 18.

Those who purchase one apparel item at regular price will receive their second item for half price. In addition, the UNO Bookstore also is offering 20 percent off the regular price of its selection of bestselling hardbound, paperback, children's and holiday books.

For more information, contact Jacinda Brooks at 554.2360.

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EC UNO to Host Sustainable Firstar Fiber Corp. Speaker

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The Environmental Club of UNO (EC UNO) will host a talk by Brian Gubbels of Firstar Fiber Corporation, on Wednesday, Dec. 9, at 11:30 a.m. in the Milo Bail Student Center Chancellor's Room.

Firstar Fiber Corporation is an Omaha company that collects and redistributes recyclable materials. Faculty, staff and students can listen to Gubbels speak about his company's local recycling efforts.

For more 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/.

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Community Audition Notice

The Department of Theatre will hold auditions Wednesday, Dec. 9, for the spring semester productions of "Gross Indecency: The Three Trails of Oscar Wilde," a documentary by Moises Kaufman, and "The Fantasticks!," the Tony award winning musical by Harvey Schmidt and Tom Jones.

Community auditions will take place, from 6 to 8 p.m. in the UNO Theater, located in the Weber Fine Arts Building. Actors will need to prepare 16 bars of music. 

For more information, call 554.2406. 

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Faculty Senate to Meet Dec. 9

The UNO Faculty Senate will hold its last regular monthly meeting of the fall semester Wednesday, Dec. 9, in the Milo Bail Student Center (MBSC) Dodge Rooms.

For more information, contact Sue Bishop at 554.3598.

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High-Risk Individuals Identified for H1N1

As the flu season continues, many have asked about those considered to be at a greater risk for catching the H1N1 virus.

Who are the "high risk" groups for catching H1N1?

Anyone on this list is considered a high-risk individual:

- Pregnant women;

- People who live with or care for children younger than 6 months of age;

- Health care and emergency personnel;

- Persons between he ages of 6 months and 24 years old; and

- People from the ages of 25 to 64 who suffer from chronic health disorders.

Visit http://emergency.unomaha.edu/pandemic/h1n1.php 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.

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KANEKO-UNO Library Informational Session This Friday

Want to learn more about the new KANEKO-UNO Library?

Join staff for an informational session about the Downtown Omaha KANEKO-UNO Library, the KANEKO organization and the university's partnership with KANEKO. The session will take place Friday, Dec. 11, from noon to 1 p.m. in 232 Criss Library.

Presenters will include Jacquie Scoones, associate director of KANEKO, Audrey DeFrank, acting dean of Libraries at UNO, and Nainsi Houston, KANEKO-UNO librarian.

Attendees are invited to bring lunch. Desserts and drinks will be provided.  R.S.V.P. to Linda Riviera at lriviera@unomaha.edu or 554.2640.

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Retirement Reception for Deborah Irvin Dec. 15

The university community is invited to attend a retirement reception for Deborah Irvin Tuesday, Dec. 15, from 2 to 4 p.m. in 336 Kayser Hall.

Irvin, an associate professor of special education and communication disorders, has worked at UNO for more than 22 years.

For more information, contact 554.3355.

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Karen Garver Retirement Reception Set for Dec. 11

After more than 25 years of service at UNO as an academic advisor in the Division of Continuing Studies, Karen Garver will retire in January.

A retirement reception for Garver will be held on Friday, Dec. 11, from 2 to 4 p.m. The reception will take place in the Milo Bail Student Center Chancellor's Room. The Division of Continuing Studies invites the campus community to come and congratulate Garver in her retirement.

For more information, contact The Division of Continuing Studies at 554.2370.

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Catering Options Available from MBSC

Planning a holiday gathering? The Milo Bail Student Center (MBSC) has a full menu of catering packages to choose from. Click on http://www.unomaha.edu/enotes/2009/img/mbsccatering.pdf for details.

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Criss Library Extends Hours for Prep and Finals Week

Criss Library will pilot extended hours for prep and finals week this month.

"We are pleased to offer students this additional time," said Audrey DeFrank, acting dean of Libraries. "We will track and evaluate student usage during this time to determine the feasibility of extended hours in subsequent semesters."

The library will stay open two extra hours until 2 a.m. Sunday through Thursday during prep week (Dec. 6-10), and Sunday through Tuesday of finals week (Dec. 13-15) to allow UNO students additional research and study hours.

Prep and Finals Week library hours:

Dec. 8-10: 7 a.m. to 2 a.m.

Dec. 11: 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Dec. 12: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Dec. 13: Noon to 2 a.m.

Dec. 14-15: 7 a.m. to 2 a.m.

Dec. 16-17: 7 a.m. to midnight

Dec. 18: 7 a.m. to 5 p.m..

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Warm Winter Drive to Support Omaha's Lydia House

About 2,000 people in Omaha are homeless each night, according to the Open Door Mission. To assist local homeless women and their families, Lambda Pi Eta - a UNO School of Communication-sponsored honor society - will accept winter clothing donations through Thursday, Dec. 17, during the Warm Winter Drive. All donations will be given to the Lydia House, 2706 N. 21st St., which provides emergency services for women and families in need of immediate assistance. Read more.

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UNO Bookstore Reminds Faculty to Submit Spring Book Orders

The UNO Bookstore staff would like to remind faculty that book orders are due for courses offered during the spring semester.

Faculty may submit information to the bookstore through campus mail, via fax (554.3220) or through the bookstore Web site at http://www.unobookstore.com/textbook_adoptions.asp.

For more information, contact Scott Dickey at 554.2541.

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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.

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 Susan McCollum at 554.3636.

Editor's note: This month's Employee of the Month recipient is Erin Cron, assistant director for Student Organization Leadership Programs. Watch eNotes for more information on the December Employee of the Month.

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Papers, Presentations Sought for 2010 Malcolm X Festival

The Department of Black Studies has issued a call for papers and presentations for the ninth annual Malcolm X Festival and Conference, April 19-21 at UNO.

This year's theme, "Black Masculinity: Theory, Performativity and Commodification," will provide avenues for the exploration of European paradigm domination to include papers and/or presentations that seek to deconstruct White racist, patriarchal and heterosexist domains. The submission deadline for papers and presentations is Wednesday, Jan. 6. Read more.

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Call for Curriculum Development Grant Proposals for 2010

The University Committee for the Advancement of Teaching (UCAT) announces the availability of Curriculum Development Grants to increase capacity building in teaching and learning. The applications should reflect UCAT's mission for enhancement of teaching and student learning processes at UNO and focus on one or more of the following designated themes:

- Curriculum development and assessment;

- Diversity;

- Instructional technology and e-Portfolios;

- Interdisciplinary integration;

- Promoting critical thinking; and

- Undergraduate and graduate mentoring, advising and research.

Full-time adjunct faculty are permitted to apply. Proposals may be individual or teams of faculty (each person receives up to $500 and provides a separate report).

The committee is accepting proposals during the month of January. The committee will fund grants up to $500 for each award. The Committee may choose to partially fund proposals in amounts less than the maximum $500 amount. Proposals are due Jan. 21. Application forms are available on the UCAT Web site (http://www.unomaha.edu/ucat/). Applicants should submit one hard copy and an electronic submission of the application.  Electronic submissions should be in rtf or MS Word document formats and should be sent as an e-mail attachment to Alice Woll (awoll@unomaha.edu).  Hard copy submissions should be sent to the Center for Faculty Development in ASH 202.

For more information, contact 2009-10 UCAT Chair Kath Henebry at 554.3153 or khenebry@unomaha.edu.

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Enroll in Chinese Courses with the UNL Confucius Institute

For the spring 2010 semester, The University of Nebraska-Lincoln (UNL) Confucius Institute will offer non-credit courses in Chinese language, culture and music. Classes are taught by university language instructors from Xi'an Jiao Tong University, a top 10 Chinese university. They are offered in both Omaha and Lincoln and begin in January.

Enroll online at http://online.unl.edu/confucius/. For more information, contact or rzeng3@unl.edu.

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People

- Jane Woody, social work, gave a presentation Oct. 16 at the fall conference of the Nebraska Association for Marriage and Family Therapist in Omaha. The topic of her talk was "Hypersexual Behaviors: Practical Guidance for Therapists."

Have you done something noteworthy in your profession? E-mail "People" items to bnewsam@mail.unomaha.edu. "People" appears in the Tuesday edition of eNotes.

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