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Women's Basketball Wins Saturday

photos by Tim Fitzgerald

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.




UNO Bookstore "Book Buy Back" Begins Today

The book buy back event in the UNO Bookstore continues through Friday, Dec. 18. Individuals must have a current picture ID to sell books.

Estimated buy back prices can be viewed at by clicking on the "cash for books" link. Bookstore hours during the book buy back period are:

- Monday through Thursday
7:30 a.m. to 7 p.m.

- Friday
7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

- Saturday, Dec. 12
9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

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KANEKO-UNO Library Prep and Exam Week Hours

The KANEKO-UNO Library, located in the Old Market, will have extended hours during prep and finals week.

Prep week (Dec. 7-12): Monday-Thursday, 1 to 7 p.m.; Friday, 1 to 5 p.m.; Saturday 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Finals week (Dec. 14-19): Monday-Tuesday, 1 to 7 p.m.; Wednesday-Friday, 1 to 5 p.m.; Saturday 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

The KANEKO-UNO Library is located at 12th and Jones St. Call 932.3486 with any questions.

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UNO Jazz Ensembles MBSC Performance Set for Today, Tomorrow

Bring a lunch and a friend and enjoy free jazz later this week. The UNO Jazz Ensembles will perform brown bag concerts in the Milo Bail Student Center Nebraska Room today and Friday, Dec. 10-11, from noon to 12:50 p.m. 

For more information contact Pete Madsen at 554-2297 or

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December Biweekly Payday Notice

There are three biweekly paydays this month (Dec. 3, 17 and 31). Therefore, no standard deductions will be taken from the Dec. 31 biweekly payroll.  Regular biweekly paid employees will not have NUCREDITS included or standard deductions (insurance, parking, etc.) withheld.  Federal and state taxes, Social Security and Medicare taxes, retirement and credit union deductions will be taken.

For more information, contact Payroll at 554.2325.

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Holiday Card Program Deadline This Friday

The Faculty Senate and Staff Advisory Council (SAC) have teamed up once again to sponsor the annual Holiday Card Program. The deadline to contribute has been extended to Friday, Dec. 11.

All interested faculty and staff are encouraged to donate the money they would normally spend on greeting cards for colleagues to one of two scholarship funds at UNO - the William Gerbracht Memorial Scholarship Fund (recipients are children of faculty and staff) or the General Scholarship Fund. Additional donations are also welcome. In return, a seasonal greeting that acknowledges contributors will be distributed to all UNO departments the week of Dec. 14.

Those who wish to donate should send a check (payable to UNO) to Cashiering/Student Accounts, 109 EAB, by Dec. 11. Donors should designate one of the two scholarship funds listed above and indicate the name or names they wish to appear on the seasonal greetings card.

Click on to access a donation form.

For more information, contact Monica Bayles at 554.2977.

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Campus Strategic Planning Forum Feb. 12

An all-campus strategic planning forum will take place Friday, Feb. 12, from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in the Milo Bail Student Center Ballroom.  All faculty, staff, students, alumni and community partners can attend.

The 2009-2010 Strategic Planning Awards will be presented at the event. Additional forum details will be e-mailed in early 2010.

To be included in the gathering, contact Melissa Cast-Brede at

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Papers for Fourth Cumbre of the Great Plains Due This Saturday

Submissions will be accepted through Saturday, Dec. 12, for individual papers and presenters for The Fourth Cumbre of the Great Plains. The Office of Latino/Latin American Studies (OLLAS) at UNO will host the conference Thursday through Saturday, May 13-15, 2010, at Embassy Suites in Omaha. The event's theme is "Human Mobility, the Promise of Development and Political Engagement." The conference will bring together scholars, policy-makers, and non-governmental and community representatives interested in exchanging views about the failures and successes of economic development and its impact on immigration. Read more.

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myBlackboard Courses to Be Archived

Tired of seeing old courses dating back as far as spring 2004 in myBlackboard? To continue to have enough available space on the server for future semesters, Information Technology Services (ITS) has started to archive and purge Blackboard courses that are more than six semesters old. This means that by the end of the fall 2009 semester, the oldest courses will be fall 2007. Older courses will be archived and stored on backup media.

Users needing continued access to materials in courses prior to the fall 2007 semester can request a development course through E-BRUNO and copy materials from the older course into the developmental course. Because developmental courses are intended for creating new course materials and preserving old materials, developmental courses will not be archived and purged from Blackboard.

Contact ITS Customer Services at 554.4357 or with questions.

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Printed Test Scanning Results to be Discontinued

On Monday, Jan. 4, Information Technology Services (ITS) will discontinue printing individual student results from scanned tests. UNO faculty will continue to retrieve these results through E-BRUNO for faculty and, if needed, print them in their department or office.

For more information about test scanning go to: or contact ITS Customer Services at 554.HELP (4357) or

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Women of Wisdom Nomination Deadline Jan. 15

The UNO Lifelong Learning Initiative is planning its annual community-wide luncheon to honor three local Women of Wisdom and elevate awareness about aging well. Nominations for honorees are being accepted through Friday, Jan. 15. Read more.

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Call for 2009-10 UCAT Instructional Materials Grant Proposals from Teaching Circles

The University Committee for the Advancement of Teaching (UCAT) announces the availability of Instructional Materials Grants designed to support the goals of Teaching Circles. Members of Teaching Circles may apply for the purchase of instructional materials relevant to the purpose of the circle and which address one or more UCAT themes. Visit for a link to UCAT themes.

The committee is accepting proposals on a monthly basis now through April or until funds are expended. The committee will fund grants up to $500 for each award. Proposals are due by the 21st of each month. Application forms are available on the UCAT Web site 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 ( 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

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