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Marcia Adler, coordinator of UNO Student Health Services, discusses how to avoid frostbite and stay safe in the cold temperatures of winter.

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Exhibition

Political Posters, Prints Part of Exhibition

photo by Tim Fitzgerald

Political posters and historical prints from the personal collection of Sam Walker, School of Criminology and Criminal Justice, will be on display at UNO's Criss Library Jan. 11 through March 11. An opening reception is planned for Sunday, Jan. 17 from 5 to 7 p.m. in the library's gallery. The featured works hail from World War I and World War II, along with the civil rights movement, American presidents and more.

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2010.01.14

First Final Candidate for Associate Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs to Visit UNO Today, Tomorrow

Four finalists for the position of associate vice chancellor for Student Affairs will visit UNO for interviews in January and early February. The associate vice chancellor for Student Affairs is the chief student affairs administrator for the university.

The first candidate is Randy Hyman, associate professor for Higher Education and former vice chancellor for Academic Support and Student Life at the University of Minnesota, Duluth. He will visit UNO today and Friday, Jan. 14-15. Faculty, staff and students are encouraged to attend a campus forum with Hyman today, Jan. 14, at 2:30 p.m. in the Milo Bail Student Center Dodge Room.

The other candidates and campus visit dates:

- Thomas Wallace, assistant to the Provost and associate professor of Educational Leadership at the University of Mississippi. He will visit Tuesday and Wednesday, Jan. 19-20;

- Sherry Haehl, dean of Students at Bluffton University. She will visit Monday and Tuesday, Jan. 25-26; and

- Blake Fry, special assistant to the Chancellor, University of Wisconsin-River Falls. His visit will take place Monday and Tuesday, Feb. 1 and 2.

UNO's associate vice chancellor for Student Affairs has leadership responsibility to develop, administer and continuously improve a comprehensive mix of student-support programs and services, including but not limited to, Recruitment Services, Orientation, Admissions, Registration and Records, Financial Aid, Student Leadership Programs, Counseling, Housing, Health Services, Judicial Affairs, Campus Recreation and Career Services. Currently, David Cicotello serves as interim associate vice chancellor for Student Affairs. Faculty, staff, and students are encouraged to participate in all the interviews and provide feedback.

Additional information on each candidate as well as the complete interview schedules is available at http://www.unomaha.edu/aandsaffairs/.

Deborah Smith-Howell, associate vice chancellor for Academic Affairs and dean for Graduate Studies, has served as chair of the search committee. Anyone with questions, can contact her at dsmith-howelll@unomaha.edu or 554.4849.

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Second Final Candidate for Associate Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs to Visit UNO Jan. 19-20

The second of four finalists for the position of associate vice chancellor for Student Affairs will visit UNO for interviews beginning on Tuesday, Jan. 19. The associate vice chancellor for Student Affairs is the chief student affairs administrator for the university.

The second candidate is Thomas Wallace, assistant to the Provost and associate professor of Educational Leadership at the University of Mississippi. His visit will last though Wednesday, Jan. 20. Faculty, staff and students are encouraged to attend a campus forum with Wallace on Tuesday, Jan. 19, at 1 p.m. in the Milo Bail Student Center Gallery Room.

The two remaining candidates and campus visit dates:

- Sherry Haehl, dean of Students at Bluffton University. She will visit Monday and Tuesday, Jan. 25-26; and

- Blake Fry, special assistant to the Chancellor, University of Wisconsin-River Falls. His visit will take place Monday and Tuesday, Feb. 1 and 2.

The first candidate to visit campus -- Randy Hyman, associate professor for Higher Education and former vice chancellor for Academic Support and Student Life at the University of Minnesota, Duluth – concludes his visit to UNO on Friday, Jan. 15.

Additional information on each candidate as well as the complete interview schedules is available at http://www.unomaha.edu/aandsaffairs/.

Deborah Smith-Howell, associate vice chancellor for Academic Affairs and dean for Graduate Studies, has served as chair of the search committee. Anyone with questions, can contact her at dsmith-howelll@unomaha.edu or 554.4849.

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Mav-Rec Wellness Spring Programs Announced

Wellness Stampede

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

Mav-Rec Wellness has announced its special programming schedule for the spring.

The Group Exercise schedule features several new classes for all students and activity card holders to enjoy free of charge. Indoor cycling, yoga, pilates, Zumba, tai chi and turbo kick are just a few of the fun and exciting classes offered. Most classes are taught in the morning, over the lunch hour and after 5 p.m. and take place in the brand new east multipurpose rooms overlooking Caniglia Field. Join Mav-Rec Wellness for some fitness fun. The full schedule can be found online at http://www.unomaha.edu/wwwocr/health/aerobics.php.

Other special classes that will be offered this spring are:

- Swing;

- Latin;

- Ballroom;

- Dancing;

- Aquafit;

- Adult and Youth Golf Lessons; and

- Chair Massages.

The schedules and full descriptions of these events can be found online: http://www.unomaha.edu/wwwocr/health/instructional.php. For question, call Campus Recreation at 554.2539.

The mission of the 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.

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H1N1 Vaccine Available at Student Health Services

H1N1 vaccine is now available at UNO Student Health Services to all members of the UNO community including friends and family (ages 16 and older).

The H1N1 vaccine is available in both the nasal mist and injection forms.

Cost: $10

Location: Student Health Services, first floor of the Milo Bail Student Center

Clinic Hours: (for H1N1 Vaccinations)
Monday through Friday
- 8 to 11:30 a.m.
- 1:30 to 4 p.m.

For more information, call 554.2374.

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New UNO Exhibit to Feature Video Installation Artists

The UNO Art Gallery will welcome "Interact," works by internationally renowned video installation artists Lynn Lukkas and Cynthia Pachikara.

The exhibition runs Jan. 15 through Feb. 19. A lecture by both artists is planned for 7 p.m. tonight, Jan. 14. The opening reception will be held 6 p.m. Friday, Jan. 15. Read more.

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Nominations Sought for Faculty Service-Learning Award

Each year, the Service-Learning Academy recognizes one UNO faculty member who exemplifies excellence in the practice of service-learning in his or her work. This year, the recognition will come with an honorarium of $500.

To be nominated, a faculty member must:

- Have demonstrated the ability to develop and teach an effective service-learning course that identifies at least one course objective to be understood and met through service-learning, utilizing all the appropriate steps of the service-learning pedagogy: development of a reciprocal partnership with a community partner, orienting the students to the agency, issues and project expectations, providing a meaningful service to the community partner, evaluating outcomes of students and community partners, and requiring reflection/critical thinking about the experience in a structured way;

- Have been supportive of service-learning at UNO (i.e. through attendance at faculty/student presentations, Teaching Circles, and mentoring faculty/students, etc.);

- Have demonstrated a thorough understanding and appreciation of community agency issues (i.e. professionalism and cultural competency) and the capability of developing reciprocal, collaborative relations with community partners;

- Have participated in scholarly dissemination about the pedagogy of service learning through presentation at peer-reviewed conferences and / or publication in scholarly journals, on-line journals or books; and

- Hold a full- or part-time teaching appointment with UNO.

The award will be presented at the Faculty Honors Convocation, Thursday, April 8, at 7 a.m. in the Milo Bail Student Center Ballroom.

Nominations must be in to the Service-Learning Academy no later than Friday, Jan. 29. Please refer to the nomination form for a listing of specific items to be included in the nomination packet newly required this year. Click on this link http://www.unomaha.edu/enotes/2010/img/facultyslaward.pdf for a nomination form. For more information, contact Carlynn Hartman-Kurtz at 554.2712 or chartmankurtz@unomaha.edu.

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Nominations Sought for Student Service-Learning Award

Each year, the Service-Learning Academy recognizes one or a team of UNO student(s) who has excelled in the understanding / integration of course objectives through the collaboration, planning and implementation of a community service-learning course project. This year, the recognition will come with an honorarium of $250.

To be nominated, a student must have demonstrated and upheld in an outstanding way, the key principles of effective academic service-learning:

- Mastering and integrating the course's academic objective(s), as demonstrated in the service learning course project activities and outcomes;

- Establishing and maintaining a collaborative relationship with community agency partner(s) and student team members; and

- Leading in identifying, creating and implementing strategies in the process of project implementation.

The award will be presented at the Student Honors Convocation, Thursday, April 8, at 4 p.m. in the Strauss Performing Arts Center.

Nominations must be in to the Service-Learning Academy no later than Friday, Jan. 29. Please refer to the nomination form for a listing of specific items to be included in the nomination packet newly required this year. Click on this link http://www.unomaha.edu/enotes/2010/img/studentslaward.pdf for a nomination form. For more information, contact Carlynn Hartman-Kurtz at 554.2712 or chartmankurtz@unomaha.edu.

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ITS to Offer Basic Photoshop I CS4 Training

Information Technology Services (ITS) will offer a Basic Photoshop I CS4 course on Thursday, Jan. 21. The training session will take place from 10 to 11:45 a.m. in 112 Criss Library. Basic Photoshop I CS4 is a course that will teach you the basics of image editing in Photoshop.

In this course participants will:
- Work with tools on the Toolbar Palette;
- Learn about the Workspace;
- Use Layers and Blending Modes;
- Use various functions on the Menu Toolbar; and
- Learn about saving files as different file types.

Class prerequisites:
- Must have basic computer skills;
- Understand the concept of opening, closing and saving a file;
- Have an idea of working with menus;
- Understand the concept of icons;
- Have a general concept of text, fonts, and formatting; and
- Have some interest or duties in image/visual creation.

Objectives for the course:
- To become familiar with the PS CS4 Interface/Workspace;
- To have an understanding of where items are on the Menu Toolbar and using them in the edit and creation process;
- To be able to manipulate layers within the layer palette;
- To be able to create in layers using the Layer Palette icons;
- To have a working understanding of the Options Toolbar;
- To be able to use a variety of tools on the tool bar including: the move tool, the paint bucket fill, the text tool, the marquee and the crop tool; and
- Understanding the basic file types and which to use for saving a specific file (.psd, .jpg, .gif, .png)

To register for this session:

- Go to http://api.unomaha.edu/calendar.php;

- Select the correct month;

- Click the "Register" link next to the event;

- Enter a personal SAP personnel number (this is the six-digit number on all UNO employee check stubs and UNO photo IDs);

- Click "Sign Up";

- Click "OK" to confirm personnel number;

An email will be sent confirming registration. A minimum sign-up of five people is required by 2 p.m. the day prior to class. An e-mail notification will be sent if the class is cancelled.

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Basic Photoshop II CS4 Training Jan. 28

The Academic Partnership for Instruction (API) will host the second phase of lessons in the Photoshop class series -- Basic Photoshop II CS4 - on Thursday, Jan. 28. The course takes place from 10 to 11:45 a.m. in 112 Criss Library.

In this class participants will learn the next level of basic skills for Photoshop, and learn how to enhance messages using visuals.

Topics to be covered will include:
- The use of gradients;
- Using vector objects;
- Special visual effects;
- Non-destructive editing; and
- Text manipulation.

To sign up for this session:

- Go to http://api.unomaha.edu/calendar.php;

- Select the correct month;

- Click the "Register" link next to the event;

- Enter a personal SAP personnel number (this is the six-digit number on all UNO employee check stubs and UNO photo IDs);

- Click "Sign Up";

- Click "OK" to confirm personnel number;

An email will be sent confirming registration. A minimum sign-up of five people is required by 2 p.m. the day prior to class. An e-mail notification will be sent if the class is cancelled.

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Chair Massage Service Available in HPER Tomorrow

Wellness Stampede

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

Looking for a way to reduce stress this season? UNO faculty, staff and students can purchase a chair massage.

A station will be set up in 213 Health, Physical Education and Recreation (HPER) Building from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. this Friday, Jan. 15. Angie Maji, a certified massage therapist, will administer the massages. The cost is $18 for a 15-minute session.

To make a reservation, stop by 100 HPER. Payment is due at the time of registration. Walk-ins will be accepted if there are openings.

For more information, call 554.2539.

The mission of the 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.

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UNO Study Abroad Fair Set for Jan. 27

Interested in planning for a summer or semester abroad? Come to the UNO Study Abroad Fair Wednesday, Jan. 27, from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in the Milo Bail Student Center Fireplace Lounge (directly across from the UNO Bookstore).

Visit with study abroad alumni, UNO faculty, third-party providers and a Study Abroad advisor to have questions answered. Contact Emily Hardt at ehardt@unomaha.edu with any study abroad-related questions.

For Study Abroad details also visit http://world.unomaha.edu/index.php?page=studyabroad.

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Relay for Life Kick-Off Meeting is Jan. 20

UNO students, faculty and staff are invited to attend a kick-off meeting for the American Cancer Society's annual fundraiser, Relay for Life.

The informational meeting is planned from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 20 in the Milo Bail Student Center Ballroom. Attendees will learn more about the American Cancer Society, the annual Relay for Life event and how to volunteer their time. Read more.

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UNO Web Template Training Offered by ITS

Information Technology Services (ITS) will offer a Basics of Dreamweaver course on Wednesday, Jan. 20, from 1 to 2:30 p.m. in 007B Roskens Hall.

Basics of Dreamweaver is a 90-minute hands-on course designed to orient users to some of the Dreamweaver tools used in conjunction with the UNO Web Templates.

Covered topics include setting up a site through the "Site Manager," transferring files through the "Get" and "Put" commands, using the "Find and Replace" function and why it is best to develop in a test environment.

Participants do not need to have a test site or currently use the Web Templates to attend. This course is intended to be taken prior to UNO Web Template training.

For questions, contact Erin King at 554.3140 or erinking@unomaha.edu.

To register for this course:

- Go to http://api.unomaha.edu/calendar.php;

- Select the appropriate month and click "Go";

- Click the "Register" link next to the event;

- Enter an SAP personnel number (this is the six-digit number on all UNO

employee check stubs and picture IDs);

- Click "Sign Up"; and

- Click "OK" to confirm the SAP personnel number.

An e-mail will be sent confirming this registration. For problems registering, contact ITS Cusomer Services at 554.4357.

A minimum sign-up of five people is required by 2 p.m. the day prior to class. An e-mail notification will be sent if the class is cancelled.

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UNO Child Care Center Openings

The UNO Child Care Center, educating the university's youngest students, has immediate openings for 18-24-month-old children. For more information, visit http://mbsc.unomaha.edu/child.php or contact director Dawn Hove at 554.4936 or dhove@unomaha.edu.

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Call for Proposals for UNO Celebration of Student Research and Creative Activity

UNO students are engaged in a rich variety of high quality research and creative activities as part of their education. To recognize that work, in collaboration with the Honors Program's Annual Spring Symposium, the second UNO Celebration of Student Research and Creative Activity will take place on the evenings of Tuesday and Wednesday, April 6 and 7.

Similar student research and creative activity fairs are conducted at other universities. Guidelines and the student application form can be found at http://www.unomaha.edu/spr/research.php.

Honors students should work through the Honors Program to arrange their presentations. Both graduate and undergraduate students are encouraged to apply. Multiple student authors are permitted on an entry. Monetary awards for best paper, presentation and performance will be presented during the Honors Convocation ceremony on Thursday, April 8. The public will also be invited to attend.

All undergraduate and graduate students who are engaged in such activity are strongly encouraged to submit their work. Students and faculty can contact Harmon Maher (harmon_maher@unomaha.edu) or Kristen Hendershot (kleeregier@unomaha.edu) with questions. The deadline for applications is Monday, Feb. 22.

The Office of Sponsored Programs and Research and the Graduate Program have provided support for this event. Both are also looking for additional sponsors. Any amount can help -- do not hesitate to contact either office with questions.

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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 by 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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UNO Employee Discount Program Available

UNO is partnering with PerkSpot to offer a new Employee Discount Program for all UNO faculty, staff, retirees and students.

PerkSpot is an innovative online resource that offers discounts and rebates on goods and services from some of the top brand names in the U.S. UNO has become first campus in the University of Nebraska system to use the PerkSpot service.

"We have partnered with PerkSpot to help save you and your family money with discounts on a wide range of products and services from some of the best nationally known companies," said Mollie Anderson, director of Human Resources. "You will find valuable offers from your favorite merchants through PerkSpot including: Target, Barnes & Noble, AMC Theatres, Sprint, Dell and many other merchants."

For easy reference, a Web site with a listing of participating local stores and online vendors, is available for faculty, staff, retirees and students to view. To take advantage of the UNO Employee Discount Program, eligible participants need to first register for an account with PerkSpot.

To register:

- Visit http://uno.perkspot.com/;

- At the right of the screen, click the "Sign up" button;

- Type the required information at sign up screen;

- Enter "group code" -- UNO;

- Register a work or personal e-mail address;

- Add first and last name;

- Type a work and personal zip code;

- Create a password; and

- A confirmation e-mail containing "how to login" instructions will be sent. Individuals must respond to this e-mail to be signed up for the service.

PerkSpot staff will add new deals and offers daily.

"An easy way to find out what offers are new is to watch for the Widgets on the site," Anderson said. "You can also sign up to get e-mail alerts sent directly to your in box."

PerkSpot will host the clearing-house of offers for UNO participants. Individuals can recommend other merchants be added to UNO's listing. To do so or for site questions, contact PerkSpot customer service at cs@perkspot.com.

To view more information on UNO/PerkSpot program go online at http://www.unomaha.edu/humanresources/uno_PerkSpot_Launch.htm.

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