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Seniors, Freshmen Sought for NSSE Survey

The National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE) is an important gauge of students progress and participation. Linda Mannering, director of Institutional Research, is inviting freshmen and seniors take the survey. The results will help the university better understand UNO student demographics.

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Waiting for the Golfers

Waiting for the Golfers

photo by Tim Fitzgerald

The bare trees of Elmwood Park also look forward to spring and the return of leaves and golfers.

wednesday

2010.02.03

Registration Extended through Feb. 4 for "You Look MAVelous! Challenge"

Wellness Stampede

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

UNO's fitness and weight loss challenge is back! The Wellness Stampede, Human Resources and Student Health Services have teamed up to host the second "You Look MAVelous! Challenge" this spring on campus. There is still time to join since the deadline has been extended through Thursday, Feb. 4.

"‘You Look MAVelous! Challenge' encourages faculty and staff to work together to come up with a healthier workforce," said Dave Daniels, assistant director for fitness/wellness and instructional programs. "After the success with the summer program we've brought it back and new this semester students are also invited to join the campus-wide challenge."

Mav-Rec Wellness is currently signing up teams of 10. There is no cost to join. The program will run Wednesday, Feb. 10, through Monday, May 3.

Faculty, staff and students interested in signing up a team or for more details should contact Angie Helseth at 554.3185 or ahelseth@mail.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.

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UNO Maverick Wrestling on NET2 Tomorrow Night

The Dana College Vikings will take to the mats to grapple with the UNO Mavericks when "UNO Maverick Wrestling" airs Thursday, Feb. 4, at 7 p.m. on NET2.

Broadcast live from UNO's Lee and Helene Sapp Fieldhouse, the mat action will be called by Torri Pantaleon, with color commentary provided by Pat Kelley III. 

"UNO Wrestling" is a production of UNO Television for broadcast on NET2. NET2 is part of NET Television, a service of NET. For a complete program schedule, visit NET's Web site (http://netNebraska.org/television).

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UNO Arts and Sciences Speaker Series Continues Feb. 8

The College of Arts and Sciences Centennial Speaker Series continues Monday, Feb. 8, with a lecture by Scott Hunt, an associate professor in the Department of Criminal Justice and Police Studies at Eastern Kentucky University.  The presentation, "Can we talk? Reflections on my Liberal Arts Education," starts at 11:30 a.m. in the Milo Bail Student Center Dodge Room.

Hunt graduated from UNO with a master's degree in Sociology in 1987.  He has co-written a book and authored eight book chapters, served as the editor of the Journal of Contemporary Ethnography and received a variety of grants.  His primary areas of interest include ethics, religion and criminal justice, research methods, social psychology and theory.

The yearlong speaker series is part of the UNO College of Arts and Sciences' centennial celebration, which highlights the college's many departments and alumni.  Established in 1909, Arts and Sciences is the university's first college and largest academic unit.

For additional details on upcoming speakers, visit http://www.unomaha.edu/cas/speakers.php.

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NAC Introduces Changes to Grant Programs

The Nebraska Arts Council (NAC) has recently enacted several changes to its grant program. The NAC Web site has been updated to reflect the new grant information at http://www.nebraskaartscouncil.org/Grants/?page=grantsInfo&type=grantList.

NAC staff will be on campus Wednesday, Feb. 10, to discuss these changes and assist UNO in the translation period. The 11:30 a.m. training will take place in the 202 Eppley Business Administration conference room.  Feel free to bring a lunch.  All are welcome to attend.

Whether individuals have applied for NAC grants in the past or are considering submitting a proposal, Sponsor Programs and Research (SPR) staff encourages everyone to review these new guidelines as several significant changes are being introduced for many of the grant programs. 

Contact SPR at 554.2286 with questions.

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UNO Young Alumni to Host Hockey Night Feb. 12 at Qwest Center Omaha

Join the UNO Young Alumni for a night of "Maverick Hockey" on Friday, Feb. 12, at Qwest Center Omaha. Reduced ticket pricing will be offered for the 7:05 p.m. UNO vs. Michigan game. All alumni are invited to attend, along with their spouses, significant others, family or friends.

The discounted price is $15 for tickets (premium game ticket price is $18). Young alumni Maverick Hockey participants do not have to be UNO alumni to attend the event. The young alumni will also host a 5:30 p.m. pre-game celebration for those who register. Door prizes and a free beverage ticket will be included as part of the festivities at Farrells, 902 Dodge St.

This discounted offer is only valid through Monday, Feb. 8, at 5 p.m. For more information or to register, visit http://unoalumni.org/unoyoungalumni.

The group's mission is to create opportunities for young alumni to reconnect with UNO through the Alumni Association and to develop supportive alumni for life by encouraging involvement in programs and the UNO Annual Fund.

For more information, contact Elizabeth Kraemer at 554.4802 or ekraemer@unomaha.edu.

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UNO Event Educates Campus on Eating Disorders

Wellness Stampede

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

An Eating Disorders Awareness Week event will take place Tuesday, Feb. 23, from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. in the Milo Bail Student Center Nebraska Room.

The event will feature a panel of experts, an open mic session and a speaker.

The week of Feb. 21-27 is National Eating Disorders Awareness Week. Maverick PR and the UNO chapter of the Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA), are partnering with the UNO Counseling Center, Student Health Services, Women's Resource Center, Chancellor's Commission of the Status of Women, Human Resources, Department of Women's Studies, OMNI Behavioral Health and the Children's Hospital Disorder Program to sponsor the event.

For more information, contact Cassie Prestia at prestia.c@gmail.com or 308.293.0863.

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.

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Nominations Sought for School of HPER Teaching Award

The School of Health, Physical Education and Recreation is currently accepting nominations for its part-time and joint appointment Excellence in Teaching Award.  Students, faculty and staff within the School of HPER may nominate one part-time or joint appointment instructor.  The deadline for doing so is Friday, Feb. 19. Nomination forms are available at http://coe.unomaha.edu/hper/ptja/ptja_awards.php.

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Call for Curriculum Development Grant Proposals for Extended 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.

Tenure track faculty and full-time instructors are permitted to apply. Proposals may be individual or teams of faculty (each grant receives up to $500 per course and members of team proposals much each provide a separate report).

The committee is accepting a second round of proposals this month. The committee will fund grants up to $500 per course for each award. The committee may choose to partially fund proposals in amounts less than the maximum $500 amount. Proposals are due by 5 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 21. However, the committee encourages all applicants to have their proposals pre-approved by their college UCAT representative to enhance their chances for approval by the full committee. 

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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Advising Webinar Tomorrow

Faculty and staff can attend a free webinar on "Advising Students on Academic Probation" on Thursday, Feb. 4. It will be viewed from 1 to 2:30 p.m. in 132D College of Public Affairs and Community Service.

The moderator will be Marsha Miller, assistant director of Resources and Services at National Academic Advising Association (NACADA).

The webinar will answer:

- What factors put students at risk for academic probation?

- What are some typical probationary policies?

- Who are the stakeholders and what are their roles in supporting students on academic probation? and

- What can advisors do?  

In this broadcast, a NACADA presentation panel will discuss these questions and more. Institutional programs that are supportive of the student on academic probation and useful resources for academic advisors will be shared. For more information about the panelists follow this link: http://www.nacada.ksu.edu/Webinars/W29.htm.

Contact Cathy Pettid at 554.2890 for questions.

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Campus Recreation Golf Lessons Start Saturday

Wellness Stampede

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

Starting this Saturday, Feb. 6, Campus Recreation and Mav-Rec Wellness will conduct youth and adult golf lessons in its newly renovated Golf/Archery/Batting Cage Room. The UNO women's golf team and Head Coach Tim Nelson will provide the instruction.

To commemorate the new space, UNO golf league members from last year are eligible for a $5 discount on adult lessons.

All lessons will take place Saturdays, Feb. 6, 13, 20 and 27, in 230 Health, Physical Education and Recreation Building. Space is limited.

Lessons:

- Youth Beginner
11 a.m.

- Adult Beginner
Noon

- Adult Advanced
1 p.m.

The cost for lessons:

- UNO Students
$20 each, $18 each extra child

- UNO Faculty, Staff and Activity Cardholders
$24 each, $22 each extra child

- Others
$26 each, $24 each extra child

For more information, call Dave Daniels at 554.2008.

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.

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UNO UFO Study Group Radio Program Fridays on MAVRADIO

The UNO UFO Study Group hits the airwaves this semester. Listeners can join John Powers, the group's president, and Dave Pares, faculty adviser, every Friday from 5 to 7 p.m. on the MAVRADIO online stream (http://www.fightstheocean.com/mavradio/player.swf) for a lighthearted, but informative, show on UFOs and the science behind them.

Listeners can send questions to unoufostudygroup@gmail.com, and the hosts will try to answer questions on the air.

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International Expert on Christian-Muslim Relations to Speak in Omaha Feb. 23

John Esposito, professor and founding director of the Prince Alwaleed bin Talal Center for Muslim-Christian Understanding at Georgetown University, will speak in Omaha Thursday, Feb. 23, at 7 p.m. at the Scott Conference Center, 6450 Pine St. Read more.

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Green Tip of the Week

Sustainability Graphic

Happy Feet
Use area rugs and cozy socks to keep feet warmer and the household thermostat lower during the winter months.

The GreenUNO Task Force provides these tips. For more information, visit http://www.unomaha.edu/green/.

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