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Record-Setting Crowd

photos by Tim Fitzgerald

The UNO Maverick hockey team played before a record-setting crowd of 13,417 Friday night (February 5) at Qwest Center Omaha against Ohio State University. UNO skated to a 5-5 tie with the Buckeyes before the Mavericks won a seven-round shootout, 3-2. The Mavericks will be at home again this weekend, February 12 & 13, against Michigan. Both games start at 7:05 p.m.

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CBA Leadership Speaker Series

CBA Leadership Speaker Series

photo by Tim Fitzgerald

Nissan Vice President Susan Brennan was the featured speaker Tuesday night (Feb. 2) for UNO's College of Business Administration 2010 MBA Leadership Speaker Series. Brennan, who earned her MBA from UNO in 1991, serves as vice president of Manufacturing for Nissan North America, Inc. She is responsible for the operation of Nissan's two Tennessee-based plants. Jim Young, CEO of Union Pacific, will speak Wednesday, March 3. His presentation begins at 6 p.m. in Roskens Hall, Room 010A. UNO students, faculty, staff and members of the community are invited to attend. The presentations are free.




MBSC Food Court Offers Extended Hours Today, Tomorrow

The Milo Bail Student Center Food Court  (MBSC) will offer extended hours today and Thursday, Feb. 10-11, for the UNO Show Choir Invitational.

The schedule:

Feb. 10
Grab & Go will be open until 7 p.m.

The American Grill and Tomassito's will be open until 6 p.m.

Feb. 11
Grab & Go, The American Grill and Tomassito's will be open until 8 p.m.

Grab & Go serves sandwiches, chips, fruit, soda, juice and yogurt. The American Grill menu consists of burgers and chicken strips with fries. Tomassito's offers pizza and pasta with breadsticks.

For more information, visit

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NAC Introduces Changes to Grant Programs Today

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

NAC staff will be on campus today, 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 Alumni Association Announces E-mail Change

To emphasize the importance of graduates to UNO, the UNO Alumni Association has changed its e-mail addresses to emphasize the word "alumni." With the change, alumni association staff no longer will be part of the university's Lotus Notes e-mail system.

Association staff can be reached at the domain The initial of the staff member's first name followed by their last name precedes the @ symbol (i.e.,

"Please accept incoming messages from this domain and check your spam box to ensure that messages from the alumni association are approved for your inbox," said Anthony Flott, director of communications for the UNO Alumni Association.

A list of alumni association staff with e-mail addresses is posted at

For more information, contact Flott at or 554.2989.

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Red Cross to Receive UNO Donation for Haiti Relief

The Milo Bail Student Center and Student Government at UNO partnered last month to raise money for Haitian earthquake relief through the American Red Cross with "Round Up for Haiti."

Money raised will be presented to the American Red Cross at 4 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 11 in the Milo Bail Student Center Food Court. UNO Student President/Regent Michael Crabb will be present, along with Milo Bail Student Center representatives. Read more.

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MIAA Basketball Tournament Tickets On Sale

Tickets for the 2010 Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletics Association men's and women's basketball championships are on sale at the Sapp Fieldhouse box office.  Box office hours are Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

The 2010 MIAA Basketball Championships will be held at the Kansas City Municipal Auditorium from Thursday through Sunday, March 4-7. Read more.

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Chair Massage Service Available in HPER

Wellness Stampede

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

Looking for that special gift for a Valentine? 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. on Friday, Feb. 19. Angie Maji, a certified massage therapist, will administer the massages. The cost is $18 for a 15-minute session.

Other dates:

- March 12

- April 16

- May 21

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 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, or

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UNO Library Friends to Raffle Chocolate Basket

Looking for a great Valentine's Day gift for that special someone or even for yourself? The UNO Library Friends are raffling off a basket of chocolates. Tickets are on sale at the Criss Library Circulation Desk for $2 or three for $5. The winning ticket will be drawn Thursday, Feb. 11. Proceeds benefit the UNO Library Friends.

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EC UNO Hosts Campus Screening of 'How Cuba Survived Peak Oil'

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The Environmental Club of UNO (EC UNO) will host a free screening of "How Cuba Survived Peak Oil" on Wednesday, Feb. 17, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Milo Bail Student Center Nebraska Room.

In the 2006 film, Cubans share how they transitioned during the 1990s "Peak Oil" production crisis. To combat the country's oil shortage, citizens were forced to embrace using alternate means of fossil fuels and farming later to be known as "The Special Period." Cubans were forced to switch from a mechanical and industrial agricultural society to one that embraced organic methods of farming.

For details on the film, visit

For more information, contact Gill Cromwell at 533.9989 or

The Vice Chancellor for Business and Finance Task Force on Sustainability provides these tips. For more information, visit

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Spring 2010 Pearl Blizek Lecture March 3

Julien Fielding will give the Spring 2010 Pearl Blizek Lecture in Religion and Art on Wednesday, March 3.  "Reimaging Hindu Art in Popular Culture" will begin at 3 p.m. in 306 Arts and Sciences Hall, followed by a reception.

Fielding is as a part-time lecturer in the UNO Religious Studies Program. Her area of expertise is Eastern religion and film.

The Pearl Blizek Lecture Series is a collaboration between the UNO Religion Studies Program and the Department of Art and Art History.

For more information, call 554.2392.

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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 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 Kathy Krause, assistant to the senior vice chancellor for budget in Academic and Student Affairs. Watch eNotes for more information on the February Employee of the Month.

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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 ( for a lighthearted, but informative, show on UFOs and the science behind them.

Listeners can send questions to, and the hosts will try to answer questions on the air.

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Spring Faculty Recruitment Workshop Schedule

The UNO Office of Academic and Student Affairs and the UNO Office of Diversity and Equal Opportunity will host five Spring Faculty Recruitment Workshops through April. The second one takes place next week.

Before anyone can serve on a UNO Faculty Search Committee they must have attended one of these recruitment workshops within the past two years.

All workshops will be held in the Milo Bail Student Center (MBSC). The remaining workshop dates and times are listed below.

-  Monday, Feb. 15, 2:30 to 4 p.m. MBSC U Mon Hon (Omaha) Room;

- Friday, March 5, 1 to 2:30 p.m. MBSC Council Room;

- Thursday, March 25, 2 to 3:30 p.m. MBSC Council Room; and

- Tuesday, April 20, 8:30 to 10 a.m. MBSC Council Room.

To R.S.V.P., contact Jerri Maxwell at or 554.3892. For more information about the workshop, contact Deborah Smith-Howell at 554.4849 or, James McCarty at 554.2262 or, Steve Bullock at 554.4822 or or Sharon Ulmar at 554.2872 or

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UNO Event Educates Campus on Eating Disorders

Wellness Stampede

This event has been designated a UNO 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 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, or

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Women's Studies Grad to Present Centennial Lecture March 23

On Tuesday, March 23, UNO Women's Studies graduate Monica Brasile will present an Arts and Sciences Centennial Lecture on "Complex Negotiations: Doulas as Advocates for Childbearing Women." It will take place from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Milo Bail Student Center. A complimentary buffet lunch will be available. This event is free and open to the public.

Brasile is currently a doctoral candidate in Women's Studies at the University of Iowa. Her research on doulas and the Reproductive Justice movement is informed by her areas of interest which pertain to reproduction, childbirth, the body, motherhood, the history of medicine, science studies, post-colonial feminist theory, medical anthropology and maternal activism. Brasile has been a Certified Childbirth Educator and Doula since 1996, and is co-chair of Friends of Iowa Midwives, a statewide grassroots organization working to increase access to midwifery care.

Faculty can bring students to this event and/or offer extra credit as appropriate.

Those planning to attend or who are bringing students should contact Karen Falconer Al-Hindi at 554.3834 or A rough estimate for lunch is required.

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NBDC to Host March Two-Day SBIR Workshop

On March 24 and 25, the Nebraska Business Development Center (NBDC) will host an Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) workshop providing participants with better opportunities to position themselves for SBIR grant funding of their new innovations and research and development (R&D) efforts.

"If you're a researcher with a new innovation that has commercial potential, a small business conducting R&D as part of your business strategy, or an entrepreneur with a start up idea and you need that critical seed money to fund your efforts, then the SBIR program may be a good avenue for you to get that funding you need," said Lisa Tedesco, a SBIR consultant for NBDC.

On Wednesday, March 24, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) SBIR program directors will discuss their programs, topics of interest for funding and will meet one-on-one with attendees to discuss their ideas and projects to provide feedback on potential for funding.

On Thursday, March 25, Jim Greenwood, renowned SBIR trainer and consultant, will conduct an in-depth SBIR proposal preparation workshop providing the ins and outs of successful SBIR proposal strategy and will provide one free proposal review to all attendees of the workshop, good for one year.

Registration and agendas are available at  For more information, contact Tedesco at 554.6270.

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Registration Under Way for IS& T Summer Programs

The College of Information Science & Technology summer workshops are now available for registration online. A variety of computer technology topics will be offered starting Monday, June 7, through Friday, July 30. All are appropriate for student ages 11-17.  Space is limited.

For more information or to register online, visit the Web at

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Green Tip of the Week

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Efficient Cooking
Cook for the whole house at once -- a full oven is more efficient.  Another tip, cook enough to freeze and reheat later.

Courtesy of the Tennessee Valley Authority Energy Right Program (

The GreenUNO Task Force provides these tips. For more information, visit

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