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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.




Flag Lowering

The UNO flag is at half-staff today in honor of student Scott Limbeck.

Limbeck, a senior majoring in real estate and land use economics with the College of Business, died from injuries sustained during a hit-and-run earlier this week.

A memorial service was held Feb. 11 at St. Thomas More Catholic Church.

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Last Finalist for Associate Vice Chancellor for Research and Creative Activity to Interview, Hold Open Forum Today

The last finalist for the position of UNO Associate Vice Chancellor for Research and Creative Activity (AVCRCA) will be on campus for interviews today, Feb. 12. The person selected will have leadership and administrative responsibility for promoting and growing research and creative activity, helping to attract external funds, and serving as liaison for these activities with all UNO colleges/divisions and other research-partner institutions.

The final candidate is Lloyd Richardson, director, Office of Research and External Funding, College of Education, acting director of Research, College of Nursing and Curator's Teaching Professor in Education and Mathematics, University of Missouri-St. Louis. Faculty, staff and students are encouraged to attend a campus forum with Richardson today, Feb. 12, at 2 p.m. in the Milo Bail Student Center Dodge Room. The first day of his campus visit was yesterday, Feb. 11.

The three candidates who have completed their campus visit and interviews are:

-Nicholas Stergiou, professor, School of Health, Physical Education and Recreation at UNO, and professor, Department of Environmental Health Sciences University of Nebraska Medical Center.

- Scott Snyder, program director, Division of Environmental Biology National Science Foundation in Arlington, Va., and professor, Department of Biology at UNO; and

- Scott Tarry, director, Aviation Institute and distinguished professor at UNO, and director, NASA Nebraska Space Grant and EPSCoR.

Specific AVCRCA responsibilities include oversight of the Office of Sponsored Programs and Research, facilitation of connections with extramural sponsors, oversight of an internal seed-grant program, representation on University system and statewide research bodies, oversight and development of campus compliance and research and creative activity related policies, and stewardship of University intellectual property. Faculty, staff, and students are strongly encouraged to participate in the multiple forums provided and provide feedback.

Additional information on each candidate as well as the complete interview schedules will be available at This schedule includes forums with groups such as the Faculty Senate and chairs and directors. The search committee needs and desires feedback from all campus constituencies. Harmon Maher, interim associate vice chancellor for Research and Creative Activity is chair of the search committee. He can be contacted at or 554.2250.

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UNO Student Receives 2009 Golden Key Research Grant

The Golden Key International Honour Society recently selected UNO student Neil Huben as the recipient of a 2009 Golden Key Research Grant valued at $1,000. All Golden Key student members can apply for the Golden Key Research Grant, but only four outstanding students are selected to receive the honor for the fall semester.  Read more.

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"Consider This" Investigates the First Lady's "Let's Move!" National Campaign

On the next edition of "Consider This," host Cathy Wyatt and guests, examine first lady Michelle Obama's nationwide campaign designed to address childhood obesity.

Wyatt's guests will include Phyllis Nsiah-Kumi, physician of internal medicine and pediatrics at the Nebraska Medical Center and Tammy Yarmon, director of nutrition systems at Omaha Public Schools.

They will discuss:
- Just what is her strategy?; 
- Who is on her team?;  and
- How is Nebraska responding to the effort, officially known as "Let's Move!"

The program will air today, Feb. 12, at 12:30 p.m. on NET2.

"Consider This," a production of UNO Television, also airs on the Knowledge Network of Greater Omaha. Check the Knowledge Network Web site at for dates and times.

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Army Afghan Program with UNO Connections Profiled on NET Radio Feb. 15-16

A U.S. Army program with connections to UNO will be the focus of a two-part report airing Monday, Feb. 15, and Tuesday, Feb. 16, during "Morning Edition" on NET Radio. Produced and reported by Fred Knapp of NET News, the stories will air at 6:50 and 8:50 a.m. each morning and will also be available on NET's Web site (  Read more.

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Applicants Sought for Faculty Senate's Paul L. Beck Memorial Faculty/Staff Scholarships

The Faculty Senate is now accepting applications for the Paul L. Beck Memorial Faculty/Staff Scholarships. Both residents and non-residents may apply. Four scholarships are awarded:
- One $1,000 Full-Time Undergraduate Scholarship;
- One $1,000 Full-Time Graduate Scholarship; and
- One $500 Part-Time Graduate or Undergraduate Scholarship. 

Information on the scholarship history, criteria, application process and the application form can found on the Faculty Senate's Web site (

Applications are also available at the Financial Aid Office, 103 Eppley Administration Building, or the Faculty Senate Office, 105 Arts and Sciences Hall. The application deadline is Friday, April 2.

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UFO Study Group to Meet Saturday

The UNO UFO Study Group will meet Saturday, Feb. 13, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in 285 Durham Science Center. Anyone interested in unidentified flying objects and related phenomena is welcome to attend.

For more information, call John Powers at 319.2721.

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ITS to Offer Clicker Brown Bag Feb. 23

Information Technology Services (ITS) will offer a brown bag demonstration of the new Gen3 Pulse Clicker and the latest version of the Classroom Performance System (CPS) on Tuesday, Feb. 23. It will take place in Milo Bail Student Center Council Room from noon to 1 p.m.

CPS is a quiz creation and captures system that instructors use to display questions on a video screen and capture student responses to the questions transmitted by the clickers. eInstruction vice president of sales for Higher Education Cindy Yates and Educational Consultant Dustin Frank will demonstrate the Gen3 Pulse clicker and discuss new functionality that improves in-class assessment. They will also share eInstruction's software update schedule for 2010 and briefly discuss the new virtual-clicker.

For more information, contact Ted Turgeon at

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Media Consultant and Author to Speak at UNO

Internationally known speaker, publisher and media consultant David Mathison will speak at UNO on Friday, Feb. 26.

Mathison will present "Social Media, Sustainable Journalism and Key Tools for Change" at 2 p.m. at the William H. and Dorothy Thompson Alumni Center with a reception following. The presentation and reception are open to the public.

He also will meet with students at 9:15 a.m. on Feb. 26 in the ASH 107-I conference room in the School of Communication faculty office area. In addition, he will meet with school faculty to discuss social media and curriculum changes.

Mathison will appear at Creighton University on Saturday, Feb. 27, for a skill-enhancing seminar sponsored by the Omaha Press Club Foundation. He will speak at 9 a.m. on "Changing the Media Landscape" in Room LO2 at the Reinert Memorial Library. At 10:30 a.m., a hands-on session on convergence will be offered through the Creighton Department of Journalism Apple Training Center in Rooms 204 and 205 of Hitchcock Communication Arts.  Participants can register by sending an e-mail to A registration form with further instructions will be provided within 24 hours. The cost of the workshop is $25 for professionals and $10 for full-time students.

Participants can also register the day of the event at 8:30 a.m. in the lower level of the Reinert Library.  Parking will be available on the upper level of the parking garage on the east side of 24th Street.

Mathison is the author of "Be the Media" (, a handbook on how artists, journalists and others can create and promote art, a message or a platform for community-based media. He is the chairman and CEO of natural E creative, a diversified media company.  Mathison is the former CEO of Kinecta Corp. and former vice president of syndication for Reuters.

For more information, contact Jeremy Lipschultz at or 203.7247.

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Undergraduate Course Catalog Proofing Feb. 15-19

The 2010-11 undergraduate catalog will be available for proofing in 108 Eppley Administration Building Monday, Feb. 15, through Friday, Feb. 19.

All departments are asked to send a representative to proof the area that pertains to their respective departments. No major changes to the content can be processed at this point.

For more information, contact Marian McDonald at 554.3674.

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

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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SHS and CCSW to Host "Healthy Layers for Your Heart" Feb. 17

Wellness Stampede

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

UNO's Wear Red Day is Wednesday, Feb. 17! To commemorate the day, Student Health Services (SHS) and the Chancellor's Commission on the Status of Women (CCCSW) have teamed up to host "Healthy Layers for Your Heart" at noon in College of Public Affairs and Community Service Collaborating Commons.

"Go RED for Women" is the American Heart Association's movement to wipe out heart disease. This event is not just for women. Members of the campus community will learn how to be heart healthy by attending a presentation by SHS' graduate assistant, Julie Denker, R.D., L.M.N.T. A heart-healthy fruit and yogurt parfait snack will also be provided.

Red dress pins will be available at the event for a $5 minimum donation. The donations support research and education to help stop women's No. 1 killer - heart disease. For details, visit

For more information, contact Denker at 554.2374.

This event is being held in conjunction with CCSW's Susan B. Anthony Coffeehouse series.

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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Donors Sought for Feb. 18 UNO Honors Program Blood Drive

Give the gift of life. The UNO Honors Program will host a blood drive on Thursday, Feb. 18, in the Milo Bail Student Center from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Making an appointment is easy - just visit and click "Donate Blood Now," then enter 1671 as the sponsor code. Donors can also call 1-800-GIVE LIFE (1-800-448-3543) to reserve a time. The need for blood is constant and every unit counts.

For questions about eligibility or other inquiries, contact Marie Schellenberger at or visit

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In the News

In the News

- Theresa Barron-McKeagney, School of Social Work, was mentioned in the Feb. 10 issue of the Omaha World-Herald. She was selected for a Douglas County Board task force designed to reduce recidivism and help offenders released from jail return to society.

- The Feb. 10 issue of the Omaha World-Herald featured a guest column by Alan Kolok, Department of Biology. Kolok wrote about construction of the Davis Prairie Data Shack on the banks of the Elkhorn River.

- Student Jackie Pirtle and Joey Weber, Maverick Village, were quoted in the Feb. 5 issue of the Omaha World-Herald about a campus fundraiser selling flowers to help American Red Cross relief efforts in Haiti.

- The Feb. 8 issue of the Omaha World-Herald featured a preview story about UNO's events celebrating Black History Month. The article quoted Valerie Thompson, Student Organizations and Leadership Programs, and student Anthony Haynes Jr., president of Circle of Brotherhood at UNO. Thompson was also quoted in the Feb. 9 issue of the Omaha World-Herald about Byron Embry's presentation, "The Whistle That Changed America: The Murder of Emmett Till," the kick-off event to Black History Month at UNO.

If you are a member of the UNO community and have been interviewed by the media - local, state, regional, national or international - we want to know about it. Send an e-mail with the particulars to Please include a contact name and phone number. For more information, call 554.2762.

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In Print

Briggs Named Associate Editor of Top Information Systems Journal
Robert Briggs of the College of Business Administration at UNO has been named associate editor of the European Journal for Information Systems.

The bimonthly publication is one of the leading journals in the Information Systems field, providing a European perspective on the theory and practice of Information Systems for a global audience. Read more.

If you've authored or edited a book, article or other text that's been published recently, we want to know about it. Send an e-mail with the particulars to Please include a contact name and phone number. For more information, call 554.2243.

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On Stage

The Moving Company to Perform New Work Sunday at Joslyn
The Moving Company, the modern dance performing troupe at UNO, will perform an original work during Family Fun Day on Sunday, Feb. 14, at Joslyn Art Museum, 2200 Dodge St.

The 15-minute dance performances are scheduled for 1:15, 2:15 and 3:15 p.m. in Galleries 11, 12 and 13 at the museum. Read more.

If you are a member of the UNO community and are involved in an upcoming performance, we want to know about it. Send an e-mail with the particulars to Please include a contact name and phone number.

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On Exhibit

Student Art Exhibition Opens Feb. 26
Mark the calendar. The Spring 2010 UNO Art Student Exhibition opens Friday, Feb. 26, in the UNO Art Gallery with a reception from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.

Admission to the UNO Art Gallery is free, and the exhibit, which runs through Friday, April 2, is open to the public. The gallery is located at the north end of the Weber Fine Arts Building. For hours, visit

Black History Month Items in Criss Library  "The Posters and Politics Exhibit"
"The Posters and Politics Exhibit," currently on display in the Criss Library Art Gallery, includes several items related to Black History Month.

"The Posters and Politics Exhibit" is from the personal collection of Sam Walker, professor emeritus with the School of Criminology and Criminal Justice. The exhibit will be on display through March 11. It is free and open to the public.

The featured works hail from World War I and World War II, along with the civil rights movement, American presidents and more. A descriptive guide to the exhibit is available in the rack immediately to the right of the entrance.

Among those civil rights items noted in Walker's collection:

Martin Luther King Jr.
- Honor King, End Racism (1968). The union bug on this poster indicates it is from Memphis.

- March . . . Rally (April, 1968). This poster is from a rally in San Francisco in April 1968, shortly after Rev. Martin Luther King's was assassinated. Speaker Jeannette Rankin is famous as the only member of the House of Representatives to vote against American entry into both World War I and World War II.

Mississippi Freedom Summer of 1964
- James Cheney, Andrew Goodman and Michael Schwerner (1964-65). These prints portray the three civil rights workers murdered in Mississippi in June 1964. The prints are by Ben Shahn, one of the great twentieth century American artists.

- Now With Your Hand, Pull the Lever Down (1964).

- You Can Register to Vote (1964).

Mississippi Voter Registration Effort During Summer of 1964
- Paul Robeson (early 1940s). One of the great African-Americans, Paul Robeson was a concert singer and political activist. This advertisement is from the mid-1940s when he was commercially very successful, with RCA Victor. During the Cold War he was denied a passport, blacklisted across the country and his singing career ruined.

- NAACP - Remember May 17th (1955). This brochure is from an NAACP celebration of the first anniversary of the historic Supreme Court decision in Brown v. Board of Education declaring racially segregated schools unconstitutional.

Racist Propaganda
- No Dogs, Negroes, Mexicans (1942). This sign from Dallas, Texas, in the early 1940s.

- Be a Real Citizen! This is a recruiting card for the Ku Klux Klan.

For more information, contact Criss Library at 554.3206 or visit

New UNO Exhibit to Feature Video Installation Artists
The UNO Art Gallery continues to show "Interact," works by internationally renowned video installation artists Lynn Lukkas and Cynthia Pachikara.

The exhibition runs through Friday, Feb. 19. Read more.

If you are a member of the UNO community and are involved in an exhibit, we want to know about it! Send an e-mail with the particulars to Please include a contact name and phone number. For more information, call 554.2243.

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