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Helping Haiti

photo by Tim Fitzgerald

From left, Tanya Hanson, Milo Bail Student Center; Student President/Regent Michael Crabb; and Danelle Schlegelmilch of the American Red Cross. The Milo Bail Student Center and Student Government partnered last month to raise money for Haitian earthquake relief efforts with "Round Up for Haiti." Food Court purchases that were "rounded up" between Jan. 25 and Feb. 5 raised $1,633.50 for relief in Haiti by the American Red Cross.

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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.



Digital Measures Open Lab Workshops for Faculty Today

The Office of Academic and Student Affairs will hold three Digital Measures open lab workshops this week for all faculty.

As with last year, the Office of Academic and Student Affairs staff is requesting that information, particularly related to research/creative activity and community engagement, be entered into the Digital Measures system by Wednesday, Sept. 1. Therefore, as faculty are completing their Annual Reviews, they may find it helpful to use Digital Measures this year to save time and effort.

An open lab workshop will be held for faculty today, Feb. 15, in 260 University of Nebraska Peter Kiewit Institute from 3 to 4 p.m.

Other workshops:

- Tuesday, Feb. 16
104 Durham Science Center
2 to 3 p.m.

- Friday, Feb. 19
181 Arts and Sciences Hall
1 to 2 p.m.

Primarily for the benefit of those who cannot attend one of the three workshops, a FAQ page for Digital Measures has been created and can be found at

A page that describes more of the technical procedures for entering items into the system and running one's annual report has been developed and is located at

Faculty with specific questions or concerns should contact Steve Bullock at 554.4822 or, or Dan O'Dell at 554.4008 or

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Undergraduate Course Catalog Proofing Through Feb. 19

The 2010-11 undergraduate catalog will be available for proofing in 108 Eppley Administration Building today, 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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Spring 2010 French Film Series Kicks Off Tonight

UNO's French Honor Society invites all members of the campus community to view three films during its Spring 2010 French Film Series. The first film, "La Classe: Entre Les Murs," starts tonight, Feb. 15.

All three films will be shown in French with English subtitles. The monthly films will be screened in 306 Arts and Sciences Hall.

The schedule:

- Tonight, Feb. 15
7:30 p.m.
"La Classe: Entre Les Murs"

- Wednesday, March 10
7 p.m.  
"Le Dernier Métro"

Saturday, April 10
1 p.m.
"Jeux d'enfants (Love Me If You Dare)"

For more information, contact Carolyn Gascoigne at

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UNO Black History Month Celebration Continues This Week

Black history and culture will take center stage this month at UNO. The month long celebration will feature a variety of presentations, a film screening and a concert showcase.

Up next on Tuesday, Feb. 16: "The Omaha Civil Rights Movement," a presentation by August "Buddy" Hogan Sr., native Omahan and former civil rights leader, from noon to 1 p.m. in the College of Public Affairs and Community Service Collaborating Commons. Read more.

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CUP Equipment Delivery Notice

A new chiller for the UNO campus will be delivered to the east side of Central Utility Plant (CUP) on Thursday, Feb. 18. The delivery of a crane and a chiller is scheduled to occur prior to 7 a.m. There will be an approximate time period of five minutes for the crane and the chiller, when traffic will be blocked on South University Drive near the CUP so that the large trucks can be positioned in the appropriate location for unloading. The contractor will have the appropriate flag people in place to assist with traffic control. The roads will be reopened after the trucks are in position.   

Traffic will also experience a short disruption after the chiller is unloaded so the semi truck and crane can be driven off campus. Each of these will depart at different times.

Contact Larry Morgan (554.3735) or Bob Fuder (554.2284) with questions.

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Limited HPER Pool Hours This Week

Due to this week's UNO Maverick Conference Swim Meet, the Health, Physical Education and Recreation (HPER) Building Pool will be open, for limited hours Wednesday, Feb. 17, through Saturday, Feb. 20.

The open pool hours are:

- Wednesday, Feb. 17, through Friday, Feb. 19
6 to 9 a.m. and 2 to 4 p.m.

- Saturday, Feb 20
2 to 4 p.m.

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Nominations Deadline Wednesday for 2010 CCSW Awards

The Chancellor's Commission on the Status of Women (CCSW) seeks nominations for its Outstanding Achievement Award, Community Service Award and Scholarship Award. These awards recognize individuals and organizations at UNO and in the metropolitan community who have brought attention to women's issues, advanced women's issues and/or gender equity issues.

This year's recipients will be honored Wednesday, March 31, at the CCSW Awards Luncheon at 11:30 a.m. in the Milo Bail Student Center (MBSC) Ballroom. Tickets will go on sale at the MBSC Business Office (554.3923) closer to the date.

The criteria for each award and its past recipients are available online at All nominations must be returned by Wednesday, Feb. 17, to:

To have any of the forms faxed or mailed, contact CCSW co-chairs Wendi Chiarbos Jensen at 554.2286 or or Jody Neathery-Castro at 554.3611 or

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SOLP to Host "Healthy Relationships" Events This Spring

Student Organizations and Leadership Programs (SOLP) will sponsor two events this spring focusing on healthy relationships. Both events will have snacks provided and are open to all.

The first program, "Simply Ridiculous Dating," will take place on Monday, Feb. 22, at 7 p.m. in the College of Public Affairs and Community Service Collaborating Commons. Millicent St. Claire will present "Simply Ridiculous Dating."

Based on her book, Simply Ridiculous!, St. Claire focuses this program on the ridiculous nature of control, violence and abuse in dating relationships. As a master facilitator of personal transformation Millicent discusses dating issues that range from playing the victim role to looking for love in all the wrong places and everything in between.

Audiences will learn how to recognize their own ridiculous behaviors that allow unhealthy relationships to exist. They'll learn how to alter their view of themselves as one who has the power to prevent or stop controlling and abusive relationships. Students will leave with new tools and perspectives that will help them see their own ‘simply ridiculous' behaviors and take the creation of positive dating and friendships into their own hands.

The second program, "Healthy Relationships 101," will take place on Wednesday, April 14, in collaboration with the Order of Omega Greek Leadership Honor Society at 7 p.m. in the Milo Bail Student Center Ballroom.  Felicia Harlow will present "Healthy Relationships 101."

Healthy relationships start with a focus on self-care and well-being. That's the philosophy of self-care specialist Felicia Harlow. In this program, Harlow focuses on positive self-image and the positive feelings, thoughts, choices and behaviors that are the foundational ingredients of healthy dating and friendships.

Audiences will learn the true meaning of relationships and how to recognize the signs of an unhealthy one. In addition, they'll learn how spiritual health attracts healthy relationships, come to understand how balanced living contributes to healthy relationships and walk away with quick and easy self-care techniques for healthy living in college.

Contact SOLP at 554.2711 with questions.

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UNO UFO Study Group Meetings This Week

The UNO UFO Study Group will meet on Wednesday, Feb. 17, in the Milo Bail Student Center Jenkins Room from noon to 1 p.m. and on Saturday, Feb. 20, in 285 Durham Science Center from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Anyone with an interest in the UFO phenomenon is encouraged to attend.

For more information, call John Powers at 319.2721.

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Service Learning Academy Offers Brown Bag Panel Discussion on the Scholarship of Community Engagement

As the practice of Service-Learning advances at UNO, academic community based participatory research (CBPR), as well as publishing and presenting in peer-reviewed publications and settings is also advancing.  A panel discussion on these efforts will be held Tuesday, Feb. 23, from noon to 1:30 p.m. in the Milo Bail Student Center Gallery Room (third floor). 

Sajda Qureshi, associate professor of information systems and quantitative analysis (ISQA), and Lynnette Leonard, assistant professor of communication, will discuss their experiences. They will offer their insights with academic work in the community over a sustained period, the development of their research design and the research publications completed and planned. Paul Sather, director of the Service Learning Academy, will also discuss support offered from the academy for service learning related scholarship. 

An open discussion, come prepared to share questions and ideas on this timely topic. Those who attend are invited to bring their lunches, and drinks and desserts will be provided.

To register, contact Carlynn Hartman-Kurtz at

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Service Learning Academy Offers Chance to Network with Community Partners

Faculty can meet new community nonprofit organization partners who have just been oriented to the service learning pedagogy at "Nosh and Network" on Friday, Feb. 26. It will take place from 3 to 4 p.m. in the William H. and Dorothy Alumni Center Hospitality Room. 

The community organization partners will stay after their seminar to meet professors and to understand UNO ideas for projects. Bring business cards and enjoy refreshments to nosh on during the networking event.

To register, contact Carlynn Hartman-Kurtz at

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Women's Studies Film Festival Begins Tomorrow

The campus community can join the Women's Studies program on Tuesday, Feb. 16, for the program's screening of the 2007 film adaptation of Jane Austen's "Persuasion," starring Sally Hawkins. The film will be shown at 7 p.m. in 306 Arts and Sciences Hall.

A panel featuring Susan Maher, Janine Brooks, Krystal Gabel and Amanda Ferrell from the Department of English will follow the film. This event is free and open to all.

For more information, contact Bridget Blomfield at 554.2940.

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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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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 the 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 served.

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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RefWorks Workshops Schedule Announced

Criss Library will offer an overview of the easy-to-use RefWorks - an online research management tool which allows researchers to gather, manage, store and share citations and bibliographies.

Workshop attendees will learn how to:

- Organize and save citations from all sources;

- Automatically export citations from databases without redundant typing;

- Share bibliographies with collaborators, students and researchers via the Web; and

- Automatically insert citations into papers in correct citation style.

For additional information or to register for one of the following sessions, e-mail Linda Parker at

- Wednesday, Feb. 17, 10 a.m. to noon (library lab 112)

- Thursday, Feb. 18, 4 to 6 p.m. (library lab 107)

- Friday, Feb. 26, 1 to 3 p.m. (library lab 107)

- Saturday, March 6, 10 a.m. to noon (library lab 107)

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"Let Your Body Speak: Delivering an Effective Presentation" Student Learn Over Lunch Feb. 17

Students who attend the next UNO Speech Center Lunch and Learn will learn how to focus on all aspects of delivery. "Let Your Body Speak: Delivering an Effective Presentation" is planned for Wednesday, Feb. 17, from noon to 1 p.m. in the Milo Bail Student Center U mon hon (Omaha) Room.

Students will learn how to effectively use gestures, facial expressions, movement, and how to develop and maintain eye contact, as well as how to express yourself through volume, pauses and articulation.

Pre-registration is encouraged and can be done by contacting a consultant at the Speech Consulting Center at 554.3201 or Space is limited, and free pizza and pop will be provided.

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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;


-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 ( 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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Maverick Watch

Winter sports are under way at UNO. Support the Mavericks by attending their home events. To view this week's Omaha's Team schedule, visit

To catch up on the latest UNO Maverick news or to keep tabs on favorite teams, players and coaches this season, visit, Twitter at or Facebook at

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