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Overtime Win for the Mavericks

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Tyler Bullock tied his season-high with 32 points and three other Mavericks joined him in double figures as UNO defeated Southwest Baptist, 102-96 in overtime Saturday (2-20). UNO gained sole possession of third place in the MIAA. The Mavericks will host Missouri Southern this Thursday (2-25). The women play at 5:30 p.m. and the men at 7:30 p.m.

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Mavs Close Out Regular Season

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UNO's wrestling team finished the regular dual season Wednesday night (2-17) with a 26-6 win over the sixth-ranked Augustana Vikings. More than 1,000 were in attendance to see the Mavericks win. UNO will host the NCAA Division 2 national championships on March 12 and 13.



UNO Winter Olympics This Afternoon

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

Mav-Rec Wellness and Human Resources will host the first-ever UNO Winter Olympics today, Feb. 24, starting at noon. The lunch-hour event includes snowman/snowwoman-building and sledding contests. Spectators are welcome.

Teams of five to 10 people will compete in the two events. Refreshments and awards ceremony will follow in the Outdoor Venture Center.

Schedule of events:

- Snowman/Snowwoman Building Contest
Noon to 12:30 p.m.
Pep Bowl

- Sledding Contest
12:30 to 1 p.m.
Elmwood Park Shakespeare on the Green area

- Hot Chocolate Awards
1 to 1:30 p.m.
Health, Physical Education and Recreation Building (HPER) Outdoor Venture Center

For event details, contact Dave Daniels at 554.2008 or For You Look MAVelous! point questions, contact Angie Helseth at 554.3185 or

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, or

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MBSC Offers New Online Reservations and Scheduling Page

Have an upcoming event on campus? Need to reserve a room? Groups can now check availability and request rooms at the Milo Bail Student Center on-line! Just go to the UNO On-Line Reservations and Food Service Scheduling Page at It's available 24-7 from any computer.

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"Teaching On-Line: What I've Learned Teaching Research Methods"

Greg Petrow, assistant professor of political science, will present "Teaching On-Line: What I've Learned Teaching Research Methods" today, Feb. 24, from 10 to 11 a.m. in the Milo Bail Student Center U mon Hon (Omaha) Room.

Petrow will begin by reviewing the basics of the Blackboard course Web page and explain his own uses of it in teaching the on-line research methods course for the Department of Political Science master's degree students. He will then explain his own use of more advanced methods, including using PowerPoint to record lectures, Camtasia to record desktop-live videos, the writing functions of Notebook and Adobe Connect Web conferencing. This explanation is meant to give new-comers to on-line teaching some ideas, while also provoking a discussion among those with more on-line teaching experience.      

For more information, contact Petrow at To register, contact the Center for Faculty Development at or 554.2427. Refreshments will be provided.

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Lot I Fine Arts Performance Parking Reminder

Campus Security announces that the new Lot I parking schedule will begin today, Feb. 24. Gates will close at 3:30 p.m. on all fine arts performance dates to allow for event parking.

Faculty and staff can park in the lot until 6 p.m.

Lot I, which will be used for the Welcome Center and Weber Fine Arts events, is located west of the Durham Science Center. Visit for performance dates.

For more information, contact Campus Security at 554.2648.

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UNO Theatre Presents Gross Indecency Opens Tonight

The UNO Department of Theatre presents Moisés Kaufman's Gross Indecency: The Three Trials of Oscar Wilde, directed by Amy Lane. Previews run Feb. 24-25 with performances on Feb. 26-27 and March 3-6 in the UNO Theatre inside the Weber Fine Arts Building on the UNO campus.

The house opens at 7 p.m. with a 7:30 p.m. curtain for all performances. Tonight's preview will be a TAG Night Out. A group discussion will be held in the theatre after the March 5 production. Read more.

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HPER Climbing Wall Closure Notice

The Health, Physical Education and Recreation Building Climbing Wall will be closed starting Thursday, Feb. 25, due to construction of the new-elevated jogging track. It will reopen in August. Campus Recreation staff appreciate everyone's patience and understanding during this renovation phase. Up-to-date construction information can be found online at

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This Week In Maverick Athletics

UNO Athletics announces "This Week In Maverick Athletics," a listing of the latest sports information. For a complete weekly update of UNO's in-season teams, click on

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Psychology to Hold Daylong ASH Centennial Lectures This Friday

The Department of Psychology will hold a daylong event, including two speakers in the College of Arts and Sciences Centennial Lecture Series, on Friday, Feb. 26. The day starts at 9 a.m. with student presentations.

The first Centennial keynote speaker is Michelle Harrison, who will present "Industrial-Organizational Psychology at UNO: Education for Opportunity" at 10:45 a.m. Harrison received her bachelor's degree from the University of Georgia in 1988 and completed her master of science degree in Industrial/Organizational Psychology at UNO in 1992.  She has served in internal and external consulting roles across multiple industries to design and implement systems and tools for career development, leadership development, assessment and evaluation, leadership assimilation, succession planning, talent management, performance improvement and competency modeling.

The second Centennial keynote speaker is David Yells, who will present "From Rat Sex to Retrieval-induced Forgetting: The Value of a Comprehensive Graduate Education" at 2 p.m. Yells serves as dean of the College of Humanities and Social Sciences at Utah Valley University.  Prior to that, he served as chair of the Department of Behavioral Science for seven years. He received a doctorate in developmental psychobiology from the University of Nebraska in 1994.      

A poster presentation will be held at the festival from noon until 2 p.m. Student talks and awards will continue until 4:30 p.m.  The official title for the entire day is the Kenneth Deffenbacher Research Festival in Psychology.  Kenneth Dffenbacher is now a UNO emeritus professor of psychology.  Deffenbacher served as the Department of Psychology's chair from 1980 through last year.

All events, including the two Centennial speaker presentations, take place in the Milo Bail Student Center Ballroom.  There is no cost to attend and the event is open to the campus community and public.

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 more information, call 554.3558.  For additional details on upcoming speakers, visit

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University Honors Program Speaker Series Continues March 1

The University Honors Program will host a speaker series event on Monday, March 1, featuring Donald Baum, associate professor and chair of Department of Economics. The event is open to all UNO students, faculty and staff, and the public.

Baum's talk will begin at noon in the Milo Bail Student Center Ballroom. He will discuss the two major problems in health care- the uninsured and increasing health care costs.

For more information, contact Neil Huben at

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EC UNO Campus Screening of 'Coal Country' March 1

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The Environmental Club of UNO (EC UNO) will host a free screening of "Coal Country" Monday, March 1, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Milo Bail Student Center Nebraska Room.

A documentary about mountaintop removal mining, "Coal Country" tells of the dramatic struggle around the use of coal, which provides over half the electricity in America. In Appalachia, miners, residents and activists are locked in conflict: is mining and processing coal essential to providing good jobs, or is it destroying the land, water and air?

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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President of AAC&U to Lecture at UNO

Carol Geary Schneider, the president of the Association of American Colleges and Universities (AAC&U), will give the inaugural Kent A. Kirwan Liberal Arts Lecture at UNO on Tuesday, March 2. Her lecture, which will focus on the ongoing importance of Liberal Education in American higher education, is being held in conjunction with the 100th anniversary of the UNO College of Arts and Sciences.

"We are extremely gratified that Dr. Schneider will be in Omaha," said David Boocker, dean of the College of Arts and Sciences. "AAC&U is the leading national organization devoted to advancing and strengthening undergraduate liberal education."

The lecture starts at 7 p.m. in the William H. and Dorothy Thompson Alumni Center. There is no cost to attend.  Read more.

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The Spring Job Fair at UNO is on March 10

On Wednesday, March 10, The Career Center will host a job fair from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Milo Bail Student Center (MBSC) Ballroom. The fair will feature more than 70 employers who are actively seeking candidates for open positions and internships. Professional attire is expected and students should bring copies of their resume.

For more information about the job fair and other services, contact The Career Center at 554.3672 or stop by 111 MBSC.

The Spring 2010 Job Fair is sponsored by the following: Union Pacific, Applied Underwriters, National Indemnity, Gallup, ConAgra, Interpublic, First National Bank, Wells Fargo, Northwestern Mutual, Streck, Enterprise Rent-A-Car, ExxonMobil and NorthStar Financial Services Group.

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Mav-Rec Intramural Sports Session 4 Registration Under Way

Campus Recreation provides recreational opportunities for all UNO students, faculty, staff and alumni. The Intramural Sports Program at UNO offers competition on a team or an individual basis. Men's, women's and co-rec divisions are available to match skill and experience level. Registration will only be accepted through Thursday, March 4, by noon.

Team sign-up for "Session 4" will include:
- 4x4 flag football;
- 5x5 soccer; and
- softball.

To sign up a team, stop by 205 Health, Physical Education and Recreation (HPER) Building. Deposit and a team name are required at the time of registration. Cash, check or credit card will be accepted for the deposit. Registration will be taken on a first-come, first-served basis, as sports fill up fast. The deposit will be reimbursed if the following qualifications are met: attendance at the captain's meeting and no team forfeits for the season.

Registration forms can also be found online at

Individuals who don't have a team can sign up as a free agent and will be placed on a team. For more information, call the Intramural Department at 554.2634 or visit

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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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Student Openings Available for Maverick Productions

Maverick Productions is currently accepting program area board member applications for the 2010-2011 school year. Maverick Productions is the premier student event planning organization on campus.

"Membership provides students with excellent experience in a variety of areas," said Erin Cron, SOLP advisor. "The organization is high profile and looking for student leaders to continue the tradition of success."

Board members maintain regular office hours, research and plan programs, attend weekly meetings, oversee a budget and handle other related responsibilities.

Applications are available online at, as well as in hard copy in the Student Organizations and Leadership Programs Office, located on the first floor of the Milo Bail Student Center.

"Whether you love what Maverick Productions has done and want to see more of it, or you have new ideas about programs UNO needs, we welcome your application," Cron said.

Applications will be accepted through Monday, March 1.  For more information, contact Cron at or 554.2711.

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Green Tip of the Week

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Overdrive Works
When drivers use overdrive gearing, a car's engine speed goes down. This saves gas and reduces wear.

Courtesy of the U.S. Department of Energy (

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

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