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Kathy Krause

February Employee of the Month: Kathy Krause

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Kathy Krause, assistant to the senior vice chancellor for budget, has been a vital member of the campus community for two decades. Her knowledge of budget-related topics is very helpful to colleagues. Visit this link for details.

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University Village

Out With the Old....In With the New

photo by Tim Fitzgerald

Stacks of old and new furniture surrounded the University Village residence halls Monday (3-8) as UNO prepares to take ownership next Monday (3-15) of the first student housing on campus.


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UNO Wrestling Team Earns National Title

The top-ranked UNO wrestling team collected its second straight national team title and crowned one individual national champion in front of a home crowd at the 2010 NCAA Championships inside Sapp Fieldhouse last weekend. The Mavericks scored 131 points, 59 points ahead of runner-up Augustana College, to record the school's sixth NCAA Division II team title.

It's UNO's fifth title in the last seven years. The win gives UNO NCAA II wrestling titles in 1991, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2009 and 2010. The Mavericks also won the 1970 NAIA tournament championship. Read more.

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eNotes Spring Break University Relations Moving Schedule Announced

It's Spring Break 2010 at UNO and University Relations staff are in the process of moving to their new location in 211 Eppley Administration Building. eNotes will take a two-day sabbatical during the move - Thursday through Friday, March 18-19. Items can still be submitted to; however, expect the next edition of eNotes to appear in your mailboxes and online on Monday, March 22. University Relations thanks the campus for their patience during this transition.

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Next "Maverick Monday" Set for March 22

Future UNO Mavericks will converge on campus for Recruitment Services first "Maverick Monday" of the semester this month.

Six of the open house programs are held each year for high school students from Nebraska, Iowa and South Dakota.

"This is a great opportunity to visit campus if you haven't already done so," said Lamarr Womble, assistant director of Recruitment Services. "Maverick Mondays consists of a host of different events that provides students with a taste of college life."

On Monday, March 22, students and their parents will be given the opportunity to meet with UNO representatives from academic departments and to take part in discussions on admission requirements and financial aid. Tours of the campus and student housing will also be offered.

8:15 a.m. to noon Maverick Monday schedule:

- Free breakfast;

- College and academic department fair;

- Interactive Maverick millionaire game;

- Students/parent panel;

- Campus tours; and

- Optional housing and college tours of the Pacific Location.

If interested in attending, registration is available through MavSpace at

For more information, contact Womble at 554.3517 or

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Maverick Productions Welcome Spring with Back-to-Back Programs

Maverick Comedy Club will feature UNO students and professional poets and comedians on Tuesday, March 23, at 7 p.m. in the Maverick Lounge (the old Maverick Buffet). Poets from the Omaha Slam Team will perform along with comedian Matt Geiler.  The event will be hosted by Jibba Jabba J-Bomb.  Free food and "mocktails" will be served.

Enjoy the fun side of winter without getting too cold. Maverick Productions will sponsor and ice-less ice skating program on Wednesday, March 24. The rink, made of a synthetic material, will be set up from 2 to 8 p.m., in Lot 7 on Pacific location campus. The event will feature a 1600 square foot rink and skates will be provided. The event is free and all are welcome.  In case of rain, the event will be moved into the Sapp Fieldhouse. 

For more information, call 554.2711.

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Mark Twain Biographer to Speak at UNO

The UNO English Department will host a presentation by noted scholar and author Michael Shelden on Thursday, March 25.  The event is part of the College of Arts and Sciences Centennial Speaker Series, and will take place in the William H. and Dorothy Thompson Alumni Center at 7 p.m.

Shelden received his undergraduate degree from UNO in 1973. He has received considerable recognition for his biographies of George Orwell and Graham Greene.  Hi most recent book, Mark Twain: Man in White, was published this year to positive reviews.  Read more.

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Political Alienation Panel Discussion March 29

Why does political alienation exist in a country said to be free? What do non-theists and LGBT have in common? What allows for the imposition of a moral majority in our political system? A Political Alienation Panel Discussion featuring experts from various backgrounds and areas of expertise, will seek to answer these questions.

Audience questions will also be answered, at the event on Monday, March 29, at 6 p.m. in 101 College of Public Affairs and Community Service. The panel discussion is free and open to all.

This event is co-sponsored by the UNO Secular Student Alliance, the Gender and Sexual Orientation Student Agency and Queers & Allies.

For more information, contact John Powers at 319.2721.

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Malcolm X Festival Set for April 18-20

Two well-known figures from the entertainment world will serve as speakers at this year's Malcolm X Festival and Conference at UNO.  In addition, the United Kingdom's first Parliamentary Writer in Residence will also attend and present.  The festival, sponsored and organized by the Department of Black Studies, runs Sunday through Tuesday, April 18-20.

A film premier, a dinner and academic presentations from a wide variety of local and national scholars are also slated to take place during the three-day festival.  Read more.

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Scheduled MavCard Downtime This Thursday

MavCard Services will upgrade the campus card system on Thursday, March 18. MavCards will not work anywhere on campus, but MavCards will still function as usual for door access.

MavCard Services staff anticipates everything to be up and running as usual on Friday, March 19.

For more information, contact Mary Cunard at 554.2220.

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March 23 Arts and Sciences Centennial Lecture to Highlight Women's Studies

The UNO College of Arts and Sciences Centennial Speaker Series continues Tuesday, March 23, with a lecture by UNO Women's Studies graduate Monica Brasile.  Her talk - "Complex Negotiations: Doulas as Advocates for Childbearing Women" - will take place from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Milo Bail Student Center.  Read more.

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OBSC to Present March 25 Lecture at UNO

The Omaha Behavioral Science Colloquium (OBSC) will present "The Civilizing Process, the General Theory of Crime, and the Faces of Violence in 19th Century France" Thursday, March 25. Hugh P. Whitt, professor of sociology from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, will give the lecture.

It will take place from 3 to 4 p.m. in 132 College of Public Affairs and Community Service Building, Collaborating Commons.

OBSC is a newly established interdisciplinary forum for scholars in social and behavioral sciences working in and around Omaha. The core constituents are the faculty and graduate students working at UNO, the University of Nebraska Medical Center College of Public Health and Creighton University.

For more information, contact Jukka Savolainen at

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Asian Cultural Night is Sunday, March 28

Lion dancers, singers, free food and traditional dancers are part of Asian Cultural Night on Sunday, March 28, from 5 to 9 p.m. in the Milo Bail Student Center Nebraska Room.

Hosted by UNO's Asian Student Association, the free event will also include dinner and other demonstrations celebrating Asian culture. The event is designed to spread cultural awareness to the campus community.

For more information, contact Cindy Nguyen: or 677.0991.

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Registration Continues for Mav Kids Summer Day Camp

Registration is officially under way for the 2010 Mav Kids Summer Day Camp.

Campers will join Mav Kids Summer Day Camp staffers as they metaphorically race across the U.S. for "One Amazing Summer!" Weekly themes and details are available at the Mav-Rec Youth Programs Web site at

The camp is for children currently in kindergarten up to age 12. Cost for UNO students and Campus Recreation activity cardholders is $125 per week; for UNO faculty/staff (non activity cardholders) $135 per week; and the general public is $145 per week.

Visit the Mav-Rec Youth Programs Web site for registration details or call Lisa Medina at 554.2859.

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Henry Doorly Zoo Membership Drive Under Way

The annual Henry Doorly Zoo membership drive is under way at UNO.  The zoo offers memberships to university employees and students at the annual rate of $78 per household.  The membership includes unlimited admission for two adults and dependent children or grandchildren under the age of 21, discounted admission to the Wildlife Safari and Lozier IMAX Theater, discounts on children's classes and other benefits.

Memberships remain at $78 until Sunday, April 4, and increase to $88 after that date.  To access an order form, click on this link.

Memberships are being sold in the Office of the Senior Vice Chancellor for Academic and Student Affairs, 202 Eppley Administration Building.  For more information, contact Christine Hoffman at 554.2263 or

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Kindles Available for Check Out at Criss Library

Interested in an e-book reader? Ever wondered what e-ink looks like? Need a best seller to balance academic reading? The answers to these questions are, literally, at the campus community's fingertips.

Certain titles are now available for download on a Kindle at Criss Library. For additional information, stop by the Criss Library Circulation Desk.

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Erin Cron Honored at Regents Meeting
Erin Cron, assistant director of Student Organizations and Leadership Programs (SOLP), was recognized at the March 5 Board of Regents meeting in Lincoln.  Cron earned kudos for her December UNO Employees of the Month honor.

For more details, visit

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