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March Employee of the Month: Tyrome Williams

photo by Tim Fitzgerald

Tyrome Williams, building assistant in Criss Library, is the go-to person for a wide range of tasks. His enthusiasm and ability to quickly adapt to change make him a valuable asset. Visit this link for details.

Through the Lens

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Service to the Community

photos by Tim Fitzgerald

The several hundred Seven Days of Service volunteers were spread out last week throughout the Omaha and Council Bluffs communities. UNO students, faculty and staff along with North High School students and faculty fanned out to contribute their time to such organizations as the Salvation Army, Lauritzen Gardens, Habitat for Humanity, Turning Point and Catholic Charities. Their work included painting, pulling weeds, spreading mulch and building houses.



Admissions and Records & Registration Training and Walk-in Help Sessions Offered

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UNO's Nebraska Student Information System (NeSIS) team will offer walk-in sessions starting Monday, April 5. Walk-in sessions will be available in 106U Eppley Administration Building from 9 to 11 a.m. Individuals do not need to register. Anyone who currently has access to PeopleSoft SIS account is welcome to attend.

These sessions will give staff and faculty a chance to ask specific questions and receive hands-on assistance. Walk-in sessions will be available every Monday and Wednesday from 9 to 11 a.m. throughout the month of April.

There will also be training sessions offered for faculty and staff who need a PeopleSoft SIS account. Visit the training calendar to register at

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2010 Diversity Week Under Way at UNO

Faculty, staff and students at the UNO can learn about cultures from around the globe during Diversity Week, happening today through Thursday, April 1.

The eighth annual celebration of diversity will feature a variety of multiethnic artistic presentations and performances, with free food served at all events.

The public is also invited to attend all Diversity Week events, which will be held on the UNO campus. All activities, except for the April 1 banquet, are free. Read more.

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Political Alienation Panel Discussion Tonight

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 the 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 tonight's, March 29, event 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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EC UNO to Host Omaha Premier of "Tapped"

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The Environmental Club at UNO (EC UNO) and Repower Nebraska will host a screening of the new film "Tapped" on Friday, April 2, in the College of Public Affairs and Community Service Building starting at 6:30 p.m.

The film examines the role of the bottled water industry and its effects on health, climate change, pollution and the nation's reliance on oil.  The film's director, Stephanie Soechtig, and producer, Sarah Olson, will attend the showing and host a post-viewing discussion.  The event is free and open to the public. Read more.

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Tai Chi Master Ding to Make Campus Visit This Saturday

Tai Chi Master Shuide Ding, who was invited by the University of Nebraska-Lincoln (UNL) Confucius Institute from China, will perform a Tai Chi show at UNO on Saturday, April 3, in the Milo Bail Student Center Dodge Room at 2 p.m.

Ding is a master of Yang style Tai Chi.

The Omaha Chinese Culture Association, UNO International Studies and Programs, UNL Confucius Institute, Omaha Martial Arts School and Lincoln Tai Chi Association will co-host his performance.

The admission is free and open to the public. A discussion session with Tai Chi fans will follow the show.

Visit for additional information on workshops in Lincoln.

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ASH Centennial/Winchell History Lecture to Highlight "The CIA and Accountability"

Clayton D. Laurie will give the annual Richard Dean Winchell History Lecture in conjunction with the College of Arts and Sciences Centennial Speaker Series Monday, April 5, at UNO. His talk – "The CIA and Accountability" – begins at 7 p.m. in the William H. and Dorothy Thompson Alumni Center. The event is free and open to the public.

Laurie is a senor historian at the Center for the Study of Intelligence, Central Intelligence Agency in Washington, D.C.

He entered government service in 1986 as a staff historian with the Histories Division of the U.S. Army Center of Military History in Washington, D.C. Since joining the U.S. intelligence community, he has served as the deputy and chief historian of the National Reconnaissance Office, and as a staff historian at the Office of the Director of National Intelligence.

He has also taught European, military and intelligence history at the American University and the University of Maryland.

Laurie holds history degrees from the University of Northern Iowa (B.A.), UNO (M.A.) and The American University (Ph.D.). He is also author of more than 30 articles, monographs and books on 19th and 20th century military and intelligence history.

A reception will follow the lecture.

This program is supported by the Richard Dean Winchell Fund, the Department of History, Kent Kirwin and the College of Arts and Sciences.

For more information, contact Oliver Pollak at or 554.2593.

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 additional details on upcoming speakers, visit

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University Village and Maverick Village to Host Campus Blood Drive

Give the gift of life. University Village and Maverick Village have teamed up to host a blood drive on Tuesday, April 6, in the University Village Clubhouse from 2 to 6:30 p.m.

Making an appointment is easy -- just visit and enter 1346 as the sponsor code and click "submit". Walk-ins are also always welcome. The need for blood is constant and every unit counts.

For questions about eligibility or other inquiries, contact Meghan Pile at or visit

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Academic Regalia Notice for May 7 Commencement

Commencement for May graduates will be held at 2 p.m. on Friday, May 7, at Omaha Civic Auditorium, 1804 Capitol Avenue.  Faculty members are asked to assemble no later than 1:30 p.m. in the Exhibition Hall.

Faculty planning to attend commencement are asked to order their academic regalia from the Bookstore at 554.2336 by Friday, April 16.

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Jim Young to Speak About NU Capital Campaign Tomorrow

Jim Young, Union Pacific CEO and chair of the NU Capital Campaign, will give a presentation for faculty, staff and students Tuesday, March 30, at 3:30 p.m. in the Milo Bail Student Center Dodge Rooms. His 45-minute talk will focus on the campaign.

Those who want to attend should RSVP to the Faculty Senate office, 554.3598, or e-mail Sue Bishop at

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Ninth Annual Poker Run/Walk Wednesday

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This event has been designated a UNO Wellness Stampede event.

Campus Recreation and Mav-Rec Wellness will host the 10th annual Poker Run/Walk Wednesday, March 31. The start time is noon on the Milo Bail Student Center Plaza.

All interested faculty, staff and students can participate in this free event.

The 1.75 mile course will cover the UNO campus. At specific sites throughout the course, each contestant will receive a playing card. At the end of the course, all poker hands will be shown, and the person with the best hand will be the winner. Prizes will be awarded for first, second and third place. Top prize this year is an iPod.

To register, stop by 100 Healthy, Physical Education and Recreation Building. For details, call 554.2539.

Watch eNotes for possible rain date announcement (Wednesday, April 7).

To schedule an appointment, call 554.3221.

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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AKD to Host April 1 Screening of ‘Roger and Me'

Alpha Kappa Delta (AKD), UNO's sociology honors society, will host a free screening of the Michael Moore film "Roger and Me" in 438 Arts and Sciences Hall (ASH) on Thursday, April 1, starting at 5:30 p.m.

A panel that will discuss the economic and sociological implications of Moore's movie will follow the movie. Anyone with an interest in the effect corporations can have on a person's community and daily life is invited to attend. For details on the film, visit

For more information, contact John Powers at 319.2721.

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UFO Symposium This Saturday at UNO

The UNO UFO Study Group will host a UFO Symposium on Saturday, April 3, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. in the Milo Bail Student Center (MBSC) Ballroom.

Jack Kasher, UNO professor emeritus in astrophysics, will be speaking on the reality of UFOs and professor Dave Pares will talk about a possible form of faster then light travel known as space warp/linear displacement. Crop circles, alien abduction and the existence of Bigfoot will also be on the agenda.

Admission is $10 at the door for the entire day.

For more information, contact John Powers at 319.2721.

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Deadline This Week for SAC Recognition Award

UNO faculty and staff can submit nominations for the annual Staff Advisory Council (SAC) Recognition Award. All UNO faculty, managerial/professional and office/service staff members in good standing are eligible to be nominated on the basis of exemplary support to UNO staff members.

Guidelines, past winners and the nomination form can be found at

Nominations are due Saturday, April 3. The nomination form and supporting materials should be sent via campus mail to:

SAC Secretary
P.O. Box 130

The award will be presented this spring at the annual Faculty Senate/Staff Advisory Council banquet. For more information, call Susan McCollum, SAC representative, at 554.3636 or

For more information about SAC, visit the Web at

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Campus Recreation Closed Sunday

UNO Campus Recreation will be closed Sunday, April 4. For additional hours, visit at

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Maverick Watch

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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