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Taking Advantage of the Weather

photo by Tim Fitzgerald

UNO junior Lindsey Schuetz, also known as the Hello Kitty Hat Girl, found her place in the sun Tuesday in UNO's Pep Bowl.


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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.



Legendary Women to be Honored at Today's Annual CCSW Luncheon

A service-learning advocate, a greater-Omaha women's leadership organization, a UNO women's athletics supporter, a student and a legendary woman are the 2010 recipients of the Chancellor's Commission on the Status of Women (CCSW) Awards. The group will be honored at today's 24th annual sold-out awards luncheon from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in the Milo Bail Student Center (MBSC) Ballroom. Read more.

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Ninth Annual Poker Run/Walk Today

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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 today, 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 Health, Physical Education and Recreation Building. For details, call 554.2539.

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

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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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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UNO Fitness Center to Offer Free Core Workshops Today

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

The UNO Fitness Center will offer a free, 30-minute session on effective core exercises today, March 31. Dress for activity as there will be a hands-on demonstration provided by staff and Kris Berg, professor with the School of Health, Physical Education and Recreation. Sessions begin at noon and 5 p.m. in 103 HPER.

Call the fitness center at 554.3221 to reserve a spot. HPER activity card not required.

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 Up to Top

Cliqbook Launches April 1 for UNO Travelers

Starting, Thursday, April 1, UNO, in conjunction with Travel and Transport Inc., will release the new online travel booking tool, Cliqbook. This tool will allow travelers and travel arrangers real-time access to airline, car and hotel databases worldwide.

Cliqbook will replace Travelport as UNO's online booking method. Cliqbook is the most robust tool and the industry leader for online booking.  It has more functionality than what is offered on Travelport. Travel and Transport Inc. selected Cliqbook after an extensive review of online booking tools because it has the look and feel of the consumer travel websites such as Travelocity, Orbitz, etc. while having the ability to easily incorporate our corporate travel policy.  

"As we prepare for the release of this new tool, we will be uploading your current profiles into the new system," said Ken Hultman, manager of Accounting Services. "If you are a travel arranger and currently have access to certain traveler profiles, you will have the same access in Cliqbook." 

On April 1, the current URL address ( that directs users to Travelport, will simply be redirected to the new Cliqbook site. Users login and password will be the same as used for Travelport.

When logging into the new Cliqbook site, users will be required to access his/her profile to review personal data and click "save."  From that point, users will be ready to utilize the new tool for travel arrangements.

"We look forward to the release of the new online tool and are confident that our travelers and travel arrangers will truly enjoy the option of booking travel online with the new Cliqbook tool," Hultman said.

Cliqbook will include Southwest Airlines information. Users will be able to compare side-by-side Southwest costs versus other airlines.

"Individuals need to be aware that if one books on Cliqbook there will be an $8 fee, but if users go to the Swabiz site there is not a fee," Hultman said.  "If use Swabiz, individuals will not be able to use Travel and Transport for flight problem resolution."

Contact Hultman at 554.3514 with any concerns or questions about the new Web site.

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HR to Offer Women's Retirement Planning Seminar Friday

Human Resources will offer a Retirement Planning Seminar on "A Women's Money, A Women's Future" Friday, April 2, from 10 to 11 a.m. in the Milo Bail Student Center Gallery Room.

The seminar focuses on key aspects of managing one's finances while incorporating issues that are of particular interest to women.

Contact Tim Rochford at 554.2465 for more information.

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Golfers Sought for UNO Faculty/Staff Golf League

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

The UNO Faculty/Staff Golf League is looking for individuals who would like to start a team, join an existing team or become a sub for a team.

The league meets at Elmwood Park Golf Course on Thursday nights, May 13, through Aug. 12. The first tee time is 4 p.m. and the last is 4:45 p.m. and it takes approximately two hours to complete round. The league is open to all levels of golfers.  Space is limited.

For more information or if interested, call Mike Kult at 554.2539.

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 Up to Top

International Theatre Festival Fundraiser April 3

UNO students will perform Saturday, April 3, to raise funds to help defray travel costs for an international exchange at Siauliai University in Lithuania.  The event will take place from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. in the UNO Theater, kicking off with a reception in the lobby.

For the first time, UNO students have been invited to perform in Lithuania as the centerpiece of an international theatre festival, including a week of interschool workshops and rehearsals that will culminate in a performance marathon.

Tax-deductible checks can be made payable to:

NU Foundation
Memo: UNO Theatre International
University of Nebraska Foundation
2285 S. 67th St., Ste. 200
Omaha, NE  68106

For more information, contact D. Scott Glasser at

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Arts and Sciences Speaker Series Continues April 8 with Biology Lecture

The College of Arts and Sciences Centennial Speaker Series continues Thursday, April 8, with a lecture by Jim Krupa, an associate professor of biology at the University of Kentucky.  His talk - "Evolution, Education and Why Good Teaching Matters" - will begin at 7 p.m. in the William H. and Dorothy Thompson Alumni Center.  The event is free and open to the public.

Krupa received his bachelor's and master's degrees in biology from UNO and a doctorate in zoology from the University of Oklahoma.  His areas of expertise are evolutionary biology, animal behavior and ecology. Read more.

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Wheelchair Test Drive is April 8 at UNO

Students, faculty and staff are invited to experience life on wheels in a wheelchair test drive on Thursday, April 8.

From 9 a.m. to noon, members of the UNO Network for disABLED Students will offer individuals the opportunity to navigate campus in a wheelchair: from the Milo Bail Student Center Plaza, through Roskens Hall, and back. Read more.

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UNO Writers Series 2010 Tomorrow

The Writing Center will sponsor the UNO Writers Series on Thursday, April 1, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. in 150 Arts and Sciences Hall. This year's event features five student writers of creative non-fiction: Emily Borgmann, Travis Heermann, Fran Higgins, Patrick Kinney and Lauren Vanderneck.  Faculty, staff and students are invited to join the Writing Center for an evening of readings and refreshments.

For additional information, contact the Writing Center at 554.2946 or at

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

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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 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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Student Government to Host "Pancake Palooza" April 6

Students can grab a plate of free pancakes from the Pancake Man and learn more about Student Government's presence on campus Tuesday, April 6, during "Pancake Palooza."

From 9 a.m. to noon, the first 500 students in line on the Milo Bail Student Center Plaza will receive their pancakes for free.  After the first 500 plates are served, pancakes will be available for $3 per plate.

Representatives from campus organizations will also be available to speak with students about their activities and getting involved at UNO.

For more information, contact the Student Government Office at 554.2620.

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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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'Last Glimpse' Display of Time Capsule Contents at Criss Library

Items for the Centennial Time Capsule are now on display at Criss Library, second floor. The Placement Ceremony will be Wednesday, April 28, at 4 p.m., and the campus community is invited to attend.

Anyone with ideas for additional time capsule items has until April 28 to submit them. For more information, see or the University of Nebraska at Omaha 2110 Time Capsule's Facebook page. For more information, contact Suzanne Sollars at

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Green Tip of the Week

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Green Bulbs
Replace incandescent bulbs with compact fluorescent bulbs which produce less heat.

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

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