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Taking Advantage of the Weather

Taking Advantage of the Weather

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

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.

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Tyrome Williams

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.



Arts and Sciences Speaker Series Continues April 8 with Biology Lecture

The UNO 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. Read more.

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UNO Asian-Pacific Heritage Month Celebration Begins April 8

UNO will host several events on campus beginning Thursday, April 8, to celebrate Asian-Pacific culture. All activities are free and open to the public.

The event schedule:

Thursday, April 8
- "Tea Please!: Make it the American Way - The Chinese Tea Culture"
Presenter: Maorong Jiang, director of the Asian World Center at Creighton University
11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Milo Bail Student Center Chancellor's Room
Free food will be served.

Tuesday, April 13
- "American National Images of China: Is History Repeating itself?"
Presenter: Elizabeth Dahl, assistant professor of political science at UNO
12:30 to 2 p.m.
132 College of Public Affairs and Community Service Building (CB) Collaborating Commons

Wednesday, April 21
- "Slumdog Millionaire" film screening and discussion
Presenters: Birud Sindhav, associate professor of marketing and management at UNO; and Julien Fielding, adjunct faculty member with the UNO Religious Studies Program
11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
132 CB (Collaborating Commons)
Event sponsors include UNO Student Organizations and Leadership Programs (SOLP), the Asian Student Association and Ladies of Various Ethnicities.

For more information, contact Valerie Thompson, assistant director of cultural programs with SOLP, at 554.2711.

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Criminal Justice Abstracts DigiQuik Database Tutorial Today

Criss Library is hosting a series of live, interactive online tutorials on databases available to UNO faculty, students and staff. Under the rubric of DigiQuik, these 15-minute, Web-based sessions are offered through UNOCONNECT. The next tutorial, "Criminal Justice Abstracts," will take place today, April 5, at 11 a.m.

To register for the tutorial, go to After completing the online registration, participants will receive, via e-mail, the URL and instructions for logging into the session.

For additional information, contact Linda Parker at

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UNO Honors Week Celebration Starts Today

Honors Week - a campus celebration of outstanding students and faculty - begins today, April 5. The week spotlights three university-wide events: the Honors Program Senior Theses Symposia, the Faculty Honors Convocation and the Student Honors Convocation. Details on all three events, including reservation information, can be found by following this link.

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OBSC to Present April 8 Lecture on Interventions for Children and Families

The Omaha Behavioral Science Colloquium (OBSC) will host a lecture on Thursday, April 8, featuring Ronald W. Thompson and W. Alex Mason from the Boys Town National Research Institute for Child and Family Studies.

The duo will present "Applied Research at Boys Town: Bringing Effective Interventions for Children and Families to Scale" 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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UNO Theatre to Present The Fantasticks!

This month, the UNO Department of Theatre will offer several performances of The Fantasticks!, directed by Doug Paterson. Previews run Wednesday and Thursday, April 14-15. Performances are scheduled for Friday and Saturday, April 16-17, and Wednesday through Saturday, April 21-24, in the UNO Theater, located in the Weber Fine Arts Building.

The house opens at 7 p.m. with a 7:30 p.m. curtain for all performances. A reception will take place April 16 in the lobby, following the opening night production. On April 21, UNO students will interpret the production in American Sign Language. A talkback session will take place April 23 in the UNO Theater after the production.

Preview performance tickets cost $5. For regular performances, ticket prices are $15 for general admission and $10 for seniors. Tickets are free for all UNO students who present a valid UNO ID and cost $5 for all non-UNO students who present a valid school ID. To reserve tickets, call 554.PLAY.

For more information, contact Kathleen Lawler at

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Campus Eraser Drive for Salvation Army Through May 7

In an effort to assist the Salvation Army's Back-to-School Backpack Program, the UNO Staff Advisory Council (SAC) has launched a campus campaign to collect new pink erasers.

The collection runs through Friday, May 7. Faculty, staff and students are encouraged to donate new pink erasers at drop boxes across campus.

UNO has engaged in a friendly competition with Creighton University, which is collecting rulers for the Salvation Army program. UNO's goal is to provide 5,000 pink erasers.

Pink erasers can be purchased at the UNO Bookstore at a cost of four for one dollar.

For more information, contact SAC members Kim Kronschnabel (554.3497) or Kent Lavene (554.3008).

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EC UNO to Host Prairie Manager Speaker Today in the MBSC

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The Environmental Club of UNO (EC UNO) will host a talk by Alicia Mullarkey, preserve manager for the Allwine and T.L. Davis Prairies, today, April 5, at 11:30 a.m. in the Milo Bail Student Center Nebraska Room.

For more information, contact Gillian Cromwell at

The GreenUNO Task Force supports this event. For more information, visit

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Centennial/Winchell History Lecture to Highlight 'The CIA and Accountability' Tonight

Clayton D. Laurie will give the annual Richard Dean Winchell History Lecture tonight, April 5, in conjunction with the College of Arts and Sciences Centennial Speaker Series. 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 senior historian at the Center for the Study of Intelligence, Central Intelligence Agency in Washington, D.C. Read more.

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

UNO's Nebraska Student Information System (NeSIS) team will offer walk-in sessions starting today, April 5, in 106U Eppley Administration Building from 9 to 11 a.m. Individuals do not need to register. Anyone who currently has access to a 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. during April.

There will also be training sessions offered for faculty and staff who need a PeopleSoft SIS account. To register, visit the training calendar at this link.

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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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Student Learn Over Lunch 'Moving from Paper to Presentation: A Transformation' April 7

The UNO Speech Center will sponsor a free student workshop on "Moving from Paper to Presentation: A Transformation" Wednesday, April 7, from noon to 1 p.m. in the Milo Bail Student Center U mon hon (Omaha) Room.

Students are invited to learn more about adjusting to a broader audience, reorganizing main themes for more structure, and integrating story telling and visuals to enhance content. Free pizza and pop will be provided.

To register for this session, contact a consultant at the Speech Consulting Center at 554.3201 or Space is limited so students must register in advance.

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Free Screening of 'The Case for Israel: Democracy's Outpost' April 8 at UNO

The UNO Natan & Hannah Schwalb Center for Israel and Jewish Studies and the Jewish Community Center of Omaha will co-sponsor a free screening of the documentary "The Case for Israel: Democracy's Outpost" on Thursday, April 8. The 77-minute film, directed by Michael Yohay, starts at 5 p.m. in the Eppley Administration Building Auditorium. Read more.

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UNO to Hold Student Research and Creative Activity Fair

The UNO Student Research and Creative Activity Fair will take place Tuesday through Thursday, April 6-8. The event is held in conjunction with the annual Honors Program Senior Symposium. The university expects more than 120 undergraduate and graduate students to take part.

The Milo Bail Student Center will host activities April 6-7 from 5 to 9 p.m. The three-day event will conclude on April 8, with an awards program starting at 4 p.m.

"As a student-focused university, UNO provides a variety of quality research and creative activity opportunities for its students," said Harmon Maher, interim associate vice chancellor for research and creative activity.

Poster presentations and exhibits will be on display each evening. Oral presentations and performances are scheduled for Tuesday and Wednesday evenings. A special session will be dedicated for UNO Honors Symposium presentations.

The events are free and open to the campus community and public. For more information, call 554.2286.

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April 8 Event to Raise Awareness of Intimate Partner Violence

College-age women are four times more likely to be sexually assaulted, according the Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network.

To draw attention to the issues of sexual violence and abuse, The Women's Resource Center at UNO will present a "Take Back the Night" rally Thursday, April 8, from 7 to 9 p.m. on the Milo Bail Student Center Plaza. Read more.

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William Brennan Institute for Labor Studies to Host Conference April 10

Expanding the boundaries of democracy is the theme of a one-day conference planned for Saturday, April 10, by the William Brennan Institute for Labor Studies at UNO. The 11th annual conference, titled "Promoting the General Welfare," will take place from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the Milo Bail Student Center. Read more.

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Call for On-Campus Pedagogical Support Activities

The University Committee for the Advancement of Teaching (UCAT) announces the availability of Pedagogical Activity Grants for university-wide pedagogical activities to enhance teaching/learning at UNO.

Examples of possible activities, but not limited to these, are: guest speakers, workshops and book discussions. All applications should connect to one or more UCAT themes. Visit for a link to UCAT themes.

The committee is accepting proposals on a monthly basis now through Wednesday, April 21, or until funds are expended. The committee will fund grants up to $500 for each award. 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 sent in "rtf" or "MS Word" document formats as an e-mail attachment to Alice Woll at Hard copy submissions should be sent to the Center for Faculty Development, 202 Arts and Sciences Hall.

For more information, contact 2009-2010 UCAT Chair Kath Henebry at 554.3153 or

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