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Transplant Survivor to Give Mavelous Presentation

Mollie Anderson, director of UNO Human Resources, discusses a presentation set for Wednesday by Joann Schaefer, chief medical officer and director of the Division of Public Health for the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services.

Through the Lens

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Spring Colors

photos by Tim Fitzgerald

In case you were not able to get out on campus to enjoy some of the spring colors, here's a variety of campus flowers, trees and bushes that have been on display.



UNO's World Enviro ARTS Week Omaha Events

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Earth Day this year kicked off a planet-wide celebration for United Nations World Environment Day (WED) 2010. The theme for WED 2010 is "Biodiversity: Connecting with Nature," which celebrates the elements of the environment throughout a series of events over seven weeks through World Environment Day on Saturday, June 5. Each week, for six weeks, will focus on a different theme. Two UNO professors and an alum will participate at this week's World Enviro ARTS Week Omaha.

UNO WED 2010 Events:

Wednesday, April 28
7 p.m.
Arts and the Environment Presentations and Performance
KANEKO-UNO Library, 1111 Jones St.
Arts and the environment panel discussion with Josie Metal-Corbin (a professor of health, physical education and recreation and director of the The Moving Company dance group at UNO), Jess Benjamin, Julie Conway and Jeff Day. These four local artists and designers will discuss how they use their art form to relay environmental messages and instigate environmental change for the better.

Friday, April 30
6 p.m.
"Cli•mac•ter•ic" Art Expo
PUSH Gallery, 1803 Vinton St.
UNO alum Jamie Burmeister, recently awarded the Nebraska Arts Council Individual Arts Fellowship, will be featured in "Cli•mac•ter•ic," which is an interactive video installation created by Burmeister and Tim Guthrie specifically for PUSH Gallery's inaugural exhibition. PUSH is Omaha's newest gallery owned by artist Joey Lynch.

Saturday, May 1
1 to 3 p.m.
"3Rs" Flash Mop Dance
Joslyn Art Museum Sculpture Garden, 2200 Dodge St.
David Corbin, a professor of health, physical education and recreation, and several UNO students from his Health Education Methods and Materials class, in cooperation with Western Hills University Partnership Magnet Center, will perform a flash mob dance to the song "3Rs" (Reduce, Reuse, Recycle by Jack Johnson) at the Joslyn Art Museum sculpture garden. Corbin will be performing in the dance as the Chicobag Bag Monster.

"We encourage people to learn the dance, which is posted on, and join us in the performance on Saturday, May 1, at Joslyn," Corbin said. "Attendees at the May 1 event are encouraged to picnic in the sculpture garden. This event is an open invitation - and friendly reminder - for all to get outdoors and enjoy a beautiful community green space that's open and available, free of charge, every day of the year."

View the dance online at:

Part 1:

Part 2:

To view a UNO student made video about the flash mob dance visit:

For a full listing of WED 2010 events, visit

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

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UNO Bookstore Half-Price Sale Begins Today

The UNO Bookstore will conduct its Half-Price Sale starting today, April 26, through Friday, May 7. At the sale, buy one regular priced UNO apparel item and get the second for half price. Limited to in-stock items, in store only.

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Student Focus Group for New Engagement Center Today

UNO is seeking student input on the college's new engagement center, scheduled to be built between Criss Library and the College of Public Affairs and Community Service (CPACS) Building.

Students are invited to a public focus group discussion at 3 p.m. today, April 26, in the Milo Bail Student Center Gallery Room.

"The April 26 focus group is designed to collect more student input about the design and use of the engagement center," said Sara Woods, CPACS assistant dean.

When constructed, the engagement center will serve as a central collaboration facility for research faculty, the Service-Learning Academy, UNO's Strategic Planning Committee and various community organizations that have relationships with UNO.

For more information, contact Woods at or 554.3914.

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R.S.V.P. Ends Today for Public Service Awards Reception

The American Society for Public Administration-Nebraska Chapter (ASPA-NE) and the UNO School of Public Administration will host the Annual Public Service Recognition Week Awards Reception on Thursday, April 29, at 5:30 p.m. in the William H. and Dorothy Thompson Alumni Center.

Honorees will include:
- 2010 Outstanding Public Administrator of the Year

Liz Hruska, program analyst, Nebraska Legislative Fiscal Office

- 2010 Outstanding Elected Official of the Year
Jon Camp, councilperson, City of Lincoln

Former Omaha Mayor Hal Daub will deliver the keynote address. All students, faculty members and staff are invited. Free hors d'oeuvres and cash bar will be available.

To R.S.V.P., e-mail Arwiphawee Srithongrung at

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

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UNO's Nebraska Student Information System (NeSIS) team will offer walk-in sessions every Monday and Wednesday this month 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.

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

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Retirement Reception for James Akers Wednesday

The university community is invited to attend a retirement reception for James Akers, Wednesday, April 28, from 1 to 3 p.m. in 336 Kayser Hall.

Akers, an associate professor of special education and communication disorders, has worked at UNO for more than 41 years.

For more information, contact 554.3355.

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L.O.V.E. Jewelry Fundraiser This Week

Ladies of Various Ethnicities (L.O.V.E.) will conduct a jewelry sale Wednesday, April 28, through Thursday, April 29, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Milo Bail Student Center Fireplace Lounge. This fundraising event will help offset L.O.V.E.'s costs for petitioning to nationals to become a Greek Colony.

In addition to jewelry, there will also be scarves, sunglasses and purses. Everything but the purses will be $6. For more information, contact Claudia Cruz at 402.209.2700.

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Deadline Tomorrow for Annual Women's Studies Spring Luncheon Tickets

The Women's Studies Program will host its annual spring luncheon Friday, April 30, at noon in the Milo Bail Student Center Chancellor's Room. Tickets are on sale through Tuesday, April 27.

The cost is $10 for faculty and staff, and $3 for students. Rachel Tomlinson Dick, student director of the UNO Women's Resource Center, and Marti Rosen-Atherton, director of the Counseling Center and University Division, will receive the 2009 Mary Ann Lamanna Award for Excellence in Women's Studies during the program.

To R.S.V.P., contact Mary Dunn at 554.2624.

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Sidewalk Closing Starts Tomorrow West of Durham Science Center

The sidewalk east of Lots G and I will be closed starting Tuesday, April 27, for approximately two weeks for underground electrical service installation for the Welcome Center.

For more information, contact Diane Sunde at 554.2267.

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UNO You Look MAVelous! April 28 Keynote to Feature Transplant Recipient Dr. Joann Schaefer

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

April is National Donate Life Month! In celebration of the occasion, the UNO You Look MAVelous! campaign will welcome liver transplant recipient Dr. Joann Schaefer to campus Wednesday, April 28, for a keynote address - "A Positive Attitude Can Overcome Life's Challenges." The UNO wellness event is free and open to the public.

The keynote will be repeated in two sessions - 11 a.m. to noon and 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. Each session will take place in the College of Public Affairs and Community Service Building Collaborating Commons and conclude with a Q&A session. Read more.

The mission of 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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East Asian Studies Lecture Series to Explore Korean Maps

At the next East Asian Lecture Series, Halla Kim, an associate professor of philosophy at UNO, and Brian L. Soliday, CEO of Revenue Compass Inc., will explore "The Cosmological Foundations of Two Traditional Maps from Korea: Kangnido and Taedong Yeojido." It will be held on Thursday, April 29, at 7 p.m. in the Milo Bail Student Center Dodge Room.

Kim will show two traditional maps from Korea and present their underlying views of the world. Soliday, an avid collector of ancient maps, will offer commentary to Kim's lecture. He earned both a bachelor's and master's degree from UNO.

For more information, contact Kim at 554.3934.

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HPER Pool Closing Notice

The Health, Physical Education and Recreation pool will be closed starting Friday, April 30, at 1 p.m. and will remain closed for the month of May for routine maintenance and cleaning.

During this closure, all Campus Rec activity cardholders and Master's Swimmers will have access to the Brownell-Talbot Schoolp pool for free. All swimmers must show their Mav Card to gain entrance. The dates and times can be found online at

Contact Pat Philippi with questions at 554.2223 or

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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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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 Mavericks news or to keep tabs on favorite teams, players and coaches this season, visit, Twitter at or Facebook at

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