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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.

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UNO Time Capsules

Student journalist Ian Edgington previews the UNO Time Capsules planned for campus. The UNO and Omaha communities are invited to the time capsule celebration on Wednesday, April 28, from 4 to 6 p.m. at Criss Library.

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Not Afraid of Worms

Not Afraid of Worms

photo by Tim Fitzgerald

Tess B. shows no signs of fear in handling earthworms Thursday morning at UNO's Child Care Center. Kelly Smith of Bennington's Black Sheep Farms brought along the worms to demonstrate their ability to create compost from old newspapers.



Budget Forum Set for May 5

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UNO Chancellor John Christensen will host and lead a campus forum focused on the university budget Wednesday, May 5, at 2 p.m. in the Milo Bail Student Center Ballroom.  All members of the campus community are welcome to attend.

Ron Withem, University of Nebraska associate vice president and director of Government Relations, will discuss the recently completed Unicameral session as part of the forum.  Christensen, Senior Vice Chancellor Terry Hynes and Vice Chancellor Bill Conley will again focus on UNO's part of the overall University of Nebraska system budget.

"We want to provide our campus community the most up to date information we have," Christensen said. "I would encourage everyone who can attend to take part."

John Bartle, director of the School of Public Administration, will serve as the moderator for the forum.  This will likely be the last budget forum for the academic year.

Call 554.3502 for more information.

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Today's UNO You Look MAVelous! Keynote to Feature Transplant Recipient Dr. Joann Schaefer

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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 today, 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 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 to Top

UNO Bookstore 'Book Buy Back' Begins Today

The "book buy back" event in the UNO Bookstore begins today, April 28, and continues through Friday, May 7. A current picture ID is required.

UNO Bookstore hours during book buy back:

- Monday through Thursday 
7:30 a.m. to 7 p.m.

- Friday
7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

- Saturday May 1
9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

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Retirement Reception Today for James Akers

The university community is invited to attend a retirement reception for James Akers, today, 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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Centennial Time Capsule Placement Ceremony Today

All members of the UNO and Omaha community are invited to a celebration of the 2110 Time Capsules at the Criss Library, 2nd Floor today, April 28, from 4 to 6 p.m. There will be a short program featuring music by UNO students and the signing of the 25-year and 100-year book of wishes.

The capsule contents are currently on display at Criss Library and will remain on display through the ceremony. The capsules will be placed in Mammel Hall in the days following the event.  Everyone is invited to contribute writings or small artifacts for the 25-year and 100-year capsules. Items may be sent to Suzanne Sollars at 419 Allwine Hall or brought to the ceremony.

For more information, contact Suzanne Sollars at

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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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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 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. Visit the training calendar to register at

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L.O.V.E. Jewelry Fundraiser Today, Tomorrow

Ladies of Various Ethnicities (L.O.V.E.) will conduct a jewelry sale today, 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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Student Government to Celebrate Arbor Day

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Members of Student Government will gather near the Henningson Memorial Campanile at 1 p.m. Friday, April 30, to plant a tree in honor of Arbor Day.

The Honey Locust tree was purchased using Student Government funds from Lanoha Nurseries in Omaha.

The tree will join another tree planted by Student Government near the campanile last year.

For more information, call Kyle Schulze at 699.2220.

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

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Food Bank Folio at the UNO Art Gallery

Five of the Omaha metropolitan area's premier artists have collaborated with the UNO Print Workshop and printmaking students to create the Food Bank Folio Project. The goal of this fundraising effort is to generate more than $10,000 for the Food Bank for the Heartland.

 The artists: Littleton Alston, Joe Broghammer, Catherine Ferguson, Leslie Iwai and Kristin Pluhacek each created an image for the portfolio using the photogravure process, which resulted in the creation of five unique original prints. UNO printmaking students and instructors editioned the plates and assembled 50 folios that are available for sale.The price for the five-print suite is a $300 tax-deductible donation to the Food.

The prints will be available for in-person viewing and sales on Friday, April 30, at the UNO Art Gallery from 5 to 7 p.m. The Gallery is in the Weber Fine Arts Building on UNO's Dodge Street campus.

Pre-sale reservations can be made through the UNO Print Workshop or the UNO Friends of Art.  For more information, contact Day at or Susie Severson at

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Criss Library Reader's Garden Now Open

Spring is here! The Criss Library Garden will now be open, weather permitting, on days with a forecasted high above 50 degrees. Garden hours during the spring semester are from 7 a.m. until dusk. Summer hours will be 7 a.m. to 8:30 p.m.

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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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Summer Shuttle Schedule Begins May 10

Starting Monday, May 10, the summer shuttle service will operate Monday through Friday from 6:30 a.m. to 6 p.m., excluding holidays. The shuttle will service the Dodge Location and Pacific Location only. There will be no shuttle service to the Crossroads Mall during the summer months.

For more information, contact Campus Security at 554.2648.

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Green Tip of the Week

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#EarthdayTips 3: Why not Compost
More than 30 percent of waste in the U.S. is due to yard and food waste. Use this waste to add nutrients to your soil through composting.

(To celebrate the 40th Anniversary of Earth Day will provide 40 "green" tips.)

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

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