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Into the Time Capsule

Into the Time Capsule

photo by Tim Fitzgerald

Bennington Elementary students Joey Stevens and Jaiden Albright along with UNO student Caitlynn Gillaspie donned white gloves and helped UNO Chancellor John Christensen fill a time capsule that will be inserted into a wall of UNO's new Mammel Hall. More than a hundred items were collected for inclusion into the capsules at last Wednesday's (4-28) event. Included were a Maverick football jersey, a Chancellor's medal, a Durango bobblehead doll, a share of Berkshire Hathaway stock, two bottles of scotch and a package of Hostess Twinkies.



Graduates Conferred Degrees at Spring Commencement

More than 1,300 UNO students received degrees May 7 during the spring commencement ceremony. The complete list of graduates is available online at this link.

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2010 Spire Celebration of Keyboard Arts May 11-16 at UNO

The 16th annual Robert M. Spire Celebration of Keyboard Arts at UNO will feature a variety of recitals performed by local pianists Tuesday through Sunday, May 11-16, in the Strauss Performing Arts Center Recital Hall.

Carilloneur Shannon Richards will perform a short recital at 7 p.m. before each of the evening programs.  Event sponsors include the UNO College of Communication, Fine Arts and Media, and the Department of Music.

The recital performance schedule:

- Tuesday, May 11
"Faculty piano recital" - featuring James Johnson, professor of music
7:30 p.m.

- Wednesday, May 12
7:30 p.m.

- Thursday, May 13
"UNO graduates and undergraduates"
7:30 p.m.

- Friday, May 14
"A Concerto Recital"
7:30 p.m.

- Saturday, May 15
"An Evening of Classics"
7:30 p.m.

- Sunday, May 16
"Organ recital" - featuring Johnson
4 p.m.

For more information, call 554.3427.

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MBSC Summer Food Court Hours Begin Today

The Milo Bail Student Center Food Court will offer new summer hours and a selected menu beginning today, May 10. 

The food court will be open Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. and will offer the following food items:

- American Grill
breakfast and lunch (chicken strips and hamburgers)

- Tomassito's
pizza and pasta

- Grab ‘n Go
salads and sandwiches, chips, soda and juice

- D' Cafe
coffee, bagels and pastries

For more information, call 554.3074.

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Criss Library Cafe Closed Through June 6

The Criss Library cafe is closed today, May 10, through Sunday, June 6.

For more information, call 554.3074.

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Olson Center for Women's Health to Host Women's Health Week

Wellness Stampede

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

The University of Nebraska Medical Center (UNMC) Olson Center for Women's Health will host Women's Health Week today, May 10, through Friday, May 14. All UNO faculty, staff and students are invited to attend.

A free wellness fair will take place today from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the UNMC Durham Outpatient Center, near the first floor west atrium. Free health screenings will also take place throughout the week.

For the full schedule of events, visit

To R.S.V.P., call 559.6345.

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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Student Health Services Closed Through May 19 for HPER Move

The Student Health Services (SHS) office is closed today, May 10, through Wednesday, May 19, for the department's move to the Health, Physical Education and Recreation (HPER) Building.

SHS will open its new location in HPER on Thursday, May 20. SHS staff looks forward to serving the UNO community at its new HPER location. Clinic office hours will be Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

In the case of an emergency, contact SHS at 554.2374. For more information on services, visit

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HPER Summer Building Hours Under Way

Health, Physical Education and Recreation Building summer hours are under way.

The schedule:

- Monday through Friday
6 a.m. to 9 p.m.

- Saturday through Sunday
10 a.m. to 6 p.m. 

More information can be found online at

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IS Announces May myBlackboard Training

Information Services (IS) has announced a series of myBlackboard training sessions for May. All UNO faculty and staff are welcome, and all sessions will take place in 104 Durham Science Center.

IS staff reminds faculty and staff that all Blackboard features do not need to be implemented at one time. For complete workshop descriptions and handouts, visit It is recommended that participants read the handouts prior to attending class.

The session titles and times are below:

Getting Started with Blackboard - This is the first workshop in the Blackboard series and is designed to provide faculty/staff with an introduction to Blackboard.
- Today, May 10

8:30 a.m. to noon

Assignments - The Assignment Tool is replacing the Digital Drop Box. Students can turn in reports, essays and other assignments through Blackboard. There is no need to use e-mail.
- Tuesday, May 11

9 to 11:30 a.m.

Assessments - Assess student knowledge through tests and quizzes and obtain anonymous feedback through surveys.
- Wednesday, May 12

9 to 11:30 a.m.

Discussion Board and Collaboration - Communication tools will promote interaction between students and faculty.
- Thursday, May 13

9 to 11:30 a.m.

Grade Center - A favorite feature for students is My Grades. This workshop will cover the basics of the Grade Center.
- Friday, May 14

9 to 11:30 a.m.

To sign up for workshops, visit Classes will be cancelled if less then five people are enrolled. An e-mail notification will be sent if the workshop is cancelled.

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May 11 Campus Focus Group for Community Engagement Center

The Steering Committee for the proposed new UNO Community Engagement Center is seeking campus input on the proposed facility, scheduled to be built between Criss Library and the Strauss Performing Arts Center. Faculty and staff are invited to attend a focus group discussion Tuesday, May 11, at 2 p.m. in the Milo Bail Student Center Chancellor's Room.

The May 11 focus group is designed to collect more campus input about the design and use of the Engagement Center.   

For more information, contact Deborah Smith-Howell ( or 554.4849) or Sara Woods ( or 554.3914).

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Summer Permit Parking Available in Church Lot

UNO employees with faculty/staff parking permits can park in the St. Margaret Mary's Church parking lot at 6116 Dodge St. this summer. Parking will be available there in UNO-designated lots today, May 10, through Friday, Aug. 20.

During the fall and spring semesters, parking at this location remains limited to student permit holders. Night-only permits will not be honored until after 12:30 p.m.

For more information, contact Campus Security at 554.2648.

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Criss Library Summer Hours Under Way

Criss Library summer hours are under way.

The hours of operation:
- Sunday
Noon to 9 p.m.

- Monday through Thursday
7 a.m. to 9 p.m.
- Friday
7 a.m. to 5 p.m.

- Saturday
Noon to 5 p.m.

For a complete schedule of holidays and other schedule exceptions, visit

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ITS Customer Services Summer Helpdesk Hours Start Today

The Information Technology Services (ITS) Customer Services helpdesk will follow its summer hours schedule beginning today, May 10. The ITS Customer Services Office is located in 104 Eppley Administration Building. The new summer hours will be from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.

For more information, call 554.HELP (4357) or send an e-mail to

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