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Sather Honored by Kids Can Community Center

Sather Honored by Kids Can Community Center

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Paul Sather, director of the UNO Service-Learning Academy, received the Kids Can Community Center 'Can Do!' award May 6 in downtown Omaha. Honorary event chair Wally Weitz, right, presented Sather with the award. Sather was instrumental in developing UNO's Service-Learning Academy, which coordinates community outreach and civic engagement activities in various classes at UNO. Under Sather's leadership, the academy has grown from seven classes, which the academy assisted, to 120 classes.

full press release | Service-Learning Academy

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Student Health Moving Day

Student Health Moving Day

photo by Tim Fitzgerald

UNO's student health employees were unpacking Tuesday (5-11) in their new and much larger quarters in the HPER Building. Coordinator Marcia Adler showed off the office's first x-ray machine. The new HPER quarters provides more than 4,000 square feet compared with 1,300 square feet in the Student Center.

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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.

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2010.05.14

Flag Lowering

The UNO flag will be lowered to half-staff Saturday, May 15, in honor of UNO retiree Paul Todd. He passed away May 10 at age 81.

Todd, a professor of music in the College of Fine Arts, retired from the university in August of 1997 after more than 26 years of service.

Services will be held on Saturday, May 15, at 10:30 a.m. at St. Wenceslas Church, 15353 Pacific St.

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OLLAS to Host Fourth Annual Latino/Latin American Cumbre Summit Today, Tomorrow

The Office of Latino/Latin American Studies (OLLAS) at UNO will host Cumbre 2010, the fourth annual Latino/Latin American Summit of the Great Plains today, May 14, and Saturday, May 15, in Omaha.

"Human Mobility: The Promise of Development and Political Engagement" is this year's theme, featuring an impressive array of international, national and local presenters and participants, special and participatory sessions and a leadership capacity-building workshop. The summit's main language is English but there will be simultaneous interpretation in bilingual sessions.

The event, hosted in conjunction with the International Network of Migration and Development, will be held at the Embassy Suites hotel in Omaha's historic Old Market. Read more.

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UNO Releases 2010-11 Hockey Schedule

A new league and new rivals will highlight the 14th season of hockey for UNO.  UNO released its 2010-11 schedule this week, its first as a member of the Western Collegiate Hockey Association (WCHA). 

"When we decided to move to the WCHA last summer, our goal was to place ourselves in the company of some of the best teams in the country and to compete with them," said Trev Alberts, UNO's director of Athletics.  "Our new schedule will provide a firm test for our team and exciting hockey for our fans.

"Our schedule is very fan friendly as a majority of our home games will occur during the second half of the year, after the busy holiday season." Read more.

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Sponsored Programs and Research Report

The Sponsored Programs and Research (SPR) Report details the results of UNO's work to obtain external funding in support of its teaching, research, service and outreach efforts. The report is designed to keep the university community informed as to externally funded projects on campus and bring recognition to those faculty and staff who have worked to generate these resources.

During March, those receiving grant awards totaling $297,912:

Sarah Edwards
College of Education/Teacher Education
Title: Metropolitan English Teacher Link: Connecting for Change
Sponsor: Coordinating Commission for Post-Secondary Education

George Engelmann
College of Arts and Sciences/Geography/Geology
Title: Paleontology and Paleoecology of the Early Jurassic Glen Canyon Group in Dinosaur National Monument, UT-CO
Sponsor: University of Nebraska-Lincoln (UNL)

Robert Franklin
College of Communication, Fine Arts & Media/KVNO Radio
Title: CPB: CSG
Sponsor: Corporation for Public Broadcasting

Title: UNL:CPB:CSG Stabilization
Sponsor: UNL

Ann Fruhling
College of Information Science and Technology/Information Systems & Quantitative Analysis
Title: NPHL STATPack Research, Development, and Support
Sponsor: University of Nebraska Medical Center

Bruce Garver
College of Arts and Sciences/History
Title: Symposium (April 7-9, 2010) on "Czech and Slovak Americans: International Perspectives from the Great Plains"
Sponsor: UNL

Thomas Gouttierre
International Studies & Programs
Title: Support to the Human Terrain System Project: Afghan Immersion Seminar for Deploying Team Members
Sponsor: Georgia Institute of Technology

Anne Hobbs
College of Public Affairs and Community Service/Criminology and Criminal Justice
Title: Web-Enabled Diversion System
Sponsor: Nebraska Commission on Law Enforcement and Criminal Justice

Shari Hofschire
College of Communication, Fine Arts and Media/Art and Art History
Title: Bemis Mural Project
Sponsor: Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts

Peggy Jones
College of Arts and Sciences/Black Studies
Title: Malcom X Conference/Festival 9
Sponsor: Nebraska Arts Council

Michael McGinnis
College of Information Science and Technology/Computer Science
Title: USSTRATCOM SEA&I Support
Sponsor: The MITRE Corporation

T. Hank Robinson
College of Public Affairs and Community Service/Criminology and Criminal Justice
Title: Project Safe Neighborhoods
Sponsor: Nebraska Commission on Law Enforcement & Criminal Justice

James Thomas
College of Arts and Sciences/Psychology
Title: Partial 2011 Promotional Exam for City of Lincoln Police Sergeant
Sponsor: City of Lincoln

For assistance with research activities, call the Office of Sponsored Programs and Research at 554.2286, or visit the Web at http://www.unomaha.edu/spr/.

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Planned Dodge Location Electrical Outage Sunday

On Sunday, May 16, at 12:30 a.m., there will be a planned campus-wide electrical outage that will affect all buildings on the Dodge Location for approximately three hours. This planned outage is required so repairs can be made to the main electrical service entrance to the campus.  

Call Don Smith at 554.3734 with any questions.

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myBlackboard System Unavailable Due to Upgrade This Sunday

On Sunday, May 16, myBlackboard will be unavailable from 6 a.m. to noon to upgrade to Version 8.6. This upgrade fixes several known issues including compatibility with the latest version of Firefox and Internet Explorer. 

After Blackboard is brought back online, Information Services (IS) staff will continue to test and adjust the system, so users may notice intermittent Blackboard availability into the afternoon on Sunday. 

For more information, contact IS Customer Services at 554.HELP (4357) or send an e-mail to blackboard@unomaha.edu.

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Retirement Reception May 20 for Charles Wing

Charles Wing, a senior systems analyst for Information Services  (IS), will retire effective Thursday, July 1, after 20 years at UNO. IS will hold a retirement reception Thursday, May 20, from 2 to 4 p.m. in the Milo Bail Student Center Chancellor's Room.

Wing began at UNO in 1990 as the only UNO technical support of the Student Information System (SIS) in, what was then known as, Computing and Data Communications.  Most faculty and staff across campus know his work in supporting SIS and creating WebFOCUS reports. No R.S.V.P. is necessary.

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Engineering Summer Programs for Senior and Junior High Students

In conjunction with Engineering Exploration Week (EEW), the University of Nebraska-Lincoln College of Engineering will offer mini-workshops for senior and junior high students. The workshops will be located at the University of Nebraska Peter Kiewit Institute (PKI), where participating students will explore engineering programs available on the Omaha campus.

EEW Senior High Program
A one-week day camp comprised of mini-workshops for students entering grades 10-12. The workshops will be held Monday through Friday, June 7-11.  For details and registration information, visit http://engineering.unl.edu/Events/srhigheew/.

EEW Junior High Program
A one-week day camp comprised of mini-workshops for students entering eighth and ninth grades. The workshops will be held Monday through Friday, July 12-16. For details and registration information, visit http://www.engineering.unl.edu/Events/jrhigheew/.

For more information, contact Alma Ramirez-Rodgers at 554.2531.

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In the News

In the News

- The May 11 issue of the Omaha World-Herald featured an article about the congressional race between incumbent Lee Terry and challenger Tom White, quoting Randy Adkins, Department of Political Science.

- David Cicotello, Academic and Student Affairs, was interviewed May 7 by KETV (ABC 7) and KMTV (CBS 3) about UNO awarding a posthumous bachelor's degree to the family of Scott Limbeck. Jennifer Forbes-Baily, College of Business Administration, spoke with KPTM (Fox 42) May 7 about Limbeck.

- The April 29 cover story of El Perico profiled UNO's Office of Latino/Latin American Studies (OLLAS). The article quoted OLLAS faculty Lourdes Gouveia and Jonathan Benjamin-Alvarado.

- The May 13 issue of the Omaha World-Herald reported on a visa denial for Ecuadorean diplomat Dora Aguirre Hidalgo. Hidalgo was traveling to Omaha for the annual Latino/Latin American Cumbre/Summit of the Great Plains. The article quoted Lourdes Gouveia of UNO's OLLAS (Office of Latino/Latin American Studies).

- The May 8 issue of Health Wise, published monthly by the Omaha World-Herald, featured a profile of Fit Minded, the new health-based book club developed by Jennifer Huberty, School of Health, Physical Education and Recreation.

- The May issue of Spirit, the in-flight magazine for Southwest Airlines, featured an article on education opportunities in Omaha. The article quoted Mike McGinnis, University of Nebraska Peter Kiewit Institute.

- A staff editorial in the May 9 issue of the Omaha World-Herald praised UNO's newly announced Transformation Project, which prepares Omaha Correctional Center inmates to re-enter society.

If you are a member of the UNO community and have been interviewed by the media - local, state, regional, national or international - we want to know about it. Send an e-mail with the particulars to enotes@mail.unomaha.edu. Please include a contact name and phone number. For more information, call 554.2762.

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In Print

If you've authored or edited a book, article or other text that's been published recently, we want to know about it. Send an e-mail with the particulars to enotes@mail.unomaha.edu. Please include a contact name and phone number. For more information, call 554.2243.

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On Stage

2010 Spire Celebration of Keyboard Arts Under Way at UNO
The 16th annual Robert M. Spire Celebration of Keyboard Arts at UNO continues to feature a variety of recitals performed by local pianists today through Sunday, May 14-16, 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:

- Tonight, 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.

If you are a member of the UNO community and are involved in an upcoming performance, we want to know about it. Send an e-mail with the particulars to enotes@mail.unomaha.edu. Please include a contact name and phone number.

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On Exhibit

Games Are Focus of New Art Exhibition at UNO
An art exhibition born from and inspired by videogames, sports, board games and other toy games opened this month at UNO. 



Game Play: A Juried Exhibition of Artwork About or Inspired by Games runs through Friday, May 21, at the H. Don and Connie J. Osborne Family Gallery inside Criss Library. Read more.

If you are a member of the UNO community and are involved in an exhibit, we want to know about it! Send an e-mail with the particulars to enotes@unomaha.edu. Please include a contact name and phone number. For more information, call 554.2243.

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