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Glacier Creek Dedication

photos by Tim Fitzgerald

In 1959, Arthur and Antoinette Allwine donated their 160 acre farm at 144th & State Streets to the University of Omaha. Now known as the Allwine Prairie Preserve, the facility grew by 83 acres Wednesday (5-26) with the official dedication ceremonies. Preserve director Tom Bragg, Chancellor John Christensen and Natural Resources District board chair Jim Thompson spoke at the ceremony. UNO author John Price and UNO's The Moving Company also performed. A rehabilitated hawk also was released to fly above the preserve.



"Consider This" Investigates the Economy and College Graduates

On the next edition of "Consider This," host Cathy Wyatt and her guests will investigate the economy and college graduates.

Wyatt's guests will include William Swanson, executive director, UNO Executive MBA Program; Andrea Ciurej, 2010 UNO alumna; and Adam Freese, 2008 UNO alumnus.

The program will air today, June 4, at 12:30 p.m. on NET 2.

"Consider This," a production of UNO Television, also airs on the Knowledge Network of Greater Omaha. Check the Knowledge Network Web site at for dates and times.

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Department of Music and Rockley Family Foundation Piano Sale Begins Today

The UNO Department of Music has had the use of new first-class pianos and digital pianos on a no-cost basis for the 2009-2010 school year.  This arrangement is provided through a partnership with the Rockley Family Foundation. These instruments, provided to other institutions and instruments made available by the department's manufacturing partners, will be sold to perpetuate this valuable program.

"In a time where creative solutions are needed to maintain a properly equipped music program, the continuation of this loan program is important for us in our efforts to further education in the arts," said Melissa Berke, associate professor of music. "I hope you are able to take advantage of this wonderful opportunity."

A selection of new or used grand, baby grand, digital player grand, vertical pianos, digital pianos, keyboards, orchestral strings, acoustic and electric guitars will be available from manufacturers such as Steinway & Sons, Yamaha, Pramberger, Baldwin, Petrof, Bechstein, Roland, Gibson, Breedlove, Godin, Ibanez and Peavey.

Most instruments are less than one-year old, include a full factory warranty and are tuned and ready to go. Delivery and no-interest financing is available on site. Special prices are offered especially for the university community. Moreover, in most cases, a "substantial portion" of the purchase is considered as a charitable contribution to the Rockley Family Foundation and may be tax deductable. Individuals should consult with their tax adviser regards the deductibility of any contribution.

There are two ways to view and purchase:

- By appointment sale
Attend a special "pre-sale" today and Saturday, June 4-5, prior to the general public. This will give buyers an opportunity to purchase with priority in selection and price reductions. To secure a time, call 554.4138.

- General public sale
Attend the final sale day for the general public on Sunday, June 6, from noon to 5 p.m. without an appointment. This event will be held in Strauss Performing Arts Center.  For directions, call 554.4138.

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UNO to Welcome Students from Sister Universities in Norway, India This Sunday

Twenty-nine college students - 20 from Norway and nine from India - will visit Omaha Sunday, June 6, through Thursday, June 17.  The UNO multilateral immersion experience will expose the visiting students to American society, culture, history and business practices through educational workshops, corporate visits and cultural activities. Read more.

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Lots L, W and Q Construction Notices

Campus Security and Facilities Management and Planning staff announces the following parking lot maintenance projects:

- Lot L
Closed Monday, June 7

- Lot W
Closed through Monday, June 7

- Lot Q
Northeast corner closed through Tuesday, June 22

To view a parking map, visit

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Bon Voyage Reception for Susan Maher June 8

The UNO College of Arts and Sciences and the Department of English will host a bon voyage reception for Susan Maher on Tuesday, June 8, in the William H. and Dorothy Thompson Alumni Center from 2 to 4 p.m.  The university community is invited to attend, and refreshments will be served.

Maher, who has been at UNO since 1986, is stepping down as chair of the Department of English after accepting the position of dean of the College of Liberal Arts at the University of Minnesota Duluth.  She will begin her new post later this summer. 

For more information, contact the Department of English at 554.3476.

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Available Toner Cartridges Listing

Sustainability Graphic

Limited quantities of toner and inkjet cartridges are available from Mail Services for department use only. To reserve any of the following, contact Kathy Hartle at 554.2337.

- Brothers DR 200

- Canon BC-20

- DR 200

- EPS cartridge

- EPS 1-000388

- EPS 922 95A

- EPS 1-000114

- EPS 1-000FX1

- EPS 5p 6p


- EPS 5L

- EPS 5L/6L

- Epson 720

- Epson 720/1440

- Epson SO 20097/MJIC7C

- Epson SO 20089/MJIC8C

- Epson SO 20047/MJIC4

- Epson 69 black

- Epson TO 60120 black

- Epson SO 20093

- Epson SO 20187

- Epson SO 20189

- Epson SO 20191

- HP 03A

- HP 17

- HP 20

- HP 25

- HP 26

- HP 27

- HP 29

- HP 41

- HP 49

- HP 75

- HP 51641A

- Lexmark 50

- Lexmark 60

- Lexmark 70

- Lexmark 83

- Lexmark 12A1980

- NU-kote BM248

- Panasonic KX-P155

- TO 60220 cyan

- TO 60320 magneta

- TO 44420 yellow

- TO 431 black

- TO 691 black

- TO 601 black

Hartle invites the campus community to join the recycling effort. Before throwing away an old toner or ink cartridge, contact her at 554.2337 to see what options are available.

"If you don't have the printer for the toner cartridges anymore, send them to the mailroom," she said. "With the budget situation, continuing to recycle ink and toner cartridges can save the university and departments money."

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

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Members Still Sought for CCSW

The UNO Chancellor's Commission on the Status of Women (CCSW) is seeking applications from faculty, staff and students who are interested in becoming members. Graduate and undergraduate students in any academic field are encouraged to submit an application. The deadline for applications is Monday, June 21.

The CCSW serves as an advisory council to the chancellor and other university administrators on issues that relate to all faculty, staff and students. Through participation, CCSW offers networking opportunities for CCSW members across UNO's campus.

Activities this year included:

- Presenting Susan B's Coffeehouse lectures on issues of health, physical activity and eating disorders awareness;

- Hosting the 24th Annual CCSW Awards luncheon;

- Instituting the Legendary Women of UNO award;

- Sponsoring a CCSW undergraduate scholarship;

- Co-sponsoring Take Back the Night, a domestic violence awareness event; and

- Participating in activities honoring inclusion for all, including Women's History Month and the Diet Pepsi/UNO Women's Walk for Athletics.

Faculty and staff are appointed for two-year terms, and students are appointed for one-year, renewable terms. To apply for membership, individuals should e-mail their name, the reason they are interested in joining the commission and any relevant experience to Sharon Ulmar at

For more information, visit or contact CCSW co-chairs Jody Neathery-Castro (554.3611 or or Wendi Chiarbos Jensen (554.2286 or

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In the News

In the News

- KETV (ABC 7) interviewed Melissa Berke, Department of Music, June 1 about this weekend's campus piano sale, hosted in partnership with the Rockley Family Foundation.

- Student Juan Carrillo was featured in the May 26-June 1 issue of Shout! Weekly about his foursquare campaign to discourage alcohol consumption among UNO students. The article was also posted May 27 to the Silicon Prairie News website.

- An article in the May 30 issue of the Omaha World-Herald about immigration reform in Fremont quoted Lourdes Gouveia, Office of Latino/Latin American Studies (OLLAS).

- The May 30 issue of the Omaha World-Herald featured a Midlands Voices column by School of Health, Physical Education and Recreation (HPER) graduate students Brandy Lively and Lindsey Johnson. Don Greer, HPER, assisted with the column, which highlighted recent public usage of the Bob Kerrey Pedestrian Bridge, which links Omaha and Council Bluffs.

- Hank Robinson, School of Criminology and Criminal Justice, was quoted in the May 24 issue of the Omaha World-Herald about recent gun violence in Omaha.

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 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 Please include a contact name and phone number. For more information, call 554.2243.

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On Stage

Shakespeare on the Green to Offer Musical Adaptation of 'Verona'
Nebraska Shakespeare will celebrate young love this summer with its productions of "Romeo and Juliet" and a musical adaptation of "Two Gentlemen of Verona."

The outdoor performances are part of this year's Shakespeare on the Green. For the first time in its 24-year history, Nebraska Shakespeare will produce a musical – "Two Gentlemen of Verona" – as part of the annual event.

"Two Gentlemen of Verona" runs June 24 through 27, and July 8 and 10. "Romeo and Juliet" runs July 1 through 4, 9 and 11. Read more.

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 Please include a contact name and phone number.

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On Exhibit

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 Please include a contact name and phone number. For more information, call 554.2243.

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