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UNO Flight Team Wins at National Competition

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On May 23, the UNO Flight Team, pictured above, returned from the National Intercollegiate Flying Association National Championship in Terre Haute, Ind. Fourteen UNO students participated in the week-long event that included aeronautical knowledge exams, precision landings, planning and navigation, aircraft recognition and simulation events. This year 30 schools qualified for the competition, with approximately 350 students competing. View the UNO press release for complete competition results .

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Howard Williams

May Employee of the Month: Howard Williams

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No task is too large for Howard Williams, custodian in the Milo Bail Student Center (MBSC). Colleagues value his reliable assistance with a variety of jobs ranging from cleaning and dusting to changing light bulbs and setting up for events. Visit this link for details.



Forty-Five Students Taking Part in Summer Scholars Program

Forty-five metro area high school students have converged on UNO for the 2010 Summer Scholars program. The five-week program, which began on June 4, provides students with a taste of college life while educating them on what it will take to achieve their goals.

Each student was awarded a scholarship for the program that covers the cost of three credit hours of college tuition plus student fees, books and a parking permit. Additionally, it pays for a one-week residential experience at Scott Residence Hall. Read more.

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NU Board of Regents to Meet Today

The University of Nebraska Board of Regents will meet today, June 11, at Varner Hall, 3835 Holdrege St., in Lincoln. Committee meetings begin at 8:30 a.m., and the board meeting begins at 1 p.m. All meetings are open to the public. Read more.

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Foreign Liability Coverage Extended for 2010-2011

UNO is in the process of extending foreign liability insurance for the 2010-2011 fiscal year. The university's Foreign Liability Coverage Policy requires clarification regarding upcoming travel.

Faculty and staff anticipating foreign travel in the coming year are asked to provide Risk Management with the best estimates. Click on this link for employee and student travel details. All estimated travel must be submitted by Monday, June 14.

Visit for an electronic spreadsheet. Completed forms should be sent to Deb Bertrand in 205 Eppley Administration Building or to

For more information, contact Mollie Anderson at 554.3664 or

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Caniglia Field Running Track Closure Notice

Due to construction of the new Caniglia Field video-board, the south end of the stadium, including the running track, will be closed until early August.

The southeast gate to the stadium will be closed at all times, and there will be no unauthorized access to the area. The entire running track will be unavailable for the duration of the summer.

Watch eNotes for updates, or contact Ethan Anderson at

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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 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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HR to Offer Smart Money Seminar June 30

Human Resources will offer a smart money seminar Wednesday, June 30, from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in the Milo Bail Student Center Chancellor's Room. The free event is open to the entire UNO community, and reservations are not required.

The topic for the informative seminar is "Raising Wise Kids, Teaching Your Children Money and Budgeting." Tahnee Markussen, a financial educator from Consumer Credit Counseling Service, will lead the event.

The seminar will feature practical tips and information on getting the most out of money. Attendees are invited to bring their lunches.

For more information, contact Tim Rochford at 554.2465.

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In the News

In the News

- Robert Nelson's June 4 column in the Omaha World-Herald profiled Pete Simi, School of Criminology and Criminal Justice, as well as Simi's white supremacist research and his new book, American Swastika.

- The June 4 issue of the Midlands Business Journal featured an article on recent trends in regional MBA programs. The article quoted Bill Swanson, Executive MBA program. Swanson was also a guest on the June 3 episode of "Consider This," a production of UNO Television, where he spoke about the current job market for graduating college students.

- An Omaha World-Herald staff editorial published June 10 praised the NASA Nebraska Space Grant initiative, quoting Scott Tarry, Nebraska space grant director based at UNO.

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 24-27, and July 8 and 10. "Romeo and Juliet" runs July 1-4, 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

'Life, Light and Lenses' on Display at Criss Library Through July 2
A digital photography exhibition by six local elementary school students is on display through Friday, July 2, in Criss Library's H. Don and Connie J. Osborne Family Gallery.

Emily Beatty, DeShawn Dial, Alexys Goodwin, Kobey Intoe, Z'nea Jones and Jazmine Pope were selected to participate in a 10-week after-school digital photography program, hosted by the Growing and Building Together (GBT). Academy of the Arts. Local photographer Herb Thompson and GBT staff members provided one-on-one instruction in the art of digital photography.

The primary objective of the program was to provide personal instruction on the basic techniques of traditional and modern art - as it applies to digital photography. The theme, "Life, Light and Lenses," was chosen to give students a sense of purpose during the digital-capture portion of the program.

Students learned about topics like shutter speeds, f-stops (apertures), lenses, formatting portable storage devices, natural and artificial light, color balance, subject composition, organizing digital files, Photoshop techniques, and matting and framing prints.

Funds were made available through collaboration with the Nebraska Arts Council, the GBT Academy of the Arts, Thompson and Criss Library.

For more information, call 554.2640.

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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