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Nebraska Civic Leadership Conference

Meeting the Mayor

photo by Tim Fitzgerald

Eight high school government teachers and 25 high school students from across Nebraska took part in the Nebraska Civic Leadership Conference at UNO last week. Participants during the six-day conference focused on local and state government issues in classes taught by UNO faculty. They also met a variety of city officials, including Mayor Jim Suttle.

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Aviation Student Soars to New Heights

video by Xavier Rodriguez

Akin Yonamine recently graduated from UNO with a bachelor's degree in Aviation Professional Flight. In this video, Yonamine shares his inspiring story of how hard work and dedication can pay off. He also gives insight on his past, his time at UNO and what lies ahead for him and his family.

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Classical 90.7 KVNO and Others Join Forces for 'Kids in Concert'

Kids in Concert will kick off July 1 to ask for the donation of instruments to the Omaha Public Schools (OPS) Musical Instrument Department. Public Service Announcements (PSAs) will air Thursday, July 1, through Tuesday, Aug. 31, to encourage the community to donate used musical instruments to students in OPS who want to pursue instrumental music but whose families are unable to purchase or rent an instrument. OPS will rehabilitate and distribute the instruments to deserving students.

Instruments can be taken to the OPS Teacher Administration Center (TAC), 3215 Cuming St., Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The Bookworm at Countryside Village, 8702 Pacific St., is also collecting instruments. Additional drop-off sites in other parts of the city are needed. Information is available at 557.2443 and the contact is June Nelson.

Donations are tax deductible.

Media partners for Kids in Concert are Classical 90.7 KVNO, KIOS, Clear Channel Radio, Journal Broadcast Group Radio, NRG Media, KETV, Journal Broadcast Group Television, KPTM and WOWT. Maestro Thomas Wilkins, music director of the Omaha Symphony, generously recorded the PSAs.

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Hy-Vee Dietician to Present Wellness and Nutrition Seminar Today

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

Faculty, staff and students are invited to hear Hy-Vee dietitian Karisa Jansen as part of UNO Human Resources Summer Wellness and Nutrition Series. The brown-bag series continues today, June 29, with tips on adopting a heart-healthy diet.

All seminars will take place on Tuesdays from 11:30 a.m. to noon in the following locations:

- Today
"Heart Healthy Eating"
Milo Bail Student Center (MBSC) State Room

- July 6
"Eat Well for Stress/Exercise"
MBSC State Room

- July 20
"Healthy Snacking"
231 Criss Library

- July 27
"Eating on the Go"
MBSC State Room

- Aug. 3
"Topic to be decided"
MBSC State Room
The most popular topic from the series will be repeated.

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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MBSC Closed July 4-5

The Milo Bail Student Center (MBSC) will be closed Sunday and Monday, July 4-5, in observance of the Independence Day holiday. The MBSC will re-open on Tuesday, July 6.

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Annual August Workshops for New Faculty/Graduate Assistant Set for Aug. 16 and 17

The 2010 New Faculty Workshop and the Graduate Assistant Workshop, sponsored by the Center for Faculty Development (CFD), will be held Monday, Aug. 16. The Faculty Workshop will continue Tuesday, Aug. 17.

These workshops have been a tradition at UNO for more than 30 years. It provides new faculty and new teaching assistants with an opportunity to meet one another in an informal setting while learning about UNO—our metropolitan mission and strategic goals, our students, our academic support services and faculty development opportunities. 

For more information about the workshops, contact the CFD at 554.2427 or or Deborah Smith-Howell at 554.4849 or

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Annual Workshops for Part-time Faculty

Workshops for all part-time faculty at UNO are scheduled for Wednesday and Thursday evenings, Aug. 18 and 19, from 5 to 8 p.m. in the College of Public Affairs and Community Service Collaborating Commons.

The agenda is the same each evening and faculty should choose the day that works best for them. The workshop provides information about UNO and teaching targeted to both new and experienced part-time faculty.

For further information visit the Center for Faculty Development (CFD) website at To register for one of these workshops, call the CFD at 554.2427 or e-mail with the participant's full name, department, phone number and preferred evening.

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SIS/E-BRUNO Scheduled Downtime Tomorrow

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The SIS system and E-BRUNO will be unavailable beginning at 3 p.m. Wednesday, June 30, for the conversion of student account information to mavlink. The system is scheduled to be back online mid-morning on Thursday, July 1. Student account balances will be made available in mavlink by Friday, July 2.

Balances from summer term and prior will be transferred at that time and will be updated daily. Students can continue to view the account detail via E-BRUNO; however, they must make their payments through mavlink. Payments will be transferred daily to E-BRUNO.

For more information, contact Cashiering/Student Accounts at or 554.2324.

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Criss Library Theater Room Now Open

Criss Library announces the opening of its new theater room. Designed for group viewing (eight chairs) and scholarly discourse, this room is equipped with a Sony Blu-ray player, nine channel AV receiver, HD projector, 110-inch screen, iPod docking station, PC, wireless keyboard and mouse.

To learn more about this unique study space, visit the Criss Library website or call the Circulation Desk at 554.3206.

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Summer Faculty Recruitment Workshop Schedule

The UNO Office of Academic and Student Affairs and the UNO Office of Diversity and Equal Opportunity will host two Summer Faculty Recruitment Workshops next month.

Before anyone can serve on a UNO Faculty Search Committee they must have attended one of these recruitment workshops within the past two years. Anyone anticipating search committee involvement is encouraged to register and participate.

The workshops:

- Thursday, July 15
10:30 a.m.
Milo Bail Student Center State Room

- Wednesday, July 21
1 p.m.
132 College of Public Affairs and Community Service

To R.S.V.P. for the workshop, contact Jerri Maxwell at or 554.3892. For more information about the workshop, contact Deborah Smith-Howell at 554.4849 or, James McCarty at 554.2262 or, Steve Bullock at 554.4822 or or Sharon Ulmar at 554.2321 or

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- Jeanne Scarpello, UNO head softball coach, was recently voted 2010 MIAA Coach of the Year. Scarpello, will share the honor with Kristi Bredbenner, head coach of Emporia State, after posting 40-plus win seasons and sharing the regular season conference championship with identical 18-2 league records. It is the first for Scarpello, and third coach of the year honor for Bredbenner. Read more.

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