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Independence Day Concert

photos by Tim Fitzgerald

Despite the rain, music fans popped open their umbrellas and surrounded UNO's Henningson Memorial Campanile on Sunday morning for the annual July 4th Carillon Concert. UNO carilloneur Shannon Richards ascended the tower to the keyboard to perform 30 minutes of patriotic music.

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Jake Guthmiller

June Employee of the Month: Jake Guthmiller

photo by Tim Fitzgerald

The campus PeopleSoft transition is going more smoothly thanks to the technical abilities of Jake Guthmiller, assistant manager with Student Affairs Information Systems (SIS). His assistance is giving co-workers much peace of mind during the challenging system switchover. Visit this link for details.



Participants Sought for UNO Relay for Life Committee

Do you want to be part of an organization whose 360 participants raised more than $37,000 for the American Cancer Society?

UNO organizers are looking for fun, dedicated individuals to help plan the 2011 event. They are looking for individuals to help in all areas, which include but are not limited to: accounting, activities, entertainment, food and hospitality, online, prizes, publicity and team development.

The planning has already begun, so sign up today. Fill out the UNO committee application at

Visit UNO's Relay for Life website at or, for more information, e-mail co-chairs Jackie Whelan at or Jade Zimmerman at

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Next Wellness and Nutrition Seminar Set for July 20

Wellness Stampede

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 in two weeks with healthy snacking tips.

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

- July 20
"Healthy Snacking"

231 Criss Library

- July 27
"Eating on the Go"

Milo Bail Student Center State Room

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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Time Change Announced for Master's Swim Program This Saturday

Master's swimming at the Health, Physical Education and Recreation Building pool will take place from noon to 2 p.m. this Saturday, July 10, rather than at the regularly scheduled 10 a.m. to noon time frame. Mav-Rec Aquatics' staff apologizes for any inconvenience.

Visit for the regular summer schedule.

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Weber Fine Arts Dock Closing Notice

Facilities Management and Planning announces that - starting on Monday, July 12 - contractors will be working on the Weber Fine Arts Building roof above the east dock. The area will be cordoned off, and persons normally accessing the building through the dock entrance will need to enter the building from the north or southwest. The project will take approximately three weeks.

For more information, contact Walt Burr at 554.2582.

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NeSIS Training/Overview Sessions Offered

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The UNO Nebraska Student Information System (NeSIS) team continues to host training/overview sessions in records and registration for faculty and staff who need a PeopleSoft SIS account. The next session will be on Tuesday, July 13.

All sessions will take place on Tuesdays at 1 p.m. in 106U Eppley Administration Building. The current planned sessions:

- Records and Registration
July 13, 20, 27 and Aug. 3

To register for a session, visit the training calendar at Registration is limited to 10 people.

Anyone who has questions or comments about NeSIS can e-mail them to

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ADHD Research Study at UNMC

The University of Nebraska Medical Center (UNMC) Department of Psychiatry and a pharmaceutical company is studying an investigational medication in boys and girls, ages six to 17, who experience symptoms of or has been diagnosed with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). Symptoms of ADHD may include:

- Inattentiveness or making careless mistakes;

- Fidgeting or squirming;

- Difficulty organizing tasks;

- Easily distracted;

- Interrupting; and

- Forgetfulness or losing things.

To find out if a child is eligible for the study, call 552.6239.

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In the News

In the News

- Rami Arav, Bethsaida Excavations Project, was quoted in the July 3 issue of the Omaha World-Herald about a rare gold coin recently discovered at UNO's dig site in Israel.

- The July 4 issue of the Omaha World-Herald featured an article about children and life lessons they learn from film, quoting Julien Fielding, Religious Studies.

- Anne Hellbusch, Classical 90.7 KVNO, was recently interviewed by KPTM (Fox 42) and KETV (ABC 7) about the station's new Kids in Concert public service initiative.

- A July 2 Omaha World-Herald article about the closing of Dana College mentioned Rita Henry, Student Affairs. Henry is one of many faculty and staff on campus who are assisting Dana students as they transfer to 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

- Bruce E. Johansen, Communication and Native American Studies, published Native Americans Today: A Biographical Dictionary June 30 with ABC-CLIO/Greenwood Press. The book also includes several entries by Barbara Robins, English/Native American Studies, and UNO graduate students Jason R. Gallagher, Jody Lynn Keisner, Natalie Russell, Vera Martina Saarentaus and Milica Vukovljak.

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

'Romeo and Juliet' Takes to the Stage Tonight for Shakespeare on the Green
This weekend is everyone's last chance to see this summer's Shakespeare on the Green productions. Nebraska Shakespeare continues to celebrate young love with its productions of "Romeo and Juliet" and a musical adaptation of "Two Gentlemen of Verona." The next performance of "Rome and Juliet" is set for tonight, July 9.

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.

"Romeo and Juliet" runs July 9 and 11. "Two Gentlemen of Verona" final performance is set for July 10. Read more.

New Student Theatre Group Debuts Original Production July 28-31
The Collective Unconscious Theatre, in conjunction with UNO, will debut its new organization with the premiere of invisibles, which closely examines capitalist society, exploitation and the working poor.

Written by UNO creative writing student Joe Fogarty, invisibles runs Wednesday through Saturday, July 28-31, in Room 006 of the Weber Fine Arts Building. 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

Criss Library Welcomes Spanish Literary Works by Nebraska Students
Poems, essays and short narratives by Nebraska students in grades 5 through 12 are on display at the Criss Library through Thursday, July 15.

The submissions – all written in Spanish – were selected earlier this year for "Through Our Words: Hands, Minds and Hearts at Work," a statewide writing contest sponsored by the Department of Foreign Languages, the Office of Latino/Latin American Studies (OLLAS) and the College of Arts and Sciences at UNO, along with support from Cumbre 2010 partners and the Nebraska Humanities Council.

The student writings celebrate Latino and Latin American immigrants' contributions to communities across Nebraska. 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 Please include a contact name and phone number. For more information, call 554.2243.

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