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Student Sole Undergraduate at Medical Conference

video by Xavier Rodriguez

On Saturday, Sept. 11, UNO Senior Neil Huben will present his research at the Midwestern Vascular Surgery Society's 2010 conference in Indianapolis -- as the sole undergraduate student among physicians and professors with master's and doctoral degrees. Neil is an impressive student at UNO who has now presented at conferences across the country.

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TAGGFEST Success for Students

Members from the Boys & Girls Club and 22 UNO graduate students collaborated for three weeks this summer on projects that promoted nonviolence in the community. They celebrated what they accomplished on July 28 with TAGGFEST, an event that highlighted the creative talents of the youth involved with the program. TAGG stands Teens Against Gangs and Graffiti.



Flag Lowering

The UNO flag will be lowered to half-staff today, Aug. 12, in honor of UNO employee Sharon Hudson. She succumbed to cancer Aug. 9 at age 43.

Hudson, a staff assistant in the Department of Sociology and Anthropology, had been with the university for more than 23 years.

Services will be held today at Korisko Larkin Staskiewicz Chapel, 5108 F St., at 11 a.m.

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2010-11 Parking Permits Available for Purchase

Sale of 2010-11 parking permits continues at the Campus Security Counter, 100 Eppley Administration Building (EAB).

Permit sale locations:

Student Permits
- Eppley Auditorium, 102 EAB
Monday, Aug. 16, through Friday, Aug. 20
8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

- Milo Bail Student Center Council Room
Monday, Aug. 23, through Friday, Aug. 27
7 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Faculty/Staff Permits
- Campus Security Counter, 100 EAB
Regular business hours

On Saturday, Aug. 21, from 8 a.m. to noon, permits will also be on sale at the Campus Security Counter.

Parking maps are available at For more information, contact the Parking Office at (402) 554.PARK (7275).

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Audition Notice

The UNO Department of Theatre will hold auditions for the fall season. Upcoming productions include Sarah Ruhl's "Eurydice," a contemporary reimagining of the Orpheus myth, and Michael Frayn's wild farce, "Noises Off." Community auditions will be held on Tuesday, Aug. 24, from 9 to 10 p.m. in the Weber Fine Arts Building Theatre.

Performances of "Eurydice" will run from Oct. 6-9 and 13-16. Performances of "Noises Off" will run from Nov. 17-20 and Dec. 1-4.

For more information, call (402) 554.2406.

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HPER Pool Closed Next Week

Due to electrical work in the pool area, the Health, Physical Education and Recreation Pool will be closed Monday, Aug. 16, through Friday, Aug 20. The pool will resume normal hours Saturday, Aug. 21.

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Temporary Fence Notice

To accommodate for the current Roskens Hall renovation project, temporary fencing has been erected around the building. Pedestrians are asked to use extreme caution in these areas. To view a map of the fence and closed sidewalks, visit

For more information, contact George Killian at (402) 554.2249 or

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Hi-tech Classroom Reimaging Set for Tomorrow

In order to update software, Information Services (IS) has announced a routine re-imaging of computers in more than 140 hi-tech classrooms across campus. Beginning Friday afternoon, Aug. 13, through Thursday, Aug. 19, all computers in IS hi-tech classrooms will be re-imaged (or returned to their original configuration).

During re-imaging, any programs or files that may have been added to the computer during the semester will be deleted. To safeguard files, faculty and staff utilizing hi-tech classrooms should create a backup of all data via myFolder or a flash drive before Friday, Aug. 13.

If you are not sure if your classroom will be affected, a list of IS hi-tech classrooms can be found at For more information concerning the hi-tech classrooms or operational training, contact IS Technical Support at 554.HELP (4357).

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Commencement Shuttle Bus Available Tomorrow

More than 510 students will receive degrees Friday, Aug. 13, during UNO's summer commencement ceremony. The event will begin at 2 p.m. at the Omaha Civic Auditorium, 1804 Capitol Ave. Faculty members should assemble no later than 1:30 p.m. in the Exhibition Hall.

Shuttle buses for faculty, staff and individuals participating in the platform party will depart from UNO in front of the Milo Bail Student Center (MBSC) at 1 p.m. Following the ceremony, the shuttle will provide transportation back to the MBSC.

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Bowling League Members Sought

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

Anyone attending the UNO Faculty/Staff Bowling League "open house" on Wednesday, Aug. 18, at West Lanes, 72nd and Dodge streets, can bowl a free game courtesy of the alley. The league welcomes new members and teams of all skill levels. The open house will run from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m.

The 2010-11 league officially starts Wednesday, Aug. 25, at 4:30 p.m. at West Lanes. Teams consist of four bowlers with at least two UNO current or retired administrative/faculty/staff members including spouses, immediate family or significant others. Graduate teaching assistants are also eligible.

New teams or individuals who would like to be placed on a new or existing team are welcome. Bowlers must, however, be at least 18 years old.

League bowlers unable to arrive at 4:30 p.m. each week have until the end of their team's fifth frame to join the first game of the evening.

To learn more about the league, contact one of the league officers:

David Kimble/league president or (402) 554.3229

Ed Johnson/league vice-president or (402) 554.2656

Christy Tilford/league secretary/treasurer or (402) 554.3546

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 (402) 554.2008, or

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Single Payment Billing Starts With the Fall Semester

Beginning with the fall 2010 semester, UNO will introduce a single payment billing schedule instead of the two-payment option that was previously available to students. This change is in conjunction with the University of Nebraska system-wide implementation of the new PeopleSoft student information system software. 

"The revised single payment billing schedule helps to streamline the billing process and provides a common payment schedule from semester to semester," said Bill Conley, vice chancellor for Business and Finance.

The fall 2010 billing statement will be generated on Monday, Aug. 30, with the payment due in full on Thursday, Sept. 23.

In addition, E-bills will be the only method of sending out billing statements.  Students will no longer have the option to receive paper-billing statements by mail. Therefore, it is very important for students to monitor their UNO e-mail accounts.

Students or parents who have questions or concerns should contact the Cashiering/Student Accounts Office at 554.2324 or

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Fall Hosting Opportunities for UNO International Students Available

In late August, UNO International Studies and Programs (IS&P) and the UNO Intensive Language Program (ILUNO) will have several new international students from various countries who need either short-term homestays (a few days to a month) or long-term homestays (2-6 months).

Students generally pay $525 to 550 per month for room, board and transportation. This amount includes all meals (except lunches Monday through Friday). IS&P staff asks that students be allowed to participate as a member of the family and that transportation be provided to and from the university on weekdays.

If interested in hosting, send e-mail to Beth Maline at, and she will send out the homestay questionnaire form by e-mail or mail.

If your home is located within easy walking distance of UNO or you can provide transportation to and from school daily, someone from IS&P may conduct a home visit. Any questions can be directed to Maline or Lori Arias at (402) 554.2293.

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Thompson Alumni Center Available Free to UNO Groups

The Thompson Alumni Center is available at no cost to UNO colleges, departments and student groups for meetings, conferences, seminars, luncheons and other university-related events (excludes revenue-generating functions). In the last academic year, this amounted to a savings of nearly $80,000 for the UNO campus.

The beautiful Thompson Center is among Omaha's most versatile event facilities with multiple-use spaces that can accommodate groups large and small. Its hi-tech offerings include ceiling-mounted projectors, an audio and video distribution system, free Wi-Fi, high-speed Internet access and more. UNO groups also can utilize an affordably priced catering menu.

UNO faculty and staff also receive a 10-percent discount on room rental for personal events such as wedding receptions, graduation parties or professional/community group functions.

Revenues help the UNO Alumni Association's mission of supporting UNO.

Visit to see room descriptions, pictures, catering menus and prices. For more information, contact Director of Facilities Greg Trimm at 554.3368 or

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Participants Sought for UNMC Smoking Cessation Study

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

The University of Nebraska Medical Center (UNMC) College of Nursing is seeking smokers 19 years of age and older to participate in a research study about thoughts and feelings related to classes about genetic contributions to smoking (IRB #226-09-FB).

A stipend is available for participation. Eligible individuals must:

- Smoke more than ten cigarettes/day; and

- Have an interest in stopping smoking within the next month.

This study involves:

- Participating in classes on either genetic or nutritional education;

- Participating in a group smoking cessation program with FDA-approved nicotine patch; and

- Participating in data collection five times during the study.

If interested, call Victoria M. Graeve-Cunningham at 559.6549.

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 (402) 554.2008, or

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