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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.



UNO Named Top Military Friendly School for Second Consecutive Year

'G.I. Jobs' magazine has named UNO one of its top Military Friendly Schools for 2011.

UNO, for the second consecutive year, received the honor and is among the top 15 percent of colleges, universities and trade schools nationwide that embrace America's veterans as students.

Military Friendly Schools actively recruit military students and implement military-friendly policies for continuing education. Read more.

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HR to Launch New Employment Application/Recruitment Site

Applicants for student, faculty and staff positions at UNO may then go to the UNO Home Page,, and click on 'Employment' to view job descriptions and apply. Department users will have new accounts and log-ins when they create requisitions, but the requisition and approval process will be much the same as the current one.

"Our test group members have commented on the new site's user friendliness," said Mary Sweaney, assistant director of Human Resources.

To arrange training on the new system, contact Sweaney in HR by e-mail at or by phone at (402) 554.3668.

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Uses of Local, Statewide Census Data is Focus of Conference

The Center for Public Affairs Research (CPAR) at UNO will host the 21st annual Nebraska Data Conference today, Aug. 17. The conference is open to the public.

Eight regional researchers will discuss state and local data trends. The conference will also feature a main session updating the latest data products, six break-out sessions and a closing presentation on demographic trends. Read more.

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Bookstore Announces New Departmental Charging Procedures

The UNO Bookstore has implemented additional procedures, effective immediately, for all departmental charges to a cost center number and university-purchasing card. They are:

  • UNO ID is now required at the time of purchase when charging to a cost center number. Department name and department phone number will still need to be supplied.
  • UNO ID or driver's license is now required when using a university purchasing card.
  • Signature and legible printed name will both be required on all university purchases.

For more information, contact Jacinda Brooks at (402) 554.2360 or jbrooks@unomaha.

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Free Food, Live Music, Pep Rally Part of Welcome Week 2010

New students, returning students, faculty and staff at UNO will enjoy free food, live music, outdoor activities and a screening of the 1985 film 'The Goonies' during the first week of the fall 2010 semester.

Welcome Week – Monday, Aug. 23 through Friday, Aug. 27 – is designed to celebrate the beginning of a new academic year and, for about 2,500 students, the beginning of their undergraduate college careers. Read more.

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Campus Recreation Announces New Membership Rates for 2010-11

As outlined in the Health, Physical Education and Recreation (HPER) renovation/addition proposal, Campus Recreation membership rates will increase effective Monday, Aug. 23.

Campus Recreation staff realizes that the increased membership costs can be a concern but with construction set to be completed by the end of the summer, the value of HPER memberships can be seen in the newly renovated facility. Memberships for the 2010-11 academic year are now on sale.

For a breakdown of the new membership fees, visit

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Ronald Roskens Will Be Next OPC 'Face' on Sept. 28

Ronald W. Roskens, businessman and former president of the University of Nebraska, will be honored Tuesday, Sept. 28, as the next 'Face on the Barroom Floor.'

Roskens is president of Global Connections Inc., an international business consulting firm. He was previously president of the InterAction Council, a group of 35 former heads of state or government.

Roskens also served as administrator of the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID). His appointment as head of USAID followed 30 years of distinguished service in administration, teaching and research that culminated with his selection as president of the University of Nebraska System.

Roskens was awarded The Order of the Rising Sun (Gold and Silvers Stars) by the government of Japan in May.

Born in Spencer, Iowa, he has degrees from the University of Northern Iowa and the University of Iowa, where he earned a Ph.D. in 1958. He and his wife, Lois, have three daughters and one son, Bill Roskens, president of First Care Inc., who will be one of his roasters for the event.

Other roasters include John Nelson, chairman and CEO of the SilverStone Group; Bill Cutler, vice president, Heafey Heafey Hoffmann Dworak Cutler Mortuary; Dr. Robert Langdon, cancer specialist; and John Christensen, UNO chancellor. Nelson will also serve as the event’s emcee.

Events will begin at 5:30 p.m. with a no-host reception and 6:30 p.m. unveiling of the 'Face.'

Those staying for dinner can R.S.V.P. to 345.8008. Dinner is $40 for members and $50 for nonmembers. There is no charge for members to attend the no-host reception and roast. Nonmembers will pay $10, which includes horsd'oeuvres.

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Bowling League Members Sought

Wellness Graphic 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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New mavlink Interface Reminder for Faculty

mavlink Graphic mavlink Faculty Support Team members remind faculty that UNO has transitioned from E-BRUNO to mavlink over the summer. Faculty members need to know about changes that have been made to the interface.

Faculty members who logged on to mavlink during the spring or early summer might have seen both a 'Faculty Center' and a 'PeopleSoft' button (and possibly a 'Staff' tab as well). These have now all been collapsed under the 'Faculty Center' button to eliminate navigating back and forth for faculty members who also serve as an advisor. Screens will not have all of the advising functions for those who do not serve as an adviser.

The team continues to work on training tutorials, training sessions and a website where faculty members can find mavlink information. Watch eNotes for more information, and let team members know of any questions or concerns at or contact a mavlink Faculty Support Team member directly at:

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Criss Library Announces Intersession and Fall Hours

The Criss Library announces its intersession and fall semester regular hours.

Intersession Hours:

Today through Friday, Aug. 17-20 - 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Saturday, Aug. 21, Noon to 5 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 22, Noon to 9 p.m.

Fall Semester Regular Hours

Monday through Thursday, 7 a.m. to Midnight
Friday, 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Saturday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Sunday, Noon to Midnight

For a complete schedule of library hours, visit

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UNO's Conces Presents Paper in Kosovo

Rory Conces, UNO associate professor of philosophy, presented a paper, 'About Philosophical Mindfulness: Not So Random Thoughts about the Philosopher, the Policy-Maker, and Ideology,' in Kosovo in July. A television station in Prishtina aired his presentation on July 22 and a local newspaper, Koha Ditore, published a story about it the next day.

Have you done something noteworthy in your profession? E-mail 'People' items to 'People' appears in the Tuesday edition of eNotes.

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