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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.



Graduates Conferred Degrees at Summer Commencement

More than 510 UNO students received degrees Aug. 13 during the summer commencement ceremony. Anna Forman presented the student commencement address and J. Terrence Haney received the Alumnus Achievement Award. The complete list of graduates is available online at

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IS Offers Adobe Connect Brown Bag Session This Friday

Information Services (IS) will offer Adobe Connect Brown Bag session this Friday, Aug. 20, from noon to 1 p.m. in the Milo Bail Student Center Nebraska Room.

This brown bag session will demonstrate that Adobe Connect is a web conferencing and collaboration tool for conducting online classes and conferences,  office hours, advising, student presentations and group work.

It allows two-way audio and/or video communication, multimedia and application sharing, white board display, breakout sessions, polling and capture of online classes. Captured classes can be made available to students for 24/7 web access. 

For more information, contact Ted Turgeon at (402) 554.3115 or

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Woman Participants Sought for Fit Minded Program

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

If you are a woman who enjoys reading, being social and desires to be healthy, Jennifer Huberty, associate professor in the School of Health, Physical Education and Recreation (HPER), invites you to join the second session of Fit Minded physical activity book club. Formerly known as research study "Women Bound to Be Active," Fit Minded empowers women to become physically active by focusing on increasing self-worth and physical activity through a book club format. 

Through reading and discussion, Fit Minded provides women skills and strategies so that they can be active on their own for a lifetime. Fit Minded also offers an online component, which includes resources, blogging, chatting and activity tracking. 

Session two of Fit Minded starts Tuesday, Aug. 31. Members meet for one hour from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. at the Thompson Alumni Center Board Room until March 8, 2011. Dr. Jennifer Huberty and her team facilitate fit Minded.

To join Fit Minded, go to their website,, e-mail them at or call (402) 201.7001.

Editor's note: Mention eNotes when you sign up and get your workbook, pedometer and pedometer log free ($50 value). Also, if you have a friend that wants to sign up with you – memberships are two for the price of one.

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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September TIAA-CREF Schedule Announced

A TIAA-CREF representative will be on campus for individual appointments with employees on Sept. 7 and 28.

Appointments for one-on-one counseling sessions can be made by calling Robyn Galvin at the Omaha TIAA-CREF office at 548.3614.

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UNO Ambassadors Available for Campus Activities

Do you need help with a university event? The UNO Ambassadors are ready and willing to represent the university. 

Twelve UNO student Ambassadors are available during the fall semester to assist at campus functions hosted by the chancellor, vice chancellor, deans, departments and other organizations. This select group of students serves as hosts and hostesses and interacting with guests to enhance a positive image of the university. 

Ambassadors try to honor as many requests as possible. Requests should be placed at least two weeks before the scheduled activity.

For more information, contact Chris Liewer at

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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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mavlink Advising Reminder for Faculty

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Are you a faculty member who advises students? If so, you will need additional access to mavlink beyond the basic instructor interface.

A number of faculty members may have already attended training and received the access needed, but if not, the request process has been automated to facilitate granting the access to faculty advisors. To obtain this access log into mavlink ( and click on the "Request Additional Access" button located on the mavlink home page.

The team continues to work on training tutorials, training sessions and a website, where faculty can find mavlink information. A mavlink faculty support website has been created at The website is continually being updated and if there are any questions or comments about the content, contact one of the team members.

For additional information, contact a mavlink Faculty Support Team member directly at:

Timi Barone (

Tracy Bridgeford (

Anita Saalfeld (

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Lot Q Temporary Traffic Flow Notice

Work has begun and will continue through Sunday, Aug. 22, on replacement of a steam manhole in the northeast corner of parking lot Q, which is near the College of Public Affairs and Community Service Building.

Please be aware of marked lane and traffic changes as work continues. Commuters and pedestrians are also advised to use caution.

For questions, call Robert Fuder at 554.2500.

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New Office Trash Removal Schedule Under Way

Since July 30, custodial staff have been emptying office desk-side trash and recycling only on Fridays. Centralized office trash and recycling containers located throughout every campus building will continue to be emptied on a daily basis along with trash and recycling containers in classrooms and public spaces.

With the success of the recycling efforts on campus, much of the trash stream has been diverted to recycling containers, leaving office desk-side trash removal less critical on a daily basis. This change in trash collection, supported by Chancellor's Cabinet, will maximize the use of custodial staff for other needed activities.  

Anyone with questions about their building trash or recycling containers locations should contact UNO Custodial Services at (402) 554.2656 or (402) 554.2395.

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Applicants Sought for 2011 Nebraska Certified Public Manager ® Program

The Nebraska Certified Public Manager ® (CPM) Program is now accepting applications for its 2011 class.

The Nebraska CPM program is a nationally accredited comprehensive management development program. The UNO School of Public Administration launched the CPM Program in January of 2009. The program's primary purpose is to foster and encourage the highest possible levels of performance and ethical practice in public and nonprofit managers. Applications for the 2011 Omaha class of Nebraska CPM are due by Tuesday, Nov. 30. Each application will be reviewed upon receipt of completed packets.

For questions about the program, visit or contact Mary Hamilton at or 554.2625.

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ADHD Research Study

The University of Nebraska Medical Center 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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Green Tip of the Week

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#EarthDayTips 17: Use Natural Resources for Grilling
When cooking out use all-natural charcoal/wood briquettes for the grill or invest in an electric grill.

(To celebrate the 40th anniversary of Earth Day, will provide 40 "green" tips.)

The GreenUNO Task Force provides these tips. For more information, visit

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