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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.



Roskens Hall Groundbreaking Ceremony Today

A groundbreaking ceremony to mark the beginning of construction and renovation at Roskens Hall will take place in the Pep Bowl today, Aug. 19, starting at 10 a.m. The campus community and the public are invited to attend.

University of Nebraska President J.B. Milliken, UNO Chancellor John Christensen and College of Education Dean Nancy Edick and others will give remarks about the $13.7 million project, which will result in the College of Education moving from Kayser Hall to Roskens before the start of the 2011-12 academic year. The project is being paid for almost entirely by private funds, and will yield an additional 20,000 square feet of space to expand programs and outreach.

For more information, call (402) 554.3502.

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Move-In Traffic Flow and Congestion Notice

Fall classes officially start at UNO this Monday. Starting today, Aug. 19, UNO students will be able to check into their apartments at University Village or Maverick Village from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. On both move-in dates University Drive South will be designated one-way, as well as parking lots G and J will be utilized for move-in parking only. Traffic flow and congestion will be high during most of the day on Friday. The final phase of move-in will conclude on Saturday, Aug. 21, at 5 p.m.

"We strongly advise faculty, staff, and students to avoid this area of campus in a vehicle," said Paul Kosel, assistant manager for campus security.

For more information, call Kosel at (402) 554.3218.

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UNO Returns to Omaha Corporate Cup

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

Mav-Rec Wellness announces UNO's return to the Corporate Cup on Sunday, Sept. 19, in Downtown Omaha.

"Due to the cost reductions and because Human Resources has agreed to help with some of the cost (the hospitality table and light refreshments), Mav-Rec Wellness was able to sign UNO up for a team, and cover the team registration fee," said David Daniels team captain and assistant director for fitness/wellness and instructional programs at UNO. "To save cost to the individuals, we've made the T-shirt optional."

All UNO students, employees and their families can participate in the upcoming 30th annual Omaha Corporate Cup Run/Walk. The 10K run or 2-mile walk will take place Sept. 19 at the Omaha Civic Auditorium, 1804 Capitol Ave.

2010 information:

- They have made some scheduling changes, so UNO participants should go to the Corporate Cup website for all race details at

- Information sheets will also be available at the Health, Physical Education and Recreation (HPER) Building Control Desk.

- Registration for the run/walk is only available online at It is $15 per person. Make sure you select the "Click here to Create or Join a Team" (because you will be joining the UNO Team). Registration deadline is Thursday, Sept. 16.

- The T-shirt, which is optional this year, deadline is Tuesday, Aug. 31, and costs $15.

Editor's note:  Ordering a T-shirt size at the registration website doesn't guarantee you a shirt, you must stop by HPER Control Desk and pay for the shirt. 

Total cost run/walk with T-shirt is $30. Run/Walk without T-shirt is $15. More details are available for UNO participants at

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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Parking Updates

Several changes are in place for this fall. Most of them involve parking at the Pacific Location. Here's a brief rundown.

Pacific Location
- Lot 5 (north of Mammel Hall) has been designated for student parking.

- Lot 6 (northwest of Mammel Hall) is mixed use, faculty/staff parking is along either side of the greenspace island on the west end and the balance of the lot is student parking.

- Lot 7 (west portion) is mixed use, permits for students and faculty/staff are valid.

- Lot 9 (south of the SCC) will be used cooperatively with the Scott Conference Center (SCC). Events at SCC may make this lot unavailable, students or faculty/staff permits are valid.

- Lot 14 (west of Lot 9) A new mixed use lot, with 215 spaces has been completed this summer for student and faculty/staff with valid permits.

Note: Lots are open to all valid permits after 12:30 p.m. Shuttles will run from Pacific Location to Dodge Location 6:30 a.m. to 10:30 p.m.

Dodge Location
- Lot N (west of HPER) is scheduled to open Aug. 23.  It is designated as a student lot.

- Lot D (SE of HPER) is scheduled to open Aug. 23.  It is designate as a faculty/staff lot.

- Lot I (west of the Welcome Center) is gate controlled and is designated for Welcome Center visitors or productions at Weber Fine Arts. This lot is available when the arms are raised and no activities are scheduled in either of the two facilities. 

Note: Check for space availability at the Parking Structure on University Drive South - spaces there are guaranteed with the purchase of an access card and permit.

Shuttle buses will run from Crossroads Mall to the Dodge Location from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m., when classes are in session.

For questions about parking or shuttles, contact Parking Services at (402) 554.PARK (7275).

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Additional Audition Notice

The UNO Department of Theatre announces that one more production has been added to this season's repertoire. In addition to auditions for Sarah Ruhl's "Eurydice" and Michael Frayn's "Noises Off," auditions will be held for Willa Cather's "Eric Hermannson's Soul," a narrative adaptation directed by graduate student, Julia Hinson. Five men and four women, aged 18 and older, are needed. Community auditions will be held for all UNO Department of Theatre productions on Tuesday, Aug. 24, from 9 to 10 p.m. in the Weber Fine Arts Building Theatre.

Performances of "Eric Hermannson's Soul" will occur on Oct. 28-30. In addition, the show will be remounted in the spring/summer of 2011 for National and International Fringe Festivals. Just a reminder, performances of "Eurydice" will run from October 6-9 and 13-16. Performances of "Noises Off" will run from Nov. 17-20 and Dec. 1-4. 

For more information about "Eric Hermannson's Soul," contact Julia Hinson at For other production information, call (402) 554.2406 or e-mail

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"Consider This" Investigates Jury Selection in Nebraska

It's a true privilege for U.S. Citizens; so, why do so many people avoid it like the plague? On the next edition of "Consider This," Cathy Wyatt and her guests will chronicle jury selection in Nebraska.

Wyatt's guests will include Judge Laurie Smith Camp, U.S. District Court; D.C. "Woody" Bradford, attorney; and Sara Pankoke, jury specialist.

The program will air tonight, Aug. 19, at 11 p.m. on NET1.

"Consider This," a production of UNO Television, also airs on the Knowledge Network of Greater Omaha. Check the Knowledge Network website at for dates and times.

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IS Offers Adobe Connect Brown Bag Session Tomorrow

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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HPER Pool Closed This 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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OLLAS, Film Streams to Host Second Biennial Film Series

Film Streams and the Office of Latino/Latin American Studies (OLLAS) at UNO are excited to announce the second biennial Cinemateca series celebrating Latino, Latin American and Spanish cinema. The series will take place Friday, Aug. 27, through Thursday, Sept. 30 at Film Streams' Ruth Sokolof Theater (1340 Mike Fahey St.).

In all, Cinemateca 2010 features 10 films from eight different countries (Mexico, Argentina, Cuba, Spain, Uruguay, Chile, Peru and Brazil). The series covers more than 40 years of cultural, political and cinematic history — from the jaw-dropping photography and general bravura of MEMORIES OF UNDERDEVELOPMENT (Cuba, 1964) to the heart-wrenching narrative and immediate relevance of SIN NOMBRE (Mexico, 2009). Read more.

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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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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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