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Happy Birthday KVNO

Happy Birthday KVNO

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Chancellor John Christensen stops by Classical 90.7 KVNO studios to wish staff and listeners 'Happy 38th Birthday!' The station's weeklong 38th Birthday Gift Drive runs through Friday, Sept. 3. Tune in throughout the drive to hear well wishes from other celebrity guests.


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Bill and Ruth Scott and Dr. George Haddix

Donors Honored at Roskens Hall Ground Breaking

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Bill and Ruth Scott and Dr. George Haddix were honored Thursday (8-19) at the ground breaking ceremonies held for UNO's Roskens Hall. The Scotts and Dr. Haddix are the principal donors for the renovation of the old College of Business Administration building which will become the new home for UNO's College of Education.

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Anna S. Forman

An Overseas Experience Focus of August 2010 Student Commencement Remarks

Anna Forman, a native of Saratov, Russia, presented the student commencement address Aug. 13, 2010, at the Civic Auditorium. Read the full text of her remarks. . .



Campus Recreation to Host HPER Open House This Week

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

Campus Recreation will host a weeklong "open house" to celebrate the completion of the $38.6 million addition and renovation project that began in October 2008. A variety of exciting events will take place today, Aug. 30, through Thursday, Sept. 2, in the Health, Physical Education and Recreation (HPER) Building.

All programming is designed to showcase the new facility and programming of Campus Recreation. Free food and T-shirts will be given out at all events. Building tours will be given every day. A detailed description of all HPER Open House events can be found online 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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Single Payment Billing Starts Today

Beginning with the fall 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 today, 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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Commercial-Free Classical Music Celebrates 38 Years on Omaha Airwaves

Award-winning radio station, Classical 90.7 KVNO officially kicked off its weeklong 38th Birthday Gift Drive Aug. 27. The event runs through Friday, Sept. 3, and has a fund-raising goal of $60,000. Throughout the drive, a number of guests will visit the studio to perform live variations of "Happy Birthday," including KVNO Classical Kids, UNO Music Department faculty, local television and radio personalities and KVNO staff.

"This membership drive is proving to be the most festive we have planned," said Robert Franklin, general operations director for KVNO and UNO Television. "Collaborating on the event has been a lot of fun internally. We believe our listeners, supporters and community volunteers will truly enjoy celebrating this milestone with KVNO."

Classical 90.7 KVNO, broadcasting from the heart of the UNO campus, is a public radio station that raises more than 50 percent of its annual operating revenue through community financial contributions.

"For nearly four decades, listeners that pledge donations and sponsors that underwrite our programs have kept Classical 90.7 KVNO strong," said Kim Balkovec, KVNO development director. "We could not do what we do without the community, and we remain extremely grateful for its generosity and loyalty."

Classical 90.7 KVNO, serves and enriches the community through unique arts programming that enlightens, entertains and informs. The station provides invaluable educational opportunities for UNO students through training and employment in a professional environment. The station remains committed to involving an increasing number of listeners, to advancing the excellence and growth of the arts and to maximizing the value of its public service and outreach programs.

More information about Classical 90.7 KVNO is available online at or by calling (402) 554.5866.

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Mav-Rec Cafe Opens in HPER

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UNO's brand-new Mav-Rec Cafe in the Health, Physical Education and Recreation (HPER) Building is now open for business.

Hours of operation are:

Monday through Thursday
7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

7 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

10:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Serving ‘Seattle's Best Coffee,' fruit smoothies, sandwiches and more. For the full menu, go to

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Parking Notice for Football Saturdays

Campus Parking staff announces arrangements for Saturday game-day parking:

- Lots O and R will be reserved

- Lots M, N, Q and the parking structure on University Drive East will be paid parking for visitors starting three hours before kickoff.

- All other lots will be open as normal.

- Vehicles with a valid UNO parking permit can park in any game-day pay lot for free.

To view a parking map, click on this link.  For more information, contact the Parking Department at 554.PARK (7275).

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Deputy Registrar Training Offered This Thursday

Lisa Wise from the Douglas County Election Commissioner's office will be on campus to offer deputy registrar training on Thursday, Sept. 2, from 1:30 to 2 p.m. in Milo Bail Student Center Council Room. 

This training, which is open to other groups if they pre-register, is being held for the Chancellor Commission on the Status of Women (CCSW), Women's Resource Center (WRC) and Pi Gamma Mu (social sciences honorary) members. 

"Hopefully a good number of students, faculty, and staff will get trained with us in this quick 30-minute session," said Jody Neathery-Castro, associate professor of political science and faculty co-chair of CCSW. "Once you've undergone this training, you're deputized for three years." 

To assure a seat, e-mail Neathery-Castro at

CCSW will announce the upcoming campus voter registration sites and times soon in eNotes. Anyone with particular suggestions for campus venues and times can e-mail

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Alumni Association's '20 Tweetable Triumphs in 2010'

The UNO Alumni Association is looking backward and forward. Click for "20 Tweetable Triumphs in 2010," a fun presentation of association successes this year all in 140 characters or fewer. Also visit for details on the association's "ServingU!" campaign of service on and off campus in 2010-11.

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Available Toner Cartridges Listing

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Limited quantities of toner and inkjet cartridges are available from Mail Services for department use only. To reserve any of the following, contact Kathy Hartle at (402) 554.2337.

HP C4149A

HP C4153A

HP 06A

HP 53A

HP 11

HP 28

HP 29

HP 20

HP 92

HP 51626A

HP 26

HP C1823D

Lexmark 4K00199

Konica Minolta 638299

Konica Minolta 476803

Canon 104

Canon BC-21E

Brother TN-5000 PF

Epson 5020089

Epson s020108

Espson 69

Hartle invites the campus community to join the recycling effort. Before throwing away an old toner or ink cartridge, contact her at (402) 554.2337 to see what options are available.

"If you don't have the printer for the toner cartridges anymore, send them to the mailroom," she said. "With the budget situation, continuing to recycle ink and toner cartridges can save the university and departments money."

Can't find it on the list? If departments want to request a particular brand of ink cartridge they can contact Hartle directly as well.

The GreenUNO Task Force supports this event. For more information, visit

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Secular Student Alliance to Meet Mondays

UNO's Secular Student Alliance will meet every Monday from 3 to 5 p.m. during the fall semester in the Milo Bail Student Center State Room. Anyone with an interest of separation of church and state is welcome to attend.

For more information, call John Powers at (402) 319.2721.

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Student Health Services Open House Tomorrow

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

Student Health Services (SHS) will host an open house on Tuesday, Aug. 31, in celebration of the department's grand opening at its new location. The open house will be from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the newly renovated Health, Physical Education and Recreation (HPER) Building.

SHS staff looks forward to serving the UNO community at its new HPER location, located near the HPER lobby.

Open house events:

- Tours;

- Blood pressure checks;

- "Ask a Nurse Practitioner" session;

- Brief orthopedic assessment with Dr. Walsh;

- Brief screening by a UNO counselor;

- Information on student insurance;

- Visit from a UNO athletic trainer and UNO Injury Prevention and Care staff.

For open house details, call (402) 554.2374.

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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T-shirt Deadline Tomorrow for UNO's Corporate Cup Team

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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.

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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New Employment Application System Begins Wednesday

Human Resources will transfer currently posted requisitions (but not applications) for student, faculty and staff positions to the new online application system by Wednesday, Sept. 1, and the current site will close. Application and requisition history from the current system will not be accessible. Department representatives who have not attended training on the new system should call Human Resources, (402) 554.2321, to register.

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Starting with the fall semester last week, hours for the KANEKO-UNO Library will be Monday through Thursday from 1 to 7 p.m. and Friday from 1 to 5 p.m. The KANEKO-UNO Library is located at 12th & Jones Street in the Old Market and is open to UNO students, faculty and staff with a current MavCard.  

For additional information, visit

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UNO UFO Study Group Weekly Schedule Announced

During the fall semester, the UNO UFO Study Group will meet every Wednesday in the Milo Bail Student Center (MBSC) Jenkins Room from noon to 1 p.m. and every Saturday in 285 Durham Science Center (DSC) from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Anyone with an interest in the UFO phenomenon is encouraged to attend.

Can't make it to a meeting? If not, try and catch UNO's streaming audio program -- "Spooky Action at a Distance" -- on Fridays from 5 to 7 p.m. at

For more information, call John Powers at (402) 319.2721.

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New Office Trash Removal Schedule Under Way

Since the end of July, 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 554.2656 or 554.2395.

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Maverick Watch

Support the Mavericks by attending their home events. To view the fall Omaha's Team schedule, visit

To catch up on the latest UNO Maverick news or to keep tabs on favorite teams, players and coaches this season, visit, Twitter at or Facebook at

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