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Mavericks Home Again

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UNO's football season continues with its second home game of the 2010 season as the Mavericks host Ouachita Baptist on Thursday, September 9. Game time is 7 p.m. at UNO's Al Caniglia Field.

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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.




UNO Enrollment Up for Fifth Straight Year

For the fifth straight year, UNO will see an increase in the number of students enrolled. This comes at a time when the university has awarded a record number of degrees the past three years.

The university is pleased with its stable growth, said UNO Chancellor John Christensen, especially in light of the current economic pressures metropolitan students face.

"This remains a great time to be at the university," Christensen said. "Students and their families see the value in pursuing higher education and they continue to see UNO's metropolitan experience as one they want to be part of." Read more.

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NU Board of Regents to Meet September 10

The University of Nebraska Board of Regents will meet Friday, September 10, at Varner Hall, 3835 Holdrege St., in Lincoln. Committee meetings begin at 8:30 a.m. and the board meeting begins at 1 p.m. All meetings are open to the public. Read more.

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Chancellor Christensen to Address Faculty Senate Sept. 8

The UNO Faculty Senate will meet Wednesday, Sept. 8, at 2 p.m. in the Milo Bail Student Center Chancellor's Room. Chancellor John Christensen will be speaking on 'Integration of the Strategic Plan with Budget Planning.' The meeting will begin immediately after the chancellor's presentation. All interested are welcome to attend.

For more information contact Sue Bishop at (402) 554.3598.

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UNO to Host 'An Evening With Two Irish Poets' on Sept. 7

UNO will host 'An Evening with Two Irish Poets: Seamus Cashman and Joan McBreen' on Today, Sept. 7, at the William H. & Dorothy Thompson Alumni Center. The free event—open to the campus community and public--begins at 7:30 p.m. Read more.

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OLLAS 'Cinemateca' Series Continues Tonight With Two Cuban Films

The Office of Latino and Latin American Studies (OLLAS) 'Cinemateca' series continues this week with two Cuban films at Film Streams at the Ruth Sokolof Theater, 1340 Webster St. Memorias del subdesarrollo will have a screening at both 7 p.m. Soy Cuba runs earlier today at 4 p.m. Both films will be shown daily through Thursday, Sept. 9, and both (like all films in the series) have English subtitles.

The 'Cinemateca' series is being held in conjunction with OLLAS and Film Streams.

Jonathan Benjamin-Alvarado, with OLLAS and the Department of Political Science, will lead a special post-show discussion after the tonight’s 7 p.m. screening of Memorias. Read more.

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BP Oil Spill is Focus of Sept. 8 Presentation

Maverick Productions will sponsor a speaker on the BP oil spill at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 8, in the Milo Bail Student Center Nebraska Room.

Mike Shiley, producer/director of Shidog Films, is a photographer, filmmaker and freelance journalist. He was in Iraq for two months, developing exclusive stories for ABC World News Tonight, Nightline and Good Morning America, as well as ABC-TV affiliates KATU-Portland, OR; KMGH-Denver, CO; and WFTS-Tampa/St. Petersburg FL; international humanitarian aid groups and a variety of online news services. Read more.

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Vienna Boys Choir Coming to UNO in October

The UNO Department of Music will host a concert by the Vienna Boys Choir on Friday, Oct. 29, at the Strauss Performing Arts Center. The event begins at 7:30 p.m.

Ticket sales for the concert will begin Monday, Sept. 13. Tickets for the general public are $35 and will be available by going online to Call (402) 554.3427 with questions or for more information. Read more.

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Campus Events Raise Awareness of Intimate Partner Violence

Thirty-two percent of college students report dating violence by a previous partner and 21 percent report violence by a current partner, according to the National Center for Victims of Crimes.

To create a culture of zero tolerance toward violence of any kind, Voices Against Violence (VAV) at UNO will hold 'Dare to Speak for Those Who Don't' – two special campus events – as part of its fall semester awareness campaign.

Students from UNO along with all other metro area colleges and high schools are invited to Caniglia Field on Tuesday, Sept. 21, from 6:30 to 10:15 p.m. The night begins with kick boxing and judo self-defense demonstrations and music by DJ Brent Crampton. VAV will give away free popcorn, candy and soda during a showing of the 2005 film North Country on the field’s new score board. Students are encouraged to bring their own blankets to sit on the field.

The documentary Tough Guise will be shown at the second event, Thursday, Sept. 23 from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the College of Public Affairs and Community Service Collaborating Commons. A panel featuring Pat Behrns, UNO football coach; Patty Patton Shearer, UNO Women's basketball coach; Emily Nugyen, UNO YWCA advocate; and Karen Falconer Al-Hindi, director of UNO Women's and Gender Studies, will follow the film. The panel will also host a Q&A session from 1 to 1:50 p.m. Read more.

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Auditions Today for UNO Vocal Jazz Ensemble

The UNO Vocal Jazz Ensemble wants new members. The group will hold auditions to fill spots for a soprano, alto, tenor and bass. The ensemble specializes in a variety of vocal jazz styles and focuses on building musicianship and repertoire through improvisation, ensemble skills, stylishly authentic performance practices and jazz concepts.

As a member of the UNO Vocal Jazz Ensemble, individuals will have the opportunity to work with outside clinicians during the year and in March will sing for two Nebraska Jazz Festivals. The ensemble will rehearse Tuesdays and Thursdays from 1 to 1:50 p.m. in the 105 Strauss Performing Arts Center. Auditions will be held today and Thursday, Sept. 7 and 9, at the same time and location.

For more information, contact Kimberly Weiser, ensemble director, at kweiser@unomaha or (605) 670.1331.

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Dunk the Dean Set for Wednesday

The Student Marketing Association (SMA) will hold a philanthropic event, 'Dunk the Dean,' for the Omaha Child Saving Institute from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 8, outside Mammel Hall.

Louis Pol, dean of the College of Business Administraton, will be in the Dunk Tank from 10:30 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. When Pol is not in the tank, members of SMA will take his place.

The cost is $2 for one chance to dunk the dean and $5 for three chances. In addition to the dunk tank, for each donated dollar participants will receive a raffle ticket to win one of two one-night stays at the Hilton Garden Inn Omaha West. Raffle winners will be announced at 3:15 p.m.

For more information, e-mail at or by calling (402) 960.5011

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Parking Notice for Thursday Night Football Game on Sept. 9

Campus Parking staff announces arrangements for Thursday, Sept. 9, game-day parking:

  • Lots O and R will be reserved with these lots being blocked off for game parking at noon. No re-entry will be allowed after noon.
  • Lot Q will be reserved. The lot will be blocked off for game parking at 2:30 p.m. No re-entry will be allowed after 2:30 p.m. This lot will be paid parking starting at 4 p.m. UNO permit holders will be required to pay.
  • Lots M, N and the parking structure on University Drive East will be paid parking for visitors starting at 4 p.m. Vehicles with a valid UNO parking permit can park in these lots for free.
  • All other lots will be open as normal.

A special 'Thursday Night Football Game' free shuttle bus service will be available from Lot 14 at the Pacific Location starting at 5 p.m.

To view parking maps, visit

For more information, contact the Parking Department at (402) 554.PARK (7275).

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SOLP Annual Fall Leadership Conference Sept. 18

Registration is under way for Student Organizations & Leadership Programs annual Fall Leadership Conference. This year's event, 'Unpacking Emotionally Intelligent Leadership,' will be held Saturday. Sept. 18, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Milo Bail Student Center (MBSC) Dodge Room.

The presenter will be Scott Allen, co-author of Emotionally Intelligent Leadership: A Guide for College Students, professor of leadership and nationally touring facilitator. The event is open to all students interested in learning more about leadership in an engaging and dynamic atmosphere.

Registration is $10 and includes the conference, lunch and a T-shirt. All registrations and payment are due in the MBSC Business Office by Friday, Sept. 10, at 5 p.m. Payment is accepted in cash, check, credit/debit, MavCard and departmental cost center.

Contact Barb Treadway-Janousek or Erin Cron in SOLP with questions at (402) 554.2711.

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Holocaust Education Conference Planned for Sept. 27

The Institute for Holocaust Education will hold its third annual Holocaust Education Conference facilitated by the Nebraska Holocaust Education Consortium on Monday, Sept. 27. Educators and pre-service educators are invited to attend the event at UNO’s William H. and Dorothy Thompson Alumni Center.

The conference runs from 8 a.m. until 4 p.m., and participants will explore historical content, current methodologies, rationale, literature and technological resources for teaching the history of the Holocaust. Read more.

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Secular Student Alliance to Screen “Fall From Grace”

The Secular Student Alliance, in affiliation with Queers and Allies, will host a free screening of Fall From Grace in Arts and Sciences Hall (ASH) room 438 at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 8.

Fall From Grace is a film focused on the story of Rev. Fred Phelps, the Westboro Baptist Church and their opposition. The campus community and public are welcome to attend. E-mail John Powers at for more information.

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Alpha Kappa Psi Plans Bake Sale for Sept. 8

Alpha Kappa Psi, a professional business fraternity, will hold a Bake Sale in the Milo Bail Student Center on Wednesday, Sept. 8. The sale runs from 8 a.m. until 4 p.m. or while supplies last.

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Student Anthropological Society to Meet Wednesdays

The Student Anthropological Society (SAS) will meet every Wednesday from noon to 1 p.m. in 344 Arts and Sciences Hall. Anyone interested in anthropology is encouraged to attend.

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

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HR to Host Reverse Mortgage Seminar Sept. 15

Human Resources and Consumer Credit Counseling Services of Nebraska (CCCSN) will co-sponsor the first Smart Money Seminar of the semester on Wednesday, Sept. 15, from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in the Milo Bail Student Center Gallery Room. The topic – 'What is a Reverse Mortgage?'

CCCSN staff will offer tips on a reverse mortgage, which is only available to seniors. This type of loan releases the home equity in the property as one lump sum or multiple payments. CCCSN is a non-profit community service organization and a member of the National Foundation for Credit Counseling.

A brown bag seminar, participants are invited to bring their lunch.

For more information, call HR at (402) 554.2321.

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UNO UFO Study Group to Host Screening of ‘Dreamland’

The UNO UFO Study Group will host a free screening of Dreamland at 6 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 11, in the Eppley Auditorium. Filmmaker and journalist Bruce Burgess goes deep into the heart of the greatest secret of the 20th Century: Area 51 (Dreamland) in this award-winning documentary. Admission is free and open to all.

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

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Angela Eikenberry, assistant professor in the School of Public Administration, has been elected to a three year term on the board of the Association for Research on Nonprofit Organizations and Voluntary Action (ARNOVA).

The association is an open forum, founded in 1971, that is committed to strengthening the research community in the emerging field of nonprofit and philanthropic studies.

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