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Sitting in the Sun

photo by Tim Fitzgerald

UNO student Mike Erdman takes advantage of the sun in the atrium of UNO's Mammel Hall. Artist June Kaneko's Bronze Two casts its own unique shadow on the atrium floor.

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Game Day Preparations

Mavericks Home Again

photo by Tim Fitzgerald

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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2010.09.10

NU Board of Regents to Meet Today

The University of Nebraska Board of Regents will meet today, Sept. 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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UNO Partners with Qdoba for Sept. 18 Burrito Run

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

UNO Athletics, in partnership with corporate partner Qdoba Mexican Grill, will host the 5k UNO/Qdoba Quest Burrito Run on Saturday, Sept. 18, beginning at 10:30 a.m. at the Henningson Memorial Campanile. The course will take runners through campus to the Qdoba at 1110 S. 71st. Street before finishing at the brand new UNO football videoboard at Caniglia Field. Deadline for registration is today, Sept. 10.

Winner of the Qdoba Burrito Run will win free Qdoba for one year. UNO students can register free of charge. Registration for the Qdoba Burrito Run is $20. Registration includes Qdoba Burrito and one ticket for the UNO vs. Northwest Missouri State football game that night at 6 p.m. Read more.

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, daviddaniels@unomaha.edu or http://www.unomaha.edu/wwwocr/health/stampede.php.

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Actor Gary Farmer to Present 'Native Americans and Media' Monday at UNO

Actor and writer Gary Farmer (Cayuga) will be on campus Monday, Sept. 13, to present "Native Americans and Media." The event will be held from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Milo Bail Student Center Dodge Room.

"Catch this rare chance to see an internationally known Native American personality," said Cindy Krafka, Native American outreach coordinator for Multicultural Affairs at UNO.

Canadian-born Farmer has been in more than 80 movies and TV shows including "Pow-wow Highway," "Dead Man" (with Johnny Depp), "Smoke Signals" and "Swing Vote."  He's also been a regular in "Forever Knight" and "The Rez," and has appeared in episodes of "West Wing" and "The Chris Isaac Show." Besides acting since 1983, he has his own Blues Band (Gary Farmer & the Troublemakers) and has long helmed both the Canadian Aboriginal Voices radio show and periodical. 

UNO's Native American Studies, Native American Studies Alumni Association and Inter-Tribal Student Council will sponsor Farmer's presentation.

For more information, contact Krafka at (402) 554.2248 or ckrafka@mail.unomaha.

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UNO Writing Center Opens Satellite Location at Mammel Hall

On Monday, Sept. 13, the UNO Writing Center will open its Pacific Location satellite in 134k Mammel Hall (MH). Like the existing centers, the Pacific Location satellite will serve any member of the UNO community who is working on a writing project.

"We expect the Mammel Hall satellite location to be especially convenient for students in the College of Business Administration and Information Science and Technology," said Nora Bacon, director of the center. "Writing Center consultants are happy to help at any stage of the writing process - whether a writer is generating a thesis, developing ideas, structuring an argument, polishing sentences or documenting sources."

Fall semester hours:

150 Arts and Sciences Hall   
- Monday through Thursday
9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

- Friday
9 a.m. to noon

134 Mammel Hall
- Monday through Thursday
10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Criss Library
- Monday through Thursday
1 to 3:30 p.m. (walk-in only)

While walk-in services are available at all three locations, the Writing Center does get busy, so writers are advised to schedule appointments by visiting the website at http://www.unomaha.edu/writingcenter.

"The website offers a wealth of resources for student writers and for faculty," Bacon said.

For further questions, contact UNO Writing Center staff:

Nora Bacon, director
Marsha Kruger, associate director
(402) 554.2946
unowritingcenter@mail.unomaha.edu

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Computer Programmer Volunteer Sought for UNO Mav Radio

Want to work in radio? UNO Mav Radio staff is looking for a volunteer with a background in computer programming.

"It would not be a huge hourly commitment, but would help out us out a lot," said Josh Shirk from UNO Mav Radio.  "A computer programmer would help out with some refining of our website."

If interested, contact Rob Brown at rob@unomavradio.com and Shirk at jtshirk@mail.unomaha.edu.

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New NeSIS Training/Overview Sessions Added for Admissions

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The UNO Nebraska Student Information System (NeSIS) team continues to host training/overview sessions in admissions for faculty and staff who need a PeopleSoft SIS account. The newest set of training sessions for admissions will begin on Thursday, Sept. 16.

All sessions will take place on Thursdays at 10 a.m. in 106U Eppley Administration Building. The new sessions are:

Admissions

- Sept. 16 and 30

- Oct. 14 and 28

To register for a session, visit the training calendar at https://unebapps01.nebraska.edu/uwide/trnreg.nsf/unoclass?OpenForm&Start=1&Count=50&Expand=4&Seq=1. Registration is limited to 10 people.

Anyone who has questions or comments about NeSIS can e-mail them to nesisquestions@enroll.unomaha.edu.

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Lifecycle of Scholarly Communication – Save the Dates

Criss Library is excited to present a seven part series of workshops on the Lifecycle of Scholarly Communication.

Workshops will be held at the Criss Library, with the first of this series scheduled for Friday, Sept. 17, from 1 to 2:30 p.m. in the Faculty Study, located on third floor of the library.

The first session is a panel focusing on the academic's professional publishing career including, but not limited to:

- Getting started;

- Pre-tenure pressures;

- Finding a mentor;

- Sustaining scholarship after tenure; and

- Being a good mentor.

The aim of this series is to devote time to the various aspects of the academic publishing process. With the primary goal to have attendees leave these workshops with a greater knowledge of how to advance their publishing careers.

 Other workshops topics include:

- Issues and Trends in Scholarly Communication – Oct. 15

- Intellectual Property and Copyright – Nov. 19

- The Editor's Perspective – Jan. 21

- Open Access Movement – Feb. 18

- Institutional Repositories – March 18

- Current Trends and Considerations for the University Library – April 15

For more information, contact Linda Riviera at (402) 554.2640.

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'Introduction to M-Plus' Faculty Workshop Sept. 24

The UNO Psychology Department announces the scheduling of an "Introduction to M-Plus" faculty workshop development grant sponsored by the University Committee for the Advancement of Teaching (UCAT). 

M-Plus is a statistical modeling program that provides researchers with a flexible tool to analyze their data. The workshop will be held on Friday, Sept. 24, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

M-Plus offers researchers a wide choice of models, estimators and algorithms in a program that has an easy-to-use interface and graphical displays of data and analysis results. It allows the analysis of both cross-sectional and longitudinal data, single-level and multilevel data, data that come from different populations with either observed or unobserved heterogeneity and data that contain missing values.

Space is limited, register at aabower@unomaha.edu to attend.

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Two Open Houses This Weekend for Lifelong Learning Initiative

The Lifelong Learning Initiative at UNO will host two open-house sessions designed to provide an overview of the program's services.   The dates are Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 11 and 12.

UNO's Lifelong Learning Initiative is dedicated to providing learning opportunities designed specifically for lifelong learners aged 50 years and better. Stimulating and varied classes and activities at UNO help adults to expand their views, challenge their minds and invites them to explore new ideas.  Read more.

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Welcoming Reception for Thomas Wallace Set for Sept. 16

Faculty, staff and students are invited to meet and greet Thomas Wallace, UNO's newly appointed associate vice chancellor for Student Affairs. A welcoming reception will be held on Thursday, Sept. 16, from 4 to 6 p.m. for Dr. Wallace in the Thompson Alumni Center Centennial Hall. If planning on attending, R.S.V.P. to Christine Hoffman at choffman@unomaha.edu, by Monday, Sept. 13.

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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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In the News

In the News

- Randy Adkins, Department of Political Science, was interviewed Sept. 7 by KETV (ABC 7) about political TV ads by Rep. Lee Terry and Democratic challenger Tom White.

- David Drozd, Center for Public Affairs Research, was featured in a Sept. 8 Omaha World-Herald article about birth trends in Nebraska.

- The Sept. 6 issue of the Omaha World-Herald featured a Midlands Voices column by John Kretzschmar, William Brennan Institute for Labor Studies. Kretzschmar wrote about the history of unions.

- Silicon Prairie News featured a story about Mammel Hall on Aug. 31. The story and video featured interviews with Lou Pol, College of Business Administration dean, and Dale Eesley, Center for Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Franchising.

- KPTM (Fox 42) profiled the Women's Resource Center on its Sept. 7 newscast at 9 p.m.

If you are a member of the UNO community and have been interviewed by the media - local, state, regional, national or international - we want to know about it. Send an e-mail with the particulars to enotes@unomaha.edu. Please include a contact name and phone number. For more information, call (402) 554.2762.

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In Print

- Robert Woody, Department of Psychology, has an article titled "The Future of Psychology" in the September/October issue of the Colorado Psychologist.

If you've authored or edited a book, article or other text that's been published recently, we want to know about it. Send an e-mail with the particulars to enotes@unomaha.edu. Please include a contact name and phone number. For more information, call (402) 554.2243.

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On Stage

Roseanne Cash, Fletcher Benton, Daniel Levitin Lead KANEKO's New Season
From animators to authors, sculptors to songwriters, KANEKO's Fall 2010 - Spring 2011 season is no exception to the everything-begins-with-an-idea maxim. Featuring legendary musical artists, such as Rosanne Cash, up-and-comers (including trend-setting animator Josh Cooley), scientists, sculptors and humanitarians from a wide range of genres and interests, the organization's commitment to providing "open space for your mind" continues.

The KANEKO's season will open with a special events series Tuesday through Thursday, Sept. 14-16, highlighted by a joint Great Minds Presentation on Wednesday, Sept. 15. Read more.

If you are a member of the UNO community and are involved in an upcoming performance, we want to know about it. Send an e-mail with the particulars to enotes@unomaha.edu. Please include a contact name and phone number.

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On Exhibit

Fairy Tale Art Show at UNO Criss Library Osborne Family Gallery
In conjunction with the Omaha Lit Fest, the Osborne Family Gallery at the Criss Library is now hosting the fairy tale art show, "Spindle, Shuttle, Needle." 

The art exhibit is inspired by the anthology My Mother She Killed Me, My Father He Ate Me: 40 New Fairy Tales, in which contemporary authors revise classic international tales, from those of the Brothers Grimm, to tales from Japan, Mexico, and Italy, to Greek myth and Calvino and Poe. Artists will adapt some of these fairy tales for the exhibit, which runs through Monday, Sept. 13, at the library.

For more information, contact Linda Riviera at (402) 554.2640.

Wellness Exhibit on Display at Criss Library
A wellness exhibit is currently on display at Criss Library. The You Look MAVelous! exhibit is on display near the main entrance of the library through Wednesday, Sept. 15.

It features UNO's Well Workplace Silver Award trophy, several wellness books, fliers from recent and upcoming events, as well as sun safety and fit tips. You Look MAVelous! is UNO's fitness and fall weight loss challenge.

For more information stop by the display or contact Anna-Maria Hansmann at (402) 554.2553.

UNO Art Gallery Shows African-American Works from the Sheldon
Works by African-American Masters from the Sheldon Museum of Art at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln are now on display at the UNO Art Gallery through Thursday, Sept. 23.

These poignant and intimate works by important 20th Century artists – Aaron Douglas, Charles White, Alvin Loving, Romare Bearden, Jacob Lawrence, Charles Alston and Elizabeth Catlett – express the struggles, joys, triumphs and creativity of African-Americans. Read more.

Vincent Edward Giunta Exhibition at UNO Art Gallery
Works by Vincent Edward Giunta are now on display through Thursday, Sept. 23, at the UNO Art Gallery.

Giunta began painting at age 15. He studied studio art at City College of New York (CCNY) while he worked as a draftsman in the New Jersey and New York area, earning a bachelor of arts degree in 1975.

Works presented in the UNO exhibit were completed during the early sixties through the mid-seventies, with the exception of the "Button" series painted between 2005 and 2007. Read more.

Constitution Week Display at Criss Library Next Week
Celebrate Constitution Week by visiting a Norman Rockwell exhibit next week at the Criss Library.

The Service-Learning Academy and American Humanics will host Norman Rockwell prints of the "Four Freedoms." The prints will be on display Monday through Friday, Sept. 13-17, in the Criss Library.

While at the exhibit, enter a drawing for a chance to win the book, In Our Defense, by Kennedy/Alderman.

Organizers seek to engage the university community to better understand and participate in activities designed to increase civic engagement.

For more information, contact Alice Woll at (402) 554.6019.

One Book, One Nebraska Exhibit Also at Criss Library
One Book One Nebraska is a statewide reading program that selects a Nebraska themed book to be read and discussed around the state.

Highlighted authors have included Willa Cather and Alex Kava. This year's selection is The Home Place by Central City-born Wright Morris. Karen and Oliver Pollak have assembled a Morris exhibit on the main floor of the Criss Library. On display are books, essays, correspondence and manuscripts from their collection. The exhibition will be available through the end of September.

If you are a member of the UNO community and are involved in an exhibit, we want to know about it! Send an e-mail with the particulars to enotes@unomaha.edu. Please include a contact name and phone number. For more information, call (402) 554.2243.

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