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Mav Run a Big Success

Mav Run a Big Success

photo by Tim Fitzgerald

Hundreds of UNO students, athletes and administrators took part Thursday (09-09) night during the first UNO Mav Run at the Maverick football game. The newest freshmen class ran onto the field from under the new DJ Sokol Vision score board located at the south end of Caniglia Field.

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Sitting in the Sun

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.



PeopleSoft Conversion Activity Reminder

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On Sept. 14, a PeopleSoft conversion activity occurred, during which time comments from SIS+ were copied to PeopleSoft. The comment screens in SIS+ include 148, 248, 348, 448 and 7CM and were converted into PeopleSoft comment categories.

Starting today, Sept. 15, any entry on the comment screen in SIS+ will need to be manually entered into the PeopleSoft comment category. There will be no further conversions.

For more information, contact Shareen Thewke at (402) 554.2697 or

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Brown Bag Discussion on Social Media and Fair Use Is Today

Social media can be an excellent teaching tool, but issues of copyright and fair use can limit students' learning opportunities. Join in on a discussion today, Sept. 15, at 11:30 a.m. in the Milo Bail Student Center Council Room.

Fair use and the Center for Social Media's codes of best practices and what they mean for student work will be discussed.

Participants are invited to bring their lunches, and dessert and beverages will be provided.

For more information, contact Melissa Cast-Brede at

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HR to Host Reverse Mortgage Seminar Today

Human Resources and Consumer Credit Counseling Services of Nebraska (CCCSN) will co-sponsor the first Smart Money Seminar of the semester today, 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 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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Geography/Geology World Cinema Series Tonight in Eppley

The annual World Cinema Series offered by the UNO Department of Geography/Geology continues tonight, Sept. 15.

All films will be screened in the Eppley Administrative Building Auditorium. Two films are shown each evening with the first starting about 6:15 p.m. and the second just after 8 p.m.  

"The films are shown in combination with my course GEOG 3000: Geography in Film," said Michael Peterson, professor of geography/geology at UNO. "We're inviting people from the UNO community to share in this educational experience."

Films shown in the World Cinema Series come from Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, Germany, India, Japan, New Zealand, Senegal, Singapore and South Africa. The public series runs through Wednesday, Nov. 3.

For more information about the films, contact Peterson at

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Novelist Fred Arroyo Book Discussion and Signing Tonight

Award-winning novelist Fred Arroyo will read from his novel The Region of Lost Names tonight, Sept. 15, at 7:30 p.m. in the Milo Bail Student Center Dodge Room, as part of the 2010 Missouri Valley Reading Series.  

A finalist for the 2008 Premio Aztlán Literary Prize, Arroyo was named a 2009 Top Ten "New" Lastino Author to Watch (and Read) by  A discussion and book signing will follow the reading. This event is sponsored and organized by The Writer's Workshop. 

For information, contact Miles Waggener at (402) 554.2151.

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Webinar Tomorrow on 'Building the Framework: Advising and Teaching as a Learning Process'

The campus community is invited to attend the webinar "Building the Framework: Advising and Teaching as a Learning Process" on Thursday, Sept. 16, from 1 to 2:30 p.m. in the College of Public Affairs and Community Service Commons.

This is the first of eight webinars the Office of Academic and Student Affairs has purchased from the National Academic Advising Association (NACADA). 

Refreshments will be provided courtesy of the Office of Faculty Development.

For more information, contact Rita Henry at

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Peggy Jones to Present 'Visual Artist of the Harlem Renaissance' Talk in UNO Art Gallery

Peggy Jones assistant professor of Black Studies at UNO, will present a slide lecture in the UNO Art Gallery – "Aaron Douglas, UNL Class of '22: Visual Artist of the Harlem Renaissance" – on Thursday, Sept. 16, at 6 p.m.

Douglas was the first African American to graduate with a bachelor of Fine Arts degree from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln (UNL). Four of his woodcuts created to illustrate Eugene O'Neill's racially charged play, Emperor Jones, are included in the exhibition.

This lecture is part of the Willson Lecture Series and is presented in conjunction with the exhibition, African-American Masters from the Sheldon Museum of Art, with funding provided by Nebraska Humanities Council (NHC). The NHC receives support from the National Endowment for the Humanities, the Nebraska State Legislature, the Nebraska Cultural Endowment and private donations.

For more information, contact Denise Brady at (402) 554.2796 or

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This Week In Maverick Athletics

"This Week In Maverick Athletics," a listing of the latest sports information. For a complete weekly update of UNO's in-season teams, click on

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Mammel Hall Faculty/Staff Open House Set for Sept. 23

The faculty and staff at the College of Business Administration (CBA) would like to invite the UNO community to an Open House for Mammel Hall. 

Join CBA faculty and staff on Thursday, Sept. 23, from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. for a tour of Mammel Hall, CBA's new state-of-the-art facility. Mammel Hall is the first LEED certified building on the UNO campus. Refreshments will be provided. 

For questions, call (402) 554.2303.

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Special Discount Offer for UNO Rodeo Enthusiasts

The second largest rodeo in the world is headed to Omaha. The Justin Boots Championships of the Wrangler Million Dollar Tour will take place at Ak-Sar-Ben's River City Rodeo & Stock Show this month. Discount tickets to select dates are available for members of the UNO community.

To purchase tickets visit and enter the code UNORODEO to receive $2 off on Friday, Sept. 24, and Saturday, Sept. 25, tickets. Offer valid through Monday, Sept. 20.

For more information visit

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Pilates Reformer Classes Offered This Fall in HPER

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

UNO Campus Recreation will offer several specialized Pilates Reformer classes this fall. The class will offer a classic reformer workout that incorporates Pilates breath, alignment and core activation. Classes will be offered on a private and group basis. Classes start Tuesday, Sept. 21.

To register, contact the Health, Physical Education and Recreation (HPER) Control Desk at (402) 554.2539. For more information, visit

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 554.2008, or

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Call for Staff Advisory Council Nominations

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The UNO Staff Advisory Council (SAC) is now accepting nominations for open positions. Anyone may submit a nomination; however, the nominee must be a staff member. The open positions listed on the nomination form are for three-year terms.

SAC embraces the university's commitment to the Green Initiative. New with this year's elections, only those who wish to nominate someone needs to print off a form, rather than SAC printing and mailing forms to everyone on campus. SAC members have created a link at the SAC website, which has the nomination form available:

- Click on the ‘Nomination Form' link at,

- Print off the form;

- Complete the nomination form;

- Send it to Staff Advisory Council, UNO Box 130.

Nominations will be accepted through Friday, Sept. 24.

For more information, contact Kim Kronschnael, SAC vice president, at

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

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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

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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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UNO UFO Study Group to Host Screening of 'Dreamland' This Saturday

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

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Ronald Roskens Will Be Next OPC 'Face' on Sept. 28

Ronald W. Roskens, businessman and former president of the University of Nebraska, will be honored Tuesday, Sept. 28, as the next 'Face on the Barroom Floor.'

Roskens is president of Global Connections Inc., an international business consulting firm. He was previously president of the InterAction Council, a group of 35 former heads of state or government.

Roskens also served as administrator of the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID). His appointment as head of USAID followed 30 years of distinguished service in administration, teaching and research that culminated with his selection as president of the University of Nebraska System.

Roskens was awarded The Order of the Rising Sun (Gold and Silvers Stars) by the government of Japan in May.

Born in Spencer, Iowa, he has degrees from the University of Northern Iowa and the University of Iowa, where he earned a Ph.D. in 1958. He and his wife, Lois, have three daughters and one son, Bill Roskens, president of First Care Inc., who will be one of his roasters for the event.

Other roasters include John Nelson, chairman and CEO of the SilverStone Group; Bill Cutler, vice president, Heafey Heafey Hoffmann Dworak Cutler Mortuary; Dr. Robert Langdon, cancer specialist; and John Christensen, UNO chancellor. Nelson will also serve as the event's emcee.

Events will begin at 5:30 p.m. with a no-host reception and 6:30 p.m. unveiling of the 'Face.'

Those staying for dinner can R.S.V.P. to 345.8008. Dinner is $40 for members and $50 for nonmembers. There is no charge for members to attend the no-host reception and roast. Nonmembers will pay $10, which includes horsd'oeuvres.

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Members Sought for New UNO Chess Organization

Attention chess lovers. UNO is forming a chess organization and organizers are looking for casual players to the serious ‘chessaholics.' Come have fun while sharpening your mind. 

All are welcome -- whether beginners or experts. Students, faculty and staff who are interested in chess at any capacity, should send an e-mail to Joe Knapp at

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Green Tip of the Week

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#EarthDayTips 21: Go Green for Fido
The Eco Concepts dog house is made of recycled polymers and wood fibers, which offers a greener alternative for your backyard and doggie's shelter.

(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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