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Bubblemen on Campus

Bubblemen on Campus

photo by Tim Fitzgerald

Jeremiah Konig (left) and Reagan Puffall (right) spent part of Tuesday afternoon in UNO's Pep Bowl demonstrating the art of bubble making. Lab coats are not required for the fun.

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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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2010.09.16

Latino Heritage Month Activities Continue Today

A month-long celebration is under way at UNO to celebrate Latino heritage and culture. Events continue today, Sept. 16, from noon to 1:30 p.m. in the Milo Bail Student Center (MBSC) Nebraska Room with a Latino Dance Workshop.

Most Latino Heritage Month events are free and open to the public. Free food and movie tickets are available at select events and Office of Latino/Latin American Studies (OLLAS) and Film Streams showings.

OLLAS Cinemateca 2010 Film Series
-Tonight, Sept. 16
Screening of "Gigante" (Giant)
9 p.m.
The Ruth Sokolof Theatre, 1340 Mike Fahey
St.

For a full listing of events, visit http://www.unomaha.edu/enotes/2010/img/latinomo10.pdf and films, visit http://filmstreams.org/filmstreams_calendar.aspx?SeriesID=50.

For event questions or free movie tickets, contact SOLP at (402) 554.2711.

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

The campus community is invited to attend today's webinar on "Building the Framework: Advising and Teaching as a Learning Process" 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 rhenry@unomaha.edu.

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UNO to Celebrate School of Interdisciplinary Informatics

UNO will celebrate the creation of the School of Interdisciplinary Informatics in the College of Information Science and Technology (IS&T) with a reception today, Sept. 16, that features university officials and Nebraska Lt. Governor Rick Sheehy. Ann Fruhling, an associate professor in IS&T, serves as the new school's director.

The event takes place at 4 p.m. in the atrium of the Peter Kiewit Institute. Sheehy, Ali and Fruhling and UNO Chancellor John Christensen will all give brief remarks. Read more.

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Peggy Jones to Present 'Visual Artist of the Harlem Renaissance' Talk Tonight 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" – tonight, 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 dbrady@unomaha.edu.

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Registration Deadline Today 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 this Sunday, Sept. 19, in Downtown Omaha. The deadline for registration is today, Sept. 16.

"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 this Sunday 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 http://omahacorporatecup.org/Event%20Information.html.

- 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 http://omahacorporatecup.org/index.html. 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 today.

Run/Walk without T-shirt is $15. More details are available for UNO participants at http://www.unomaha.edu/enotes/2010/img/corpcupprocedures10.pdf.

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.Up to Top

Pancake Man Fundraiser This Sunday for UNO Women's Soccer

Join the UNO women's soccer team and community supporters for a pancake breakfast this Sunday, Sept. 19, at Crane Coffee, 78th and Cass St., from 9 a.m. to noon.

The cost is $8 for adults and $4 for kids 12 and under. All proceeds go directly to the soccer program to help with travel expenses through the year. 

Afterwards cheer on the team as they take on MIAA rival University of Central Missouri at noon at the UNO Soccer Complex, located at the Center Location (east of the Chili Green's dome).

For more information, contact Coach Don Klosterman at 554.4962.

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'Islam: Reaching Beyond Stereotypes to Understanding' Set for Sept. 22

Islam is a religion often misunderstood in America, and International Student Services (ISS) at UNO aims to facilitate discussion and tolerance with "Islam: Reaching Beyond Stereotypes to Understanding" in the Milo Bail Student Center Ballroom and Nebraska Room on Wednesday, Sept. 22. This interactive exhibition runs from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

ISS member Safyah Alshakhs said the exhibition allows Muslims to accurately represent their religion and culture by clarifying common myths, including the concept of terrorism and the hidden life of Muslim women.  Read more.

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Maverick Productions to Host Screening of 'The Blind Side'

Join Maverick Productions for a free screening of "The Blind Side" following the Saturday, Sept. 25, UNO home football game on the new DJ Sokol Vision screen. Bring a chair or blanket to watch from the field, or watch from the stands. 

This film is the remarkable true story of Michael Oher, a homeless African-American youngster from a broken home. A family who helped him fulfill his potential as a person and as an athlete took in Oher. He worked hard on the field and in the classroom and became an All-American in college and was picked in the first round of the 2009 NFL Draft, changing his life and the lives of the loving family who were there to watch him succeed.

For more information, contact Erin Cron at (402) 554.2711.

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Maverick PR to Host Italian Night Benefit Dinner Sept. 26

The UNO chapter of the Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA) will hold its 7th annual La Notte Italiana on Sunday, Sept. 26, from 6 to 9 p.m. at All Saints Episcopal Church, 9302 Blondo St.

The benefit dinner raises funds for UNO's PRSSA chapter, Maverick PR, which is sponsored by the School of Communication. All proceeds from the evening help the chapter pay for student travel, competitions, campus and community service projects and special events. Read more.

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Campus Recreation to Offer New M.A.V.S. Class

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

UNO Campus Recreation will offer a new Wellness Program for those UNO students, faculty and staff who need a road map to good health. The M.A.V.S. class will provide participants with the information to guide individuals to basic fitness principles with individualized attention to succeed. Classes start Tuesday, Sept. 28.

For more information, visit http://www.unomaha.edu/wwwocr/health/instructional.php.

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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Alumni Association to Host Homecoming Tailgate Party Oct. 2

Join fellow UNO faculty, staff and students at the 2010 UNO Homecoming Tailgate Party Saturday, Oct. 2, at 11 a.m. in the UNO Sapp Fieldhouse.

The UNO Alumni Association will provide free lunch to the first 400 Mav fans at the tailgate. Additional details at http://www.unoalumni.org/homecoming.

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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, visit http://www.unomaha.edu/security/maps/dodgelocation.php.  For more information, contact the Parking Department at 554.PARK (7275).

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Single Payment Billing Under Way

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 payment is due in full by 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 (402) 554.2324 or csa@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 this 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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IS Offers Desktop Publishing Workshop

Information Services (IS) will offer Adobe InDesign Desktop Publishing on Monday, Sept. 20, from noon to 1:45 p.m. in the 107 Criss Library. This session provides a hands-on opportunity to learn desktop publishing using the InDesign software package.

While designing a poster and a newsletter, participants will learn to:  insert and manipulate text and graphics and create a "master" template to use for future designs. Knowledge of other Adobe software titles is helpful but not necessary. 

All UNO faculty and staff are welcome, but registration is required and will be on a first come first serve basis. There is a limit of 15 seats.

To register for this course: go to http://sapphire.nebraska.edu/standard/training.html.

For problems registering, contact IS Technical Support at (402) 554.4357. An e-mail will be sent confirming registration. A minimum sign-up of five people is required by 2 p.m. the day prior to class. An e-mail notification will be sent if the class is cancelled.

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IS Offers Introduction to Web Design Course

Information Services (IS) will offer an Introduction to Web Design course on Wednesday, Sept. 22, from 9 to 10:30 a.m. in 104 Durham Science Center. 

Introduction to Web Design is a 90-minute hands-on course designed to orient users to some of the Dreamweaver tools used in conjunction with the UNO Web Templates. 

Covered topics include setting up a site through the "Site Manager," transferring files through the "Get" and  "Put" commands, using the "Find and Replace" function and why it is best to develop in a test environment.

Participants do not need to have a test site or be using the Web Templates to attend.  This course is intended to be taken prior to UNO Web Template training.

For questions, contact Erin King at (402) 554.3140 or erinking@unomaha.edu.

To register for this course: go to http://sapphire.nebraska.edu/standard/training.html.

For problems registering, contact IS Technical Support at (402) 554.4357. An e-mail will be sent confirming registration. A minimum sign-up of five people is required by 2 p.m. the day prior to class. An e-mail notification will be sent if the class is cancelled.

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UNO UFO Study Group to Air "Spooky Action at a Distance" This Fall

The UNO UFO Study Group will broadcast its radio program "Spooky Action at a Distance" live on Fridays from 5 to 7 p.m. this fall. Anyone with an interest in the UFO phenomenon is encouraged to listen at http://www.unomavradio.com/.

During the fall semester, the UNO UFO Study Group will also 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.

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

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