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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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2010.09.17

Feedback Sought for Tobacco-Free Campus Initiative

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

The University of Nebraska Medical Center (UNMC) officially became a tobacco-free campus last August, and the UN-Wide Wellness Committee is trying to gather information from both smokers and non-smokers about smoking on all four campuses (UNO, UNMC, UNL and UNK).

This survey:

-  Is completely confidential;

-  Should take just a few minutes to complete; and

-  Will help campus officials see what changes can be made to help more people kick the habit.

In order to assure confidentiality, UNO has obtained the services of a private organization, The Wellness Council of the Midlands, to process and tabulate the survey responses.

Just visit http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/Tobacco_Feedback to begin the survey. The deadline for responses is Friday, Oct. 1.

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

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UNO's Sigma Phi Epsilon to Host YouthAIDS Event This Sunday

The fraternity Sigma Phi Epsilon at UNO will host their annual philanthropy for YouthAIDS this Sunday, Sept. 19, from 1 to 3 p.m. in the Milo Bail Student Center Ballroom.

The event, ‘SigEp Sing' is an American Idol style competition in which all students from UNO are invited to participate. Judges for the event include professors from UNO as well as a celebrity judges from the Omaha Metropolitan area.

"With only $10, YouthAIDS can help protect and educate a young person from HIV for an entire year with life-saving information, products, services and care," said Jonathan Heida, chair of Sigma Phi Epsilon Philanthropy.

SigEp's goal is to raise more than $1,000 with an admission charge, registration (performance) fee, raffle as well as by selling T-shirts.

Raffle items/competition prizes include:

- One night stay at the Magnolia Hotel (first prize);

- Color printer/scanner, courtesy of Aarons lease and sales;

- Family Fun Center gift card ($100);

- Gift cards to; Famous Dave's ($25), Paradise Bakery ($20), Cold Stone Creamery (six free ice-cream cards), CiCi's Pizza ($20), Cheeseburger in Paradise ($15); and

- Four Movie Passes to Marcus Theaters at Village Point.

YouthAIDS is a global initiative of Population Services International working in more than 60 countries to spread awareness of HIV/AIDS and to educate and empower young people to protect themselves against the disease.

YouthAIDS is the national philanthropy for Sigma Phi Epsilon. The men of Sigma Phi Epsilon use their three cardinal principles of virtue, diligence and brotherly love to build balanced leaders for the world's communities.

For more information, contact Heida at jonathan.heida@gmail.com or (402) 960.5011.

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OASA Unveils New Website Monday

On Monday, Sept. 20, the updated Office of Academic and Student Affairs (OASA) website will go live at http://www.unomaha.edu/aandsaffairs/. All previous website content will still be available. The links to these pages, however, may be changing. Please be sure to update relevant bookmarks/hotlinks accordingly.

If there are any questions, contact Dan O'Dell at (402) 554.4008 or dpodell@unomaha.edu.

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Fitness Center to Host Cholesterol Screening Sept. 22

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

The Fitness Center will offer a cholesterol screening in the Exercise Physiology Lab 109A Health, Physical Education and Recreation Building on Wednesday, Sept. 22, from 7:30 to 10 a.m. Screening is open to all UNO employees and students and the cost is $25.

A 12-hour fasting period is required for accurate results.

Call the Exercise Physiology Lab at (402) 554.3221 to schedule an appointment.

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

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SOLP Student Leadership Workshop Next Wednesday

Student Organizations and Leadership Programs (SOLP) will offer two Wednesday leadership workshops focused on Emotionally Intelligent Leadership on Sept. 22 and Oct. 13 from 5:30 to 7 p.m. in the Milo Bail Student Center (MBSC). 

The Sept. 22 session is in the MBSC Dodge Room and Oct. 13 session is in the MBSC Council Room. All sessions are open to students, free, and will be an interactive exploration of leadership capacities. 

The sessions will offer:

- Practical applications for students to improve relations;

- Be more productive and

- Learn about themselves.

Food will be served at each session and pre-registration is not necessary. 

For more questions, contact Erin Cron in SOLP at (402) 554.2711.

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2010 Alzheimer's Memory Walk

Join Omaha's Team (UNO's Athletic Department) in support of Mrs. Don Leahy for the 2010 Alzheimer's Memory Walk. The Memory Walk will take place Sunday, Sept. 26, at Chalco Hills Recreation Area, 8901 S. 154 St., at noon. Faculty, staff and students are invited to put together a team; all donations collected will be donated in Carmen Leahy's honor.  

Contact Pam Schwarting at (402) 554.3689 to get a team registered. Deadline for sign-ups will be Thursday, Sept 23.

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You Look MAVelous! Wellness Seminars Announced

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

'You Look MAVelous!' organizers announce their fall wellness seminars line up.

All seminars will take place from noon to 12:30 p.m. in the Milo Bail Student Center (MBSC).

They are:

Portion Control
- Tuesday, Sept. 28
MBSC Council Room

- Tuesday, Oct. 26
MBSC Council Room

Office Exercise
- Wednesday, Sept. 29
MBSC Redick Room

- Friday, Oct. 29
MBSC U monhon (Omaha) Room

The "You Look MAVelous!" campaign is co-sponsored by Human Resources, Mav-Rec Wellness and Student Health Services. Watch eNotes for additional programs during the fall semester.

For more information, contact Anna-Maria Hansmann at (402) 554.2553.

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

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UNO Alumni-Employees Invited to Sept. 29 Homecoming Party

UNO employees who also are alumni are invited to attend the second annual Alumni Employee Homecoming party on Wednesday, Sept. 29, from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. in the Thompson Alumni Center. Enjoy a fun and informal gathering with complimentary beverages, snacks and tunes from the UNO Marching Band. R.S.V.P. to Elizabeth Kraemer by Monday, Sept. 27, at (402) 554.4802 or ekraemer@unoalumni.org.

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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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UNO Partners with Qdoba for Saturday's Burrito Run

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This event has been designated a UNO 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.

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. Deadline for registration was Sept. 10. 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 554.2008, daviddaniels@unomaha.edu or http://www.unomaha.edu/wwwocr/health/stampede.php.

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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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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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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 featured in the Sept. 13 issue of the Omaha World-Herald about new political TV ads by Rep. Lee Terry and Democratic challenger Tom White.

- Tom Gouttierre, International Studies and Programs and Center for Afghanistan Studies, was interviewed earlier this week for "On Point with Tom Ashbrook" on NPR. Gouttierre spoke about recent corruption in Afghanistan.

- Commentary by Ken Kriz, School of Public Administration, about Nebraska's tax receipts from August aired Sept. 13 on KFAB (1110 AM).

- Valerie Thompson, Student Organizations and Leadership Programs, was interviewed Sept. 13 by KIOS (91.5 FM) about UNO's events to celebrate Latino Heritage Month.

- Sam Walker, School of Criminology and Criminal Justice, was quoted in the Sept. 9 issue of the Newark Star-Ledger about an ACLU petition requesting a federal investigation of the Newark Police Department. Walker was also interviewed Sept. 10 by NPR's "Morning Edition," where he discussed recent shootings by Seattle police officers.

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

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

Vienna Boys Choir Concert Oct. 29 Ticket Sales and Procedures
Tickets for the Oct. 29 Vienna Boys Choir Concert are on sale now. UNO faculty and staff members can purchase a ticket by contacting Greg Perdue in 205 Strauss Performing Arts Center. There is no discount price for faculty members.

The ticket is a general admission ticket with an assigned seat. Assigned seating will be based on the best available seat on a ‘first come first serve basis.' The ticket price is $35 plus tax and must be paid for with check made out to UNO Department of Music or with cash. No credit cards will be accepted for walk up ticket purchases. There are student tickets available for free with a valid UNO ID. One ticket per person will be issued.

UNO faculty can also order tickets online through a PayPal account on the Vienna Boys Choir events page on the Music Department website. The direct link is: http://www.unomaha.edu/music/viennaboyschoir.php. For additional ticket information, visit http://www.unomaha.edu/enotes/2010/img/viennaboys.pdf

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

Constitution Week Display at Criss Library
Celebrate Constitution Week by visiting a Norman Rockwell exhibit at the Criss Library. The Service-Learning Academy and American Humanics will host Norman Rockwell prints of the "Four Freedoms." Today, Sept. 17, is the final day for the display in the 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.

UNO Art Gallery Welcomes Textile Exhibitions in October
October brings two textile-related exhibitions to the UNO Art Gallery.

Curator Jay Rich, a local textile artist/researcher, brings together historical as well as contemporary examples of a unique fabric dye process in his Carved Board Clamp Resist exhibition. At the same time, Sequenced Fibers, curated by UNO art professor Bonnie O'Connell, showcases books from around the country made from fabrics or handmade papers. Read more.

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.

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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