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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.



Tonight's Campus Event to Raise Awareness of Intimate Partner Violence

Voices Against Violence (VAV) at UNO will hold - Dare to Speak for Those Who Don't - tonight, Sept. 21, and invites UNO students along with all other metro area colleges and high schools to Caniglia Field from 6:30 to 10:15 p.m., as part of its fall semester awareness campaign.

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. Read more.

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Chilean Music and Peruvian Food Add Flavor to Cinemateca's Films this Evening

Two Cinemateca 2010 films are not to be missed this week: MACHUCA and OBLIVION (EL OLVIDO).

Don't miss the Office of Latino and Latin American Studies (OLLAS) special screening of MACHUCA (Chile, 2004) tonight, Sept. 21, at Film Streams' Ruth Sokolof Theater, 1340 Mike Fahey St. From 6:15 p.m. to the start of the film at 7 p.m., PerĂº Mucho Gusto ( will offer free samples to moviegoers. At the same time, Cinemateca 2010 will feature Chilean-born community member and guitar-player, Juan Carlos Veloso, who will delight those in attendance with melodies from his native country. After the film, stay and engage in a post-show discussion for OLLAS, led by Chilean-born community member Ricardo Perez.

"Machuca is a film for young people where emotion play a central role and the film's prevailing gaze is that of the children," said Maria Elvira Villamil, professor of Foreign Languages at UNO. "Looming in the background is the impending coup carried out by one of Latin America's more brutal dictator's Augusto Pinochet."

Information about tonight's feature film can be found at the UNO OLLAS website:

Tickets can be purchased online at or at the theater. Additional Cinemateca Special Screenings and film selections can also be found at the Film Streams website.

This Week's Cinemateca's Showtimes at Film Streams:

Monday, Sept 20, at 6:30 p.m.

Tuesday, Sept 21, at 7 p.m.

Wednesday, Sept 22, at 6:30 p.m.

Thursday, Sept 23, at 2 p.m.

Monday, Sept 20, at 4:30 p.m., 9 p.m.

Tuesday, Sept 21, at 4:45 p.m.

Wednesday, Sept 22, at 4:30 p.m., 9 p.m.

To read more about each film go to: and

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Parking Office to Open Monday at New Location

Effective Monday, Sept. 27, the Campus Parking Office will be in a new office space in 107 Eppley Administration Building. This office is across the hall from the old location in Campus Security.

Parking permits and garage access cards, may be purchased; parking tickets paid and general information on parking and shuttle operations is available at this office.

The Parking Office will be open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday.

Contact the Parking Office for more information at (402) 554.PARK (7275).

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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 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, or

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Roskens Hall Renovation Project Notices

Due to the construction associated with the Roskens Hall Renovation project, the east entrance doors at Eppley Administration Building (EAB) will be fire egress only. The sidewalk running north to south between EAB and Roskens Hall will be closed effective Monday, Sept. 27.

For more information, contact Audrey Buckley at

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Screening of LITTLE TOWN OF BETHLEHEM Set for Sept. 27

Religious Studies will host the free screening of LITTLE TOWN OF BETHLEHEM on Monday, Sept. 27, at Eppley Auditorium from 6 to 7 p.m.

The film is an inspiring true story of three men in a land gripped by fear, hatred and division. Expected to be enemies, they instead strive together to end the cycle of violence. This film depicts some viewpoints of how to encourage nonviolent responses by Israelis and Palestinians to the current situation in their homelands.

A panel discussion will follow the film.

For more information, contact Bridget Blomfield at (402) 554.2940.

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UNO Study Abroad Fair Set for Sept. 29

Are students ready to start planning for a summer or semester abroad? If so, come to the UNO Study Abroad Fair on the Milo Bail Student Center Plaza Wednesday, Sept. 29, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Visit with study abroad alumni, exchange students from partner institutions, UNO faculty leaders, third-party providers and a Study Abroad advisor to get your questions answered.

Contact Emily Hardt at with any study abroad questions. For more information about study abroad, visit or the Study Abroad Library in 241 Arts and Science Hall.

Note: The inclement weather location will be in the Milo Bail Student Center Fireplace Lounge.

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Applications Sought for New UNO Young Alumni Academy

The UNO Alumni Association has launched a networking and development program designed specifically for UNO Young Alumni. The association is seeking motivated, enthusiastic and proud young alumni to become part of the inaugural class of the UNO Young Alumni Academy.

Members will gather monthly from November through April for unique networking and alumni development opportunities. The evening sessions will highlight the UNO hockey program, student life and other ‘inside glimpses' into areas that make UNO special. Monthly sessions are scheduled on the second Thursday of each month from 6:30 to 8:30 pm. Additional information and an online application are available at Deadline for application is Friday, Oct. 15.

Contact Lee Denker ( at the UNO Alumni Association with questions.<

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NiC Looking for new Faculty Group Members

The faculty group, Newspapers in Curricula (NiC), has several openings available for 2010-2011 academic year.

Group members will be writing course pedagogy which includes newspaper based assignments and then presenting their work. New members will be asked to develop curriculum first semester which they can implement second semester. The meeting dates are on Wednesdays at 1 p.m.: Sept. 29, Oct. 20, and Nov. 17.
Stipends are $250 funded by The New York Times.

Contact Maria Knudtson (402) 554.3320 before Tuesday, Sept. 28.

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Fall Recruitment Workshops Announced

Academic and Student Affairs and the Office of Diversity and Equal Opportunity will conduct workshops to assist departments and schools in recruiting faculty.

The workshops will provide information on recruitment strategies, the UNO NEOGOV System and EEO guidelines and requirements. Prior to all faculty searches, faculty involved in the search must attend one of the workshops. Also, faculty participating in searches must attend a workshop once every two years.

All sessions will take place from 1 to 2:30 p.m. in the Milo Bail Student Center Council Room: Oct. 5, Nov. 2, and Dec. 2.

For more information or to R.S.V.P., e-mail Sandy Byers at or call (402) 554.2262.

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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

To register for this course: go to

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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 mon hon (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, or

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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

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NeSIS Training/Overview Sessions for Admissions Overview Training

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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. 30.

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

- Sept. 30

- Oct. 14 and 28

To register for a session, visit the training calendar at Registration is limited to 10 people.

Anyone who has questions or comments about NeSIS can e-mail them to

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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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Save the Date and Food Cans Notice for Annual Bell Tower Challenge

Student organizations, athletic teams, performance groups, faculty, staff and administration--start saving food cans now for Eta Sigma Gamma's 17th Annual Bell Tower Challenge for the Omaha Food Bank. The challenge will take place at UNO on Wednesday, Oct. 20, starting at noon.

In the contest, teams of three people stack cans as the Bell Tower bells strike noon. Teams compete for awards for the most creative team, the most enthusiastic team and the team that stacks the most food cans. The two categories for prizes are students and faculty/staff.

Since its inception 44,918 pounds of food has been donated to the Omaha Food Bank.

"Through this UNO tradition we can help The Food Bank to once keep food pantries and meal sites stocked as record numbers of people suffer through these tough economic times," said David E. Corbin, faculty sponsor of Eta Sigma Gamma.

Visit http:// for the contest rules and entry form.

For more information, contact Corbin or Shandy Ramet at (402) 554.2670 or

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Brignoni Named Latina of the Year
Gigi Brignoni, assistant professor of Teacher Education at UNO, will be recognized at the sixth annual Latino Heritage Awards Banquet on Friday, Sept. 24 at Creighton University. The Barrientos Scholarship Foundation has named Brignoni Latina of the Year for 2010. Read more.

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