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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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2010.09.28

You Look MAVelous! Fall Wellness Seminars Kicks Off Today

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

You Look MAVelous! fall wellness seminars officially kicks off today, Sept. 28, with a look at portion control. Faculty, staff and students are invited to attend.

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

They are:

Portion Control
- Today, 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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It's Homecoming Week at UNO

It's Homecoming Week on campus. See what Maverick Productions (http://spo.unomaha.edu/calendar.php) and the UNO Alumni Association (http://unoalumni.org/homecoming) both have in store for UNO alumni, students, faculty and staff.

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Cinemateca 2010's Grand Finale & Special Screening of "Central Station" Tonight

Tonight, Sept. 28, at 7 p.m., Office of Latino and Latin American Studies (OLLAS) faculty will lead its closing special screening with a public forum on "Central Do Brasil" (Central Station). Come early (6:15 p.m.) and celebrate the conclusion of the series with savory food samples provided by the Latino Restaurant (http://www.restaurant.com/microsite.asp?rid=351008&mcn=00054050).

The Cinemateca series is being held in conjunction with OLLAS and Film Streams. This is the last opportunity for film lovers to participate in this biannual series with films from Brazil (Central Station) and Mexico (The Violin). 

The backdrop of "Central Station" (1998) is the homeless children crisis in Brazil.

"The Violin" (2005), according to UNO Professor Marisol Arbelaez, "is the cinematic rendering of the on-going and never-ending story of Latin American peasants' struggles in defense of their lands, livelihood and dignity."

Visit the OLLAS website for complete film notes. Films will be shown daily at Film Streams 1340 Webster St., through Thursday, Sept. 30. All films have English subtitles.

For more information, go to the OLLAS website http://www.unomaha.edu/ollas/ or Film Streams website for dates, show times and tickets: http://filmstreams.org/filmstreams_calendar.aspx?SeriesID=50.

Sam Walker and Elizabeth Emlen Walker generously sponsor the Cinemateca 2010 series.

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Free Faculty/Staff Trial Membership Offer Ends Soon

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

As a reminder, all regular UNO faculty and staff members (and spouses) can experience the new Health, Physical Education and Recreation (HPER) Building for free with a two-week trial membership. The trial membership period will be ending soon so stop by the HPER Control Desk at the entrance of the facility to receive your free membership.

Call (402) 554.2539 with any questions or visit the Campus Recreation website at http://www.unomaha.edu/wwwocr.

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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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.

Last chance to R.S.V.P. is today, Sept. 28. Interested faculty should contact Maria Knudtson at mknudtson@unomaha.edu (402) 554.3320.

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Sept. 29 Bemis Resident Michael Beitz Lecture at UNO

Michael Beitz is an interdisciplinary artist who is a current resident at the Bemis Center for Contemporary Art. He will present a lecture on his work Wednesday, Sept. 29, in the 214 Weber Fine Arts Building.

For more information, contact Barb Simcoe at bsimcoe@unomaha.edu.

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This Thursday's Fashion Show to Bring Awareness to Drinking and Driving

On Thursday, Sept. 30, the Holiday Inn at 72nd and Grover Streets will be transformed into a fashion runway for Fashion Victim.

Now in its second year, Fashion Victim is a fashion show designed to raise funds for MADD (Mothers Against Drunk Driving) in Nebraska and educate the community about drinking and driving. The event, which begins at 7 p.m., is free, but donations will be accepted at the door. The night's more than 40 fashion models are UNO students and professional models.

Fashion Victim is held in memory of Morgan Hohnbaum and Josh Milana, two of Wieczorek's friends who died after being hit by a drunk driver in Lincoln in 2007. Read more.

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Opening Reception Friday for Comic and Superhero Exhibit at Criss Library

A Selection from Comics, Heroes, and American Visual Culture is now on display at the Criss Library H. Don and Connie J. Osborne Family Gallery, featuring nearly 40 works of comic and superhero art drawn from the Dan F. and Barbara J. Howard Collection of American Popular Art.

This collection, along with a significant research library, was donated to the Sheldon Museum of Art through the University of Nebraska Foundation in 2000. Criss Library will host a reception for the exhibition, featuring speaker Dan F. Howard, on Friday, Oct. 1, from 3:30 to 5 p.m. Read more.

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Participants Still Sought for Oct. 21 Omaha Table Talk Dinners

Registrations are being accepted for the 2010 Omaha Table Talk dinners. These dinners, now in their seventh year, bring together individuals in racially diverse groups of 8-12 people for a meal and conversation about racial issues. R.S.V.P. deadline is no later than Friday, Oct. 1.

The gatherings will occur on Thursday, Oct. 21, at private homes, churches and other community sites throughout the metropolitan area.  Last year nearly 500 participants attended dinners at 47 sites.  A'Jamal Byndon, the organization's executive director, said OTT is preparing for as many as 750 registrants in 2010.

There is no charge for participants. Meals are furnished by the volunteer hosts.  Registrations are being taken online at http://www.omahatabletalk.com or by telephone at (402) 561.7494, by Oct. 1. UNO's College of Public Affairs and Community Service is a co-sponsor of the event. Read more.

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Players Sought for Flag Football Tournament

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

Alpha XI Delta will host a co-ed flag football tournament - Football FrenXi - on Saturday, Oct. 9. Registration will be from 8 to 8:45 a.m. and games begin at 9 a.m. The event will be held at the Center Location (Chili Greens, 6808 Spring St.) All registration packets must be turned in by this Saturday, Oct. 2.

"We are hoping to get more staff involved in the event this year and have as many staff teams as possible," said Ashley Morgan Slovak, Alpha Xi Delta/Gamma Delta Chapter publicity chair. "So please get involved!"

The event is a double elimination bracket, with up to 10 players on a team, and two women must be on the field at all times. The team fee is $60. Waivers will be filled out the day of the event. All proceeds go to Autism Speaks.

For a registration packet or more information, contact Kelsie Olson at klolson@unomaha.edu or (308) 850.0697.

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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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:

Admissions
- Sept. 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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UNO to Host Two Conferences on International Issues Next Week

Two conferences will convene at UNO Thursday through Saturday, Oct. 7 to 9, which will focus on international issues.

The 33rd annual Global Studies Conference: Africa, Asia, Latin America, Middle East (GSC) will feature more than 25 panels and presentations on economics, immigration, ethics and ideology, media, security, literature and health issues. Said Tayeb Jawad, former ambassador of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan to the United States, will be the conference's keynote speaker.

The 35th Annual European Studies Conference (ESC) will also be held over the same three days as the GSC. It will feature 40 panels that will focus upon multifaceted perspectives on the present, past and future of the European continent. This interdisciplinary conference will draw more than 100 participants from colleges and universities in the United States and from abroad. Read more.

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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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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 http://www.unoalumni.org/unoyoungalumni. Deadline for application is Friday, Oct. 15.

Contact Lee Denker (ldenker@unoalumni.org) at the UNO Alumni Association with questions.

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People

PKI Recognized for Statewide Partnerships, Support
Nebraska Gov. Dave Heineman and Nebraska Diplomats, Inc., presented the University of Nebraska Peter Kiewit Institute (PKI) with the "Power Is In The Partnerships" award at a special banquet Sept. 10 in Lincoln.

Mike McGinnis, PKI executive director, accepted the award on behalf of the institute. PKI was presented with the award for "outstanding contributions to economic development – as a partner, participant and supporter of Nebraska." Read more.

Have you done something noteworthy in your profession? E-mail "People" items to rbrown@unomaha.edu. "People" appears in the Tuesday edition of eNotes.

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