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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.



UNO Study Abroad Fair Today

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 today, 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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It's Homecoming Week at UNO

It's Homecoming Week on campus. See what Maverick Productions ( and the UNO Alumni Association ( both have in store for UNO alumni, students, faculty and staff.

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McKenna to Present at Tonight's Pearl Blizek Lecture on Religion and Art

J. J. McKenna will present the Fall 2010 Pearl Blizek Lecture on Religion and Art tonight, Sept. 29, at 7 p.m.

The event – Here, I listen for your light, while, somewhere, you paint my song (Die Leider) – will be held in the Thompson Alumni Center Centennial Room. The lecture is free and open to the public. Read more.

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This Week In Maverick Athletics

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

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Geography/Geology World Cinema Series Continues Tonight in Eppley

The annual World Cinema Series offered by the UNO Department of Geography/Geology continues tonight, Sept. 29.

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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UNO Child Care Center Open House Thursday

The UNO Child Care Center's Annual Open House is this Thursday, Sept. 30, from 4:30 to 6 p.m. Staff invite members of the UNO community to stop by for a tour of the center and see how the university's youngest students learn.

The Child Care Center is located on the west end of campus between the Thompson Alumni Center and the University Drive South Parking Structure.

For more information, contact Dawn Hove at (402) 554.4936.

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Chess Club to Meet This Saturday

The UNO Chess Club will hold its second meeting on Saturday, Oct. 2, in the Milo Bail Student Center Gallery Room from noon to 5 p.m. There will be free coffee.

Any and all chess players in the UNO community are welcome to come and play chess, hang out and discuss chess related business.  For more information, e-mail or call (402) 515.0064.

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UNO Theatre to Present 'Eurydice' Next Week

The Department of Theatre will present 'Eurydice' by Sarah Ruhl – directed by UNO graduate student Krystal Kelly, in partial fulfillment of her MA degree – Oct. 6-16.

Previews run Wednesday, Oct. 6 and Thursday, Oct. 7, with performances Friday, Oct. 8 and Saturday, Oct. 9, and Wednesday, Oct. 13 through Saturday, Oct. 16, at the UNO Theatre, inside the Weber Fine Arts Building.

The house opens at 7 p.m. with a 7:30 p.m. curtain for all performances. The Oct. 6 preview is a TAG Night Out. There will be a talkback session held in the theatre following the Oct. 16 performance. Read more.

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UCRCA Seeking Applications for 2010-2011

The University Committee on Research and Creative Activity (UCRCA) is inviting applications for the 2010/2011 academic year. The committee is pleased to provide support for both pre-tenure and post-tenure faculty. The submission deadlines for this academic year are Friday, Oct. 29, at 5 p.m. and, depending on available funding, Friday, Jan. 28. The guidelines for submission are now available on the SPR webpage:

Note: All proposals should be submitted electronically from a UNO Lotus Notes email as a single document in PDF format to: Paper copies are not accepted.

Applicants may schedule an appointment with the Office of Sponsored Programs and Research (SPR) to review examples of funded proposals. 

Information concerning Faculty Minigrants and Student grants will follow later in October, so watch for an announcement on the SPR webpage and in eNotes. For questions, contact SPR at (402) 554,2286 or

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New Members Sought for UNO Swing Club

The UNO Swing Club is looking for new members. The group is open to all students, faculty, staff and spouses/significant others. The club meets every Tuesday from 5 to 7 p.m. in 239 Health, Physical Education and Recreation (HPER) Building.

There is no charge to participate; however, individuals must be a HPER card-holder to participate.

- All experience levels welcome;

- Learn about the era;

- Hear great music; and

- Dance.

For more information, contact Emily Harrison at

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UNO Sociology Club to Host Screening of 'King Corn' Next Week

The UNO Sociology Club (UNOSC) will present a screening of the movie 'King Corn' on Wednesday, Oct. 6, at 6 p.m. in 438 in the Arts and Sciences Hall (ASH).

"King Corn" is about two friends that grow one acre of corn in Iowa and describe not only the process of growing the corn but what happens to it as it goes through the food system.

"If you were ever curious about what you eat, this movie will answer those questions for you," said John Powers, public relations officer for UNOSC.

For more information, contact Powers at (402) 319.2721.

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Participants Sought for Gait Study at Nebraska Biomechanics Core Facility

The Nebraska Biomechanics Core Facility (NBCF) staff would like to invite older adults to participate in a study-taking place at its Health, Physical Education and Recreation (HPER) facility. The study is investigating the effects of attention and perception on walking behavior.

Ideal participants should be greater than 65 years of age, right-handed, native English speaking and free from any lower limb orthopedic pathologies such as joint replacement. Subjects would take part in two 2-hours data collections that would involve a variety of tasks including walking, attention and verbal tasks (for instance, reading words or naming pictures projected on a screen).  

For participation, subjects will receive a full analysis of their gait profile. Data will be collected using the state-of-the-art laboratory-based motion capture system identical to the equipment used for motion picture special effects and video games. Collections will take place at a scheduled time during the next few weeks. Further details will be provided to any interested parties.  

For more information, contact Jeffrey Kaipust at (402) 554.3238 or or Nate Hunt at (402) 554.3225 or

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October Conference to Welcome Regional, National Budget Experts

Budget and finance management researchers, experts and personnel will travel to Omaha Oct. 7-9 for the 2010 Association for Budgeting and Financial Management Conference at the Embassy Suites in downtown Omaha.

Hosted by the School of Public Administration, the conference brings city, state and national budgetary experts who are well versed in the science behind the current challenging economic times. Several panelists will present on a variety of topics during the three-day conference. Read more.

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Campus MyPyramid Walking Scavenger Hunt Next Friday

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

Participants can partake in a 'walking lunch' during next week's campus-wide MyPyramid Walking Scavenger Hunt on Friday, Oct. 8.

Sponsored by the Staff Advisory Council (SAC) and Human Resources the event will take place from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at both the Dodge and Pacific Locations. The MyPyramid Scavenger Hunt will be conducted at six outdoor sites at both locations where food and information will be distributed on whole grain, vegetables, fruit, dairy, protein and physical activity.

Starting points:

Dodge Location
In front of the Venus statue on the north side of Arts of Sciences Hall.

Pacific Location
Outside the main entrance of the University of Nebraska Peter Kiewit Institute.

Participants can also enter their name in a drawing for a HPER massage at the final stop of the hunt at both locations.

For more information, contact SAP Representatives:

Jenny Liu

Kim Kronschnael

Lola Gilbert

Note: Volunteers need to be at their tables by 11:15 a.m.

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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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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Green Tip of the Week

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#EarthDayTips 23: Pack Your Lunch Instead
Bring your lunch to work/school to cut back on fast food paper waste, spending and fuel use.

(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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