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Maverick Homecoming Parade

photos by Tim Fitzgerald

Convertibles, floats, marching bands, animals and celebrity drivers were all part of the annual UNO Homecoming Parade held Saturday, October 2. The parade started in Elmwood Park and wound through campus ending up at the Sapp Fieldhouse.

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Worth a Pie in the Face

Worth a Pie in the Face

photo by Tim Fitzgerald

Ruthie Pohl's glasses provided a bit of protection against a pie in the face Wednesday on the student center plaza. Pohl, a member of Zeta Tau Alpha sorority, took part in the pie tossing to raise money for breast cancer education and awareness.



NU Board of Regents to Meet at UNO

The University of Nebraska Board of Regents will meet at UNO on Thursday and Friday, Oct. 14 and 15. Committee meetings begin at 1 p.m. on Thursday. The full board meeting starts at 9 a.m. on Friday. All of the meetings, which are open to the campus community and public, take place in the Milo Bail Student Center. Read more.

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Danes Bring Show Gymnastics to UNO Fieldhouse on Oct. 24

Denmark's best gymnasts will perform at 2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 24, in an exciting culture and sport show at the Sapp Fieldhouse.

The National Danish Performance Team will display this Scandinavian country's tradition of rhythmic show gymnastics. The 28 gymnasts, ages 18-28, are selected for both skill and character to share an unforgettable Danish experience around the world. More than 1.5 million spectators have been thrilled by their performances in 60 countries. Read more.

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Fall Job Fair at UNO Is Oct. 12

On Tuesday, Oct. 12, The Career Center will host a Job Fair from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Milo Bail Student Center (MBSC) Ballroom. The fair will feature more 70 employers who are actively seeking candidates for open positions and internships.

Professional attire is expected and students should bring copies of their resume. For more information about the Job Fair and other services, contact The Career Center at (402) 554.3672 or stop by 111 MBSC.

The Fall 2010 Job Fair is sponsored by the following: Union Pacific, Applied Underwriters, National Indemnity, Gallup, ConAgra, Interpublic, Wells Fargo, Northwestern Mutual, Streck and ExxonMobil.

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Oct. 12 OLLAS 'Charla' to Discuss Cuba in the 21st Century

The Office of Latino/Latin American Studies (OLLAS) 2010-2011 "Charla Series" ("charla" means conversation or chat) continues Tuesday, Oct. 12, with a look at life in Cuba after Fidel Castro.

Rodrigo González, Cuba program director for Girasol Study Abroad and associate researcher for Proyecto Espiralin in Cuba, will deliver a presentation on "Participation and Alienation in Cuba's Political Process" at the Milo Bail Student Center U mon Hon Room. The presentation will be from noon to 1:30 p.m.

"This will be a great opportunity for the UNO community to get a first hand account of the Cuban reality in 2010," said Benjamin-Alvarado, OLLAS assistant director.

The charla is co-sponsored with UNO's Latino/Latin American Studies, the Service Learning Academy, the College of Public Affairs and Community Service and Student Organization and Leadership Programs.

For more information, contact Lucy Garza Westbrook at (402) 554.3835 or visit the OLLAS Web site,

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Writing Center Workshop: Citing Sources in the MLA Style

Whether they're undergraduates writing research papers for class or advanced scholars writing for publication, many writers in the humanities cite sources using the MLA style – and many find themselves bogged down in the details of commas, quotation marks, italics and capitalization. On Tuesday, Oct. 12, the UNO Writing Center will come to the rescue with a workshop on how to manage MLA citations.

Kathy Radosta, the Writing Center's graduate consultant, will present the interactive workshop.

"We will unravel the mysteries of in-text citations and the Works Cited page," Radosta said. "We welcome writers who are new to MLA citations as well as experienced researchers who have questions about the changes made in 2009."

The workshop is scheduled for Oct. 12 from 2:30 to 4 p.m. in the Milo Bail Student Center Gallery Room. Light refreshments will be served. To register, contact the Writing Center at (402) 554.2946 or write to

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GSO to Host National Coming Out Day Oct. 12

At UNO, National Coming Out Day will take place Tuesday, Oct. 12, from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in the Milo Bail Student Center Fireplace Lounge. The campus community and public can join the Student Agency of Gender and Sexual Orientation (GSO) as they host community speakers sharing their coming out experiences.

"Come celebrate the spirit of openness, honesty and visibility for the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender community," said Joshua Wileyat, director of GSO.

National Coming Out Day is an internationally observed civil awareness day. It is celebrated to promote discussion and awareness for people who have already came out, or are the process of coming out as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, questioning or intersex and their allies. Food will be provided.

For more information, contact Wileyat at (402) 554.4846.

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OLLAS Plans Student Luncheon for Oct. 14

The Office of Latino/Latin American Studies (OLLAS) will hold a student luncheon on Thursday, Oct. 14, at the Thompson Alumni Center to welcome new Latino students. The event runs from 11 a.m. until 1:30 p.m.

In addition to OLLAS faculty and staff, OLLAS graduates and current Latino/Latin American studies majors, Chicano/Latino Studies minors and Next Generation Leadership scholars will be attending. Special guests from ConAgra Foods, Wells Fargo and the Heartland Workers Center will discuss educational goals, career planning and community participation.

Please contact Lucy Garza Westbrook at (402) 554.3835 or to RSVP. There is no cost to attend, but reservations must be made by Tuesday, Oct. 12.

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2010-11 UNO Employee Directory – Review and Update

It is time to begin the publication process for UNO's 2010-11 Employee Directory. This year's directory has been intentionally delayed to account for significant personnel movement due to new building construction and renovation. Several projects and subsequent office/room assignments were not finalized until mid-September. It now appears everyone has a work home for the upcoming year.

An initial edition of the alphabetical employee listing has been compiled and can be found at The information as shown on the PDF reflects pertinent information from the SAP Human Resources database. Unless otherwise changed, this information will appear exactly the same in the UNO Employee Telephone Directory.

Please access the file, review and modify as necessary. Your information can be modified by:

  • ESS/Firefly - You can update much of your information via the university's Employee Self Service (ESS) feature. This can be done by accessing
  • SAP Coordinator - If the changes cannot be modified in ESS, ask your departmental SAP (payroll) coordinator to make the necessary changes. (All position and title related changes must come from your department.)
  • Manually – Send desired changes to

All updates are required by Wednesday, Oct. 13.

Contact Heather Overton or Carol Adam at (402) 554.3036 with questions.

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2010 Club and Organization Academy for Club and Organization Advisors Set for Thursday

Student Organizations Leadership Programs (SOLP) will present the first installment of the Club and Organization Academy for Club and Organization Advisors on Thursday, Oct. 14. Several topics will be covered including a session on the university's rules and expectations in relation to campus student organizations as well as a club and organization panel.

All sessions will be held in the College of Public Affairs and Community Service Commons Room from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

The schedule:

  • 10 a.m. - Advising Student Groups: The Effective Advisor Roles and Understanding what Students Expect.
  • 11 a.m. - Student Organization Panel: How to effectively work with your Organization
  • Noon - Essential SOLP Documents and Forms for your organization/ University Rules and Expectations
  • 1 p.m. - Handling Organizational Conflict

Free food will be available for attendees.

Students interested in any of the SOLP Academy sessions should call (402) 554.2711.

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Pac Man Competition Takes Place Today

The Collegiate Entrepreneurs' Organization will host a Pac Man competition on campus today, Oct. 11, from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Students should register on the Milo Bail Student Center Plaza.

First and second prize is a $25 gift card to Westroads Mall.

Send an e-mail to or call (402) 968.2692 for more information.

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Chi Omega Sorority Hula-Hoops to Make Wishes Come True

The UNO chapter of Chi Omega sorority is teaming up with the Make-a-Wish Foundation to grant a young girl's wish.

Members of Chi Omega will be hula-hooping Wednesday, Oct. 13 and Thursday, Oct. 14, on the Milo Bail Student Center Plaza from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. each day. Read more.

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Symphonic Wind Ensemble to Present 'A Seat on the Isle' Next Tuesday

The British are coming to the Strauss Performing Arts Center when the UNO Chamber Orchestra, conducted by professor Barry Ford, and the Symphonic Wind Ensemble (SWE), conducted by James R. Saker and Courtney Snyder, present the premiere performance of their 2010-2011 concert season: "A Seat on the Isle."

The Tuesday, Oct. 12, program will feature music by some of the most widely known and highly regarded British Isles composers of the 20th and 21st Centuries. Read more.

Next Retirement Planning Seminar Oct. 15

UNO Human Resources will continue its retirement planning seminars this month with "Staying on Track in a Volatile Market." The seminar will take place Friday, Oct. 15, from 10 to 11 a.m. in the Milo Bail Student Center U Mon Hon Room. All faculty and staff are invited to attend.

This seminar will review the basic concepts and strategies that employees should grasp in order to make reasonable investment decisions.

Topics discussed will include:

  • Market volatility;
  • Cite examples of notable past market downturns; and
  • Indentify options for managing accounts amid changing market conditions.

To view the complete fall schedule click on http://www.unomaha.ed/enotes/2010/img/retirementplanning.pdf.

For more information, contact Esther Scarpello at 554.3660 or Tim Rochford at 554.2465.

UNO's Pan African Student Organization (PASO) will present an "African Show" in the Milo Bail Student Center on Saturday, Oct. 16.

The event, which runs from 2 to 5 p.m., will include a performance by African Culture Connection, African bands, an African fashion show, African art works and African cuisine. Read more.

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'African Show' Set for Oct. 16 at UNO

UNO's Pan African Student Organization (PASO) will present an 'African Show' in the Milo Bail Student Center on Saturday, Oct. 16.

The event, which runs from 2 to 5 p.m., will include a performance by African Culture Connection, African bands, an African fashion show, African art works and African cuisine. Read more.

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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 (HEPRE) 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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