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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.



UNO Fall Job Fair Is Today

The Career Center will host a Job Fair from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. today, Oct. 12, 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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GSO to Host National Coming Out Day Today

Safe Spaces

At UNO, National Coming Out Day will take place today, 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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Today's 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 today, 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 website,

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SHS Offers Health Fair Lab Registration at Off-site Locations This Week

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

This week on campus, Student Health Services (SHS) staff will host several off-site tables where UNO students, faculty and staff can register for lab work at UNO's annual health fair. This year's health fair is set for Thursday, Nov. 4, at the newly renovated Health, Physical Education and Recreation (HPER) Building.

Tables will be set up at the following buildings from 10 a.m. to noon:

- Today, Oct. 12, at Milo Bail Student Center

- Wednesday, Oct. 13, at Arts & Science Hall

- Thursday, Oct. 14, at Criss Library

- Friday, Oct. 15, at University of Nebraska Peter Kiewit Institute

At the table, students, faculty and staff can get their blood pressure checked for free by a nurse and sign up for the health screen blood draw, which will be taken at the Nov. 4 health fair. The health screen cost is $27 ($300 value). Nurses will accept cash or check only at all off-site locations. If anyone wishes to use their Mavcard or credit card, they may do so at Student Health Services, located near the HPER atrium.

For more health fair information, visit

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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SAC Elections Under Way through Oct. 21

The UNO Staff Advisory Council has received all of the nominations for open positions. Now it is time for elections, which are now being held through Thursday, Oct. 21. Ballots may be found on the UNO SAC website at

At, print the ballot, mark your vote, print and sign your name and mail the ballot to UNO SAC, P.O. Box 130. Ballots received after Oct. 21 or ballots that are not signed will not be counted.

For questions, contact Kim Kronschnabel at (402) 554.3497.

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Actor Clayton LeBouef to Present Free Screening and Lecture This Evening

Actor, writer and director Clayton LeBouef will be on campus this evening, Oct. 12, to present a screening and lecture. The event, which is free and open to the public, will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. in the Milo Bail Student Center Chancellor's Room.

LeBouef is best known for his roles as Colonel Barnfather in "Homicide: Life on the Street," Orlando in "The Wire" and as Stanley "Scoogie" Boyd in the award-winning miniseries "The Corner." He had a feature role in the 2004 film, "Something the Lord Made." He also performs spoken-word pieces in addition to having authored several plays.

A question and answer period will follow his presentation.

UNO's Department of Black Studies and the Omaha Public Schools will sponsor LeBouef's presentation.

For more information, visit

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Symphonic Wind Ensemble to Present 'A Seat on the Isle' Tonight

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."

Tonight's 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.

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Regent Randy Ferlic to Present at Tomorrow's Faculty Senate Meeting

The UNO Faculty Senate will meet Wednesday, Oct. 13, in the Milo Bail Student Center Dodge Rooms. University of Nebraska Board of Regent Randy Ferlic will give a presentation at 2 p.m. The meeting will begin immediately after the presentation. All interested are welcome to attend. 

For more information contact the Faculty Senate Coordinator Sue Bishop at (402) 554.3598.

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2010-11 UNO Employee Directory – Review and Updates Due Tomorrow

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:

1)  ESS/Firefly - You can update much of your information via the university's Employee Self Service (ESS) feature. This can be done by accessing

2)  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.)

3)  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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UNO/Faculty Women's Club Fall Membership Drive

It's not too late to join. The UNO/Faculty Women's Club (UNO/FWC) invites members both new and renewing to join the group as part of it's fall membership drive.

The UNO/FWC group is open to all women currently working at UNO or spouses of people who work at UNO. It's purpose is to support scholarships for UNO students and provide social opportunities with other women connected to UNO through work. The first event of the year was Sept. 23, the annual scholarship dinner hosted by the Chancellor and Mrs. Christensen. At the dinner, UNO scholarships worth $6,300 were awarded to current nontraditional students. There are five group events and several smaller interest groups throughout the year.

If interested in being a part of the club this year and attend future meetings, contact to receive the fall newsletter detailing the groups' activities and membership form. Dues are $16.

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New Items at Criss Library

The iPad has hit UNO's Criss Library. It is available for in-library use. Stop by the circulation desk to play and explore.

Criss Library staff are also pleased to welcome three new Kindles to its media family. Check out the newest generation of Kindles at the circulation desk for an all-new reading experience.

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Available Toner Cartridges Listing

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Limited quantities of toner and inkjet cartridges are available from Mail Services for department use only. To reserve any of the following, contact Kathy Hartle at (402) 554.2337.

HP: C4149A, C4150A, C4153A, C3906A, 26, 20, 92, 41A, 51626A, 29, 28 and 11.

Epson: T007201, T048620, T044320, T041020, T018201, 69, S020187, S020093, T007201, T007201, T044220 and T040120.

Lenmark: 4K00199.

Magic Color: 2300.

Brother: LC21Y, LC21BK.

LC21C: TN-5000 PF.

Canon: BC-21E.

Hartle invites the campus community to join the recycling effort. Before throwing away an old toner or ink cartridge, contact her at (402) 554.2337 to see what options are available.

"If you don't have the printer for the toner cartridges anymore, send them to the mailroom," she said. "With the budget situation, continuing to recycle ink and toner cartridges can save the university and departments money."

Can't find it on the list? If departments want to request a particular brand of ink cartridge they can contact Hartle directly as well.

The GreenUNO Task Force supports this event. For more information, visit

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NeSIS Training/Overview Sessions for Admissions Overview Training


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 next set of training sessions for admissions continues this Thursday, Oct. 14.

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

- 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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Professional Publications, Intellectual Property, Information Access and Evolving Media

Join Criss Library staff at the next workshop in the Lifecycle of Scholarly Communication series, scheduled for Friday, Oct, 15, from 1 to 2:30 p.m. in the Faculty Study, located on third floor of Criss Library. This session is a discussion with UNO professor Harmon Maher on professional publications, intellectual property, information access and evolving media.

The aim in this series is to devote time to the various aspects of the academic publishing process. The series primary goal is to have attendees leave these workshops with a greater knowledge of how to advance their publishing careers.

Other workshops topics include:

Intellectual Property and Copyright – Nov. 19

The Editor's Perspective – Jan. 21

Open Access Movement – Feb. 18

Institutional Repositories – March 18

Enhancing University Journal Collections in These Economic Times – April 15

Refreshments will be served. R.S.V.P. to Linda Riviera at

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Mammel Hall Dedication Ceremony This Friday

UNO, along with the College of Business Administration (CBA), will hold a dedication ceremony for the new Mammel Hall this Friday, Oct. 15, at 5 p.m.

The ceremony will include a welcome address, ribbon cutting, several speakers and tours of Mammel Hall, 6708 Pine Street. Read more.

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Students, Faculty, Staff Encouraged to Volunteer for Three Days of Service

Campus and community volunteers are needed for Three Days of Service, the annual project organized by UNO's Service-Learning Academy. Three Days of Service teams people in the Omaha community with nonprofit organizations to perform the following service activities: rehabilitation of homes; cleaning neighborhoods; renovating gardens; painting; and sprucing up facilities.

Three Days of Service takes place from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 16; Monday, Oct. 18; and Tuesday, Oct. 19.

Participation in Three Days of Service allows volunteers to build their resumes; give back to community; and network with local and national organizations.

Volunteers will receive free lunch, a Three Days of Service T-shirt and transportation.

Check-in begins at 8:15 a.m. each day in the Milo Bail Student Center Fireplace Lounge. A light breakfast will be available. Volunteers will be transported via shuttle to a work site and be retrieved after 2 p.m., with shuttles arriving at UNO by 3 p.m. each day.

To register to volunteer or for more information, visit or call (402) 554.6019.

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There is Still Time to Apply for the UNO Young Alumni Academy

A new networking and development program designed specifically for UNO Young Alumni is being launched. The UNO Alumni Association seeks motivated, enthusiastic and proud young alumni to become part of the inaugural class.

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 this Friday, Oct. 15.

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

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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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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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- The School Psychology graduate program recently learned they will be presenting a total of 14 poster sessions and presentations at the National Association of School Psychologists' national convention in San Francisco next February. Topics include: impact of our training program on the community, teacher implementation of a behavior program, reading interventions, mental health interventions and early childhood assessment and interventions. Lisa Kelly-Vance and Brian McKevitt are the faculty involved in these posters and presentations. Graduate students include: Staci Cherry, Julie Conner, Jess Dempsey, Bridget Gilloon, Ashley McCuddin, Allison McCuddin Poss, Jess Riley and Julie Soukup. Many of UNO students will present at multiple presentations.

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

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