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New children's financial literacy book supported by UNO alumni

Money and math have long been the at-school and after-school interests of 14-year-old Eva Kammerer, a freshman at South High School in Omaha. continue. . .

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Mammel Hall Final Preparations

Mammel Hall Final Preparations

photo by Tim Fitzgerald

Kiewit Construction workers installed new benches and chairs Tuesday on the north side of UNO's Mammel Hall. Dedication ceremonies for the new building will be held Friday, Oct. 15 beginning at 5 p.m.



Writing Center's 'National Day on Writing' Open House Is Today

Today, Oct. 20, is "National Day on Writing," and UNO's Writing Center will celebrate the occasion with an open house from noon to 3 p.m. Members of the campus community are invited to visit the Writing Center in 150 Arts and Science Hall. 

"We hope our students and colleagues will stop by to enjoy refreshments, meet the Writing Center consultants, and learn more about the excellent - and free - services offered by the Writing Center," said Nora Bacon, Writing Center director. 

Visitors will have a chance to add six-word stories to the Writing Center's collection - "Write six words? Easy! Do it!"

Stories will be on three themes: 

- Autobiography (staff member's contributions include "Shaved my head, finally felt beautiful" and "I was Baptist; now I'm fabulous");

- Words of Wisdom ("Know thyself well and be kind"); and

- Halloween ("Trick or treat?  Why not both?"). 

The six-word stories will be displayed in the National Gallery of Writing, an online storehouse of poetry and prose.

For more information, contact the Writing Center at (402) 554.2946 or

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TIAA CREF Rep Openings Still Available for Today

Openings are still available for today's (Oct. 20) TIAA-CREF representative campus visit.

Jana Steigelman-Simon, a TIAA CREF consultant for Individual Client Services, will be on campus for individual appointments with employees:

- Oct. 20;

- Nov. 30;

- Dec. 7; and

- Dec. 21.

Appointments for today or November through December sessions can be made by calling Robyn Galvin at the Omaha TIAA-CREF office at (402) 548.3614.

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Award-Winning Author Lydia Peele to Visit UNO Tonight

The UNO Writer's Workshop is proud to announce that award-winning fiction writer, Lydia Peelle, will read from her recent collection, Reasons for and Advantages of Breathing on campus tonight, Oct. 20, at 7:30 p.m. in the Milo Bail Student Center Dodge Room.  A discussion and book signing will follow the reading. This event is free and open to the public.

Peelle's fiction has appeared in Granta, One Story, Orion, Epoch, The Sun, and elsewhere.  She is the recipient of an O. Henry Prize, two Pushcart Prizes, and her stories have twice appeared in Best New American Voices.  A former fellow at the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown and a graduate of the MFA program at the University of Virginia, she now lives in Nashville, Tenn. 

For information, contact Miles Waggener (402) 554.2151.

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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, Oct. 20.

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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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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MATS to Offer Oct. 28 Sports Medicine Informational Meeting

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Are you a UNO student that is interested in a career in sports medicine and athletic training? Have you ever wanted to work in healthcare? Do you love sports? If you can answer yes to any of these questions, then you are invited to an informational meeting about the UNO Athletic Training Education Program. The meeting will be held Thursday, Oct. 28, from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. in 234 Health, Physical Education and Recreation (HPER) Building.

The director of the athletic training education program (Dr. Melanie McGrath), as well as student representatives from Maverick Athletic Training Students (MATS) will discuss the athletic training program, describe how to apply, and answer questions about the exciting field of athletic training.

Contact Dr. McGrath at or (402) 554.3252 with any questions. To learn more about UNO's program, visit the Athletic Training Education Program website at

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Participants Sought for Library Website Study

The UNO Criss Library is seeking UNO students, faculty and staff members 19 years of age and older to participate in a research study analyzing the navigability and content of the UNO Library Website (IRB # 141-10-EX).  Study subjects will be asked to complete a list of tasks within the UNO Library Website and complete a short anonymous survey within a one-hour time frame. 

If interested in participating in the research study and/or for further details, contact Rene Erlandson at

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University Honors Program/American Red Cross Campus Blood Drive Nov. 2

The University Honors Program will team up with the American Red Cross for a campus blood drive Tuesday, Nov. 2, in the Milo Bail Student Center Ballroom from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.  Signing up for an appointment in advance is easy--go to, click "Make a Donation Appointment", and enter sponsor code 1671. 

University Honors Program staff and students remind everyone that any UNO community member donation can save up to three lives and this drive alone can help many people in need with your assistance. Please help the Honors Program and the American Red Cross give the gift of life. 

Contact Marie Schellenberger at with any questions.

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SPR to Host Nov. 10 Brown Bag on 'Funding for the Arts and Humanities'

The Office of Sponsored Programs and Research (SPR) holds brown bag sessions throughout the academic year featuring research- and creative activity-related topics. 

SPR staff are pleased to welcome representatives from two local funding agencies who will discuss their grant programs and answer questions for UNO faculty and staff about funding for the arts and humanities.  Join them for:

Funding for the Arts and Humanities
Wednesday, Nov. 10,
The brown bag will feature representatives from the Nebraska Arts Council and Nebraska Humanities Council
Milo Bail Student Center Nebraska Room
11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Drinks and dessert will be provided.  Feel free to bring a lunch and questions. 

Call (402) 554.2286 for more information.

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OLLAS Charla/Sociology Colloquium Tomorrow

The Office of Latino/Latin American Studies (OLLAS) and Department of Sociology/Anthropology will team up for a Thursday, Oct. 21, "OLLAS Charla/Sociology Colloquium." Patricia Zamudio Grave will be the guest presenter. She will speak on "Communities in Migration: Looking at the Construction of International Social Solidarities" at noon in the Milo Bail Student Center U mon Hon Room.

Zamudio Grave is a sociologist and professor-researcher at The Center for Research and Higher Education in Social Anthropology (CIESAS-Golfo). Her research focuses on human rights, citizenship and international migration issues. She's coordinated community projects to promote human development in rural areas in the State of Veracruz, where children, young people and women have principally participated. A passionate believer of participatory methodologies, she coordinated and facilitated, with Kay Andrade workshops on migration and development with migrant organizations in the U.S. and El Salvador. She is founding-member of International Network on Migration and Development (RIMD) and member of Foro Migraciones, from México.

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

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UNO Philosophy Lecture to Feature Sarah McGrath

Sarah McGrath, an assistant professor at Princeton University, will speak at UNO Thursday, Oct. 21. Her presentation, titled "Skepticism about Moral Expertise as a Puzzle for Moral Realism," will be held in 310 Arts and Sciences Hall. The 4 p.m. event is free and open to the public.

McGrath specializes in ethics and metaphysics. Her current teaching and research interests also include epistemology, philosophy of mind and philosophy of language.

For more information, contact Kathy Cox Schwartz at (402) 554.2628 or

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Masters and Music Series Continues Sunday with 'String Theory'

The Masters and Music series at UNO continues Sunday, Oct. 24, with a tribute to "String Theory." The event will begin at 5 p.m. in the UNO Art Gallery.

Masters and Music is a series blending artistic imagery and musical composition.

Leslie Iwai, artist and former UNO adjunct, is a well-respected local artist who explores the formation of space as an experiential event. Her work often exists between architecture, sculpture and performance. She will speak about the artist as an intercessor or one who mediates to make a connection in her works. Also the temporary nature of her recent installation at the Florence Mill ArtLoft and her MONA performance piece "Fee! Fie!Fo! Fum!" Iwai explores important issues related to the human condition and spiritual experiences. She incorporates unusual materials into her art works and stretches viewer's perceptions with humor and metaphors.

Barry Ford, director of Orchestral Activities and instructor of composition and theory at UNO, is a musician/composer whose work defies categorization. His choice of musical styles, from traditional to contemporary, is defined by his unique motivations for composing. His talk will address collaborative composition practices in a workshop setting.

$15 admission benefits Friends of Art Scholarship Fund for student scholarships. A wine, hors d'oevres and sweets reception follows.

For more information or to make a reservation, contact Shari Hofschire at (402) 554.2402.

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UNO Grad Student Premieres Adaptation of Cather Short Story

UNO graduate student Julia Hinson will debut her adaptation of Willa Cather's short story Eric Hermannson's Soul at UNO this month. The adaptation is a narrative piece which examines the social forces that compel us to conform – or *deviate – from society.

Eric Hermannson's Soul runs Thursday, Oct. 28, through Saturday, Oct. 30, at 7:30 p.m. in 006 the Weber Fine Arts Building. Tickets are free, though there is a suggested donation of $5. Seating is available on a first come, first serve basis. Read more.

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Math Department, OLLAS to Host Winsor Lecture on Oct. 29

The Mathematics Department and the Office of Latino/Latin American Studies (OLLAS) at UNO will host "Bridging the Language Barrier in Mathematics: Results from Action Research," by Dr. Matthew S. Winsor, at 2:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 29 in Durham Science Center, Room 115, on the UNO campus.

Winsor is a former K-12 educator with experience in teaching math to Latino students in California, Texas, Iowa and Illinois. He is an assistant professor of math at Illinois State University. Read more.

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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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Donations and Volunteers Sought for Oct. 30 Mav Kids Halloween Party

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Campus Recreation will host its Mav Kids Halloween Party Saturday, Oct. 30, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Health, Physical Education and Recreation (HPER) Building. This event is free and open to kids of all ages.

The Halloween bash will consist of a haunted house, candy, games, photo booth and prizes. Parents are responsible for supervising their children at the event.

Candy donations and volunteers are currently being sought for the event. Candy can be dropped off in 104 HPER. Those interested in volunteering for the game room should contact Lisa at (402) 554.2539.

Food donations and towels and blankets will be accepted at the door for the local food shelves and for the Town and Country Humane Society.

For more information, visit

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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 e-mail 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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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 26: Being Thrifty Is Green
Shop at and hold garage sales to save/earn money and reuse products.

(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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