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Eva Kammerer

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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Early Morning Shadows

Early Morning Shadows

photo by Tim Fitzgerald

The plaza of UNO's Milo Bail Student Center is the perfect place to catch up on e-mails and studying during a week of beautiful fall weather.



AZA Grants Certification To Callitrichid Research Center

The Association of Zoos & Aquariums (AZA) announced this month that UNO's Callitrichid Research Center was granted certification by AZA's independent Accreditation Commission. The term "Callitrichid" refers to marmosets and tamarins, squirrel-sized monkeys from South America.

The Center is the only university-related facility to achieve certification by the AZA. To be certified, the Callitrichid Research Center underwent a thorough investigation to ensure it has and will continue to meet ever-rising standards, which include animal care, veterinary programs, conservation, education, and safety. AZA requires zoos and aquariums to successfully complete this rigorous review and inspection every five years in order to be members of the Association.

Jeffrey French, a UNO professor in the Departments of Psychology and Biology, has directed the facility since 1982. Read more.

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Oct. 26 Workshop on 'Let Your Body Speak: Delivering an Effective Presentation'

The UNO Speech Center will sponsor a free student workshop titled "Let Your Body Speak: Delivering an Effective Presentation" on Tuesday, Oct. 26, from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in the Milo Bail Student Center U mon hon Room. 

Students are invited to learn more about how to focus on all aspects of delivery, how to effectively use gestures, facial expressions, movement, how to develop and maintain eye contact and how to express yourself through volume, pauses and articulation.

Free pizza and pop will be provided.  To register for this session, contact a consultant at the Speech Consulting Center at (402) 554.3201 or Space is limited so students must register in advance.

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Film Streams to Screen Emmy-Winning 'Inaugural Ride'

Film Streams' Ruth Sokolof Theater will present a special screening of the Emmy Award-winning documentary "An Inaugural Ride to Freedom" and post-show Q&A with director Omowale Akintunde on Tuesday, Oct. 26, at 7 p.m.

Akintunde is the chair of the UNO Black Studies Department. Earlier this year, "An Inaugural Ride to Freedom" won an Emmy Award for Best Cultural Documentary from the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences Heartland Chapter.  Read more.

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Graffiti Abatement to Focus on South Omaha

The Association of Latino American Students (ALAS) at UNO will again partner with the Neighborhood Center for its annual Graffiti Abatement. The Graffiti Abatement will take place on Saturday, Oct. 30, from 9 a.m. to noon in the South Omaha area.

This event serves to clean graffiti off of walls, fences and even street signs that have been vandalized with graffiti. ALAS invites anyone interested in cleaning graffiti to join.

Participants will meet at Metropolitan Community College South Campus at 8:45 a.m. where they will receive quick instructions and can pick up clean-up kits for the day. For more information, call (402) 415.1883.

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Annual Bell Tower Challenge Winners Announced

This year's Bell Tower Challenge collected 1,922 pounds of food for the Food Bank for the Heartland bringing the 17-year total to 23.4 tons of food.  The winners in the student division were AFROTC, perennial winners of the most cans stacked.  A team called The Corbinators (from a health education course) were winners of the most creative category and UNO Choirs won the most enthusiastic category as they sang throughout the contest.

In the faculty/staff division, The Faculty Senate won both the most cans stacked and the most enthusiastic categories and Campus Recreation Advisory Board (CRAB) won the most creative category.

In addition, $170 was raised in the Tour the Tower before the contest. People could donate money or food cans to the Food Bank as admission to the tower.

"Thanks to Shannon Richards for making the arrangements for the Tour the Tower," said David Corbin, Eta Sigma Gamma faculty advisor and event organizer.

The contest judges were Shandalee Ramet, from Eta Sigma Gamma (the sponsoring organization), Jim Adams of UNO Television and Tim Bivens from the Food Bank of the Heartland. Local media coverage was also garnered by WOWT Channel 6.

For more information, contact Corbin or Ramet at 554.2670.

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'Consider This' Examines Medical Foster Homes Concept

On the next edition of "Consider This" host Cathy Wyatt and her guests will examine Medical Foster Homes - a voluntary care option, which is founded on a team approach to care. It includes a coordinator, nurse, occupational therapist, dietician, safety engineer, the caregivers and – of course – the veteran.

Wyatt's guests will include Maggie Oldham, deputy public affairs officer, VA Nebraska-Western Iowa Health Care System; Amy Rosauer, coordinator, VA Medical Foster Home Program; and Sharon Yenny, nurse practitioner, VA Inspection Team.

The program will air today, Oct. 22, at 12:30 p.m. on NET 2.

"Consider This," a production of UNO Television, also airs on the Knowledge Network of Greater Omaha. Check the Knowledge Network website at for dates and times.

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FEAP to Offer a Self-Esteem Presentation on Nov. 3

The Faculty Employee Assistance Program (FEAP) will offer a free presentation on "What is Self-Esteem and How Do I Get Some? on Wednesday, Nov. 3, at noon in the Milo Bail Student Center Nebraska Room. Julie Luzarraga, with the Center of Counseling and Psychotherapy, will be the presenter.

Luzarraga who holds licenses in both LICSW and DCSW will help participants:

- Define self-esteem;

- Describe the implications of low self-esteem;

- Identify the own areas of low self-esteem; and

- Offer tools to enhance self-esteem.

All participants are invited to bring a lunch. Light refreshments will be served.

For more information, contact Marlene Scheider at

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'Conceptual Component of Advising' Webinar Set for Nov. 3

The "Conceptual Component of Advising: Developing the Purpose, Values, and Frameworks for Why We Do What We Do" is the title of the next webinar from the National Academic Advising Association (NACADA), scheduled for Wednesday, Nov. 3. It will be broadcast on campus from 1 to 2:30 p.m. in the College of Public Affairs and Community Service Collaborating Commons.  Everyone is welcome to attend. 

Coffee and cookies are provided courtesy of the Office of Faculty Development.

For more information, contact Rita M. Henry at

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Annual Campus Health Fair Is Nov. 4

Wellness Graphic

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

The annual UNO Health Fair will take place on Thursday, Nov. 4, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. in Room 128 of the newly renovated Health, Physical Education and Recreation Building.

The fair is presented by UNO Student Health and Mav-Rec Wellness as part of its ongoing effort to inform, educate and empower the campus community to adapt a healthier lifestyle. This year because of the bigger venue the event is open to the Omaha community.

The fair will feature an affordable blood draw, free screenings, free chair massages, more than 50 vendors, door prizes and much more. UNO faculty, staff and students can sign up for the health screen blood draw ($27), hemoglobin A1C screen and/or PSA for men ($12) at Student Health Services prior to the health fair.

Blood draw consists of 40 tests including: cholesterol, diabetes screen, thyroid, kidney and liver tests. A 12-hour fast is required for all lab work, and everyone must pre-register for all lab work. Everyone will receive a free continental breakfast following the blood draw. UNO faculty and staff can pay for the blood draw and lab work by payroll deduction as well as submit it to Blue Cross Blue Shield.

More information can be found on the Campus Recreation website at

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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Secular Student Alliance to Meet Mondays

UNO's Secular Student Alliance will meet every Monday from 3 to 5 p.m. during the fall semester in the Milo Bail Student Center State Room. Anyone with an interest of separation of church and state is welcome to attend.

For more information, call John Powers at (402) 319.2721.

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In the News

In the News

- Lourdes Gouveia, Office of Latino/Latin American Studies (OLLAS), was quoted in an Oct. 7 Lincoln Journal Star article about illegal immigration.

- The Fit Minded health and fitness book club directed by Jennifer Huberty of the School of Health, Physical Education and Recreation will be featured in the November 2010 issue of Shape Magazine.

- Julie Masters, Department of Gerontology, was quoted in the Oct. 19 issue of the Omaha World-Herald about adults who live past age 100.

- Silicon Prairie News posted a profile of Mike McGinnis and the University of Nebraska Peter Kiewit Institute on its website Oct. 14.

- The annual Three Days of Service volunteer project, organized by the Service-Learning Academy, received coverage from the following media outlets: The Daily Nonpareil (Council Bluffs), KVNO (90.7 FM), the Omaha World-Herald, KETV (ABC 7) and KMTV (CBS 3).

If you are a member of the UNO community and have been interviewed by the media - local, state, regional, national or international - we want to know about it. Send an e-mail with the particulars to Please include a contact name and phone number. For more information, call (402) 554.2762.

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In Print

- Vision Press in Alabama has published the 2011 Edition of Communication and the LawJeremy Lipschultz, School of Communication, authors the "New Communication Technology" chapter, as he has done for more than a decade. The book has been adopted by more than 40 universities across the nation.

If you've authored or edited a book, article or other text that's been published recently, we want to know about it. Send an e-mail with the particulars to Please include a contact name and phone number. For more information, call (402) 554.2243.

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On Stage

Danes Bring Gymnastics Show to Fieldhouse This Sunday
Denmark's best gymnasts will perform at 2 p.m. this 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.

Women's Resource Center to Host Dating Violence Event
The Women's Resource Center (WRC) at UNO will host a free performance by the local theater group R.E.S.P.E.C.T.2. at 6 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 28.

The event, which will feature free food, will be held at the Milo Bail Student Center. Read more.

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 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.

Vienna Boys Choir Concert Oct. 29 Ticket Sales and Procedures
Tickets for the Oct. 29 Vienna Boys Choir Concert are on sale now. UNO faculty and staff members can purchase a ticket by contacting Greg Perdue in 205 Strauss Performing Arts Center. There is no discount price for faculty members.

The ticket is a general admission ticket with an assigned seat. Assigned seating will be based on the best available seat on a ‘first come first serve basis. The ticket price is $35 plus tax and must be paid for with check made out to UNO Department of Music or with cash. No credit cards will be accepted for walk up ticket purchases. There are student tickets available for free with a valid UNO ID. One ticket per person will be issued.

UNO faculty can also order tickets online through a PayPal account on the Vienna Boys Choir events page on the Music Department website. The direct link is: For additional ticket order information, visit

If you are a member of the UNO community and are involved in an upcoming performance, we want to know about it. Send an e-mail with the particulars to Please include a contact name and phone number.

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On Exhibit

UNO Art Gallery Welcomes Textile Exhibitions
October brings two textile-related exhibitions to the UNO Art Gallery.

Curator Jay Rich, a local textile artist/researcher, brings together historical as well as contemporary examples of a unique fabric dye process in his Carved Board Clamp Resist exhibition. At the same time, Sequenced Fibers, curated by UNO art professor Bonnie O'Connell, showcases books from around the country made from fabrics or handmade papers. Read more.

If you are a member of the UNO community and are involved in an exhibit, we want to know about it! Send an e-mail with the particulars to Please include a contact name and phone number. For more information, call (402) 554.2243.

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