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Three Days of Service

photos by Tim Fitzgerald

Volunteers from UNO, UNMC and Omaha high schools all lent a hand for UNO's annual Three Days of Service program held October 16, 18 and 19th in Omaha and Council Bluffs. The volunteers helped build houses in North Omaha for Habitat for Humanity and a playground in Council Bluffs.

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Mammel Ribbon Cutting

Mammel Ribbon Cutting

photo by Tim Fitzgerald

Formal dedication ceremonies for UNO's new Mammel Hall included an official ribbon cutting ceremony. Left to right in the photo are: UNO student Jessica O'Connor, Ruth and Bill Scott, Carl Mammel, UNO student Nick Britton, Dean Louis Pol and Virginia Schmid.



Vienna Boys Choir to Perform at Sold-out UNO Concert Friday

The Department of Music will host a sold-out concert by the Vienna Boys Choir this Friday, Oct. 29, at the Strauss Performing Arts Center. The Vienna Boys Choir is the highlight of a week's worth of music concert offerings at UNO.

The choir, made up of 24 boys (none older than 14), is on a national tour. A complete listing of concert information is available at under the concert and events link.

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Flu Shot Clinics This Week on Campus

Student Health Services (SHS) will offer flu shot clinics at eight campus locations this week. No appointment is necessary.

SHS staff encourages faculty, staff and students to get vaccinated against influenza. This year's flu shot will vaccinate against:

- H1N1

- Influenza A

- Influenza B

The cost is $15 for students with MavCard ID and $20 for faculty and staff. Bring your insurance card for Blue Cross Blue Shield reimbursement. Those planning to get a vaccination should remember to wear appropriate clothing for a shot in the arm.

For this week's 2010 Flu Shot Clinic schedule, visit

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Sandy Walling Retirement Party This Wednesday

Sandy Walling, manager of UNO Mail Services, is retiring after 29 years of services to the department. Join Mail Services staff in wishing her a happy retirement on Wednesday, Oct. 27, from 2 to 4 p.m. in the Milo Bail Student Center Chancellor's Room.

The Mail Services' window will be closed during Walling's reception. Please adjust your schedule to prepare for the service window to be closed during this time of celebration. Mail can still be dropped off at the front slots directly across from the Eppley elevators.

For more information, contact Stan Schleifer at (402) 554.3596.

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UNO Child Care Center Annual Costume Parade This Friday

The UNO Child Care Center will hold its annual costume parade across campus this Friday, Oct. 29. The children and staff will leave the child care center at 9 a.m. to travel down the middle of campus.

The child care center asks that all offices meet the children and the staff along the campanile between the Durham Science Center and Roskens Hall. There will be approximately 80 children and the staff request that no hard candy or candy containing nuts or peanuts be handed out.

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

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2010 UNO-United Way Drawing Recipient is Jonna Holland

Thank you to Jonna for contributing! The winner of the latest 2010 UNO-United Way drawing is Jonna Holland, associate professor of marketing/management. She won four reserved seats to the Nov. 6 UNO vs. Missouri Western football game. She donated at least $60 by Oct. 8 to be eligible.

As of Oct. 19, UNO has reached more than 83 percent of its goal of $70,000. 

"Let's meet and exceed that mark!" said Mary Sweaney, assistant director of Human Resources. "Please give if you have not already done so."

The UNO-United Way campaign runs through Friday, Nov. 5. For more information on this year's UNO-United Way Campaign, visit

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You Look MAVelous! Wellness Seminars This Week

Wellness Graphic

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

You Look MAVelous! fall wellness seminars continues this week on campus. Faculty, staff and students are invited to attend.

All seminars will take place from noon to 12:30 p.m. in the Milo Bail Student Center (MBSC).

They are:

Portion Control
- Tuesday, Oct. 26
MBSC Council Room

Office Exercise
- Friday, Oct. 29
MBSC U monhon (Omaha) Room

The "You Look MAVelous!" campaign is co-sponsored by Human Resources, Mav-Rec Wellness and Student Health Services. Watch eNotes for additional programs during the fall semester.

For more information, contact Anna-Maria Hansmann at (402) 554.2553.

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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Feedback Sought for SAC/HR MyPyramid Survey

The UNO Staff Advisory Council (SAC) and Human Resources recently sponsored an event called the MyPyramid Scavenger Hunt. The UNO community can participate in a survey to help plan for future events such as the Oct. 8 event.

All submissions are anonymous and the survey is split into two sections: those who participated and those who did not. The deadline is Wednesday, Nov. 3. The short survey is available online at

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Department of English to Present Talk on Poet Joanna Baillie

The Department of English will sponsor a talk on 19th century poet Joanna Baillie Wednesday, Nov. 3. Thomas McLean, University of Otago, New Zealand, will present the talk from 6 to 7:30 p.m. in 438 Arts and Sciences Hall.

A renowned poet, Baillie also was a playwright who was engaged with the major literature and theatre writers of her time. She was a friend and colleague of British Literary figures Sir Walter Scott, Robert Southey, Felicia Hemans as well as American writers Nathaniel Parker Willis, Charles Summer and Catherine Sedgwick. For more information on Baillie, visit

For more information, contact Lisabeth Buchelt at

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Oct. 26 Student 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" this 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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2010 Club and Organization Academy for Students This Wednesday

Student Organizations Leadership Programs (SOLP) will present the first installment of the Club and Organization Academy for Students this Wednesday, Oct. 27. Several topics will be covered including a session on group dynamics, fundraising and budgeting as well as a panel discussion.

All sessions will be held in the College of Public Affairs and Community Service Collaborating Commons from 4 to 8 p.m.

The schedule:

4 to 5 p.m.
Fundraising and Budgeting

5 to 6 p.m.
Panel Discussion on three topics: (1) Working with Your Organization Advisor, (2) What Advisors Expect from Students, and (3) Successful Experiences Working with Their Organizations

6 to 7 p.m.
How to Run a Meeting

7 to 8 p.m.
Group Dynamics

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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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. this Thursday, Oct. 28.

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

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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 week. 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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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 this 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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Free Screening of 'Close Encounters of the Third Kind' Saturday

The UNO UFO Study Group will be sponsor a screening of the film "Close Encounters of the Third Kind" this Saturday, Oct. 30, starting at 6 p.m. Admission is free and open to anyone who would like to attend.

For more information, call John Powers at

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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 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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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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Undergraduate Catalog Changes Due at End of Semester

The deadline to submit changes for the 2011-12 UNO Undergraduate Catalog will be later than usual this year. Changes should be submitted to Tim Kaldahl, University Relations, 211 Eppley Administration Building, before Dec. 15.

The implementation of the University General Education curriculum will require extensive changes in the Undergraduate Catalog. The catalog for next year will have a University General Education section developed by the University General Education Committee.  Effective Fall 2011, incoming students will choose from a common set of courses for their university general education requirements which are accepted in all colleges and majors.  

The colleges and degree programs may also have specific college or program requirements, but those requirements are distinct from the university general education requirements and catalog copy will need to be revised to reflect the changes. 

Colleges and programs should begin reviewing their catalog copy, as well as specific requirements, in preparation to submitting catalog copy before the end of the semester.

For more information, call (402) 554.3502.

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Maverick Watch

Support the Mavericks by attending their home events. To view the fall Omaha's Team schedule, visit

To catch up on the latest UNO Maverick news or to keep tabs on favorite teams, players and coaches this season, visit, Twitter at or Facebook at

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