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Plastics Focus of 10-10-10 Conference Presentation

David Corbin's presentation on tossed away plastics had his audience at the 10-10-10 conference thinking about recycling, reuse . . . and art. This story was written and created by student Brandon Bartling.

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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.



Sandy Walling Retirement Party Take Place Today

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 today, 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 PRSSA Wins Two National Awards for PR Projects

MaverickPR, the UNO chapter of the Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA), earned two national awards for its annual organ donation campaign and university service.

Twelve student officers attended the PRSSA National Conference in Washington D.C., Oct. 15-19, where they were recognized for winning first-place in the 2010 National Organ Donor Awareness Campaign (NODAC) and the F.H. Teahan National Chapter Award for University Service. Read more.

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School of Psychology Information Session Takes Place Today

Students interested in learning more about the UNO School Psychology program can attend an informational session today, Oct. 27, from 4 to 5:30pm in 217 Arts and Sciences Hall. Those who attend will learn about the application process, research teams, program curriculum and service-learning opportunities. Current School Psychology graduate students will be available to answer questions. Refreshments will be provided. For more information, contact Sara Yount 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 playwright and poet Joanna Baillie on 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.

Baillie was a woman 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, contact Lisabeth Buchelt at

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Maverick Productions Welcomes Girl Talk Nov. 12 at Sokol

Maverick Productions will bring internationally known DJ Girl Talk to Sokol Auditorium, 2234 S. 13th St., on Friday, Nov. 12, at 7 p.m.

Student tickets are $7 and can be purchased in the Milo Bail Student Center Business Office. Students can purchase up to two tickets with a UNO ID. Public tickets are $16 and can be purchased on Read more.

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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 Henry at

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Nov. 20 Dance Marathon to Support Local AIDS Organizations

Hundreds of area high school and college students will dance for much of the evening and through the overnight hours on Saturday, Nov. 20, to increase awareness and raise money to fight HIV and AIDS locally and globally.

The World AIDS Day dance marathon runs from 5 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 20, to 7 a.m. on Sunday, Nov. 21, in the Milo Bail Student Center.

The fundraiser, organized by the UNO Service-Learning Academy, is open to local high school and college students. Visit to register; online registration is required for participation. Read more.

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UCRCA Faculty Minigrant Proposals

The University Committee on Research and Creative Activity (UCRCA) is inviting faculty minigrant proposals during the 2010/2011 academic year. Applications will be accepted monthly beginning Monday, Nov. 1. The guidelines and forms for UCRCA minigrant applications are available on the Sponsored Programs & Research (SPR) web page at

For questions and assistance, contact SPR at (402) 554.2286 or e-mail

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UCRCA Funding Available for UNO Students

The University Committee on Research and Creative Activity (UCRCA) is inviting student applications for the 2010/2011 academic year. The committee is pleased to provide research and travel support for UNO undergraduate students and research support only for UNO graduate students. Requests for graduate student travel are being supported through the Office of Graduate Studies.

Graduate students interested in applying for travel grants should contact UNO's Office of Graduate Studies at (402) 554.2341.

Student applications are being accepted monthly beginning Monday, Nov. 1, and are due on the first working day of the month. The application forms and guidelines for submission are available on the SPR web page:

For questions and assistance, contact SPR at (402) 554.2286 or

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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 email 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. For questions, contact SPR at (402) 554.2286 or

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