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Top UNO School of Communication and College of Business Administration students met with Omaha investor Warren Buffett on Friday, Oct. 22. Following a two-hour question and answer session, Buffett invited them to a steak and root beer float lunch at Piccolo Pete's. Students from the University of Illinois, University of Wisconsin, Pepperdine, California-San Diego, University of Denver, University of South Dakota and Villanova were among those in attendance with students from UNO.

The day began with Bob Batt's private tour of Nebraska Furniture Mart and ended with a private tour of Borsheim's. This was the first of several such sessions Buffett will hold during the 2010-11 academic year with students from around the nation. UNO has been invited for the past five years to participate.

"Mr. Buffett discusses business and life in answering a wide range of student questions," said School of Communication Director Jeremy Lipschultz. "He's giving his time and energy to help influence the next generation, and we are extremely thankful for his sincere interest in helping to teach our students."

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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.



UNO Flight Team Defends Regional Title

The UNO Aviation Institute Flight Team, The Flying Mavs, sponsored by Jet Linx Aviation, again won first place in the National Intercollegiate Flying Association Region 6 SAFECON competition Oct. 22 in Salina, Kan. The UNO team scored 432 points to earn the top honor and a spot in the national competition. UNO first captured the regional competition last year.

Eight schools participated in the contest, including UNO, Oklahoma State University, University of Oklahoma, University of Central Missouri, Kansas State University - Salina, Parks College of St. Louis University, the Spartan College of Aeronautics and Southeastern Oklahoma State University.

The top three schools in the competition, including UNO, will advance to the national competition May 16-21, hosted at Ohio State University. Read more.

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Criss Library Welcomes Hagel Artifacts in Latest Exhibition

Historic photographs and artifacts from the offices of former U.S. Sen. Chuck Hagel are on display at the H. Don and Connie J. Osborne Family Gallery inside Criss Library today, Oct. 28, through Sunday, Dec. 19.

The exhibition – 'A Senator's Walls: A Selection of Photographs and Artifacts from the Offices of Senator Chuck Hagel' – features more than 300 items from Hagel's offices in Washington, D.C., Omaha, Lincoln, Kearney and Scottsbluff. The items on display include photographs, awards, gifts, cartoons, newspapers and magazines, presenting a visual history of the senator's activities during his term. Read more.

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Next 'Maverick Monday' Is This Friday

Future UNO Mavericks will converge on campus this week for Pre-Admissions and Orientation's 'Maverick Monday.' And Maverick Monday, this week, is Friday.

"We're switching it up and holding it on a Friday to accommodate for Millard Public Schools day off where students are required to do a college visit or career shadow," said Lamarr Womble, assistant director of Pre-Admissions and Orientation.

Six of the open house programs are held each year for high school students from Nebraska, Iowa and South Dakota.

"This is a great opportunity to visit campus if you haven't already done so," Womble said. "Maverick Mondays consists of a host of different events that provides students with a taste of college life."

On Friday, Oct. 29, students and their parents will be given the opportunity to meet with UNO representatives from academic departments and to take part in discussions on admission requirements and financial aid. Campus and housing tours will also be offered.

8:15 a.m. to noon Maverick Monday schedule:

  • Free breakfast;
  • College and academic department fair;
  • Interactive Maverick millionaire game;
  • Students/parent panel;
  • Campus tours; and
  • Optional housing and college tours of the Pacific Location.

If interested in attending, registration is available through MavSpace at

For more information, contact Womble at (402) 554.3517 or

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Dodge Location Intra-Campus Shuttle Begins Monday

Starting Monday, Nov. 1, the Intra-Campus Shuttle Service on the Dodge Location will operate Monday through Friday from 6:30 a.m. to 10:30 p.m., excluding holidays.

The shuttle will circle the Dodge Location only, making short stops at:

  • the three-way intersection south of Lot Q;
  • west of Lot K along University Drive South;
  • north of the Durham Science Center;
  • north of Milo Bail Student Center;
  • and east of Kayser Hall.

This Shuttle Service will operate until March 18.

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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 today, Oct. 28, through Saturday, Oct. 30, 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-served basis. Read more.

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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. today, 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 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 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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Human Rights Activist Robert Bernstein to Give Goldstein Lecture

Robert Bernstein, publisher and human rights activist, will present the 2010 Shirley and Leonard Goldstein Lecture on Human Rights on Wednesday, Nov. 10, at 7 p.m. The lecture will be held in the Thompson Alumni Center's Bootstrapper Hall.

Bernstein will lecture on 'Are Human Rights Organizations Helping or Hurting Relations between Israel, Palestine and the Arabs?'

Bernstein has devoted his life to the active defense of freedom of expression and to the protection of victims of injustice and abuse throughout the world. As one of the most influential voices in American publishing for over three decades, he is also a dominant force in the development of the international human rights movement. Read more.

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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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Vienna Boys Choir to Perform Friday; Hauntcert Set for Halloween

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 second Heartland Philharmonic Orchestra and UNO Choirs Hauntcert takes place on Sunday, Oct. 31, at 3 p.m. in the Strauss Performing Arts Center.

A complete listing of this week's concert information is available at under the concert and events link.

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Nebraska Space Grant Now Accepting NASA EPSCoR Pre-Proposals

In anticipation of the upcoming National NASA EPSCoR (Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research) call for proposals, the NASA Nebraska Space Grant is now issuing a call for pre-proposals from UNO faculty members as well as other affiliate researchers throughout the state. The official call for research pre-proposals, including full information on the EPSCoR award, can be downloaded from

Deadlines are, Nov. 3 for required "Letter of Intent," and Nov. 17 for "Research Pre-Proposal" submission. Address any questions to Michael Sibbernsen 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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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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Emerging Leaders Nominations Sought

The Office of Student Organizations and Leadership Programs (SOLP) will accept Emerging Leaders nominations through Sunday, Oct. 31. The program aids in personal development, social awareness, building foundations for the future and fostering interpersonal growth.

To be eligible for the program, students must have a 2.5 G.P.A. and be currently enrolled at the university/paying university fees. If a student does not have an established UNO G.P.A., they must have a 2.5 for the fall semester, if selected. Faculty or staff members must nominate students. Nominators must tell students they are nominating them and inform them of the program, information about Emerging Leaders can be found on the SOLP website. Student must submit an essay for the nomination to be complete.

Nominations will only be accepted online at For more information, call Barb Treadway-Janousek at (402) 554.2711.

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Call for UCAT Travel Grant Proposals 2010-11

The University Committee for the Advancement of Teaching (UCAT) is accepting proposals on a monthly basis from October through April or until funds are expended. The committee will fund grants up to $800 for each award. Faculty may not receive more than one UCAT travel award for the academic year. Applications will not be returned for revision and resubmission.

All applications (forms available on UCAT website at should be reviewed by their UCAT college representative for completeness and sufficient/appropriate information before submitting. Budgets must be complete and accurate. All previous grant reports must be turned in prior to submission of a new request.

If approved, applicant will provide a copy of their travel authorization to UCAT/CFD prior to travel and submit a written report to UCAT after your travel and prior to May 6. Proposals are due by the 21st of the each month. Applicants should submit one hard and an electronic copy of the application. Electronic copies should be in rtf or MS Word document formats and sent as an e-mail attachment to Alice Woll ( Hard copy submissions should be sent to the Center for Faculty Development in 105 Arts and Sciences Hall.

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