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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.



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 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. 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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Walk for Child Rights is Oct. 30 at UNO

The Indian Student Association is planning a CRY Walk on Saturday, Oct. 30, at UNO.

Sign-in and free refreshments begin at 9:30 a.m. at the University of Nebraska Peter Kiewit Institute, 1110 S. 67th St. Participants will walk through Elmwood Park back to the UNO campus that morning.

A $10 minimum donation is required for each participant, and walkers must register and pay prior to Oct. 30. Walkers will receive a CRY Walk T-shirt and be entered into drawings for various prizes. Read more.

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Author, Translator and Poet Matthew Zapruder to Visit UNO

The UNO Writer's Workshop will host award-winning poet Matthew Zapruder, who will read from his new book 'Come on All You Ghosts,' on Wednesday, Nov. 3, at 7:30 p.m., in the Milo Bail Student Center's Dodge Room. A discussion and book signing will follow the reading.

Zapruder is the author of three collections of poetry: 'American Linden' (Tupelo Press, 2002), 'The Pajamaist' (Copper Canyon, 2006), selected by Tony Hoagland as the winner of the William Carlos Williams Award from the Poetry Society of America, and 'Come on All You Ghosts,' published by Copper Canyon in Fall of 2010. Read more.

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Social Media, Branding is Focus of Nov. 3 Panel

'Advertising, Branding, and Social Media - Oh My!' is the focus of a Wednesday, Nov. 3 panel presentation for Adam Tyma's Introduction to Mass Communication class.

The presentation, which begins at 1 p.m. in 101 College of Public Affairs and Community Service Building, will feature the following panelists:

  • Dusty Davidson, BrightMix
  • Megan Hunt, Princess Lasertron
  • Jerilyn Kamm, UNO School of Communication
  • Wendy Townley, UNO University Relations

"The worlds of marketing, advertising and public relations have been acutely changed by one thing: social media," Tyma said. "Join our panelists and classmates to learn about, ask questions on and discuss this changing world with those who are seeing it, teaching it and living it first hand."

The event will also be updated on Twitter, using the hashtag #JOUR1500Pnl3. Contact Tyma at for more information.

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Child Care Center Annual Costume Parade Set for Today

The UNO Child Care Center will hold its annual costume parade across campus today, 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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Donations, Volunteers Sought for Oct. 30 Mav Kids Halloween Party

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 Medina 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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mavlink/PeopleSoft Training/Overview Sessions Offered

The UNO Nebraska Student Information System (NeSIS) team has added several records and registration training/overview sessions for faculty and staff through February 2011.

Please visit the training calendar at to register. Registration is limited to 10 people.

Anyone who has questions or comments about NeSIS can e-mail them to

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Service Learning Discussion to Focus on Media Relations

The Service-Learning Academy will host a talk focused on getting media publicity for service-learning projects on Friday, Nov. 5, at 1:30 p.m. in the Milo Bail Student Center's Gallery Room. Wendy Townley, assistant director of media relations in University Relations, will lead the discussion.

Townley plans to focus on why it is important to get the word out to the media about service learning and what best practices are for working with television and print reporters. There will be time for questions.

To register for the session, contact Carlynn Hartman-Kurtz, (402) 554.2712 or

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Criss Library to Host Session on 'Social Media in the College Classroom'

The campus community is invited to a discussion set for Friday, Nov. 5, from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. in the Criss Library Faculty Study that will focus on Social Media.

Adam Tyma, assistant professor of the School of Communications, will share his insights and ongoing research on 21st century technology and its impact in the university setting.

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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 members are pleased to welcome representatives from two local funding agencies who will discuss their grant programs and answer questions for 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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NSSLHA Basketball Tournament to Benefit Hope Center

The UNO National Student Speech Language Hearing Association (NSSLHA) chapter will host a basketball tournament to help raise money for the Hope Center for Kids. The event will take place at Sapp Fieldhouse on Sunday, Nov. 7, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Games will consist of 3-on-3 teams. Each team is allowed to have a maximum of 5 players, and three must be playing at all times. The top two teams from each bracket will receive prizes.

A registration form is available online at The registration fee is $25 per team.

All of the money raised will go to the Hope Center to help with after-school education programs.

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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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Ballroom Club Set to Meet Nov. 2

The UNO Ballroom Club, The Dance Floor, will meet Tuesday, Nov. 2, in the Health, Physical Education and Recreation Building's upper multipurpose room at 8:30 p.m. The group is open to students, faculty and staff. Please note, faculty and staff need to be members of Mav-Rec to use the facility. For more information, contact Marty Hebert (402) 689.5073 or

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In Print

Robert Woody, Department of Psychology, is author of an article 'Leadership from APA, Divisions, and State Psychological Associations,' appearing in the current issue of the Independent Practitioner. Woody is also a contributor to the new book 'Parental Alienation: DSM-5 And ICD-11,' edited by William Bernet (Vanderbilt University).

John R. Bartle and Gerard Wellman, School of Public Administration, are the authors of a new report--Sustainability Makes Dollars and Sense--commissioned by Environment Omaha. The report lays out a series of facts, case studies and comparisons that examine environmental and infrastructure investments in Omaha. It is available online at

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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In the News

Randy Adkins, Department of Political Science, was quoted in the Oct. 25 issue of the 'Omaha World-Herald' about margins of error in elections.

Loree Bykerk, Department of Political Science, was quoted in an Oct. 28 'Omaha World-Herald' article about the Nebraska's race for governor.

An Oct. 23 'Omaha World-Herald' article about the Nebraska State Bandmasters Association's annual marching band contest mentioned student Miles Kellett.

Student Kenny Sibrian was featured in the Oct. 25 issue of the 'Omaha World-Herald' about La Casa del Pueblo and the time she spends there as a volunteer mentor.

Deborah Smith-Howell, Graduate Studies, was quoted in the Oct. 24 'Omaha World-Herald' about the relationship between graduate school enrollment and the economy.

Sam Walker, professor emeritus of criminal justice, was quoted in two stories in the 'New Orleans Times Picayune' about an early warning system for problem New Orleans police officers on October 23 and 24.

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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On Exhibit

UNO Art Gallery Welcomes Student Exhibition Through Dec. 17 - Works by BFA and BA senior students from the Department of Art and Art History at the University of Nebraska at Omaha (UNO) will be featured in the final exhibition of the Fall 2010 semester at the UNO Art Gallery. The public is invited to an opening reception on Friday, Nov. 5, from 5 to 7:30 p.m. The exhibition will run through Dec. 17. Read more.

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 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.

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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On Stage

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. 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. 29, and 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 to Perform Tonight; Hauntcert Set for Halloween - The Department of Music will host a sold-out concert by the Vienna Boys Choir tonight, 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.

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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