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Hockey Weekend Ahead

photos by Tim Fitzgerald

The UNO Mavericks will be at home this weekend, November 19 and 20, against nationally ranked North Dakota at Omaha's Qwest Center. In their last home weekend, UNO swept Minnesota State-Mankato.

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Volunteers Tackle Graffiti

video by Ben Bohall

Student Ben Bohall, a reporter for the Omaha News, put together this story on UNO's Association of Latino American Students taking part in a graffiti abatement event in late October.

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UNO Honored at Regional Housing Conference

UNO Honored at Regional Housing Conference

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Earlier this month, UNO took its first delegation to the Midwest Affiliate of College and University Residence Halls (MACURH) regional conference at Missouri State University. UNO students traveled to the conference to attend programming sessions and gain valuable student leadership experience within housing programming.

UNO earned the Best Roll Call award for large schools. The award means that UNO Housing has now entered the spotlight, and more institutions across the region now see that UNO has on-campus housing and their students want to be involved.

MACURH represents more than 40 higher-education institutions. More than 500 students from across the country attended the housing conference.



Presentation on the Scholarship of Engagement Scheduled for Today

Today, Nov. 19, Diane Dobernick, a scholar from Michigan State University (MSU) will give a presentation on MSU's experience, process and results of incorporating flexibility regarding the scholarship of engagement into its reappointment, promotion and tenure guidelines. The presentation will take place from 1 to 2:30 p.m. in the College of Public Affairs and Community Service (CPACS) Collaborating Commons.

This event is will be open to any UNO faculty member or administrator, and is a repeat of a similar presentation Dobernick will make to CPACS faculty on the morning of the 19th. Her visit to campus is cosponsored by CPACS and the Center for Faculty Development.

For more information, contact Sara Woods at

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MBSC to Host International Dance Party Tonight

UNO will conclude its celebration of U.S. International Education Week today, Nov. 19, with a final event -- the International Dance Party.

The Dance Party will feature international music and starts at 9 p.m. in the Milo Bail Student Center (MBSC) Ballroom. Tickets are on sale today in the MBSC Business Office for $4. At the door tickets will cost $6. The event is open to the campus community and the public. Snacks and drinks will be provided.

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Criss Library Schedule Changes for Thanksgiving Holiday

In conjunction with the Thanksgiving holiday, Criss Library staff announces the following changes in hours of operation:
Wednesday, Nov. 24: 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Thursday, Friday and Saturday Nov. 25-27: Closed

Regular hours will resume at noon on Sunday, Nov. 28. For a complete schedule of library hours, visit

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UNO College Night at Maverick Hockey Tonight

The UNO Athletic Department is inviting every college on campus to "UNO College Night at Maverick Hockey." Every Friday night of each weekend hockey series, UNO will recognize a specific college during the game, although members of all colleges are invited to attend.

Tonight, the College of Education and the Criss Library will be recognized at the Mavericks' game against North Dakota. Every college is invited to take part in this special offer, which includes a ticket to the game and one buffet meal at Rick's Café Boatyard for just $22. The buffet runs from 5 to 7 p.m. at Rick's located at 345 Riverfront Drive in Downtown Omaha.

To take advantage of this special offer, contact Pam Schwarting at (402) 554.3689 or

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EC UNO to Host Nov. 23 Prairie Manager Speaker

The Environmental Club of UNO (EC UNO) will host a talk by Alicia Mullarkey, preserve manager for the Allwine and T.L. Davis Prairies, Tuesday, Nov. 23, at 11:30 a.m. in the Milo Bail Student Center Nebraska Room.

For more information, contact Gillian Cromwell at

The GreenUNO Task Force supports this event. For more information, visit

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Campus Holiday Open House Scheduled for Dec.

Chancellor John Christensen, Senior Vice Chancellor Terry Hynes and Vice Chancellor Bill Conley invite faculty and staff to attend UNO's annual campus holiday open house. The event will take place Tuesday, Dec. 7, from 3 to 5 p.m. in the Milo Bail Student Center Ballroom.

For details, click on this holiday invite

Those planning to attend should R.S.V.P. by Wednesday, Dec. 1, to Bob Cairns, at (402) 554.2311 or Up to Top

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, 2011. 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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In the News

In the News

- Chris Decker, Department of Economics, was quoted in the Nov. 17 issue of the Omaha World-Herald about recent economic activity in Omaha.

- The Nov. 17 issue of the Omaha World-Herald featured a Midlands Voices guest column by Charles Johanningsmeier, Department of English, and Sarah Edwards, Teacher Education. The column focused on the recent MET Link conference at UNO and student literacy.

- The Nov. 13 "Magic of Chemistry: Fun with Polymers" event, organized by the UNO Math Science Learning Center, invited 160 local Girl Scouts to campus. The Omaha World-Herald covered the workshop, quoting Dana Richter-Egger of the Math Science Learning Center. Student Kristina Cusumano was also quoted in the Nov. 14 Omaha World-Herald article.

- Julie Rogers, School of Criminology and Criminal Justice, was featured in the Nov. 10 issue of the McCook Daily Gazette about juvenile justice programs.

- KPTM (Fox 42), the Associated Press and the Omaha World-Herald covered the Nov. 12 Warren Buffett portrait unveiling at Mammel Hall.

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

Simi's Book Honored as Outstanding Academic Title
American Swastika, a book co-written by Pete Simi, an associate professor in the School of Criminology and Criminal Justice, has been named the CHOICE magazine Outstanding Academic Title of the year for 2010. Simi's co-author is Robert Futrell, a sociology professor at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas.

More than 35,000 academic librarians, faculty, and key decision makers rely on the reviews in CHOICE magazine and Choice Reviews Online for collection development and scholarly research. The Association of College and Research Libraries publishes the magazine.Read more.

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On Stage

UNO Theatre Presents Noises Off Nov. 17-Dec. 4
The Department of Theatre presents Michael Frayn's classic comedy-within-a-comedy, Noises Off, directed by D Scott Glasser. Previews run Nov. 17-18, with performances Nov. 19-20 and Dec. 1-4 at the UNO Theatre, located inside the Weber Fine Arts Building. The house opens at 7 p.m. with a 7:30 p.m. curtain for all performances. The preview on Nov. 17 will be a TAG Night Out. There will be a talkback session held in the theatre after the Dec. 3 production. Read more.

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

Bancroft Street Market Welcomes Video Installations by UNO Students
Works by 18 student artists from the Department of Art and Art History at UNO will take center stage for one night only: tonight, Nov. 19, at the Bancroft Street Market, 2702 S. 10th St. It is free and open to the public.

The exhibition 'Rear Window 2.0: Spectacles of Hope' features video works that wonder, inspire, engage and provoke viewers to take part in the revitalization of 10th and Bancroft Streets in Omaha. The video installations investigate how hope, spectacle and neighborhood engagement can come together to transform a sense of place. Read more.

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 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 tonight, 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.

Morrill Hall's 'Wildlife and Nature' Amateur Photo Exhibit
Kim Kronschnabel, UNO Cashiering/Student Accounts, photography is currently on display at the University of Nebraska State Museum "Wildlife and Nature" amateur photography exhibit. Amateur photographers from across Nebraska submitted entries July 1 to Sept. 30 as part of the museum's second annual photography contest. Nearly 500 images of birds, mammals, plant life, other wildlife, natural landscapes, and people interacting with nature will be showcased for museum visitors to enjoy.

The exhibit will remain on display through Dec. 1. 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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