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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.



EC UNO to Host Prairie Manager Speaker Today

The Environmental Club of UNO (EC UNO) will host a talk by Alicia Mullarkey, preserve manager for the Allwine and T.L. Davis Prairies today, 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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GSO Transgender Day of Remembrance Ends Today with Guest Speaker

UNO's Gender and Sexual Orientation Student Agency (GSO) will sponsor a guest speaker today, Nov. 23, to culminate UNO's Transgender Day of Remembrance events.

Psychiatrist Dr. Ron Holt will speak on 'Sexuality - Biology as a Destiny: Curious about what makes us gay or straight or in between?' from 11 to 1 p.m. in the Milo Bail Student Center Dodge Room. Free food will be available.

During the remembrance, tombstones were displayed in the pep bowl to honor trans people who have been murdered.

For more information, contact Joshua Wiley at (402) 554.4846.

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NUFlex Open Computer Labs Available for Annual Enrollment

NUFlex Open Computer Labs Available for benefit-eligible faculty and staff who would like some assistance with the 2011 annual enrollment.

Only a few days remain for 2010 NUFlex enrollment. Since this year's enrollment is online only, Human Resources will conduct two open computer labs for employees requiring a computer or additional assistance.

The labs will be offered in the 104 Durham Science Center:

  • Today, Nov. 23, 2:30 to 4 p.m.
  • Monday, Nov. 29, 10 to 11:30 a.m.

Go to and log in for online NUFlex enrollment, which ends Friday, Dec. 3. For password help, contact ITS Customer Service Helpdesk at (402) 554.4357.

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UNO Employee Discount Program Available

With holiday shopping here, just a reminder that members from the UNO community can still take advantage of the UNO/Perkspot online savings program.

UNO is the first campus in the University of Nebraska system to use the PerkSpot service. UNO continues to partner with PerkSpot to offer an Employee Discount Program for all UNO faculty, staff, retirees and students.

For easy reference, a website with a listing of participating local stores and online vendors, is available for faculty, staff, retirees and students to view. To take advantage of the UNO Employee Discount Program, eligible participants need to first register for an account with PerkSpot.

For instruction on how to sign up, visit

PerkSpot is an innovative online resource that offers discounts and rebates on goods and services from some of the top brand names in the U.S.

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Preparing for Finals Week Seminar Dec. 2

The UNO Counseling Center will offer a free seminar on preparing for finals week on Thursday, Dec. 2.

Join the center for 'Finals Prep — Juggling Life Seminar' from noon to 1 p.m. in the Milo Bail Student Center U mon hon (Omaha) Room. At the seminar, learn how to manage your study time and get a few last minute study tips.

Snacks will be provided.

For more information, contact Cathy Pettid at (402) 554.2409.

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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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Deadline Nov. 30 for Writing Across the Curriculum Faculty Seminar

UNO faculty members are invited to participate in a two-day seminar on Writing Across the Curriculum (WAC). The seminar will be held in the Milo Bail Student Center on Tuesday, Jan. 4, and Wednesday, Jan. 5, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Faculty who participate will have an opportunity to consider WAC's twin objectives - using writing tasks to promote students' understanding of course material in any discipline (writing to learn), and integrating writing tasks across the curriculum in order to support students' development as writers (learning to write). Participants will be well prepared to teach discipline-based writing and writing-intensive courses.

On Tuesday, interactive sessions will address the challenges students face when they undertake academic writing tasks, from comprehending reading assignments to evaluating, integrating and citing information from print and electronic sources. Wednesday's sessions will focus on best practices for responding to and evaluating students' papers. Participants will bring papers written by their own students, compare their assessments to those of their colleagues and consider similarities and differences across disciplines.

The seminar is supported by the Writing Center and the Center for Faculty Development. Participants will receive $250 directed to their departments for travel and other professional expenses.

A brief application form is posted on the UNO Writing Center website, on the Faculty Resources page:

Applications are due Tuesday, Nov. 30, and applicants will be notified by Friday, Dec. 3.

For more information, contact Nora Bacon at the UNO Writing Center (, (402) 554.2946).

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Campus Holiday Open House Scheduled for Dec. 7

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 year's holiday invite

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

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NCHC Recognizes Saltzman for Service to Honors Education

Rosalie Saltzman, the director of the UNO Honors Program, was recognized for her more than 30 years of service and commitment to collegiate honors education by the National Collegiate Honors Council at the organization's annual fall meeting last month in Kansas City, Mo.

Have you done something noteworthy in your profession? E-mail 'People' items to 'People' appears in the Tuesday edition of eNotes.

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