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Kwanzaa Celebration

video by Charley Reed

A banquet organized by multiple student organizations was held on Dec. 3 to celebrate the week-long holiday.

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World AIDS Day at UNO

video by Charley Reed

On Dec. 1, UNO, along with countless others around the world, shined a light on AIDS and HIV with a special health fair thanks to some help from the Omaha community.



UNO Bookstore Book Buyback Starts Today

The UNO Bookstore's end-of-semester Book Buyback starts today, Dec. 8, and runs through Friday, Dec. 17. Current picture ID is required.

Estimated buyback prices can be viewed at, click on "cash for books."

UNO Bookstore hours during Book Buyback:

- Monday through Thursday
7:30 a.m. to 7 p.m.

- Friday
7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

- Saturday, Dec. 11
9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

For more information, contact Jacinda Brooks at

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Social Services Expert on Campus Today

The UNO School of Public Administration will host a talk by Ram Cnaan today, Dec. 8, from noon to 1 p.m. in 109a College of Public Affairs and Community Service. The title of his talk is "Valuation in the Nonprofit Sector: The Case of Urban Congregations."

Dr. Cnaan is the associate dean for research, professor, and chair of the Doctoral Program in Social Welfare and director of the Program for Religion and Social Policy Research at the University of Pennsylvania.

He is a world-renowned expert in studying faith-based social services, carrying out the first national study on the role of local religious congregations in the provision of social services as well as the first one-city census of congregations. For more information on his work go to:

For more information, contact Angela Eikenberry at (402) 554.3488.

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President Milliken to Address Faculty Senate Today

The UNO Faculty Senate will hold its final regular monthly meeting of the fall semester today, Dec. 8, in the Milo Bail Student Center Chancellor's Room. University of Nebraska President James B. Milliken will speak at 2 p.m. The meeting will begin immediately after the presentation. All interested UNO community members are welcome to attend today's meeting.

For more information contact the Sue Bishop at (402) 554.3598.

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'UNO College Night at Maverick Hockey' This Friday

The Athletic Department is honoring the College of Information and Technology at the UNO hockey game against Michigan Tech this Friday, Dec. 10, at the Qwest Center. All faculty, staff, friends and family are invited to be part of this special "College Night" event.

Athletics is offering a special package that includes a ticket to the game and meal at Rick's Cafe Boatyard, all for just $22 a person. If you are already a season ticket holder for hockey, you can take advantage of this offer at Rick's Cafe Boatyard for only $10.50 a person for the buffet meal. 

For questions, contact Pam Schwarting at or (402) 554.3689.

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Free UNO Jazz Ensemble Performance Friday in MBSC

The UNO Jazz Ensemble will serenade student center patrons at a free performance this Friday, Dec. 10, starting at noon in the Milo Bail Student Center Nebraska Room. The UNO Jazz Ensemble will perform under the direction of Pete Madsen, coordinator of jazz studies and assistant professor of trombone at UNO.

For more information, contact Madsen at petermadsen@mail.unomaha.

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This Week In Maverick Athletics

This Week In Maverick Athletics is a listing of the latest sports information. For a complete weekly update of UNO's in-season teams, click on

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CBA in Costa Rica — Spend Spring Break in Costa Rica and Earn Credit Hours

Enhance your academic, cultural and professional development while experiencing the local culture and natural beauty of Costa Rica. This short study abroad trip will focus on globalization, eco-tourism and sustainability topics while providing students with an opportunity to experience a tropical paradise over Spring Break 2011.

Travel is from March 16-27, 2011. Students will participate in pre-travel seminars, site visits, company tours and a service learning component while earning three credit hours for the trip. The cost of $2,500 includes airfare, hotel (double occupancy), breakfasts daily, two dinners, transportation and admission to attractions such as a hanging bridges tour of an active volcano, a zip-line canopy tour, and a thermal springs visit. The trip fee does not include passport/visa fees, course tuition, additional meals, personal expenses and souvenirs. 

The course is open to all undergraduate and graduate students looking for an international elective course. Faculty and spouses/significant others are also welcome. 

For more information, contact Rebecca Morris at 303F Mammel Hall, or (402) 554.3542.

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Center for Faculty Development Book Discussion

Faculty members interested in a discussion of David Weinberger's Everything is Miscellaneous: The Power of the New Digital Disorder are invited to join the Center for Faculty Development on Friday, Dec. 10, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Criss Library Faculty Study Commons. Refreshments will be provided.

For more information, to register, or receive a copy of this book, contact the Center for Faculty Development at (402) 554.2427 or

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mavlink/PeopleSoft Training/Overview Sessions Offered

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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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Lydia House to Benefit from Warm Winter Clothing Drive

Approximately 2,000 people in Omaha are homeless each night. To assist these homeless men, women and children, the UNO School of Communication honor society, Lambda Pi Eta, and the UNO Ad Club will accept donations for their second annual Warm Winter Drive through Thursday, Dec. 16.

Acceptable donations include coats, hats, gloves, mittens, earmuffs, scarves, socks and blankets. Donations will support the Open Door Mission's Lydia House, which provides emergency services for women and families in need of immediate assistance.

Donation drop-off boxes are located in 140 Arts and Science Hall and the Criss Library main entrance. Read more.

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Save the Date — Campus Strategic Planning Forum Feb. 4

Save the Date. An all-campus strategic planning forum will take place Friday, Feb. 4, from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Milo Bail Student Center Ballroom. All faculty, staff, students, alumni and community partners can attend.

The 2010-2011 Strategic Planning Awards will be presented at the event. Additional forum details will be e-mailed in early 2011.

To be included in the gathering, contact Charlotte Swank at

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Green Tip of the Week

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#EarthDayTips 36: Buy Rechargeable Batteries This Holiday
When looking for batteries this holiday season why not pick a green alternative; instead, try purchasing rechargeable batteries. Once they no longer hold a charge, recycle them.

(To celebrate the 40th anniversary of Earth Day, provided 40 "green" tips.)

The GreenUNO Task Force provides these tips. For more information, visit

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