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Grad Students Create Prototype for Project Harmony

Grad Students Create Prototype for Project Harmony

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Graduate students, above, from the UNO Capstone in Management Information Systems course created a secure online video interview distribution system prototype this semester for Project Harmony. Project Harmony is a non-profit child advocacy center founded in 1996 whose mission is to protect and support children, collaborate with professionals and engage the community to end child abuse and neglect. Project Harmony wa searching for a method to secure the distribution of videotaped interviews to replace their current DVD system.

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The Moving Company at 75

video by Charley Reed

The Moving Company will celebrate it's history on Dec. 12 starting at 1 p.m. in the HPER Building. Check out this short video of UNO's modern dance company.



Holiday Reminder from Your FEAP

Stress is not uncommon this time of year. Here are a few tips from your friendly Faculty Employee Assistance Program (FEAP) staff to help make the holidays less stressful and enjoyable.

They are:

- Set realistic expectations;

- Don't spend randomly. Set a limit (budget) and stick to it;

- Reduce your obligations;

- Relax;

- Laugh; and

- Revisit the meaning of the holiday.

"I want to wish you and yours a ‘peaceful' and ‘joyful' holiday season," said Marlene Schneider, UNO's FEAP counselor.

FEAP is a confidential counseling service designed to assist faculty, employees and their families in addressing personal and work-related problems. For more information, contact Schneider at (402) 554.3120.

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Giving Tree at UNO Child Care Center

The Chancellor's Commission on the Status of Women (CCSW) invites the campus community to make donations to the UNO Child Care Center's giving tree.

The Child Care Center is displaying a giving tree containing requests for supplies. To view a list of items, visit

"As a parent of two alums of the UNO Child Care Center, I've seen firsthand how creative the caregivers are, while being part of quite a thrifty operation," said Jody Neathery-Castro, CCSW co-chair. "Donators can rest assured that all donations, no matter how small, will be gratefully appreciated (and creatively utilized) by both the staff and children."

The commission thought it was appropriate to launch this effort during the holidays since it's the season for giving; however, the Child Care Center will continue to accept giving tree donations throughout the year. To contribute, choose an item from the "giving tree" send it through campus mail or bring it to the Child Care Center.

"The giving tree is always changing - we will put items on it as they are needed," said Dawn Hove, director of the Child Care Center. "A few things we need, currently, are wet wipes, batteries, baking items; such as flour sugar, salt, cake mixes, Jell-O, pudding, food coloring, pasta (all kinds), etc."

Since its doors opened in 1986, the UNO Child Care Center has offered early childhood education programming for children - age 18 months to five years during the academic year; and until 12 years during the summer - of students, faculty, staff and alumni. The center was the first program in Nebraska to be accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC).

"We're not a daycare anymore. Today we offer a early childhood educational program," Hove said. "Educating the university's youngest students is our ultimate goal."

For more information contact Hove at (402) 554.4936 or

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'Cultivating the Potential in At-Risk Students' Webinar Today

The last webinar from the National Academic Advising Association (NACADA), will be held today, Dec. 15, from 1 to 2:30 p.m. in the College of Public Affairs Community Service Collaborating Commons. "Cultivating the Potential in At-Risk Students" is the second webinar in the Advising for Student Retention and Persistence series.  Any and all are welcome to attend; the Office of Faculty Development will provide refreshments.

For more information, contact Rita Henry at

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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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UNO Bookstore Holiday Sale Under Way

The UNO Bookstore is currently conducting its holiday sale. Buy one UNO/apparel item at regular price and receive the second item of equal or lesser value for half price. The sale runs through Friday, Dec. 17.

Holiday books, children's books and a huge selection of hardbound and paperback books are also 20 percent off.

UNO Bookstore hours are:

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

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

For more information, contact Jacinda Brooks at

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Hi-Tech Classroom Maintenance and Holiday Lab Hours

To provide improved security and update software, all computers in Information Services (IS) Hi-tech classrooms will be re-imaged (or returned to their original configuration) beginning Friday, Dec. 17, through Thursday, Dec. 23. This process will remove any software which was installed over the fall semester. 

During the reimaging, all hi-tech room computers will be unavailable for use and will be shut down over the holiday break for energy savings. Workstations will be brought back online Monday, Jan. 3. At this time faculty may install software in Hi-Tech rooms which will be utilized for the spring semester. For a complete list of all IS Hi-Tech classrooms, visit

The IS computer labs in 104 Durham Science Center and the Milo Bail Student Center will close on Thursday, Dec. 23, and reopen for regular semester hours on Monday, Jan. 10. The IS labs in the Milo Bail Student Center will, however, be open limited hours as listed below. For an update listing of all holiday computer lab hours, visit

104 MBSC
Dec. 18-19: 1 to 10:30 p.m.;
Dec. 20-23:  7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Dec. 24-Jan. 2: Closed      
Jan. 3-7: 7:30 a.m. to 10:30 p.m.
Jan. 8-9: 1 p.m. to midnight

MBSC Dundee Room (24-hour lab)

Dec. 18: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Dec. 19: Noon to 9 p.m.
Dec. 20-23: 7 a.m. to 10:30 p.m.
Dec. 24-Jan. 2: Closed      
Jan. 3-7: 7 a.m. to 10:30 p.m.             
Jan. 8: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Jan. 9: Noon to 9 p.m.

If you have any questions or concerns, contact IS Technical Support at (402) 554.HELP (4357) or

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Campus Recreation Siena/Francis House Drive Ends Tomorrow

Campus Recreation is collecting gently used clothing for the Siena/Francis House through Thursday, Dec. 16. The Siena/Francis House provides clothing to guests in their overnight shelter.

In an average year, Siena/Francis House will provide more than 20 tons of clothing to persons who are homeless. During an abnormally hard winter, this number will go up substantially, creating a greater need for this basic life necessity. Clothing bins are located at the entrance of the Health, Physical Education and Recreation (HPER).

For questions, contact Angie Helseth at (402) 554.3185 or Ashley Bails at (402) 554.3917.

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Spring Recruitment Workshops Announced

Academic and Student Affairs and the Office of Diversity and Equal Opportunity will conduct workshops to assist departments and schools in recruiting faculty.

The workshops will provide information on recruitment strategies, the UNO NEOGOV System and EEO guidelines and requirements. Prior to all faculty searches, faculty involved in the search must attend one of the workshops. Also, faculty participating in searches must attend a workshop once every two years.

All sessions will take place in the Milo Bail Student Center Council Room:

Jan. 20 - 10 to 11:30 a.m.
Feb. 4 - 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Feb. 15 - 10 to 11:30 a.m.
March 4 - 2 to 3:30 p.m.
March 17 - 10 to 11:30 a.m.
April 1 - 9 to 10:30 a.m.
April 12 - 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

For more information or to R.S.V.P., e-mail Sandy Byers at or call (402) 554.2262.

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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 38: A Different Way to Regift
Donate your unwanted gifts and used items to local charities instead of throwing them out.

(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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