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The Department of Gerontology and Athletic Department work together to bridge the generation gap.


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And the Winner Is?

And the Winner Is?

photo by Tim Fitzgerald

HPER's Dan Blanke and Joe Kaminski model their new Christmas sweaters. Joe's sweater was named the 'winner' in this year's competition.

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Hockey Moves Up in Polls

photos by Tim Fitzgerald

UNO's hockey team moved up in the polls to #8 after a sweep of Michigan Tech on Thursday and Friday. The Mavericks won the matches 5-2 and 3-1. UNO is on the road this weekend to play Colorado College on Saturday and Sunday. They return January 14 and 15 against Bemidji State University at Omaha's Qwest Center.



UNO Television Documentary Makes a Perfect Holiday Gift

With the holidays just ahead, a UNO Television documentary is an excellent and thoughtful gift that can be enjoyed for years to come. To order by phone, request special faculty/staff/student pricing, or to request a gift card be included with your purchase, visit UNO Television in the 200 College of Public Affairs and Community Service Building or call (402) 554.2516 during regular business hours.

More information about UNO Television documentaries is available at:

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Mail Services Holiday Hours

Mail Services will operate on reduced hours during the holiday closure. The service window will be open from 9 to 10 a.m. for persons or departments that would like to pick up mail. No daily deliveries will be made with the exception of residence halls, villages and state offices. The courier service to Lincoln and UNMC will still operate but there will be a one-day delay.

Mail Services staff wishes everyone a happy and safe Holiday Season.

For more information, contact Mike Burton at

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Nominations Sought for Lamanna Award for Excellence

Individuals in the UNO community are being asked to nominate students, faculty or staff for the Mary Ann Lamanna Award for Excellence in Women's and Gender Studies. The award recognizes extraordinary service to the UNO program in Women's and Gender Studies. This noteworthy work may involve teaching, research/creative activity, service, or a combination of the three.

The deadline for nominations is Friday, Feb. 18.

To nominate individuals for the Mary Ann Lamanna Award for Excellence in Women's Studies, submit the following in electronic form to Karen Falconer Al-Hindi at

- A one-to-two page nomination letter describing the nominee's accomplishments and their relevance to the UNO Women's Studies program.  The nominator must be connected to the Women's Studies program (student major/minor, faculty, staff).

- The nominee's/nominees' resume or c.v.

- Additional supporting materials (e.g. letters of support) are welcome but not required.

The person(s) selected will receive the award at the annual Women's Studies luncheon. This year's luncheon will take place on Friday, April 29, 2011.

Previous winners include Drs. Robbin Ogle (Criminal Justice and Women's Studies), Susan Maher (English and Women's Studies), Karen Falconer Al-Hindi (Geography and Women's Studies), Suzanne Moshier (Biology and Women's Studies) as well as Marti Rosen-Atherton (University Division Counseling and Women's Studies) and Rachel Tomlinson Dick (B.A., Women's Studies, 2010). 

For more information, contact Dr. Falconer Al-Hindi at (402) 554.3834.

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UCRCA Invites a Second Round of Applications

The University Committee on Research and Creative Activity (UCRCA) is inviting a second round of applications. The committee also announces that they can provide support for both pre-tenure and post-tenure faculty. The submission deadline for this call is 5 p.m., Friday, Jan. 28, 2011. The guidelines for submission are now available on the SPR web page:

The committee anticipates funding five proposals for this round. Please note all proposals should be submitted electronically as a single document in PDF format to: Paper copies are not accepted.

Applicants may schedule an appointment with the Office of Sponsored Programs and Research to review examples of funded proposals. 

The UCRCA will host a faculty brown bag on Wednesday, Jan. 19, 2011, at 11:30 am, in the Milo Bail Student Center Jenkins Room.

Please contact SPR at (402) 554.2286 or with questions.

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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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Spring Certificate in Fundraising Management Schedule Announced

UNO College of Public Affairs and Community Service (CPACS) announces its spring 2010 schedule of courses for the Certificate in Fundraising Management. This certificate program provides in-depth training in vital areas of fundraising.

CPACS offers the program, which is co-sponsored by the Nonprofit Association of the Midlands, Omaha Community Foundation and the United Way of the Midlands.

Registration deadline for each class is one week prior to the start of that class. They are:

- Fundraising Concepts and Practices, Feb. 3-4

- Prospect Research and Donor Relationships, Feb.10-11

- Capital Campaigns, March 17-18

- Grant Writing, March 31-April 1

- Public Relations and Marketing, May 9-10

Classes are from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. and held at the Omaha Home for Boys, 4343 N. 52nd St. (52nd and Ames St.). The cost is $249 per course and includes all class materials, refreshments, lunch and parking.

For more information, or to register for a course, contact Melanie Kiper at (402) 554.2133 or; or visit the website at

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December Biweekly Payroll Notice

December 2010 has three biweekly paydays (2, 16 and 30), therefore no standard deductions will be taken from the Thursday, Dec. 30, biweekly payroll.  Regular biweekly paid employees will not have NUCREDITS included or standard deductions (insurance, parking, etc) withheld.  Federal and state taxes, Social Security and Medicare taxes, retirement and credit union deductions will be taken. 

For more information, contact payroll at (402) 554.2325.

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Mav-Rec Massage Offers Holiday Special

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This event has been designated a UNO Mav-Rec Wellness event.

Campus Recreation's brand-new Massage Therapy Rooms (Mav-Rec Massage) are celebrating the holidays by offering a massage holiday special now through Friday, Dec. 31.

For price information, visit

Mav-Rec Massage is located in 229 Health, Physical Education and Recreation (HPER) Building.

To schedule an appointment or to find out more information, contact Mav-Rec Massage directly at (402) 554.3016 and leave a message after "Option #5."  A massage therapist will return calls within 24-hours.

The mission of Mav-Rec Wellness, UNO's health promotion program, is to create a culture of health and wellness among all faculty, staff and students. Health goals are encouraged through programming and initiatives that celebrate healthier lifestyle practices within the UNO community. For more information, contact David Daniels at (402) 554.2008, or

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Flu Shots Still Available at SHS

It's not too late. Flu shots are still available from UNO's Student Health Services (SHS). UNO Student Health Services is now located in the Health, Physical Education and Recreation Building atrium.

The cost is $15 for students with ID; and $20 for faculty, staff and others. For possible Blue Cross Blue Shield (BCBS) reimbursement, faculty and staff should bring a BCBS insurance card. SHS office hours are Monday through Friday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

For more information, call SHS at (402) 554.2374.

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UNO Bookstore Announces New Textbook Rental Program

UNO Bookstore staff announces a new Textbook Rental Program that will start with UNO's spring semester. In 2011, with the new program: just rent, use and return. Watch eNotes for more information on the new rental program.
UNO Bookstore hours:

- Monday 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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CBA in Costa Rica — Spend Spring Break in Costa Rica and Earn Credit

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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- Ann Coyne, School of Social Work, received the 2010 Lifetime Achievement Award from the National Association of Social Workers, Nebraska Chapter at their annual statewide conference in Omaha Oct. 1.

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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