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UNO Tube Archive Graduation - December 2010

Graduation: December 2010

video by Charley Reed

A behind-the-scenes look at UNO's December commencement ceremonies.


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Winter Commencement

photos by Tim Fitzgerald

More than 950 students graduated Friday, December 17 during UNO's December Commencement ceremonies held at Omaha's Civic Auditorium. UNO's James Freeman received the Chancellor's Medal while 1976 graduate Robert Batt of the Nebraska Furniture Mart was given the Alumni Achievement Award. Elementary education graduate Kayla Childress was the student speaker at the ceremonies.

UNO Tube Archive Athletes and Elders

Athletes and Elders

video by Charley Reed

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


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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.

Previous winners include Robbin Ogle (Criminal Justice & Women's Studies), Susan Maher (English & Women's Studies), Karen Falconer Al-Hindi (Geography & Women's Studies), Suzanne Moshier (Biology & 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 Falconer Al-Hindi at (402) 554.3834.

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Students Sought for IC Scholars Program

The Intelligence Community Centers of Academic Excellence (ICCAE) program at UNO seeks students to apply for the Intelligence Community Scholars (or IC Scholars program). The program is part of the Great Plains National Security Education Consortium, which includes UNO, UNL, Creighton University and Bellevue University.

The Intelligence Community is a career development program that provides students the opportunity to participate in international travel study programs, attend special IC-related conferences and workshops, visit the intelligence agencies in Washington, D.C., as well as take special IC-related courses and programs of study at UNO, within the consortium and at other ICCAE institutions.

Applications are accepted through Saturday, Jan. 15, by visiting The program is open to UNO students from all colleges and disciplines. Applicants must be U.S. citizens. The program is especially interested in applications from women and members of under-represented minorities. The ICCAE Program is under the direction of Jonathan Benjamin-Alvarado.

The 2011 class of IC Scholars will be announced Feb. 1.

Call Benjamin-Alvarado at (402) 554.4859 or at for more information.

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Openings Still Available for Peru Study Abroad/International Service Learning

It is not too late to sign up as either a 'student' or a 'community member' for one of the most intellectually and culturally enriching, yet affordable, study abroad/international service learning experiences offered at UNO. Be sure to visit the Office of Latino/Latin American Studies of the Great Plains (OLLAS) website: and read the information contained on the 'Peru Bulletin' to decide which is the right category for you.

For questions, contact Yuriko Doku at or (402) 554.3835.

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Nebraska Certified Public Manager Program Graduates Third Class

Nebraska Lt. Gov. Rick Sheehy presided over the graduation of the third class of the Nebraska Certified Public Manager (CPM) Program on Dec. 10.

With this graduation, the UNO School of Public Administration continues its tradition of providing management training for public and non-profit professionals across Nebraska and beyond. Each of the newly minted Certified Public Managers completed the yearlong program of 17 on-line and on-campus courses, and a major project designed to benefit their organization. Read more.

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Textbook Rental Now Available at UNO

The UNO Bookstore has started its new Textbook Rental Program for the Spring Semester. Students can rent textbooks in an easy and convenient way. Just rent, use and return.

There are more than 500 titles available to rent either in the store or online at A debit or credit card is required to secure the rental.

For more information or to rent online go to

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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.

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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Developing Genetic Education for Smoking Cessation

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

Anyone reading this could be eligible for the UNMC College of Nursing study (IRB No. 226-09-FB) about thoughts and feelings related to classes about genetic contributions to smoking.

Participants should be:

  • Smoker, 19 years or older;
  • Smoking more than 10 cigarettes/day; and
  • Interested in stopping smoking within the next month.

This study involves:

  • Participating in classes on either genetic or nutritional education;
  • Participating in a group smoking cessation program with FDA-approved nicotine patch; and
  • Participating in data collection five times during the study.

A stipend is available for participation. If you are interested, call Victoria M. Graeve-Cunningham at (402) 559.6549.

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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• 'Omaha 10-10-10,' a social media and technology conference organized by the UNO School of Communication, earned Best of Show at the 2010 Nebraska chapter of the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA) Paper Anvil Awards.

Maverick Solutions, the student-run public relations firm sponsored by the School of Communication, planned and executed the three-day conference on campus. The Omaha 10-10-10 entry also earned an Award of Excellence for Outstanding Electronic Media Outreach Campaign.

• Seniors Jennifer Lane, Cartia Mazzoni and Jessie Wees earned an Award of Excellence for their 'Go Green: Donate Life' campaign to promote organ donation. This campaign received a first-place award for the PRSSA National Organ Donor Awareness Competition, presented in October at the National Conference in Washington, D.C.

• The student firm and MaverickPR, the UNO chapter of the Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA), also earned an Award of Merit for their 'UNO Run N' Munch Child Hunger Ends Here' event, which raised $5,000 for Food Bank for the Heartland.

"Adviser Karen Weber and I are so proud of this hard working and talented group of students that does campaigns at the highest professional level," said Jeremy Lipschultz, director of the School of Communication.

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