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Graduation: December 2010

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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.



Fire Alarm Test Today

Contractors will test the fire alarms in all UNO buildings, except student housing, today, Jan. 7. The audible alarm tests should sound for approximately two minutes per building.

Anyone with questions or concerns can contact Stan Schleifer at (402) 554.3596 or

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Blackboard Walk-In Assistance

Information Services (IS) invites faculty who are working on spring classes and have Blackboard questions to drop in for assistance. Come to 104 Eppley Administration Building during any of the following times: 

Today, Jan. 7: 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Monday, Jan. 10: 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Tuesday, Jan. 11: 8:30 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Wednesday, Jan.14: 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Walk-in sessions are managed on a first-come, first-served basis and do not require registration. Walk-in Ask sessions are conducted as hands-on, question-and-answer sessions and are not intended to be complete Blackboard training.  All UNO faculty and staff are welcome.

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Campus Encouraged to Register for Text-Message Service

Faculty, staff and students are strongly encouraged to register for the text-messaging service provided by e2Campus.

The service sends alerts directly to registered subscribers' e-mail accounts and mobile phones via text message. Wireless personal digital assistants, iPhones and BlackBerry devices can also be used.

The notification system is used to communicate any potential emergency, such as a snow delay or closing, other weather warnings, homeland security advisories, gas leak notifications and fire or crime watches.

This is a voluntary, opt-in service that requires individual action to subscribe. For more information or to subscribe visit

More information on campus emergency procedures can be found online at or in the UNO Employee Telephone Directory beginning on page 104.

For more information about Campus Security procedures related to campus emergencies, contact Stan Schleifer at (402) 554.3596 or Paul Kosel at (402) 554.2648.

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Criss Library Hours This Weekend

Criss Library hours through Sunday, Jan. 9, will be:

- Today, Jan. 7: 7 a.m. - 5 p.m.;

- Saturday, Jan. 8: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.; and

- Sunday, Jan. 9:  Noon - 9 p.m.

Regular library hours resume Monday, Jan. 10.   For a complete schedule of library hours, visit

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Women's and Gender Studies Program to Host Luncheon Colloquium Next Friday

The Women's and Gender Studies Program will host a luncheon colloquium on Friday, Jan. 14, titled "Between Friends: Spaces of Female Sociability in French Genre Painting and Portraiture, 1770-1830." It will take place from noon to 1 p.m. in the Milo Bail Student Center Omaha Room.

Women's Studies faculty member Molly Medakovich will be the guest presenter. While 18th-century concepts of fraternit√© dominate the historical and art historical record, the formation, discussion and representation of female friendship in early modern France offers an alternative narrative. Medakovich's work investigates spaces female sociability and their representation in genre painting and suggests that sisterhood, both real and fictive, provided women with forms of agency and subjectivity that extended beyond their culturally prescribed roles as mothers and wives.

Complimentary boxed lunches will be available for the first 20 people to arrive.

For more information, contact Karen Falconer Al-Hindi at (402) 554.3834 or

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Fit Minded Sessions Begin Jan. 24

Wellness Graphic

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

Looking for a different way to get active in the New Year. If so, the new Fit Minded session begins on Monday, Jan. 24. Meetings take place every Monday from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. at the Thompson Alumni Center. UNO faculty and staff will receive a 50 percent discount off memberships for the new session starting Jan. 24.

"There is a 50 percent off right now and we encourage faculty and staff to invite friends to participate as well," said Jennifer Huberty, program organizer and an assistant professor in UNO's School of Health, Physical Education and Recreation.

For details, visit or call (402) 554.3395.

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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Spots Still Available for London Study-Abroad and British Politics Course

Are you interested in doing a short-term study abroad to the most cosmopolitan city in Europe? There are still a few places available in the British Politics two-week London study tour (May 8-22, 2011).

Students can earn university credit by enrolling in the Thursday evening (no prerequisite) spring British Politics course (PSCI 4500/8506 or INST 4140-004). Anyone can also join the trip as a non-credit community member. Your scholarship or financial aid should help cover the trip costs for those enrolled in the associated course.

Highlights of the London trip will include visits to political points of interest and ample sightseeing tours outside of London, all arranged by UNO professors at the lowest possible cost. The trip brochure and application can be accessed at:

For more information, contact Jody Neathery-Castro at

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Adults Sought for UNMC Clinical Study

Healthy adults ages 19 to 65 are needed for a University of Nebraska Medical Center clinical study. In addition to the age qualification, study participants must not suffer from diabetes or liver diseases. The study involves one two-hour visit and three 15-minute follow-up appointments. A small stipend is available. Call (402) 559.7685 or e-mail for more information.

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UNO Maverick Wrestling on NET2

The UNO Mavericks of the Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletics Association will host the St. Cloud State Huskies (Minn.) of the rival Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference in hard-fought mat action when "Maverick Wrestling" airs Friday, Jan. 21, at 7 p.m. CT on NET2.

Broadcast live from UNO's Lee and Helene Sapp Fieldhouse, the wrestling contest will be called by Torri Pantaleon, with color commentary provided by Pat Kelley III. 

"UNO Wrestling" is a production of UNO Television for broadcast on NET2. NET2 is part of NET Television, a service of NET. For a complete program schedule, visit NET's website (

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Students Sought for Academic Scholarship

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 being accepted through Jan. 15 at 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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In The News

In the News

- The Jan. 4 issue of the Omaha World-Herald featured a Midlands Voices column by David Corbin, School of Health, Physical Education and Recreation. Corbin wrote about the importance of technology within the literary world.

- The Dec. 28 issue of the Omaha World-Herald featured a profile on local a cappella signing groups. Student President-Regent Michael Crabb, a founding member of UNO's a cappella group Head on Collision, was quoted in the article.

- Jennifer Huberty, School of Health, Physical Education and Recreation, was a guest Dec. 30 on "The Morning Blend" on KMTV (CBS 3) where she discussed the Fit Minded fitness book club.

- Bruce Johansen, School of Communication, was quoted in the Dec. 30 issue of the Omaha World-Herald about stuttering and the new film, "The King's Speech."

- The Dec. 30 issue of the Omaha World-Herald featured an article about Nebraska's new license plates, quoting Carey Ryan, Department of Psychology. Ryan spoke about why the topic of the state's license plates is discussed so widely.

- The Dec. 28 issue of the Omaha World-Herald published a Midlands Voices column by Scott Snyder, associate vice chancellor for Research and Creative Activity. Snyder wrote about the importance of earmarks to advance academic research.

- UNO was mentioned in the Dec. 31 issue of the Midlands Business Journal in an article about Universal Information Services. UNO has partnered with Universal Information Services on media analysis.

- The Dec. 23 issue of The Base (Offutt Air Force Base) featured an article about UNO's Air Force ROTC and their involvement in Operation Holiday Cheer last month.

If you are a member of the UNO community and have been interviewed by the media - local, state, regional, national or international - we want to know about it. Send an e-mail with the particulars to Please include a contact name and phone number. For more information, call (402) 554.2762.

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In Print

If you've authored or edited a book, article or other text that's been published recently, we want to know about it. Send an e-mail with the particulars to Please include a contact name and phone number. For more information, call (402) 554.2243.

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On Stage

If you are a member of the UNO community and are involved in an upcoming performance, we want to know about it. Send an e-mail with the particulars to Please include a contact name and phone number.

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On Exhibit

If you are a member of the UNO community and are involved in an exhibit, we want to know about it! Send an e-mail with the particulars to Please include a contact name and phone number. For more information, call (402) 554.2243.

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