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Heydays of the Hayden House

On Oct. 8, 2010, UNO's new Welcome Center was unveiled with a ribbon-cutting ceremony. Around $1 million had been invested in restoring what had most recently been the home of the Goodrich Program. With the renovation of the former-Engineering building to make-way for the new College of Public Affairs and Community Service (CPACS) building, Goodrich had new home and something needed to be done with a building that, frankly, had too much history to get rid of. continue. . .

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A Frustrating Weekend

photos by Tim Fitzgerald

The Bemidji Beavers gave the Maverick hockey team plenty to be frustrated about over the weekend (Jan. 14, 15) at Omaha's Qwest Center. Friday's game ended in a 2-2 time after overtime while Bemidji won Saturday's game 3-2 in overtime.

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2011.01.26

UNO Study Abroad Fair Is Today

Are students ready to start planning for a summer or semester abroad? If so, come to the UNO Study Abroad Fair in the Milo Bail Student Center Nebraska Room today, Jan. 26, from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Visit with study abroad alumni, exchange students from partner institutions, UNO faculty leaders, third-party providers and a Study Abroad advisor to get questions answered.

Contact Emily Hardt at ehardt@unomaha.edu with any study abroad questions. For more information about study abroad, visit http://world.unomaha.edu/index.php?page=studyabroad or the Study Abroad Library in 241 Arts and Science Hall.

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Higher Education/K-12 Service Learning Seminar Today

The next information session will be held today, Jan. 26, at 3:30 p.m. in the Thompson Alumni Center. Today's session will introduce you to an exciting community partnership connecting higher education and P(re)K-12 educators in service learning. This is an innovative way to fulfill the university's mission, provide applicable forums for classroom learning, and connect your students to youth in the area. This 30-minute session will provide faculty the opportunity to ask questions about participation in a week-long training held either March 21-25 or July 11-15.

These interactive week-long trainings provide: an opportunity for faculty to learn about how to utilize service learning as a pedagogy, to connect faculty to K-12 instructors and community non-profit partners, and to explore mission-focused teaching techniques in a living laboratory while meeting community-identified needs. Participation in the training will yield a course plan developed between the UNO and PK-12 instructor to be implemented within the next 18 months.

Participants receive a $400 professional development stipend as well as project implementation support in the form of: graduate assistant time, project materials, transportation and food.  Applications are available at http://www.unomaha.edu/serve.

Questions?  Contact Julie Dierberger at (402) 554.3268 or jdierberger@unomaha.edu.

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Campus Cell Phone Drive for YWCA Domestic Violence Program

UNO's Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Incorporated and Delta Epsilon Omega Omaha Chapter have teamed up for a community service project to host a campus cell phone drive today, Jan. 26, through Friday, Feb. 4, for the YWCA Domestic Violence Program.

"As part of the drive we will be collecting cell phones from UNO students, faculty and staff," said Terrie Miller, Black Studies instructor. "By donating old cell phones and chargers, individuals are keeping victims and their children safe. The phones will be used to re-distribute to victims of domestic violence and sexual assault."

A collection box will be placed at the Milo Bail Student Center Multicultural Affairs Office, located on the first floor.

For more information, contact Miller at (402) 212.9881.

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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 http://www.unomaha.edu/enotes/2011/img/thisweekmavs0124.pdf.

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Budget Forum Tomorrow in MBSC

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UNO Chancellor John Christensen will host and lead a campus forum focused on the university budget Thursday, Jan. 27, at 10 a.m. in the Milo Bail Student Center Ballroom. All members of the campus community and public are welcome to attend.

Christensen, along with Senior Vice Chancellor Terry Hynes and Vice Chancellor Bill Conley, will provide the latest state and NU system budget information.  Earlier this month, Gov. Dave Heineman presented his budget strategy to the Unicameral.

"The governor's proposed budget was good news for the University of Nebraska, but the budget process is far from over.  It's important to keep in mind that the final budget will not be completed until May," Christensen said.

Russell Smith, an associate professor in the School of Public Administration, will serve as the moderator for the event.  More forums are likely during the spring semester.

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Still Time to Join UNO's Live Healthy Nebraska 100 Day Wellness Challenge

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

The Live Healthy Nebraska 100 Day Wellness Challenge began on Jan. 20 but you can still register to join the UNO team. All UNO employees have the opportunity to participate in the challenge, which continues through Friday, April 29. Registration will remain open until Monday, Feb. 28; however, anybody added after Tuesday, Feb. 1, will incur a $7 shipping charge for their T-shirt.

Participants receive weekly tips, which motivate and educate them to increase physical activity and improve nutrition. Participants are encouraged and rewarded for logging their physical activity and weight-loss weekly through their personal dashboard on the Live Health website (http://www.livehealthynebraska.org/).

Each participant also receives a Live Healthy shirt, an annual subscription to your choice of a healthy lifestyle magazine and access to a host of free online resources, including workout and nutrition planners, video workouts and workout music downloads.

As a whole, UNO is competing against other Nebraska businesses and organizations, including: University of Nebraska-Lincoln, University of Nebraska Medical Center and Creighton University. More than 100 UNO employees and spouses have already joined the challenge, which ranks the institution in the top 25 percent of all participating organizations in the state.

If you're interested in participating, visit http://www.unomaha.edu/wwwocr/100daychallenge for registration information.

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, daviddaniels@unomaha.edu or http://www.unomaha.edu/wwwocr/health/stampede.php.

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R.S.V.P. Deadline Tomorrow for February Campus Strategic Planning Forum

If you have not yet responded to the Strategic Planning Forum invitation your time is running out. 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.

Click on the http://www.unomaha.edu/enotes/2011/img/stratplaninvite.pdf invitation for forum details.

To be included in the gathering, R.S.V.P. by Thursday, Jan. 27, to Charlotte Swank at cswank@unomaha.edu or (402) 554.2967.

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'UNO College Night at Maverick Hockey' This Friday

The UNO Athletic Department is inviting every college on campus to "UNO College Night at Maverick Hockey." Every Friday night of each weekend hockey series, UNO will recognize a specific college during the game, although members of all colleges are invited to attend.

On Jan. 28, the College of Engineering will be recognized at the Mavericks' game against University of Alabama-Huntsville. Every college is invited to take part in this special offer, which includes a ticket to the game and one buffet meal at Rick's Café Boatyard for just $22. The buffet runs from 5 to 7 p.m. at Rick's located at 345 Riverfront Drive in Downtown Omaha.

To take advantage of this special offer, contact Pam Schwarting by end of the business Thursday, Jan. 27, at (402) 554.3689 or pschwarting@unomaha.edu.

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UNO Fitness Center to Offer 'Strong Bones for Healthy Women'

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

UNO Fitness Center-Exercise Physiology Lab will be starting a new workout program next week titled "Strong Bones for Healthy Women."

If interested or to receive more information, contact Emily Callison at ecallison@unomaha.edu or call (402) 554.3221. Please include which time would best if you plant to participate: 7:30 to 8:45 a.m. or 11:30 to 12:45 p.m.

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, daviddaniels@unomaha.edu or http://www.unomaha.edu/wwwocr/health/stampede.php.

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Nominations Sought for Student Employee of the Year

Nominations are now being sought for the Student Employee of the Year award.  Student employees working on campus are eligible. Graduate assistants, resident advisors and teaching assistants are not eligible.  To nominate a student, please contact Tim Rochford, manager of Student Employment, at (402) 554.2465.  Nominations are due to the Human Resources office by Tuesday, Feb. 15.

The Student Employment ceremony will be held on Monday, April 18, capping off National Student Employment Week. The campus winner will receive a check for $75.

Eligible Terms of Employment:
Students must have been employed for a minimum of six months between July 1, 2010 and June 30, 2011 (anticipated). 

Selection Criteria
Students will be evaluated on the following qualities:

1.             Reliability

2.             Quality of Work

3.             Initiative

4.             Professionalism

5.             Uniqueness of Contribution
(In case of a tie, uniqueness of contribution should be the deciding factor.)

To obtain the nomination form, call Tim Rochford at (402) 554.2465, or email your request to trochford@unomaha.edu.

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Open HPER Golf/Archery Lab Hours Start This Week

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

Get a break from the cold, wintery weather by practicing your golf and archery game in the newly renovation Health, Physical Education and Recreation (HPER) Building Golf/Archery Lab.

Open hours for the spring 2011 semester are: Tuesdays and Thursdays from noon to 2 p.m. The Lab is located in 003 HPER. Hours will be offered Friday, Jan. 28, through Thursday, April 28.

For details, call Dave Daniels at (402) 554.2008.

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, daviddaniels@unomaha.edu or http://www.unomaha.edu/wwwocr/health/stampede.php.

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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 kfacolneralhindi@unomaha.edu.

- 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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Student Anthropological Society

The Student Anthological Society will meet every Wednesday from noon to 1 p.m. in 344 Arts and Sciences Hall. Anyone with an interest in anthropology is encouraged to attend.

For more information, contact John Powers at jcpowers@unomaha.edu.

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Green Tip of the Week

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Let the Sun Shine In
Heat your home with sunshine during the winter months. Open your shades during the day to let in the heat from the sun – don't forget to close them at night to keep out the cold.

The GreenUNO Task Force provides these tips. For more information, visit http://www.unomaha.edu/green/.

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