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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. . .



Black History Month Celebrations Begin Next Week

The annual Black History Month celebration at UNO begins Wednesday, Feb. 9. Events include a film showing of Chris Rock's movie "Good Hair" with a discussion after the film by UNO faculty member Cynthia Robinson, and a Black History Month quiz game where UNO students can compete to win a trophy and prizes from local businesses.

Additional programming includes a presentation by Marilyn Johnson Farr about culture and racial isolation as experienced by African American women in the workplace; along with the second annual Gospel Explosion concert with performances by UNO students and members from the community. All events are free and open to the public. Read more.

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1 p.m. Webinar Today on 'Addressing the Needs of the Adult Learner'

Please join the Center for Faculty Development for today's, Feb. 2, webinar from the National Academic Advising Association (NACADA). It will air from 1 to 2:30 p.m. in 132 College of Public Affairs and Community Service Commons. This webinar is entitled "Academic Advising for Student Retention and Persistence: Understanding and Addressing the Needs of the Adult Learner." The center will provide treats and all are welcome to attend.

Contact the Center for Faculty Development at (402) 554.2427 or for more information.

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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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Graduate Seminar Series in Biology to Present 'Periodical Cicadas'

The Graduate Seminar Series in Biology will host John Cooley on Wednesday, Feb. 9. Dr. Cooley will present his research on "Periodical cicadas: unraveling the enigma." The seminar will be held from noon to 12:50 p.m. in 310 Arts and Sciences Hall.

Seven species of periodical cicadas occur throughout the eastern United States, but nowhere else in the world. For a bit of pre-seminar background on the natural history of these creatures, visit The prime numbered life cycle of these species and their synchronized occurrence in unbelievably large numbers is a topic that has intrigued biologists and naturalists for more than 300 years (Oldenburg, H. 1666). Some observations of swarms of strange insects and the mischief are done by them (Philos. Trans. London 1:137).

Questions? Contact L. LaReesa Wolfenbarger at (402) 554.2405 or

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COE and LWV to Host 'Evening with Gloria Ladson-Billings' Feb. 24 at Alumni

Professor Gloria Ladson-Billings will present a lecture on "Pushing Past the Achievement Gap" at the Thompson Alumni Center Thursday, Feb. 24, at 5:30 p.m. Her research examines the pedagogical practices of teachers who are successful with African-American students.

Ladson-Billings is a Kellner Family Professor of urban education at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Tickets, which include dinner and her talk, are $35. Tables of 10 may also be purchased. To reserve a seat, visit

This event is co-sponsored by the League of Women Voters of Greater Omaha and the UNO College of Education.

R.S.V.P. by Thursday, Feb. 17. For more information, contact Carol Lloyd Rozansky at (402) 554.3471 or

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TIAA-CREF February Schedule Announced

TIAA-CREF announces its campus visit schedule for February. A TIAA-CREF representative will be on campus for individual appointments on Feb. 8 and 15.

Appointments for one-on-one counseling sessions can be made by calling Robyn Galvin at the TIAA-CREF office in Omaha at (402) 548.3614.

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Student Anthropological Society Meeting Today

The Student Anthropological Society (SAS) will meet today, Feb. 2, from noon to 1 p.m. in 344 Arts and Sciences Hall. Anyone interested in anthropology can attend. SAS will meet every Wednesday during the spring semester.

For more information, call John Powers at 319.2721.

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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 cell phone drive for the YWCA Domestic Violence Program. The campus-wide drive ends this Friday, Feb. 4.

"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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Golf and Dance Lessons Offered by Campus Rec

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

Winter weather may be upon us but its not too early to start dreaming about your golf game. Get your game in tune with golf lessons offered by UNO Campus Recreation in the newly renovated Health, Physical Education and Recreation (HPER) Building Golf Lab. Lessons will be led by UNO golf coach, Tim Nelson. The package includes four one-hour sessions.

This year's lesson dates are: Feb. 5, 12, 19, and 26.

Youth lessons will be held from noon to 1 p.m. Beginner adult lessons will be held from 1 to 2 p.m. and Intermediate/Advanced Lessons from 2 to 3 p.m. More information can be found at:

Want to dance like the stars? Learn it all from Contact Dancing, Waltz, Foxtrot, Meringue, Cha Cha and Salsa. Classes are held in 143 HPER. Spring lesson dates are: Feb. 13, 20, Mar. 6 and 13.

- Latin/Ballroom lessons will be offered at 3 p.m.

- Swing lessons will be offered at 4 p.m.

More information can be found at:

Due to the new computerized class registration system spots can no longer be reserved. To register/pay, by phone at (402) 554.2539 with a MavCard or credit card, or in person at HPER Control Desk with cash, check MavCard or credit card.

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, visit

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Call for UCAT Travel Grant Proposals 2010-11

The University Committee for the Advancement of Teaching (UCAT) is accepting proposals on a monthly basis from October through April or until funds are expended. The committee will fund grants up to $800 for each award. Faculty may not receive more than one UCAT travel award for the academic year. Applications will not be returned for revision and resubmission.

All applications (forms available on UCAT website at should be reviewed by their UCAT college representative for completeness and sufficient/appropriate information before submitting. Budgets must be complete and accurate. All previous grant reports must be turned in prior to submission of a new request.

If approved, applicant will provide a copy of their travel authorization to UCAT/CFD prior to travel and submit a written report to UCAT after your travel and prior to May 6, 2011. Proposals are due by the 21st of the each month. Applicants should submit one hard and an electronic copy of the application. Electronic copies should be in rtf or MS Word document formats and sent as an e-mail attachment to Alice Woll ( Hard copy submissions should be sent to the Center for Faculty Development in 105 Arts and Sciences Hall.

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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

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Green Tip of the Week

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Winter Driving
Drive sensibly during the winter months. Aggressive driving (speeding, rapid acceleration and braking) wastes gasoline.

The GreenUNO Task Force provides these tips. For more information, visit

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