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Big Crowd at Spirit Night

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The men's Maverick basketball team improved their record to 14-7 Wednesday (2-9) night with a 96-84 win over Missouri Western. UNO senior Tyler Bullock was high scorer with 25 points. One lucky UNO student also was a winner as he won $500 from Omaha's Metro Credit Union.



Peace Corps on Campus Today

A total of 74 UNO alumni have served as a Peace Corps Volunteers in 72 countries around the globe. You can learn more about volunteering opportunities at two events scheduled for today, Feb. 15, at UNO

Valerie Flynn, Peace Corps recruiter for Nebraska, will present at a General Information Meeting today from 6:30 to 8 p.m. in the Milo Bail Student Center Gallery Conference Room.

If you cannot attend the meeting, but are interested in learning more, you can also stop by the Peace Corps Information Table at the Milo Bail Student Center today from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., or contact Flynn directly at

UNO alumni are currently serving as Peace Corps Volunteers in eight countries: Thailand, El Salvador, Armenia, Ecuador, Uganda, Federated States of Micronesia, Ukraine and Costa Rica. They are making a difference around the globe in various sectors such as health, youth development, environmental protection, education and community development.

You have an opportunity to continue UNO's legacy abroad upon graduation. The Peace Corps is currently hiring individuals from any academic discipline in sectors such as health, education, youth and community development, agriculture and environmental protection/development, business and information/communication technology.

For more information, contact Anne West-Leclou at (402) 554.3822 or

Both events are sponsored by UNO International Studies and Programs.

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Black History Month Celebration Continues Today

The annual Black History Month celebration at UNO continues today, Feb. 15, with a Black History Month quiz game where UNO students can compete to win a trophy and prizes from local businesses. The competition will be held from noon to 2 p.m. in the Milo Bail Student Center Nebraska Room.

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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Henry Doorly Zoo Membership Drive Under Way

The annual Henry Doorly Zoo membership drive is under way at UNO.  There are several different categories to choose from:

- Individual: $50 (admits listed owner only)

- Dual: $75 (admits both listed owners or one listed owner and one guest)

- Household: $89 (admits both listed owners or one listed owner and one guest and up to 6 dependent children ages 3-20)

- Grandparent: $89 (admits both listed owners or one listed owner and one guest and up to 6 grandchildren ages 3-20)

New in 2011: Free IMAX admission for the member's household. Also, discounted admission to the Safari Park, Members' Day event, discounted Zoo classes, and reciprocal privileges to more than 100 zoos nationwide. The 2011 membership passes expire March 31, 2012.

Memberships are being sold in the Office of the Senior Vice Chancellor for Academic and Student Affairs, 202 Eppley Administration Building.  For more information, contact Christine Hoffman at (402) 554.2263 or

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Honors Program to Host Media Specialist in Speaker Series

The UNO Honors Program will hold a speaker series event on 'Technology in the Classroom: Teaching in Digital Environments' with guest speaker Wendy Grojean, a media specialist at Bellevue East High School and a professor in UNO's College of Education.

The event will take place on Tuesday, Feb. 22, at 12:30 p.m. in Milo Bail Student Center Chancellor's Room. Students from all majors are welcome to come and hear how technology is influencing education in classrooms throughout our community. Popcorn will be served.

For questions, contact an Honors Program representative at

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Notre Dame's Ryan Nichols to Present at March 4 Philosophy and Religion Talk

The Department of Philosophy and Religion will sponsor a guest speaker who will talk on 'The Origins of the Problem of Evil & The Cognitive Science of Religion' at 4 p.m. on Friday, March 4, in 306 Arts and Sciences Hall.

Ryan Nichols, from the Center for Philosophy of Religion at the University of Notre Dame, will highlight the patterns of historical response to the problem of natural evil for Christian theism made salient for enlightenment thinkers by the devastating Lisbon earthquake of 1755. He will explain why natural disasters are often interpreted as punishments from God, how Christians give nuance to God's casual relations to the physical world, and the role if in-group religious cognition in times of crisis. All while applying research from the cognitive science of religion, supernatural punishment theory and evolutionary psychology.

For more information, contact William Melanson at

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Lunch Series Wednesday on 'Communicating Across Cultures'

'Communicating Across Cultures: Presentation Skills for Non-Native Speakers' is planned for this Wednesday, Feb.16, from noon to 1 p.m. in the Milo Bail Student Center U mon hon Room. 

Students who attend the UNO Speech Center Lunch Series will:

- Learn tips for non-native English speakers presenting in English;

- Understand how to adapt a presentation for multicultural audiences, and

- Recognize how to avoid common cross-cultural miscommunications.

This session has been designed for non-native English speakers.

Space is limited so you must register in advance and can be done by contacting a consultant at the Speech Consulting Center at (403) 554.3201 or Free pizza and pop will be provided.

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Presentation on Tomb of the Unknown Soldier This Thursday

UNO will host a presentation by a nationally-known scholar of World War One on Thursday, Feb. 17. Professor Steven Trout will present 'Voices from the Tomb: The Unknown Soldier and American Culture, 1921-1941' at 7 p.m. in the W. H. Thompson Alumni Center.

Trout is chair of the Department of English at Fort Hays State University, Kansas. He has authored Memorial Fictions: Willa Cather and the First World War (2002) and his most recent book, On the Battlefield of Memory: The First World War and American Remembrance, 1919-1941 (2010). His presentation at UNO is free and open to the campus community and public.

The College of Arts and Sciences, the Department of English, the Department of History, and the Department of English's Dual Enrollment Program have sponsored the event.

For more information, contact the Department of English at (402) 554.3476. Persons with disabilities who anticipate needing accommodations or who have questions about physical access may contact (402) 554.3476 in advance of the program.

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R.S.V.P. Deadline Thursday for Upcoming 'Evening with Gloria Ladson-Billings'

Professor Gloria Ladson-Billings will present a lecture on 'Pushing Past the Achievement Gap' at the W.H. 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.

The R.S.V.P. deadline is this Thursday, Feb. 17. 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.

For more information, contact Carol Lloyd Rozansky at (402) 554.3471 or

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mavlink/PeopleSoft Training/Overview Sessions Offered

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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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Beatles Tribute Show Coming to UNO This Weekend

The Strauss Performing Arts Center will host the critically-acclaimed, and widely enjoyed, Beatles tribute show 'Yesterday and Today: The Interactive Beatles Experience' this Saturday, Feb. 19.  The concert will benefit Omaha's Heartland Philharmonic Orchestra.  Read more.

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Student-Selected Faculty Speaker Series Kicks Off Next Week

New this year, the UNOrthodox speaker series features student-nominated faculty who are dedicated to advancing an intellectual, cultural, physical and social learning environment. The dynamic faculty will complement and enhance UNO's educational opportunities by sharing their passion and knowledge about various topics affecting the world today.

The new speaker series is a unique approach to generate honest and thought-provoking conversations at UNO. Developed through a partnership between Student Organizations and Leadership Programs, Student Government and other campus partners, the UNOrthodox speaker series is designed to spark new ideas for the campus and metropolitan community.

Although the spring semester's two speakers have been selected, students are encouraged to nominate faculty for the fall 2011 semester. Nominations will be accepted online at from today, Feb. 1, to Tuesday, March 1, with two faculty selected to speak in September and October.

The inaugural UNOrthodox speaker series events are happening in February and March.

Noon Tuesday, Feb. 22
College of Public Affairs and Community Service Collaborating Commons
• Jonathan Benjamin-Alvarado, Department of Political Science and Office of Latino/Latin American Studies
'Which Way to Your Amerika?' – Benjamin-Alvarado asks the question, and searches for the place where Latinos sit within the combative and often hostile milieu of contemporary American life. The topics covered include racism, immigration, the toxic political discourse, social marginalization, redemption and unity.

For more information, call Student Organizations and Leadership Programs at (402) 554.2711.

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Women's and Gender Studies Colloquia Feb. 25

Robbin Ogle, an associate professor in the UNO School of Criminology and Criminal Justice, will present 'Measuring Resistance to Patriarchy' on Friday, Feb. 25, in 311 Arts and Science Hall. The hour-long colloquium starts at noon.

Her presentation will make an argument for bringing patriarchy back into criminological research and identifies its existence in social institutions and how that might be operationalized in research.

Questions? Contact Karen Falconer Al-Hindi at

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UNO UFO Study Group Weekly Schedule Reminder

During the spring semester, the UNO UFO Study Group will meet every Wednesday in the Milo Bail Student Center (MBSC) Jenkins Room from noon to 1 p.m. and every Saturday in 285 Durham Science Center (DSC) from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Anyone with an interest in the UFO phenomenon is encouraged to attend.

Can't make it to a meeting? If not, try and catch UNO's streaming audio program -- 'Spooky Action at a Distance' -- on Fridays from 5 to 7 p.m. at

For more information, call John Powers at (402) 319.2721.

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February UNO Apparel Sale Under Way at Bookstore

The UNO Bookstore is currently having a UNO apparel sale. Buy any regular priced hoodie and get a T-shirt for only $1 (selected T-shirts only). Also, all regular priced jackets are 30 percent off.

The sale runs for the month of February, while supplies last.

UNO Bookstore hours are:
7:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Thursday,
7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday.   

Questions? Contact Jacinda Brooks at

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Department of Theatre Honored at Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival
The Department of Theatre at UNO received a record number of commendations during the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival last month. Among the recipients, Professor Sharon Sobel, who earned the Kennedy Center Golden Medallion. Read more.

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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