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The Sapp Fieldhouse: If These Walls Could Talk

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UNO's Jennifer Huberty has spent the last decade trying to understand and correct the choices we make in regards to our own physical health.

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2011.02.21

Registration Begins Today for Mav Kids Summer Day Camp

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

UNO community registration officially begins today, Feb. 21, for the 2011 Mav Kids Summer Day Camp. Open registration for the general public will begin on Saturday, March 5.

Campers will join Mav Kids Summer Day Camp staffers as they explore different weekly themes and enjoy exciting activities all summer long. Weekly themes and details are available at the Mav-Rec Youth Programs website at http://www.unomaha.edu/wwwocr/youth.

The camp is being expanded this year to include children currently in kindergarten up to age 14. Cost for UNO students and Campus Recreation members is $125 per week; for UNO faculty/staff (non-Campus Rec members) $135 per week; and the general public is $145 per week.

Visit the Mav-Rec Youth Programs website for registration details or call Lisa Medina at (402) 554.2859.

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 http://www.unomaha.edu/wwwocr/health/wellness.php.

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Workshop on 'Adolescent Friendship Networks' This Thursday

UNO faculty members and graduate students interested in adolescent research are invited to attend a workshop on 'Adolescent Friendship Networks and Patterns of Time Use: Implications for Delinquency' this Thursday Feb. 24, from 3 to 4:30 p.m. in 132 College of Public Affairs and Community Service.

Amy Anderson, associate professor in the UNO School of Criminology/Criminal Justice, will present this workshop.

Many studies have found that youth who spend more time hanging out with friends with no adults present are more likely to engage in adolescent delinquency. The research presented will examine both peer and family effects on delinquency. The effects for schools, friendship clusters, and individual unstructured time use will all be presented and implications discussed.

For more information, contact Kayleta Adams at kayletaadams-ga@unomaha.edu.

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JROTC Competition To Be Held at UNO Sunday

UNO's Air Force ROTC will soon host the 48th-annual 'UNO Air Force ROTC Annual Drill Meet,' to be held at the Sapp Fieldhouse and Health, Physical Education and Recreation (HPER) Building this Sunday, Feb. 27.

The meet is a competition between the Junior ROTC programs of area high schools. UNO provides a space for these schools' units to demonstrate their military expertise, professionalism and drilling skills in an all-day competitive environment that runs from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Some of the categories for competition include color guard, armed regulation, unarmed regulation and day-long individual drill rounds. Read more.

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Social Media Information Needed by University Relations

In an effort to help streamline the social media aspects of the UNO campus, University Relations is asking for all colleges, schools, departments and campus-sponsored organizations to link us to your accounts.

 If your college, school, department or organization has a Facebook (ex. http://www.facebook.com/unomaha), Twitter (http://www.twitter.com/unomaha) or YouTube (http://www.youtube.com/unomavtv) account, please e-mail Charley Reed (cdreed@unomaha.edu) with the web address and the name you would like associated with the account.

The compiled information will be used to create a master list for the UNO website.

If you have specific questions, contact Charley Reed at the e-mail listed above or by calling (402) 554.2129.

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Information Center Reminds Campus of 10-Digit Dialing Required for Local Calling

UNO's Information Center reminds the campus community that effective Saturday, Feb. 26, all local calls originating in Nebraska's '402' area code will now require dialing the 402 area code plus the seven-digit local telephone number. This applies to local calls originated at UNO. This change is necessary to accommodate the 402, 531 area code overlay.

Also, individuals and organizations that use auto dials devices, such as, facsimile machines, need to reprogram these devices. The new UNO dialing template is shown below:

- On Campus: 4+XXXX

- Local Off Campus:  9 + area code + 7 digit number

- Long Distance:  9 + 1 + area code + 7 digit number

- International:  9 + 011 + country code + local number

NPA overlay details and dialing instructions can be found at http://telecomm.unomaha.edu/downloads/Dialing_Instructions.pdf.

If you experience any difficulties, contact the UNO Information Center at (402) 554.3036.

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Student-Selected Faculty Speaker Series Kicks Off Tomorrow

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 http://studentorgs.unomaha.edu/unorthodox/ through 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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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 this 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 mschellenberger@unomaha.edu.

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Writing Center Workshop Series: Citing Sources in the MLA, Chicago and APA Styles

Whether they're undergraduates writing research papers for class or advanced scholars writing for publication, many writers find themselves bogged down in the details of citation – quotation marks or italics, comma or period, author's full name or just the initials?

The UNO Writing Center can help. The Writing Center's graduate consultant, Kathy Radosta, has developed interactive workshops on the most frequently used citation systems. All workshops are open to any member of the campus community:

- A workshop on the ‘MLA style' is scheduled for Tuesday, Feb. 22, 2:30 to 4 p.m. in the Milo Bail Student Center (MBSC) Jenkins Room.

- A workshop on the ‘Chicago style' is scheduled for Tuesday, March 1, 2:30 to 4 p.m. in the MBSC Jenkins Room.

- A workshop on the ‘APA style' is scheduled for Tuesday, March 8, 2:30 to 4 p.m. in the MBSC U Mon Hon Room.

Light refreshments will be served. To register, contact the Writing Center at (402) 554.2946 or write to unowritingcenter@unomaha.edu.

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Panel Discussion Tomorrow on Transitioning from College to the Workplace

UNO will be the site for a 'Multicultural Alumni Panel: Making Transitions from College to Career' this Tuesday, Feb. 22, form 5 to 7 p.m. in the Milo Bail Student Center Nebraska Room.

This program provides an opportunity for networking between alumni and current students. Additionally, panelists will share their personal experiences regarding career exploration, transition from college to full time employment and navigating workplace challenges.

JoAnna LeFlore from Building Bright Futures will serve as the moderator. A question and answer period will conclude the event.

Guest panelists will include:

- Edgar De Leon, Baxter Chrysler Jeep Dodge

- Kara Warner, Child Saving Institute

- Kristel Daly, Kiewit

- Adriana Afong, Kiewit Engineering

- Ron Jefferson, Omaha Public Power District

- Valley Killscrown Copeland, Lincoln Public Schools.

Reception with free appetizers begins at 5 p.m. with the panel discussion following at 5:30 p.m.

For special needs or assistance, call (402) 554.2711.

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Black History Month Celebration Continues This Week

The annual Black History Month celebration at UNO continues Tuesday, Feb. 23, with a presentation by Marilyn Johnson Farr about culture and racial isolation as experienced by African American women in the workplace. The free lecture will be held from noon to 2 p.m. in the Milo Bail Student Center Nebraska Room.

Additional programming includes 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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Free Simulcast of Nebraska Humanities Council Thompson Forum Thursday

UNO will host a free simulcast of the Nebraska Humanities Council Thompson Forum Lecture: 'Torture, Obama and Us: The Moral Costs of the War on Terror' featuring Mark Danner Wednesday, Feb. 23. It will be broadcast live starting at 7 p.m. in the Milo Bail Student Center Chancellor's Room.

Danner is a writer and reporter who for more than 25 years has written on politics and foreign affairs, focusing on war and conflict. He has covered Central America, Haiti, the Balkans, Iraq and the Middle East, among many other stories. He is professor of journalism at the University of California, Berkeley and James Clarke Chace Professor of foreign affairs, politics and the humanities at Bard College.

Among his books are Stripping Bare the Body: Politics Violence War, Torture and Truth, The Secret Way to War and The Massacre at El Mozote. Danner was a long-time staff writer at The New Yorker and is a frequent contributor to The New York Review of Books. His work has appeared in Harper's, The New York Times, Aperture, and many other newspapers and magazines.

Danner has co-written and helped produce two hour-long documentaries for the ABC News program Peter Jennings Reporting, and his work has received, among other honors, a National Magazine Award, three Overseas Press Awards, and an Emmy. In 1999 Danner was named a MacArthur Fellow. He also speaks and lectures widely on foreign policy and America's role in the world. 

For more information, contact Sara Woods at swoods@unomaha.edu.

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'On the Fringe' Paranormal Radio Show Airs Mondays

Listen to 'On the Fringe' paranormal radio show, which is broadcast live from the UNO campus every Monday from 5 to 7 p.m. on http://mavradio.com. Tune in to hear radio personalities -- Tyrone, Seth and Matt -- apply science to tackle the subjects that the scientific community is afraid to touch.

For show questions, contact the crew at unomahaps@gmail.com, who will answer them live on the air.

The UNO Paranormal Society brings this program to you.

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Applicants Sought for Faculty Senate's Paul L. Beck Memorial Faculty/Staff Scholarships

The Faculty Senate is now accepting applications for the Paul L. Beck Memorial Faculty/Staff Scholarships. Both residents and non-residents may apply. Three scholarships are awarded: 

- One $ 1,000 Full-Time Undergraduate Scholarship

- One $ 1,000 Full-Time Graduate Scholarship 

- One $ 500 Part-Time Graduate or Undergraduate Scholarship

Information on the scholarship history, criteria, application process and the application form can found on the Faculty Senate's website at http://www.unomaha.edu/facsen/scholarship/beck_%20scholarship_index.php.

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Maverick Watch

Support the Mavericks by attending their home events. To view the spring Omaha's Team schedule, visit http://www.omavs.com/calendar.aspx?.

To catch up on the latest UNO Maverick news or to keep tabs on favorite teams, players and coaches this season, visit http://www.omavs.com, Twitter at http://twitter.com/omavs or Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/omavs.

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