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Dual Enrollment Night at Qwest Center

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On Saturday, February 26, hundreds of students joined UNO's Dual Enrollment program in celebrating local area high school students and teachers with a night of free food, free hockey and free information about the opportunities they can have as UNO students.

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2011.03.08

Spring Job Fair at UNO Today

The Career Center will host a Job Fair today, March 8, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Milo Bail Student Center Ballroom (MBSC). Today's fair will feature more than 75 employers who are actively seeking candidates for open positions and internships. Professional attire is expected and students should bring copies of their resume. For more information about the Job Fair and other services, contact The Career Center at (402) 554.3672 or stop by 111 MBSC.

The Spring 2011 Job Fair is sponsored by: Union Pacific, Applied Underwriters, National Indemnity, Gallup, ConAgra, Interpublic, Wells Fargo, Northwestern Mutual, Streck and ExxonMobil.

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Nominations Sought for Annual SAC Recognition Award

University faculty and staff are invited to submit nominations for the annual Staff Advisory Council (SAC) Recognition Award. All UNO faculty, managerial/professional and office/service staff members in good standing are eligible to be nominated on the basis of exemplary support to UNO staff members. Deadline for registration is Friday, March 18. For additional guidelines and nominations forms, visithttp://sac.unomaha.edu/awards.php. The award will be presented at this year's Faculty Senate-SAC banquet on Wednesday, April 27.

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Speaker to Explore Global Public Health Issues

Award-winning health and science writer Laurie Garrett will continue the 2010-11 E.N. Thompson Forum on World Issues this Wednesday, March 9, with an exploration of the critical issues in health care and disease prevention on a global scale. The lecture, originating from the Lied Center for Performing Arts at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, will be simulcast to Columbus, Hastings, Kearney, North Platte, Omaha and Scottsbluff.

In Omaha, Garrett's lecture will be simulcast and followed with community conversation at the Milo Bail Student Center Chancellor's Room. The lecture begins at 7 p.m. and is free and open to the public.

Garrett's lecture will draw from her two books: The Coming Plague: Newly Emerging Diseases in a World Out of Balance and Betrayal of Trust: The Collapse of Global Public Health. A senior fellow for global health at the Council on Foreign Relations in New York City, Garrett is an expert on global health with a particular focus on newly emerging and re-emerging diseases and their effects on foreign policy and national security. 

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

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Writing Center Offers GRE Prep Workshop Next Week

Anyone planning to take the GRE will benefit from this workshop introducing the GRE Analytical Writing Section, which includes an Issue Task and an Argument Task.  Sponsored by UNO Writing Center, the workshop will be offered twice: Tuesday, March 15, from 10 to 11:30 a.m., and Wednesday, March 16, from 4 to 5:30 p.m.  Both workshops will be held in the Writing Center's west wing, 154 Arts and Sciences Hall (ASH). 

Presenters are Writing Center senior consultants Courtney Mustoe and Kaj Jorgensen. Seating is limited, so register soon. Stop by the Writing Center, 150 ASH, or contact consultants via e-mail (unowritingcenter@unomaha.edu) or phone (402.554.2946).

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Women's and Gender Studies Colloquia March 18

UNO Graduate Student Tusty Zohra will present 'The Collective Nature of Sexual Violence During Political Conflicts' on Friday, March 18, from noon to 1 p.m. in the Milo Bail Student Center Omaha Room.

Sexual violence has been documented in every society, but the collective nature of sexual violence during war exacerbates offending and victimization in terms of frequency, intensity and duration. Zohra's presentation will focus on the need to understand and expand everyone's knowledge on collective sexual violence during political conflicts and the impact of victims' perception on their recovery.

Questions? Contact Karen Falconer Al-Hindi at kfalconeralhindi@unomaha.edu.

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UNO Campus Recreation to Offer Women's Self Defense Seminars

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

Join Tim Gorham from Six Point Self-Defense in an educational and exciting new class at the Health, Physical Education and Recreation (HPER) Building.

Participants will learn the basics of self defense, including: a basic fight stance, different strikes and where to use them, ground assault defense, defending a car assault, choke defense and most importantly, participants will learn to be more aware of surroundings.

There are four one-day sessions offered: March 12, 13 and April 2, 3.

If you have questions, contact Dave Daniels at (402) 554.2008. More information can be found online: http://www.unomaha.edu/wwwocr/health/instructional.php.

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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mavlink/PeopleSoft Training/Overview Sessions

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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 April.

Please visit the training calendar at https://unebapps01.nebraska.edu/uwide/trnreg.nsf/unoclass?OpenForm&Start=1&Count=50&Expand=2&Seq= to register. Registration is limited to 10 people.

Anyone who has questions or comments about NeSIS can e-mail them to nesisquestions@enroll.unomaha.edu.

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'Speak Your Mind on Faith' Set for March 16

The Secular Student Alliance will host 'Speak Your Mind On Faith,' a public forum and discussion on Tuesday, March 16, at 6 p.m. in the Milo Bail Student Center Ballroom. The event is free and open to the campus community and public.

Event organizers describe the event as good-natured and a 'non-hostile discussion with no wrong answers' that will focus on questions such as 'Is religious belief required to be a moral person?'

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

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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 choffman@unomaha.edu.

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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 http://www.unomavradio.com/.

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

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MBSC Offers March MAVness Food Court Special

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

Looking for a healthier option for your wallet and your waistline? Get moving to Milo Bail for the March MAVness Food Court special. All fresh sandwiches at Dagwood's Deli are only $2.95 for the month of March. Check out all the Milo Bail Student Center Food Court menus at http://mbsc.unomaha.edu/foodcourt-menu2011.

Questions? E-mail Mike Milone at mmilone@unomaha.edu.

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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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 http://www.unomaha.edu/ucat) 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 (awoll@unomaha.edu). Hard copy submissions should be sent to the Center for Faculty Development in 105 Arts and Sciences Hall.

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People

- UNO Criss Library's very own Rich Wyatt works were featured at the recent Nebraska Arts Council's 'Words Reading Series' in Omaha. For further information, visit http://l.unomaha.edu/rwyatt.

Have you done something noteworthy in your profession? E-mail "People" items to rbrown@unomaha.edu. "People" appears in the Tuesday edition of eNotes.

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