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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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2011.03.09

Tonight's 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 tonight, March 9, with an exploration of the critical issues in health care and disease prevention on a global scale. Tonight's 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. Tonight's 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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Living With HIV/AIDS Is Focus of Tomorrow's Lecture

Maverick Productions at UNO will host 'Does HIV Look Like Me?' – a lecture by Chelsea Gulden – at noon Thursday, March 10, in the Milo Bail Student Center Nebraska Room.

In honor of Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day, Gulden will speak on HIV/AIDS awareness. Read more.

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Assessment for Curricular Improvement

This workshop will focus on departments that have developed exemplary methods of assessment that have led directly to curricular improvements.

Join Steve Bullock, assistant vice chancellor for Academic and Student Affairs, department chairs, school directors and those within units who are responsible for coordinating assessment efforts this Thursday, March 10, in the Milo Bail Student Center Omaha Room from noon to 1 p.m. for this unique discussion.

For more information, contact Bullock at (402) 554.2262 or at stevebullock@unomaha.edu

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Mavericks Enter WCHA Playoffs Ranked 12th in Country

For the third straight week, the UNO hockey team is ranked 12th in the weekly college hockey polls. The Mavericks begin the Western Collegiate Hockey Association (WCHA) playoffs this Friday, March 11, when they host a first-round, best-of-three series against Bemidji State at the Qwest Center Omaha.

The Mavericks are coming off a split of two games at Minnesota Duluth last weekend. UNO dropped the first game 4-1 before rebounding for a 5-2 win the following night. The win helped UNO finish the regular season with a record of 21-13-2 and a mark of 17-9-2 in the WCHA, good for third place. Read more.

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Student Anthropological Society Meeting Today

The Student Anthropological Society (SAS) will meet today, March 9, 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 (402) 319.2721.

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Faculty Senate to Meet at Mammel Hall Today

The UNO Faculty Senate will hold its next meeting today, March 9, at 2 p.m. The meeting will take place at the Pacific Street location in Mammel Hall's first floor auditorium.

For more information, contact Sue Bishop at (402) 554.3598.

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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/thisweekmavs0307.pdf.

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Board of Regents to Meet Friday in Lincoln

The University of Nebraska Board of Regents will meet this Friday, March 11, at Varner Hall, 3835 Holdrege St. in Lincoln. Committee meetings begin at 9 a.m. and the Board meeting begins at 12:30 p.m. All meetings are open to the public. Meetings also will be audio-streamed live at http://www.nebraska.edu. Read more.

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Productive and Simple Research Management: A Workshop on RefWorks

Criss Library offers an overview of the easy-to-use RefWorks -- an online research management tool for simplified which allows researchers to gather, manage, store, and share citations and bibliographies. Workshop attendees will learn how to:

- Organize and save citations from all sources;

- Automatically export citations from databases -- without redundant typing;

- Share bibliographies with collaborators, students, and researchers via the web; and

- Automatically insert citations into papers in correct citation style.

Workshops will be held in the Criss Library, lab 107.  Register at http://tinyurl.com/647uraw.

Monday, March 14 - 4 p.m.

Monday, March 21 - 4 p.m.

Friday, March 25 - 3:30 p.m.

Tuesday, March 29 - 9 a.m.

Thursday, March 31 - 2:30 p.m.

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Institutional Repositories Workshop March 18

Join Criss Library staff at the next workshop in the Lifecycle of Scholarly Communication series, scheduled for Friday, March 18, from 10 to 11:30 a.m. in the Faculty Study, located on third floor of Criss Library. This program will focus on Institutional Repositories (IR). The presenter will be Paul Royster, coordinator of Scholarly Communication for the University of Nebraska-Lincoln Libraries and manager of its UNL DigitalCommons institutional repository, which is the nation's second largest IR.   

Refreshments will be served.  For additional information, contact Linda Riviera at lriviera@unomaha.edu.

This workshop received support from the University Committee on the Advancement of Teaching (UCAT) and Center for Faculty Development.

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UNO Benefits & Wellness Fair Is March 24

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

Faculty, staff, retirees and their families are invited to attend UNO's 2011 Benefits & Wellness Fair on Thursday, March 24, from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Milo Bail Student Center Ballroom. This year will feature a greater focus on wellness, as UNO welcomes HyVee and Wohlner's Market with nutrition information and more. HyVee Dietitian Karissa Jansen will be present with expert advice on eating healthy. This year will also feature free chair massages from 10 a.m. to noon. 

Other reasons to come:

- EyeMed Vision Care will offer free vision screenings and the possibility to schedule an eye exam. You may also bring in your old eyeglasses to donate to the OneSight Program, a worldwide charity that provides new and recycled eyewear to those in need.

- Student Health Services will offer blood pressure checks.

- Campus Recreation will offer free Body Mass Index testing. 

- Other vendors present will include Blue Cross Blue Shield, Fidelity Investments, TIAA-CREF, Social Security, the UNO Faculty Employee Assistance Program, Metro Health Services Federal Credit Union, University Optical, the UNL Extension in Douglas/Sarpy Counties and Human Resources. 

Please come with your questions about benefits and ask the providers themselves. Contact Tim Rochford at (402) 554.2465 for further 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, visit http://www.unomaha.edu/wwwocr/health/wellness.php.

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UNO Ambassadors Program Seeking Qualified Students

The UNO Ambassadors Program is recruiting for the 2011-12 school year. A total of 12 student Ambassadors will be selected based on their academic achievement, leadership and communication skills. Faculty and staff are asked to identify and encourage qualified students to apply for the program. 

Ambassadors represent the University at a variety of social and business functions, which are hosted by the Chancellor, Vice Chancellors, Deans, and other individuals and organizations on campus. They wear UNO blazers or business casual UNO polo shirts to activities, and receive a $200 scholarship for the academic year in which they serve.  

Criteria for selection include:  27 credit hours earned by May 2011 and a 2.5 GPA; full time student status in the 2011-12 school year; superior communication skills; and a strong interest in service to the University.

Applications are available in the Office of Student Affairs, 108 Eppley Administration Building. The application deadline is 5 p.m. Friday, April 1.

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Cholesterol Testing Available at UNO Fitness Center and Exercise Physiology Lab

Know your numbers: High cholesterol is one of the leading risk factors for all types of cardiovascular diseases. Have your cholesterol screened for $25 at the UNO Fitness Center and Exercise Physiology Laboratory today. Call (402) 554.3221 for an appointment.

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UNO CEO Sponsors Daily Deals For Students, Faculty and Alumni

The UNO Collegiate Entrepreneurs Organization (CEO) announces the spring launch of DailyMav.com. The student run program has partnered with local area businesses to offer UNO students, faculty and alumni access to exclusive half off deals. To learn more, visit http://www.dailymav.com.

For more information, contact Keith Fix at kfix@unomaha.edu or Derek Stearns at dstearns@unomaha.edu.

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Green Tip of the Week

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Use Re-useable Bags and Containers for Lunch

If you carry your lunch to work, use a lunch bag, pack your goodies in re-useable containers and take everything home with you at the end of the day.

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

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