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Organization Profiles: The Rock

video by Charley Reed

Xavier Rodriguez explains why The Rock, a Christian organization organized by UNO students, is defined by far more than religion.


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GSO to Host Spoken Word Performance and Workshop Today

The Milo Bail Student Center will be the next stop for today's 'The Yes You May Tour: Queer Spoken Word to Ignite and Inspire.' Join event-sponsor UNO's Gender and Sexual Orientation (GSO) student agency for two poetry events.

Poetry artists Tara Hardy and Elaina Ellis will perform and conduct two spoken word events today, March 10:

- Spoken Word Performance
10:30 a.m. to noon
MBSC Nebraska Room

- Spoken Word Workshop
1 to 3 p.m.
MBSC Ballroom

Free food will be provided.

For more information, contact

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Living With HIV/AIDS Is Focus of Today's Lecture

Maverick Productions at UNO will host 'Does HIV Look Like Me?' – a lecture by Chelsea Gulden – at noon today, 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 Workshop Today

Today's 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 today, 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

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Honors Program to Host Tax Expert Today for Speaker Series

The UNO Honors Program is holding a Speaker Series event today, March 10, on 'Tax Tips for College Students' with guest speaker Ed Hamilton, a UNO Honors Alum and tax expert. Students from all majors are welcome to come and hear how the tax system affects college students and how you can make educated financial decisions.

The event begins at 12:30 p.m. in the Milo Bail Student Center Council Room.

Questions? Contact an Honors Program Representative at

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This Friday's Mathematics Colloquia to Investigate Boolean Networks

Dora Matache, associate professor of mathematics, will present 'Boolean Networks and Chaos' this Friday, March 11, at the next Department of Mathematics Colloquium.

In this talk, which will take place from noon to 1 p.m. in 170 Durham Science Center, Dr. Matache will provide a brief introduction to Boolean Networks (BN). BN are networks in which each node's activity can be quantified to two states: on and off, active and non-active, 1 and 0. The activity of the nodes is based on logical relationships with other nodes in the network. Dr. Matache will discuss the basic aspects that need to be considered when dealing with BN and their dynamics. Researchers use these tools from dynamical systems and chaos theory to draw conclusions on the long-run behavior of the network dynamics. Several research results are presented together with some open directions for further research.

For more information, contact Dr. Matache at

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Masters and Music Series Continues Sunday with 'Time, Emotion & Memory'

The Masters and Music series at UNO continues this Sunday, March 13, with a tribute to 'Time, Emotion & Memory.' The event will begin at 5 p.m. in the UNO Art Gallery.

Friends of Art, a support group for the UNO Department of Art and Art History, sponsors Masters and Music. The series blends artistic imagery and musical composition. The March 13 installment will feature Jill Anderson and Monte Kruse who will share their vocal and visual interpretations on the theme. Monte Kruse will describe his transition from photojournalist working in the U.S., Israel and the Dominican Republic to art photographer.

In Monte's recent work, especially those he has been photographing at Hummel Park, he uses objects he has found in that landscape and ‘sculpts' scenes that suggest the stories of the park's transient residents. Each photo is laden with meaning and emotion. To enhance the mood and themes of Kruse's presentation, Anderson will sing traditional folk tunes in her ‘clear soprano voice' accompanied by autoharp or drum. 

Anderson, an accomplished actress and recording artist who graduated with honors from UNO with a BFA in dramatic arts performs both in local and national venues, has released three CD's:  ‘Cool of the Day,' ‘Seven Songs,' and ‘Celtic Cabaret.'  Local productions that Anderson performed in include Tartuffe, Dancing at Lughnasa, Thoroughly Modern Millie and Little Shop of Horrors. Her film credits include ‘About Schmidt,' ‘Omaha: the Movie,' ‘Indian Runner,' and ‘Citizen Ruth.'

Tickets are $15 per person, free to UNO students with ID and all proceeds benefit the Friends of Art Scholarship Fund. A reception will follow with the artists.

For more information or to make a reservation, contact Shari Hofschire at (402) 554.2402.

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Deadline Today for Annual Student Research and Creative Activity Fair

The deadline for Student Research and Creative Activity Fair applications has been extended until 5 p.m. today, March 10. Sponsored by the Office of Research and Creative Activity the 3rd annual fair will take place on April 5-6 in the Milo Bail Student Center.

All UNO students (undergraduate and graduate) and Engineering students from the south campus are encouraged to apply.  Application materials are available at Applications must be received by 5 p.m. today.

For more information, contact the Office of Research and Creative Activity at (402) 554.2286 or

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The Pearl Blizek Religion & Art Lecture Is Next Week

UNO welcomes John Lyden, visiting professor of Philosophy and Religion at Grand View University, for The Pearl Blizek Religion & Art Lecture on Tuesday, March 15. He will talk about 'Star Wars as Religion: Myths, Morals, and Rituals' at 7 p.m. in 306 Arts and Sciences Hall.

Lyden is author of Film as Religion: Myths, Morals and Rituals and the Routledge Companion to Religion and Film.

The Religious Studies Program and the Journal of Religion & Film with the generous support of the Pearl Blizek Religion & Art Fund sponsor the lecture.

For more information, contact William Blizek, (402) 554.3347 or

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CCSW and HR to Host Inter-generational Communications Presentation

The Chancellor's Commission on the Status of Women (CCSW) and Human Resources invite members of the UNO community to attend a presentation/discussion on 'Inter-generational Communications' by Beth Down Wednesday, March 16.

Down's presentation will focus on how multiple generations can work together to solve problems. It will be from noon to 1 p.m. in the College of Public Affairs and Community Service Collaborating Commons.

Bring a bagged lunch; a healthy snack will be provided.

For more information, contact Down at

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UNO Bookstore Spring Break Sale

The UNO Bookstore is currently having their Spring Break Sale on T-shirts and caps. Buy any regular priced T-shirt or cap and get a second, of equal or lesser value, for half price. Men's, women's and kid's styles are currently available.

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

UNO Bookstore hours are:
- 7:30 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Monday through Thursday

- 7:30 am to 5 p.m.

Questions? Contact Jacinda Brooks at

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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.

There's still time. Join Tim Gorham from Six Point Self-Defense in an educational and exciting new class at the Health, Physical Education and Recreation (HPER) Building. There are four one-day sessions offered: March 12, 13 and April 2, 3.

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.

If you have questions, contact Dave Daniels at (402) 554.2008. More information can be found online:

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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Writing Center Offers GRE Prep Workshop March 16

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 ( or phone (402.554.2946).

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Nominations Deadline Next Friday 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, visit The award will be presented at this year's Faculty Senate-SAC banquet on Wednesday, April 27.

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