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video by Charley Reed

Do you know where your ancestors came from, or how long ago they made the trip to America? Professors Mike Carroll and Troy Romero, from the Goodrich Scholarship Program, teach a class that explores that very question – and what the answers have to teach about us about ourselves as a nation.


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Henningson Memorial Campanile

The Henningson Memorial Campanile: UNO's Icon

With how iconic the Henningson Memorial Campanile is to the University of Nebraska at Omaha campus, it's sometimes easy to forget (or, for others, forget to ask) that the 16-story bell tower isn't even old enough to graduate at commencement this May. continue . . .



Flag Lowering

The UNO flag will be lowered to half-staff today, March 16, to honor the memory of retire Terry Smith. He passed away Feb. 25 at the age of 59.

Smith was caretaker of the Allwine Prairie Preserve as well as worked as the Greenhouse supervisor and Radiation Safety Officer for the Biology Department. He retired in 1999 after 19 years of service to the university.

Services were held March 1 in Overton, Neb.

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Severe Weather Awareness Week Testing Today, Tonight

Today, March 16, the National Weather Service will issue a test broadcast sometime after 10 a.m. and again later in the evening. Sirens will sound city-wide and UNO will also make a test announcement at that time on the overhead paging system. Notifications to e2Campus cell phone subscribers will not be made.

Faculty and staff are not expected to move to their designated shelter areas, but everyone is encouraged to review shelter locations on campus. This information can be found in the UNO telephone directory on page 103.

Also, if you are not signed up for E2Campus you can still do so at: The process is simple and provides you with timely information regarding emergencies impacting campus activities. For more information on the drills, contact Stan Schleifer at (402) 554.3596.

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KVNO Spring Pledge Drive Kicks Off Today

Award-winning radio station Classical 90.7 KVNO kicks off its ‘Mission in Action' Spring Pledge Drive at 6 a.m. today, March 16. The event runs through Friday, March 25, at 5 p.m. and has a fund-raising goal of $60,000.

Throughout the drive, a number of guests from UNO and the Omaha community will join KVNO staff on-air to share with listeners the missions of the university, the station and public radio.

"The theme 'Mission in Action' will be exemplified throughout the pledge drive as KVNO broadcasts beautiful classical music and in-depth local news, and visits with Maverick athletics staff and university faculty," said Dr. Robert Franklin, general operations director for KVNO and UNO Television. "All of this unique, engaging programming is made possible with help from many outstanding UNO students working on-air, online and behind the scenes – and because of the loyal and generous support of the community we serve." Read more.

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CCSW and HR to Host Today's 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 today's (March 16) presentation/discussion on 'Inter-generational Communications' by Beth Down.

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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Mail Services Offers Tips for Office Depot Returns

Mail Services would like to remind everyone that Office Depot returns must be done properly in order for your items to be handled and credited correctly. The return items must have the Return Authorization number clearly on the outside of the parcel being returned for refunds or exchange. Once the online process is complete the delivery driver is notified of the item to be picked up.

You must also remember to deliver it to Mail Services or arrange for pickup of the return item. This allows the delivery driver to get the return as soon as possible so Office Depot can clear it from their manifest.

The following is the Office Depot Refund or Exchange Process:  

Your complete satisfaction is our primary concern. At Office Depot, we want to be sure that every purchase is the right one for you. If you are dissatisfied with your purchase for any reason, you may return most items in their original packaging within 30 days of purchase for a replacement or full refund.

To place a return online:

- Click on the ‘Order Number' under Order Tracking.

- Click on the ‘Begin Return' link on the Order Detail page to start the return process.

For further assistance in processing your return online, or if the order does not have a ‘Begin Return' link, please contact the Technical Support Desk at 1.800.269.6888.

Please Note: Only one return per order may be processed online. If an additional return is required, please contact Customer Service at 1.888.263.3423.


- Furniture, computers, and business machines with accessories in original packaging can be returned within 14 days after purchase for a full refund.

-Notebooks, PCs, and open software (with accessories in original packaging) can be exchanged for the same item within 14 days of purchase.

- Special Order Products may not be returned or exchanged. This includes items that are not stocked in one of our warehouses and/or are indicated as 'SPECIAL ORDER.'

-Technology products sold by Tech Depot are subject to Tech Depot return policies and a Return Authorization must be requested in advance.

Please call 1.800.721.8344 or consult the policy at Tech Depot General Policies. Merchandise may not be returned to an Office Depot Retail Store or picked up by our Delivery Driver Network.

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Student Anthropological Society Meeting Today

The Student Anthropological Society (SAS) will meet today, March 16, 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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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

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Child Care Center Fund-Raising Event

The CHAMPS Parents Group is sponsoring a UNO Child Care Center fund-raising event, which runs through Wednesday, May 3.

By purchasing a $1 raffle ticket anyone can earn a chance to win one of the following prizes:

- Scooter's Gift Basket
$30 gift card to Scooters plus two bags of coffee (value: $50)

- CoCo Key Water Resort
A family splash pack with four wristband passes (value: $100)

- Husker Football Tickets
Two tickets to 2011 UNL season opener game on Sept. 3 (value: $100)

The drawing will be held on Wednesday, May 4.

For more information, contact Dawn Hove at (402) 554.4936.

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Institutional Repositories Workshop This Friday

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

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

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.

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SPR to Host Brown Bag on 'How to Apply for a Fulbright Fellowship . . . and Win One'

The Office of Sponsored Programs and Research (SPR) will host a brown bag event on Wednesday, March 30, featuring Charles Johanningsmeier, professor of English and former Fulbright Scholar.

Beginning in August of 2006, Dr. Johanningsmeier and his family spent a year in Germany where he taught at the Institute for American Studies at the University of Leipzig.  He will speak on, ‘How to Apply for a Fulbright Fellowship . . . and Win One.'  The brown bag will be held in the Milo Bail Student Center State Room from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

All are welcome to attend and bring their lunch. Beverages and dessert will be provided.

For more information, contact SPR at (402) 554.2286.

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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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Green Tip of the Week

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Replace Your Clogged Air Filter

Replace clogged air filters to improve gas mileage by as much as 10 percent and protect your automobile's engine.

The GreenUNO Task Force provides these tips. For more information, visit

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