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A Celebration of Japan

A Celebration of Japan

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UNO's Japanese students hosted an open house Thursday (Mar. 17) for the UNO campus. Students performed traditional Japanese dances for the assembled audience.

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Masters & Music: Time, Emotion, & Memory

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On Sunday, March 13, UNO's Art & Art History and Music Departments were benefited by the Friends of Art organization's most recent 'Masters & Music' presentation – a regular event designed to raise scholarship money for UNO students.

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2011.03.21

NU Board of Regents to Meet March 25

The University of Nebraska Board of Regents will meet Friday, March 25, at 8 a.m. at Varner Hall, 3835 Holdrege St. in Lincoln. Two members of the Board who are unable to participate in person will join the meeting via video conference from remote sites. The Board meeting is open to the public and will be audio-streamed live at www.nebraska.edu.

A full agenda and all documents being considered for the meeting will be available at www.nebraska.edu.

The main business item for this meeting will be the consideration of a resolution from the University of Nebraska at Omaha regarding a change in its athletic conference affiliation from the Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletics Association to the Summit League and application to change from NCAA Division 2 to Division 1. Read more.

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OLLAS Pens Data Brief on Latino Voting Eligibility, Impact in Nebraska

The Office of Latino/Latin American Studies of the Great Plains (OLLAS) has released a data brief examining the extent to which Latinos in the state - and within specific districts and counties - are eligible to vote.

The brief, co-authored by Lourdes Gouveia and Jonathan Benjamin-Alvarado, utilizes estimates from both the 2010 Census and the recently published data from the 2005-09 American Community Survey (ACS).

Unlike the 2010 Census, the ACS includes questions about citizenship, which allowed the authors to estimate the percentage of Latinos of voting age, or near-voting age, who are citizens and thus eligible to vote in forthcoming elections. Read more.

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mavlink 2.0 Unleashed at UNO

Students asked and the mavlink team listened. Welcome to the new and improved mavlink 2.0.

For the past few months, mavlink team members have met with several UNO student focus groups and academic advisors to create the latest version.

Most important to note: the new student tab (Bullseye) allows users a faster way to navigate to the most searched items. For a sneak peak of the new look click here. Users of mavlink 2.0 will also notice:

- Increased functionality - via new, and enhanced features in Bullseye

- Easier navigation - with Bullseye providing easy access to the tasks they use most often

- Reduced clutter - gives everyone what he or she need, and gets rid of what they don't.

To help users adapt to the latest enhancements, revamped tutorials will be available later this month too. mavlink 2.0 developers hopes everyone will find their future visits: easier, more informative and more enjoyable.

Look for mavlink 2.0 on March 28.

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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 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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CCSW Awards Luncheon Tickets on Sale in the MBSC

The UNO Chancellor's Commission on the Status of Women (CCSW) will host its 25th annual awards luncheon on Wednesday, March 30, from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in the Milo Bail Student Center (MBSC) Ballroom. Thanks to the generosity of the Senior Vice Chancellor and the Office of Academic and Student Affairs, tickets cost $5 for staff, faculty, students, and the general public.

Luncheon tickets are on sale in the MBSC Business Office and can also be purchased by phone at (402) 554.2979 or by e-mail to ghotaling@mail.unomaha.edu through Friday, March 25. Departments can reserve tables of eight for $40 by contacting CCSW member Maria Flint-Malnack at the Alumni Association by phone (402) 554.2459 or e-mail mmalnack@unoalumni.org.

At the luncheon, the CCSW will recognize the 2011 award recipients. The Outstanding Achievement, Community Service and Student Scholarship awards honor individuals and organizations for their outstanding commitment to gender equity.

The CCSW Legendary Women of UNO Award will also be presented. The CCSW serves as an advisory to the chancellor and other university administrators on issues that relate to faculty, staff and students.

For more information about the luncheon, visit http://www.unomaha.edu/ccsw/ or contact CCSW co-chairs Wendi Chiarbos Jensen at (402) 554.2286 or wcjensen@unomaha.edu or Jody Neathery-Castro at (402) 554.3611 or jneathery@unomaha.edu.

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Night with the Mavs March 31

Be a part of the new era for UNO Athletics at the third annual Night with the Mavs on Thursday, March 31, at Embassy Suites in La Vista. The event starts with a social hour and memorabilia auction at 6 p.m. followed by dinner and the program at 7 p.m. Terry Pettit, former volleyball national champion coach, will be the guest speaker.

To be a part of the Night with the Mavs, contact Shirley Fey at (402) 554.3422 or sfey@unomaha.edu. For more information, visit omavs.com.

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KVNO Spring Pledge Drive Continues

Award-winning radio station Classical 90.7 KVNO continues its 'Mission in Action' Spring Pledge Drive this week. 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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Self-Branding Workshop Set for April 6

Members of the campus community are invited to workshop, "Create and Maximize Your Own Powerful Brand to Achieve Professional Success!" set for Wednesday, April 6.

Sponsored by the Chancellor’s Commision on the Status of Women, the workshop will run from 11 a.m. until noon in the Milo Bail Student Center Chancellor’s Room and will include a multimedia presentation and Q and A session with a panel of business experts. Pizza and soft drinks provided.

For more information contact Beth Down at mdown@unomaha.edu.

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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. Friday

Questions?Contact Jacinda Brooks at jbrooks@mail.unomaha.edu.

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Henry Doorly Zoo Membership Drive Under Way

The annual Henry Doorly Zoo membership drive has been extended 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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Human Resources To Offer I-9 Training April 7 for Staff and Faculty

Human Resources will hold an I-9 training session in the Milo Bail Student Center Gallery Room from 11 a.m. to noon on Thursday, April 7. Staff and faculty who prepare I-9 forms for new employees should be aware of the increased focus by governmental auditing teams on I-9 compliance and the risk of significant penalties for non-compliance.

The training will cover aspects of compliance that perhaps were not looked at as intensely during audits in the past.

For more information, contact Tim Rochford in Human Resources at (402) 554.2465 or via e-mail at trochford@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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