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A Celebration of Japan

A Celebration of Japan

photo by Tim Fitzgerald

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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UNO Organization Profiles: MavRadio

video by Charley Reed

If you have spent any time in the Milo Bail Student Center in the last 15 years or so, chances are you've seen that large glass cage next to the convenience store full of CDs, microphones and large electronics equipment. Chances are, you've even seen people in that space at one time or another. These are the people who work with and support MavRadio, the student-run radio station on campus. Here, MavRadio's music director, Michael Brich, explains what MavRadio is and how to get involved.


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10th Annual Malcolm X Festival is April 19-20 at UNO

The UNO Department of Black Studies will celebrate its 10th annual Malcolm X Festival Tuesday, April 19, and Wednesday, April 20, at UNO.

This year's festival theme is 'A Decade of Progress, Education, and Achievement.'

Dr. Robert Chrisman, former Black Studies chair and creator of the Malcolm X Festival, returns to campus to deliver a lecture at 1 p.m. Tuesday, April 19, titled 'The Importance of Black Studies on a University Campus.' Read more.

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Mavlink 2.0/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 to register. Registration is limited to 10 people.

Anyone who has questions or comments about NeSIS can e-mail them to

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UNO Bookstore Spring Break Sale Under Way

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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HPER Spring Break Hours

The Health, Physical Education and Recreation (HPER) Building will observe reduced hours during spring break now through Sunday, March 27. For HPER details, visit

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Intra-campus and Spring Break Shuttle Reminder

Parking/Transit Operations Office staff reminds commuters of the following shuttle changes:

- Crossroads Shuttle and Pacific Location Shuttle
Will not run during spring break: now through Sunday, March 27. Regular service will resume on these routes on Monday, March 28.

- Dodge Location Seasonal Intra-campus Shuttle
Ended for the season on March 18. This shuttle route provides service looping the Dodge Location from Nov. 1st to the beginning of spring break.

Any questions, contact the Parking/Transit Operations Office at 402.554.PARK (7275).

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Criss Library Spring Break Schedule

Criss Library hours for the week of spring break will be as follows: 

Today-Thursday, March 22-24:  7 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Friday, March 25:  7 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Saturday, March 26:  9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Sunday, March 27:  Noon to midnight

Regular library hours resume at 7 a.m. on Monday, March 28. For a complete schedule of library hours, visit

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Healthy Lifestyle Presentations Available

Wellness Stampede

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

PE Leadership Practicum II students from the College of Education's Health, Physical Education and Recreation department will host four health promotion lectures. These presentations will be provided to all UNO's faculty and staff.

Presentations are included as part of Mav-Rec Wellness benefits program offered to faculty and staff. This is an effort created to help make a healthier workforce and families. Department heads are urged to schedule a date in which they would like us to present to their faculty and staff. This can be at time that is convenient to them.

There are two presentations to choose from. They are entitled 'Healthy Eating for a Healthy Lifestyle' and ‘SMART Goals.'      

The Healthy Eating for a Healthy Lifestyle presentation will cover the following: tips for everyday lifestyles, reading nutrition labels, healthier food options, and many other topics encouraging healthy lifestyles for individuals and families.

The SMART Goals presentation will include: How to make realistic goals, goals to change your lifestyle, how make simple health and fitness related goals using the 'S.M.A.R.T.' goals setting system.

Any departments interested should contact Alex Torres at Presentations can be held up until finals week. Departments are urged to contact to arrange date, time, and location by Monday, March 28.

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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Registration Deadline Friday for Zeta Tau Alpha's April Kick Out Cancer Event

Zeta Tau Alpha, a sorority at UNO, will host their annual Kick Out Cancer kickball tournament on Saturday, April 2, in Elmwood Park at 10 a.m.

Each year members of Zeta Tau Alpha host the tournament to raise funds for breast cancer education and awareness efforts. Zeta Tau Alpha invites the campus and Omaha community to register teams for the kickball tournament. Teams must have between eight and 10 members.

Team registration costs $50 per team if registered before this Friday, March 19, and $65 after March 19 or the day of the tournament. 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

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

Tuesday, March 29 - 9 a.m.

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

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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

For more information, call John Powers at

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UNO French Students Earn Top Honors

This past December several UNO students majoring in French took an internationally recognized French exam from the Paris Chamber of Commerce. All 12 students passed the exam, with five receiving top honors at the highest level. The diploma the UNO students received is recognized globally and it attests to their level and knowledge of the French language as well as the French business and culture. The Foreign Languages and Literature Department congratulates these students for their outstanding achievements. For details, contact Juliette Parnell at

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