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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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Updated Agenda for Today's NU Board of Regents Meeting

The agenda for today's University of Nebraska Board of Regents meeting has been updated to include the resolution related to UNO's athletic conference alignment that the Board will consider. The UNO resolution is the only item of business planned for today's meeting.

The updated agenda is available at

The meeting will begin at 8 a.m. at Varner Hall, 3835 Holdrege St. in Lincoln. The meeting also will be audio-streamed live at Read more.

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Classical 90.7 KVNO Wants You

Award-winning radio station, Classical 90.7 KVNO concludes its 'Mission in Action' Spring Pledge Drive at 4 p.m. today, when it begins its broadcast of the Mavericks bid for West Regional of the NCAA Division I men's ice hockey championship.

University and community guests have joined KVNO staff this week to help explain to listeners KVNO's mission and how public radio works. At 5 p.m. Thursday, the station had raised $32,000, significantly short of its projected goal, and was hopeful that the campus and local communities would step forward and pledge the support needed to meet this year's operating budget. More than half of KVNO's budget comes from community financial support.

KVNO is the only place on the dial to hear classical music and Maverick athletics. The station features the largest radio news department in Omaha, and provides numerous opportunities for students to gain professional experience.

"KVNO provides quality, commercial-free programming listeners cannot get anywhere else," said Kim Balkovec, development director. "During pledge drives, we ask listeners to place a dollar value on what keeping this exemplary service accessible means to them and to this community, and then pledge to support it with a financial gift."

Balkovec said it only takes a minute or two to pledge, and that no amount is too large or too small. All pledges are eligible to receive the station's electronic newsletter, and pledges of $52 (dollar-a-week) or more qualify.

More information about Classical 90.7 KVNO and becoming a member is available online at or by calling (402) 554.5866.

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Mavericks' NCAA Playoff Game To Air On Cox

UNO hockey fans in the greater Omaha area will be able to watch the Mavericks take on Michigan in the NCAA Playoffs. Cox Communications will show the ESPN-produced broadcast of the game live on channel 2 beginning at 4:30 p.m. this evening, March 25. Read more.

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Computer Lab April 1 for Dependent Eligibility Audit

The verification phase for the Chapman Kelly dependent eligibility audit has started. Faculty and staff will have until Friday, May 6, to provide their documentation to Chapman Kelly for their eligible dependents (i.e. spouses and children/stepchildren) or face having their dependents dropped from their plans. Faculty and staff have several options when sending their documentation to Chapman Kelly:

- Uploading the documents via the website -;

- Faxing the information to 1.888.938.6161; or

- Mailing the information to P.O. Box 1587, Jeffersonville, IN  47131.

Human Resources will host a computer lab on Friday, April 1, in 104 Durham Science Center, from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. The lab will be for anyone who is interested in uploading their documents to Chapman Kelly and have questions about the process. You should bring your letter from Chapman Kelly to the lab. 

If you have any questions about the audit or if you have not received a letter from Chapman Kelly and have dependents on your medical and/or dental plans, contact Chapman Kelly directly at 1.877.478.0448.

For a Q&A fact sheet on the dependent eligibility audit, visit

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'Consider This' Investigates Rising Gas and Food Prices

Americans paid more for these two items in February; driving up consumer prices at the fastest pace in nearly two years.

On the next edition of 'Consider This,' with host Cathy Wyatt – 'Rising Gas and Food Prices:  Just how did we get here?'  When can we

expect a change… for the better?  And, what does all of this mean to the overall economic outlook?

Wyatt's guests will include:

- Scott Strain – economist, Greater Omaha Chamber of Commerce;

- Brian Barks – development & public relations, Food Bank for the Heartland; and

- Patty Schirmbeck – division director, Eastern Nebraska Office on Aging.

NET will broadcast ‘Consider This' on NET 2 today, March 25 at 12:30 p.m.

The program will air tonight, March 25, at 12:30 p.m. on NET 1.

‘Consider This,' a production of UNO Television, also airs on the Knowledge Network of Greater Omaha. Check the Knowledge Network website at for dates and times.

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UNO Seeks 'Citizen Scientist' Volunteers for April 23 Elkhorn River Study

Sustainability Graphic

Students and adults with an interest in science can volunteer to participate in a UNO water research experiment on the Elkhorn River Basin for the 'What's In Your Watershed' Test Day next month.

On Saturday, April 23, about 150 volunteers of all ages and backgrounds in Nebraska will become 'citizen scientists' and collect small samples of water from the Elkhorn River. With an easy-to-use kit – resembling an at-home pregnancy test – provided by UNO, volunteers will test the level of atrazine in the river water and then visit a UNO webpage to enter their data. Read more.

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'Be Comfortable In Your Genes' Event This Monday

Student Health Services and University Division/Counseling Center are teaming up to host an eating disorders awareness event, Be Comfortable In Your Genes, on Monday, March 28, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Milo Bail Student Center Nebraska Room. During the event, students can submit questions that will be answered via slide show, fill out a questionnaire and enter to be part of a drawing and learn about the signs of eating disorders.

Table hosts will include:

- Student Health Services

- Athletic Training

- Alcohol and Drug Counselors


- Children's Hospital

- Women's Resource Center

- University Division/Counseling Center

Drawing participants can win free gift certificates to Noodles & Company.

For more information, contact Bethany Hughes at (402) 554.2409 or

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UFOs, Paranormal Activity Focus of April 2 Symposium

UFOs and the paranormal will be discussed and debated in great detail at the second annual UNO UFO Symposium on Saturday, April 2.

From 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at UNO's Milo Bail Student Center, attendees will hear from a variety of local and regional speakers and experts on UFOs and paranormal activity. The UNO UFO Study Group and the UNO Paranormal Society have organized the annual event. Tickets are $10 per person and available at the door on April 2. Read more.

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Zeta Tau Alpha Kick Out Cancer Event Is Next Saturday

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.

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

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. Read more.

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AKD to Host April 7 Young Professionals Panel Discussion

Alpha Kappa Delta (AKD), UNO's sociology honors society, is excited to present their Spring 2011 Panel Discussion, 'Young Professionals.' This hour-long event will feature UNO alumni as they discuss the benefits of a liberal arts education, their job market experience and their occupational expertise.

Doors for the event open at 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 7. The discussion begins at 6 p.m. and will last one hour. Afterwards, the panel will answer questions from the audience until 7:30 p.m.

For more information, contact Adam Maley at

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In the News

In the News

- Lourdes Gouveia, Office of Latino/Latin American Studies (OLLAS), was quoted in the March 17 issue of The Republic (Columbus, Ind.), Bloomberg News on March 4, KIOS, the Fremont Tribune and KRVN (Lexington, Neb.) about a recent OLLAS study on voting-eligible Latinos.

- KETV, WOWT, KMTV, KIOS and KVNO covered the ninth annual Seven Days of Service events held earlier this week in Omaha and Council Bluffs.

If you are a member of the UNO community and have been interviewed by the media - local, state, regional, national or international - we want to know about it. Send an e-mail with the particulars to Please include a contact name and phone number. For more information, call (402) 554.2762.

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In Print

- Emeritus professor of English Dave Raabe's article 'Dempsey Over Hemingway in Three Rounds' is in the newly-published North Dakota Quarterly. It examines the life-long antipathy that Ernest Hemingway harbored toward heavyweight boxing champ Jack Dempsey.

If you've authored or edited a book, article or other text that's been published recently, we want to know about it. Send an e-mail with the particulars to Please include a contact name and phone number. For more information, call (402) 554.2243.

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On Stage

UNO to Host '2011 Days of Percussion' Event This Weekend

The '2011 Days of Percussion' workshop set for today through Sunday, March 25-27, on campus. The event, sponsored by the Nebraska Percussive Arts Society (PAS) and the UNO Department of Music, will be held in the Strauss Performing Arts Center and Bellevue East High School.

All of the days' events are open to the public and highly encouraged for percussion students ranging from middle school through college and professionals alike. Those who attend will experience three days of clinics, classes and performances from some of Nebraska's most accomplished percussionists. Read more.

If you are a member of the UNO community and are involved in an upcoming performance, we want to know about it. Send an e-mail with the particulars to Please include a contact name and phone number.

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On Exhibit

Student Clayworks Closes This Sunday

Last chance to view an arts exhibit is this weekend at the Osborne Family Gallery at the UNO Criss Library titled 'Inside the Ceramics Studio: A Survey of Claywork at UNO.' The exhibit concludes this Sunday, March 27.

UNO's Ceramics Studio (Room 111, Annex 6405) is housed in a often-missed building in the middle of campus. Instructor Susan McGilvrey scheduled the Criss Library exhibition to give the students' efforts more visibility. Read more.

If you are a member of the UNO community and are involved in an exhibit, we want to know about it! Send an e-mail with the particulars to Please include a contact name and phone number. For more information, call (402) 554.2243.

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