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2011.03.30

Legendary Woman to be Announced at Today's CCSW 25th Annual Awards Luncheon

All but one of the 2011 award winners have officially been announced by the UNO Chancellor's Commission on the Status of Women (CCSW). Those in attendance at today's sold-out 25th annual CCSW awards luncheon will be the first to find out who this year's legendary woman of UNO is.

The following 2011 recipients will be honored at today's luncheon:

Outstanding Achievement Award - Michaela Lucas
Associate Director for NASA Nebraska Space Grant and EPSCoR

Community Awards - Girl Scouts
Spirit of Nebraska Council

Undergraduate Scholarship Award - Mengyi Zha
Mathematics major

Legendary Women of UNO Award - TBA

The sold-out luncheon will be 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, anniversary tickets cost only $5 for everyone in attendance.

Watch eNotes tomorrow for more information on all this year's award winners.

For more information, contact CCSW co-chairs 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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UNOrthodox Speaker Series Continues Today with Guy Matalon

The inaugural UNOrthodox speaker series continues today, March 30, on campus with speaker Guy Matalon.

The new speaker series is a unique approach to generate honest and thought-provoking conversations at UNO. Developed through a partnership between Student Organizations and Leadership Programs, Student Government and other campus partners, the UNOrthodox speaker series is designed to spark new ideas for the campus and metropolitan community.

Today, March 30
Noon to 1 p.m.
College of Public Affairs and Community Service Collaborating Commons
• Guy Matalon, chair Judiac Studies and director of Schwalb Center for Israel/Jewish
'Leaders and Leadership: A Jewish Perspective' – Dr. Matalon will discuss what leadership is and what makes a leader. He will also provide examples of Jewish leaders everyone can learn from.

The spring semester series included two speakers. Jonathan Benjamin-Alvarado, Department of Political Science and Office of Latino/Latin American Studies, was the first speaker in the inaugural series.

For more information, call Student Organizations and Leadership Programs at (402) 554.2711.

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SPR Brown Bag Today 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 today, 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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'Moral Authority' Speaker Series This Thursday

The Honors Program will host a Speaker Series event this week titled 'Moral Authority: America's Role' based on Henry Kissinger's quote, "America has no permanent friends or enemies, only interests," with guest speaker professor Pamela Smith. The event will take place this Thursday, March 31, in the Milo Bail Student Center Chancellor's Room at 12:30 p.m.

Dr. Smith is professor of English, Humanities, & Women Studies and Secretary of the Association of African Women Scholars. Honors Students will receive credit for attending.

Questions? Contact Honors Program Representative: ammorrison@unomaha.edu.

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UNO to Host 18th Annual University of Nebraska Intercampus Golf Classic

Wellness Stampede

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

Registration is under way for the 18th annual University of Nebraska Intercampus Golf Classic. The event will be held Monday, May 9, at Indian Creek Golf Course in Omaha, with an 11 a.m. shotgun start.

The event is open to all University of Nebraska employees (faculty, staff and graduate teaching/research assistants). Golfers of all skill levels are encouraged to play.

The 2011 Classic is a four-person scramble with an emphasis on fellowship, fun and interacting with new people from other campuses. The tournament committee will assign individuals into playing foursomes based on skill level. Every attempt will be made to match players from different campuses. Awards and pin prizes will be given for team and individual play.

The registration fee is $52 per golfer and includes an 18-hole green fee with cart, driving range with unlimited balls, team awards, individual pin prizes. The deadline for registration is Monday, May 2.

Registration forms can be found online at: http://www.unomaha.edu/wwwocr/golf. Participants may pay via check or credit card. Checks should be made payable to UNO Campus Recreation.

For more information, contact Ashley Bails at abails@unomaha.edu or (402) 554.3917.

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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Works by May Art Graduates on Display April 1-May 6

Works by Department of Art and Art History Bachelor of Fine Art (BFA) and Bachelor of Art in Studio Arts (BASA) May graduates at UNO will be featured in the final exhibition of the spring 2011 semester at the UNO Art Gallery. 



Steven Schmiedeskamp's series of photographs titled Ethereal is one of three theses presented in completion of BFA graduation requirements. The public is invited to an opening reception this Friday, April 1, from 5 to 7:30 p.m. Read more.

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Retirement Reception April 4 for Sharon Ulmar

The university community is invited to attend a retirement reception for Sharon Ulmar Monday, April 4, from 3:30 to 5 p.m. in the Milo Bail Student Center Chancellor's Room. Ulmar is the associate director of Human Resources and the director of Equal Employment Opportunity.  For more information, contact Stephanie Jensen at (402) 554.2321.

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Student Creative Works, Research on Display April 5-7 at UNO

Research projects and creative works by undergraduate and graduate students at UNO will be highlighted and celebrated at the third annual Student Research and Creative Activity Fair in April.

The fair is Tuesday, April 5, and Wednesday, April 6, from 5 to 9 p.m. at the Milo Bail Student Center. More than 100 posters, presentations and performances by UNO students will be on display for the campus community and the public.

Awards for this year's best presentations will be announced at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, April 7, in the Milo Bail Student Center Chancellor's Room. Read more.

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Spring Mav Rec Massage Specials Announced

Wellness Stampede

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

UNO Campus Recreation is offering a Spring Special for Mav Rec Massage. Starting Monday, April 4, all 30- and 60-minute massages will be $10 off and the 90-minute thai yoga massage is $15 off. Special rates are only good until Friday, May 13, so book your next massage soon.

The Mav-Rec Monday Chair Massages will also be offered at a discount. Come by the Health, Physical Education and Recreation Mav Rec Cafe' on April 4 and May 2 for a $10 chair massage between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. No appointments necessary; first come, first server basis.

For more information, visit http://www.unomaha.edu/wwwocr/health/massage.php

Questions? Call Dave Daniels at (402) 554.2008.

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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Academic Advising for Student Retention Webinar Tomorrow

Academic advising for summer and fall is underway. 'Academic Advising for Student Retention and Persistence: A Strengths Development Approach' a webinar sponsored by the National Academic Advising Association, will be offered this Thursday, March 31, at 1 p.m. in the College of Public Affairs and Community Service Collaborating Commons. All are welcome to attend. Refreshments will be provided by the Office of Faculty Development.

Questions? Contact Rita Henry at rhenry@unomaha.edu.

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CCSW to Host April 6 Self-Branding Workshop

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

Sponsored by the Chancellor's Commission on the Status of Women (CCSW), the workshop will run from 11 a.m. to noon in the Milo Bail Student Center Chancellor's Room. The workshop will include a multimedia presentation and Q and A session with a panel of business experts. Pizza and soft drinks will also be provided.

For more information, contact Beth Down at mdown@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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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); and

Husker Football Tickets – Two tickets to 2011 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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Green Tip of the Week

Sustainability Graphic

Unplug Unused Electronic

An average home uses 600 lbs of CO2 a year just to leave electronics (TV, stereo, chargers, game players, etc.) plugged in. More than 75 percent of the electricity used to power home electronics is consumed while the products are turned off. Unplugging the appliance, using a power strip or using the switch on the power strip to cut all power to the appliance can avoid this.

The GreenUNO Task Force provides these tips. For more information, visit http://www.unomaha.edu/green/.

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