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2011 Legendary Women of UNO Display

2011 Legendary Women of UNO Display

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Chancellor John Christensen, UNO Alumni Association Director Lee Denker and relative Tim Schmad unveil the 2011 Legendary Women of UNO Award recipient at the 25th Annual Chancellor's Commission on the Status of Women awards luncheon March 30. There's still time to see artifacts and personal memorabilia from this year's Legendary Woman – Margaret R. Fischer. Stop by the Fischer Display located inside the Criss Library entrance through May 1.

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UNO Course Profiles: Synergy Project

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Have you ever wanted your courses to work together a bit more? How about all of your courses working together seamlessly? That's the goal of Matthew Marx from the UNO Department of English.


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Two Wellness Seminars Offered This Week

Wellness Stampede

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

Today, April 26, in the Milo Bail Student Center Council Room, Exercise Science students from the School of Health, Physical Education and Recreation, in conjunction with Human Resources, are presenting a wellness seminar from 2 to 3 p.m. on S.M.A.R.T. Goals. All faculty and staff are welcome to attend.

Today's S.M.A.R.T.  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.

Healthy Eating for a Healthy Lifestyle will also be presented this Thursday, April 28, from 3 to 4 p.m. in the Milo Bail Student Center U Mon Hon Room. It will focus on tips for everyday lifestyles: reading nutrition labels, choosing healthier food options and many other topics.

Both seminars are scheduled to last 45 minutes.

For more information, contact Alex Torres at or call Tim Rochford at (402) 554.2465.

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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Focus on Success Workshop Today for Students

UNO Counseling Center will offer a free workshop for students who want time management strategies for finals week.

Get tips on how to manage stress at a free academic success workshop, 'Focus on Success,' today, April 26, from noon to 1 p.m. in the Milo Bail Student Center Omaha Room. This low-key event will include time management tips, stress-management strategies, and free food.

Who: For any UNO students wanting stress-management strategies

What: Academic Success Workshop, 'Focus on Success'

Why: To help students have a successful end to the semester (and get some free lunch)

Presented by: Bethany Hughes, UNO Counseling Center. For more information, contact her at or (402) 554.2409.

AA/EEO institution: For special needs or assistance, contact (402) 554.2409 (TTY 554.3799).

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UNO Bookstore Book Buy Back Starts Tomorrow

The UNO Bookstore will be having their end of semester Book Buy Back April 27 - May 6. Current picture ID is required.

Estimated Buyback prices can be viewed at click on cash for books.

UNO Bookstore hours during Book Buyback:
* Monday through Thursday - 7:30 a.m. to 7 p.m.
* Friday - 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
* Saturday, April 30, - 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Questions? Contact Jacinda Brooks at

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School of Communication Celebrates Communication Week

The School of Communication at UNO will award more than $65,000 in scholarship money to students at the 56th annual Awards Banquet this Thursday, April 28.

The banquet culminates a celebration of Communication Week, 'Communication & Community.' The event begins at 5 p.m. with a wine and cheese reception followed by a 6 p.m. dinner at the W.H. Thompson Alumni Center. Read more.

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NU Board of Regents to Meet April 29

The University of Nebraska Board of Regents will meet Friday, April 29, at Varner Hall, 3835 Holdrege St. in Lincoln.

Committee meetings begin at 8 a.m. and the Board meeting begins at 10 a.m. All meetings are open to the public. Meetings also will be audio-streamed live at

A complete agenda and schedule is available. Read more.

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Nebraska Book Arts Open House This Friday

The Nebraska Book Arts Center will host its annual open house this Friday, April 29, featuring 'Gypsy Wagon Bookmobile: The Adventures of Wandering Book Artists Peter and Donna Thomas.'

The husband and wife book artists hail from northern California, where the duo has been making books together for more than 30 years. They fell in love with the 'gypsy wagons' Renaissance craft vendors built to sleep in and sell their crafts from. Both are traveling the country in their own gypsy wagon selling their books, lecturing and teaching workshops, as well as sharing book arts knowledge and experience.

"Come see their books, the acclaimed bookmobile, and view the works of regional book artists as well," said Bonnie O'Connell, event organizer and professor of art and art history at UNO.

The duo will present from 4 to 5:30 p.m. at the Fine Arts Press in 124 Weber Fine Arts Building (WFAB).

Also, view books and letterpress broadsides from regional book artists: Karen Kunc, Denise Brady, Marvel Maring, Bonnie O'Connell, Julie Sopscak and Neil Shaver. Books and sheets of handmade paper from students of the UNO Fine Arts Press will also be on hand.

The used book sale will be held in WFAB north lobby from noon to 5 p.m. Used books can also be donated for the book sale through April 29 in 124 WFAB.  Proceeds from the sale will go towards book arts student scholarship funds.

for more information, contact O'Connell at

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UNO Choral Program to Present Concert on April 29

The UNO Department of Music will present a special spring choral concert at 7:30 p.m. this Friday, April 29.

The concert, which will feature the UNO Chamber Choir and UNO Concert Choir, will take place at the Luther Memorial Church at 6099 Western Ave.

Works performed will include a world-premiere presentation of a new piece from Minnesota composer Abbie Betinis, as well as classical pieces from Brahms, Britten, Messiaen and Villette. In addition to these performances, the Omaha Academy Choir will perform Famine Song, arranged by Matthew Culloton. Read more.

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Criss Library to Extend Hours for Finals Week

Criss Library is again extending hours for finals week in May. The library will stay open until 1 a.m. Sunday through Thursday during finals week to allow UNO students additional research and study hours.   

Library hours for May 1-5:
Sunday, May 1:  noon to 1 a.m.
Monday through Thursday, May 2-5:  7 a.m. to 1 a.m.

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Cost Waived for May 9-13 Camp Completion – Faculty Writing Retreat

Every scholar has one:  the work in progress that's been 'in progress' for too long.  If you'd like some help getting a writing project to the finish line – getting it written, polished up, and in the mail – please sign up for Camp Completion, a week-long writer's retreat right on the UNO campus.  During the week of May 9-13, participants will come together every day in the Writing Center where they will be provided with coffee, lunch, encouragement, willing readers, and 'Five Days of Uninterrupted Time to Write.'

Writing Center staff encourages everyone before you slide into summertime, take a week to wrap up your most important writing task. Clear everything else off your calendar for the week; pull out your notes, outline, or draft; get it finished and check it off your to-do list before Friday afternoon's Completion Celebration.

Camp Completion is open to faculty and advanced graduate students. With Support form the Center for Faculty Development, the Writing Center is able to offer the camp at no cost to participants. To register, contact the Writing Center by Thursday, May 5: call (402) 554.2946 or write to

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UNO's TREK to Campus 2011 Is Tomorrow

Sustainability Graphic Wellness Stampede

Anyone able to walk, bike, carpool or take mass transportation to commute to campus are invited to join the UNO TREK to Campus this Wednesday, April 27, in the Health, Physical Education and Recreation (HPER) Building lobby from 7 a.m. to 9 a.m. to promote physical activity and alternative means of transportation. The original event was to coincide with the Environmental clubs Earth Day at the Pep Bowl; unfortunately, the April 21 event was cancelled.

The 4th annual UNO TREK to Campus is an event meant to engage the university community to use walking, biking, carpooling or mass transportation as a means of commuting.

"Our goal is to better the community through decreased traffic congestion and minimizing parking issues, as well as promoting better overall personal health and fitness," said Brent Hassenstab, Trek to Campus organizer. "With the gas prices increasing significantly over the foreseeable future we encourage the community to seek new ways to Trek!" 

Participants are encouraged to visit the table in HPER and pin point on the map where you have commuted from. Prizes and giveaways will be given out to anyone participating by trekking. There will also be pamphlets and other information about the benefits and alternative ways to commute to campus. 

Take the opportunity to get active and come see us at HPER," Hassenstab said.

For more information about this year's Trek to Campus friend us on Facebook UNO Trek to Campus 2011 or visit our website

The GreenUNO Task Force and Mav-Rec Wellness both support this event.

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State Department Adviser to Lecture on the Middle East Thursday

A State Department adviser for science partnerships – who also focuses on Muslim-majority countries in the Middle East and North Africa – will present a free lecture at 7 p.m. this Thursday, April 28.

Dr. Bill Lawrence will lecture on ‘Engaging Muslim Youth in the Middle East and North Africa: Challenges of Opportunities of the Arab Spring.'

The lecture, which is open to the public, will be held in the Milo Bail Student Center Dodge Room.

The Middle East Project Fund at UNO's Department of History is hosting the April 28 event. Read more.

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Information Services to Offer Desktop Publishing Training

Information Services (IS) is offering a new training workshop entitled 'Adobe InDesign Desktop Publishing I' to be held this Friday, April 29, from 10 to 11:30 a.m. in the 110D Eppley Administration Building. This session provides an introductory hands-on opportunity to learn desktop publishing using the InDesign software package. While designing a poster and a newsletter, participants will learn to:  insert and manipulate text and graphics and create a 'master' template to use for future designs. Knowledge of other Adobe software titles is helpful but not necessary. 

All UNO faculty and staff are welcome. Registration is required and is on a first-come first-serve basis.

Although there is a limit of five seats for the April 29 class, IS staff will take a waiting list for a future training in May or June.

To register for this training:

- Go to;

- Click the Sapphire link at the top of the page;

- Select the name of the class;

- Select the date;

- Enter your SAP personnel number (this is the six-digit number on your UNO photo ID);

- Click Sign Up;

- Click OK to confirm the SAP personnel number.

For more information or to be added to the registration waiting list, contact IS Technical Support at 402.554.4357 (4.HELP) or

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The Moving Company's 2011 Spring Showcase Is May 1

The Moving Company, UNO's modern dance performing ensemble, will present its 2011 Spring Showcase: New Works and Works in Progress on campus Sunday, May 1, at 2:30 p.m. and with a repeat performance at 4:30 p.m.

The spring showcase will be held in the School of Health, Physical Education and Recreation (HPER) Building Dance Lab. There is a $5 admission fee and children 12 and under are admitted free. Seating is limited.

Reservations are required. To R.S.V.P. before the event call (402) 554.2670.

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UNO Exercise Physiology Laboratory and Fitness Center Resting Metabolism Test

Were you aware that 75 percent of all calories burned are determined by your resting metabolism? Have your resting metabolism measured at the UNO Exercise Physiology Laboratory and Fitness Center. The cost is $60. Call (402) 554. 3321 for an appointment.

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Women Magazine Readers Sought for Research Study

School of Communication graduate student Jessica Bernhardt is searching for women magazine readers for her research study (IRB# 093-11-EX). The purpose of her research is to find out how women perceive the female body image that is portrayed in the media.

Women over the age of 19 who read magazines are eligible for participation in a one-on-one interview with the researcher. Women who are interested should send an e-mail to for more information.

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Mavericks Hire Mims as First Men's Soccer Coach

The UNO Athletic Department announced April 22 that Jason Mims has been chosen to be the first head men's soccer coach in school history. Mims comes to Omaha from Penn State where he was the first assistant for the Nittany Lions.  Read more.

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