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UNO's Philanthrophy and Democracy Course Gives Back

video by Charley Reed

Professors Angie Eikenberry and Sara Woods have been teaching a class called Philanthropy and Democracy this semester. As part of the class, student groups were able to actually donate $10,000 to two local organizations.


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2011 Legendary Women of UNO Display

2011 Legendary Women of UNO Display

photo by Tim Fitzgerald

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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Students, Seniors Participate in 'Food for Thought' Celebration Today

The UNO Service-Learning Academy has brought together a UNO Gerontology class, two Culinary Arts classes at Blackburn High School and more than two dozen seniors at the Adams Park Community Center with the 'Food for Thought' project this semester.

The 'Food for Thought' final celebration is 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. today, April 27, at Blackburn Alternative High School, 2606 Hamilton St. At the celebration, Blackburn students, UNO students and seniors who regularly attend the Adams Park Community Center will enjoy a barbeque and celebrate the relationships that they have built throughout year. Read more.

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UNO Bookstore Book Buyback Starts Today

The UNO Bookstore's end of semester Book Buyback officially starts today, April 27. Current picture ID is required.

Estimated Buyback prices can be viewed at click on cash for books. The event runs through Friday, May 6.

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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Free Jazz Concerts This Week on MBSC Plaza

Do you like jazz? Join the UNO Jazz Ensembles for free Jazz Concerts at noon everyday this week on the Milo Bail Student Center Plaza.

This week's concert schedule:

Today, April 27: Babbaganoosh and Schrodinger Quintet

Thursday, April 28: Babbaganoosh and Schrodinger Quintet in partnership with UNO International Studies and Programs Conversation and Culture Hour featuring the Soran Bushi Dancers
(Donations from this event will go to the Japanese Red Cross)

Friday, April 29: The Monochromatic Trio

Concertgoers are invited to bring their lunch and enjoy an hour of live jazz. In case of inclement weather, concerts will be moved to the MBSC Nebraska Room.

For more information, contact Peter Madsen at (402) 554.2297 or

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Webinar Today on 'Strategies for Increasing Advising Effectiveness with Decreasing Resources'

The next webinar from the National Academic Advising Association, 'Academic Advising for Student Retention and Persistence:  Strategies for Increasing Advising Effectiveness with Decreasing Resources' will be held today, April 27, at 1 p.m. in 132 College of Public Affairs and Community Service. All are welcome to attend.  Refreshments will be provided by the Office of Faculty Development.

For more information, contact Rita Henry at

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Mavericks To Face Nebraska-Kearney Tonight at Werner Park

UNO baseball will add its name to the list of teams making history at the new Werner Park this season when it hosts in-state rival Nebraska-Kearney tonight, April 27, at 6 p.m. The event is presented by No Frills Supermarkets. Gates will open at 5 p.m.

"We're grateful to the Omaha Storm Chasers for inviting us to play in their terrific new ballpark," said Bob Herold, UNO's head baseball coach.  "It's a great venue for an exciting game against a rival and very good team in UNK." Read more.

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This Week In Maverick Athletics

This Week In Maverick Athletics is a listing of the latest sports information. For a complete weekly update of UNO's in-season teams, click on

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Off-Campus Housing Announcement

University Housing will now coordinate off-campus housing resources and questions for UNO students and community members. Previously, this service was provided by the Milo Bail Student Center.

University Housing is working on a new website and additional resources that will be available to off-campus housing clients and UNO students in late summer 2011.

In the interim, any questions can be directed to:

Bill Pickett, director, University Housing
(402) 554.4000

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Hosting Opportunities for UNO International Students

The International Studies & Programs (IS&P) Department at UNO is looking for individuals or families to host international students who are learning English and want a taste of American life.

Stays start at four weeks and can last six to 12 months. Monthly stipend provided to offset the cost of food and transportation. IS&P asks that students be allowed to participate as a member of your family. If your home is located within easy walking distance of UNO, someone from our office may visit your home.

For more information or if you are interested in hosting, contact Beth Maline at or by calling (402) 554.2293.

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Upcoming Fidelity Counseling Sessions

Fidelity representative Jason Cronick will be in Omaha this spring and summer for individual counseling sessions from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on several days.

Available dates are:

- May 5

- May 24

- June 8

- June 29

- July 13

- July 28

To make an appointment with Cronick, call 1.800.642.7131.

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Registration Continues for Next Week's Student Awards Banquet

The School of Health, Physical Education and Recreation (HPER) will host its annual Student Awards Banquet, Saturday, April 30, in the newly renovated HPER Building. All students of HPER are welcome to attend. 

Let's support the hard working students at HPER! Social hour, combined with bidding on this year's silent auction items will begin at 5 p.m. The dinner and awards ceremony will begin at 6 p.m. 

For more details, visit the HPER website at

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UNO Exercise Physiology Laboratory and Fitness Center Cholesterol Test

Know your numbers: High cholesterol is one of the leading risk factors for all types of cardiovascular diseases. Have your cholesterol screened for $25 at the UNO Exercise Physiology Laboratory and Fitness Center today. Call (402) 554.3221 for an appointment.

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Participants Sought for Campus Recreation Survey

Wellness Stampede

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

Campus Recreation is collecting information about its Group Exercise program. Please take this short survey to help Mav-Rec staff improve class offerings and be entered for a chance to win one of five $10 Jason's Deli gift cards. The survey will close on Friday, April 29. The survey link can be found online at:

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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Cellphone Research Study Seeks Couples

Do you love your cellphone as much as your spouse? If so, you may be eligible to participate in a research study focusing on the uses of mobile communication in marriages. Couples who are interested in participating can contact Andrea Iaccheri at

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Green Tip of the Week

Sustainability Graphic

A Greener Commute

A week of four 10-hour days cuts commuters' fuel consumption by 20 percent.  Not everyone can tweak their work schedules, but if this is a possibility at your job, you can also tell your boss that Los Angeles experienced an 18 percent improvement in productivity when city workers selected their own work schedules.

The GreenUNO Task Force provides these tips. For more information, visit

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