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Employee of the Year

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Paul Clark of UNO's College of Education was named UNO's Employee of the Year Wednesday night at the annual Faculty Senate/Staff Advisory Council Recognition Banquet. Clark was chosen from the 12 Employee of the Month award winners.

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Spring 2011 Commencement Student Speaker: Michael Crabb

video by Charley Reed

Former Student Body President-Regent Michael Crabb will be graduating this Spring with a bachelor's degree in architectural engineering. He will also be the student speaker at commencement on May 6. In this video Michael talks about his time at UNO and what to expect from his speech.


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UNO Faculty to Share Literary Works at Joslyn Castle May 5

In a partnership between UNO's Department of English, Department of History and the Writing Center, three UNO authors will be presenting their works with a reading at the Joslyn Castle this Thursday, May 5.

The event, which is part of the Joslyn Castle's 'History Lives' educational series, begins at 7 p.m. and is open to the public. Refreshments will be available following the three readings.

The authors, all faculty members at UNO, are Kenneth Flint, an instructor for the Department of English; Hugh Reilly, an associate professor for the School of Communication; and Michael L. Tate, Chair of Graduate Studies for the Department of History.  Read more.

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Thursday's Omaha Table Talk to Discuss 'The Myth of the Model Minority'

Omaha Table Talk is hosting a panel discussion on the topic dealing with the 'Model Minority.' Based upon the U.S. Census, Asians tend to do much better than other people of color. The question is why are there such conclusions related to Asian Americans' success in the United States? This session will help many to understand that there are many Asian communities and experiences.

Three different Asian Americans will share their observations and experiences this Thursday, May 5, at the Collaborating Center, 115 S. 49th Ave. The event, which runs from 6:30 to 8 p.m., is open to the public. Read more.

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Mav-Rec Massage Final Massage Mondays Is Today

Wellness Stampede

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

UNO Campus Recreation's final Massage Mondays of the semester is today, May 2. The chair massages, administered by Mav-Rec Licensed Massage Therapists, will be held in the Health, Physical Education and Recreation (HPER) Building atrium from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Cost for the 15-minute massage is $10. Massages will be given on first come, first serve basis. Massages have been offered in the HPER Building the first Monday of the month since March.

For more questions, contact David 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

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Criss Library Extends Hours for Finals Week

The Criss Library is again extending its hours for finals week. The library will stay open from 7 a.m. to 1 a.m. today through Thursday, May 2-5, during finals week to allow UNO students additional research and study hours.

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UNO Bookstore Book Buyback Continues This Week

The UNO Bookstore's end of semester Book Buyback continues this week. 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. 

Questions? Contact Jacinda Brooks at

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Writing Center Offers Extended Hours for Finals Week

To help students with writing assignments due at the end of the semester, UNO's Writing Center will offer extended hours during Finals Week. 

The Writing Center's hours will be as follows:

- Today through Tuesday, May 2-3
Writing Center, ASH 150:  9 a.m. to 4 p.m.  (walk-in only)
Library Satellite, Criss Library:  1 to 4 p.m., 6 to 9 p.m. (walk-in only)

To make an appointment, visit the Writing Center website at  Please note that no appointments can be scheduled during Finals Week; consultations will be available on a walk-in basis.

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UNO Budget Forum Is Thursday

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UNO Chancellor John Christensen will host and lead a campus forum focused on the university budget this Thursday, May 5, at 10 a.m. in the Milo Bail Student Center Ballroom. All members of the campus community are welcome to attend.

Christensen, Senior Vice Chancellor Terry Hynes and Vice Chancellor Bill Conley will again focus on UNO's part of the overall University of Nebraska system budget.

"We want to provide our campus community the most up to date information we have," Christensen said. "I would encourage everyone who can attend to take part."

Russ Smith, an associate professor in the School of Public Administration, will serve as the moderator for the forum. This will be the last budget forum for the academic year.

Call (402) 554.3502 for more information.

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UNO Commencement Takes Place Friday at the Civic

More than 1,700 students will graduate Friday, May 6, during UNO's spring commencement ceremony. This will be the largest commencement in the university's history. The event will begin at 2 p.m. at the Omaha Civic Auditorium, 1804 Capitol Ave.

Individuals who will be honored during the ceremony include: Student Commencement Speaker - Michael Crabb; Alumnus Achievement Award - Katherine English and Alumnus Achievement Award - Ambassador Laurie S. Fulton. Read more.

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'Highlight the Need' Drive for Salvation Army Ends Soon

UNO spirit

In an effort to support the Salvation Army's Back-to-School Backpack Program, the UNO Staff Advisory Council (SAC) has launched a campus campaign, 'Highlight the Need,' to collect new highlighters of all colors and sizes for students in Omaha.

Faculty, staff, students and members of the community are encouraged to donate new highlighters at the UNO Bookstore, located on the first floor of the Milo Bail Student Center. The collection runs on campus now through Monday, May 9. The UNO Bookstore will sell highlighters four for $1; donations of new highlighters purchased off campus will also be accepted at the UNO Bookstore.

For the second consecutive year, UNO has engaged in a friendly competition with Creighton University. New to this year's school supply drive is College of Saint Mary. Read more.

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Higher Education/K-12 Service Learning Seminar July 11-15

The P-16 Initiative in the Service Learning Academy has designed an interactive training that provides an opportunity for faculty to learn about how to utilize service learning as a pedagogy, to connect faculty to K-12 instructors and community non-profit partners, and to explore mission-focused teaching techniques in a living laboratory while meeting community-identified needs. 

Participation in the training will yield a course plan developed between the UNO and PK-12 instructor to be implemented within the next 18 months. Participants receive a $400 professional development stipend as well as project implementation support in the form of: graduate assistant time, project materials, transportation and food. Applications accepted at

Questions?  Contact Julie Dierberger at (402) 554.3268 or

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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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Maverick Watch

Support the Mavericks by attending their home events. To view the spring Omaha's Team schedule, visit

To catch up on the latest UNO Maverick news or to keep tabs on favorite teams, players and coaches this season, visit, Twitter at or Facebook at

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