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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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Annual Service Awards Luncheon Today

The efforts of faculty and staff at UNO will be celebrated today, May 3, at the 2011 Service Awards Luncheon. The annual event will take place at 11:30 a.m. in the Milo Bail Student Center Ballroom.

For a listing of this year's retirees and award recipients, visit For more information, contact Human Resources at (402) 554.2321.

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Arbor Day Foundation Names UNO A Tree Campus USA University

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UNO recently earned Tree Campus USA recognition for 2010 for its dedication to campus forestry management and environmental stewardship, the nonprofit Arbor Day Foundation announced. This is the first year UNO has been named a Tree Campus USA.

UNO's Student Government will plant a gingko tree on campus today, May 3, at 3 p.m. The tree will be located at the northwest corner of Arts and Sciences Hall. The campus community and public are welcome to attend.

Tree Campus USA is a national program that honors colleges and universities and their leaders for promoting healthy management of their campus forests and for engaging the community in environmental stewardship. Tree Campus USA is a program of the Arbor Day Foundation and is supported by a grant from Toyota. Read more.

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Mavericks Pass $4 Million Mark For Women's Walk

The UNO Diet Pepsi Women's Walk reached a new milestone in its fundraising, topping the $4 million mark at the 26th annual event April 30. The Women's Walk is UNO athletics' marquee fundraiser for women's athletic scholarships.

The grand total raised from the 2011 walk and run was more than $240,000 and involved more than 300 participants. For the third straight year, Lori Scott served as chairperson of the Women's Walk. During her tenure, she has helped UNO raise almost $800,000 for women's athletics. Read more.

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Supporting Faculty Teaching in a Digital Age Workshop

All faculty are invited to a two-day interactive workshop highlighting key principles of a digital learning environment. Participants will learn strategies to redesign course elements for the purpose of engaging students and improving learning. This is an interactive workshop in which participants are expected to bring a course syllabus and work collaboratively with colleagues to identify and discuss areas for improvement in their courses.

Wednesday, May 11, 7:30 a.m. to noon
Thursday, May 12, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Milo Bail Student Center Dodge Room

To register, contact the Center for Faculty Development at (402) 554.2427 or For more information about the workshop, visit the workshop website.

Sponsors include: UNO's Center for Faculty Development, the College of Arts and Sciences, the Office of Assessment, the Dual Enrollment Program, the UNO Assessment Committee, the University Committee on the Advancement of Teaching (UCAT) and Information Services Academic Computing.

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Student Appreciation Sale Under Way at UNO Bookstore

The UNO Bookstore's Student Appreciation Sale continues this week on campus. Buy one get one half off regular priced apparel, caps and blankets. Regular priced jackets are 40 percent off. Lots of other Maverick merchandise is also on sale through Friday, May 6.

UNO Bookstore hours this week:

* Tuesday through Thursday, May 3-5 - 7:30 a.m. to 7 p.m.
* Friday, May 6 - 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

For details, contact Jacinda Brooks at

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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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Criss Library Extends Hours for Finals Week

Criss Library is again extending hours for finals week. The library will stay open from 7 a.m. to 1 a.m. today through Thursday. May 3-5, during finals week to allow UNO students additional research and study hours.

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Cost Waived, Still Time to Register for May 9-13 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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Fall 2011 Parking Services Changes Announced

Parking Services announces several changes effective at the start of the fall 2011 semester. 

These include parking permit prices, parking violation fines, appeal procedures and use of MavCard for garage access. Fall 2011 permits sales will begin on July 1, 2011.

For more information on these changes visit

All parking permits and parking violations are paid online at 

If you have any questions, call the Parking Services Office at 402.554.PARK (7275).

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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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PKI Announces Scott Scholarship Winners

The following high school students from Nebraska, Iowa, Kansas and Missouri were recently awarded the Walter Scott Jr., Scholarship. The Walter Scott, Jr. Scott Scholarship is the most prestigious scholarship extended by The Peter Kiewit Institute (PKI), University of Nebraska.

The Scott Scholar Class of 2015 is comprised of 32 high school graduates from across the state of Nebraska and the Midwest attending the university on a full-ride scholarship. Read more.

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