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Tree Planting

photo by Tim Fitzgerald

UNO student government officers Martha Spangler, Kyle Schulze, Devin Bertelsen and Ben Kaipust took part in planting a ginko tree Tuesday (May 3) to the west of Arts & Sciences Hall.

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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 Budget Forum Today

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UNO Chancellor John Christensen will host and lead a campus forum focused on the university budget today, 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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New UNO Campus Icon Standards Announced

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The UNO Athletic Department's recently unveiled new "O" and bullhead logos have generated great interest on and off campus.  Now, with the approval of NU President James B. Milliken, UNO can now use the "O" as its campus icon.

A new place that the campus community will see the "O" will be on the webpage template starting today, May 5.  Also, the "O" and the bullhead are available as electronic letterhead in Lotus Notes.

"A campus icon gives us a terrific way to brand UNO," said Tim Kaldahl, director of University Relations.  "UNL, UNK and UNMC each have adopted icons.  The ‘O' gives us a strong, easily identifiable look."

Campus icons are not the same as logos. The official logo of UNO remains the University of Nebraska at Omaha wordmark, which appears on all university business cards and paper letterhead. 

University of Nebraska policy states that campus icons may be used on their own on banners and merchandise. Icons may also be used on printed materials, PowerPoint presentations, web pages and on-campus signage as long as the official wordmark logo is included and is at least equal in size.  Icons may not be used on paper letterhead or envelopes, except as a watermark. Icons may be used on the back of business cards but may not substitute for the official logo (i.e. in conjunction with name, title and contact information).

A new website resource has been established at to help the campus community properly use the new icon and logos.

"We know people are excited about both the bullhead and the ‘O,'" Kaldahl said.  "You will see more and more of these new looks in the months ahead.

In addition to the web template and the electronic letterhead, also in the works are:

* UNO icon lapel pins;

* Campus templates for PowerPoint presentations, brochures, flyers, newsletters and print advertising that incorporate the icon; and

* New campus banners and electronic signage.

Kaldahl said that a UNO Brand Handbook will be created and a brand management committee is being formed. The committee is key to keeping UNO's brand strong. President Milliken approved the new campus icon on condition that UNO graphic standards are enforced.

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UNO Students, Latino Senior Center Share Collaborative Project

UNO students taking a course on Latino migration and integration this semester, along with their service-learning partners from the Intercultural Senior Center in Omaha, will lead a presentation on Aging Latinos: Growing Population, Growing Importance.' The presentation is from 2 to 4 p.m. today, May 5, at the center, 2021 U St.

The event is free and open to the public. The afternoon forum is the culmination of a semester-long service-learning project sponsored by UNO's Service-Learning Academy.  Read more.

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North Omaha Media Alliance Showcases Student Citizen Journalism

High school students will be honored for their storytelling work about North Omaha at 4 p.m. today, May 5, at the Thompson Alumni Center.

The event is sponsored by the North Omaha Media Alliance (NOMA), in collaboration with UNO School of Communication students and faculty, Benson High School Magnet and Girls Inc. of Omaha.

NOMA teaches high school students about social media and citizen journalism through the guidance of university students. Student reporters reflect on issues related to civic engagement as well as larger political issues facing the nation, said Dr. Lynnette Leonard, associate professor and NOMA director. Read more.

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UNO Faculty to Share Literary Works at Joslyn Castle Tonight

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 tonight, 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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HPER Summer Building Hours

The HPER Building will begin summer hours this Saturday, May 7, and will continue until Sunday, Aug. 21. The hours are: Monday through Friday, 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Saturday through Sunday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

More information can be found at:

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Fall 2011 Parking Services Changes

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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May 6 Commencement Shuttle Bus Available

More than 1,700 students will receive degrees this Friday, May 6, during UNO's spring commencement ceremony. The event will begin at 2 p.m. at the Omaha Civic Auditorium, 1804 Capitol Ave. Faculty members should assemble no later than 1:30 p.m. in the Exhibition Hall.

Shuttle buses for faculty, staff and individuals participating in the platform party will depart from UNO in front of the Milo Bail Student Center (MBSC) at 1 p.m. Following the ceremony, the shuttle will provide transportation back to the MBSC.

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'Highlight the Need' Drive for Salvation Army Ends Monday

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There's still time to donate new highlighters to 'Highlight the Need.' The collection ends this Monday, May 9.

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 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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Sponsored Programs and Research Report

The Sponsored Programs and Research (SPR) Report details the results of UNO's work to obtain external funding in support of its teaching, research, service and outreach efforts. The report is designed to keep the university community informed as to externally funded projects on campus and bring recognition to those faculty and staff who have worked to generate these resources.

During March, those receiving grant awards totaling $1,067,763:

Jonathan Benjamin-Alvarado
College of Arts and Sciences/Political Science
Title: Intelligence Community Centers of Academic Excellence
Sponsor: UNL (pass-through from Department of Defense)

Robert Bernier
College of Business Administration/Nebraska Business Development Center
Title: Small Business Energy Audit and Energy Efficiency Program (Option Year)
Sponsor: U.S. Small Business Administration

Title: Veterans Assistance and Services Program (Option Year)
Sponsor: U.S. Small Business Administration

Title: Nebraska Small Business Job Acts Program
Sponsor: U.S. Small Business Administration

Sarah Edwards
College of Education/Teacher Education
Title: Connecting for Change: Phase Two-Building Capacity through Developing Relationships
Sponsor: Coordinating Commission for Post-Secondary Education (Pass-through from Department of Education)

Jack Heidel
College of Arts and Sciences/Mathematics
Title: Joint UNO/MCC GTA Training
Sponsor: Metropolitan Community College

Lisa Sample
College of Public Affairs and Community Service/Criminology and Criminal Justice
Title: Step Down Sex Offender Program Evaluation
Sponsor: Nebraska Department of Corrections (Pass-through from Department of Justice)

Victor Winter
College of Information Science and Technology/Computer Science
Title: SCORE Processor
Sponsor: Sandia National Labs

Jong-Hoon Youn
College of Information Science and Technology/Computer Science
Title: REU Site: Site for Extensive and Collaborative Undergraduate Research Experience (SECURE)
Sponsor: National Science Foundation

For assistance with research activities, call the Office of Sponsored Programs and Research at 554.2286, or visit the web at

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