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video by Charley Reed

Every year UNO's youngest students get a taste of what it's like for the hundreds of UNO students graduating with their diplomas. While it may be the end of many undergraduates' education, for the preschoolers at the UNO Child Care Center their journey is just beginning.


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Maverick Mojo

photos by Tim Fitzgerald

Four-hundred students took part last week in the last Maverick MOJO program of the school year. The event, held at UNO's Scott Hall, ran from 9 pm until midnight on Thursday, April 28. One of the strategies of the program is to reduce the high risk of drinking among students. Participants were treated to a full breakfast and entertainment.



'Highlight the Need' Drive Extended Through May 17

The UNO Staff Advisory Council (SAC) has extended its 'Highlight the Need' campaign, which collect new highlighters of all colors and sizes for students in Omaha, through Tuesday, May 17.

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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Criss Library Summer Hours Under Way

Criss Library summer hours are under way through Aug. 21. The hours of operation:

- Sunday
Noon to 9 p.m.

- Monday through Thursday
7 a.m. to 9 p.m.

- Friday
7 a.m. to 5 p.m.

- Saturday
Noon to 5 p.m.

For a complete schedule of holidays and other schedule exceptions, visit

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Support UNO Through Social Media

Summer is the perfect time to become reaquainted with the UNO you don't know.

Find out all of the latest news and learn about what UNO has to offer by becoming connected to UNO through its multiple social media outlets, including Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and Foursquare.

Any questions about these sites and how you can stay connected with UNO through social media, contact Charley Reed at or (402) 554.2129.

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CUMU Issues a Call for Proposals

The Coalition of Urban and Metropolitan Universities (CUMU) has issued a call for proposals for its 17th Annual Conference, which will be hosted by Indiana University — Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI). The conference will focus 'Creating Tomorrow's Future Today,' and runs from Oct. 9 to 11.

The three days of presentations and discussions will explore university/community partnerships that are preparing both to embrace the future. Partnerships in the areas of enhancing student experiential learning, expanding the roles of faculty that embrace both university and community settings, extending the university's reach through community partnerships, creating dual urban planning projects and creating academic offerings that uniquely engage the local community are just a few examples of proposals fitting the theme.

The conference will provide a forum for students, faculty and administrators to share ideas, experiences and make recommendations concerning the leadership role that metropolitan universities must assume in creating the future.

The deadline to submit proposals is June 6. More details on the conference, including submission guidelines and submission form are available at

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KANEKO-UNO Library Closed May 12-13

The KANEKO-UNO Library will be closed to patrons Thursday and Friday, May 12 and 13, due to the Big Omaha conference. However, if anyone needs access to the materials found only at this library during this time period, please call (402) 932.3486 and appropriate arrangements will be made.

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HPER Building Summer Hours

The HPER Building began summer hours this past weekend and that schedule will continue until Sunday, August 21. The hours of operation are:

* Monday through Friday, 6 a.m. to 9 p.m.; and
* Saturday and Sunday, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.

More info can be found at

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Outdoor Venture Center Announces Summer Schedule

The UNO Outdoor Venture Center (OVC) has announced its summer classes, trips and workshops schedule. The summer schedule features trips to Wisconsin's Apostle Island and Palisades State Park in South Dakota. Several local workshops are also planned.

All UNO students, faculty, staff and the general public are welcome to participate in OVC activities and rentals. See the full schedule online

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KVNO News Honored for Poverty Documentary

Classical 90.7 KVNO News has received five Great Plains AP Broadcast Awards, competing regionally against non-commercial stations in Nebraska, South Dakota and North Dakota. KVNO was the only winning non-commercial station from Omaha.

The KVNO News team is led by news director Robyn Wisch, and received the following:

* First Place in "Series/Documentary" for "Voices: People in Poverty" (Angel Martin and Robyn Wisch)
* First Place in "Website" for Second Place in "General Reporting" for "Reformed Neo-Nazi" (Robyn Wisch)
* Second Place in "Writing" for "Graffiti Debate" (Robyn Wisch)
* Second Place in "Continuing Story" for "Prenatal Coverage" (Robyn Wisch)

The prestigious awards follow on the heels of 10 Northwest Broadcast News Association (NBNA) Awards garnered by KVNO News on April 9. Journalism peers and educators alike acknowledge the KVNO News team's commitment to producing a quality product. Read more.

Research Fellow Gives Talk on Social Media

Chris Augeri, a senior research fellow at the Peter Kiewit Institute, gave a talk on social media and the pursuit of extramural funding at the AIM institute's annual Infotec conference last month. The talk received coverage in Silicon Prairie News.

The story is online here and slides from the presentation are also posted here

Damian Klosokski, a PKI graduate assistant, assisted with several aspects of the presentation.

Have you done something noteworthy in your profession? E-mail "People" items to "People" appears in the Tuesday edition of eNotes.

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