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UNO Child Care Center: 25 Years of Caring

Approaching its 25th anniversary this year, the UNO Child Care Center is a campus mainstay that almost never happened. continue . . .

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Record Graduation

photos by Tim Fitzgerald

More than 1,700 students graduated Friday (May 6) at UNO's May Commencement program with 1,150 crossing the stage at Omaha's Civic Auditorium. Former UNO student regent Michael Crabb was the commencement speaker while UNO graduate Katherine English was presented with the Citation for Alumni Achievement.

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Behind the Scenes at Commencement

video by Charley Reed

As many of the record-breaking number of students (1700) were getting ready to walk across the stage on May 6, 2011, they, along with faculty and staff, shared stories, congratulations and well wishes for this spring's graduates.


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Flag Lowering

The UNO flag was lowered to half-staff on May 16 to honor the memory of UNO student Robert Azer. He passed away May 7 at the age of 27.

Azer, a senior majoring in aviation with the College of Public Affairs and Community Service, died from injuries sustained in a motorcycle accident.

A memorial service was held May 12 at Dundee Presbyterian Church in Omaha.

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EAB Carpet Replacement Reminder

Starting this week, workers will be replacing carpet at both entrances to the Eppley Administration Building (EAB). There will be days when either entrance is completely closed due to safety issues. Facilities staff apologizes for any inconvenience caused by these closures.

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Annual Parking Lot Maintenance Begins

As of May 16, the annual parking lot maintenance work has officially started. 

All lots will be crack sealed and re-striped. Lots Q and S will be also be seal coated.

There will be various parking lot closures during this maintenance work.

Maintenance work is scheduled for completion by mid June 2011.

Watch eNotes for updates. If you have any questions, call Parking Services Office at 402.554.PARK (7275).

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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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MBSC Summer Food Court Hours

Summer hours for the Milo Bail Student Center Food Court, Library Cafe and MavRec Cafe:

May 9 - June 6:
*The American Grill, Greenfields, D'Cafe and Grab & Go will be open 7 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Monday through Friday

*The Library Cafe and MavRec Cafe are closed.

June 6 - First Day of classes:
*The American Grill, Greenfields, D'Cafe, Grab & Go and Tomasittos will be open 7 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.  Monday through Friday

*The Library Cafe and MavRec Cafe will be open 7 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Monday through Friday

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Webinar Thursday on 'Communication, Rapport Building and Student Engagement'

The Office of Academic and Student Affairs is sponsoring the last of the 2010-11 webinars from the National Academic Advising Association (NACADA) this Thursday, May 19. 'Strategies for Effective Communication, Rapport Building and Student Engagement' will be broadcast at 1 p.m. in the College of Public Affairs and Community Service Commons. Refreshments will be provided by the Office of Faculty Development.

For details, contact Rita Henry at

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HPER Building Summer Hours

The Health, Physical Education and Recreation (HPER) Building summer schedule will continue until Sunday, Aug. 21. The hours of operation are:

* Monday through Friday, 6 a.m. to 9 p.m.; and

* Saturday and Sunday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

More info can be found at

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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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UNO Equestrian Hosts Golf Scramble This Saturday

The UNO Equestrian team is hosting a fundraiser golf scramble this Saturday, May 21, at Tiburon Golf Club. All proceeds will benefit the UNO Equestrian team. For details, visit

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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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HPER Students Honored at Banquet

The UNO School of Health, Physical Education and Recreation(HPER), a member of UNO's College of Education, recently recognized dozens of students at its HPER Student Banquet, held on April 30.

Many students were honored in areas such as Campus Recreation Employee of the Year; recipients were given their Honors Convocation awards, University Committee Research grants and scholarships; and many were recognized for their service to the community and to UNO. Read more.

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