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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 will be lowered to half-staff today, May 19, in honor of UNO retiree Rosalie Meiches. She passed away May 13 at age 78.

Meiches, a manager of Student Services served as publications manager for the UNO Gateway for more than 20 years. She retired from the university in 1997 after 25 years of service.

A gravesite service was held May 15 at Mt. Sinai Cemetery in Omaha.

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Jessie Rasmussen is Featured Speaker at Tomorrow's Annual NU Retiree Luncheon

Jessie Rasmussen, vice president of the Buffett Early Childhood Fund in Omaha, is the keynote speaker at the University of Nebraska's annual retiree luncheon this Friday, May 20.

The event draws hundreds of retired faculty and staff each year from the four NU campuses. This year's luncheon, hosted by President James B. Milliken and Nana Smith, is at 11:30 a.m. at the Embassy Suites Omaha-La Vista Hotel, 12520 Westport Parkway in La Vista.

Transportation will be provided from UNL and UNK. RSVPs can be made to Kathryn Nohl at 1.800.542.1602 or

Rasmussen, a University of Nebraska alumna, has focused her entire professional career on improving outcomes for children and families. She was an early childhood education practitioner for more than 20 years, and later spent 12 years in state government before serving as the early childhood policy director for the Nebraska Children and Families Foundation. At the Buffett Early Childhood Fund, Rasmussen helps promote the development of effective early childhood services with an emphasis on vulnerable children from birth to age 5.

Early childhood education is one of six academic priorities of the Campaign for Nebraska. Earlier this year, the university announced a gift from Susie Buffett to establish the Buffett Early Childhood Institute, a multidisciplinary research, education, outreach and policy center dedicated to promoting the development and success of children from birth to age 8. The institute is focused especially on children who are vulnerable because of poverty, abuse, or developmental, learning or behavioral challenges.

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Mavericks Announce Women's Soccer Schedule for 2011


UNO head women's soccer coach Don Klosterman recently announced his team's schedule for the 2011 season. The Mavericks are currently scheduled to play 15 games including a tournament at home in early September.

"We are fortunate that, in the first season of our transition to Division I, we have been able to schedule more than half of our games against Division I schools," said Klosterman.  "As part of that schedule, we were able to schedule four games against our future opponents in The Summit League.  Our players will get a good idea of what type of competition awaits us in the league next year." Read more.

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Recent Grad Conducts St. Lucia Pajama Drive

Recent UNO graduate and College of Public Affairs and Community Service (CPACS) alumna Amy Wieczorek is conducting a pajama drive for an orphanage she will be volunteering at in St. Lucia, South America this summer. The CPACS Dean's Office is co-sponsoring the drive. The St. Lucia Pajama Drive is under way now through Wednesday, May 25.

"I will be working at the orphanage teaching health and wellness classes to the youth," Wieczorek said. "I really wanted to make this trip special for the kids in the orphanage so I decided to put together a pajama drive."

Collecting donations of lightweight pajamas for youth ranging from infants to teenagers.

Official drop off sites:

- CPACS Dean's Office, located at CB Room 109;

- metroMAGAZINE Office, located at 1000 N. 72nd St.;

- Aksarben Village Cinema, located at 2110 S. 67th St.

For more information, contact Wieczorek at or (308) 383.5050.

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NBDC Offers Grow Your Online & Social Media Presence

The Nebraska Business Development Center (NBDC) is offering a workshop on how small businesses can use affordable online tools (Facebook, email marketing, and local listing services) to promote, market, and grow their business.

This is not a hands-on workshop, but an informational and networking event to get participants up to speed with new Internet options. Come with plenty of business cards and be ready to connect for success.  

Workshop details:

Where: UNO, Mammel Hall - College of Business Administration, 6708 Pine St., free parking available.

When: May 25, 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. (registration begins at 8 a.m.)

Cost: $10, includes handout materials, coffee and donuts   



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IS&T Summer Workshops for Kids

The College of Information Science and Technology summer workshops are now available for registration online. A variety of computer technology topics will be offered in one-week sessions June 6 through July 29. Workshops are appropriate for student ages 11-17.  For more information or to register online, visit

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Outdoor Venture Center Announces Summer Schedule

Wellness Stampede

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

The UNO Outdoor Venture Center has announced its summer classes, trips and workshops schedule. The 2011 schedule features trips to Apostle Islands, WI, Palisades State Park in South Dakota and several workshops held locally.

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

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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Alzheimer's Disease Study

The Department of Psychiatry at UNMC is conducting clinical trials for individuals with mild to moderate or severe Alzheimer's Disease. Individuals 50 years-of-age and older, in good general health, with a reliable caregiver that can accompany them for appointments, may be eligible to participate. For additional information, call (402) 552.6241 or contact by e-mail at

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