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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.



Marching Mavs Will Perform This Fall

The UNO 'Marching Mavericks' will continue to play in front of crowds at area events this fall.  In fact, a full schedule is in the works for UNO's 'Musical Ambassadors' to perform in exhibition at numerous high school and state competitions and festivals in Nebraska and Iowa.

"The marching band remains part of UNO and its campus tradition," said Courtney Snyder, Marching Band director.  "We anticipate a great fall marching season."

The Marching Band will perform at select area high school football games as well as an Omaha Nighthawks game. UNO will also host its own Marching Band Festival on Saturday, Sept. 17, at Caniglia Field, where area high school marching bands will be invited to perform their fall competitive shows for expert critique by nationally recognized marching band directors.  Read more.

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Shires Announces 2011 Volleyball Schedule


Head Coach Rose Shires announced the Maverick volleyball team's 2011 schedule on Wednesday.

Nebraska Omaha, which will begin its transition to NCAA Division I in 2011-12, has a schedule packed with regional road games and also includes the UNO Volleyball Showcase. Additionally, UNO will play four red/black team scrimmages, with three on Friday nights at Sapp Fieldhouse. Read more.

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Maintenance Work Starts Monday on Bell Tower

Starting Monday, May 23, contractors will be doing maintenance work on the Henningson Memorial Campanile (Bell Tower). The work will take several weeks. During this time, the work will require Facilities staff to close off the Bell Tower Plaza and divert pedestrian traffic around the Bell Tower via the south sidewalk. Watch eNotes for updates.

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TIAA CREF Rep Openings Available June 7

Openings available for TIAA-CREF representative campus visit set for Tuesday, June 7.

Jana Steigelman-Simon, a TIAA CREF consultant for Individual Client Services, will be on campus for individual appointments with employees.

Appointments can be made by calling Robyn Galvin at the Omaha TIAA-CREF office at (402) 548.3614.

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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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Criss Library to Host Reception for John Reidelbach

John Reidelbach, Criss Library electronic resource licensing librarian, will retire on Thursday, June 30, after 31 years of service to UNO.

The Criss Library will host a retirement reception for Reidelbach on Wednesday, May 25, from 2 to 4 p.m. in the Criss Library Faculty Club.

Light refreshments will be served. For more information, contact the Library Administrative Office at (402) 554.2640.

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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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In The News

In the News

- Melissa Berke and Courtney Snyder, Department of Music, and student Courtney Baker were quoted in the May 17 issue of the Omaha World-Herald about the future of the UNO marching band, the Marching Mavericks.

- A May 15 Omaha World-Herald article about UNO's move to the Division I Summit League featured quotes from Chancellor John Christensen and Trev Alberts, Athletics.

- Stan DeViney, Department of Gerontology, was quoted in the May 18 issue of the Omaha World-Herald about end-of-life decisions.

- The May 19 issue of the Omaha World-Herald featured an article about Nebraska's aging population, quoting David Drozd, Center for Public Affairs Research, which is housed in the College of Public Affairs and Community Service.

- Ken Kriz, School of Public Administration, and Mark Wohar, Department of Economics, were guests on the May 19 episode of "Consider This," which is produced by UNO Television. Kriz and Wohar discussed the national debt with host Cathy Wyatt.

- A number of recent UNO graduates were featured in a May 19 Omaha World-Herald article about life after college, including Jake Pankowski, Jasmine Maharisi and Anna Berlett.

If you are a member of the UNO community and have been interviewed by the media - local, state, regional, national or international - we want to know about it. Send an e-mail with the particulars to Please include a contact name and phone number. For more information, call (402) 554.2762.

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In Print

If you've authored or edited a book, article or other text that's been published recently, we want to know about it. Send an e-mail with the particulars to Please include a contact name and phone number. For more information, call (402) 554.2243.

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On Stage

Editor's note: Nebraska Shakespeare is producing Shakespeare's Hamlet & A Mid Summer Night's Dream for this summer's Shakespeare on the Green 2011. For details, visit

If you are a member of the UNO community and are involved in an upcoming performance, we want to know about it. Send an e-mail with the particulars to Please include a contact name and phone number.

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On Exhibit

Maring Book Arts Work on Display at Nebraska Arts Council Gallery

UNO Criss Library's Marvel Maring has an exhibition of book arts work currently on display at the Fred Simon Gallery, 1004 Farnam (lower level of the Burlington Building, Nebraska Arts Council Gallery) through June 17. For details on her exhibit, visit the Nebraska Arts Council page:

If you are a member of the UNO community and are involved in an exhibit, we want to know about it! Send an e-mail with the particulars to Please include a contact name and phone number. For more information, call (402) 554.2243.

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