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Filling Backpacks to the Brim

Filling Backpacks to the Brim

photo by Tim Fitzgerald

From left, students Leslie Perez, Margarita Rodriguez and Alondra Payan show off their new backpacks with Durango following a May 19 celebration at the Salvation Army Kroc Center near 29th and Y Streets. During the spring semester, UNO's Staff Advisory Council collected nearly 5,500 highlighters for the Salvation Army's Back-to-School Backpack Program. Creighton University and College of St. Mary also collected school supplies for the Salvation Army program earlier this year.

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UNO's Libraries

UNO's Libraries: A History

From a small collection of books housed in a building at 24th and Pratt, to the recently-renovated Criss Library we all know and love, UNO's desire to offer students as much knowledge as the the printed (and now electronic) word can provide has never waivered. continue . . .



April Sponsored Programs and Research Report

The April Sponsored Programs and Research (SPR) Report below 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.

Robert Bernier
College of Business Administration/Nebraska Business Development Center
Title: Nebraska Business Development Center
Sponsor: U.S. SBA

Daniel Blanke
College of Education/Health, Physical Education, and Recreation
Title: Mechanical Abnormalities in Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
Sponsor: American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance

Jennifer Huberty
College of Education/Health, Physical Education, and Recreation
Title: Alegent - Healthy Families/Recess
Sponsor: Alegent Health

Alicia Mullarkey
College of Arts and Sciences/Biology
Title: Allwine Prairie Preserve Butterfly Corridor Youth Service Project
Sponsor: ServeNebraska

Anita Saalfeld
College of Arts and Sciences/Foreign Languages
Title: 5th Annual Colloquium on Language Teaching
Sponsor: Nebraska Humanities Council

William Tapprich
College of Arts and Sciences/Biology
Title: INBRE Biomedical Research
Sponsor: UNMC (pass-through from the National Institutes of Health)

For assistance with research activities, call the Office of Sponsored Programs and Research at (402) 554.2286, or visit the Web at

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Criss Library to Host Reception for John Reidelbach Tomorrow

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 this 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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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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St. Lucia Pajama Drive Ends Tomorrow

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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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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HPER Pool Closing Reminder

The Health, Physical Education and Recreation (HPER) Pool is closed for the month of May for routine maintenance and cleaning.

During the closure, all Campus Rec members and Masters Swimmers will have access to the Brownell-Talbot School Pool for free. All swimmers must show their MavCard to gain access. The dates and times can be found at:

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UNO Recognizes TIP Participants, Awardees at Ceremony

On May 16 UNO was host to the 2011 Nebraska Recognition Ceremony for the Duke University Talent Identification Program's (TIP) 31st annual 7th Grade Talent Search.

The ceremony was held to recognize nearly 600 Nebraska seventh graders for their ACT and SAT scores. Most students take the ACT and/or SAT in their junior year of high school, in preparation for college applications. Read more.

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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