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UNO and Beveridge Middle School Team Up to Celebrate Malcolm X

video by Charley Reed

Together with the UNO Service Learning Academy and Meredith Bacon's Minority Politics Course, middle school students from Beveridge presented the Malcolm X Memorial Foundation with a mural to hang in their visitor center.


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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 . . .



Flag Lowering

Andrew Schroeder

The UNO flag is lowered to half-staff today, May 25, in honor of student Andrew Schroeder. Schroeder, 18, was a freshman enrolled in the College of Business Administration. He was also a member of UNO's Pi Kappa Alpha fraternity.

Schroeder passed away May 21. He was a 2010 graduate of North High School in Omaha.

The campus community is invited to Schroeder's memorial service today at 1 p.m. in the Milo Bail Student Center Ballroom.

Jerome Drakeford

The UNO flag will be lowered to half-staff Thursday, May 26, in honor of instructor Jerome Drakeford. He passed away May 20 at age 62.

Drakeford, an instructor in the Department of Mathematics, had taught at UNO for more than 16 years. Before joining the Mathematics Department staff in 2002, he also worked as a math and science tutor for Project Achieve.

Visitation is tonight from 6 to 8 p.m. at Cutler-O'Neil-Meyer-Woodring Bayliss Funeral Home, 545 Willow Ave., in Council Bluffs, Iowa. A 1 p.m. funeral service is set for May 26 at the mortuary's Park Chapel. Memorials can be sent to Project Achieve at UNO.

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UNO Bookstore Closed for Annual Inventory

The UNO Bookstore will remain closed through Friday, May 27, for its annual physical inventory and Memorial Day holiday on Monday, May 30. It will reopen Tuesday, May 31, and resume regular summer hours:

- Monday and Tuesday

7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.

- Wednesday through Friday

7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

If an emergency, call Michael Schmidt at (402) 554.2230.

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IS Offers June 3 Adobe Connect 8.0 Brownbag

UNO Information Services (IS) will host an Adobe Connect Brownbag Friday, June 3, in the Milo Bail Student Center Council Room from noon to 1 p.m. Join IS staff for a demonstration and see how Connect 8 can benefit you.

The Brownbag will demo Adobe Connect 8.0 a web collaboration, e-learning system used at UNO to conduct online classes, meetings and presentations with participants worldwide. Connect sessions can be live and/or recorded for 24/7 playback. Each session can incorporate, audio, video, slide presentations, white boards, website display, polls, file exchange and desktop sharing.  And its new user interface makes creating online classes even easier. 

In short, most of the instructional technologies used in on-campus classes are available in Adobe Connect for teaching online.

Questions? Contact Ted Turgeon 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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Fall 2011 Parking Services Changes

Parking Services announces several changes effective at the start of the fall 2011 semester.

These include parking permit prices, parking violation fines, appeal procedures and use of MavCard for garage access. Fall 2011 permits sales will begin on July 1, 2011.

For more information on these changes visit

All parking permits and parking violations are paid online at

If you have any questions, call the Parking Services Office at 402.554.PARK (7275).

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Green Tip of the Week

A Greener Dryer

Use a clothesline or drying rack to dry your clothes instead of using a clothes dryer.

The GreenUNO Task Force provides these tips. For more information, visit

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