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MBSC: From Snack Shack to Student Center

If there is one thing that tends to define a college, at least in the eyes of the students, it is the student union or student center. For the University of Nebraska at Omaha, this building is the Milo Bail Student Center. continue . . .

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International Softball

International Softball

photo by Tim Fitzgerald

UNO baseball coach Bob Herold wasn't recruiting new players Thursday (May 26), but he was teaching the finer points of softball and baseball. Herold was giving instructions to UNO's international students about the game in UNO's pepbowl.



Flag Lowering

By order of Gov. Dave Heineman, all U.S. and Nebraska flags will be lowered to half-staff Monday, May 30, until noon in observance of Memorial Day.

Memorial Day, originally called Decoration Day, honors those who have died in the nation's service. In 1971, it was declared a national holiday to be held on the last Monday in May.

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Chancellor and CCSW to be Honored by Women's Center for Advancement June 7

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The Women's Center for Advancement (formerly the YWCA Omaha) Tribute to Women event will honor 11 outstanding women and UNO Chancellor John Christensen and the university with the Outstanding Community Leadership award.

The event will be held Tuesday, June 7, from noon to 1:30 p.m. at the CoCo Key Convention Center, 72nd and Grover Streets.

"Each year we honor a person or company who has shown great leadership on behalf of women in our community with an Outstanding Community Leadership award. This year, we are honoring Chancellor John Christensen and UNO for the Chancellor's Commission on the Status of Women," said Dr. Natalia Peart, president and CEO of the new Women's Center for Advancement.

"Since 1972, UNO has brought the importance of issues that impact women to the forefront of campus and community life. Chancellor Christensen has also provided his leadership and support in the more recent Voices Against Violence Coalition and the Violence Prevention initiative at UNO in partnership with Alegent Health and Catholic Health Initiatives." Read more.Up to Top

Members Sought for CCSW

The UNO Chancellor's Commission on the Status of Women (CCSW) is seeking applications from faculty, staff and students who are interested in becoming members. Graduate and undergraduate students in any academic field are encouraged to submit an application. The deadline for applications is Monday, June 27.

The CCSW serves as an advisory council to the chancellor and other university administrators on issues that relate to all faculty, staff and students. Through participation, CCSW offers networking opportunities for CCSW members across UNO's campus.

Activities this year included:

- Presenting Susan B's Coffeehouse lectures on issues of mental & physical health, intergenerational issues and self-branding;

- Hosting the 25th Annual CCSW Awards luncheon;

- Announcing the 2nd Legendary Women of UNO Award recipient;

- Sponsoring a CCSW undergraduate scholarship;

- Co-sponsoring 'Take Back the Night,' a domestic violence awareness event; and

- Participating in activities honoring inclusion for all, including Women's History Month, safety awareness event and the Diet Pepsi/UNO Women's Walk for women's athletics.

Faculty and staff are appointed for two-year terms, and students are appointed for one-year, renewable terms. To apply for membership, individuals should e-mail their name, the reason they are interested in joining the commission and any relevant experience to Nancy Castilow at

For more information, visit or contact CCSW staff co-chair Elizabeth Kraemer at (402) 554.4802 or

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College World Series Tickets on Sale

College World Series tickets are now available for sale at the Sapp Fieldhouse Ticket Office. Books of 10 tickets are available for $80. Tickets are good for any game during the series.  For more information, call (402) 554.2001.

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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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TIAA CREF Rep Openings Still Available for June 7

Openings are still available for the Tuesday, June 7, TIAA-CREF representative campus visit.

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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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

- A May 23 Associated Press article on redistricting and the likelihood of an Omaha campaign visit by President Obama quoted Randy Adkins, Department of Political Science.

- David Drozd, Center for Public Affairs Research, was quoted in the May 19 issue of the Kearney Hub about the 2010 U.S. Census and the population of Buffalo County, Neb. He was also quoted in the May 19 issue of the Norfolk Daily News about the area's aging population.

- The May 20 issue of the Omaha World-Herald featured an article recapping President Barack Obama's recent speech on the Middle East, quoting Moshe Gershovich, Department of History.

- Bill Pratt, Department of History and American Association of University Professors, was quoted in a May 20 Inside Higher Ed article on collective bargaining in Nebraska.

- KETV covered the May 19 celebration of the Salvation Army's Back-to-School Backpack Program, held at the Kroc Center. Earlier this year, UNO, Creighton University and College of St. Mary collected school supplies for the program.

- A May 19 story by KETV profiled UNO's new Career Coach program, an online tool that helps students locate jobs. Career Coach is a partnership between UNO, the Greater Omaha Chamber of Commerce and Metropolitan Community College.

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

- Arwiphawee Srithongrung, School of School of Public Administration, recently published:

Srithongrung, A. (2011). The Causal Relationships among Transformational Leadership, Organizational Commitment, and Employee Effectiveness. International Journal of Public Administration, Volume 34 Issue 6, 376-388.

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

Harden, Choir Members to Perform at Carnegie Hall

Matthew Harden, UNO director of Choral Activities, and members of the UNO Choirs will perform this Saturday, May 28, at Carnegie Hall in New York City. Harden received an invitation to conduct a choral performance at Carnegie and was able to invite his choral singers as well as several other choirs to participate.

More than 170 singers will perform the ‘Faure Requiem' which Harden has chosen to conduct. This is Harden's first time conducting at Carnegie, although he has brought two previous choirs there to perform under other conductors. The UNO Choir members will also sing at a UNO Alumni function while in New York.

For more information contact Harden at

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

Marvel 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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