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Strauss Performing Arts Center: Making Music for Decades

Unless you're a music major, there's a very strong chance you've never stepped foot inside the Strauss Performing Arts Center, but you almost certainly know where it is on campus. continue . . .

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LaRon Chatmon

June Employee of the Month: LaRon Chatmon

photo by Tim Fitzgerald

LaRon Chatmon, a custodial supervisor at UNO is one of those behind-the-scenes employees whom you may not ever work with, but you certainly experience and witness his work. He has worked here for almost 26 years and has been named UNO's Employee of the Month for June. "I enjoy the work here and I try to please the faculty, staff and my fellow workers," said Chatmon. He also has pleased his supervisors. One of whom wrote this nomination, "LaRon has demonstrated his abilities in a positive and professional manner. He is called upon as a 'catch all' supervisor and his knowledge and experience are relied upon quite often. LaRon exhibits the willingness to go above and beyond what is asked and expected of him."



Shakespeare on the Green Preps for 25th Season

This year marks the 25th birthday celebration for Nebraska Shakespeareand William Shakespeare's 447th birthday.

Shakespeare on the Green returns to Elmwood Park with A Midsummer Night's Dream and Hamlet on Thursday, June 23, and runs through Sunday, July 10.

The two professional productions are free to the many thousands of supporters who attend the family friendly and magical experience. Many arrive early with picnic baskets, blankets and lawn chairs to get a good spot "on the green."

Activities start at 6 p.m. at the Towne Square, featuring live music, concessions, souvenirs and an educational "Shakesperience." Attend the nightly pre-show seminars where artists and scholars gather to meet the audience and discuss Shakespeare's text, current productions and relevant contemporary topics at 6:30 p.m. Read more.

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Blog Chronicles UNO Service-Learning Efforts in Peru

The Latin American Study Abroad Program of the Office of Latino/Latin American Studies (OLLAS) has sent several UNO students and professors to Lima, Peru, this month. The group is documenting their trip online at

The course combines a two-week study abroad experience with distance education and service learning. The students and professors will assist with the construction of a much-needed child care center in a small town near Lima.

Students include Alena Keene, Clare Maakestad, Sanjuanita Murguía, Julie Nelsen, Tina Randolph and Kevin Wright.

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Spring 2011 Dean's List, Chancellor's List on the Web

The spring 2011 Dean's List and Chancellor's List at UNO are available on the Web by clicking on the following links:

Spring 2011 Chancellor's List

Spring 2011 Dean's List

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UNO Exercise Physiology Lab and Fitness Center V02 Max

Endurance athletes: What is your maximal oxygen consumption (VO2 max)? VO2 max is a very strong predictor of endurance performance. Have your VO2 max assessed at UNO Exercise Physiology Laboratory and Fitness Center today. The cost is $90. Call (402) 554.3221 for an appointment.

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Native American Studies Sponsors Free Concert

Gary Farmer and the Troublemakers will present a free concert at Stinson Park, 67th and Center Streets, on Tuesday, June 21, beginning at 6:30 p.m. Attendees are asked to bring lawn chairs and/or blankets. The concert will be held rain or shine.

The June 21 performance is sponsored by Native American Studies at UNO. Read more.

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Campus Rec Offers Women's Self-Defense Summer Workshop

Wellness Stampede

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

Tim Gorham, an instructor from Six Point Self-Defense, will conduct a new two-day workshop for women at the Health, Physical Education & Recreation (HPER) Building in July. Participants will learn the basics of self-defense including a basic fight stance, different strikes and where to use them, ground assault defense, defending a car assault and choke defense. Women in the workshop will also learn to be more aware of their surroundings.

This summer workshop will be offered in Tuesday and Thursday, July 26 and 28, from 6 to 8 p.m. both evenings.

Registration is $25 for students, $35 for Mav Rec Members, $50 for Faculty/Staff (non-members,) and $75 for the public. Registration forms can be filled out at the HPER Control Desk. Call Dave Daniels at (402) 554.2008 for more information. HPER's summer instructional programs are online at

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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Summer Fidelity Counseling Sessions

Fidelity representative Jason Cronick will be in Omaha this June and July for individual counseling sessions from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on several days.

Available dates are:

- June 29
- July 13
- July 28

To make an appointment, call 1.800.642.7131.

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University Housing Seeks Volunteers for Move-in

Staff from University Housing would enjoy having members of the campus community volunteer to help welcome UNO's newest students during move-in days, Aug. 18 and 19.

Dedicated volunteers are needed to help unload cars, pass out water and be that welcoming UNO face for students and their families. Those interested can sign up online at

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