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Shakespeare on the Green 2011

video by Charley Reed

Shakespeare on the Green is celebrating its 25th anniversary this summer with a presentation of 'A Midsummer Night's Dream' and 'Hamlet,' two of the Bard's most popular works, along with the always-popular pre-show, Two Minute Shakespeare. (still photos courtesy of Nebraska Shakespeare)


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UNO's Founding Father

This week's Father's Day brings to mind UNO's own founding father: Daniel Jenkins. Jenkins was a Presbyterian minister in Omaha when, October, 8, 1908, Jenkins and others in the Omaha area established Omaha University as a private, cost-effective option for those who could not afford the tuition of Creighton or the University of Nebraska. In the university's infancy, Jenkins served as its first president. From its first class of under a dozen students in 1909, at 24th and Pratt, to its 15,000-plus enrollees at the Dodge, Pacific and Center Street Campuses, Jenkins' vision is still coming true more than a century later.

Source: UNO Magazine, fall 1998



Center for Economic Education to Host Seminars This Week for Teachers

UNO's Center for Economic Education will host two, daylong seminars on state, national and international economic issues for local middle and high school teachers today and Thursday, June 22-23.

Economics content, teaching strategies and curriculum materials will be presented at each of the seminars, which run from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. both days at Union Pacific Headquarters, 1416 Dodge St., in downtown Omaha.

The two-day event is hosted with support from the Nebraska Council on Economic Education and Union Pacific Railroad. Read more.

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Summer Book Buyback Starts Today at UNO Bookstore

The first textbook buyback of the summer starts today, June 22, and runs through Friday, June 24. Additional dates for buyback are June 27-July 1 and July 5-8.

The UNO Bookstore's hours of operation for summer are:

* Open from 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Mondays and Tuesdays; and
* Open from 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays.

The bookstore will also be closed July 4. The final summer textbook buyback will be Aug. 8-12. Regular hours resume Aug. 23.

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Questions Sought for KVNO Congressional Conversations

KVNO Congressional Conversations is a 15-minute live or live-to-tape interview program with members of Nebraska's Congressional delegation that is broadcast and streamed online three Mondays each month during the morning drive. Host Robert Franklin, general operations director for KVNO Radio and UNO Television, facilitates individual once-monthly interview segments with each member via telephone or in the KVNO broadcast studios.

During a conversational segment of the program, Franklin interviews the member. The member will use remaining minutes to address listener questions. Topics include international, national, state and local issues affecting residents of Nebraska's Second Congressional District and Nebraskans statewide.

KVNO promotes the Congressional Conversations program in regular rotation throughout the month, inviting listeners to submit their questions for members by mail or online. KVNO pre-screens questions to ensure appropriateness for broadcast. A dedicated web page - - features delegate photos, biographic information, links to delegate Congressional web pages, archived programs and instructions for submitting questions.

Submit questions to:

*Interviewer and Program Facilitator
Robert A. Franklin, Ph. D.
General Operations Director
KVNO Radio and UNO Television
6001 Dodge St., CB200
Omaha, NE 68182-0234
(402) 554.2716/

*Co-Executive Producer
Patricia Aroneseno
Assistant Development Manager
KVNO Radio and UNO Television
6001 Dodge St., CB200
Omaha, NE 68182-0234
(402) 554.5866/

*Co-Executive Producer
Kim Balkovec
Media Development Director
KVNO Radio and UNO Television
6001 Dodge St., CB200
Omaha, NE 68182-0234
(402) 554.2701/

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HR Reminds Staff of .80 FTE Opportunity

The deadline for staff to apply for the full-time equivalency reduction program is Thursday, June 30. Eligible employees may choose to reduce their annual FTE and salary to less then full-time (1.0 FTE) but no lower than .80 FTE and continue to receive University of Nebraska health and/or dental benefits and NU Credits as if a 1.0 FTE position. 

Participation in the program is subject to approval of the employee's supervisor. The program offers staff members the opportunity to adjust their work schedule to better balance their work and family needs.

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Summer Hours Under Way at Campus Food Service

Campus summer food service hours are now set. Currently, the Milo Bail Student Center's American Grill, Greenfields, D'café, Grab & Go and Tomasittos are open from 7 a.m. until 2:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. The Library Cafe and MavRec Cafe are now keeping the same 7 a.m. until 2:30 p.m. Monday through Friday schedule.

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Summer Recruitment Workshop Set for Next Month

As a next step in UNO's on-going commitment to campus diversity, Academic and Student Affairs and the Office of Diversity and Equal Opportunity are conducting workshops to assist departments and schools in recruiting faculty.

The workshops, which assist departments/schools in search processes that reflect UNO's commitment to faculty, staff and student diversity, will provide information on recruitment strategies, the UNO NEOGOV System and EEO guidelines and requirements. Prior to all faculty searches, faculty involved in the search must attend one of the workshops. Also, faculty participating in searches must attend a workshop once every two years.

The next workshop will take place on Thursday, July 14, in the Milo Bail Student Center Council Room from 9 to 11 a.m.

For more information or to R.S.V.P., email Rachel Maley at or call (402) 554.2262.

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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 8:00 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. Please 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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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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UNO Exercise Physiology Laboratory and Fitness Center Cholesterol Test

Know your numbers: High cholesterol is one of the leading risk factors for all types of cardiovascular diseases. Have your cholesterol screened for $25 at the UNO Exercise Physiology Laboratory and Fitness Center today. Call (402) 554.3221 for an appointment.

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Green Tip of the Week

Sustainability Graphic

Reuse it

Planning some home renovations? Instead of hauling it to the landfill, consider donating household items (fixtures, windows etc.) to salvage or reuse it stores.

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

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