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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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The Nebraska Certified Public Manager® Program

video by Charley Reed

UNO's School of Public Administration is known for many things, not the least of which is the Nebraska Certified Public Manager® Program, which has been offering undergraduate students, graduate students, and Nebraska-based professionals the opportunity to improve their knowledge about how to manage non-profit and public sector organizations since 2007.


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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



Shakespeare on the Green Returns Tonight for 25th Season

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

Shakespeare on the Green returns to Elmwood Park with A Midsummer Night's Dream and Hamlet tonight, 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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Parking Closing Notice for Shakespeare on the Green Performance

Several parking stalls will be unavailable on performance dates near this summer's Shakespeare on the Green site in Elmwood Park, adjacent to UNO on the Dodge Location. Signs and barricades will be posted.

2011 Shakespeare on the Green performance dates:

*June 23-26

*June 30-July 3

*July 6-10

Designated stalls will be closed all day long so stalls can be reserved for performance nights. Those affected include Lot Q (west side located near College of Public Affairs and Community Service Building) and Lot M (south and west side located near Criss Library). In addition, on June 23 and July 8, additional stalls will be reserved in Lot M.

For questions, contact Parking Services at 402.554.PARK (7275).

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Temporary Shuttle Bus Drop Off and Pick Up Near Bell Tower Today

Due to Lot M (in front of Criss Library) being closed for Shakespeare on the Green parking, the Shuttle Bus will drop off and pick up near the Bell Tower in Lot Q (next to College of Public Affairs and Community Service Building) all day today, June 23.

Anyone with questions can call Parking Services at 402.554.PARK (7275).

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'Consider This' Explores Joplin Tornado Aftermath

On the next edition of "Consider This," with host Cathy Wyatt, the Joplin tornado as seen through the eyes of an Omaha meteorologist and a Sarpy County investigator.   

Join Wyatt and her guests:

*C.T. Thongklin - meteorologist, Action3News Omaha

*Dana Harrah - investigator, Sarpy County Sheriff's Department

The program airs on NET 2 tonight, June 23, at 11 p.m.

"Consider This," a production of UNO Television, also airs on the Knowledge Network of Greater Omaha. Check the Knowledge Network website at for dates and times.

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HR to Offer Summer Wellness Videos

Wellness Stampede

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

This summer Human Resources will be sponsoring two wellness seminars.

* Junk Food Wars – July 13

* Obesity in a bottle:  Understanding Liquid Calories and Nutrition – Aug. 10

The format for each seminar will be a short video and then a question and answer session. The video will be shown at 10 a.m. then repeated at 10:30 a.m. 

Information will also be available at each seminar on the new My Plate (formerly My Pyramid) nutrition guide and website.

For details, visit

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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May Sponsored Programs and Research Report

The May 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.

During May, those receiving grant awards totaling $261,167:

Hesham Ali
College of Information Science and Technology/Computer Science
Title: Chronic HIV Infection and Aging in NeuroAIDS (Chain) Center
Sponsor: UNMC (pass-through from the National Institutes of Health)

Paul E. Barnes
College of Education/Counseling
Title: Avenue Scholars - Counseling Graduate Assistantship
Sponsor: Avenue Scholars Foundation

Evangelina Brignoni
College of Education/Teacher Education
Title: Oxbow Writing Project
Sponsor: National Writing Project (pass-through from the US Dept of Education)

Guy Matalon
College of Arts and Sciences/Philosophy and Religion
Title: Partnership with the Center for Jewish Education
Sponsor: Jewish Federation of Omaha

Troy Romero
College of Public Affairs and Community Service/Goodrich Program
Title: Postsecondary Academic Readiness and Success (PARS)
Sponsor: UNMC (pass-through from DHHS/Administration for Children and Families)

James Thomas
College of Arts and Sciences/Psychology
Title: 2011 LF&R Captain Promotional Exam
Sponsor: City of Lincoln

Jeremy White
College of Arts and Sciences/Biology
Title: Distribution of the plains pocket mouse (Perognathus flavescens) in the Loess Hills of Iowa
Sponsor: Iowa Department of Natural Resources

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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Bike Omaha Commuter Challenge Now Underway

Wellness Stampede Sustainability Graphic Looking for an excuse to get back on a bicycle? Need motivation to get more exercise? Want to reduce dependency on oil while saving money? Team UNO is looking for faculty and staff (including students employed by UNO) to participate in this year's Bike Omaha Commuter Challenge.

The Challenge started May 1 and ends Oct. 1. Anyone can join anytime during this period and any amount of bike-to-work commuting counts (both miles and number of trips). There are no meetings to attend, no practice required and plenty of bike parking available. For the past three years UNO has come in first place in its division in the city. 

Anyone interested in joining or who has question about Team UNO can contact John Noble at or Angie Eikenberry at

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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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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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