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This Day UNO History... Ellis, Zanon Drafted by NHL

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In 2000, Dan Ellis (30), goaltender for the UNO hockey from 2000 - 2003, and Greg Zanon (5), defenseman for the UNO hockey team from 1999 - 2003, were drafted in NHL Entry Draft in the second and fifth rounds respectively. Ellis was selected by the Dallas Stars with the 60th pick overall while Zanon was drafted by the Ottawa Senators with the 156th overall pick. Ellis holds the UNO record for most saves in a career (3125) and highest career save percentage (.910), while Zanon holds the UNO record for most points and assists by a defenseman (107 G, 77 A). Today Zanon is an assistant captain for the Minnesota Wild while Dan Ellis is a goaltender for the Anaheim Ducks.

Source: UNO Alumni Association,

UNO Tube Archive Shakespeare on the Green 2011

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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Carillon Concert Set for July 4 at UNO

The bells on campus will sound in honor of America on Monday, July 4, for "Let Freedom Ring," an outdoor carillon concert beginning at 9 a.m.

UNO carilloneur Shannon Richards will perform a 40-minute concert of patriotic and American folk music. The event is free and open to the public. Attendees are invited to bring lawn chairs and sit on the grassy area between Criss Library and the Strauss Performing Arts Center.

The concert will occur rain or shine. The community is invited to listen from their cars should inclement weather occur. Read more.

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Hansen, Warnke Pick Up Three Collegiate Marketing Awards

UNO Athletics earned three awards, including a gold, from the National Association of Collegiate Marketing Administrators. The awards, all for videos, were for promotion of the UNO hockey team.

The gold award was for Video Board Segment for the "Mavs at the Movies" feature presented by Aksarben Cinema. The clips had UNO players re-enacting scenes from famous movies, and they quickly became a fan favorite.

The videos were created and produced by UNO's Director of Athletic Sponsorships and Marketing, Matt Hansen, and UNO Athletics Videographer/Producer Dan Warnke.

Two of the three promotions to receive awards can be viewed here.

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Bank of the West Concert Set for Friday July 1st; Free Parking at UNO

The annual "Bank of the West Celebrates America" concert takes place Friday, July 1, at Memorial Park from 6 to 10 p.m. The event is free and open to the public, and UNO will again provide free parking.

This year's entertainment includes .38 Special and Cheap Trick. A fireworks grand finale will follow the performances at 10 p.m.

Be aware that campus parking usually fills by 7 p.m. In addition to surface parking lots, UNO's multi-level parking garage (University Drive East Parking Structure) will be open after 4 p.m. Event organizers encourage those who park on campus to use the pedestrian overpass when crossing Dodge Street. Shuttle service between the UNO Dodge and Pacific campuses stops at 6 p.m. during the summer. People who park at the Pacific Campus for the concert will not be able to take the shuttle back to their cars after 6 p.m.

Bank of the West, in cooperation with the city of Omaha, annually sponsors the outdoor concert and fireworks finale. For more information, visit the concert website.

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Criss Library Closed Monday, July 4

The Criss Library will be closed Monday, July 4, for the Independence Day holiday. The library will reopen at 7 a.m. on Tuesday, July 5.

For a complete schedule of library hours, click here.

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Use Widgets on Your University Home Page

Did you know UNO University Relations and UNO Information Services provide you the opportunity to place any of the widgets seen on the right-hand side of eNotes on your department or college's home page?

To use any of these videos, past or present, or even produce your own, just follow the instructions found on the Buildit - Widgets page, found here.

Widget options include Big Picture, Feature, Hot-List, Mavr, Mavtweets, Promo, Through the Lens, and UNOtube, as well as many more.

Any questions? Contact Charley Reed at or (402) 554.2129.

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In The News

In the News

- The June 20 issue of the Omaha World-Herald featured an article about a new outdoor exercise area at Elmwood Park. The project was the brainchild of May 2011 graduates Michaela Schenkelberg, Emily Casne and April Proskovec.

- Tom Gouttierre, dean of International Studies, discussed the planned draw down of troops in Afghanistan in the June 23 issue of the Omaha World-Herald.

- 2010 graduate Autumn Anderson talked about her future in women’s boxing with in a story that ran June 20 in the Omaha World-Herald. Anderson, 25, hopes to participate in the 2012 Olympics.

- UNO student Drew Swartz talked about sandbag volunteering near TD Ameritrade Park, the site of the College World Series, with The story was posted June 17.

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

- Sam Walker, School of Criminology and Criminal Justice, has just published the 5th edition of The Color of Justice: Race, Ethnicity, and Crime in America. The book is co-authored by Cassie Spohn and Miram DeLone, both former UNO Criminal Justice faculty.

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

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

Shakespeare on the Green returned to Elmwood Park with "A Midsummer Night's Dream" on Thursday, June 23 and continues through Sunday, June 26 before the festival's second play, "Hamlet," on Thursday, June 30.

The two professional productions, which run through July 10, 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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