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The ABCs of the Alumni House

The ABCs of the Alumni House

Before it was the Thompson Alumni Center, one of the few places on campus that can be considered iconic to UNO's image in Omaha, the plot of land on the west end of campus was owned by two Omaha families: The Storzes and the Shirleys. continue . . .

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UNO Course Profiles: Synergy Project

video by Charley Reed

Have you ever wanted your courses to work together a bit more? How about all of your courses working together seamlessly? That's the goal of Matthew Marx from the UNO Department of English.

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2011.07.12

UNO Launches IT Academy for Local IT Professionals, Managers

Local IT professionals are invited to attend a quarterly series of professional development seminars hosted by the College of Information Science and Technology at UNO.

The first sessions are Friday, Aug. 12, and Saturday, Aug. 13, at theUniversity of Nebraska Peter Kiewit Institute, 1110 S. 67th St.

For morning sessions, breakfast is served during registration from 7 to 8 a.m. Morning sessions run from 8 a.m. to noon.

Lunch is served at noon, with afternoon sessions running from 1 to 5 p.m.

The academy will be held every quarter and include some repeated sessions and new and emerging topics of relevance to the IT community. Faculty and staff from the College of Information Science and Technology will lead the seminars. Read more.

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Farewell Reception July 19 for Maria Garza

All UNO faculty, staff and community members are invited to join the Office of Multicultural Affairs in a farewell reception for Education Specialist Maria Garza. The reception will honor Garza for her 11 years of service to UNO. It will be held Tuesday, July 19, from 3 to 5 p.m. in the Milo Bail Student Center Chancellor's Room.

For more information, contact Mona Lisa King-Ward at (402) 554.2248.

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Friday Workshop to Examine Spirituality and Aging

The workshop "Spirituality and Aging: An Obligation to Impart" will take place from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. this Friday, July 15, at UNO.

The daylong workshop, held at the College of Public Affairs and Community Service Collaborating Commons, will provide patrons the tools and insight needed to see the wisdom and value elders bring to a faith community.

Sponsored by the Department of Gerontology, the workshop will cost $15 for attendees age 55 and older; $25 for attendees under age 55; and $50 for attendees who wish to receive Continuing Education Unit credits. Read More.

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Temporary Lot Q Closing Reminder

Lot Q, temporary site of the crane near the Bell Tower, is still fenced off and temporary drive aisles provided adjacent to the construction site. The crane will be on-site until approximately Wednesday, July 20.

Shuttle bus drop off and pick up will be in Lot M, near the lower level of Criss Library, for the duration of the project.

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

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HPER Building to be Host Site for WalkOmaha

Wellness Stampede

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

One of the most popular Cornhusker State Games (CSG) sports every year is a non-competitive event called Volkswalk. The term, originally called Volksmarch, comes from Germany where everyone would gather and walk a 10-Kilometer course for exercise, fellowship and fun. The Germans realized the benefits of making exercise social and fun.

With growing participation in the Omaha area, Cornhusker State Games officials decided to begin hosting a Volkswalk in Omaha to allow metro-area residents to enjoy this simple, but meaningful experience in the convenience of their own community. The Omaha version has been appropriately titled "WalkOmaha," and offers all the same Cornhusker State Games perks as the Lincoln edition.

Each participant receives a Cornhusker State Games shirt, yearbook, meal/admission pass for the opening ceremonies and all finishers receive a commemorative medallion.

This year's WalkOmaha course will start and finish at UNO's Health, Physical Education and Recreation (HPER) Building and incorporates the trails of beautiful and historic midtown Omaha. The event takes place Saturday, July 23, and participants can complete the course any time between 7 a.m. and noon. Along the route, there will be trivia questions, and walkers can find clues to answer the questions.

WalkOmaha is a great way to experience the Cornhusker State Games. Entries will be accepted on site but participants can register online, as well. Details and registration are available at http://www.cornhuskerStateGames.com.

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 http://www.unomaha.edu/wwwocr/health/wellness.php.

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Study Abroad Exchange Program Deadlines for Spring 2012

Students thinking about studying abroad during the spring 2012 semester should start planning now. UNO Exchange programs offer students the opportunity to earn credits towards their degree, while utilizing their UNO financial aid and scholarships.

Interested students may visit the Study Abroad Library in 241 Arts and Science Hall (ASH) to speak with a Study Abroad Peer Advisor from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Appointments can be made with the Study Abroad Advisor, Emily Hardt, by calling (402) 554.2293.

Important Dates:
- ISEP Exchange Priority Deadline (http://www.isep.org): Aug. 24, 2011
- UNO Study Abroad Fair: Sept. 28, 2011
- Direct Exchange Deadline: Oct. 3, 2011
- MAUI-Utrecht Exchange Deadline: Placement may still be possible (please inquire).

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UNO Exercise Physiology Laboratory and Fitness Center Resting Metabolism Test

Were you aware that 75 percent of all calories burned are determined by your resting metabolism? Have your resting metabolism measured at the UNO Exercise Physiology Laboratory and Fitness Center. The cost is $60. Call (402) 554.3321 for an appointment.

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People

- Sam Walker, professor emeritus with the School of Criminolgoy and Criminal Justice, gave a paper on President Kennedy's response to the 1961 Freedom Rides at a conference on the 50th Anniversary of the Freedom Rides, in Chicago, Ill., on May 1.

Have you done something noteworthy in your profession? E-mail "People" items to rbrown@unomaha.edu. "People" appears in the Tuesday edition of eNotes.

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