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SummerWorks Gives Locomotives a Bath

video by Charley Reed

The UNO SummerWorks program worked alongside Lauritzen Gardens volunteers and staff Thursday, July 7, 2011 as they cleaned the two mammoth Union Pacific locomotives.

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Arts and Sciences Hall

Arts and Sciences Hall: UNO's Cornerstone

Before the University of Nebraska at Omaha was even truly a campus, let alone part of the University of Nebraska system, almost all of its classes were held in what is today known as Arts and Sciences Hall. Opened for classes in 1938, the building that started it all will hit the 75th anniversary of its approval later this year and its diamond anniversary for construction next summer. continue . . .

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2011.07.14

New National Collegiate Hockey Conference Announced

Six of the nation's top NCAA Division I ice hockey programs have become founding members of the newly formed National Collegiate Hockey Conference which will begin competition for the 2013-14 season, the programs' athletic directors and head coaches announced yesterday in Colorado Springs.

The National Collegiate Hockey Conference founding members are Colorado College, University of Denver, Miami University, University of Minnesota Duluth, University of Nebraska at Omaha and University of North Dakota.

"As an athletic department, we have taken significant steps in the last two years to strengthen our commitment to our hockey team and give it the proper foundation for success," said Trev Alberts, UNO’s director of Athletics. "By placing our program in the company of other institutions who share that commitment, we think we have given our team the best opportunity to excel and therefore, raise its profile nationally."

UNO Chancellor John Christensen also said the new conference secures the future of UNO hockey.

"Being a founding member of the National Collegiate Hockey Conference is a tremendous opportunity for our university," said Chancellor John Christensen. "The Omaha metropolitan area has been incredibly supportive of our program, and our fans will continue to enjoy the highest level of athletic competition." Read more.

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2010-11 Undergraduate Findings of UNO Grads Available

Want to know what graduating undergraduate students are saying about UNO? Get a glimpse into this kind of data courtesy of the Department of Institutional Research.

Each year UNO asks its graduating seniors to complete a short exit survey. The survey focuses on several key areas that are used to better understand the student experience at UNO.

This year’s data collection was a joint effort between Student Enrollment Services and Office of Institutional Research.

Key sections of the survey include:
*Overall satisfaction with UNO and the student’s academic preparation;
*Post-graduation plans;
*Employment during the past year while attending UNO;
*Experiences of non-traditional and transfer students at UNO;
*Assessment of involvement with active and service learning;
*Campus engagement; and
*Feedback on "likes" and "areas of improvement."

The Survey Profile Report on the Baccalaureate Degree Graduates Exit Survey was conducted during the 2010-11 academic year. To view, the reports findings, click here

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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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Best-Selling Author Alex Kava to Speak at UNO

The UNO Library Friends will host a Book Discussion and signing of Alex Kava's new release, HOTWIRE, on Thursday, July 28. The program will be held from 6:30 to 8 p.m. in the Thompson Alumni Center.

Alex Kava is an international bestselling suspense writer. Her works have been widely praised by critics and fans alike and have spent several weeks on the New York Times and USA Today bestseller lists. Kava lives in Omaha and Pensacola, Florida. The public is invited to attend.

For additional information, please contact Linda Riviera at (402) 554.2640.

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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 http://www.workshops.ist.unomaha.edu.

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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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