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Independence Day Carillon Concert

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Hundreds showed up Monday, July 4, to hear more than a dozen songs played on the Henningson Memorial Campanile as part of the annual Independence Day Carillion concert.

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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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2011.07.21

Flag Lowering

The UNO flag will be lowered to half-staff Friday, July 22, in honor of part-time instructor Martin "Marty" McDaniel. He passed away July 16 at the age of 55.

At UNO, Rev. McDaniel taught on a part-time basis for Religious Studies and Continuing Studies. He had been with the university for more than 10 years. Since 2006, he had served as pastor for the United Presbyterian Church in Boyden, Iowa.

Visitation with the family is tonight, July 21, from 5 to 8 p.m. at Roby Funeral Home, 346 Avenue A, in Plattsmouth, Neb. A 10:30 a.m. service will be held Friday, July 22, at Murray Presbyterian Church, 105 W. Main St., in Murray, Neb.

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Harold Dow Two-Part Series to Air This Month

To America, he was a television news correspondent, journalist and investigative reporter. To his friends and family, Harold Dow was much more.

In honor of Dow's groundbreaking professional contributions and personal legacy, UNO Television will present a two-part program titled "The Life of Harold Dow: A Consider This ... Special," airing statewide this month on Nebraska Educational Telecommunications (NET) and locally on The Knowledge Network (TKN). Read more.

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MavCard Transactions Reminder for Today

Due to a system upgrade, local merchants accepting the MavCard as payment will be unable to process transactions today, July 21. MavCard Services staff is sorry for the inconvenience. This upgrade will not affect any on-campus merchants.

Questions? Contact MavCard Services at (402) 554.2220.

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Farewell Reception Today for Jean Padrnos

All UNO faculty, staff and community members are invited to join the Office of Records & Registration in a farewell reception for Associate Director Jean Padrnos. The reception will honor Jean for her more than 15 years of service to UNO, as well as being UNO's functional lead for Student Records on the NeSIS Project. It will be held today, July 21, from 3 to 5 p.m. in the Milo Bail Student Center Dodge Room.

For more information, contact Charlene Wilcox at cwilcox@unomaha.edu.

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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, contact Linda Riviera at (402) 554.2640.

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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, visit here. Up to Top

Bike Omaha Commuter Challenge Now Underway

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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 johnnoble@unomaha.edu or Angie Eikenberry at aeikenberry@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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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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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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