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Wind Damage

photo by Tim Fitzgerald

Elmwood Park, to the east of Kayser Hall and Arts & Sciences Hall, looked like a war zone Monday morning after Saturday's wind and rain storm. At least six large pine trees were snapped off at the trunk by the winds.



UNO Participants Sought for Aug. 27 Methodist Hospital/UNO Women's Triathlon


If you've ever wanted to participate in a triathlon, the Methodist Hospital/UNO Women's Triathlon is the perfect place to start. Join other area women on Saturday, Aug. 27, for the 8 a.m. triathlon at Wehrspann Lake and Chalco Hills Recreation Area, 8901 S. 154th St.

"This is a fun, noncompetitive introduction to the sport—no rigorous training required. We won't be recording your times or giving awards, so the pressure's off," said Todd Samland, UNO head women's swimming & diving coach and event organizer. "It's all about participating in a fun fitness event for women of all ages—so bring your mom, your daughter, or your best friend and try the sport!"

The entry fee is $20 and includes a T-shirt. All proceeds from the event go towards UNO's swimming and diving team.

For details and an entry form, go to

"Even if you're a triathlon veteran, this event is the perfect way to challenge yourself—and challenge a friend to compete with you," Samland said.

Questions? Contact Coach Samland at (402) 554.2346 or

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Fire Alarm Testing This Friday

Fire Alarms will be tested in Kayser Hall, Milo Bail Student Center, Criss Library and Durham Science Center from 1 to 5 p.m. this Friday, Aug. 12. 

If you have testing scheduled during this time or other events that may cause a concern, contact Campus Security at (402) 554.2648 for an alternate time.

Do you know where your buildings' "rally point" is? Each building has a designated area to evacuate to, should the need arise. The rally points are listed on pages 104 and 105 of the UNO telephone directory.  Questions can be directed to Stan Schleifer at (402) 554.3596.

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Cast Your Vote and Help KVNO Build 'YOUR' Top 40 List

On Saturday, Aug. 27, Classical 90.7 KVNO will celebrate the 39th anniversary of its first broadcast - and begin its 40th year of unique public radio programming - thanks to its loyal listeners and members.

Until then, KVNO wants listeners to vote for "YOUR" favorite classical music selection.

"Bach or Beethoven, Mozart or Mahler, Tchaikovsky or Telemann, Rossini or Puccini - the list goes on and on. Concerto, symphony, opera, sonata; Baroque, Classical, Romantic, Contemporary again, it's YOUR choice!" said Kim Balkovec, development director. "Please just let us know. Soon, the Classical 90.7 KVNO Listeners' Top 40 List will be posted at, and added to our ever-popular, new-and-improved classical composers bookmark."

The special "YOUR Top 10" selections will also be included on a custom audio CD for KVNO members only. Both bookmark and CD can be anyone's with a membership donation during the KVNO Fall Membership Drive (more details coming soon).

"YOU have made it possible for Classical 90.7 KVNO to provide unparalleled public service for nearly four decades. Don't miss YOUR chance to be a part of history - cast YOUR vote today," Balkovec said.

Questions? Contact Balkovec at or (402) 554.2716.

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Summer Book Buy Back and Textbook Rental Return Ends Tomorrow

The UNO Bookstore end-of-summer Book Buy Back and Textbook Rental Return continues today through Friday, Aug. 12. Current Picture ID is required.

Estimated Buyback prices can be viewed at click on cash for books.

UNO Bookstore hours during Book Buyback:
- Thursday
7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.

- Friday
7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Questions? Contact Jacinda Brooks at

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PKI Level 1& 2 Miscellaneous Classrooms

Remodel of several classrooms in the University of Nebraska Peter Kiewit Institute (PKI) began on July 28. Work will be done during the day, but will not interfere with normal activities in the building. There will also be some work done during the evening and weekends. 

The project will be substantially complete Monday, Aug. 22. The contractor is Darland Construction Company. 

If you have any comments or concerns about this project, the UNO project contact is Ryan Kubr (402) 554.4110 or George Killian (402) 554.2249.

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DSC Carpet Replacement

The carpet replacement in several offices of Durham Science Center (DSC) will begin this Friday, Aug. 5. Work will be done during the day, but will not interfere with normal activities in the building. All of the rooms will have new carpet installed by Wednesday, Aug. 17.

There is a sign posted outside each room giving furniture moving date, carpet installation date and furniture return date.  The moving company is Office Furniture Installers (OFI) and the carpet installers are Galaska & Son Painting & Flooring. 

If you have any comments or concerns about this project, the UNO project contact is Diane Sunde (402) 554.2267.

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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 ( 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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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 or Angie Eikenberry at

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