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Scott Court Move-In

photos by Tim Fitzgerald

UNO's newest residence hall, Scott Court, opened its doors to residents Sunday (Aug. 14) on the Pacific Street campus. Students are taking part this week in a variety of fun activities before classes start on Monday.



Smartphone App by UNO Students Identifies Public Art

A group of students at UNO have put the finishing touches on a new smartphone application (or app) that allows users to identify public art pieces throughout the Omaha area.

The free Public Art Omaha app is available for iPhone and Android, and was created by the following five UNO students earlier this year: Maninder Hora (graduate student, Management Information Systems); Shawna MacNabb (junior, Aviation); Ryan Peters (sophomore, IT Innovation); Edgar Vazquez (senior, Computer Science); and Benjamin Wicks (sophomore, Bioinformatics).

The five students are members of The IS&T Attic, a web development student organization housed in UNO's College of Information Science and Technology (IS&T), located at the University of Nebraska Peter Kiewit Institute, 67th and Pacific Streets.

The new smartphone app was born from the Public Art Omaha website, which another group of UNO students worked on in 2010.  Read more.

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Parking Permit Sales - Extended Office Hours Available

Parking Services announces extended office hours as follows:

*Today, Aug. 18 - 7:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.

*Monday, Aug. 22 - 7:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.

*Tuesday, Aug. 23 - 7:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.

Regular office hours are Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Parking Services will continue online sales of parking permits; however, effective Aug. 17, permits must be picked up at the Parking Office, 107 Eppley Administration Building. Faculty, staff and students will need to present their MavCard to pick up their permit.

Please log on to to make your purchase. All permits are required to be purchased online.

The online purchasing system will require a NetID username and password; primary vehicle information; and information on any additional vehicles owned that will be parking on campus. This information includes the vehicle's year, make, model, color and license plate number.

There will also be several changes to parking regulations at UNO, effective the start of the Fall 2011 semester. These include parking permit prices, parking violation fines, use of the MavCard for garage access and appeal procedures.  For more information on these changes, visit

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

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'Consider This' Looks Into Estate Planning

Did you know that a very small percentage of Americans properly plans for their future?

On the next edition of "Consider This" with host Cathy Wyatt and her guests will investigate estate planning. They will discuss: how to make the most of what you have and have it transfer properly upon your death.

Join Wyatt and her guests:

*Dale Percival - registered principal & financial strategist

*Niel Nielsen - estate planning attorney

The program airs on NET 1 tonight, Aug. 18, at 11 p.m.

"Consider This," a production of UNO Television, also airs on the Knowledge Network of Greater Omaha. Check the Knowledge Network website at for dates and times.

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Mary Lopez Retirement Reception This Monday

The School of Public Administration (SPA) invites the campus community to attend a retirement reception for SPA Career Services Director Mary Lopez on Monday, Aug. 22. The reception will be held from 3 to 5 p.m. in Milo Bail Student Center Chancellor's Room.

For more information, contact Rhonda Sheibal-Carver at (402) 554.2625.

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UNO CEO Attempts to Break Guinness Record Next Week

A student group at UNO is spearheading an attempt to slip and slide into the history books. On Friday, Aug. 26, at 1:30 p.m. the UNO Collegiate Entrepreneurs' Organization (UNO CEO) will attempt a Guinness World Record Slip and Slide.

"We are going to pack 250 students onto the slip and slide at one time," said Katherine McFarland, president elect of UNO CEO. "Help us make the Guinness Book of World Records for most people on a slip and slide!"

UNO CEO invites the entire Maverick community to attend. For event details, visit

UNO CEO is a student organization designed to guide, support, and inspire students to be entrepreneurial and pursue opportunities through enterprise creation.

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West Lanes Bowling Alley 'Grand Re-Opening' This Sunday

Wellness Stampede

The UNO Faculty/Staff Bowling League for 2011-12 gets rolling at 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 24, at the newly renovated West Lanes Bowling Alley (72nd and Dodge streets).  New teams and individuals who would like to be placed on a team are welcome regardless of skill level.

Teams may have more than four bowlers--18 years or older--on their rosters, but only four will bowl per week. Teams must have at least two UNO current or retired administrative/faculty/staff members including spouses, immediate family or significant others. Graduate teaching assistants are also eligible.

League bowlers unable to arrive at 4:30 p.m. each week have until the end of their team's fifth frame to join the first game of the evening.

Bowlers are invited to join West Lanes for their "Grand Re-Opening" this Sunday, Aug. 21, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.  Prizes will be given away including one year of free bowling.

To learn more about the league, contact league president David Kimble at or (402) 554.3229; league vice-president Ed Johnson at or (402) 554.2656; or league secretary/treasurer Christy Tilford at or (402) 554.3546.

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Contemporary Painting Featured at Next UNO Art Gallery Exhibit

Painting is the focus of the UNO Art Gallery's first exhibition of the 2011-2012 academic year, which opens with a public reception for the artists on Friday, Aug. 26, from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. 

UNO faculty and staff are encouraged to take advantage of the earlier reception time to see the exhibition, enjoy refreshments and visit with the artists and colleagues at the end of the work day. The public is also invited to attend the opening reception on the 26th.

Julie Farstad and Jessie Fisher's exhibition, Hardcore Painting: Confessions and Premonitions, explores the evolution of each artist's work technically and philosophically by incorporating several bodies of works as well as preparatory drawings. Both artists revel in the subversive constraints of the most analyzed genres of the art world – the easel painting. Read more.

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Bike Omaha Commuter Challenge Now Underway

Sustainability Graphic Wellness Stampede

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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Upcoming Fidelity Counseling Sessions Available

Fidelity representative Jason Cronick will be in Omaha this August and September for individual counseling sessions from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on several days.

Available dates are:

*Aug. 29

*Sept. 12 and 29

To make an appointment, call 1.800.642.7131.

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