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9-11 Survivor Jay Jonas to Speak at UNO on Sept. 6

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Maverick Productions will host a 9-11 survivor and national speaker, New York Fire Department Battalion Captain Jay Jonas, on Tuesday, Sept. 6, at noon in the MBSC Ballroom. The event is free to the campus community and the public.


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We Survived the First Week

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A newly renovated building, new residence halls and lots of new faces were in evidence for the first week of fall semester classes. In addition to classes, students could take part in games, movies and lots of free food.



9/11 Survivor to Speak at UNO Today

Maverick Productions at UNO will host a 9/11 survivor and national speaker, New York Fire Department Battalion Captain Jay Jonas, today, Sept. 6, at noon in the Milo Bail Student Center Ballroom. The event is free to the campus community and the public.

On the morning of September 11, 2001, the firemen of Ladder Co. 6 in New York City rushed to the scene of the World Trade Center. Trapped under the rubble for hours, the men did not know what was going to happen to them next.

A percentage of each appearance will be donated to the New York Fire Widow's and Children's Benefit Fund. Read more.

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Information Services Pilots Three New Services

Information Services (IS) is piloting three new services this semester – upgrade central, service status and project requests. All three are web pages can be accessed from the and the web pages.

Upgrade Central
Upgrade Central is an informational website that provides descriptions, timelines, answers to frequently asked questions, and training schedules for upcoming IS projects. Visit this site to learn more about projects such as the Windows 7 or faculty/staff email implementations.

Service Status
Service Status tool provides updates on the availability of priority IS services, including email, Blackboard and Mavlink. If an IS services appears to be unavailable, you can check this site to see if it is a known issue and what the estimated downtime will be. The site also includes a form for reporting a service outage.

Project Request
Project request is a web-based form departments can use to initiate a discussion with IS about a technology-based campus project. This form does not replace existing communication channels with IS. Instead, the purpose is to provide a new channel for those who are unsure how to request IS services.

These services will either be discontinued or put into full operation at the end of the semester based on use and campus feedback. If you have any questions, contact the IS Help Desk at or 402.554.4357(4-HELP).

Rejuvenate with University Choir This Semester

Get rid of that 5-Hour Energy Drink and weekly massage and come rejuvenate with the University Choir. University Choir is open for all students, faculty and staff. No audition is required. Students can register for Music 2700, sing and receive one Fine Arts General Education credit for their participation. 

For more information, contact Matthew Harden at

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Criss Library Web of Science Training

All faculty, instructors, graduate assistants and students are welcome to attend a training session for the new Criss Library data base, Web of Science.

Training is scheduled for Monday, Sept. 12, in 232 Criss Library. Following are the sessions:

* 1 to 2:15 p.m. - Enduser Training;

* 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. - Special Topics:  Including using Journal Citation Reports and Citation Metrics; and  

* 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. - Enduser Training.

Enduser training includes: Intro to a citation index; topic and author searching; working with results (marking, exporting to Bib management software); saving searches and alerting and introduction to ResearcherID.

R.S.V.P. not required, but to secure your seat and to be eligible for a special prize, contact Linda Riviera at (402) 554.2640.

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Speech Center to Offer Fall Lunch Series for Students

Need help with a class presentation or a speech for your organization? If so, attend the UNO Speech Center Fall Lunch Series. Join the Speech Center for free pizza and pop while you learn to improve your presentation skills.

The workshop schedule is as follows:

- Banish Those Butterflies: Overcoming Speech Anxiety
Tuesday, Sept. 13 from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in Milo Bail Student Center (MBSC) Umonhon Room

- Researching & Citing Sources: Preventing Plagiarism
Wednesday, Oct. 26 from noon to 1 p.m. in MBSC Dodge Room

- Creating Visual Aids that Work: Designing Effective PowerPoint Slides
Tuesday, Nov. 15 from 11:30 to 12:30 p.m. in MBSC Umonhon Room

To register for one or more sessions or for more information, contact the Speech Center at (402) 554.3201 or Space is limited.

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Fall Job Fair at UNO Set for Sept. 21

Mark those calendars. On Wednesday, Sept. 21, The Career Center will host a Job Fair from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Milo Bail Student Center (MBSC) Ballroom. The fair will feature more than 70 employers who are actively seeking candidates for open positions and internships. Professional attire is expected and students should bring copies of their resume. For more information about the Job Fair and other services, contact The Career Center at (402) 554.3672 or stop by 111 MBSC.

The Fall 2011 Job Fair is sponsored by the following: Union Pacific, Applied Underwriters, National Indemnity, Gallup, ConAgra, Interpublic, Wells Fargo, Northwestern Mutual, Werner Enterprises, NorthStar Financial, Streck, TD Ameritrade, Telvent DTN, Verizon Wireless and ExxonMobil.

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Peace Corps Rep on UNO Campus This Week

What do Thailand, El Salvador, Armenia, Ecuador, Uganda, Federated States of Micronesia, Ukraine and Costa Rica have in common?
These are eight countries where UNO alumni are currently serving as Peace Corps Volunteers. They're making a difference around the globe in various sectors such as health, youth development, environmental protection, education and community development.  

You can learn more about these opportunities by joining Valerie Flynn (China, Education Development), the recruiter for Nebraska, for a General Information Meeting:

- Wednesday, Sept. 7
Milo Bail Student Center Umonhon Room
6:30 to 8 p.m.
If you cannot attend the meeting, but are interested in learning more, stop by the Peace Corps Information Table at the Milo Bail Student Center on Sept. 7th, from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., or contact Flynn directly at

For more information about this event, contact Anne West-Leclou at (402) 554.3822, or

Both events are sponsored by UNO International Studies and Programs.

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Friday Program Exposes Future Teachers to Omaha's Culture

For the third consecutive year, the UNO College of Education will host a Culture Walk this Friday, Sept. 9.

The event is designed to teach education majors about diverse student populations at local and regional levels. More than 150 UNO students will learn best practices for culturally-responsive teaching from community leaders and by participating in neighborhood walks from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.  Read more.

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Incorporating Student Presentations Into Your Class Faculty Workshop - Sept. 9

Would you like to incorporate oral presentations into your course?  Do you need help on how to do it more effectively or how to provide effective feedback on oral presentations? This workshop introduces UNO's Speech Center and uncovers resources available to assist faculty. Please attend "Incorporating Student Presentations Into Your Class Faculty Workshop" this Friday, Sept. 9, from 2 to 3:30 p.m. in 183 Arts & Sciences Hall.

In this workshop you will learn more about incorporating student presentations into a course, providing effective feedback to students on their presentations, and using evaluation criteria for grading presentations. Marlina Davidson and Kate Rempfer, School of Communication faculty members, will present this workshop.

The center provides free speech consulting services for faculty, staff and students. To register for the session or for more information, contact Davidson or Rempfer at the Speech Center at (402) 554.3201 or

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Auditions Sept. 11 for Moving Company

The Moving Company is UNO's modern dance performing group and was founded in 1935. It is under the auspices of the College of Education's School of Health, Physical Education and Recreation (HPER), and auditions are open to all university students and members of the Omaha community. It is an intergenerational company with a mission to create new works and to restage historical pieces.

The Moving Company will be holding auditions for its next season on Sept. 11, from 1 to 3 p.m. The auditions will be held at the HPER building, in the 228 Dance Lab. There is no need to prepare a dance.

For more information, contact Prof. Josie Metal-Corbin at (402) 554.2670.

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Join the Live Healthy Challenge - Registration is Open

Wellness Stampede

The School of Health, Physical Education and Recreation Campus Recreation are proud and excited to offer all UNO employees an opportunity to participate in the 2011 Live Healthy Lifestyle Challenge, which focuses on stress reduction, and runs Monday, Sep. 12, through Friday, Oct. 28.

Each participant receives weekly tips, which motivate and educate them to reduce stress by improving in several healthy‐lifestyle categories including nutrition, sleep habits, physical activity and maintaining a balanced lifestyle.

Participants are encouraged and rewarded for logging these behaviors weekly through their personal dashboard on the Live Healthy website.

Each participant also receives a long-sleeved shirt and access to a host of free online resources. The cost for our employees is $10 per participant. This price is only available when you register using our company code: LHNUNO.

Over the six weeks of the Challenge, the Live Healthy system calculates team averages and maintains a leaderboard which can be sorted by company, state or nation to further motivate teams as they engage in friendly competition. Read more.

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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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- Robert Woody, Department of Psychology, chaired a symposium titled "Who Should Regulate Psychology" and presented a paper titled "Proper Roles for the Government, Professional Discipline, and Legal (Court) System" at the annual conference of the American Psychological Association (APA), held in Washington, D.C. At the conference, he also served on the APA Council of Representatives and on the board of directors for the Division of Independent Practitioners.

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