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September 7, 1965: Schulz Approves Snoopy Mascot

photo courtesy UNO Alumni Association

On this day in UNO history, 'Peanuts' illustrator Charles Shulz approved the UNO Air Force ROTC's use of Snoopy as the official mascot of the Earl S. Hoag Squadron, Arnold Air Society, Detachment 470.

source: UNO Alumni Association

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UNO Artists at the Hive

video by Charley Reed

On Aug. 31, 2011 UNO student Maggie Weber and the Organization for the Advancement of the Arts put on a student showcase at the newly-opened Hive Lounge in downtown Omaha.


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We Survived the First Week

photos by Tim Fitzgerald

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.



UNO Sees Enrollment Increase for Fall 2011

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Additional student housing, a move to Division I athletics and a nearly $14 million renovation of Roskens Hall, home to UNO's College of Education, is just part of the good news hailing from the 103-year-old metropolitan university in the heart of Omaha at the start of the 2011-2012 academic year.

For the sixth consecutive year, the University of Nebraska at Omaha (UNO) has an increase of students: 14,712, or 0.32 percent when compared to 2010-2011. Read more.

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Veteran Student Organization to Host Education Information Brief Today

The Veteran Student Organization (VSO) will host a VA Education Information Brief today, Sept. 7, from noon to 1 p.m. in the Milo Bail Student Center Chancellor's Room.

This event will feature the UNO Veterans Affairs Representative, Jen Carroll. She will discuss the Veterans Education Assistance Improvements Act of 2010 and its effects on all VA Education programs.

For details, contact

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Writer's Workshop to Host Reading Tonight

Creighton Professor and author Bret Spencer will read from his award-winning memoir Rattlesnake Daddy: a Son's Search for His Father. This free event will take place tonight, Sept. 7, at 7:30 p.m. in Milo Bail Student Center Dodge Room. A brief discussion and book signing will follow.

Spencer's reading and book signing is sponsored by UNO Writer's Workshop and Colllege of Communication, Fine Arts and Media.

For more information, contact Miles Waggener at (402) 554.2151 or

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Haim Koren Lecture Cancelled

(Editor's note: The Thursday, Sept. 8, lecture by Haim Koren has been cancelled).

The Hannah and Natan Schwalb Center for Israel and Jewish Studies at UNO has partnered with the Jewish Federation of Omaha to host Dr. Haim Koren, ambassador of Israel to Turkmenistan, for two public lectures. Read more.

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Information Services Announces Fall Workshops

Information Services (IS) will offer a variety of workshops for faculty and staff this fall.  For full descriptions and to register for a class, visit

Questions about any of the classes?  Contact IS Technical Support at 402.554.4357 (4-HELP).

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Boren Scholarships and Fellowships Session Sept. 16

Aimee Hutton, from the Institute of International Education, will speak with interested students about the David L. Boren Scholarships and Fellowships on Friday, Sept. 16. The 10 a.m. Student Session will be held in the Milo Bail Student Center Umonhon Room.

Boren Awards provide a unique funding opportunity for U.S. students to study world regions critical to U.S. interests (including Africa, Asia, Central & Eastern Europe, Eurasia, Latin America and the Middle East). The countries of Western Europe, Canada, Australia and New Zealand are excluded.

The Boren Scholarship provides opportunities for undergraduate students to study in countries that are generally under represented in study abroad. Boren Scholars are awarded up to $20,000 for an academic year.

The Boren Fellowship allows graduate students to add an important international and language component to their graduate studies. Boren Fellows can be awarded up to $30,000.

Additional information on preferred geographic regions, languages, fields of study and application procedures can be found at

For more information about the Boren Awards, contact Emily Hardt at

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Speech Center Consulting Room Fall Hours

The UNO Speech Center Consulting Room, located in 185 Arts and Sciences Hall (ASH), has started its fall hours. Hours are generally 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Thursday and Friday 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. To make an appointment, call (402) 554.3201 or stop by 185 ASH.

The UNO Speech Center assists all UNO students, faculty and staff at any point in preparing oral presentations and/or incorporating them into their courses.  Visit to find out more information. Call (402) 554.3201 or send an e-mail to to schedule an appointment.

Anyone with questions or faculty members interested in scheduling a consultant to come to classrooms to introduce students to the center and to talk about presentation skills can call the Speech Center at (402) 554.3201 or send an e-mail to

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Fall Retirement Planning Seminars Starts This Friday

UNO Human Resources will continue its retirement planning seminars this fall with several pre-retirement planning educational seminars. All faculty and staff are invited to attend.

"Each seminar will give you practical information that you can put to use in your everyday life," said Esther Scarpello, manager of benefits. "Take advantage of this opportunity - mark your calendars to attend these informative seminars."

The first seminar details:

- Charting Your Course: A Financial Guide for Women
Friday, Sept. 9, 10 to 11 a.m.
Milo Bail Student Center State Room

Focusing on key aspects of managing one's finances while incorporating issues that are of particular interest to women. This seminar covers:  evaluating your financial health, setting financial goals, making your money work for you and your plan, putting it all together.

To view a complete schedule, visit

Questions? Contact Esther Scarpello at (402) 554.3660 or Tim Rochford at (402) 554.2465.

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Sept. 15 Fall Volunteer Fair to Provide Opportunities for UNO Students

About 50 area nonprofit agencies will offer service opportunities for UNO students, faculty and staff at the Fall Volunteer Fair on Thursday, Sept. 15.

From 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. inside the Milo Bail Student Center Nebraska Room on the UNO campus, representatives from local nonprofits will educate students, faculty and staff about their organizations and provide ways to volunteer. Read more.

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Special Discount Offer for UNO Rodeo Enthusiasts

The second largest rodeo in the world is headed to Omaha. The Justin Boots Championships of the Wrangler Million Dollar Tour will take place at Ak-Sar-Ben's River City Rodeo & Stock Show next month. Discount tickets to select dates are available for members of the UNO community.

To purchase tickets visit and enter the code GORODEO to receive $5 off on Friday, Sept. 23, and Saturday, Sept. 24, tickets. Offer valid through Thursday, Sept. 15.

For more information visit

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Teaching Circles, Research Triangles and Community Engagement

Time to register for Teaching Circles, Research Triangles and Community Engagement Links.

Registration options:

* Join an existing Teaching Circle, Research Triangle or Community Engagement Link by sending an email to and ask to be added to a specific group. To view existing groups go to the Center for Faculty Development webpage and click on the "Faculty/Staff" learning Community link.

* If you have a new Teaching Circle, Research Triangle or Community Engagement Link that you would like to register, complete the registration form found at

All group registrations should be completed by Wednesday, Sept. 28.  A facilitator luncheon is planned for Friday, Sept. 16.  For more information, visit the Center for Faculty Development webpage.

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Oct. 16-17 Aging Conference to Celebrate Baby Boomers

A two-day conference on aging, hosted by UNO, is scheduled for Sunday, Oct. 16, and Monday, Oct. 17, at the Milo Bail Student Center.

An event hosted by a variety of campus entities and community partners, "Aging with Passion and Purpose: 'IT' Happens" is designed for professionals, administrators, service providers, researchers, educators, students, caregivers, older adults, Baby Boomers and others to gain perspectives on a long-anticipated and unprecedented population demographic shift.

As the country's oldest Baby Boomers begin turning 65 this year, perspectives on the future of aging may have a significant impact on social policy, health care, faith communities and human services for years to come. Read more.

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UNO Exercise Physiology Laboratory and Fitness Center Cholesterol Test

Know your numbers: High cholesterol is one of the leading risk factors for all types of cardiovascular diseases. Have your cholesterol screened for $25 at the UNO Exercise Physiology Laboratory and Fitness Center today. Call (402) 554.3221 for an appointment.

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Green Tip of the Week

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Join UNO's Toner/Inkjet Recycling Program  
Limited quantities of free toner and inkjet cartridges are available from Mail Services for department use only. To reserve any of the following, contact Kathy Hartle at (402) 554.2337.

Cannon: BC-02 and BC-20.
Epson: 97, TO48620, TO48420, TO48120, TO48320, TO48220, TO29201 and SO20089.
Lenmark: 20K0501, 20K1403, 20k0500 and 138619.
HP: 51649A, C1816A, 02 cyan, 02 black, 11, 51641A, 93, 51626A, 41, 29, 51629A, 51625A, 51645A, C4149A, C4150A and C4153A.
HP Photosmart: GRC21WN.

Hartle invites the campus community to join the recycling effort. Before throwing away an old toner or ink cartridge, contact her at (402) 554.2337 to see what options are available.

"If you don't have the printer for the toner cartridges anymore, send them to the mailroom," she said. "With the budget situation, continuing to recycle ink and toner cartridges can save the university and departments money."

Can't find it on the list? If departments want to request a particular brand of ink cartridge they can contact Hartle directly as well.

The GreenUNO Task Force provides these tips. For more information, visit

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