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TeamUNO placed seventh among 88 teams in this year's Corporate Cycling Challenge, riding a total of 1,021 employee miles and 107 family miles for the one-day event. On Aug 21, 50 UNO faculty and staff and their families participated in this year's event. The UNO team was sponsored by UNO Human Resources and designated a MavRec Wellness event. TeamUNO is also participating in the Bike Omaha Commuter Challenge that runs May 1 to Oct. 1. Currently, UNO is leading in its division, logging 9,299 miles. If you'd like more information about these events, contact Michael Grube at or John Noble at

UNO Tube Archive College of Education Teaches Teachers With Culture Walks

College of Education Teaches Teachers With Culture Walks

video by Charley Reed

On Friday, Sept. 9, 2011, the UNO College of Education sent 150 students out into three Omaha communities. At the Salem Baptist Church, dozens of students learned about the North Omaha community and its plans for the future.


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UNO Chancellor's Scholarship Swing Tops $40,000

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The UNO Alumni Association hosted the UNO Chancellor's Scholarship Swing Sept. 13, at Tiburon Golf Club, netting more than $40,000 in its largest single fundraising event of the year.

The association now has raised more than $715,000 since it began hosting the Swing 16 years ago. Almost 130 golfers and 62 sponsors participated in the tournament. The money raised supports various association-sponsored student scholarships.

"The Alumni Association is touching lives and preparing students for the future," UNO Chancellor John Christensen said. "Special kudos to the coordinating committee. An event of this scope requires months of diligent planning and effort — and they make it look easy." Read more.

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Lecture, Documentary Screening Part of Latino Heritage Month

UNO will host three events in September to honor and celebrate Latino Heritage Month. All events are free, and open to the campus community and the public. 

UNO's Latino Heritage Month events are sponsored by Student Organizations and Leadership Programs, the Office of Latino/Latin American Studies and the Student Cultural Programming Committee. 
Read more.

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Poet Kwame Dawes to Read Works on Campus Sept. 21

Emmy Award-Winning documentarian, novelist and poet, Kwame Dawes will read from his newest collection of poems, Back of Mount Peace, Wednesday, Sept. 21, at 7:30 p.m. in the Milo Bail Student Center Dodge Room.

This event is sponsored and organized by The Writer's Workshop in the College of Communication, Fine Arts, and Media. A brief discussion and book signing will follow. Free and open to the public.

For more information, contact Miles Waggener at (402) 558.1490 or

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'Service-Learning 101' Offered This Fall

Have you been hearing more and more about community engagement?  Are you noticing that one of the expectations of being a member of the UNO community is to participate in community engagement?  What does "community engagement" mean?  What does it look like?  Why do we value it?

If you are interested in learning more about how you might become involved in one way to engage with the community, service learning, read on . . .

Each semester the Service Learning Academy offers an introductory workshop, Service Learning 101, as a way for faculty members to engage their creative minds and imagine how to develop applied learning projects that will involve students both in active application of course concepts and in serving a genuine need or gap in community resources. You will learn how to find a community partner and how to manage the project throughout the planning and implementation process. At the end, you will be well along the road of having a course plan developed.

So, if you are curious about service learning and want to learn more, register today for one of the following workshops, by emailing Carlynn Hartman-Kurtz,, or calling (402) 554.2712 with any questions. 

Fall dates:

* Tuesday, Oct. 4 / 9 to 11 a.m. / MBSC Jenkins Room

* Wednesday, Oct. 12 / 9 to 11 a.m.  / MBSC Jenkins Room

If you have a course into which you would like to develop around a service learning project, bring your course syllabus. If you do not have a syllabus developed yet, jot down what your course learning objectives would be and we can start from there.

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Children and Teens with ADHD Sought

Do any of these symptoms apply to your child?

* Does he or she have persistent difficulty paying attention or completing schoolwork;

* Usually on the go or overly active;

* Has difficulty with organization and completing tasks; and

* Often forgetful and loses or misplaces things. 

If this sounds like your son or daughter, the University of Nebraska Medical Center Department of Psychiatry is conducting a research trial of an investigational non-stimulant medication treatment for children and adolescents with ADHD ages six-17 year-olds. Study evaluation and medication are provided at no cost to those who are eligible.

For more information, call (402) 552.6240 or (402) 552.6340 or email

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Academic Advising Webinar Tomorrow

The first webinar on academic advising for 2011-12 will be held this Wednesday, Sept. 14, from 1 to 2 p.m. in the College of Public Affairs and Community Service Commons. "Leading Forward: Technology Planning for Sustainable Advising" a presentation from the National Academic Advising Association, is sponsored by the Office of Academic and Student Affairs.

For more information, contact Rita Henry at (402) 554.2779.

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Fall Volunteer Fair This Thursday

About 50 area nonprofit agencies will offer service opportunities for UNO students, faculty and staff at the Fall Volunteer Fair this 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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Andrea Lunsford to Visit UNO on Sept. 19

Professor Andrea Lunsford, the director of Stanford University's Program in Writing and Rhetoric and author of The St. Martin's Handbook, will meet with UNO faculty members on Monday, Sept. 19. The Writing Center is hosting a session called "Ask Andrea," an informal conversation guided by faculty members' questions about writing, the teaching of writing, and the role of writing in learning and communicating disciplinary knowledge.

Any questions within those broad areas of inquiry are welcome. "UNO faculty members recognize the importance of effective writing," said Nora Bacon, director of the UNO Writing Center.  "Whether I'm working with faculty from English or from other disciplines, I often hear compelling questions about how we can support students' development as writers. People ask how to comment on drafts, how to get students to be more critical readers of their own papers, whether Wikipedia is an acceptable source, whether email and texting are having an effect on students' writing.  Professor Lunsford wants her comments to address our concerns; she's looking forward to hearing questions like these."

Participants are encouraged to submit questions prior to the event; they can be sent by email to

"Ask Andrea" is scheduled for 9:30 to 10:45 a.m. on Monday, Sept. 19, in the Milo Bail Student Center Chancellor's Room.  Coffee and pastries will be served, courtesy of Bedford/St. Martins.  Seating is limited so register A.S.A.P. To register, contact the Writing Center: or (402) 554.2946. For further information, contact Nora Bacon

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Fall Job Fair at UNO Set for Sept. 21

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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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 this 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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OLLAS Distributes $20,000 in Next Generation Leadership Scholarships

Twelve UNO students received 2011-2012 scholarship awards, sponsored by the Mammel Foundation and administered by the Office of Latino/Latin American Studies (OLLAS).

The Next Generation Leadership Scholarship fund was established within the University of Nebraska Foundation for the purpose of encouraging and rewarding academic excellence and community engagement among UNO students with significant financial need.

Up to two of the awards have been especially designated for incoming freshmen. The remaining awards are available to students in their sophomore, junior and senior years enrolled in the Colleges of Arts and Sciences, Education, Communication, Fine Arts and Media, Public Affairs and Community Service, or University Division. Read more.

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