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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 UNO Org. Profiles: Flying Mavs

UNO Org. Profiles: Flying Mavs

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UNO's Aviation Institute, located within the College of Public Affairs and Community Service, is the foundation many students use to take command of the air. However, a certain number of students go above and beyond their coursework as part of UNO's Flying Mavs, the Aviation Institute's own, award-winning, flight team.


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Readership Survey Under Way

eNotes is the university's original online news source and here we grow again. With the recent campus-wide rebranding campaign and launching of a new master calendar we're looking to revamp eNotes. Once again, we need our readers help. It only takes a few minutes to take the following survey. To get started, visit this link. The survey closes Wednesday, Sept. 22.

Christensen to Present State-of-the-University Address Oct. 5 at UNO

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Christensen is expected to discuss the university's efforts to build capacity, implementation of an enrollment management plan, and strategic priorities across the campus, as well as progress on long-range goals.

Christensen will also discuss UNO's recent enrollment numbers, the university's priority on community engagement and campus accomplishments during the past year.

Convocation begins at 10 a.m. at the Strauss Performing Arts Center Recital Hall. UNO faculty, staff, students and the public are invited to attend the free event.

A reception at the Milo Bail Student Center Ballroom will immediately follow Christensen's remarks.  

For more information, call (402) 554.3502.

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Warning About " IT HELP DESK" Email Message

Recently Information Services (IS) has had several calls from UNO faculty, staff and students who have received an email titled " IT HELP DESK".   IS recommends not opening or replying to this message. This message is phishing to gain access to your personal information. Please simply delete the message from your inbox or spam filter. If you have replied to one, please change your password immediately.

Be assured that IS is not sending these messages. Messages from IS will never ask you to submit your password via an email message.

As always, if you have any concerns about the legitimacy of an email message such as this, contact IS Technical Support at (402) 554.4357 or email us at

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"Give the Boot to Child Hunger" Food Drive Under Way through Sept. 25

UNO will take part in the "Give the Boot to Child Hunger" campaign which is organized in conjunction with Ak-Sar-Ben's River City Rodeo and Stock Show.  The food drive on campus will run through Sunday, Sept. 25.

"Our university is a very giving place," said Chancellor John Christensen.  "I know that faculty, staff and students will do all they can to help those in our community who need this kind of help. I encourage everyone to take part."

Give the Boot to Hunger is a collaboration between ConAgra Foods, the Food Bank for the Heartland and Ak-Sar-Ben's River City Rodeo and Stock Show.  Organizers hope to collect 82,200 pounds of food, the weight of the bulls competing in this year's rodeo. September is also Hunger Awareness Month.

On campus, blue barrels have been placed in nearly every building as drop-off locations for food items. While all food is welcome, the Food Bank is especially looking for donations of canned tuna, boxed potatoes, canned chicken, pancake mix, macaroni and cheese, spaghetti, canned peaches, cookies, rice, peanut butter and green beans.

People wanting to donate cash should send checks made out to the Food Bank to Rita Henry in 108 Eppley Administration Building.

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Lecture Today in MBSC for Latino Heritage Month

UNO will host three events this month to honor and celebrate Latino Heritage Month. All events are free, and open to the campus community and the public. The first event, Unspoken Issues, will be held today, Sept. 14, from noon to 1 p.m. in the Milo Bail Student Center Nebraska Room.

Unspoken Issues, a discussion featuring Dr. Jonathan Benjamin-Alvarado, professor of Political Science and the Office of Latino/Latin American Studies (OLLAS), and Pelema Morrice, Assistant Vice Chancellor for Enrollment Management in Student Affairs. Dr. Benjamin-Alvarado will discuss "The Latino Political Gap." Morrice will lecture on "Personal Perspective on Hardships and Latino Heritage." The event will be moderated by student Katherine Mac-Holmes. Read more.

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Faculty Senate to Meet Today

The UNO Faculty Senate will hold their monthly meeting today, Sept. 14, at 2 p.m., in Milo Bail Student Center Chancellor's Room. Anyone interested is invited to attend. For more information, contact Sue Bishop at (402) 554.3598.

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Free Screening of 'New York' Tomorrow Night

UNO Muslim Student Association and Islamic Studies Program will host a free screening of "New York" this Thursday, Sept. 15, from 6:15 to 8 p.m. in the Milo Bail Student Center Dodge Room A.

In the 2009 film, director Kabir Khan portrays how the aftermath of 9/11 affected people from all walks of life, ethnicity and faiths. "New York" spans from 1999 to 2008, and shares a story of three college friends attending New York State University: Samir (Indian American – Hindu), Maya (Indian American – Hindu), and Omar (International student– Muslim).

Snacks will be served and a discussion will follow the screening.

For details, visit

For more information, email

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UNO Theatre Presents The Government Inspector

The UNO Department of Theatre presents the comedy The Government Inspector, adapted by Jeffrey Hatcher from the original by Nikolai Gogol.

The Government Inspector is directed by Doug Paterson.

Previews run Sept. 28-29, with performances Sept. 30- Oct. 1 and Oct. 12-15 in the UNO Theatre, located inside the Weber Fine Arts Building.

The house opens at 7 p.m. with a 7:30 p.m. curtain for all performances. The preview on Sept. 28 will be a TAG Night Out. Read more.

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Productive and Simple Research Management:  A Workshop on RefWorks

Criss Library offers an overview of the easy-to-use RefWorks -- an online research management tool for simplified which allows researchers to gather, manage, store and share citations and bibliographies. Workshop attendees will learn how to:

* Organize and save citations from all sources;

* Automatically export citations from databases -- without redundant typing;

* Share bibliographies with collaborators, students and researchers via the web; and

* Automatically insert citations into papers in correct citation style.

Workshops will be held in 107 Criss Library. Register at

- Thursday, Sept. 15:  1 to 2:30 p.m.

- Friday, Sept. 23:  1 to 3 p.m.

- Wednesday, Sept. 28:  1 to 2:30 p.m.

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UNO School of Criminology and Criminal Justice Fall Lecture Series

Christopher Dickey will be speaking on Thursday, Sept. 29, from 5:30 to 7 p.m. in the University of Nebraska-Lincoln City Campus Student Union.  His address is entitled, "Now That We're Safe, What Should We Fear?" The event is free and open to the UNO community and the public.

Award-winning author Christopher Dickey, whose most recent book Securing the City was published in 2009, is the Paris Bureau Chief and Middle East Regional Editor for Newsweek Magazine. Dickey has also written for Foreign Affairs, Vanity Fair, The New Yorker, Wired, Rolling Stone, The New York Review of Books, The New York Times Book Review and The New Republic. He is a frequent commentator on CNN, MSNBC and National Public Radio, as well as other television and radio networks.  He is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, where he was formerly an Edward R. Murrow Press Fellow. Dickey is also a visiting professor at the University of Sheffield in the United Kingdom.

Questions? Contact Peter Simi at

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Facilitator Lunch Friday for Teaching Circles, Research Triangles & 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 this Friday, Sept. 16.  For more information, visit the Center for Faculty Development webpage.

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Veteran Actor Gary Farmer to Participate in Free Screening & Discussion Next Week

Native American Studies Program at UNO, Film Streams and Native American Public Telecommunications, Inc. (NAPT) announce that veteran actor Gary Farmer will be part of an upcoming event focusing on the portrayal of Native Americans on film.

On Tuesday, Sept. 20, the groups will present a free screening of REEL INJUN, a Peabody Award-winning documentary exploring how North American Natives have been portrayed on screen throughout film history. A post-show discussion will follow the film, featuring Gary Farmer and moderated by Edouardo Zendejas, a member of the Omaha Nation of Nebraska and director of Native American Studies at UNO.

Tickets to the event are free and can be reserved in advance by emailing Maggie Wood at or visiting the box office inside Film Streams' Ruth Sokolof Theater prior to Sept. 20. A limited number of seats are available, so making reservations in advance is highly recommended.

The event is sponsored by the Native American Studies Program at UNO and presented by Film Streams in partnership with NAPT's fourth biennial VisionMaker Film Festival, taking place Sept. 30–Oct. 6 at the Mary Riepma Ross Media Arts Center and Sheldon Art Museum in Lincoln.

The free event will take place at Film Streams' Ruth Sokolof Theater, located at 1340 Mike Fahey St. in downtown Omaha.

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Next Fit Minded Session Starts Sept. 26

Wellness Stampede

(Editor's note: The session will now start on Monday, Sept. 26). Jennifer Huberty, associate professor in the School of Health, Physical Education and Recreation, is inviting women who enjoy reading, being social and who also want to become healthier to consider joining the fourth session of Fit Minded, a physical activity book club.

Formerly known as research study "Women Bound to Be Active," Fit Minded empowers women to become physically active by focusing on increasing self-worth and physical activity through a book club format. Through reading and discussion, Fit Minded provides women skills and strategies so that they can be active on their own for a lifetime. Fit Minded also offers an online resources, including blogging, chatting and activity tracking.

Session Five of Fit Minded runs through Sept. 26 to April 2, 2012. Members will meet for an hour starting at 5:30 p.m. at the UNO Thompson Alumni Center Board Room. Sessions will be facilitated by Huberty and her team.

To join Fit Minded, go to or send an email to The phone number for the group is (402) 554.3395.

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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 email 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 email to

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2011-12 UNO Hockey Luncheon Tickets Available


During the hockey season, the UNO Hockey Luncheons kick off each home series weekend. The first luncheon of the 2011-12 season takes place Friday, Oct. 7, to highlight the Maverick Stampede.

At the luncheons, UNO Coach Dean Blais, his players and opposing coaches speak and show highlight videos. Fans also can get a scouting report on opponents and learn from guest speakers. Previous speakers include NHL scouts, player agents, referees and former college players and coaches.

The buffet opens at 11:30 a.m., and the program lasts from 11:50 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. All luncheons take place at Anthony's Restaurant, 72nd and F streets. Free parking is available.

Single luncheon tickets are available at the door and cost $25. Season tickets for all six luncheons cost $90.

To access a ticket order form, visit this link.

For more information, contact Shirley Fey in UNO Athletics at (402) 554.3422.

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Goldstein Lecture on Human Rights Is Next Month

Mark your calendar. Sarah Leah Whitson, executive director of the Middle East and North Africa Division of Human Rights Watch, will present the 2011 Goldstein Lecture on Tuesday, Oct. 25, at 7 p.m. in the Thompson Alumni Center.

Her topic will be the "The Black Swan of the Middle East." Whitson will discuss Syria, as well as the turbulence/impact on other countries. Her frame of analysis is the post-revolution countries (Egypt/Tunisia), the countries still in play (Libya, Syria, Yemen and Bahrain) and the countries that have avoided mass uprisings.

Whitson is a general expert on Middle East and North Africa issues. She has led landmark investigations of human rights conditions in Libya and Saudi Arabia and numerous advocacy missions in the region, and overseen more than 20 research missions and edited the resulting reports. Read more.

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Green Tip of the Week

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Make it a Green Commute

Participate in this year's Bicycle Commuter Challenge sponsored by Activate Omaha ( The annual challenge started May 1 and ends Oct. 1.  Anyone interested in joining or who has questions about Team UNO can contact Michael Grube at or John Noble at

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

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