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Roskens Hall: An Educator's Dream

Roskens Hall: An Educator's Dream

Roskens Hall officially began construction as the generically-named 'Classroom-Office' building on Oct. 9, 1973 as a $3.7 million project under the guidance of then-chancellor Ronald Roskens and then-dean of the College of Business Administration, Dr. William Muse. In 2000, almost 30 years after he oversaw the construction of the building, it was dubbed 'Roskens Hall' in honor of Ronald Roskens and his wife Lois. continue . . .

UNO Tube Archive UNO Org. Profiles: Flying Mavs

UNO Org. Profiles: Flying Mavs

video by Charley Reed

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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TeamUNO Places in Top 10

TeamUNO Places in Top 10

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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




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.

UNO Named Top Military Friendly School for Third Consecutive Year

G.I. Jobs magazine has named UNO one of its top Military Friendly Schools for 2012.

UNO, for the third consecutive year, received the honor from the magazine and is among the top 20 percent of colleges, universities and trade schools nationwide that embrace America's veterans as students.

Military Friendly Schools actively recruit military students and implement military-friendly policies for continuing education. At UNO, military focused offerings and programs include. Read more.

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Fall Volunteer Fair Today at UNO

About 50 area nonprofit agencies will offer service opportunities for UNO students, faculty and staff at the Fall Volunteer Fair today, 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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Free Screening of 'New York' Tonight in MBSC

UNO Muslim Student Association and Islamic Studies Program will host a free screening of "New York" tonight, 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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Alumni Association Sponsors Annual Homecoming Decorating Contest

Although faculty, staff and student workers may not be on the hockey team, everyone can still compete with the annual Homecoming Office Decorating Contest. Get your co-workers together and sign up for this second annual event being sponsored by the UNO Alumni Association. This is a great opportunity to show off your office's school pride and compete for the Homecoming Office Decorating Contest trophy.

Each office that signs up by Monday, Sept. 26, will get a bag of decorating goodies to help get everyone started in decorating. Judging will take place Thursday, Sept. 29. Judges will be seeking out the office that has the most school spirit. The winner will be announced in the Monday, Oct. 3, edition of eNotes, and will be the next office to receive the Homecoming Traveling Trophy and other prizes.

Decorations also can incorporate the 2011 circus theme -- The Greatest Week on Earth: Under the Big Top!" Bonus points will be awarded for environmentally friendly decorations.

Download a registration form at

Call Elizabeth Kraemer at (402) 554.4802 with questions.

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UNO Maverick Marching Band to Host Festival This Saturday

UNO Marching Band Festival this Saturday, Sept. 17, from 9 to 11:30 a.m. at Caniglia Field. The festival will include six area high school marching bands and UNO's very own Marching Mavericks.

Performance schedule:

9 a.m. Thomas Jefferson
9:20 a.m. Papillion LaVista
9:40 a.m. Norris
10 a.m. Johnson County
10:20 a.m. Grand Island
10:40 a.m. Bellevue East
11 a.m. UNO

Tickets are free for UNO students, $4 for adults and $3 for non-UNO students.

For more information, contact Courtney Snyder (402) 554.3602 or

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Lot M Closing - Band Competition

Lot M (south side of Criss Library) will be closed until 1 p.m. this Saturday, Sept. 17, for UNO's Music Department Band Competition at Caniglia Field. This lot will be reserved for bus, and truck parking for bands participating in the competition.

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

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Adobe Connect 8 Brownbag Tomorrow

The Academic Partnership for Instruction invites you to a demonstration of Adobe Connect 8 -- a web-based collaboration tool that can be used to conduct online classes, office hours, advising sessions, student presentations and group work. The brownbag will take place this Friday, Sept. 16, from noon to 1 p.m. in Milo Bail Student Center Dodge Room A.

Up to 100 people can participate simultaneously using Adobe Connect 8. It also allows audio and/or video communication, multimedia and application sharing, whiteboard display, breakout sessions and polling.

Registration is not needed, just drop-in.

Questions? Contact Ted Turgeon at

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OLLAS Charla Series Starts Sept. 20

The Office of Latino/Latin American Studies (OLLAS) at UNO will kick off its 2011-2012 Charla series at noon on Tuesday, Sept. 20, with a lecture by Dr. Maylei Blackwell in the Milo Bail Student Center Nebraska Room.

The event is free, and open to the UNO community and the public.

Blackwell is an interdisciplinary scholar who teaches and conducts research at the Cesar Chavez Department of Chicana and Chicano Studies at the University of California, Los Angeles.

She specializes in gender, politics of race, indigenous women rights, Latin American feminism, and borderland studies. Her research focuses on Chicana, Mexican and Latino women. Read more.

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Students Sought for Fall Leadership Conference

Student Organization and Leadership Programs (SOLP) is proud to present Catalyst by Leadershape as the Fall Leadership Conference.

The conference will take place Saturday, Sept. 24, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Milo Bail Student Center Nebraska Room. Catalyst is a one-day program designed to allow participants the time and space to consider powerful questions that move them towards action.

Compelling questions like:

- Am I on the right path?

- Who do I want to be?

- How can I connect with other like-minded individuals?

This engaging event will appeal to new and seasoned leaders alike, whether you are a current leader on campus or just want to develop skills for your future career. All participants will get all program related materials, lunch, and a T-shirt. The program is designed for the exact number of registered participants, so show good leadership and arrive to the conference on time.

Contact Erin in SOLP with any questions at or (402) 554.2711. If you're ready to advance your leadership, visit to register.

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Register Now for the Nebraska Research & Innovation Conference

Students and faculty are invited to attend and present posters at the 7th annual Nebraska Research and Innovation Conference on Tuesday, Sept. 27, at the CenturyLink Center Omaha (formerly the Qwest Center). This year's theme is on Information Sciences, and includes tracks on bioinformatics, cybersecurity/information assurance, modeling & simulation, software engineering, and sustainable environments. A poster session is open to all STEM subjects.

The conference is free to attend, but registration is required. Register by Monday, Sept. 19, here:

Information Sciences is a field that has substantially altered the modern world. The conference brings business leaders, policy makers, and researchers together to hear distinguished speakers, learn about the latest technologies, and exchange ideas while exploring potential collaborations.

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NBDC to Offer Free Workshop on Business Marketing Next Week

The Nebraska Business Development Center (NBDC) will present a free workshop on "Putting it all Together Taking Your Business Plan to the Marketplace" Friday, Sept. 23. The free workshop will take place from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Mammel Hall.

NBDC Business Consultant, Mary Goebel-Lundholm, will present. She has extensive corporate, international and entrepreneurial business experience.

For details or to register, visit this link.

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Faculty Sought for Newspapers in Curricula

The faculty group, Newspapers in Curricula (NiC) has openings for members who would like to develop newspaper-based curriculum for their classes. Applicants should be full-time faculty members available on the fourth Monday of the month at 3 p.m.

NiC members receive a $250 stipend from a grant funded by the New York Times. The deadline for application is Tuesday, Sept. 20, and the first meeting is Monday, Sept. 26 at 3 p.m.

Contact Maria Knudtson at for details.

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Call for Video Topics: Student Organizations, Fall 2011 Courses, and Faculty Research

University Relations is looking for interested faculty and staff who would like to be the subject of a short video profiling the student organizations they advise, the courses they are teaching this fall, or the research they are currently working on.

As part of UNO's online presence, University Relations produces dozens of videos which are then hosted on YouTube and the website. Last semester videos were created that featured topics like MavRadio, UNO's student-run radio station, a course called "Language and Comics," featuring Dr. Frank Bramlett from the Department of English, research from Dr. Raj Dasgupta on the detection of landmines using robotics, and many more.

All of the videos from last semester can be found either at or at

If you are interested in being profiled for these kinds of videos, or if you know of someone who would be interested, contact Charley Reed at or by phone at (402) 554.2129.

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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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