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New plantings outside Roskens Hall are covered with dew Monday morning. Dedication of Roskens Hall will be Friday (Sept. 23) afternoon at 4 pm.

UNO Tube Archive University Village Move-In Day

Students, Faculty React to Roskens Hall

video by Charley Reed

The first day of school for Fall 2011 also marked the first day the newly renovated Roskens Hall opened its doors to students in the College of Education. We stopped in to get some footage and reactions to the new building.


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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 . . .



Next Omaha Table Talk Event is Oct. 20

Omaha Table Talk continues its seventh year serving the metro area, with the next event scheduled for 6:15 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 20.

Housed in the College of Public Affairs and Community Service at UNO, Omaha Table Talk is a program that brings diverse racial and ethnic groups together over dinner to discuss racial issues.

Since its start in 2004, interest has increased. Participants have come together to respond to a series of questions, bring new ideas and share experiences of racial diversity, said Executive Director A'Jamal Byndon.

"I am pleased with the community support and ability of people to engage others in conversations about race and diversity," Byndon said. "In this day and age with all of the media attention to such topics, many more are starting to see the importance of developing social capital with others who they encounter in various aspects of their lives."

Participants have dinner to discuss significant issues of the day dealing with race and diversity.  Read more.

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SAC Nominations Under Way through This Friday

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The 2011 SAC election nomination forms are now available on the SAC website. In keeping with the university's green initiative, the nomination and the election are now being held electronically. Nomination submissions will be accepted through 5 p.m. Friday, Sept. 23.

At this time, the council is looking for volunteers to serve. If selected, and then elected, staff would be expected to attend the monthly meeting and serve on various subcommittees. Chancellor John Christensen encourages the support of supervisors in allowing their employees the time off to participate in this important mission.

SAC was established in March 1973 to promote and facilitate communications between UNO managerial/professional and office/service employees and the chancellor. SAC is a working council that meets at least once a month, usually the second Tuesday of the month at 9 a.m.

Elected members will serve three-year terms. Individuals may nominate themselves. The link to the nominations can be found on the UNO SAC website or at this link.

Submissions are accepted by mail from individuals without computer access: UNO SAC, P.O. Box 130. If you have any questions, contact SAC Rep Kim Kronschnabel at (402) 554.3497.

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Parking Reservations - Roskens Hall Dedication

Roskens Hall Dedication for UNO's College of Education is scheduled from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 23.

The following parking arrangements have been made for this ceremony:

* On Sept. 22 & Sept. 23:  Lot north of Roskens Hall will be closed to allow deliveries and tent setup all day.

* On Sept. 23:  Meter stalls in front of Eppley Administration Building will be reserved all day for special guest parking.

In addition, the gates to Lots T, U and V in the Parking Structure (PS 1) behind Arts and Sciences Hall will be open for guest parking starting at 2 p.m.

Electric carts will be available to shuttle guests to and from PS 1 to Roskens Hall.

Any questions, call Parking Services at 402.554.PARK (7275).

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AMS to Host Free Latino Dance Workshop Sept. 27

In celebration of Latino Heritage Month, the American Multicultural Students (AMS) organization at UNO will host a free Latino Dance Workshop on Tuesday, Sept. 27, in the Milo Bail Student Center Ballroom. Free dance instruction and food will be available from noon to 1:30 p.m.

For more information, contact Brandee Alexander at (402) 554.3696.

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Percussion Music of Steve Reich in Concert Oct. 4 at UNO

The UNO Percussion Ensemble will present a special concert featuring the percussion music of Steve Reich, in celebration of the composer's 75th birthday, at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 4, in the Strauss Performing Arts Center.

Guest artists Terry Longshore and Brett Reed – of the percussion duo Skin & Bones and specialists in Reich's music – will perform with the UNO ensemble on Oct. 4.

The centerpiece of "The Percussion Music of Steve Reich: A 75th Birthday Concert" will be a full performance of his landmark 1971 work Drumming. Drumming features 16 musicians performing on drums, marimbas, glockenspiels, piccolo and voice. Read more.

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UNO Jazz Ensembles, Trumpeter Provide Dizzy Gillespie Tribute Concert Oct. 5

UNO's Jazz Ensembles, joined by world-renowned trumpeter Jon Faddis, will provide a special concert tribute to legendary bebop artist Dizzie Gillespie on Wednesday, Oct. 5.

The concert, which will also feature the Metropolitan Area Youth Jazz Orchestra (MAYJO), will be held at the Strauss Performing Arts Center starting at 7 p.m.

The cost for the event is $10 for the general public and $5 for students and seniors. UNO students, faculty and staff will be admitted for free with their MavCard. Read more.

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Unpacking the UNO Course Evaluation Instrument Oct. 6

Unpacking the UNO Course Evaluation Instrument is set for Thursday, Oct. 6, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Faculty Lounge Commons on the third floor of Criss Library. This brown bag will share suggestions and resources to help faculty use the recently-adopted course evaluation instrument to:

* Become aware of their skills, achievements, and strengths;

* Look for patterns across semesters;

* Document strengths and efforts to improve;

* Identify new approaches to help meet teaching objectives; and

* Develop an effective teaching development plan.

To register, contact the Center for Faculty Development at (402) 554.2427 or

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Upcoming Fidelity Counseling Sessions Announced

Fidelity representative Jason Cronick will be in Omaha this October and November for individual counseling sessions from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on several days.

Available dates are:

- Oct. 10 and 24
- Nov. 22

To make an appointment, call 1.800.642.7131.

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Chamber Choir of Ireland to Give Concert at UNO

The National Chamber Choir of Ireland, Ireland's most distinguished choral ensemble, will give a concert at UNO on Friday, Oct. 21, at 7 p.m.

The group has been celebrated internationally for its fresh and innovative sound. The choir was founded in 1991 by the composer and conductor, Colin Mawby and was developed under the direction of the Brazilian conductor Celso Antunes until 2007. In 2008, the internationally celebrated conductor Paul Hillier joined the group as artistic director and chief conductor. Read more.

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October 1 – 'Mail a Mav!' Day

This year, Saturday, Oct. 1, will celebrate – "Mail a Mav!" This day is dedicated to all UNO freshmen.

To commemorate the occasion, mail a letter of encouragement to your favorite UNO freshman or freshmen on- or off- campus residence before Oct. 1.

"We are encouraging parents, grandparents, relatives, coaches, faculty, staff and friends to write letters or just drop a note to freshmen," said Chris Liewer, associate director for Pre-Admissions & Orientation.  "We want to encourage them to keep up all the hard work and dedication that it takes to be a successful college student. Please take the time to do this and share some thoughtful words to the UNO freshmen class!"

Questions? Contact Liewer at

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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

- Friday, Sept. 23:  1 to 3 p.m.

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

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Sept. 23 'Clicker Brownbag' Cancelled

The 'Clicker Brownbag' that was scheduled for this coming Friday, Sept. 28, in the Milo Bail Student Center Council Room from noon to 1 p.m. has been cancelled and will be re-scheduled at a later date by UNO Information Services.

Questions? Contact Ted Turgeon at

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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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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 to17-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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