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David Drozd

September Employee of the Month

photo by Tim Fitzgerald

David Drozd, Research Coordinator for UNO's Center for Public Affairs Research (CPAR), recently was named UNO's Employee of the Month for September. Drozd, a native of the Genoa, Nebraska area, has worked at UNO for the last eight years. He works closely with Institutional Research at UNO, the state legislature, statewide news media and researchers in disseminating data about the census and other population trends such as migration and aging in Nebraska.

UNO Tube Archive Art in Public Places - Road Sign Design Project

Art in Public Places - Road Sign Design Project

video by Charley Reed

On Tuesday, September 20, students from David Helm's 'Art in Public Places' course made the Criss Library walkway a gallery space for their road sign design project: to take easily-recognizable road sign shapes and transformed them into expressions of individual creativity.


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It's Homecoming Week at UNO

It's Homecoming Week on campus. See what Maverick Productions ( and the UNO Alumni Association ( both have in store for UNO alumni, students, faculty and staff.

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Today and Tomorrow's Jewelry Fair to Support United Way

Hundreds of necklaces, bracelets, earrings and other fun items will be on sale today, Sept. 26, on the south campus, in the Mammel Hall Atrium from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and on Tuesday, Sept. 27, north campus, in the Milo Bail Student Center Chancellor and Board Rooms from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Most items are $5 or less, and 10 percent of the total receipts go directly to the United Way in UNO's name. Human Resources invite everyone to drop in and be surprised by the bargains and quality.

For sale questions, contact Stella Watts at (402) 554.2321.

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48-Hour Outdoor Bounce-a-Thon Starts Today

Lambda Chi Alpha's North American Food Drive, the world's largest Greek philanthropy, returns to Omaha this week.

UNO's Lambda Chi Alpha fraternity will sponsor Bounce-a-Thon – along with the Zeta Tau Alpha sorority at UNO – today, Sept. 26, through Wednesday, Sept. 28, at the Pep Bowl, south of the Eppley Administration Building.

During the event, fraternity and sorority members will bounce for 48 consecutive hours on a trampoline outdoors at the Pep Bowl. Read more.

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Flu Shot Open House This Friday at Health Services

To kick off Health Services' annual flu shot clinics, staff will host a Flu Shot Open House at their office in 102 Health, Physical Education and Recreation (HPER) Building this Friday, Sept. 30, from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Health Services encourages students, faculty and staff to get vaccinated against influenza. This year's flu shot will vaccinate against:

- H1N1;

- Influenza A; and

- Influenza B.

The cost is $15 for students with ID, and $20 for faculty, staff or members of the UNO community. Those visiting the open house or clinics are reminded to wear clothing appropriate for a shot in the arm.

Cookies and cider will be provided while supplies last.

For upcoming 2011 Flu Shot Clinics, visit this link.

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Video Team On Campus This Week

A videography team will be on campus starting this Tuesday, Sept. 27.  The group will stay through homecoming on Saturday, Oct. 1.

CampusTours staff will interview more than 40 members of the UNO community during the week.  While most of the interviews are set to take place in a studio, the team will also shoot indoor and outdoor campus footage.  CampusTours plans to get aerial shots of the university on Thursday, Sept. 29, from 9:15 to 10:30 a.m. as well. All of the footage will be used to create an online virtual campus tour.

"Faculty, staff and students can expect to see a helicopter Thursday morning if the weather is good," said Tim Kaldahl, director of University Relations.  "If the weather is iffy, the helicopter would go up on Friday."

The virtual campus tour project team is led by Student Affairs staff with input and assistance from UNO Television, Athletics, University Relations, International Studies and Information Systems. Campus Tours Inc., based in Auburn, Maine, has been creating online campus tours for college and universities since 1997. simple syndication.

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Grace Abbott School of Social Work Film Event: 'The Quilted Conscience'

The Grace Abbott School of Social Work is proud to present filmmaker John Sorenson's documentary "The Quilted Conscience," in the 132 Collaborating Commons of the College of Public Affairs and Community Service Building, Friday, Oct. 7, at 6:30 p.m.

"The Quilted Conscience" documents the story of a group of 16 Sudanese-American girls – refugees from the genocide in their troubled homeland – who are thrust into a new life in Grand Island, Neb. It's a story of a quilters' guild of local white women, some of whom have had little previous contact with ethnic or racial minorities. A famed African-American quilt maker travels a thousand miles to help "stitch" the groups together by means of a "culture-blend" fabric-art project. Together the group creates a beautiful wall-size mural, composed of dozens of dramatic story panels.

This documentary is part of The Quilted Conscience Project, a culture-exchange/arts-in-education program. The project is a tribute to the living legacy of one of America's greatest social justice pioneers: Grand Island native Grace Abbott, namesake of UNO's School of Social work, who devoted her life to working for the rights of the children and immigrants of our nation.

This is a free event. For more information, visit R.S.V.P. to Laura Bisson at

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UNO Theatre Previews The Government Inspector This Week

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

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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AMS to Host Free Latino Dance Workshop Tomorrow

In celebration of Latino Heritage Month, the American Multicultural Students (AMS) organization at UNO will host a free Latino Dance Workshop this 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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UNO Study Abroad Fair This Week

Students interested in planning for a short-term, summer, or semester abroad should attend the UNO Study Abroad Fair on the Milo Bail Student Center (MBSC) Plaza Wednesday, Sept. 28, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Visit with study abroad alumni, exchange students from partner institutions, UNO faculty leaders, third-party providers and a Study Abroad Advisor to learn more about earning credits towards your degree, volunteering or interning while abroad.

Contact Emily Hardt at with any study abroad questions. For more information about study abroad, visit or the Study Abroad Library in 241 Arts and Science Hall.

Note: The inclement weather location will be in the MBSC Aksarben Room.

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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. The final workshop will be this Wednesday, Sept. 28, from 1 to 2:30 p.m. in 107 Criss Library.

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.

Register at

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UNO Child Care Center Open House Set for Thursday

This year marks the 25th anniversary since the doors opened at UNO Child Care Center (UNOCCC). UNOCCC provides high quality child care and early education service for university families, including students, faculty, staff and alumni. To allow members from the UNO community a chance to check out the Center, staff will hold an Open House this Thursday, Sept. 29, from 4:30 to 6 p.m.

"If you are interested in learning more about the UNOCCC please stop in during our open house to see the facility and meet the staff," said Dawn Hove, the Center's director.

To learn more about the Center go to:

Questions? Contact Hove at or (402) 554.4936.

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This Saturday Is '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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Maverick Watch


Support the Mavericks by attending their home events. To view the fall Omaha's Team schedule, visit

To catch up on the latest UNO Maverick news or to keep tabs on favorite teams, players and coaches this season, visit, Twitter at or Facebook at

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