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UNO Theatre Presents: 'The Government Inspector'

video by Charley Reed

The UNO Department of Theatre opens its 2011-2012 season with an adaptation of Nikolai Gogol's 'The Government Inspector,' about small-town Omaha in the 1860s, whose population tries to pay off a man who they believe is an inspector from the United States government.


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Cougar Crossing

Cougar Crossing

photo by Tim Fitzgerald

Dawn Smith, a senior from Ft. Calhoun, created this sign as part of an assignment in David Helm's Art in Public Places class. Smith got the sign idea after hearing recent reports of mountain lions in the Ft. Calhoun area.



UNO Study Abroad Fair Today at UNO

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 today, 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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Today's Event Pairs Students, Nebraska Humane Society

UNO's Service Learning Academy will bring together approximately 13 UNO Psychology students and five students from Blackburn Alternative Program to create a P-16 service learning project that will allow students to use conditioning to shape the behavior of dogs at the Nebraska Humane Society.

During the month of September, Rosemary Strasser's learning laboratory students interacted with Cathy Nelson's Blackburn students to develop clicker training strategies for dogs at the Nebraska Humane Society. The students helped reward the dogs when they showed desirable behaviors as an example of conditioning taught in the classroom. Students also monitored the extinction of behaviors such as barking and jumping and rewarded the development of calm behaviors such as waiting patiently and sitting. Read more.

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Contemporary Painting Exhibit Closes Today after Lecture

Painting is the focus of the UNO Art Gallery's first exhibition of the 2011-2012 academic year. The next lecture in the UNO Willson Series is scheduled in the gallery in conjunction with the exhibition. Julie Farstad and Jessie Fisher's will discuss their works today, Sept. 28, at noon. The exhibition will close at 1 p.m. following the presentation.

Julie Farstad and Jessie Fisher's exhibition, Hardcore Painting: Confessions and Premonitions, explores the evolution of each artist's work technically and philosophically by incorporating several bodies of works as well as preparatory drawings. Both artists revel in the subversive constraints of the most analyzed genres of the art world – the easel painting. Read more.

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SAC Nomination Deadline Extended through Today

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Today is your final chance to nominate a coworker to serve on UNO's Staff Advisory Council (SAC). The council is still looking for volunteers to serve -- so the nomination deadline has been extended through 5 p.m. today, Sept. 28.

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.

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.

Elected members will serve three-year terms. Individuals may nominate themselves. In keeping with the university's green initiative, the nomination and the election are now being held electronically. 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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UNO Theatre Previews The Government Inspector Tonight

The UNO Department of Theatre presents the comedy The Government Inspector, adapted by Jeffrey Hatcher from the original by Nikolai Gogol. Previews run tonight through Thursday, Sept. 28-29.

The Government Inspector is directed by Doug Paterson. Performances run 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. Tonight's preview performance will be a TAG Night Out. Read more.

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Lot M Closing - Homecoming Parade Parking

Lot M (south side of Criss Library) will be closed this Saturday, Oct. 1, for Homecoming Parade.

This lot will be reserved for float, truck and trailer parking for Homecoming Parade. 

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

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UNO/Creighton to Host Weeklong Event on "Spotlight on Islam & Muslims"

Join both UNO and Creighton University for a weeklong educational opportunity to learn about different aspects of Islam the religion and Muslims. "Spotlight on Islam & Muslims" will be held Monday through Friday, Oct. 3-7, at UNO and Creighton University campuses.

For a complete listing of events, click on this link.

Sponsors include:  UNO Muslims Students Association, the UNO Department of Religions, UNO Islamic Studies Program, the Creighton Kripe Center for the Study of Religion and Society, American Institute of Islamic Studies & Culture and Nebraska Islamic Speakers Bureau.

Questions? Contact Bridget Blomfield at (402) 554.2940 or

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Dr. John McCarty's UNOrthodox Talk On Environmental Sustainability

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The student-nominated, UNOrthodox speaker series is back! Dr. John McCarty, professor of biology and director of Environmental Studies, kicks off the fall semester with a talk entitled "The Quest for Environmental Sustainability: What You Can Do To Save The World." He will be speaking from noon to 1 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 4, in the College of Public Affairs and Community Service Collaborating Commons.

Dr. McCarty will discuss how the greatest challenge of the coming decades is to find the means to meet the increasing demands for food, water and energy for our growing global population. Yet people also need healthy environments to live productive fulfilling lives. There are no easy routes and no guarantees of success on the path to this sustainable living for future generations. Is there a solution? Is there anything we can do? These and other questions will be discussion at the next UNOrthodox talk.

The UNOrthodox speaker series is a unique approach to generate honest and thought-provoking conversations at UNO. Developed through a partnership between Student Organizations and Leadership Programs, Student Government and other campus partners, the UNOrthodox speaker series is designed to spark new ideas for the campus and our community.

For more information, call Student Organizations and Leadership Programs at (402) 554.2711.

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Expert in L2 Composition to Present Talk at UNO Oct. 10

Professor Dana Ferris, one of the leading experts in L2 composition and pedagogy, will give a presentation on Monday, Oct. 10, from 2 to 3 p.m. in the Milo Bail Student Center Chancellor's Room. 

Her presentation, entitled "Academic Writing and the Challenges that L2 Writers Face," will engage anyone who teaches linguistically diverse students whose language of nurture is not English.  She is a prolific author and university professor of writing at the University of California at Davis.  Among other books and articles, she is the author of Teaching College Writing to Diverse Student Populations (2009). She is also currently at work with John Hedgcock on the third edition of Teaching ESL Composition.

For more information, contact Frank Bramlett at or Kathy Radosta at

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NU Compliance Officer To Present Oct. 14 Update Sessions

Due to the recent amendments to the Americans with Disabilities Act, Dr. Christy Horn, the University of Nebraska ADA-504 Compliance Officer from Central Administration, will be presenting two ADAAA update sessions on Friday, Oct. 14. Both will be held in the College of Public Affairs and Community Service (CPACS) Collaborating Commons.

- 9 to 11a.m.
The first session focuses on making student accommodations. Anyone who frequently interacts with students is encouraged to attend this session (i.e. faculty, administrators, student services staff).

- 2 to 4 p.m.
The second session focuses on making employee/faculty accommodations.  Anyone who supervises employees/faculty members is encouraged to attend this session (i.e. administrators, supervisors, leave coordinators).

This event is cosponsored by Human Resources and Academic & Student Affairs.  For more information, contact Charlotte Russell, interim EEO/AA/ADA specialist, at (402) 554.3490 or

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PKI Open House Set for Oct. 30

The University of Nebraska's Peter Kiewit Institute (PKI) will open its doors for a Fall Open House on Sunday, Oct. 30, from noon to 3 p.m.

This Open house allows prospective students and their families a chance to learn about the programs available in the UNO College of Information Science & Technology and the UNL College of Engineering (Omaha Campus).  Participants can also take this opportunity to tour PKI's state-of-the art facility and UNO's south campus residence halls. Visit with PKI students, faculty and advisors from UNO and UNL and take part in lab demonstrations.

For additional information contact PKI at (402) 554.3333.

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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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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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Green Tip of the Week

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2011 Green Home Tour and Expo

This is a great opportunity to find out what's going on in Omaha's green building scene and to get some ideas for things you can do, great and small. For expo details, visit this link.

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

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