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Homecoming festivities culminated Saturday (Oct. 1) with a parade that started at Ak-Sar-Ben Village, moved through Elmwood Park and on to the Sapp Fieldhouse for a tail gate party. The king, Shawn Addison and queen, Carley Matinez, were announced at UNO's hockey game.

UNO Tube Archive 2011 Homecoming Parade and Tailgate

2011 Homecoming Parade and Tailgate

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Oct. 1 was the University of Nebraska at Omaha's 80th Homecoming celebration and the event, which capped off a week of carnival-themed festivities, included a parade, tailgate, hockey game and dance.

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2011.10.06

Chancellor's Convocation Address Available Online

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UNO Chancellor John Christensen discussed his plans for the university during his annual convocation address Oct. 5 in front of an audience of students, faculty, staff, alumni and the community in the Strauss Performing Arts Center. Click on this link to read his 2011 address titled: "Mission as 'Stewards of Place' Continues, Gains Momentum."

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Campus Flu Shot Clinics Continue Today

UNO Health Services (SHS) will host flu shot clinics on campus today, Oct. 6.

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.

Today's flu shot clinic schedule is listed below.

*Criss Library: Main Floor from 10 a.m. to noon

*Milo Bail Student Center: Near Bookstore from 12:30 to 2 p.m.

The cost is $15 for students with ID, and $20 for faculty, staff or members of the UNO community. Those visiting the clinics are reminded to wear clothing appropriate for a shot in the arm. Cookies and cider will be provided while supplies last.

For other upcoming 2011 Flu Shot Clinics, visit this link.

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Conferences on International Issues Begin Tonight

UNO will host the 34th annual Global Studies Conference tonight through Saturday, Oct. 6-8, in conjunction with the European Studies Conference.

All events will be held on the third floor of UNO's Milo Bail Student Center.

To kick off the conference, poet and bookseller Beau Beausoleil will offer the keynote address at 7 p.m. tonight, Oct. 6.

Beausoleil has authored nine books of poetry and is founder of the Al-Mutanabbi Street Coalition. Since its start in 2007, in response to a car bombing on Al-Mutanabbi Street in Iraq, the organization has hosted exhibits, readings and panel discussions in the U.S., Canada, United Kingdom, Republic of Ireland and the Netherlands. Read more.

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American Women on Being Muslim Discussion Tonight

Join contributors Zahra Suratwala and Mariam Sobh for a discussion on their book, I Speak for Myself: American Women on Being Muslim, tonight, Oct. 6. The event will be held from 6:30 to 8 p.m. in Thompson Alumni Center Bootstrapper Hall

Tonight's sponsors include Muslim Student Association, UNO Department of Religion and the Creighton Kripe Center for the Study of Religion and Society. The duo will discuss their excerpts from the book, which has given voices to American Islam mothers, daughters, sisters and neighbors.

This event is being held in conjunction with the UNO and Creighton University weeklong - Spotlight on Islam & Muslims - event.

Questions? Contact Bridget Blomfield at (402) 554.2940 or bblomfield@unomaha.edu.

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Author Reading and Book Signing at UNO Oct. 12

Celebrated poet, William Trowbridge, author of Ship of Fool, will read along with 2011 Nebraska Book Award Winner, Sarah McKinstry-Brown, on Wednesday, Oct. 12, at 7:30 p.m. in UNO's Milo Bail Student Center Dodge Rooms. This event is free and open to the public.  A book signing and discussion will follow.

Sponsored by the College of Communication, Fine Arts and Media; and The Writer's Workshop.

For more information, contact Miles Waggener at (402) 554.2151 or mwaggener@unomaha.edu.

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Inquiry Based Learning and other Key Learning Strategies Oct. 14

Join STEM education faculty at UNO to discuss "Inquiry Based Learning and other Key Learning Strategies" on Friday, Oct. 14, from noon to 1 p.m. in 170 Durham Science Center.

Educational research today is encouraging a more effective learning of STEM Education through a variety of instructional strategies that emphasize student engagement, such as in problem-based learning, project-based learning and inquiry-based learning. Problem-based learning, in particular, has been identified by researchers and the National Science Foundation as perhaps the key instructional strategy for engaging STEM students. 

This discussion, facilitated by the UNO Office of STEM Education faculty, will overview several of these key instructional strategies, with a particular emphasis on problem-based learning and its instructional steps, as illustrated in several NSF funded STEM projects at UNO. 

Presenters/discussants will include:  Dr. Neal Grandgenett, Dr. Paul Clark, Dr. Robert Goeman and Dr. Sheryl McGlamery.

Questions? Contact Iulia Podariu at ipodariu@unomaha.edu.

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Adopt-a-Family Community Sale is Oct. 15

Members of the UNO Chapter of the National Council of Negro Women Inc., will host their third annual Adopt-a-Family Community Sale in the Milo Bail Student Center Ballroom on Saturday, Oct. 15, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

The UNO campus community and the public can shop for specials on clothing and other items. Attendees will also have the opportunity to purchase raffle tickets for $1 each, with prizes including gift certificates to Omaha Steaks, Olive Garden, Texas Roadhouse and more.

The funds received from the community sale benefit a number of local Omaha families whom are in need, providing them with essential everyday items, as well as gifts they would not otherwise receive, to make the holiday season a joyous occasion for them and their families.

"NCNW takes pride in supporting its community in the best way possible, and looks forward to making a difference in the lives of those who are seeking helpful resources," said Toni Monette, NCNW community service chair. "NCNW appreciates your support of this annual affair, and hopes you are able to contribute along with them in celebrating the wonders of coming together as a community."

For more information, contact Monette at (402) 707.3157/tmonette@unomaha.edu

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Ghost Hunting is Focus of Oct. 21 Paranormal Summit at UNO

The UNO Paranormal Society will host the 2011 Paranormal Summit on Friday, Oct. 21.

From 6 to 10:30 p.m. in 101 College of Public Affairs and Community Service (CPACS) Building, attendees will hear from a variety of Omaha experts on ghostly and paranormal activity. After the groups' talk about their most interesting investigations, attendees will follow one team around the UNO campus for a ghost hunt.

The UNO Paranormal Society has organized the annual event. Read more.

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UNO Campus Recreation to Host Halloween Party

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UNO Campus Recreation will host a family-friendly Halloween Party on Saturday, Oct. 29, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Health, Physical Education and Recreation (HPER) building on the UNO campus. The party is open to all ages and is free for everyone to attend. Read more.

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'On The Fringe' Paranormal Radio Show

Listen to "On The Fringe" Paranormal Radio Show. Join UNO student hosts Tyrone, Seth, and Matt every Tuesday from 5 to 7 p.m. on unomavradio.com (http://www.fightstheocean.com/mavradio/player.swf) for the show that touches on everything.

"We apply science to tackle the subjects that the scientific community is afraid to touch!" said John Powers, student producer.

If you have a question, email it to unomahaps@gmail.com, and the crew will answer it live on the air.

UNOMAVRADIO is a student-run radio station that runs out of the UNO campus.

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Fit Minded is Still Taking Applicants for Next Session

Wellness Stampede

If you are a woman who enjoys reading, being social, and desires to be healthy, Dr. Jennifer Huberty, associate professor in the School of Health, Physical Education and Recreation, invites you to join the fifth session of Fit Minded 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 component which includes resources, blogging and chatting, activity tracking and much more. 

Session five is forming now! Members meet for one-hour from 5:30 until 6:30 p.m. on Monday evenings at the UNO Thompson Alumni Center Board Room. Fit Minded is facilitated by Dr. Jennifer Huberty and her team.

To join Fit Minded, go to their website, http://www.befitminded.com, email them at info@befitminded.com or call (402) 554.3395.

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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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Divas of Diversity Drag Show is Oct. 12

Maverick Productions will host the Divas of Diversity – featuring Shangela – in the Milo Bail Student Center Nebraska Room at noon on Wednesday, Oct. 12. Free food will be available for attendees.

The Divas of Diversity presentation features a sharing of stories of discrimination and acceptance, a powerful drag show performance and time for questions and answers.

The presentation encourages young people to come together to be educated, inspired and to create a conversation on their campus and in their community that embraces and supports differences.  Read more.

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Campus Community to Show Support by Rounding Up for United Way

Round up for the United Way of the Midlands now through Friday, Oct. 7. Round up any purchase made in the Milo Bail Student Center Food Court, the Library Cafe or the MavRec Cafe and the difference will go to help the United Way of the Midlands. Customers can pay with cash, credit or your MavCard. Thanks for your support!

Visit http://www.uwmidlands.org for more information on United Way of the Midlands.

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