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On Oct. 14 the UNO Collegiate Entrepreneurs Organization celebrated Halloween and paid tribute to Apple CEO Steve Jobs with a pumpkin carving contest in the MBSC plaza.


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Message from the Editor: eNotes Offers New Navigational Look for Online Visitors

Since 1998, UNO faculty, staff, students, retirees, alumni and other online visitors have relied on eNotes for dissemination of campus news and information. Today, Oct. 19, faculty, staff and students return from fall break to a noticeable change to eNotes.

The university's original online news source for faculty, staff and students will continue to contain news and reminders to help the campus community plan for the day and weeks ahead. However, now eNotes' items will be segmented out at the top into three easily scannable categories. A change brought on thanks to all the readers who participated in the recent readership survey. We know people are busy. So, this new look offers readers a new easier way to scan each edition's headlines.

New categories:




In order to make each edition more readable another change is being implemented. Items will be limited to once a week until the week of the event. So, event items will be limited from hereon out. If deemed appropriate by the editor or editorial board an item may run twice a week. General items, such as call for nominations, papers, grant deadlines and study participants, will still run only once a week. The Monday through Friday issues of eNotes will continue to be posted at 12:10 a.m. each day.

This move also ushers in another phase to the university's recent campus-wide rebranding campaign. Read eNotes in the weeks ahead about this effort.

- Editor Becky Bohan Brown

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Final Day for SAC Elections

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Don't forget to vote today. The UNO Staff Advisory Council (SAC) has received all of the nominations for open positions. Now it is time for elections, which are being held through 5 p.m. today, Oct. 19.

In keeping with the university's green initiative, the nomination and the election are now being held electronically. Ballots may be found online at

Ballots are accepted by mail from individuals without computer access: UNO SAC, P.O. Box 130. Ballots received after Oct. 19 or ballots that are not signed will not be counted. If you have any questions, contact SAC Rep Kim Kronschnabel at 402.554.3497.

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This Week In Maverick Athletics


This Week In Maverick Athletics is a listing of the latest sports information. For a complete weekly update of UNO's in-season teams, click on

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UNO to Host Nebraska Future Educators Association Conference Tomorrow

The UNO College of Education in collaboration with the Nebraska Department of Education will host the Nebraska Future Educators Association Conference on campus this Thursday, Oct. 20, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. More than 330 high school students will begin the conference by enjoying the Pancake Man who will be serving breakfast outside the Sally A. Haddix Entrance of Roskens Hall. 

Featured speakers include Nebraska First Lady Sally Ganem, Nebraska Commissioner of Education Dr. Roger Breed, and Omaha World-Herald columnist and author Rainbow Rowell. Throughout the day, conference attendees will participate in competitions and attend a number of break out sessions offered in the Milo Bail Student Center and Roskens Hall. 

For additional information, contact Dr. Connie Schaffer at 402.554.3096 or

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Goodrich Alumni Celebration Planned This Friday at CenturyLink

Goodrich alumni are gathering to celebrate and kick-off the upcoming 40-year anniversary of the Goodrich Scholarship Program at CenturyLink (formerly Qwest Center). The gathering is this Friday, Oct. 21, beginning at 5:30 p.m. in Room 212. For more information, contact Gina Pearson at or 402.502.4912.

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Oct. 22 UNO Women's Soccer vs. Washburn Senior Day 2011


Come out to Senior Day 2011. The UNO Women's Soccer Team will be playing Washburn at noon on Saturday, Oct. 22, at the UNO Soccer Field, 67th and Spring Street. Those in attendance will be celebrating the careers of Hayley Renshaw, Maggie Olsen and Hilary Jackson. Coupons for free admission and food are available.

The coupon can be obtained at the team's official Facebook site: University of Nebraska Omaha Women's Soccer.

Contact Ted Anderson at for more information.

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Fit Minded is Still Taking Applicants for Next Session

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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 officially started on Oct. 17. There's still time to sign up; since, Fit Minded organizers accept members up to a week after the first meeting. 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,, email them at or call 402.554.3395.

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Chamber Choir of Ireland to Give Concert at UNO Friday

The National Chamber Choir of Ireland, Ireland's most distinguished choral ensemble, will give a concert at UNO this 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 and November TIAA CREF Rep Openings Still Available

TIAA-CREF has set its campus visit schedule for October and November.

Jana Steigelman-Simon, a TIAA CREF consultant for Individual Client Services, will be on campus for individual appointments with employees on the following dates:

- Oct. 25

- Nov. 1 and 15

Appointments can be made by calling Robyn Galvin at the Omaha TIAA-CREF office at (402) 548.3614.

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Human Resources to Offer I-9 Training Session Oct. 27 for Staff and Faculty

Human Resources will hold an I-9 training session in the Milo Bail Student Center Omaha (Umoho) Room from 10 to 11:30 a.m. on Thursday, Oct. 27. Staff and faculty who prepare I-9 forms for new employees should be aware of the increased focus by governmental auditing teams on I-9 compliance and the risk of significant penalties for non-compliance. The training will cover aspects of compliance that perhaps were not looked at as intensely during audits in the past.

Trainers will be UNO Office of Human Resources staff: Tim Rochford, manager of student employment, and Mary Sweaney, assistant director and manager of employment.

To register, call Stella Watts in Human Resources at (402) 554.2321 or email at

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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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Secular Student Alliance to Meet Wednesday Nights

The UNO Secular Student Alliance (SSA) meets every Wednesday from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. in the State Room on the third floor of the Milo Bail Student Center. The Secular Student Alliance is a place where atheists, agnostics, and the theistic-ally challenged can come and discuss living on a world consumed by religion. It is a safe zone for conversations on the separation of church and state, among other things.

The meeting is open to all and all are welcome. Email your questions to

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Green Tip of the Week

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Let the Sun Shine In
Heat your home or office with sunshine during the winter months. Open your shades during the day to let in the heat from the sun – don't forget to close them at night to keep out the cold.

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

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