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Double Overtime Win in Soccer

photos by Tim Fitzgerald

The Maverick women's soccer team closed out its home season Saturday (Oct. 22) with a double overtime win of 1-0 over Washburn University. Maverick junior Amber Bilodeau scored the winning goal.

UNO Tube Archive The Economics of Entrepreneurship

The Economics of Entrepreneurship

video by Charley Reed

This semester, Economics Professor Art Diamond has been teaching his class about the importance of entrepreneurship, an area of economics that Diamond says is largely under-appreciated given its importance to the economy.


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Sexuality Health Educator, LGBT Advocate to Hold Workshop Today

A prominent "Gender Rebel" is coming to UNO today, Oct. 27. Ryan Sallans, once known as Kimberly Sallans, is a University of Nebraska-Lincoln alumnus, sexuality health educator for Planned Parenthood and LGBT advocate. His workshop, "Inclusive Academia: Exploration of Gender Identity and Expression" will be held for UNO faculty and staff in the Milo Bail Student Center Chancellor's Room from noon to 1 p.m. Read more.

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Elder to Answer Questions About FUSE

Anyone with questions about funding for UNO undergraduate research and creative activity should consider attending an informational session set for today, Oct. 27, at noon in the Milo Bail Student Center's Jenkins Room. Griff Elder, director of the Fund for Undergraduate Scholarly Experiences (FUSE), will discuss FUSE and answer questions about it.

This year's FUSE grant application is available at The application deadline is Dec. 15.

An additional FUSE Q & A session will take place Tuesday, Nov. 8, at 3 p.m. The event also will be in the Jenkins Room.

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Midnight Mojo to Spend 'Night at the Museum'

In the popular Ben Stiller comedy, a Night at the Museum involved dinosaur skeletons, ex-presidents and famous explorers. For University of Nebraska at Omaha (UNO) students, a Night at the Museum will laser tag, a costume contest, music and food.

As part of UNO’s popular Midnight Mojo series, the Durham Museum is opening its doors from 8 p.m. to midnight Thursday, Oct. 27. Read More.

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New Fund Will Assist UNO students in Breaking International Barriers

Former University of Nebraska President Ronald Roskens and wife, Lois, of Omaha have provided a gift to the University of Nebraska Foundation to give students in the UNO College of Education the opportunity for a meaningful international educational experience.

The Roskenses’ gift establishes the Ronald W. and Lois G. Roskens International Experience Fund. This endowed fund is the first of its kind for the College of Education.

"The fund will enable our students to experience different cultures, gain understanding of the world and develop skills required to work and teach in an environment where divisions between nations are decreasing," said Nancy Edick, dean of the college. "Thanks to the Roskenses’ generous support, our college can offer students a well-rounded education that extends far beyond a traditional classroom."

Such global engagement is a key priority for the Foundation’s Campaign for Nebraska and for UNO – to give every undergraduate student the opportunity for an international experience through classes, internships, research opportunities, exchange visits or service learning. Read more.

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UNO Magazine Publishes October Issue

The latest edition of UNO Magazine went out in the mail earlier this week. More than 70,000 homes connected to the UNO - alumni, supporters and others - will receive a copy.

The focus of the current edition is on “Life: All Ages. All Stages.” The campus community and public can view the current issue online at Visitors can read the magazine as an online "flipbook," download it as a PDF or read individual story and department pages.

Responsibility for the magazine is shared between UNO, the UNO Alumni Association and the University of Nebraska Foundation. The next edition of the magazine, set for February, will focus on technology issues.

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Mavericks Announce TV Schedule


The 2011-12 season promises to be the most-watched season of UNO hockey in history. The Mavericks announced the television schedule for their 15th season earlier this week. It includes six confirmed games including two carried coast-to-coast on Versus.

"We have always looked for ways to expand the UNO hockey brand, and this year’s television package allows us to do just that," said Trev Alberts, UNO’s Director of Athletics. "It is a good combination of national, regional and statewide coverage that we hope to build on in future seasons." Read more.

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Intercultural Senior Center to Celebrate Day of the Dead

UNO students (and faculty and staff) can experience a burst of Latino history and culture Friday, Oct. 28, at the day-long "Dia de los Muertos" (Day of the Dead) celebration.

The public is also welcome from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m., at the Intercultural Senior Center, located in the lower level of the Sokol Building, 2021 U St. The event will include authentic Latino cuisine, games, music and raffle. This is largest fundraiser of the year for the Center and all proceeds will go toward funding its programs for seniors.

Live performances from Mariachi Juvenil, the Musical Stylings of Reynaldo Cervantes, Diego Santana and other local entertainers will be featured at the event. Traditional Latin-American favorites such as tacos, enchiladas and tamales will be served. Children are welcome to have their face painted, play in a bounce-house and decorate candy skulls.

There is no initial cost to attend – tickets for food and the raffle may be purchased at the event.

MaverickPR, UNO's student-run public relations firm, has been assisting the Intercultural Senior Center with the event. For more information, please contact Jamie Newman at (402) 210.5744 or

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Missouri Valley Reading Series Continues Nov. 2

Author Mary Helen Stefaniak will read from her award-winning novel, The Cailiffs of Baghdad, Georgia, Wednesday, Nov. 2, at 7:30 p.m., in the Milo Bail Student Center’s Dodge Room This free event is part of the Missouri Valley Reading Series, sponsored by The College of Communication Fine Arts and Media and the UNO Writer's Workshop.

For questions, please contact Miles Waggener via email at or by phone at (402) 554.2151.

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Campus Holiday Open House Set for Dec. 6

Chancellor John Christensen, Interim Senior Vice Chancellor B.J. Reed and Vice Chancellor Bill Conley invite faculty and staff to attend UNO's annual campus holiday open house. The event will take place Tuesday, Dec. 6, from 3 to 5 p.m. in the Milo Bail Student Center Ballroom.

Those planning to attend should R.S.V.P. to Donna Hathaway at (402) 554.2311 or dhathawa@unomaha.eduby Wednesday, Nov. 30.

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UNO Police Academy Student Group Needs Advisor

The UNO Police Academy Student Group is searching for a new advisor from the community who has experience in law enforcement. Qualifications:

- Knowledge of criminal justice system;
- Prior experience or currently serves in law enforcement, military or other criminal justice-related public service;
- Flexible schedule prior to the meetings;
- Ample resources readily available for college cadets;
- Able to serve as a mentor to the college students they advise; and
- Can create a networking and support group for other area college cadets.

Interested candidates should contact Datrell Morgan at

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Dodge Intra-Campus Shuttle Begins Nov. 1

Starting Tuesday, Nov. 1, the intra-campus shuttle service will operate Monday through Friday from 6:30 a.m. to 10:30 p.m., excluding holidays. This shuttle circles the Dodge Campus, making stops as follows: west of HPER Building, north of University/Maverick Village, north of Durham Science Center, north of Student Center and east of Kayser Hall.

The intra-campus shuttle operates until the start of spring break. For questions, call the Parking Services Office at 402.554.PARK (7275).

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2011 UNO Health & Wellness Fair Set for Nov. 3

UMark your calendars. The UNO Health & Wellness Fair has been set for Thursday, Nov. 3, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. in Room 128 of the newly renovated Health, Physical Education and Recreation Building on the UNO campus.

The fair is presented by UNO Health Services and UNO Campus Recreation, as part of its ongoing effort to inform, educate and empower the campus community to adapt a healthier lifestyle. The fair will feature an affordable blood draw, free screenings, free chair massages, more than 50 vendors, demonstrations, door prizes and much more. New this year will be the first annual UNO Health & Wellness Fair Blood Drive, hosted in cooperation with the American Red Cross. Donors can sign up online at and enter sponsor code: 2651.

Call (402) 554.2374 for more information.

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UNO Exercise Physiology Lab and Fitness Center V02 Max

Endurance athletes: What is your maximal oxygen consumption (VO2 max)? VO2 max is a very strong predictor of endurance performance. Have your VO2 max assessed at UNO Exercise Physiology Laboratory and Fitness Center today. The cost is $90. Call 402.554.3221 for an appointment.

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