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UNO Hockey Zombie Walk

video by Charley Reed

The first-ever UNO Hockey Zombie Walk took place last Saturday, Oct. 22 and featured dozens of Mav fans and Metro-area families, who dressed up as the undead and staggered their way to the CenturyLink Center for that night's game.


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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.



Intercultural Senior Center to Celebrate Day of the Dead

UNO students (and faculty and staff) can experience a burst of Latino history and culture today, 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, contact Jamie Newman at 402.210.5744 or

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Aging & Learning Motor Tasks Lecture at Nebraska Biomechanics Core Facility

The Nebraska Biomechanics Core Facility invites faculty, staff and students to attend a presentation on "Aging and Learning Novel Fine Motor Tasks" today, Oct. 28. Dr. Evangelos Christou, associate professor with the University of Florida Department of Applied Physiology and Kinesiology, will present from noon to 1 p.m. in 211 Health, Physical Education and Recreation Building.

Dr. Christou directs the Neuromuscular Physiology Laboratory at University of Florida and teaches courses on neuromuscular control and learning.

His research, which focuses on the effects of aging and neuromuscular control of movement, is funded from the National Institute of Aging since 2004. Dr. Christou is also on the Editorial Board of the European Journal of Applied Physiology and Frontiers in Exercise Physiology and an ad-hoc reviewer for more than 20 journals including the Journal of Neurophysiology. Dr. Christou is also currently serving on the NIH Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation Sciences (MRS) study section and American Society of Biomechanics Education Committee.

For more information, contact Demi Treat at 402.554.2573.

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Loretta Wirth Open House Reception Is Today

The UNO Alumni Association invites the campus community to attend a Retirement Open House Reception for Loretta Wirth today, Oct. 28. It will take place from 3 to 5 p.m. at the William H. and Dorothy Thompson Alumni Center. Wirth has been the chief receptionist at the front desk of the Thompson Center for the past 19 years. 

For more information, contact Julie Kaminski at 402.554.4887 or

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Free Training from Human Resources

Did you know that UNO employees have access to more than 65 free online training courses? Take 20-30 minutes to learn how to improve communication and customer service, reduce stress, how to hire legally, how to prevent sexual harassment and workplace violence--just a few of many useful topics.  With successful completion of a course, you may print a certificate to add to your personnel file.  

Copy the following link into your browser to access the courses:

If you have questions, call 402.554.2321.

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UNO vs. Wisconsin Hockey on NET Television Saturday


The University of Wisconsin's Kohl Center ice is the battleground as the Mike Eaves-coached Badgers face-off against Dean Blais and the UNO Mavericks in live action on "UNO vs. Wisconsin Hockey" airing Saturday, Oct. 29, at 7 p.m. CT on NET1 and NET-HD.

NET1 and NET-HD are part of NET Television, a service of NET. For a complete program schedule, visit NET's website

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Mavradio Rocktober Fest Raffle on Monday

Don't miss out on your chance at more than $300 in prizes including an iPod by joining the UNO Mavradio Rocktober Fest Raffle. Purchase your raffle tickets on Halloween (Monday, Oct. 31) in front of the Milo Bail Student Center from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Questions? Contact Anthony Pontiero at

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API Offers Adapting Your Course to the Digital Age Workshop Nov. 9

Interested in refreshing elements in your courses, but not sure where to start? Looking for ways to integrate technology more effectively? Needing assistance in adapting current activities to improve student learning?

The Academic Partnership for Instruction (API), a division of Information Services (IS), presents Adapting Your Course to the Digital Age, a workshop designed to help instructors match appropriate technologies to instructional strategies resulting in improved student learning.

Karen Hein, UNO's senior coordinator for Instructional Design and Faculty Support, will lead this discussion and interactive demonstration of tools and strategies on Wednesday, Nov. 9, from 4 to 5:30 p.m. in 232 UNO Criss Library.

To sign up for this workshop, go to

If you are unable to complete your registration online, contact IS Technical Support at 402.554.HELP (4357).

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Applicants Sought for 2012 Nebraska Certified Public Manager® Program

The Nebraska Certified Public Manager® (CPM) Program is now accepting applications for its 2012 class.

The Nebraska CPM program is a nationally accredited comprehensive management development program. The UNO School of Public Administration launched the CPM Program in January of 2009. The program's primary purpose is to foster and encourage the highest possible levels of performance and ethical practice in public and nonprofit managers. Applications for the 2012 Omaha class of Nebraska CPM are due by Wednesday, Nov. 30. Each application will be reviewed upon receipt of completed packets.

For questions about the program, visit or contact Mary Hamilton at or Rhonda Sheibal-Carver at or by phone at 402.554.2625.

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CFD Book Discussion Set for Nov. 11

Any and all faculty members interested in a discussion of Stephen Brookfield's The Skillful Teacher are invited to join the Center for Faculty Development (CFD) on Friday, Nov. 11, from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in the Faculty Lounge Commons on the third floor of the Criss Library. The discussion will be lead by School of Communication Assistant Professor Dr. Adam Tyma.

Please contact the Center for Faculty Development at 402.554.2427 to request a copy of The Skillful Teacher. A limited number of books have been ordered, so request your copy today. All are welcome for the discussion whether you've read the book or not. You are welcome to bring a sack lunch. Beverages and cookies will be served.

To register, contact the Center for Faculty Development at 402.554.2427 or

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In the News

In the News

In the News

- The UNO Service-Learning Academy was mentioned in an Oct. 26 Omaha World-Herald article, along with 11 other Nebraska universities, for their work with the Nebraska Campus Compact, an organization designed to collaborate involvement in service projects across the state.

- Courtney Snyder , UNO marching band director, and the Marching Mavs were featured in the Oct. 22 issue of the Omaha World-Herald as the band wrapped up its season last Saturday.

- UNO’s student-run Paranormal Society held a special Paranormal Summit on campus Oct. 21, which was mentioned on KFAB and KMTV.

- The Flying Mavs, from UNO’s Aviation Institute, were covered by KETV and the Omaha World-Herald for their Region VI victory in the National Intercollegiate Flying Association competition.

- Nate Bock, a counselor for UNO’s Alcohol & Drug Education program, was quoted in an Oct. 23 issue of the Omaha World-Herald focused on time management for college freshmen.

- Hesham Ali, dean of UNO’s College of Information Science & Technology, was quoted the Oct. 21 issue of the Midlands Business Journal about the availability of high-paying jobs in high-tech industries.

If you are a member of the UNO community and have been interviewed by the media - local, state, regional, national or international - we want to know about it. Send an e-mail with the particulars to Please include a contact name and phone number. For more information, call (402) 554.2762.

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In Print

- The scholarly paper that Robert Woody, Department of Psychology, presented at the national conference of the American Psychological Association in August was selected for publication in THE INDEPENDENT PRACTITIONER, and appears in the current issue.

If you've authored or edited a book, article or other text that's been published recently, we want to know about it. Send an e-mail with the particulars to Please include a contact name and phone number. For more information, call 554.2243.

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UNO Campus Recreation Halloween Party Tomorrow

Wellness Stampede

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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PKI Open House Set for This Sunday

The University of Nebraska's Peter Kiewit Institute (PKI) will open its doors for a Fall Open House this 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 and 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. Those attending can also 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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Rock Against Cancer Next Week at Sokol

UNO's Maverick Productions presents Rock Against Cancer, a benefit concert supporting Susan G. Komen for the Cure and breast cancer awareness, Friday, Nov. 4, at Sokol Undergound from 7 p.m. to midnight. Performances will include Bad City, Lansdowne, Blackberry Wednesday, 3 Day Meat Sale and special guest, American Idol's Bo Bice.

Maverick Productions is working with Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure, Women's Resource Center, GSO, Courtyard Ink and Zeta Tau Alpha for this event. 

All attendees are encouraged to take part in a raffle and silent auction throughout the night; prizes include gift certificates from several local businesses. Raffle tickets will be $1 each. Read more.

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School of HPER Seeks Excellence in Teaching Award Nominees

The School of Health, Physical Education and Recreation (HPER) is now accepting nominations for the school's Excellence in Teaching Award. This particular award focuses on their part-time and Joint Appointment instructors only. Students, faculty and staff are encouraged to nominate a teacher. If you know of a deserving part-time or Joint Appointment instructor for HPER, click on for a nomination form and a list of eligible teachers.

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