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Trick or Treat

photos by Tim Fitzgerald

Masked, wigged, costumed and even pageant contestants were all on hand Halloween morning to receive and hand out candy to children from UNO's Child Care Center.

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UNO Chancellor Discusses Branding

video by Charley Reed

UNO now has a fully developed Brand Guide. It is available online at along with other useful materials for campus communicators. In this short video, Chancellor John Christensen talks about the importance of UNO's new brand look.


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The Latino Men of Impact, OLLAS to Host Day of Dead Event

The Latino Men of Impact organization and the Office of Latino/Latin American Studies (OLLAS) will present a special Dia de los Muertos, or Day of Dead, seminar in the Milo Bail Student Center Gallery Room today, Nov. 2, from 1 to 2 p.m. Read more.

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Grad School Q&A This Evening for School Psychology Program

Students interested in the UNO School Psychology Program are invited to attend a Q&A session tonight, Nov. 2. The session begins at 6:30 p.m. in 302 Arts and Sciences Hall. Get application tips, advice from current graduate students and more. 

Refreshments will be provided. Questions?  Email or call 402.554.2592.

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Missouri Valley Reading Series Tonight with Author Mary Helen Stefaniak

Author Mary Helen Stefaniak will read from her award-winning novel, The Cailiffs of Baghdad, Georgia, tonight, Nov. 2, at 7:30 p.m. in the Milo Bail Student Center 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, contact Miles Waggener via email at or by phone at 402.554.2151.

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UNO-Creighton Math Colloquium Set for Friday

UNO and Creighton University will hold a joint mathematics colloquium this Friday, Nov. 4, that focuses on graph theory. "To the Moon and Beyond" will be presented by the University of Colorado-Denver's Ellen Gethner at 3:30 p.m. at Creighton's Old Gym, Room 306. Dr. Gethner's presentation is free and open to both campus communities and the public.

Dr. Gethner received a doctorate in mathematics from Ohio State University in 1992, and another Ph.D. in theoretical computer science at the University of British Columbia in 2002. She currently is an associate professor of computer science at the University of Colorado, and has taught at Swarthmore, Grinnell, and Claremont McKenna Colleges, and has enjoyed a two-year postdoctoral fellowship at the Mathematical Sciences Research Institute.                     

Gethner's research interests span many fields including graph theory, graph algorithms, combinatorics, number theory, computational and discrete geometry, complex analysis and the surprising connections among them. She has won the Chauvenet Prize for exposition in Mathematics, given numerous research talks throughout North America, and enjoys her role as a communicator of mathematics.

Refreshments will be served at 3 p.m. before the colloquium starts.

Questions? Email Griff Elder at

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FUSE Q&A Session Nov. 8

The Office of Research and Creative Activity will host a Fund for Undergraduate Scholarly Experiences (FUSE) Q&A Session on Tuesday, Nov. 8, from 3 to 4 p.m. in the Milo Bail Student Center Jenkins Room. Dr. Griff Elder, director of FUSE, will share insights and answer questions about the upcoming FUSE deadline. 

This informal presentation and question and answer session will cover the funds available, the application process, and how to submit a successful proposal. Students and faculty are encouraged to attend. Refreshments will be served.

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

Email with questions.

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Grad Students Invited to 'Preparing your Conference Presentation Workshop' Nov. 8

Calling all graduate students. Are you planning to present your research at a conference? Would you like to get some specific advice and helpful tips from a faculty member with extensive conference experience? Do you want to hear from other graduate students who have presented their work at conferences?

Please join other graduate students for the "Preparing your Conference Presentation Workshop"
on Tuesday, Nov. 8, from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. in College of Public Affairs and Community Service Commons.

This workshop, sponsored by the Office of Graduate Studies and Center for Faculty Development, will cover:

* Organization         

* Slide preparation

* Presentation Tips

The presenters for this workshop are:

- Marlina Davidson, lecturer, M.A.

- Jen Rome, graduate students in the School of Communication

- Abby Vandenberg, graduate student in the School of Criminology and Criminal Justice

Pizza and beverages will be provided. To register, contact the Center for Faculty Development at
402.554.2427 or

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'5 Habits of Highly Successful Investors' Retirement Seminar Nov. 11

Human Resources will offer its next retirement planning seminar on Friday, Nov. 11, from 10 to 11 a.m. in the Milo Bail Student Center State Room. Mark your calendars and bring a friend to this informative seminar on "5 Habits of Highly Successful Investors."

The seminar will provide participants with some fundamentals for investing that will help them develop their retirement goals.

Topics of discussion include:

* Setting financial goals

* Realizing tax advantages

* Reducing risk with diversification

* Understanding cost of expenses

* Current market trends

For more information, contact Esther Scarpello at 402.554.3660 or Tim Rochford at 402.554.2465.

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The UNO Council for Humanist Thought Meeting

The UNO Council for Humanist Thought 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 UNO Council for Humanist Thought is a place where topics and issues facing atheists, agnostics, and the theistic-ally challenged can be discussed in an open forum. 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. Send your questions to

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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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FUSE Undergraduate Scholarly Experiences Grants Available

The Office of Research and Creative Activity (ORCA) is pleased to announce the Fund for Undergraduate Scholarly Experiences (FUSE). FUSE grants support faculty-mentored undergraduate student research and creative activity.

Grants of up to $2,500 per student are available to UNO undergraduates who will be enrolled through fall semester 2012. Faculty need not be tenured or tenure-track to participate as mentors. ORCA encourages students and faculty from all disciplines to participate in this exciting opportunity to promote student involvement in research and creative activity at UNO.

For details and the request for proposals visit,

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Now Accepting Applications: 4th Annual Student Research and Creative Activity Fair

The Office of Research and Creative Activity at UNO is pleased to accept applications for the 4th annual Student Research and Creative Activity Fair. The fair will take place on Friday, Feb. 10, 2012, in the Milo Bail Student Center.   

All UNO students (undergraduate and graduate) and engineering students from the south campus are encouraged to apply. Application materials are available at Applications must be received by 5 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 2.

For more information, contact the Office of Research and Creative Activity at 402.554.2286 or

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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. Click on to view a special invitation.

Those planning to attend should R.S.V.P. to Donna Hathaway at 402.554.2311 or by Wednesday, Nov. 30.

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