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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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2011 UNO Health & Wellness Fair Is Today

Wellness Stampede

The UNO Health & Wellness Fair is today, Nov. 3, and will take place from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. in Room 128 of the newly renovated Health, Physical Education and Recreation Building.

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, present the fair. 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. Read more.

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UNO Hosts 'An Evening with Violinist Daniel D.'

A seasoned entertainer at just 22 years old, Violinist Daniel Davis has performed in front of the likes of President Obama and audience of more than 50,000 at the University of South Carolina's Williams-Brice Stadium. Join UNO in welcoming him to campus for "An Evening with Daniel D." tonight, Nov. 3. Davis will offer a free workshop and concert, which is open to the public, from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. in the Milo Bail Student Center Ballroom.

A violinist since age 12, Davis' studied at New York's Julliard School of Music and won the U.S. Air Force's Wide Talent Search competition.

"Every opportunity to play offers new enlightenment and a chance to learn," said Davis. "I love performing and I love playing."

The evening workshop and concert is designed for middle school ages to adults.

Sponsors of the free event include The Omaha Chapter of The Links Inc., UNO Office of Multicultural Affairs and North Omaha Foundation.

For more information, contact Office of Multicultural Affairs at 402.554.2248.

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EAB Spiral Staircase Wood Refinishing Begins Tonight

Refinishing of the Eppley Administration Building (EAB) spiral staircase begins tonight, Nov. 3. Work will be done during the evening after 5 p.m. Thursday, Friday, and should be completed by Saturday. 

Faculty will have to use an alternate route to reach the second floor during these days. The contractor is Harwood Services. 

If you have any comments or concerns about this project, the UNO project contacts are: Ryan Kubr 402.554.4110 or Diane Sunde 402.554.2267.

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Student Commencement Speaker Tryouts Set for Nov. 9

The campus community is invited to attend the upcoming student commencement speaker tryouts on Wednesday, Nov. 9, at 4 p.m. in the Milo Bail Student Center Ballroom. A selection committee consisting of students/faculty/staff will judge the tryouts.

At the tryouts, two students will be selected: one for the 10 a.m. and one for the 2 p.m. ceremonies on Saturday, Dec. 17. A reception will follow the tryouts.

Questions? Contact Christine Hoffman at 402.554.2263.

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UNO Women's Basketball Looking for Ball Girls and Boys


The UNO basketball season is just a couple weeks away. The women's basketball team has a new coaching staff and roster, and is excited to invite fans out for the first season competing at the Division 1 level and transition into the Summit League. 

"We are reaching out to UNO faculty, staff, and the Maverick community to involve their sons or daughters in home games, participating as a ball girl/boy," said Brittany Lange, director of Basketball Operations. "It will be a fun environment where the kids will be involved during warm-ups and sit court side during the game."

The first home game is November 15 against Upper Iowa at 7 p.m. at Sapp Fieldhouse. 

"Hope to get the next generation of Maverick's involved and see you on the court," Lange said. "Go Mavs!"

Contact Lange at if you have any questions and are interested. The 2011-12 basketball schedule can be found at

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UNO Hosts 'Martial Arts Academy' in HPER

Wellness Stampede

UNO Campus Recreation will host the next session of "Martial Arts Academy" starting, Tuesday, Nov. 15. Attendees must be 18 and above to sign up. All sessions will take place Tuesdays and Thursdays from 7 to 8:30 p.m. in 124 Health, Physical Education and Recreation (HPER) Building.

Learn from instructors, Neal Hackenson and Kent Templien. This session runs from Nov. 15 to Dec. 15. The cost is $40 per month for Campus Recreation members and $60 per month for the public. Register at the HPER Control Desk.

For more information, visit or call Dave Daniels at (402) 554.2008.

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Physics Colloquium on Research Designs in Education Nov. 18

"Research Designs and Considerations in Education" will be the topic of discussion at UNO's Friday, Nov. 18, Physics Colloquium. It will take place from noon to 1 p.m. in 170 Durham Science Center.

A variety of experimental and quasi-experimental designs have been shown to be particularly useful in educational research, which investigate learning processes with students. These educational research designs often need to address various threats to internal and external validity, as well as take into account Institutional Review Board (IRB) requirements for the active protection of the human subjects involved in the research. 

Faculty from the UNO Office of STEM Education will facilitate a discussion on various key designs and considerations for educational research, as well as brainstorm partnership opportunities for future STEM educational research endeavors at UNO. 

Presenters/Discussants:  Dr. Neal Grandgenett, Dr. Paul Clark, Dr.Angie Hodge, Dr. Neal Topp and Dr. Sheryl McGlamery.

Questions? Contact Iulia Podariu at

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UNO UFO Study Group

If you have an interest or a question about UFO's, come to the next UNO UFO Study group meeting. The group meets every Saturday from 10 a.m. to noon in 287 Durham Science Center.

"We are dedicated to the rational and scientific understanding of the UFO Phenomenon, so no tin foil hats allowed," said John Powers, student organizer.

"Our meetings are a great place to ask some of the best UFO investigators in Nebraska the questions you always wanted to ask!"

Email any questions you may have to

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CFD Book Discussion Set for Next Week

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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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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UCAT Travel Grant Applications

The Center for Faculty Development is now accepting UCAT Travel Grant applications, due on the 21st of each month. The University Committee on the Advancement of Teaching (UCAT) funds travel to conferences and workshops focused on the improvement of instruction. Applications should focus on how attendance/participation will enhance curriculum development & assessment, diversity and other designated themes available on the website. 

For guidelines and applications, visit Applicants are encouraged to contact college representatives. To find your representative, go to:

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