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The Maverick Investment Program is a group that started 10 years ago in 2001 thanks to a $250,000 donation. The goal of the program, each year, is to use the money to invest in stocks which can beat the S&P 500 average.


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FUSE Q&A Session Today

The Office of Research and Creative Activity will host a Fund for Undergraduate Scholarly Experiences (FUSE) Q&A Session today, 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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Join the 2011-12 Winter Bike Omaha Commuter Challenge

Sustainability Graphic Wellness Stampede

New for 2011, Activate Omaha is introducing the Bike Omaha Winter Commuter Challenge. The challenge started Nov. 1 and runs until March 31. Bikers can join anytime during this period and any amount of bike-to-work commuting will count (both miles and number of trips).

"It's easy and fun! No meetings to attend, no practice required, and plenty of bike parking available," said Mike Grube, co-captain. "Winter biking is a great way to keep up or improve your fitness level over the winter months and it's a lot of fun (really!)."

To sign up, go to:

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Author David Krajicek to Speak at Journalism Class Wednesday

Author David Krajicek returns to Omaha this Wednesday, Nov. 9, to guest lecture in Dr. Adam Tyma's Introduction to Mass Communication course. Krajicek will speak on his recently released e-book, Death by Rock and Roll, from 1:30 to 2:15 p.m. in the College of Public Affairs and Community Service 101 Lecture Hall.

The UNO community is invited to attend this guest lecture. Krajicek will provide a lecture about narrative nonfiction as well as read from his new book, Death by Rock and Roll. He will share with Dr. Tyma's class the hows and whys of collecting vivid details that help bring historical crime stories to life--and drive the narrative arc.

His recent book chronicles the famous murders in rock and roll history--John Lennon, Sam Cooke, Marvin Gaye--but also tells the stories of a number of more obscure rock stars, like Felix Pappalardi of Mountain ("Mississippi Queen") and heavy metal guitar hero Dimebag Darrell Abbott.

"It has thumbnail profiles of dozens of other dead rockers, including a late addition: Amy Winehouse," Krajicek said. "The book features commentary by experts, including famed rock writer Dave Marsh, about why so many rock stars go to early graves."

Light snacks and refreshments will be available. For more information, contact Jeremy Lipschultz at 402.554.2600 or

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Faculty Senate to Meet Nov. 9

The Faculty Senate will meet Wednesday, Nov. 9, at 2 p.m. in Milo Bail Student Center Chancellor's Room. Dean Gail Baker will give a presentation, "The Strategic Marketing Plan for UNO."  The meeting will begin immediately after the presentation. All interested are invited to attend. 

For more information, contact Faculty Senate Coordinator, Sue Bishop (402.554.3598).

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Nominations Sought for Who's Who and Hall of Fame Awards

Student Organizations and Leadership Programs is proud to announce the annual Who's Who In American Colleges & Universities nominations as well as the addition of a new, prestigious leadership award, the Hall of Fame.

Faculty and staff are asked to nominate students that are junior status or higher for the Who's Who award. UNO seniors are also eligible for the Hall of Fame. Both Who's Who and the Hall of Fame will be awarded on Feb. 2 at 3 p.m. in the Milo Bail Student Center Ballroom. For submission details on both, click on this link.

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People: Certified Public Management Alums Earn Awards

Two alumni of UNO's Nebraska "Certified Public Manager®" (CPM) Program recently received statewide awards for projects completed and implemented as part of their CPM training.

Capt. Kevin Conlon and Bill Brecks each received an Askew Award, given each year the American Academy of CPMs (AACPM) to "acknowledge the efforts of those who have demonstrated exemplary work in the completion of their CPM projects," according to a statement from Mary Hamilton, director of the Nebraska CPM Program.  Read more.

Have you done something noteworthy in your profession? E-mail "People" items to "People" appears in the Tuesday edition of eNotes.

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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 this 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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Student Commencement Speaker Tryouts Tomorrow

The campus community is invited to attend the upcoming student commencement speaker tryouts this 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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SPR to Host Nov. 10 Brown Bag on 'Funding for the Arts and Humanities'

The Office of Sponsored Programs and Research (SPR) holds brown bag events throughout the academic year to assist faculty and staff with their pursuits for external funding. Join SPR staff this Thursday, Nov. 10, for "Funding for the Arts and Humanities."  It will take place from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. in Milo Bail Student Center Council Room.

Representatives from the Nebraska Arts Council and Nebraska Humanities Council will share their insights on the funding opportunities at their organizations. This informal presentation and question and answer session will cover their respective programs, funds available, the application processes and how to submit a successful proposal. Funded projects will also be on display.  Pizza and drinks will be provided. 

R.S.V.P. to Tom Koziol at or call 402.554.2286.

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CPACS Open House Nov. 12

The College of Public Affairs and Community Service (CPACS) will host an Open House this Saturday, Nov. 12. The Open House will feature programs in the college, such as Aviation, Criminology and Criminal Justice, Social Work, Public Administration, Gerontology, Continuing Studies and the Goodrich Scholarship Program. Check-in for the event will be at 8:30 a.m. in the CPACS Commons. The event will conclude around 11 a.m. Free T-Shirts and breakfast will be provided.

For more information, contact Sara Martin 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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Future of Israel to be Focus of Sokolof Lecture

The Natan and Hannah Schwalb Center for Israel and Jewish Studies at UNO is pleased to announce Rabbi Daniel Gordis as the featured speaker at its Annual Phil and Ruth Sokolof Lecture series event. 

Gordis, president of the Shalem Foundation and a senior fellow at the Shalem Center in Jerusalem, will present at UNO's Thompson Alumni Center on Wednesday, Nov. 16, at 7:30 p.m.  The event, sponsored by the Schwalb Center and funded by the Phil and Ruth Sokolof Endowment, is now in its third year and is free of charge and open to the general public.

His presentation, "The Year 2048: Can Israel Survive to the Age of 100?" will draw on his expertise on Israel, and print and book writings, to provide an in-depth analysis on how past Israeli history and conflict can shape the future prospects of the country and Jews, and prepare people to overcome critical issues which will arise in the future, threatening the survival of the nation.   Read more.

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UNO Exercise Physiology Lab and Fitness Center Resting Metabolism Test

Were you aware that 75 percent of all calories burned are determined by your resting metabolism? Have your resting metabolism measured at the UNO Exercise Physiology Laboratory and Fitness Center. The cost is $60. Call (402) 554.3321 for an appointment.

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