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November 9, 1911: The Yellow Sheet is First Issued

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On this day in UNO history, the first student newspaper, the YELLow Sheet, was first issued. The YELLow Sheet survived for about four years before it became The Gateway, the name it still holds to this day. For full issues of the YELLow Sheet, visit the Criss Library website (library.unomaha.edu).

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2011.11.09

Native Heritage Month Kicks Off Today with Documentary, Discussion

In 1977, Leonard Peltier was convicted and sentenced to two consecutive terms of life in prison for the first-degree murder of two FBI at the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in 1975. More than 30 years later, Peltier's case remains a hot topic of discussion in the Native community.

As part of UNO's focus on Native Heritage, the 1992 documentary, "Incident at Oglala", which examines Peltier's arrest and conviction, will be shown at 11 a.m. in the Milo Bail Student Center's Nebraska Room today, Nov. 9. Read more.

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Author David Krajicek to Speak at Journalism Class Today

Author David Krajicek returns to Omaha today, 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 jlipschultz@unomaha.edu.

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Faculty Senate to Meet Today

The Faculty Senate will meet today, 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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Student Commencement Speaker Tryouts Today

The campus community is invited to attend the upcoming student commencement speaker tryouts today, 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 today's 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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Grace Abbott School of Social Work 'Whiteclay' Event Tonight

A group of students from the Grace Abbott School of Social Work will host an event tonight, Nov. 9, from 5:30 to 9 p.m. in 132 College of Public Affairs and Community Service to raise awareness of the illegal sale of alcohol in Whiteclay, Neb., and its effects on the Pine Ridge Reservation.

Students will screen the documentary, "The Battle For Whiteclay," and host a panel discussion afterwards with guest speakers including the producer/director of the film, Mark Vasina.

Free food will be available and the opportunity for people to send an advocacy letter to local and/or national politicians.

For more information, contact Colleen Hassett at chassett@unomaha.edu.

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UNO to Host Biblical Archeology Conference

UNO will host the Batchelder Conference for Biblical Archeology this Thursday, Nov. 10, through Saturday, Nov. 12. In its 13th year, the annual conference features biblical scholars from around the world as they unveil their latest findings.

Dr. James Charlesworth, professor of New Testament Language and Literature at Princeton Theological Seminary, will deliver this year's opening keynote address Thursday evening at 7:30 p.m. He will describe how researchers continue to uncover mysteries in the Dead Sea Scrolls.

UNO's own Dr. Rami Arav, who discovered the lost city of Bethsaida in Israel 25 years ago, will address the conference Friday evening at 7:30 p.m. He will describe how excavations at Bethsaida have helped increase understanding of the Bible.

The addresses by Dr. Charlesworth and Dr. Arav, as well as sessions all day Friday and Saturday, are open to the public. A $5 donation is suggested at the door. All conference events will take place at UNO's Thompson Alumni Center.

For more information or a full schedule, contact Kristy Leahy at kristyleahy@unomaha.edu, 402.554.3108, or visit http://www.unomaha.edu/bethsaida/.

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Tomorrow's TED Conference to be Simulcast at Mammel Hall

TEDxLincoln will be hosted at the NET telecommunications facility in Lincoln this Thursday, Nov. 10, from 1 to 6 p.m. An official webcast viewing site arranged by the organizers at the Lincoln Community Foundation.

The Nov. 10 event is being held in conjunction with the TED conference series - a global initiative for sharing creative ideas in technology, arts and other areas of innovation.

"TEDx and TEDxYouth events are local versions of the TED conferences," said Randall Bretz, TEDxLincoln coordinator. "We've also arranged for an official viewing site in collaboration with UNO's College of Business and the Executive MBA Program."

The UNO viewing site will be in 100 Mammel Hall. For UNO viewing site inquiries, contact Debbie Kellogg at 402.554.2448.

Anyone can also view the webcast via the streaming video links at http://www.tedxlincoln.com, interact with TEDxLincoln live blog at http://gsnap.com/tedxlincoln/2923, or engage on Twitter via TEDxLincoln user handle, @TEDxLincoln.

For any questions on social media or other matters for TEDxLincoln, contact Dr. Chris Augeri at aghilmort@gmail.com, who actively provides organizational support to regional TEDx events and is currently a senior research fellow with the University of Nebraska Peter Kiewit Institute.

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Annual UNO Faculty Women's Club Holiday Party This Saturday

The UNO Faculty Women's Club (UNOFWC) Annual Holiday Party at the General Crook House Museum, 5730 N. 30th St., on Friday, Nov. 12, from 4 to 7 p.m., is an enduring tradition. This year the club is opening the museum doors to UNO faculty or staff.

"There is no charge for this event we just ask you bring your favorite holiday treat to share," said Patti Gregor, UNOFWC member and one of the event organizers. "The holiday party is also a wonderful way to kick off your holiday season and a great opportunity to get acquainted with what our club is all about."

The annual holiday party and other events held throughout the year help raise money and awareness for the UNOFWC scholarship fund.

Refreshments will be served. Click on this link for this year's invitation. R.S.V.P. appreciated to Gregor at 402.213.9191.

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CFD Book Discussion This Friday

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) this 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 unofacdev@unomaha.edu.

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Poet Joy Harjo to Speak Nov. 17

Joy Harjo, a nationally known poet and author, will speak at UNO on Thursday, Nov. 17, at 7:30 p.m. Her presentation, sponsored by UNO's Dual Enrollment Program and Department of English, will be on in the Milo Bail Student Center.

Harjo is a member of the Muscogee (Creek) Nation of Oklahoma and is of Cherokee descent. She is a graduate of the Iowa Writers' Workshop at the University of Iowa. She is known primarily as a poet. Her collection In Mad Love and War (1990) received an American Book Award and the Delmore Schwartz Memorial Award. She most recently authored a memoir, Crazy Brave. 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 http://coe.unomaha.edu/hper/ptja/ptja_awards.php for a nomination form and a list of eligible teachers.

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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 http://www.unomaha.edu/enotes/2011/img/holidayopenhouse11.pdf to view a special invitation.

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

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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 http://www.unomaha.edu/orca/rcaf_app.php 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 unoorca@unomaha.edu.

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UNO Exercise Physiology Laboratory and Fitness Center Cholesterol Test

Know your numbers: High cholesterol is one of the leading risk factors for all types of cardiovascular diseases. Have your cholesterol screened for $25 at the UNO Exercise Physiology Laboratory and Fitness Center today. Call (402) 554.3221 for an appointment.

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Green Tip of the Week

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ECUNO to Host Film Screening of 'Freedom'

The UNO Environmental Club (ECUNO) will present a screening of "Freedom" this Thursday, Nov. 10, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Milo Bail Student Center Nebraska Room. The campus screening is free and open to the public.

From the makers of the Sundance Award Winning movie "FUEL," comes the new documentary "Freedom." In the aftermath of the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill, Louisiana native Josh Trickell and his wife Rebecca Trickell, take an international journey to investigate alternatives to fossil fuels.

For more information, contact Mike Everson at mpeverson@unomaha.edu.

The GreenUNO Task Force provides these tips and event reminders. For more information, visit http://www.unomaha.edu/green/.

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