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2011 BFA Student Exhibit

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Six Bachelor of Fine Art Students from UNO will be featured in the final exhibition of the Fall 2011 semester at the UNO Art Gallery. The showcase opens Nov. 11 with a 4:30 p.m. reception.

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2011.11.14

NUFlex Annual Enrollment Begins - Informational Meetings Set

Human Resources is offering two informational meetings on Wednesday, Nov. 16, and Tuesday, Nov. 29, to review all issues related to the annual enrollment for NUFlex Benefits. The annual NUFlex enrollment will be available online at Firefly - Employee Self-Service starting today, Nov. 14, through Friday, Dec. 2. No changes will be possible after Dec. 2.

The two meetings will be open to all faculty, staff and their families. The first meeting, this Wednesday, Nov. 16, will be from 10 to 11 a.m. in the Milo Bail Student Center (MBSC) Umoho Room. The second meeting will be on Tuesday, Nov. 29, in the MBSC Council Room from 2 to 3 p.m. The meetings will cover changes to the NUFlex plan and will review the online enrollment process. The Benefits staff will be there to answer any questions.

In addition to the meetings on campus, there will also be online meetings available to all faculty and staff. The online NUFlex informational meetings will allow those interested to view the presentation from the comforts of their home or office. You may view the online meeting agenda by accessing the following link: http://go.nebraska.edu/meetingagenda.

- Thursday, Nov. 17
2:30 p.m.

- Wednesday, Nov. 30
10 a.m.

In order to view one of the live meetings, please access the following link: http://connect.unl.edu/nuflex. These online NUFlex informational meetings will be recorded and will be available on the university's benefits webpage shortly after the live meetings at www.nebraska.edu/benefits to allow viewing at your convenience. Please note that there is a limit to the number of participants who can access each live online meeting.  Logging in at least 10 minutes before the session is advisable. If you have any questions or concerns, contact the Adobe Connect Support line at 1.800.422.3623.

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UNO Celebrates International Education Week through Friday

UNO will celebrate International Education Week today, Nov. 14, through Friday, Nov. 18. The weeklong celebration is a worldwide event promoted by the U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Department of Education since 2000.

Events across campus and in the community will highlight the university's global connections and the students from more than 120 countries who study at UNO.  Read more.

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Toys for Tots Drive Continues Today, This Week

This holiday season UNO will be hosting a Toys for Tots drive. The drive runs through this Friday, Nov. 18. Drop off boxes for new, unwrapped toys will be located on the first floor of the Milo Bail Student Center at the information desk and at the UNO Thompson Alumni Center near the doors.

Please join the Marines in making a local child's holiday season something special. Questions or would like to make a donation? Contact Jason Goins at 719.649.4865 or jgoins11@comcast.net.

For a glimpse into past Toys for Tots drives at UNO, visit http://unoalumni.org/toysfortots2011.

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Host ILUNO International Students for Thanksgiving Day

If you are interested in hosting two or more students from UNO's Intensive Language Program (ILUNO) for Thanksgiving Day, please contact Gina Johanningsmeier or Lori Arias by Friday, Nov. 18, at 402.554.2293.

Students from various countries are hoping to experience this unique holiday and learn about U.S. customs and traditions.

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COE Student Group to Host Bake and Pottery Sale Tomorrow

College of Education's Talking Hands student group will host a bake sale this Tuesday, Nov. 15, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. in Roskens Hall. Handmade pottery and jewelry will also be available for purchase.

Other sale items will include pottery pieces, small size for $12 and larger pieces for $45, as well as jewelry and wooden puzzle boxes.

"So, please take a few minutes to stop by and check out the beautiful pottery and jewelry. Profits from every purchase go directly to the Escuela de Sordos," said Dr. Julie Delkamiller, assistant professor of Special Education Communication Disorders.

Escuela de Sordos is a small school for deaf children in Leon, Nicaragua, which Dr. Delkamiller helps manage.

Sale questions? Contact Dr. Delkamiller by email at jdelkamiller@mail.unomaha.edu.

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Councilman Thompson to Speak at UNOrthodox Event Friday

UNO's semesterly UNOrthodox series returns this Thursday, Nov. 17, with special guest Councilman Franklin Thompson.

Thompson, who has served Omaha's Sixth District since 2001 and is also a professor of education at UNO, will be speaking about local government at the event. Thompson's presentation, titled "Local Governance During Tough Economic Times," will run from noon to 1 p.m. in the 132 College of Public Affairs and Community Service (CPACS) Collaborating Commons.  Read more.

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API Offers 'Intro to Video Editing'

The Academic Partnership for Instruction (API) will offer an "Intro to Video Editing" class for faculty and staff this Thursday, Nov. 17, from 10:30 a.m. to noon. in API's 110D Eppley Administration Building Lab.

Class participants will learn basic editing techniques that can be used to create movies in any video editing program. This hands-on class will include techniques for importing video into a editing timeline, adding title images, titles, musical scores, transitions and ending credits. The last part of the class will cover exporting the movie for computer, DVD and web playback. 

To sign up for this class go to http://api.unomaha.edu/calendar.php and chose the class name in the ‘Register For' box at the right. Clicking the class name opens a drop-down displaying the class date: click the date to open the registration page.

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'Geography: The Adventure in Your Community' Talks This Friday

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The UNO Geography Club will host two speakers this Thursday, Nov. 17, at 7 p.m. in 115 Durham Science Center. This event serves as the culmination of Geography Awareness Week themed this year as "Geography: The Adventure in Your Community." This event is free and open to the public.

Tying this theme into everyday activities around UNO and Omaha, the UNO Geography Club welcomes the city of Omaha's Bicycle and Pedestrian Transportation Coordinator, Carlos Morales, and Activate Omaha's, Julie Harris. This presentation will focus on Omaha's B-cycle bike sharing program, Omaha's Transportation Master Plan and future implementations to improve commuter and recreation opportunities throughout Omaha. 

Questions? Visit the UNO Geography Club website at http://maps.unomaha.edu:16080/geo/gclub/index.php.

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NU Deadline Tomorrow for Brazil Summer 2012 Study Abroad

The application package deadline for students interested in participating in the Brazil Study Abroad initiative is Tuesday, Nov. 15: http://www.unomaha.edu/ollas/brazil.php.

Tentative travel dates are June 25 to July 20. This study abroad initiative is a pilot project developed to support the University of Nebraska's global engagement priority to offer all NU students the opportunity to participate in meaningful international experiences. The university is in the process of signing a contract with the Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Rio de Janeiro where students will participate in a rich program of activities.

A small committee composed of NU faculty and staff will select approximately four to five students per campus. Selected students must enroll in the summer 2012 study abroad course, Brazil--Critical Issues: LLS 4950-8956, offered via UNO and led by Dr. Lourdes Gouveia. The course is open to all NU undergraduates who will have completed a minimum of 50 semester hours by the end of spring 2012 and will not be graduating prior to December 2012. They must have a minimum 3.0 GPA. Graduate students are welcome to apply. However, the program is primarily oriented toward undergraduates and a maximum of four graduate students will be selected. Additional information will be posted on the above website as it becomes available.

"Do not hesitate to contact me if you have any questions or suggestions and thank you in advance for all your support with this effort," Dr. Gouveia said. "If you wish to discuss the way this initiative fits into NU's wider global engagement strategy please feel free to contact Vice Provost for Global Engagement Tom Farrell. He would be delighted to discuss elements of the strategy with you."

For more information, contact Dr. Gouveia at 402.554.3835 or lgouveia@unomaha.edu or Farrell at 402.472.5242.

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'Women of the World Panel' Set for Nov. 15 CCSW Susan B. Anthony Coffeehouse Series

In celebration of International Education Week, the Chancellor's Commission on the Status of Women (CCSW) will sponsor a discussion panel featuring UNO's own outstanding international female students.

Join CCSW for "Women of the World Panel" this Tuesday, Nov. 15, from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in the Milo Bail Student Center Nebraska Room.

"This week UNO takes time to celebrate our diverse student body of international students from around the world," said Elizabeth Kraemer, CCSW staff co-chair. "Join CCSW for a glimpse into a woman's perspective."

Participants will:

* Learn about women attire in other countries;

* Hear about local customs;

* Find out about the political environments; and

* Have the opportunity to ask the panelist questions.

Light refreshments will be served.

This panel discussion is being held as part of CCSW's Susan B. Anthony Coffeehouse Series.

For more information, contact Kraemer at 402.554.4802 or ekraemer@unoalumni.org.

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FUSE Grant Preparation Sessions This Week for Students

Are you an undergraduate student at UNO?  Are you planning to submit a grant proposal by the upcoming December 15 deadline to the Fund for Undergraduate Scholarly Experiences (FUSE)? FUSE grants support faculty-mentored undergraduate student research and creative activity. 

If so, you will not want to miss this opportunity! 

Dr. Nora Bacon, director of the UNO Writing Center, will present two FUSE grant preparation sessions. They will be held in the UNO Writing Center's west wing, 154 Arts and Science Hall, this Tuesday, Nov. 15, and Wednesday, Nov. 16, from 2:30 to 3 p.m.  Please plan to attend.

The FUSE proposal guidelines are available on the ORCA website at http://www.unomaha.edu/orca/fuse.php.

Questions can be sent to unofuse@unomaha.edu.

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Writer's Workshop to Host Nov. 16 Reading

Nationally-acclaimed author David Philip Mullins to read on campus Wednesday, Nov. 16, at 7:30 p.m. in the Milo Bail Student Center Dodge Room.

The UNO Writer's Workshop will host a reading by Mullins, who will read from his collection of short stories, Greetings from Below. Mullins' book is the winner of the prestigious Mary McCarthy Prize from Sarabande Books and The Silver Pen Award.

A brief discussion and book signing will follow.

For more information, contact Miles Waggener at mwaggener@unomaha.edu or 402.558.1490.

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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 this 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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Poet Joy Harjo to Speak Nov. 17

Joy Harjo, a nationally known poet and author, will speak at UNO this 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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UNO Sociology Club to Meet Mondays

The UNO Sociology Club (UNOSC) will meet every Monday from noon to 1 p.m. in 344 Arts and Sciences Hall (ASH) this semester. Anyone with an interest in the sociology is encouraged to attend.

For more information, contact John Powers at jcpowers@unomaha.edu.

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Maverick Watch

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Support the Mavericks by attending their home events. To view the fall Omaha's Team schedule, visit http://www.omavs.com/calendar.aspx?tab=compositeschedule2

To catch up on the latest UNO Maverick news or to keep tabs on favorite teams, players and coaches this season, visit http://www.omavs.com, Twitter at http://twitter.com/omavs or Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/omavs.

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