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Native Artist Donel Keeler Visits UNO Nov. 17

video by Charley Reed

On Thursday, Nov. 17, Omaha native and Native American artist Donel Keeler will visit UNO as part of Native Heritage Month. Keeler will showcase and discuss his work from 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. in the Milo Bail Student Center Ballroom.


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Allwine Preserve Burn

photos by Tim Fitzgerald

UNO's Dr. Tom Bragg and Alicia Mullarkey, manager of the Allwine Prairie Preserve, gathered their volunteers together Friday (Nov. 11) morning to burn three plots at the Biology department's preserve at 156th & State streets. Beautiful fall weather and very little wind made for a safe environment for the annual burn.




HRA Log In Notice

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'Women of the World Panel' Set for Today

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" today, 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

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FUSE Grant Preparation Sessions Set for Today and Wednesday

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.

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, today, 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 Questions can be sent to

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COE Student Group to Host Bake and Pottery Sale

College of Education's Talking Hands student group will host a bake sale today, 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 Julie Delkamiller, assistant professor of special education communication disorders.

Escuela de Sordos is a small school for deaf children in Leon, Nicaragua, which Delkamiller helps manage. Sale questions? Contact Delkamiller by email at

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Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Midlands Informational Meeting

UNO students, faculty and staff who are involved with Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Midlands will talk about the experience today, Nov. 15.

Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Midlands is always looking for people eager to positively impact a child and improve their community at the same time. The informational event will start at 11 a.m. in the College of Public Affairs and Community Service Building’s Collaborating Commons. Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Midlands and UNO’s Goodrich Organization are the event’s co-sponsors.

Snacks will be provided.

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Two International Education Week Events Set for Today

Two International Education Week events take place on campus today.

A Global Marketplace and Bake Sale will run from 10 a.m. until 1:30 p.m. in the Mammel Hall Atrium. The event will feature Internationally-inspired gifts and baked goods for sale. Proceeds and donations will support UNO’s International Student Emergency Loan Fund.

At 7 p.m. a jazz concert featuring Latin musical styles will take place in the Milo Bail Student Center Ballroom Performers include UNO students who toured Asia earlier this year. Those with a MavCard can attend for free. Tickets are, $5 for the general public or $4 for non-UNO students.

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Silicon Valley Entrepreneur to Speak at Mammel Hall

The College of Business Administration will hold "An Evening with Anurag Bist" on Wednesday, Nov. 16, starting at 6 p.m. in 215 Mammel Hall. The presentation is free and open to the public.

Bist is a Silicon Valley entrepreneur who has built numerous companies that have sold for hundreds of millions of dollars. He will speak on the development, commercialization and protection of intellectual property. He also holds 15 patents with more pending.

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'12 Opehlias' Opens This Week

The play "12 Ophelias," written by Caridad Svich, will open Wednesday, Nov. 16, in the Weber Fine Arts Building. Cindy Melby Phaneuf, theatre professor, has directed the production.

Press release materials describe “12 Ophelias” as a theatre song poem about broken society, love and being lost. The play is a lyrical retelling of Shakespeare’s "Hamlet"

In addition to the Wednesday night performance, the show will also run Nov. 17 through 19 and Nov. 30 through Dec. 3. Curtain for all performances is 7:30 p.m.

For tickets visit or call the box office at (402) 554.7529 (PLAY). The box office is located on the first floor of the Weber Fine Arts building at the University of Nebraska at Omaha.

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Times Talk Takes Place Thursday

In support of Geography Awareness Week, the faculty group Newspapers in Curricula (NiC) will host a Times Talk event on Thursday, Nov. 17 in the Milo Bail Student Center's Nebraska Room starting at 11:30 a.m.

All students are encouraged to drop-in and have a lunch discussion about current events. Pizza will be provided. Contact Maria Knudtson at for more information.

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HPER Building Sets Thanksgiving Break Hours

The HPER Building will have special hours Wednesday through Sunday, Nov. 23 through 27, for Thanksgiving Break.

The hours are:

- Wednesday, Nov. 23, 6 a.m. to 9 p.m.;
- Thursday, Nov. 24, closed;
- Friday through Sunday, Nov. 25 to 27, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

For more information, visit:

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Campus Security Offers Holiday Safety Tips

The Campus Security staff would like to remind the campus community of some common sense safety tips to practice during the holiday season.

- When a person leaves his or her room or office, lock it up, even if it's only for a few minutes.
- Avoid leaving valuables or packages in plain view in a vehicle. Place them in the trunk or between the seats. When possible, do so before parking.
- During the holiday break, take valuables home from campus offices and residence halls.
- Anyone who is going to be working on campus late in the evening or when few people are around should consider advising Campus Security so that an officer can pay special attention to the area.
- Anyone entering a locked residence hall or campus building should make sure the door closes completely. Strangers should not follow anyone into a secure building.
- Students who live on campus and are leaving town for the holidays should make sure they have someone keeping an eye on their residence and leave emergency contact information.

For more information, call Campus Security at (402) 554.2648.

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Campus Recreation Now Offers Martial Arts Academy

UNO Campus Recreation is now offering its newest program, "Martial Arts Academy." The class meets every Tuesday and Thursday from 7 to 8:30 p.m. in 124 Health, Physical Education and Recreation (HPER) Building.

Neal Hackenson and Kent Templien serve as instructors. The cost is $40 per month for Campus Recreation members and $60 per month for the public. (The general public is welcome to participate.) Those interested can register at the HPER Control Desk.

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

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Host ILUNO International Students for Thanksgiving Day

Any member of the campus community interested in hosting two or more students from UNO's Intensive Language Program (ILUNO) for Thanksgiving Day can contact Gina Johanningsmeier or Lori Arias at 402.554.2293. Students from various countries are hoping to experience this unique holiday and learn about U.S. customs and traditions. Those interested in hosting are asked to let ILUNO know by Friday, Nov. 18.

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- Gail F. Baker, dean of the College of Communication, Fine Arts and Media (CFAM) and the University of Nebraska at Omaha (UNO) recently received an Emmy Award at the Nov. 6 Chicago/Midwest Emmy Awards ceremony.

Baker received the Emmy Award for Outstanding Achievement in Writing for her work on “DuSable to Obama: Chicago’s Black Metropolis,” a documentary about Chicago’s black community, as told by its leading artists, politicians and business leaders.

Baker shares the award with her writing team of Barbara Allen and Dan Andries.

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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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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Retirement Reception Nov. 18 for Carlynn Hartman-Kurtz

The university community is invited to attend a retirement reception Friday, Nov. 18, in celebration of Carlynn Hartman-Kurtz. The reception will take place at the Thompson Alumni Center from 2 to 4 p.m., with remarks at 3 p.m.

Contact Paul Sather at 402.554.3196 for reception questions.

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