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November Employee of the Month: Peggy Raub

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Peggy Raub, a business analyst in UNO's Cashiering/Student Accounts department, has been named UNO's Employee of the Month for November. The Omaha native has worked at UNO for the last 18 months after spending 13 years at ACI Worldwide. Her job focuses on helping with the transition from the old student information system to the new PeopleSoft system. A nominator said of her, "Peggy has kept our office afloat during this year of transition into PeopleSoft with her prompt, patient, responsive method of approaching problems and finding successful solutions."

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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.



'IA in the Real World' Brownbag Today at PKI

Come hear computer security researcher and game hacker Ben Schmoker speak about his experience with MITRE Corporation, Union Pacific, Strategic Command and Sandia National Laboratories today, Nov. 21. He will speak on "IA [Information Assurance] in the Real World" from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. in 361 University of Nebraska Peter Kiewit Institute.

Free pizza will be served at today's brownbag. To reserve a spot, R.S.V.P. to Rebecca Pray at 402.554.4902 or

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Lecture Today on 'How Soccer Explains the World'

The UNO Sociology/Anthropology Department will present "Globalization, Culture Wars, and Attitudes Toward Soccer in America: An Empirical Assessment of How Soccer Explains the World" by Dr. Daniel Hawkins, today, Nov. 21, at 2:30 p.m. in 214 Arts and Sciences Hall.

For more information, contact the Department of Sociology/Anthropology at 402.554.2626 or Dr. Timi Barone at

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Criss Library Welcomes Harry Duncan's Family at Tonight's Reception

Criss Library will honor Harry Duncan, a former UNO instructor, and print master, with a special collection of the projects he worked on during his life. A reception featuring Duncan's family will be held at the Osborne Family Gallery from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. tonight, Nov. 21. The public is encouraged to attend this special event.

Duncan, who, most famously, was responsible for Robert Lowell's first volume of poetry, also worked with well-known authors including Wallace Stevens, Tennessee Williams and William Carlos Williams.

The exhibit, titled "Harry Duncan & The Cummington Press Exhibit," runs now through Tuesday, Dec. 20, in the Criss Library's Osborne Family Gallery. It will feature work from Duncan's time on campus (1972-1985), including photographs, wood engravings, press books and other items that had previously been held in the library's Special Collections sections.

Duncan, who was referred to by Newsweek magazine as "the father of the post-World War II private-press movement" in a 1982 issue, retired from UNO in 1985, but continued to print under the Cummington Press imprint until his death in 1997.

As part of this imprint, Duncan also created the Abattoir Editions, UNO's fine print press shop, which is currently run by Associate Professor of Art and Art History Bonnie O'Connell. The Abattoir Editions includes works from William Logan, Sir Walter Ralegh and Charles Martin.

This is the first time Duncan's work has been collected and displayed to the public at UNO.

For more information, contact Linda Riviera at 402.554.2640 or

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Holiday Hours for the Thanksgiving Weekend at UNO

Due to the Thanksgiving holiday, UNO and several of its facilities will be featuring special holiday hours and closings.

Starting this Wednesday, Nov. 23, there will be no classes held on the UNO campus until Monday, Nov. 28, when all classes resume their regular schedules.

The UNO campus will be open on Nov. 23 but will be closed Thursday, Nov. 24 through Saturday, Nov. 26 in observance of Thanksgiving. During this time only previously designated personnel will be expected to be on campus. The campus re-opens on Sunday, Nov. 27.  Read more.

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Heating Policy Reminder for UNO Buildings

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With cooler weather here UNO's Task Force on Sustainability reminds faculty, staff and students of the university's policy on building temperature for the heating of offices, classrooms and other public spaces.

"The purpose of this policy is to establish thermal guidelines for our facilities that are consistent with established norms while prudently managing our energy consumption and costs," said Bill Conley, vice chancellor for Business and Finance and Task Force on Sustainability member.

The policy allows for exceptions like rooms that house animals, equipment, laboratories and other situations.

"A key component of having such a policy is for the campus community to inform Facilities Management and Planning (FMP) staff of areas where the temperature cannot be maintained within the guidelines," Conley said.  "That will enable FMP staff to investigate and to work on solutions."

The policy defines "Heating Season" as, generally, mid-October to mid-April.  When indoor areas are being heated, the expected temperature should be as close to 68 degrees as possible. The temperature guidelines are meant to provide an environment that is comfortable when coupled with seasonally-appropriate attire. 

The policy also calls for space heaters to not be used on campus unless approved by FMP.  Due to energy and safety implications, space heaters should only be used if specifically approved and as a last step if heating levels cannot be sufficiently adjusted.

The Building Temperature Policy can be found at

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MaverickPR Organizes Backpack Drive for Homeless, At-Risk Teens

With the goal of assisting Omaha's homeless and at-risk teens, MaverickPR, UNO's chapter of the Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA) hopes to deliver at least 100 backpacks filled with food, clothing items and hygiene supplies to Youth Emergency Services (YES), a local non-profit that serves homeless and at-risk youths.

In April 2011, a street team counted 400 youth living on the streets in the Omaha. This is estimated to be only a fraction of the actual number of homeless youth in the city. The YES backpack drive began Nov. 7 and runs through Nov. 30 with students, faculty members and staff encouraged to drop of donations in 140 Arts and Sciences Hall. Items needed include: body wash, soap, shampoo, conditioner, toothpaste, toothbrushes, socks, gloves and non-perishable food items. Read more.

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Teams Sought for Annual Hoops4Hope Tourney

It's time to get registered for the annual Hoops4Hope 3-on-3 Basketball Tournament. UNO's National Student Speech Language Hearing Association (NSSLHA) student organization will host this year's tournament in the Sapp Fieldhouse on Sunday, Dec. 4. 

Teams are made up of three to five players, and the cost of registration is $25 per team up until the day of the event.  Day of registration is $30 per team.  All participants will receive a T-shirt and prizes will be awarded to the top teams. 

Registration begins at 11 a.m. and the games will start at 11:30 a.m. The tournament should be over by approximately 4 p.m. 

All of the proceeds will go to benefit the Hope Center for Kids. The center, established in 1998, provides refuge for Omaha's inner-city youth and children through faith, education, employment and collaboration.

More information and registration forms can be found on the Hoops4Hope facebook page at For additional information, contact Grace Lallman at

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Faculty/Staff Email Project Brownbag on Dec 2

UNO Information Services will host a Faculty/Staff Email Brownbag Friday, Dec. 2, in the U mon hon Room of the Milo Bail Student Center from noon to 1 p.m.

This brownbag is an introduction to the campus Microsoft 365 project. The session will include a question and answer session following a presentation covering:

*Project background

*Project timeline

*High-level Microsoft 365 email/calendar product features

*Project issues and benefits

Please bring your lunch and join us for this informational session. No registration required.

For more information, contact Information Services Tech Support at 402.554.4357 or

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Maverick Watch


Support the Mavericks by attending their home events. To view the fall Omaha's Team schedule, visit

To catch up on the latest UNO Maverick news or to keep tabs on favorite teams, players and coaches this season, visit, Twitter at or Facebook at

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