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UNO Chancellor Discusses Branding

video by Charley Reed

UNO now has a fully developed Brand Guide. It is available online at along with other useful materials for campus communicators. In this short video, Chancellor John Christensen talks about the importance of UNO's new brand look.


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UNO Prep Week 2011 Schedule of Events

Prep Week this year will be observed today through Friday, Dec. 5-9. To assist students in this age-old studying tradition; free refreshments, food and activities will take place throughout the week. All events this week will be free. Click on this link to view the full schedule.

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UNO Celebrates National Computer Science Education Week

The UNO Department of Computer Science has organized several events for National Computer Science Education Week (CSEdWeek) this week. CSEdWeek aims to raise national awareness about the need for computer science education at all levels to prepare students for 21st Century careers and to underscore the transformative role computing plays in today's society.

All events this week take place at the University of Nebraska Peter Kiewit Institute Atrium. Events are free and open to the campus community and public. Student awards and presentations will be held today, Dec. 5. Posters featuring ongoing computer science research will also be on display all week starting today. The well-received panel, Beyond Grace Hopper: Women in Computing Careers, will be held again this year on Friday, Dec. 9.

Events kicked off with the 3rd Annual High School Computer Science Quiz Bowl on Dec. 2. Where teams from Omaha and Council Bluffs area high schools competed to see who had the best knowledge of computer science and computing history.

For more information, visit; follow #CSEdWeek on Twitter or call 402.554.2423.

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BFA Art History Thesis Talks Today, Wednesday

The Department of Art and Art History will sponsor two lectures this week on BFA Art History Thesis Talks as part of the Willson Memorial Lecture Series. Today, Nov. 5, students Megan Straka-Drakeford and Erin Thompson will present their research thesis papers, and this Wednesday, Dec. 7, students Christine Lee, Elise Sunde and Ben Sloup will present. Both lectures are at noon in the UNO Art Gallery.

Questions? Email

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UNO and Creighton Air Force/Army ROTC Conduct Food Drives

UNO and Creighton University Air Force and Army ROTC both have teamed up to host campus-wide food drives this week. Both ROTC's are helping to replenish the Hillsdale Community Food Bank.

"The South Omaha Food Bank was shutdown due to lack of food products," said Cpt. Tamra L. Holub, U.S. Army Blackwolves ROTC at Creighton. "Help the Army and Air Force ROTC to gather nonperishable canned food products for these children and their families."

Donation locations:

Dec. 5-16
8 to 5 p.m.

At UNO: Air Force ROTC Office, 260 Arts and Science Hall.

At Creighton: Army ROTC Office, 2615 Cuming St.

Dec. 6-8
9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.

At UNO: Air Force ROTC tent on the Pep Bowl.

At Creighton: Army ROTC tent on Skinner Mall.

For drive questions, email

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Feedback Sought for Survey

UNO Campus Icon

Feedback is sought from all users. To better assess usability and opportunities for improvement in the university's web presence, the Office of University's Relations has engaged the services of Survey Monkey to make an electronic "UNO Website User Survey" available to its users.

This survey is intended to measure both navigational and user needs. It will help University Relations' staff continue to refine to meet individual (college/departmental/organizational) website requirements and align UNO's website with the current campus-wide rebranding campaign. Everyone's feedback is critical in guiding this effort. Individuals will also be given the opportunity to volunteer to be part of the focus group.

The survey for all users is posted online at The survey, which officially starts today, Dec. 5, will be posted through Sunday, Dec. 11, at which time it will be closed and the results tabulated.

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UNO Bookstore Holiday Sale Under Way

The UNO Bookstore is currently conducting its holiday sale. Buy one UNO/apparel item at regular price and receive the second item of equal or lesser value for half price. The sale runs today, Dec. 5, through Saturday, Dec.17, in-store only. Holiday books, children's books and a huge selection of hardbound and paperback books are also 20 percent off.  

Shop online at and get 20 percent off all UNO insignia merchandise, including Mav Gear. Use coupon code "Holiday Sale" for the discount - $50 order minimum applies.  

The UNO Bookstore also carries a large selection of graduation and alumni merchandise. The bookstore will be open on graduation day; Saturday, December 17. Stop in and treat your favorite graduating Maverick to a piece of UNO memorabilia! 

UNO Bookstore hours are:   

- Monday through Thursday 7:30 a.m. to 7 p.m.  

- Friday 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m 

- Saturday Dec. 10  9 a.m. to 1 p.m. 

- Saturday Dec. 17  8 a.m. to 5 p.m.  

For more information, contact Jacinda Brooks at

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Faculty Employee Assistance Program Holiday Reminder

Don't let the hustle and bustle of the holidays get you down, Faculty Employee Assistance Program (FEAP) Counselor Marlene Schneider says that stress is not uncommon this time of year. Schneider offers some tips to help make the holidays less stressful.

- Set realistic expectations;

- Don't spend money randomly. Set a limit (budget) and stick to it;

- Reduce your obligations – you don't need to attend every function;

- Relax;

- Laugh;

- Revisit the meaning of the holiday.

For an appointment or more information, contact Schneider at 402.554.3120 (UNO) or 402.559.5175 (UNMC). FEAP is a confidential counseling service designed to assist faculty, employees and their families in addressing personal and work-related issues.

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Annual Campus Holiday Open House Tomorrow

Chancellor John Christensen, Interim Senior Vice Chancellor B.J. Reed and Vice Chancellor Bill Conley will welcome faculty and staff at UNO's annual campus holiday open house this Tuesday, Dec. 6. Click on this link to view a special invitation.

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Course Evaluation Teaching Circle Wednesday

The Course Evaluation Teaching Circle invites anyone interested in discussing the new course evaluation instrument to join them. The next meeting will be held this Wednesday, Dec. 7, at 10 a.m. in 111 College of Public Affairs and Community Service.

For more information, contact Carolyn Gascoigne at

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Author David Osborne to Speak on Campus This Week

The College of Public Affairs and Community Service (CPACS), in association with the Greater Omaha Chamber and Omaha Alliance for the Public Sector, is bringing David Osborne, author of several books on governmental and performance management, to the UNO campus this Wednesday, Dec. 7.

The event will take place at 1 p.m. in Bootstrapper Hall at the Thompson Alumni Center on the UNO campus. Osborne will provide a lecture about the impact of governmental budgeting on policy makers and taxpayers, which will be followed by a panel discussion on the topic.   Read more.

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Marti Rosen-Atherton Retirement Reception Thursday

The university community is invited to a retirement reception for Marti Rosen-Atherton this Thursday, Dec. 8, from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. in the Milo Bail Student Center Chancellor's Room. Rosen-Atherton, the director of Counseling/University Division, is retiring after more than 27 years of service to the students, faculty and staff of UNO.

Questions? Contact Rita Henry at

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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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