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December 8, 1996: Women's Volleyball Win NCAA Championship

On this day in UNO history, the women's volleyball team defeated the University of Tampa 3-2, closing out a 35-win season and securing the Division II NCAA Championship.



'NU Board of Regents to Meet Today in Lincoln

The University of Nebraska Board of Regents will meet today, Dec. 8, at Varner Hall, 3835 Holdrege St., in Lincoln. Committee meetings begin at 9 a.m. and the Board meeting begins at 10:30 a.m. All meetings are open to the public. Today's meeting also will be audio-streamed live at

The Board will not vote today on the "employee plus one" benefits expansion proposal that was outlined at the Board's Oct. 28 meeting. Board Chairman Bob Whitehouse said: "Because of scheduling conflicts, not all members of the Board of Regents will be present at today's meeting, and I have been asked to schedule consideration of the ‘employee plus one' proposal for a later date. The Board does plan to consider the proposal at a subsequent meeting."

Following are highlights of the December Board meeting. Read more.

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'Music From Around the World' Performance Today in MBSC

UNO's Jazz Combo will join UNO International Students for a "Music From Around the World" performance today, Dec. 8, in the Milo Bail Student Center Nebraska Room. The campus community is invited to attend the free noon to 1:30 p.m. performance. Free food will be served.

Questions? Contact Pete Madsen at 402.554.2297.

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Marti Rosen-Atherton Retirement Reception Today

The university community is invited to a retirement reception for Marti Rosen-Atherton today, 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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UNO Concert Bands Present 'Prevailing Winds XI – Fiesta!' Friday

Warm winds will fill the Strauss Performing Arts Center (SPAC) Recital Hall on a chilly December evening as the UNO Symphonic Wind Ensemble and University Concert Band perform their annual fall semester-ending concert, "Prevailing Winds."

The concert, which will also include performances from both of UNO's Jazz Ensembles, will take place inside SPAC on the UNO campus at 7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 9. Professors James Saker, Courtney Snyder and Pete Madsen will be directing each of the student groups. Read more.

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Nebraska Biomechanics Core Facility Guest Speaker Tomorrow

The Nebraska Biomechanics Core Facility invites faculty, staff and students to attend a presentation given by Dr. Jennifer Huberty, an associate professor and Varner Professor for the UNO School of Health, Physical Education and Recreation (HPER).

Title of the Talk: "Improving Self-worth to Increase Physical Activity Adherence in Women: Innovative Strategies"

Location: 211 HPER

Date: Friday, Dec. 9

Time: Noon to 1 p.m.

Dr. Huberty earned her master's degree in kinesiology/exercise science from the James Madison University and her Ph.D. in exercise and sports science from the University of Utah. She does active research on physical activity evaluation and promotion, and behavior change strategies. Dr. Huberty has been continuously funded since 2005 from various organizations including American Heart Association, Alegent Foundation, Center for Disease Control, Pacific Life and others. She has held various academic appointments and has more than 30 publications in peer-reviewed journals.

For more information, contact Demi Treat at 402.554.2573.

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December 2011 Commencement Parking

Commencement ceremonies are scheduled for 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. in Sapp Fieldhouse on Saturday, Dec. 17.

There is open parking in campus parking lots during the commencement ceremonies.

Lot R is reserved for designated handicap parking.  Lot O is reserved for members of the Platform Party.

Graduates should park in the East Parking Garage behind Arts and Sciences Hall.

All three levels of this garage are also available for guest parking.

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Surplus Workstations Available

Several surplus workstations are available to the campus community. The workstations will be removed from Campus Security on Friday, Dec. 23, for remodeling.

To view, the workstations, visit this link.

Anyone interested will need to be available for the removal process, as you will be responsible for the proper reassembly and containment of small parts. Please notify Tim Scott at 402.305.7711 of your interest by Friday, Dec. 16, so arraignments can be made. These items will no longer be available to the campus community after Dec. 16.

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Nominations Sought for Senior Vice Chancellor's Leadership Award

The annual Senior Vice Chancellor's Award for Outstanding Leadership recognizes an undergraduate student who has demonstrated exemplary leadership through influential participation in campus organizations and community volunteer work in addition to scholarly achievement.

Nominations/Applications will be accepted through Wednesday, Feb. 1. Application packet information can be downloaded at

A nominator may be from faculty or staff, but must be from the UNO campus. The application must be presented to the nominee by the nominator.

All nominees must be undergraduates enrolled at UNO with a 2.5 GPA, and who will be graduating in December 2011 or May/August 2012. For questions regarding this award or nomination packet, contact Erin Cron, Student Organizations and Leadership Programs office, located on the first floor of the Milo Bail Student Center, or call 402.554.2711 or This award will be presented at the SOLP Student Leader Reception on April 5, 2012, and at the Spring Honors Convocation on April 12, 2012.

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Parking Permits for Spring 2012 Available Starting Dec. 12

Parking Services will open sales for Spring 2012 Parking Permits starting Monday, Dec. 12. All permits are required to be purchased online. Please log on to to make your purchase.

All permits must be picked up at the Parking Office, 107 Eppley Administration Building, Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Faculty, staff and students will need to present their MavCard to pick up their permit.

The online purchasing system requires NetID username and password; primary vehicle information; and information on any additional vehicles that will be parking on campus.

This information includes the vehicle's year, make, model, color and license plate number.

For any questions, call Parking Services at 402.554.PARK (7275).

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Feedback Sought for Survey

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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 started Dec. 5, will be posted through Sunday, Dec. 11, at which time it will be closed and the results tabulated.

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