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Alien Bunny

photo by Tim Fitzgerald

If the Plattsmouth area can have its 'Ninja Cow,' then UNO can have an alien bunny. This rabbit was hunkered down under a campus tree and taking advantage of a ray of sunshine. The strange looking eye was actually caused by the camera's flash.



UNO Senior Showcases Photography on Metro Bus

Allison Claire Jeppesen, a senior in the Art and Art History Department at UNO, is using public transportations to transport her art from the studio into the public.

For one week, Dec. 8 through 15, Jeppesen's photographs will be traveling through the city inside Omaha Metro bus No. 1105. Jeppesen is a trained photographer whose work explores the contemplative power of natural imagery. Read more.

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Last Day Writing Center is Open for Finals Week

Today, Dec. 13, is the last day the UNO Writing Center will be open for finals week. The center will be open at one location only - the main center in 150 Arts and Science Hall - from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., drop-in only (no appointments).

For details, contact the Writing Center at 402.554.2946 or

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Final Senior Vice Chancellor Search Candidate to Visit UNO on Dec. 15-16

Gregory M. Sadlek, dean of the College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences, at Cleveland State University, will make his official visit to UNO and be interviewed for the position of senior vice chancellor for Academic and Student Affairs starting on Thursday, Dec. 15. Dr. Sadlek is one of four finalists.

On Thursday, Dec. 15, all faculty, staff, students and members of the public can attend Dr. Sadlek's campus community forum.  It starts at 3:30 p.m. and will take place in the Milo Bail Student Center's Chancellor's Umoho Rom.  A reception will follow.

Students are encouraged to attend a forum with Dr. Sadlek that takes place earlier in the day at the Milo Bail Student Center's State Room on Thursday.  The event runs from 2:30 until 3:30 p.m.

In addition to the forums, Dr. Sadlek will meet with a wide range of campus constituents, including faculty, staff and students.  His official campus visit concludes Friday, Dec. 16.

Dr. Sadlek is the last candidate to be interviewed.  The others candidates who completed interview visits earlier this month are:

* Dr. Rajib N. Sanyal, dean of Miller College of Business, Ball State University;

* Dr. Angela Laird Brenton, dean, College of Professional Studies at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock; and

* B.J Reed, interim senior vice chancellor for Academic and Student Affairs at the University of Nebraska at Omaha.

Dr. Sadlek has served as dean of the College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences and as a professor of English at Cleveland State University since 2005.  Prior to that, he had served as an English Department faculty member at UNO from 1989 through 2005.  He earned his doctorate in English from Northern Illinois University in 1973.

For more information on all of the candidates, visit the Web at

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Registration Begins for 'A Program of Dance for Persons with Parkinson Disease'

Winter session registration is currently under way for "Reach for It: A Program of Dance for Persons with Parkinson Disease."

Participants will dance and have fun while working on balance, strength, flexibility and coordination. This class will integrate multiple styles of dance to engage the mind and body and will include dance seated in chairs, standing and dancing across the floor with piano accompaniment.

Winter Session:
Jan. 13 through March 16, 2012
11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Jewish Community Center, Dance Studio A
333 South 132nd St., 402.334.6426
(drive-through access available to front door)
The cost for the 10-week session is $50 (to be paid at the first class)

*Danielle Laurion is a recent graduate from the dance/movement therapy and counseling master's program at Columbia College Chicago.

*Roxanne Nielsen is a choreographer, instructor, and executive director of The ARTery/Dancing Classrooms Omaha. Nielsen is also a teaching artist for WhyArts? and the Nebraska Arts Council.

Co-sponsors include UNO's The Moving Company (under the auspices of UNO's College of Education/School of Health, Physical Education and Recreation) and the Nebraska Chapter of American Parkinson Disease Association.

To reserve a space call, UNO's The Moving Company at 402.554.2670.

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Shuttle Bus Service Suspended During Winter Break

Shuttle Bus service will not be available during Winter Break.

The last Crossroads Shuttle will run at 6 pm on Friday, Dec. 16; and resume 7 a.m. on Monday, Jan. 9.

The last Pacific-Dodge Shuttle will run at 10:30 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 16; and resume 6:30 a.m. on Monday, Jan. 9.

The last Dodge Intra-campus Shuttle will run at 10:30 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 16; and resume 6:30 am on Monday, Jan. 9.

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

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Mail Services Holiday Shutdown Hours

Mail Services will be serving the campus community on a limited basis during the holiday shutdown. Deliveries will only be made to state offices, University of Nebraska Foundation and campus residence locations.

The service counter window will be open from 9 to 10 a.m. Tuesday through Friday for anyone wishing to retrieve department mail. Courier service to Lincoln will also be available but will be delayed one day. Any mail brought to Mail Services for first class processing will be processed and sent out the same day. Have a safe and Happy Holiday Season from your staff at Mail Services.

For more information, contact Mike Burton at 402.554.2394.

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Criss Library Extends Hours for Finals Week

Criss Library will extend its hours for finals week in December. The library will stay open until 1 a.m. Monday through Thursday this week to allow students additional research and study hours.

The library hours for Monday through Thursday, Dec. 11 to 15:

* Today, Dec. 13 through Thursday, Dec. 15 -- 7 a.m. to 1 a.m.

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Bravo! Wall of Fame
Bravo!, UNO's Business & Finance Wall of Fame, is a visible place to post written messages about the great work university employees are doing to make UNO better every day. Bravo! is also open to all UNO employees. To view recent posts, visit Bravo! at To submit a posting, e-mail Compliments can be for any reason.

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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