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Maverick Women Outlast Northwest Missouri in Overtime

photos by Tim Fitzgerald

The UNO women went into overtime Saturday (Dec. 10) to beat Northwest Missouri State 72-70. Throughout the game, there were 14 lead changes and 10 ties. Senior Heather Pohl and junior Jamie Nash had key three-pointers during the overtime win.



Final Senior Vice Chancellor Search Candidate to Visit UNO Today, Tomorrow

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 today, Dec. 15. Dr. Sadlek is one of four finalists.

Today, 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 today.  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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Lewis & Clark, UNO Join Together to Bring Music to Omaha Seniors

Lewis & Clark Middle School are holding a special concert today, Dec. 15, for residents of the Immanuel Fontenelle nursing home. The students will be playing donated harmonicas as part of a UNO Service Learning Academy (SLA) project.

As part of the SLA's P-16, or pre-school through college, Initiative, harmonicas and harmonica instruction lessons were donated through the Leslie Earl Kessinger Memorial Service Learning Fund. Kessinger's family donated the harmonicas and lessons to honor his memory and love of playing the harmonica.

Throughout the semester, Lewis & Clark's Music Exploration and Chorus students have shared their vocal and harmonica skills with several local area senior centers. This Today's event at Immanuel Fontenelle, 6809 N. 68th Plaza, will run from 1:30 to 2 p.m. Read more.

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HR Announces Online 'Drug Free Workplace-Prevention' Link

Human Resources announces the 2012 Standards of Conduct for Employees and Students Regarding Alcohol and Drugs is now posted on the UNO Employment website under "Drug Free Workplace-Prevention." 

All employees and students are responsible for knowing the standards and adhering to them. In particular, "the illegal possession, use, or distribution of drugs or alcohol by students and employees is a violation of University rules as well as State and Federal laws. The Board of Regents of the University of Nebraska has directed officers of the University to cooperate with State and Federal agencies in the prevention of drug abuse." 

The full text and penalty charts may be found at:

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Next Fit Minded Session Starts Jan. 30

Jennifer Huberty, associate professor in the School of Health, Physical Education and Recreation, is inviting women who enjoy reading, being social and who also want to become healthier to consider joining the next session of Fit Minded, a physical activity book club.

Formerly known as research study "Women Bound to Be Active," Fit Minded empowers women to become physically active by focusing on increasing self-worth and physical activity through a book club format. Through reading and discussion, Fit Minded provides women skills and strategies so that they can be active on their own for a lifetime. Fit Minded also offers online resources, including blogging, chatting and activity tracking.

Session Six is forming now. Members will meet for an hour starting at 5:30 p.m. on Monday evenings on the UNO campus starting Jan. 30, 2012. Fit Minded is facilitated by Dr. Huberty and her team.

To join Fit Minded, go to or send an email to The phone number for the group is 402554.3395.

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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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HPER Building Winter Break Hours

The Health, Physical Education and Recreation (HPER) Building will have special hours from Dec. 16 until Jan. 8 for Winter Break.

The hours are:

* Friday, Dec. 16, 6 a.m. to 9 p.m.;
* Saturday, Dec. 17, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.;
* Sunday, Dec. 18, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.;
* Monday, Dec. 19 through Friday, Dec. 23, 6 a.m. to 9 p.m.;
* Saturday, Dec. 24 and Sunday, Dec. 25, closed;
* Monday, Dec. 26 - Friday, Dec. 30, 6 a.m. to 9 p.m.;
* Saturday, Dec. 31, 10 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.;
* Sunday, Jan. 1, closed;
* Monday, Jan. 2 though Friday, Jan. 6, 6 a.m. to 9 p.m.;
* Saturday, Jan. 7, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.; and
* Sunday, Jan. 9, 10 a.m. t0 10:00 p.m.

For more information, visit:

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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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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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Giving Tree at UNO Child Care Center

The Chancellor's Commission on the Status of Women (CCSW) invites the campus community to make donations to the UNO Child Care Center's giving tree.

"We are proud of our partnership with the UNO Child Care Center on this program and welcome other campus organizations to get involved," said Elizabeth Kraemer, CCSW staff co-chair.

The Child Care Center is displaying a giving tree containing requests for supplies. To view a list of items, visit

"As a parent, I know how important it is to offer support to caregivers; especially, those in charge of our most prized possessions -- our children," said Renae Rust, CCSW faculty co-chair. "Donators can rest assured that all donations will be gratefully appreciated by both the staff and children."

The commission thought it was appropriate to remind everyone of the program during the holidays since it's the season for giving; however, the Child Care Center will continue to accept giving tree donations throughout the year. To contribute, choose an item from the "giving tree" send it through campus mail or bring it to the Child Care Center.

"The giving tree is always changing - we will put items on it as they are needed," said Dawn Hove, director of the Child Care Center. "A few things we need, currently, are wet wipes, batteries, baking items; such as flour sugar, salt, cake mixes, Jell-O, pudding, food coloring, pasta (all kinds), etc."

Since its doors opened in 1986, the UNO Child Care Center has offered early childhood education programming for children - age 18 months to five years during the academic year; and until 12 years during the summer - of students, faculty, staff and alumni. The center was the first program in Nebraska to be accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC).

"We're not a daycare anymore. Today we offer a early childhood educational program," Hove said. "Educating the university's youngest students is our ultimate goal."

For more information contact Hove at 402.554.4936 or

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