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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.



Balistreri Presents at Kaneko Tonight

Give in to your creative side and attend Professor John Balistreri's free presentation at the KANEKO-UNO Library, tonight, Dec. 16, at 7 p.m. Join him for a presentation and a demonstration of Ceramic 3D printing and a discussion about its applications and implications for the future. The KANEKO-UNO Library is located in Downtown Omaha at 12th and Jones St.

For details, visit

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This Saturday's Commencement is First on Campus Since '96

More than 1,000 students will graduate Saturday, Dec. 17, during UNO's winter commencement ceremony. This year's event will mark a new beginning for UNO as commencement will be held on campus for the first time since 1996.

The December Commencement 2011 ceremony will be held in the Lee and Helene Sapp Fieldhouse on the UNO Campus, 6001 Dodge St. This year's ceremony will be broken into two parts – a 10 a.m. event and a 2 p.m. event.

The 10 a.m. event will include the conferring of bachelor's, master's, doctor of education and doctor of philosophy degrees for the colleges of Arts and Sciences; Education; the University of Nebraska-Lincoln's (UNL) College of Engineering; and Communication, Fine Arts and Media (CFAM). The 2 p.m. event will confer the same degrees to the colleges of Business Administration (CBA); Public Affairs and Community Service (CPACS); Education and Human Science (UNL); and Information Science & Technology. Read more.

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December 2011 Commencement Parking

Commencement ceremonies are scheduled for 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. in Sapp Fieldhouse this Saturday, Dec. 17. There is open parking in campus parking lots during both 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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UNO Bookstore Opens for Saturday's Commencement

The UNO Bookstore is going to be open during graduation this Saturday (Dec. 17) from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Stop in and see the largest selection of UNO memorabilia and graduation items. Pick up a diploma frame, alumni shirt or commemorative UNO picture frame for yourself or your favorite University of Nebraska at Omaha graduate!

Sale details in-store or online at

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Criss Library Announces Schedule Changes

Criss Library hours for Dec. 18, through Jan. 8, 2012 are as follows:

Sunday, Dec, 18: Noon to 9 p.m.
Monday through Friday, Dec.19-23:  7 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Saturday, Dec. 24 through Monday, Jan. 2:  Closed
Tuesday through Friday, Jan. 3-6:  7 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Saturday, Jan. 7:  9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Sunday, Jan. 8:  Noon to 9 p.m.

Regular library hours will resume at 7 am on Monday, Jan. 9, 2012.

For a complete schedule of library hours, visit

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MBSC, Food Court and Café Hours

UNO's Milo Bail Student Center Building, Food Court and Café hours for Winter Break are highlighted below:

*Milo Bail Student Center (MBSC)
Regular hours until Dec. 23: Monday through Friday 7 a.m. to 10 p.m.; Saturday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Sunday Noon to 5 p.m.)

Closed Dec. 24 through Jan. 2, regular hours resume Jan. 3

*Food Court
Open 7 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Dec.19-23; closed Dec. 24 through Jan. 2

*MavRec Cafe and Library Café
Closed Dec. 19-23 and also during break, Dec. 24-Jan. 2

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In the News

In the News

- David Drozd, research coordinator for the UNO Center for Public Affairs Research, was quoted by the Omaha World-Herald about in-state migration into Douglas County.

-Thomas Gouttierre, dean of International Studies and Programs, was quoted by the Omaha World-Herald in an editorial about the socioeconomic troubles of third-world countries and the role women could play in alleviating the crisis through expanded economic opportunities.

- Phani Tej Adidam, chair of the Department of Marketing and Management in the College of Bussiness Administration was quoted by the Omaha World-Herald about consumer rage during the holidays.

- Paul Kosel, assistant manager of UNO Security, was interviewed by KPTM about UNO's new texting service for anonymous crime reports.

- Randy Adkins, chair of Political Science, was interviewed by the Omaha World-Herald about the Iowa Caucuses, which will take place on Jan. 3. He was also interviewed by the Omaha World-Herald about Ben Nelson and the potential for negative campaign advertisements in the race U.S. Senate.

- Amy Lane, Theatre, was quoted by the Omaha World-Herald, along with her son, Donovan, 7, about this year's presentation of "A Christmas Carol" at the Omaha Community Playhouse and the possibilities of Scrooge finding a wife after the events of the play are over. 

- Thomas Wallace, associate vice chancellor for Student Affairs, was quoted by WOWT on Dec. 9 about the changes to UNO's commencement ceremonies. Graduation takes place on campus at the Sapp Fieldhouse on Saturday, Dec. 17.

If you are a member of the UNO community and have been interviewed by the media - local, state, regional, national or international - we want to know about it. Send an e-mail with the particulars to Please include a contact name and phone number. For more information, call 402.554.2129.

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In Print

- Co-authors Patrick O'Neil, assistant professor of aviation and a retired naval aviator, and Dale Krane, Frederick W. Kayser Chair professor, School of Public Administration, have recently published an article titled "Policy and Organizational Change in the Federal Aviation Administration: The Ontogenesis of a High Reliability Organization." The research, which is based on a 97-year longitudinal study, examines the establishment and evolution of error intolerant practices in air traffic control as a means for understanding the processes by which organizations achieve levels of high reliability.

If you've authored or edited a book, article or other text that's been published recently, we want to know about it. Send an e-mail with the particulars to Please include a contact name and phone number. For more information, call 554.2243.

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Campus Security Offers Holiday Safety Tips

The Campus Security staff would like to remind the campus community of some common sense safety tips to practice during the holiday season.

- When a person leaves his or her room or office, lock it up, even if it's only for a few minutes.

- Avoid leaving valuables or packages in plain view in a vehicle. Place them in the trunk or between the seats. When possible, do so before parking.

- During the holiday break, take valuables home from campus offices and residence halls.

- Anyone who is going to be working on campus late in the evening or when few people are around should consider advising Campus Security so that an officer can pay special attention to the area.

- Anyone entering a locked residence hall or campus building should make sure the door closes completely. Strangers should not follow anyone into a secure building.

- Students who live on campus and are leaving town for the holidays should make sure they have someone keeping an eye on their residence and leave emergency contact information.

For more information, call Campus Security at 402.554.2648.

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