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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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Blackboard Drop-In ASK? Session Today

Have a quick Blackboard question you'd like to ask, but don't feel like you need to take a full workshop?  Join the Academic Partnership for Instruction (API) Information Services team for its Blackboard Drop-In ASK? Session set for today, Jan. 9, from 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Those interested in today's ASK? Session should come to 104 Eppley Administration Building. The session is on a first-come, first-served basis and is not intended to take the place of training workshops. Questions?  Contact Information Services Customer Services at 402.554.4357 (4.HELP) or

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Century-Old Barn, Silo to be Moved to Allwine Prairie Preserve

Big changes are happening at Nebraska's Allwine Prairie Preserve – two big changes to be exact.

On Thursday, Jan. 12, a barn and silo will be moved from their current locations at 180th and Ida streets to Allwine Prairie Preserve, located at 148th and State streets. The move will take place between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m.

Both structures are over 100 years old and were donated by Barbi Hayes, whose family has owned farms in the area since the 1800s. Along with the donation of the barn and silo, Hayes donated $605,000 to restore the structures into state-of-the-art environmental education and research facilities; an anonymous donor gave an additional $50,000. Read more.

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Mavericks Aim For Attendance Record with 'Sell Out Duluth'


The UNO hockey team will attempt to set a school record for the third straight season when it hosts its annual "Sell Out" game this Friday, Jan. 13, at the CenturyLink Center. The goal of this year's "Sell Out Duluth" promotion, sponsored by Metro Credit Union, is to earn the first-ever sellout of all 15,959 seats for a UNO hockey game when the Mavericks play Minnesota Duluth. Read more.

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Nominations Sought for 2012 CCSW Awards

The Chancellor's Commission on the Status of Women (CCSW) seeks nominations for its Outstanding Achievement Award, Community Service Award and Scholarship Award. These awards recognize individuals and organizations at UNO and in the metropolitan community who have brought attention to women's issues, advanced women's issues and/or gender equity issues.

This year's recipients will be honored Wednesday, March 28, at the CCSW Awards Luncheon at 11:30 a.m. in the Milo Bail Student Center (MBSC) Ballroom. Tickets will go on sale at the MBSC Business Office closer to the date.

CCSW will also honor a student scholarship award winner at the luncheon. To apply UNO students must meet the following qualifications: be an undergraduates who will graduate after fall 2012 and student must show significant contributions towards: (1) addressing improving the status of women or gender issues at UNO in their academic work or activities and/or (2) have academic excellence in fields where women are underrepresented.

The criteria for each award, scholarship, and its past recipients are available online at All nominations must be returned electronically by Friday, Feb. 17, to:

For additional questions, contact CCSW co-chairs Elizabeth Kraemer at 402.554.4202 or or Renae Rust at 402.554.2559 or

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President Milliken to Speak at Jan. 11 Faculty Senate

The UNO Faculty Senate will hold its next monthly meeting this Wednesday, Jan. 11, in Milo Bail Student Center Chancellor's Room. University of Nebraska President James B. Milliken will be the speaker at 2 p.m. The meeting will begin immediately after that presentation. The meeting is open to anyone interested in attending. 

For more information, contact the Faculty Senate office (402.554.3598).

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'A Program of Dance for Persons with Parkinson Disease' Starts Friday

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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W-2 Forms Set for Delivery Next Week

The 2011 W-2 Forms are scheduled for distribution on Tuesday, Jan. 17. As in the past, active employees will have their W-2 Form delivered to their work address through campus mail. Separated employees will receive their W-2 Form through the U.S. mail at their permanent home address.

The 2011 W-2 form is scheduled to be activated on ESS next Tuesday, Jan. 10.

For W-2 form questions, contact Payroll at 402.554.2325 or 402.554.2739.

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Campus Security Remodeling Project Reminder

Campus Security remodeling project is currently under way. The service counter will be unavailable until the project is completed. During this time, call Campus Security directly at 402.554.2648 or use the courtesy phone in the south entrance of Eppley Administration Building (EAB) to call the office.

The project is expected to be completed in late January. Keys will be issued during the remodeling project at the Parking Office's designated counter across the hall. Individuals picking up keys should call Campus Security at 402.554.2648 before coming over to EAB.

Questions? Call Campus Security at 402.554.2648.

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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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