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Vehicular traffic didn't stand a chance Friday morning on several roads in western Douglas county. Scrib's Moving and Heavy Hauling of David City were busy moving a donated barn and silo to UNO's Allwine Prairie Preserve on 144th & State Streets. The barn, which was built in the 1880s, will be used as classroom and laboratory space at the site.



Campus Recreation Hosts 'UNO Team Kick Off for the Challenge' Today

Wellness Stampede

UNO Campus Recreation will host "UNO Team Kick Off for the Challenge," a live healthy 100-day challenge, today, Jan. 25, at noon in 112 Health, Physical Education and Recreation (HPER) Building. The event will include a "How To" presentation and a walk, if the weather is reasonable. Please remember to bring your own brown bag lunch for today's event.

The Live Health Nebraska Challenge participants receive weekly tips, which motivate and educate them to increase physical activity and improve nutrition.

Participants are encouraged and rewarded for logging their physical activity and weight-loss weekly through their personal dashboard on the Live Health website ( Each participant also receives a Live Healthy shirt, an annual subscription to your choice of a healthy lifestyle magazine and access to a host of free online resources, including workout and nutrition planners, video workouts and workout music downloads. You can register your team at:

Editor's note: The $5 off coupon for the Live Healthy NE 100-Day Challenge has already been used up by more than 25,000 participants -- so it is no longer available. Participants will now have to pay the $10, if they are registering now or within the next couple of weeks.

For more information, call Whitney Prenzlow at 402.554.3185.

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'Beat the Pack' Smoking Cessation Open House Today

Wellness Stampede

Get READY. Are you ready to quit smoking? If so, come to the free open house informational class of "Beat the Pack," a smoking cessation program, today, Jan. 25, at noon in 104S Health, Physical Education and Recreation (HPER) Building. The Facilitator is Shandalee Ramet, UNO Health Education.

Participants will meet on the following Wednesdays from noon to 1 p.m. in 104S HPER: Feb. 1, 8, 15, 22 and 29; March 7 and 14. The cost is $10 for faculty, staff and students.

For more information, review this link or call Dave Daniels at 402.554.2008.

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This Week In Maverick Athletics


This Week In Maverick Athletics is a listing of the latest sports information. For a complete weekly update of UNO's in-season teams, click on

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New Employee of the Month Program Announces February Winner

Due to the recent change in UNO's Employee of the Month program no recipient will be announced this month. The program will start off new with Rebecca "Becky" Karel, office associate in the UNO Milo Bail Student Center Department, being named as UNO's February 2012 Employee of the Month.

Karel will be the first recipient of the award under the new "Oh" Award for "Oh, what a difference you make! program. Human Resources will administer the new program in conjunction with the Office of the Chancellor and Staff Advisory Council.

The February "Oh" Award will receive the following:

New award value and gifts: A lapel pin, coffee cup/drink cup, certificate and parking space. The value of $200 net, which may be awarded in a variety of ways:

* As cash

* As MavCard money

* As selections from a gift catalog

* As a combination of cash and gift catalog selections.

Nominations are welcome from faculty, staff, students, vendors and visitors. For details on the new program, visit

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English Department to Host Second Tenure-Track Candidate

The Department of English will host a second finalist for its post-Romantic British literature position this week. Dr. Tanushree Ghosh will be on campus this Friday, Jan. 27, to visit and tour. Dr. Ghosh will present a talk entitled, "'Light, more light': Ethical Spectatorship and Liberal Reform in Walter Besant's Children of Gibeon," Friday afternoon at 2:45 p.m. in 306 Arts and Sciences Hall. The campus community is invited to attend this presentation. 

For more information, contact the department at 402.554.2635.

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Retirement Reception Feb. 1 for Stella Cameron

The university community is invited to a retirement reception for Stella Cameron, accounts payable clerk of Accounting Services, from 2 to 5 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 1, in the Milo Bail Student Center Chancellor's Room. Cameron is retiring after 24 years of service with the university.

For more information, contact Teresa Carlson at or 402.554.4937.

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Student Research and Creative Activity Fair Set for Next Month

UNO's Office of Research and Creative Activity (ORCA) is bringing back its annual Student Research and Creative Activity Fair for a fourth year.

Every year since 2009, the ORCA has helped students share their research and creative activity with the UNO and Omaha communities. This year the event will take place on Friday, Feb. 10, from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. in the Milo Bail Student Center (MBSC).

Nearly 150 student applications of a diverse nature, including posters, presentations and performances have been submitted for this year's fair.

"This is an excellent opportunity for the campus and Omaha community to experience the exciting student scholarship going on at UNO," said Scott Snyder, associate vice chancellor for Research and Creative Activity. "We welcome all students, faculty, staff, and members of the Omaha community to attend and learn more about UNO's outstanding student scholars and artists."

Final judging and awards for the best presentations will be held at 5:45 p.m. in the MBSC. A complete schedule of events can be found at

Students, faculty, staff, and community members are welcome to attend any and all of the fair.  

Please contact Wendi Jensen at 402.554.2286 or with questions.

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Criss Library Newsletter Available

Criss Chronicles, the library's newsletter, is now available for your reading enjoyment at  Criss Library staff look forward to your comments and suggestions.

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UNO Police Academy Student Group Needs Advisor

The UNO Police Academy Student Group is searching for a new advisor from the community who has experience in law enforcement. Qualifications:

- Knowledge of criminal justice system;
- Prior experience or currently serves in law enforcement, military or other criminal justice-related public service;
- Flexible schedule prior to the meetings;
- Ample resources readily available for college cadets;
- Able to serve as a mentor to the college students they advise; and
- Can create a networking and support group for other area college cadets.

Interested candidates should contact Datrell Morgan at or 402.554.2368.

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Request for 2012 Student Tech Fee Proposals

The Office of Academic and Student Affairs requests proposals for potential funding by UNO Student Technology Fees.  By Feb. 3, 2012 submit a one-page proposal and Excel budget sheet to Joyce Crockett at  It is important that you work with the dean of your college as they have been asked to submit a college prioritized project list. Final decision will be made in May 2012.  

Criteria When Reviewing Proposals:

- Leveraging (or potential to leverage) other funding sources

- Matching funds

- Congruency with the university and college strategic plans

- Innovation

- Breadth of impact, depth of impact

- Collaboration within and between units

- Leveraging existing technologies or facilities

- Suitability of budget for the purpose

- Update to IT Infrastructure

- Funding cannot be used for salaries

If you have questions, contact Joyce Crockett at 402.554.3364 or

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Green Tip of the Week

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Temperature Policy Reminder
With the wintry weather upon us, it's important to remember to dress warmly and appropriately for the weather. For a refresher course on UNO's Temperature policy, visit

The GreenUNO Task Force provides these tips and event reminders. For more information, visit

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