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Swimmers Last Home Competition

Swimmers Last Home Competition

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UNO's swim team will host their last home meet of the season on Friday, January 27. The Iowa State Cyclones will visit UNO's HPER Building for the meet beginning at 6 p.m.



R.S.V.P. Deadline Today for Strategic Planning Forum

You're invited. An all-campus strategic planning forum will take place this Friday, Feb. 3, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Milo Bail Student Center Ballroom. All faculty, staff, students, alumni and community partners can attend. Deadline for reservations is today, Jan. 31.

To be included in the gathering, contact Charlotte Swank at or 402.554.2967.

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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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Feb. 18 Movin' After School Event at UNO

Wellness Stampede

Movin' After School is hosting its fourth free family event called "Get Your Family Movin'" on Saturday, Feb. 18, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Health, Physical Education and Recreation (HPER) Building.

Exhibitors from local organizations including the Omaha Bike Project, Omaha Police Department Crime Prevention and others will be at the event.

The UNO Men's Soccer and University of Nebraska-Lincoln Women's Volleyball teams will provide fun physical activities and exercises for children. Former Nebraska Cornhuskers, Zach Potter, Todd Peterson, Ty Steinkuhler, Tyler Wortman and Nate Swift, will also be there to play games with the kids and support healthy living. An inflatable obstacle course will be available for children to enjoy. Raffle prizes will be given away during the event. Read more.

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Phi Alpha Delta to Hold Spring Informational Tomorrow

The UNO chapter of Phi Alpha Delta, a pre-law, international fraternity, will host its Spring Informational at the Milo Bail Student Center (MBSC) this Wednesday, Feb. 1.

Anyone is welcome to attend this event, which runs from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in the Milo Bail Student Center State Room. Attendees will have an opportunity to learn more information about membership in the fraternity, including member benefits, chapter information, networking opportunities and more. Refreshments will also be provided.

The mission of Phi Alpha Delta is to advance integrity, compassion and courage through service to the student, the school, the profession and the community.

For more information, contact Phi Alpha Delta President Robin Quarles at

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People: UNO Professor Receives Guggenheim Grant

A UNO professor has received a prestigious grant from the Harry Frank Guggenheim Foundation for his work on hate groups in America.

Pete Simi, an associate professor in UNO's School of Criminology and Criminal Justice, has spent the last decade researching right-wing extremist groups through extensive fieldwork and qualitative analysis.

Simi was awarded $37,000 for one year with further funding available if necessary. According to the Guggenheim website, research grants can range from $15,000 to $40,000.  Read more.

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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API to Offer PowerPoint Voice Over Session

The Academic Partnership for Instruction (API), a Division of Information Services (IS), is offering a hands-on session for faculty and staff interested in learning how to record audio over PowerPoint presentations on Friday, Feb. 10, from 9 to 10:30 a.m. in the 110D Eppley Administration Building. This session will cover adding pre-recorded audio to a slide, recording your own voice narration to a single slide or an entire presentation and how to compress presentations. Space is limited, so register early. 

To register, visit Questions? Contact IS Customer Services at 402.554.4357 (4.HELP) or

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Course Evaluation Teaching Circle Feb. 14

The Course Evaluation Teaching Circle will meet Tuesday, Feb. 14, at 12:30 p.m. in 202 Eppley Administration Building. Anyone interested in the topic is welcome to attend.

For information, contact Carolyn Gascoigne at

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UNO Exercise Physiology Lab and Fitness Center Resting Metabolism Test

Were you aware that 60 percent of all calories burned are determined by your resting metabolism? Have your resting metabolism measured at the UNO Exercise Physiology Laboratory and Fitness Center. The cost is $60. Call 402.554.3321 for an appointment.

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Digital Measures Faculty Annual Review Workshops

The Office of Academic and Student Affairs will be holding three open workshops available to all full-time faculty. These workshops will cover the basics of using Digital Measures to generate reports for annual reviews. The workshops will be held at the following times:

*Thursday, Feb. 2 – 145 Arts and Science Hall  (4 to 5 p.m.)

*Wednesday, Feb. 8 – 107 Weber Fine Arts Building (9 to 10 a.m.)

*Friday, Feb. 10 – 260 Peter Kiewit Institute (2 to 3 p.m.)

If you are unable to attend any of the available workshops and have questions about generating reports, contact Dan O'Dell at

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Nominations Sought for Mary Ann Lamanna Award

The Mary Ann Lamanna Award for Excellence in Women's and Gender Studies recognizes extraordinary service to the UNO Women's and Gender Studies program. This noteworthy work may involve teaching, research/creative activity, service or a combination of the three.

Nominees may be UNO students, faculty, staff, alumni or others who have provided exemplary service.

Deadline: Nominations are due Friday, Feb. 24.

To nominate a person or persons for the Mary Ann Lamanna Award for Excellence in Women's and Gender Studies, please submit the following in electronic form to Dr. Karen Falconer Al-Hindi (

*A 1-2 page nomination letter describing the nominee's accomplishments and their relevance to the UNO Women's Studies program. The nominator must be connected to the Women's Studies program (student major/minor, faculty, staff).

*The nominee's/nominees' resume or c.v.

*Additional supporting materials (e.g. letters of support) are welcome but not required.

The person(s) selected will receive the award at the annual Women's Studies luncheon. This year's luncheon will take place on Friday, April 27. Past winners can be found at this link .

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Student Short Story Contest Seeks Original Nebraska Works

The UNO Department of Foreign Languages, Masters of Arts in Language Teaching (MALT) and the Office of Latino/Latin American Studies (OLLAS) have partnered with the Nebraska Humanities Council to offer a creative writing in Spanish contest, open to all Nebraska students, grades 5 through 12.

"Through Our Words: Hands, Minds and Hearts at Work," which is in its third year, encourages Nebraska poets and comic strip artists to submit original works in Spanish. The contest celebrates the Spanish language across the state of Nebraska and encourages its creative use among bilingual, heritage speakers and speakers of Spanish as a second language. Read more.

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