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Swimmers Last Home Competition

Swimmers Last Home Competition

photo by Tim Fitzgerald

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.



Buffett Early Childhood Institute Candidate Visits the University of Nebraska

The first of four finalists for the position of founding executive director of the Buffett Early Childhood Institute will visit the University of Nebraska this week.

University of Nebraska campus visits by Carla A. Peterson conclude today, Feb. 2. An open forum for faculty, staff and members of the public who are interested in meeting her and hearing about her vision for the Buffett Institute will be held today at 3:30 p.m. in 412 Roskens Hall, at UNO. Today's forum will be followed by a reception.

Peterson has worked with early childhood programs for more than 35 years, and has held leadership and teaching positions in public and private agencies serving young children who are typically developing and who have disabilities. She has worked with programs operated by public schools, Head Start grantees, and private child care providers. Read more.

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Get in Shape Email Contest

Did you know that the total of all the data stored on the Lotus Notes servers is over a Terabyte? That's a lot of data to move to UNO's new servers. Information Services is sponsoring a contest to help ease the load on the data transfer. All you need to do is get your email into shape.

All active faculty and staff are eligible to participate. Winners will receive one of following prizes:

- Two Apple iPad 2s (16gb Wifi)

- Four Kindle Fires

- 15 copies of Microsoft Office Software for Home Use (PC or Mac)

For more information, visit the contest page at For more information on the new faculty/staff email system change on March 19, visit the project site at

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Fall 2011 Dean's List, Chancellor's List on the Web

The fall 2011 Dean's List and Chancellor's List at UNO are available on the Web by clicking on the following links:

Fall 2011 Dean's List

Fall 2011 Chancellor's List

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Transportation Security Administration Speaker on Campus Next Week

The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) - Nebraska invites UNO students to an introductory and informative meeting about the TSA on Tuesday, Feb. 7.    

Federal Security Director (FSD) Rick Gordon will also provide information on the application process, procedures and priorities when applying for positions with TSA, or other governmental agencies, and information that would be beneficial to include when applying to the Transportation Security Administration.

Two concurrent sessions will be held at 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. in the 132 College of Public Affairs and Community Service. This event is open to all students at UNO.

Questions? Contact Scott Vlasek at

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National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day Feb. 7

The UNO National Council of Negro Women is a cosponsor for this year's National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day on Tuesday, Feb. 7. The UNO community is invited to attend the off-campus event. Click on this link for event details.

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UNO Housing Showcase Set for Feb. 25

A campus-wide UNO Housing Showcase is set for Saturday, Feb. 25. Open to future UNO Mavericks or anyone else who wants to get a glimpse into college life, just stop in the Scott Conference Center from 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. to tour any of UNO's five residence halls.

Choices include any or all five of UNO's residence halls:

- Maverick Village

- University Village

- Scott Court

- Scott Hall

- Scott Village

Also, while on the Pacific Location visitors can partake in open houses from 1 to 3 p.m. at both the University of Nebraska Peter Kiewit Institute and Mammel Hall.

For housing information, visit

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UNO Exercise Physiology Lab and Fitness Center V02 Max

Endurance athletes: What is your maximal oxygen consumption (VO2 max)? VO2 max is a very strong predictor of endurance performance. Have your VO2 max assessed at UNO Exercise Physiology Laboratory and Fitness Center today. The cost is $90. Call 402.554.3221 for an appointment.

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Mavericks To Host Kids Hockey Day This Sunday


Kids ages eight to 12 will get a chance to learn more about the sport of hockey from the UNO Mavericks during First National Bank's "Kids Hockey Day." The event will take place this Sunday, Feb. 5, from 1 to 4 p.m. at the CenturyLink Center Omaha.

Kids Hockey Day will include six activity stations with current and former UNO players and coaches covering six different aspects of hockey. An autograph session will follow the clinic.

Participants will receive a T-shirt, a game puck and a ticket to the Mavericks' upcoming game against Minnesota on Feb. 24. Participation in Kids Hockey Day is limited, so participants are encouraged to sign up early. The cost is $25 per skater. Read more.

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Campus Rec Spring Instructional Programs

UNO Campus Rec will offer a variety of instructional program classes throughout the spring semester. The next class, Dance Lessons, starts this Saturday, Feb. 4.

The classes offered are: Women's Self Defense, Dance Lessons, Golf Lessons, Archery Lessons, Group Personal Training and a Martial Arts Academy. All classes are open to the UNO community and general public.

For more information, visit

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Thompson Alumni Center Rental Available for UNO Groups

Did you know that the Thompson Alumni Center provides free room rental to UNO groups for meetings, retreats, receptions and conferences related to university business?

The beautiful Thompson Center offers numerous amenities, including:

- A convenient, midtown location

- Versatile room spaces

- State-of-the-art A/V and Wi-Fi capabilities

- Exceptional catering options

Room descriptions, policies and pricing, and the entire catering menu can be found at

For more information call new Thompson Center Manager Gina Ray at (402) 554.3368 or email

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