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MBSC: From Snack Shack to Student Center

If there is one thing that tends to define a college, at least in the eyes of the students, it is the student union or student center. For the University of Nebraska at Omaha, this building is the Milo Bail Student Center. continue . . .



STEM Engagement Link Is Today

Please join the STEM Engagement Link from 2 to 4 p.m. today, Feb. 3, in the Milo Bail Student Center U MonHon Room. The group will discuss grant funding opportunities for Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) education. Send any opportunities you wish to discuss to

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Maverick Hockey on NET Television Saturday


The UNO Maverick hockey team faces off against the Bemidji State Beavers on "Maverick Hockey," airing Saturday, Feb. 4, at 7 p.m. CT on NET1 and NET-HD.

Action between the two Western Collegiate Hockey Association teams will air live from Omaha's CenturyLink Center with Dave Ahlers calling the play-by-play action and color commentary provided by former UNO hockey player Kendall Sidoruk. Larry Punteney will provide rink-side reports. Read more.

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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. Read more.

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Masters and Music Returns This Weekend with 'Copper and Brass'

The popular Masters and Music series returns to UNO this Sunday, Feb. 5.

The event, called "Copper and Brass," starts at 5 p.m. in the UNO Art Gallery, located in the Weber Fine Arts Building, and will feature the art of Francisco Souto and the music of the UNO Faculty Brass Quintet.

Souto is a Venezuelan native with an MFA from Ohio State University who specializes in multi-layered prints that mix traditional and digital media. Read more.

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Health Services to Host Fitness Friday Events

February is American Heart Month. Heart disease is the leading cause of death in the United States and is a major cause of disability. Every 25 seconds, an American will have a coronary event, and about one every minute will pass away from a coronary-related death. Living a healthy lifestyle and knowing your blood pressure, cholesterol levels, BMI and weight are important because they can reduce your chances of getting heart disease.  

UNO Health Services staff will be on location offering free blood pressure checks, weight and BMI measurements. Information will be available about heart disease and what resources Health Services can offer students and employees. Join Health Services staff on one the dates below:

- Friday, Feb. 17: 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Atrium in Mammel Hall

- Friday, Feb. 24: 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., first floor concession area in Arts and Science

Questions? Contact Kayla Baumberger at

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TIAA CREF Rep Openings Available this Month

Openings available for TIAA-CREF representative campus visit set for Tuesday, Feb. 28.

Jana Steigelman-Simon, a TIAA CREF consultant for Individual Client Services, will be on campus for individual appointments with employees.

Appointments can be made by calling the Omaha TIAA-CREF office at 402.548.3614.

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Save the Date: EAP Program on Teaching Kids about Boundaries

Save the date: UNO's Employee Assistance Program will offer "Talking with Children About Adults in Their Life and What to do if a Boundary Seems Blury" on Wednesday, Feb. 29, at noon in the Milo Bail Student Center U Mon Hon Room. Watch eNotes for registration details.

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In the News

In the News

- Marica Adler, director of health services, was interviewed by KETV on Feb. 1 about UNL’s bed bug problems and how UNO has handled such problems in the past.

- Ken Kriz, associate professor of public administration, was featured on KFAB Feb. 1 to talk about the economic impacts of gambling and gaming on cities and states.

- Robin Gandhi, assistant professor of interdisciplinary informatics, was featured on KETV Jan. 27 to discuss ARP Spoofing, a technique that was used by a Millard Public Schools student to hack the district’s email system.

- Ann Coyne, professor of social work, was featured in the Omaha World-Herald Jan. 28 about changes to the Nebraska Foster Care Review Board.

- Michael Tate, professor of history, was mentioned in the Omaha World-Herald’s Jan. 30 issue. An essay written by Tate is featured in “Scenery, Curiosities, and Stupendous Rocks,” a book with a collection of pencil sketches of Nebraska from the 1850s.

- Mike Kult, assistant director of facilities for HPER, was featured on as the head coach of Omaha Red Dawgs, a national champion wheelchair basketball team that will be competing later this year. The story was initially featured on

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

- William Blizek, professor of Philosophy and Religion at UNO, just published "Religion on the Silver Screen," which appears in The Kripke Center's current issue of Journal of Religion & Society. It explores the debate about the uniqueness of film and if there is enough in common to influence the future of religion and film studies. To view the full article, click on this link.

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 402.554.2243.

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Join the 2011-12 Winter Bike Omaha Commuter Challenge

Wellness Stampede

In 2011, Activate Omaha introduced the "Bike Omaha Winter Cycling Challenge." The challenge started Nov. 1 and runs until March 31. Bikers can join anytime during this period and any amount of bike-to-work commuting will count (both miles and number of trips).

"It's easy and fun! No meetings to attend, no practice required, and plenty of bike parking available," said Mike Grube, co-captain. "Winter biking is a great way to keep up or improve your fitness level over the winter months and it's a lot of fun (really!)."

To sign up, go to:

For more info contact Co-captains: Mike Grube at or Angie Eikenberry at Check out this video:

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