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WFAB: The Fine Arts Building That Almost Wasn't

WFAB: The Fine Arts Building That Almost Wasn't

Even though the fermentation of the ideas for a new Fine Arts building began as early as 1970 when a large section of West Omaha was purchased and/or donated by several families, it took almost two decades to get anything mobilized. continue . . .

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Women's Basketball Gets Last Second Win

photos by Tim Fitzgerald

UNO junior Jamie Nash scored two free-throws with 3.1 seconds left on the clock Thursday (Feb. 2) to give the Mavericks a 69-68 win over Sioux Falls. Freshman Cathleen Cox was UNO's leading scorer with 20 points in the game.



Students Reminded to Complete the FAFSA to Qualify for Financial Aid

The University of Nebraska is reminding students and families that in order to qualify for Collegebound Nebraska, the university's signature tuition assistance program, they must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) by April 1.

Students also are encouraged to apply for financial aid at the NU campus they are attending or plan to attend as soon as possible.

The FAFSA can be accessed online at or through a student's guidance counselor or financial aid officer. No separate application is required for Collegebound Nebraska, but students do need to submit a FAFSA annually. Read more.

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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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Email Training Survey

Information Services is coordinating with college technicians and faculty/staff representatives to prepare the campus for the new email system implementation on March 19.  Please take a few minutes to complete a short survey to help us assess campus training and support needs.

Note: You have to log out of your personal Google account before you will be able to access the survey using your Net ID and password. If this is the first time you have used your UNO Google account, you may see an acceptance screen first. Please enter the passphrase and accept.

For more information about the email project, visit the project site. If you have questions, contact Information Services Tech Support at 402.554.4357 or

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Speech Center to Offer Spring Learn Over Lunch Series for Students

The UNO Speech Center will offer free workshops this semester on presentation skills. All students are invited to attend. Free pizza and pop will be provided. To register for one or more sessions or for more information, contact the Speech Consulting Center at 402.554.3201 or Space is limited so you must register in advance.

* Introductions, Conclusions & Audience Centeredness
Wednesday, Feb.15 from noon to 1 p.m. in Milo Bail Student Center (MBSC) U Mon Hon Room

* Let Your Body Speak: Delivering an Effective Presentation
Wednesday, March 14 from noon to 1 p.m. in MBSC U Mon Hon Room

* Creating Visual Aids that Work: Designing Effective PowerPoint Slides
Wednesday, April 18 from noon to 1 p.m. in MBSC Chancellor's Room

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Talking Hands to Host Free Webinar Feb. 9

Talking Hands, the UNO sign language student group, will host a free webinar to discuss deaf/hard of hearing children's successful bimodal/bilingual development this Thursday, Feb. 9, in 214 Roskens Hall at 6 p.m.

The webinar is provided by the Laurent Clerc National Deaf Education Center and is titled "Everything You Always Wanted to Know about ASL/English Bimodal Education-Part 2."  The speakers will be Susanne Scott, cochlear implant/bilingual specialist from Clerc Center and Dr. Laurene Simms, professor of education from Gallaudet University. 

For more information about the webinar, visit  or contact Julie Delkamiller at and/or Jonathan Scherling at

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Water Crisis Talk to be Simulcast at UNO Feb. 16

Valmont Industries' executives Mogens C. Bay and E. Robert Meaney will discuss the global supply and quality of water for agriculture on Thursday, Feb. 16, in a presentation titled "Is a Global Water Crisis Avoidable?,"  the third program in the 2011-12 E.N. Thompson Forum on World Issues series on water and global security.

The 7 p.m. lecture will originate from the Lied Center for Performing Arts at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and be simulcast to audiences gathered in Columbus, Hastings, Kearney, McCook, North Platte, Omaha and Scottsbluff. In Omaha, at UNO's College of Public Affairs and Community Service (CPACS) 132 the Collaborating Commons. Read more.

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Deputy Registrar Training Offered Next Week

Lisa Wise from the Douglas County Election Commissioner's office will be on campus to offer deputy registrar training on Thursday, Feb. 16, from 10 to 11 a.m. in the Milo Bail Student Center U Mon Hon Room.

"Any faculty, staff or student interested in being trained as a deputy registrar is invited to attend," said Renae Rust, CCSW faculty co-chair.

This training, which is open to other groups if they pre-register, is being held for the Chancellor's Commission on the Status of Women (CCSW), Women's Resource Center (WRC) and Pi Gamma Mu (social sciences honorary) members. Those who attend the deputy registrar training will, upon completion, be eligible to help register people to vote in the upcoming voter registration initiatives on campus and throughout the community. 

"CCSW is thrilled to bring this initiative back and is excited to collaborate with other groups on campus," said Elizabeth Kraemer, CCSW staff co-chair.

To assure a seat, e-mail Beth Down at

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Campus Rec Spring Instructional Programs

Wellness Stampede

It's not too late to sign-up. UNO Campus Rec will offer a variety of instructional program classes throughout the spring semester. The next class, Youth Golf and Adult Golf, starts this Saturday, Feb. 11.

The classes offered are: 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.

Editor's note: Women's Self Defense was cancelled due to low enrollment.

For more information, visit

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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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Save the Date: EAP Program on Teaching Kids about Boundaries

Save the date: UNO's Faculty 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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Green Tip of the Week

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Ice Melt

This winter try using eco-friendly ice melt. Look for products marked as such and search for ingredients that are safe for kids, pets and the environment.

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

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