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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.



Annual Social Work Research and Service Fair Today at UNO

The UNO Grace Abbott School of Social Work is hosting its third annual Social Work Research and Service Fair today, Feb. 14, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Thompson Alumni Center.

This fair will give BSSW and MSW students the opportunity to present their research and service learning projects in a poster or oral format. Free refreshments will be available.

For more information, contact Kristina Haynie at

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UNO Celebrates Black History Month with Today's Forum

February is Black History Month. UNO is celebrating with three events being held on campus throughout the month. All of the events will take place in the Milo Bail Student Center (MBSC) Nebraska Room.

Black History Month began in 1976 when President Gerald R. Ford expanded Negro History Week, which was created in 1925 by Carter G. Woodson, a historian from Harvard University.

The first of the three events is today's public forum discussion on "The Beauty of Blackness," which looks at the overlaps and divisions between the concepts of female beauty and blackness. Read more.

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Course Evaluation Teaching Circle Today

The Course Evaluation Teaching Circle will meet today, 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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'Save the Post Card/Save the Post Office' Event Today

The Nebraska Book Arts Center will sponsor a "Save the Post Card/Save the Post Office" event today, Feb. 14, from 1 to 4:30 p.m. at The Fine Arts Press in 214 Weber Fine Arts Building.

Visitors can hand print, collage, draw, or alter existing postcards to mail as part of an ongoing project to support the postcard and the U.S. Post Office. Paper, postcards, art supplies and stamps will be available for those who do not bring them.

The project encourages a national effort for everyone to mail  postcards on the 14th day of every month, adhering to the slogan WRITE IT! STAMP IT! USPS IT!  The project was launched by Professor Bonnie O'Connell, Art and Art History, and friends of The College Book Art Association. 

For information, email

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Second Buffett Early Childhood Institute Candidate to Visit NU

The University of Nebraska has announced the second of four finalists for the position of founding executive director of the Buffett Early Childhood Institute. Susan Landry, founding director of the Children's Learning Institute at the University of Texas-Houston, will visit NU this week. Open forums for faculty, staff and members of the public who are interested in meeting her and learning about her vision for the Buffett Institute are scheduled for:

* Wednesday, Feb. 15 at 4 p.m., Van Brunt Visitors Center at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, 313 N. 14th St.

* Thursday, Feb. 16, at 1:30 p.m. in Room 2014 of the University of Nebraska Medical Center's Michael F. Sorrell Center for Health Science Education.

Each forum will be followed by a reception. Read more.

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Reserved Parking in Lot N - Men's Basketball

The south portion of Lot N, under the overhang of the Health, Physical Education and Recreation (HPER) Building, and the west row of stalls in Lot N, will be reserved Wednesday, Feb. 15.

These stalls will be reserved for Men's Basketball Game Premium Ticket Holders.

For any questions, call Parking Services at 402.554.PARK (7275).

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FEAP Program on Teaching Kids about Boundaries Feb. 29

Parents can learn how to teach their kids to set healthy boundaries with adults in their lives at a talk set for the end of the month at UNO. 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.

The presenter will include Lynda Madison, a private practice psychologist and associate professor in pediatrics and psychiatry at UNMC. She is author of several books, including Keep Talking: A-Mother-Daughter Guide to the Pre-Teen Years, Parenting with Purpose and The Feelings Book: Food and You.

Registration is required. R.S.V.P. to Stella Watts at 402.554.2321 or Marlene Schneider at 403.554.3120.

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Paul L. Beck Memorial Faculty/Staff Scholarships

The Faculty Senate is now accepting applications for the Paul L. Beck Memorial Faculty/Staff Scholarships. Both residents and non-residents may apply. Three scholarships are awarded: 

*One $ 1,000 Full-Time Undergraduate Scholarship

*One $ 1,000 Full-Time Graduate Scholarship 

*One $ 500 Part-Time Graduate or Undergraduate Scholarship

Information on the scholarship history, criteria, application process and the application form can found on the Faculty Senate's website:


Applications are also available at the Financial Aid Office, EAB 103, or the Faculty Senate Office, ASH 105. The application deadline is March 30, 2012.

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Open East Garage Parking During Show Choir Festival

The Department of Music will be hosting the Annual Show Choir Festival in Strauss Performing Arts Center this Thursday and Friday, Feb. 15-16. There will be increased traffic and parking demand on the Dodge Campus. 

The East Parking Garage behind Arts and Sciences Hall will be open all day during the Festival. 

Visitors, Students, Faculty and Staff may park in the garage during the Festival. Please consider parking at the Crossroads or Pacific Campus and riding the Shuttle Bus.

For any questions, call Parking Services at 402.554.PARK (7275).

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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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Productive and Simple Research Management:  A Workshop on RefWorks

Criss Library offers an overview of the easy-to-use RefWorks -- an online research management tool for simplified which allows researchers to gather, manage, store and share citations and bibliographies.  The next workshop is Wednesday, Feb 15, from 5:15 to 6:15 p.m. in 112 Criss Library.

Workshop attendees will learn how to:

* Organize and save citations from all sources

* Automatically export citations from databases -- without redundant typing

* Share bibliographies with collaborators, students, and researchers via the web

* Automatically insert citations into papers in correct citation style

Register at

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UNO Exercise Physiology Lab and Fitness Center Resting Metabolism Test

Were you aware that 75 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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