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Snow, Ice and Blue Sky Brighten Campus

photos by Tim Fitzgerald

Monday (Feb. 6) wasn't your typical winter day. The UNO campus and surrounding neighborhood were encrusted with ice and snow. The results were numerous photogenic scenes.

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2012.02.15

Claussen-Leahy Run/Walk Brown Bag Today

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The UNO Athletic Department will be holding an informational brown-bag lunch session to discuss the Claussen-Leahy Run/Walk today, Feb 15, at the Sapp Fieldhouse from noon to 1 p.m. This session will let you know the opportunities that are available to you, your departments and colleges on how to become participants, form a team and have a booth.  

"Bring your brown-bag lunch and we'll provide the drinks, as Trev Alberts welcomes you to be a part of our event," said Pam Schwarting, director of community relations for Athletics.   

Contact Schwarting to reserve a spot at 402.554.3689.

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This Week In Maverick Athletics

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This Week In Maverick Athletics is a listing of the latest sports information. For a complete weekly update of UNO's in-season teams, visit http://www.unomaha.edu/enotes/2012/img/thisweekmavs0213.pdf.

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Economist, Ex-Freddie Mac VP to Speak at UNO

Economist Michael G. Bradley will speak at UNO this Thursday, Feb. 16, discussing the recent global financial crisis. The presentation is part of a series presented by UNO's College of Business Administration (CBA).

This entry in the CBA's speaker series will take place in the Marvin and Virginia Schmid Auditorium in Mammel Hall. A reception will be held at 5 p.m. with the program running from 5:30 to 6:45 p.m.  Read more.

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Teaching Analysis by Students (TABS) Offered

The Center for Faculty Development is committed to the support of faculty growth and development. Staff works with instructors at their request to help them improve the quality of teaching they offer to their students.

Now is an excellent time to schedule Teaching Analysis by Students (TABS) for your classes. TABS is designed to help instructors identify and effectively use their particular teaching strengths, to isolate specific teaching problems and to develop improvement strategies directed at these problems.

For more information on the confidential TABS process, click on this link (or contact the Center for Faculty Development at 402.554.2427 or unofacdev@unomaha.edu.

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Deadline Approaching for Gilman Study Abroad Scholarships

The twice-annual Gilman Scholarship deadline is approaching, so students interested in studying abroad this summer or fall should begin the application process now. Ranging from $1,000 to $8,000 each, the awards cover travel costs and other expenses for students who are otherwise unable to study overseas.

For the current semester, six UNO students applied for Gilman Scholarships, and four of them were successful. The application process is thorough; applicants who get started well before the March 1 deadline stand a better chance of submitting a winning application.

The scholarship program favors students who would like to study in non-traditional locations; especially those outside of Western Europe, Australia and New Zealand. It is open to Pell-eligible undergraduate students.

The Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Program is congressionally funded and sponsored by the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs at the U.S. Department of State.

Students interested in the Gilman Scholarship should contact Study Abroad Advisor Emily Hassenstab at ehassenstab@mail.unomaha.edu/402.554.2293, as soon as possible.

And for more information, check out:

* http://world.unomaha.edu/index.php?page=studyabroad

* http://www.iie.org/en/Programs/Gilman-Scholarship-Program

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Hoodie Sale at UNO Book Store

The UNO Bookstore is having a special perfect for the cold winter weather. Buy any hoodie at the regular price and get a pair of Russell sweatpants for only $10. The sale runs through Friday, Feb. 24. Limited to stock on hand, in-store only.

UNO Bookstore hours:
- Monday through Thursday
7:30 a.m. to 7 p.m.

- Friday
7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Questions? Contact Jacinda Brooks at jbrooks@unomaha.edu.

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Tips on Writing a Conference Paper Set for Feb. 21

Graduate students: Do you have questions about preparing a paper for a conference? If so, join the UNO Writing Center staff on Tuesday, Feb. 21, at 4:30 p.m. in the College of Public Affairs and Community Service (CPACS) Collaborating Commons.

Presenters Nora Bacon and Kathy Radosta from the UNO Writing Center will talk about writing a conference paper.  They both will help answer questions such as "how can I get my paper on the program of a professional conference?" and "how can I prepare for questions?"  Pizza and beverages will be served.

R.S.V.P. to unofacdev@unomaha.edu. For more information, visit: http://www.unomaha.edu/facconnect/index.php.

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UNO Campus Rec to Host Free Nutrition Presentation

Wellness Stampede

National Recreational Sports & Fitness Day with a heart-healthy nutritional presentation. Join nutritionist, Julie Denker, on Wednesday, Feb. 22, from noon to 12:45 p.m. in 112 Health, Physical Education and Recreation Building. Denker will discuss ways to "Wrap Up Your Heart in Healthy Nutrition." She will be giving healthy tips and recipes for on-the-go meals.

This program is part of the Live Healthy Nebraska 100-Day Wellness Challenge but is open to the entire UNO community.

Please contact Whitney Prenzlow with questions at 402.554.3185. More information can be found online at: http://goo.gl/f8tmH.

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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 http://housing.unomaha.edu/oncampus.php.

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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 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 http://upgradecentral.unomaha.edu project site. If you have questions, contact Information Services Tech Support at 402.554.4357 or unohelpdesk@unomaha.edu.

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UNO Exercise Physiology Lab and Fitness Center Cholesterol Test

Know your numbers: High cholesterol is one of the leading risk factors for all types of cardiovascular diseases. Have your cholesterol screened for $25 at the UNO Exercise Physiology Laboratory and Fitness Center today. Call 402.554.3221 for an appointment.

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Green Tip of the Week

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Trash-free Lunch

If you carry a lunch to work try using a lunch bag and packing your lunch in reusable containers.

The GreenUNO Task Force provides these tips and event reminders. For more information, visit http://www.unomaha.edu/green/.

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