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Celebration at the Sapp

photos by Tim Fitzgerald

Almost 2,000 were in attendance Wednesday (Feb. 15) night for the last men's basketball game to be played in UNO's Sapp Fieldhouse. The men's program will move to the new Ralston Sports and Events Arena next fall. Wednesday's game also was Alumni Night with former players and coaches honored throughout the game. The Mavericks defeated the University of Nebraska-Kearney 85-68 with UNO's Alex Welhouse scoring 24 points.



Summer 2012 Class Schedule Now Available

Editor’s note: Use the public class search to find all courses offered, as well as courses in programs such as: Honors, Goodrich and others. The public class search can be found at You'll still need to access to find and register for courses.

Interested in taking summer classes at UNO? The Summer 2012 class schedule is now available.

Log in to your mavlink account and search for classes you might be interested in. Remember to select "Summer 2012" from the Class Search drop down menu.

Now is also a great time to check your mavlink account for any registration holds. You'll need to speak with your advisor prior to registering for any classes.

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Get Tips on Writing a Conference Paper Today

Graduate students: Do you have questions about preparing a paper for a conference? If so, join the UNO Writing Center staff today, 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 For more information, visit:

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Heartland Community Flute Choir Performance Tonight

UNO's award-winning Heartland Community Flute Choir will perform a concert of rock-inspired music tonight, Feb. 21, at 7 p.m. in the Strauss Performing Arts Center Recital Hall.

The performance will include music composed by Ricky Lombardo, Gary Schocker, Robert Dick, Doug Borwick, Giovanni Dettori; based on or inspired by the music of Queen, Lady Gaga, Billie Holiday, Cass Elliot, Mahalia Jackson and Janis Joplin. The finale is a choreographed work for flutes and percussion entitled "Robot Samba" featuring members of the UNO percussion ensemble.

Now celebrating its ninth season, the Heartland Community Flute Choir (HCFC) was founded in 2003 by UNO Professor of Flute, Christine Beard. A non-auditioned ensemble boasting more than 40 adult and student members from Nebraska and western Iowa, the HCFC plays on C flutes, piccolos, alto and bass flutes, and performs a variety of literature consisting of original works for flute choir and arrangements of classical masterpieces, as well as traditional and popular tunes.

For more information and a complete schedule of events, contact Beard at or visit the official HCFC website at

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This Week In Maverick Athletics

Wellness Stampede

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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People: Criss Library Staff Changes

Criss Library is pleased to announce the following new additions and changes to the library faculty and staff. Audrey DeFrank has been named Associate Dean of the Library. Associate Professor Marvel Maring is the Institutional Repository Librarian and Julee Hector has assumed Maring's former duties as Fine Arts and Humanities Librarian. Lindsey Bailie has been selected as the new KANEKO-UNO Library Manager. DeJuan Reddick joins the library as Patron Services Assistant. 

"These changes will better position the library for outstanding service to students and researchers," said Library Dean Steve Shorb. "It's our first step towards meeting the challenges of 2020."

Have you done something noteworthy in your profession? E-mail "People" items to People appears in the Tuesday edition of eNotes.

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Cuba Study Abroad Informational Meeting This Friday

UNO students have a rare opportunity this summer to study abroad in Cuba. During the 10-day trip through Havana and surrounding communities, students will meet with artists, scholars, government officials and community groups. The trip and a partially Internet-mediated class will give students a full view of Cuba's culture, politics, and contemporary history. The experience will culminate with a service-learning project, in which students will help rehabilitate an old community theater in Havana.

Interested students should attend an informational meeting at noon this Friday, Feb. 24, in the Office of Latino/Latin American Studies, 106 Arts and Science Hall.

While travel to Cuba is restricted for most U.S. citizens, UNO and other educational institutions are able to travel to the island country under a special license.

For more information, check out

To ask questions or to R.S.V.P. for Friday's meeting, contact Yuriko Doku at, 402.554.3835.

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UNO Critical Reasoning Series Feb. 27

Join UNO's Philosophy Program for its first Critical Reasoning Series event of the semester on Monday, Feb. 27.  "IQ vs RQ: What is Rationality? Thoughts on Stanovich's Tri-Process Theory" will be discussed. The presenter is Cathal Woods, associate professor of philosophy at Virginia Wesleyan College. It will start at 4 p.m. in 290 Arts and Sciences Hall.

This interdisciplinary talk will use Keith Stanovich's recent innovations in the "dual-process" tradition as a framework for thinking about critical reasoning courses, logic and/or rationality.

For more information, email

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Rural Futures Institute Adobe Connect Forum Feb. 28

You might have heard of the general concept of a Rural Futures Institute (RFI) from your colleagues, now is your opportunity to provide input and hear more about the concept.

RFI forums were held on all four University of Nebraska campuses over the past few months; however, there were many of you that were unable to attend because of conflicts. Join RFI staff for an Adobe Connect session, an online forum similar to those held on all NU campuses, on Tuesday, Feb. 28, from 2 to 3:30 p.m.

The Adobe Connect session can be accessed by visiting:

 Please R.S.V.P. to to reserve your spot.>

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Health Services to Host Fitness Friday This Week

February is American Heart Month. Heart disease is the leading cause of death in the United States and is a major cause of disability. 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. Join Health Services staff this Friday, Feb. 24, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., in the first floor concession area in Arts and Science Hall.<

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.

Questions? Contact Kayla Baumberger at

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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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Nominations Sought for Student Employee of the Year

UNO faculty and staff are asked to submit nominations for student employees to be 2012's Student Employee of the Year. The nomination form and guidelines can be found at Nominations should be sent to Tim Rochford (, HR, EAB 205) by Wednesday, March 7.

The ceremony to celebrate nominated student employees will take place on Monday, April 23, in the Milo Bail Student Center Ballroom from 3 to 4 p.m. Nomination letters should discuss the student employee's dedication and professionalism, responsibility and reliability, initiative and creativity and the uniqueness of their contribution to the university. The student selected as the Student Employee of the Year will receive a $100 check provided by the UNO Alumni Center.

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