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Julie Masters Discusses 'Future Self' Seminar

video by Charley Reed

On March 12 & 14, Julie Masters from UNO's Department of Gerontology will be presenting her 'Future Self' wellness seminar, which gets adults thinking about what their life will be like when they reach retirement age and beyond.


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March 8, 1947: Yelkin Tours Campuses for Fieldhouse Design

information UNO Alumni Association, photo Criss Library

On this day in UNO history, Athletic Director and future baseball manager Virg Yelkin leaves on two-week tour of university fieldhouses in Illinois, Indiana, Michigan and Iowa in preparation of building own fieldhouse. The Lee and Helene Sapp Fieldhouse would be built two years later in 1949.



History Department to Host Lecture by Waitman Beorn Today

As part of its search to fill a position in Modern Europe/Holocaust and Genocide studies, the History Department will host several candidate visits and lectures this month. All lectures will take place between 2:30 and 4 p.m. in the Milo Bail Student Center Gallery Room. They are free and open to the public and will be followed by a cookie reception.

Today, March 8, the second candidate, Waitman Beorn, will lecture on "A Landscape of Graves—The Local Experience of German soldiers and Jews in the Holocaust in the Soviet Union."

Currently serving as visiting assistant professor of History at Loyola University, New Orleans, Beorn holds a B.A. from the U.S. Military Academy, West Point as well as an M.A. and a doctorate from the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill. He has published a number of articles and book chapters on the involvement of the Wehrmacht in the Holocaust. His book manuscript on that topic is currently under review by Harvard University Press.

Other candidate lectures include:

* Tuesday, March 13, Monika Flaschka, visiting assistant professor of Women's, Gender and Sexuality Studies Program at Kent State University. Her lecture: "Masculinities on Trial: Sex Crimes and the Intersection of Nazi Gender and Racial Ideology."

Questions? Contact Moshe Gershovich at

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Collaborative Student Event Is Today

Please consider attending the Secular Student Alliance's semester finale event, in collaboration with Cru (formerly Campus Crusade for Christ) tonight, March 8, at 8 p.m. in the Milo Bail Student Center Dodge Room. This event will feature speakers from both student organizations and audience participation via live text-in questions.

"This event is important because it will be representative of the civil discourse that can happen when two groups come together for an educational purpose in an intelligent academic atmosphere," said Luke Hoffman, president of Secular Student Alliance.

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UNO Honored by Arbor Day Foundation as Tree Campus USA Campus for Second Year

As a result of UNO's commitment to effective forestry management, the Arbor Day Foundation has named UNO a "Tree Campus USA" for 2011. This is the second year UNO has received the honor.

UNO achieved the designation by meeting the required five core standards for sustainable campus forestry: a tree advisory committee, a campus tree-care plan, dedicated annual expenditures for its campus tree program, an Arbor Day observance and the sponsorship of student service-learning projects. Read more.

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Student Research and Creative Activity On Display in Eppley

Congratulation to UNO's student awardees!  

UNO's fourth annual Student Research and Creative Activity Fair took place on Feb. 10. Posters and other artifacts of the students' presentations are on view for all to enjoy. During the entire month of March, the results of the Fair will be featured in the Eppley Administration Building second floor display case. Click on this link to view a listing of 2012 awardees.

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UNO Orchestra to Join Rock Icons Kansas for Concert March 17

America's legendary progressive rock band, Kansas, will be joining students from UNO's Heartland Philharmonic, for a soaring, multi-media concert at the Holland Performing Arts Center to help raise funds for college and university music programs.

The Kansas Symphony Rocks! Tour, featuring classic rock standards like "Point of Know Return," "Carry On Wayward Son," "Dust in the Wind" and a sampling from each album in the the band's discography, comes to the Omaha Holland Performing Arts Center on Saturday, March 17, at 8 p.m. The UNO Heartland Philharmonic Orchestra features the talents of student musicians from UNO, local professionals and several exceptional students from theMillard Public Schools district.  Read more.

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UNO Benefits & Wellness Fair March 27

On Tuesday, March 27, faculty, staff, retirees and students are invited to attend UNO's 2012 Benefits & Wellness Fair. It will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Milo Bail Student Center Nebraska Room. 

New this year, Medicare expert Howard Johnson and EyeMed preferred provider Eye Consultants will be on hand. Both will offer free glaucoma and pressure testing, nose pad replacement, cleaning and deep cleaning of glasses and information on cataracts, dry eye and lasik procedures.

As always, this year's Fair will feature vendors like Blue Cross, Blue Shield, EyeMed, TIAA-CREF, Fidelity and others. A Fair favorite, free Chair Massages will take place from 10 a.m. to noon (with a sign-up sheet available starting at 9 a.m.)

Refreshments will be served and other campus services like FEAP, Mav-Rec Wellness and Student Health Services (with information on their new on-campus clinic) will be present.  Also returning again this year is Karisa Jansen, a HyVee dietitian. She will be available to answer questions and provide information on nutrition and wellness resources. 

For more information, contact Tim Rochford at 402.554.2465.

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Spring 2012 Colloquium on 'Aging Research and Practice in the 21st Century' March 28

On Wednesday, March 28, the UNO Department of Gerontology and College of Information Science & Technology will co-host a Spring 2012 Colloquium entitled: "Aging Research and Practice in the 21st Century: Crossing Disciplinary Lines."  Virginia Tech Professor, Karen A. Roberto, will present the colloquium.

She will present from 10 to 11:30 a.m. at the College of Public Affairs and Community Service (CPACS) Collaborating Commons (132 & 132D). Roberto is director of the Center for Gerontology and Institute for Society, Culture and Environment at Virginia Tech.

The cost is free, and faculty, staff and students are encouraged to attend. The Spring 2012 Colloquium is sponsored by the generosity of Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska.

For further information, contact Stephanie Jensen at or 402.554.2272.

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Women Participants Sought for iPad Research Study

If you are a healthy woman between the ages of 30-64 years-old who enjoys reading and doesn't participate in 30 minutes of physical activity per day most days of the week, then you may be eligible to participate in a research study. 

The purpose of the study is to determine whether an iPad-based book club is more or less effective than a face-to-face book club for increasing physical activity in women.  Participants will be randomized to the iPad group or the face-to-face group. iPads are provided to the study participants assigned to the iPad group for the duration of the study.

To learn more about the iPad research study, call 402.554.3395 or email

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CCSW Awards Luncheon Tickets on Sale in the MBSC

(Editor's note: The start time is 11:30 a.m. instead of the previously reported time.) The UNO Chancellor's Commission on the Status of Women (CCSW) is hosting its 26th annual awards luncheon on Wednesday, March 28, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Milo Bail Student Center (MBSC) Ballroom. Thanks to the generosity of the Senior Vice Chancellor and the Office of Academic and Student Affairs, the ticket cost is only $5 for staff, faculty, students and the general public.

Luncheon tickets, on sale in the MBSC Business Office, can be purchased by phone at 402.554.2979 or by e-mail to through Friday, March 23. Departments can also reserve tables of eight for $40 by contacting the Business Office.

At the luncheon, CCSW will recognize the 2012 award recipients. The Outstanding Achievement, Community Service and Student Scholarship awards honor individuals and organizations for their outstanding commitment to gender equity. The CCSW Legendary Women of UNO Award will also be presented.

The CCSW serves as an advisory council to the chancellor and other university administrators on issues that relate to faculty, staff and students.

For more information about the luncheon, visit or contact CCSW co-chairs Elizabeth Kraemer at 402.554.4802 or or Renae Rust at 402.554.2559 or

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A Discussion of UNO's Course Evaluation Instrument

All UNO faculty members are invited to join a discussion of UNO's course evaluation instrument on Tuesday, March 13. This discussion will be lead by William Addison from Eastern Illinois University whose research is focused on student evaluation of instruction.  He will speak at a campus forum and answer questions about UNO's recently adopted course evaluation tool, the SEEQ.

Plan to join Center for Faculty Development staff on March 13 in the College of Public Affairs and Community Service Commons from 2:30 to 4 p.m. to gain a greater understanding of the multidimensionality of our instrument, maximize your course evaluation potential and learn how our course evaluation instrument can be used for professional development.

For more information, click on this link.

To register, contact the Center for Faculty Development at 402.554.2427 or

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UNO Assessment Committee Announces Grant Opportunity

The UNO Assessment Committee is pleased to announce a grant opportunity. Successful applicants will be awarded up to $2,000. Applications will be considered for general education, undergraduate or graduate programs.

Proposals are due Thursday, March 15. For more information, click on this link or contact Carolyn Gascoigne

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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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Henry Doorly Zoo Membership Drive Under Way

The annual Henry Doorly Zoo membership drive is under way at UNO. There are several different categories to chose from:

* Individual: $50 (Free Zoo and IMAX admission for listed owner only)

* Dual: $75 (Free Zoo and IMAX admission for both listed owners at one address or one listed owner and one guest)

* Grandparent: $89 (Free Zoo and IMAX admission for both listed owners at one address or one listed owner and one guest and up to six grandchildren of the owner (ages 0-20)

* Household: $89 (Free Zoo and IMAX admission for both listed owners at one address or one listed owner and one guest and up to six children (ages 0-20) at owner's address

The 2012 membership passes expire March 31, 2013.

Memberships are being sold in the Office of the Senior Vice Chancellor for Academic and Student Affairs, 202 Eppley Administration Building.  For more information, contact Christine Hoffman at 554.2263 or

Note: This year memberships cards will not be mailed. Individuals must pick them up.

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