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Julie Masters Discusses 'Future Self' Seminar

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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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'Future Self' Wellness Seminar This Week at UNO

Can you answer these simple questions: Have you met your future self? How many years will you live and how will you get there? What will your life be like?

Attend today's 2012 Wellness Seminar -- "The Future Self" -- for some practical tips that can help you achieve the answers and a clearer vision of your future. The presenter will be Julie Masters, chairperson of the UNO Department of Gerontology.

Masters' approach is informative with lots of humor and practical suggestions. There will be two opportunities to attend Masters' free presentations: Today, March 12, at College of Public Affairs and Community Service Collaborating Commons from 11 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. and Wednesday, March 14, at 220 Mammel Hall from 11 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. Both presentations will give participants a process for realizing their future self; including financial, spiritual, social, physical and environmental components.

"Don't miss this opportunity to start planning how to turn your vision of your future self into reality," said Esther Scarpello, fringe benefits manager at UNO. "Get a glimpse of what is in store and see Julie's presentation that was highlighted in a recent UNO Magazine article."

In addition to each presentation, there will be information tables from Campus Recreation, Student Health Services, Counseling, Faculty Employee Assistance Program, Chancellor's Commission on the Status of Women and Human Resources.

All faculty, staff, students and retirees are invited to attend. To help you get started on the process participants can complete the life expectancy calculator at Completing the calculator is not a requirement for attending the presentation and reservations are not required.

Event sponsors include: Human Resources and UNO Chancellor's Commission on the Status of Women.

Questions? Contact Scarpello at 402.554.3660 or

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Writing Center Workshop Series: Citing Sources in the MLA and APA Styles

Whether they're undergraduates writing research papers for class or advanced scholars writing for publication, many writers find themselves bogged down in the details of citation. Many ask themselves questions like "Should I use quotation marks or italics?" or "Comma or period?" or "Must I put the author's full name, or can I use just the initials?"

The UNO Writing Center can help. The Writing Center's graduate consultant, Kathy Radosta, has developed interactive workshops on the most frequently used citation systems. Workshops are open to any member of the campus community.

A workshop on the APA style is set for today, March 12, 2 to 3:30 p.m. in the Writing Center, 150 Arts and Science Hall (ASH).

A workshop on the MLA style is scheduled for Tuesday, March 13, 2 to 3:30 p.m. in the Writing Center, 150 ASH.

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UNO/VSA College Portrait Updates Announced

UNO's Voluntary System of Accountability (VSA) College Portrait has been updated to reflect this year's data.

Institutional Research staff reminds the UNO community of this resource. The VSA College Portrait has information about UNO students, admissions, college costs & financial aid, classes, campus life, student experiences, majors, graduations, and the next steps as well as current Collegiate Learning Assessment (CLA) and National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE) results. The site also contains many links to important websites within the university like the Housing website, Service Learning website and more.

The VSA College Portrait can also be a very useful tool in comparing all the information above to another university through a side-by-side comparison.

Please check it out:

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March is National Athletic Training Month

Wednesday, March 14, has been declared: "Hug an Athletic Trainer Day." To celebrate, the UNO Athletic Training Education Program and the Maverick Athletic Training Students (MATS) are promoting the profession of athletic training.

"We encourage the UNO community to ‘hug' your favorite athletic trainer on March 14th," said Melanie L. McGrath, director of UNO's Athletic Training Education Program. "Remember -- athletic trainers save lives!"

MATS students will be selling wristbands during the entire month. Mainly, to help promote athletic training and the athletic trainers at UNO who care for Maverick student-athletes as well as the campus community through Campus Recreation's Injury Prevention and Care program.

To learn more about UNO's program, visit the web at

For more information, contact information McGrath at or 402.554.3252.

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KVNO Celebrates 40 Years on Omaha Airwaves with 2012 Spring Membership Drive

Omaha's award-winning radio station, Classical 90.7 KVNO kicks off its Spring Membership Drive at 6 a.m. Monday, March 19. The event runs through Friday, March 30, and has a fund-raising goal of $70,000. The primary goal of the drive is to increase membership, however it is also a celebration of 40 years of broadcasting, made possible in large measure by support from the listening community.

"This membership drive is proving to be one of the most exciting we have planned," said Dana Buckingham, KVNO assistant general manager. "We believe our listeners will truly enjoy celebrating this milestone with KVNO, and we plan to offer a number of special premium items as our way of thanking supporters for their contributions."

Classical 90.7 KVNO, which broadcasts from the heart of the UNO campus, is a public radio station that raises more than 50 percent of its annual operating revenue through community financial contributions. There are various ways to contribute, including payroll deduction, which is available for all UNO employees. Read more.

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Nebraska Biomechanics Core Facility to Host Guest Speaker Friday

The Nebraska Biomechanics Core Facility invites faculty, staff and students to attend a presentation this Friday, March 16, by Michael Turvey, Board of Trustees' Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Experimental Psychology at the University of Connecticut and a Senior Research Scientist at Haskins Laboratories in New Haven, Conn.

The Title of the Talk:  "An Idiosyncratic View of Locomotion: Allometry, Calorimetry, Odometry"

Location: 211 Health, Physical Education and Recreation

Time: Noon to 1 p.m.

Turvey received his doctorate from Ohio State University in 1967. He joined the University of Connecticut in 1967 and the Haskins Laboratories in 1970. His awards include a Guggenheim Fellow, the American Psychological Association (APA) Early Career Award, Honorary Doctorates from Free University of Amsterdam and Florida Atlantic University, President of the International Society of Motor Control, and Bernstein Prize in Motor Control, and the Society of Experimental Psychologists 2011 Lifetime Achievement Award. 

He has published 380 scientific articles, and taught more than 27,000 undergraduates. He became Professor Emeritus in 2008.

For more information, contact Demi Treat at 402.554.2573.

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UNO to Participate in March 13 'Ride the Bus to Work Day!'

Omaha's City Council passed a resolution this week, establishing Tuesday, March 13, as "Ride the Bus to Work Day!"

All the city council members will take the bus to the city council meeting that day. The GreenUNO Task Force encourages the UNO community to participate in this community sustainability initiative. 

"This gives everyone at UNO plenty of time to chart their ride," said Angie Eikenberry, GreenUNO Task Force member and associate professor of Public Administration. "We encourage faculty, staff or students to participate."

One of the goals of this "Ride the Bus to Work Day!" is to encourage mixed and balanced transportation options for everyone in the Omaha Metropolitan area. UNO Student Government already encourages students to take the Metro bus through the MavRide program.

Whether a novice or a first-time bus rider, visit Mode Shift Omaha ( for tools on riding the bus on March 13. Park and ride options are also available. For details, visit

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A Discussion of UNO's Course Evaluation Instrument Tomorrow

All UNO faculty members are invited to join a discussion of UNO's course evaluation instrument this 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.

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Midlands LGBT Needs Assessment Presentation Set for Tomorrow

The UNO Sociology and Anthropology Department will present "Health and Well-being of LGBT Nebraskans: Results from the Midlands LGBT Needs Assessment" this Tuesday, March 13. The talk will take place at 4 p.m. in 344 Arts and Science Hall.

Jay Irwin, assistant professor of Sociology, will lead the presentation.

For more information, contact Irwin at

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English Lit, Quantum Physics Topics for Fourth UNOrthodox Event

UNO's semesterly UNOrthodox series returns Wednesday, March 14, with special guest Matthew Marx, lecturer in the Department of English.

Marx, who also earned his bachelor's and masters degrees at UNO, will present a talk entitled "Quantum Literature: How Poetry Can Help You Understand Physics" in the College of Public Affairs and Community Service (CPACS) Collaborating Commons. The presentation will run from noon to 1 p.m.  Read more.

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Delivering an Effective Presentation Student Learn Over Lunch March 14

"Let Your Body Speak: Delivering an Effective Presentation" is planned for Wednesday, March 14, from noon to 1 p.m. in the Milo Bail Student Center U Mon Hon Room. 

Students who attend the UNO Speech Center Learn Over Lunch will learn about how to focus on all aspects of delivery, effectively use gestures, facial expressions, movement, develop and maintain eye contact, and express yourself through your volume, pauses and articulation.

Free pizza and pop will be provided.  Space is limited so you must register in advance and can be done by contacting a consultant at the Speech Consulting Center at 402.554.3201 or

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Faculty Senate to Meet This Week

The UNO Faculty Senate will hold its next monthly meeting this Wednesday, March 14, in the Milo Bail Student Center Nebraska Room. At 2 p.m., University of Nebraska Associate Vice President for Distance Education and Director of University of Nebraska Online Worldwide, Mary Paulett Niemiec, will speak. The meeting will begin immediately after the presentation. All interested are invited to attend. 

For more information, contact the Faculty Senate Coordinator at 402.554.3598.

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Customer Service Workshop This Friday

The next Customer Service Workshop at UNO will take place from 1 to 4 p.m. this Friday, March 16. This four-hour multimedia, interactive workshop is designed to emphasize the concepts and best practices necessary for providing excellent customer service.

If interested in attending, email

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Maverick Watch


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