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March 13, 1959: Cornerstones Set for Applied Arts and Student Activities Buildings

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On this day in UNO history, construction crews set the foundation for the building that would eventually become the home of the UNO's engineering programs and the College of Public Affairs and Community Service.

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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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UNO Participates in 'Ride the Bus to Work Day!'

Omaha's City Council passed a resolution last week, establishing today, 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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History Department to Host Lecture by Monika Flaschka 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 13, the third candidate, Monika Flaschka, will lecture on "Masculinities on Trial: Sex Crimes and the Intersection of Nazi Gender and Racial Ideology."

Currently serving as visiting assistant professor of Women's, Gender and Sexuality Studies Program at Kent State University, Flaschka holds three degress (B.A., M.A. and doctorate) from Kent. She has published an article and book chapter on sexual violence and gender identity in the concentration camps.

Questions? Contact Moshe Gershovich at

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Midlands LGBT Needs Assessment Presentation Today

The UNO Sociology and Anthropology Department will present "Health and Well-being of LGBT Nebraskans: Results from the Midlands LGBT Needs Assessment" today, 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 today's presentation.

For more information, contact Irwin at

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This Week In Maverick Athletics


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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Open Forum on Student Center Planning Is Tomorrow

Jim Welch, director of the Milo Bail Student Center, and Bill Conley, vice chancellor for Business & Finance, invite members of the UNO community to participate in an open forum on long-range planning for the Milo Bail Student Center (MBSC). This forum will be held in the MBSC Chancellor's Room this Wednesday, March 14, from 1:30 to 3 p.m.

This forum is the first step in developing a long-range master plan for MBSC. The goal is to ensure that the student center meets the needs of UNO's growing and changing campus.

This forum will be facilitated by WTW Architects and will include a presentation on evolving trends in student centers/unions nationwide. Based in Pittsburgh, WTW is a full service architectural firm that specializes in the planning and design of student life centers. With more than 95 student centers in its portfolio, UNO is pleased to be working with WTW on this important study of the MBSC. 

Come to the open forum, meet the architects, and bring your vision and ideas for improvements to this important center of student life.

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Seminar on 'Managed Ecosystems' March 14

"Applying a Landscape Multifunctionality Framework to Intensively-Managed Ecosystems" seminar set for this Wednesday, March 14. The presenter is Sarah Lovell, an assistant professor of Sustainable Landscape Design at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Lovell's noon lecture will take place in 310 Allwine Hall. Her lecture will focus on her research, which involves the concept of whole farm planning, where non-crop areas are integrated into the whole farm system, with the intention of improving conditions for farmers and for the environment. She has demonstrated that a systems approach to farming can be beneficial to both humans and to the land, and is interested in using her research to demonstrate new farming paradigms that improve every individual's health and the

For more information, contact Robert Stanton ( or Ann Antlfinger (

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Strung Out Trio to Perform at Strauss March 14

Please come join Strauss Performing Arts Center Recital Hall for a concert with the Strung Out Trio this Wednesday, March 14, at 7:30 p.m. Tickets will be $5 for adults, $4 for students and seniors and free with an NUID.

Established in 2002, the Strung Out Trio features the unusual pairing of piano with violin and guitar (Nathanael May & Duo46). Members of SOT met while on faculty at Eastern Mediterranean University, and began a commissioning project that has produced a repertory of new works. Composers have appealed to the unique sound of this ensemble, incorporating diverse influences from each instrument's respective roles in the domains of pop, rock and world musics. SOT has performed in Turkey, Cyprus, Italy, and throughout the United States with ensemble residences at Harvard, Del Mar College, University of Florida, and Bursa State Conservatory at Uludag University.

Questions? Contact Jennifer Walcutt by phone (402.554.3427) or email (

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Spring Vacation Shuttle Bus Service Notices

Crossroads Shuttle Bus and Pacific/Dodge Shuttle Bus service will not run during Spring Break Vacation.

The last Crossroads Shuttle Bus will run at 6 p.m. this Friday, March 16; and resume at 7 a.m. on Monday, March 26. The last Pacific/Dodge Shuttle Bus will run at 10:30 p.m. this Friday, March 16; and resume at 6:30 a.m. on Monday, March 26.

Dodge Campus Intra-campus Shuttle Bus service will end for the season at 10:30 pm this Friday, March 16.

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

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Nene Field Study Abroad Scholarship Deadline Extended

The deadline for the Nene Field Scholarship has been extended to Friday, March 16.  This summer, UNO will send two students to the Netherlands and Estonia on a University of Tartu Summer School Program. The Nene Field Scholarship will cover airfare, housing, program costs, and some meals. Travel dates July 2-27.

Courses will focus on the European Union's history and its future, taking close looks at Euro-Atlantic integration, regional cooperation, decolonization issues, and Russian foreign policy.

For more information on this study abroad opportunity and others, contact Study Abroad Advisor Emily Hassenstab,, 402.554.2293. Or visit the Study Abroad Travel Library in ASH 241.

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People: UNO Grad Students Take Home ACG Cup from Premier MBA Competition

The ACG Cup (Association for Corporate Growth) is a case study competition designed to give students from leading MBA programs across the country real world experience and invaluable insights into mergers and acquisitions, investment banking, financial advisory and private equity. UNO took home the recent 2012 AGG Cup. The winning team included UNO Finance Professor and Adviser David Volkman and graduate students Bret McKeever, Ivan Munteanu, Mike Meduna and Ryan Hines.

Each case study provides students with a unique opportunity to present valuation, capital markets and M&A strategic advice to a panel of seasoned M&A professionals from within the ACG community.  The competition is carried out through a series of intra-school and regional competitions, with regional winners awarded the prestigious ACG Cup title and cash awards. Read more.

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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2012 Service Learning Seminar Faculty Registration Available

The P-16 Initiative in the Service Learning Academy will host a Service Learning Seminar March 19-23, 2012, at the Thompson Alumni Center. This seminar is an excellent way for faculty to learn how to utilize service learning as a method of teaching while partnering with P(re)K-12 teachers and local nonprofit agencies.

UNO faculty participants receive a $400 professional development stipend for participation as well as project implementation support.

Please visit for seminar details.

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CCSW Awards Luncheon Tickets on Sale in the MBSC

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 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 email 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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UNO Ambassadors Program Seeking Qualified Students

The UNO Ambassadors Program is recruiting for the 2012-13 school year. Twelve student Ambassadors will be selected based on their academic achievement, leadership and communication skills. Faculty and staff are asked to identify and encourage qualified students to apply for the program.

Ambassadors represent the university at a variety of social and business functions, which are hosted by the chancellor, vice chancellors, deans, and other individuals and organizations on campus. They wear UNO blazers or business casual UNO polo shirts to activities, and receive a $200 scholarship for the academic year in which they serve. Criteria for selection include: 27 credit hours earned by May 2012 and a 2.5 GPA; full time student status in the 2012-13 school year; superior communication skills; and a strong interest in service to the university.

Applications will be available in the Office of Student Affairs, 108 Eppley Administration Building.  Application deadline is 5 p.m. Monday, April 2. Twenty-five applicants will be interviewed.

Call Nate Duggins at 402.554.2415 if you have questions.

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