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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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UNO Introduces New Office of Enrollment Management and Marketing

UNO is creating a new Office of Enrollment Management and Marketing (EMM). Comprised of currently existing administrative areas and a new marketing division, the EMM office is designed to enhance UNO's efforts to reach Chancellor John Christensen's enrollment goal of 20,000 students by 2020.

The EMM office will operate under the direction of Pelema I. Morrice, current Interim Associate Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs, and report to B.J. Reed, senior vice chancellor for Academic and Student Affairs.

The creation of EMM, and appointment of Morrice as associate vice chancellor, takes effect Monday, April 16. Morrice previously served as UNO's assistant vice chancellor for Enrollment Services and served in various roles at the University of San Diego, California State University, and Stanford University.

Comprising the EMM office is: Recruitment and Orientation, Undergraduate Admissions, Financial Aid, Registration and Records, Marketing, and Business Intelligence. By combining the efforts of these offices, the EMM office will engage in data-driven, collaborative, and substantive idea building to support the educational mission of UNO.

UNO's EMM office is charged with developing, facilitating, and providing ongoing assessment of enrollment management related activities and marketing strategies to enhance UNO's institutional image. In addition, the EMM office is committed to delivering superior customer service to prospective and current students, campus constituents, and the greater Omaha community. UNO recently launched the development of a strategic enrollment management planning process and the EMM office will lead these efforts.

For more information about the EMM office, contact Morrice at 402.554.2779 or by email at Up to Top

Nebraska Biomechanics Core Facility to Host Guest Speaker Today

The Nebraska Biomechanics Core Facility invites faculty, staff and students to attend a presentation today, 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.

* Title of today's 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's 10th Annual 7 Days of Service Starts March 17

While many students will be lathering on suntan lotion in tropical weather during Spring Break, more than 1,500 students from UNO and local public schools will be strapping on old boots and putting on work gloves.

Those students will be helping with various building and renovation projects throughout the Omaha and Council Bluffs area as part of UNO's annual 7 Days of Service, March 17 and 19 to 24. This year marks the event's 10th anniversay.

Students will be working on 12 projects and in cooperation with 14 nonprofit organizations. Those nonprofits include Habitat for Humanity, Lauritzen Gardens, the Stephen Center and The Salvation Army. Read more.

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HPER Building Spring Break Hours

The Health, Physical Eduation and Recretion (HPER) Building will have special hours March 17 through March 25 for Spring Break.

The hours are:

* Saturday, March 17, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.
* Sunday, March 18, 10 a.m. to 8: p.m.
* Monday, March 19 through Friday, March 23, 6 a.m. to 9 p.m.
* Saturday, March 24, 8 a.m. to 8: p.m.
* Sunday, March 25, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.

For more information, visit:

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Criss Library Announces Spring Break Schedule

Criss Library hours for the week of Spring Break will be as follows:

* Sunday, March 18:  Noon to 9 p.m.
* Monday through Thursday, March 19-22:  7 a.m. to 9 p.m.
* Friday, March 23:  7 a.m. to 5 p.m.
* Saturday, March 24:  9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
* Sunday, March 25:  Noon to Midnight

Regular library hours resume at 7 a.m. on Monday, March 26.  For a complete schedule of library hours, visit

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CCSW Awards Recipients Announced; Luncheon Tickets on Sale

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 awards recognize individuals and organizations for their outstanding service and commitment to gender equity. The 2012 honorees include:

CCSW Community Service Award
The Peter Kiewit Foundation

CCSW Outstanding Achievement Award
Ilze Zigurs

CCSW Scholarship Recipient
Brianna Kallman

This year's CCSW Legendary Woman of UNO Award recipient will be unveiled at the luncheon.

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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Retirement Reception April 2 for Janet Padrnos

The Cashiering/Student Accounts Office would like to extend an invitation to attend a retirement party for Janet Padrnos in the Milo Bail Student Center Chancellor's Room on Monday, April 2.  The celebration will be held from 2 to 4 p.m.

Padrnos, an administrative technician in Cashiering/Student Accounts, has been with UNO since 1994. Padrnos has interacted with students and staff, both on this campus and with our sister campuses as well.

Please join Cashiering/Student Accounts staff in wishing Padrnos a fond farewell and best wishes for a happy retirement.

For more information, contact Kim Kronschnabel at 402.554.3497.

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Students Sought for IS&P Global Diplomat Program

International Studies and Programs (IS&P) is accepting applications for its Global Diplomat program. Approximately 10 applicants will be selected to represent the IS&P office for the 2012-13 academic year.

IS&P Global Diplomats will promote campus internationalization. Some activities will include helping with new student orientations, campus tours, airport pick-ups, and settling-in assistance. Selected students will receive an IS&P Global Diplomat polo shirt to wear to events and a $200 scholarship ($100 per semester) for the academic year in which they serve. Participation is required for one academic year.

Criteria for a strong application includes the following: academic excellence in at least two full-time semesters earned at UNO by May 2012, maintenance of at least a 2.75 GPA, full-time student status at UNO in the 2012-13 academic year, strong leadership and communications skills, strong interest in service to UNO and the international student population, and experience in cross-cultural settings.

Both international students and students from the U.S. are encouraged to apply. Please return completed applications by Friday, April 6, at 5 p.m. to the IS&P office in 241 Arts and Science Hall (ASH) or email your application to Jennifer Stahl, International Student Advisor, at Applications may be picked up at the front desk in 241 ASH.

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In the News

In the News

Thomas Gouttierre, Dean of International studies, was interviewed on Monday, March 12 by the Omaha World-Herald, KFAB, KPTM and KUOW, NPR's affiliate in British Columbia, about that weekend's attack, possibly by a U.S. soldier, on an Afghani village.

- Thomas Gouttierre was also mentioned, along with Bridget Blomfield, assistant professor of Islamic Studies, by the Omaha World-Herald on March 10 about a visit by six Afghan orphans to Omaha. The orphans stayed at Blomfield’s house during their visit.

- Kenneth Kriz, associate professor public administration, was interviewed by the Omaha World-Herald on March 14 about the implications of Nebraska’s low jobless rate numbers, which were released earlier in the week.

- Kris Berg, exercise physiology, was featured by the Omaha World-Herald on March 14 about the negative side effects of drinking beer after a long run.

- Paul Landow, political science, was a guest on the Crash Davis Show on KFAB on March 13, discussing the decision of the Omaha City Council to extend anti-discrimination rights to include sexual orientation and gender identity.

- Pelema Morrice, assistant vice chancellor for enrollment, was a quoted in the Omaha World-Herald on March 11 about the negative implications of waiting too long to decide on a major or switching majors late into your college career.

- Dave Pares, geography and geology, was a quoted in the Omaha World-Herald on March 11 about his experiences with extraterrestrial life. Pares was a speaker at that weekend’s Paranormal Symposium put on by UNO’s Paranormal Society and UFO Study Group.

- Dennis Smith, Native American studies, was featured on and in the Daily Nebraskan about his lecture on the Fort Peck Indian Reservation for this month’s Great Plains studies seminar at the Great Plains Art Museum in Lincoln.

If you are a member of the UNO community and have been interviewed by the media - local, state, regional, national or international - we want to know about it. Send an e-mail with the particulars to Please include a contact name and phone number. For more information, call 402.554.2129.

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Campus Reminder – Do Not Turn on 'Out of Office' Until Your Email Has Been Moved

On March 19, please do not turn on Out of Office notifications on your new account until you are sure your February 1 and forward data has been moved (i.e., you see email entries dated for the week of March 12). Doing so could create a response to every email that is being moved into your new account.

As a reminder, Information Services (IS) has already migrated your data dated January 31 and older from Lotus Notes to your new Office 365 account. Note that since this data has already been copied, it will display in your new account even if you delete it in Lotus Notes this week.

On March 19, IS will begin migrating the remaining February 1 and forward data. It could take twelve hours or more to move all users' remaining data. You can begin using your new account as soon as we switch the routing. However, February 1 and forward entries may not display in your account until midday on March 19. You will still have access to your Lotus Notes account March 19 through June 1 if you need to view or validate information.

To find answers to your Office 365 questions, visit

If you still need assistance, call or email the Information Services Helpdesk at 402.554.4357 or

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March 19 ASH Water Shutdown Notice

The water utility for Arts and Sciences Hall (ASH) will be shut down for approximately 12 hours beginning at 5 a.m. on Monday, March 19. A shutdown to the water system is required to replace several key components in the building water main.

Rest rooms and water fountains will not be available during this time. Facilities staff apologizes for the inconvenience. This shutdown will not affect the fire suppression system. Please share this information with all who may be affected by this water shut down.

If you have any questions, contact Butch Baker at 554.2269 or Dispatch Desk at 402.554.3600.

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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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Lot C Closing Notice

Lot C, metered lots in front of Milo Bail Student Center and Eppley Administration Building, will be closed for construction on Monday, March 19, from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m.  If there are any questions, call Bob Fuder at 402.554.2284.

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Bravo! Wall of Fame

Bravo!, UNO's Business & Finance Wall of Fame, is a visible place to post written messages about the great work university employees are doing to make UNO better every day. Bravo! is also open to all UNO employees. To view recent posts, visit Bravo! at To submit a posting, e-mail Compliments can be for any reason.

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