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Strauss Performing Arts Center: Making Music for Decades

Unless you're a music major, there's a very strong chance you've never stepped foot inside the Strauss Performing Arts Center, but you almost certainly know where it is on campus. continue . . .



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

Today, 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.

Today, 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 IS switches 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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KVNO Celebrates 40 Years on Omaha Airwaves with Spring Membership Drive

Omaha's award-winning radio station, Classical 90.7 KVNO officially kicks off its Spring Membership Drive at 6 a.m. today, 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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UNO's 10th Annual Seven Days of Service Continues This Week

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, Monday through Friday, March 19-24. This year marks the event's 10th anniversary.

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 Education and Recreation (HPER) Building will have special hours through Sunday, March 25, for Spring Break.

The hours are:

* Today, 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:

* Today 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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Lot C Closing Notice

Lot C, metered lots in front of Milo Bail Student Center and Eppley Administration Building, will be closed for construction today, 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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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. today, 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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Nominations Sought for SAC UNO Spirit of Service Award

Members of the UNO community are being asked to nominate UNO office/service staff for the 2012 UNO Spirit of Service of Award presented by the Staff Advisory Council (SAC). The $1,000 award will recognize outstanding non-managerial individuals who provide service that strengthens the community and improves the lives of others. Nomination forms are due by Friday, March 23.

In addition to exemplary performance of assigned job responsibilities, nominees should: Demonstrate a commitment to the UNO community through the expression of university values in such ways as (1) helping students, (2) furthering their own education and (3) working towards advancement at UNO. Examples of service may include working on university committees, attending and/or participating in non-mandatory campus event or being an effective ambassador for UNO.

To recognize the winners, SAC will present the awards at the annual Faculty Senate-Staff Advisory Council banquet.

For additional guidelines and nominations forms, visit

Questions about the nomination process should be directed to Rosemary Conway at 402.554.2644.

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Jazz Quintet to Perform at UNO on March 26

UNO will host the Frank Basile Quintet on Monday, March 26. The concert will be held in the Milo Bail Student Center Ballroom on the UNO campus starting at 7 p.m. Tickets for the event are $10 and available for purchase at the door.

The Frank Basile Quintet is lead by Omaha Central High School graduate, and UNO alumnus Frank Basile on baritone saxophone. Basile is joined by band mates Rob Scheps, tenor saxophone; Roger Wilder, piano; Bob Bowman, bass; and Ryan Lee, drums.

Prior to Monday's concert, Basile will also be presenting a free master class at 3 p.m. in 109 Strauss Performing Arts Center. Read more.

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2012 Brooks Lecture to Address Tri-Faith Cooperation

This year's Rabbi Sidney H. Brooks Lecture will be held at 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 27, in the Thompson Alumni Center. The event is free and open to the public.

This year's lecture is titled "The Tri-Faith Initiative: Beyond Dialogue to Cooperation" and will feature three representatives of the Abrahamic faith groups – Judaism, Christianity and Islam. Rabbi Aryeh Azriel, from the Temple of Israel, the Rt. Rev. J. Scott Barker, of The Episcopal Diocese of Nebraska, and Dr. Syed Mohiuddin, from the American Institute of Islamic Studies and Culture, will lead the discussion on the Tri-Faith Initiative and what it means to the Omaha community and beyond. Read more.

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Course Redesign Grants Now Available

The UNO Center for Faculty Development announces the availability of course redesign grants.  These funds, and support from the Academic Partnership for Instruction (API), are available to individuals or teams of faculty interested in redesigning an entire course. Recipients are expected to pilot the redesigned course by spring or fall 2013.

Grant recipients will be required to attend a campus workshop May 9-10, to learn more about the National Center for Academic Transformation (NCAT) course redesign methodology and processes.

For more information about the grants or to download an application cover sheet, see the Center for Faculty Development Web site at  Application proposals are due by 5 p.m. Friday, March 30.

If you have questions, contact the Center for Faculty Development at 402.554.2427 or

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NU Technology Day 2012 Conference This Wednesday

NU Technology Day 2012 is a day-long conference this Wednesday, March 21, at the Nebraska East Union, for University of Nebraska faculty and staff.

This year's NU Technology Day will feature speakers on a wide range of topics. The opening keynote address, "The Move to Services: Transforming IT at R1's to Meet Growing Demand," will be presented by Associate Vice Chancellor and CIO at the University of California—Berkley, Shelton Waggener.

During the lunch session, UNL's Dean of the College of Journalism and Mass Communications, Gary Kebbel, will present, "Using Mobile and Social Media to Reach New Audiences." The Executive Director of Nebraska Innovation Campus, Daniel Duncan, will present "Building Strategic Partnerships: A New Approach."

For the full day's schedule of sessions and to register, visit

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Maverick Watch


Support the Mavericks by attending their home events. To view the fall Omaha's Team schedule, visit

To catch up on the latest UNO Maverick news or to keep tabs on favorite teams, players and coaches this season, visit, Twitter at or Facebook at

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