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Spring Is Popping Up

Spring Is Popping Up

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The unseasonably warm weather has brought the early appearance of flowers and flowering trees on campus.

UNO Tree Campus USA for Second Year


Strauss Performing Arts Center

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 . . .



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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Severe Weather Awareness Week Reminder

This week has been designated as Severe Weather Awareness Week for the state of Nebraska. On Wednesday, March 21, the National Weather Service will issue a test broadcast sometime after 10 a.m. Sirens will sound city-wide and UNO will also make a test announcement at that time on the overhead paging system. Notifications to e2Campus cell phone subscribers will not be made.

Faculty and staff are not expected to move to their designated shelter areas, but everyone is encouraged to review shelter locations on campus. This information can be found in the UNO telephone directory on page 99.

Also, if you are not signed up for E2Campus you can still do so at: The process is simple and provides you with timely information regarding emergencies impacting campus activities. For more information on the drills contact Stan Schleifer at 402.554.3596.

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2011 Reimbursement Account Deadline Is March 31

Faculty and staff with outstanding balances in their 2011 day care or health care reimbursement accounts have until 5 p.m. on Saturday, March 31, to turn in claims for expenses incurred in 2011. Claims may be submitted to Human Resources (EAB 205) to the attention of Tim Rochford or Esther Scarpello. Any funds in your account that have not been claimed by the deadline will be forfeited.

The claim form may be downloaded at and a guide to using the reimbursement accounts can be found at  If you have any questions, call Rochford at 402.554.2465.

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Astronaut Robert 'Hoot' Gibson Honored at 2012 Durham Lecture

Retired NASA Astronaut Robert "Hoot" Gibson will be honored by UNO Aviation Institute and the Hawker Beechcraft Corporation on Tuesday, April 3.

Gibson, who is also a Reno Air Race pilot and naval aviator, will receive the William F. Shea Award for his contributions to aerospace and present the 2012 Charles W. Durham Distinguished Guest Lecture.

The event will be held at the Strategic Air and Space Museum, 28210 West Park Highway, in Ashland, Neb. A reception is planned for 5:30 p.m., with Gibson's' lecture following at 7 p.m. The event is free and open to the public. Read more.

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People: National Dance Association Honors UNO's Metal-Corbin

Josie Metal-Corbin, the Margaret Killian Diamond Professor in the College of Education, is the National Dance Association's (NDA) 2012 Scholar/Artist. She was presented with the honor at the annual American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance (AAHPERD) conference in Boston on March 16.

At the conference, Metal-Corbin also present a lecture titled "Dancing in Place: Site-Specific Work" at AAHPERD. The honor recognizes Metal-Corbin's 40-plus years of dance scholarship, instruction and performance.

Metal-Corbin, who has worked at UNO since 1980 is also the director of UNO's modern dance company, The Moving Company, which has won awards locally, regionally, nationally and internationally. A life-long performer, Metal-Corbin has also individually been awarded with honors from the Carnegie Foundation, Nebraska Arts Council, National Dance Association, YWCA and others. 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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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 and Pacific/Dodge shuttles ran March 16; they will resume at 7 a.m. on Monday, March 26.

Dodge Campus Intra-campus Shuttle Bus service ended for the season on March 16.

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

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'Sing-Off' Participant Groove For Thought to Visit UNO March 26

UNO Maverick Productions, the College of Communication, Fine Arts and Media, and the Department of Music will present " Groove For Thought" in concert on Monday, March 26, at 7 p.m. in the Strauss Performing Arts Center.

Featured on NBC's " The Sing-Off," Groove For Thought consists of seven singers with individually unique voices. Together, they create arrangements that put a jazz twist on familiar songs. Read more.

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TIAA CREF Rep Openings Available this Month

Openings available for TIAA-CREF representative campus visit set for Friday, March 30.

Jana Steigelman-Simon, a TIAA CREF consultant for Individual Client Services, will be on campus for individual appointments with employees.

Appointments can be made by calling the Omaha TIAA-CREF office at 402.548.3614.

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Eta Sigma Gamma to Host 18th Annual Belltower Challenge April 4

Sign up your team now. UNO's chapter of Eta Sigma Gamma will hold its 18th Annual Bell Tower Challenge for the Food Bank for the Heartland Wednesday, April 4, at noon.

Every year the Bell Tower Challenge features teams of three people stacking cans as UNO's Henningson Memorial Campanile, located on UNO's Dodge Street Campus, plays at noon. Teams compete for awards including "Most Creative Team," "Most Enthusiastic Team" and "Team that Stacks the Most Cans" in both student or faculty and staff categories. Read more.

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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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