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Another Successful Seven Days of Service

photos by Tim Fitzgerald

Hundreds of UNO and area high school students spent their Spring Break helping others in the Omaha and Council Bluffs communities. Students worked at such locations as Laurizen Gardens, Habitat for Humanity and Keep Council Bluffs Beautiful.



Alpha Xi Delta to Host Autism Awareness Events

Alpha Xi Delta to Host Autism Awareness Events Omaha - Alpha Xi Delta, a 62-year-old sorority at UNO, plans to spread Autism awareness across campus and the community during the month of April.

April is national Autism Awareness Month, with World Autism Awareness Day today, April 2. To honor the event, Alpha Xi Delta will be wearing blue as well as passing out ribbons and facts about Autism around campus on April 11 for Autism Awareness Day. Read more.

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Retirement Reception Today 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 today, April 2.  Today's 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.

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Women's and Gender Studies Online Course Showcase Today

Women's and Gender Studies online courses will be showcased today, April 2, from 4 to 5:30 p.m. in the Milo Bail Student Center State Room.  This workshop will feature panelists: Dawn Cripe, Jody Neathery-Castro and Karen Falconer Al-Hindi.  Each Panelist will show her course website and briefly discuss how teaching online meets learning objectives.

To register, contact the Center for Faculty Development at 402.554.2427 or

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Writing Center Offers GRE Prep Workshop Today

Anyone planning to take the Graduate Record Exam will benefit from today's workshop introducing the GRE Analytical Writing Section, which includes an Issue Task and an Argument Task. Sponsored by the UNO Writing Center, the workshop is today, April 2, from 10 to 11:30 a.m. in the Writing Center, 150 Arts and Science Hall. 

Presenters are Courtney Mustoe and Kaj Jorgensen. Seating is limited, so please register:  Stop by the Writing Center, ASH 150, or contact the center via email ( or phone (402.554.2946).

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Black Studies Hosts Campus Visits for Associate Professor Position

Two finalists for the position of associate professor in the Department of Black Studies will visit UNO this week. All "Job Talks" will be held in the Milo Bail Student Center (MBSC) Jenkins Room and are open to the campus community.

The schedule follows:

* Today, April 2
Nikitah Imani, currently associate Professor of Sociology and Africana Studies, James Madison University. He received his doctorate from the University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida majoring in Sociology.
Job talk: 1 to 2 p.m.
Areas of Specialization: African-Centered Sociological Theory, Intercultural Relations and African-Centered Cultural Studies

* Thursday, April 5
Elwood Watson, currently professor of History, African American Studies and Gender Studies at East Tennessee State University.  He received his doctorate from University of Maine majoring in American History.
Job talk:  11 a.m. to Noon
Areas of Specialization: Twentieth century history, African-American history, Africana Studies, gender studies, popular culture history and ethnographic studies.

For details, contact Felicia Dailey at

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UNO Honors Convocation Events Set for April 12

The University of Nebraska at Omaha (UNO) will recognize the accomplishments of outstanding faculty and students on Thursday, April 12, at its annual Honors Convocation events.

The Faculty Honors Convocation pays tribute to the recipients of the university's outstanding teaching, research and creative activity, mentoring, service-learning and distinguished professorship awards. A breakfast event in their honor will take place at 7 a.m. in the Milo Bail Student Center Ballroom.

The Student Convocation will take place at 2 p.m. in the Strauss Performing Arts Center. The Student Honors Convocation recognizes outstanding undergraduate and graduate students with a variety of awards from the deans and the senior vice chancellor. Students will also be recognized for outstanding service-learning, leadership and for student-athlete excellence.

Faculty and staff are encouraged to attend in support of these outstanding students.

"These two annual events illustrate the breadth and depth of academic excellence here on our campus," said UNO Chancellor John Christensen. "I'd encourage everyone at UNO to make the time to attend."

Please R.S.V.P. for both events to Christine Hoffman at 402.554.2263 or by Friday, April 6.

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IS Offering Intermediate Outlook 2010 Training Sessions April 3-5

Information Services (IS) is offering Intermediate Outlook 2010 training sessions. The goal of this course is to expose attendees to productivity features beyond basic email and calendaring. Topics covered include:

- Create categories and flagging emails

- Create rules, quick steps, and policies

- Create templates and stationary         

- Use interactive responses such as voting buttons and read receipts

- Customize views

- Subscribe to RSS feeds

Sessions will be held on the following dates. All sessions will be held in DSC 104.

* Tuesday, April 3 – 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.

* Wednesday, April 4 – 1 to 2:30 p.m.

* Thursday, April 5 – 9 to 10:30 a.m.

To sign up for workshops, go to

If you are unable to complete your registration online, contact IS Technical Support at 402.554.HELP (4357). Classes will be cancelled and an email sent if less than five people are enrolled the day before the workshop begins.

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Luncheon Forum with Consul General of Turkey April 4

Fatih Yildiz, The Consul General of Turkey in Chicago, will speak at UNO this Wednesday, April 4. His talk, "Turkish Foreign Policy and Its Principles," will take place at the Milo Bail Student Cener Nebraska Room at noon.

Pizza, salad and soft drinks will be provided. The luncheon is co-organized by Department of Political Science, Center for Islamic Studies and Turkish American Society of Nebraska.

Fatih Yildiz graduated from Department of International Relations at Middle East Technical University. He joined the Turkish Ministry of Foreign Affairs in 1994. Before he became the Consul General in Chicago in 2010, he served in Sarajevo in Bosnia Herzegovina and Washington. He represented Turkey in different capacities at Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe. He also served in the headquarters of Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Ankara, Turkey.

For more information, contact Ramazan Kilinc at

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UNO Evan L. Brown Lecture Series Welcomes Shane R. Jimerson

The UNO Department of Psychology in conjunction with the UNO Evan L. Brown Lecture Series as well as the Nebraska School Psychologists Association are proud to welcome Shane R. Jimerson from the University of California, Santa Barbara for a series of workshops and presentations concerning school success, early prevention/intervention measures, and the development of children.

The event will be held on Monday, April 16, at the UNO Thompson Alumni Center from 8:15 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Jimerson currently serves as president of Division 16 for the American Psychological Association, and has extensive international experience in the area of school psychology. His research has provided insights regarding developmental pathways of school success and failure, the efficacy of early prevention and intervention programs (grade retention among others), school psychology internationally, developmental psycho-pathology, and school crisis prevention and intervention. His scholarship continues to highlight the importance of early experiences on subsequent development and emphasizes the importance of research informing professional practice to promote the social and cognitive competence of children.

Pre-registration is required in order to reserve seating, and registration must be received by Monday, April 9. Click on this link for R.S.V.P. form. Registration at the door not guaranteed. The cost for non-UNO affiliated professionals will be $20, which includes breakfast, lunch and associated workshop materials.

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MavCard Services Off-campus Locations

MavCard Services would like to remind the campus community that your MavCard can be used to pay at many surrounding off-campus businesses! You can use your MavCard at the following locations:

- Blue Planet Natural Grill, 6307 Center Street, Suite 101

- Burger Star, 1222 S 71st Suite #1

- CVS Pharmacy, 4840 Dodge St.

- Fazoli's, 8002 Cass St.

- Five Guys Burgers and Fries, 7345 Dodge St.

- Fuddruckers, 7059 Dodge St.

- Jason's Deli, 7010 Dodge St.

- Jones Brothers Cupcakes, 2121 S. 67th St.

- Noodles & Company, 203 South 72nd St. #203

- Orange Leaf Frozen Yogurt, 1110 South 71st St., Suite F

- Smashburger, 7204 Jones St.

- TGI Friday's, 10000 California St.

- Qdoba Mexican Grill, 1110 South 71st St.

- Wohlner's Deli, Located in Mammel Hall College of Business

- Wohlner's Market, 2289 South 67th St.

To add funds to your MavCard, visit Questions? Email Mary Cunard:

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White House Reps to Visit UNO This Week

Representatives from the White House will visit the UNO campus this week.

On Tuesday, April 3, from 3 to 7 p.m., in the UNO Milo Bail Student Center's Nebraska Room the White House Office of Public Engagement will host an open forum, called "The White House Young America Series," to discuss issues critical to young Americans and try and identify solutions. UNO's Student Government is helping organize the event. Read more.

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UNO Celebrates National Careers in Aging Week

Alpha Xi Delta to Host Autism Awareness Events Omaha - Alpha Xi Delta, a 62-year-old sorority at UNO, plans to spread Autism awareness across campus and the community during the month of April.

April is national Autism Awareness Month, with World Autism Awareness Day on Monday, April 2. To honor the event, Alpha Xi Delta will be wearing blue as well as passing out ribbons and facts about Autism around campus on April 11 for Autism Awareness Day. Read more.

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CCSW Campus-wide Voter Registration Drive This Thursday

Are you registered to vote in the Nebraska primary election on May 15? Voter registration, sponsored by the UNO Chancellor's Commission on the Status of Women (CCSW), will be offered this Thursday, April 5, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tables will be set up in the Milo Bail Student Center outside the Bookstore and in the Scott Conference Center student dining area during this time.  

"CCSW encourages anyone to stop by," said Elizabeth Kraemer, CCSW staff co-chair. "It only takes a few minutes for you to become a registered voter and let your voice be heard." 

In an effort to reach out to the college-age population, to register them to vote and to help engage students in the political process, a Susan B. Anthony Voter Registration and Education Initiative was created. Like with past elections, CCSW partners with the Douglas County Election Commission on this campus-wide initiative.

Questions? Contact Beth Down at

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Maverick Watch


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