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The Henningson Memorial Campanile: UNO's Icon

With how iconic the Henningson Memorial Campanile is to the University of Nebraska at Omaha campus, it's sometimes easy to forget (or, for others, forget to ask) that the 16-story bell tower isn't even old enough to graduate at commencement this May. continue . . .

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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.



April Events at The Nebraska Book Arts Center

The Nebraska Book Arts Center will sponsor two events this week in 124 Weber Fine Arts Building.  On Thursday April 12, an Open House will be held featuring letterpress printers Floyd Pearce, proprietor of the Pterodactyl Press in Cumberland Iowa, and Tim Fay, printer/publisher of The Wapsipinicon Almanac at his Route Three Press in Anamosa, Iowa.

Books printed and published by both will be on display along with other fine press and artist's books by regional printers. The event runs from 4 to 6 p.m. with the featured printers speaking at 5 p.m. as part of "The Willson Memorial Lecture Series" sponsored by the UNO Department of Art and Art History. Refreshments will be served.

On Friday, April 13, the Center will sponsor a third postcard party/workshop as part of the Save the Postcard: Save the Post Office campaign recently launched by Professor Bonnie O'Connell and Friends of The College Book Arts Association. The project encourages all Americans to support the U.S. Post Office by mailing a postcard on the 14th day of every month. The workshop is open to the UNO and local arts communities. Postcards to alter, collage or recycle, as well as paper materials and art supplies will be provided, but participants are invited to bring their own.

Participants can also letterpress print postcards announcing and supporting the project from type set up in a Vandercook press in the typography lab. The event runs from 1 to 4 p.m.

Contact O'Connell at 402.554.2787/ for more information.

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NU Board of Regents to Meet April 13

The University of Nebraska Board of Regents will meet Friday, April 13, at Varner Hall, 3835 Holdrege St. in Lincoln. Committee meetings begin at 8 a.m. and the Board meeting begins at 11:30 a.m. All meetings are open to the public. Meetings also will be audio-streamed live at Following are highlights of the April Board meeting. Read more.

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Physics Colloquium This Friday

Modern protein structure determination: An overview with emphasis on solid-state nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) will be the topic of discussion at UNO's Friday, April 13, Physics Colloquium. Sorin Luca, assistant professor of Pharmaceutical Sciences at UNMC will present.

Luca's lecture will be held from noon to 1 p.m. in 170 Durham Science Center (DSC). Proteins are biological polymers of amino acids that adopt precise three-dimensional conformations and perform almost all functions in living cells. Engineered proteins already have important applications in catalysis and nanomedicine and more potential functions are being investigated. Protein structure determination is therefore essential in molecular biology, disease therapy and nano-engineering. In this seminar, the three methods available for protein structure determination, namely x-ray crystallography, NMR and cryo-electron microscopy will be described from a physical perspective. Recent outstanding applications will also be presented. Special emphasis will be given to solid-state NMR, the technique employed in our own biomedical research.

Questions? Contact Iulia Podariu at

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14th Annual Maverick Stampede This Sunday

The Alliance of Fitness Professional (AFP) Student Organization, School of Health, Physical Education and Recreation (HPER) Students from the Organization & Administration of PE Class, and the Omaha Running Club are hosting the 14th Annual Maverick Stampede 4k/8k/Fun Run on Sunday, April 15.

The race begins at 9 a.m. at the Center St. Location. The Fun Run for those 12 and under will follow the finish of the 4k/8k runs.


- Website:  

- By mail: Omaha Running Club, P.O. Box 34602, Omaha, NE. 68134-0602 

- By bringing the completed Registration Form and Payment to Dave Daniels at UNO Campus Recreation 204 HPER.

Moving Company Showcase and Salon to be Held April 22

The UNO modern dance company, The Moving Company, will present its Spring Showcase and Salon on Sunday, April 22 in the Health, Physical Education and Recreation (HPER) Building.

This year's showcase is intended for mature audiences and will feature performances from Maya Taylor, Danielle Laurion, Laura Sedivy and Chelsea Hartness.

Laurion, the company's Choreographer in Residence, will also be premiering a new work titled "Feminine Image: An Exploration of Women's Body Image." The performance was created after interviewing women in the Omaha area on the topic of body image. A discussion will be held after the performance. Read more.

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Student Employee of the Year Ceremony April 23

UNO's annual Student Employee of the Year Ceremony will be Monday, April 23, from 3 to 4 p.m. in the Milo Bail Student Center Ballroom. The ceremony will celebrate the contributions of student employees on the UNO campus, particularly the contributions of the 23 students nominated for the award this year. The ceremony will feature Pelema Morrice, the assistant vice chancellor of Student Affairs, as the keynote speaker. 

The student chosen by the Student Employment Committee will receive a $100 check generously provided by the UNO Alumni Association.  Lee Denker, the Alumni Association president and CEO, will also be on hand to help celebrate the 23 nominees. The event is open to the campus community and the nominees families and will also feature a presentation with photos of the nominees on the job and inspiring quotes from their nomination letters. Refreshments will be served.

The nominees are: Keelee Andersen (Criss Library Building Services), James Burton (English), Shahed Chowdhury (Food Service), Stephanie Corrigan (UNO Bookstore), Susan Davis (College of Information Science & Technology), Tori Davis (UNO Television/KVNO Radio), Kaley Enstrom (Student Organizations & Leadership Programs), Matthew Epp (Pre-Admissions & Orientation), Zachary Griffith (Thompson Learning Community), Madison Guthrie (Chemistry), Erica Hengelfelt (University Housing - University Village), Amber Johnson (Criss Library), Alexandra King (UNO Bookstore), Emily Kirkland (University Housing - Maverick Village), Mitchell Kowalewski (Criss Library - Cataloging), Anna Lawrentz (Project Achieve), Kelly Mand (Campus Recreation), Gerald Parriott (CBA Accounting Lab), Kayla Rempe (Counseling/University Division), Chelsea Rose (Psychobiology), Ashley Staub (Biology), Tanisha Wallis (Information Services) and Sean West (Cashiering/Student Accounts).

This event is sponsored by Human Resources and Student Employment Services. For more information, contact Tim Rochford at 402.554.2465 or by email at

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Retirement Reception April 23 for William deGraw

The Department of Biology would like to extend an invitation to attend a retirement party for Bill deGraw in the Milo Bail Student Center Nebraska Room on Monday, April 23.  The celebration will be held from 3 to 5 p.m.

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People: CPACS Honors 2012 Alumni Awards for Excellence in Public Service and Hubert Locke Distinguished Service Award

UNO College of Public Affairs and Community Service (CPACS) recently announced its 2012 Alumni Awards for Excellence in Public Service and 2012 Hubert Locke Distinguished Service Award recipients. David Hinton, professor and dean emeritus of CPACS, received the 2012 Hubert Locke Distinguished Service Award.  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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Undergraduate Catalog Changes Due April 20

The deadline to submit changes for the 2012-13 UNO Undergraduate Catalog is Friday, April 20. Changes should be submitted to Tim Kaldahl, University Relations, 211 Eppley Administration Building.  For more information, call 402.554.3402.

The current catalog can be accessed online at  Anyone needing to submit changes is encouraged to visit the site and print off the materials relevant to their college, department or unit or use the print version of the 2011-12 Undergraduate Catalog as the starting point for their editing. 

Those making edits are asked to keep in mind that all program requirements should reflect the university general education requirements adopted for Fall 2011 and the 120 credit hour degree requirement for all programs (except for those who applied for and were granted an exception). 

Changes for next year's catalog will be made via SmartCatalog by University Relations staff.  After edits and changes are complete, a limited number of catalogs will be printed.

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Join Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska and Walk at Lunch on April 25

Need a reason to get up and get active? Want to start exercising, but don't like the idea of joining a gym yet? Wednesday, April 25, is the date when thousands of Nebraskans have pledged to walk over their lunch hour. You can choose to walk with your friends, family members, coworkers at UNO, dog or solo. Just walk. With less than four weeks to go, 5,000 people have already signed up to participate in Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska's (BCBSNE) 6th annual National Walk at Lunch Day. The goal is 25,000 walkers across the state.

"Plan to spend part of your lunch hour at UNO on April 25th by participating in the National Walk at Lunch Day," said Esther Scarpello, manager of fringe benefits at UNO. "Have fun walking!"

You can register as an individual or as a group. Click on this link to learn more and sign up.

For participating:

* Enteredinto a drawing for prizes

* Each walker will receive an LED keychain light

* Taking steps toward improving your health

"Walking is a great form of exercise," said Dave Daniels, assistant director of Fitness/Wellness and Instructional Programs. "In fact, walking is one of the easiest and best ways to get and stay in shape." 

Like the BCBSNE walk page on Facebook and join the conversation. For more information, contact Heidi Woodard at, or Nate Odgaard at or 402.982.6528.

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UNO Exercise Physiology Lab and Fitness Center Resting Metabolism Test

Were you aware that 60 percent of all calories burned are determined by your resting metabolism? Have your resting metabolism measured at the UNO Exercise Physiology Laboratory and Fitness Center. The cost is $60. Call 402.554.3321 for an appointment.

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