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Nate Bock

Spirit of Service Award Winner

photo by Tim Fitzgerald

Nate Bock, a counselor in UNO's Counseling Center, Wednesday (May 2) night was named the recipient of UNO's Spirit of Service Award. Bock was honored for giving to the UNO community through his work in prevention efforts, drug, alcohol and mental health counseling and for advising undeclared students. The award was presented to Bock by Chancellor John Christensen and Steve Geiken, vice president of the Staff Advisory Council.

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Spring Graduation

photos by Tim Fitzgerald & Dani Archuleta

Commencement ceremonies began Friday afternoon at Caniglia Field with a commencement address by former senator Chuck Hagel and an honorary degree to Dick Holland, the Chancellor's Medal to Dr. Ethel Williams and the Citation for Alumni Achievement to Robert Houston. Diplomas were given out Friday evening in the Fieldhouse to graduate students and on Saturday in the Pep Bowl, the back yard of the Alumni Center, at PKI and Mammel Hall.



Screening of 'M' Tonight at Film Streams

Mark Hoeger, a filmmaker and UNO instructor, will lead a post-film discussion of Fritz Lang's "M" tonight, May 16, at the Film Streams' Ruth Sokolof Theater. The discussion is part of the theater's "Film Steams Noir" series, which is sponsored by Sam Walker, professor emeritus in the School of Criminology and Criminal Justice. Hoeger also serves on Film Streams' Education Committee.

Released in 1931, "M" is considered one of the first film noir films ever made, predating many of the films that made the genre popular in the 1940s and 1950s. The film features Peter Lorre in a chilling, unforgettable performance as a serial killer on the loose in Berlin, preying on children. Lang is probably best known for directing the sci-fi classic "Metropolis" in 1927.

Tickets for the event are $9 for the public; $7 for students, seniors, teachers, military and those arriving by bicycle; and $4.50 for Film Streams members. Tonight's screening begins at 7 p.m. Advanced tickets can be purchased online at

The "Film Streams Noir" series, which started at the beginning of April, features 19 films and runs over 10 weeks.

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Parking Lots M and Q Soil Testing Reminder

Continuing the rest of the week, May 14-18, parking lots Q and M will have some lane restrictions. Soil testing is being conducted in this area. For more information, call Bob Fuder at 402.554.2284.

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New Criss Library Database - IBISWorld

Criss Library has purchased access to IBISWorld, a database containing a very comprehensive collection of Industry Market Research Reports.  There are more than 700 industry reports available and all are researched, written and updated by research analysts employed by IBISWorld. These reports will be valuable for business research, marketing information, and communication and advertising. 

To bring up a report the user can type in keywords describing the industry, type in the NAICS code of the industry, or click on the link of a report categorized by major industry headings. Each report, which can be downloaded as a PDF, contains 11 areas of interest such as the definition of the industry, the industry outlook, competitive outlook, major companies and key statistics. IBISWorld also contains three other country industry reports: Australia, China and Great Britain. The industry reports for each country have their own databases and can be accessed separately or through the Global Industry Reports tab on the main IBISWorld home page.  

Links to access IBISWorld can be found on the Business and Economics LibGuide under the Industries and Companies tab, or from the Criss Library Home page / Research Tools / Find Articles, Databases and Journals / All Databases A – Z / Click on "I".

For additional information, contact Nora Hillyer

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API to Offer Adobe Connect & Photoshop II Classes This Week

Join the Academic Partnership for Instruction (API - a division of UNO Information Services) for two free classes this week.

Class description: "Introduction to Adobe Connect," Thursday, May 17, in 231 Criss Library from 10:30 a.m. to noon.

Participants in this hands-on class, will learn how to create a basic online meeting that can be used for live classes or conferences; recorded for 24/7 playback, or utilized to put study material online student access.

Adobe Connect is a web-collaboration, e-learning system used at UNO to conduct online classes, meetings and presentations with participants worldwide. Connect sessions can be live and/or recorded for 24/7 playback. Each session can incorporate audio, video, slide presentations, whiteboards, website display, polls, file exchange and desktop sharing. In short, most of the instructional technologies used in on-campus classes are available in Connect for teaching online.

Class description: "Photoshop II: Optimizing Graphics," Friday, May 18, 112 Criss Library, from 10:30 a.m. to noon.

Using Photoshop CS4, class participants will learn how to enhance, compose and compress images for use in printed media, on video displays, and on web sites. The class will also introduce the Adobe Camera Raw plugin, used to pre-process images in Photoshop, and ‘COPE', a technique that utilizes a single master file for publishing to both print and electronic media. Though taught in Photoshop CS4, the techniques demonstrated can be used in other versions of Photoshop, Photoshop Elements and most imaging editing programs.

Prerequisites: Basic computer literacy required. Knowledge of image editing basics helpful, but not essential.

To register: go to, and select "Introduction to Adobe Connect" or "Photoshop II: Optimizing Graphics" from the list of classes in the ‘Register For' box at the right of the page.

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Online Survey Focuses on Email Project

Information Services is evaluating the Office 365 email implementation in order to improve future projects. Please take few minutes to complete a survey - - to help assess the project and identify ongoing support needs. Anyone with questions can call or email the Information Services Helpdesk at 402.554.4357 or

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Engineering Summer Programs for Senior and Junior High Students

Engineering Summer Programs for senior and junior high students announced:

* Sr. High Engineering Exploration Week (EEW)
A one-week day camp hosted by the University of Nebraska-Lincoln (UNL) College of Engineering and comprised of mini-workshops for students entering grades 10-12. The camp will be located at The University of Nebraska Peter Kiewit Institute (PKI), where participating students will explore engineering programs available on the Omaha campus. The workshops will be held June 4-8, 2012.  For details and registration information, see attached weblink:

* Jr. Engineering Exploration Week 
A one-week day camp hosted by the UNL College of Engineering and comprised of mini-workshops for students entering grades 8 and 9. The camp will be located at PKI, where participating students will have the opportunity to explore engineering programs available on the Omaha Campus. The workshops will be held July 9-13, 2012.  For details and registration information, see attached weblink:

For questions, contact Alma Ramirez-Rodgers at 402.554.3618.

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