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video by Charley Reed

UNO's Aviation Institute, located within the College of Public Affairs and Community Service, is the foundation many students use to take command of the air. However, a certain number of students go above and beyond their coursework as part of UNO's Flying Mavs, the Aviation Institute's own, award-winning, flight team.


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UNO Aviation Institute, Flight Team Earn National Awards

The University of Nebraska at Omaha's (UNO) Aviation Institute was named the top in the nation this weekend as it received the prestigious Loening Trophy at the annual SAFECON competition. The program's student team, The Flying Mavs, also secured the Aviation Progress Award as this year's most improved team.

SAFECON 2012, organized by the National Intercollegiate Flying Association (NIFA), was hosted by Kansas State University in Salina, Kan. from May 14-19. This year 28 teams and 300 students competed in this national event. According the NIFA website, the Loening Trophy was first awarded in 1929 and named after Grover Loening, aviation pioneer and the first aeronautical engineer for the Wright Brothers. The award rewards excellence in not just aeronautical skills, but academics, community involvement, comprehensive safety, professionalism and pro-active involvement in determining the future of aviation. The judges for the first award included Charles Lindbergh, Amelia Earhart and Navy Commander John Towers. Read more.

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Peter Kiewit Institute Announces Scott Scholar Class of 2016

The University of Nebraska has announced the recipients of the 2012 Walter Scott, Jr. Scott Scholarships. The Scott Scholar Class of 2016 is comprised of 32 high school graduates from Nebraska and across the Midwest. The Scott Scholarship is the most prestigious scholarship extended by the University of Nebraska's Peter Kiewit Institute.

The Scott Scholar Class of 2016 will be attending classes at PKI on a full-ride scholarship.

PKI is a premiere 21st-century high-technology learning and research institute that home to approximately 1,800 undergraduate and graduate students and 110 faculty from UNO’s College of Information Science and Technology and the University of Nebraska-Lincoln’s College of Engineering. Read more.

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Renovation Work Set for 287 Arts and Sciences Hall

Renovation work to the ceiling of 287 Arts and Sciences Hall will begin Saturday, June 2. Work will be done over weekends and should be completed Sunday, June 10. Faculty will not be able to enter the room during this time. Anyone with questions can call 402.554.3266 or 402.554.2267.

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People: Senior Wins $1,000 in Video Contest

A University of Nebraska at Omaha (UNO) senior will receive a $1,000 scholarship for placing third in a national contest sponsored by textbook and software publishers McGraw-Hill Education.

Luis López, a business major, placed third in a contest that asked students from across the country to submit a one-minute video that showed how technology is improving their learning experience. López’s video focused on the importance of McGraw-Hill’s Connect program in helping him keep up to date with his schoolwork while studying abroad in Spain. 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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UNO Library Friends to Host June 5 Book Discussion

The UNO Library Friends will host a discussion of the book The Tao of Travel, by Paul Theroux, at noon on Tuesday, June 5, in the Thompson Alumni Center. The discussion leader will be Robert Runyon, dean emeritus of the UNO Library.

Paul Theroux's book celebrates 50 years of wandering the globe and contains some of the best writing from the books that shaped him as a reader and traveler. Part philosophical guide, part miscellany, part reminiscence, The Tao of Travel contains excerpts from the best of Theroux's own work interspersed with selections from travelers both familiar and unexpected: Nabokov, Welty, Waugh, Baldwin, Dickens, Thoreau, Chekhov, Twain, Hemingway, Greene and many others.

All are welcome to attend. Ample, free parking is available at the Alumni Center. For more information, contact Linda Riviera at

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'A Fitter You' Program Starts in June

Campus Recreation will offer "A Fitter You" Bootcamp this summer for individuals looking to improve in all aspects of their physical performance. It is open to members and non-members of the Health, Physical Education and Recreation (HPER) Building.

Bootcamp dates:
143 HPER
June 4 through Aug. 3
Monday and Wednesday – 6:30 to 7:30 a.m.
Tuesday and Thursday – Noon to 12:50 p.m.

Prices: UNO Campus Rec cardholder: $24
Non-cardholder: $40

Questions? Call 402.554.2539 or stop by 104 HPER.

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Campus Recreation Hosts Golf Classic May 23

Wellness Stampede

Are you interested in the upcoming golf outing at Indian Creek Golf Course on Wednesday, May 23?  Register for the 2012 Golf Classic Tournament at  Contact Joe Kaminski at if you have any questions.

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May Payroll Information

May has three biweekly paydays - May 3, 17 and 31. With that in mind, no standard deductions will be taken from the May 31 biweekly payroll.

Regular biweekly paid employees will not have NUCREDITS included or standard deductions (insurance, parking, etc.) withheld. Federal and State taxes, Social Security and Medicare taxes, retirement, and credit union deductions will be taken.

For more information, contact payroll at 402.554.2325 or 402.554.2739.

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Higher Education/K-12 Service Learning Seminar July 16-20

The P-16 Initiative in the Service Learning Academy has designed an interactive training that provides an opportunity for faculty to learn about how to utilize service learning as a pedagogy, to connect faculty to K-12 instructors and community non-profit partners, and to explore mission-focused teaching techniques in a living laboratory while meeting community-identified needs. The session is set for July 16 to 20.

Participation in the training will yield a course plan developed between the UNO and PK-12 instructor to be implemented within the next 18 months. Participants receive a $400 professional development stipend as well as project implementation support in the form of: graduate assistant time, project materials, transportation and food. Applications accepted at

Questions? Contact Julie Dierberger at 402.554.3268 or

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