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UNO Org. Profiles: Flying Mavs

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 Child Care Center: 25 Years of Caring

Approaching its 25th anniversary this year, the UNO Child Care Center is a campus mainstay that almost never happened. continue . . .



UNO Names Shipp Associate Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs

UNO announced today that Daniel Shipp has accepted the position of associate vice chancellor for Student Affairs. This is UNO's chief student affairs leadership position. Shipp begins at UNO in August prior to the start of the 2012-13 academic year.  His appointment is subject to approval by the University of Nebraska Board of Regents.

Shipp has worked at the University of the Pacific since 2006, first as assistant vice president for Student Life and, since 2011, as associate vice president for Student Life. Prior to arriving at the University of the Pacific, he served ten years as senior associate director of Recreation Services and Facilities at the University of Missouri.  From 1993 through 1996, Shipp worked at UNO as assistant director of Campus Recreation Services and Facilities.  He also earned his master's degree in recreation administration from UNO in 1993.

"UNO has grown tremendously since I was last here," Shipp said.  "The addition of student housing and next generation health and recreation facilities, expanded student support services and the depth of service learning opportunities for students have made a great university even better. I'm very excited to rejoin the UNO community and start my work with students, faculty and staff this fall."

Shipp has a track record of innovation and collaboration. While at Missouri, Shipp was responsible for leading the development of a $50 million dollar student recreation and athletic facility, and at Pacific he provided leadership to the construction of a $38 million dollar student union and activities center. Also while at Pacific, Shipp led a team of faculty and staff in the development of Pacific's nationally-recognized Mountains, Ocean, Valley Experience (MOVE), a unique first-year experience orientation program that was created to intentionally welcome all new students to the campus community by having them participate in a series of common learning activities and service projects situated throughout Northern California.

"Dr. Shipp was impressive to everyone he met during the interview process," said B.J. Reed, senior vice chancellor for Academic and Student Affairs.  "We know he's a good fit for our campus, and we're glad to get him back to UNO

In addition to his UNO master's degree, Shipp earned his doctorate in educational leadership and administration from the University of the Pacific.  His bachelor of arts degree in education came from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. 

For more information, call 402.554.3502.

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Flag Lowering

The UNO flag will be lowered to half-staff Friday, May 25, to honor the memory of UNO retire George Barger. He passed away May 14 at the age of 88. 

While at UNO, Barger was a professor in the Sociology Department. He retired in 1988 after more than 21 years of service to the university.

A Memorial Service will take place at 11 a.m. this Friday, May 25, at Trinity Cathedral, 109 N. 18th St., in Omaha. Read more.

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UNO Alumni Association Conducts Annual Meeting, Appoints New Leadership

The UNO Alumni Association conducted its 100th annual meeting May 22 on the UNO campus, confirming its executive committee and electing new members to serve on its board of directors.

The university's first graduating class, composed of 11 graduates, founded the Association at a banquet June 6, 1913. The Association is planning events and initiatives in celebration of its 2013 centennial anniversary.

Garrett Anderson will direct the Alumni Association as 2012-13 chairman of the board. Owner of Anderson Print Group in Omaha, he earned an MBA from UNO in 1996 and joined the alumni board in 2008. Anderson is the 89th graduate to chair the Association board. Read more.

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Don Smith Retirement Reception May 31

A retirement reception will be held in honor of Don Smith at 3 p.m. Thursday, May 31, in the Milo Bail Student Center Chancellor's Board Room. Smith has served for more than 24 years as the supervisor of Energy Management and Controls Services in the Facilities Management and Planning offices. 

"During Don's career with UNO, he has experienced and incorporated many technological changes to the energy systems at UNO that many of us are unaware," said Larry Morgan, assistant director of Facilities Management and Planning. "His commitment to UNO and understanding of the campus energy systems has served all of us on a daily basis from the heating and cooling of our offices and classrooms to the operations of the Henningson Campanile bells during the week, holidays and special occasions."

Join Facilities Management and Planning staff in thanking him for his years of service.

For more information, call Morgan at 402.554.3735.

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Criss Library Closed May 28

The Criss Library will be closed Monday, May 28, for the Memorial Day holiday. The library will reopen at 7 a.m. on Tuesday, May 29.

For a complete schedule of library hours, visit

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Annual Global Water for Food Conference Opens May 30

The fourth global Water for Food Conference, May 30-June 1, will bring together international experts to explore how advances in science, technology and policy can help rainfed and irrigated agriculture feed the world.

"Blue Water, Green Water and the Future of Agriculture" is the theme of this year's conference, hosted by the Robert B. Daugherty Water for Food Institute at the University of Nebraska and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, at the Cornhusker Hotel in Lincoln.

The conference fosters international dialogue on key issues related to the use of water for agriculture and provides opportunities to learn from speakers with extensive experience and perspectives from diverse cultures. Last year's conference drew more than 450 participants from 24 nations, including representatives from universities, agriculture, industry, government and nongovernmental organizations worldwide. Read more.

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