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MBSC: From Snack Shack to Student Center

If there is one thing that tends to define a college, at least in the eyes of the students, it is the student union or student center. For the University of Nebraska at Omaha, this building is the Milo Bail Student Center. continue . . .

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2012.06.15

Final Candidates for Director of Undergraduate Admissions on Campus Today

The last of three finalists for the position of director of Undergraduate Admissions, will visit UNO for interviews today, June 15. Lina Traslavina Stover will have an open forum starting at 4 p.m. in the Milo Bail Student Center Gallery Room. Faculty, staff and students are encouraged to attend. The two other finalists - Cleveland James and Malisa Lee - were on campus earlier this week.

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Mav-Rec Wellness Morning Stretch This A.M. in Eppley

Wellness Stampede

Mav-Rec Wellness will offer a Morning Stretch program on Mondays and Fridays this summer. The stretching will be held at different buildings on campus. Today's (June 15) Morning Stretch will be in101 College of Public Affairs and Community Service.

The stretching is non-strenuous, and done in the standing or sitting position, so that all employees can attend regardless of attire.

It is from 7:45 to 7:55 a.m. on Mondays and Fridays. Employees can take part, and make it to their worksites by 8 a.m.

Those who can’t participate are encouraged to stretch at their worksites on their own. Click on this link for a list of stretches.

Next week’s schedule:

* Week 3 (June 18 and 22): 401 Roskens Hall

To view the entire schedule, click on this link. Those with questions should contact Dave Daniels at 402.554.2008, or by email at daviddaniels@unomaha.edu, or Whitney Prenzlow at 402.554.3185, or by email at wprenzlow@unomaha.edu.

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College of Education to Host Lewis and Clark Students Next Week

Students from Omaha's Lewis and Clark Middle School will spend four days at UNO for a portion of the district's summer school program.

The students will participate in a variety of activities at UNO Tuesday, June 19 ,through Friday, June 22, from about 8:30 a.m. to noon each day. Each day’s events are organized by the College of Education.

More than 50 UNO faculty, staff and students will interact with the approximately 85 Lewis and Clark students and teachers.

The Lewis and Clark students will participate in a variety of activities designed to increase awareness of post-secondary education, become familiar with the UNO community and better understand how educational choices today offer preparations for the future.

Highlights of the four-day program will include:

• Rock wall climbing in the Health, Physical Education and Recreation Building at 9 a.m. on Tuesday, June 19;
• A library scavenger hunt in the UNO Criss Library at 8:30 a.m. on Wednesday, June 20; and
• A variety of writing activities in Roskens Hall at 10 a.m. on Thursday, June 21.

The event will culminate with a commencement ceremony at 10:45 a.m. on Friday, June 22, at the UNO Thompson Alumni Center.

Another component of the four-day project is the involvement with UNO students. Those students are part of TAP (the Teacher Academy Project) at UNO.

TAP students are enrolled in UNO’s accelerated teacher preparation program. The students hold degrees in other areas and have worked outside of education, but have decided to pursue teaching careers.

“Our TAP students will be learning about middle school students – a completely new ‘environment’ for them – while the Lewis and Clark students will learn more about college, a completely new ‘environment’ for them, as well,” said Connie Schaffer, UNO College of Education faculty member.

For more information, contact Schaffer at cschaffer@unomaha.edu or 402.554.3096.

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Lot K (Visitor Parking) and Lot L Closed for Stall Painting

Lot K, visitor parking in front of University Village Clubhouse, and Lot L, in the valley at University Village, will be closed for stall painting from noon today, June 15, until Monday, June 18, at 7 a.m. Residents of University Village may park in any lot during this time. Any questions, call Parking Services at 402.554.PARK (7275)

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Lot O Closed Until December 2013

Lot O, east of the HPER Building, will be closed starting Monday, June 18, and will remain closed through December 2013 due to construction on the new Biomechanics Building. Please contact Bob Fuder at 402.554.2500 for more information.

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Jeremy Lipschultz Featured on Crash Davis Show

School of Communication Director Jeremy Lipschultz was a guest on the Crash Davis Show on KFAB Wednesday, June 13, discussing recent judicial decisions about media ownership and obscenity.

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UNO Jazz Camp to Feature Concerts by Jim Widner

The Jim Widner Big Band will provide plenty of excitement for this year's jazz camp put on by UNO Department of Music. The camp will run from Sunday, June 17, to Friday, June 22. Held annually, the UNO Jazz Camp brings in middle school, high school and college students, as well as adults, to learn techniques practiced by the world's premier jazz musicians.

As part of camp festivities, the Jim Widner Big Band will perform five concerts throughout the week, at 8 p.m. every night except for Wednesday.

Widner is a 40-year veteran of the music industry and current Director of Jazz Studies at the University of Missouri - St. Louis. Read more.

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ASH 287 Ceiling Renovation Reminder

Renovation of the ceiling in 287 Arts and Sciences Hall (ASH) continues this Saturday, June 9. Work will be conducted during the weekend and should be completed on Sunday, June 10. Faculty will not be able to enter this area during these dates.

The contractor is Mark VII Enterprises. If you have any comments or concerns about this project, the UNO project contacts are: Andrew Sorensen, at 402.554.3266, or Diane Sunde, at 402.554.2267.

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Support UNO Through Social Media

Summer is the perfect time to become reacquainted with the UNO you don't know. Find out all of the latest news and learn about what UNO has to offer by becoming connected to UNO through its multiple social media outlets, including Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and Pinterest.

Any questions about these sites and how you can stay connected with UNO through social media, contact Sarah Casey at scasey@unomaha.edu or 402.554.2374.

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Thompson Alumni Center Rental Available for UNO Groups

Did you know that the Thompson Alumni Center provides free room rental to UNO groups for meetings, retreats, receptions and conferences related to university business? The beautiful Thompson Center offers numerous amenities, including:

- A convenient, midtown location
- Versatile room spaces
- State-of-the-art A/V and Wi-Fi capabilities
- Exceptional catering options

Room descriptions, policies and pricing, and the entire catering menu can be found at http://www.thethompsoncenter.org For more information call Thompson Center Manager Gina Ray at 402.554.3368 or email gray@unoalumni.org.

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