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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 . . .



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

Wellness Stampede

Mav-Rec Wellness will offer a morning stretch program on Mondays and Fridays this summer. The program will be held at different buildings on campus. Today's (June 18) Morning Stretch will be in 401 Roskens Hall.

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.

This week's schedule: * Week 2 (June 18 and 22): 401 CPACS

To view the entire schedule, click on this link.

Questions? Contact Dave Daniels at 402.554.2008 or, or Whitney Prenzlow at 402.554.3185 or

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Lot O Closed Until December 2013

Lot O, east of the HPER Building, is now closed and will remain closed through December 2013 due to construction on the new Biomechanics Building. The sidewalk from Elmwood Park going up to the east side of HPER is also closed. Please contact Bob Fuder at 402.554.2500 for more information.

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Ken Kriz Featured on Crash Davis Show

Ken Kriz, associate professor of public administration, was a guest on the Crash Davis Show this past Thursday. Kriz was on to discuss the economic impact of major Omaha events like the College World Series and Olympic Swim Trials.

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Dean of IS&T Provides Perspective on International Conference on Computational Sciences

Hesham Ali, dean of the College of Information Science and Technology, provided KVNO News with an extended interview that focused on the recent International Conference on Computational Sciences held in Omaha. KVNO also interviewed the conference's founder, Peter Sloot, who is a professor at the University of Amsterdam.

The three-day conference, organized by IS&T faculty and staff, brought together some of the brightest minds in computational science together from around the world. The interview text and audio are online here.

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UNO Hosts Eureka Program for Young Women

Twenty-eight young women are enjoying an educational experience that highlights the importance of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) mixed in with a healthy dose of sports and personal development activities during a month-long program being held at UNO.

The program, titled "Eureka," is funded by Girls Inc. The young women involved all will be eighth-grade students this fall and all have been involved with Girls Inc., previously. Read more.

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Shakespeare on the Green Starts Thursday

For its 26th season, Nebraska Shakespeare's Shakespeare on the Green festival returns to Elmwood Park with two classic plays: "Julius Caesar" and "The Comedy of Errors." Performances begin Thursday, June 21 and run through Sunday, July 8. The two professional productions are free to the public and regularly attended by thousands, many of who arrive early with picnic baskets, blankets and lawn chairs to get a good spot "on the Green," which is located at the northwest end of Elmwood Park. The entrance is just south of the Henningson Memorial Campanille on University Drive South. Read more.

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UNO MaV USO Holds Decal Design Contest

The Military and Veteran University Services Office (MaV USO) is holding a campus-wide decal design contest. In the near future, decals will let the university's military and veteran students know how to find assistance.

The winning decal will be displayed in offices or on doors of faculty and staff members who have completed specialized training to best assist military and veteran students.

Decal/Logo contest details follow:

* Designs must include the words “Military Friendly Space;”

* Should be 6x6 inches in size; and

* Can be hand drawn, painted or digital;

Submission should be sent to the MaV USO office or emailed to by July 31. A prize will be given for the winning design.

Please contact MaV USO for additional information or questions at 402.554.2349. MaV USO is located in 117 Eppley Administration Building.

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Criss Library Newsletter Available

Criss Chronicles, the library's newsletter, is now available for viewing at

Comments and suggestions are welcome and sought.

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