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Summer Scholars Students Celebrate

photos by Charley Reed

Many of the 63 students that were part of this year's Summer Scholars program, and more than a couple alumni of the program celebrated the completion of UNO's Summer Scholars Program. Marking its fifth year in 2012, Summer Scholars is run through the Office of Multicultural Affairs and is designed to expose high school students to the dynamics of a college campus environment through a five-week pre-college summer session.



Flag Lowering

The UNO flag is lowered to half-staff today, July 6, in honor of UNO graduate student Rahman Alim Strum. He passed away June 26 at age 31.

Strum was a graduate student in the Master of Public Administration (MPA) and Master of Public Health (MPH) degree programs. "Rahman Strum wanted to make a difference in Omaha. He was caring, energetic and had a great sense of humor,” said Meagan Van Gelder, academic program coordinator for the School of Public Administration. "He did great work for public health and North Omaha."

Services were held June 30 at St. Cecilia Cathedral in Omaha. Read more.

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Mav-Rec. Wellness Morning Stretch Cancelled This A.M.

Wellness Stampede

Mav-Rec Wellness reminds participants, there will be no Morning Stretch program today, July 6, and Monday, July 9.

The free stretching program takes place at different buildings on campus throughout the summer. To view the entire schedule, click on this link. Questions?  Dave Daniels (402.554.2008/ or Whitney Prenzlow (402.554.3185/ to Top

Shakespeare on the Green Concludes This Weekend

This is the final weekend for Nebraska Shakespeare's Shakespeare on the Green festival. For its 26th season, the production continues for only a couple more evenings in Elmwood Park with two classic plays: "Julius Caesar" (July 6 and 8) and "The Comedy of Errors" (July 7).

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 Invited to Join 'Get Up and Ride' National Bike Challenge

Wellness Stampede

UNO students, faculty and staff are invited to join the "Get Up and Ride" National Bike Challenge. 

The challenge encourages participants to bike for transportation and for the fun or riding. In addition, it advocates cycling for improving health, saving money and helping the environment. Participants can also win prizes at the end of the challenge.

UNO participants can compete against other universities by signing up at and log their miles ridden for transportation and recreation.

The challenge lasts until Aug. 31 and is free to all individuals, teams and organizations. Sponsors include the League of American Bicyclists, Bikes Belong and Kimberly-Clark.

For more information, contact Michael Grube at or call 402.554.2124 or go to

UNO Bikes, GreenUNO and Mav-Rec Wellness support this challenge.

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17th Annual UNOAI Golf Classic July 23

The UNO Aviation Institute (UNOAI) will host its 17th annual UNOAI Golf Classic on Monday, July 23, at Pacific Springs Golf Course, 16810 Harney St. The Golf Classic is a fundraiser for student scholarships with all proceeds supporting UNOAI scholarship programs.

Shotgun start at Noon
(Lunch begins at 11 a.m.)

$300 Foursome
$75 Per Player
$60 Current Aviation Institute Student Rate
Includes: 18 holes of golf, golf cart, lunch, dinner, tournament gift and prizes.

Register online at or call Scott Vlasek at 402.554.3785.

The Format
The tournament is a four-person scramble. Players may register individually or as a team.

There are still sponsorship opportunities as well.

Corporate Sponsorship $600: Your company logo will be placed on a tee box sign, the tournament banner and all advertisements.  Your company will be given four registration certificates to play in the tournament valued at $75 each and one limited edition UNOAI Golf Classic Adidas polo shirt valued at $50.

Hole Sponsorship $275: Your company logo will be placed on a tee box sign, official tournament banner and all advertisements.

Logo Sponsorship $125: Your company logo will be placed on the official tournament banner and all advertisements.

Contribution $__: Your donation of any amount is appreciated. If your contribution is $50 or more, your name will be placed on the official tournament banner.

Prize Sponsorship
UNOAI is also seeking hole and place prizes for the tournament. If your donation is equal to one of the sponsorship amounts, other than corporate, your company will receive the benefits from that sponsorship.

Additional information can be found online at or call Scott Vlasek at 402.554.3785.

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Lot U (Middle Level of East Parking Garage) Closed for Construction

Lot U is scheduled to be closed Wednesday, July 11, for installation of new overhead lights.

This work will start when overhead light installation is completed on the Lower Level, Lot T. Faculty/Staff with access to Lot U, will be able to enter Lot T. Watch for lot closed signs.

This project is estimated to be completed in approximately four weeks.

Any questions, call Parking Services at 402.554.PARK (7275).

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API to Offer July 13 Introduction to Video Editing

The Academic Partnership for Instruction (API) will offer an "Introduction to Video Editing" Class for faculty and staff on Friday, July 13. Class participants will learn basic editing techniques that can be used to create movies in any video editing program. This hands-on class will include techniques for importing video into an editing timeline, adding title images, titles, musical underscores, transitions, and ending credits.

The last part of the class will cover exporting the movie for computer, DVD, and web playback. Class will be held Friday, July 13, from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. in the API Lab: 110D Eppley Administration Building.

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