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The Sapp Fieldhouse: If These Walls Could Talk

You probably walk past it every day but, unless you are an athlete, or in the athletic department, you can count the times you've been inside the Sapp Fieldhouse on two, or fewer, hands. continue. . .



Re-Naming Contest Winner Announced

The campus has spoken. The winning name for the Re-Naming Open House/Maverick Mondays Contest is: Be A Mav Days! The submission was sent in by Brooke Clements from the School of Criminology and Criminal Justice Department. She also has won the Kindle Touch.

"A huge thank you to everyone who submitted a name and voted!" said Lamarr Womble, assistant director of Recruitment. "We really appreciate your creativity and time you take to be at these important campus events." 

Recruitment welcomes faculty and staff to stop by the first Be A Mav Days' event this Saturday, Sept. 15. Watch eNotes for details.

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Benjamin-Alvarado Takes Students to Cuba

Jonathan Benjaimin-Alvarado, political science, was quoted in the Omaha World-Herald on Tuesday for a story about a trip he is leading students on to Cuba in order to work on service-learning projects. As part of the trip, students from Cuba will also visit UNO sometime in the near future. Read more here.

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KVNO Announces Upcoming Concert Series

KVNO-FM, UNO's classical music radio station, is proud to announce two new concert broadcast series featuring two renowned Omaha cultural institutions. Premiering later this year, KVNO will present encore performances of the highly acclaimed Omaha Chamber Music Societies Summer Concert Series. KVNO Music Director Ben Rasmussen will produce and host this four-part series that will feature commentary and insights into the music they perform by the musicians themselves.

Also making a return to the Omaha airwaves will be a new season of concerts presented by the Tuesday Musical Concert Series. Tuesday Musical has been presenting the finest in concert music performances in Omaha for the past 120 years. KVNO's Chris Hopp, a formally trained classical pianist, will produce and host this program featuring live performance recordings from the Joslyn Art Museum's Witherspoon Concert Hall.

KVNO's Production Coordinator Josh Krohn will be the recording engineer for both of these programs.

KVNO's Assistant General Manager, Dana Buckingham said these two new programs, along with another great season of 13 concert broadcasts by the Omaha Symphony represent KVNO's renewed commitment to promoting local artists and musicians by providing a broader forum and stage to showcase their talents. Buckingham noted that "none of this would be possible without the financial support of our listeners, whose contributions and commitment to KVNO have supported classical music radio in the greater Omaha metro for the past forty years."

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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 BikesGreenUNO and Mav-Rec Wellness support this challenge.

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Criss Library Summer Hours

Following are the Criss Library summer hours through Aug. 19:

* Monday through Thursday: 7 a.m. to 9 p.m.

* Friday: 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.

* Saturday: Noon to 5 p.m.

* Sunday: Noon to 9 p.m.

For a complete schedule of holidays and other schedule exceptions, visit

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