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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. . .



Cookie University at Mammel Hall Featured in Newspaper

Mammel Hall, home of the College of Business Administration, hosted "Cookie University," a three-day program for 21 high school-age Girl Scouts last week. The Omaha World-Herald's Leslie Reed interviewed organizers and several Girl Scouts for a story that ran on Jul 20. The full article is available here.

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Former Mav Saka Ready for Olympic Games

Former UNO sprint standout Pinar Saka will be one of 49 athletes from Turkey competing for her country in the 2012 Olympic Summer Games in London beginning this Saturday. Saka will compete in the 400 meters, an event she excelled at while running for UNO. She is currently ranked 56th in the world with a time of 51.60 and will be the first Turkish woman to ever compete in the event in the Olympics. Read more.

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Students' Creative Works in Spanish to be on Display at Criss Library

hort stories and illustrations from Nebraska students will be on display in the University of Nebraska at Omaha (UNO) Criss Library's Osborne Family Gallery from Monday, July 30 through Thursday, Aug. 30.

The display is the culmination of the third-annual “Through Our Words: Hands, Minds and Hearts at Work” contest, which ran from January to March of this year. The contest celebrates the Spanish language across the state of Nebraska and encourages its creative use among bilingual, heritage speakers and speakers of Spanish as a second language. Read More.

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UNO Magazine Publishes Summer Issue

UNO Magazine is in the mail, sent to 74,000 UNO graduates and friends around the world! The summer 2012 issue focuses on "No Place Like Home." View the magazine online at as an online flipbook, PDF or as individual stories.

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New Portuguese Language Course Available This Fall

This fall semester, for the first time ever, UNO will offer a course in Portuguese. The primary language of Brazil has become increasingly important to people worldwide as that country's cultural influence grows and it becomes a major market in international trade.

Portuguese is also very accessible for students who know some Spanish; with a little extra effort, they can communicate effectively throughout all of Latin America.

FLNG 2530: Portuguese for Spanish Speakers will be offered Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 1 to 1:50 p.m. Students will need to have taken SPAN 3030: Conversation and Pronunciation and SPAN 3040: Grammar and Composition as pre-requisites. Students can also enroll with advisor permission if they are native or heritage speakers of Spanish.

The instructor, a native Portuguese speaker, will be visiting UNO from Brazil through the Fulbright Foreign Language Teaching Assistant program. Each year, UNO hosts Fulbright FLTAs to teach critical languages for students seeking careers with international facets.

Depending on demand for this course, Portuguese may become a permanent offering.

For more information on the Portuguese course, contact Melanie Bloom, chair of the Foreign Languages & Literature Department, 402.554.4989. For more information about the Fulbright FLTA program, contact Shane Pekny in International Studies & Programs, 402.554.2376.

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TIAA CREF Rep Openings Available This Summer

Openings still remain for TIAA-CREF representative campus visits set for this summer. The dates: Aug. 14 and 21.

Jana Steigelman-Simon, a TIAA CREF consultant for Individual Client Services, will be on campus throughout the summer for individual appointments with employees.

Appointments can be made by calling the Omaha TIAA-CREF office at 402.548.3614

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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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Dwyer, Davidson Disprove Public Speaking Fear as 'Worse Than Death'

Public speaking is feared more than death; or is it?

Jerry Seinfeld famously joked that most people would "be better off in the casket than giving the eulogy" if they had to attend a funeral, but University of Nebraska at Omaha (UNO) researchers from the School of Communication have recently published a study that shows the decades-old adage is actually false. Read more.

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