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University Village Move-In Day

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On Friday, Aug. 18 many UNO Freshman and returning students started their Welcome Week early with an official move-in day for University Village.


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Scott Court Move-In

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UNO's newest residence hall, Scott Court, opened its doors to residents Sunday (Aug. 14) on the Pacific Street campus. Students are taking part this week in a variety of fun activities before classes start on Monday.

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Nebraska Biomechanics

Nebraska Biomechanics Core Facility Hosts Global Participants

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Scientists and clinicians from all over the world traveled to Omaha recently for an intense five-day sumer workshop. Why? The scientists at the Nebraska Biomechanics Core Facility (NBCF) are considered experts in a certain analysis of human movement and biological systems. Their approach is unconventional and this makes them world-renowned for their research using nonlinear analysis. Individuals from Australia, Denmark, Spain and Ireland traveled to the NBCF. In addition, 12 more individuals from all over the United States were in attendance. They came from places such as the National Institutes of Health, the West Point Military Academy, and the Johns Hopkins University and the University of California San Francisco. These 18 attendees underwent a grueling schedule of lectures, hands-on training and testing from 9 to 5 p.m. each day. In the evenings, the NBCF staff hosted several social events. By hosting these types of workshops, the NBCF helps place the University of Nebraska at Omaha on the map, scientifically speaking.



Changes to UNO's Wireless Network

In an effort to improve wireless security on the UNO campus, a new wireless network, UNOSecure, will be activated today, Aug. 13. The UNOSecure network will be available to faculty, staff and students and require a login to connect (only once for each device using your Net ID username and password - aka Blackboard/Office 365).

For guest to the UNO campus, the UNOGuest network will be implemented and limited to a basic Internet connection. The existing UNOWireless network will remain available for guest access but will be discontinued during the holiday break in December.

For more information on UNO's wireless network go to or for up-to-date information on this project, go to

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Orientation Workshops for New Full Time Faculty Today, Tomorrow

The 2012 Welcome and Orientation Workshops for all new full time faculty members, sponsored by the Center for Faculty Development, will take place today and Tuesday, Aug. 13-14.

These workshops provide an opportunity to welcome new faculty members to campus and introduce them to colleagues. They also will learn about UNO and its metropolitan mission and strategic goals, academic support services and faculty development opportunities.

For more information or to register for the workshops go to the FacConnect Calendar at or call the Center for Faculty Development at 402.554.2427.

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Graduate Assistant Campus Orientation Today

The August Welcome and Orientation Workshop for graduate assistants, sponsored by the Center for Faculty Development, is scheduled for today, Aug. 13, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

The workshop will provide information about life as a GA at UNO, a table talk session linked to an individual's specific assignment and a discussion of survival skills for graduate assistants. It's also a great opportunity to get to know other graduate assistants from across the campus. Complimentary breakfast and lunch will be served.

For more information or to register for the workshops go to the FacConnect Calendar at or call the Center for Faculty Development at 402.554.2427.

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Criss Library Intersession Hours

Criss Library Intersession hours are as follows:

Today, Aug. 13:  7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Tuesday through Friday, Aug. 14-17:  7 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Saturday, Aug. 18:  Noon to 5 p.m.

Sunday, Aug. 19:  Noon to 9 p.m.

Regular library hours resume Monday, Aug. 20.

For a complete schedule of library hours, visit

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Hi-Tech Classroom Maintenance Under Way

To provide improved security and update software, all computers in Information Services (IS) Hi-tech classrooms will be re-imaged (or returned to their original configuration) and cleaned now through Wednesday, Aug. 15, at 5 p.m. This process will remove any software which was installed during the spring or summer semester and prepare the classrooms for fall classes.

During this time, all Hi-tech room computers will be unavailable for use. Starting Thursday, Aug. 16, faculty may install software in Hi-Tech rooms which will be utilized for the fall semester. For a complete list of IS Hi-Tech classrooms visit

If you have any questions or concerns please contact IS Technical Support at 402.554.4357 (4-HELP) or

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UNO Women's Club Fall Membership Drive

It's not too late to join. The UNO Women's Club (formerly the UNO Faculty Women's Club) invites members both new and renewing to join the group as part of its fall membership drive.

Sanctioned by Chancellor John Christensen, The UNO Women's Club (formerly the UNO Faculty Women's Club), provides opportunities for social interactions among women connected to the university, actively promotes and supports UNO activities, as well as supports scholarships for non-traditional students attending UNO.

The first event of the year is set for Monday, Sept. 10, the annual scholarship dinner hosted by the Chancellor and Mrs. Christensen. At the dinner, UNO scholarships will be awarded to current nontraditional students. There are six group events and several smaller interest groups throughout the year. To view a full list of activities, click on this link . Watch your mailbox for the clubs upcoming fall newsletter.

The UNO Women's Club is open to all women currently working at UNO or spouses and partners of people who work at UNO. Annual Dues are $16/yr. To obtain a membership form, click on this link.

Questions? Contact President Janine Brooks at or 402.554.2651.

Editor's note: The name change is pending approval by UNOWC membership this September.

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MaV USO Offers Free Food & Open House During First Week of Fall Semester

Welcome to all new and returning UNO military, veteran, and dependent students and have a great start to the 2012-13 academic year!  The UNO Military and Veteran University Services Office (MaV USO) will offer free coffee, donuts, fruit and veggies during the first week of the fall semester – Monday, Aug. 20 through Friday, Aug. 24. Stop by the office and Veteran Student Lounge in 117 Eppley Administration Building to join staff for refreshments and find out more about the services MaV USO can offer. 

For more information about MaV USO or to get assistance, contact us at or 402.554.2349.

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Adam Tyma Talks Marilyn Monroe on Anniversary of Actress' Death

Adam Tyma, communication, was mentioned in Saturday's Omaha World-Herald about the anniversary of Marilyn Monroe's death and her ability to stay a pop-culture icon half a century after her death. Read more here.

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Annual Faculty/Staff Picnic This Week

The annual UNO Faculty/Staff Picnic is set for Tuesday, Aug. 14, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in Milo Bail Student Center Ballroom. Chancellor John Christensen, UNO Faculty Senate and UNO Staff Advisory Council (SAC) will sponsor this year's picnic. For more information, visit R.S.V.P.s, for a chance at a door prize, were required by Aug. 8.

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TIAA CREF Rep Openings Available through October

Jana Steigelman-Simon, a TIAA CREF consultant for Individual Client Services, will be on campus for individual appointments with employees on the following dates:

- Aug. 14 and 21

- Sept. 11

- Oct. 2 and 9

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

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Shirley Fey Retirement Reception Aug. 15 at Alumni

A reception for Shirley Fey of the UNO Athletic Department, who after 25 years is retiring, will be held on Wednesday, Aug. 15, at the Thompson Alumni Center from 5 to 7 p.m.

"Her duties have changed over the years, but her passion, dedication and loyalty have remained the same," a colleague wrote. "She is always willing to help others, as we all help each other on many projects and events held in the Athletic Department."

Since 1977, Fey has been a key component of UNO Athletics. She was a member of the original Diet Pepsi/Women's Walk founding team and has provided assistance for UNO hockey program since 1997, when the program was developed.

Contact Geri Backora for reception details.

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23rd Annual Data Users Conference Aug. 15 at UNO

Learn about how Nebraska's population is changing, key sources of economic data, library resources, grant writing, information for communities and neighborhoods, and the latest census data including a special focus on educational attainment at the Nebraska State Data Center's 23rd annual conference. The event is from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. this Wednesday Aug. 15, in the College of Public Affairs and Community Service Commons Area and is available by webcast.

Space is filling up available seats are shown on the conference registration page. The webcast also allows people to participate more easily from their own office or home computer. There's something for everyone to learn and benefit from by attending this conference -- so register today. See the details here:

Contact David Drozd on any questions: 402.554.2132 or

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Welcome and Orientation Workshop for Adjunct Faculty This Week

The August Welcome and Orientation Workshops for Adjunct Faculty members, sponsored by the Center for Faculty Development, are scheduled for Wednesday and Thursday, Aug. 15 and 16, from 5 to 8:30 p.m. The agendas for both sessions are the same, so participants should select the evening that works best with their schedules.

The workshops will provide information about UNO processes and services and teaching tips for both new and experienced part time faculty members. It's also a great opportunity to get to know other part time faculty members from across the campus. A complimentary box supper will be served.

For more information or to register for the workshops go to the FacConnect Calendar at or call the Center for Faculty Development at 402.554.2427.

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eSHOP Training Schedule Offered

Accounting Services will offer eSHOP training this August. Dates are: Aug. 17, 24 and 31. All sessions will take place on Fridays from 2 to 3 p.m. in the Accounting Services' Conference Room, 208 Eppley Administration Building. Registration is not required.

Questions should be directed to Ken Hultman ( or Teresa Carlson (

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FAUST to Present 'The Aliens'

The Fine Arts University Student Theatre (FAUST) at UNO presents Annie Baker's The Aliens. The Aliens is directed by Steve Hartman. Performances continue this Aug. 16-18. All shows will be outdoors at the Castle of Perseverance, just north of the Weber Fine Arts Building. The house opens at 7:30 p.m. with an 8 p.m. curtain for all performances.

Steve Hartman directs this full-length play as a part of his undergraduate honors thesis. Read more.

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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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