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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

photos by Tim Fitzgerald

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.



Maverick and University Village Move-in Traffic Notice

During residence hall move-in today through Friday, Aug. 16-17, traffic on University Drive South will be restricted to one-way east bound from the entrance of West Parking Garage (Lot J) to the west entrance of Lot M (faculty/staff parking lot south of Criss Library). Access will be open to West Garage and Child Care Center motorists.

This will allow short term loading and unloading along the curb in front of the residence halls and east bound thru traffic during move-in. Parking and Security staff will be directing traffic.

Contact Parking Office 402.554.PARK (7275) if you have any questions.

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Tree Removal Notice for Today, Tomorrow

Facilities Management and Planning staff report five Linden trees on the east side of the Pep Bowl will be removed starting today, Aug. 16. Tree removal by Hughes Tree Service continues through Friday, Aug. 17.

"We have consulted with local arboriculture experts on next steps and all agree that removal is warranted," said John Amend, director Facilities Management and Planning. "Following removal new replacement trees will be planted."

These 60-year old trees are near the end of their life cycle and have significantly deteriorated over the past few years, suffering from significant insect and structural damage. Major portions of the canopy have been removed and their continued deterioration poses a safety issue for the area.

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FAUST to Present 'The Aliens' Outdoors Tonight

The Fine Arts University Student Theatre (FAUST) at UNO presents Annie Baker's The Aliens. The Aliens is directed by Steve Hartman. Performances continue tonight through Saturday, 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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Criss Library Intersession Hours

Criss Library Intersession hours are as follows:

* Today through Friday, Aug. 16-17:  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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2012-13 Parking Permit Sales – Purchase Online Now

Parking permits for the 2012-13 academic year are now available to purchase online at, click on MavPark.

The site will require a NetID username and password (same as your Blackboard login) and vehicle information on vehicles owned that will be parking on campus. This information includes the vehicle's year, make, model, color and license plate number.  Before going online, have this information available.

Parking permits ordered online must be picked up at the following locations:

Eppley Administration Building – Auditorium:                        
* Today through Friday, Aug. 16-17: 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Milo Bail Student Center – Council Room (third floor):              
Monday, Aug. 20 through Friday, Aug. 24
* Aug. 20-23: 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.
* Aug. 24: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

The attached flyer provides updates on parking services for fall 2012.

2012-13 Parking Permits must be displayed by Monday, Aug. 20, 2012.

The Parking Services Website provides information on Parking Rules and Regulations, and Parking Maps, visit

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

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Welcome Mavericks! Your College Experience at UNO Begins at Welcome Week

Get ready for a weeklong event that will ramp up Maverick Pride! Welcome Week is packed full of involvement opportunities, social activities, bands and entertainment (plus free food). Join us Aug. 20-26, and meet other Mavs, have fun, explore UNO resources and learn what it means to be a UNO Maverick!

Go to to view the Welcome Week 2012 schedule. Make sure you ‘like’ the UNO Welcome Week Facebook page for event updates and more throughout the week. Click on the link to take you the Facebook page

Questions? Contact Jodi Cramer at

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Dorm Move-In Featured in OWH, on WOWT

The first day of UNO's move-in at Scott Court and Scott Village on Sunday, Aug. 18, was covered by the Omaha World-Herald and WOWT. The Herald talked to Jonathan Orlich, Scott Housing manager, and the WOWT talked to Campus Security about the importance of safety on campus for incoming freshmen.

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Jerusalem, Bethsaida Exhibits Open Art Gallery for Fall

The UNO Art Gallery will begin the academic year with two exhibitions in August: Avery Mazor: "Text Messages and Other Works" and "Artifacts from the Dig & Hanan Shafir: Photographs of Bethsaida."

The exhibitions open Friday, Aug. 24, with a free public reception from 4:30 to 7 p.m. In addition, the public is invited to a preview fundraiser for the Bethsaida Excavations Project scheduled for Thursday, Aug. 23, 6 to 9 p.m.

"Text Messages and Other Works" features a variety of works including photographs, prints and paintings by Avery Mazor, UNO assistant professor of art and design.  Read more.

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Dance Opportunities at UNO

There are two opportunities to get up and tango with the start of the fall semester next week. Both events will take place in 228 Health, Physical Education and Recreation Dance Lab.

*Monday, Aug. 20
Attend the first meeting of the UNO Dance Floor Social Dance Club 
8:30 p.m.

*Saturday, Aug. 25
Free Tango class taught by instructors from Kansas City
10:30 a.m.
Sponsored by UNO Moving Company, UNO Dance Floor and tangOmaha!

No partner necessary for both events. Just show up and dance.

Questions? Contact Marta Herbert at 402.689.5073.

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Free Online Training for UNO Employees

More than 60 programs are available for the UNO community to access free of charge. The 20-minute courses cover a variety of topics many employees encounter at work -- whether acting in a supervisory or staff role. 

“They will bolster our knowledge base, refresh skill sets, make work lives and maybe even home lives easier, besides strengthening chances for promotion,” said Mary Sweaney, said assistant director of Human Resources. 

Visit the training link on the UNO Employment web page for a list of topics and log in information at this link.

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Aug. 26 Benefit Hockey Game at Tranquility To Feature NHL Stars, UNO Mavericks

National Hockey League players and former UNO Mavericks will once more team up to stage the Duchenne Cup benefit hockey game on Sunday, Aug. 26, at 2 p.m. at the Moylan Tranquility IcePlex. Last year, eight NHL players helped the Omaha Hockey Hall of Fame Foundation put on the inaugural game and raise more than $30,000 for Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy.

So far, players from eight NHL teams have committed to this year's game. The event will include a silent auction before and during the benefit game. Faceoff is at 2 p.m. Tickets are $15 and may be purchased beginning Aug. 1 at Tranquility IcePlex at 122nd and West Maple Road in Omaha. 

This year's NHL players attending are now on the rosters at Colorado, Chicago, Philadelphia, Anaheim, Minnesota, Los Angeles, Montreal and Washington. Roster spots may be purchased for $1,000 by anyone in the general public. Read more.

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NBDC Offering PHR/SPHR Exam Prep Course for HR Professionals

The Nebraska Business Development Center (NBDC) will offer an intense, 11-week online course to help Human Resources (HR) professionals study to take the PHR or SPHR exam.

NBDC staff report using the SHRM Learning System, the NBDC pass rate is 100 percent. Prepare to Pass with the No. 1 PHR/SPHR Certification Preparation Tool, which begins with an optional kick-off meeting on Thursday, Sept. 13. For more details and to register by Aug. 31, visit this link.

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