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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.



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 today through Sunday, 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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Bookstore Extends Hours for Start of Fall Semester

The UNO Bookstore will be open extended hours for the start of the fall semester, including some weekends. This is the perfect time to pick up school supplies and MavGear along with your textbooks.

UNO Bookstore hours:

* Aug. 20-23: 7:30 a.m. to 7 p.m.

* Aug. 24: 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

* Aug. 25: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Questions? Contact Jacinda Brooks at Up to Top

Group Ex Classes Kick Off This Week

Looking to get fit this semester. If so, Campus Recreation and the Fitness and Wellness programs have teamed up to host a variety of Group Exercise classes this fall. Classes officially start today, Aug. 20.

Passes can be purchased at the Health, Physical Education and Recreation (HPER) Control Desk, inside the atrium. Classes will be held in HPER.

This schedule runs Monday, Aug. 20 through Friday, Dec. 7, 2012. Adjusted schedules may be available. All classes are drop-in. No reservations needed and you may start attending at any point in the semester.

To access the full Fall Group Ex weekly schedule, click on

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MaV USO Offers Free Food & Open House 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 – today, 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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Dance Opportunities This Week at UNO

There will be to be two opportunities to get up and dance this week at UNO. Both events will take place in 228 Health, Physical Education and Recreation Dance Lab.

*Today, 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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Your Guide to eNotes

Welcome to the fall semester & eNotes, the daily electronic news source for the UNO community. eNotes is published by University Relations, 211 Eppley Administration Building. Becky Bohan Brown, assistant director of internal communication, is the editor. For those new to campus or those who need a refresher course on using eNotes, visit

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Safety Notice for On-campus Incidents

With the start of the fall semester, Campus Security staff would like to remind the campus community about emergency procedures at UNO. The following information outlines the university's safety and emergency procedures, along with other services provided by Campus Security.

Incident Reporting
Incidents requiring immediate action include fire, environmental spills, medical conditions, property damage, disruptive behavior and crimes in progress.

Persons involved with or observing these types of incidents should call Campus Security at 402.554.2911. Campus Security will dispatch officers to the scene and, if required, contact 911.

Faculty and staff can call 911 directly, but also should notify Campus Security to help coordinate the response and expedite travel to the emergency scene. Emergency information provided by the caller should include the building, floor, room number, call back number and nature of the emergency.

Faculty and staff should assist with room and building evacuations, and be aware of those needing special assistance. All employees should become familiar with the designated rally points for their buildings, which are listed in the back of the telephone directory under "Emergency Procedures."

Personal Threats and Harassment
Disruptive behavior on campus will not be tolerated. Threats or acts of violence should be reported to Campus Security and to employee supervisors. If the act appears to represent an immediate threat or harm to the individual, it should be reported at once to Campus Security or 911.

Personal Escorts
The escort service is available 24/7 for individuals on campus. Contact Campus Security to arrange an escort.

Personal Safety Checks
Individuals who may be working alone outside normal working hours are encouraged to contact Campus Security. Security officers will periodically check on individuals' safety while they are on campus.

Personal Property
The university is not responsible for personal property. Individuals are responsible for safeguarding their own property. Loss of personal property should be reported to Campus Security.

Alert System
An on-campus system to help facilitate emergency communications has been installed on the Dodge, Pacific and Center locations. Announcements are distributed from Campus Security to building public address systems or speakers located in building corridors. When announcements are made, strobe lights will flash to notify the hearing impaired to seek assistance.

The system is particularly helpful during tornado warnings. The announcement will alert building occupants to seek shelter and, again later, when the warning has ended. The alert system also can be used to announce university closings, confirm evacuations for fire or chemical release, or other emergency conditions.

Text Messaging System
An off-site text-messaging system provided by e2Campus is also available. The system sends instant alerts directly to registered subscribers' e-mail accounts and mobile phones via text messages. Wireless personal digital assistants and BlackBerry devices can also be used.

The notification system is used to communicate any potential emergency, such as a snow delay or closing, other weather warnings, homeland security advisories, gas leak notifications and fire or crime watches.

This is a voluntary, 'opt-in' capability that requires individual action to subscribe. For more information or to subscribe visit

U-Tip for Anonymous Text Message
Have an anonymous tip? If so, use U-Tip to report suspicious activities or individuals on campus, such as theft or vandalism. Communication is anonymous, allowing uTipsters to send in tips without the fear or risk of retribution. The message will be sent directly to Campus Security and appropriate action will be taken immediately. All other emergency calls should be made to Campus Security at 402.554.2911 or Omaha Police and Fire at 911, so more information can be gathered from the caller. To use the system simply enter 79516 in the address box. In the text message type UNO911 (your message here).

More information on campus emergency procedures can be found online at or in the UNO Employee Telephone Directory beginning on page 99. For more information about Campus Security procedures related to campus emergencies, contact Stan Schleifer at 402.554.3596 or Paul Kosel at 402.554.2648.

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Kabul Journalism Dean to Speak at UNO Tomorrow

Kabul University Journalism Dean Waheed Gharwal will speak this Tuesday, Aug. 21, at noon about "Journalism Education in Afghanistan." The lecture is in the Milo Bail Student Center Chancellor's Room.

The dean has traveled a long way to be with the UNO community, so students are encouraged to attend. Sandwiches and light snacks will be available, but participants are invited to bring a lunch.

Questions? Contact Jeremy Lipschultz at

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Midnight Mojo Open to High School Students for First Time

Midnight Mojo at UNO will be open to high school students for the first time this Friday, Aug. 24, as part of Welcome Week 2012.

From 9:30 p.m. to 12:30 p.m. high school students from around the Omaha metro will be joining UNO students inside the Health, Physical Education and Recreation (HPER) Building for “HPER After Dark,” which is part of the Midnight Mojo series of programing, now in its fourth year. Admission is free for all UNO students with their MavCard and for the first 100 high school students to register.

Registration is available online at Registration also includes a release form, which needs to be signed by a parent or guardian in order for the student to participate.

Midnight Mojo is a late-night programming series designed to give students the opportunity to socialize and have fun during the evening without alcohol or drugs. Read more.

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Tim Fitzgerald Retirement Reception Planned for Aug. 30

Mark your calendars. University Relations will celebrate campus photographer Tim Fitzgerald's 42 years of outstanding service to the campus community with a retirement reception set for Thursday, Aug. 30. 

The event will take place in the Milo Bail Student Center Ballroom from 3 p.m. until 5 p.m.  All of UNO is invited to attend.  University Relations staff members have absolutely no idea who will be shooting photos of the reception.

For more information, contact Tim Kaldahl at 402.554.3502 or Becky Bohan Brown 402.554.2243.

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Adkins on 'All Things Considered'

Randy Adkins, political science, was interviewed by NPR for All Things Considered on Monday, Aug. 6, about July's campaign fundraising numbers for President Barack Obama and Republican Presidential Nominee Mitt Romney. Read more here.

Changes to UNO's Wireless Network Announced

As of Aug. 13, in an effort to improve wireless security on the UNO campus, a new wireless network, UNOSecure, has been activated. The UNOSecure network is available to faculty, staff and students and requires 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 is 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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Bowling League Members Sought

The UNO Faculty/Staff Bowling League for 2012-13 gets rolling at 4:30 p.m. this Wednesday, Aug. 22, at newly renovated West Lanes Bowling Alley (72nd and Dodge streets). New teams and individuals who would like to be placed on a team are welcome regardless of skill level.

Teams may have more than four bowlers--18 years or older--on their rosters, but only four will bowl each week. Teams must have at least two UNO current or retired administrative/faculty/staff members which includes spouses, immediate family or significant others. Graduate teaching assistants are also eligible.

League bowlers unable to arrive at 4:30 p.m. each week have until the end of their team's fifth frame to join the first game of the evening.

For more information, contact league president David Kimble at or 402.554.3229; league vice-president Ed Johnson at or 402.554.2656; or league secretary/treasurer Christy Tilford at or 402.554.3546.

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UNO Aviation Institute Loening Trophy Presentation This Week

The Loening Trophy will be presented to the UNO Aviation Institute this Thursday, Aug. 23, at the Thompson Alumni Center. Chancellor John Christensen will also present the Flight Team with a special recognition. The trophy will be awarded at 3 p.m., followed by a reception. 

The Loening Trophy was first awarded in 1929 as a perpetual trophy to be presented annually to the outstanding all- around collegiate aviation program.  You can learn more about the history of the Loening Trophy, and R.S.V.P. online at

For questions or additional information you may also call the Aviation Institute at 402.554.3424.

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2nd Annual Freshman Convocation Set for This Friday

One of UNO's newest traditions, Freshman Convocation is planned for noon this Friday, Aug. 24, inside the Sapp Fieldhouse.

The event will feature a 45-minute ceremony that officially welcomes UNO's freshman class, with remarks from Chancellor John Christensen, as well as other campus administrators and student leaders. Families of the freshman are also invited to attend.

Freshmen will receive a commemorative lapel pin marking the occasion. The students will be encouraged to wear the pin at a number of campus events throughout their academic career at UNO, including graduation.

The convocation is designed to be a ritual that signals the beginning of a student's college experience that will culminate at the graduation ceremony, marking the end of their undergraduate career.

A reception for the students, their families, and UNO faculty and staff will follow in the Milo Bail Student Center.

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UNO Participants Sought for Aug. 25 Methodist Hospital/UNO Women's Triathlon

If you've ever wanted to participate in a triathlon, the Methodist Hospital/UNO Women's Triathlon is the perfect place to start. Join other area women this Saturday, Aug. 25, for the 8 a.m. triathlon at Wehrspann Lake and Chalco Hills Recreation Area, 8901 S. 154th St.

"This is a fun, noncompetitive introduction to the sport—no rigorous training required. We won't be recording your times or giving awards, so the pressure's off," said Todd Samland, UNO head women's swimming & diving coach and event organizer. "It's all about participating in a fun fitness event for women of all ages—so bring your mom, your daughter, or your best friend and try the sport!"

The entry fee is $20 and includes a T-shirt. All proceeds from the event go towards UNO's swimming and diving team.

For details and an entry form, click on this link.

Even if you're a triathlon veteran, this event is the perfect way to challenge yourself—and challenge a friend to compete with you," Samland said.

Questions? Contact Coach Samland at 402.554.2346 or

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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. 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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eSHOP Training Schedule Offered

Accounting Services will offer eSHOP training this August. Dates are: Aug. 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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Members Sought for CCSW

The Chancellor's Commission on the Status of Women (CCSW) seeks applications from faculty, staff and students who are interested in becoming members. Graduate and undergraduate students in any academic field are encouraged to submit an application.

The CCSW serves as an advisory council to the chancellor and other university administrators on issues relating to all faculty, staff and students. Through participation, CCSW offers networking opportunities for members across UNO's campus.

Activities this past year included:

- Presented Susan B. Anthony Coffeehouse Series lectures on future self and women of the world;

- Promoted civic awareness through voter registration drives;

- Hosted the 26th annual CCSW Awards luncheon;

- Sponsored a CCSW undergraduate scholarship; and

- Participated in activities honoring inclusion for all, Women's History Month and the Claussen-Leahy Run/Walk for Athletics.

Faculty and staff are appointed for two-year terms, and students are appointed for one-year, renewable terms. To apply for membership, individuals should e-mail their name, the reason they are interested in joining the commission and any relevant experience to Nancy Castilow at

For more information, visit or contact CCSW co-chairs Elizabeth Kraemer at 402.554.4802 or or Stacie Petter at 402.554.2077 or

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Participants Sought for 2012 Corporate Cup Team

Join the UNO team in the 2012 Corporate Cup! To register visit and enter the team name "UNO" or register as an individual. Registration is $15.

To get a 2012 Corporate Cup T-shirt for just $15 come to the Health Physical Education and Recreation (HPER) Control Desk by Friday, Aug. 31, at 5 p.m. You can also pick up your information packet at the HPER Control Desk from 5:30 9 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 14, and 8:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 15.

Also, stop by the UNO Hospitality Table at the Civic Auditorium before the event!

For more details visit

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