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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. . .

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Inaugural Men's Soccer Match

photos by Tim Fitzgerald

The new UNO men's soccer team kicked off their home opener Sunday, August 29 against California-Irvine. Before 1,647 fans, the Mavericks lost 4-0 against the No. 24 ranked Anteaters.

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2012.08.24

Second Annual Freshman Convocation Set for Today

One of UNO's newest traditions, Freshman Convocation is planned for noon on today, 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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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 tonight, 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 openhouse.unomaha.edu. 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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Welcome Mavericks! Your College Experience at UNO Begins at Welcome Week

Welcome Week events just keep going! Welcome Week is packed full of involvement opportunities, social activities, bands and entertainment (plus free food). Join us today through Sunday, Aug. 26, and meet other Mavs, have fun, explore UNO resources and learn what it means to be a UNO Maverick.

Go to http://www.unomaha.edu/welcome 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 jlcramer@unomaha.edu.

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Former Mavs To Join NHLers For Benefit

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. Read more.

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OLLAS Event Previewed in OWH

The Office Of Latino and Latin American Studies and its partnership with Film Streams for the Cinematecha series was mentioned in the Omaha World-Herald on Tuesday, Aug. 21. A kick-off event for the series was held at Film Streams that night. Read More.

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UNO Library Friends to Host September 12 Book Discussion

The UNO Library Friends will host a discussion of the book “I Am a Man”: Chief Standing Bear’s Journey for Justice, at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 12, in the Thompson Alumni Center. I Am a Man chronicles what happened in 1877 when Chief Standing Bear set off on a six-hundred-mile walk to return his son’s body to the Ponca’s traditional burial ground. It shows his efforts to reclaim his lands and rights, culminating in Standing Bear’s successful use of habeas corpus to gain access to the courts and ultimately his freedoms.

The discussion leader will be the author, Joe Starita. Starita was an investigative reporter and New York bureau chief of The Miami Herald, where one of his stories was a Pulitzer Prize finalist. He is now a professor at the University of Nebraska’s College of Journalism and the author of The Dull Knifes of Pine Ridge, which garnered a second Pulitzer Prize nomination, won the Mountain and Plains Booksellers Association Award, and has been published in six languages.

All are welcome to attend. Ample, free parking is available at the Alumni Center. For more information, contact Linda Riviera, lriviera@unomaha.edu.

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Criss Library Votes Voices

The Criss Library is now open as a Voter Voices recording location. Voter Voices is an election year project of NET News (Nebraska Public Television and Radio) and the Nebraska Library Commission. Using a web camera, members of the campus community as well as the general public can record their thoughts, perspectives and questions for candidates for office.

Voter Voices videos will be used on NET news stories and on the web at http://votervoices.blogspot.com/. Look for the red, white and blue voters booth at Criss Library. Voter Voices is available during all regular library hours, through Nov. 2.

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eSHOP Training Schedule Announced

Accounting Services will offer one more eSHOP training session this month on Aug. 31. The sessions will take place next Friday 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 (khultman@unomaha.edu) or Teresa Carlson (tcarlson@unomaha.edu).

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