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Thanks for the Memories!

photos by Tim Fitzgerald

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

The event will take place in the Milo Bail Student Center Ballroom from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. All of UNO is invited to attend.

During the summer of 1970, Fitzgerald began working in UNO's Office of Information where his duties included producing weekly public affairs programs about UNO for both radio and television. He also began a long association with the UNO Athletic Department by filming and producing a Maverick sports program for UNO Television. At the same time, he began photographing the UNO campus and Maverick sporting events for use in a variety of publications.

During his public relations career at UNO, Fitzgerald has worked with local and national news media, the UNO Alumni Association and internal communication at UNO. For the last 15 years, he has been manager of photography for UNO University Relations.

Join us in remembering the years through the eyes of 'Tim Fitzgerald' one last time.



UNO Sees Enrollment Increase for Fall 2012

For the seventh consecutive year, UNO has seen an increase of students: 14,786, or 0.51 percent when compared to Fall 2011.

UNO Chancellor John Christensen said he sees this year's numbers as encouraging, especially as the university is creating an overarching strategic enrollment management plan.  The campus goal is to reach 20,000 students enrolled by 2020.

Student credit hour numbers have also increased by .7 percent to more than 165,000 credit hours.

"The progress we've made with enrollment management is important for all of our colleges and university units," he said.  "While I'm pleased with our increase this year, we know we have further work to do to set the stage for continued growth.  UNO's growth is not just about getting to a certain number, but about serving students and our metropolitan community."

For Fall 2012, UNO now has 12,136 undergraduate students (an increase of 1.45 percent when compared with last fall) and 2,650 graduate students, a decline of about 100 students since Fall 2011. 

New undergraduate transfer student numbers also increased.  Undergraduate transfers stood at 1,188, a gain of 9.5 percent.

The total number of new graduate students went up to 680, a gain of four percent.

Now in it's fifth year, the Metropolitan Advantage Program (MAP) saw significant growth.  MAP offers residents or high school graduates of specific counties in southwestern Iowa the opportunity to attend UNO undergraduate and graduate programs at areduced outstate tuition rate.  Undergraduate MAP student numbers jumped more than 11 percent to 458; MAP graduate students increased slightly, as well.  MAP expanded its reach from three Iowa counties to eleven counties beginning with this academic year.

Another significant pair of growth areas at UNO were international students and minority students.  Undergraduate international student numbers went up nearly 19 percent to 422 while undergraduate minority students gained more than 12 percent to 2,333.  International and minority graduate students also saw gains (2.6 and 2.7 percent respectively).

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It's Milo Bail Day in the UNO Bookstore

Milo Bail Day in the UNO Bookstore starts at 10 a.m. today, Sept. 5, only! Get a special UNO Maverick T-shirt for only $7 (plus tax, while supplies last), enter our prize raffle and have a snack (while supplies last).

Questions? Contact Jodi Cramer at

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Writer's Workshop Series Returns Tonight

The UNO Writer's Workshop is once again hosting its Writer's Workshop Reading Series, featuring free public readings and discussions by nationally renowned authors.

Six authors will speak on campus at 7:30 p.m. Wednesdays throughout the fall semester starting tonight, Sept. 5, and running through November. This semester's authors include two professors, two poets, a screenwriter and essayist.

Tonight at 7:30 p.m. in the Milo Bail Student Center (MBSC) Dodge Room, Richard Duggin, founder of the UNO Writer's Workshop and fiction author, will read from his new collection of short stories called "Why Won't You Talk to Me?" Duggin has taught at UNO for 40 years and his work has honored by Best American Short Stories, Pushcart prize Anthology and Playboy Magazine. Read more.

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Career Center Announces New Hours and Advising Location

Starting this week, the UNO Career Center announces new office hours and a new advising location at Thompson Alumni Center. For a complete list, click on this link.

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This Week In Maverick Athletic

This Week In Maverick Athletics is a listing of the latest sports information. For a complete weekly update of UNO's in-season teams, click on this link

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UNO's New Printing Solution (WEPA) Launch Delayed Until Sept. 6

In yesterday's eNotes, the launch of the new printing solution was announced. This launch has been delayed until Thursday, Sept. 6, due to unforeseen issues with the implementation.

On Sept. 6, in an attempt to provide a more flexible printing environment for students, Information Service (IS) is deploying 17 red and black WEPA (Wireless Everywhere. Print Anywhere.) print kiosks in major traffic areas across campus.

When the WEPA print solution officially arrive the current UNO print kiosks continue to be available for students. With WEPA UNO students can produce a document here at UNO or at home and print it out at any WEPA kiosk on campus, across the U.S. or around the world. Students can print from a UNO lab, wirelessly from anywhere on campus, from a thumb drive inserted into the kiosk or from their home computer.

For more information, go to

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Voices Against Violence Resources Available

Voices Against Violence (VAV) task force members would like to welcome all students, faculty and staff back to campus. VAV's mission is to create a campus that promotes respectful relationships, free of violence.

VAV partners with a range of on- and off-campus resources that all hope for a safe and enjoyable 2012-13 academic year at UNO.  On-campus departments ready to assist students, faculty and staff include Campus Security, the Counseling Center and Health Services.  Community resources include staff at the Women's Center for Advancement, with advocates also available on a 24-hour hotline at 402.345.7273.

VAV task force members also encourage people at UNO to look for Green Dot initiative information in the near future. Green Dot is a strategy that provides bystanders with skills to actively make college campuses safer. The Green Dot strategy in Omaha is in partnership with Alegent Health, the WCA and Catholic Health Initiatives.

VAV is a task force comprised of UNO departments across campus, in partnership with the Women's Center for Advancement (WCA), and Alegent Health.

Please visit our website for more information:

The following are local resources with address and phone numbers:

* Campus Security, 100 Eppley, 402.554.2648;

* Counseling Center, 115 Eppley, 402.554.2409;

* Student Health Services, 120 HPER, 402.554.2374; and

* Women's Center for Advancement, 402.345.6555

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UNO Facilities Development Plan Update - Open House

Campus is invited to attend an open house from noon to 2 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 12, in the Milo Bail Student Center Nebraska Room to view the latest draft update to the UNO Facilities Development Plan. Planning consultants from Smith Group/JJR and HDR will provide an overview of the work to-date and then break into work groups to meet with attendees and receive feedback.

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Black Studies Open House Sept. 12

Learn what UNO's Black Studies Department has to offer on Wednesday, Sept. 12. The department will host an Open House for students interested in majoring or minoring in the discipline from noon to 1 p.m. Come by and enjoy light refreshments as well as meet current students, faculty and staff.

Questions? Call 402.554.2412.

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Service Learning Academy Sessions Available

The Service Learning Academy is providing two upcoming opportunities for UNO faculty members to learn more about offering service learning as a teaching strategy. The sessions provide an overview of service learning pedagogy as well as tips for developing reciprocal relationships with community partners, methods of effective student reflection, and the various forms of support the Service Learning Academy can provide to faculty teaching service learning classes.

The sessions will be offered on:

Friday, Sept. 14: 2:30 to 4 p.m.: U monhon  Room: Milo Bail Student Center

Thursday, Oct. 25: 2:30 to 4 p.m.: U monhon  Room: Milo Bail Student Center

Interested faculty only need to attend one of the sessions. Please R.S.V.P. to or 402.554.3196 by Sep. 10 and indicate which of the sessions you will be attending.

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Domestic Fed EX Overnight Service Notice

Notice from Mail Services regarding domestic Fed EX overnight service:  If you use Fed Ex for domestic overnight service it is vital to have those items to Mail Services by 3:30 p.m. to achieve next day delivery.

Due to efficiency changes, Fed Ex has adjusted their routes, which has created an earlier pickup time.

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Baseball Coach Bob Herold Talks Tyler Cloyd

Former Maverick and Bellevue native Tyler Cloyd made his Major League Baseball debut for the Philadelphia Phillies on Aug. 29 and Cloyd's former coach, UNO's Bob Herold, spoke to WOWT about what it was like to work with the pitcher. Read more here.

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Moving Company Auditions This Month

Love to dance? Auditions for UNO's famed Moving Company will be held Sunday, Sept. 16, at 1 p.m. in the Dance Lab (Room 228) of the Health, Physical Education and Recreation Building.

Dancers do not need to prepare a solo.

For more information, call 402.554.2670, or visit

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Fall Leadership Conference Liaisons Available

Student Organizations/Leadership Programs (SOLP) is currently promoting UNO's Fall Leadership Conference, DIVERSITY RECONSIDERED. Faculty interested in having a SOLP staff member come and talk to students about this year's conference should email Barb Treadway-Janousek at

Students must register for this event by the deadline of Wednesday, Sept. 12. Students who attend will get their money back on their Mav Card, facilitated through the Milo Bail Student Center Business Office after the conference is over. Please direct students to sign up at this link.

Conference details are below:

Where: Milo Bail Student Center Ballroom

Who: William T. Lewis, vice president for Diversity and Inclusion, Virginia Tech

When: Saturday, Sept.15

Register by: Sept. 12, 5 p.m.

Registration fee: $10, refundable on Mav Card after attending

Includes: T-shirt, breakfast, lunch and materials

Dress: Comfortable

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UNO Library Friends to Host Sept. 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,

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