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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.



Input Sought for National Rankings and Recognitions

Help increase awareness of the accomplishments of UNO's students and faculty. The Office of Institutional Effectiveness (OIE) currently maintains a National Rankings and Recognitions page: This information is useful in recruiting students and faculty, and in marketing UNO to the broader community. OIE is asking all deans, departments and faculty to review the current list and send any updates or items that aren't on the list to

OIE knows that the current list is incomplete, and is seeking information in several areas, including: significant student achievements such as selection for national awards, fellowships and scholarships; national recognition of faculty for achievements in their field; departmental awards/honors; teaching awards; serving as journal editor or editorial board member; election to national academy; and service on national boards and committees.

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Christensen to Present State-of-the-University Address Sept. 19

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Chancellor John Christensen will deliver his annual state-of-the-university address on Wednesday, Sept 19.

Christensen is expected to discuss UNO's efforts to build capacity, implementation of an enrollment management plan, and strategic priorities across the campus, as well as progress on long-range goals. He will also discuss UNO's recent enrollment numbers and campus accomplishments during the past year.

The address begins at 10 a.m. at the Strauss Performing Arts Center Recital Hall. UNO faculty, staff, students and the public are invited to attend the free event. A reception at the Milo Bail Student Center Ballroom will immediately follow Christensen's remarks.

For more information, call 402.554.3502.

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Walk to Wellness to Make Strides on Campus This Fall

Wellness Stampede

Faculty, staff and students can still join the Mav-Rec Wellness for "Walk-to-Wellness for fall 2012." The fall walking program officially starts Monday, Sept. 10, and runs through Friday, Dec. 7.

"If you can't make the official walk times, you can still get your teams together and go when it is convenient for people in your department," said David Daniels assistant director of fitness/wellness and instructional programs.

Walkers will depart from various starting sites on campus. Click on this link for a walking group schedules. All walks are weather permitting.

Want to lead a walking group? Contact Daniels at 402.554.2008.

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Speech Center Consulting Room Fall Hours

The UNO Speech Center Consulting Room, located in 185 Arts and Sciences Hall (ASH), has started its fall hours. Hours are generally 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Thursday and Friday 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. To make an appointment, call 402.554.3201 or stop by 185 ASH.

The UNO Speech Center assists all UNO students, faculty and staff at any point in preparing oral presentations and/or incorporating them into their courses.  Visit to find out more information. Call 402.554.3201 or send an e-mail to to schedule an appointment.

Anyone with questions or faculty members interested in scheduling a consultant to come to classrooms to introduce students to the center and to talk about presentation skills can call the Speech Center at 402.554.3201 or send an e-mail to

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New York Times Educational Rep to Visit with Faculty

Paul Wilson, representative of the New York Times education program, will be on campus on Thursday, Sept. 13, from 1 to 2 p.m. in the Milo Bail Student Center Jenkins Room. All faculty members who have used or are interested in using the New York Times in class or have questions about access both in print and on-line are welcomed to visit with him. All Newspapers in Curricula faculty members and those receiving free home delivery are encouraged to come and discuss the use of the newspaper.

Questions can be directed to Maria Knudtson at

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ORCA Undergraduate Scholarly Experiences Grants Available

The Office of Research and Creative Activity (ORCA) is pleased to announce the Fund for Undergraduate Scholarly Experiences (FUSE). FUSE grants support faculty-mentored undergraduate student research and creative activity.

Grants of up to $2,500 per student are available to UNO undergraduates who will be enrolled through fall semester 2013. Faculty need not be tenured or tenure-track to participate as mentors. ORCA encourages students and faculty from all disciplines to participate in this exciting opportunity to promote student involvement in research and creative activity at UNO. The deadline is Thursday, Oct. 18.

For details and the request for proposals visit, Questions should be directed to

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Sign Language Specialists Discuss Grand Island School Issue

Julie Delkamiller, associate professor of special education and communication disorders, and fellow instructor Jonathan Scherling were interviewed by WOWT about a case involving a 3-year-old student in Grand Island who was reprimanded by school authorities because the sign for his name violated its firearms policy. Read more here.

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Professor's Photos of China's 'Floating Population' on Display at Criss Library

Criss Library is hosting a photography exhibit that documents China's "Floating Population" of rural residents as they move to the urban city of Guangazhou.

In honor of the 75th anniversary of the Grace Abbot School of Social Work, Professor Peter Szto is showcasing his photography of just some of the 150 to 200 million Chinese that have migrated from rural to urban areas since the 1980s in the library's Osborne Family Gallery. Read more.

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Call for Final CCSW Applicants

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 The deadline is Monday, Sept. 10.

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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Constitution Day Public Lecture & Discussion

Criss Library will host a Public Lecture & Discussion by Samuel Walker on Monday, Sept. 17. The event will be held at 7 p.m. on the main floor of the Criss Library.

Walker, UNO Emeritus Professor of Criminal Justice, will address "Presidents and Civil Liberties:  Obama and Romney in Historical Perspective" in light of the research that informed his latest book, published by Cambridge University Press.  His study of the Presidents extending from Woodrow Wilson through Barack Obama is the first comprehensive treatment of their actions most pertinent to civil liberties.

Free and open to the public.

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PowerPoint:  Not Just for Presentations Offered

Learn the power of PowerPoint by joining the Academic Partnership for Instruction (API), a division of Information Services (IS), as they help you create interactive PowerPoints. The training session will take place on Friday, Sept. 21, from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. in 543 Kayser Hall.

During this session participants will learn how to: use PowerPoint to create non-linear interactive course materials--which can be used for test preparation, in class activities, games, supplemental resources and to help accommodate students with various learning styles. Participants will first create a sample presentation flow chart and a storyboard to be used in their development of a short non-linear presentation.  Previous experience with basic PowerPoint is recommended.

To register for this session, visit Questions?  Contact IS Customer Services at 402.554.4357 or

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