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September 7, 1965: Schulz Approves Snoopy Mascot

photo courtesy UNO Alumni Association

On this day in UNO history, 'Peanuts' illustrator Charles Shulz approved the UNO Air Force ROTC's use of Snoopy as the official mascot of the Earl S. Hoag Squadron, Arnold Air Society, Detachment 470.

source: UNO Alumni Association

Schulz's Letter



WiSTEM Fall Meet-and-Greet Today in MBSC

Do you know of a UNO undergraduate or graduate student studying in or considering changing their major to a science, technology, engineering or math (STEM) discipline? If so, Women in Science Technology Engineering and Math (WiSTEM) invite them to attend its first Fall Meet-and-Greet today, Sept. 7. It will be held from noon to 2 p.m. in the Milo Bail Student Center Nebraska Room.

At today's Fall Meet-and-Greet, affiliated STEM colleges and departments, will be in attendance. The event will include four speakers, lunch and different tables and vendors set up for the students to visit. Free pizza and door prizes will also be available.

"We believe this will be a great opportunity for many departments to get involved with students and to help these students get prepared for future careers by giving them appropriate insight to the field," said Rachel Burns, student WiSTEM president.

WiSTEM is dedicated to encouraging women's success in the STEM field. The student group provides opportunities that will help women find their way to the STEM fields, support them throughout their academic career, and guide their path to fulfilling careers. WiSTEM, is not exclusive, and welcomes both UNO men and women students.

Sponsors include NASA Nebraska Space Grant Consortium, UNO Dual Enrollment and UNO Chancellor's Commission on the Status of Women (CCSW).

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Physics Colloquium Today

Lead will be the topic of discussion at UNO's Physics Colloquium today, Sept. 7. Michael Cherney, professor of physics at Creighton University, will present.

Cherney's lecture "The Highest Energy Interaction Produced By Man Lead - Lead Collisions at the Large Hadron Collider" will be held from noon to 1 p.m. in 170 Durham Science Center (DSC).

This talk gives an introduction to ultra-relativistic heavy ion physics. The history of the study of relativistic heavy ion collisions is presented. The construction and early achievements of the Large Hadron Collider are described. An overview of the physics of the quark-gluon plasma is given. Particle production in the extremely large electric fields near the surface of nuclei in ultra-peripheral (near-miss) interactions is also considered.

Questions? Contact Iulia Podariu at

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Husband, Wife to Discuss Work With Elders at Today's Chuck Powell Lecture Series

Today, Sept. 7, Paul Hogan and Lori Hogan, co-founders of Home Instead Senior Care, will speak at the UNO's Department of Gerontology's annual Dr. Chuck Powell Memorial Lecture Series. Today from 1:30 to 2:30, Paul Hogan will discuss how to pair entrepreneurship and the aging population. On Sept. 19, from 1 to 2 p.m., Lori Hogan will discuss prepare oneself for a job after college and what employers are looking for in prospective employees. Both lectures will take place in UNO College of Public Affairs and Community Service Commons.Read more.

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UNO Golf Fundraiser at Le Peep This Saturday

Le Peep restaurant has partnered with the UNO golf teams to host a fundraising event this Saturday, Sept. 8, at all of their Omaha locations. By telling the cashier you want to support UNO Athletics, 25 percent of your bill will go to the UNO golf teams.

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Wednesday Words: The Braided River Series to Feature Rainbow Rowell

Spend the lunch hour Wednesday, Sept. 12, with Wednesday Words: The Braided River reading series at its new location, KANEKO's KANEKO-UNO Library, 1111 Jones St., in Omaha's Old Market District.

Beginning in June, the reading series, which is free and open to the public, started holding events at KANEKO-UNO Library, with an inaugural reading by William Trowbridge, Missouri's Poet Laureate.

This month's featured writer is Omaha World-Herald Columnist Rainbow Rowell. She will read from her works Sept. 12 from noon to 1 p.m. Rowell is also author of Attachments, one of Entertainment Weekly's Best Summer Reads. Rainbow has two young adult novels coming out next year— Eleanor & Park and Fangirl, both from St. Martin's Press.

Wednesday Words originated in the fall of 2009 as a special reading series featuring award-winning writers from the Nebraska Arts Council's (NAC) Individual Artist Fellowship (IAF) in Literature program. It has developed into an ongoing reading series recognizing award-winning writers from Nebraska, including NAC's IAF honorees. The reading series is sponsored by the Nebraska Arts Council, The Backwaters Press and KANEKO. 

View the event schedule for upcoming featured writers.

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Sisters of Girl Slain in Birmingham Church Bombing to Speak at UNO

Nearly 50 years after their sister was killed in the 16th Street Baptist Church bombing in Birmingham, Ala., Sarah Collins Rudolph and Junie Collins Williams will share their story with members of the Omaha community as part of a special presentation at UNO.

Rudolph and Williams will join Tracy Snipe, associate professor of political science at Wright State University, at the College of Public Affairs and Community Service Collaborating Commons from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 13, two days prior to the anniversary of their sister's death at the hands of a Klu Klux Klansman in 1963. Read more.

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Course Evaluation/TABS Workshop Sept. 20

"Getting to Know UNO's Course Evaluation Instrument and its Use in TABS" is the topic for a workshop on Thursday, Sept. 20, from 3 to 4 p.m. in the IDEAS Room, 412 Roskens Hall. Please join the Center for Faculty Development and learn how to look for patterns across semesters, document your strengths and identify new approaches to meet teaching objectives.

To register, contact the Center for Faculty Development at 402.554.2427 or

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Speech Center to Offer Fall Lunch & Learn Series for Students

Need help with a class presentation, or a speech for your organization? Attend the UNO Speech Center Learn Over Lunch Series. The UNO Speech Center will offer free workshops this semester on presentation skills. All students are invited to attend. Free pizza and pop will be provided while you learn to improve your presentation skills.

To register for one or more sessions or for more information contact the Speech Consulting Center at 402.554.3201 or Space is limited so you must register in advance.

Banish Those Butterflies: Overcoming Speech Anxiety
Date: Wednesday, Sept. 26
Time: Noon to 1 p.m.
Location: MBSC Umonhon Room

Let Your Body Speak: Delivering an Effective Presentation
Date: Tuesday, Oct. 24
Time: Noon to 1 p.m.
Location: MBSC Umonhon Room

Researching & Citing Sources: Preventing Plagiarism
Date: Wednesday, Nov. 28
Time: Noon to 1 p.m.
Location: MBSC Umonhon Room

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Morrice Discusses MAP Program

Associate Vice Chancellor for Enrollment Management and Marketing Pelema Morrice spoke to Crash Davis on KFAB Tuesday, Sept. 4, about UNO's enrollment goals and the importance of the Metropolitan Advantage Program (MAP) in achieving those goals.

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Robert Woody, Psychology, presented a paper titled, "Social Psychology of Musicianship," at the 2012 Annual Conference of the American Psychological Association, held in Orlando, Fla. At the conference, he also served on the Council of Representatives and the Board of Directors for the Division of Independent Practice.

Have you done something noteworthy in your profession? E-mail "People" items to

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Robert Graham Retirement Reception Planned for Sept. 10

Physics Department will celebrate Dr. Robert Graham's 44 years of service with a retirement reception on Monday, Sept. 10.

The event will take place in the Milo Bail Student Center's Chancellor's Room from 2:30 p.m. until 4:30 p.m. All UNO faculty and staff are invited to attend. For more information, contact Ashley Oseka at 402.554.2511.

Other than teaching here at UNO Dr. Graham's career also consisted of 19 years as chairman of the Physics Department. This university was still Omaha University at the time he was hired. His career in education began when he joined the "Future Teachers of America Association" as a sophomore while in high school in Minnesota.

He is either primarily responsible for, or contributed heavily to, the development and continued support of the Aim for the Stars Science and Math Camps for youngsters ages 10 through 15 years of age, and the C.A.P.O.W. traveling science show. Shows have been presented primarily by Dr. Sullivan at several schools and libraries in Nebraska, several times to all the Nebraska Indian reservations, and many cities in several states as far away as Florida, Washington, and even Toronto, Canada.

Other projects include the development of the Mallory Kountze Planetarium and the observatory at the Durham Science Center. He was one of the group that founded the "Nebraska section of the American Association of Physics Teachers" and was the only one to serve two terms as a president of the organization.

He also received the UNO Chancellor's Medallion in 2001.

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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:

- 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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