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Monumental 'O' Signage at UNO

photos by Diane Sunde

Passers by may have noticed the new 'O' monument signage on both Dodge and Pacific Campus. Both locations recently received the new Wayfinding signage. Wayfinding is the new signage that will be placed throughout UNO in order to assist newcomers in finding their way through campus. Another component in the near future to the 'O' monument signs will be a digital message board.

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CCSW Voter Registration Continues Today

The Chancellor's Commission on Status of Women (CCSW) in conjunction with the Douglas County Election Commission announces voter registration is back. Voter Registration tables will be set up around UNO each Tuesday and Thursday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. today, Sept. 13, through Thursday, Oct. 11.

Make sure your voice is heard and register to vote at any of these convenient locations listed below:

Today, Sept. 13 - Outside the Criss Library

Tuesday, Sept. 18 - Mammel Hall Atrium
Thursday, Sept. 20 - Milo Bail Student Center Commons 

Tuesday, Sept. 25 - Outside the Criss Library
Thursday, Sept. 27 - Scott Conference Center (Student Dining Area)

Tuesday, Oct. - Scott Conference Center (Student Dining Area)
Thursday, Oct. 4 - Milo Bail Student Center Commons 

Tuesday, Oct. - Criss Library - Atrium
Thursday, Oct.11 - Mammel Hall Atrium

Times may vary due to deputy registrar availability. Questions email Beth Down at

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

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 today's 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. today, 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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New York Times Educational Rep to Visit with Faculty Today

Paul Wilson, representative of the New York Times education program, will be on campus today, 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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Kappa Delta Pi Scholastic Book Fair & Bake Sale Today

Kappa Delta Pi (KDP), an international honor society in education, and Student Education Association of Nebraska (SEAN) is hosting a scholastic book fair and bake sale today, Sept. 13. The event runs from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Roskens Hall second floor entrance. Books for all ages are available.

All book proceeds benefit area schools. For more information, contact Saundra Shillingstad at 402.554.2807.

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Cinemateca Returns This Evening at Film Streams

The biennial Cinemateca film series, presented by Film Streams and the UNO Office of Latino/Latin American Studies, continues tonight, Sept. 13, with a special screening of "Ballplayer: Pelotero." Co-director Jonathan Paley will be on hand for a post-show discussion. Read more.

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Johnson Space Center Speaker on Campus This Friday

The Nebraska Biomechanics Core Facility invites the campus community to attend a presentation by Dr. Melissa Scott-Pandorf of the Johnson Space Center this Friday, Sept. 14. Her lecture, "My pathway to studying mitigation strategies for the deleterious effects of long duration space flight," will be held from noon to 1 p.m. in 206 Health, Physical Education and Recreation Building.

Dr. Scott-Pandorf received her bachelor's and master's degrees from UNO in Exercise Science and went on to receive her Ph.D. from the University of Houston. She is currently a biomechanist at the NASA Johnson Space Center working in the Exercise Physiology and Countermeasures Project.

Questions? Contact Demi Treat at 402.554.2573.

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Collaborate with Visiting Faculty from UNO's Sister University in China

For the second year, UNO has welcomed faculty from Hangzhou Normal University (HNU) in Hangzhou, China. The two professors are here to deepen their understanding of U.S. higher education and learn about curriculum development and teaching methodologies. They have been involved with the Center for Faculty Development and in many other campus activities. They will be on campus until Dec. 7.  If you are interested in meeting with the Chinese professors and planning collaborative activities, contact Ed Quinn at 402.554.2293.

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UNO's Heartland Philharmonic Orchestra to Perform at Midtown Crossing Friday

UNO's Heartland Philharmonic Orchestra will perform with Omaha Area Youth Orchestra's Youth Symphony at 7 p.m. this Friday, Sept. 14, as part of Midtown Crossing's End of Summer Concert Series.

The free concert, which will be held at Midtown Crossings in Turner Park, 3220 Farnam St., will offer a collection of light classics and pops favorites. The concert marks the first time both ensembles have ever performed together on the same stage.

Bring your own refreshments and park for free. Call 402.238.2044 or for more information.

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Lot W Closing Notice

Lot W (east side of Arts and Sciences Hall) will be closed between 5 a.m. to 7 a.m. early Monday, Sept. 17, for a crane to set new electrical transformers in place.  Please call Larry Morgan at 402.554.3735 if you have any questions.

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UNO Theatre Presents Shakespeare's 'Titus Andronicus'

The UNO Department of Theatre presents William Shakespeare's sweeping tragedy, Titus Andronicus. Titus Andronicus is directed by D. Scott Glasser. Previews run Sept. 26-27 with performances on Sept. 28-29 and Oct. 3-6 in the UNO Theatre, Weber Fine Arts Building. The house opens at 7 p.m. with a 7:30 p.m. curtain for all performances. The preview on Wednesday, Sept. 26, will be a TAG Night Out.

Titus Andronicus, William Shakespeare's early tragedy examines the themes of war, revenge, and family with startling familiarity. Titus returns home from war, a weary man in search of rest. He brings with him the Queen of the vanquished Goths, who sets out a quest of revenge that quickly incites others to follow suit. The revenge cycle is gruesome, shocking, and bloody as it sweeps its way through both families, destroying nearly everyone in its path. In recent years, Titus Andronicus has been embraced as a vital theatrical reflection of our own times.

For tickets, visit or call the box office at 402.554.PLAY. The box office, located on the first floor of UNO's Weber Fine Arts Building, opens Monday, Sept. 17. For previews, tickets are $5 for general admission. For performances, tickets are $15 for adults and $10 for seniors/military/faculty/staff.

Tickets are always free for all UNO students who present a valid UNO ID and $5 for all other students who present a valid school ID. The UNO Theatre Box Office now accepts all major credit cards.

Note: This production contains adult material.

Visit our Facebook page at For more information contact Sarah Fogarty Campbell at

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HPER to Host Parents Day Out

Take advantage of Parents Day Out at the UNO Health, Physical Education and Recreation (HPER) Building on Saturday, Sept. 22, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Kids ages 6-12 can swim, learn arts and crafts, watch movies, and do so much more!

Cost is $20 for UNO activity card holders or $25 for the general public. You can download the registration form at or stop by the HPER and pick one up. 

For information, contact Nicole Wood at 402.554.4941 or

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Fall Job Fair Set for Sept. 25 & 26

Mark those calendars. On Tuesday, Sept. 25, and Wednesday, Sept. 26, The Career Center will host a Job Fair from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. in the Milo Bail Student Center Ballroom. The fair will feature employers who are actively seeking candidates for open positions and internships. Professional attire is expected and alumni should bring copies of their resume. For more information about the Job Fair and other services, contact The Career Center at 402.554.3672 or stop by The Career Center on the first floor of the Milo Bail Student Center. 

The Fall 2012 Job Fair is sponsored by the following organizations: Applied Underwriters, Berkshire Hathaway Homestate Companies, ConAgra Foods, Gallup, Gavilon, Interpublic Group, Mutual of Omaha, National Indemnity Company, NorthStar Financial Services Group, Northwestern Mutual Financial Network, Omaha Steaks International, Streck, TD Ameritrade, Telvent DTN, Union Pacific, Verizon Wireless, Werner Enterprises and West Corporation.

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Torres Interviewed by KVNO

Stephen Torres, associate professor of Spanish, was featured on KVNO Radio to preview the Office of Latino/Latin American Studies' OLLAS series, which began Aug. 31 and runs through Oct. 2. Tonight, Sept. 13 at 7 p.m., Film Streams will hold a special screening of "Ballplayer: Pelotero" with pre-show cuisine from Maria Bonita and a post-show Q&A led by the film's director Jonathan Paley and University of Pittsburgh professor Rob Ruck. Read more here.

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NBC To Show Up To Six UNO Hockey Games


The NBC Sports Network announced Sept. 14 a schedule of 24 college hockey games including as many as six UNO games.  It will mark the largest number of games the Mavericks have ever had on national television.

The schedule begins with the Icebreaker Tournament on Oct. 12.  NBCSN will show the two opening games beginning with Notre Dame and Maine at 6 p.m. and the Mavericks against Army at 9 p.m.  The network also will show the championship game on Saturday, Oct. 13 at 6:30 p.m. CT from the Sprint Center in Kansas City, Mo.

The Mavericks also will appear on NBCSN on Jan. 4 when they host Colorado College, Jan. 11 when they visit Denver, Feb. 8 when they host North Dakota and March 1 when they welcome Wisconsin. Read more.

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Parking Lot 'M' Closing Reminder

Lot "M" is closing on Monday, Sept. 17, and will remain closed until further notice. The closing is due to its complete renovation and expansion for the future Community Engagement Center. Lot "M" is located directly south of the Criss Library and east of Weber Fine Arts Building. For questions or concerns, contact Robert Fuder at 402.554.2500.

Lot T, the bottom level of the East Parking Garage south of Arts and Sciences, is open to faculty, staff and students.

Nearly 150 student garage permits are still available and nearly 250 faculty and staff garage permits are available.

For those without garage permits, anytime after 12:30 p.m. entry costs just $2.

In addition to the open spaces, Lot T received new lighting over the summer.

For more information on these changes, visit For any questions, contact the Parking Services office at 402.554.PARK (7275) or

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Pacific/Dodge Shuttle Bus Route Change

Due to construction in Lot M, south of the Criss Library, the Pacific/Dodge Shuttle Bus will drop off and pick up in Lot Q, south of the Bell Tower starting Monday, Sept. 17, until the lot is completed later this calendar year.

For questions, call Parking Services at 402.554.PARK (7275).Due to construction in Lot M, south of the Criss Library, the Pacific/Dodge Shuttle Bus will drop off and pick up in Lot Q, south of the Bell Tower starting Monday, Sept. 17, until the lot is completed later this calendar year.

For questions, call Parking Services at 402.554.PARK (7275).

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Fund for 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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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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