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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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Flag Lowerings

On Sept. 12 Gov. Dave Heineman, in accordance with the proclamation from President Barack Obama, announced all U.S. and Nebraska flags to be flown at half-staff as a sign of respect for the memory of Neil Armstrong on the day of his interment. Flags will be flown at half-staff today, Sept. 14, until sunset.

Additionally, in accordance with the later proclamation from President Barack Obama, Gov. Heineman announced all U.S. and Nebraska flags to be flown at half-staff as a sign of respect for the memory of John Christopher Stevens, United States Ambassador to Libya, and American personnel killed in the attack on the diplomatic facility in Benghazi. Flags will be flown at half-staff and remain until sunset Sunday, Sept. 16. Read more.

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NU Board of Regents to Meet Today in Lincoln

The University of Nebraska Board of Regents will meet today, Sept. 14, at Varner Hall, 3835 Holdrege St. in Lincoln. Committee meetings begin at 9 a.m. and the Board meeting begins at 12:30 p.m. All meetings are open to the public. Meetings also will be audio-streamed live. Following are highlights of the September Board meeting. Read more.

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Johnson Space Center Speaker on Campus Today

The Nebraska Biomechanics Core Facility invites the campus community to attend a presentation by Dr. Melissa Scott-Pandorf of the Johnson Space Center today, 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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UNO Women's Archive Project Premiere Is Today

The UNO Women's Archive Project (WAP) will host a Premiere event today, Sept. 14, from 2 to 5 p.m. at the Thompson Alumni Center. The WAP is a student-produced multimedia archive exhibiting the experiences and contributions of women affiliated with the University (formerly the University of Omaha).

The Premiere will celebrate the students' contributions to the WAP's preservation of UNO's rich and multifaceted histories with presentations and talks given by UNO students. All UNO faculty, staff, and students are invited. R.S.V.P.s were required.

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College of Business Administration to Celebrate Anniversary This Evening

The College of Business Administration is celebrating its 60th anniversary in 2012. CBA's official celebration will take place today, Sept. 14.

The evening will begin with an alumni panel discussion at 4 p.m. Official remarks begin at 5 p.m. and will be followed by a cocktail reception and tours of Mammel Hall. All alumni, current students, faculty, staff, and friends of the university are invited to attend. Read more.

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This Week In Maverick Athletics

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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Chancellor's Scholarship Swing Nets $40,000

The UNO Alumni Association hosted the 32nd annual UNO Chancellor's Scholarship Swing Monday, Sept. 10, at Tiburon Golf Club, netting more than $40,000 in its largest single fundraising event of the year.

The association now has raised more than $750,000 since it began hosting the Swing 17 years ago. Almost 120 golfers and 50 sponsors (below) participated in the tournament. The money raised supports various association-sponsored student scholarships.

"The Alumni Association is touching lives and preparing students for the future," UNO Chancellor John Christensen said. Read more.

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HR Presents New Site for Faculty and Staff to Update Beneficiaries

Make sure that in case of a tragic event that your money is paid out according to your current wishes. Human Resources has a new website ( where faculty and staff can update their beneficiaries for their Life Insurance, Retirement Plans, Dependent Life Insurance and AD&D Travel Liability. Links to forms and websites make it easy for faculty and staff to update your beneficiaries in order to ensure your wishes are clear should anything happen.

The site also includes information to help you understand some of the unique features of beneficiary designations. 

For more information, contact Tim Rochford at 402.554.2465.

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'Build Your Online Course' Workshop Sept. 20

A teaching online workshop titled "Build Your Online Course" is planned for Thursday, Sept. 20, from 4 to 5:30 p.m. in 541 Kayser Hall. At the workshop attendees can work with the tools being demonstrated if they wish.

Dawn Cripe, Jody Neathery-Castro, and Karen Falconer Al-Hindi will each demonstrate a tool she uses in her online Women General Studies class. Technical support will be available. This is open to everyone at UNO, and is co-sponsored by the Center for Faculty Development.

R.S.V.P. to Falconer Al-Hindi at

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Student Leader of the Month - September Nominations

In order to recognize deserving student leaders, the Student Organizations and Leadership Programs (SOLP) office sponsors the Student Leader of the Month Award. If there is a student that you know of that you think would be a candidate for Student Leader of the Month, we would love to have you nominate them for this award. In order to nominate a student, follow this link to fill out the nomination form.

SOLP will select one student a month at our staff meeting. The student will be presented with a certificate and a letter in a setting befitting their honor such as a club meeting or in class. Nominations will be held over for three months if SOLP receives multiple nominations per month, to be considered again. You will be notified if your nominee is selected and we will set up the best time to present the award.

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Corbin Talks Health Exchanges

David Corbin, professor emeritus of Health, Physical Education and Recreation (HPER), was quoted in the Omaha World-Herald about insurance exchange options, which are part of the federal health care overhaul. Read more here.

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Christensen To Present State-of-the-University Address Next Week

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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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).

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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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Participants Needed for Research Study of Moms Following Perinatal Loss

Jennifer Huberty from UNO is asking for women who have suffered perinatal loss (loss of a baby shortly before or after birth) within the last year to participate in a research study with other stillborn moms related to physical activity to combat depressive symptoms. Participants do not have to reside in Omaha.

If interested in participating in the study, please contact:

Dr. Jennifer Huberty, associate professor physical Activity in Health Promotion
Office: 402.554.3251

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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 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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