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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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Constitution Day Public Lecture & Discussion Today

Criss Library will host a Public Lecture & Discussion by Samuel Walker today, 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. Read more.

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Tickets on Sale Today for UNO Theatre Production of '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.

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 today, 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 the department's Facebook page at For more information, contact Sarah Fogarty Campbell at

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Parking Lot 'M' Closing Reminder

Today, Sept. 17, Lot "M" is closed 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 today, 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 Reminder

Lot W (east side of Arts and Sciences Hall) will be closed between 5 a.m. to 7 a.m. today, 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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New Payroll Manager Announced

Mollie Anderson announces that Lolita Schumacher has been selected to become UNO's new Payroll Manager, filling the vacancy created when Bob Harris announced he was retiring after 40 years of service to the university. Schumacher will bring a wealth of experience to the position having served previously as Payroll Manager at Yahoo, ConAgra Foods, First Data and LaPetite Academy. She will begin this Thursday, Sept. 20. Please stop by to welcome her to UNO.

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

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Willson Memorial Lecture Series Highlights Bethsaida Work Thursday

On Thursday, Sept. 20, DreAnna Hadash, a staff artist with Bethsaida Excavations Project, will talk about her work in the UNO Art Gallery at UNO's Willson Memorial Lecture Series. Her 7 p.m. talk, which is free and open to the public, will be held in UNO Art Gallery (129 Weber Fine Arts Building).

The Willson Memorial Lecture Series is sponsored by Friends of Art. Questions? Contact Denise Brady at

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TIAA CREF Rep Openings Available through November

Jana Steigelman-Simon, a TIAA CREF consultant for Individual Client Services, will be on campus for individual appointments with employees on the following dates:

- Oct. 2 and 9

- Nov. 20 and 27

Appointments can be made by calling the Omaha TIAA-CREF office at 402.548.3614.

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Drozd Offers Analysis on Census Data

The Omaha World-Herald talked with David Drozd, research coordinator for the Center for Public Affairs Research, about recent census numbers that show Nebraska recently posted its highest annual median household income in nearly 30 years while incomes from other states has fallen. Read more here.

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

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Chancellor John Christensen will deliver his annual state-of-the-university address this 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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FUSE Information Meeting Thursday

Information sessions on undergraduate grants -- Fund for Undergraduate Scholarly Experiences (FUSE) -- offered for students and faculty this Thursday, Sept. 20.

The 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. Interested in applying? Come to one of three information sessions, in the Milo Bail Student Center State Room, to find out more.

Thursday, Sept. 20: Noon to 1 p.m.

Friday, Sept. 28: 1 to 2 p.m. 

Griff Elder, the director of FUSE, will give a short presentation and take questions from the audience. Popcorn and refreshments will be served. For more information contact visit

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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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PowerPoint: Not Just for Presentations Offered

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 this 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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Walk to Wellness Under Way on Campus

Wellness Stampede

Faculty, staff and students can still join the Mav-Rec Wellness for "Walk to Wellness." The fall walking program 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. "Individuals can join at any time during the semester."

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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