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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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Retirement Planning Seminar Today, Tomorrow

Human Resources will offer four retirement planning seminars for 2012-13. A representative from TIAA-CREF will present each seminar.

The first seminar will be part of the core investor series – Save for Tomorrow, Start Today.  The seminar is designed for new plan participants or anyone who would like a refresher about the basics of investing.  The seminar will be presented today, Sept. 18, at 10 a.m. in Milo Bail Student Center Council Room and Wednesday, Sept. 19, at 2 p.m. in 231 Criss Library.

Make the most of your financial future.  This seminar will discuss the importance of planning early for retirement.  Focusing on the importance of maximizing retirement plan contributions, understanding asset allocation principles and the five principles for saving for retirement.

Watch eNotes for the other dates.

Questions? Contact Esther Scarpello at 402.554.3660.

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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. 18, through Thursday, Oct. 11.

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

Today, 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. 2 - Scott Conference Center (Student Dining Area)
Thursday Oct. 4 - Milo Bail Student Center Commons 

Tuesday Oct. 9 - 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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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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'The God Who Wasn't There' Screening This Friday

The UNO Secular Student Alliance and The UNO Council for Humanist Thought are sponsoring a showing of the movie "The God who wasn't There" this Friday, Sept. 21, at 6 p.m. in 101 College of Public Administration and Community Service (CPACS).

"The God Who Wasn't There" is a 2005 independent documentary written and directed by Brian Flemming. The documentary questions the existence of Jesus, examining evidence that supports the Christ myth theory against the existence of a historical Jesus, as well as other aspects of Christianity. Admission is free and all are welcome.

For more information, email John Powers at

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Writing Center Workshop Series: Citing Sources in the MLA and APA Styles

Whether they're undergraduates writing research papers for class or advanced scholars writing for publication, many writers find themselves bogged down in the details of citation – quotation marks or italics?  comma or period?  author's full name or just the initials?

The UNO Writing Center can help. The Writing Center's graduate consultant, Kathy Radosta, has developed interactive workshops on the most frequently used citation systems. Workshops are open to any member of the campus community.

Two workshops on the MLA style are scheduled for the last week in September:

- Tuesday, Sept. 25, 3 to 4:30 p.m., in the Writing Center (150 ASH)

- Wednesday, Sept. 26, 10 to 11:30 a.m., in the Writing Center (150 ASH).

Workshops on the APA style are scheduled for the first week in October:

- Wednesday, Oct. 3, 10 to 11:30 a.m., in the Writing Center (150 ASH)

- Thursday, October 4, 3 to 4:30 p.m., in MBSC U monhon Room.

Light refreshments will be served. To register, contact the Writing Center at 402.554.2946 or write to

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HR to Offer 'Reading and Understanding Criminal Background Checks'

Human Resources will offer an instructional program titled "Reading and Understanding Criminal Background Checks" for anyone who may have questions about the new Background Check Policy that went into effect Sept. 1. A former state patrolperson will provide training and UNO's background check vendor OneSource on how to read a Criminal Background Check Report.

Attendees will also practice utilizing the criteria in the policy to determine if the results will negatively impact the offer of employment. The class will be offered on Tuesday, Oct. 2, in 132D College of Public Affairs and Community Service. There will be two sessions to choose from. One from 10:30 to Noon and the other from 1 to 2:30 p.m. There is no charge, but registration is required by emailing your name and which session you would like to attend, to Chris Flott at

For questions, contact HR Director Mollie Anderson at

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'Decreasing the Dropout Rate' Webinar Set for Oct. 11

The webinar "Decreasing the Dropout Rate: Strategies to Improve At-Risk Student Persistence" will be broadcast on Thursday, Oct. 11, from 1 to 2:30 p.m. in the Milo Bail Student Center Gallery Room. Sponsored by Academic and Student Affairs, anyone interested is invited to attend.

The webinar will explore a model that will help campus stakeholders coordinate and establish expanded campus-wide student support intervention systems, as well as how to use and share data for continuous program maintenance, improvement and growth. The presenters will also address tips to overcome barriers to intervention and how to gain consensus and support for expanded student assistance services.

Questions? Contact Rita Henry at 402.554.2779.

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Christensen to Present State-of-the-University Address Tomorrow

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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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HPER to Host Parents Day Out Saturday

Take advantage of Parents Day Out at the UNO Health, Physical Education and Recreation (HPER) Building this 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 cardholders 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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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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