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Monumental 'O' Signage at UNO

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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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Chancellor's State-of-University Address Available Online

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UNO Chancellor John Christensen discussed his plans for the university during his annual state-of-the-university address Sept. 19 in front of an audience of students, faculty, staff, alumni and community members in the Strauss Performing Arts Center. In case you missed yesterday's speech by the Chancellor, click on this link to read his 2012 address.

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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. 20, through Thursday, Oct. 11.

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

Today, 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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FUSE Information Meeting Is Today

The Fund for Undergraduate Scholarly Experiences (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? Faculty and staff can come to one of two information sessions, in the Milo Bail Student Center State Room, to find out more.

Today, 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, visit

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Course Evaluation Instrument Workshop Today

"Getting to Know UNO's Course Evaluation Instrument and its Use in TABS" is the topic for a workshop today, Sept. 20, 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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Tonight's Willson Memorial Lecture Series Highlights Bethsaida Work

Tonight, 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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President Milliken's Statement on UNMC Cancer Center Funding

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University of Nebraska President James B. Milliken issued the following statement regarding the cancer center project at the University of Nebraska Medical Center (UNMC).

"The $370 million Comprehensive Cancer Center is one of the most ambitious and exciting initiatives with which the university has been involved. It will provide tremendous opportunities for cancer research and treatment for Nebraskans, as well as very significant economic opportunity in Omaha—including the creation of an estimated 1,200 permanent, high-paying local jobs. We are very appreciative of the support of the Legislature and the Governor in providing the initial funding and important start to this project. Read more.

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STEM Engagement Link Set for Next Week

Please join UNO for this academic year's first STEM Engagement Link on Friday, Sept. 28, from noon until 1:30 p.m. in the Milo Bail Student Center Chancellor's Room. The Engagement Link is a forum where UNO faculty and staff of all disciplines can come together to discuss interests and directions in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) education.

This meeting will feature Dr. Maurice Godfrey of the University of Nebraska Medical Center's Monroe-Meyer Institute who will discuss National Institutes of Health's (NIH) Science Education Partnership Award. Dr. Godfrey is interested in making connections with the UNO community and this is a great opportunity for a discussion of potential inter-campus collaboration.

Pizza will be provided. Feel free to drop in and out as your schedule permits.

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Tech Talk Brown Bag: Interactive Whiteboards

The Academic Partnership for Instruction (API), a division of Information Services, will host the first in a series of brown bag events focused upon new teaching technologies on Friday, Sept. 28, from noon to 1 p.m. in the 543 Kayser Hall Computer Lab. Please bring your lunch and join API. 

This Tech Talk will feature a presentation and discussion on the pedagogical uses of interactive whiteboards. Interactive whiteboards are large displays that connect to computers and projectors and allow users to control and interact with content on the computer using a specialized stylus, fingertips, or other devices.

Participants will have the opportunity to briefly explore these technologies for themselves following a short demonstration of a SMART Technologies SMARTBoard and a Sharp Aquos Multi-Touch Screen with Sharp Pen whiteboard software.

For more information, contact API at 402.554.4357.

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Course Evaluation Teaching Circle Sept. 28

The Course Evaluation Teaching Circle will meet on Friday, Sept. 28, at 1 p.m. in 301 Arts and Sciences Hall. Anyone interested in the topic is welcome to attend.

For more information, contact Carolyn Gascoigne at or 402.554.2862.

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UNO Art Gallery to Feature Work of Veteran Artists Starting Oct. 5

An exhibition of assemblages and constructions by two veteran artists begins at the UNO Art Gallery with a reception on Friday, Oct. 5, from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m.

Tom Bartek, who has recently turned 80, will be showcasing more than 40 pieces of work as part of a three-gallery retrospective. A selection of Bartek's work will also be shown in the Lied Art Gallery at Creighton University until Oct. 12 and the Nebraska Arts Council Fred Simon Gallery through Nov. 2. Read more.

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CUR Institute Faculty Workshop on Expanding Undergraduate Research Oct. 26 & 27

The UNO Fund for Undergraduate Scholarly Experiences (FUSE) presents a two-day Council on Undergraduate Research (CUR) Institute Faculty workshop on expanding undergraduate research. "Expanding Undergraduate Research Opportunities in the Humanities and Social Sciences" is free and available to all UNO faculty.

Dates: Oct. 26-27, Thompson Alumni Center


- Jenny Shanahan, Ph.D. (English)
Director of Undergraduate Research, Bridgewater State University, Mass.

- Jeanne Mekolichick, Ph.D. (Sociology)
Director of the Center for Social & Cultural Research, chair of the Sociology Department, associate professor of Sociology, Radford University, Va.

Register online at

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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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