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Cast of Characters

photo by Robbie Jones

Meet the cast for the upcoming fall UNO Department of Theatre production of William Shakespeare's tragedy, 'Titus Andronicus.' Pictured from left to right: Qadir Khan as Titus Andronicus, Victoria Luther as Lavinia, Katlynn Yost as Tamora and Andre McGraw as Aaron. Previews and performances start this week in the UNO Theatre.

Production Times

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2012.09.24

Fall Enrollment Profile Report Notice

UNO's Fall Enrollment Profile Report is now available through the Office of Institutional Effectiveness (OIE) web page. The direct link is: http://www.unomaha.edu/oie/docs/fall_report_2012.pdf.

To access the report through OIE's main page (http://www.unomaha.edu/oie/), select the Institutional Research tab, then select the Fall Enrollment Profile Report under the Current Reports section.

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UNO Child Care Center Open House Tomorrow

Interested in learning more about the UNO Child Care Center? The Open House if the perfect time. The center's annual Open House is this Tuesday, Sept. 25, from 4 to 5:30 p.m.

"This is a great time to meet with your child's teacher and to network with other families," said Dawn Hove, director of UNO Child Care Center. "We hope that you can join us."

Questions? Contact Hove at dhove@unomaha.edu.

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Annual United Way Jewelry Sale Is This Week

UNO's annual United Way Jewelry sale will be held this Thursday, Sept. 27, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Milo Bail Student Center (MBSC) Chancellor's Room and the official campaign officially kicks off on Tuesday, Oct. 2. Human Resources reminds everyone to look out for the e-mail from the United Way arriving in your mailbox and take a moment to donate to this very important cause. Now more than ever, the United Way needs your support..

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Cinemateca Returns Tomorrow at Film Streams

The biennial Cinemateca film series, presented by Film Streams and the UNO Office of Latino/Latin American Studies, continues Tuesday, Sept. 25, with a screening of Chris Weitz's "A Better Life." Read more.

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Applications Sought for Maverick Diversity Coalition – UNO's Diversity & Social Justice Program Board

Maverick Diversity Coalition (MDC), the official diversity & social justice program board, just launched and are encouraging students to apply for one or more of the five positions available. (Please click here to download the PDF that provides more information about MDC.

MDC is unique in that:

- It is the first program board in the country where students are trained, supported, empowered to create unorthodox intersectional diversity & social justice events.

- Intentional steps are taken to let students develop skills that will support them in their chosen career field after graduation and deepen their understanding of topics they have learned through their courses/experiences.

- The events created not only are multidimensional in how it addresses issues of diversity and social justice but are creative through utilizing students' talents to shape events that are engaging for them.

- It is a true coalition where students, through developing relationships with students and student organizations are able to create collaborative events that reflect the interests, needs of UNO's campus community in unique and outside-of-the-box ways.

MDC appreciates any support faculty and staff can give to let students know of this opportunity. Students can learn about the positions and apply by going to http://studentorgs.unomaha.edu/leadership_community.php. Students have until 8 a.m. on Monday, Oct. 1, to apply. For more information, contact Helen Kang, MDC advisor, at 402.554.2711 or helenkang@unomaha.edu.

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Ensuring Student Veteran Success Webinar Oct. 2

The webinar "From Rucksack to Backpack: Ensuring Student Veteran Success" will be offered on Tuesday, Oct. 2, from noon to 1 p.m. in the Milo Bail Student Center Gallery Room. This presentation is sponsored by the Military and Veteran University Services Office (MaV USO) and the Division of Continuing Studies and is open to all faculty and staff. 

The webinar will discuss the challenges that student veterans face transitioning to college campuses. The presenters will also show participants how to:

- Leverage veterans' strengths and navigate sensitive issues/topics in the classroom.

- Embed learning activities that promote veteran student success in coursework.

- Streamline campus policies, procedures, and services to better support veteran students.

- Understand the factors that affect and promote retention of veterans.

A pizza lunch will be provided for participants, or you can bring your own lunch. For more information, contact 402.554.4975.

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Study Abroad Fair Is Wednesday

This week, UNO's Fall 2012 Study Abroad Fair will feature dozens of opportunities for students to study and serve overseas, including new programs in Eastern Europe and India.

Students should stop by the Milo Bail Student Center (MBSC) Plaza Wednesday, Sept. 26, between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. Trip leaders and program providers will showcase a wide variety of experiences; students can travel for 10 days, a semester, or a year, on their own or in a group, in almost any academic field. Whether students are studying a foreign language or business, social work or the arts, there's sure to be a trip that suits them.

In case of inclement weather, the fair will be held in the MBSC Dodge Room.

For more information, contact UNO Study Abroad Advisor Emily Hassenstab, 402.554.2293, ehassenstab@unomaha.edu, or visit the Study Abroad office in 220 Arts and Sciences Hall.

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Fall Job Fair This Week on Campus

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 (MBSC) 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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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, Oct. 4, 3 to 4:30 p.m., in MBSC U mon hon Room.

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

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Retirement Reception for Bob Harris This Friday

UNO's Human Resources invite faculty and staff to join HR's Payroll Department in celebrating Bob Harris' retirement. After 40 years of service to the university, Bob Harris, manager of Payroll, will be retiring from UNO at the end of September.

To honor his decades of service, a campus-wide reception is set for this Friday, Sept. 28, from 2 to 4 p.m. in the Milo Bail Student Center Nebraska Room. Coworkers describe Harris as "Patient, kind, gentle, helpful and loyal. Please join HR in honoring and celebrating his many years of dedicated service to UNO.

For more information, contact Chris Flott at 402.554.2381 or cflott@unomaha.edu.

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STEM Engagement Link Set for Friday

Please join UNO for this academic year's first STEM Engagement Link this Friday, Sept. 28, from noon until 1:30 p.m. in the Milo Bail Student Center (MBSC) 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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Course Evaluation Teaching Circle Sept. 28

The Course Evaluation Teaching Circle will meet this 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 cgascoigne@unomaha.edu or 402.554.2862.

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FUSE Information Meeting Friday

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 this Friday's (Sept. 28) information session, from 1 to 2 p.m. in the Milo Bail Student Center (MBSC) State Room, to find out more. 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 http://www.unomaha.edu/orca/fuse.php.

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Walk-to-Wellness Under Way on Campus

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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