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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.

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Study Abroad Fair Today at UNO

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 today, 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,, or visit the Study Abroad office in 220 Arts and Science Hall.

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UNO Theatre Production of 'Titus Andronicus' Previews Tonight

The UNO Department of Theatre presents William Shakespeare's sweeping tragedy, Titus Andronicus. Titus Andronicus is directed by D. Scott Glasser. Previews start tonight, Sept. 26, and run through Thursday, Sept. 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. Tonight's preview is 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. 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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Flu Shot Open House Tomorrow

To kick off Health Services' annual flu shot clinics, staff will host a Flu Shot Open House at their office in 102 Health, Physical Education and Recreation (HPER) Building this Thursday, Sept. 27, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Health Services encourages students, faculty and staff to get vaccinated against influenza. The infected person can have influenza 1-4 days before they develop symptoms. That means they can pass it on to their family, friends and co-workers before they even know they have it. It is transmitted through the air from the respiratory tract and by direct contact with respiratory droplets. The best way to prevent influenza is with annual vaccination along with good hand washing.

Those visiting the open house or clinics are reminded to wear clothing appropriate for a shot in the arm. Cookies and cider will be provided while supplies last. For upcoming 2012 Flu Shot Clinics, visit this link.

The cost:
* Cash, check and credit card only

- $15 for students with ID

- $20 for faculty, staff or members of the UNO community

* Insurance billing

- $30 for students, faculty, staff or members of the UNO community

Insurance billing note: Blue Cross Blue Shields (BCBS) now requires that Health Services bill electronically all flu shot insurance claims. The $30 will come out of your annual preventive care allowance for those employees who are enrolled in the university's BCBS medical plan. You have $250 ($300 if you completed the HRA) to use or lose by Dec. 31, 2012. Remember, your annual preventive care allowance is to use for well visits to the doctor, UNO Health Fair lab work or vaccinations. It cannot be used for sick visits to the doctor. You do not have to meet your deductible with using your preventative care allowance money.

If you are unsure how much money you have in your preventative care account, call member services at BCBS 1.888.592.8963 and ask. You will need to give them your member ID number that starts with UNE.

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Zeta Tau Alpha to Raise Money, Awareness for Breast Cancer Research in October

Members of the UNO chapter of the Zeta Tau Alpha (ZTA) sorority will be raising awareness and donations for breast cancer awareness and education during the first week of October.

October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month and members of ZTA will lead it off with "Think Pink Week," with a series of events being held from noon to 2 p.m. on the Milo Bail Student Center (MBSC) Plaza.

"We are very passionate about our cause and want breast cancer to come to an end," Sarah Watkins, ZTA service chair, said. "We want to spread the word about the importance of early detection and how breast cancer has affected millions." Read more.

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Enrollment Management Forum Set for Oct. 9

UNO will hold an afternoon forum in early October to gather input and inform the campus community about the Strategic Enrollment process. The afternoon focuses on the future look of the metropolitan area and UNO in 2020. The discussions will also examine how the university can work to achieve the goal of 20,000 student enrollment and why achieving that goal is important.

The forum takes place on Tuesday, Oct. 9, in the Milo Bail Student Center Ballroom from to 1:30 to 5 p.m. The format is similar to UNO's Annual Strategic Planning event, with focused presentations followed by table discussions.  The event is free and open to all faculty, staff and students.  Chancellor John Christensen plans to speak at the event.

Organizers would like to anticipate how many people plan on attending.  Please email to R.S.V.P. Questions can also be directed to the same email or call Tim Kaldahl at 402.554.3502.

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NBDC Announces New Government Contracting Counselor in Lincoln

The Nebraska Business Development Center (NBDC), a department of the UNO College of Business Administration, has announced the appointment of Jason Bosquet as the new procurement technical assistance counselor for Lancaster, York, Seward and Saline counties.

Bousquet will fill the position left by Kate Carlin who left for a position with the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Bosquet will help companies and organizations qualify for, bid and win government contracts and grants. Read more.

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

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In the News

Adkins Talks Neb. Second District and 2012 Election

Political Science Chair Randy Adkins was featured in the Omaha World-Herald Tuesday, Sept. 25, about the role of Nebraska's second district in this year's election.

Gouttierre Talks Afghanistan, Iran

Dean of International Studies Thomas Gouttierre was quoted in the Omaha World-Herald Tuesday, Sept. 25, in response to a recent poll from the Herald that shows Nebraskans are tired of the Afghanistan war, but would support a strike against Iran if necessary.

Kilinc Op Ed in the World-Herald

Ramazan Kilinc, assistant professor of political science, wrote an editorial that was published in the Omaha World-Herald on Monday, Sept. 24. The editorial responded to discussions of extremism in the Middle East amid violence at U.S. Embassies and consulates.

Walker Addresses L.A. Sheriff Cover-ups

Samuel Walker, professor emeritus of criminology and criminal justice, was quoted in the Los Angeles Times this week in regards to an investigative panel that is looking into L.A. County jail abuse and a lack of oversight through watchdog groups.

Buker Comments on Move to Microsoft Office 365

Andrew Buker, director of technical services, was quoted on DailyFinance in a story about how Quest Software helped UNO move its faculty and staff email accounts over to Microsoft Office 365 from Lotus Notes.

Lin Talks Valmont, China

Shuanglin Lin, professor of economics, was quoted in the Omaha World-Herald Sunday, Sept. 23, about Valmont, a company that is native to Omaha, making inroads in China over the last two decades.

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Nominations Still Sought for September Student Leader of the Month

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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Bicycle Repair Workshop Next Week

UNO Bikes! will hold a Bicycle Repair Workshop on Tuesday, Oct. 2, from noon to 1 p.m. in the Criss Library garden (north side of building).

To get more information, click on here or go to this link.

Space is limited, register through the Criss Library Facebook page or call Linda Riviera at 402.554.2640.

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Fund for Undergraduate Scholarly Experiences Grants Available

The Office of Research and Creative Activity (ORCA) is pleased to announce the Fund for Undergraduate Scholarly Experiences (FUSE). 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. Faculty need not be tenured or tenure-track to participate as mentors. ORCA encourages students and faculty from all disciplines to participate in this exciting opportunity to promote student involvement in research and creative activity at UNO. The deadline is Thursday, Oct. 18.

For details and the request for proposals visit, Questions should be directed to

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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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