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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.

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Annual United Way Jewelry Sale Is Today

UNO's annual United Way Jewelry sale will be held today, Sept. 27, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Milo Bail Student Center (MBSC) Chancellor's Room and the official campaign 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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Flu Shot Open House Today in HPER

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 today, 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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Chancellor's Commission on Status of Women 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. 27, through Thursday, Oct. 11.

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

Today, 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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Colloquium Tonight on 'Casino Women: Courage in Unexpected Places'

Susan Chandler, associate professor at the University of Nevada Reno School of Social Work, will present a one-hour colloquium on her book, Casino Women: Courage in Unexpected Places. The colloquium is today, Sept. 26, from 5 to 6 p.m. in 132 College of Public Affairs and Community Service (CPACS).

Dr. Chandler will talk about her extensive interviews with maids, cocktail waitresses, cooks, laundry workers and pit bosses. She will detail a world of enormous profitability dependent on the labor of women assigned to stereotypical female occupations—making beds and serving food on the one hand and providing sexual allure on the other. Casino Women will be awarded the 2012 Oral History Association Book Award in October.

Dr. Chandler's colloquium is sponsored by the UNO Grace Abbott School of Social Work.

For more information, contact Christiana Bratiotis at 402.554.2921.

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UNO Student Government to Host Safety Walk Oct. 4

The UNO Student Government will be conducting its first Campus Safety Walk on Thursday, Oct. 4, beginning at 4:30 p.m.

During the walk, members of Student Government, UNO administration, faculty and students will be searching the campus to distinguish areas that are unsafe. These items include, but aren't limited to, loose gravel, poor lighting and handicap accessibility. Crime prevention will also be a focus during the campus walk. Read more.

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Federal Budget Expert to Speak at UNO Alumni Center Oct. 9

The UNO College of Public Affairs and Community Service (CPACS) will co-sponsor a luncheon with the Great Plains Government Finance Officers Association on Thursday, Oct. 4, that will feature Rudolph Penner, a nationally-known expert on the federal budget.

Penner is a Fellow at the Urban Institute and holds the Arjay and Frances Miller Chair in Public Policy. Previously, he served as director of the Congressional Budget Office from 1983 to 1987. He has also been a resident scholar at the American Enterprise Institute and managing director of the Barents Group, a KMPG company. Previous posts in government include assistant director for economic policy at the Office of Management and Budget, deputy assistant secretary for economic affairs at the Department of Housing and Urban Development, and senior staff economist at the Council of Economic Advisors. Before 1975, Penner was a professor of economics at the University of Rochester. Read more.

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University Housing and UNO Athletics Team Up for Oct. 11 Campus Blood Drive

Mark your calendars. University Housing and UNO Athletics are teaming up to have the biggest campus blood drive ever.

"Our goal is to collect 75 units - please help us save lives," said Pam Schwarting, director of community relations for UNO Athletics.

Blood drives will be held on the American Red Cross Bus at two locations:

Sapp Fieldhouse and at University Village

Date:  Thursday, Oct. 11

Time:  11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

To schedule your appointment click here or call 1.800.RED.CROSS

Please bring photo ID or American Red Cross donor card. Be sure to drink plenty of water and eat something before you donate.

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In the News

Landow, Assist. Prof. of Political Science Quoted by New York Times

Assistant Professor of Political Science Paul Landow was quoted along with Jon Hibbing, professor of political science at UNL, about the chances of Nebraska's second congressional district, and single electoral vote, going to Barack Obama in this year's election. Obama received the district's electoral vote in 2008, the first time a Democrat had received a vote from Nebraska in several decades.

Jones Quoted in Omaha Star about New Book

Janette Jones, clerical assistant III in Undergraduate Admissions, was quoted in last week's edition of Omaha Star about her first Christian fiction book entitled, Cloudy Witness: Blessedly Assured. The book is based off of two stage productions, "Sistah- Girl" and "Brotha-Man," written by Jones. A book launch for her newly penned book will be held in Omaha on Saturday, Oct. 6.

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STEM Engagement Link Set for Tomorrow

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 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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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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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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