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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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Retirement Reception This Afternoon for Bob Harris

UNO's Human Resources invites 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.

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

For more information, contact Chris Flott at 402.554.2381 or

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Tech Talk Brown Bag Today on 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 today, 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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Fund for Undergraduate Scholarly Experiences 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 today'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 while supplies last. For more information, visit

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The Rock to Host Capture the Flag Event on Campus Tonight

The Rock, a faith-based student organization at UNO, will be hosting a special Capture the Flag event tonight, Sept. 28.

Members of The Rock will join other UNO students in the Pep Bowl, located between Caniglia Field and the Eppley Administration Building on UNO's Dodge Street Campus, at 7 p.m., to play a game of capture the flag. The game will stretch from the Pep Bowl to the Durham Science Center, also on the Dodge Street Campus. Read more.

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UNO Theatre Production of 'Titus Andronicus' Continues on Stage Tonight, Tomorrow

The UNO Department of Theatre presents William Shakespeare's sweeping tragedy, Titus Andronicus. Titus Andronicus is directed by D. Scott Glasser. Performances start tonight, Sept. 28, and run through Saturday, Sept. 29, and continue Oct. 3-6 in the UNO Theatre, located in the Weber Fine Arts Building. The house opens at 7 p.m. with a 7:30 p.m. curtain for all performances.

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 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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IS to Implement Lync Instant Messenger for Faculty and Staff

On Monday, Oct. 1, Information Services (IS) will implement Microsoft Lync Instant Messenger for faculty and staff. Lync integrates with Office 365 email and Microsoft Office, and can be accessed via a web client or mobile device such as an iPhone, iPad or Android tablet.

Lync cannot be used to instant message with students. However, as other University of Nebraska campuses implement Lync, it will be possible to instant message with faculty and staff from those campuses.

College technicians will install the Lync client on campus PC's. Visit the Lync support page at to access instructions for installing Lync on your home PC or mobile device.

For more information, attend a brown bag session. No registration required.

- Today, Sept. 28: Noon to 1 p.m., Milo Bail Student Center (MBSC) Dodge Room A

- Tuesday, Oct. 2: Noon to 1 p.m., MBSC Council Room

- Friday, Oct. 5:  Noon to 1 p.m., 120 Mammel Hall 

If you have additional questions, call or email the Information Services Helpdesk at 402.554.4357 or

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Governor's Lecture to be Simulcast Free at UNO Oct. 2

The Nebraska Humanities Council will work with seven sites (including UNO) across the state to simulcast the Governor's Lecture in the Humanities on Tuesday, Oct. 2, at 7:30 p.m. Robert Putnam, Malkin Professor of Public Policy at Harvard University, will speak on "American Grace: How Religion Divides and Unites Us," drawing on his 2010 book of the same title that examines the impact of religion on American life and politics.

The lecture, first in the 2012-13 E.N. Thompson Forum on World Issues series addressing religion, rights and politics, is presented by the Nebraska Humanities Council and co-sponsored by the E.N. Thompson Forum and the University of Nebraska. It will be held at the Lied Center for Performing Arts in Lincoln.

To allow a greater number of Nebraskans to benefit from this speaker, the lecture will be simulcast and followed by community conversations at several locations. At UNO, the 7 p.m. simulcast will be held in 132 College of Public Affairs and Community Service. Students and community members are invited to view the lecture and discuss its implications. The lecture and simulcasts are free and open to the public. Free tickets are required only for the Lied Center in Lincoln and guarantee a reserved seat there.  

A reception and dinner to benefit the statewide programs of the Nebraska Humanities Council will be held at the Embassy Suites in Lincoln at 5 p.m. Oct. 2. Tickets for the reception and dinner ($125 or $200 at the patron level) can be purchased at

More information about the E.N. Thompson Forum on World Issues is available at For more information about the benefit or the simulcasts, contact the Nebraska Humanities Council at 402.474.2131 or

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UNO to Hold DebateWatch 2012 for First Presidential Debate

The public can join students at UNO on Wednesday, Oct. 3, to watch President Barack Obama and Gov. Mitt Romney square off during the first presidential debate.

The UNO School of Communication and the Office of Academic and Student Affairs sponsor the free, non-partisan event, called DebateWatch. DebateWatch, a voter education program of the Commission on Presidential Debates (CPD), brings the public together to watch and discuss the televised debates.

The event takes place in the College of Public Affairs and Community Service (CPACS) 101 Lecture Hall. Viewing of the debate will last 90 minutes, beginning at 8 p.m. with pizza and refreshments being served, while supplies last, starting at 7:30 p.m. Read more.

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Criss Library Offers Web of Science and EndNote Training

Are you interested in discovering who is citing your work, or the work of others, or learning better ways to effectively manage your reference with a simple accessible tool?

Learn how to use the Web of Science to utilize your research time more efficiently.

*Tuesday, Oct. 16
10 to 11 a.m.
232 Criss Library

Learn how to use EndNote Web to manage your references more effectively and save time in your writing process.

*Tuesday, Oct. 16
11 a.m. to noon
232 Criss Library

The instructor will be Amy Braden, a customer education product specialist in science and scholarly research at Thomson Reuters.

R.S.V.P. is not required, but encouraged.  Please email

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UNO Ambassadors Available for Campus Activities

Do you need help with a university event? The UNO Ambassadors are ready and willing to represent the university.

Twelve UNO Ambassadors are available during the fall and spring semesters to assist at campus functions hosted by the chancellor and other UNO dignitaries and organizations. Members of this select group wear UNO blazers or polos and act as official hosts and hostesses at a variety of events, interacting with guests to enhance a positive image of the university. All ambassadors maintain full-time student status, but the group strives to honor as many requests as possible.

For more information or to obtain a request form, contact Liz Zaruba (402.554.3531 or Requests should be made a minimum of two weeks prior to an event.

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Division of Continuing Studies Open House Set for Oct. 4

Mark your calendars! The Division of Continuing Studies (DCS) will host an Open House on Thursday, Oct. 4. The event will be held from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and also from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. in 207 College of Public Affairs and Community Service. This will be an opportunity for anyone wishing to stop in and learn more about the Bachelor of General Studies degree.

DCS will also provide information and answer questions about various topics, including Blackboard, mavlink and academic advising. Jim Shaw from the UNO Criss Library will also be on hand to answer questions about using the libraries resources. Free food will be available.

Please contact Karen Kempkes at 402.554.4921 for further information.

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