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UNO is a National Cyber Security Awareness Month champion. To commemorate, the Scott Conference Center, located on the UNO's Pacific Street Campus, will be the site for the ninth annual National Cyber Security Awareness Month on Monday, Oct. 1. continue ...

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Cast of Characters

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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Campus Forum Today with Barbara A. Holland, an Internationally Renowned Community Engagement Leader

UNO welcomes internationally renowned speaker, leader and expert, Barbara A. Holland to campus today, Oct. 3, for a campus forum to be held in the Milo Bail Student Center (MBSC).

Holland is well known in the academic community for her experience and knowledge in higher education, community engagement, service learning and organizational change. She has served as the editor of the Metropolitan Universities journal since 1997 and is co-editor of two refereed journals related to engagement. Read more.

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It's Milo Bail Day

Milo Bail Day in the UNO Bookstore starts at 10 a.m. today, Oct. 3, only! Get a pair of Maverick sweatpants for only $12 (plus tax, while supplies last, selected style only), enter our prize raffle and have a snack (while supplies last).

Questions? Contact Jodi Cramer

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Writing Center Workshop Series Today on Citing Sources in 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.

Workshops on the APA style are scheduled for:

- Today, Oct. 3, 10 to 11:30 a.m., in the Writing Center (150 ASH)

- Thursday, October 4, 3 to 4:30 p.m., in MBSC U monhon Room.

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

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

The UNO Department of Theatre presents William Shakespeare's sweeping tragedy, Titus Andronicus. Titus Andronicus is directed by D. Scott Glasser. Performances continue tonight, Oct. 3, and run through Saturday, Oct. 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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UNO to Hold DebateWatch 2012 Tonight for First Presidential Debate

The public can join students at UNO tonight, 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.

Tonight's event will take 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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Zeta Tau Alpha to Raise Money, Awareness for Breast Cancer Research Today

Members of the UNO chapter of the Zeta Tau Alpha (ZTA) sorority will be raising awareness and donations for breast cancer awareness and education this week on campus. October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month and members of ZTA will sponsor a series of events called "Think Pink Week." Read more.

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Writer's Workshop Series Returns This Evening

The UNO Writer's Workshop is once again hosting its Writer's Workshop Reading Series, featuring free public readings and discussions by nationally renowned authors.

Six authors will speak on campus at 7:30 Wednesdays throughout the fall semester starting September and running through November. This semester's authors include two professors, two poets, a screenwriter and essayist.

Tonight, Oct. 3, at 7:30 p.m. in the Strauss Performing Arts Center Recital Hall, James McBride, a New York Times Bestselling author and screenwriter, will read from his works. McBride's debut novel "Miracle at St. Anna" was turned into a major motion picture, which he adapted, and his memoir, "The Color of Water" is considered an American classic. Read more.

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Ghost Hunting is Focus of Oct. 12 Paranormal Summit at UNO

The UNO Paranormal Society will host the Second Annual Paranormal Summit on Friday, Oct. 12.

The summit runs from 6 to 10:30 p.m. in the Milo Bail Student Center (MBSC) Ballroom on the building's second floor.

At the event, attendees will hear from a variety of Omaha experts on ghostly and paranormal activity. Following a talk about each group's most interesting investigations, attendees will follow one team around the UNO campus for their own ghost hunt. Read more.

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Fall Writers' Retreat Is Oct. 15 & 16

During the fall break, the Writing Center will remain open for a two-day Writers' Retreat. Members of the UNO faculty and staff are invited to bring any work in progress – articles, proposals, reviews, reports – to the Writing Center for two days of quiet, productive work. The retreat will take place from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 15, and Tuesday, Oct. 16, in 150 Arts and Science Hall (ASH). 

"Writing can be lonely work," Writing Center Director Nora Bacon observes, "and when the sun is shining outside, or the telephone is ringing, or the email is accumulating, it's easy to get distracted.  The Fall Writers' Retreat will give writers an opportunity to shut out their other responsibilities for two days, to work in company with other writers, and to make substantial progress on a writing project."

The Writing Center will provide lunch – and, throughout the day, will provide coffee, encouragement, and feedback as requested. There is no cost to participants.

To register for the Fall Writers' Retreat, contact the Writing Center at 402.554.2946 or  For more information, contact Nora Bacon at 402.554.2946 or

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Mav Kids Halloween Party Set for Oct. 20

The annual Mav Kids Halloween Party is set for Saturday, Oct. 20, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Health, Physical Education and Recreation (HPER) Building. The event is hosted by UNO Campus Recreation and is free for everyone.

Activities include a haunted house, games, activities, candy, prizes and much more. Activities are aimed for children ages 12 and younger and parents are responsible for supervision of their children. There will also be a collection of canned food for the local shelves and towels and blankets for Town & Country Humane Society. 

For more information, contact Lisa Medina at 402.554.2859 or

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Oct. 22 Workshop to Offer Tips on Writing a Conference Proposal

Tips for Writing a Conference Proposal and Paper is a workshop planned just for graduate students. This workshop is set for Monday, Oct. 22, from 4 to 5:30 p.m. in College of Public Affairs and Community Service Commons. 

The presenters will be Dr. Nora Bacon, professor of English and director of the UNO Writing Center and Kathy Radosta, UNO Writing Center graduate consultant. 

A free pizza dinner will be served, so please register today at or by call the Center for Faculty Development at 402.554.2427.

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New York Times Faculty Stipends

The New York Times will fund a limited number of stipends for faculty who are interested in developing curriculum ideas in their courses using the papers in the Maverick Readership program and the on-line access available to UNO students through the Readership Program.

Members will also organize Times Talks events for students and faculty.This committee work is part of UNO"s Civic Participation initiative.

Interested faculty should contact Maria Knudtson at

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Registration Begins for Faculty International Scholarship Seminar Series

The Faculty International Scholarship Seminar Series is intended to support faculty wishing to add an international component to their research and creative activity. Full participation is limited to faculty without substantial previous international research/creative activity experience. Funding from the seminar series will support seminar materials and international travel.

To register, click on this link. The registration deadline is Monday, Nov. 19.

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In the News

Shatel’s OWH Column on Albert’s Decision to Stay at UNO

UNO Athletic Director Trev Alberts was among those mentioned in a recent Omaha World-Herald article by Tom Shatel. Alberts confirmed in the article he didn’t take the UNO job to move to Lincoln.

Prof. Beorn Interviewed for Mike Kelly Column

Omaha World-Herald's Mike Kelly interviewed UNO's Holocaust Chair Waitman Beorn for the newspaper's Tuesday, Oct. 2, edition. The article highlighted the path Beorn took to become UNO's first-ever Louis and Frances Blumkin Professor of Holocaust and Genocide Studies.

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UNO to Host Fall Volunteer Fair Oct. 11

UNO is hosting a volunteer fair on Thursday, Oct. 11, to provide students, faculty, staff and community members a chance to engage with area non-profits and philanthropic organizations.

The UNO Fall Volunteer Fair runs from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Oct. 11 in the Milo Bail Student Center (MBSC) Nebraska Room, on the second floor.

The fair is sponsored by UNO's College of Public Affairs and Community Service (CPACS) and Student-Community Leadership and Service (SCLS) office. Those attending the fair will have a chance to meet and learn about local area philanthropies, non-profits and charity organizations in addition to exploring the different ways people can volunteer in their communities. Read more.

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HR Presents New Site for Faculty and Staff to Update Beneficiaries

Make sure that in case of a tragic event that your money is paid out according to your current wishes. Human Resources has a new website ( where faculty and staff can update their beneficiaries for their Life Insurance, Retirement Plans, Dependent Life Insurance and AD&D Travel Liability. Links to forms and websites make it easy for faculty and staff to update your beneficiaries in order to ensure your wishes are clear should anything happen.

The site also includes information to help you understand some of the unique features of beneficiary designations. 

For more information, contact Tim Rochford at 402.554.2465.

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UNO's Information Security Office reminds you to STOP. THINK. CONNECT.

Cybersecurity begins with STOP. THINK. CONNECT. These three simple words help remind us how to stay safer and more secure online. Learn more at

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