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UNO Leads Charge for National Cyber Security Awareness Month in Omaha

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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Flag Lowering

The UNO flag will be lowered to half-staff today, Oct. 4, in honor of UNO retiree Clarke Mullen. He passed away Sept. 27 at age 80. Mullen, an associate professor, worked for the Department of Music for more than 30 years prior to his retirement in 1993.

Roger Foltz, a coordinator of UNO's Graduate Music Program and colleague of Dr. Mullen, remembers his many contributions to UNO. "For decades, Clarke Mullen was at the very foundation of the musical spirit of Omaha and the surrounding area. He will be sorely missed by those many people whose lives he touched." Read more.

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UNO to Host Dual International Conferences Starting Today

Two conferences that focus on international issues will convene at UNO today, Oct. 4, to Saturday, Oct. 6, at the Milo Bail Student Center (MBSC).

Today marks the start of the 35th Annual Global Studies Conference. This year's conference will feature panels on the theme of water and global food security. Other topics will include Afghanistan, Africa, the Middle East, nation building, democratization, health care and literature.

Concurrently, the 37th Annual European Studies Conference will address multifaceted perspectives on the past, present and future of the European continent. Areas discussed will include art, history, languages and literature, philosophy, music, religion and film. Read more.

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Division of Continuing Studies Open House Is Today

The Division of Continuing Studies (DCS) will host an Open House today, Oct. 4. The event will be held from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 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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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, Oct. 4, through Thursday, Oct. 11.

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

Today, 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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Federal Budget Expert to Speak at UNO Alumni Center Today

The UNO College of Public Affairs and Community Service (CPACS) will co-sponsor a noon luncheon with the Great Plains Government Finance Officers Association today, 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. Read more.

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UNO Student Government to Host Safety Walk Today

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

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Screening of 'The People's Crisis' Today in Eppley Auditorium

Today, Oct. 4, UNO will be the site for the premiere of "The People's Crisis," a documentary about the real crisis in North Korea. The film will highlight the suffering and stories of the North Korean people.

College students who worked with the non-profit organization (Liberty in North Korea-LiNK) who produced the documentary will facilitate a presentation and discussion. Free pizza will be provided starting at 4:15 p.m. Click on this link for more information about the event.

Student Organizations and Leadership Programs, LiNK and International Student Services sponsor the premiere.

Questions? Contact Helen Kang at 402.554.2711 or

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The Moving Company to be Featured Artists at Oct. 5 Omaha First Friday WRAP Party

The UNO College of Education's The Moving Company will perform this Friday, Oct. 5, in Downtown Omaha. The troupe will perform at Omaha First Friday WRAP Party presented by Nebraskans for the Arts and House of Loom, 1012 South 10th St.

The party will run from 9 p.m. to 2 a.m. There is no cover to attend.

The night's activities are highlighted below:

- Live interactive performances and movement by COE's The Moving Company (10 to 11:30 p.m.),

- DJ Music selections by Kethro,

- A chance to support Nebraskans for the Arts' "Student Spotlight" program (suggested donation is just $10).

For more information, contact Marjorie M. Maas at or 402.595.2125.

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Students Sought for CBA's Spring Break Study Abroad in Brussels

Study abroad in Europe next semester and join College of Business (CBA) in Brussels Study Abroad program. Students do not need to be business students to participate. 

Participants will:

- Be a part of history by attending important European Parliament sessions,

- Learn about European/American political and economic relations at the U.S. Embassy, and

- Experience globalization and diversity while exploring the cosmopolitan and multicultural city of Brussels.

Applications are due by Wednesday, Nov. 21. Travel dates: Spring Break, March 13-24, 2013. Click on this link for more information.

Questions? Contact Rebecca Morris at 402.554.3542 or

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Alpha Kappa Delta Induction Ceremony Set for Oct. 9

Qualified sociology students will be inducted into the international sociology honor society, the Alpha Kappa Delta, Alpha of Nebraska Chapter, on Tuesday, Oct. 9, in the Milo Bail Student Center U monhon Room from 5 to 6:15 p.m. All sociology students and the campus community are invited to attend this annual event.

For more information, contact Professor A. Olu Oyinlade at

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Human Resources & TIAA-CREF to Offer Oct. 31 Financial Essentials Workshop

Human Resources is offering a new Financial Essentials Workshop courtesy of TIAA-CREF on "She's Got It: A Woman's Guide to Saving and Investing" this month. Reservations are required. The workshop will be held on Wednesday, Oct. 31, from 8:30 to 10 a.m. in the Milo Bail Student Center Dodge Room.

The workshop will be interactive. Everyone is welcome to attend.

Participants will learn:

- Core concepts that guide all investing,

- Find ways to take on life challenges without damaging future financial well-being,

- Discover more about themselves through a Financial Personality Type Quiz and break down what their real goals are, and

- How to reach them via small-group activities.

Refreshments will be provided. 

To attend, you must R.S.V.P. by calling 1.800.732.8353, Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., or register online at

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Thompson Center Available for Holiday Party Rental

Having a holiday party? The Thompson Center is decorated beautifully during the holidays, making it a great place to host your celebration. And here's an early gift — host your party at the Thompson Center and it will waive room rental — even for non-university events.

The Thompson Center accommodate groups of all size and its exclusive caterer, Brandeis Catering, was named Omaha's best caterer for a seventh consecutive year by B2B Omaha Magazine.

Contact Christine Morrice at 402.554.3368 or email to book your holiday party.

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In the News

Bloom Featured in Story on AcroYoga

Brett Bloom, an adjunct instructor in the School of Health, Physical Education and Recreation, was quoted in an Omaha World-Herald story on Sunday, Sept. 30, about an increasingly popular yoga technique that pairs acrobatics and yoga.

Adkins Talks Politics, Budget

Randy Adkins, chair of the Department of Political Science, was quoted by the Omaha World-Herald on Sunday, Sept. 30, about how Nebraskans feel about how taxes and federal budget affects their view on this year's election.

Gouttierre on The Jason Lewis Show

Tom Gouttierre, dean of International Studies and Programs, was featured on The Jason Lewis Show, a nationally-synicated political talk show, on Monday, Oct. 1. Gouttierre talked about the recent unrest in the Middle East.

Hawkins, Adidam Talk Expectations of Huskers, Pelini

Dan Hawkins, assistant professor of sociology, and Phani Tej Adidam, professor of marketing and management, talked to the Omaha World-Herald about fans' expectations of the Huskers and head coach Bo Pelini after the first month of the 2012-2013 football season.

Strasser, Service Learning Academy Work with Blackburn HS Students to Train Dogs

Rosemary Strasser, associate professor of psychology, was interviewed by KETV for a service-learning project that pairs UNO psychology students with high school students from Blackburn. The project is sponsored by the UNO Service Learning Academy's P-16 Initiative.

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

When in doubt, throw it out! Don't open links in email, tweets, posts, and online advertising unless from a trusted source. Learn more at

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