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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 ...



Classical 90.7 KVNO Fall 2012 Membership Drive Continues into Second Week

Classical 90.7 KVNO Fall 2012 Membership Drive will continue through Thursday, Oct. 11. As the only all-classical music station in the state, KVNO raises more than 50 percent of its annual operating revenue through community financial contributions.

"We are doing well so far. It's a lot of work, but it's also a lot of fun," said Ben Rasmussen, KVNO music director and membership drive co-team leader, along with Patti Aroneseno. "We are looking forward to hearing from students, faculty and staff over the next four days."

Omaha's premier public radio station, Classical 90.7 KVNO, has served and enriched the local, national and world community through unique arts programming that enlightens, entertains and informs for 40 years now. The station provides invaluable educational opportunities for UNO students through training and employment in a professional environment. KVNO staff remains committed to involving an increasing number of listeners, to advancing the excellence and growth of the arts, to maximizing the value of the station's services through communication technologies, and to assuming a national leadership role in public broadcasting.

Donations to support this valuable public service can be made by calling 402.554.5866 or online at Payroll Deduction options are available for university employees.

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Flu Shot Clinic Continues Today

Health Services encourages students, faculty and staff to get vaccinated against influenza. To help, Health Services will offer several flu shot clinics across campus this week. No appointment is necessary.

Remaining schedule:

Today, Oct. 8
- Milo Bail Student Center (near south entrance
10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

- Maverick Village (game room)
2:30 to 4 p.m.

Wednesday, Oct. 10
- University of Nebraska Peter Kiewit Institute (100A)
10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

- Mammel Hall (main floor atrium)
1 to 3 p.m.

Friday, Oct. 12
- College of Public Affairs and Community Service (132D)
11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Those visiting the clinics are reminded to wear clothing appropriate for a shot in the arm.

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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Alpha Kappa Delta to Host Speaker Tonight on 'What Kind of America Do You Want?'

The Alpha of Nebraska Chapter of Alpha Kappa Delta (International Sociology Honor Society) will host a public, campus-wide lecture tonight, Oct. 8, at 101 College of Public Affairs and Community Service (CPACS) from 6 to 8 p.m. Lawrence Diggs, author, public speaker and Nebraska Humanities Scholar, will speak on "What kind of America Do You Want?"

"The lecture is expected to be dynamic and thought provoking, and both faculty and students will be well provoked by him," said A. Olu Oyinlade, Alpha Kappa Delta advisor and professor of sociology.

His lecture will touch upon many issues about race relations, gender relations, school prayer and the American government.

Questions? Contact Oyinlade at 402.554.2626.

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Mavericks Open Season Tonight at CenturyLink Center at 7:07 p.m.


The Mavericks' first week of the 2012-13 season is a busy one. They'll begin by hosting an exhibition game against Lethbridge tonight, Oct. 8, at 7:07 p.m. Then for the second time in school history, they'll take part in the Icebreaker, Division I college hockey's traditional season opening tournament on Friday and Saturday, Oct. 12-13 in Kansas City, Mo. The Mavs will play Army on Oct. 12, at 9 p.m. CT and then play either Maine or Notre Dame the following day. Read more.

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UNO Annual Campus Security and Fire Safety Report

In accordance with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act of 1990, 20 U.S.C. Sec 1092, the University of Nebraska provides information relating to crime statistics and policies concerning campus security to current students, faculty and staff. The law requires colleges and universities to publish and distribute, through publications, mailings or Internet or Intranet websites, an annual report. The report must be distributed in October each year.

This is to notify all UNO students, faculty and staff that the most current Annual Report is now available online. The information can be viewed by going to the Campus Security homepage at, and then follow the link titled "Campus Security and Fire Safety Report."

In addition, Campus Security posts "Security Safety Alerts," and other security and personal safety-related information on this site. Employees and students are encouraged to review the information on a routine basis and contact Campus Security with any questions or concerns.

Faculty, staff and students are also encouraged to review personal safety videos and join UNO's emergency notification service via the UNO Emergency Site at

Other noteworthy UNO Emergency Site links:


This video provides critical guidance on how to recognize and survive an active shooter incident on campus.


This video offers tips on how to recognize and prevent violence in the workplace.


"e2 Campus" is a voluntary emergency notification service that is used by UNO to notify students, faculty and staff in the event of life threatening or critical events on campus. It sends text messages to cell phones or e-mail to those who register. For details, visit the "Sign Up For Emergency Alerts" link on the UNO Emergency Site (


Use U-Tip to report suspicious activities or individuals on campus, such as theft or vandalism. Communication is anonymous. The message will be sent directly to Campus Security and appropriate action will be taken immediately. All other emergency calls should be made to Campus Security at 402.554.2911 or Omaha Police and Fire at 911, so more information can be gathered from the caller. To use the system simply enter 79516 in the address box. In the text message type UNO911 (your message here).

Please contact Campus Security at 402.554.2648 if you have any questions.

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Feedback Sought for Faculty/Staff Training on Military and Veteran Students

The Military and Veteran University Services Office (MaV USO) is developing a professional development training program for UNO faculty and staff to increase awareness, understanding, and support of our military and veteran students on campus. The training program is planned to begin in Spring 2013 with more details to come.

For now, we would like input from faculty and staff on the interest and types of topics you would like to see included in this training. Please help us by taking a short survey at The anonymous survey should take less than five minutes to complete and will be available through Monday, Oct. 22. For more information, contact MaV USO at or 402.554.2349.

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Paul Landow to Present Oct. 11 Lecture on 'The Election Process and Campaign Politics'

The Honors Program Student Advisory Board announces an election speaker for Thursday, Oct. 11, at 5 p.m. in the Maverick Village Clubhouse. Dr. Paul Landow, a faculty member in the Department of Political Science, will provide information on "The Election Process and Campaign Politics."

Honors students may earn 0.3 hours Honors credit for attendance. Make it a doubles night by attending the Rabbi Sidney H. Brooks Lecture immediately following in the Thompson Alumni Center at 7 p.m.

For more information, contact Christine McIvor at 402.554.2696.

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Midnight Mojo to Host Free Halloween Event Oct. 26

Maverick Productions will host Midnight Mojo's Boo Bash on Friday, Oct. 26, from 9 p.m. to midnight in the College of Public Affairs and Community Service (CPACS) Commons. All UNO students are welcome to attend.

The event will include two Halloween-themed movie showings: "Young Frankenstein" at 9 p.m. and "Shaun of the Dead" at 10:30 p.m. Maverick Productions will be providing free food and pumpkin carving stations at the event. Read more.

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In the News

Bartle Quoted in Story on Federal Budget

John Bartle, acting Dean of the College of Public Affairs and Community Service, was quoted in the Omaha World-Herald on Friday, Oct. 5, which was picked up by the Council Bluffs Daily Nonpareil, about the federal budget. Bartle and CPACS hosted budget expert Rudolph Penner, a former director of the Congressional Budget Office.

Student Government Featured on KPTM

Members of UNO's Student Government were featured on KPTM Thursday, Oct. 4, to discuss a safety walk they had organized for students and administration.

Petrow Talks Heineman Approval Ratings

Greg Petrow, associate professor of political science, was quoted by the Omaha World-Herald on Friday, Oct. 5, about a recent poll that shows Gov. Dave Heineman with a 74 percent approval rating. Petrow explains that the poll numbers indicate people are supporting Heineman based on the state's economic successes over the last year.

Ewing Event Previewed in NonPareil

Wanda Ewing, assistant professor of art and art history, was mentioned in the Council Bluffs Daily NonPareil, which previewed a presentation she will be making at Joslyn Art Museum in December of this year.

Benjamin Mentioned on Drought Mitigation Site

Jess Benjamin, instructor of ceramics, is currently featured on the National Drought Mitigation website. Benjamin's work focuses on water usage in the Great Plains area; a regional concern that is related to the phenomenon of global drought.

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Enrollment Management Forum Set for Oct. 9

UNO will hold an afternoon forum this week 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 this 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. 

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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Alpha Kappa Delta Ceremony Oct. 9

Qualified sociology students will be inducted into the international sociology honor society, the Alpha Kappa Delta, Alpha of Nebraska Chapter, this Tuesday, Oct. 9, in the Milo Bail Student Center U mon hon 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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University Housing and UNO Athletics Team Up for Oct. 11 Campus Blood Drive

It's here! University Housing and UNO Athletics are teaming up to have the biggest campus blood drive ever this week.

"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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Webinar on 'Decreasing the Dropout Rate' Oct. 11

The webinar "Decreasing the Dropout Rate: Strategies to Improve At-Risk Student Persistence" will be broadcast this Thursday, Oct. 11, from 1 to 2:30 p.m. in the Milo Bail Student Center Gallery Room. Sponsored by Academic and Student Affairs, anyone interested is invited to attend.

The webinar will explore a model that will help campus stakeholders coordinate and establish expanded campus-wide student support intervention systems, as well as how to use and share data for continuous program maintenance, improvement and growth. The presenters will also address tips to overcome barriers to intervention and how to gain consensus and support for expanded student assistance services.

Questions? Contact Rita Henry at 402.554.2779.

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Christian Anti-Semitism Focus of 2012-13 Brooks Lecture

A visiting professor of religious studies will speak on the topic of Christian anti-Semitism at the 2012-13 Rabbi Sidney H. Brooks Lecture Thursday, Oct. 11, from 7 to 8:30 p.m.

The lecture, titled "Jesus and Money-Changers: Undermining the Origins of Christian Anti-Semitism" will be given by Curtis Hutt, who is also special programs coordinator for the Schwalb Center for Israel and Jewish Studies, which are co-sponsoring the event.

UNO's Thompson Alumni Center is hosting the event. Read more.

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Volunteers Still Sought for Three Days of Service

UNO is once again organizing the annual Three Days of Service event over UNO's fall break, Oct. 13, 15, and 16, through its Student-Community Leadership and Service (SLCS) office.

During Three Days of Service, volunteers comprised of UNO students, staff and faculty, as well as high school students and community volunteers, are partnered with non-profit organizations to assist with service projects in the Omaha, Council Bluffs and Lincoln areas.

A few of the organizations UNO is partnering with this year include Habitat Omaha, Habitat Council Bluffs, Youth Emergency Services, Open Door Mission, Stephen Center, MICAH House, the Bemis Center and People's City Mission. Through the various service day partnerships, volunteers are able to grow in their understanding of the challenges faced by those within the community, meet new people, learn new skills and gain awareness of how they can give back to the community. Read more.

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Walk-to-Wellness Under Way on Campus

Faculty, staff and students can still join the Mav-Rec Wellness for "Walk-to-Wellness." The fall walking program runs through Friday, Dec. 7.

"If you can't make the official walk times, you can still get your teams together and go when it is convenient for people in your department," said David Daniels assistant director of fitness/wellness and instructional programs.

"Individuals can join at any time during the semester."

Walkers will depart from various starting sites on campus. Click on this link for a walking group schedules. All walks are weather permitting.

Want to lead a walking group? Contact Daniels at 402.554.2008.

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UNMC/UNO Institutional Review Board Overview Oct. 17

An overview session will be presented by the UNMC/UNO Institutional Review Board (IRB) for UNO faculty, staff, and students on Wednesday Oct. 17, from 11:30 a.m. until 1 p.m. in the Milo Bail Student Center Dodge Room A. 

This presentation will include a quick history of human subject research, an introduction to the UNMC/UNO IRB including the role of the IRB, the different types of review and approval criteria, as well as an overview of the electronic IRB submission system.

While this presentation is open to the UNO community, it will be of particular importance to non-tenured, tenure-track faculty who plan to use human subject derived data in their upcoming research activities. 

Questions may be directed to the Office of Research and Creative Activity at 402.554.2286 or

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

Keep your list of online passwords stored in a safe, secure place away from your computer. Learn more about online safety at

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