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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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October 11, 1974: Sly and the Family Stone Perform

Information (UNO Alumni Association) ⁄ Photo (UNO Gateway)

On this day in UNO history, Sly and the Family Stone performed at the Civic Auditorium as part of UNO's homecoming celebration. The band, which had risen to fame after its performance at Woodstock in 1969, was not well received by the student crowd.



UNO to Host Fall Volunteer Fair Today

UNO is hosting a volunteer fair today, 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. 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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Campus Community to Show Support by Rounding Up for United Way

"Round Up" to help the United Way! Only a couple days remain, today through Friday, Oct. 11-12. Round up your purchase in the Milo Bail Student Center Food Court, the Mav-Rec Café or the Library Café, and the difference will go to the United Way of the Midlands. Pay using cash, credit or your MavCard.

Questions? Contact Jodi Cramer

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Chancellor's Commission on the Status of Women Voter Registration Today in Mammel

The Chancellor's Commission on Status of Women (CCSW), in conjunction with the Douglas County Election Commission, announces a voter registration event today, Oct. 11. A voter registration table will be set up from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in Mammel Hall atrium.

Questions? Email Beth Down at

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Webinar on 'Decreasing the Dropout Rate' Today

The webinar "Decreasing the Dropout Rate: Strategies to Improve At-Risk Student Persistence" will be broadcast today, 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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Paul Landow to Present Lecture Today on 'The Election Process and Campaign Politics'

The Honors Program Student Advisory Board will host an election speaker today, Oct. 11, at 5 p.m. in the Maverick Village Clubhouse. 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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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 tonight, Oct. 11, from 7 to 8:30 p.m.

Tonight's 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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UNO Afghan Collection Receives Historical Photos

The UNO Criss Library has received 13 high-quality photographs that illustrate the later years of the Soviet war in Afghanistan. The photos will be added to the already 20,000-plus-item Arthur Paul Afghanistan Collection of books, documents and other historical artifacts.

Taken and donated by freelance journalist Bruce Richardson, the photos depict the Soviet war in Afghanistan, which spanned the 1980s and devastated Afghanistan's infrastructure and population, sending millions to refugee camps in Pakistan. Read more.

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UNO Ready to 'Let the Games Begin!' at Homecoming 2012

Basketball, hockey and board games are the focus of the UNO Homecoming 2012 week, which has a theme of "Let the Games Begin!"

UNO's Homecoming Week, sponsored by Maverick Productions, begins Sunday, Nov. 4, and runs through Saturday, Nov. 10. Maverick Athletics is encouraging fans to wear their school colors at each of the games that week.

Red is the preferred color as Omaha men's basketball begins a new era at the new Ralston Arena, 72nd and Q Streets. The team will compete against Northern Illinois on Friday, Nov. 9, at 7 p.m. with a pre-game tailgate starting at 5:30 p.m. sponsored by the UNO Alumni Association. Read more.

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Wellness Classes Postponed for Fall Break

Due to Fall Break, Group Ex. Classes, F.A.S.T. or 12-weeks to a Fitter You will not meet on Monday and Tuesday, Oct. 15-16. Classes will start up again Wednesday, Nov. 17. For details, visit

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Free Fall Nutrition Seminar Oct. 18

Explore the health claims surrounding the use of coconut products in your diet at a Fall Nutrition Seminar on Thursday, Oct. 18.

This session, presented by dietitian Julie Denker, will provide information on the latest scientific research surrounding coconut products including: coconut milk, coconut water and other forms of coconut available on the market. The free seminar will be held from noon to 12:45 p.m. in 138 Health, Physical Education and Recreation Building.

Questions? Contact Dave Daniels at 402.554.2008.

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Save the Date: 2013 Annual Student Research and Creative Activity Fair

UNO's 5th annual Student Research and Creative Activity Fair will take place on Friday, March 8, 2013. Save the date!

Students from all disciplines and at all levels--undergraduate through doctoral--are encouraged to participate. 

Watch eNotes and the ORCA website for more details

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In the News

Sample Discusses Sandusky on CNN Radio

Lisa Sample, masters program coordinator for the School of Criminology and Criminal Justice, was interviewed by CNN Radio on Tuesday, Oct. 9. Sample provided a response to the sentencing of former Penn State defensive coordinator Jerry Sandusky earlier that day.

Center for Afghan Studies Mentioned in Omaha World-Herald

UNO's Center for Afghan Studies was mentioned in the Wednesday, Oct. 10, issue of the Omaha World-Herald in a story about the ongoing war on terror, particularly in Afghanistan. The story mentioned how the Afghan Studies program trains civilian advisers for military unites on Afghan culture, history and religion. 

Biomechanics Research Mentioned in Imperial Republican

UNO and the work done by the Nebraska Biomechanics Core Facility, along with other local partners, was mentioned in the Imperial Republican on Thursday, Oct. 4. A local hospital is teaming with UNO, UNMC, and others to help aid in research with the goal of preventing patient falling risks.

Reed Quoted in Midlands Business Journal

Charley Reed, media relations coordinator, was quoted in the Midlands Business Journal on Friday, Oct. 5, on the topic of opportunities for women in Metro-area universities.

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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 references 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

Instructor will be Amy Braden, MSLIS, Customer Education Product Specialist, Science and Scholarly Research, Thomson Reuters.

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

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Nominations Sought for Emerging Leaders

Nominations are being sought for the 2013 Emerging Leaders Class. Faculty, staff and organizations advisors are encouraged to nominate freshmen and sophomores for the program. Students will remain in the program until they graduate from UNO. Please check with the students and let them know you are nominating them.

Students must:

- Have at least a 2.5 GPA (freshmen will be checked prior to the first class in January)

- Be freshman or sophomore standing

- Want to acquire a broader skill set

- Be available Wednesdays from noon to 1 p.m. during the Spring 2013 semester

- Write an essay about why they want to be an Emerging Leader. Essays are due in the Student Organization and Leadership Program (SOLP) office Friday, Nov. 2, by 5 p.m. For any questions, contact Barb Treadway-Janousek at 402.554.2711 or email

For special needs or questions, call 402.554.2711 or 402.554.3799 (TTY)

Emerging Leaders is a program that aids in personal development, social awareness, building foundations for the future and fostering interpersonal growth. If you know a student who wants to further their skills and connect with resources in order to further develop as a leader on campus and in the community, please nominate them.

Nomination Link:

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Registration Continues 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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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.

Would you know what to do if you became a cybercrime victim? Find out at

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