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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 ...



Flag Lowering

Gov. Dave Heineman reminds Nebraskans to fly U.S. and Nebraska flags at half-staff today, Oct. 16, in honor of former U.S. Senator Arlen Specter of Pennsylvania. Read more.

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Dean Blais Radio Show Coming To Mojo

Nelligan Sports Marketing announced that Mojo Smokehouse and Ales in Aksarben Village will serve as the new home to "The Dean Blais Show", a weekly radio show featuring the head coach and Maverick hockey players.

The show will make its 2012-13 season debut tonight, Oct. 16, from 6 to 7 p.m. on 1180 The Zone 2 and online at  Maverick fans are always invited to attend. Read more.

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This Week In Maverick Athletics


This Week In Maverick Athletics is a listing of the latest sports information. For a complete weekly update of UNO's in-season teams, click on this link

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Villa-Vicencio Lecture to be Simulcast at UNO Oct. 17

Charles Villa-Vicencio, founder of the Institute for Justice and Reconciliation in Cape Town, South Africa, will speak Wednesday, Oct. 17, on "Violence, Religion, Financial Muscle and Liberation: Can Africa Heal Itself?," as part of  the 2012-13 E.N. Thompson Forum on World Issues.

The 7 p.m. lecture, co-sponsored by the University of Nebraska-Lincoln (UNL) History Department and the Pauley Symposium, will originate from the Lied Center for Performing Arts at UNL. It will be simulcast to audiences in Columbus, Hastings, North Platte, Omaha and Scottsbluff.  The Omaha simulcast will take place at UNO in the 132 College of Public Affairs and Community Service (CPACS) at 7 p.m. and will be free and open to the public.  

A native South African, Villa-Vicencio is a distinguished theologian and political scientist who has used his expertise to advise countries dealing with the challenges of rebuilding their societies after periods of internal strife. He is the author or editor of 18 books, including his most recent, "Walk with Us and Listen: Political Reconciliation in Africa."

Additional speakers in the series with diverse perspectives on religion, rights and politics will be heard Nov. 28, Feb. 4 and Feb. 26.

The E.N. Thompson Forum on World Issues was established to promote better understanding of world events and issues for all Nebraskans. The simulcasts, sponsored by the Nebraska Humanities Council and the local institutions, allow more Nebraskans to have the opportunity to benefit from outstanding speakers and community discussion. Details about the E.N. Thompson Forum are available at

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HPER Pool Notice

The Health, Physical Education and Recreation (HPER) Building pool will be closed starting Friday, Oct. 19, starting at 4 p.m. due to a UNO swim meet. For more information, visit or contact Pat Philippi at 402.554.2223.

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Student Radio Station to Host Zombie Walk, Bake Sale on Halloween

UNOMAVRADIO will host its first MAVster Mash, featuring a "Zombie Walk" and "The Walking Bread" bake sale.

The MAVster Mash will take place on Wednesday, Oct. 31, on the plaza outside of the Milo Bail Student Center from 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.

The "Zombie Walk" mimics a cake walk, but cake will not be the only prize. There will be many more great giveaways such as free movie tickets, food and gift cards. There will be several rounds and multiple winners. Read more.

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UNO, UNMC Nov. 7 Presentation to Focus on End of Life, Loss

A lingering death can be difficult for family and friends as they work to make decisions for a loved one. UNO and the University of Nebraska Medical Center (UNMC) will host a presentation, "Being Mindful: A thought provoking journey about loss and end of life," on Nov. 7, from 1 to 5 p.m.

The talk will be held in the UNMC Durham Research Center Auditorium located on the west end of the UNMC campus on the northwest corner of Emile St. and Durham Research Plaza. Visitor parking is available in the Patient/Visitor parking structure on the northeast corner of Emile St. and Durham Research Plaza.

Marlene Schneider, a counselor in UNMC and UNO's Faculty and Employee Assistance Program, will highlight the value of facing grief and loss with courage and strength. Julie Masters, Ph.D., chair of the UNO Department of Gerontology, will focus on coming to terms with our own mortality.

Cost to attend is $15. This program meets criteria for improved mental health practices. Continuing Education credits are available for $35. To register, call 402.559.6345 or go online to

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In the News

Christensen, Alberts Discuss New Arena Proposal with World-Herald

Chancellor John Christensen and Athletic Director Trev Alberts were both interviewed as part of a larger story in the Oct. 14 issue of the Omaha World-Herald about a proposed arena that is planned to be built just south of 67th and Center Streets. The proposal goes before the Board of Regents on Friday, Oct. 26.

Petrow Discusses Move to Get Gay Rights Measure on Ballot

Greg Petrow, associate professor of political science, was quoted in an Oct. 13 story about a recent move by Omaha church groups to get a referendum vote on the ordinance passed by the Omaha city council earlier this year, which provided legal protections for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender individuals.

UNO Veteran Students Mentioned in Story About College-Military Relations

As part of a larger story on college-university relations, which compares the relationship of the 60s and 70s to the 00s and 10s, UNO was mentioned for the large number of people who used Veterans Affairs benefits to attend school. The number has grown in recent years to 814, up from 719 in 2011 and 671 in 2010.

Three Days of Service Featured on WOWT, KMTV

On Oct. 12, Oct. 13, and Oct. 15, WOWT provided preview and event coverage for UNO's Three Days of Service, which allows people to give back to the community during UNO's Fall Break. KMTV also covered Three Days events on Oct. 13.

Buddy Walk Featured on KMTV

On Saturday, Oct. 13, KMTV covered the Buddy Walk, a special event held on the UNO campus that raises funds for the Omaha Down Syndrome Alliance.

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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, MaV USO 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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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 this 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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Fitness Fridays' Continue Oct. 19 in ASH

It's Fitness Fridays' time. Join UNO Health Services Friday, Oct. 19, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Arts and Science Hall. Staff will conduct free blood pressure checks and weight and BMI measurements.

Information will also be available regarding Health, Physical Education and Recreation (HPER) fitness classes and upcoming Health Fair and Health Risk Assessment (HRA).

For more information, contact Julie Kalasek at 402.554.2374 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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History Dept. to Host Middle East Forum Oct. 25

The UNO History Department has announced the creation of a new Middle East forum for UNO students, faculty, staff and off-campus guests.

The inaugural meeting will take place Thursday, Oct. 25, from noon to 1 p.m. in the Milo Bail Student Center (MBSC) Chancellor's Room. The Middle East Project Fund, which is part of the UNO History Department, is sponsoring the forum.

Guests are encouraged to bring lunch, and questions, as Visiting Assistant Professor of Religious Studies Curtis Hutt moderates a panel of experts from UNO including Moshe Gershovich, professor of history and director of both the Schwalb Center for Israel and Jewish studies, as well as the Middle East Project Fund, and Ramazan Kilinc, assistant professor of political science. Read more.

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Grants Applications Sought for University Committee on the Advancement of Teaching  (UCAT) Travel and Teaching Circle Materials

Travel and Teaching Circle Materials

The Center for Faculty Development is now accepting University Committee on the Advancement of Teaching  (UCAT) Travel and Teaching Circle Materials Grant Applications, due on the 21st of each month. UCAT funds travel to conferences and workshops as well as materials monies focused on the improvement of instruction.

Applications should focus on how attendance/participation/materials will enhance curriculum development & assessment, diversity and other designated themes available on the website.  For guidelines and applications, visit

Applicants must consult with college representative prior to submission of applications. To find your representative, go to:

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

Get savvy about WiFi hotspots. Adjust security settings to limit who can access your machine. Learn more at

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