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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 ...



College of IS&T to Host IT Professional Development Academy Today

IT professionals are invited to attend the October 2012 IT Professional Development Academy hosted by the College of Information Science and Technology (IS&T) at UNO.

IT Academy sessions will be held starting today, Oct. 18, and through Friday, Oct. 19, at the University of Nebraska Peter Kiewit Institute (PKI). Faculty and staff from the College of IS&T lead the sessions. Read more.

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Free Fall Nutrition Seminar Today

Explore the health claims surrounding the use of coconut products in your diet at today's (Oct. 18) Fall Nutrition Seminar.

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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Maestro Roberto Andreoni to Present 'Singing Stones: Sacred Music and Sacred Spaces' Tonight

The Medieval/Renaissance Interdisciplinary Studies Minor, in association with the Department of History, has organized a lecture on medieval music and architecture, "Singing Stones: Sacred Music and Sacred Spaces" tonight, Oct. 18, in the Milo Bail Student Center Nebraska Room at 6 p.m.

The speaker, Maestro Roberto Andreoni, is an Italian musician, composer and professor of music at the Università of Bari (Italy). He will explore how the development of music, art, architecture, sciences and urban design flourished in medieval Italy and Europe. Music in these areas were always interdependent and inseparable from the cultures that generated it. This includes things such as, the cognitive impact of an early Christian chant; spatial experience inside a Romanesque basilica; and acoustical and architectural structures of polyphonic music and Gothic temples. Maestro Andreoni will show how this perceptible unity of values, forms and sounds remains not only in so many masterpieces but also, by being transmitted as a "tradition", somehow still affects many aesthetic, moral, and economic values, as well as decisions and lifestyles of people.

The talk is free and open to the public.

For more information, contact Jolene Headrick at 402.554.2593.

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Hall of Fame, Legler Highlight Night with the Mavs

Five former athletes and a coach will be enshrined into the UNO Athletics Hall of Fame during the third annual "A Night with the Mavs," a celebration of UNO athletics to be held at the new Ralston Arena tonight, Oct. 18, at 6 p.m.

"The Night with the Mavs" is one of our marquee events each year, and we are looking forward to honoring those whose careers helped build the foundation for UNO athletics today," said Trev Alberts, director of Athletics.  "We also get an opportunity to thank those in the community who have supported us and been integral to our on-going success."

Athletes Nikki (Mastny) Bails (volleyball), Steve Costanzo (wrestling), Beth McGill (soccer), Ali Petersen (swimming) and Adam Wright (football); and coach Sandy Buda (football) all will be honored. Read more.

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UNO Public Relations Team Named Nation's Best

MaverickPR, the UNO chapter of the Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA) was named best in the nation for the second time in four years at the national PRSSA conference in San Francisco.

UNO's MaverickPR was awarded the 2012 F. H. Teahan Outstanding Overall Chapter award, besting 383 other chapters from across the country and overseas. MaverickPR also received the award in 2009.

A group of 10 students, along with the group's advisor, Karen Weber, who is also a lecturer for the School of Communication, represented UNO at the competition, which concluded Oct. 16. Maverick PR is sponsored by the School of Communication in the College of Communication, Fine Arts and Media. Read more.

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Governor to Speak at PKI Lecture Series

Nebraska Gov. Dave Heineman will serve as the featured speaker for a University of Nebraska Peter Kiewit Institute (PKI) Distinguished Lecture Series event set for Tuesday, Oct. 23, at the Durham Museum, 801 S. 10th St. The lecture begins at 5 p.m. The title of Heineman's speech is "Leadership that Counts."

In addition to his role as governernor, Heineman also served as chairman of the National Governors Association during 2011-12. He became governor in 2005 when Mike Johanns resigned the governorship to become U.S. Secretary of Agriculture. Heineman was re-elected in 2006 and 2010. Read more.

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Winchell Lecture Continues Oct. 23

The UNO History Department is pleased to announce that this year's Winchell Lecture will feature Bill Tsutsui, dean and professor of history at Southern Methodist University, on Tuesday, Oct. 23. Dr. Tsutsui's lecture is titled, "From Hiroshima to Fukushima: Godzilla and Postwar Japan."

The lecture commences at 7 p.m. in Bootstrapper Hall in the Thompson Alumni Center. The lecture is free and open to all members of the public and to UNO faculty, staff, and students.

For more information, contact Jolene Headrick at 402.554.2593.

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Groundbreaking Ceremonies for Community Engagement Center and Biomechanics Lab on Oct. 24

The University of Nebraska Foundation has scheduled groundbreaking ceremonies in Lot N, west of Health, Physical Education and Recreation (HPER) Building, on Wednesday, Oct. 24. The ceremony for the Biomechanics Lab is at 3 p.m.; and, the Community Engagement Center ceremony is at 5 p.m. Receptions will follow until 8 p.m. Parking details follow.

Lot N will be closed early Wednesday morning to allow the tent to be set up. No general parking will be allowed in Lot N all day Wednesday and Thursday morning Oct. 25 for tent removal. Lot N is designated for VIP guest parking and handicap parking during the events. Guest parking is available in Lot V, the upper level of the East Parking Garage.  In addition, the gates to Lot T, lower level, and Lot U, middle level of the East Parking Garage will be open to allow alternative faculty, staff, student and overflow guest parking from 2 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 24.

Special Event Shuttle Bus Service will be available for guests looping campus from Lot V, the upper level of the East Parking Garage, to the shuttle stop on the west side of HPER from 2 to 8 p.m. Watch eNotes for more information on both ceremonies.

For parking concerns, contact Parking Services at

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KANEKO-UNO Library Presents Halloween Costume Workshop Oct. 24

On Wednesday, Oct. 24, the KANEKO-UNO Library is hosting a workshop that will allow you to create, embellish, fix or finish whatever costume you've been dreaming of this year.

Join library staff from 5 to 9 p.m. for:

- Costume Makeup:  Learn from an expert the stage makeup techniques to make you the best zombie, ghost, cat, or whatever.

- Mask Creation:  Half and full-face masks will be available for you to customize.

- Sewing Machine:  Secure those embellishments down or tailor your costume to fit you perfectly (expert help provided).

- Embellishments and fabric:  All the glitter, ribbon, fabric, and trim to jazz that accessory up.

- Trick or treat bags:  Create one for you or someone else to collect all the goodies.

- Refreshments:  Cider, cookies, and candy to keep the creative energy flowing.

Catch the bus designated as KANEKO-UNO Library from the Bell Tower at 4:45 p.m. and it will return you to campus at 9 p.m.

Or meet there:

1111 Jones St. Omaha, Neb.

Any questions, contact Lindsey Bailie at

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Student Campus Conversation about the Presidential Election Oct. 25

The Newspapers in Curricula faculty group will host an open Campus Conversation for students on Thursday, Oct. 25, from 11:30 a.m. to 12:40 p.m. in the Maverick room adjoining the Milo Bail Student Center Food Court. Please encourage your students to attend.

Pizza lunch will be provided for 80 students. Faculty members interested in being a table moderator or helping with the event can contact Maria Knudtson at

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PKI Fall Open House Set for Oct. 28

The University of Nebraska's Peter Kiewit Institute (PKI) will open its doors for a Fall Open House on Sunday, Oct. 28, from noon to 3 p.m.

This Open House allows prospective students and their families a chance to learn about the programs available in the UNO College of Information Science & Technology and the UNL College of Engineering (Omaha campus). Participants can also take this opportunity to tour PKI's state-of-the-art facility and UNO's south campus residence halls, visit with PKI students, faculty and advisors from UNO and UNL, and take part in lab demonstrations.

For additional information contact PKI at 402.554.3333.

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UNO Child Care Center Parade Falls on Halloween This Year

Join the UNO Child Care Center (UNOCCC) for the cutest day on campus! On Halloween (Oct. 31), watch the UNOCCC student's parade across campus in their costumes starting at 9 a.m.

The parade will start at the child care center and proceed through the center of campus. Campus groups and departments are welcome to hand out wrapped candy or other goodies to the students (please, no hard candy or candy with nuts or peanuts).

The UNOCCC students will also be collecting donations to help The Food Allergy & Anaphylaxis Network (FAAN™).

Questions? Contact Dawn Hove at

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Sokolof Lecture Series to Focus on Connections Between Jews, African-Americans During Civil Rights Movement

Author and lecturer Stephen Berk is the featured speaker for the latest entry in the Ruth and Phil Sokolof Lecture Series, which will be held at the Thompson Center. The presentation will focus on the connections between Jews and African Americans during the Civil Rights Movement.

Berk, the Henry and Sally Schaffer Professor of Holocaust and Jewish Studies at Union College in New York, is considered an expert in the field of Jewish Studies. He has received the Holocaust Memorial Award from the Holocaust Survivors and Friends Education Center and been named an Israel Hero by the Jewish Educational Resources of New York.

The lecture, which is sponsored in part by UNO's Natan and Hannah Schwalb Center for Israel and Jewish Studies, will take place Thursday, Nov. 1, at 7 p.m. and is free and open to the public. Read more.

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In the News

Landow Talks Early Voting

Paul Landow, assistant professor of political science, was quoted in the Oct.  17 issue of the Omaha World-Herald for a story about early voting numbers in Douglas, Sarpy and Lancaster counties.

Adkins Discusses Religion in Politics in MUD Race

Randy Adkins, chair of the Political Science Department, was quoted in the Oct. 17 Omaha World-Herald in a story about MUD candidate Jim Begley, who recently began campaigning on his religious values.

Johnson Concert Previewed in Cherokee Times

James Johnson, professor of music, will be performing with the Cherokee, Iowa symphony on Oct. 28. The event was previewed by the Cherokee Times newspaper.

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NBDC Offers SFP Credential

The Nebraska Business Development Center (NBDC) will offer a highly recognized preparatory course for professionals seeking the Sustainability Facility Professional (SFP) credential. Approved by the International Facilities Management Association (IFMA), this five-day program is scheduled to start Monday, Nov. 5.

The program qualifies for 70 hours of LEED general continuing education hours. In addition, IFMA is waiving the SFP application fee until the end of this year. For more information or to register, click here.

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Criss Library Newsletter Available

Criss Chronicles, the library's newsletter, is now available for your reading enjoyment at Criss Library staff look forward to your comments and suggestions.

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

Back up your valuable work, music, photos, and other digital information and store it safely.

Learn more at

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