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Kudos to the UNO running team that finished third in the 2012 Division A Women's Corporate Cup Run.The 10k run was held in downtown Omaha on Sept. 16 to raise awareness and funds for the 200,000 Nebraskans who suffer from lung disease. The UNO team is pictured at the Oct. 16 awards ceremony from left to right: Rosemary Edzie, Jennifer Rock and Jean Phillips.



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 tonight, 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 This Evening

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, tonight, Oct. 23. Dr. Tsutsui's lecture is titled, "From Hiroshima to Fukushima: Godzilla and Postwar Japan."

Tonight's 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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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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University of Nebraska celebrates Collegebound Nebraska Week

On Oct. 22, the University of Nebraska kicked off its first-ever Collegebound Nebraska Week, a coordinated effort to raise awareness about the financial aid program so that more qualifying students can take advantage of the opportunity to attend one of the four NU campuses and pay no tuition.

NU President James B. Milliken was joined by Gov. Dave Heineman at the kickoff event, where the Governor officially proclaimed this week Collegebound Nebraska Week. Read more.

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'Navigating the RPT Process' Set for Oct. 24

Do you have questions about the RPT process? Would you appreciate talking with other UNO faculty members about RPT?  If so, attend "Navigating the RPT Process" on Wednesday, Oct. 24, from 4 to 5 p.m. in the Faculty Study Commons - 305 Criss Library. 

Please join the Center for Faculty Development for a panel presentation followed by a group discussion. Panel members will include: Drs. David Conway, Jeremy Lipschultz, John Erickson and Gwyneth Cliver.  

To register, call the Center for Faculty Development at 402.554.2427 or send an email to

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Writer's Workshop Reading Series Presents Writer Dinty W. Moore Oct. 24

On Wednesday, Oct. 24, Writer's Workshop Reading Series will present author/writer, Dinty W. Moore. Moore will be on campus to read from his works and give a book signing. The free event is open to the public and will take place starting at 7:30 p.m. in the Thompson Alumni Center.

Moore is author of numerous books, including The Mindful Writer: Noble Truths of the Writing Life, Crafting the Personal Essay: A Guide for Writing and Publishing Creative Nonfiction; and the memoir Between Panic & Desire, as well as winner of the Grub Street Nonfiction Book Prize. Editor of the acclaimed journal, Brevity, Dinty is the director of Ohio University's B.A., M.A., and Ph.D. in Creative Writing program.

For more information, contact Elizabeth Mack at

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'Funding for the Arts and Humanities'  Nov. 5

"Funding for the Arts and Humanities" is set for Monday, Nov. 5, from noon to 1 p.m. in the Milo Bail Student Center Chancellor's Room.

At the event, representatives from the Nebraska Arts Council and Nebraska Humanities Council will share their insights on the funding opportunities at their organizations. This informal presentation and question-and-answer session will cover their respective programs, funds available, the application processes, and how to submit a successful proposal. 

Pizza and drinks will be provided for the first 20 attendees. 

Questions? Call 402.554.2286.

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Digital Measures Offered on Nov. 7 & 9

Digital Measures – two discussions, especially for UNO faculty members, are scheduled in November. These sessions are designed to provide an open forum to learn about and share experiences related to the effective use of Digital Measures. Paul Barnes, assistant vice chancellor of Academic Affairs, will lead the discussions. Select the session that is best for your schedule:

Wednesday – Nov. 7, 9 to 10 a.m., Milo Bail Student Center U mon hon Room


Friday – Nov. 9, 1 to 2 p.m., 220 Mammel Hall

To register, contact the Center for Faculty Development at 402.554.2427 or

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Flying Mavs Place Third at NIFA Competition, Qualify for Nationals

The UNO Flying Mavericks will once again compete in the national SAFECON competition after placing third in the recent National Intercollegiate Flying Association (NIFA) Region VI contest.

The Flying Mavericks, a competitive aviation team made up of UNO students, is housed in the College of Public Affairs and Community Service's (CPACS) Aviation Institute. UNO entered the regional competition as defending champions, winning previously in 2009, 2010 and 2011.

NIFA's Region VI consists of schools from Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska and Oklahoma. Read more.

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In the News

Reiser Talks Holiday Budgeting on WOW

Mary Lynn Reiser, director for UNO's Center for Economic Education, talked with WOWT on Monday, Oct. 22, about upcoming holiday deals and how best to budget for the annual influx of purchases in November and December.

Aviation Team Mentioned in Higher Ed Notes

The Flying Mavericks' success in the Region VI competition and advancement to the national SAFECON competition in May was featured by the Omaha World-Herald in its Higher Ed notes.

Conley Discusses Arena in Omaha World-Herald

Bill Conley, vice chancellor for business and finance, talked with the Omaha World-Herald for a story published Saturday, Oct. 20, about the upcoming Board of Regents vote on UNO's proposed arena, to be located just south of Aksarben Village.

Drozd Discusses Recent Jobs Report

David Drozd, research coordinator for UNO's Center for Public Affairs Research, was quoted in the Omaha World-Herald on Friday, Oct. 19 about the recent jobs report from the federal government. Drozd focused on Nebraska's numbers, which signal a slight problem in that businesses might not be able to supply enough new jobs for the people moving to Nebraska to look for work.

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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, this 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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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 this 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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Student Campus Conversation about the Presidential Election Oct. 25

The Newspapers in Curricula faculty group will host an open Campus Conversation for students this 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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Student Radio Station to Host Zombie Walk, Bake Sale on Halloweens

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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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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MaV USO Grand Opening Nov. 2nd Featuring Sen. Hagel

The UNO community is invited to attend the Grand Opening ceremony and reception for the UNO Military and Veteran University Services Office (MaV USO) on Friday, Nov. 2.  A reception will be held in the Milo Bail Student Center Chancellor's Room from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m., with a brief program at 5:15 p.m.

The event will feature guest speaker Former U.S. Senator, Veteran, and UNO Alumnus Chuck Hagel.  Refreshments will be provided.

UNO faculty, staff, or students interested in attending can R.S.V.P. to Gina Pearson at 402.502.4912 or For more information about the event, please contact Hayley Patton at 402.554.4975 or

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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 present, "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 at

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

Looking for ways to keep your home and business safe from online threats and data breaches? We've got you covered:

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