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Speedy UNO Runners

Speedy UNO Runners

photo by Mark Joekel

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.



MBSC Master Planning Open Forum is Today

The Milo Bail Student Center (MBSC) will be holding a Master Planning Open Forum for UNO faculty and staff today, Oct. 30, at 10 a.m. in the Chancellor's Room. WTW Architects will be on campus to discuss the project. Included in the discussion will be a PowerPoint presentation and a "fly through" animation of the current ideas for the MBSC renovations.

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Presidential Professor Lecture Series on Art and the Mind Continues Tonight in Lincoln

The University of Nebraska's Visiting Presidential Professor, renowned scholar, curator and author Jonathan Fineberg, continues his 2012-13 lecture series on art and the mind tonight, Oct. 30, and Thursday, Nov. 1, in Lincoln and Omaha. The lectures – the second in a four-part series – will be delivered at the Sheldon Museum of Art, 12th and R streets in Lincoln, at 5:30 p.m. tonight; and at KANEKO-UNO Library, 1111 Jones St. in Omaha, at 6:30 p.m. on Nov. 1. The lectures are free and open to the public, and will each be followed by a reception.

Fineberg's lecture series is titled "The Origin of the Image: What Modern Art Tells Us About the Mind." His second lecture, "The Ineffable, the Unspeakable, and the Inspirational: A Grammar," will attempt to hypothesize a grammar for unconscious thought in form, centered on the example of the non-verbal exchange between Calder and Miró through their materials. Read more.

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Final Latino Heritage Month Event Features the Film 'Romero' and a Message to Challenge Injustice Tonight

Latino Heritage Month concludes tonight, Oct. 30, with a powerful event. After showing the film featuring the true story of Romero, an unexpected hero who rose up to fight against injustice in the late 1970s when El Salvador faced civil unrest. UNO student leaders will talk about the connection between civil war and the immigration of Salvadorians to the U.S., and discuss the power each person has to take action against the injustices that they face in their lives.

There will be free pizza and authentic Mexican pastries at the event, which will take place in 132D College of Public Affairs and Community Service at 6 p.m.

All faculty, staff and students are welcome to attend. The event is sponsored by Student Organizations & Leadership Programs and LaFe.

Questions? Contact Helen Kang at 402.554.2711 or

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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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UNO Campus Master Plan Open House Nov. 2

The campus community is invited to an Open House for the UNO Campus Master Plan that will be held this Friday, Nov. 2, from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in the Dodge Room on the third floor of Milo Bail Student Center. Master plan consultants SmithGroup/JJR will lead a brief presentation and then conduct breakout sessions to receive comments from attendees.

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Nov. 1 Cycle Yoga Postponed

Due to this Thursday, Nov. 1, Health and Wellness Fair, Cycle Yoga will not be held at noon.

Questions? Contact Dave Daniels at

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International Photo Contest Now Open

All UNO students, faculty, and staff have until Wednesday, Nov. 7, to enter their best photography from around the world for the 2012 International Photo Contest. The annual competition, organized by International Studies & Programs and Sigma Iota Rho (the International Studies Honors Society), is part of International Education Week, Nov. 12-16.

Complete guidelines and an application form for the photo contest, as well as a full schedule of International Education Week events, can be found at

Contest photos will be on display for voting in the Criss Library starting Nov. 12. Photos will also be featured on the UNO Study Abroad Facebook page, where a separate online winner will be chosen by number of "likes."

Photos must be taken outside of the United States. Entries should be accompanied by the entrance form and submitted electronically to You may submit up to three photos.

Winners will be announced during Café Internacionale Thursday, Nov. 15, between 2 and 4 p.m. in 241 Arts and Sciences Hall (contestants need not be present to win). Prizes will include gift cards to Ponzu Sushi & Grill, Aksarben Cinema and Starbucks.

For more information on the photo contest and other International Education Week events, contact International Studies & Programs: 402.554.2376, stop by 238 Arts and Sciences Hall, or check out

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'Navigating Criss Library: What Grad Students Need to Know' Set for Nov. 5

Join Criss Library and the UNO Writing Center staff for "Navigating Criss Library: What Grad Students Need to Know" on Tuesday, Nov. 6. This is a free workshop, but space is limited. It will be held in 112 Criss Library from 3 to 4:30 p.m.

Grad students will learn to:

- Understand the resources that are available to you and how to access them (Artifacts: books, DVDs, CDs, government documents, maps, scores and Services: reference desk, theater room, study carrels for grad students, equipment check out, study rooms, RefWorks, Mac lab, media center with film-editing capabilities)

- Research effectively using the library's 250 online databases

- Get guidance from specialists in your discipline

To reserve your spot, call the Writing Center at 402.554.2946.

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Remember to Tune in for UNO Television & KVNO News Live Election Coverage

Broadcasting students, faculty and staff will provide live, up-to-the minute results on Election Night, Tuesday, Nov. 6. Through the studios of UNO Television, live coverage will begin at 7 p.m. statewide on NET2 (Cox Cable Channel 16) and locally on The Knowledge Network (Cox Cable Channel 17). UNO student reporters and anchors will cover all of the major races in Nebraska along with results from across the country as the U.S. elects their next president. UNO Television will have reporters providing information live from election night events for the U.S senate and second district house candidates as well as Douglas County Election headquarters. You can also follow the coverage online at

KVNO News will be providing live election coverage on Classical 90.7 FM from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. on election night, and throughout the evening online at KVNONEWS.COM.

Professor Dave Ogden will be anchoring coverage, with up-to-date reports as the numbers roll in. KVNO News will also be collaborating with student reporters from UNO's School of Communication, along with media partners NET News in Lincoln and Nebraska Watchdog in Omaha. UNO reporters will be covering all of the major races in Nebraska, providing on-the-ground reports from campaign headquarters to our live central station at KVNO.

Coverage begins when the polls close at 8 p.m. Follow the coverage online at KVNONEWS.COM and on Facebook and Twitter at and @KVNONews.

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In the News

Arena Vote Covered by Local Media

Friday's vote by the Board of Regents to approve the first steps toward building a new arena just south of Center Street was covered by all of the major news outlets in Omaha including the Omaha World-Herald, WOWT, KETV, KMTV, and KPTM

Shipp Interviewed by KMTV

Dan Shipp, associate vice chancellor for student affairs, was interviewed by KMTV on Friday, Oct. 26, about the Board of Regents vote on the new arena. Shipp was asked about what part the arena plays in UNO's expansion into the Aksarben Village area.

Speech Class Featured on WOWT

A UNO speech class was the backdrop for a WOWT story on memorization and learning tips.

Hawkins Quoted in Story on Marriage and Politics

Dan Hawkins, associate professor of sociology, was quoted in a story from the Omaha World-Herald on Monday, Oct. 29, about how to maintain a strong marriage when your partner's political leanings are different than your own.

Omaha World-Herald Previews Batchelder Conference

The Omaha World-Herald previewed the Batchelder Conference for Biblical Archeology on Monday, Oct. 29. The conference runs Nov. 8 through Nov. 10 and will feature biblical scholars from around the world.

Landow quoted in Kearney Hub

Paul Landow, associate professor of political science, was quoted in the Kearney Hub on Monday, Oct. 29, in regards to a large surge of registered independents in Nebraska.

Kelly in Daily Nebraskan

Christopher Kelly, associate professor of gerontology, was quoted in the Daily Nebraskan on Monday, Oct. 29, for a story about how film trends have changed to reflect the aging Baby Boomer population.

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Notice for Oct. 31 University Drive East and South Traffic Delays

Slight traffic delays may occur on University Drive East and South as heavy machine delivery trucks will be traveling the enclosed route this Wednesday, Oct. 31. Facilities Management and Planning appreciates campus commuter's cooperation and patience. For map of the area, click on this link.

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OLLAS Charla Series Features 'The Spirit of Cuba: A Conversation with a Cuban Theologian'

The Office of Latino/Latin American Studies (OLLAS) at UNO 2012-13 Charla series continues at 1 p.m. this Wednesday, Oct. 31, with a conversation with Reverend Miriam Ofelia Ortega Suarez in the Milo Bail Student Center Council Room. She will present a lecture titled "The Spirit of Cuba: A Conversation with a Cuban Theologian."

Rev. Ortega Suárez is a spiritual leader in Cuba with a passion for opening doors. The ordained Presbyterian minister is the president of the World Council of Churches for Latin America and the Caribbean, and a member of the Cuban Parliament (The National Assembly of People's Power). She has served as the Rector of the Evangelical Seminary of Matanzas, but has been a prominent political activist in Cuba. She brings a wealth of knowledge and experience regarding the present conditions and future possibilities on the island and will share her insights and wisdom with the UNO community.

This Charla (which means "chat" or "conversation" in Spanish) is sponsored by OLLAS and is part of an annual series of lectures provided for the UNO community and larger Omaha communities.

The event is free, and open to the UNO community and the public.

For more information, contact Yuriko Doku, 402.554.3835, or visit the OLLAS website:

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TIAA-CREF & HR to Present 'A Woman's Guide to Saving and Investing'

Human Resources is offering a new Financial Essentials Workshop on "She's Got It: A Woman's Guide to Saving and Investing" courtesy of TIAA-CREF. It will take place this Wednesday, Oct. 31, from 8:30 to 10 a.m. in the Milo Bail Student Center Dodge Room. To attend, you must R.S.V.P.

The workshop will be interactive as participants learn core concepts that guide all investing, find ways to take on life challenges without damaging future financial well-being, discover more about themselves through a Financial Personality Type Quiz and break down what their real goals are, and learn how to reach them via small-group activities. Refreshments will be provided.

R.S.V.P. by calling 800.732.8353, Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., or register online at

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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 this 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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Lecture Nov. 5 with John Calvert on Recent Developments in Egypt

John Calvert, associate professor of history from Creighton University, will speak at UNO on Monday, Nov. 5. His talk, "The Spectrum of Islamist Politics in Egypt Today" will take place in 384 Arts and Sciences Hall between 10 to 10:50 a.m.

The lecture is co-organized by the Department of Political Science and Center for Islamic Studies at UNO.

Dr. Calvert's research focuses on the Muslim Brotherhood, jihadi organizations and the intersections of Islamism and nationalism in Egypt. He is the author most recently of Sayyid Qutb and the Origins of Radical Islamism (Columbia University Press, 2010).

For more information, contact Ramazan Kilinc at 402.554.2683 or

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NU Nonprofit Leadership Alliance Open House Set for Nov. 5

The Nonprofit Leadership Alliance Certification is the only credential that includes real life education, experience, and networking on how nonprofits fundraise, operate and impact community. Nonprofits are everywhere and in places you wouldn't expect such as healthcare, law and schools. In fact, one in 10 people work for a nonprofit. Join more than just another organization; join a family that extends nationwide.

If you are interested in learning more about the Nonprofit Leadership Alliance Certification, stop by the open house on Monday, Nov. 5, from 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. in 112 College of Public Administration and Community Service (CB).

For more information, contact Lindsey Scott at

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

National Cyber Security Awareness Month wraps up this week. Make it count by Keeping a Clean Machine. Learn how at

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