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submitted photo from Criss Library's Campaign 1996: Hagel for Senate

Former U.S. Sen. Chuck Hagel, a UNO alumnus, will be on campus Friday, Nov. 2, to take part in a special town hall event. Artifacts from Sen. Hagel's 'Campaign 1996: Hagel for Senate' archive exhibit are currently on display at the Criss Library Osborne Family Gallery. The exhibit remains on display through Sunday, Nov. 11. The above picture is from his 1996 senatorial campaign. Hagel will also be on hand Nov. 2 for the official dedication of the MaVUSO office.

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

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

UNO's Homecoming Week, sponsored by Maverick Productions, 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 UNO's men's basketball begins a new era at the new Ralston Arena, 72nd and Q Streets. The team will compete against Northern Illinois this Friday, Nov. 9 at 7 p.m.

Fans are asked to wear white as men's hockey will compete on Saturday, Nov. 10 at 7:07 p.m. at the CenturyLink Center, 445 N. 10th St., against 2011 NCAA champions Minnesota Duluth. The Mavericks will play the second game in the series at CenturyLink the following day at 2:07 p.m. Read more.

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Lecture Today with John Calvert on Recent Developments in Egypt

John Calvert, associate professor of history from Creighton University, will speak at UNO today, Nov. 5. His talk, "The Spectrum of Islamist Politics in Egypt Today," will take place in 384 Arts and Sciences Hall from 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 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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Multicultural Affairs: Academic Workshop Series 2012

The Office of Multicultural Affairs will be conducting a series of academic workshops for the fall 2012 semester. Workshop topics include: textbook reading strategies, how to succeed in a large lecture hall, and study tools and test taking. All workshops are free for students and aim to address critical issues for academic welfare of students.

Each event will be free and open to the public. Snacks will be provided for attendees.

Workshop: Textbook Reading Strategies
Date: Today, Nov. 5
Time: 11 to 11:50 a.m.
Venue: Milo Bail Student Center State Room (third floor)

Workshop: How to Succeed in a Large Lecture Hall
Date: Monday, Nov. 12
Time: 11 to 11:50 a.m.
Venue: Milo Bail Student Center State Room (third floor)

Workshop: Study Tools and Test Taking
Date: Monday, Nov.19
Time: 11 to 11:50 a.m.
Venue: Milo Bail Student Center State Room (third floor)

For more information, call Valerie Thompson at 402.554.2830.

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Mav-Rec Massages Offered Today

UNO Campus Recreation will offer Massages today, Nov. 5. The chair massages, administered by Mav-Rec Licensed Massage Therapists, will be held in the Milo Bail Student Center Fireplace Lounge from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Cost for the 15-minute massage is $15. Massages will be given on a first come, first serve basis.

The next date is set for Monday, Dec. 3, near the Roskens Hall south atrium.

For contact information, visit

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NU Nonprofit Leadership Alliance Open House Set for Today

The Nonprofit Leadership Alliance Certification is the only credential that includes real life education, experience, and networking on how nonprofits fundraise, operate and impact the 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 today, 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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'Funding for the Arts and Humanities' is Today

"Funding for the Arts and Humanities" is set for today, 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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Watch Thomas Gouttierre's TEDxOmaha Presentation

Thomas Gouttierre, dean of International Studies and Programs (IS&P) and director of the Center for Afghanistan Studies, was a presenter at a recent TEDxOmaha event. TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TEDTalks video and live speakers like UNO's Dean Gouttierre come together to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. At the TEDx Talk, Dean Gouttierre spoke about his local and global lifetime adventures topic title was "How a Small-Town Ohio Baker Learned Persian and Parlayed that into a Career in International Education." To view his entire presentation, click on this link.

Have you done something noteworthy in your profession? E-mail "People" items to

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Notice for Nov. 7 University Drive East and South Traffic Delays

Notice for Nov. 7 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, Nov. 7. Facilities Management and Planning appreciates campus commuters' cooperation and patience. For map of the area, click on this link.

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UNO's MBA Leadership Series Welcomes Lisa Y. Roskens

The UNO community is invited to hear Lisa Y. Roskens present for UNO's MBA Leadership Series this Wednesday, Nov. 7, at 6 p.m. in Mammel Hall's main auditorium. Roskens is chairperson of the board and chief executive officer of the Burlington Capital Group (BCG) LLC and president of BCG Emerging Markets.

Under Roskens leadership, the company was restructured from an investment management firm to an organization with operating businesses that have ongoing opportunities for growth. Through her guidance the company has entered new markets and pursued successful business ventures focused on opportunities created by policy or market place shifts. Prior to coming to the Burlington Capital Group in 2000, Roskens served as managing director of Twin Compass LLC and was the director of Business Development at Inacom Corporation. From 1995 to 1997, Roskens served as finance director for the U.S. Senate campaign of Sen. Chuck Hagel of Nebraska.

A graduate of Stanford Law School, Roskens was an attorney with the Kutak Rock law firm in Omaha, from 1992-1995 and specialized in commercial litigation.

She currently serves on the board of Cantera Partners LLC and America First Apartment Investors Inc. II, as well as several not-for-profit organizations.

For more information, contact Noelle Blood at 402.554.2303 or

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UNO Alert Notification Test

On Wednesday, Nov. 7, at 11 a.m., UNO will conduct a campus-wide test of its emergency alert systems. This will coincide with the city-wide tornado sirens tests. UNO will test the overhead speakers, strobe lights, PC alert and text message alert systems at that time.  Any issues with the system can be reported to UNO Telecommunications by phone at 402.554.3036 or by email to

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Researching & Citing Sources: Preventing Plagiarism Student Learn Over Lunch Nov. 28

"Researching & Citing Sources: Preventing Plagiarism" is planned for Wednesday, Nov. 28, from noon to 1 p.m. in the Milo Bail Student Center Umonhon Room.

Students who attend the UNO Speech Center Lunch and Learn will learn about how to evaluate the documents they are using, effectively cite sources when delivering a presentation, and learn how to avoid common research mistakes.

Space is limited so you must register in advance, which can be done by contacting a consultant at the Speech Consulting Center at 402.554.3201 or Free pizza and pop will be provided.

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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. 6

Join Criss Library and the UNO Writing Center staff for "Navigating Criss Library: What Grad Students Need to Know," this 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 them and how to access them (Artifacts: books, DVDs, CDs, government documents, maps, scores 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 on Nov. 6

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 its 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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UNO Professor Darryll Lewis to Present UNOrthodox Talk on 'Officiating in the NFL'

The student-nominated, UNOrthodox speaker series returns this fall semester. Darryll Lewis, associate professor of law in the College of Business Administration, will present a talk entitled "Officiating in the NFL: The Men, The Monster, The Machine." He will be speaking from noon to 1 p.m. this Wednesday, Nov. 7, in the College of Public Affairs and Community Service Collaborating Commons.

Dr. Lewis will discuss what it takes to become an NFL official and what specifically lead him down this path. Additionally, he will discuss the ins and outs of the day-to-day life of an NFL official ending with insights into officiating unions.

The UNOrthodox speaker series is a unique approach to generate honest and thought-provoking conversations at UNO. Developed through a partnership between Student Organizations and Leadership Programs, Student Government and other campus partners, the UNOrthodox speaker series is designed to spark new ideas for the campus and our community.

The event is only open to the UNO campus community.

For more information, call Student Organizations and Leadership Programs at 402.554.2711.

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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," this Nov. 7, from 1 to 5 p.m.

The talk will be held in the UNMC Durham Research Center auditorium located on the northwest corner of Emile Street. and Durham Research Plaza. Visitor parking is available in the patient/visitor parking structure on the northeast corner of Emile Street. 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, 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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UNO Writing Center to Host 'Responding to Student Papers' Workshop

One of the most time-consuming tasks a teacher faces is responding to and grading student papers. How can you ensure that the investment of time will have a payoff in improved papers? For tips, join the UNO Writing Center's faculty workshop on "Responding to Student Papers." It will take place this Wednesday, Nov. 7, from 3 to 4:30 p.m. in the Milo Bail Student Center Council Room.

Attend this workshop and learn:

- How to intervene in early stages of the writing process,

- Respond constructively to drafts, and

- Minimize the difficulties of grading.

To register, contact the Writing Center at 402.554.2946 or

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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, from 9 to 10 a.m., Milo Bail Student Center U mon hon Room


- Friday, Nov. 9, from 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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Maverick Diversity Coalition Dinner to Connect Students Who Want to Impact UNO

Maverick Diversity Coalition (MDC), UNO's official diversity and social justice program board, invites all UNO students to join them over dinner and would appreciate any support from faculty and staff to let their students know about this.

The dinner is a chance for students to:

- Tell us what they want to see happen on campus

- Learn more about MDC and how we can be an advocate/ally for them     

- Network and connect with other student organizations

- Learn of a great way for organizations to build their membership, increase resources, and better achieve their goals and mission

- Have meaningful conversations over amazing food

Dinner will take place this Thursday, Nov. 8, from 5 to 8 p.m. Please click on this link. to download a flier or find out how to attend.

Event is sponsored by Student Organizations & Leadership Programs. Questions? Contact Helen at 402.554.2711 or

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