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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 Homecoming Games 2012 Continue

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 tonight, Nov. 9 at 7 p.m.

Fans are asked to wear white as men's hockey will compete this 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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Nebraska Biomechanics Core Facility Guest Speaker Today

The Nebraska Biomechanics Core Facility invites faculty, staff and students to attend a presentation today, Nov. 9, by Terry Grindstaff, a physical therapist and assistant professor at Creighton University.

* Title of the Talk: Neuromuscular Consequences of Lower Extremity Injury

* Location: 211 Health, Physical Education and Recreation

* Time: Noon to 1 p.m.

Dr. Grindstaff received a bachelor's degree from Dakota Wesleyan University and continued his education by receiving his master's degree from Middle Tennessee State University; doctorate of physical therapy from Belmont University; and doctorate from the University of Virginia. Dr. Grindstaff's work is currently being funded by the National Institutes of Health (R15 mechanism), Nebraska Foundation for Physical Therapy, the State of Nebraska and the American Physical Therapy Association. His work has led to several publications in journals such as the Journal of Athletic Training, Journal of Sport Rehabilitation and Journal of Electromyography and Kinesiology.

For more information, contact Amanda Fletcher at 402.554.3442.

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Aviation Institute Redbird Simulator Open House Today

The Aviation Institute is hosting an Open House today, Nov. 9, from 1 to 3 p.m. The Open House will feature the Aviation Institute's new full motion Redbird Simulator.

The Redbird was added to the Aviation Institute during the summer of 2012. This new addition provides enhanced training for UNO student pilots. Today's event will be held in 120 College of Public Affairs and Community Service and is open to the community and all faculty, staff and students.

For more information, call Sara Martin at 402.554.2986.

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HPER Pool to Close for UNO Swim Meet This Evening

The Health, Physical Education and Recreation (HPER) pool will be closed this Friday, Nov. 9, from 4 to 7 p.m. due to a UNO Mavericks Swim Meet. Normal pool hours will resume on Saturday, Nov. 10.

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Join the Winter Bike Commuter Challenge, Attend Winter Cycling Clinic on Nov. 11

Join Team UNO for the 2nd annual Activate Omaha Winter Bike Commuter Challenge. The challenge officially started on Nov. 1 and runs until March 31. You can join anytime during this period and any amount of bike-to-work commuting will count toward helping Team UNO. To sign up, go to: Please make sure you indicate that you work or go to school at the University of Nebraska at Omaha when you join.

UNO Bikes is also co-hosting the 3rd Annual Winter Bicycle Commuting Clinic in the College of Public Affairs and Community Service Collaborating Commons (132D) this Sunday, Nov. 11, from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Learn all of the tips and tricks you'll need to stay warm and safe this winter from experienced year-round cyclists. A $5 donation at the door will help defray the cost of handouts. And/or check out this helpful video on winter cycling:

For more information, contact Mike Grube at or Angie Eikenberry at

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UNO Celebrates International Education Week

UNO will celebrate International Education Week Monday through Friday, Nov. 12-16, with events across campus and in the community that highlight the university's global connections. Festivities include a photo contest, international presentations, service learning outings, cuisine from around the world, and opportunities to learn about studying abroad.

UNO's signature IEW event, Café Internationale, will take place Thursday, Nov. 15, from 2 to 4 p.m. in 241 Arts and Sciences Hall. The open house will feature refreshments, music, country display tables, and presentations by international students. Everyone is welcome!

For a full schedule of events, visit

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Milo Bail Student Center Offers Veterans' Day Discounts

On Monday, Nov. 12, in honor of Veterans' Day, any UNO students, faculty or staff who are U.S. Military Veterans will receive 20 percent off their purchase in the Milo Bail Student Center (MBSC) Food Court, the Library Cafeé or the MavRec Cafè. Tell your cashier you're a veteran to receive your discount. MBSC staff thank you for your service to our country!

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'Be a Santa to a Senior' Kick-off Event Nov. 12

UNO Department of Gerontology invites the campus community to their kick-off event for "Be a Santa to a Senior" on Monday, Nov. 12, from 8:30 to 9 a.m. in 211 College of Public Affairs and Community Service (CPACS).

"This is the third year for this very important opportunity to give to others in our community," said Julie Masters, chairperson and associate professor of gerontology. "‘Be a Santa to a Senior' is sponsored by Home Instead Senior Care in partnership with Sigma Phi Omega (Gerontology Honor Society) and local non-profit and community organizations who work to identify older adults in our community who might not otherwise receive gifts this holiday season."

A tree will be set-up in the Gerontology Department main office with a senior's gift request written on a  "Be a Santa to a Senior" tree ornament. Those wanting to participate will have an opportunity to select an ornament from the tree and return the unwrapped gift and ornament to the Gerontology Office. Volunteers will collect, wrap, and deliver the gifts to the seniors.

Questions? Contact Julie Masters at 402.554.3953.

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Faculty Senate to Meet Nov. 14

The UNO Faculty Senate will meet Wednesday, Nov. 14, in the Milo Bail Student Center Chancellor's Room. Vice Chancellor Bill Conley will begin his presentation on "Parking on the UNO Campus" at 2 p.m. The meeting will begin immediately following the presentation. All are welcome to attend.  For more information contact the Faculty Senate Coordinator, Sue Bishop, at 402.554.3458.

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Participants Sought for Nebraska Certified Public Manager® Program

The School of Public Administration at UNO would like to invite you and your staff to participate in its highly acclaimed professional development program – the Nebraska Certified Public Manager® Program (CPM). In 2013 the Nebraska CPM Program is beginning its sixth year of assisting Nebraska's highly dedicated public/nonprofit managers to better serve their communities.

Application for the 2013 CPM cohort is limited. CPM doesn't want you or your employees to miss this opportunity; the program won't be offered again until January 2014. For more information about the Nebraska Certified Public Manager Program® and application process, please contact Ellen Freeman Wakefield at 402.554.2636, or Rhonda Shiebel Carver at 402.554.2625. A program application is also available at the School of Public Administration website at

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Nebraska Biomechanics Core Facility Newsletter Available

The Nebraska Biomechanics Core Facility's Annual Newsletter is now available for downloading from their website. Please visit to view the latest newsletter. You can also follow the Nebraska Biomechanics Core Facility on their Facebook page,

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Pelton Talks Bond Girls

Pelton Talks Bond Girls

Julie Pelton, assistant professor of sociology, was interviewed in the Omaha World-Herald about the history of Bond Girls with the newest James Bond movie being released on Friday, Nov. 9.

Holloway Discusses Legalization of Same-Sex Marriage, Marijuana

Carson Holloway, associate professor of political science, was featured on the Crash Davis Show on KFAB to discuss the legal implications of Tuesday's election results, which approved same-sex marriage in three new states and legalization of marijuana in two states.

Benjamin-Alvarado Addresses Politics, Shifting Demographics

Jonathan Benjamin-Alvarado, professor of political science, was interviewed in Mike Kelly's column on Thursday, Nov. 8, about the nation's shifting demographics, specifically the decline of white protestant males, and what impact those changes impacted the 2012 presidential election.

Melby-Phaneuf Previews Latest UNO Performance

Cindy Melby-Phaneuf, professor of theater, provided a preview of "Mirror of the Invisible World," which begins previews on Wednesday, Nov. 14, at the Weber Fine Arts Building.

Edwards to Sit on Film Panel

Sara Edwards, professor of teacher education, was mentioned in the Omaha World-Herald for a special panel presentation she will be a part of on Tuesday, Nov. 13, at Film Streams' Ruth Sokolof Theater.

Landow Comments on Republican Sweep of Federal Seats

Paul Landow, assistant professor of political science, was quoted in the Omaha World-Herald about the impact of all of Nebraska's representatives to Congress being Republican. It is the first time in 36 years that there hasn't been a Democrat in federal office from Nebraska.

Batchelder Conference Featured in Catholic Voice

The Department of Religion and International Studies-led Batchelder Conference, which is celebrating its 14th year, was previewed in the Catholic Voice. The event runs Nov. 8 through Nov. 10.

McGinnis, PKI Profiled in Midlands Business Journal

Mike McGinnis, executive director of the Peter Kiewit Institute, was quoted in a Midlands Business Journal article from Friday, Nov. 2, about the recent high-profile defense partnerships that the institute has secured.

Adkins Discusses Fischer Win

Randy Adkins, chair of the Department of Political Science, was quoted in the Kearny Hub, from the Omaha World-Herald, discussing the senate victory of Republican Deb Fischer on Tuesday, Nov. 6.

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Lot M, East Entrance Temporarily Closed

The east entrance to Lot M, south of Criss Library, will be closed until Monday morning Nov. 12.

The drive entrance is being widened to allow shuttle buses the ability to turn into Lot M.

When re-opened, this drive will be a one-way entrance only.

Contact Parking Services at 402.554.PARK (7275) if you have any questions.

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Save the Date: 2013 Annual Student Research and Creative Activity Fair

UNO's 5th annual Student Research and Creative Activity Fair will take place on Friday, March 8, 2013. Save the date!

Students from all disciplines and at all levels--undergraduate through doctoral--are encouraged to participate.

Watch eNotes and the ORCA website for more details

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