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Christmas to the Beat of a Different Drummer

Christmas to the Beat of a Different Drummer

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UNO's Faculty Brass Quintet (pictured above), along with percussionist Scott Shinbara, will offer some holiday cheer to those in attendance at the 7 p.m. Dec. 10 performance in UNO's Strauss Performing Arts Center Recital Hall. All MavCard holders receive free admission!

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Clay Club Sale is Today

Everyone should have a ceramic gift for this holiday season! Come out today, Dec. 12, and help support the Clay Club at UNO by purchasing handmade ceramic gifts created by students and local artists. A variety of different items ranging from cups and bowls to sculptural pieces will be for sale. Today's sale will run from 10 a.m. until 7 p.m. in the Ceramics/Sculpture Annex (6405 University Drive South).

Cash, credit and checks will be accepted. For further information, contact Jess Benjamin,

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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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ISO Offers Tips to Prevent Phishing

UNO's Information Security Office (ISO) wants to remind you that there have been multiple reports of "spear phishing."  Spear phishing is highly specialized attacks against a specific target or small group of targets to collect information and gain access to systems. Any suspected "phishing" incidents can be reported at

Don't reveal personal or financial information in an email, and do not respond to email solicitations for this information. This includes following links sent in email.

Before sending sensitive information over the Internet, check the security of the website.

Pay attention to the website's URL. Malicious websites may look identical to a legitimate site, but the URL may use a variation in spelling or a different domain (e.g., .com versus .net).

If you are unsure whether an email request is legitimate, try to verify it by contacting the company directly. Contact the company using information provided on an account statement, not information provided in an email.

Keep a clean machine. Install and maintain anti-virus software, firewalls, and email filters to reduce spam.

Feel free to contact the Information Security Office with any questions or concerns.

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Mavericks Move Up, Hold Ground in Polls

The Omaha hockey team moved up one spot to 13 in the latest weekly poll issued by the website while it maintained its spot at 14th in the latest poll compiled by USA Today/USA Hockey Magazine.

This is the fourth straight week the Mavericks have been ranked 14th in the USA Today/USA Hockey Magazine Poll. The Mavs have been ranked either 13 or 14 in poll since debuting at No. 18 five weeks ago.

UNO returns to action this Friday and Saturday night, Dec. 14-15, hosting No. 20 Minnesota State in its final games before the holiday break. Friday's game begins at 7:37 p.m., and Saturday's game starts at 7:07 p.m. Read more.

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Campus Rec Offers Home for the Holidays Pass

UNO Campus Recreation is offering a discounted membership to any college student during the holiday season with the Home for the Holidays Pass. For just $45 you can be a Campus Rec member from Dec. 16 through Jan. 6. Must have a valid student ID. For more information, contact UNO Campus Recreation at 402.554.2539 or email

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Mail Services Holiday Shutdown Hours

Mail Services will be serving the campus community on a limited basis during the holiday shutdown. Only departmental postage will be applied daily (no sales of postage for personal use). The service counter window will be open from 9 to 10 a.m. Wednesday through Friday, Dec. 26-28 and Monday, Dec. 31, for anyone wishing to retrieve department mail.

Have a safe and happy holiday season from your staff at Mail Services!

For more information, contact Mike Burton at 402.554.2394.

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In the News

Lipschultz on Huffington Post

Jeremy Lipschultz, director of the School of Communication, published a blog post on Monday, Dec. 10, for the Huffington Post on the power of the human voice in getting us to trust information and what role social media can play in that dynamic.

Holloway on KFAB

Carson Holloway, associate professor of political science, was on Crash Davis Tuesday, Dec. 11, to discuss last week's decision by the Supreme Court to hear cases dealing with the constitutionality of California's Proposition 8 and the federal Defense of Marriage Act.

Maverick Hockey Team Moves Up in Poll

On Monday, Dec. 10, KPTM, WOWT, and the Omaha World-Herald covered recent polls from and USA Today that have the Mavericks at No. 13 and No. 14, respectively. The team was ranked No. 14 in both polls last week before a split on the road with St. Cloud State.

Grube in World-Herald on Winter Bike Safety

Michael Grube, an information technology specialist, was quoted in the Omaha World-Herald on Saturday, Dec. 8, about how to best bike in the winter when temperatures drop and snow begins to fall.

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UNO Winter Commencement Ceremonies to Take Place Dec. 15 at Sapp Fieldhouse

UNO's 2012 December Commencement ceremonies will be held this Saturday, Dec. 15, at the Sapp Fieldhouse at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m.

The 10 a.m. event will include graduates at the bachelor's, master's and doctoral level for the colleges of Arts and Sciences; Education; Engineering (UNL); and Communication, Fine Arts and Media. The 2 p.m. event will confer the same degrees to the colleges of Business Administration; Public Affairs and Community Service; Education and Human Sciences (UNL); and Information Science & Technology.

Fieldhouse doors open at 8 a.m. for the 10 a.m. ceremony, and noon for the 2 p.m. ceremony. There is open parking in campus parking lots during the commencement ceremonies. Lot N is reserved for designated handicap parking and Lot R is reserved for members of the Platform Party. Parking Lot Q is closed due to construction.

Faculty attending the ceremony should report to the Mav Café inside of the Health, Physical Education and Recreation (HPER) building before 9:15 a.m. if they are part of the morning ceremony, and 1:15 p.m. if they are part of the afternoon ceremony. Members of the Platform Party should report to HPER 109 F and students should report to HPER 128 at the same times.

Any questions should be directed to University Relations at 402.554.2129.

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Go Green with 2012 Online W2s

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Did you know the University of Nebraska is migrating to a new online W2 statement process? Each employee must enroll via the Firefly link to receive your W2 online. The current process allowing employees to receive both a paper and electronic W2 will cease on Monday, Dec. 31. The old online link will be replaced with a new one and provide you easy access to all your W2s starting with 2012. Go green! Just click on this link, and enroll today!

Questions? Contact Lolita Schumacher at 402.554.2739 or

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UCRCA Invites a Second Round of Applications

The University Committee on Research and Creative Activity (UCRCA) is inviting a second round of applications. The submission deadline for this call is Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2013. The guidelines for submission are available on the Sponsored Programs and Research (SPR) web page:

All proposal materials must be submitted electronically in a single PDF document (including signed cover sheet) to: Please name your file using the following format: UCRCA_your last name_ full-proposal (or minigrant).PDF.

Examples of funded proposals are available on the SPR web page.

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UNO Excellence in Teaching Nominations Now Being Accepted

The campus-wide Excellence in Teaching (EIT) award committee is now accepting nominations for 2013. This award was established in 1969 to recognize superior efforts, dedication and exemplary conduct in the performance of the university's first task -- the education of its students. The deadline for nominations is Jan. 18, 2013. Nominee application packets are due Feb. 15, 2013.

Refer to the following page - - for nomination information, requirements, forms and procedures. For questions, contact members of the committee or Paul Barnes (, Office of Academic and Student Affairs.

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Now Accepting Applications--5th Annual Student Research and Creative Activity Fair

The Office of Research and Creative Activity at UNO is pleased to accept applications for the 5th Annual Student Research and Creative Activity Fair. The Fair will take place on Friday, March 8, 2013, in the Milo Bail Student Center. 

All UNO students (undergraduate and graduate) and Engineering students from the Pacific Street campus are encouraged to apply. Registration materials are available at

Applications must be received by 5 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 18, 2013.

For more information, contact the Office of Research and Creative Activity at 402.554.2286 or

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