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The ABCs of the Alumni House

The ABCs of the Alumni House

Before it was the Thompson Alumni Center, one of the few places on campus that can be considered iconic to UNO's image in Omaha, the plot of land on the west end of campus was owned by two Omaha families: The Storzes and the Shirleys. continue . . .



Retirement Planning Seminar - IRA Education Workshop Today

A Retirement Planning Seminar - IRA Education Workshop - is planned for today, Feb. 6. This seminar helps participants understand what an IRA is, choose the right IRA, decide between different IRA investment options and learn about Roth IRA conversions.

The workshop will be held from 10 to 11 a.m. in the Milo Bail Student Center Jenkins Room. The workshop is presented by UNO Human Resources and TIAA-CREF.

Contact Tim Rochford at 402.554.2465 or Esther Scarpello at 402.554.3660 for more information.

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It's Milo Bail Day in the UNO Bookstore

Milo Bail Day in the UNO Bookstore starts at 10 a.m. today, Feb. 6. Get a special UNO long sleeve t-shirt (in grey or black) for only $10 (plus tax, while supplies last), enter our prize raffle for a UNO Bookstore gift card and get a FREE bag of fresh popped popcorn!

Questions? Contact Jodi Cramer at

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Contest for Tickets to Battles on Ice Day Three


This Saturday, UNO will take on the University of North Dakota in its first-ever outdoor hockey game. As part of the Mutual of Omaha Battles on Ice, UNO and North Dakota will face off in an important WCHA matchup, with the regular-season title hanging in the balance. We want to help get you to the game by giving you the chance to win tickets!

Every day this week, there will be a Maverick hockey trivia question. If you know the answer, or think you know, email it with a subject line of "ATTN: Battles on Ice Trivia" to with your name and contact information. If your answer is correct, you will be entered into a drawing for a pair of tickets to Saturday's game. You can only answer once each day, but each day is a new chance to enter, so if you answer all five questions correct, you will have five entries.

Please make sure all submitted answers are sent by 2 p.m. the day that question appears. The correct answer to each of the questions will be revealed in the following edition of eNotes.

Yesterday’s Answer
UNO has made the NCAA Tournament twice, once in 2006 and once in 2011. Which two teams did they face in those games? -- Boston University and the University of Michigan

Today's Question
In 2010, this player surpassed Greg Zanon’s long-standing record for most points by a defenseman with a total of 109 points, 85 of which were assists. Up to Top

Feb. 8 Workshop Offered by Finalist for the Position of Writing Center Director

On Friday, Feb. 8, the UNO Writing Center will present a workshop on "Repurposing Reading: Teaching Writing through Rhetorical Reading." The workshop leader is Travis Adams, a finalist for the position of UNO Writing Center Director and Assistant Professor of English. Dr. Adams, who recently completed his Ph.D. at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, is Coordinator of Student Services in the Office of University Writing, Auburn University.

In the workshop, he will help UNO faculty think about the goals of reading assignments, the causes of students’ difficulty with reading, and strategies for making reading an effective tool for teaching writing. The workshop is scheduled for Feb. 8, from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. in 210 Arts and Sciences Hall (ASH).

For more information, contact the UNO Writing Center at 402.554.2946 or

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College of IS&T Roundtable to Discuss 'Sentient World Simulation' Feb. 12

The UNO College of Information Science & Technology (IS&T) will welcome Dr. Alok R. Chaturvedi, Professor in Purdue University's Krannert Graduate School of Management, on Tuesday Feb. 12. Chaturvedi will talk on 'Sentient World Simulation: A Continuously Running, Continually Updated Model of the World.'

In the last decade and a half, agent-based simulation has gained prominence as a key technology in helping us better understand behavioral, social, cultural, and economic phenomena at the individual as well as at the collective level.  Systems ranging from individuals to organizations, economies, and societies are now modeled to provide insights in ways that were not possible using the standard quantitative approaches.  The Sentient World Simulation (SWS) is an ultra large-scale agent-based simulation (ABS) that is developed to capture a comprehensive view of 'Whole of Government' operations.

Dr. Alok R. Chaturvedi is the Founder, Chairman, and the CEO of Simulex Inc., a Modeling and Simulation Company located in Purdue Technology Park. He was the technical lead for US Department of Defense's Sentient World Simulation project. Dr. Chaturvedi was the founding Director of Purdue Homeland Security Institute and has also served as an Adjunct Research Staff Member at the Institute for Defense Analyses (IDA), Alexandria, Virginia – a leading think tank on national and homeland securities matters.

The roundtable will take place from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., 279 University of Nebraska Peter Kiewit Institute. Sandwiches and sodas will be provided on a first-come, first-served basis. The talk starts immediately at noon.

RSVP to Angela Nastase at by Feb. 11.

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Student Government Senator Applications Due Feb. 13

Do you know a student who would be a great campus leader? Encourage them to apply and join UNO Student Government (SG-UNO). SG-UNO isn’t just about resolutions-- students learn valuable skills like leadership, crisis management, and event planning skills. Applications are available online at until 11:59 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 13. Campaigning begins Feb. 18, and voting will take place on March 5.

For more information on SG-UNO, visit or call 402.554.2620. You can also email the SG-UNO PR Officer at

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Academic Partnership Instruction for Introduction to Adobe Connect 9.0 on Feb. 15

Join the Academic Partnership for Instruction on Feb. 15th for Introduction to Adobe Connect 9.0.

Participants in this hands-on class, will learn how to create a basic online meeting that can be used for live classes or conferences; recorded for playback, and/or utilized to put study materials online for 24/7 student access.

Adobe Connect 9.0 is a web collaboration, e-learning system used at UNO to conduct online classes, meetings, and presentations with participants worldwide. Connect sessions can be live and/or recorded for 24/7 playback. Each session can incorporate, audio, video, slide presentations, white boards, web site display, polls, file exchange, and desktop sharing. In short, most of the instructional technologies used in on-campus classes are available in Connect for teaching online.

Class meets Friday, Feb. 15 in 538 Kayser Hall from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. To register, visit

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Mav Kids Summer Camp Registration Begins Feb. 18

Registration for Mav Kids Summer Camp begins the week of February 18th for the UNO community and returning camp attendees. Cost for members of the UNO community is $135 per week. Camps dates run from June 3rd - July 26th (no sessions July 1-5).

For more information on UNO Mav Kids Summer Camps visit

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Free Tech Tools Featured at Feb. 22 Tech Talk Brown Bag

The Academic Partnership for Instruction (API), a division of Information Services, invites you to a brown bag event on Friday, February 22, from noon to 1 p.m. in the Teaching & Technology Center (Kayser Hall Room 538).

API members will give brief demonstrations of several freely available tech tools UNO faculty and instructors might consider using to support their teaching activities. Audio recording and screen capture tools will be featured along with flashcard / notetaking technologies such as Quizlet and StudyBlue.

Participants are invited to bring their lunch and to be prepared to share their ideas about and experiences with free, online tools they’ve found useful.

For more information, contact API at 402.554.2024.

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Differentiated Teaching Methods Workshop March 13

Teaching methods are changing, so the UNO Center for Faculty Development is sponsoring a workshop - Differentiated Teaching Methods on Wednesday, March 13 from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. in 538 Kayser Hall. Four faculty members from the University of Nebraska at Kearney (UNK) College of Education will discuss the impact of differentiated teaching methods on instructional practices, implications for ESL learners and the use of instructional technology. Plan to join us for this educational workshop.

To register, please contact the UNO Center for Faculty Development at 554-2427 or

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In The News

School of Communication Students Featured on KETV

Five students from UNO's School of Communication and its PRSSA chapter were featured on Monday's KETV broadcast for their outreach project with the Boys and Girls Clubs of the Midlands. The project helped kids learn how to deal with bullying.

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International Teaching Opportunities Workshop Feb. 15

International Teaching Opportunities Workshop - Do you dream of teaching abroad? If so, mark your calendar now and plan to attend on Friday, Feb. 15, from 10 to 11 a.m. in 412 Roskens Hall.

Emily Hassenstab, Study Abroad and International Exchanges Advisor, will share ideas for starting this process. Drs. Chris Allen and Charles Johanningsmeier will talk about their teaching experiences in Oman and Germany.

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

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7th Annual Colloquium on Language Teaching Set for Feb. 23

The UNO Master of Arts in Language Teaching program will sponsor the 7th Annual Colloquium on Language Teaching on Saturday, Feb. 23.

The event is free and open to the public, and will take place from 1-5 p.m. in 306 and 380 Arts and Science Hall (ASH).

For more information, contact Carolyn Gascoigne at or 402.554.2862.

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UNO Housing Showcase Set for Feb. 23

A campus-wide UNO Housing Showcase is set for Saturday, Feb. 23. Open to future Mavericks or anyone else who wants to get a glimpse into college life, just stop in the Scott Conference Center from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. to tour any of UNO's five residence halls (last tour departing to Dodge Campus at 2:45 p.m.).

Choices include any or all five of UNO's residence halls:

- Maverick Village

- University Village

- Scott Court

- Scott Hall

- Scott Village

Also, while on the Pacific Location, visitors can partake in open houses from 1 to 3 p.m. at both the University of Nebraska Peter Kiewit Institute (PKI) and Mammel Hall.

For housing information, visit

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