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Mutual of Omaha's Battles on Ice

On Feb. 9, UNO will take on the University of North Dakota and the Omaha Lancers will take on the Lincoln Stars as part of the Mutual of Omaha's Battles on Ice, which will be held at TD Ameritrade Park. The outdoor game is a first for all four of the hockey teams, and for Omaha. Tickets are on sale now!

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Undergraduates: Receive Up to $2,500 in Funding, Proposals Due Today

The Office of Research and Creative Activity (ORCA) would like to remind students and staff about The Fund for Undergraduate Scholarly Experiences (FUSE) grants. FUSE grants support faculty-mentored undergraduate student research and creative activity. Grants of up to $2,500 per student are available to UNO undergraduates. More information.

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Conversation and Culture Hour Celebrates Chinese Spring Festival Today

UNO International Studies and Programs invites you to a Conversation and Culture Hour celebration of the Chinese Spring Festival, often known as "Chinese New Year." The celebration will take place from 12 to 2 p.m., today, in the Milo Bail Student Center Dodge Room.

Celebrate the Chinese Spring Festival and learn about China from UNO's Chinese students. At the festival you can enjoy colorful and interesting displays about China, sample Chinese food with chopsticks, learn how to write your name in Mandarin Chinese, watch demonstrations of Chinese string art and much more.

Visitors are welcome to come and go as their work and class schedules allow.

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Contest for Tickets to Battles on Ice Day Four


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
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. -- Eddie DelGrosso

Today's Question
UNO swept this No. 1-ranked team in October 2001, propelling the Mavericks to No. 5 in the national polls.

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UNO Crime Alert - Theft of Catalytic Converters

Campus Security has received reports of catalytic converters being stolen from vehicles in the last two months. The vehicles have been Toyota 4-Runners or Jeep Cherokees. The thefts have occurred in the Saint Margaret Mary's (SMM) parking lot, UNO's Pacific Campus, Elmwood Park and Creighton University.

A similar van has been reported being seen at Creighton University and at SMM. The van is described as a white panel van. The van is distinctive in that it has one window on the driver side and three windows on the passenger side. A second suspect vehicle is a 2000, black Ford Taurus.

Omaha Police have reported an increase in Catalytic Converters thefts. Campus Security has increased patrols as well.

Be alert to suspicious vehicles prowling parking lots or double parking near vehicles with high ground clearance.

If you have any information about these incidents or see one of the suspect vehicles, contact Campus Security at 402.554.2911.

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OLLAS Charla Series Features Immigration Update Feb. 12

The Office of Latino/Latin American Studies (OLLAS) at the University of Nebraska at Omaha (UNO) will continue its 2012-2013 Charla series at noon on Tuesday, Feb. 12 with a conversation with Chuck Pratt in the Milo Bail Student Center Umoho Room.

Pratt will present a lecture titled “Immigration Update: An insider’s perspective on the latest developments in immigration policy.” He will also share helpful information about the risks associated with the unauthorized practice of immigration law.

Pratt is a Community Relations Officer with the United States Citizenship & Immigration Service (USCIS). Officer Pratt will provide information and answer questions about Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), Secured Communities, and Temporary Protective Status (TPS) programs.

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. This event is co-sponsored by Justice For Our Neighbors – Nebraska.

The event is free, and open to the UNO community and the public. Light refreshments will be provided.

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

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University-Wide Brown Bag Feb. 22

Save the date! The Center for Collaboration Science is sponsoring a university-wide brown bag on Friday, Feb. 22, from noon to 1 p.m. in 214 Roskens Hall.

You are invited to come and hear what is going on in the UNO College of Education regarding Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) education and STEM collaborations across campus and in the community. Join us for this information and discussion hour.

If you have questions, please contact Dr. Carol T. Mitchell at 402.554.2428 or

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PKI Spring Open House on Feb. 23

The University of Nebraska's Peter Kiewit Institute (PKI) will open its doors for a Spring Open House on Saturday, Feb. 23, from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.

This open house allows prospective students and their families a chance to learn about the programs available in the UNO College of Information Science & Technology (IS&T) and the University of Nebraska-Lincoln (UNL) College of Engineering (Omaha campus).

Participants can also take this opportunity to tour PKI's state-of-the-art facility and UNO's south campus residence halls, visit with PKI students, faculty and advisors from UNO and UNL, and take part in lab demonstrations. In addition to the Open House, there will also be a UNO Housing Showcase from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Tours begin at the Scott Conference Center, located on UNO’s Pacific Street Campus (6510 Pine Street).

For additional information contact PKI at 402.554.3333.

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Student Leader of the Month - February Nominations

In order to recognize deserving student leaders, the Student Organizations and Leadership Programs (SOLP) office sponsors the Student Leader of the Month Award. If there is a student you know that would be a candidate for Student Leader of the Month, SOLP would love to have you nominate them for this award.

In order to nominate a student, follow this link to fill out the nomination form.

We will select one student a month at our staff meeting. The student will be presented with a certificate and a letter in a setting befitting their honor such as a club meeting or in class. Nominations will be held over for three months if we receive multiple nominations per month. You will be notified if your nominee is selected and we will set up the best time to present the award. Up to Top

Call for Presenters

The Call for Presenters for the 2013 Aging with Passion & Purpose: Aging Well in the Age of Technology Conference is now open. The conference will be held on Oct. 20-21, 2013, on UNO's Dodge Street Campus.

The purpose of the fourth biennial conference on aging is to bring together professionals, administrators, service-providers, researchers, educators and students, caregivers, older adults, baby boomers, and others to gain awareness of how technology, in all of its forms, can impact the lives of individuals as they age by maximizing independence and quality of life.

The conference experience will provide attendees opportunities to share and learn knowledge and deepen their understanding of possibilities and also to connect with persons who have similar interests and goals in the field of aging.

CEUs will be offered at this event. The submission deadline is 5:00 p.m., March 31.

For more information go to or email

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In the News

Landow Talks Cost of Omaha Mayoral Race

Paul Landow, assistant professor of political science, was quoted in a story in the Omaha World-Herald on Wednesday, Feb. 6 about the cost of the Omaha mayoral race, which has already hit the half-million dollar mark. The election will be held in May of this year.

Battles on Ice Featured on

The Mutual of Omaha Battles on Ice event, which features two games between UNO and the University of North Dakota, as well as the Omaha Lancers and Lincoln Stars, was featured on the website. The focus of the article was on the Lancers/Stars game, the first outdoor game for the United States Hockey League.

Slivka Discusses Indoor/Outdoor Running

Dustin Slivka, assistant professor of HPER, was quoted in the Omaha World-Herald on Monday, Feb. 4 about the differences between indoor and outdoor running. Slivka says outdoor running exerts 30 percent more energy for the perceived exertion.

UNO Students on International Technology Team

Hong-Yen Hoang, accounting, and Sara Shinn, computer science, were part of an interdisciplinary team that placed in the top five of the 2012 Smarter Planet Challenge, which is sponsored by IBM and the Institute Electrical Electronics Engineers.

KETV Covers Text Alert System

KETV featured a story on Tuesday, Feb. 5 about updates to the campus text-alert system at UNO. Going forward, UNO will ask people to opt-out of text alerts, rather than sign up for them.

Bartle Talks Gov. Tax Plan

John Bartle, acting dean of CPACS, was interviewed on KETV Tuesday, Feb. 5 about Gov. Dave Heineman's proposed tax plan, which would eliminate the income tax and replace the funding through eliminating current sales-tax exemptions.

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International Teaching Opportunities Workshop Feb. 15

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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Nominations for 2013 CCSW Awards Due Feb. 15

The Chancellor's Commission on the Status of Women (CCSW) seeks nominations for its Outstanding Achievement Award, Community Service Award and Scholarship Award. These awards recognize individuals and organizations at UNO and in the metropolitan community who have brought attention to women's issues, advanced women's issues and/or gender equity issues.

This year's recipients will be honored Wednesday, March 27, at the CCSW Awards Luncheon at 11:30 a.m. in the Milo Bail Student Center (MBSC) Ballroom. Tickets will go on sale at the MBSC Business Office closer to the date.

CCSW will also honor a student scholarship award winner at the luncheon. To apply UNO students must meet the following qualifications: be an undergraduate who will graduate after fall 2013 and student must show significant contributions towards: (1) addressing improving the status of women or gender issues at UNO in their academic work or activities and/or (2) have academic excellence in fields where women are underrepresented.

The criteria for each award, scholarship, and its past recipients are available online at All nominations must be returned electronically by Friday, Feb. 15, to:

For additional questions, contact CCSW co-chairs Elizabeth Kraemer at 402.554.4202 or or Stacie Petter at 402.554.2077 or

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Rubrics: Pedagogy and Practice Training Feb. 21

The Academic Partnership for Instruction (API), a division of Information Services (IS), is offering a hands-on training session on using Rubrics in Blackboard. This session will be held on Thursday, Feb. 21 from 9 - 10:30 a.m. in 543 Kayser Hall. It will cover both the pedagogical reasons for using rubrics and the technical skills to use the rubric feature within Blackboard.

Participants will be asked to bring an example assignment complete with the corresponding learning objectives. Space is limited, so register early. To register, please visit

Questions? Contact IS Customer Services at 402.554.4357 (4-HELP) or

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Service Learning Seminar March 18-22

The P-16 Initiative in the Service Learning Academy has designed an interactive training that provides an opportunity for faculty to learn about how to utilize service learning as a pedagogy; to connect faculty to K-12 instructors and community nonprofit partners and to explore mission-focused teaching techniques in a living laboratory while meeting community-identified needs.

Participation in the training will yield a course plan developed between the UNO and PK-12 instructor to be implemented within the next 18 months. Participants receive a $400 professional development stipend as well as project implementation support in the form of: graduate assistant time, project materials, transportation and food. Applications accepted at

Questions? Contact Julie Dierberger at 402.554.3268 or

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Spring Faculty Book Discussion Title Announced

"Not Quite Adults" by Settersten & Ray has been selected for the spring faculty book discussion on Wednesday, March 27, at 4 p.m. in the Faculty Study Commons, 305 Criss Library.

Jonathan Santo will lead the discussion of the authors' research-based look at current twentysomethings' slower path to adulthood. Plan now to be part of this interesting discussion.

A limited number of books have been ordered, so request your copy today by contacting the Center for Faculty Development at 402.554.2427 and register to attend the book discussion at

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