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UNO Theatre Productions Open Feb. 12

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The UNO Theatre Department presents a pair of plays written and directed by women. The first play is 'Or,' about Restoration playwright Aphra Behn, and the second is 'Archeology of Dreams,' about key cultural figures from 1963. The premiere of 'Or,' opens Tuesday, Feb. 12 and and the premiere of 'Archeology of Dreams' opens Tuesday, Feb. 19. Tickets can be purchased at the Weber Fine Arts Box Office.

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UPDATE: CPACS Dean Search Second Candidate Forum Canceled

Please note, the meetings with Dr. David Forde have been canceled for today, Feb. 11.

Future meetings include CPACS Dean Search Candidate Dr. John Bartle. Details of his visit will appear in the Feb. 14 edition of eNotes.

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Annual UNO Service Awards Recipients Announced

The 2013 UNO Service Award Luncheon will be Tuesday, April 30, in the Milo Bail Student Center Ballroom at 11:30 a.m. The list of honorees follows at this link. For corrections, please notify Human Resources, 402.554.2321.

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Paskewitz Wins Battles on Ice Contest


Last week, eNotes ran a "Tickets to Battles on Ice" contest, which encouraged people to submit the answers to trivia questions for the chance to win a pair of tickets to Saturday's Battles on Ice games. From 201 entries over five days, Lisa Paskewitz, office assistant for enrollment marketing and management, was named the winner.

For those wondering, here was Friday's correct answer:

Who scored the first-ever goal for the Mavericks against the University of Manitoba in 1997? -- James Chalmers

Congratulations Lisa and thanks to everyone who submitted their answers! We had a great turnout! Be sure to stay tuned to eNotes, as well as UNO's Facebook and Twitter accounts for future contests.

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Temporary Relocation of Office of Sponsored Programs and Research Announced

The Office of Sponsored Programs and Research, located in Eppley Administration Building (EAB) 203, will relocate to Kayser Hall 514, from Feb. 12 through April 10, while their office undergoes a renovation.

Additionally, the Office of Graduate Studies, located in EAB 204, will have a temporary entrance identified west of the Office’s main entrance during this period of renovation. Up to Top

KANEKO-UNO Library presents The Curiosity Review Book Club

Starting in 2013, the KANEKO-UNO Library will be hosting their own book club featuring titles that both assuage curiosity and encourage creativity.

Titled “The Curiosity Review,” this book club will focus on a variety of books, including fiction, non-fiction, contemporary, historica, and maybe even some weird books! An inquisitive mind and an appetite for good food and conversation are all you need to join!

Sound interesting? Join the club Wednesday, Feb. 13 at 6 p.m. for dinner and drinks at the KANEKO-UNO Library, 1111 Jones St.You do not have to read the book prior to this meeting. In fact, they’ll have chances at this meeting for you to win the first book. Just come and enjoy some dinner and wine and conversation while discussing the direction the book club should go.

To RSVP, or inquire about additional information, please email or call Lindsey Bailie at the KANEKO-UNO Library at 402.932.3486 or

Remember to ask how you can get a free copy of the first book.

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Middle East Forum Feb. 14

The UNO Department of History is pleased to announce the upcoming meeting of the Middle East forum, for which all UNO students, faculty and staff are welcome, as well off-campus guests.

The meeting will take place Thursday, Feb. 14 from noon to 1 p.m. in the from noon to 1 p.m. in the U Mo Ho Room on the third floor of the Milo Bail Student Center (MBSC) on the UNO campus. The Middle East Project Fund, which is part of the UNO Department of History, is sponsoring the forum.

The Middle East Project Fund, which is part of the UNO Department of History, is sponsoring the forum. As always, guests are encouraged to bring lunch, and questions, for a panel of experts including Curtis Hutt, the panel moderator and a visiting professor of religious studies; Moshe Gershovich, professor of history and director of both the Schwalb Center for Israel and Jewish Studies, as well as the Middle East Project Fund; and Ramazan Kilinc, assistant professor of political science. These experts will address current issues that relate to the region and place them in context and perspective.

Future meetings of the Middle East Forum are planned for March 14 and April 18.

For questions, please contact Dr. Moshe Gershovich at 402.554.3175 or

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Call for March 3 CultureFest 2013 Table Presenters

The P-16 initiative of the Service Learning Academy is looking for CultureFest presenters. CultureFest is a celebration of the diverse cultures represented in Omaha community through dance, activities, education and music. This event is presented by the UNO Service Learning Academy's P-16 initiative and the OPS magnet pathway of Crestridge Elementary, Beveridge Middle and South High School on March 3, from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Thompson Alumni Center.

If you are interested in sharing about your culture through an activity, performance or table display, please contact Marcia Ghali Bergren at for more information.

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Students to Write Stories About UNO Volunteers

Each semester, students in Media Writing provide stories for a special section of the Gateway. This semester, they will write profiles of UNO employees and students who regularly volunteer in the community. The instructor, Kevin Warneke, is looking for suggestions of students, employees or groups who regularly volunteer.

Some examples include the employee who walks dogs each Saturday at the Humane Society, the student who helps serve meals at the Siena Francis House, or members of a sports team, group or a department who pick up garbage along a highway each semester.

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In the News

Battles on Ice Covered by Salon

A story about Saturday's Battles on Ice games written by Associated Press writer Eric Olson was picked up by online magazine Salon and published Friday, Feb. 8. The story was also picked up by the Danbury NewsTimes.

UNO Athletics Honors Scholarships

On Friday, Feb. 8 the Omaha World-Herald provided coverage of an update to scholarship benefits given to student athletes who were part of UNO's football and wrestling programs, which were discontinued in 2011. As part of an effort to aid these students in their education, UNO is extending the chance to take advantage of the financial benefits they agreed to as scholarship athletes.

UNO Coach Johnson's Son Plays for Lincoln, Committed to North Dakota

The Lincoln Journal Star included a story about Saturday's Battles on Ice games, including unique trivia like the fact that Luke Johnson, a forward for the Lincoln Stars and North Dakota commitment, will take to the ice in the warmup game before his dad, UNO assistant coach Steve Johnson, attempts a victory against the team his son is committed to play for.

Beard, Nebraska Wind Symphony Concert Profiled

On Thursday, Feb. 7, Christine Beard, associate professor of flute and coordinator of woodwind studies, was interviewed as part of a preview for a Sunday, Feb. 10 concert featuring 35 members of the Heartland Community Flute Choir and 27-member Middle School All-Star Flutes. Beard directed the concert.

Decker Mentioned As Part of Economic Council

Chris Decker, professor economics, was mentioned in an Omaha World-Herald story on Friday, Feb. 8 about the forecast for Nebraska's economy in 2013. Decker, along with about a dozen area experts, are part of the Nebraska Business Forecast Council, who recently released their projections for this year.

Walker on CNN Radio

Samuel Walker, professor emeritus of criminal justice, was on CNN Radio Friday, Feb. 8 to discuss the recent shootings in Los Angeles and the hunt for former police officer Christopher Dorner, accused of killing three people in the past week.

Berg Quoted on Day v. Night Exercise

In a story in the Omaha World-Herald on Friday, Feb. 8 Kris Berg, professor of HPER, was quoted about the debate between early-morning and late-night exercise. Berg says that the time doesn't matter nearly as much as the commitment to exercising.

Kaiser Helps Write Book

A Friday, Feb. 8 column by the Omaha World-Herald's Mike Kelly profiled Omahan Andy Greenberg, who is well known for his short motivational speeches. Greenberg recently included some of his speeches into a book called "Your High," which is co-authored by Marian Shalander Kaiser, an adjunct professor at UNO.

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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 U Mo Ho 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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2013 IRB Education Series Continues Feb. 12

As you know, UNO's Office of Research and Creative Activity and the UNMC/UNO Institutional Review Board have developed a spring semester IRB Education Series for UNO faculty, staff and students who are involved with or interested in human subject research.

The series continues on Tuesday, Feb. 12, with a presentation by Ernest D. Prentice, PhD, Associate Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs at UNMC and Institutional Official for the UNMC/UNO IRB and the UNMC/UNO IACUC. Previously, he served as the Executive Chair and the Co-Chair of the IRB. Ernie will help us to understand the importance of AHRPP (Human Subject Protection Program accreditation) in reducing the risk of non-compliance and enhancing the University’s standing with federal agencies that sponsor research.

The series continues with monthly presentations in March and April by speakers who will discuss various human subject research topics. All sessions will be held from 12 to 1 p.m. in the Milo Bail Student Center, Gallery Room. Pizza and beverages will be provided.

See this link for the schedule of presentations and for registration information. UNO is not handling registration for these sessions. Attendees must register directly with IRB online here.

We hope you will join us for these interesting and informative sessions.

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Speech Center 'Learn Over Lunch' Series Starts Feb. 13

The UNO Speech Center will offer free workshops this semester on presentations skills. All students are invited to attend. Free pizza and pop will be provided.

To register for one or more sessions, or for more information, contact the Speech Consulting Center at 402.554.3201 or by email at

Space is limited so you must register in advance.

Sessions include:

Introductions, Conclusions & Audience Centeredness
Wednesday, Feb. 13
Noon – 1 p.m.
Milo Bail Student Center Tower Room

Let Your Body Speak: Delivering an Effective Presentation
Wednesday, March 13
Noon – 1 p.m.
Milo Bail Student Center Dodge Room A

Creating Visual Aids That Work: Designing Effective PowerPoint Slides
Wednesday, April 17
Noon – 1 p.m.
Milo Bail Student Center Tower Room

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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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Volunteers Sought for Dance Nebraska Feb. 15

Dance Nebraska,a dance party-fundraiser, is less than two weeks away and volunteers are still needed for the night of the event! Volunteering jobs include registration, helping with activities, and assisting event leaders and emcee. If interested, visit today!

Autism Action Partnership and UNO are also encouraging college students from across the state to raise money for children and young adults with autism by attending Dance Nebraska on Friday, Feb. 15, from 7 p.m. to 1 a.m.

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Internship and Study Abroad Information Session for Graduate Students Feb. 26

Graduate students, have you thought about doing an internship or studying abroad? Please join us for a presentation by Megan Edwards, Master of Public Administration (MPA) student, who recently returned from conducting an internship and research in Cochabamba, Bolivia. She will discuss her experiences and what she did to set up her internship. Catie Miller, MPA student, Sarah Wernimont, MPA alumna, and Emily Hassenstab, Study Abroad Advisor at UNO, will also be at the session to answer questions.

When: Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2013; 4:00 – 5:15 p.m.
Where: 208 CPACS and live streaming online

Please RSVP for the event on Facebook or email Dr. Eikenberry at If you plan to join via live streaming, please let Dr. Eikenberry know so she can send the link before the event.

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Volunteers Sought for Gait Study at Biomechanics Lab

Healthy subjects are needed to participate in a study taking place in the HPER Biomechanics Laboratory. The study is investigating the effects of simulated vascular disease on gait. For your participation, subjects will receive the opportunity to undergo a free gait analysis in the Biomechanics lab and have lower extremity vascular blood flow assessed.

Ideal participants should be greater than 40 years of age and free from any lower limb orthopedic pathologies such as joint replacement or ACL injuries. Subjects would take part in a one time data collection lasting approximately one hour that would involve treadmill walking tasks and an intervention to briefly stop lower extremity blood flow. Collections will take place at a scheduled time during the next few months. For further information, please contact Troy Rand at or 402.554.3238.

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Wheels With No Strings Attached

Starting tomorrow, Zipcar is coming to campus for all 18+ UNO students, faculty and staff.

Zipcar is car-sharing, an alternative to bringing a car to school, that gives members 24/7 access to vehicles parked right on campus. Low hourly and daily rates include gas, insurance and 180 miles per day to go wherever you want to go - all while being environmentally friendly and promoting sustainability.

Members can reserve cars online or with a smart phone for as little as an hour or up to four days. This semester, enjoy all the freedom of owning car without any of the hassle.

Find out more about how it works at or find Zipcar on Facebook.

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