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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.

News Release



Faculty Senate to Meet Today

The UNO Faculty Senate will meet today, Feb. 13, at 2 p.m. in Mammel Hall, Room 320-A. The speaker will be Dean Steve Shorb, Criss Library. The meeting will begin immediately after the presentation. All those interested are welcome to attend.

Senior Vice Chancellor for Academic and Student Affairs BJ Reed will be available to answer questions and/or converse with Senators and Faculty from 1:45-2 p.m. in the same room, before Dean Shorb’s presentation.

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Student Government Senator Applications Due Today

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. today, 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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Maverick Productions to Host Second Annual 'Bear-y Happy Valentine's Day' Feb. 14

It's back! Since the event was such a hit last February, Maverick Productions will be hosting the Second Annual 'Bear-y Happy Valentine's Day.'

The event will take place on Thursday, Feb. 14 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Milo Bail Student Center, Fireplace Lounge. Attendees can create a Valentine’s Day card for a child at Omaha Children’s Hospital and Medical Center, and then build a stuffed animal from from a broad selection of cute and cuddly creatures.

All of the supplies for this event will be free so make sure you come and make your own something special for Valentine's Day!

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Nominations for Public Service Awards Due Feb. 15

The Nebraska Chapter of the American Society for Public Administration (ASPA-NE) is seeking nominations for their 2013 Public Service Awards. The awards are intended to recognize an outstanding elected official, public administrator, and nonprofit administrator in the the state of Nebraska.

Past winners of the awards include Lincoln Mayor Chris Beutler (elected official); North Star High School Principal, Dr. Nancy Becker (public administrator); and Outreach Coordinator for Activate Omaha, Julie Harris (nonprofit administrator).

The deadline for nomations is Friday, Feb. 15. The nomination form can be found by clicking this link. Please send your nominations to Scott W. Bovick by email at or by fax to 402.593.4304.

The ASPA-Nebraska Public Service Recognition Luncheon and Awards Ceremony will be held Wednesday, April 3 at UNO's Thompson Alumni Center.

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'PowerPoint: Not Just for Presentations' Session March 1

Learn the power of PowerPoint by joining the Academic Partnership for Instruction (API), a division of Information Services (IS) as they help you create interactive PowerPoints.

The training session will take place on Friday, March 1 from 9:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. in 538 Kayser Hall. During this session, participants will learn how to use PowerPoint to create non-linear, interactive course materials which can be used for test preparation, in class activities, games, supplemental resources, and to help accommodate students with various learning styles.

Participants will first create a sample presentation flow chart and a story board to be used in their development of a short non-linear presentation. Previous experience with basic PowerPoint is recommended.

To register for this session, visit

Questions? Contact IS Customer Services at 402-554-4357 or

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Office of Multicultural Affairs to Host FAFSA Party March 6 and 7

The UNO Office of Multicultural Affairs and Project Achieve will be hosting a two-night event for students to have an opportunity to have their Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) completed with the help of the Multicultural Affairs Staff. Representatives from Education Quest will be available to assist with any questions.

The event will take place on Wednesday, March 6 and Thursday, March 7 from 4 to 8 p.m. in the UNO Multicultural Affairs Office, located in 115 Milo Bail Student Center. This event is free and open to the public. Snacks will be provided for attendees.

Please click on this link for more information.

Questions? Contact Taricka Fairgood, Administrative Assistant in the Office of Multicultural Affairs at 402.554.2248.

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The Spring Edition of 'The Bullseye' Is Now Available Online

The spring edition of 'The Bullseye' in now available online. To view the newsletter click on the link below. This edition features the 8 dimensions of wellness, student success stories, tips on staying healthy and flu free, and much more!

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In The News

National Media Covers Visit by KC Fed CEO

On Tuesday, Feb. 12, Reuters, Bloomberg, and others, including the Omaha World-Herald, covered a visit to UNO from the Kansas City Federal Reserve CEO, Ester George. George spoke at Mammal Hall about the current low-interest rate policy and the best ways to recover during after a recession.

Derrick in Wired

Doug Derrick, assistant professor of interdiciplinary informatics, was featured in an article in the high-tech magazine Wired about maintaining security at the national border. Derrick is one of the main researchers on the Embodied Avatar project, which provides computer-mediated interrigation at security checkpoints.

Stranded North Dakota Team Makes it Home

WOWT covered the return home of the University of North Dakota hockey team, who became stranded on their return trip after playing in Omaha last weekend at the Battles on Ice.

KETV Covers Zipcar Launch

On Tuesday, Feb. 12, KETV provided coverage of UNO's new partnership with Zipcar, a car-sharing service that allows students to check out cars for low cost.

Hove Quoted in Midlands Business Journal

Dawn Hove, director of UNO's Child Care Center, was quoted in a Friday, Feb. 8 issue of the Midlands Business Journal on the topic of how to best select a child care provider.

UNL Engineering Dean Mentions UNO Partnership in Editorial

In an editorial about Nebraska's commitment to engineering, Timothy Wei, dean of UNL's College of Engineering, mentioned increasing partnerships with organizations and companies, especially in Omaha. UNO was one of the places mentioned as a place to foster growth.

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Brown Bag Lunch Feb. 14 on Professional Development Session for Education Students

Kappa Delta Pi, an education honor society at UNO, and the department of Educational Leadership will sponsor a brown bag lunch on professional development for education students this Thursday, Feb. 14. The topic will be "Tragedy in the Schools/Crisis in the Classroom." The session will be held at noon in 213 Roskens Hall.

All education undergraduates are invited to bring their lunch.

For more information, email Deborah Gleich-Bope at

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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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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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Physics Colloquium Set for Feb. 15

"Super, Cool Liquids and the Liquid-Glass Transition," will be the topic of discussion at UNO's Physics Colloquium on Friday, Feb. 15. Dr. David L. Sidebottom from Creighton University will present.

To date, the liquid-to-glass transition remains one of the more challenging questions in condensed matter physics. In this talk, we examine the nature of very viscous, supercooled liquids and the unique problems they pose for classical thermodynamics. We also examine the role of chemical structure in predicting the visco-elasticity of liquids near the transition and review some recent studies using dynamic light scattering techniques.

Sidebottom’s lecture will be held from noon to 1 p.m. in 170 Durham Science Center (DSC)

Questions? Contact Iulia Podariu at

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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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Donations of Professional Attire Sought for Career Closet

In preparation for the spring career fairs, the UNO Career Center, in partnership with Delta Epsilon Iota, is organizing a Career Closet to provide students with free professional attire.
They are seeking donations of gently used, cleaned clothing items students may wear to career fairs and/or job interviews.

Acceptable items include: full suits, jackets/blazers, professional shirts, slacks, skirts, professional dresses and ties. All sizes are needed; current styles are appreciated. Donations can be dropped off in the UNO Career Center, 111 MBSC, Monday through Friday 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. through February 22nd.

Questions? Contact the UNO Career Center at 402.554.3672 or

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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 Street Campus, visitors can partake in open houses from 1 to 3 p.m. at both the University of Nebraska Peter Kiewit Institute and Mammel Hall.

For housing information, visit

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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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Teaching Analysis by Students (TABS) Available

UNO faculty members are invited to use this confidential, professional growth tool to assess teaching effectiveness. Instructors select a course and then the students share their opinions regarding performance, teaching skills and behavior. A trained Teaching Analysis by Students (TABS) consultant reviews and analyzes data from students and then meets with the instructor.

TABS is designed to help instructors identify and effectively use their particular teaching strengths, to isolate specific teaching problems and to develop improvement strategies directed at these problems.

Contact the Center for Faculty Development today to schedule TABS for your class at 402.554.2427 or

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