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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



Final CPACS Dean Search Candidate to Visit UNO Today

John Bartle, interim dean, College of Public Affairs and Community Service, University of Nebraska at Omaha, will be interviewed for the position of dean of the College of Public Affairs and Community Service (CPACS) starting today, Feb. 18. Dr. Bartle is one of two finalists.

All faculty, staff, students and members of the public can attend Dr. Bartle’s campus community forum on Feb. 18. The forum will take place in the Thompson Alumni Center from 4 to 5 p.m.

Dr. Bartle is the final candidate to be interviewed. Dr. Barbara Turnage, professor in the School of Social Work at Middle Tennessee State University, completed an interview visit earlier this month.

Dr. Bartle has served as interim dean for CPACS since 2011. From 2006 to 2011, he served as director of the School of Public Administration. Since 1994, he has served as professor in the Master’s of Public Administration program. He earned his doctorate in Public Policy and Management from Ohio State University in 1990.

Nancy Edick, dean of the College of Education, chairs the search committee. For more information, email her at

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Nominations for 2013 HPER Excellence in Teaching Award Due Today

The School of Health, Physical Education and Recreation is seeking nominations for its Excellence in Teaching Award. This award recognizes those part-time and joint appointment instructors who have best demonstrated excellence in teaching within the School of HPER.

The recipients of this award will be honored with a plaque at the annual HPER Joint Appointment and Part-Time Faculty Appreciation Luncheon in March.

The criteria for each award, scholarship, and its past recipients are available online at

All nominations must be returned by today, Feb. 18, to 207 HPER or Stacy Sliva at For additional questions, Stacy Sliva at 402.554.2761 or the previously listed email address.

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Mav Kids Summer Camp Registration Begins Today

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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Fifth Annual Student Research and Creative Activity Fair in March

The 2013 Student Research and Creative Activity Fair is fast approaching!

The 5th Annual Fair will take place on Friday, March 8, in the Milo Bail Student Center. A detailed schedule will be available in the next few weeks.

Awards will be announced on Monday, March 11 5 p.m. at the W.H. Thompson Alumni Center. All are invited to attend both the Fair and awards ceremony.

For questions, contact Wendi Chiarbos Jensen at

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Alumni Night on the Ice March 2

Mark your calendars to join fellow grads and their families at the 10th Annual UNO Alumni Night on the Ice Saturday, March 2 beginning at 5:30 p.m.

Get ready for the Mavs’ final regular season game, against the University of Wisconsin. The fun will include a buffet reception at CenturyLink Center, door prizes, Hockey 101 with former Mav hockey players, great Lower Bowl seating and more.

Tickets for the event are $20 per adult, $15 per child age 2-12 (children under 2 are free). Already have tickets to the game? "Reception-only” tickets for a price of $12/adult and $10/child (ages 2-12), are available.

Per-person cost of $20 includes game ticket and pre-game buffet (pulled pork sandwiches, chips, salad, cookie, tea,  and lemonade). Cash bar available. Children’s cost of $15 includes game ticket and plated children’s meal.

Hockey tickets are distributed at the reception. Register online at or call 402.554.4802.

Call Elizabeth Kraemer at 402.554.4802 or email for more information.

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Leonard and Shirley Goldstein Lecture on Human Rights March 12

A University of Iowa student who gained national attention for a speech defending the right for his parents to remain married under Iowa's same-sex marriage law will speak at the University of Nebraska at Omaha (UNO) as part of the annual Leonard and Shirley Goldstein Lecture on Human Rights on Tuesday, March 12.

This lecture will take place in the Thompson Center of UNO’s Dodge Street Campus beginning at 7 p.m. There is no cost to attend the lecture and the public is welcome to attend. Read More.

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Nominations Sought for Student Employee of the Year

UNO faculty and staff are asked to submit nominations for student employees to be 2013's Student Employee of the Year. The nomination form and guidelines can be found at

Nominations should be sent to Tim Rochford (Human Resources, 205 EAB) at trochford@unomaha.eduby Friday, March 15.

The ceremony to celebrate nominated student employees will take place on Monday, April 22, in the Milo Bail Student Center Ballroom from 3 to 4 p.m. Nomination letters should discuss the student employee's dedication and professionalism, responsibility and reliability, initiative and creativity and the uniqueness of their contribution to the university. The student selected as the Student Employee of the Year will receive a $100 check provided by the UNO Alumni Center.

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In the News

Gouttierre Talks Afghanistan With LA Times

Tom Gouttierre, dean of international studies and head of UNO's Center for Afghan Studies, was quoted in the Los Angeles Times Friday, Feb. 15 about the president's proposed draw down of troops in Afghanistan. Gouttierre was featured on the same topic earlier, in the Omaha World-Herald.

Heineman Mentions Tuition Freeze, P-16 on CSPAN

As part of a rebroadcast of Nebraska's State of the State Address on CSPAN, Gov. Dave Heineman discussed the proposed tuition freeze, which would affect the University of Nebraska system and colleges in the state, and the successful P-16 program, which teams college students with elementary and secondary students to apply classroom lessons into the real world.

Walker Discusses Dorner in LA Times

Sam Walker, professor emeritus of criminal justice, was quoted in a Feb. 14 issue of the Los Angeles Times that questions the methods used by the LAPD in the attempted capture, and ultimate death of fugitive Christopher Dorner

Arav Provides Op Ed on Biblical Archeology

Rami Arav, associate professor of philosophy and religion, wrote an opinion editorial for the online news site "The Bible and Interpretation."

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'Times Talks' Series Correction

On Friday's edition of eNotes, it was indicated that the Newspapers in Curricula (NiC) Times Talks Series would feature a discussion of current events in the news with Dr. Bruce E. Johansen on Thursday, Feb. 26. The correct date should be Tuesday Feb. 26. A corrected flier can be found here.

Questions? Contact Maria Knudtson at

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African Immigrant Jailed for Divorce to Share Personal Story on Campus Feb. 20

Omaha's Ruth Marimo spent three years in jail waiting to be deported after her now ex-husband turned her in as an illegal immigrant as punishment for asking for a divorce. On Wednesday, Feb. 20 Marimo will bring her story of struggle and self-acceptance to the University of Nebraska at Omaha (UNO).

Marimo is an African immigrant, lesbian and single mother of two. She will share parts of her memoir, “Freedom of an Illegal Immigrant,” from noon to 2 p.m. in the Milo Bail Student Center Nebraska Room as part of Black History Month. The event is free and open to the public and will be followed by a Q&A-and-book-signing session. Free food will also be provided.

Marimo moved to the United States from Zimbabwe at the age of 19 in 1999. Her memoir addresses every aspect of her identity from losing her mother to suicide at an early age through finally accepting her homosexuality after a six-year marriage.

As part of her visit to UNO, Marimo will speak about the dangerous of coming out in a very anti-gay culture, as well as the struggles of what it means to be an LGBTQ (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Questioning) in the United States, taken from the experiences of others she has met since writing her memoir.

UNO’s Student Organizations and Leadership Programs, Maverick Diversity Coalition, American Multicultural Students and UNO Sociology Club are sponsoring this visit.

Any questions about the event should be directed to Helen Kang, SOLP’s assistant director for cultural programs, at or by phone at 402.554.2711.

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Writing Center Series on Citing Sources focuses on APA Style Feb. 20 & 21

Whether they are  undergraduates writing research papers for class or advanced scholars writing for publication, many writers find themselves bogged down in the details of citation - quotation marks or italics? Comma or period? Author's full name or just the initials?

The UNO Writing Center can help.  The Writing Center’s graduate consultant, Kathy Radosta, has developed interactive workshops on the most frequently used citation systems.  Workshops are free and open to any member of the campus community.

Workshops on the APA style are scheduled for the third week in February:

- Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m., in the Milo Bail Student Center Jenkins Room (Note: registration is nearly full.)
- Thursday, Feb. 21, 10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m., in the Milo Bail Student Center Jenkins Room

Light refreshments will be served.  These workshops are FREE, but space is limited. Please register by contacting the UNO Writing Center at 402.554.2946 or

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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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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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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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