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Hockey Under A Night Sky

photos by Jeff Beiermann/UNO

The UNO Maverick hockey team traveled to the great outdoors at TD Ameritrade Park to play North Dakota in the Mutual of Omaha 'Battles on Ice' on Saturday, Feb. 9. The game was delayed as the playing surface thawed a bit from the warm afternoon and a brief shower chased fans to the concourse, but the game continued into the night. Unfortunately, the Mavs lost by a score of 5-2.



Wellness Wednesdays Continue Today in HPER

The next Wellness Wednesday is set for today, Feb. 20. This week’s seminar focuses on nutrition knowledge, and will be led by Hy-Vee dietitian Karisa Jansen. The seminar runs from noon to 12:45 p.m. in 112 HPER.

For more information, contact Dave Daniels at 402. 554.2008 or

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'Times Talks' Series Comes to UNO Today

The faculty group, Newspapers in Curricula (NiC) is once again hosting the Times Talks Series at UNO. Times Talks are informal conversations dealing with current issues in the news.

Please invite your students to join Dr. Bradley Bereitschaft in a Times Talk open conversation today in the Milo Bail Student Center, Chancellor’s room at noon. Bereitschaft will present “The World is Not Enough: Is population and economic growth undermining our species’ survival?”

Free pizza will be provided for the first 20 students. See this flier for more information.

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African Immigrant Jailed for Divorce to Share Personal Story on Campus Today

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. Today, Feb. 20, Marimo will bring her story of struggle and self-acceptance to 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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International Meeting for OLLAS' Cuba Summer Study Abroad Program Today

The Office of Latino/Latin American Studies will host an informational meeting for all students, faculty, staff and alumni for its summer 2013 Cuba study abroad program today, Feb. 20, at 5:30 p.m. in 286 Arts and Sciences Hall (ASH).

This nine-day international, service learning and travel study program will be led by Dr. Jonathan Benjamin-Alvarado, UNO Professor of Political Science and an internationally recognized Cuba scholar. The travel study program is offered in conjunction with a three credit hour, partially internet-mediated summer course (LLS 4950-851/8956-861). Course topics include: U.S. foreign policy toward Cuba; Cuba after the Castros; Cuba's medical diplomacy; the emergence of the Cuban oil industry, economic market reforms; and sustainable development policy.

In Cuba, site visits will include community and cultural institutions, museums, urban organic farms and bio-reserves, and historic Old Havana (a UN World Heritage Site). We will have conversations with those in academics, economists, artists, urban planners, students and young professionals. In the metro Havana area, we will engage with local community service organizations in an on-going service learning project to renovate a community arts and cultural center.

The total cost of the trip is $2,650.00 (this includes roundtrip airfare from Omaha to Cancun, Cancun to Havana, lodging, ground transportation, most meals, visas, insurance, program fees and tips).

For more information, contact Dr. Jonathan Benjamin-Alvarado at 402.554.4859 or

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UNO Theatre Presents 'The Archaeology of Dreams' Tonight

The UNO Theatre Department presents Caridad Svich’s "The Archaeology of Dreams," a seriocomic, kaleidoscopic exploration of the intersection between origin, history, and memory. “The Archaeology of Dreams,” is directed by Thais Flaitt Giannoccaro. Performances start tonight and run through Feb.23, with additional performances on Feb. 28 and March 2. All performances will take place in the UNO Theatre, Weber Fine Arts Building. The house opens at 7 p.m. with a 7:30 p.m. curtain for all performances.

“The Archaeology of Dreams” tells the story of a child who is born in the U.S. in the year 1963. A President is about to be assassinated, a country singer dies, a senator falls from grace, and two surfers look for bliss in the imagined Scottish skies.

Tickets for "The Archaeology of Dreams" are on sale now. Visit or call the box office at 402.554.PLAY. The box office is located on the first floor of UNO's Weber Fine Arts Building. For previews, tickets are $5 for general admission. For performances, tickets are $15 for adults and $10 for seniors/military/faculty/staff. Tickets are always free for UNO students who present a valid UNO ID and $5 for all other students who present a valid school ID. The UNO Theatre Box Office now accepts all major credit cards.

The final play of the season, “Female Transport” by Steven Gooch, opens for previews on April 10.

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*Update* OLLAS Speaker Event Postponed

In the Tuesday, Feb. 19 issue of eNotes, an item was posted about a guest speaker coming to campus on Friday, Feb. 22 for the Office of Latino and Latin American Studies. The speaking event featuring Dr. Lissette Aliaga-Linares has been postponed due to the anticipation of inclement weather. Stay tuned to eNotes for a revised date and time.

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Student-Community Leadership and Service to Host Spring Volunteer Fair Feb. 21

Over 40 nonprofits will be on hand Thursday, Feb. 21 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Milo Bail Student Center Nebraska Room, to discuss job, internship, and volunteer opportunities.

For more information, visit

The volunteer fair is sponsored by the UNO Office of Student-Community Leadership and Service (SCLS). SCLS is dedicated to developing students as engaged community citizens and leaders of community stewardship through diverse, reciprocal mutually beneficial service opportunities that build and strengthen our communities and our world.


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Reception for Dr. Hank Lazer at Criss Library Feb. 25

UNO faculty are invited to a reception for Dr. Hank Lazer, Provost, University of Alabama (UA), on Monday, Feb. 25. Dr. Lazer is visiting UNO to discuss Creative Campus, a successful engagement initiative at UA to bring art to the surrounding community. He will be offering advice to UNO on how to apply this model to the Nebraska Watershed Project and other service learning and community engagement activities.

The reception is from 4 to 6 p.m. in the Criss Library Faculty Study. Refreshments will be served.

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Inclement Weather Announcement Reminder

When inclement weather arises locally, the university community has several options for getting the information about snow delays or closings. For the latest university information, you can:

• Dial 402.554.CALL (402.554.2255) for the latest weather announcements.

• Access the UNO Weather Announcements website at (Website visitors may need hit the "reload" or" refresh" button on their web browser first to ensure the current information).

• Listen to local radio/TV stations. Classical 90.7 KVNO Radio will also broadcast UNO closing information.

In addition, UNO Campus Security will issue weather announcements via:

• An overhead page into all buildings and dormitories

• A PC Desktop Alert. On-campus UNO network users need to install software that enables windows computers to receive emergency alerts. For installation information, visit or contact Information Technology Services Customer Services at 402.554.4357.

• Text messages. This alert will be directed to registered UNO Alert Notification System (formerly known as e2Campus) subscribers. Students, faculty and staff can learn more about the system and sign up at

UNO Housing Showcase Feb. 23

A campus-wide UNO Housing Showcase is set for Saturday, Feb. 23. Open to future UNO 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 2:30 p.m. to tour any of UNO's five residence halls.

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 (PKI) and Mammel Hall.

For housing information, visit

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PKI Spring Open House 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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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 to 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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Nominations Sought for Administrative Professional of the Year Award

Now is the time to submit a nomination for the 2013 Administrative Professional of the Year Award. It's a terrific opportunity to recognize UNO's hardworking administrative professionals! The International Association of Administrative Professionals (IAAP) is seeking applications for worthy administrative professionals. This award has been given in the past to several UNO administrative professionals, and the award has provided a unique opportunity to be recognized in the community for their important contribution.

The deadline for applications is Monday, Feb. 25. Nomination forms are available at this link.

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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.

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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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