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Student Showcase Opens Feb. 22

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Denise Brady, Art Gallery coordinator, finishes hanging the last of the artwork at the UNO Art Gallery for the juried student art exhibit, which opens Feb. 22. The exhibit runs through Thursday, March 28.

News Release



Brown Bag on Funding Innovative Research Today

The Office of Sponsored Programs and Research (SPR) holds brown bag events throughout the academic year to assist faculty and staff with their pursuits for external funding. Join SPR staff today, Feb. 25, for "How to Find Funding For Your Innovative Research."

It will take place from noon to 1 p.m. in the Milo Bail Student Center Chancellor's Room. This Brown Bag is co-sponsored by the Nebraska Business Development Center (NBDC).

Pizza and sodas will be provided on a first come, first-served basis. Attendees can also bring their own brown bag lunch.

For more information about the brown bag, view this flier.

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Reception for Dr. Hank Lazer at Criss Library Today

UNO Faculty are invited to a reception for Dr. Hank Lazer, Provost, University of Alabama today, 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. Read More.

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Nominations for Administrative Professional of the Year Award Due Today

It's not too late 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.

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

In the past, this award has been given to several UNO administrative professionals, and the award has provided a unique opportunity to be recognized in the community for their important contribution.

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Criminal Justice Class Brings Nathan Hale Middle School Students to Campus

Today, Monday, Feb. 25, from noon to 2 p.m., 7th and 8th-grade students from Nathan Hale Middle School will be on campus, joining with Dr. Elizabeth Keller-Charbonneau’s criminal justice students.

As a part of their P-16 service learning project, the students will have lunch and a campus tour together, as well as hear two speakers from the community discuss the correlation between poverty and crime. This project is in partnership with the Open Door Mission, where the students will volunteer later in the semester. For more information, please contact Laura Krueger, or 402.554.2712.

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Mav Kids Summer Camp Open Registration Available

Open registration for Mav Kids Summer Camp is now available. Registration forms are available online and in the Health, Physical Education and Recreation (HPER) building. Camps dates run from June 3rd - July 26th (no sessions July 1-5).

For pricing details and additional information on UNO Mav Kids Summer Camps, visit

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UNO Career Centers Offer Career Fair Prep Week Feb. 25 - March 1

The UNO Career Center and the Career Center at CBA are gearing up for the Spring 2013 Career Fairs.

To help students prepare for these events, they will be offering an event focused on a different career topic each day during the week of Feb. 25 - March 1.

Topics include how to stand out in the job search, dressing for success, interview secrets from recruiters, and how to work a career fair. See attached pdf for event details.

For more information, visit

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MaV USO and Disability Services to Host Webcast March 11

The UNO Military and Veteran University Services Office (MaV USO) and the UNO Disability Services Office will be hosting a "Disability Services: Accommodating Student Veterans" webcast on Monday, March 11, from 12 to 1:30 p.m. in the Milo Bail Student Center (MBSC) Umoho Room.

This event will emphasize how disability service administrators can train others on campus to better serve veteran students with physical and psychological disabilities and help them succeed academically and socially.

For more information, contact Jen Carroll, director of Mav USO, at 402.554.2353 or

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NDBC Events March 13, 14

One necessity of managing a business is funding. This March, the Nebraska Business Development Center (NBDC) wants to help insure small businesses create effective government funding proposals for research and development.

On Wednesday, March 13 and Thursday, March 14, the NBDC will host two SBIR (Small Business Innovation Research) and STTR (Small Business Technology Transfer) workshops at Mammel Hall, located on the University of Nebraska at Omaha’s (UNO) Pacific Street Campus. The NBDC is a department of UNO’s College of Business Administration (CBA). Read More.

Also on March 13, NBDC is offering local entrepreneurs a chance for one-on-one meetings with program managers from federal agencies. The agencies that will be present on campus include the Department of Energy, National Institute of Health and Department of Defense. Read More.

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In The News

VC Conley Gives $50 Every Week for 50th Birthday

In the Omaha World-Herald Friday, Feb. 23 Vice Chancellor for Business and Finance Bill Conley was profiled for his decision to find someone each week who could use $50 and give it to them. Now in his fifth month, Conley has kept a blog on his resolution, which allows him to tell the stories of the people he meets as part of the project.

UNO Study Shows Shift in Real Estate Market

An Omaha World-Herald story on Friday, Feb. 23 references a study from UNO professor Steven Shultz, banking and finance, which shows the previous buyer's market for homes has reversed and is now a seller's market with people looking to buy homes.

Adkins Discusses New Politician-in-Residence Program

Randy Adkins, political science chair, discussed a new partnership with former Sen. Ben Nelson (D-NE) about a new politician-in-residence program, which will have the senator helping team-teach two class sessions each semester. The story was also picked up by KMTV Action 3 News.

UNO Students Aim to Stop Bullying

Members of UNO's public relations team, MavPR, were mentioned in the Omaha World-Herald on Tuesday, Feb. 19 for a project they are working on with the Boys and Girls Club of the Midlands to help stopy bullying.

Bykerk Talks Johanns

Loree Bykerk, professor of political science, was quoted in a story on KIOS FM about the recent news that Sen. Mike Johanns would not be seeking re-election when his term is up in 2014.

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Department of Black Studies Lecture Series Begins Feb. 26

All faculty, staff and students are invited to attend a two-part lecture series presented by the UNO Department of Black Studies:

Part One: Tuesday, Feb. 26
"Examining White Privilege and the Epistemic Roots of Race and Racism"
Dr. Omowale Akintunde, Associate Professor in the Department of Black Studies, will lecture from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in the Milo Bail Student Center (MBSC) Dodge Room.

Part Two: Tuesday, March 19
“Black History Month: The African is Not a Toaster”
Dr. Nikitah Imani, Chair of the Department of Black Studies, will lecture from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in the Milo Bail Student Center (MBSC) Gallery Room.

For further information, please contact the Department of Black Studies at 402.554.2412.

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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 to 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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TIAA-CREF Appointments Available Feb. 27

Jana Steigelman-Simon, a TIAA CREF consultant for Individual Client Services, will be on campus for individual appointments with employees on Wednesday, Feb.27.

Appointments can be made by calling the Omaha TIAA-CREF office at 402.548.3614.

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'Your President is Black: Now What?' Event Feb. 27

All UNO faculty, staff, and students are invited to attend the "Your President is Black: Now What?" event, on Wednesday Feb. 27 at 3.p.m in the Milo Bail Student Center (MBSC) Fireplace Lounge.

The event will provide a chance for students to engage in dialogue about what it means to have a Black president, what role race may play in politics, and what students want from the President.

This event is sponsored by Student Organizations & Leadership Programs, American Multicultural Students, African American Organization, Zeta Phi Beta, Phi Beta Sigma, and the Maverick Diversity Coalition.

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'Service Learning 101' Offered Feb. 28

What does "community engagement" mean? What does it look like? Why do educators value it? For many UNO faculty members, community engagement means service learning.

To assist faculty in designing service learning projects that meet genuine community needs, the Service Learning Academy offers Service Learning 101, a two-hour workshop to be offered on Thursday, Feb. 28, from 2 to 4 p.m. in the Milo Bail Student Center (MBSC) Redick Room.

Faculty new to service learning and those with projects in development are welcome. Please bring a syllabus for a course you would like to add a service learning component to. If you do not have a syllabus developed yet, please bring your course learning objectives.

To register, contact Lucy Garza Westbrook in the Service Learning Academy, MBSC 114, 402.554.3055 or by e-mail 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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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 Sunday, 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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UCAT Announces 2013 Curriculum Development Grants

The University Committee for the Advancement of Teaching (UCAT) is pleased to announce curriculum development grants for 2013. The applications should reflect UCAT’s mission for enhancement of teaching and student learning processes at UNO and focus on one or more of UCAT's designated themes (found at

Proposals must be submitted to the appropriate UCAT college representative by Saturday, March 10, with final drafts due to Center for Faculty Development by Thursday, March 21, 2013. The Committee will fund grants up to $1,500 for each award. Application forms are available at

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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 by Friday, March 15.

The ceremony to celebrate nominated student employees will take place on Monday, April 22, in the Milo Bail Student Center Ballroom (MBSC) 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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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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Participate in the New Website Survey

On Sunday, Jan. 27, 2013, UNO launched Phase I of our new website.

Feedback and suggestions are encouraged, and can be sent to

We are also conducting a survey of website users. Please take 10 minutes and fill out this anonymous survey:

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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 (formerlyknown as e2Campus) subscribers. Students, faculty and staff can learn more about the system and sign up at

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