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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.

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Spring Volunteer Fair Today

Over 40 nonprofits will be on hand from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., today, 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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2013 UNO Spring Career Fairs Begin Today

The UNO Career Center is committed to connecting UNO students to great career opportunities. The UNO Career Center is hosting a STEM Career Fair today, and a Liberal Arts Career Fair on Wednesday, March 6. Along with these opportunities, the College of Business Administration is also hosting a Career Fair on Wednesday, March 6 at Mammel Hall.

STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering & Math) Career Fair
Tuesday, March 5, 2013
10 a.m.- 2 p.m.
Scott Conference Center
6450 Pine St.

Health/Wellness, Government, Human/Social Services, Liberal Arts Career Fair
Wednesday, March 6, 2013
10 a.m.- 2 p.m.
Scott Conference Center
6450 Pine St.

College of Business Administration Career Fair
Wednesday, March 6, 2013
1 to 6 p.m.
Mammel Hall
6708 Pine St.

Don't miss out on these great career networking opportunities!

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UNO Chemistry Students, Middle Schoolers Partner to Learn Aquaponics Today

Monroe Middle School's Science Club, under the direction of Matt Rousek and Betsy Hoefer, will join Dr. Dana Richter-Egger's class, "Chemistry in the Environment and Society" on campus today, from 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

The students will be doing tests on water samples from Monroe’s Aquaponics system. As a part of their P-16 service learning project, the Monroe Science Club students and UNO students are expanding their understanding of urban food deserts and the impact of chemicals on the Aquaponics farming system.

For more information, please contact Laura Krueger, or 402.554.2712.

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UNO, Pakistan Partner for Federal Service-Learning Education Initiative

In recognition for its service-learning efforts, the University of Nebraska at Omaha (UNO) has been selected as one of five universities in the United States to partner with Pakistan as part of the U.S.-Pakistan Higher Education Initiative on Civic Engagement.

As part of this partnership, which was officially announced in October 2012, three scholars from Pakistan will be visiting through Thursday, March 7, to learn about community engagement initiatives at UNO.

Through a grant from the U.S. Embassy-Islamabad Office of Public Affairs, UNO is able to bring representatives from Pankistani universities to Omaha and also travel to Pakistan to learn more about the country and its education system.

This visit will include members of Quaid-i-Azam University in Islamabad, who are working to launch new community partnerships in their home country with businesses, nonprofit organizations, local governments and K-12 schools. The goal of the partnerships is to better connect their university with Pakistani citizens and support the development of civil society.

Throughout the project, UNO will serve as a role model for Quaid-i-Azam. The two universities will share best practices in community engagement and collaborate on outreach efforts both in Nebraska and Pakistan. Later this year, this process will continue when several UNO faculty members visit Quaid-i-Azam. Read more.

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Mail Services Customer Service Window To Open at 9 a.m. March 6

Due to critical personnel training, the UNO Mail Services Customer Service window will open at 9 a.m. on Wednesday, March 6. Mail delivery will also occur on a delayed schedule.

We hope this late opening will not cause an inconvenience, as we strive to maintain the highest standards in processing and delivery.

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Criss Library Cafe Now Open Saturdays

Exciting news! The Library Cafe (located on the main floor of the UNO Criss Library) is now open on Saturdays from 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. Stop in for a drink or a bite to eat while you study! You can view the Library Cafe menu (and also the Food Court and MavRec Cafe menus) at

The hours for the Library Cafe:
Monday - Thursday: 7 a.m. - 10 p.m.
Friday: 7 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Saturday: 11 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Sunday: 2 p.m. - 9 p.m.

Questions? Contact Mike Milone –

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Henry Doorly Zoo Membership Drive Underway

The Henry Doorly Zoo is offering annual memberships at a reduced rate during the month of March (rates increase April 1). The Office of the Senior Vice Chancellor for Academic and Student Affairs has actively participated in the zoo drive for many years.

The zoo has automated its membership process over the past few years. We encourage the UNO community to take advantage of the online services. If you want to become a new member or renew your membership, please visit the zoo’s website at

If you prefer a paper copy, you may pick up a membership form in 202 EAB. Completed forms must be mailed to the zoo directly.

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Spring 2013 IT Professional Academy April 4 and 5

The College of Information Science and Technology is pleased to announce the Spring 2013 IT Professional Academy, held April 4th and 5th. These informative and interactive workshops offer cutting-edge IT education to local professionals. Visit to learn more about Lean IT, Virtualization Technology, Responsive Web Design and more.

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In The News

ESPN Profiles UNO Women's Basketball on Senior Day

On Sunday, March 3, profiled the final game of four UNO seniors on the women’s basketball team. Due to UNO’s transition to DI and the Summit League, UNO can not participate in the Summit League tournament even though they would have qualified.

Stacy Quoted on Public Health

Richard Stacy, professor of public health, was quoted in an Omaha World-Herald story focused on Nebraska’s ranking as one of the top ten states in the country for sense of well-being.

Research and Creative Activity Fair Previewed in World-Herald

The upcoming Research and Creative Activity Fair from the Office of Research and Creative Activity (ORCA) was previewed in the Omaha World-Herald on Monday, March 4.

Hansen Runs Numbers on UNO

Omaha World-Herald columnist Matthew Hansen followed up an article on an Omaha-area design college with the nation’s highest student loan debt numbers with a blog running UNO’s numbers, which were significantly more positive, through the government’s College Scorecard program.

B-Cycle on WOWT

The opening of Aksarben Village’s B-Cycle station on Friday, March 1 included a mention of UNO, who is also part of the the B-Cycle program in Omaha.

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Department of Black Studies Assistant Professor Second Candidate Presentation March 6

The Department of Black Studies will be hosting three finalists for the Assistant Professor vacancy. All university staff and faculty are invited to the candidates' job talks. The second candidate will present on Wednesday, March 6 from 11 a.m. to noon in the Milo Bail Student Center Jenkins Room.

Dr. Rebecca Davis, Ph.D., University of South Carolina, will present "The black experience in World War II and the impact it had on the coming fight for equal rights in the postwar years."

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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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Fifth Annual Student Research and Creative Activity Fair March 8

* Editor's note: In yesterday's eNotes, the date of the 2013 Student Research and Creativity Fair was listed as March 11. The correct date is Friday, March 8. The awards ceremony will take place on March 11. *

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 is available at .

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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2013 UCAT Development Grant Proposal Deadlines

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 March 10, with final drafts due to Center for Faculty Development by March 21. The Committee will fund grants up to $1,500 for each award. Application forms are available at

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2013 IRB Education Series Continues March 11

The UNMC/UNO Institutional Review Board Education Series continues on Monday, March 11, with a presentation by Sue Logsdon, IRB administrator and compliance coordinator. Sue will speak to us about the importance of reporting non-compliance to the IRB with her talk, "Oh, no! I've Screwed Up!" The series concludes with a presentation about data security and research on April 16 by Sheila Wrobel and Sharon Welna.

All sessions will be held from noon 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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'Showcasing UNO Service Learning Practice and Research' Information Session March 13

The UNO Service Learning Academy invites faculty to an information session to support showcasing UNO service learning practice and research at next fall's IARSLCE conference here in Omaha. On Wednesday, March 13 at 10:30 am in the Milo Bail Student Center (MBSC) Redick Room, we will step through this opportunity to present and publish.

The International Association for Research on Service-Learning and Community Engagement (IARSLCE) conference is being hosted by the UNO Service Learning Academy and will take place November 6-8, 2013 at the Omaha Hilton.

The theme of this year’s conference is “Reinvigorating our Process of Discovery: Research Informing Practice in Service-Learning and Community Engagement.” This information session will elaborate on the selected theme, submission tracks, format options, and submission process with attendees.

To RSVP for the information session contact Lucy Garza Westbrook in the Service Learning Academy,114 MBSC, (402) 554.3055 or by e-mail at

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Office of Academic and Student Affairs to Sponsor Asperger's Webinar March 13

The Office of Academic and Student Affairs is sponsoring the "Asperger's Disorder: Practical Strategies for Identifying, Understanding and Supporting Students" webinar on Wednesday, March 13 from noon until 1:30 p.m.

The webinar will be held in 301 Allwine; please feel free to bring your lunch.  Dr. Meribeth Jackson, UNO Coordinator for Services to Students with Disabilities, will be available after the webinar to answer questions.

Questions?  Contact Rita Henry at or call 402.554.2946.

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API to Offer 'Introduction to Photoshop' Class March 14

The Academic Partnership for Instruction (API) will offer an "Introduction to Photoshop" class on Thursday, March 14 from 1:30 to 3 p.m. in 232 Criss Library.

This hands-on class will demonstrate the use of the Photoshop CS6 editing tools and introduce basic techniques to enhance, compose, and publish images for use on the web, in print media, and for video display.Though taught in the CS6, most of the techniques shown during class can be used in most standard photo and image editing programs.

To register, visit

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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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Call for Presenters

The Call for Presenters for the 2013 Aging with Passion & Purpose: Aging Well in the Age of Technology Conference is now open. The conference will be held on Oct. 20-21, 2013, on UNO's Dodge Street Campus.

The purpose of the fourth biennial conference on aging is to bring together professionals, administrators, service-providers, researchers, educators and students, caregivers, older adults, baby boomers, and others to gain awareness of how technology, in all of its forms, can impact the lives of individuals as they age by maximizing independence and quality of life.

The conference experience will provide attendees opportunities to share and learn knowledge and deepen their understanding of possibilities and also to connect with persons who have similar interests and goals in the field of aging.

CEUs will be offered at this event. The submission deadline is 5:00 p.m., March 31.

For more information go to or email

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