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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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UNO Flag Lowering Today

The flag will be flown at half-staff today, Wednesday, March 6, in honor Julien LaFontant, professor emeritus of French and former chair of the Black Studies Department. LaFontant passed away on Saturday, Feb. 23 at the age of 79.

LaFontant joined UNO in 1977 as an associate professor and continued to teach at UNO until his retirement in 2009.

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

Due to critical personnel training, the UNO Mail Services Customer Service window will open at 9 a.m. today, 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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'Coping With Life's Transitions' Seminar Today

The "Coping With Life's Transitions: Dealing with Stress On and Off the Job wellness seminar will be held today, March 6 from 9 to 10 a.m. in the Milo Bail Student Center Umoho Room.

This seminar is open to all faculty, staff, retirees and students. The seminar will be presented by Marlene Schneider, the Counselor for the Faculty/Employee Assistance Program (FEAP).

The seminar will look at tips and strategies on how to deal with the major life transitions we all experience: serious illness or death of an employee, a family member, a friend or co-worker, or perhaps the death of a pet, job changes, the end of a relationship, aging parents and retirement. Learn how to effectively handle these situations both personally and as a supervisor or coworker.

The next seminar will be on Thursday, March 28 and will deal with Coping With Life's Transitions: Moving Forward.

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It's Milo Bail Day in the UNO Bookstore Today

Milo Bail Day in the UNO Bookstore starts at 10 a.m. today! Get a limited edition UNO Spring Break T-Shirt designed by student Jake Saddler for only $9 (plus tax, while supplies last), enter our prize raffle for a UNO Bookstore gift card and get a FREE bag of fresh popped popcorn!

Questions? Contact Jodi Cramer at

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Open House and Hundreds of Cupcakes at Criss Library Today

Criss Library will hold an open house to introduce their new library automation service, called WorldShare Management System (WMS) at 10 a.m. today, March 6.

Jay Jordan, the President and CEO of Online Computer Library Center, Inc. (OCLC) will be on hand to recognize UNO as the 100th installation of the WMS software. OCLC is the largest consortium of libraries in the world, with over 25,000 member libraries.

OCLC staff will distribute free cupcakes. All are welcome.

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P-16 Initiative to Partner With Students, Community Members Today

From noon to 3 p.m, today, Professor Elizabeth Keller-Charbonneau's Criminal Justice students and students from Nathan Hale Middle School will volunteer at the Open Door Mission as a part of their P-16 Service Learning Project. The objective of the day is to delve into the correlation between homelessness and poverty by listening to a resident speak on this correlation, as well as participate in different projects at Open Door Mission.

As a part of their project with the Service Learning Academy’s P-16 Initiative, students from Lewis and Clark Middle School students will be visiting UNO today, from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. The middle school students, in partnership with students from Dr. Rodriguez-Arroyo’s classes, will discuss issues about tallgrasses and wild flowers of Nebraska Prairies. The Lewis and Clark Middle School ESL students will be working on research and creating presentations, culminating in final science activities at Allwine Prairie later this semester.

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

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Writing Center to Host ESL Workshop Today

The UNO Writing Center will hold the "English as a Second Language (ESL) Workshop: Building Better Sentences" today, March 6, from 1 to 2:30 p.m. in 154 Arts and Sciences Hall (ASH).

ESL Specialist Kathy Radosta will present a workshop for ESL students who want to gain or improve their skills in writing more fluent, interesting, and expressive sentences.

This is a free workshop, but space is limited, so call or email to register today.

For more information or to register for this workshop, email the UNO Writing Center at or call 402.554.2946.

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Office of Multicultural Affairs to Host FAFSA Party Today, Thursday

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 today, 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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UNO Honored Nationally For Community Engagement Efforts

UNO continues its run as the most decorated higher-education institution in the state of Nebraska with its seventh-straight inclusion on the President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll and third inclusion with distinction.

UNO is the only Nebraska institution to make the honor roll all seven years and is the only institution in the state to have been a “finalist” for the Higher Education Community Service President’s Award - earned in 2010. This year, UNO is only one of two Nebraska colleges or universities to make the honor roll “with distinction.” College of St. Mary is the other school honored with distinction.

To make the honor roll with distinction, a university must display strong levels of institutional commitment and provide a compelling case for partnerships that produce a measurable impact in the community.

Over the past year, UNO has showcased its commitment to local community engagement through projects like the Service Learning Academy’s P-16 Initiative, Student-Community Leadership and Service’s SummerWorks program and breaking ground on our new Community Engagement Center, which will open in March 2014.
In 2012, UNO was visited by Barbara Holland, professor at Portland State University and an international expert on community engagement. During her visit, Holland praised UNO’s commitment to building a center dedicated to bridging relationships between academia and the public.

“This is the first place I know of that’s actually building a facility explicitly meant to be a shared space for shared work,” Holland told the Omaha World-Herald. “Many other institutions will be watching to see how this goes.” Read more.

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Director of Financial Aid Candidate Forum March 8

Leena Brice, UNO's current assistant director for financial aid, will be interviewed for the position of director of financial aid on Friday, March 8.

All faculty, staff and students can attend Brice’s campus community forum on March 8. The forum will take place in the Milo Bail Student Center Jenkins Room from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m.

Dan Shipp, Associate Vice Chancellor, Student Affairs, chairs the search committee. For more information, email him at

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Department of Black Studies Assistant Professor Third Candidate Presentation March 12

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 third candidate will present on Tuesday, March 12 from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. in the Milo Bail Student Center Jenkins Room.

Dr. Yulonda Eadie Sano, Ph.D., Ohio State University,will present "A Dollar and a Dream: The Afro-American Sons and Daughters Hospital." This presentation will discuss the impetus for the creation of Mississippi's first black-owned and controlled fraternal hospital and its impact on the black community in the Mississippi Delta.

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On-Site Health Care Clinic Available for Faculty and Staff

Human Resources would like you to know more about the services offered by UNO Health Services at the On-Site Health Care Clinic in 102 Health, Physical Education, Recreation (HPER).

“The ability to get care on campus is a huge benefit to those of us who commute back and forth from Lincoln. Very quick and convenient!” – Clinic Patient

For a list of available services and patient testimonials, click on this link. You can also find additional information on the UNO Health Services website by visiting

To schedule an appointment on inquire about services, call 402.554.2374. Office hours are Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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Writing Center to Sponsor Stylish Academic Writing Conversation March 12

The UNO Writing Center is sponsoring a workshop for faculty called "Stylish Academic Writing" on Tuesday, March 12 from 3-4 p.m. in the Milo Bail Student Center (MBSC) State Room. Rory Conces and Nora Bacon will facilitate the workshop, which will discuss methods for achieving clarity and grace in publishable academic writing.

For more information, view this flier.

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World Civilizations Film Series Begins March 28

The History Department's World Civilizations Teaching Circle is again hosting its spring international film series. The films are always hosted by a faculty member; each begins with a brief explanation of the film's context, and each is followed by an audience discussion. This year times and locations vary.

The first film is Everything is Illuminated, a Holocaust-themed film hosted by Dr. Waitman Beorn on Thursday, March 28 at 6 p.m. in room 438 of the Arts and Sciences building.

For more information, please see the History Department web page, or contact Professor Jo Behrens at 402.554.2584.

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'Careers in Aging' Panel March 8

The UNO Department of Gerontology & Grace Abbott School of Social Work will host a "Careers in Aging" panel on Friday, March 8, from 11:45 a.m. to 1 p.m. in 222 CPACS.

Representatives from five local, age-related organizations will participate in the panel. These organizations include: Home Instead Senior Care, Immanuel Pathways, Eastern Nebraska Office on Aging, Vetter Health Services, and Hillcrest Health Systems.

Students who attend the panel can get advice on job hunting, learn about the diverse careers in aging, gain the inside scoop on interviewing, and network with professionals. Please let your students know of this great opportunity.

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School of Public Administration Open House March 11

If you are thinking about a master's degree in Public Administration or Urban Studies, or even a PhD in Public Administration, you are invited to visit the School of Public Administration's Open House on Monday, March 11, from 5:30 - 7 p.m. in the CPACS Collaborating Commons (132 & 132D).

For more information, call 402.554.2625.

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Differentiated Teaching Methods Workshop March 13

Teaching methods are changing, so the UNO Center for Faculty Development is sponsoring a workshop - Differentiated Teaching Methods on Wednesday, March 13 from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. in 538 Kayser Hall. Four faculty members from the University of Nebraska at Kearney (UNK) College of Education will discuss the impact of differentiated teaching methods on instructional practices, implications for ESL learners and the use of instructional technology. Plan to join us for this educational workshop.

To register, please contact the UNO Center for Faculty Development at 402.554.2427 or

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Dealing with Difficult Students Workshop March 14

Due to inclement weather on February 21, the previously scheduled 'Dealing with Difficult Students Workshop' has been rescheduled to March 14 from 3:30 to 5 p.m. in the Milo Bail Student Center Chancellor's Room.

Do you have students that argue about course requirements? Do you have students with attendance issues? Are you concerned that a student may need help due to difficulties outside the classroom? If you have experienced these problems or other issues related to student behavior, we invite you to attend this interactive workshop to learn classroom management techniques, share classroom experiences, talk about student mental health issues and find out about services available for UNO students.

Discussion leaders will be Cathy Pettid, Director of Counseling – University Division; Connie Schaffer, Assistant Professor, College of Education and Mike Hansen, Lecturer, College of Education.

To register, please contact the Center for Faculty Development at 402.554.2427 or at

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CBA to Host Omaha Mayoral Candidate Debate March 14

UNO's College of Business Administration will host the inaugural Omaha mayoral candidate debate on Thursday, March 14 at 7 p.m. in Mammel Hall's Virginia Schmid Auditorium.

Hosted live on The Mighty 1290 KOIL-AM both over the air and on-line, this long-form debate will take place before a live community audience and feature current Mayor Jim Suttle, former Gubernatorial candidate Dave Nabity, Omaha City Council Member Jean Stothert, Nebraska Senator Brad Ashford, and former Omaha Council Member Dan Welch. The candidates will address issues and concerns as posed by the 1290 KOIL broadcasters Tom Becka and Clint Bellows along with KETV City Hall Reporter Todd Andrews.

UNO's Dean of the College of Business Administration, Louis Pol, weighed in on the debate: "Education and post-graduation employment are critical issues for our university and the entire community. We look forward to hearing the candidates' plans for our city."

Due to the demand to participate in a debate of this magnitude, The Mighty 1290 KOIL-AM will broadcast the debate live over the air on 1290AM; and stream the entire debate live via the station's website at A limited number of tickets will be available on the KOIL website and on-air host Tom Becka will provide listeners with free tickets during his program airing weekdays from 2 to 6 p.m.

The debate will be moderated by Mike'l Severe of NRG Media. For more information and for tickets to the debate visit the station's website

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OASA Bulletin Spring 2013 Now Available

In the past year, we've had many changes in Academic and Student Affairs. We've introduced new people to the campus and Omaha as well as familiar people in new roles here at UNO. With this bulletin, OASA wants to take the opportunity to re-introduce our newest faces and roles and a new space. Read more here.

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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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