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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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2013.03.08

'Careers in Aging' Panel Today

The UNO Department of Gerontology & Grace Abbott School of Social Work will host a "Careers in Aging" panel today, 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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Center for Faculty Development Workshop Today

Mark your calendar and plan to attend the Assessment Academy Grant Recipients Workshop today, March 8 from noon to 1 p.m. in 132 CPACS Collaborating Commons.

This workshop will include two presentations. Jeanne Surface and Kay Keiser will share information about partnering with our community to prepare UNO graduates for leadership positions. Bridget Kratt’s presentation will focus on data rules and preparing successful program reports.

To register, contact the Center for Faculty Development at 402.554.2427 or unofacdev@unomaha.edu.

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Reminder: Director of Financial Aid Candidate Forum Canceled

The director of financial aid candidate forum scheduled for today, March 8, has been canceled.

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

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Fifth Annual Student Research and Creative Activity Fair Today

The Fifth Annual Student Research and Creative Activity Fair will take place today, March 8, in the Milo Bail Student Center. A detailed schedule is available at http://www.unomaha.edu/orca/rcaf/RCAF2013FinalProgram.pdf .

Awards will be announced on Monday, March 11, at 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 wcjensen@unomaha.edu.

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Lot M Temporarily Closed March 9

Lot M, south of the Criss Library, will be closed from 6 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, March 9.

A contractor will be pouring the concrete bases of new light poles.

Contact Parking Services at 402.554.PARK(7275) with questions.

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2013 UCAT Development Grant Proposal Deadline

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 www.unomaha.edu/ucat).

Proposals must be submitted to the appropriate UCAT college representative by Sunday, 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 http://www.unomaha.edu/ucat/courseredesigngrant.php.

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Faculty Senate to Meet March 13

The UNO Faculty Senate will meet Wednesday, March 13, at 2 p.m. in the Milo Bail Student Center Chancellor's Room. All those interested are welcome to attend.

For more information, contact the Faculty Senate Coordinator, Sue Bishop, at 402.554.3598 or sbishop@unomaha.edu.

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SOLP to Host Student Involvement Fair March 13

Student Organization and Leadership Programs (SOLP) will host a Student Involvement Fair on Wednesday, March 13 from 4 to 6 p.m. in the Milo Bail Student Center Ballroom. This fair will feature an ice cream social, free prizes, and help students explore all that UNO student involvement has to offer.

For more information about the fair, view this flier.

No RSVP is needed to attend. If you’d like to request a table at this event, email Maggie Yancey at myancey-sw@unomaha.edu .

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David Yates Featured Speaker at MBA Leadership Seminar March 13

UNO faculty, undergraduate, MBA and EMBA students are invited to attend the Spring 2013 MBA Leadership Series Seminar on Wednesday, March 13, at 6 p.m. in the Mammel Hall Auditorium (113 MH).

This year’s featured speaker is David Yates, CEO of Clearwater Marine Aquarium (CMA). A 1985 UNO graduate, Yates has successfully resurrected the once-struggling aquarium by initiating a global marketing and media plan to help tell the survival story of Winter the dolphin, whose incredible life became the basis for the major motion picture Dolphin Tale.

For more information about the MBA Leadership Seminar, view this flier.

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History Dept. to Host Middle East Forum March 14

The UNO Department of History is pleased to announce the upcoming meeting of the Middle East forum, for which all UNO students, faculty and staff are welcome, as well off-campus guests.

The meeting will take place Thursday, March 14, from noon to 1 p.m. in the Milo Bail Student Center U Mon Hon Room. The Middle East Project Fund, which is part of the UNO Department of History, is sponsoring the forum.

As always, guests are encouraged to bring lunch and questions as Visiting Assistant Professor of Religious Studies Curtis Hutt moderates a panel of experts from UNO including Moshe Gershovich, professor of History and director of both the Schwalb Center for Israel and Jewish studies as well as the Middle East Project Fund, and Ramazan Kilinc, assistant professor of Political Science.

These experts will address current issues that relate to the region and place them in context and perspective.

A future meeting of the Middle East Forum is planned for April 18.

For questions, please contact Dr. Moshe Gershovich at 402.554.3175 or mgershovich@unomaha.edu .

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UNO Student Government Executive Board Positions Available

UNO Student Government (SG-UNO) has open positions within their executive board. Positions include: Chief Administrative Officer, Treasurer, and a Public Relations Officer.

Please share this information with your students. More information about these positions can be found by visiting the SG-UNO website at http://sguno.unomaha.edu/members.php.

Applications are due by Wednesday, March 20 in the Student Government office or applicants can contact Martha Spangler at mspangler@unomaha.edu .

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CCSW to Honor Contributions of Women at Luncheon March 27

The achievements and contributions of women from the University of Nebraska at Omaha (UNO) and around the metro will be celebrated at the UNO Chancellor's Commission on the Status of Women (CCSW) Spring 2013 Awards Luncheon this month.

The luncheon will take place Wednesday, March 27 at 11:30 a.m. in the Milo Bail Student Center (MBSC) Ballroom. All members of the UNO and Omaha communities are encouraged to attend.

The highlight of the night will be the unveiling of the fourth annual Legendary Woman Award, which will honor an exceptional woman who was part of the UNO community during the first half of the 1940s. Read more.

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In The News

Lexington Mayor to be Honored at UNO

Mayor John Fagot, of Lexington, who is blind, will be honored at the Nebraska Chapter of the American Society for Public Administrators awards dinner on April 3. The dinner will take place at UNO.

Professional IT Academy Featured by Silicon Praire News

The Silicon Prarie News previewed the upcoming Professional IT Academy sessions, organized by UNO's College of IS&T, which will take place in April.

Shroder Edits Geomorphology Book

John Shroder, professor emeritus of geography and geology, was mentioned in a story from KNOE in Louisiana as the editor of a book on geomorphology, which was written by M. Sean Chenoweth of the University of Louisiana-Monroe.

P-16 Event Featured on WOWT

WOWT provided a preview and coverage of a service-learning, P-16 event held on campus Thursday, March 7, called Style Proud. The event featured fashions designed by Omaha North High Magnet students with the help of UNO students, faculty and staff.

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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 host to a "Disability Services: Accommodating Student Veterans" webcast on Monday, March 11, from noon to 1:30 p.m. in the Milo Bail Student Center 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 jlcarroll@unomaha.edu .

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Service Learning Seminar March 18-22

The P-16 Initiative in the Service Learning Academy has designed an interactive training that provides an opportunity for faculty to learn about how to utilize service learning as a pedagogy; to connect faculty to K-12 instructors and community nonprofit partners and to explore mission-focused teaching techniques in a living laboratory while meeting community-identified needs.

Participation in the training will yield a course plan developed between the UNO and PK-12 instructor to be implemented within the next 18 months. Participants receive a $400 professional development stipend as well as project implementation support in the form of: graduate assistant time, project materials, transportation and food. Applications accepted at http://www.unomaha.edu/servicelearning.

Questions? Contact Julie Dierberger at 402.554.3268 or jdierberger@unomaha.edu.

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Register for the 2013 UNO Claussen-Leahy Run-Walk

Get registered for the UNO Claussen-Leahy Run/Walk, Saturday, April 20, at Stinson Park in Aksarben Village. This year's events include 5K and 2K runs, and an 800 meter kids’ race and walk. The run/walk will benefit all UNO student-athletes and athletic programs.

The Claussen-Leahy Run/Walk was an outgrowth of the highly successful UNO/Diet Pepsi Women's Walk, an event held for 26 years as the marquee fundraiser for women's athletic scholarships. The Women's Walk began in 1986 by current assistant athletic director Connie Claussen and became the largest fundraiser of its kind in NCAA athletics, raising $4 million dollars over its history.

The grand total raised from the 2012 Claussen-Leahy Run/Walk was more than $200,000 and involved more than 850 participants.

To register, click 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 unomarketing@unomaha.edu.

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

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