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

Members of the UNO Service Learning Academy’s P-16 Initiative will partner with area students to make items for a senior center, today, March 11.

From 12:30-2:30 p.m.,students from Fontenelle Elementary will be working with UNO Goodrich Students in the College of Public Affairs and Community Service (CPACS) building to create BINGO games for seniors.

Later this afternoon, from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m., UNO social work students will work with students at Lewis and Clark Middle School to make bird feeders.

The students will donate the BINGO games and bird feeders to Parsons House on Eagle Run, a senior center, later in the semester.

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

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2013 IRB Education Series Continues Today

The UNMC/UNO Institutional Review Board Education Series continues today, 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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MaV USO and Disability Services to Host Webcast Today

The UNO Military and Veteran University Services Office (MaV USO) and the UNO Disability Services Office will be host a "Disability Services: Accommodating Student Veterans" webcast today, March 11, from noon 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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School of Public Administration Open House Today

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 today, March 11, from 5:30 - 7 p.m. in the College of Public Affairs and Community Service (CPACS) Collaborating Commons (132 & 132D).

For more information, call 402.554.2625.

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SOLP to Sponsor On Campus Soles4Souls Campaign

Throughout the month of March, Student Organizations and Leadership Programs (SOLP) will be sponsoring an on campus Soles4Souls campaign.

Soles4Souls is a campus-wide initiative to collect shoes for the needy. With spring just around the corner, it’s a great time to clean out you closets for a great cause.

Donation bins are located in various lobbies and offices in every university building.

For more information, contact Maggie Yancey at

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Spiritual Wellness Fair March 13 and March 14

Student organization "The Rock" will host a Spiritual Wellness Fair on Wednesday, March 13 and Thursday, March 14, from noon to 1 p.m. in the Milo Bail Student Center Nebraska Room.

The theme of the fair is "Finding Your Purpose In Life," and it will feature a live band, a guest speaker, and a free lunch for attendees.

For more information, contact D'Antae Potter at

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TIAA-CREF Appointments Available March 19

Jana Steigelman-Simon, a TIAA CREF consultant for Individual Client Services, will be on campus for individual appointments with employees on Tuesday, March 19.

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

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UNO Benefits and Wellness Fair March 26

The 2013 UNO Benefits and Wellness Fair will be Tuesday, March 26, from 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Milo Bail Student Center Nebraska Room.

Faculty, staff and retirees are invited to attend this year’s Fair, where they can meet with and talk to the following providers: Blue Cross Blue Shield, Social Security, Eyemed Vision Care, Fidelity Investments, TIAA-CREF, UNO Health Services, Mav-Rec Wellness, FEAP, Human Resources and Payroll, the UNO Counseling Center, Johnson & Associates (Medicare), and the Young Health and Wellness Center.

There will also be free chair massages from 10 a.m. to noon, with a sign-up sheet available at 9:30 a.m. There will be door prizes and giveaways, a Wellness Video Corner, free blood pressure checks and refreshments.

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Register for College of IS&T Techademy Summer Workshops

The College of Information Science and Technology invites you to find out what you are made of this summer!

Register now for Techademy: summer workshops for middle and high school students.

Visit for more information on Bioinformatics, IT Innovation, Digital Music Synthesis and other fun tech workshops available from June 3 through July 19.

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In The News

Style Proud Featured on WOWT

Style Proud was featured on WOWT Thursday, March 7. The event, now in its second year, allowes North High Magent students to try their hand at fashion design thanks to donations from Goodwill Industries.

Wisneki Interviewed About Stressful Jobs

Debora Wisneki, associate professor of early childhood education, was interviewed by CNN Money about one of several stressful jobs: that of a childcare provider.

Nelson Residence Position Mentioned

February's announcement of former Sen. Ben Nelson as a new politician in residence for the UNO Department of Political Science was addressed by LifeHealthPro, a website run by National Underwriter Magazine.

Dalstrom on KNOP

Harl Dalstrom, professor emeritus of history, was featured on KNOP, a North Platte NBC affiliate, to discuss the 100-year anniversary of the 1913 Easter Tornado that hit Omaha.

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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 11 a.m. to noon 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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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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'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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Active Shooter Training Offered March 13

Active Shooter training is being offered to our campus community Wednesday, March 13 in order to help prepare us in the event an incident occurs here. The training is being jointly offered by UNO Enivronmental Health and Safety (EHS), Campus Security and the Omaha Police Department. Your participation is strongly encouraged.

The event consists of two sessions, both in Eppley Room 102: Session 1 (2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.) and Session 2 (3:30 p.m. to 5 p.m.).

This training includes:
• 1.5 Hours of Interactive Training
• Review of Actions for Surviving an Active Shooter Incident
• Examine Potential Threat Indicators
• Work Area Security/Safety Review
• Emergency Preparedness Overview

For questions call Tyler Davis, EHS at 402.554.2239 or to RSVP email

To view emergency training videos and information, visit

To sign up for UNO's Alert Notification System, visit

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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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Nominations for Student Employee of the Year Due March 15

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.

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 ceremony to celebrate nominated student employees will take place on Monday, April 22, in the Milo Bail Student Center Ballroom from 3 to 4 p.m. 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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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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New York Times Representative On Campus March 27

All faculty members are invited to a reception with Paul Wilson, Educational Representative, The New York Times, on Wednesday, March 27 from 3 to 5 p.m. in the Faculty Commons of Criss Library (room 305).

Faculty members interested in using the Times in classes, having free home delivery of the paper, or developing curriculum to post on the Times website are encouraged to attend. Faculty involved with the Newspapers in Curricula initiative will be available to answer questions about the use of newspapers in their classes. Refreshments and Times materials.

Questions? Contact Maria Knudtson:

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Call for Presenters Submission Deadline March 31

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 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 p.m., Sunday, March 31.

For more information go to or email

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