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Pi in Your Face

Pi in Your Face

photo by Jeff Beiermann/UNO

In honor of Pi Day on March 14 (3.14) students had the chance to give their professors a whip cream pie to the face. Dr. Michael Matthew, associate professor for mathematics, was one of the recipients of the UNO Math Club's 'Pi Your Professor' event.



TIAA-CREF Appointments Available Today

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

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

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Teaching and Technology Center Closed During Spring Break

The Teaching & Technology Center (Kayser Hall 538) will be closed during Spring Break (March 18 - 22). Regular hours will resume Monday, March 25.

Academic Partnership for Instruction (API) staff will be offering assistance for Blackboard and other instructional technology support needs in the Eppley Administration Building. Contact the API through the IS Help Desk at 402.554.4357 (4-HELP) or via e-mail to

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Criss Library Spring Break Hours

Criss Library Hours will offer different hours during spring break.

The hours are:
•Monday-Thursday, March 18-21: 7 a.m. to 9 p.m.
•Friday, March 22: 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.
•Saturday, March 23: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
•Sunday, March 24 from noon to midnight

Regular library hours resume at 7 a.m. on Monday, March 25.

For a complete list of library hours, visit:

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Department of Black Studies Asst. Professor Final Candidate Presentation March 27

The Department of Black Studies will be hosting three finalists for the Assistant Professor vacancy March 27 from 11 a.m. to noon in the Milo Bail Student Center Jenkins Room.

All university staff and faculty are invited to the candidates' job talks.

Dr. Jennifer Harbour, Ph.D., University of Iowa, will present "What Black Women's letters to the Lincoln Administration tell us about Reproductive Labor, Gradual Emancipation, the War's Effects on African-American Families."

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CCSW to Sponsor Change Campaign

The Chancellor's Commission on the Status of Women (CCSW) is sponsoring a Change Campaign to raise money for the UNO Emergency Loan Fund. Each department or group on campus that participates will collect change April 1-5. The department or group that donates the most money by weight will win a cookie party and visit and photo with Chancellor John Christensen.

The UNO Emergency Loan fund was established in 2010 to help UNO employees with unexpected financial hardship. Employees can apply for an interest-free loan of up to $750 to be repaid over one year through payroll deduction. This fund is supported entirely through private donations. Any department or group on campus can participate.

Each group will receive a container to collect change during the week of April 1-5. A CCSW representative will deliver and pick up the change container. All you have to do is promote the cause within your department or group.

Please see this flier for more information about how your department or group can help raise money for this cause.

To participate, you must contact CCSW by Wednesday, March 27. You can complete a quick form at or contact Ana Carballal at 402.554.4838 or or Stacie Petter at 402.554.2077 or

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Dr. Holly Hassel to Visit UNO March 28 and March 29

UNO March 28 and 29 will host a visit from Dr. Holly Hassel, professor at the University of Wisconsin and author of several publications on feminism, pedagogy and online teaching.

Her talk, "Translating Community: Creating a ‘Virtually’ Feminist Classroom," is open to all members of the UNO community and begins at 1 p.m. on Thursday, March 28 in the Milo Bail Student Center Umoho Room.

RSVPs to Karen Falconer Al-Hindi are requested by Monday, March 25. She can be contacted by calling 402.554.3834 or by email at

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In The News

MaV USO in USA Today
Michael Wieneke, assistant director for UNO's Military and Veteran Services Office (MaV USO), was quoted in a story for USA Today about the effects of recent government cuts to financial aid for veteran students.

UNO Student Can See Music
On Saturday, March 16, the Omaha World-Herald did a feature story on UNO graduate student Kaitlyn Filippini, who was born with synesthesia, a neurological disorder that combines senses like taste, smell, touch and sight. Filippini, a violinist, has made use of her synesthesia to perform nationally with the likes of Manheim Steamroller and Bright Eyes' Conor Oberst.

WOWT Covers Seven Days of Service
Seven Days of Service kicked off its 11th year on Saturday, March 16 and WOWT was at Habitat for Humanity to talk to students who gave up part of their Spring Break to help volunteer.

Just Can It! Covered by WOWT, KTIV
Just Can It!, a partnership between the Salvation Army and UNO's Phi Kappa Alpha designed to collect canned goods, was previewed by WOWT and Sioux City's KTIV. The event kicks off April 1.

Walker Discusses Cleveland Police Department
Sam Walker, professor emeritus of Criminology and Criminal Justice, was quoted in the Cleveland Plain Dealer on Saturday, March 16, about an investigation into the use of excessive force by the Cleveland Police Department.

Dalstrom Talks Easter Tornado
Professor Emeritus of History Harl Dalstrom was quoted in the Omaha World-Herald on the 100th anniversary of the Easter tornado, which hit Omaha this week in 1913.

UNO Arena Costs Explained
On Sunday, March 17, the Omaha World-Herald provided followup coverage to the Board of Regents' vote on Friday, March 15, which gave UNO the goahead to begin planning and raising funds for its new University/Community arena.

UNO, UNMC Research on Latino Health Covered in OWH
The Omaha World-Herald's Livewell Nebraska section provided coverage of a recent study where UNO and UNMC partnered to detail the restrictions Latinos and Hispanics face when it comes to healthcare.

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Visitor-Only Parking at Meters

Parking at the meters in front of Eppley Administration Building, Milo Bail Student Center and east side of Criss Library are limited to Visitor-Only from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., Monday through Friday when classes are in session.

This restriction will be expanded to also include those times when the university is open for business but no classes are scheduled (e.g. Spring Break, Dead Week between Semesters, Semester Break and other Student Holidays).

Parking Services will be issuing Courtesy Notices to remind people of the change, during Spring Break, March 18 through March 22; Dead Weeks, May 6 through May 10; August 12 through August 16; and, August 19 through August 23. Beginning with start of the fall semester, August 26, Violation Notices will be issued for faculty, staff and students parking at the meters, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., Monday through Friday.

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

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Spring Break Shuttle Bus Schedule

The UNO Shuttle Bus Schedule will be adjusted during Spring Break as follows:

No Crossroads Shuttle service. Crossroads Shuttle service resumes at 7 a.m. on Monday, March 25. Limited Dodge/Pacific Shuttle service. Two (2) buses run from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday, March 18 thru Friday, March 22.

Full service resumes at 6:30 a.m. on Monday, March 25.

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

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SOLP Sponsoring 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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HR Offers Performance Evaluation Training March 27 and March 28

Human Resources is offering a performance evaluation workshop for new and experienced supervisors on March 27 and 28. Both sessions will be from 9-10 a.m. in the Milo Bail Student Center State Room. Participants will learn to:

• Improve communication and lessen conflict between supervisors and employees
• Address "problem" evaluations effectively
• Write objective, clear performance evaluations

To register, or for more information, contact Human Resources at 402.554.3998 or

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University-Wide Brown Bag March 29

The Center for Collaboration Science is sponsoring a university-wide brown bag from noon to 1 p.m. on Friday, March 29 in 214 Roskens Hall.

You are invited to come and hear what is going on in the UNO College of Education regarding Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) and STEM collaborations across campus and in the community. Join us for this information and discussion hour.

If you have questions, please contact Dr. Carol T. Mitchell at 402.554.2428 or

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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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Faculty Senate Accepting Applications for Paul L. Beck Scholarships

The Faculty Senate is now accepting applications for the Paul L. Beck Memorial Faculty/Staff Scholarships. Both residents and non-residents may apply. Three scholarships are awarded:

• $1,000 Full-Time Undergraduate Scholarship
• $1,000 Full-Time Graduate Scholarship
• $500 Part-Time Graduate or Undergraduate Scholarship

Information on the scholarship history, criteria, application process and the application form is available on the Faculty Senate's website, visit this link.

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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 4 and 5. 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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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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