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UNO Celebrates a Festival of Colors

UNO Celebrates a Festival of Colors

photo by Jeff Beiermann/UNO

Thanks to great weather and lots of colored powder, UNO students and friends celebrated 'Holi,' the ancient Indian festival of colors on April 6. The event, which also welcomes the spring season, was sponsored by the Indian Student Association at UNO and took place at Maverick Village.



Annual UNO Service Awards Today

*Editor's note: Please note, this listing has been updated since this item previously appeared.*

The 2013 UNO Service Awards Luncheon will be held today, April 30, in the Milo Bail Student Center Ballroom at 11:30 a.m. The list of honorees follows at this link.  Up to Top

Parking Reserved for PKI Grand Reopening Today

The University of Nebraska Peter Kiewit Institute (PKI) will be celebrating completion of its year-long renovations with a Grand Reopening today, April 30, from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m.

Portions of Lot 2, north of PKI, will be reserved during the day for event parking during the ceremony. Valet parking will be provided at the north entrance to PKI for guests.

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

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Youth Safety - Kids On Webinar Today

Youth camps give minors a great opportunity to interact with our faculty, staff, coaches, student athletes and volunteers on campus. While minors are on campus UNO has a responsibility to provide a safe environment during all their activities. This webinar will discuss critical issues related to children on campus and will offer advice to meet university legal requirements.

This interactive webinar will presented from 1 to 2:30 p.m., today, in the 132 and 132D College of Public Affairs and Community Service (CPACS) Collaborating Commons.  If your department provides opportunities for youth on campus you are encouraged to attend.

For more information, please contact Stan Schleifer in Support Services, or Lisa Medina in HPER.

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Bicycle Commuting 101 Available Today

Bicycle Commuting 101 is a class is for adult cyclists who wish to explore the possibility of commuting to work or school by bike. This class covers topics including route selection, bicycle choice, dealing with cargo and clothing, bike parking, lighting, reflection, and foul weather riding. Class will be led by Michael Grube, League of American Bicyclists Certified instructor, and chair of 'UNO Bikes!'

This class is free and open to the public, and will be offered today, April 30, from 5 to 7 p.m. in 107 Criss Library.

Please RSVP at this link.

For more information, email or check out the UNO Bikes Facebook page at

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Scherer to Present Lecture at Durham Museum Today

Dr. Mark Scherer, associate professor and chair of the UNO history department, will present "The Path to Gettysburg" at the Durham Museum today, April 30 at 6:30 p.m.

Dr. Scherer's lecture will focus on the events of early 1863 that culminated in the watershed battle of the war at Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. The presentation will include discussion of the initial effects of the Emancipation Proclamation that went into effect on January 1, and the political, cultural, diplomatic, and military dynamics that led to the epic clash at Gettysburg. He will conclude with a brief examination of the battle itself and its lasting significance in American history.

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This Week in Maverick Athletics


This Week in Maverick Athletics is a listing of the latest sports information. For a complete weekly update of UNO's in-season teams, click on this link

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Lot D Closing for Construction May 6

Lot D, west of Strauss Performing Arts Center (SPAC), will be closed from Monday, May 6 through Friday, May 31 for installation of a new water main.

Questions? Contact Parking Services at 402.554.PARK (7275).

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Plan Now for Fall with The New York Times

Faculty using The New York Times as required reading in their classes are eligible for free home delivery beginning in August, which also includes online and app-based access. Stipends are available for faculty members interested in working with the Newspapers in Curricula (NiC) group, which encourages incorporation of the newspaper in courses and sponsors current events discussions on campus.

For information on subscriptions and NiC stipends, contact Maria Knudtson at

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In The News

Peter Kiewit Renovations Covered by KETV, OWH
On Friday, April 26, renovations to the Peter Kiewit Institute, located on UNO's Pacific Campus, were covered by KETV and the Omaha World-Herald. Construction is expected to be completed today with a grand re-opening to take place this evening.

Philanthropic Donation in Omaha World-Herald
On Monday, April 29, the Omaha World-Herald provided a recap of a recent philanthropic donation by UNO students, as part of Angie Eikenberry's "Philanthropy and Democracy" honors class. The students donated $10,000 to the Hope Center for Kids in Omaha.

Mammel Hall Events for Berkshire in OWH
Ahead of Saturday's annual shareholders meeting for Berkshire Hathaway, UNO's College of Business Administration is hosting a number of events on campus, including a book signing and showing of a new Warren Buffett documentary. These events were previewed on Monday, April 29, in the Omaha World-Herald.

Kriz Quoted on Mayoral Race
Ken Kriz, associate professor of public administration, was quoted in the Omaha World-Herald on Monday, April 29, on the topic of the upcoming mayoral race and the proposed budget changes both candidates would make.

Spohn Quoted on Omaha Crime Rate
Ryan Spohn, director of UNO's Consortium for Crime and Justice Research, was quoted in the Omaha World-Herald on Sunday, April 28, regarding the recent contention between Omaha mayoral candidates regarding Omaha crime statistics and crime trends.

Wheeler Quoted on Sustainability, Bottled Water
Patrick Wheeler, environmental and safety specialist at UNO, was quoted in the Omaha World-Herald on Monday, April 29, about Drake University's decision to stop selling bottled water in an effort to encourage more people to use refillable water bottles. While UNO has not taken such a step, Wheeler points out some other steps UNO has taken to encourage alternate options for access to water on campus.

Tyma Talks Viral Images on KPTM
Adam Tyma, assistant professor of communication, was interviewed by KPTM on Thursday, April 25, about how an image that had spread virally online was impacting local businesses.

Student Government Tree Planting Covered
On Friday, April 26, the planting of a Red Maple tree by UNO Student Government was covered by KETV.

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Student Appreciation Sale Under Way at UNO Bookstore

The UNO Bookstore is holding its annual Student Appreciation Sale through May 4. This is the best time of the year to stock up on Maverick apparel or pick up a gift for your favorite Maverick graduate. The Bookstore will be open on May 4 for the convenience of UNO's graduating students and their families.

Buy one, get one for half price on apparel, caps and blankets! In-store only, limited to items in-stock. The second item must be of equal or lesser value.

UNO Bookstore Hours:

* Monday through Thursday: 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.
* Friday: 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
* Saturday, April 27: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
* Saturday, May 4: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Questions? Please contact Jacinda Brooks at

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Criss Library Extends Hours for Finals Week

Criss Library is extending its hours for finals week this semester. The library will stay open from 7 a.m. to 2 a.m. Monday through Wednesday, during finals week to allow UNO students additional research and study hours.

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58th Annual School of Communication Awards Banquet May 2

The School of Communication will award more than $65,000 in scholarship money to students at the 58th Annual Awards Banquet on Thursday, May 2.

The banquet culminates a celebration of Communication Week, 'Communication & Community.'  The event begins at 5 p.m. with a wine and cheese reception followed by a 6 p.m. dinner at the W.H. Thompson Alumni Center. In addition to the scholarship presentations, the School will recognize the following:

- Lifetime Achievement: Patti Matson, Disney consultant and former ABC television executive and Nixon and Ford White House staffer

- Alumni Achievement: Jillian Morris, deputy director of public affairs –Military Sealift Command

- Communication Achievement: Omaha Sports Commission

- Distinguished Community Service: Ron Petak, Omaha World-Herald Suburban Newspaper weeklies

- Rising Star: LeAnne Morman, assignment editor/assistant news director, WOWT

To make reservations for Thursday's events, call Mary Gum at 402.554.2520 or email at

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Shuttle Bus Summer Schedule Announced

The Crossroads Shuttle Service will end for the summer Thursday, May 2, at 6 p.m. Crossroads Shuttle Service will start back up when Fall Semester begins on Monday, August 26.

The Pacific Shuttle Service will begin operating on the Summer Schedule on Friday, May 3. The Pacific Shuttle will operate during the summer, Monday – Friday, from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m.

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

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Spring Commencement 2013: UNO Celebrates Together May 4

All students, faculty, staff, friends and family members are invited to join as we celebrate our new graduates.

For the latest, detailed information on the commencement schedule, college ceremonies, ceremony locations, receptions, parking and more, visit

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Faculty Senate to Meet May 8

The UNO Faculty Senate will meet Wednesday, May 8, at 2 p.m. in the Milo Bail Student Center Chancellor's Room

Newly elected senators will be taking their seats at this meeting, so current and newly elected senators should attend. All those interested are welcome to attend.

For more information, contact the Faculty Senate Coordinator, Sue Bishop, at 402.554.3598 or

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Salvation Army Back-to-School Backpack Drive Through May 24

In the past, UNO engaged in a friendly competition with Creighton University and College of Saint Mary in an effort to support the Salvation Army's Back-to-School Backpack Program. This year, the schools won't compete but rather work together as a Collegiate Coalition. Other members of the coalition include the University of Nebraska Medical Center and its College of Nursing, and Bellevue University. Methodist Hospital is sponsoring the event. Each member will be collecting a single school supply for students in Omaha. Team UNO will be lead by the Staff Advisory Council (SAC).

UNO's goal is to collect 2,000 rulers between now and May 24.

Students, faculty, staff and members of the community are encouraged to purchase rulers at the UNO Bookstore, located on the first floor of the Milo Bail Student Center.

The UNO Bookstore is selling three rulers for $1 and donations of rulers purchased off campus will also be accepted at the UNO Bookstore.

All of the donated items between the coalition members will be handed out to students at the start of the school year in August of this year.

For more information, view this flier, or contact Kim Kronschnabel at 402.554.3497.

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HPER Pool Closed for Maintenance

The HPER Pool will reopen on Monday, June 3, after the completion of routine maintenance.

Individuals wishing to swim, may do so at Brownell-Talbot on Mondays/Wednesdays from noon to 1 p.m. or Tuesdays/Thursdays from 6 to 8 a.m.

Questions of space, place and time affect how we experience and recreate the world. Most of the festival's events will be held in the Milo Bail Student Center Ballroom.

For more information, visit this website.

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Registration Open for UNO Women's Basketball Summer Camp

Come join us at the Chance Lindley Mavericks Basketball Camp this summer! Campers will get the opportunity to learn and work with our coaching staff and current student-athletes during their time on campus. We invite you to come see the exciting new changes surrounding UNO athletics and our program! We have camps for all ages.

- Skill Development Camp I: June 3-6 (Entering grades 1st-5th)
 - Position Camp: June 8-9 (Entering grades 9th-12th)
 - Skill Development Camp II: June10-13 (Entering grades 6th-8th).

For more information or to register go to or contact Elisha Turek at 402.554.2571.

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Register for College of IS&T's 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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