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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.



58th Annual School of Communication Awards Banquet Tonight

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

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 today's events, call Mary Gum at 402.554.2520 or email at

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Crossroads Shuttle Bus Summer Schedule Begins Today

The Crossroads Shuttle Service will end for the summer today, 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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UNO Music Department to Host Petite Musique Finale Tonight

The UNO Department of Music will be hosting the finale of its Petite Musique concert series this evening, at the Strauss Performing Arts Center on UNO's Dodge Campus.

Designed to last no longer than one hour, this 7 p.m. show will feature performances from Maria Harding, principal flutist for the Omaha Symphony, and Christi Zuniga, principal pianist for the Omaha Symphony. Harding and Zuniga will be performing works by Martin, Liebermann, Clark, Briccetti and Dvorak.

Tickets for the event are $5 for adults, $4 for seniors and free for students with ID and can be purchased at the door.

Contact Stacie Haneline at .

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Buffett Week Continues at Mammel Hall

For one day every year, Omaha billionaire Warren Buffett invites shareholders to visit him in his hometown at the annual Berkshire Hathaway meeting. This year, the "Oracle of Omaha" is being studied and celebrated at the University of Nebraska at Omaha (UNO).

Through Friday, May 3, UNO's College of Business Administration (CBA) will host a number of events focused on Warren Buffett's life and career.

Robert Miles will present "The Genius of Warren Buffett" seminar at Mammel Hall through May 1. Miles is a Buffett scholar, speaker, author and a leading authority on Berkshire Hathaway.

Events continue today, May 2, and Friday, May 3, will mark the 10th Annual Value Investor Conference, which brings together 180 experienced professional money managers from more than 20 countries to discuss various aspects of investing.

Wrapping up the week, on Friday, May 3, there will be two events that are open to the general public. At 5:30 p.m., various Buffett authors will participate in a book signing, complete with free Dilly bars from Dairy Queen – a Buffett favorite. At 6:45 p.m., Jeremy Lipschultz, director of UNO's School of Communication, will premiere his documentary "Mr. Buffett: The Teacher." Lipschultz's documentary collects video, photos and retrospective interviews about Buffett's tenure as a professor at UNO.

There is no cost to attend, but seating is limited for this event. Interested parties can RSVP by clicking this link. Read more.

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Eppley Display Window Available to Showcase Your Department or Event

The Undergraduate Admissions Office invites anyone on campus to showcase their department or events in their departments by decorating the display case located in EAB 111.

If you are interested in reserving the space, please contact Lisa Paskewitz at 4-2779 or

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Omaha Community Playhouse Production to Feature UNO Connections

Department of Theatre faculty Sharon Sobel and Steven L. Williams have designed the costumes (Sobel) and scenery (Williams) for Omaha Community Playhouse's world premiere of Ellen Struves' "Recommended Reading for Girls."

The production is directed by UNO Theatre adjunct Dr. Amy M. Lane and features alumni Shannon Jackson, Olivia Sather and Amy Schweid.

The play opens Friday, May 3.

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Registration Now Open for the 2013 UNO Women's Soccer Camps

Registration is now available for the 2013 UNO Women's Soccer Camps. There are five camps offered this summer, ranging from ages 6 to 18. Get more information and register today at All camps are for boys and girls and open to any and all registrants. Team discounts are available.

For questions, contact Ted Anderson at 402.554.2957

The camp schedule is listed below.

Junior Mav Camp
Date: June 10-13
Time: 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Ages: 8-12
Cost: $75
Description: For players that want to improve their skill and have fun while doing it.

GK Camp
Date: June 10-13
Time: 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Ages: 12-18
Cost: $100
Description: Goalkeepers will improve in mobility, reading the game, shot stopping and overall confidence in goal.

Advanced Junior Mav Camp
Date: July 8-9
Time: 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Ages: 8-12
Cost: $100 (lunch provided)
Description: For players that want to improve in condensed yet thorough curriculum.. Lunch will be provided each day.

Mini Mav Camp
Date: July 8-11
Time: 7 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Ages: 6-7
Cost: $60
Description: For boys and girls who are just starting and want to have fun. Be instructed by and play with current UNO players.

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In The News

Fortune Magazine, CNN Preview Buffett Interview
On Tuesday, April 30, Patricia Sellers of Fortune Magazine published a short blog on CNN Money about her upcoming interview with Warren Buffett, which is taking place today on the UNO campus. The invite-only event will be live streamed on CNN Money at 11 a.m. CST.

UNO to Build Soccer Facility
The Wednesday, May 1, issue of the Omaha World-Herald included a story on the plans for Canigilia Field, which will be transformed into a soccer field for UNO's men's and women's teams to compete on this year.

DailyMav Profiled by KETV
On Tuesday, April 30, Keith Fix, a recent graduate, and Dale Eesley, assistant professor of marketing and management, were interviewed about DailyMav, a daily-deal website centered on UNO-friendly businesses that was started by Fix while he was a UNO student.

WOWT Covers PKI Grand Reopening
On Tuesday, April 30, the Peter Kiewit Institute held its grand reopening, which was covered by WOWT. PKI had spent the better part of last year and $7.5 million to help renovate the building, which was first opened in 1997.

Witchita State Player Transfers to UNO
It was announced earlier this week that Jake White, a former player for Wichita State, which made this year's NCAA Final Four, will be transferring to UNO this year. White will have to sit out a year, per NCAA rules, but will begin playing for UNO during the 2014-2015 season.

UNO Alum Honored by College of Education, Henry Doorly Zoo
Earlier this month Elizabeth Mulkerrin, a UNO graduate from the College of Education, was honored at the college's alumni awards luncheon. Mulkerrin is in charge of the education program at the Henry Doorly Zoo, who similarly honored Mulkerrin for her work. The story was picked up by WOWT.

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UNO Commencement Location Changes Due to Forecasted Inclement Weather

For those of you participating in or attending the Commencement ceremonies this Saturday, May 4, please note that due to the forecasted inclement weather, all activities related to commencement have now been moved indoors.

A full schedule of the ceremonies is available by visiting

All faculty, staff, graduate, undergraduate students and their guests are also invited to come by Milo Bail Student Center any time from 10 a.m to 5 p.m. No tickets are necessary for this event or any event during Commencement.

The UNO Bookstore and Convenience Store will be open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and the Food Court will be open from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

The 9 a.m. UNO Commencement ceremony as well as all events held in the Sapp Fieldhouse will be broadcast live on Ustream at the following link:

For additional information about Commencement, please visit the Commencement website at:

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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:

* 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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UNO Art Students Thesis Project Exhibition Concludes May 4

Movement, machinery, mankind and molecules - these are the topics and themes of work from four graduating seniors from the UNO Department of Art and Art History. The works will be on display as part of a pair of gallery showings on campus at UNO.

The exhibition, which began April 7, runs through Saturday, May 4. Two displays of student artwork will be available for viewing at the UNO Art Gallery and Criss Library's Osborne Family Gallery. Each reception runs from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. Read more.

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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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Retirement Reception for Drs. Mike Carroll and Judy Harrington May 6

The Goodrich Scholarship Program (along with the Department of English) is hosting an all-campus retirement reception for Drs. Mike Carroll and Judy Harrington on Monday, May 6, from 4 to 6:30 p.m., at the Thompson Alumni Center. Mike and Judy will retire on May 10.

Mike is completing 37 years of service to UNO, including 34 years of service (1979-2013) to the Goodrich Scholarship Program, the College of Public Affairs and Community Service, the Department of English, and the College of Arts and Sciences.

Judy is completing 32 years of service to UNO, including 22 years of service (1990-2013) to the Goodrich Scholarship Program and the College of Public Affairs and Community Service.

All faculty and staff are invited to attend.

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Summer Group Ex Schedule Now Online

The summer Group Exercise ("Group Ex") schedule is now online at

Classes start May 6 and will run throughout the summer. Please check the online schedule for room changes and updates.

Contact David Daniels at 402.554.2008 for further information.

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UNO College of Business Administration to Host Conference on China May 17

The public is invited to attend an exciting and unique event at UNO's College of Business Administration. The event will bring a Nobel Laureate and a number of distinguished Chinese scholars, policymakers, and business consultants to speak on "China's Sustainable Growth: Challenges and Opportunities."

This one-day conference will take place on Friday, May 17. The day will begin with keynote speeches from Professor Yining Li and Sir James A. Mirrlees. Professor Yining Li is one of the most respected and influential economists in China. Sir James A. Mirrlees was awarded the Economics Nobel Prize in 1996 for his "fundamental contributions to the economic theory of incentives under asymmetric information." A series of talks will also occur throughout the day.

We invite you to view the complete conference program and the distinguished panel's biographical sketches at

To attend, please register online at this link, or call Noelle Blood at 402.554.2303.

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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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Healthy Adults Needed for Research Study

The School of Health, Physical Education and Recreation is currently looking for healthy adults (45 to 80 years old) to participate in a study investigating how chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) affects how a person walks.

You are eligible to participate if you are older than 45 years of age, are free from any chronic diseases or lower body troubles (like a joint replacement in the leg) and are able to walk without help.

For further information, please contact Jenna Yentes or 402.554.3251.

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