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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.



MavCards Unable to Make Purchases Today

Due to a CBORD upgrade, MavCards will not be able to be used for purchases or deposits today, May 7. This includes both on and off-campus locations.

For more information, please contact MavCard Services at 402.554.2220.

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This Week in Maverick Athletics Durango

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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In The News

UNO's Sustainability Efforts Touted in Omaha World-Herald
In the Monday, May 6, issue of the Omaha World-Herald, a story focused on the sustainability efforts of UNO and Creighton University was featured on the front page of the paper. Patrick Wheeler, UNO's environmental health and safety specialist, and a UNO student were quoted in the story.

Lipschultz Discusses Buffett Experience with Huffington Post
Jeremy Lipschultz, director of UNO's School of Communication, wrote a guest post on the Huffington Post blog for Monday, May 6, which highlighted his experiences following billionaire Warren Buffett and producing a documentary about the businessman's time as a teacher at UNO.

Nobel Prize Winner to Speak at UNO
On May 17, Nobel laureate Sir James Mirrlees will speak as part of the College of Business Administration's upcoming conference focused on the financial and social impact of the Chinese economy. The Omaha World-Herald previewed the conference on Monday, May 6.

Peter Kiewit Executive Director Speaks Highly of UNO
In a column about how Omaha has changed in the last 10 to 15 years, Lyn Ziegenbein, who has been the Peter Kiewit Foundation executive director for the past 30 years, discussed the improvements made at college campuses like UNO as part of the great image that Omaha now has on a national stage.

Economic Impact Study Featured on Chronicle
A recent study by UNO researchers on the economic impact to the Omaha metro was featured as part of a discussion on KETV's weekend current-events talk show, Chroncile, regarding the impact Latino and Latin American citizens and immigrants may have on this month's Mayoral election.

UNO's Record Graduation Featured on KETV, KMTV
On Monday, May 6, KETV's morning broadcast recapped the weekend's events, including UNO's graduation, which featured 14,000 in attendance and 1,500 graduates. The story was also recapped on the morning broadcast of KMTV.

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Faculty, staff and students who would like to submit potential eNotes items for publication can e-mail them directly to

A listing of submission guidelines can be found by visiting this link.

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HPER Pool Closed for Maintenance

The HPER Pool will reopen on Monday, June 3, following 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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Criss Library Summer Hours

Following are the Criss Library summer hours from May 5 through August 25.

- Sunday: Noon to 9 p.m.

- Monday through Thursday: 7 a.m. to 9 p.m.

- Friday: 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.

- Saturday: Noon to 5 p.m.

For a complete schedule of holidays and other schedule exceptions, visit

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Fidelity Appointments Available May 9

A Fidelity representative will be at UNO for individual appointments Thursday, May 9.

Employees can call Fidelity at 800.642.7131 to schedule an appointment with Fidelity Rep Jason Cronick.

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API Photoshop II Workshop May 16

Join the Academic Partnership for Instruction (API) for a Photoshop II workshop on May 16.

Using Photoshop CS6, class participants will learn how to enhance, compose, and compress images for use in printed media, on video displays, and on web sites. The class will also cover the Adobe Camera Raw plugin used to preprocess images prior to refinement in Photoshop, color and tonal adjustments, image resizing, and compositing: the use of multiple images to create an original design.

Though the class is taught in CS6, many of the techniques demonstrated can be used in earlier versions of Photoshop, Photoshop Elements, and other image editing programs.

The class meets Thursday, May 16 from 10:30 a.m. to noon in 232 Criss Library.

Prerequisite: Basic computer literacy required. Previous experience with an image editing program is also helpful but not essential.

Visit the API Event Calendar page at to register for the Class.

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

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

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Registration 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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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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Service Learning Seminar July 15-19

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 non-profit 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

Questions? Contact Julie Dierberger at 402.554.3268 or

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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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