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Fanart: Works of Media Appreciation

The work of artist Chris Knudtson will be on display in the Criss Library's Osborne Family Gallery beginning Friday, May 10. Knudtson's work draws entirely from popular culture and features mosaics, paintings and scale models from famous movies, television shows and video games. Knudtson's work will be on display in the Criss Library, during regular library hours, until June 21.



World-Renowned Philosopher, Omaha Native the Focus of UNO Conference

The work of philosopher Saul Kripke, an Omaha native and professor emeritus at Princeton University, will be the subject of a three-day conference held at UNO which begins today, May 20, and runs through 22.

The conference, which is free and open to the public, will be held in Mammel Hall, 6708 Pine St., on UNO's Pacific Campus. Events run from 9 a.m. through 6 p.m. each day, and will include a keynote lecture from Kripke on Wednesday, May 22, from 4:30 – 6 p.m. to close out the conference. Read more.

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Flexible Spending Account Claim Announcement

Today, May 20, is the last day to submit Flexible Spending Account claims to UNO Human Resources (205 EAB).

All claims to be processed before the change to our new FSA Vendor, Wage Works, must be submitted to the Human Resources office by 5 p.m. on Monday, May 20.

After this date, there will be a hold on all claims until June 5, when Wage Works will begin accepting claims for Health Care or Dependent Day Care reimbursement.

More information regarding the new system will be arriving shortly.

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Registration Due Today for Young Entrepreneur Bootcamp

In collaboration with the UNO College of Business Administration, the Nebraska Business Development Center is offering a Young Entrepreneur Bootcamp designed for high school freshmen and sophomores.

The event will be held Monday, June 3 through Friday, June 7 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Please visit this link to download a brochure with details. Scholarships are available for students to attend the event for free.

In order to receive the scholarship, registrants must:

-Complete the registration form (on the back of the brochure)
-Obtain a letter of recommendation from a business teacher
-Mail the completed registration form and letter of recommendation to the address shown on the form

The deadline for registration is today, May 20. Seating is limited so please mail registration documents back as soon as possible.

Nebraska Business Development Center
University of Nebraska at Omaha
Mammel Hall 200
Omaha, NE 68182

If you have any questions, please contact Aretha Prodjinotho at 402.554.6633 or

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Knopp Essay Collection Earns Honorable Mention by ASLE

Congratulations to Lisa Knopp, associate professor of English, whose essay collection "What the River Carries" earned Honorable Mention for the 2013 Environmental Creative Writing Award, given by the Association for the Study of Literature and the Environment (ASLE).

This is a very competitive national award, with only three authors being chosen as finalists. She will be recognized at the upcoming ASLE conference hosted by the University of Kansas.

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"My Fitness Pal" App Tutorial and Success Story May 22

Shane Wurdeman, in the UNO Biomechanics department, has used the "My Fitness Pal" app to lose weight and get healthy. Wurdeman will share his success and advice on how to use the app in an open forum on Wednesday, May 22, from noon to 12:45 p.m. in 138 Health, Physical Education and Recreation (HPER).

For more information, contact Dave Daniels at 402.554.2008 or

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Retirement Reception for Randy Sell May 31

After 29 years of service to the university, Randy Sell, Director of Financial Aid, will be retiring Friday, May 31.

To honor his years of service, a campus-wide reception will be held on May 31 from 2 to 5 p.m. in the Milo Bail Student Center Chancellor's Room. Please join us in honoring and celebrating his many years of dedicated service to UNO.

For more information, view this flier.

Please RSVP to Lisa Paskewitz at 402.554.2779 or

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Take the Campus Recreation Survey

The Campus Recreation staff is constantly looking to improve customer service. Help us out by taking a quick survey to let them know what can be improved.

You can take the survey online at

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Save the Date: Academic Majors Expo September 17

The Academic and Career Development Center (ACDC) is collaborating with staff across campus to host an Academic Majors Expo on Tuesday, September 17, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

This will be an opportunity for new and continuing students to learn more about academic majors offered at UNO and identify career options associated with majors. The ACDC staff encourages promotion of this event at New Student Orientations and inclusion on fall syllabuses.

If you are interested in representing your college or department at this event, please contact Katie Wessel at Additional details will be provided as the event approaches.

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In The News

Christensen Discusses Summit League
On Friday, May 17, the Omaha World-Herald published an interview with Chancellor John Christensen about the stability of the Summit League and the future of Maverick Athletics. Christensen spoke on these issues Thursday, May 16, at an event at the Omaha Press Club.

Gilbert Profiled by Jewish Press
Dan Gilbert, assistant to the Sr. Vice Chancellor, was profiled as the recipient of a 2012 Young Leadership Award from Omaha's Jewish community. Gilbert will receive the award at the Jewish Federation Omaha Annual Meeting on Monday, June 3.

UNO Baseball Earns Summit League Title
In its first full season of Summit League play, the UNO men's baseball team has won the league's regular season championship.

Clinkinbeard on Consider This
Samantha Clinkinbeard, assistant professor of criminal justice, was recently featured as a guest on Consider This, a public affairs show on the TKN Network, which is filmed on the UNO campus. Clinkinbeard discussed the topic of kidnapping in light of the recent discovery of three kidnapped women in Cleveland. The program ill aired Thursday, May 16, and Friday, May 17.

Alumni Association Recognized
The UNO Alumni Association was recognized in the Midlands Business Journal's May 10 issue for its centennial celebration this year. The UNO Alumni Association was founded by the Omaha University graduating class of 1913.

World-Herald Recognizes UNO Grad's Scottish Rite Sculpture
On the Thursday, May 16, issue of the Omaha World-Herald a brief mention was made for the dedication of a sculpture outside of Omaha's Scottish Rite Masonic Center. The sculpture was designed by a recent UNO grad under the supervision of David Helm, professor of art and art history, and Bob Carlson, chair of the Department of Art and Art History at UNO.

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UNO Women's Basketball Summer Camp Registration Continues

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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College of IS&T's Techademy Summer Workshops Slots Going Fast

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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Register 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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Criss Library Reader's Garden Now Open

Nice weather is finally here!  The Criss Library Garden will now be open, weather permitting, on days with a forecasted high above 50 degrees.  Garden Hours during this summer will be 7 a.m. to 8:30 p.m.

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Standardized UNO Campus Maps Available

UNO now has up-to-date campus maps. The maps are for the UNO Dodge and Pacific campuses. These maps also include updated official building names and abbreviations. The maps can be found on the UNO Maps web site by visiting and then scrolling down to the title/links: Dodge Campus Map and Pacific Campus Map.

UNO strongly encourages the use of these maps in all publications, materials, brochures, invitations, web sites, etc. to have a consistent and accurate map to share with the community including our students and visitors.

These maps were developed by the UNO Campus Directory and Wayfinding group.

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Online Survey By UNO Geography, Geology Aims to Study Omaha Residency Motivations

A new online survey from the UNO Department of Geography/Geology aims to measure why some residents have chosen to live downtown rather than elsewhere in the greater Omaha metropolitan area.

Many UNO faculty, staff and students live downtown and are welcome to participate. The survey can be found at the following address:

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