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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.



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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Campus Recreation Memberships Payable by Payroll Deduction

Campus Recreation memberships can now be paid online through payroll deduction.

Visit to fill out the form for payroll deduction.

For more information on rates and memberships please contact Angelica Jensen at 402.554.3291 or

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Support Non-Profits Through Omaha Gives!

Support local non-profits tomorrow, May 22, through a first-ever giving holiday hosted by the Omaha Community Foundation.

Omaha Gives! is a 24 hour charitable challenge that raises awareness, dollars, and support for great organizations that support our community.

For more information or to donate, please visit

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In The News

UNO Baseball Claims First Division I Regular Season Championship
On Friday, May 17, the UNO Men's basketball team made school history as the first team to earn a Division I regular season championship, defeating South Dakota State by a score of 6-4. The team cannot compete in this year's Summit League tournament due to NCAA restrictions during UNO's reclassification. KVNO and a number of other stations covered the story.

Kripke Conference Previewed by Omaha World-Herald
This week's conference on the work of philosopher Saul Kripke was previewed on Monday, May 20, by the Omaha World-Herald. Kripke is an Omaha native, but has gone on to world-wide recognition for his work.

Adkins Talks New Mayor
The Monday, May 20, issue of the Omaha World-Herald featured a preview of mayor-elect Jean Stothert's first weeks in office in June. Randy Adkins, chiar of the Department of Political Science, provided his views on the issues and topics Stothert needs to address early in her term.

Splichal on KETV
UNO senior and member of the men's baseball team was featured on KETV on Sunday, May 19, due to his decision to return to UNO for another season, delaying his entry into pharmacy school by one year. Splichal took a medical redshirt last year after an early-season injury.

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Have an Item to Submit to eNotes?

UNO eNotes is the daily electronic news source for the campus community. eNotes is published by the Office of University Communications, 113 Eppley Administration Building. Sarah Casey, digital communications specialist, is the editor.

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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Do You Work On a UNO Affiliated Webpage?

If you are someone who works on a webpage at UNO - in terms of content, design, or IT - please take 10 minutes to fill out this survey about how our website should be governed in the future.

If a question does not apply to you, you can leave the question blank and move on to the next question.

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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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TEDxOmaha Call for Speakers 2013

TEDxOmaha is accepting applications to speak at TEDxOmaha 2013. Applications are due before May 31.

"Our city is home to remarkable people who contribute their talents to the city, the nation, and the world community. TEDxOmaha is a dynamic opportunity to connect face-to-face with people who – like you – participate in shaping the future.

At TEDxOmaha 2013, we will explore the theme of Influence. The influences we recognize. Ones we don't understand. How the influence of a mentor shaped the way we see the world. How the world shapes our health. Influence is the push and pull on all of our experiences, internally, externally, globally."

Some past UNO presenters include:

Thomas Gouttierre, Dean of International Studies and Programs, and Director of the UNO Center for Afghan Studies
Debora Wisneski, Associate Professor of Early Childhood Education

For more information, or to apply, visit the TEDxOmaha 2013 website.

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Traffic Delay Notice Through May for University Drive West and South

Slight traffic delays may occur on University Drive West and South as heavy machine delivery trucks will be entering the new Community Engagement Center area through the end of May.

Facilities Management and Planning appreciates campus commuter's cooperation and patience.

For a map of campus, visit this link.

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UNO Alumni Center to Hold Student-Alumni Networking Event June 6

The Thompson Alumni Center is hosting a Student-Alumni Career Networking Reception on Thursday, June 6, from 6:30 to 8:30 a.m.

UNO Alumni are returning to campus to speak with current students about career options. Students can come speak with a corporate attorney, pediatrician, banker, church youth minister, communications/events specialist, criminal justice real estate, accounting and politics and many more alumni!

Interested students should RSVP through their UNO Career Connect account.

For more information, view this flier.

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Discount Memberships Available from the Rose Theater

Join in the fun at The Rose, where a membership guarantees your family a full year of exciting theater performances designed specifically for your child's enjoyment. Memberships are good for the 2013/2014 season, which begins in September 2013.

Family Memberships are $75 for UNO, a $20 savings off of full price.

As a family member, you will receive four free tickets to the membership shows listed below. Members also receive discounts to premium event shows and discounts on classes, costume rental and summer camp.

Four Free Tickets to Each:
Knuffle Bunny
Robin Hood
Big Nate
Grocer's Goblin & Little Mermaid
Jackie & Me
Leo Lionni's Frederick
Ramona Quimby

Discounts to Premium Events:

This offer expires July 1. For more information, view this flier or contact Mandy Aleksiak at or 402.502.4637.

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Special Offer for TD Ameritrade College Home Run Derby and Fireworks Tickets

On Wednesday, July 3, TD Ameritrade will host the annual College Home Run Derby, followed by the 29th Annual Omaha World-Herald Fireworks.

A promotional code has been provided for UNO students, faculty and staff, for tickets to the event for just $5 (youth and adults). Tickets are regularly priced $8 for youth and $12 for adults.

The Home Run Derby will feature the nation's premier power hitters, and fireworks will follow the derby.

For more information on this promotional code and how to get your tickets, view this flier.

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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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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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Social Media Inventory Underway

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.

Do you manage a UNO-related, or UNO-sponsored page on social media sites such as Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, LinkedIn or YouTube?

Please send your contact information, and information about your page(s) to

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