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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.



Salvation Army Back-to-School Backpack Drive Concludes Today

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 by today, 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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Lot R Closed Today

Lot R, located between CPACS and Allwine Hall and the stalls in front of the fieldhouse, will be closed through today, May 24. The lot will be closed for lot repairs and maintenance.

Lot T, lower level of the East Garage, will be open during these days for overflow parking due to the closure of Lot R.

If you have any questions, please contact Brian Barry in Parking Services at 402.554.7278.

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In the Neighborhood: Pulse Jazz Music Festival

Head down to Stinson Park in Aksarben Village from 6 to 10 p.m. tonight, and listen to the wonderful sounds of Daniel Davis, "Soul School" and "In the Moment."

This free event is presented by LSL Entertainment, North Omaha Foundation and sponsored by the Douglas County Improvement Fund.

VIP tickets are available to purchase for tent seating with food and drinks.

For more information, contact Lanesa at 402.968.0984.

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In the Neighborhood: Saturdays at Stinson Park

Bring your lawn chair and/or blanket and pick a spot on the beautiful grass in Stinson Park!

Enjoy music by Lemon Fresh Day, food, drinks and fun all evening! The concert begins at 7 p.m.

All military members and their families will be honored at this free event.

Don't forget--Sunday morning is the Omaha Farmer's Market, so please do not leave your car overnight on Mercy Road or 67th Street as set-up begins at 6 a.m.

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UNO Geologist to Program Weather Radios, Answer Questions at Cabela's May 26

With recent spring storms, and the summer season still ahead, it's a great time to prepare for severe weather. UNO Geologist Dave Pares will be at Cabela's on Sunday, May 26, to program weather radios and answer questions from 1 to 3 p.m. You can bring in a radio you already have, or purchase one.

Cabela's is located at 12703 Westport Parkway in La Vista.

For more information, contact Erin Natalicchio at 402.861.4804.

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UNO to Observe Memorial Day May 27

UNO will be closed in observation of Memorial Day on Monday, May 27. This closure will also include Criss Library.

Regular business hours will resume on Tuesday, May 28.

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Director of Financial Aid Candidates to Visit UNO Next Week

Two finalists will be interviewed for the position of Director of Financial Aid.

All faculty, staff, students and members of the public can attend open campus forums on the following dates in the Milo Bail Student Center Jenkins Room:

Wednesday, May 29 from 3:15 p.m. to 4:15 p.m., J. Ritchie Morrow
Thursday, May 30 from 3:15 p.m. to 4:15 p.m., Marty Habrock

To view the resume of each finalist, click on the links below.

J. Ritchie Morrow Resume
Marty Habrock Resume

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Hosting Visitors On Campus?

Is your department, college, or organization hosting visitors on campus for events, conferences or meetings?

The Office of University Communications would love to hear about it!

To help us promote your event through eNotes, social media, news releases and more, please contact our office in advance of their visit at

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Mavericks Receive Top Honors at Summit League Banquet

UNO baseball's senior outfielder Ryan Keele was named Player and Newcomer of the Year, while head coach Bob Herold earned Coach of the Year honors.

To read more about the UNO Baseball team and their Summit League awards, visit this link.

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Alumni Association Elects New Board Members, Marks 101st Annual Meeting

The University of Nebraska at Omaha Alumni Association Board of Directors conducted its 101st annual meeting May 21, confirming its 2013-14 executive committee and electing new members to serve three-year terms.

Andy Rikli will direct the association as 2013-14 chairman of the board. Rikli on July 1 becomes superintendent of the Papillion-LaVista School District. He previously was assistant superintendent with Westside Community Schools. Rikli earned his doctorate in educational administration from UNO in 2007 and joined the alumni board in 2010. He will be the 90th graduate to chair the board, replacing 2012-13 chairman Garrett Anderson.

For more information, visit

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In The News

UNO Basketball Recruit Can Play, Sing
On Thursday, May 23, the Omaha World-Herald published a story on Madi Robson, a graduating senior from Akeny High School, who will be a freshman member of the UNO women's basketball team beginning this fall. In addition to basketball, Robson was a member of her high school's show choir, cheerleading squad, soccer team, and track team, but will be dedicating her time to basketball while at UNO.

UNO's Keele, Herold Win Summit Awards
On Thursday, May 23, the Summit League honored UNO senior and men's baseball player Ryan Keele with "Player of the Year" and "Newcomer of the Year" honors and UNO men's baseball player coach Bob Herold as "Coach of the Year." Keele also placed on the All Summit League First Team alongside teammates Cory Buckley (first base), Tyler Splichal (third base) and Alex Mortensen.

UNO Baseball Player Semifinalist for National Award
On Wednesday, May 22, it was announced that UNO senior, and member of the men's baseball team, was named a finalist for the Gregg Olson Award, which honors college baseball's "Breakout Player of the Year. Finalists will be announced on June 3 and the winner will be named during the College World Series in Omaha.

UNO, Humane Society Complete Dog Bite Study
On Wednesday, May 22, WOWT and other area television stations provided coverage of a new study completed by Rosemary Strasser, associate professor of psychology, in coordination with the Nebraska Human Society. The study showed that many reported dog bite victims are young children who were bitten on the face after violating a dog's personal space, most likely through hugging. The story was also picked up by KFAB and the Nebraska Radio Network

Omaha Star Covers 'No Place for Hate' Designation, P-16 Project
On Friday, May 10, the Omaha Star provided coverage of the recent designation of Omaha Northwest Magnet High School as "No Place for Hate" according to the national Anti-Defamation League. Northwest's new designation came about, in part, through a P-16 service learning project through UNO's Service Learning Academy.

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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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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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University Communications Page and Updated Brand Guide Available

Working on marketing materials this summer? The Office of University Communications launched their new website at, last month.

Visit the site to learn about the team, services, brand guidelines, media services, creative services and assistance related to marketing and media available to campus.

University Communications also launched updated brand guidelines for all campus departments, offices and organizations to utilize when using the UNO brand and communicating on behalf of the University through marketing and promotional materials. Full details related to the updated guidelines, including a PDF of the updated brand guidelines, can be found here:

For any questions related to marketing, communication or media, please contact the Office of University Communications using the main email:

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Social Media Inventory Underway

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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