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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.



API to Offer Brownbag on New Features in Adobe Connect 9.0

Today, May 30, the Academic Partnership for Instruction (API) will present a demonstration and overview of the new features in Adobe Connect 9.0

Connect is a web-collaboration, e-learning system used at UNO to conduct online classes, meetings, and presentations with participants worldwide.

Sessions can be live and/or recorded for 24/7 playback. Each one can incorporate, audio, video, slide presentations, whiteboards, web site display, polls, file exchange, and desktop sharing.

The "New Features in Adobe Connect" Brownbag will be held in the new Teaching and Technology Center, 538 Kayser Hall, from noon to 1 p.m. Registration is not required.

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Director of Financial Aid Candidate to Visit UNO Today

Marty Habrock will interview today for the position of Director of Financial Aid.

All faculty, staff, students and members of the public can attend the open campus forum today in the Milo Bail Student Center Jenkins Room from 3:15 to 4:15 p.m.

To view Habrock's resume, click on the link below.

Marty Habrock Resume

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UNO Professor Writes Book on Fatherhood

UNO Professor of English John Price has written a memoir about fatherhood, and he will be reading from his book at locations around the midwest over the next month including a Tuesday, June 4, stop at the Garden Grove Eatery, located at 1911 Old Lincoln Hwy, in Crescent, Iowa. Read more.

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New Dates for CEC Project Pedestrian Mall Closing

The pedestrian sidewalk near the east side of the Criss Library will be closed, and a new temporary sidewalk will be installed around the construction site of the pedestrian sidewalk for foot traffic. Signs will be posted to direct traffic.

Due to recent precipitation, the sidewalk closure has been pushed back to Monday, June 3 through Wednesday, June 3.

If there are questions, please contact Robert Fuder at 402.554.2284.

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In The News

Masters Talks Aging Inmate Population
Julie Masters, chair of UNO's Department of Gerontology, was quoted by the Lincoln Journal Star on Sunday, May 26, about the number of inmates in Nebraska who have served enough time to become elderly while in prison. UNO's Department of Gerontology and School of Criminology and Criminal Justice developed a test in 2012 that Lincoln guards have used to evaluate inmates that are 45 years old or older.

UNO Botanists Credited with Helping Popular Wildflower Guide
On Sunday, May 26, the Omaha World-Herald profiled the popular "Field Guide to Wildflowers of Nebraska and the Great Plains," which has been written and updated by Jon Farrar since the 1970s. Farrar credited UNO botanists and researchers for helping complete the guide.

Williams Honored by Women's Center for Advancement
On Saturday, May 25, Ethel Williams, director of UNO's School of Public Administration, was mentioned in the Omaha World-Herald for being honored by the Women's Center for Advancement at their annual Tribute to Women Event, which will take place on Tuesday, June 4.

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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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Limited Spots Available for Aim for the Stars

There are limited spots available for the Aim for the Stars Science and Math Camps, with camps running from June 3-August 2.

For more information, or to register online, visit

Registration is filling up fast, so don't delay!

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HPER Pool Closed For Maintenance

The HPER Pool is closed through Monday, June 3, for 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.

For more information, visit this website.

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PowerPoint in the Classroom Series Begins June 7

Join the Academic Partnership for Instruction (API) for a four-week series focusing on ways to use PowerPoint for instruction.

Getting Started with PowerPoint will lead you through the basics of creating presentations for delivery in the classroom and at conferences. Voice Over PowerPoint will introduce how to add recorded audio over the top of a completed presentation for delivery via Blackboard. PowerPoint: Not Just for Presentations will guide you through the process of creating a non-linear presentation that can be used for games and simulations, both in the classroom and via the web. PowerPoint: Infographics will cover how to create an infographic in PowerPoint and stitch the slides together using a cloud-based collage tool.

The classes build on each other, though it is not required to attend all four. Those who are new to PowerPoint are encouraged to take the Getting Started class first. All classes will be held in 543 Kayser Hall.

Getting Started with PowerPoint
Friday, June 7, 9-11 a.m.

Voice Over PowerPoint
Friday, June 14, 9-10 a.m.

PowerPoint: Not Just for Presentations
Friday, June 21, 9-11 a.m.

PowerPoint: Infographics
Friday, June 28, 9-10:30 a.m.

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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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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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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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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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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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