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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.



Nebraska Department of Labor to Offer Resume Assistance Today

Representatives from the Nebraska Department of Labor will be at the Military and Veteran University Service Office (MaV USO) today, June 3 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. to help military and veteran students beef up their resumes and assist with job searches.

Please stop by the office, located in 117 EAB, and take advantage of this great resource.

The Nebraska Department of Labor and MaV USO will continue this service on UNO’s campus every Monday.

Please contact Mike Wieneke at 402.554.2880 with any questions and to RSVP.

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CEC Project Pedestrian Mall Closing Begins Today

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 was pushed back to today, June 3 through Wednesday, June 5.

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

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Eureka! Camp at UNO Begins Today

For the second year, Omaha Girls Inc. will be holding Eureka!, a summer camp that is part of a five year program, for 7th and 8th grade girls. This camp, held at the University of Nebraska at Omaha, exposes members of Girls Inc. to the fields of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) while incorporating swimming lessons, money management, and life skills, while teaching these women to be smart, strong, and bold.

There is a shortage, and need, for women in fields of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. This four week camp exposes these middle schoolers to these fields in a fun and engaging way. The camp, beginning today, June 3, and ending Friday June 28, is split up into four themes corresponding with each week.

The first and second weeks are dedicated to robotics and rockets, the third week emphasizes life science, while the last week incorporates a mix of STEM workshops. The mornings begin with life skills workshops and the later afternoons are filled with structured physical activity time, ranging from soccer to spinning classes, with an emphasis on teaching these young women how to swim, or improve their swimming skills.

The Eureka! nationwide program is extremely successful, with the vast majority of the girls completing the program going on to college.

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OASA Bulletin Summer 2013 Now Available

In the past year, we've had many changes in Academic and Student Affairs. We've introduced new people to the campus and Omaha as well as familiar people in new roles here at UNO. With this bulletin, OASA wants to take the opportunity to re-introduce our newest faces and roles and a new space. Read more here.

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Swim Lessons Available Through Campus Recreation

UNO MavRec Aquatics is offering group swim lessons for MavRec members and non-members of all skill levels. Register by Friday, June 7, for the second session.

MavRec Aquatics also offers private swim lessons.

Questions? Call Pat at 402.554.2223, or for more information, visit

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In The News


Scarpello Previews Husker Softball Chances
On Tuesday, May 28, Jeanne Scarpello, head coach for the UNO softball team, provided some insight into the matchup between the University of Nebraska-Lincoln's softball team and the Washington Huskies in this week's NCAA Super Regionals. The Mavericks faced both the Huskers and the Huskies earlier this year.

UNO CEO Video Featured on, Silicon Prairie News
A recruitment video from UNO's Collegiate Entrepreneurs Organization was featured on and the Silicon Prairie News websites this week. The UNO CEO chapter was awarded the "Best Chapter Business" award for the creation of DailyMav, a deal-sharing service for local businesses. The video, hosted on YouTube, is currently featured on the national CEO website:

Silicon Prairie News Highlights UNO Commitment to Women in IT
On Thursday, May 30, Silicon Prairie News provided coverage of a recent Omaha World-Herald story on UNO's commitment to increase the number of women in IT courses on campus and the number of women in IT jobs around the Omaha metropolitan area.

Lipschultz Provides Commentary on 'Social Media Riot'
A regular contributor to the Huffington Post news blog, Jeremy Lipschultz, professor in the UNO School of Communication, provided insight into a recent incident where a New York high school student was suspending for suggesting on Twitter that the principal should be fired to help ease the school's budget concerns.

Morrice Talks to KPTM on Enrollment
Pelema Morrice, associate vice chancellor for enrollment management, and UNO student Lauren Ackerman were featured in a KPTM story looking at national enrollment trends for universities in relation to the improving national economy.

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UNO Website Content Management System (CMS) Vendor Campus Forums June 5 and June 7

Do you update a UNO website? If yes, this is for you.

You've seen the new pages of our website, here's your chance to learn about the two potential content management systems (CMS) that you may be using in the future to update your university website(s)! The CMS product that is selected will replace Dreamweaver, UNO's current CMS.

Students, faculty and staff are invited to attend the CMS vendor forums on Wednesday, June 5, and Friday, June 7, from 2 to 3 p.m. in Room 101 in the College of Community, Public Affairs and Community Service (CPACS). Feedback during these forums is welcome and encouraged. We will be providing a survey for those that attend.

Hannon Hill will be on campus June 5, and OmniUpdate on June 7.

These two CMS vendor candidates were selected based upon their responses to UNO's request for information (RFI), and the systems and services they offer. Ultimately, one vendor will be selected for future use by UNO.

The Website team is planning to host two walk-in computer lab sessions the week of June 10. This will give the campus additional hands-on experience with the systems.

For questions, comments and suggestions, please email

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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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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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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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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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Fanart: Works of Media Appreciation Exhibit at Criss Library

Through the month of June, artist Chris Knudtson will display a number of pieces, including bead mosaics, scale models and paintings based on pop culture iconography. The show will take place in the Criss Library's Osborne Family Gallery and be open during library hours, until June 21.

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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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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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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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