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  • 2013
  • 12/31
Tuesday
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UNO Women's Basketball Takes on Doane at the Sapp FH

Come cheer on your UNO Women's Basketball team as they play Doane beginning at 2 p.m. in the Sapp Fieldhouse.

For more sports information, visit omavs.com.

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Best of 2013: A Commitment to Community Engagement

It was a special year for UNO in 2013 with countless events, achievements, special guest visits and national recognitions for students, faculty, staff and alumni.

With the year coming to a close, there was perhaps no more consistent theme than engagement. In fact, UNO made strides in major community engagement initatives and we were rewarded for those efforts nationally including making the President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll, an honor UNO has received since its inception in 2005.

Find out more about UNO's dedication to community engagement by visiting the UNO homepage in the afternoon.

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This Day in UNO History

December 31, 1997: At a special session of the Douglas County Board of Commissioners, members approve the sale of 140 acres at the north end of Aksarben to First Data Resources. As part of the purchase, FDR agrees to donate half the land to UNO, which planned to build its new College of Information Science and Technology on the site.

December 31, 2005: UNO students join other university students in Pascagoula, Miss., to help with Hurricane Katrina relief efforts.

Thank you to the UNO Alumni Association for this information, which can also be found on its website here.

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2013 UNO Employee of the Month Recipients

Oh, what a difference you make! Congratulations to all the 2013 UNO Employee of the Month 'Oh' Award recipients!

The 2013 recipients include:

January: Mike Zimmerman
February: Susan Mininni
March: Lisa Medina
April: Mary Graff
May: Lisa Paskewitz
June: Joe Hobza
July: Susie Ross Shanahan
August: Dave Sample
September: Brooke Clements
October: Angie Sargus
November: Steve Geiken
December: Bill Pickett

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UCAT Sponsored Grant Apps | Due Jan. 10

UNO full-time faculty members are invited to apply for a UCAT sponsored grant to attend the SoTL Conference in Savannah, GA, on March 26-28. This conference brings together educators interested in improving student learning outcomes in higher education. The SoTL Commons Conference is a catalyst for learning, conversations and collaborations as a key, evidence-based way to improve student learning.

The UCAT committee is awarding four grants of $1,500 each to attend the conference. More information on the SoTL Conference can be found here. Applications are available here and are due Jan. 10, 2014.