News You Can Use 10-11-11


By Michael Wunder, News Editor

Free Newspaper Service to Change

Oct. 19

UNO students with a MavCard issued before Aug. 1 will need to have their cards re-encoded to access the 13 free newspaper bins across campus, according to a press release.

MavCards can be quickly re-encoded at the MavCard Services office, located on the second floor of the Milo Bail Student Center.

The Maverick Readership Program allows all UNO students to have free access to daily copies (Monday through Friday) of the Omaha World-Herald, The New York Times and USA Today by using their MavCards.

MavCards not re-encoded by Oct. 19 will no longer work.

Award-winning Author, Essayist to Visit UNO Oct. 12-13

Scott Russell Sanders distinguished professor emeritus of English at Indiana University and author of 20 books of creative nonfiction and fiction, will visit the UNO campus for two days in October., according to a press release Included in the visit is a reading from his book, “A Conservationist Manifesto,” about environmentalism’s importance to a sense of community. The reading takes place in the Milo Bail Student Center’s Nebraska Room Wednesday, Oct. 12, beginning at 7:30 p.m.

Also included in the visit is the opportunity for students to talk with Sanders about his life as a writer. The talk takes place Thursday, Oct. 13, in the Eppley Administration Building Auditorium, EAB 102, from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Adopt-a-Family Community Sale is

Oct. 15

Members of the UNO Chapter of the National Council of Negro Women, Inc., will host their third annual Adopt-a-Family Community Sale in the Milo Bail Student Center Ballroom on Saturday, Oct. 15, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., according to a press release

The UNO campus community and the public can shop for specials on clothing and other items. Attendees will also have the opportunity to purchase raffle tickets for $1 each, with prizes including gift certificates to Omaha Steaks, Olive Garden, Texas Roadhouse and more.

The funds received from the community sale benefit a number of local Omaha families, providing them with essential items they are in need of, as well as gifts they would not otherwise receive, to make the holiday season a joyous occasion for them and their families.

Contact Toni Monette, NCNW community service chair, at (402) 707-3157 or for more information.

Ghost Hunting is Focus of Oct. 21 Paranormal Summit

at UNO

The UNO Paranormal Society will host the 2011 Paranormal Summit on Friday, Oct. 21, according to a press release.

From 6 to 10:30 p.m. in Room 101 of the College of Public Affairs and Community Service (CPACS) Building, attendees will hear from a variety of Omaha experts on ghostly and paranormal activity. After the groups’ talk about their most interesting investigations, attendees will follow one team around the UNO campus for a ghost hunt.

The UNO Paranormal Society has organized the annual event.

“The purpose of UNO Paranormal Society – and this event in particular – is to look at the logical, scientific and rational explanations of the paranormal phenomenon,” said Dave Pares, adjunct professor of geography and meteorology at UNO and faculty advisor for the UNO Paranormal Society. “But, we like to have fun and are open to exploring all kinds of evidence.”

The UNO Paranormal Society can be contacted by email,


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