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By Kristin Zagurski

Every year, UNO has the opportunity to sign a Microsoft site license for students. Information Technology Services is proposing a $1-per-credit increase to the Student Technology Fee to support this agreement.

Students can share their opinions by participating in the survey between now and April 22. The survey can be accessed online at A Lotus Notes user name and password are required to access the survey, which provides a complete description of how the proposed $1 increase would be used.

For more information about the survey, contact the Help Desk at 554-3282.

Violin researcher to speak at UNO April 23

The Omaha section of the American Chemical Society and UNO’s College of Fine Arts and Department of Chemistry will sponsor a talk by Joseph Nagavary.

His presentation, titled “Renaissance Chemistry and Violin Making in Cremona, Italy,” will be held at 6:30 p.m., April 23, in the Strauss Performing Arts Center, Room 105. A 6 p.m. reception and social period will precede the speech.

During 25 years of research, Nagavary studied the chemical and physical properties of violin-making to solve the “Stradivarius Puzzle.” Along with a Texas A&M University team, he constructed a violin with many of the properties of a Stradivarius. He challenges critics to listen and compare a Stradivarius to this instrument. Nagavary travels the country presenting programs based on his studies and research.

For more information, contact Rikki Willerton at 554-2651.

“Bridging the Gap between School and Home” to be held at UNO April 26

Kids, Inc. and the UNO Graduate Department of Counseling and School of Social Work will sponsor “Bridging the Gap between School and Home” April 26 in the W. H. Thompson Alumni Center.

Kids, Inc. is a team of mental health professionals and educators that work collaboratively to promote the development of healthy families. They are dedicated to improving the quality of children’s lives within their unique environments.

The one-day program is separated into morning (8:30 a.m. – 11:45 a.m.) and afternoon (1 p.m. – 4 p.m.) sessions, with an open lunch period in-between. Individuals may register for either or both of the sessions.

Registration fees are as follows:

Both sessions: $50

Half-day: $25

Student prices are $25 for both sessions or $12.50 for half-day.

For more information, contact Kids, Inc. at 330-4014.

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