Soccer Wins Two at Home
photos by Tim Fitzgerald
The Maverick soccer team added to their winning record by defeating Southwest Baptist 3-0 on Oct. 1 and Northwest Missouri 2-1 on October 3. As a result of her play in both games, Maverick senior Jess Powers was named offensive player of the week for the MIAA conference. UNO hosts Emporia State on Thursday, Oct. 8 at 4pm and Washburn on Sunday, Oct. 11 at 1pm.
Chancellor's Convocation Address Available Online
UNO Chancellor John Christensen discussed his plans for the university during his convocation address Oct. 7 in the Strauss Performing Arts Center. More than 200 students, faculty, staff, alumni and community members were in attendance. Click on this link to read his address titled "101 Years: Writing the Next Chapter."
GSO to Host National Coming Out Day Oct. 8
At UNO, National Coming Out Day will take place today, Oct. 8, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Milo Bail Student Center Fireplace Lounge. The campus community and public can join the Student Agency of Gender and Sexual Orientation (GSO) as they host community speakers sharing their coming out experiences. An open mic will also be available for people to tell their own stories.
National Coming Out Day is an internationally observed civil awareness day. It is celebrated to promote discussion and awareness for people who have already came out, or are the process of coming out as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, questioning or intersex and their allies (LGBTQIA). Food will be provided.
For more information, contact Timothy Winchell at email@example.com.
Human Rights Lawyer to Speak on Campus Today
UNO's chapter of Nebraskans for Peace will host an appearance by a leading human rights lawyer who is speaking in Nebraska this week. Today, Oct. 8, Jonathan Kuttab's UNO talk on "Human Rights/Palestine" will begin at noon in the Milo Bail Student Center Crimson Room.
Born in West Jerusalem after the Six Day War, Kuttab's family moved to the United States, where he later earned his law degree from the University of Virginia. After practicing with a Wall Street law firm for several years, he returned to his homeland and co-founded the Palestinian Center for the Study of Nonviolence, Al-Haq (lawyers and others who assist with human rights issues), and the Mandela Institute for Political Prisoners. He is licensed to practice law in Palestine, Israel and New York.
In addition, Kuttab co-founded the Palestinian Center for the Study of Non- Violence and the Human Rights Information and Documentation Systems (HURIDOCS). He serves as chairperson of the board at Bethlehem Bible College and the Holy Land Trust. In 1986, he received substantive recognition for his work, including the Rothko Chapel Award for Commitment to Truth and Freedom.
For more information, contact Doug Paterson at 554.2422 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Black Studies Welcomes Author James Loewen Tonight
The Department of Black Studies and Univerisity of Nebraska-Lincoln (UNL) Institute of Ethnic Studies will host an evening with best-selling author James Loewen tonight, Oct. 8, at the William H. and Dorothy Thompson Alumni Center. Loewen will present a lecture on his book, Lies My Teacher Told Me, from 6 to 8 p.m.
Loewen has sold more than 800,000 copies of Lies My Teacher Told Me and he continues to inspire K-16 teachers to get students to challenge, rather than memorize, their textbooks. He has taught race relations for more than 20 years at the University of Vermont. Previously he taught at predominantly black Tougaloo College in Mississippi. He now lives in Washington, D.C., continuing his research on how Americans remember their past.
His presentation is free and open to the public.
For more information, contact Felicia Dailey at 554.2412 or email@example.com.
Nominations Sought for SAC Members
The deadline to submit Staff Advisory Council (SAC) nominations is next Friday, Oct. 16, by 5 p.m. Elected members will serve three-year terms. Individuals may nominate themselves.
SAC was established in March 1973 to promote and facilitate communications between the managerial/professional and the office/service employees of the UNO and the chancellor. SAC is a working council that meets at least once a month, usually the second Tuesday of the month at 9 a.m.
At this time, the council is looking for volunteers to serve. If selected, and then elected, staff would be expected to attend the monthly meeting and to serve on various subcommittees. Chancellor John Christensen encourages the support of supervisors in allowing their employees the time off to participate in this important mission.
For more information, contact Jerri Maxwell at 554.3892 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Poverty Exhibits Unveiled This Friday at UNO Art Gallery
The UNO Department of Art and Art History announces two compelling and thought-provoking exhibits focusing on the issue of poverty. An opening reception for the exhibitions will be held this Friday, Oct. 9, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. in the UNO Art Gallery.
The exhibits run through Friday, Nov. 6:
The Street Youth of Addis Ababa
A photographic journal and video by Robert A. Franklin, Ph.D
Contemporary artists addressing poverty curated by Neville Murray, executive director of Love's Jazz and Art Center
The UNO Art Gallery is located on the first floor of the Weber Fine Arts Building. Gallery hours are Monday through Wednesday, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., and Thursday from 2 to 8 p.m. when university classes are in session.
For more information, contact Wanda Ewing at 554.2551.
"Consider This" Explores UNO Conference on Aging
Coming up on the next edition of "Consider This," host Cathy Wyatt and guests will preview an upcoming UNO conference on "Aging with Passion & Purpose." The spiritual dimensions of aging and caregiving will be highlighted at the two-day conference, which takes place Sunday, Oct. 18, and Monday, Oct. 19, at UNO.
Wyatt's guests will include Tom Adams, director, Center for Healthy Aging, Ministries, Programs and Services; Grant Wiley, chaplain, Odyssey Health Care and John H. Besancon, chaplain, Nebraska Veterans Association.
The program will air today, Oct. 8, at 11 p.m. on NET1.
Air dates and times are:
- Sunday, Oct. 11
- Friday, Oct. 9
- Tuesday, Oct. 13
"Consider This" is a production of UNO Television. It also airs on the Knowledge Network of Greater Omaha. For a list of days and times, visit http://www.tknomaha.org.
UFO Study Group to Meet Oct. 10
The UNO UFO Study Group will meet Saturday, Oct. 10, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in 285 Durham Science Center. Anyone interested in unidentified flying objects and related phenomena is welcome to attend.
For more information, call John Powers at 319.2721.
ITS Offers InDesign Desktop Publishing II
Adobe InDesign Desktop Publishing II is a follow up of the first Adobe InDesign class offered by Information Technology Services (ITS). It gives participants the opportunity to build on what they have learned and acquire intermediate skills in the software. The next class will take place on Thursday, Oct. 15, from 10 to 11:45 a.m. in 232 Criss Library.
"In this next level of InDesign we will create a brochure. While designing the brochure, we'll address document planning, layout and bleeds as well as tools for publishing concerns," said Lisa Green, with Instructional Media Design. "We will also reinforce skills learned in the previous class."
While the Adobe InDesign I class is not required, some familiarity with the Adobe InDesign software is desired. To register go to http://api.unomaha.edu/calendar.php and click on the appropriate month.
Upon completion of training the learner will be able to:
- Understand and be able to set up a multi-panel brochure in InDesign.
- Find and use tools in the software used in the creation of a brochure.
- Demonstrate how to move in the document using the appropriate tools and how to input and manipulate large blocks of text.
- Plan the layout of a brochure's content
- Understand the level of graphics quality needed for various outputs.
- Identify the main types of file formats used for graphics and file formats used in document publication.
- Demonstrate the uses of master documents and understand why a document would need bleeds.
- Demonstrate how to set up and use master pages.
- Use appropriate design principles to create a professional-looking document.
New Fidelity Rep on Campus Dates Announced
Fidelity representative, Jason Cronick, will be on campus for individual counseling sessions through December.
- Nov. 12 and 30
- Dec 8. and 17.
Employees can call Fidelity at 800.642.7131 to schedule an appointment with Cronick.
Criss Library Faculty Club Open House
All faculty are invited to attend the Criss Library Faculty Club Open House on Friday, Oct. 23, from 2 to 4 p.m. The Faculty Club is located on the south end of the upper level.
Those who attend will meet Subject Specialists, tour the newly renovated library and learn about upcoming brown bag library sessions. Refreshments will be served.
Faculty planning to attend should R.S.V.P. by Wednesday, Oct. 21, to Nora Hillyer, email@example.com.
Volunteer Opportunity Available for Three Days of Service 2009
The UNO Service-Learning Academy invites all to partake in the Three Days of Service event to engage the community and make new friends during Oct. 17, 19 and 20.
During the "Three Days of Service: Fall Break 2009," volunteers will have the opportunity to work on special projects, home renovation, fall clean-up and landscaping. Registration begins at 8:15 a.m. each day in the William H. and Dorothy Thompson Alumni Center Hospitality Room. Shuttles to work sites will be available.
Next Generation Diversity Leadership Series Continues Oct. 15
The UNO Diversity and Equal Opportunity Office, with support from the Office of Diversity and President's Office in Central Administration, are co-sponsoring a diversity series for fall 2009 and spring 2010 for all faculty, staff and students.
Joe Gerstandt, a well-known speaker and facilitator who works with Fortune 500 corporations, non-profit organizations and universities across the country, will conduct the series. Presently, Gerstandt lives in the Omaha and speaks at numerous conferences and summits throughout the Omaha metropolitan area.
"UNO and Central Administration are pleased that Joe will be speaking on the UNO campus," said Sharon Ulmar, director of UNO Diversity and Equal Opportunity. "He is an experienced facilitator who brings a wealth of knowledge on issues related to diversity, communication, collaboration and leadership."
Sessions will be presented throughout the fall and spring. All events will take place in the Milo Bail Student Center Gallery Room.
Dates and times for the fall programs:
- Thursday, Oct. 15
"Do Great Minds Really Think Alike?"
10 to 11 a.m.
Focus is to examine how to bring different thinking styles together
- Thursday, Nov. 5
"A Mind is a Terrible Thing to Rely On…Sometimes!"
1 to 2 p.m.
Focus is to examine important social/relational dynamics
To register for any of the programs or for more information, contact Ulmar at 554.2321 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Central Issue Reminder from Campus Recreation
The Central Issue Equipment Checkout Center has been temporarily relocated to 101 Health, Physical Education and Recreation Building, just inside the main entrance.
Central Issue provides towel service and open recreation equipment for checkout. Students, faculty, staff, spouse members, alumni and University of Nebraska Medical Center employees can check out equipment with a current valid student ID or activity card.
For more information, call 554.3231.
Center for Faculty Development Book Discussion Oct. 28
Faculty interested in a discussion of Ken Bain's What The Best College Teachers Do can join the Center for Faculty Development on Wednesday, Oct. 28, from noon to 1 p.m. in the Milo Bail Student Center Gallery Room.
All are welcome for the discussion whether or not they have read the book. First- and second-year full-time faculty members received a copy for their participation in the Center for Faculty Developments Annual Fall Workshops.
This is a first-come, first-served event, as the Center for Faculty Development only has a limited number of books left. Those who do not have a copy can contact the Center for Faculty Development at 554.2427 or Alice Woll at email@example.com for a copy.
Refreshments will be provided.
Health Fair Set for Nov. 12
This event has been designated a UNO Wellness Stampede event.
Save the date. Campus Recreation and UNO Mav-Rec Wellness, in cooperation with Student Health Services, will host its annual Health Fair Thursday, Nov. 12. The fair will take place from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. in Milo Bail Student Center Ballroom.
Prior to the Health Fair members of the camps community can, sign up for the health screen blood draw ($25) and/or a PSA test for men ($12) at Student Health Services, located on first floor of the Milo Bail Student Center. The blood draw consists of 40 tests including: cholesterol, diabetes screen, thyroid, kidney and liver tests and is a $300 value. For health screen questions, call 554.2374.
For more information, watch eNotes for details as the event nears or visit http://www.unomaha.edu/wwwocr/health/09%20health%20fair%20flyer.pdf.
The mission of Mav-Rec Wellness, UNO's health promotion program, is to create a culture of health and wellness among all faculty, staff and students. Health goals are encouraged through programming and initiatives that celebrate healthier lifestyle practices within the UNO community. For more information, contact David Daniels at 554.2008, firstname.lastname@example.org or http://www.unomaha.edu/wwwocr/health/stampede.php.
Call for UCAT Travel Grant Proposals for 2009-2010
The University Committee for the Advancement of Teaching (UCAT) is currently accepting proposals on a monthly basis for travel grants from September through April or until funds are expended.
The committee will fund grants up to $800 for each award. One submission per conference and only one award per person per academic year. No revisions will be accepted. All applications should be reviewed by their UCAT college representative for correctness before submitting. Budgets must be complete and accurate (If necessary review last year's conference for pricing and topics).
All previous grant reports must be turned in prior to submission of a new request. A travel authorization form should be signed by a department chair and included with application. Proposals are due by the 21st of the each month.
Applicants should submit one hard and an electronic copy of the application. Electronic copies should be in rtf or MS Word document formats and sent as an e-mail attachment to Alice Woll (email@example.com). Hard copy submissions should be sent to the Center for Faculty Development in 202 Arts and Sciences Hall.
UNO Employee Discount Program Available
UNO is partnering with PerkSpot to offer an Employee Discount Program for all UNO faculty, staff, retirees and students.
PerkSpot is an innovative online resource that offers discounts and rebates on goods and services from some of the top brand names in the U.S. UNO has become first campus in the University of Nebraska system to use the PerkSpot service.
"We have partnered with PerkSpot to help save you and your family money with discounts on a wide range of products and services from some of the best nationally known companies," said Mollie Anderson, director of Human Resources. "You will find valuable offers from your favorite merchants through PerkSpot including: Target, Barnes & Noble, AMC Theatres, Sprint, Dell and many other merchants."
For easy reference, a Web site with a listing of participating local stores and online vendors, is available for faculty, staff, retirees and students to view. To take advantage of the UNO Employee Discount Program, eligible participants need to first register for an account with PerkSpot.
- Visit http://uno.perkspot.com/;
- At the right of the screen, click the "Sign up" button;
- Type the required information at sign up screen;
- Enter "group code" -- UNO;
- Register a work or personal e-mail address;
- Add first and last name;
- Type a work and personal zip code;
- Create a password; and
- A confirmation e-mail containing "how to login" instructions will be sent. Individuals must respond to this e-mail to be signed up for the service.
PerkSpot staff will add new deals and offers daily.
"An easy way to find out what offers are new is to watch for the Widgets on the site," Anderson said. "You can also sign up to get e-mail alerts sent directly to your in box."
PerkSpot will host the clearing-house of offers for UNO participants. Individuals can recommend other merchants be added to UNO's listing. To do so or for site questions, contact PerkSpot customer service at firstname.lastname@example.org.
To view more information on UNO/PerkSpot program go online at http://www.unomaha.edu/humanresources/uno_PerkSpot_Launch.htm.