Collaboration and Syncopation
video by Charley Reed
As part of the regular Masters & Music series, this event brought together the musical act fathr∧ (Dustin Bushon and Dapose) and Hesse McGraw, the chief curator for the Bemis Center for Contemporary Art.
Heydays of the Hayden House
On Oct. 8, 2010, UNO's new Welcome Center was unveiled with a ribbon-cutting ceremony. Around $1 million had been invested in restoring what had most recently been the home of the Goodrich Program. With the renovation of the former-Engineering building to make-way for the new College of Public Affairs and Community Service (CPACS) building, Goodrich had new home and something needed to be done with a building that, frankly, had too much history to get rid of. continue. . .
Today’s Good Deeds Fair to Provide Volunteer Opportunities for UNO Students
About 50 area nonprofit agencies will offer volunteer opportunities for UNO students, faculty and staff at the inaugural Good Deeds Volunteer Fair today, March 7.
From 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. inside the Milo Bail Student Center Nebraska Room, representatives from local nonprofits will educate students, faculty and staff about their organizations and provide ways to volunteer.
"We encourage the UNO community to serve on a one-time, volunteer basis with our community partners after attending the Good Deeds Volunteer Fair, " said Barb Treadway-Janousek, Student Organizations and Leadership Programs director. "The fair is an opportunity to introduce our students to volunteering and community engagement, which is one of our university’s goals of serving the Omaha metropolitan area." Read more.Up to Top
Student Employee of the Year Nominees Announced
Fourteen student employees who work on campus have been nominated by their departments for Student Employee of the Year. These nominees will be celebrated at a ceremony on Monday, April 18, at 3 p.m. in the Milo Bail Student Center Ballroom.
The students were nominated by their supervisors on the basis of their reliability, quality of work, initiative, professionalism and the uniqueness of their contribution to the university. With about 1,000 student employees on campus, student employment is a key factor in the success of UNO's many departments.
The 2011 nominees are: Scott Aichinger (Sociology), Noelle Blood (Writing Center), Ian Duncan (Sociology), Kaley Enstrom (Student Organizations and Leadership Programs), David Grothen (Biology), Troy Hansen (NASA Nebraska Space Grant), April Harnisch (Psychology), Zachary Ossino (NASA Nebraska Space Grant), Nicole Prucha (Parking), Rene Saucedo (Thompson Learning Community), Paige Seier (College of Business Administration), Elizabeth Spartz (Athletics), Scott Weaver (Finance, Banking and Law) and Ann Woolard (Campus Recreation).
The student in this group chosen to represent UNO in the Midwest Student Employee of the Year competition will be awarded $100 from the UNO Alumni Association. The announcement will be made at the ceremony, open to the UNO community, on April 18. The ceremony will feature a tribute to all of the nominated student employees.Up to Top
Faculty Senate to Meet at Mammel Hall on March 9
The UNO Faculty Senate will hold its next meeting on Wednesday, March 9, at 2 p.m. The meeting will take place at the Pacific Street location in Mammel Hall,'s first floor auditorium.
For more information contact Sue Bishop, at (402) 554.3598.Up to Top
Spring Job Fair at UNO Takes Place Tuesday
On Tuesday, March 8, the Career Center will host a Job Fair from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Milo Bail Student Center Ballroom (MBSC). The fair will feature more than 75 employers who are actively seeking candidates for open positions and internships. Professional attire is expected and students should bring copies of their resume. For more information about the Job Fair and other services, contact The Career Center at (402) 554.3672 or stop by 111 MBSC.
The Spring 2011 Job Fair is sponsored by: Union Pacific, Applied Underwriters, National Indemnity, Gallup, ConAgra, Interpublic, Wells Fargo, Northwestern Mutual, Streck and ExxonMobil.Up to Top
CCSW Awards Luncheon Tickets on Sale in the MBSC
The UNO Chancellor's Commission on the Status of Women (CCSW) will host its 25th annual awards luncheon on Wednesday, March 30, from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in the Milo Bail Student Center (MBSC) Ballroom. Thanks to the generosity of the Senior Vice Chancellor and the Office of Academic and Student Affairs, tickets cost $5 for staff, faculty, students and the general public.
Luncheon tickets are on sale in the MBSC Business Office and can also be purchased by phone at (402) 554.2979 or by e-mail to email@example.com through Friday, March 25. Departments can reserve tables of eight for $40 by contacting CCSW member Maria Flint-Malnack at the Alumni Association by phone (402) 554.2459 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
At the luncheon, the CCSW will recognize the 2011 award recipients. The Outstanding Achievement, Community Service and Student Scholarship awards honor individuals and organizations for their outstanding commitment to gender equity. The CCSW Legendary Women of UNO Award will also be presented
The CCSW serves as an advisory to the chancellor and other university administrators on issues that relate to faculty, staff and students. For more information about the luncheon, visit http://www.unomaha.edu/ccsw/ or contact CCSW co-chairs Wendi Chiarbos Jensen at (402) 554.2286 or email@example.com or Jody Neathery-Castro at (402) 554.3611 or firstname.lastname@example.org.Up to Top
Final Writing Center Workshop on Citing Sources Takes Place Tuesday
IWhether they're undergraduates writing research papers for class or advanced scholars writing for publication, many writers find themselves bogged down in the details of citation – quotation marks or italics, comma or period, author's full name or just the initials?
The UNO Writing Center can help. The Writing Center's graduate consultant, Kathy Radosta, has developed interactive workshops on the most frequently used citation systems. Her final presentation on APA style will take place on Tuesday, March 8, 2:30 to 4 p.m. in the MBSC U Mon Hon Room. Any member of the campus community is welcome to attend.
Light refreshments will be served. To register, contact the Writing Center at (402) 554.2946 or write to email@example.comUp to Top
Biology Graduate Student Research Symposium Next Monday
The 2nd annual Biology Graduate Student Research Symposium will be held on Monday, March 7, from 1 to 5 p.m. Oral presentations will be presented in the College of Public Affairs and Community Service 132D Commons West. A reception honoring the presenters will follow the symposium in the Milo Bail Student Center. The afternoon's schedule is posted at http://www.unomaha.edu/biology/symposium.php.
For more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org or (402) 554.2405.Up to Top
Honors Program to Host Tax Expert in Speaker Series
The UNO Honors Program is holding a Speaker Series event on "Tax Tips for College Students" with guest speaker Ed Hamilton, a UNO Honors alum and tax expert. Students from all majors are welcome to come and hear how the tax system affects college students and how you can make educated financial decisions.
The event will be Thursday, March 10, at 12:30 p.m. in the Milo Bail Student Center Council Room.
Questions? Contact an Honors Program representative at email@example.com.Up to Top
HR to Offer March 31 Session on Performance Evaluations
Join Human Resource this month for a problem solving session on easy and not so easy performance evaluations. On Thursday, Mach 31, learn about the new evaluation form and how to provide objective, constructive information. The session will run from 10 to 11 a.m. in the Milo Bail Student Center Chancellor’s Room.
To register, call Human Resources at (402) 554.2321.Up to Top
"Introductions, Conclusions & Audience Centeredness" Student Workshop March 8
"Introductions, Conclusions & Audience Centeredness" is planned for Tuesday, March 8, from 1 to 2 p.m. in the Milo Bail Student Center Council Room.
Students who attend the UNO Speech Center Lunch Series workshop will learn about how to get your audience’s attention, establish credibility and importance, get their audience ready to listen and keep their attention to the very end.
Space is limited -- so those who want to attend must register in advance by contacting a consultant at the Speech Consulting Center at (402) 554.3201 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Free pizza and pop will be provided.Up to Top
NBDC Partners with Dawnbreaker for Virtual Business Accelerator for the Silicon Prairie
The Nebraska Business Development Center (NBDC) is searching for talented researchers, SBIR companies and manufacturers to participate in the Virtual Business Accelerator for the Silicon Prairie (VBA-SP). VBA-SP is about talent - the talent that exists within Nebraska that can address pressing needs defined by federal agencies and about matchmaking your talents with their needs.
The overall mission is to focus on innovation to drive economic growth in Nebraska. The VBA-SP will bring participants visibility and access to money that may not be available from traditional sources. NBDC and Dawnbreaker are partnering to provide participants with resources, contacts, training, and special ability to leverage connections with federal agencies.
Federal priorities are dynamic and change as new situations emerge and evolve. The Federal government is always making efforts to communicate its technology needs. VBA-SP is focusing on three broadly defined application areas: medical, defense and energy. These applications are not mutually exclusive. For example, a medical instrument may be designed to work in the battlefield and utilize new energy efficient technologies to extend its useful life. You can find more information about these needs and the VBA-SP at http://www.vbasiliconprairie.com/
Event organizers are conducting a series of informational meetings in Omaha, Lincoln and Kearney. Come participate in a process that highlights your innovation and creativity as a Nebraska scientist, engineer, physician or entrepreneur. To view upcoming meeting dates and times, visit http://www.vbasiliconprairie.com/?page_id=24Up to Top
2010 Reimbursement Account Deadline March 31
Participants in the Health Care and Day Care Reimbursement Accounts are advised that they have until Thursday, March 31, at 5 p.m. to submit claims for their 2010 reimbursement accounts. All expenses must have been incurred in 2010.
For information on the claims process, please visit http://www.nebraska.edu/faculty-and-staff/benefits/reimbursement-accounts.html. Any money in these accounts which is not claimed by March 31, will be forfeited.Up to Top
Call for UCAT Instructional Materials Grant Proposals from Teaching Circles
The University Committee for the Advancement of Teaching (UCAT) announces the availability of Instructional Materials Grants designed to support the goals of Teaching Circles. Members of Teaching Circles may apply for the purchase of instructional materials relevant to the purpose of the circle and which address one or more UCAT themes. Please visit http://www.unomaha.edu/ucat for link to UCAT themes.
The committee is accepting proposals on a monthly basis through April or until funds are expended. The committee will fund grants up to $500 for each award. Proposals are due by the 21st of each month. Application forms are available on the UCAT web site http://www.unomaha.edu/ucat
Applicants should submit one hard copy and an electronic submission of the application. Electronic submissions should be in rtf or MS Word document formats and should be sent as an e-mail attachment to Alice Woll at email@example.com. Hard copy submissions should be sent to the Center for Faculty Development in ASH 105. Leah Pietron, associate professor in the Department of Information Systems and Quantitative Analysis, is the 2010-11 chair of UCAT and may be contacted at 554-2801 or firstname.lastname@example.org.Up to Top
'On the Fringe' Paranormal Radio Show Airs Mondays
Listen to "On the Fringe" paranormal radio show, which is broadcast live from the UNO campus every Monday from 5 to 7 p.m. on http://mavradio.com. Tune in to hear radio personalities -- Tyrone, Seth and Matt -- apply science to tackle the subjects that the scientific community is afraid to touch.
For show questions, contact the crew at email@example.com, who will answer them live on the air.
The UNO Paranormal Society brings this program to you.Up to Top
Support the Mavericks by attending their home events. To view the spring Omaha's Team schedule, visit http://www.omavs.com/calendar.aspx?.
To catch up on the latest UNO Maverick news or to keep tabs on favorite teams, players and coaches this season, visit http://www.omavs.com, Twitter at http://twitter.com/omavs or Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/omavs.Up to Top