UNO's Philanthrophy and Democracy Course Gives Back
video by Charley Reed
Professors Angie Eikenberry and Sara Woods have been teaching a class called Philanthropy and Democracy this semester. As part of the class, student groups were able to actually donate $10,000 to two local organizations.
2011 Legendary Women of UNO Display
photo by Tim Fitzgerald
Chancellor John Christensen, UNO Alumni Association Director Lee Denker and relative Tim Schmad unveil the 2011 Legendary Women of UNO Award recipient at the 25th Annual Chancellor's Commission on the Status of Women awards luncheon March 30. There's still time to see artifacts and personal memorabilia from this year's Legendary Woman – Margaret R. Fischer. Stop by the Fischer Display located inside the Criss Library entrance through May 1.
Students, Seniors Participate in 'Food for Thought' Celebration Today
The UNO Service-Learning Academy has brought together a UNO
Gerontology class, two Culinary Arts classes at Blackburn High School and more
than two dozen seniors at the Adams Park Community Center with the 'Food for
Thought' project this semester.
The 'Food for Thought' final celebration is 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. today, April 27, at Blackburn Alternative High School, 2606 Hamilton St. At the celebration, Blackburn students, UNO students and seniors who regularly attend the Adams Park Community Center will enjoy a barbeque and celebrate the relationships that they have built throughout year. Read more.
UNO Bookstore Book Buyback Starts Today
The UNO Bookstore's end of semester Book Buyback officially
starts today, April 27. Current picture ID is required.
Estimated Buyback prices can be viewed at http://unobookstore.com click on cash for books. The event runs through Friday, May 6.
UNO Bookstore hours during Book Buyback:
* Monday through Thursday - 7:30 a.m. to 7 p.m.
* Friday - 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
* Saturday, April 30, - 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Questions? Contact Jacinda Brooks at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Free Jazz Concerts This Week on MBSC Plaza
Do you like jazz? Join the UNO Jazz Ensembles for free Jazz
Concerts at noon everyday this week on the Milo Bail Student Center
This week's concert schedule:
Today, April 27: Babbaganoosh and Schrodinger
Thursday, April 28: Babbaganoosh and Schrodinger Quintet in
partnership with UNO International Studies and Programs Conversation and
Culture Hour featuring the Soran Bushi Dancers
(Donations from this event will go to the Japanese Red Cross)
Friday, April 29: The Monochromatic Trio
Concertgoers are invited to bring their lunch and enjoy an
hour of live jazz. In case of inclement weather, concerts will be moved to the
MBSC Nebraska Room.
For more information, contact Peter Madsen at (402) 554.2297 or email@example.com.Up to Top
Webinar Today on 'Strategies for Increasing Advising Effectiveness with Decreasing Resources'
The next webinar from the National Academic Advising Association, 'Academic Advising for Student Retention and Persistence: Strategies for Increasing Advising Effectiveness with Decreasing Resources' will be held today, April 27, at 1 p.m. in 132 College of Public Affairs and Community Service. All are welcome to attend. Refreshments will be provided by the Office of Faculty Development.
For more information, contact Rita Henry at firstname.lastname@example.org.Up to Top
Mavericks To Face Nebraska-Kearney Tonight at Werner Park
UNO baseball will add its name to the list of teams making history at the new Werner Park this season when it hosts in-state rival Nebraska-Kearney tonight, April 27, at 6 p.m. The event is presented by No Frills Supermarkets. Gates will open at 5 p.m.
"We're grateful to the Omaha Storm Chasers for inviting us to play in their terrific new ballpark," said Bob Herold, UNO's head baseball coach. "It's a great venue for an exciting game against a rival and very good team in UNK." Read more.Up to Top
This Week In Maverick Athletics
This Week In Maverick Athletics is a listing of the latest sports information. For a complete weekly update of UNO's in-season teams, click on http://www.unomaha.edu/enotes/2011/img/thisweekmavs0425.pdf.Up to Top
Off-Campus Housing Announcement
University Housing will now coordinate off-campus housing resources and questions for UNO students and community members. Previously, this service was provided by the Milo Bail Student Center.
University Housing is working on a new website and additional resources that will be available to off-campus housing clients and UNO students in late summer 2011.
In the interim, any questions can be directed to:Up to Top
Hosting Opportunities for UNO International Students
The International Studies & Programs (IS&P) Department at UNO is looking for individuals or families to host international students who are learning English and want a taste of American life.
Stays start at four weeks and can last six to 12 months. Monthly stipend provided to offset the cost of food and transportation. IS&P asks that students be allowed to participate as a member of your family. If your home is located within easy walking distance of UNO, someone from our office may visit your home.
For more information or if you are interested in hosting, contact Beth Maline at email@example.com or by calling (402) 554.2293.Up to Top
Upcoming Fidelity Counseling Sessions
Fidelity representative Jason Cronick will be in Omaha this spring and summer for individual counseling sessions from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on several days.
Available dates are:
- May 5
- May 24
- June 8
- June 29
- July 13
- July 28
To make an appointment with Cronick, call 1.800.642.7131.Up to Top
Registration Continues for Next Week's Student Awards Banquet
The School of Health, Physical Education and Recreation (HPER) will host its annual Student Awards Banquet, Saturday, April 30, in the newly renovated HPER Building. All students of HPER are welcome to attend.
Let's support the hard working students at HPER! Social hour, combined with bidding on this year's silent auction items will begin at 5 p.m. The dinner and awards ceremony will begin at 6 p.m.
For more details, visit the HPER website at http://coe.unomaha.edu/hper/Up to Top
UNO Exercise Physiology Laboratory and Fitness Center Cholesterol Test
Know your numbers: High cholesterol is one of the leading risk factors for all types of cardiovascular diseases. Have your cholesterol screened for $25 at the UNO Exercise Physiology Laboratory and Fitness Center today. Call (402) 554.3221 for an appointment.Up to Top
Participants Sought for Campus Recreation Survey
event has been designated a UNO Mav-Rec Wellness event.
Campus Recreation is collecting information about its Group Exercise program. Please take this short survey to help Mav-Rec staff improve class offerings and be entered for a chance to win one of five $10 Jason's Deli gift cards. The survey will close on Friday, April 29. The survey link can be found online at: http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/KNZ7KZF
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, visit http://www.unomaha.edu/wwwocr/health/wellness.php.Up to Top
Cellphone Research Study Seeks Couples
Do you love your cellphone as much as your spouse? If so, you may be eligible to participate in a research study focusing on the uses of mobile communication in marriages. Couples who are interested in participating can contact Andrea Iaccheri at firstname.lastname@example.org.Up to Top
Green Tip of the Week
A Greener Commute
A week of four 10-hour days cuts commuters' fuel consumption by 20 percent. Not everyone can tweak their work schedules, but if this is a possibility at your job, you can also tell your boss that Los Angeles experienced an 18 percent improvement in productivity when city workers selected their own work schedules.
The GreenUNO Task Force provides these tips. For more information, visit http://www.unomaha.edu/green/.Up to Top