University Village Move-In Day
video by Charley Reed
On Friday, Aug. 18 many UNO Freshman and returning students started their Welcome Week early with an official move-in day for University Village.
Maverick Village Move-In
photo by Tim Fitzgerald
Students, and their parents, moved clothes, food and refrigerators into Maverick Village Thursday (Aug. 18) morning. The last rooms to be occupied will be University Village on Friday.
Scott Court Move-In
photos by Tim Fitzgerald
UNO's newest residence hall, Scott Court, opened its doors to residents Sunday (Aug. 14) on the Pacific Street campus. Students are taking part this week in a variety of fun activities before classes start on Monday.
UNO Athletes and Elders Program Kick-Off is Sept. 8
The Department of
Gerontology and UNO Athletics at UNO will
launch the second year of the Athletes and Elders program at 2 p.m. on
Thursday, Sept. 8.
The kick-off event will be held in the College of Public Affairs and Community Service Collaborating Commons at UNO, featuring Athletic Director Trev Alberts, along with local elders, UNO coaches and student athletes.
UNO Athletes and Elders: A Community of Interest is the first program of its
kind in the United States. It's supported by a College Initiative Grant for
Intergenerational Programs, a DOROT Volunteer Project, funded in part by the
Dorot Foundation, which is headquartered in New York City.
The grant was awarded to the UNO chapter of the national gerontology honor society (Sigma Phi Omega, Upsilon Nu Chapter) and is administered by students in the chapter (President, Marietta Sewell; and Vice President Athletes and Elders, Aby Zuniga) and its faculty advisor (Lyn Holley). Read more.Up to Top
Welcome Back with Welcome Week
A UNO tradition continues as Welcome Week is presented again this year by UNO's Milo Bail Student Center. Festivities continue today, Aug. 25, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on the Milo Bail Student Center Plaza and will include live music and games. Free food starts at 11:30 a.m.
All Welcome Week activities are free for UNO students. For a complete schedule of today's/tonight's events, visit http://www.unomaha.edu/welcome/.
Welcome Week is sponsored in part by community sponsors Wells Fargo and Aksarben Cinema.Up to Top
'Consider This' Investigates The Grey Tsunami
Seventy-eight million is the number of individuals born between 1946 and 1964. They're called the Baby Boom Generation. Are you one of them?
On the next edition of "Consider This," host Cathy Wyatt and guests will discuss The "Grey Tsunami" or an aging population. Officially introduced on January 1st of this year, about 8,000 of them are turning 65 every single day.
How prepared are we for the storm? Expect an answer delivered with passion and purpose by Wyatt and her guests:
*David Drozd - UNO Center for Public Affairs Research coordinator;
*Julie Masters - UNO Gerontology Department chair; and
*Camille Metoyer Moten - vocalist, actress and conference speaker.
The program airs on NET 1 tonight, Aug. 25, at 11 p.m. and Sunday, Aug. 28, at 11:30 a.m.
"Consider This," a production of UNO Television, also airs on the Knowledge Network of Greater Omaha. Check the Knowledge Network at http://www.tknomaha.org for dates and times.Up to Top
Criss Library Faculty Open House Next Week
(Editor's note: This is a faculty only event). The Criss Library invites faculty members to a reception on Wednesday, Aug. 31, to
meet with subject specialist librarians and learn about new library services
and recently acquired research resources available to assist faculty with all
their research needs.
Please join staffers in the Criss Library Faculty Study from 3 to 6 p.m. Refreshments will be served.
R.S.V.P. not required, but encouraged, to Linda Riviera at (402) 554.2640 or firstname.lastname@example.org.Up to Top
Save the Date — Fourth Annual Student Research and Creative Activity Fair
Save the date. The UNO Office of Research and Creative Activity (ORCA) announces they have moved the 4th annual Student Research and Creative Activity Fair away from the hustle and bustle of Honors Week and instead will be holding all presentations, as well as the awards ceremony, on a single day: Feb. 10, 2012. Students from all disciplines and at all levels--undergraduate through doctoral--are encouraged to participate. The daylong event will again take place in the Milo Bail Student Center.
Watch eNotes and the ORCA website for more details http://www.unomaha.edu/spr/research.php.Up to Top
NBDC Offers Free Workshop for Entrepreneurs Tomorrow
Nebraska Business Development Center (NBDC) will present a free workshop on "Putting it Together: What it Takes to Go into Business for Yourself" this Friday, Aug. 26. The free workshop will take place from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Mammel Hall.
Cliff Mosteller, will present. He is a former small business owner and current director of NBDC's Omaha service center.
For details or to register, visit http://nbdc.ecenterdirect.com/ConferenceDetail.action?ID=6500Up to Top
Contemporary Painting Exhibit Opens Tomorrow at UNO Art Gallery
Painting is the focus of the UNO Art Gallery's first exhibition of the 2011-2012 academic year, which opens with a public reception for the artists this Friday, Aug. 26, from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m.
UNO faculty and staff are encouraged to take advantage of the earlier reception time to see the exhibition, enjoy refreshments and visit with the artists and colleagues at the end of the work day. The public is also invited to attend the opening reception on the 26th.
Julie Farstad and Jessie Fisher's exhibition, Hardcore Painting: Confessions and Premonitions, explores the evolution of each artist's work technically and philosophically by incorporating several bodies of works as well as preparatory drawings. Both artists revel in the subversive constraints of the most analyzed genres of the art world – the easel painting. Read more.Up to Top
Mileage Reimbursement Rate Reminder
Just a reminder, effective with travel occurring after July 1, all mileage reimbursements for approved travel by personal automobile will be at the rate of fifty-five and one half cents ($.555) per mile as established by the IRS. The previous rate (Jan. 1 to June 20) was fifty-one cents ($.51) per mile.
This rate should also be used when reimbursing visiting personnel or students for their travel. UNO's mileage reimbursement policy can be found at http://www.unomaha.edu/acctserv/Mileage.php.
Contact Accounting Services at (402) 554.2320 with questions.Up to Top
Bike Omaha Commuter Challenge Now Underway
Looking for an excuse to get back on a bicycle? Need motivation to get more exercise? Want to reduce dependency on oil while saving money? Team UNO is looking for faculty and staff (including students employed by UNO) to participate in this year's Bike Omaha Commuter Challenge.
The Challenge started May 1 and ends Oct. 1. Anyone can join anytime during
this period and any amount of bike-to-work commuting counts (both miles and
number of trips). There are no meetings to attend, no practice required and
plenty of bike parking available. For the past three years UNO has come in
first place in its division in the city.
Anyone interested in joining or who has question about Team UNO can contact John Noble at email@example.com or Angie Eikenberry at firstname.lastname@example.org.