Rehabilitation Techniques for Athletic Injuries
video by Charley Reed
Athletics is one of the most prominent areas of campus life and athletes are some of the most recognized students on campus. However, there is a lot of work done behind the scenes by athletic trainers to keep those athletes healthy.
Campus Network Service Disruption
At approximately 10:00 PM last night (Oct. 13), a leak in a chilled water pipe caused minor flooding in the UNO Library basement. The flooding damaged equipment in a networking closet which severed network access to the following buildings:
This caused the internet, email, Blackboard, VoIP phones, and web services to be unavailable in these locations. IS staff worked overnight to restore connections to these buildings. This is a temporary solution that may perform at slower speeds until new equipment can be ordered and installed.
If you encounter any connectivity issues, please report them to IS Customer Services at 402.554.4357. Visit http://status.unomaha.edu for current status information.
The UNO flag is lowered to half-staff today, Oct. 14, in honor of student Joshua Jackson. Jackson, 31, was a junior enrolled in the College of Public Affairs and Community Service.
Jackson passed away Oct. 9. A 11 a.m. funeral service will be held today at Cutler-O'Neil-Meyer-Woodring Funeral Home in Council Bluffs. Read more.
Annual National Fallen Firefighters Memorial Service
Gov. Dave Heineman has ordered flags at all state buildings and facilities to be flown at half-staff this Sunday, Oct. 16. The order is in observance of National Fallen Firefighters Memorial Service. Read more.
NU Compliance Officer To Present Update Sessions Today
Due to the recent amendments to the Americans with Disabilities Act, Dr. Christy Horn, the University of Nebraska ADA-504 Compliance Officer from Central Administration, will be presenting two ADAAA update sessions today, Oct. 14. Both will be held in the College of Public Affairs and Community Service (CPACS) Collaborating Commons.
- 9 to 11a.m.
The first session focuses on making student accommodations. Anyone who frequently interacts with students is encouraged to attend this session (i.e. faculty, administrators, student services staff).
- 2 to 4 p.m.
The second session focuses on making employee/faculty accommodations. Anyone who supervises employees/faculty members is encouraged to attend this session (i.e. administrators, supervisors, leave coordinators).
This event is cosponsored by Human Resources and Academic & Student Affairs. For more information, contact Charlotte Russell, interim EEO/AA/ADA specialist, at 402.554.3490 or email@example.com.Up to Top
UNO CEO to Host Pumpkin Carving Contest Today
UNO Collegiate Entrepreneurs' Organization (CEO) will host a Pumpkin Carving Contest with a twist today, Oct. 14, from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Milo Bail Student Center Plaza.
Participants and UNO CEO members are invited to dress like Apple Guru Steve Jobs in conjunction with Steve Jobs Day (in honor of his recent passing).
"Steve Jobs Day was recently declared and coincides with the day we have chosen for the fundraising event. It will be like a costume party, only everyone will have the same costume on -- Steve Jobs' classic turtleneck and jeans," said Katherine McFarland, UNO CEO president. "Our goal for this fundraiser is to bring together the Maverick community to ‘Carve Your Maverick Mojo!' and have a great time."
Those who participate will have a chance to win prizes from local sponsors.
"We will be donating a portion of our proceeds to Dads Appreciating Down Syndrome, who will be at the Buddy Walk that Saturday and Sunday. We have also invited participants in the Buddy Walk to attend our event," McFarland said.
The remainder of the fundraising proceeds will go to UNO CEO, a 501(c)3 non-profit, to continue their mission of guiding, inspiring, and supporting students to become entrepreneurs and pursue enterprise creation. The fundraiser is being held to send members to regional events, and also to provide startup funding for student businesses.
Questions? Contact McFarland at firstname.lastname@example.org.Up to Top
Fashion Victim Show 2011 This Evening
Tonight, Oct. 14, UNO students and Omaha community members will have a chance to "walk in someone else's shoes for a night" at the annual Fashion Victim Show. The event will be held in the Milo Bail Student Center Ballroom. Doors will open at 6 p.m. and the event will begin at 7 p.m.
Fashion Victim is an injury prevention program combined with a fashion show as a fundraiser. All donations are distributed locally on prevention efforts and to provide victims with services. The show includes a diverse panel of speakers who give different perspectives on how alcoholic abuse can impact a person. The show also features the fashion show which includes several local models, designers and their latest fashions including men walking in red high heels. Read more.Up to Top
Three Days of Service Project to Aid Flood Clean-Up
Hundreds of UNO students will forego a leisurely fall break next week to clean up the flood-damaged Salvation Army Camp Eppley in Bellevue and renovate and repair other community facilities and low-income housing as part of UNO's annual Three Days of Service project.
The UNO students will combine efforts with Omaha Public School and Council Bluffs' Lewis Central High School students – on Saturday, Oct. 15, Monday, Oct. 17 and Tuesday, Oct. 18 – to work on numerous renovation and beautification projects in the Omaha area. Read more.Up to Top
UCAT Travel Grant Applications
The Center for Faculty Development is now accepting UCAT Travel Grant applications, due on the 21st of each month. The University Committee on the Advancement of Teaching (UCAT) funds travel to conferences and workshops focused on the improvement of instruction. Applications should focus on how attendance/participation will enhance curriculum development & assessment, diversity and other designated themes available on the website.
For guidelines and applications, visit http://www.unomaha.edu/ucat/. Applicants are encouraged to contact college representatives. To find your representative, go to: http://www.unomaha.edu/ucat/committee.php.Up to Top
UNO Police Academy Student Group Needs Advisor
The UNO Police Academy Student Group is searching for a new advisor from the community who has experience in law enforcement.
- Knowledge of criminal justice system;
- Prior experience or currently serves in law enforcement, military or other criminal justice-related public service;
- Flexible schedule prior to the meetings;
- Ample resources readily available for college cadets;
- Able to serve as a mentor to the college students they advise; and
- Can create a networking and support group for other area college cadets.
Interested candidates should contact Datrell Morgan at email@example.com.Up to Top
Donations Sought for Refugee Household Drive
Students from the Grace Abbott School of Social Work are looking for donations to help set up a refugee household. The drive will be held on Thursday, Oct. 20, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on the main floor of the Milo Bail Student Center.
New and lightly used items are welcome. Items needed include: Toiletries, kitchen supplies, furniture, cleaning supplies, pillows, pens/pencils, towels, bed sheets, blankets and diapers.
Cash donations are also accepted. For more information, call 402.707.7089.Up to Top
Criss Library Schedule Changes for Fall Break
Criss Library hours for Sunday, Oct. 16, will be noon to 9 p.m. Library hours
for Monday and Tuesday, Oct. 17 and 18, will be 7 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Regular library hours resume Wednesday, Oct. 19. For a complete schedule of library hours, visit http://library.unomaha.edu/information/hours.php.
Adopt-a-Family Community Sale This Saturday
Members of the UNO Chapter of the National Council of Negro Women Inc., will host their third annual Adopt-a-Family Community Sale in the Milo Bail Student Center Ballroom this Saturday, Oct. 15, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
The UNO campus community and the public can shop for
specials on clothing and other items. Attendees will also have the opportunity
to purchase raffle tickets for $1 each, with prizes including gift certificates
to Omaha Steaks, Olive Garden, Texas Roadhouse and more.
The funds received from the community sale benefit a number of local Omaha families whom are in need, providing them with essential everyday items, as well as gifts they would not otherwise receive, to make the holiday season a joyous occasion for them and their families.
"NCNW takes pride in supporting its community in the best way possible, and looks forward to making a difference in the lives of those who are seeking helpful resources," said Toni Monette, NCNW community service chair. "NCNW appreciates your support of this annual affair, and hopes you are able to contribute along with them in celebrating the wonders of coming together as a community."
For more information, contact Monette at (402) firstname.lastname@example.org.Up to Top
University Drive North Closing – Kayser Hall Roof Project
University Drive North will be closed from the intersection of University Drive East to Lot A (north of Kayser Hall), for a few hours on Monday, Oct. 17, beginning at 6 a.m. until approximately 9 a.m. The area will be barricaded and there will be no access to walkways or road.
A crane will be lifting equipment onto the roof of Kayser Hall during this time. Access to Lot A will be open, entering from the west on University Drive North. University Drive East will remain open.
Any questions, call Wayne Miller at 402.554.2209 or Dispatch Desk at 402.554.3600.Up to Top
In the News
- Chancellor John Christensen's State of the University address was the subject of an Omaha World-Herald editorial in te paper's Oct. 7 issue.
- John Kretzschmar, director of UNO's William Brennan Institute for Labor Studies, was quoted in the Oct. 10 issue of the Omaha World-Herald about company policies for employees using Facebook.
- The Oct. 10 edition of the Omaha World-Herald featured a story on Avenue Scholars participants Reyna and Rosa Olvera. Reyna recently won a state-wide poster constest for high schoolers and will have her poster entered into the national competition, sponsored by the National Association of Housing and Redevelopment Officials.
- Student Adam Larose, who is also a Marine reservist who has served in Afghanistan, was the subject of an Oct. 7 Omaha World-Herald feature on the transition from military service to college education.
- Thomas E. Gouttierre, director of UNO’s Center for Afghan Studies and dean of International Studies and Programs, was interviewed on Oct. 13 by KIOS-FM about the foiled plot to assassinate Saudi Arabia’s ambassador to the U.S. Gouttierre was also quoted in the Kansas City Star on Oct. 7 about the 10th anniversary of the beginning of the war in Afghanistan.
- UNO’s Three Days of Service, organized by the UNO Service-Learning Academy was covered by the Associated Press and included in stories by the Omaha World-Herald, KETV and WOWT in Omaha, as well as NTV, which covers Grand Island, Kearney and Hastings; KGWN in Scottsbluff, Neb; KWQC in Davenport, Iowa; and KCAU in Sioux City, Iowa.
- Paul Landow, Political Science, was quoted in a story by KPTM about voter ID laws and the potential for related legislation in the upcoming legislative session.
If you are a member of the UNO community and have been interviewed by the media - local, state, regional, national or international - we want to know about it. Send an e-mail with the particulars to email@example.com. Please include a contact name and phone number. For more information, call (402) 554.2762.Up to Top
- Robert Woody, Department of Psychology, authored the article "Nonsolicitation and Noncompetition Contractual Agreements," appearing in the current issue of THE FLORIDA PSYCHOLOGIST (published by the Florida Psychological Association).
If you've authored or edited a book, article or other text that's been published recently, we want to know about it. Send an e-mail with the particulars to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please include a contact name and phone number. For more information, call 554.2243.Up to Top
Government Inspector Continues on Stage Tonight
The UNO Department of Theatre presents the comedy The Government Inspector, adapted by Jeffrey Hatcher from the original by Nikolai Gogol. Final performances run tonight through Saturday, Oct. 14-15, in the UNO Theatre, located inside the Weber Fine Arts Building. The production is directed by Doug Paterson. The house opens at 7 p.m. with a 7:30 p.m. curtain for all performances. Read more.
Choir of Ireland to Give Concert at UNO
The National Chamber Choir of Ireland, Ireland's most distinguished choral ensemble, will give a concert at UNO on Friday, Oct. 21, at 7 p.m.
The group has been celebrated internationally for its fresh and innovative sound. The choir was founded in 1991 by the composer and conductor, Colin Mawby and was developed under the direction of the Brazilian conductor Celso Antunes until 2007. In 2008, the internationally celebrated conductor Paul Hillier joined the group as artistic director and chief conductor. Read more.
Productions Welcomes Comedian Evan Wecksell Oct. 24
UNO's Maverick Productions presents singing comedian Evan Wecksell for a free performance on
Monday, Oct. 24, from noon to 1 p.m. in the Milo Bail Student Center Nebraska
Room. Free food will be provided.
A comedian and singer/songwriter, Wecksell is often compared to comedians Adam Sandler and Stephen Lynch.
Wecksell's act – a blend of comedy, music and improvisation – celebrates the college experience, endorses Internet addiction and makes fun of bad music. Read more.
If you are a member of the UNO community and are involved in an upcoming performance, we want to know about it. Send an e-mail with the particulars to email@example.com. Please include a contact name and phone number.Up to Top
Professor Presents Wild Horse Photography Exhibit
UNO Professor Christine Reed's collection of wild horse photographs is on display at the Omaha Healing Arts Center Gallery, 1216 Howard St. The exhibit is entitled "Still Wild: Horses of the Bighorn Canyon," and remains on display through November. Read more.
If you are a member of the UNO community and are involved in an exhibit, we want to know about it! Send an e-mail with the particulars to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please include a contact name and phone number. For more information, call (402) 554.2243.Up to Top