January 26, 1952: UNO Student Wins Omaha Golden Gloves Championship
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On this day in UNO history a student won the Omaha Golden Gloves heavyweight championship, despite giving up 48 pounds to his opponent. The student, John Wiren, was originally slated to enter the competition as a light heavyweight but weighed too much at the time of the final competition (180 lbs.) to compete at that level.
Criss Library Given $25,000 for Newspaper Archive
UNO's Criss Library was recently given a gift of $25,000 by The UNO Library Friends, a non-profit organization whose primary purpose is to support the Criss Library. The gift will be used to fully acquire the Early American Newspapers and Documents collection, which includes more than 710 historical American newspapers.
Before the gift, the Criss Library only held a fraction of the entire collection. The pieces held by the library were on microfilm, which has worn out and grown fragile due to age and use.
As a result of this gift, the 710 newspapers, which date back as early as 1690, will be available to UNO students, faculty and staff via the Criss Library website. In addition to news stories, those who can access the archives can also find advertisements, election results and wedding notices, just to name a few of the options available. Read more.Up to Top
UNO Study Abroad Fair Jan. 31
Are students ready to start planning for a summer or semester abroad? If so, come to the UNO Study Abroad Fair in the Milo Bail Student Center Nebraska Room on Tuesday, Jan. 31, from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
At the fair, visit with study abroad alumni, exchange students from partner institutions, UNO faculty leaders, third-party providers and the Study Abroad Advisor to get questions answered. Contact Emily Hassenstab at firstname.lastname@example.org with any study abroad questions.
For more information about study abroad, visit http://world.unomaha.edu/index.php?page=studyabroad or the Study Abroad Library in 241 Arts and Science Hall.Up to Top
IS Offers Feb. 3 Adobe Connect 8.0 Brownbag
UNO Information Services will host an Adobe Connect Brownbag Friday Feb. 3, in the Milo Bail Student Center Council Room from noon to 1 p.m. Join IS staff for a demonstration and see how Connect 8.0 can benefit you.
The Brownbag will demo Adobe Connect 8.0 a web collaboration, e-learning system used at UNO to conduct online classes, meetings and presentations with participants worldwide. Connect sessions can be live and/or recorded for 24/7 playback. Each session can incorporate, audio, video, slide presentations, white boards, website display, polls, file exchange and desktop sharing. And its new user interface makes creating online classes even easier.
In short, most of the instructional technologies used in on-campus classes are available in Adobe Connect for teaching online.
Registration is not required. Questions? Contact Ted Turgeon at email@example.com.Up to Top
Mavericks To Host Kids Hockey Day
Kids ages eight to 12 will get a
chance to learn more about the sport of hockey from the UNO Mavericks during
First National Bank's "Kids Hockey Day." The event will take place on
Sunday, Feb. 5, from 1 to 4 p.m. at the CenturyLink Center Omaha.
Kids Hockey Day will include six activity stations with current and former UNO players and coaches covering six different aspects of hockey. An autograph session will follow the clinic.
Participants will receive a t-shirt, a game puck and a ticket to the Mavericks' upcoming game against Minnesota on Feb. 24. Participation in Kids Hockey Day is limited, so participants are encouraged to sign up early. The cost is $25 per skater. Read more.Up to Top
UNO Assessment Committee Announces Grant Opportunity
The UNO Assessment Committee is pleased to announce a grant opportunity. Successful applicants will be awarded up to $2,000. Applications will be considered for general education, undergraduate or graduate programs.Up to Top
Campus Rec Spring Instructional Programs
UNO Campus Rec will offer a variety of instructional program classes throughout the spring semester. The first class, Women's Self Defense, starts this Saturday, Jan. 28.
The classes offered are: Women's Self Defense, Dance Lessons, Golf Lessons, Archery Lessons, Group Personal Training and a Martial Arts Academy. All classes are open to the UNO community and general public.
For more information, visit http://goo.gl/kbMwS.Up to Top
Campus Strategic Planning Forum Next Week
You're invited. An all-campus strategic planning forum will take place Friday, Feb. 3, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Milo Bail Student Center Ballroom. All faculty, staff, students, alumni and community partners can attend. Deadline for reservations is Tuesday, Jan. 31.
To be included in the gathering, contact Charlotte Swank at firstname.lastname@example.org or 402.554.2967.Up to Top
STEM Engagement Link Feb. 3
Please join the STEM Engagement Link on Friday, Feb. 3, from 2 to 4 p.m. in the Milo Bail Student Center Umonhon Room. The group will discuss grant funding opportunities for Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) education. Send any opportunities you wish to discuss to email@example.com. Library staff look forward to your comments and suggestions.Up to Top
Nominations Sought for 2012 CCSW Awards
The Chancellor's Commission on the Status of Women (CCSW) seeks nominations for its Outstanding Achievement Award, Community Service Award and Scholarship Award. These awards recognize individuals and organizations at UNO and in the metropolitan community who have brought attention to women's issues, advanced women's issues and/or gender equity issues.
This year's recipients will be honored Wednesday, March 28, at the CCSW Awards Luncheon at 11:30 a.m. in the Milo Bail Student Center (MBSC) Ballroom. Tickets will go on sale at the MBSC Business Office closer to the date.
CCSW will also honor a student scholarship award winner at the luncheon. To apply UNO students must meet the following qualifications: be an undergraduates who will graduate after fall 2012 and student must show significant contributions towards: (1) addressing improving the status of women or gender issues at UNO in their academic work or activities and/or (2) have academic excellence in fields where women are underrepresented.
The criteria for each award, scholarship, and its past recipients are available online at http://www.unomaha.edu/ccsw/awards.php. All nominations must be returned electronically by Friday, Feb. 17, to: firstname.lastname@example.org.Up to Top