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MBSC: From Snack Shack to Student Center

If there is one thing that tends to define a college, at least in the eyes of the students, it is the student union or student center. For the University of Nebraska at Omaha, this building is the Milo Bail Student Center. continue . . .

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2012.02.06

Session on Dealing with Difficult Students Today

If you are dealing with difficult students, today's (Feb. 6) session was planned with you in mind. Join Center for Faculty Development guest speakers for an interactive 60-minute workshop from 4 to 5 p.m. in the Milo Bail Student Center Chancellor's Room.

* Do you have students that argue about course requirements?

* Are you concerned that one of your students may need help due to difficulties outside of the classroom?

* Do you have students that regularly arrive late for class, leave early or come and go multiple times during a class session?

At the workshop, faculty members can learn classroom management techniques, share classroom experiences, talk about student mental health issues and find out about services available to UNO students.  

The discussion will be led by Connie Schaffer - College of Education; Cathy Pettid - director of Counseling Center/University Division; and Mike Hansen - College of Education.

To register, contact the Center for Faculty Development at 402.554.2427 or unofacdev@unomaha.edu.

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President Milliken Testifies in Support of 'Building a Healthier Nebraska'

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University of Nebraska President James B. Milliken testified Feb. 3 before the Legislature's Appropriations Committee in support of the four bills that collectively make up the university's "Building a Healthier Nebraska" initiative. Milliken highlighted the tremendous potential the initiative has to grow Nebraska's economy, meet workforce needs, and improve the health and well-being of people across the state.

Milliken said, "This is an exciting initiative that holds tremendous promise for Nebraska – contributing both to a healthier economy in our state, and to the health and well-being of all Nebraskans." Read more.

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Times Talks Series Comes to UNO

The faculty group, Newspapers in Curricula (NiC), is hosting the first Times Talks Series at UNO. Times Talks are informal conversations dealing with current issues in the news. Students are invited to share conversations over lunch with faculty moderators on various dates in February.

NiC encourages faculty to invite any interested and interesting students to participate. Free lunch for the first 15 students. Click on this link for details.

Contact mknudtson@unomaha.edu with questions.

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Productive and Simple Research Management:  A Workshop on RefWorks

Criss Library offers an overview of the easy-to-use RefWorks -- an online research management tool for simplified which allows researchers to gather, manage, store and share citations and bibliographies. 

* Workshop attendees will learn how to:

* Organize and save citations from all sources

* Automatically export citations from databases -- without redundant typing

* Share bibliographies with collaborators, students, and researchers via the web

* Automatically insert citations into papers in correct citation style

Register at http://tinyurl.com/RWSpring2012.

- Tuesday, Feb 7: 10 to 11 a.m. (room 107)        

- Wednesday, Feb 15:  5:15 to 6:15 p.m. (room 112)

Spring Job Fair at UNO Is March 6

On Tuesday, March 6, The Career Center will host a Job Fair from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Milo Bail Student Center Ballroom. The fair will feature more than 70 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 2012 Job Fair is sponsored by the following: Union Pacific, Applied Underwriters, National Indemnity, Gallup, ConAgra, Interpublic, Wells Fargo, Northwestern Mutual, Werner Enterprises, NorthStar Financial, Streck, TD Ameritrade, Telvent DTN, Verizon Wireless and ExxonMobil.

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Fourth Annual Student Research and Creative Activity Fair This Week

UNO Office of Research and Creative Activity (ORCA) is bringing back its annual Student Research and Creative Activity Fair for a fourth year.

Every year since 2009, the ORCA has helped students share their research and creative activity with the UNO and Omaha communities. This year the event will take place this Friday, Feb. 10, from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. in the Milo Bail Student Center (MBSC).

Nearly 150 student applications of a diverse nature, including posters, presentations and performances have been submitted for this year's fair. Read more.

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Transportation Security Administration Speaker on Campus Tomorrow

The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) - Nebraska invites UNO students to an introductory and informative meeting about the TSA this Tuesday, Feb. 7.    

Federal Security Director (FSD) Rick Gordon will also provide information on the application process, procedures and priorities when applying for positions with TSA, or other governmental agencies, and information that would be beneficial to include when applying to the Transportation Security Administration.

Two concurrent sessions will be held at 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. in the 132 College of Public Affairs and Community Service. This event is open to all students at UNO.

Questions? Contact Scott Vlasek at svlasek@unomaha.edu.

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National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day Feb. 7

The UNO National Council of Negro Women is a cosponsor for this year's National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day. The UNO community is invited to attend the off-campus event on Tuesday, Feb. 7. Click on this link for event details.

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Retirement Planning Seminar Feb. 10

UNO Human Resources will continue its retirement planning seminars this month with "IRA Education Workshop." The seminar will take place this Friday, Feb. 10, from 10 to 11 a.m. in the Milo Bail Student Center State Room. All faculty and staff are invited to attend.

This seminar is geared towards anyone eligible for an IRA. Participants will learn:

- What is an IRA
- How to choose the right IRA
- Decide between different IRA investment options
- Learn about Roth IRA conversions.

For more information, contact Esther Scarpello at 402.554.3660 or Tim Rochford at 402.554.2465.

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Claussen-Leahy Run/Walk Brown Bag Feb. 15

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The UNO Athletic Department will be holding an informational brown-bag lunch session to discuss the Claussen-Leahy Run/Walk on Wednesday, Feb 15, at the Sapp Fieldhouse from noon to 1 p.m. This session will let you know the opportunities that are available to you, your departments and colleges on how to become participants, form a team and have a booth.  

"Bring your brown-bag lunch and we'll provide the drinks, as Trev  Alberts welcomes you to be a part of our event," said Pam Schwarting, director of community relations for Athletics.   

Contact Schwarting to reserve a spot at 402.554.3689.

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Maverick Watch

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Support the Mavericks by attending their home events. To view the fall Omaha's Team schedule, visit http://www.omavs.com/calendar.aspx?tab=compositeschedule2

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.

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