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.
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.
Kabul Journalism Dean to Speak at UNO Today
Dean of the Faculty of Journalism at Kabul University Waheed Gharwal speaks today, Aug. 20, at noon in UNO's Milo Bail Student Center Chancellor's Room. His topic is "Journalism Education in Afghanistan."
The dean has traveled a long way to be with the UNO community, so students are encouraged to attend. Sandwiches and light snacks will be available, but participants are invited to bring a lunch.
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Welcome Mavericks! Your College Experience at UNO Begins at Welcome Week
Get ready for a weeklong event that will ramp up Maverick Pride! Welcome Week is packed full of involvement opportunities, social activities, bands and entertainment (plus free food). Join us today through Sunday, Aug. 21-26, and meet other Mavs, have fun, explore UNO resources and learn what it means to be a UNO Maverick.
Go to http://www.unomaha.edu/welcome to view the Welcome Week 2012 schedule. Make sure you 'like' the UNO Welcome Week Facebook page for event updates and more throughout the week. Click on the link to take you the Facebook page
Fall UNO Theatre Auditions This Evening
The UNO Department of Theatre is holding auditions for the Fall 2012 Season. UNO students, alumni and actors at large are invited to audition. Community auditions continue tonight, Aug. 21, from 8 to 9:30 p.m., in 333 Weber Fine Arts Building.
Upcoming mainstage productions include: William Shakespeare's Titus Andronicus, directed by D. Scott Glasser and Mary Zimmerman's Mirror of the Invisible World, directed by Cindy Melby Phaneuf.
Prepared monologues are encouraged; however, monologues and scenes will be available for reading. Read more.Up to Top
2012-13 Parking Permit Sales – Purchase Online Now
Parking permits for the 2012-13 academic year are now available to purchase online at http://www.unomaha.edu/parking/, click on MavPark.
The site will require a NetID username and password (same as your Blackboard login) and vehicle information on vehicles owned that will be parking on campus. This information includes the vehicle’s year, make, model, color and license plate number. Before going online, have this information available.
Parking permits ordered online must be picked up at the following locations:
Milo Bail Student Center – Council Room (third floor):
Tuesday, Aug. 21 to Friday, Aug. 24
* Aug. 21-23: 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.
* Aug. 24: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
The attached “flyer” provides updates on parking services for fall 2012.
2012-13 Parking Permits must be displayed August 20, 2012.
The Parking Services Website provides information on Parking Rules and Regulations, and Parking Maps, visit http://www.unomaha.edu/parking/.
For questions, call the Parking Services at 402.554.PARK (7275).Up to Top
PKI Hires Research Coordinator
The University of Nebraska Peter Kiewit Institute (PKI) has James Taylor, a University of Nebraska-Lincoln doctoral student, as its new research coordinator.
As research coordinator, Taylor, who is attending UNL for computer engineering, will be responsible for collecting, maintaining and analyzing research data for PKI, as well as strengthening existing and building new research relationships with other organizations.
PKI is located on the campus of UNO. Taylor started in his new role on Aug. 15 after retiring at the rank of lieutenant colonel following a 20-year career as a developmental engineer in the United States Air Force. Read more.
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Men's Soccer Tryout Meeting Set for Friday
Men's Soccer will hold a tryout meeting this Friday, Aug. 25, at 4 p.m. in Sapp Fieldhouse gym.
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Athletes and Elders on WOWT
The Department of Gerontology and Athletic Department's "Athletes and Elders" program was featured on WOWT Friday, Aug. 17. This is the fourth year of the program, which matches athletic teams with local area elder care facilities. Read more here.Up to Top
Fitter You and Couples Zumba Fitness Classes Offered
UNO Campus Rec will offer two fitness classes for members and non-members this semester. 12 Weeks To A Fitter You starts this week. Also, introducing Zumba For Couples on Sundays during the fall. For details, visit http://www.unomaha.edu/wwwocr/health/FitterYou/FitterYou.php .Up to Top
Bowling League Members Sought
The UNO Faculty/Staff Bowling League for 2012-13 gets rolling at 4:30 p.m. this Wednesday, Aug. 22, at newly renovated West Lanes Bowling Alley (72nd and Dodge streets). New teams and individuals who would like to be placed on a team are welcome regardless of skill level.
Teams may have more than four bowlers--18 years or older--on their rosters, but only four will bowl each week. Teams must have at least two UNO current or retired administrative/faculty/staff members which includes spouses, immediate family or significant others. Graduate teaching assistants are also eligible.
League bowlers unable to arrive at 4:30 p.m. each week have until the end of their team's fifth frame to join the first game of the evening.
For more information, contact league president David Kimble at email@example.com or 402.554.3229; league vice-president Ed Johnson at firstname.lastname@example.org or 402.554.2656; or league secretary/treasurer Christy Tilford at email@example.com or 402.554.3546.Up to Top
Jerusalem, Bethsaida Exhibits Open Art Gallery for Fall
The UNO Art Gallery will begin the academic year with two exhibitions in August: Avery Mazor: "Text Messages and Other Works" and "Artifacts from the Dig & Hanan Shafir: Photographs of Bethsaida."
The exhibitions open this Friday, Aug. 24, with a free public reception from 4:30 to 7 p.m. In addition, the public is invited to a preview fundraiser for the Bethsaida Excavations Project scheduled for Thursday, Aug. 23, 6 to 9 p.m.
"Text Messages and Other Works" features a variety of works including photographs, prints and paintings by Avery Mazor, UNO assistant professor of art and design. Read more.Up to Top
Nate Duggins Farewell Party Aug. 29
Please join the UNO Welcome Center in bidding farewell to Nate Duggins. He will be leaving UNO to take on new challenges at Colorado State University in Fort Collins, Colo. Please plan to stop by the Welcome Center to wish him good luck! Here are the details:
What: Farewell party for Nate Duggins
When: Wednesday, Aug. 29; 2 to 4 p.m.
Where: UNO Welcome Center
MavPerks Discounts on Campus
Make sure you take advantage of MavPerks, a discount when you pay with your MavCard at specific campus locations. Use your MavCard to pay at the Milo Bail Student Center (MBSC) Food Court, the Library Cafe, the MavRec Cafe or the MBSC Convenience Store and get 10 percent off your total.
You can add money to your MavCard:
* At MavCard Services office, located on the second floor of the MBSC with cash, check or credit,
* With cash at any of the “Cash to Card” machines located around campus; or
* Visit www.MavCard.com and click on “MavCard Online” to add money to your card.
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Free New York Times Faculty Home Delivery
Again this year, the New York Times will offer free subscriptions and home delivery in the Omaha area to faculty members who use the newspaper in course assignments. Please send your syllabus stating the use of the New York Times and your home address for delivery or any questions to Maria Knudtson at email@example.com.Up to Top