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.
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. 22-26, 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
MaV USO Offers Free Food & Open House First Week of Fall Semester
Welcome to all new and returning UNO military, veteran, and dependent students and have a great start to the 2012-13 academic year! The UNO Military and Veteran University Services Office (MaV USO) will offer free coffee, donuts, fruit and veggies during the first week of the fall semester – today, Aug. 22 through Friday, Aug. 24. Stop by the office and Veteran Student Lounge in 117 Administration Building to join staff for refreshments and find out more about the services Mav USO can offer.
For more information about MaV USO or to get assistance, email or call 402.554.2349.Up to Top
UNO's Latin America Partnership Program Wins Grant
A UNO program focused on developing academic partnerships in Latin America and providing study abroad experiences for students has received $115,000 grant from the University of Nebraska Foundation.
The grant supports Latin America–UNO (LAUNO) Partnerships, a program created in collaboration with the Office of Latino/Latin American Studies (OLLAS), Service Learning Academy, Department of Biology, and Department of Foreign Languages and Literature. With the funding, LAUNO will offer study abroad opportunities to South America, including Peru, Brazil and Costa Rica, and will integrate service learning aspects and Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) programs.
Lourdes Gouveia, director of OLLAS and professor of sociology, said the university is “thrilled” to expand a pioneering study-abroad model in what promises to be an innovative and rewarding global engagement initiative.
“We are deeply appreciative of the generosity of funders who made this award possible,” Gouveia said. “We are encouraged by this recognition of projects that advance the kind of engaged learning initiatives that are critical for preparing our students for the world they are rapidly inheriting.”
The University of Nebraska Foundation’s board of directors awarded six grants totaling more than $760,000 to the University of Nebraska, including the grant to UNO. Each year the chancellors submit proposals for the grants, which are made possible because of unrestricted donations made to the foundation. These unrestricted donations account for one percent of all gifts and are allocated to each campus through this annual grants program.
University President James B. Milliken requested this year’s grant proposals relate to the priorities of the Campaign for Nebraska, a comprehensive fundraising initiative to raise funds for university priorities. Global engagement is a top priority of the campaign.
“While the vast majority of gifts to the university are designated for a specific use by donors, we are grateful for these unrestricted gifts that make our grant program available to the university,” said Barbara Weitz of Omaha, chair of the foundation’s grants committee. “It’s inspiring to know these grants will help connect many more students with the world around them.”
The University of Nebraska Foundation is an independent, nonprofit organization that has connected the dreams and passions of donors to the mission of the university for more than 75 years. In 2011, donors gave a record $172 million in gifts for scholarships, academic programs, medical research and other priorities at the university. The foundation’s fundraising initiative, the Campaign for Nebraska: Unlimited Possibilities, concludes in 2014. For more information, visit http://campaignfornebraska.org.Up to Top
Grant Informational Meeting Next Week for Nebraska Rural Initiative
The University of Nebraska Rural Futures Institute (RFI) is soliciting proposals for research and teaching grants aimed at engaging rural people and communities in addressing critical challenges and opportunities. In an effort to encourage faculty and staff members at UNO to consider developing grant proposals, Randy Cantrell, community development specialist for the Nebraska Rural Initiative, will present an informational meeting on Thursday, Aug. 30, from 1 to 2 p.m. in the Milo Bail Student Center Chancellor's Room.
Questions regarding RFI grant proposals should be directed to the Office of Sponsored Programs & Research, 402.554.2286 or firstname.lastname@example.org.Up to Top
New Off-campus MavCard Locations Announced
MavCard Services would like to welcome our newest off-campus merchants that accept the MavCard for payment: Petrow's Restaurant, Orange Leaf Aksarben and Lighthouse Pizza.
To add money to your card, visit www.MavCard.comand click on “MavCard Online.” The following off-campus businesses accept MavCard for payment:
- Blue Planet Natural Grill, 6307 Center St., Suite 101
- Burger Star, 1222 South 71st St.
- CVS/pharmacy, 4840 Dodge St.
- Fazoli’s, 8002 Cass St.
- Five Guys Burgers & Fries, 7345 Dodge St.
- Fuddrucker’s, 7059 Dodge St.
- Jason’s Deli, 7010 Dodge St.
- Jones Bros. Cupcakes, 2121 South 67th St.
- Lighthouse Pizza, 1004 South 74th Plaza
- Noodles & Company, 203 South 72nd St. #203
- Orange Leaf Frozen Yogurt, 1110 South 71st St., Suite F
- Petrow’s, 5914 Center St.
- Qdoba, 1110 South 71st St.
- Smashburger, 7204 Jones St.
- T.G.I. Friday’s, 10000 California St.
- Wohlner’s Market, 2286 South 67th St.
- Wohlner’s Deli, located inside Mammel Hall
Check back to www.MavCard.com for updates to the list of merchants accepting
Questions? Contact Mary Cunard at email@example.comUp to Top
Bill Pickett, Housing on WOWT
Bill Pickett, director of housing for University Village and Maverick Village, was interviewed by WOWT about last week's move-in events and what UNO does to help prevent against bed bugs. Read more here.Up to Top
This Week In Maverick Athletics
This Week In Maverick Athletics is a listing of the latest sports information. For a complete weekly update of UNO's in-season teams, click on this link http://www.unomaha.edu/enotes/2012/img/thisweekmavs0820.pdfUp to Top
Surplus Paper Available
Surplus property has received 16 cases of three-hole punch copy paper that can be claimed by any department that could use it. Suggested uses include internal memos or documentation. Please call 402.554.2222 for availability or Mail Services at 402.554.2337. Also, don't forget about Mail Services toner and ink cartridge supply and recycling.Up to Top
Nominations Sought for Employee of the Month
Do you know staff members at UNO who deserve recognition for great service? Then please tell Human Resources about them, so others will know. UNO recognizes deserving employees each month with several prizes. Nominating an employee is as easy as a couple of clicks.
Each recipient receives:
- Reserved parking place,
- Recognition at the University of Nebraska Board of Regents meeting,
- Photo op with Chancellor Christensen, and
- A gift bag including a beverage container of the employee’s choice and other tokens of remembrance.
Here is the link to the nomination form found on the Human Resources’ web page: http://www.unomaha.edu/humanresources/EmpofMonth.php.Up to Top
UNO Women's Club Fall Membership Drive
It's not too late to join. The UNO Women's Club (formerly the UNO Faculty Women’s Club) invites members both new and renewing to join the group as part of its fall membership drive.
Sanctioned by Chancellor John Christensen, The UNO Women’s Club (formerly the UNO Faculty Women's Club), provides opportunities for social interactions among women connected to the university, actively promotes and supports UNO activities, as well as supports scholarships for non-traditional students attending UNO.
The first event of the year is set for Monday, Sept. 10, the annual scholarship dinner hosted by the Chancellor and Mrs. Christensen. At the dinner, UNO scholarships will be awarded to current nontraditional students. There are six group events and several smaller interest groups throughout the year. To view a full list of activities, click on this link. Watch your mailbox for the clubs upcoming fall newsletter.
The UNO Women's Club is open to all women currently working at UNO or spouses and partners of people who work at UNO. Annual Dues are $16/yr. To obtain a membership form, click on this link.
Questions? Contact President Janine Brooks at firstname.lastname@example.org or 402.554.2651.
Editor’s note: The name change is pending approval by UNOWC membership this September.Up to Top