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University Village Move-In Day

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On Friday, Aug. 18 many UNO Freshman and returning students started their Welcome Week early with an official move-in day for University Village.

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2012.08.27

Phi Alpha Theta Start Membership Drive Today

The history honor society Phi Alpha Theta will hold a membership drive starting today, Aug. 27.  It continues until Sept. 7.

Eligibility requirements for undergraduates and first-year graduate students include:

• At least 12 credit hours completed in history;
• An average grade point of 3.10 or better in all history courses taken; and
• An overall average GPA of 3.0.

Graduate students after the first year must have 12 credit hours in history with an overall GPA of 3.5.

Please contact Melissa Harris at mjharris@unomaha.edu for more information

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Background Check Policy Starts Sept. 1

On Sept. 1, UNO's new policy requiring background checks for all new hires will go into effect. This means that all positions posted after that date will require that the selected applicant must agree to a criminal background check that will be provided by a national known firm, OneSource.

Human Resources will manage the collection of information and the hiring authority and HR will determine if the results will negatively impact the offer of employment. The details of the policy can be found at http://www.unomaha.edu/humanresources/Documents/BackgroundCheckPolicy08-2012.pdf

The policy also provides for an annual check of employees against the Sex Offender Registry and against the Department of Motor Vehicles records. The results of these checks will be shared with the hiring authorities. In addition, the policy includes a Duty to Notify for all employees. This policy requires employees to notify their supervisor if they are convicted of a crime that prevents the employee from carrying out an essential function of the job.

Any questions, about this policy should be directed to Mollie Anderson, human resources director, at mkanderson@unomaha.edu or (402) 554-3664. Training sessions for hiring managers on the new policy will be offered on Tuesday, Sept. 4, from 10:30 a.m. until noon and another one from 1 to 2:30 p.m., in CPACS 132D. Details will follow on the training in future eNotes.

Constitution Day Public Lecture and Discussion Set for Sept. 17

Criss Library will host a public lecture and discussion by Samuel Walker on Monday, Sept. 17.  The event will be held at 7 p.m. on the main floor of the Criss Library.

Walker, a UNO emeritus professor of criminal justice, will address “Presidents and Civil Liberties:  Obama and Romney in Historical Perspective” in light of the research that informed his latest book, published by Cambridge University Press. 

His study of the presidents, extending from Woodrow Wilson through Barack Obama, is the first comprehensive treatment of their actions most pertinent to civil liberties.

The event is free and open to the public.

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Peter Szto Photography Exhibition at Criss Library

The exhibit, "Photography & China's Floating Population: redux 2012," will be on display in the Criss Library Osborne Family Gallery through Sept.  27.  The exhibit documents this mass movement of people in the city of Guangzhou.

This is a documentary photography exhibit that commemorates the 75th anniversary of the Grace Abbott School of Social Work. Grace Abbott (1878-1939), from Grand Island, Neb., was a passionate advocate for children, immigrants and social justice. She devoted her career raising awareness as to the plight of society’s vulnerable. In the spirit of Grace Abbott, Szto used photography as a tool of social change to record one of the largest internal migrations in human history.  Since the 1980s, an estimated 150 to 200 million people have moved from China's rural areas to urban centers.

The Criss Library Gallery is open during library hours.

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Fall Leadership Conference Liasons Available

Student Organizations/Leadership Programs (SOLP) is currently promoting UNO's Fall Leadership Conference, DIVERSITY RECONSIDERED. Faculty interested in having a SOLP staff member come and talk to students about this year’s conference should email Barb Treadway-Janousek at btreadway@unomaha.edu.

Students must register for this event by the deadline of Wednesday, Sept. 12. Students who attend will get their money back on their Mav Card, facilitated through the Milo Bail Student Center Business Office after the conference is over. Please direct students sign up at this link.

Conference details are below:

Where: Milo Bail Student Center Ballroom

Who: William T. Lewis, vice president for Diversity and Inclusion, Virginia Tech

When: Saturday, Sept.15

Register by: Sept. 12, 5 p.m.

Registration fee: $10, refundable on Mav Card after attending

Includes: T-shirt, breakfast, lunch and materials

Dress: Comfortable

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eSHOP Training Schedule Announced

Accounting Services will offer one more eSHOP training session this month on Aug. 31. The sessions will take place next Friday from 2 to 3 p.m. in the Accounting Services' Conference Room, 208 Eppley Administration Building. Registration is not required.

Questions should be directed to Ken Hultman (khultman@unomaha.edu) or Teresa Carlson (tcarlson@unomaha.edu).

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Participants Sought for 2012 Corporate Cup Team

Wellness Stampede

Join the UNO team in the 2012 Corporate Cup! To register visit http://omahacorporatecup.org and enter the team name "UNO" or register as an individual. Registration is $15.

To get a 2012 Corporate Cup T-shirt for just $15 come to the Health Physical Education and Recreation (HPER) Control Desk by Friday, Aug. 31, at 5 pm. You can also pick up your information packet at the HPER Control Desk from 5:30 a.m.to 9 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 14, and 8:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 15.

Also, stop by the UNO Hospitality Table at the Civic Auditorium before the event!

For more details visit http://omahacorporatecup.org.

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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

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Speech Center to Offer 'Incorporating Student Presentations Into Your Class' Faculty Brownbag

The Speech Center is offering a session titled "Incorporating Student Presentations Into Your Class" on Friday, Aug. 31 from 2 to 3:30 p.m. in 183 Arts and Sciences Hall, Marlina Davidson and Kate Rempfer, School of Communication faculty and Speech Center staff, will conduct the presentation.

This workshop will introduce UNO’s Speaking Across the Curriculum program and uncovers resources available to assist faculty through the Speech Consulting Center.

Faculty who attend will learn more about incorporating student presentations into a course, providing effective feedback to students on their presentations, and using evaluation criteria for grading presentations.  The Speech Center also provides free speech consulting services for faculty, staff and students.

To register for the session or for more information contact a faculty member at the Speech Center, (402) 554.3201 or unospeechcenter@unomaha.edu. Snacks and drinks will be provided.

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Grant Informational Meeting This 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 unosponpro@unomaha.edu.

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