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.
Fall Group Ex Classes at HPER
Looking to get fit this semester. If so, Campus Recreation and the Fitness and Wellness programs have teamed up to host a variety of Group Exercise classes this fall. Classes are officially under way.
Passes can be purchased at the Health, Physical Education and Recreation (HPER) Control Desk, inside the atrium. Classes will be held in HPER.
This schedule runs through Friday, Dec. 7. Adjusted schedules may be available. All classes are drop-in. No reservations needed and you may start attending at any point in the semester.
To access the full Fall Group Ex weekly schedule, click on http://www.unomaha.edu/wwwocr/health/aerobics.php
Cinemateca Returns This Friday at Film Streams
The biennial Cinemateca film series, presented by Film Streams and the UNO Office of Latino/Latin American Studies, begins this Friday, Aug. 31, with a screening of Luis Bunuel's "Los Olvidados" (1950), which runs through Sept. 6.
A special screening of "Los Olvidados" will be held Tuesday, Sept. 4 at 7 p.m. with pre-show cuisine provided by Maria Bonita and a post-show discussion will be led by OLLAS faculty member and UNO associate professor of history Maria Arbelaez.
Also starting Aug. 31 is "Spy Kids (2001)", from director Robert Rodriguez, which also runs Sept. 8 and 13. Read more.
UNO's New Printing Solution Coming Next Week
In an attempt to provide a more flexible printing environment for students, Information Service (IS) is deploying 17 red and black WEPA (Wireless Everywhere. Print Anywhere.) print kiosks in major traffic areas across campus.
The WEPA print solution officially arrives at UNO on Tuesday, Sept. 4, however the current UNO print kiosks continue to be available for students. With WEPA UNO students can produce a document here at UNO or at home and print it out at any WEPA kiosk on campus, across the U.S. or around the world. Students can print from a UNO lab, wirelessly from anywhere on campus, from a thumb drive inserted into the kiosk or from their home computer.
Book Signing Set for September Writer's Workshop Reading Series
On Wednesday, Sept. 5, at 7:30 p.m. in the Milo Bail Student Center Dodge Room, UNO professor and author Richard Duggin will read from his new collection of stories Why Won't You Talk to Me? as part of The 2012 Writer's Workshop Reading Series at UNO. A discussion and book signing will follow. Sponsored by the College of Communication, Fine Arts, and Media, this event is free and open to the public.
Director and founder of University of Nebraska MFA in Writing and founder of the UNO Writer’s Workshop, Duggin has taught at UNO for the past 40 years. Duggin’s published work includes the novel The Music Box Treaty and numerous short stories which have appeared in such periodicals as American Literary Journal, Beloit Fiction Journal, Laurel Review, Kansas Quarterly, The Sun, Playboy, and elsewhere. His work has been cited by Best American Short Stories, Pushcart Prize Anthology, and Playboy Magazine Best Fiction. He has received a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship, two Nebraska Arts Council Individual Artist Merit Awards, and he has been awarded several artist’s residencies at Ragdale, Yaddo and the Anderson Center for Interdisciplinary Studies. He has recently finished his third novel and is currently at work on a stage play.
For more information, contact Miles Waggener a 402.554.2151 or email@example.com.Up to Top
API to Offer "Introduction Adobe Connect"
Join the Academic Partnership for Instruction (API) on Friday, Sept 7, for “Introduction to Adobe Connect.”
Participants in this hands-on class, will learn how to create a basic online meeting that can be used for live classes or conferences; recorded for 24/7 playback, or utilized to put study materials online for student access.
Adobe Connect is 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, web site display, polls, file exchange and desktop sharing. In short, most of the instructional technologies used in on-campus classes are available in Connect for teaching online.
Class meets Sept. 7 in 543 Kayser Hall, from 10:30 a.m. to noon.
To register go to http://api.unomaha.edu/calendar.php -- and select the Introduction to Adobe Connect in the “Register For” box at the right of the page.Up to Top
Jonathan Santo Speaks on Bullying, Hazing
Associate Professor of Psychology Jonathan Santo spoke with KMTV Thursday, Aug. 23, about the differences between bullying, hazing and teasing. The story focused primarily on a recent video posted to YouTube showing members of the New York Giants football team dumping Husker standout Prince Amukamara into a bath of ice water. Read more here.Up to Top
Tim Fitzgerald Retirement Reception This Thursday
Mark your calendars. University Relations will celebrate campus photographer Tim Fitzgerald's 42 years of outstanding service to the campus community with a retirement reception this Thursday, Aug. 30.
The event will take place in the Milo Bail Student Center Ballroom from 3 p.m. until 5 p.m. All of UNO is invited to attend. University Relations staff members have absolutely no idea who will be shooting photos of the reception.
For more information, contact Tim Kaldahl at 402.554.3502 or Becky Bohan Brown 402.554.2243.Up to Top
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.
Questions? Contact Mary Cunard at firstname.lastname@example.org.Up to Top
Free New York Times Faculty Home Delivery
Once again, 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