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National Cyber Security Awareness Month

UNO Leads Charge for National Cyber Security Awareness Month in Omaha

UNO is a National Cyber Security Awareness Month champion. To commemorate, the Scott Conference Center, located on the UNO's Pacific Street Campus, will be the site for the ninth annual National Cyber Security Awareness Month on Monday, Oct. 1. continue ...

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2012.10.09

Campus Community to Show Support by Rounding Up for United Way

"Round Up" to help the United Way! This week, today through Friday, Oct. 9-12, round up your purchase in the Milo Bail Student Center Food Court, the Mav-Rec Café or the Library Café and the difference will go to the United Way of the Midlands. Pay using cash, credit or your MavCard.

Questions? Contact Jodi Cramer jlcramer@unomaha.edu.

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You are invited: Enrollment Management Forum Today in MBSC

UNO will hold an afternoon forum this week to gather input and inform the campus community about the Strategic Enrollment process. The afternoon focuses on the future look of the metropolitan area and UNO in 2020. The discussions will also examine how the university can work to achieve the goal of 20,000 student enrollment and why achieving that goal is important.

The forum takes place today, Oct. 9, in the Milo Bail Student Center (MBSC) Ballroom from to 1:30 to 5 p.m. The format is similar to UNO's Annual Strategic Planning event, with focused presentations followed by table discussions. The event is free and open to all faculty, staff and students. 

Organizers would like to anticipate how many people plan on attending. Please email tkaldahl@unomaha.edu to R.S.V.P. Questions can also be directed to the same email or call Tim Kaldahl at 402.554.3502.

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East-West Center President to Talk at Tonight's East Asian Studies Lecture Series

Charles Morrison, president of the East-West Center, will present at tonight's (Oct. 9) East Asian Studies Lecture Series. His 4 p.m. lecture is titled "Asia Megatrends and Implications for U.S. Asia Policy." Dr. Morrison's lecture, which is free and open to the public, will be held in 210 Arts and Science Hall.

Dr. Morrison is a founding member of the U.S. Asia Pacific Council, the U.S. National Committee for Pacific Economic Cooperation and a member of the U.S. Committee for Security Cooperation in Asia Pacific. He is a past chair of the U.S. National Consortium of APEC Study Centers. Dr. Morrison holds a Ph.D. in international relations from Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies. His research interests include the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation forum; Asia Pacific international relations, economic issues and security issues and U.S.-Asia policy and trade policy.

Presented by Colleges of Arts and Science, Halla Kim/Department of Philosophy and the East Asian Study Group.

Questions? Contact Dr. Kim at hallakim@unomaha.edu or 402.554.3934.

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Alpha Kappa Delta Ceremony This Evening

Qualified sociology students will be inducted into the international sociology honor society chapter of the Alpha Kappa Delta, this evening, Oct. 9, in the Milo Bail Student Center U mon hon Room from 5 to 6:15 p.m. All sociology students and the campus community are invited to attend this annual event.

For more information, contact Professor A. Olu Oyinlade at aoyinlade@unomaha.edu.

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This Week In Maverick Athletics

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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/thisweekmavs1008.pdf.

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College of IS&T Seeking High School Women for National Award

As part of an effort to encourage more young women to choose careers in technology, the National Center for Women & Information Technology (NCWIT) and the UNO College of Information Science & Technology (IS&T) are seeking applications from young women in Nebraska with outstanding achievements and aspirations in computing and technology for the NCWIT Award for Aspirations in Computing.

The award is open to any U.S. high school female in grades nine through 12. Award winners will be selected for their aptitude and interest in information technology and computing, leadership ability, academic history and plans for post-secondary education. Read more.

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HPER Pool Notice

The Health, Physical Education and Recreation (HPER) Building pool will be closed starting Friday, Oct. 12, at 4 p.m. and will re-open Monday, Oct. 15, at 6 a.m. The pool will also close at 7 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 15, due to Fall Break. For more information, visit http://www.unomaha.edu/wwwocr/aquatics/poolhours.php.

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Upcoming Sustainable Transportation and UNO Bikes! Meetings

Are you interested in active and sustainable transportation on campus? If so, please join either Upcoming Sustainable Transportation or UNO Bikes! meetings.

UNO Bikes! meets monthly on the third Tuesday of the month, from noon to 1 p.m., in 104S Health, Physical Education and Recreation (HPER) Building. The next meeting is Tuesday, Oct. 16. UNO Bikes is an on-campus advocacy group promoting cycling and cycling infrastructure. Follow UNO Bikes! at: http://www.facebook.com/UnoBikes.

The Green UNO Sustainable Transportation Committee meets the fourth Monday of each month, from 11 a.m. to noon in 109A College of Public Affairs and Community Service (CPACS). The next meeting is Monday, Oct. 22. The goal of the committee is to expand the use of sustainable transportation (walking, bicycling, taking the bus, and car sharing) to and on campus.

For more information, contact Angela Eikenberry at aeikenberry@unomaha.edu or 402.554.3488.

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Full-time Faculty Survey Set for Week of Oct. 15

The Course Evaluation Teaching Circle is soliciting information from faculty concerning the implications of teaching effectiveness across units. For example, how is teaching effectiveness measured, valued and rewarded across campus?

To this end, an electronic survey will be sent to full-time faculty during the week of October 15th. Members of this Teaching Circle would greatly appreciate your feedback. Results of this survey will be shared with the campus community at an open forum on Wednesday, Feb. 20.

For more information about the survey, contact Ken Kriz at kkriz@unomaha.edu or 402.554.2058.

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In the News

Dr. Gandhi Talks Cyber Security with KETV

Robin Gandhi, assistant professor of information assurance, was featured on KETV Saturday, Oct. 6, for a story about cyber security. UNO hosted a kickoff event for National Cyber Security Month on Monday, Oct. 1.

UNO's Community Engagement Efforts Highlighted by Omaha World-Herald

The Omaha World-Herald covered a visit from Community-Engagement Leader Barbara Holland on Wednesday, Oct. 3, in its Monday, Oct. 8, issue. The article focuses on the advice Holland gave to faculty, staff and students at her forum and UNO's new Community Engagement Center, which will be completed in 2014.

Adkins Talks Suttle Re-Election

Randy Adkins, chair of the Department of Political Science, was quoted in a Saturday, Oct. 6, Omaha World-Herald article about Mayor Jim Suttle's chances for re-election next spring.

Kriz Discusses Unemployment Numbers on KFAB

On Friday, Oct. 5, Ken Kriz, associate professor of public administration, was featured on the Crash Davis Show on KFAB to discuss that day's national unemployment numbers, which dipped below 8 percent for the first time since 2009.

Art Gallery Exhibit Featured on KVNO

The UNO Art Gallery's newest exhibit, which features the work of veteran Omaha artists Tom Bartek and Thomas Majeski, was part of a larger story on the work of Tom Bartek from KVNO.

Job Fair Covered by WOWT

On Wednesday, Oct. 3, the UNO Career Center hosted its annual Fall Job Fair, which was covered by WOWT.

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Ghost Hunting is Focus of Oct. 12 Paranormal Summit at UNO

The UNO Paranormal Society will host the Second Annual Paranormal Summit this Friday, Oct. 12.

The summit runs from 6 to 10:30 p.m. in the Milo Bail Student Center (MBSC) Ballroom on the building's second floor.

At the event, attendees will hear from a variety of Omaha experts on ghostly and paranormal activity. Following a talk about each group's most interesting investigations, attendees will follow one team around the UNO campus for their own ghost hunt.

Attendees will also have time to network with the hosts and former guests from the UNO UFO Study Group's "Spooky Action at a Distance" and the UNO Paranormal Society's "On the Fringe" radio shows. Read more.

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UNO Ambassadors Available for Campus Activities

Do you need help with a university event? The UNO Ambassadors are ready and willing to represent the university.

Twelve UNO Ambassadors are available during the fall and spring semesters to assist at campus functions hosted by the chancellor and other UNO dignitaries and organizations. Members of this select group wear UNO blazers or polos and act as official hosts and hostesses at a variety of events, interacting with guests to enhance a positive image of the university. All ambassadors maintain full-time student status, but the group strives to honor as many requests as possible.

For more information or to obtain a request form, contact Liz Zaruba (402.554.3531 or ezaruba@unomaha.edu). Requests should be made a minimum of two weeks prior to an event.

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Fall Writers' Retreat is Oct. 15 & 16

During the fall break, the Writing Center will remain open for a two-day Writers' Retreat. Members of the UNO faculty and staff are invited to bring any work in progress – articles, proposals, reviews, reports – to the Writing Center for two days of quiet, productive work. The retreat will take place from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 15, and Tuesday, Oct. 16, in 150 Arts and Science Hall (ASH).

"Writing can be lonely work," Writing Center Director Nora Bacon observes, "and when the sun is shining outside, or the telephone is ringing, or the email is accumulating, it's easy to get distracted.  The Fall Writers' Retreat will give writers an opportunity to shut out their other responsibilities for two days, to work in company with other writers, and to make substantial progress on a writing project."

The Writing Center will provide lunch – and, throughout the day, will provide coffee, encouragement, and feedback as requested. There is no cost to participants.

To register for the Fall Writers' Retreat, contact the Writing Center at 402.554.2946 or unowritingcenter@unomaha.edu.  For more information, contact Bacon at 402.554.2946 or nbacon@unomaha.edu.

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UNO's Information Security Office reminds you to STOP. THINK. CONNECT.

Protect all devices that connect to the Internet computers, smart phones, gaming systems all need protection from viruses and malware. Learn more at http://staysafeonline.org/staysafeonline/mobileandonthe-go/mobile-devices.

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