• 2013
  • 06/12

Gerontology Faculty Candidate Research Presentation Today

Faculty, staff and students are warmly invited to attend a Gerontology faculty candidate research presentation featuring Jinmyoung Cho, Ph.D., who is a post-doctoral fellow in the Center for Applied Health Research at Texas A&M today, Wednesday, June 12, from 1-2 p.m. in CPACS 221.

Two of Dr. Cho's recent publications are:

Understanding Perceptions of Economic Status Among Centenarians by Garasky, S., Martin, Pl, Margrett, J., & Cho, J. (2012) in International Journal of Aging and Human Development; and

Functional Ability, Neighborhood Resources and Housing Satisfaction Among Older Adults in the U.S., by Cho, J., Cook, C.C. & Bruin, M. J. (2012) in Journal of Housing for the Elderly.

For additional information, please contact Lyn Holley, Ph.D., Department of Gerontology, 402.554.4814.


HPER Pool Now Open

The pool at the Health, Physical Education and Recreation (HPER) building has reopened! Check out their website for pool hours.

  • 6/13-6/15

UNO Hosting U.S. Men's National Wheelchair Basketball Camp June 13-15

UNO will be hosting the U.S. Men's National Wheelchair Basketball Camp June 13-15 at the HPER Building in it's preparation for the America Games to be held in Bogota, Columbia, August 2-12.

The practice on Saturday night from 7-9 p.m. will be open to the public for anyone who would like to see some of the nation's finest wheelchair basketball athletes.

  • 6/15
  • 1-2PM

Letras Y Voces Reading June 15

Writer's Workshop and El Museo Latino present the Letras Y Voces readers for June:

Ramon Guerra of the UNO English department and Chuck Trimble, journalist, Lakota elder, and author of Iyeska.

The public is invited to attend on Saturday, June 15, from 1-2 p.m. at El Museo Latino, 4701 S 25th St., Omaha.

For more information, view this flier.

If you have questions, please contact Lisa Sandlin, Writer's Workshop, 505.603.8860; or Magdalena Garcia, 402.731.1137.


Introducing The Midlands Superintendents Academy Sponsored by UNO

The Midlands Superintendents Academy is the outcome of needs expressed by members of the Metropolitan Omaha Educational Consortium's Steering Committee. The Academy's purpose is to provide current and aspiring school superintendents with the skills and knowledge that will help them successfully lead and manage school districts.

The curriculum for the Academy will be delivered in ways that actively engage participants in debate and dialogue with experts and each other on major issues in education. Participants will be given reading and other assignments that are beyond what will be covered in classes. The classes will be both on campus and online. Major themes for the program include the individual development of leadership skills, educational reform initiatives, innovation and change management, and capacity building.

The faculty will include both practitioners and university faculty. Distance technologies may be utilized to incorporate speakers with national reputations. College of Education faculty will collaborate with faculty from other colleges in the University.

Courses will begin September 2013 with a half-day orientation and a day-long course. One day courses are offered each month (except December) through June 2014. The Academy will cost $2,000 per participant. It will be competency-based and will follow national standards. It will also be cohort-based with no more than 15 persons in each cohort. The intent is to create a network that will serve participants throughout their careers.

You can apply by clicking here. If you have questions, you may contact Dick Christie (402.554.2865), rchristie@unomaha.edu; or Mary Hamilton (402.315.9509), mary.hamilton@cox.net.


Human Resources Reminds You to Update Your Beneficiary Information

Are your beneficiaries updated? Human Resources suggests you visit the website below!

Make sure that in case of a tragic event your money is paid out according to your current wishes. Human Resources has this special website where faculty and staff can update their beneficiaries for their life insurance, retirement plans, dependent life insurance and AD&D travel liability.

Links to forms and websites make it easy for you to update your beneficiaries in order to ensure your wishes are clear should anything happen. The site also includes information to help you understand some of the unique features of beneficiary designations.

For more information, contact Tim Rochford at 402.554.2465.


API Offers "Google Staycation" Series on UNO's Google Apps for Education (GMAV)

The Academic Partnership for Instruction (API), a division of Information Services, will offer a 3-day series -- a Google Staycation -- on UNO's subscription to Google Apps for Education (G-Mav).

Google Apps for Education is a suite of Google software applications and services you can log in to using your UNO NetID username and password.

The training series kicks off Monday, June 24, and concludes Wednesday, June 26. Each day will focus upon different applications:

Monday, June 24: Google Drive (formerly known as Google Docs)

Tuesday, June 25: Google Sites (wiki software)

Wednesday, June 26: Google Gadgets (Google Forms, Translate, Google+ / Hangouts / Chat / Talk)

All sessions will be held from 2-4 p.m. in Kayser Hall Room 543 and will feature API staff highlighting not only the technical features of these apps but also how you can connect these resources to your teaching, learning, and productivity needs.

Visit the API Event Calendar to register for each session.


Discount Memberships Available from the Rose Theatre

Join in the fun at The Rose, where a membership guarantees your family a full year of exciting theater performances designed specifically for your child's enjoyment. Memberships are good for the 2013/2014 season, which begins in September 2013.

Family Memberships are $75 for UNO, a $20 savings off of full price.

As a family member, you will receive four free tickets to the membership shows listed below. Members also receive discounts to premium event shows and discounts on classes, costume rental and summer camp.

Four Free Tickets to Each:
Knuffle Bunny
Robin Hood
Big Nate
Grocer's Goblin & Little Mermaid
Jackie & Me
Leo Lionni's Frederick
Ramona Quimby

Discounts to Premium Events:

This offer expires July 1. For more information, view this flier or contact Mandy Aleksiak at mandya@rosetheater.org or 402.502.4637.

  • 7/15-7/19

Service Learning Seminar July 15-19

The P-16 Initiative in the Service Learning Academy has designed an interactive training that provides an opportunity for faculty to learn about how to utilize service learning as a pedagogy, to connect faculty to K-12 instructors and community non-profit partners, and to explore mission-focused teaching techniques in a living laboratory while meeting community-identified needs.

Participation in the training will yield a course plan developed between the UNO and PK-12 instructor to be implemented within the next 18 months. Participants receive a $400 professional development stipend as well as project implementation support in the form of: graduate assistant time, project materials, transportation, and food.

Applications accepted at www.unomaha.edu/servicelearning

Questions? Contact Julie Dierberger at 402.554.3268 or jdierberger@unomaha.edu.


Social Media Inventory Underway

Do you manage a UNO-related or UNO-sponsored page on social media sites such as Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, LinkedIn or YouTube?

Please send your contact information and information about the page(s) to enotes@unomaha.edu.


Updated UNO Branding Guide, University Communications Webpage Available

Working on marketing materials this summer? The Office of University Communications has launched their new website located here.

Visit the site to learn about the team, services, brand guidelines, media services, creative services and assistance related to marketing and media available to campus.

University Communications also launched updated brand guidelines for all campus departments, offices and organizations to utilize when using the UNO brand and communicating on behalf of the University through marketing and promotional materials. Check out the updated UNO Brand site here.

For any questions related to marketing, communication or media, please contact the Office of University Communications using the main email: ucomm@unomaha.edu.