• 2013
  • 06/21
Summer in Omaha

Summer in Omaha

College World Series Continues This Weekend

The College World Series continues this weekend as teams compete for the number one spot in college baseball.

Game 12 is tonight, June 21, at 7 p.m.

Game 13 begins at 2 p.m., and Game 14 begins at 7:30 p.m., both on Saturday, June 22. For more information about the CWS, please check out its website.

Aksarben Village

The Heartland Pride Festival at Aksarben Village begins tonight, June 21, at 7 p.m. (gates open at 6 p.m.). Events on Saturday begin at 1 p.m.

For more information on the festival, visit Heartland Pride's website.

Midtown Crossing

Omaha yoga lovers are kicking off their shoes for the third season of Yoga Rocks the Park. The popular event kicks off each Sunday in Midtown Crossing's Turner Park. For more information, visit Midtown Crossing's event calendar.


UNO Flute Student, Flute Professor to Appear at Canadian Flute Convention

Leanna Keith, a junior flute performance major, will represent UNO at the first Canadian Flute Convention to be held at Appleby College in Oakville, Ontario, Canada from June 29-July 1, 2013. Selected through an international audition process, Keith will present a lecture-recital entitled, "East Meets West: Chinese Music for Flute." Her trip to Canada is being partially funded by a UNO student UCRCA grant. A preview of her presentation will take place at UNO on Saturday, June 22 at 2 p.m. in the Strauss PAC, Room 105. Admission is free and the event is open to the public.

Keith was awarded a UNO student FUSE grant earlier this spring to work on learning to read Chinese music notation (a series of numbers and symbols unlike classical musical notation), locating resources, and then transcribing several Chinese tunes into western music notation for classical flutists to perform. In her presentation, Keith will discuss her sources, the transcription process, notational decisions, and she will perform examples on both the Chinese Dizi as well as the modern Western concert flute. Following the convention, her final product will result in a collection of songs to be published in a book so classical flutists can learn these Chinese traditional tunes.

Keith is a flute student of Dr. Christine Beard, professor of flute at UNO. An internationally recognized piccolo specialist, Beard is one of the invited headliner artists for the 2013 Canadian Flute Convention where she will be teaching a piccolo masterclass, playing piccolo on two chamber music concerts, and performing a solo recital of music for piccolo. For a complete schedule of events, visit www.canadaflute.com.

  • 6/25

TIAA-CREF Representative on Campus June 25

A representative from TIAA-CREF will be on campus June 25. To set up an appointment, contact Robyn Galvin at 402.548.3614.

  • 6/28
  • 6-10PM

Bank of the West Concert June 28

Get ready to rock the park! In its 23rd year as the much-anticipated summer tradition, the annual "Bank of the West Celebrates America" concert takes place Friday, June 28, at Memorial Park from 6-10 p.m. The event is free and open to the public, and UNO will again provide free parking.

The concert will feature a full evening of national musical entertainment featuring rock music powerhouse grammy award winners, Pat Benatar & Neil Giraldo, and Loverboy. Celebration ends with a fabulous fireworks finale.

Be aware that campus parking usually fills by 7 p.m. In addition to surface parking lots, UNO's multi-level parking garage (University Drive East Parking Structure) will be open after 4 p.m. Event organizers encourage those who park on campus to use the pedestrian overpass when crossing Dodge Street. Shuttle service between the UNO Dodge and Pacific campuses stops at 6 p.m. during the summer. People who park at the Pacific Campus for the concert will not be able to take the shuttle back to their cars after 6 p.m.

Bank of the West, in cooperation with the city of Omaha, annually sponsors the outdoor concert and fireworks finale. For more information, visit the concert website.


Bring Old UNO Branded Merchandise to the UNO Bookstore, Receive 25% Off

Out with the old, in with the new at the UNO Bookstore! Bring in any UNO clothing item with a retired UNO logo or icon and trade it for 25% off a single new logo apparel item, cap or blanket (regular priced item only) from June 24 - July 5!

Every "old" clothing item you bring in to trade gets you one, regular priced clothing item at 25% off.

Questions? Contact Jodi Cramer jlcramer@unomaha.edu.

  • 7/1-7/31

Lot W Closed for Construction Zone Access July 1-31

Sidewalk replacement is scheduled between the main entrance on the north Arts and Sciences Hall and the south entrance to Kayser Hall.

This construction project is scheduled from July 1st to July 31st. Lot W, on the east side of Arts and Sciences Hall, will be closed during this project.

Dump trucks, concrete trucks and construction equipment will be entering and exiting Lot W during the project.

Handicap parkers should contact Parking Services to arrange access to Lot V for temporary handicap parking.

Alternate surface parking for faculty, and staff is available all day in Lot A, north of Kayser Hall, and St. Margaret Mary Church Lot.

Contact Parking Services with questions at 402.554.PARK (7275).

In the News

In the News

Hagel Comes to Campus
On Wednesday, June 19, Secretary of State and UNO alumnus Chuck Hagel spoke to faculty, staff and students during his first return trip to Nebraska since being named head of the Pentagon. The story was covered by KETV, the Omaha World-Herald, Lincoln Journal Star, KMTV, WOWT, KIOS, and a number of national media outlets.

NY Daily News Reports on Top Online Programs for Universities
On Monday, June 17, the New York Daily News reported on U.S. News and World Report's 2013 rankings for the best online degree programs in the country. UNO's Bachelor of General Studies online program was ranked 11th.

Walker Quoted in New York Times
Professor Emeritus of Criminology and Criminal Justice Samuel Walker was quoted in the New York Times on the issue of the killing of an Orlando, Fla. man by the F.B.I. Walker raised questions with the F.B.I.s reporting of officer-involved shootings.

World-Herald Previews Shakespeare on the Green
On Thursday, June 20, the Omaha World-Herald provided preview coverage of the 27th year of Shakespeare on the Green, which began the same day. This year's plays are Twelfth Night and Titus Andronicus. The event is held every year in a section of Elmwood Park located on the UNO campus, just south of the Henningson Memorial Campanile.

Drozd Talks Bellevue Population with Bellevue Leader
On Thursday, June 20, the Bellevue Leader published an article about how most citizens of Bellevue work in other cities. David Drozd, chief researcher for UNO's Center for Public Affairs Research, conducted the study and was quoted in the story.

O'Neil Discusses Emergency Management Program
On Tuesday, June 18, the Papillion Times published a story on Patrick O'Neil, assistant professor in UNO's Aviation Institute and director of UNO's new Emergency Management program. The program is brand new to UNO as of the Fall 2012 semester.

Landow Addresses Stothert Memo
On Monday, June 17, the Omaha World-Herald ran a story on a memo from Omaha Mayor Jean Stothert that asks all media inquiries about city policy are run through her office. Paul Landow, assistant professor of political science and former chief of staff for Mayor Mike Fahey, told the World-Herald that Stothert's policy is not unique for the office.


Lot V Closed for Maintenance Through June 23

Lot V, the upper level of the East Parking Garage behind Arts and Sciences Hall, will be closed June 20-June 23.

Due to weather delays, new light installation and annual maintenance continues to be performed.

Lot T, the lower level of the East Parking Garage, is available for students with East Garage Permits.

Contact Parking Services with questions at 402.554.PARK (7275).


Retirement Reception for Linda Parker June 27

Linda Parker, associate professor and Social Sciences Reference Librarian, will retire on June 30, 2013.

Criss Library will host a retirement reception for Linda on June 27, 2013, from 2-4 p.m. in the Library Faculty Study. Please join in celebrating her distinguished career of 43 years as a librarian and her 21 years at UNO. Refreshments will be served.

For more information, please contact Nora Hillyer at nhillyer@unomaha.edu; Melissa Cast-Brede at mcast@unomaha.edu; or Rob Smith at rlsmith@unomaha.edu.


Special Offer for TD Ameritrade College Home Run Derby and Fireworks Tickets

On Wednesday, July 3, TD Ameritrade will host the annual College Home Run Derby, followed by the 29th Annual Omaha World-Herald Fireworks.

A promotional code has been provided for UNO students, faculty and staff, for tickets to the event for just $5 (youth and adults). Tickets are regularly priced $8 for youth and $12 for adults.

The Home Run Derby will feature the nation's premier power hitters, and fireworks will follow the derby.

For more information on this promotional code and how to get your tickets, view this flier.


Discount Membership Available until July 1 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.


Eppley Display Window Available to Showcase Your Department or Event

The Undergraduate Admissions Office invites anyone on campus to showcase their department or events in their departments by decorating the display case located in 111 EAB.

If you are interested in reserving the space, please contact Lisa Paskewitz at 4-2779 or lpaskewitz@unomaha.edu@unomaha.edu.