• 2013
  • 07/17

The Center for Collaboration Science/Psychology Presents Distinguished Lecture Today

The Center for Collaboration Science/Psychology presents, "The Social Dynamics of Organizational Behavior: Meetings as a Gateway," presented by Nale Lehmann-Willenbrock. This lecture will be in Mammel Hall room 302 A/B at 2:30 p.m.

This talk will highlight recent and ongoing research on team meeting processes, emergent team interaction patterns, and outcomes for both teams and organizations as a whole. Topics range from complaining cycles and emergent group mood to dynamic positivity, humor, and creativity processes within team meeting interaction.

Nale Lehmann-Willenbrock is an assistant professor in the Department of Social and Organizational Psychology at VU University Amsterdam. She received her Ph.D. from TU Braunschweig in Germany. She has published research on meeting effectiveness, dynamic behavioral team processes, and multifoci workplace trust in academic outlets such as Small Group Research, Journal of Vocational Behavior, and Applied Psychology - An International Review.

For more information, contact Diane Sullivan at 402.554.3010 or dianesullivan@unomaha.edu.

  • 7/20

Letras Y Voces Reading July 20

The Writer's Workshop at UNO and El Museo Latino present poet and master storyteller Matt Mason, whose latest book is "The Baby Who Ate Cincinnati."

Mason will read on Saturday, July 20, from 1-2 p.m. at El Museo Latino, 4701 S. 25 St. Opening for Matt are Louder Than a Bomb Poets and UNO's Kristin Rix.

Questions? Contact Lisa Sandlin at 505.603.8860.


Joslyn Castle Literary Festival Begins July 27

Following the great success of the last two Joslyn Castle Literary Festivals, Jill Anderson, festival artistic director, and Joslyn Castle partner again to present, "Jazz Age at the Castle: F. Scott Fitzgerald," the 2013 Joslyn Castle Literary Festival. On the heels of Baz Lurhrman's brilliant new film adaptation of, "The Great Gatsby," the Festival will offer six exciting and innovative events examining the life and times of Fitzgerald, an iconic 1920s writer said by the New York Times to have invented a generation. Events are at the Joslyn Castle unless otherwise noted.

Literary Festival Events include:
Durham at the Castle
Festival-long exhibits at the Castle curated and installed by amazing staff of The Durham Museum
July 27-August 10
11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
cost: $8

Jazz Age Cinema
Enjoy 1920s moving images and clips from major Fitzgerald motion pictures on the north lawn of the Castle
July 27
8:30 p.m.
Featuring an introduction by UNO's Associate Professor in the English department David Peterson
cost: free

Joslyn Castle Classic Car Show
Enjoy classic cars, kids corner and games, tours, concessions and many other activities on lawn of the Joslyn Castle
July 28
10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
cost: $12.50 at the gate, $10 in advance

Wasn't Everyone a Flapper?
A 1920s fashion exploration
July 29
7 p.m.
Featuring Professor Barbara Trout of UNL's Textiles, Merchandising and Fashion Design
cost: $25

Scott and Zelda: Drama Duet
A dynamic dual theatrical evening--half with Zelda and half with F. Scott. Get both sides of the story!
August 1-4, 6-7
7 p.m.
cost: $25

The Speakeasy
A night not to miss--dance, dress, and drink in the Jazz Age!
August 9-10
7 p.m.
cost: $75

The Great Gatsby: From Novel to Opera
Selections from the modern opera "The Great Gatsby"
August 10
2 p.m. and 5 p.m. at Opera Omaha, 1850 Farnam St.
cost: $20 for general public, $15 for Joslyn Castle members or Opera Omaha subscirbers

Tickets to all events can be purchased online at www.joslyncastle.com or call 402.595.2199.

For more information about the 2013 Joslyn Castle Literary Festival, please contact Jill Anderson at 917.363.7397 or jillmarit@gmail.com ; Julie A. Reilly at 402.595.2199 or info@joslyncastle.com; or Kristine Gerber at 402.679.5854 or eventive.marketing@cox.net.


Retirement Reception for Marilyn Brown August 1

After 25 years with Business and Finance, Marilyn Brown is retiring on Thursday, August 1. Please join us in honoring and celebrating her many years of dedicated service to UNO. A campus-wide reception will be held on August 1, from 2 to 4 p.m. in the Milo Bail Student Center's Fireplace Lounge.


Annual Salary Notification Now Accessible in Firefly

As of July 16, 2013, the 2013-2014 Annual Salary Notification is accessible in Firefly.

To access your salary notification in Firefly:
1. Click the Employee Self Service tab.
2. In the Payment section, click the Annual Salary Notification link.

The salary notification will open in PDF format. You can save it to your computer and/or print. Note: depending on your version of Adobe Acrobat Reader, the toolbar showing the print and save icons may not appear. To view the toolbar, press F8 on your keyboard. This Annual Salary Notification link will remain in ESS until the following year and only the current year's notification will be accessible. Note: Annual salary notifications in ESS exclude AAUP members. Please contact your dean's office with any questions.

Please contact your campus help desk if you have problems with Firefly or opening the PDF file. Please contact your supervisor if you have salary questions.

If you have questions you can email helpdesk@nebraska.edu or call 402.472.7373 or 877.472.7694


2013 Heartland Commuter Challenge

Save money. Improve the ozone. Win Prizes! From August 1-31, metro area employees can bike, bus, carpool or walk to work, log those trips, and get awesome prizes. The 2013 Heartland Commuter Challenge is designed to reward not only those who take alternative transportation every day, but also those who want to try it for the first time. Everyone who participates is eligible for weekly raffle prizes. The three individuals with the most commutes and the three individuals with the most miles logged win grand prizes. The company with the most commutes and miles per participants gets bragging rights and a plaque.

The challenge is sponsored by the Metropolitan Area Planning Agency (MAPA) and Metro Transit. MAPA offers a FREE online carpool matching service for employees in the metro area, and Metro Transit's bus system stretches from West Omaha to downtown.

Registration has begun. Visit the challenge website to find out all the rules! Never used alternative transportation? There are resources on the website to help you get started.

Contact Courtney Allen at callen@mapacog.orgu or call 402.444.6866 ext. 212 with questions.

Campus Notices

Geography-Geology Announce 6th Annual World Cinema Series

The UNO Department of Geography-Geology announces its 6th annual World Cinema Series.

The weekly series will run from Sept. 2 to Nov. 6 with two films shown at 6:15 p.m. and approximately 8:15 p.m. every Wednesday evening in the Eppley Administration Building Auditorium, Room 102.

The series starts with a short film from Senegal titled, "The Little Girl Who Sold the Sun," and a feature film from Canada called, "Le Grande Seduction."

"The films are shown in combination with my course GEOG 3050: Geography in Film," said Michael Peterson, professor of geography at UNO. "We're inviting people from the UNO community to view the films along with our class."

Other films in the world cinema series come from Australia, Austria, Brazil, Chile, China, Germany, India, Japan, New Zealand, Philippines, Singapore and South Africa.

For more information about the series, contact Peterson at mpeterson@unomaha.edu.

UNO in the Media

UNO in the Media

UNO to Help Educate OPS Teachers on Math
As part of a $5.5 million grant from the Sherwood Foundation and Lozier Foundation, UNO will be partnering with the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and Omaha Public Schools to provide high-level math training for teachers in an effort to increase proficiency levels and test scores district-wide. The story ran in the Omaha World-Herald on Tuesday, July 16.

Oyinlade Discusses Issues of Race In Wake of Zimmerman Trial
Olu Oyinlade, professor of sociology, was a guest on the Tom Becka Show on 1290 KOIL on Monday, July 15. Oyinlade was asked to speak on the topic of race relations in the wake of the acquittal of George Zimmerman for the death of Trayvon Martin.

Caroll in G.I. Jobs Magazine
Jen Carroll, director of UNO's Military and Veteran Services Office (MaV USO), was quoted in the latest G.I. Jobs Magazine on the issue of residency for veteran students.

Walker Quoted on Protests Over Zimmerman Verdict
On Monday, July 15, Sam Walker, professor emeritus of criminology and criminal justice, was quoted on the topic of police reaction to protests in Oakland, Calif. as a response to the not guilty verdict of George Zimmerman in the death of Trayvon Martin. Walker has consulted for the Oakland Police Department on the issue of excessive force.


Discount to the Durham Museum Available until July 25

Through July 25, 2013, purchase or renew a Durham Museum membership or gift membership and you will receive $5 off Family/Dual or Individual memberships.

You can take advantage of this special offer by visiting www.DurhamMuseum.org/join.

Questions? Please contact Brittany Hoebelheinrich at 402.444.5071 ext. 515 or email membership@DurhamMuseum.orgu.


Campus Recreation Memberships Payable by Payroll Deduction

Campus Recreation memberships can now be paid online through payroll deduction. Visit www.unomaha.edu/wwwocr to fill out the form for payroll deduction.

For more information on rates and memberships, please contact Angelica Jensen at 402.554.3291 or aljensen@unomaha.edu.

Summer in Omaha

Summer in Omaha

Aksarben Village
Free Family Flicks at Aksarben Cinema
11 a.m.
Come see Disney's Oceans for FREE! Doors open at 10:30 a.m. We are also collecting canned goods for Together Omaha and appreciate your donation.

Midtown Crossing
Wohlner's Midweek Market
3-6 p.m.

For other events in Omaha, visit the Visit Omaha page here.