• 2013
  • 08/02
  • 8/6, 8/20

TIAA-CREF Representative on Campus Aug. 6, Aug. 20

A TIAA-CREF representative will be on campus Tuesday, Aug. 6, and Tuesday, Aug. 20.

To set up an appointment, please call Robyn Galvin at 402.548.3614.

  • 8/18

Mav-Rec Wellness Sponsoring the 2013 Corporate Cycling Challenge

Mav-Rec Wellness will once again be sponsoring UNO in the Corporate Cycling Challenge!

The Corporate Cycling Challenge is a great opportunity to experience group cycling with distances appropriate to all skill levels! It’s the midwest’s largest one-day cycling event, and it’s free! We hope to have UNO field a great team once again this year.

Please print and complete the waiver here and return to Michael Grube at EAB211b. Signed forms should be returned by August 9. Ride takes place Sunday, August 18. The corporate division is open to all current UNO affiliates. Family members (spouse and children under the age of 23) may participate in any tour for a $5.00 fee.

The Mav-Rec Wellness program offers members of the UNO Community the opportunity to exercise and play at their own leisure. Sponsorship of the Corporate Cycling Challenge is just one way we can help make this activity an easy choice for the UNO community! For more information about Mav-Rec wellness, see the website here.

Campus Notices

Geography-Geology Announces 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. 4 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.

Campus Notices

Nominations Sought for UNO Employee of the Month

Do you know a UNO employee who provides outstanding service to his or her department, the division or university as a whole? Why are you waiting? Nominate them for the 'Oh, What a Difference You Make!' Award (Employee of the Month) for office/service and managerial/professional staff. Nominations may be submitted by students, staff, faculty, visitors and administrators, and must meet the criteria listed below.

-Employed by UNO for one year or longer
-Be in good standing

Consideration includes:

- Performing job above and beyond expectations;
- Interpersonal skills/communication;
- Knowledge of job; and
- Adaptability.


-Recipients receive $200, "rock star" parking for that month, recognition and photograph with the Chancellor, recognition at a Board of Regents meeting, a lapel pin and beverage holder.
-An Employee of the Month qualifies to be selected as Employee of the Year.

To nominate an employee, print and complete the nomination form and send it to Human Resources, EAB 205.

Campus Notices

Take the Campus Recreation Survey

The Campus Recreation staff is constantly looking to improve customer service. Help them out by taking a quick survey to let them know what can be improved.

You can take the survey online here.

UNO in the Media

UNO in the Media

Buffett Early Childhood Institute Hires New Director
On Thursday, Aug. 1, the Omaha World-Herald profiled the new head of the Buffett Early Childhood Institute, Samuel Meisels. The Buffett Early Childhood Institute was designed to make use of research from all four of the University of Nebraska's campuses to provide educational opportunities for at-risk children. The institute is currently run out of UNO's College for Public Affairs and Community Service and will be moving to the new Community Engagement Center next year.

Lamsam Profiled by Native American News Outlet
On Wednesday, July 31, the Indian County Today Media Network profiled the work of the Native American Journalists Association and Native Health News Alliance, which are fighting for better coverage of Native American health issues. Teresa Trumbly Lamsam, an associate professor of communication, was profiled for assisting in the creation of nativehealthnews.com in 2012. Lamsam is also a board president and executive editor for the Native Heath News Alliance.

Midlands Business Journal Covers Accounting Accreditation
On Friday, July 26, the Midlands Business Journal included information about the international accreditation of the College of Business Administration's Accounting Program by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB).

Oyinlade Talks Leadership, Nebraska's Ogoni Community
Earlier this year, A. Olu Oyinlade, professor of sociology, was quoted in the Midlands Business Journal on the topic of effective leadership skills for organizations and in April, Oyinlade provided a keynote presentation during the 2013 Ogoni Day Celebration, which was hosted by the Nebraska Chapter of the Movement for the Survival of the Ogoni People. Oyinlade was also awarded a Distinguished Service Award at the event.


24th Annual Nebraska Data Users Conference Aug. 13 at UNO

The UNO Center for Public Affairs Research will be holding its annual conference Tuesday, Aug. 13, in the CPACS building and by webcast.

This conference focuses on economic and population data from the U.S. Census Bureau and Labor Departments. Highlighted this year will be information on health insurance, how Nebraska’s metro and nonmetro areas differ, hands-on computer training of web applications, and Nebraska’s population trends.

See the details and register here.


UNO Community Engagement Center Now Accepting Requests for Proposal for Space

We are pleased to announce the release of the first round of request for proposals for university and community partner space in the UNO Community Engagement Center (CEC). Opening in the early spring of 2014, the CEC will serve as both the front door to the campus and as the university's signature outreach venue. In addition to housing the campus' nationally recognized Service Learning Academy and rapidly growing student volunteer/community service enterprise, the CEC will offer more than 12,000 square feet of collaborative, state-of-the-art office space for both community-based and university organizations. Organizations housed in the CEC will share a commitment to improve our community through cooperative programming, reciprocity, commitment to diversity, open communication, and collective and individual impact.

Application forms are available through the UNO CEC website. The website contains other information, including the CEC's mission and values, furniture and building design, and FAQs. We are accepting applications from both community organizations (including nonprofit and grassroots organizations, government entities, education, social entrepreneurs, collaborations, etc.) as well as UNO-based initiatives (emanating from colleges, departments, student organizations, campus collaborations, volunteer organizations, etc.). UNO-based organizations should complete the “internal” application; community-based organizations should complete the “external" application.

Applications for this round must be emailed to UNO at unocec@unomaha.edu no later than August 31, 2013, at 5 p.m. There will be additional calls for applications in November 2013 and February 2014.


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.


Hosting Visitors on Campus?

Is your department, college, or organization hosting visitors on campus for events, conferences or meetings?

The Office of University Communications would love to hear about it!

To help us promote your event through eNotes, social media, news releases and more, please contact our office in advance of their visit at ucomm@unomaha.edu.