East Parking Garage: Lot V Closure
The top level of the east parking structure (Lot V) will be closed on Monday, August 19, from approximately 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. due to construction activity. A crane will be putting materials on the south roof of Arts and Sciences Hall as a part of the ASH renovation project. The south central entrance to ASH will also be closed for the duration of this work.
Part-time Job Fair Aug. 28
The UNO Academic & Career Development Center is hosting a Part-time Job Fair during Durango Days on Wednesday, Aug. 28, to help kick off the start of the school year!
We are very excited about this event, and students are eager to learn about part-time positions available both on-campus and in the Omaha area. This event is free for UNO departments to attend to promote available student worker and work study positions.
- 1PM to 2PM
Letras Y Voces Reading Aug. 17
The Writer's Workshop and El Museo Latino present the poetry of Heidi Hermanson, Bruce Koborg, and Ian Barker on Saturday, Aug. 17, from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. at 4701 S 25 St. This reading is free, and the community is invited!
Questions? Contact Lisa Sandlin at 505.603.8860 or Magdalena Garcia at 402.731.1137.
Blackboard Unavailable Aug. 18 from 6 a.m. to 8 a.m.
In order to upgrade and apply fixes to the Blackboard learning management system before the fall semester, Information Services (IS) has announced that Blackboard will be unavailable during the regular maintenance window on Sunday, Aug. 18, from 6 a.m. until 8 a.m. The Blackboard downtime is scheduled to last approximately two hours, but the campus community may see intermittent availability or system adjustments as it is brought back online and tested.
The fixes and improvements include:
Test and Survey Options: Many new options that allow you to control the availability, presentation, and feedback for an assessment. Highlights include:
--Test Availability Exceptions : new settings allow you to select one or more students and make a number of exceptions to the already established availability settings to provide accommodations for such things as a disabled student, language differences, etc.
--Show Test Results and Feedback to Students : new options for the release of test results and feedback to students.
How Do I Learn More?
To get a closer look at these improvements, look for the New icon on the updated Blackboard Help site. This information can also be accessed by clicking the Help icon within Blackboard.
If you have any questions or concerns please contact IS Technical Support at 402.554.HELP (4357) or email@example.com or login to the new Request Center at http://requestcenter.unomaha.edu to submit and track your own trouble ticket.
- 5:30PM to 9PM
Aviation Institute Partnering with Strategic Air & Space Museum for Hops, Props, and Wings Aug. 29
The Aviation Institute at the University of Nebraska at Omaha is teaming up with the Strategic Air & Space Museum for their weekly Hops, Props, and Wings. Come out and learn more about what is going on at the Museum and Aviation Institute. Purchase your tickets directly from the Aviation Institute and receive ½ price admission for adults. This is only available by purchasing your tickets in advance.
Cactus Hill will be performing, and our very own alumnus, Scott Gaeta, is a member of the band.
Admission is $6 for adults and kids, and this price is not valid at the museum. Museum members will receive free admission.
Chicken wings are available for purchase. Please note that alcohol will not be available for this event.
For tickets stop by the Aviation Institute in CPACS 120 or call 402.554.3424. Tickets will also be available through Kailey Dwyer at the ConAgra Hangar.
Help us kick off the 2013-2014 year in style!
UPDATE: Join Team UNO in the Omaha Corporate Cup Featuring the UNO Campus or Help Volunteer!
The 2013 American Lung Association Corporate Cup on Sunday, Sept. 15, will feature UNO in a big way--the 10K portion of the race will traverse UNO's Dodge and Pacific campuses as runners circle the area on their way to the finish line. The two-mile run will also pass by Mammel Hall, home of the UNO College of Business Administration. The remainder of the race will take place in Aksarben Village.
Want to Volunteer? Visit http://omahacorporatecup.org/event-information/participant-resources/ to download the volunteer form.
You can also join UNO's Corporate Cup Team for just $15 by visiting http://tinyurl.com/unocorporatecup and clicking on 'Join Team' next to 'University of Nebraska at Omaha.'
UPDATE: You can purchase a t-shirt for the race here. The cost is $20.
Nominations Sought for UNO Employee of the Month
Do you know a UNO employee who provides outstanding service to your 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.
- Performed job above and beyond expectations;
- Interpersonal skill/communication;
- Knowledge of job; and
-Recipients receive $200, “rock star” parking for that month, recognition and photograph with the Chancellor, recognition at the 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.
UNO in the Media
Freshmen Orientation on WOWT
On Wednesday, August 14, WOWT ran a story on the issue of college preparation for new high school seniors this year. As part of the story, WOWT followed a group of new freshmen during their UNO orientation and talked to parents who were in attendance as well.
Gouttierre, Ogden, Simi Cited as National Experts by World-Herald
On Thursday, Aug. 15, the Omaha World-Herald published an article focused on national experts at local higher education institutions. The article mentioned three experts from UNO including Tom Gouttierre, dean of International Studies; Dave Ogden, professor of communication; and Pete Simi, assistant professor of communication.
Tyma Quoted on Apocalypic Movies
On Thursday, August 15, the Omaha World-Herald published an article on the topic of apocalyptic and doomsday movies. The article quoted Adam Tyma, assistant professor of communication.
Kosloski Helps with Caregiver Stress
On Wednesday, August 14, the newspaper Caribbean Today published an article on the topic of caregiver stress and how to relieve that stress. The article mentions a program, TCARE, created by Karl Kosloski, professor of gerontology, and Rhonda Montgomery, a national expert on the topic.
American Premiere Broadcast Exclusively on Classical 90.7, KVNO-FM-HD1 Aug. 18
Tune into Classical 90.7 KVNO-FM, this Sunday, Aug. 18, at noon for the American broadcast premier of new choral work by a very talented young Slovenian composer, Damijan Mocnik.
Passio Domini Nostri Jesu Christi secumdum Joannem (The Passion of Our Lord Jesus Christ According to John) was recorded live during a 2011 performance at the Cankarjev Dom – Gallus Hall in Ljubljana, Slovenia.
Classical 90.7, KVNO-FM is a fine arts and classical music broadcast service of the University of Nebraska at Omaha’s College of Communication, Fine Arts and Media.
For additional information, contact Stan Schmidt at www.goingbeyondwords.com.
API 'At the Ready'
During the week of August 19-23, the API staff will be on-call in the Teaching and Technology Center, located in Kayser Hall room 538, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. to handle any of your instructional technology questions. We will also be available from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Monday, August 26.
We can provide assistance with Blackboard, Adobe Connect, Clickers, and the Microsoft Office Suite. This assistance will be handled on a first-come, first-served basis and is not meant to replace any of our regularly scheduled training sessions.
If you have any questions or problems registering, please contact Information Services Technical Support at 402.554.HELP (4357).
USPS Mail Pickup Time Change
The USPS, in trying to gain efficiency, has requested an earlier pick up time for collection mail at UNO. As it has been, all mail that came into Mail Services before 4:45 p.m. was posted and sent out the same day. With this request that time will change.
They are recommending a 4:15 p.m. collection pick up to ensure our mail is processed the same day. This will make it imperative to have all USPS mail to Mail Service no later than 4 p.m. This is especially true for Priority Express Next Day Delivery. All mail delivered after 4 p.m. will be post marked for the following business day. The postal service is struggling to meet their goals, and this is one small way that we can help them and meet our goals as well. Please prepare for this to take effect immediately.
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Summer in Omaha
Maha Music Festival at Aksarben Village (link)
Saturday, Aug. 17, beginning at noon.
Stop out and hear some Indie music at Aksarben Village!
20th Anniversary Screening of The Sandlot
Location: Werner Park
Address: 12356 Ballpark Way, Papillion, NE 68046
Times: Gates open at 7 p.m.; show begins at 8 p.m.
Admission: $5 - GA; Dogs - Free
Contact: Kaci Long
Join us for the 20th Anniversary showing of The Sandlot. Bring your family and your dog to the ballpark to take part in all the fun. Don't miss out on this baseball classic shown on the Werner Park "big screen" by reliving every scene with writer/director/producer David M. Evans.