• 2013
  • 08/26

Welcome Back Faculty, Staff, and Students!

Welcome back faculty, staff, and students!

For those new to campus or those who need a refresher course, below are some tips on using eNotes.

The audience of eNotes is first and foremost internal. As such, it is also a broad audience reaching faculty, staff, and students across all departments and colleges.

Faculty, staff, and students who would like to submit items for publication consideration can email them to enotes@unomaha.edu.

For detailed submission guidelines, please read below.

All submissions should:
- Be submitted three days in advance of the first desired publication date, whenever possible
- Be sponsored by a UNO department, program, or organization
- Have a direct connection to the university (relate to university events, announcements, notices, etc.)
- Be timely and applicable to a wide audience (including faculty, staff, and students)

Items that will not be promoted via eNotes:
- Personal social media accounts, blogs, websites, or related media
- Individual classes; this excludes professional development workshops
- All-campus emails (this is left to the discretion of the director of university communications)
- Job candidate resumes

Items will run a maximum of twice a week, excluding campus notices, and will be edited concisely according to AP Style.

If you have any questions regarding eNotes or these submission guidelines, please email enotes@unomaha.edu.


College of Education Culture Walks Information

Below is information regarding the College of Education's Culture Walks.

From Apprehension to Appreciation: The Culture Walk Journey
Exhibition on Display from Aug. 26-Oct. 4
UNO Criss Library, Main Floor

The exhibit will feature information and artifacts reflecting five years of Culture Walks. Culture Walks are events held each semester in various locations throughout Omaha. Each separate Culture Walks includes a meal and panel discussion featuring leaders representing a specific Omaha community (North Omaha, South Omaha, or refugee populations living in Omaha). College of Education faculty facilitate the dialogue and when possible, lead a walking tour through the surrounding neighborhood. After attending the Culture Walks, UNO College of Education teacher preparation candidates complete a 40 hour field experience in an Omaha Public School in that particular neighborhood. Approximately 100 to 125 students participate each fall and spring semester.

The demographic profile of today's K-12 students does not match the demographic profile of K-12 teachers, which is predominantly white, middle-class, and female. The differing cultural backgrounds may lead to a disconnection between teachers and students. Culture Walks provide an opportunity for pre-service teachers to learn more about Omaha's diverse communities and began to develop an appreciation for the rich opportunities diversity can bring to their future classrooms.

The exhibit will feature research, art, and artifacts contributed by UNO faculty and students as well as OPS students.

Culture Walk Gallery Opening at the UNO Criss Library
Located in the H. Don and Connie J. Osborne Family Gallery
4 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 29.
RSVP to Lori Durflinger-Feilmeyer at ldurflinger@unomaha.edu.

  • 8/30
  • 11:20AM to 12:30PM
  • PKI 279

The College of IS&T Round Table Presents Dr. Jong-Joo Kim Aug. 30

The College of IS&T Round Table Presents Dr. Jong-Joo Kim. His presentation is titled, "Application of Genomic Tools to Livestock Industry in Korea."

This presentation will be on Friday, Aug. 30, from 11:20 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in PKI 279. Pizza and sodas will be provided on a first-come, first-served basis. Please RSVP to Angela Nastase at anastase@unomaha.edu by Aug. 29.

About Dr. Jong-Joo Kim
Dr. Jong-Joo Kim is currently an associate professor at the School of Biotechnology at the Yeungnam University in Korea. His research interests include application of bioinformatics tools to genome analysis, genetics & breeding and meat production in farm animals. He holds a Ph.D. in animal science from Texas A&M University and has post doc careers at the University of Liege in Belgium and Iowa State University before joining as a faculty member at Yeungnam University. During his academic career, Dr. Kim published about 70 SCI(E) papers including ones in P.N.A.S., Genetics, Journal of Animal Sciences, etc.


Fund for Undergraduate Scholarly Experiences Grants Available; Q&A Sessions Aug. 29,30

The Office of Research and Creative Activity (ORCA) is pleased to announce the Fund for Undergraduate Scholarly Experiences (FUSE) request for proposals. FUSE grants support faculty-mentored undergraduate student research and creative activity. Deadline for proposal submissions is Tuesday, Oct. 15 (11:59 p.m. CDT).

If students are interested in applying for FUSE funding, please attend one of two Q&A sessions scheduled in August.

The first will take place on Thursday, Aug. 29 in the MBSC State Room from 12 p.m. to 12:45 p.m.

The second will be held on Friday, Aug. 30 from 1 p.m. to 1:45 p.m. in the MBSC State Room.

Popcorn and light refreshments will be served. Faculty interested in serving as FUSE mentors as also encouraged to attend.

Grants of up to $2,500 per student are available to UNO undergraduates. Faculty need not be tenured or tenure-track to participate as mentors. ORCA encourages students and faculty from all disciplines to participate in this exciting opportunity to promote student involvement in research and creative activity at UNO.

For more information about FUSE, to review the FUSE guidelines or submit your proposal, visit the FUSE page.

Questions should be directed to unofuse@unomaha.edu.


Campus Recreation Now Offering Limited Access Membership for Faculty & Staff

Faculty and staff can now purchase a limited access pass for campus recreation. This pass gives you access Monday through Friday from 6 a.m. to 1 p.m. and Saturday all day for just $32.50/month, $120/semester, or $360/year.

For more information visit www.unomaha.edu/wwwocr or contact Angelica Jensen at aljensen@unomaha.edu or 4-3291.

Campus Notices
  • 8/30
  • 6:30PM to 10PM

Join UNO at the End of Summer Concert Series at Midtown Crossing Aug. 30

Join UNO's College of Education as they host the End of Summer Concert Series at Midtown Crossing Friday, Aug. 30.

A very special UNO opening act will perform at 6:30 p.m., followed by Tim Halperin at 7 p.m.

For more information on the free concert series, visit the Midtown Crossing website here.

Campus Notices
  • 9/15

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 here to download the volunteer form.

You can also join UNO's Corporate Cup Team for just $15 by visiting here 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.

UNO in the Media

UNO in the Media

UNO Sponsors End of Summer Concert Series
On Friday, Aug. 23, the Omaha World-Herald previewed the opening of the End of Summer Concert series, sponsored by UNO.

Gouttierre on Tom Becka
On Tuesday, Aug. 20, Tom Gouttierre, Dean of International Studies, was a guest on the Tom Becka Show on 1290 KOIL. Becka and Gouttierre discussed the current situation in Egypt.

Douglas County Post Gazzette Covers App Fee Waiver for Vets
On Tuesday, Aug. 13, the Douglas County Post Gazette ran a story on the decision to waive UNO's $40 application fee for military veterans. The new policy takes effect this fall.


Bowling League Members Sought

The UNO Faculty/Staff Bowling League for 2013-2014 gets rolling at 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 28, at West Lanes Bowling Alley (72nd and Dodge Streets). New teams and individuals who would like to be placed on a team are welcome regardless of skill level.

Teams may have more than four bowlers--18 years or older--on their rosters, but only four will bowl each week. Teams must have at least two UNO current or retired administrative/faculty/staff members which includes spouses, immediate family or significant others. Graduate teaching assistants are also eligible.

League bowlers unable to arrive at 4:30 p.m. each week have until the end of their team's fifth frame to join the first game of the evening.

Everyone is invited to learn more about the F/S Bowling League at an open house on Aug. 21 from 4:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. at West Lanes. Stop in and bowl one FREE game (shoe rental not included).

For more information, contact league president David Kimble at dkimble@unomaha.edu or 402.554.3229; league vice-president Ed Johnson at edwardjohnson@unomaha.edu or 402.554.2656; or league secretary/treasurer Christy Tilford at ctilford@unomaha.edu or 402.554.3546.