eNotes

  • 2013
  • 8/28
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TIAA-CREF Representative on Campus Sept. 4

A TIAA-CREF representative will be on campus Sept. 4

To set up an appointment, please call 800.732.8353 to schedule an appointment.

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WiSTEM Meet and Greet Sept. 6

Mark your calendars for the second annual WiSTEM (Women in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) Meet and Greet on Friday, Sept. 6 from noon to 1:30 p.m. in the MBSC Ballroom.

Explore opportunities in STEM majors and STEM careers. STEM departments will have tables and information to demonstrate the possibilities in STEM. Organizations that hire STEM students will showcase future career opportunities. Learn from current students, faculty, and alumni and meet others interested in STEM. You can also find out how you can join the student organization WiSTEM.

This event is open to everyone. Free pizza is available while it lasts!

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ACDC Seeking Professional Clothing Donations Through Sept. 11

The Academic & Career Development Center is organizing a career closet to provide students with free professional attire. Last spring, we had 50 students come through in one day to pick out professional clothing and our closet needs restocking!

We are seeking donations of gently used and clean clothing items students may wear to career fairs and/or job interviews. Acceptable items include: full suits, jackets/blazers, professional shirts, slacks, skirts, professional dresses and ties. All sizes are needed; current styles are appreciated.

Donations can be dropped off in ACDC, Eppley 115, Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. through Sept. 11.

Contact UNO ACDC at 402.554. 3672 or unoacdc@unomaha.edu with questions.

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UNO Women's Club Scholarship Dinner

The Annual UNO Women’s Club Scholarship Dinner will be held on Sept. 9 from 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. in the Thompson Alumni Center.

In lieu of a cost for dinner, please consider making a gift to support one of a growing number of UNO Women’s Club Scholarships:
- Dorothy Patach UNO Women’s Club Scholarship Fund
- Mary Macchietto Bernier UNO Women’s Club Scholarship Fund
- Lou Ann Weber UNO Women’s Club Scholarship Fund
- UNO Women’s Club Scholarship and Fellowship Fund
- Mary D. Stoddard Scholarship Fund
- Josephine Bail Scholarship and Fellowship Fund
- Margaret Naylor Scholarship Fund

Please make checks payable to the University of Nebraska Foundation and include the name of the scholarship in the memo portion of your check.

If you are unable to attend, please consider sending your scholarship gift to the NU Foundation, 2285 S 67th St. Suite 200, Omaha, NE 68106.

Please RSVP to Gina Pearson, gpearson@nufoundation.org, 402.502.4912, by Wed., Sept. 4.

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IRB Hours at UNO

To assist UNO researchers, the UNMC/UNO Institutional Review Board has scheduled walk-in hours in the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research and Creative Activity, Eppley Administration Building, Room 203. No appointments are needed. Below are the dates and times they are available to discuss the IRB submission process, provide assistance with the IRB application, and answer questions about your human subject research study.

September:
Wednesday, Sept. 4 from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.
Thursday, Sept. 12 from 10 a.m. to noon

October:
Wednesday, Oct. 2 from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.
Thursday, Oct. 10 from 10 a.m. to noon

November:
Wednesday, Nov. 6 from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.
Thursday, Nov. 14 from 10 a.m. to noon

December:
Wednesday, Dec. 4 from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.
Thursday, Dec. 12 from 10 a.m. to noon

Contact Jenny Kucera at 402.559.6119 or jikucera@unmc.edu with questions or to schedule an appointment outside those hours.

Campus Notices

eNotes Submission Guidelines

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

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

Campus Notices

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 Notices
  • 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.

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

UNO Sponsoring 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 this Friday, Aug. 30.

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

There is free parking, and the concert series is free!

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

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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 through 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.

UNO in the Media

UNO in the Media

UNO Students Help Others Read With Therapy Dogs
On Friday, Aug. 16, the Omaha Catholic Voice published a story on a project that brought together psychology students from UNO with students from Holy Name School to help train therapy dogs to be used with children aged 4-12.

UNO Grad Provides Personal Brand Advice for PRSSA Members
On Friday, Aug. 23, Jillian McClenahan published a blog post through the national PRSSA (Public Relations Students Society of America) website on the topic of personal branding.

Student Photographer Profiled in Omaha Magazine
In the latest issue of Omaha Magazine, UNO student and broadcasting major Joe Shearer is profiled for his success with the UNO Gateway. Serving as Photo Editor for three years, Shearer has earned numerous Omaha Press Club Excellence in Journalism awards for his work and is currently interning at KETV.

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Research Opportunity for Healthy Adults

Researchers with the School of HPER in conjunction with Creighton University are looking for healthy adults (males and females age 50-70) with no history of knee pain to act as controls for a research study. The purpose of this study is to determine thigh muscle function differences that exist between people with knee osteoarthritis and those without knee osteoarthritis.

The study will consist of one visit to the Creighton Rehabilitation Science Laboratory and will require 1.5-2.0 hours of your time. A $25 stipend is available to qualified participants.

If you are interested in knowing more about this research study, call or e-mail Michaella Spenceri at 402.280.5674 or MichaellaSpenceri@creighton.edu.

This study is approved by both Creighton University's IRB (13-16685) and the UNMC IRB (#302-13-ET).