• 2013
  • 8/29
  • 8:30AM to 10:30AM
  • CPACS Commons

Aviation Institute Events Today

The Aviation Institute is holding two events today.

Aviation Expo
The annual Aviation Institute Expo will be held today from 8:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. in the CPACS Commons in the CPACS Building.

The event is held annually to expose new and continuing Aviation Institute and UNO students to the aviation opportunities here at UNO and within the Omaha community. The Aviation Institute’s student organizations and flight providers will be in attendance as well as representatives from major airlines, corporate aviation, federal organizations and the military.

The event is open to all UNO students.

Hops, Props, and Wings
UNO's Aviation Institute is teaming up with the Strategic Air & Space Museum for their weekly Hops, Props, and Wings tonight from 5:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. Come out and learn more about what's 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. The cost is $6 for adults and kids--this price is not valid at the museum, and Museum members receive free admission.

Cactus Hill will be performing. UNO alumnus, Scott Gaeta, is a member of the band.

Food will be available for purchase.

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!

The Strategic Air & Space Museum is located at 28210 W Park Hwy in Ashland, Neb.


'Consider This...' on UNO Television

UNO Television produces the program 'Consider This...' with host Cathy Wyatt in the UNO Television studios on campus.

This week UNO Television will feature an encore production of 'Consider This: Reflections on Pediatric Medicine.' Cathy Wyatt's guests include Byron Oberst, M.D., FAAP, Author & Pediatrician; and Rachel Hoec, Lead Lifestyle Manager, Immanuel.

NET will broadcast the show tonight at 11 p.m. and Sunday, Sept. 1, at 11:30 a.m. on NET 1. It will be aired on Friday, Aug. 30 at 12:30 p.m. and Tuesday, Sept. 3 on NET 2. All times are Central Daylight Time.


API Hosting 'Introduction to Adobe Connect' Sept. 5

Adobe Connect is a web collaboration, e-learning system used at UNO to conduct online classes, meetings, and presentations with participants worldwide. Connect sessions can be live and/or recorded for 24/7 playback. Each session can incorporate, audio, video, slide presentations, whiteboards, website display, polls, file exchange, and desktop sharing. In short, most of the instructional technologies used in on-campus classes are available in Connect for teaching online.

Participants in this hands-on class, will learn how to create a basic online meeting that can be used for live classes or conferences, recorded for 24/7 playback, or utilized to put study materials online for student access.

Class meets Sept. 5 in room 543, Kayser Hall, from noon to 1 p.m.

To register for Introduction to Adobe Connect go here.


Fidelity Representative on Campus Sept. 6, 19, and 27

A Fidelity representative will be at UNO for individual appointments Sept. 6, 19, and 27.

Employees can call Fidelity at 800.642.7131 to schedule an appointment with Fidelity Rep Jason Cronick.

  • 9/10
  • 2:30PM to 3:30PM
  • MBSC Chancellor's Room

Informational Session Regarding New Academic Learning Communities Set for Sept. 10

The Office of Academic and Student Affairs invites you to attend an informational session regarding new academic learning communities on Tuesday, Sept. 10 from 2:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. in the Milo Bail Student Center Chancellor's Room.

Learn more about academic learning communities, why it's important to have academic learning communities, and how you can get involved. For more information, please view this flier or contact Dean Deborah Smith-Howell at dsmith-howell@unomaha.edu or Dean David Boocker dboocker@unomaha.edu for additional information about this opportunity.

  • 11/6-11/8

UNO Hosting International Research Conference Nov. 6-8

The International Association for Service Learning and Community Engagement (IARSLCE) is hosting its annual conference at the Hilton in downtown Omaha on November 6-8.

Hosted by UNO, the conference will showcase research conducted by scholars, practitioners, and community partners across the United States and the world. With more than 175 presentations and posters, and numerous networking and mentoring sessions, there will be many opportunities to learn about and share experiences rooted in community engagement.

The keynote speaker will be acclaimed writer, speaker, and activist Parker J. Palmer, founder of the Center for Courage & Renewal and author of several books including The Heart of Higher Education and Healing the Heart of Democracy. His keynote luncheon address on Nov. 7 is titled "Higher Education and the Future of Democracy."

In addition to full conference admission, participants may purchase one day admission, pre-conference admission, or tickets for the luncheon address by Dr. Palmer. Tickets for the luncheon address are included in the full conference admission fee. Early bird pricing ends Sept. 15.

For more information and to register, please visit here.


Changes to the Collegiate Readership Newspaper Program and The New York Times Access

Faculty members are asked to tell students that newspaper bins are unlocked and open.

With new joint funding from the administration and Student Government, print newspapers on campus are now available for students, faculty, and staff. The swipe locks have been removed from the bins for easy access.

Student access and use is still the priority of the program, and faculty members are encouraged to promote reading the newspapers.

All students and faculty can access The New York Times online by going to the www.NYTimes.com Academic Pass page and registering with a UNO email address and creating an account with a password. Academic passes are good for 24 hours and can renewed. The number of access passes for the university is limited, and access is on a 24 hours first come, first served basis.

Faculty who require The New York Times in courses can receive free home delivery of the paper in Omaha. Direct questions to Maria Knudtson at mknudtson@unomaha.edu.


UNO Women's Club Newsletter

The UNO Women's Club newsletter is available. Check it out here.

Campus Notices

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.

Campus Notices

Speech Center Consulting Room Fall 2013 Hours

The UNO Speech Center Consulting Room, located in 185 Arts and Sciences Hall, begins its fall hours. Hours are generally 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Friday. To make an appointment call 554.3201 or stop by ASH 185.

The UNO Speech Center assists all UNO students, faculty, and staff at any point in preparing oral presentations and/or incorporating them into their courses. Visit their site to find out more information. Call 554.3201 or send an email to unospeechcenter@unomaha.edu to schedule an appointment. Faculty members interested in scheduling a consultant to come to your classroom to introduce your students to the center and to talk about presentation skills should call the Speech Center to schedule a visit.

Campus Notices

Chancellor's Commission on the Status of Women (CCSW) Seeking New Members

Faculty, staff, and students are encouraged to join the UNO Chancellor's Commission on the Status of Women (CCSW). You can apply for membership by emailing your name and the reason you are interested in joining the commission to Nancy Castilow at ncastilow@unomaha.edu by Friday, August 30.

The CCSW serves as an advisory council to the chancellor and other university administrators on issues that relate to all faculty, staff and students. CCSW offers networking and professional development opportunities for members as well as an opportunity to positively impact women on the UNO campus.

We are seeking applications from all faculty, staff and students (regardless of gender) that would like to become members. Graduate and undergraduate students in any academic field are encouraged to apply. Faculty and staff are appointed for two-year terms, and students are appointed for one-year, renewable terms.

For more information, contact the CCSW Co-Chairs, Stacie Petter (spetter@unomaha.edu; 402.554.2077) or Kathe Oleson Lyons (kathleeoleson@unomaha.edu; 402.554.4083), or visit the CCSW website (www.unomaha.edu/ccsw).


Veteran in Business Forum Hosted by NBDC Sept. 6

Join veteran-owned businesses as they introduce their services and products in five-minute presentations. Guest speakers present on a topics of concern to veteran business owners. Bring plenty of your business cards, brochures, and fliers to exchange.

This event, hosted by NBDC, is free to attend, but you must register here.

For more information contact Tara Clawson at 402.554.6252 or tclawson@unomaha.edu.


University Communications Page and Updated UNO Brand Guide Available

Working on marketing materials? The Office of University Communications has launched their new website here.

Visit the site to learn about the team, services, brand guidelines, media services, creative services and assistance related to marketing and media available to campus.

University Communications also launched updated brand guidelines for all campus departments, offices and organizations to utilize when using the UNO brand and communicating on behalf of the University through marketing and promotional materials. Full details related to the updated guidelines, including a PDF of the updated brand guidelines, can be found here.

For any questions related to marketing, communication or media, please contact the Office of University Communications using the main email: ucomm@unomaha.edu.