• 2013
  • 8/30
  • 12PM to 1PM
  • HPER 211

"Interpersonal Coordination Dynamics in Dancers and Non Dancers: Contrasting Timing and Haptic Cues" Discussion Today

Vassilia Hatzitaki is an associate professor of motor control at the Motor Control and Learning Laboratory in the Department of Physical Education and Sports Sciences at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki in Greece, and she is presenting at UNO. Her research focuses on the processes by which visual and proprioceptive information is transformed into meaningful motor output for controlling posture and balance during the performance of static and dynamic complex motor tasks.

Her research group is currently investigating the inter- and intra-personal coordination during rhythmic activity while communicating by means of sensory information exchange.

Please come and join us in discussing Dr. Hatzitaki’s interesting perspectives on postural control research today from noon to 1 p.m. in HPER 211!


Chemistry Open House Today

The UNO Chemistry Department is hosting a chemistry open house today at 12:25 p.m.

The open house will be on the third floor in the Durham Science Center for all students, including chemistry minors and those taking chemistry courses in their degrees. Here, students can explore undergraduate opportunities in research and student employment, learn about student internships in chemistry, assorted scholarships, curriculum, and more.

Representatives from FUSE (Fund for Undergraduate Scholarly Experiences), NASA-Nebraska, and wiSTEM will be present. Also, student representatives from UNO Chem Club, UNO Pre-Pharmacy Club, and UNO Pre-Health Careers Club will be available to answer questions about their campus activities and for students to sign up for membership.

For more information, please call the chemistry office at 402.554.2651 or email Janine Brooks at jmbrooks@unomaha.edu.

  • 6:30PM to 10PM

End of Summer Concert Series Presented by UNO Continues Tonight!

Join UNO's College of Education as they host the End of Summer Concert Series at Midtown Crossing tonight!

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. There is also free parking!


Brooke Clements Named UNO Employee of the Month for September

Oh, what a difference you make, Brooke Clements! An assistant director in the Academic and Career Development Center, Clements will be honored throughout the month of September for her work.

Praised by her nominators for making a huge contribution in her office, Clements has been employed with UNO for almost four years.

According to her nominators, "Clements goes above and beyond every day and is an excellent resource for students, parents, and employers."

The nominator continued, "Clements excels at building and maintaining relationships with everyone she meets." Her co-workers believe it is a privilege to work with her.

When notified of her award, Clements said she was very surprised. She had no idea she was nominated and is very thankful for her co-workers" nomination.

As Employee of the Month, Clements received a certificate, lapel pin, choice of coffee cup or drink cup, a monetary award and use of a parking space. She also received a portrait with the chancellor and a letter of congratulations. She will be honored at an upcoming meeting of the University of Nebraska Board of Regents.

Last January, Human Resources announced the updated Employee of the Month-- "Oh" Award for "Oh, what a difference you make!"--program for UNO staff members. HR administers the program in conjunction with the Office of the Chancellor and Staff Advisory Council. They welcome nominations from faculty, staff,students, vendors and visitors. Nomination forms are available here.

  • 9/5
  • 11:30AM to 1PM
  • PKI 279

College of IS&T Roundtable Sept. 5

The College of IS&T Roundtable presents Dr. Ingo Scholtes, Chair of Systems Design, ETH Zurich. He will be presenting on Topological and Temporal Complexity in Socio-Technical Systems on Thursday, Sept. 5, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. in PKI 279.

Pizza provided on a first-come, first-served basis. Presentation starts at noon. Please rsvp to anastase@unomaha.edu.

About Dr. Ingo Scholtes
Ingo Scholtes obtained his diploma in computer science from the University of Trier in 2005. In 2004, he obtained hands-on experience in the design of a complex large-scale distributed system during a stay at CERN, where he designed and implemented the peer-to-peer-based Event Monitoring Service of the ATLAS detector at the Large Hadron Collider. In 2011 he obtained his doctoral degree in computer science from University of Trier before moving on to a research stay at the Biological Physics research group of Tamás Vicsek at Eötvös Loránd University, Budapest. Since September 2011 he holds his current position as postdoctoral researcher at the chair of Systems Design at ETH Zurich. His research interests include the modeling and analysis of complex dynamic networks, and applications to all kinds of distributed technical and socio-technical systems.


Powerpoint in the Classroom Workshops

Join the Academic Partnership for Instruction (API) for a four-week series focusing on ways to use PowerPoint for instruction.

"Getting Started with PowerPoint" will lead you through the basics of creating presentations for delivery in the classroom and at conferences. "Voice Over PowerPoint" will introduce how to add recorded audio over the top of a completed presentation for delivery via Blackboard. "PowerPoint: Not Just for Presentations" will guide you through the process of creating a non-linear presentation that can be used for games and simulations, both in the classroom and via the web. "PowerPoint: Infographics" will cover how to create an infographic in PowerPoint and stitch the slides together using a cloud-based collage tool.

The classes build on each other, though it is not required to attend all four. Those who are new to PowerPoint are encouraged to take the "Getting Started" class first.

To register or for full descriptions, visit here.

Questions? Contact the IS Help Desk at 402.554.4357 or unohelpdesk@unomaha.edu.

Dates for classes:
Getting Started with PowerPoint
Friday, September 6
9 a.m. to 11 a.m.
Kayser Hall 543

Voice Over PowerPoint
Friday, September 13
9 a.m. to 10 a.m.
Kayser Hall 543

PowerPoint: Not Just for Presentations
Friday, September 20
9 a.m. to 11 a.m.
Kayser Hall 538

PowerPoint: Infographics
Friday, September 27
9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.
Kayser Hall 543


UNO Course Evaluation Instrument Workshop Sept. 10

The UNO Course Evaluation Instrument and its use in TABS will be the focus of an upcoming workshop for all faculty members on Tuesday, Sept. 10, from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. in Roskens Hall IDEAS room 412.

Saundra Shillingstad and Carolyn Gascoigne will teach attendees how to use the instrument to look for patterns across semesters, document strengths and identify new approaches to help meet teaching objectives. They will also talk about the use of this instrument in the TABS (Teaching Analysis By Students) program.

To register, please contact the Center for Faculty Development at 402.554.2427 or unofacdev@unomaha.edu.

  • 9/14

BE a MAV Day Sept. 14

The Office of Undergraduate Admissions will be having an open house event, BE a MAV Day, on Saturday, Sept. 14. Prospective students and their families will have the opportunity to visit with different departments, groups and organizations. They will also get to go on campus tours, see the residence halls, and learn all that UNO has to offer!

The agenda for the day looks like this:
8:15 a.m.--Academic/Organizational Fair
9:15 a.m.--Who Wants to be a UNO Maverick?!
10 a.m.--Campus Tour/Student and Parent Panels
11 a.m.--Campus Tour/Student and Parent Panels
12 p.m.--Dodge Campus Housing Tours
12:30 p.m.--Optional Lunch at Scott Café & Pacific Campus Housing Tours

Students can register for the program here. The program will begin at 8:15 a.m. in the Milo Bail Student Center Ballroom. If you have any questions regarding the open house, please contact Chris Liewer at cliewer@unomaha.edu or 4-3520.


Story Suggestions Requested

Journalism students in the School of Communication will once again provide content for a semester-ending special section in the Gateway. This semester, the students will write profile stories about faculty members and students and the research they are conducting.

Please send story suggestions to Kevin Warneke at klwarneke@unomaha.edu.

Campus Notices

"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 and 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.

Campus Notices

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.


Campus Recreation 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.


Online Survey By UNO Geography, Geology Aims to Study Omaha Residency Motivations

An online survey from the UNO Department of Geography/Geology aims to measure why some residents have chosen to live downtown rather than elsewhere in the greater Omaha metropolitan area.

Many UNO faculty, staff and students live downtown and are welcome to participate. The survey can be found at the following address: http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/downtownomaha.