• 2013
  • 9/3
  • 9/5
  • 11:30AM to 1PM
  • MBSC Dodge Room

UNO Hosting Honorable Judge Bernice Donald Sept. 5

UNO is hosting the Honorable Judge Bernice Donald on Thursday, Sept. 5 from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Milo Bail Student Center Dodge Room.

The Honorable Judge Donald is the first African American woman to serve on the U.S. Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals. She was confirmed in 2011 based on her stellar record of legal practice. She was the first female African American judge in the state of Tennessee and the first female African American bankruptcy judge in the United States. For fifteen years she was a federal judge for the Western District of Tennessee. She served as a state district judge on Tennessee’s General Sessions Criminal Court, a public defender for Shelby County, and a staff attorney for the Memphis Area Legal Services. She was also in private practice. Her personal and professional experience with civil and criminal cases will challenge the audience to reflect and act upon social justice needs in our society.

  • 9/11

Kaneko-UNO Library Events Sept. 11

Below are two events being hosted by the UNO Kaneko Library on Wednesday, Sept. 11

Wednesday Words: The Braided River Series Featuring Marjorie Saiser
Noon to 1 p.m.
Our Featured Writer: Marjorie Saiser
NAC is pleased to present Marjorie Saiser as the Wednesday Words featured writer. Saiser has three books from the Backwaters Press, including Bones of a Very Fine Hand, winner of the Nebraska Book Award. Her novel in poems is Losing the Ring in the River (University of New Mexico Press, 2013). A recipient of the Literary Heritage Award, she was named Distinguished Artist in Poetry by the Nebraska Arts Council in 2009. Saiser’s work has been published in Field, Chattahoochee Review, Nimrod, Rattle, bosque, burntdistrict, and Prairie Schooner. She is co-editor of the anthologies Times of Sorrow/Times of Grace and Road Trip. Her website is poetmarge.com.

About Wednesday Words
Wednesday Words originated in the fall of 2009 as a special reading series featuring award-winning writers from the Nebraska Arts Council's Individual Artist Fellowship in Literature program. The reading series is brought to you by the Nebraska Arts Council and Nebraska independent publisher, The Backwaters Press. View our Event Schedule for upcoming featured writers. Wednesday Words explores the many voices of contemporary Nebraska writers in theBraided River Series, a special schedule of readings from award-winning Nebraska writers. The special series began in 2011 and continues throughout 2012. Spend your lunch hour with the Braided River series from Wednesday Words. Treat yourself once a month to a feast for your ears as you listen to some of the finest in Nebraska writing. Our events are FREE and open to the public.

Imagine: How Creativity Works, book discussion
6 p.m.
Stop by for snacks and drinks as we will discuss the book Imagine: How Creativity Works by Jonah Lehrer.

More specifically, we will be looking at the disgraced author himself, the relationship between author and audience, and the intersection between popular thought and neuroscience.

Kaneko-UNO is located at 1111 Jones St.

  • 9/17
  • 3PM to 5PM
  • CPACS Collaborating Commons

Professor Emeritus Samuel Walker Presenting on Sept. 17

"On the Stand in New York City," will be the subject of a talk by Samuel Walker, Professor Emeritus of UNO's School of Criminology and Criminal Justice, regarding his experience as an expert witness in the recent "stop and frisk" case against the New York City Police Department.

The talk will cover the stop and frisk controversy in New York City, Walker's role as an expert witness for the plaintiffs, and the significance of the ruling for both the NYPD and other police departments.

The free public talk will be Tuesday, Sept. 17, from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. in the Collaborating Commons on the first floor of CPACS.

Campus Notices

Safety Notice for On-Campus Incidents

With the start of the fall semester, Campus Security would like to remind the campus community about emergency procedures at UNO. The following information outlines the university's safety and emergency procedures, along with other services provided by Campus Security.

Incident Reporting

Incidents requiring immediate action include fire, environmental spills, medical conditions, property damage, disruptive behavior and crimes in progress.

Persons involved with or observing these types of incidents should call Campus Security at 402.554.2911. Campus Security will dispatch officers to the scene and, if required, contact 911.

Faculty and staff can call 911 directly, but also should notify Campus Security to help coordinate the response and expedite travel to the emergency scene. Emergency information provided by the caller should include the building, floor, room number, call back number and nature of the emergency.


Faculty and staff should assist with room and building evacuations, and be aware of those needing special assistance. All employees should become familiar with the designated rally points for their buildings, which are listed in the back of the telephone directory under "Emergency Procedures."

Personal Threats and Harassment

Disruptive behavior on campus will not be tolerated. Threats or acts of violence should be reported to Campus Security and to the employees supervisor. If the act appears to represent an immediate threat or harm to the individual, it should be reported at once to Campus Security or 911.

Personal Escorts

The escort service is available 24/7 for individuals on campus. Contact Campus Security to arrange an escort.

Personal Safety Checks

Individuals who may be working alone outside normal working hours are encouraged to contact Campus Security. Security officers will periodically check on individuals' safety while they are on campus.

Personal Property

The university is not responsible for personal property. Individuals are responsible for safeguarding their own property. Loss of personal property should be reported to Campus Security.

Alert System

An on-campus system to help facilitate emergency communications has been installed on the Dodge, Pacific and Center locations. Announcements are distributed from Campus Security to building public address systems or speakers located in building corridors. When announcements are made, strobe lights will flash to notify the hearing impaired to seek assistance.

The system is particularly helpful during tornado warnings. The announcement will alert building occupants to seek shelter and, again later, when the warning has ended. The alert system also can be used to announce university closings, confirm evacuations for fire or chemical release, or other emergency conditions.

Text Messaging System

An off-site text-messaging system provided by e2Campus is available. The system sends instant alerts directly to registered subscribers' e-mail accounts and mobile phones via text messages. Wireless personal digital assistants and BlackBerry devices can also be used.

The notification system is used to communicate any potential emergency, such as a snow delay or closing, other weather warnings, homeland security advisories, gas leak notifications and fire or crime watches.

To subscribe visit https://ebruno.unomaha.edu/ans/login.php

U-Tip for Anonymous Text Message

Have an anonymous tip? If so, use U-Tip to report suspicious activities or individuals on campus, such as theft or vandalism. Communication is anonymous, allowing uTipsters to send in tips without the fear or risk of retribution. The message will be sent directly to Campus Security and appropriate action will be taken immediately. All other emergency calls should be made to Campus Security at 402.554.2911 or Omaha Police and Fire at 911, so more information can be gathered from the caller. To use the system simply enter 50911 in the address box. In the text message type UNO911 (your message here).

More information on campus emergency procedures can be found online at http://emergency.unomaha.edu/ or in the UNO Employee Telephone Directory beginning on page 99.

For more information about Campus Security procedures related to campus emergencies, contact Stan Schleifer at 402.554.3596 or Paul Kosel at 402.554.2648.

Campus Notices
  • 9/6
  • 12PM to 1:30PM
  • MBSC Ballroom

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!

Campus Notices
  • 6:30PM to 10PM

UNO Sponsoring End of Summer Concert Series Sept. 6

Join UNO's College of Business Administration as they host the End of Summer Concert Series at Midtown Crossing Sept. 6!

A very special UNO opening act will perform at 6:30 p.m., followed by Danielle Bradbury (winner of The Voice), Charlie Worsham and Eric Paslay each having their own acts beginning at 7 p.m.

For more information on the free concert series, visit the Midtown Crossing website here. There is also free parking!

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

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.

UNO in the Media

UNO in the Media

Stergiou Discusses UNO Biomechanics Building
Professor of Biomechanics Nicholas Stergiou discusses the new UNO biomechanics building.

Omaha Artists Talks about Vermin Sculptures at UNO
Jamie Burmeister, an Omaha artist, talks about his vermin sculptures placed around Omaha--many in which are in the CPACS building.

UNO's Women's Resource Center Sponsoring Take Back the Night
UNO's Women's Resource Center is mentioned on WOWT regarding its Take Back the Night event being held Sept. 5.


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.


UNO Women's Club Student Scholarship Dinner Sept. 9

The Annual UNO Women’s Club Student 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.


Informational Session Regarding New Academic Learning Communities 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.

  • 9/14
  • 8:15AM

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.


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.


Campus Recreation Offering Limited Access Membership for Faculty and 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.


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.

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

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

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

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.