• 2013
  • 9/5

Flag Lowering Today

The UNO flag will be lowered today for Kenneth Gilreath, a former UNO assistant professor, who passed away on Aug. 20, 2013.

Gilreath began working at UNO in the College of Education’s Speech Communication Disorders department in 1967, and he retired from UNO in 1995. His wife, Jo, survives him.


P-16 Laboratory in Psychology: Learning is Today

From 12:30 p.m. to 2:15 p.m., students from Blackburn Alternative Program and students from Dr. Rosemary Strasser's Laboratory in Psychology: Learning class will meet on campus to begin a semester long project where they will work with dogs from the Nebraska Humane Society on correcting poor behaviors through clicker training techniques. As a part of their P-16 service learning project, the students will collect both qualitative and quantitative data to be used in final presentations.

  • 9/5
  • 4:30PM

Biomechanics Research Building Dedication Today

The UNO campus community is invited to the new Biomechanics Research Building dedication ceremony today beginning at 4:30 p.m. It will conclude by 5:15 p.m.

The ceremony will be held on the west side of the new building, located just east of the HPER building and will include remarks from UNO Chancellor John Christensen; University of Nebraska President James B. Milliken; University of Nebraska Foundation President and CEO Brian Hastings; UNO College of Education Dean Nancy Edick; School of Health, Physical Education and Recreation Director Daniel Blanke; Nebraska Biomechanics Core Facility Director Nick Stergiou; and lead donor Ruth Scott.

The $6 million state-of-the-art Biomechanics Research Building provides more than twice the space currently used by the Nebraska Biomechanics Core Facility.

  • 9/5
  • 7PM to 10PM

Take Back the Night Event Tonight

The UNO Women's Resource Center is hosting the Take Back the Night rally tonight at Stinson Park in Aksarben Village beginning at 7 p.m. The rally will feature speakers, information booths on community resources, an open mic for abuse survivors to share their stories and a candlelight vigil.

Co-sponsors of the rally are the Women’s Center for Advancement, the Domestic Violence Council, Methodist Health System and the Women’s Fund of Omaha.

For more information, contact April Corbet at 402.813.1596 or unowrc@unomaha.edu.


Encore Presentation of 'Consider This...' Tonight

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

This week UNO Television will feature an encore production of 'Consider This... Aging Inmates.' Cathy Wyatt's guests include UNO's Dr. Julie Masters, chair of the Gerontology Department; Bob Houston, director of the NE Department of Correctional Services; and Dr. Hank Robinson, research director of the NE Department of Corrections.

NET will broadcast the show tonight at 11 p.m. and also on Sunday, Sept. 8, at 11:30 a.m. on NET 1. It will air again Friday, Sept. 6, at 12:30 p.m. and Tuesday, Sept. 10 at 12:30 p.m. on NET 2. All times are Central Daylight Time.

  • 9/11
  • 8:30AM to 1:30PM

9/11 Remembrance Day

The Office of Civic and Social Responsibility, formerly the Office of Student-Community Leadership and Service, will be holding a 9/11 Remembrance Day.

Sign up to help volunteer your time with veterans on Sept. 11. Register here.

For more information, please view this flier or call the Office of Civic and Social Responsibility at 402.554.4083.


API Offering 'Introduction to Photoshop' Sept. 12

The Academic Partnership for Instruction (API) will offer 'Photoshop I: Introduction to Photoshop' in Kayser Hall 543 from 10:30 a.m. to noon.

This hands-on class will demonstrate the use of the Photoshop CS6 editing tools and introduce basic techniques to enhance, compose, and publish images for use on the web, in print media, and for video display. Though taught in CS6, many of the techniques shown during class can be used in most standard photo and image editing programs.

To register for the class click here.


Volunteers Needed for Omaha Corporate Cup on UNO's Campus Sept. 15

We need UNO volunteers for the Omaha Corporate Cup on Sunday, Sept. 15. This is the first year it will be held at Aksarben and run on the UNO Campus.

Volunteers will need to report at 7:15 a.m. and will receive a free t-shirt for volunteering.

Visit here to download the volunteer form.

If you have questions please contact Dave Daniels at 402.554.2008 or daviddaniels@unomaha.edu.

  • 9/19
  • 10AM
  • CPACS Collaborating Commons

Public Forum with Dr. Charles F. Hobson Sept. 19

Dr. Charles F. Hobson, a retired historian and editor affiliated with the Omohundro Institute of Early American History and Culture at the College of William and Mary, will be on campus Thursday, Sept. 19, for a public forum and Q&A session.

He will be discussing "Chief Justice John Marshall and Constitutional Law."

For more information, please contact Dr. Carson Holloway at 402.554.2624 or cholloway@unomaha.edu.


Men's Hockey and Basketball Season Tickets Available Through Payroll Deduction

Athletics is offering 20 percent off the purchase price of season tickets for UNO men's hockey and men's basketball programs. You can purchase tickets with a payroll deduction.

The UNO hockey season begins Oct. 7 and features 19 home games. The UNO basketball season's first home game is Nov. 13, and the schedule features 14 home games. Notable hockey opponents in Omaha this season include Michigan, North Dakota and Minnesota Duluth, while the basketball team will square off against Seattle, Western Illinois, South Dakota State and Denver at the Ralston Arena.

To learn more or if you have questions, please contact Athletics at 402.554.MAVS (6287).

Campus Notices

eNotes Submission Guidelines

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.

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 Notices

Nominations Sought for UNO Employee of the Month

Do you know a UNO employee who provides outstanding service to your department, the division or university as a whole? Why are you waiting? Nominate them for the 'Oh, What a Difference You Make!' Award (Employee of the Month) for office/service and managerial/professional staff. Nominations may be submitted by students, staff, faculty, visitors and administrators, and must meet the criteria listed below:
-Employed by UNO for one year or longer.
-Be in good standing.

Consideration includes:
- Performed job above and beyond expectations;
- Interpersonal skill/communication;
- Knowledge of job; and
- Adaptability.

-Recipients receive $200, “rock star” parking for that month, recognition and photograph with the Chancellor, recognition at the Board of Regents meeting, a lapel pin and beverage holder.
-An Employee of the Month qualifies to be selected as Employee of the Year.

To nominate an employee, print and complete the nomination form, and send it to Human Resources, EAB 205.

UNO in the Media

UNO in the Media

Gouttierre Weighs in on Syria
Dean of International Studies and Programs Tom Gouttierre discusses the crisis in Syria.

Wyatt Receives Poetry Prize
UNO employee Richard David Wyatt recently won the inaugural Loraine Williams Poetry Prize.

UNO Student Cuts Hair for Locks of Love
Farah Bu Ali, a civil engineering student, traveled back home to Saudi Arabia with long hair and returned to Omaha with it much shorter. Upon her return, she donated her hair to Locks of Love, a charity that collects hair for children who lose theirs during medical treatments.

  • 9/14
  • 8:15AM

BE a MAV Day Scheduled for 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.

  • 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.


Omaha Press Club Offering Discounted Memberships to UNO Employees

The Omaha Press Club is offering individual memberships at the low annual rate of $120 per person for faculty and staff at the University of Nebraska at Omaha. The normal yearly rate for an associate membership is $480.

Located at 16th and Dodge Streets on the 22nd floor of the First National Center, the Omaha Press Club features a restaurant and bar and offers a spectacular panoramic view of Omaha.

The low rate is possible thanks to the University of Nebraska purchasing a corporate membership in the press club.

The corporate membership does include a $30 quarterly minimum usage fee if you don't use the club. However, if you use the club and incur $30 or more in charges during the quarter, there is no minimum charged.

The club provides a monthly noon forum series, professional development workshops, the annual Omaha Press Club Show, and Face on the Barroom Floor events, which are held four times per year.

In addition, OPC membership allows members to use the club for special events without paying a room rental charge and provides reciprocal usage of several local and national clubs.

For more information on the Omaha Press Club, visit here. For membership inquiries, contact Tom O'Connor, UNMC public relations, at 402.559.4690 or toconnor@unmc.edu. O'Connor is a member of the Omaha Press Club Membership & Marketing Committee.


HPER Membership Payroll Deduction for 2013-2014

HPER memberships for the 2013-14 academic year are available online through payroll deduction. You can find the link to the registration form by visiting www.unomaha.edu/wwwocr or by going to https://orgsync.com/68441/forms/76158.

If this is your first time using MavSync, it will ask you to “Choose your Community” (University of Nebraska at Omaha). You will need to sign-in with your UNO ID, which is the same as email and blackboard login.

Questions or need more information? Contact Angelica Jensen at aljensen@unomaha.edu or 402.554.3291.


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.