• 2013
  • 9/9

"I am the O"

A university is only as good as the people on its front lines. That's why UNO is a superior metropolitan university – you've transformed it because of who you are. There's no need to tell you of all the experiences and opportunities UNO provides for its students and our community – you live it every day. But there is a need to let the community know who makes UNO great. Our university needs supporters like you to let our students and alumni know: "I am the O."

"I am the O" is UNO's new faculty/staff giving program. Show your pride in UNO and its achievements, growth and advancement. Inspire and encourage your colleagues, our students, alumni and community – let them know "I am the O."

Get involved today at http://www.nufoundation.org/iamtheo, or check your campus mailbox for more information soon!


The UNO Department of Music Presents a Guest Artist Recital Sept. 10

Paul Christopher, cellist, will perform a guest artist recital at the Strauss Performing Arts Center Recital Hall on Sept. 10 at 7 p.m. Repertoire includes four short works for cello and piano by Jacques Offenbach, Gioachino Rossini's "Duetto" in D major for Violoncello and Contrabass, "Kottos" for Solo Violoncello by Iannis Xenakis, and the Legend-Sonata in F# minor by Arnold Bax. Elena Bogaczova will perform on piano and UNO faculty member Jeremy Baguyos will perform on double bass.

In addition, Mr. Christopher will also present a pre-concert lecture at 6:15 p.m. in the Strauss Recital Hall. In the lecture he will discuss the cello music of Jacques Offenbach.

Paul Christopher is associate professor of cello at Northwestern University of Louisiana and is active as a solo recitalist and chamber musician. He is the former principal cellist of the Shreveport Symphony (LA) and was also a member of the cello section of the Charlotte Symphony (NC). He has appeared on numerous recordings for internationally recognized Nashville recording industry music acts such as Faith Hill, Ricky Skaggs, Bruce Springsteen and George Strait while he was a member of the Nashville String Machine.

  • 9/11
  • MBSC Chancellor's Room

UNO Faculty Senate Meeting Sept. 11

The UNO Faculty Senate will meet on Wednesday, Sept. 11, in MBSC Chancellor’s Room. Beginning at 2 p.m., Erin Owen, director of University Communications, will give a short presentation on the arena project. The meeting will begin immediately after her presentation. All interested are invited to attend both the presentation and meeting.

For questions contact Faculty Senate Coordinator Sue Bishop at 4-3598.


MavMania in the Bookstore Sept. 11

One day. One item. Amazing deal! The first MavMania Day of the semester is Wednesday, Sept. 11, starting at 10 a.m.!

Pick up a limited edition Maverick t-shirt for only $7 (plus tax, while supplies last), enter our prize raffle, pick up a bag of fresh popped popcorn and there will be a few surprises as well!

Follow the UNO Bookstore on Facebook to find out more!

Questions? Contact Jodi Cramer jlcramer@unomaha.edu.

  • 9/15

UNO to Host the Corporate Cup Sept. 15: Campus Closed to Vehicle Traffic

The UNO campus will be closed to vehicle traffic (leaving campus or coming onto campus) on Sunday, Sept. 15, from approximately 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. Parking lot entrances and campus entrances will be barricaded during this time.


The Office of Multicultural Affairs Fall 2013 Workshop Series

The Office of Multicultural Affairs, in conjunction with the UNO Health Services, UNO College of Business Career Center, and Consumer Credit Services, will be hosting its fall 2013 workshop series!

The Office of Multicultural Affairs would love to invite the campus to attend. The workshops this semester will focus on the holistic development of the student. Specific workshop tracks include: Academic Development, Professional Development and Personal Growth all offered in order to contribute to the success of the student.

Workshops will take place from September 23 to November 25.

Topics include: Advocacy for Academic Success, Creating Strong Study Habits, Friend Me: Developing Healthy Relationships Beyond Social Media, and many more.

For more information, call Valerie Thompson, Education Specialist in the Office of Multicultural Affairs at 402.554.2830

  • 10/8
  • 9:30AM to 11AM
  • MBSC Dodge Room

Retirement Planning Workshop for Women Oct. 8

A retirement planning workshop for women will be held on Tuesday, Oct. 8, from 9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. in the MBSC Dodge Room.

Faculty and staff are invited to RSVP for the TIAA-CREF Financial Essentials Workshop for women who want to learn more about retirement options. Participants will share experiences and develop new investing skills.

To save a spot in the workshop, please RSVP by calling 1-800-732-8353 or register online here.

This workshop will help you identify your “retirement vision” – how much you’ll need and when, so you can have the retirement you want. You will learn to define the simple steps to getting your finances on track to reach your ideal retirement in 10 to 15 years and learn the unique characteristics of retirement plans from 403(b) to IRAs to annuities – and see which work best for you. Refreshments will be served. This workshop continues the themes touched on in last year’s very successful women’s retirement planning seminar.

Campus Notices
  • 9/12
  • 1PM to 2:15PM
  • CPACS Collaborating Commons

Senator Ben Nelson to Guest Lecture Sept. 12

The Political Science Department at UNO has invited Senator Ben Nelson, Politician In Residence, to be a guest lecturer on September 12 from 1 p.m. to 2:15 p.m. at the Collaborating Commons in the CPACS Building. His topic will be Bipartisanship in a Partisan Congress. All are welcome to attend.

Campus Notices

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.

UNO in the Media

UNO in the Media

UNO Archaeological Dig in Israel Unearths Priceless Cleopatra Coin
Rami Arav, professor who leads the Bethsaida Excavations Project in Israel, discusses the Lovers' Coin, a rare coin that marks one of the biggest finds in the history of the project.

Lab a Feather in UNO's Cap: New Facility Devoted to Biomechanics is First of its Kind
The new Biomechanics Research Building has opened its doors. "The facility been billed as the first free-standing research lab dedicated to biomechanics in the world, and it's also the first stand-alone research facility on UNO's campus."

Dozens Attend UNO Women's Resource Center's 'Take Back the Night' Event
UNO's Women's Resource Center held its 'Take Back the Night' event Sept. 5 at Aksarben Village. Their goal was to bring more awareness and sensitivity to the topic of abuse.

Future Educators Learn About Omaha Neighborhoods, Cultures
Sarah Edwards, department chair of Teacher Education, is mentioned in the article regarding the College of Education's Culture Walks. This is the fifth year the College has participated in the Culture Walks.

Gershovich Interviewed on KIOS
Moshe Gershovich, professor of history and director of the Schwalb Center for Israel and Jewish Studies, was interviewed by KIOS about the situation in Syria.

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

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.


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.


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.