• 2013
  • 9/10

P-16 Service Learning Students Begin Project with Humane Society

Students from Blackburn Alternative Program and students from Dr. Rosemary Strasser's Laboratory in Psychology class will meet at the Nebraska Humane Society from 1 p.m. to 2:15 p.m. to begin a semester long project where they will work with dogs in efforts to increase their chances of adoption by 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.

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

Informational Session Regarding New Academic Learning Communities

The Office of Academic and Student Affairs invites you to attend an informational session regarding new academic learning communities today 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.


Message From UNO Information Security Office On "Spearphishing"

Several groups of politically motivated hackers around the world have been defacing U.S. Government websites and hijacking social media accounts. Their primary means of doing this is by "fooling" users into thinking they are logging in to a trusted site and stealing their credentials. This begins by crafting an email that looks like it is from a trusted source. The email is sent directly to individuals rather than "spamming" a large group of people. The link they are directed to is usually a site that is made to look like a trusted site, such as a Facebook login page or online email login site. After putting credentials into the site they then have the means to compromise other sites accessed by the individual.

Some ways to ensure you stay safe online and circumvent these attempts are:
- Always log in from a book mark rather than clicking a link in an email.
- Don’t access links from within emails that you may not trust or know.
- Use different passwords at work than what you use for personal accounts.
- Check links by “hovering” over them before clicking to see their true destination.
- Verify the sender by hovering over the sender’s name in Outlook to reveal the actual sender.

You may contact Matt Morton in the Information Security Office (402-554-2425) or the IS Help Desk (402-554-4357) if you have any questions.


Emergency Exercise Notice

UNO’s Incident Command Organization, Campus Security, and the Omaha Police Department will be conducting an active shooter emergency exercise this Friday, September 13, from 9 a.m to 10:30 a.m. at Mammel Hall. The UNO Incident Command Organization is asking the campus community to review the seven-outs of survival from 9 a.m. to 9:15 a.m. The seven-outs of survival are:
- Figure Out
- Get Out
- Call Out
- Hide Out
- Keep Out
- Spread Out
- Take Out

What to Expect
Starting approximately 9 a.m.
The active shooter exercise will begin. OPD and other emergency and law enforcement agencies will respond at Mammel Hall. An active shooter situation will be simulated inside Mammel Hall.

Time Line
9 a.m. to 9:15 a.m.
UNO will test the mass notification systems: overhead paging, PC alerts, and SMS/Text messages. Please report overhead paging issues or PC alert issues to unostaysafe@unomaha.edu. If you do not receive the e2campus alert, please sign-up here.

9:30 a.m.
Campus Security will make an overhead page announcement stating that an emergency exercise is in progress at Mammel Hall.

10 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.
Campus Security will make an overhead page announcement stating that the emergency exercise has expired and normal operations have resumed.

UNO’s Environmental Health and Safety, Campus Security, and the Omaha Police Department offer active shooter awareness training and physical security site assessments.

This training includes:
- 1.5 Hours of Interactive Training
- Review of Actions for Surviving an Active Shooter Incident
- Examine Potential Threat Indicators
- Work Area Security/Safety Review
- Emergency Preparedness Overview

To view emergency training videos and information, visit http://sesvideo.unomaha.edu/emergency_training.php

To sign up for UNO's Alert Notification System, visit http://emergency.unomaha.edu/sms.php

For questions on training or site assessments call Tyler Davis, EHS at 402.554.2239. or email at tadavis@unomaha.edu.


UNO, Danish American Archive Partner for Photo Exhibit Showcasing Danish History

UNO and the Danish American Archive and Library, located in Blair, Neb., announce the opening of a new photography exhibit at the Criss Library.

The exhibit, "Danish Children Growing Up American," will consist of photographs from the Danish American Archive and Library (DAAL) collections. The exhibit runs through Friday, October 25.

An opening reception for the exhibit will be held on Wednesday, Sept. 11, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. featuring Karma Ibsen from the University of Alabama as a keynote speaker. Ibsen is a playwright, actress, director and professor. Ibsen grew up in a Danish American family and attended the University of Nebraska in Lincoln. The reception is free and open to the public.

  • 9/17
  • 10AM to 2PM
  • MBSC Ballroom

Academic Majors Expo Sept. 17

Student services staff across campus are collaborating to host an Academic Majors Expo on Sept.17 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the MBSC Ballroom. This is an opportunity for new and continuing students to learn more about academic majors/programs offered at UNO. The hope is that through learning about degree options, students will be more informed and intentional about selecting a major and, subsequently career options. All students, faculty and staff are encouraged to attend.

  • 9/17
  • 11:30AM to 1:30PM
  • MBSC Dodge Room

Teaching Circle and Research Triangle Kickoff Set for Sept. 17

The Teaching Circle and Research Triangle Kickoff is set for Tuesday, Sept. 17, from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in the MBSC Dodge Room. Teaching Circles and Research triangles are small groups of faculty members who are interested in a specific topic and commit to meet five or more times during the academic year to learn more about their topic. Plan to attend the Kkckoff to learn how to join an existing group or meet colleagues and form a new group.

Teaching Circles and Research triangles are small groups of faculty members who are interested in a specific topic and commit to meet five or more times during the academic year to learn more about their topic. Plan to attend the Kkckoff to learn how to join an existing group or meet colleagues and form a new group. If you have an idea for 2014-2014 Teaching Circle and/or Research Triangle that you want promoted at the Kickoff Event, please e-mail the Center for Faculty Development unofacdev@unomaha.edu.


Study Abroad Scholarships Deadline Sept. 25

The biannual Gilman Scholarship deadline is approaching, so students interested in studying abroad this spring or next summer should begin the application process now. Ranging from $1,000 to $8,000 each, the awards cover travel costs and other expenses for students who are otherwise unable to study overseas.

The application process can be found on the Gilman Scholarship website. Applicants who get started well before the Oct. 1 deadline stand a better chance of submitting a winning application. Students should submit draft applications to Study Abroad Advisor Emily Hassenstab by Sept. 25.

The scholarship program favors students who would like to study in nontraditional locations, especially those outside of Western Europe, Australia, and New Zealand; however all applicants are considered. It is open to Pell-eligible undergraduate students.

The Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Program is congressionally funded and sponsored by the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs at the U.S. Department of State.

In spring of 2013 two UNO students received Gilman scholarships: Biology major Clara Baber studied in Malaysia and Interdisciplinary Studies Major Denisha Seals studied in Argentina.

Students interested in the Gilman Scholarship should contact Study Abroad Advisor Emily Hassenstab, unostudyabroad@unomaha.edu or 402.554.3168, as soon as possible.

  • 9/25
  • 9AM to 4PM
  • MBSC Ballroom

Jewelry Fair to Support the United Way of the Midlands Sept. 25

Hundreds of necklaces, bracelets, earrings, and other various accessories will be on sale Wednesday, Sept. 25, in the Milo Bail Student Center Ballroom from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. All items will be $5 or less, and 10 percent of the proceeds will directly benefit United Way of the Midlands.

The University of Nebraska at Omaha has been a proud supporter of the United Way of the Midlands for several years now, as just one part of our continued commitment to our great community. This year, UNO's annual United Way of the Midlands Campaign will run from October 1 to October 31. Donor dollars are used for a network of 134 specific human service programs serving children, adults, families, and senior citizens in the Omaha community. This network and programming is carefully designed to make sure our neighborhoods have the services they need. For personal stories of change, please click here.

Please stayed tuned for more campaign information in the weeks to come. We hope you will join in making our community strong.

For more information about the United Way of the Midlands visit http://www.unitedwaymidlands.org/.

  • 10/8
  • 1PM to 2:30PM
  • CPACS Commons

LGBTQ Webinar Oct. 8

The Office of Academic and Student Affairs is sponsoring the webinar "LGBTQ Campus Roadmap 2014: 5 Critical Strategies to Becoming an LGBTQ-Friendly Campus." The webinar will be broadcast on October 8 from 1 p.m. tp 2:30 pm in CPACS Commons.

No reservations are required. If you have questions, please contact Rita Henry at rhenry@unomaha.edu.

Campus Notices
  • 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.

Campus Notices

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.

Campus Notices
  • 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.

Campus Notices

UNO's The Moving Company Holding Auditions Sept. 15

UNO's The Moving Company will hold auditions for four to six new positions on Sunday, Sept. 15, from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. in the School of HPER, Room 228, The Dance Lab.

Dancers do not need to prepare a solo piece. Rather, they will take a modern dance master class taught by Danielle Laurion and be selected by a group of dance adjudicators.

Please call Prof. Josie Metal-Corbin at 402.554.2670 for questions.

UNO in the Media

UNO in the Media

Strike Up the Band to Honor UNO Donor Richard Holland
Omaha philanthropist Richard Holland got a noisy and very public surprise in front of his house this week: the University of Nebraska at Omaha marching band playing in the street as part of an elaborate "thank you."

These Danes Can Find the Midlands
The Midlands has fascinating and long-standing connections to Denmark, and it's fitting to note that heritage in the wake of events this year celebrating those ties. One event is an exhibit running today through Oct. 25 at the UNO Criss Library, featuring photos of Danish-American children growing up in Nebraska and Iowa in the late 19th and early 20th centuries.

Mavs Take Home First Win With Shutout of Columbia
The UNO Men's Soccer team claimed it first victory of the season as they shutout Columbia.

Drozd Quoted in Daily Nebraskan Regarding Rural Nebraskan Communities
David Drozd, research coordinator for the Center for Public Affairs Research, discussed the decrease of births in rural Nebraskan communities.

Professor Emeritus Samuel Walker to Focus on Recent 'Stop and Frisk' Case
Professor Emeritus Samuel Walker will discuss his testimonry about the recent 'stop and frisk' case on Sept. 17.


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.


Men's Hockey and Basketball Season Tickets Available Through Payroll Deduction, 20 Percent Off

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).


Conference Planning Committee Accepting Posters for 4th Biennial Aging Conference

The 2013 Conference Planning committee would like to invite you to present a poster during the fourth biennial aging conference-- Aging with Passion and Purpose: Aging Well in the Age of Technology.

Late-breaking poster opportunities are now available. Current or recent projects that have been presented at a conference or are in-progress related to the conference theme are welcomed to participate.

The detailed Call for Poster Presentations, as well as the submission website, can be found here.