• 2013
  • 9/11

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.

  • 2PM
  • MBSC Chancellor's Room

UNO Faculty Senate Meeting Today

The UNO Faculty Senate will meet on today in MBSC Chancellor's Room. Beginning at 2 p.m., Josh White, senior associate athletic director, 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.

  • 10AM
  • MBSC Bookstore

MavMania in the Bookstore Today

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.


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.


Second Annual Mighty Mavericks Outreach Event Sept. 15

UNO's Sapp Fieldhouse is the place to be on Sunday, Sept. 15, from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m for the 2nd Annual Mighty Mavericks Outreach Event.

The free event is a partnership between UNO Athletics, United Cerebral Palsy of Nebraska and Children’s Respite Care Center. Designed to introduce youth and adults with differing abilities to Maverick players, this will give them a chance to show their skills to their favorite college athletes.

"This is a social and fun opportunity to experience many sporting activities. There is something for everyone. It is a great way to connect and make some friends, and that's what this is really all about," said Amber Burk, development director of Children’s Respite Care Center.

Fans of all ages will be able to make their way along the indoor Fieldhouse Court where UNO athletes representing many different sports will come together with fans and participate in activities. Just a few of the offerings to choose from include testing your hockey skills, working on dribbling and passing the basketball, swinging your best tennis serve, snapping a photo with Durango the Mavericks’ mascot, and obtaining autographs from their favorite athletes. Top it off with a cold and tasty treat at the ice cream social.

Parking will be limited around the Fieldhouse.


Getting Started Website Forum Sept. 19

Responsible for your department, college or office's website? Then you don't want to miss the Office of University Communications' Getting Started Website Forum on Sept. 19.

Join us from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. in the Milo Bail Student Center Chancellor's Room to learn how you can prepare for the migration of your website(s) into the new UNO templates.


Second Annual CBA Accounting Speaker Series Event Sept. 20

We've invited Harold "Hal" Schroeder and James Brackens for our second annual Speakers Series event!

Hal Schroeder, CPA, is an FASB board member with more than 30 years of diverse experience in investing and financial reporting as a money manager, senior portfolio manager, equity analyst, practicing CPA (with Ernst & Young), and EITF member. He'll be speaking on "Politics, Economics and Other Trends Affecting Accountants and Investors."

James Brackens, CPA, is AICPA Vice President of Ethics and Practice Quality. He provides leadership for the AICPA's ethics division and peer review program. Brackens managed his own CPA practice and has performed more than 300 peer reviews of small accounting firms. His topic for the day is "Ethics - Your Future Depends on It!"

A continental breakfast will be available before the speaker presentations begin, starting at 7:30 a.m. Speaker presentations will begin at 8:30 a.m.

Regular tickets are $120; students attend free.

CPE credit: Two ethics and two accounting CPE credit hours approved by the Nebraska Board of Public Accountancy.

Register now, and plan on joining us for a great event!

  • 9/20
  • 2PM

UNO's PRSSA Holding Tenth Annual "La Notte Italiana" Benefit Dinner Sept. 20

Say arrivederci (goodbye) to a plain dinner and spice up your night with MaverickPR, the UNO chapter of the Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA), for the 10th annual "La Notte Italiana" (Italian Night) fundraiser.

This year’s benefit dinner takes place on Friday, Sept. 20, at St. Margaret Mary’s Suneg Center, 6116 Dodge Street, across from the UNO campus. The event features authentic Italian cuisine from some of the best restaurants in Omaha as well as family recipes. In addition, the chapter will hold a silent auction featuring spa to sports packages. All proceeds help the chapter pay for student travel, competitions, campus and community service projects and special events.

The fundraiser comes just over a month before the PRSSA National Conference in Philadelphia Oct. 25-29, in which 10 members and their faculty adviser represent UNO. The team has worked year-round to prepare for the five days of professional development, competition and networking. In 2012, UNO earned Outstanding PRSSA Chapter for the second time in four years. PRSSA is a national pre-professional organization for students interested in public relations with 300 chapters nationwide.

Tickets cost $20 for adults, $12 for students with ID and $5 for children under 12. They may be purchased or reserved through Karen Weber, PRSSA faculty adviser, at 402.554.2246 or kweber@unomaha.edu through Thursday, Sept. 19. Tickets are also available at the door.


Speech Center to Offer Learn Over Lunch Series for Students

The UNO Speech Center will offer free workshops this semester on presentation skills. All students are invited to attend. Free pizza and pop will be provided.

To register for one or more sessions or for more information contact the Speech Consulting Center at 402.554.3201 or unospeechcenter@unomaha.edu. Space is limited so you must register in advance.

Banish Those Butterflies: Overcoming Speech Anxiety
Date: Wednesday, October
Time: 12 p.m. to 1 p.m.
Location: MBSC Jenkins Rm

Researching & Citing Sources: Preventing Plagiarism
Date: Wednesday, October 30
Time: 12 p.m. to 1 p.m.
Location: MBSC Jenkins Rm

Creating Visual Aids that Work: Designing Effective PowerPoint Slides
Date: Wednesday, December 4
Time: 12 p.m. to 1 p.m.
Location: MBSC Jenkins Rm

Campus Notices
  • 9/13
  • 7:30PM

End of Summer Concert Series Continues Friday with Opera Omaha!

The End of Summer Concert Series continues Friday with Opera Omaha! Join the College of Information Science & Technology as they host the series beginning at 7:30 p.m.

Midtown Crossing offers free parking! Want more information? Visit here.

Campus Notices
  • 9/19
  • 10AM
  • CPACS Commons

Public Forum with Dr. Charles F. Hobson Sept. 19 | Constitution Day

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 in honor of Constitution Day.

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.


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.


Powerpoint in the Classroom Workshop

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

"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.

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:

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


The New York Times Representative On Campus Sept. 18/Stipends Still Available

New York Times educational representative, Paul Wilson, will visit UNO on Wednesday, Sept. 18. Faculty are invited to meet with him between 11:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. in the Jenkins room in MBSC for an informal session. Faculty members are encouraged to bring questions about the use of the newspapers in courses, NYTimes educational resources, online access, and home delivery. Maria Knudtson will also be available to help faculty with ideas for assignments and course development. There will be refreshments.

The faculty group, Newspapers in Curricula, still has stipend positions available for 2013-2014. In August, newspapers on campus became open and available for all members of the UNO community.

Contact Maria Knudtson with questions at mknudtson@unomaha.edu.