• 2013
  • 9/12
  • 1PM to 2:15PM
  • CPACS Commons

Senator Ben Nelson Guest Lecturing from 1 p.m. to 2:15 p.m

The UNO Political Science Department has invited Senator Ben Nelson, Politician In Residence, to be a guest lecturer today 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.

  • 1PM to 2:15PM

Service Learning Students Beginning Project at Humane Society from 1 p.m. to 2:15 p.m.

Students from Blackburn Alternative Program and students from Dr. Rosemary Strasser's Laboratory in Psychology class will meet at the Nebraska Humane Society to 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.


Service Learning Students Visiting Strategic Air and Space Museum

Aviation students from Professor Scott Vlasek’s Introduction to Aviation course will be visiting the Strategic Air and Space Museum in Ashland, NE. They will be joining students from Burke High School as part of a P-16 service learning project. The students will be working together to create fact sheets for each of the planes at the museum in an effort to make the museum more interactive.


'Aristotle on Knowing Who You Are' Presented by Dr. Agnes Callard at 4 p.m.

The Philosophy department at UNO is sponsoring 'Artistotle on Knowing Who You Are' presented by Dr. Agnes Callard from the University of Chicago.

Akrasia, or 'weakness of will,' is the name for acting against your better judgment: doing X while recognizing that it would be better to do Y. Socrates was the first philosopher to propose an account of weakness of will, arguing that it was a form of ignorance. Aristotle agrees with Socrates that akrasia is ignorance, but criticises Socrates for failing to specify just what the weak-willed agent (the "akratic") is ignorant of. Aristotle remedies that error by specifying not only the sentence but even the word that he thinks akratics don’t know, or at any rate, somehow can't use. I am going to argue, contrary to other interpretations of the passage in question (Nicomachean Ethics VII.3) that the word in question is: "I".

For more information, please contact Dr. Laura Grams, 402.554.2629.


'The Most Human Thing We Do: Religion and the Need to Create' Presented by Dr. Dereck Daschke at 4 p.m.

The Religious Studies department is sponsoring 'The Most Human Thing We Do: Religion and the Need to Create' presented by Dr. Dereck Daschke, chair of the Department of Philiosophy and Religion at Truman State Univeristy.

About Dr. Daschke
Dereck Daschke, Ph.D., is Chair of the Department of Philosophy and Religion at Truman State University in Kirksville, MO. He is a member of the editorial board of the Journal of Religion and Film and has covered the Sundance Film Festival for the Journal. He received a master’s and a doctorate degree in divinity from The University of Chicago Divinity School, specializing in the area of psychology and sociology of religion. He also holds bachelors’ degrees in psychology and religious studies from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill.

His academic interests include apocalypticism, the psychology of religion, new religious movements, religion and health, and ancient and modern Judaism. In 2010 he published two books titled City of Ruins: Mourning Jerusalem through Jewish Apocalypse and A Cry Instead of Justice: The Bible and Cultures of Violence in Psychological Perspective. He is co-editor with Dr. Ashcraft of the textbook anthology New Religious Movements: A Documentary Reader. In 2001, he served as an expert witness in a copyright infringement case against the producers of the film The Omega Code.


UNO Television 'Consider This...' Airing at 11 p.m.

UNO Television produces the program "Consider This..." with host Cathy Wyatt.

This week UNO Television will feature an encore production of "Consider This: Family and Friends of Inmates." Host Cathy Wyatt's guest this week is Mary Ann Beckman, co-founder of Family and Friends of Inmates.

Established in 2002, Family and Friends of Inmates provides moral support and practical assistance as well as recommendations to improve the correctional system in Nebraska.

NET will broadcast the show tonight at 11 p.m. and Sunday, Sept. 15, at 11:30 a.m. on NET 1.

It will air on Friday, Sept. 13, at 12:30 p.m. and Tuesday, Sept. 17, at 12:30 p.m. on NET 2. All times are Central Daylight Time.


UNO Has Largest Incoming Undergraduate Class in History

With a total enrollment of 15,227 for the fall 2013 semester, UNO continues its multi-year trend of increased student enrollment, with the largest incoming undergraduate class in UNO history at 3,251 students.

For more information, please read the press release here.


UNO a Top Military Friendly School for Fifth Year

G.I. Jobs magazine and Victory Media have named UNO one of its top Military Friendly Schools for 2014, marking five consecutive years of recognition.

For more information, please read the press release here.


HPER Building Opening at Noon Sept. 15

Due to the Corporate Cup running through campus, the HPER building will open at noon on Sunday, Sept. 15. For questions call 402.554.2539.

  • 9/20
  • 6PM to 8:30PM

UNO PRSSA Holding Italian Night 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 and will be held from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. 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.

  • 9/20
  • 6PM to 10PM

'Dinner at the Dome' Mav Kids Event Sept. 20

Drop your kids off at the UNO Indoor Dome, and have a night to yourself! Kids will spend their time doing fun activities such as movies, arts & crafts, games, and more!

Children ages six to 12 years are welcome, and cost is $20 for UNO students & Campus Rec members ($25 for public).

Food and drinks will be provided. Register your child by visiting OrgSync or by visiting the campus recreation website. Registration is open until Sept. 17.

Questions? Call Kristen at 402.554.4941. Limited space is available. The UNO Indoor Dome is located at S 68th Plaza and Spring Streets.


Registration Open for Youth Swim Lessons

The fall 2013 session of Youth Swim Lessons is now open for registration. Session 1 group lessons begin Sept. 23. The cost is $80 for Campus Rec members and $85 for non-members.

For more information on group and private swim lessons visit the Campus Rec website.

To register or if you have questions contact Pat Philippi at 402.554.2223 or pphilippi@unomaha.edu.

Campus Notices

Emergency Exercise Notice | Sept. 13

UNO's Incident Command Organization, Campus Security, and the Omaha Police Department will be conducting an active shooter emergency exercise tomorrow, Sept. 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.

Campus Notices

UNO Hosting 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. Students may park in the First Christian Church west lot.

Also, join UNO’s Corporate Cup team for just $15 by clicking here. Click "Join Team" next to "University of Nebraska at Omaha." With your help, UNO will be well represented at the Cup with a great team of students, faculty, staff and community members.

Campus Notices

Conference Planning Committee Accepting Posters for Fourth 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.

This Week in Maverick Athletics

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  • 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.


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.