• 2013
  • 9/13

Emergency Exercise Today

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

  • 9AM to 10AM

Service Learning Students Visiting Humane Society

Students from the Omaha Street School will visit the Nebraska Humane Society to create blankets for the pets at the facility from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. The P-16 service learning project is in conjunction with Professor Tanya Seina’s Social Work and Civic Engagement class, where UNO and Omaha Street School students will work at the Humane Society, as well as identify other community needs to develop future service learning opportunities.


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.


'Navigating Criss Library: What Grad Students Need to Know' Sept. 17

Join Criss Library and the UNO Writing Center staff for ‘Navigating Criss Library: What Grad Students Need to Know,’ Sept. 17. This is a free workshop, but space is limited. It will be held in Criss Library room 232 from 3 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

To reserve your spot, please call the Writing Center at 402.554.2946.

At this workshop, students will learn to:
- Understand the resources that are available to them and how to access them (Artifacts: books, DVDs, CDs, government documents, maps, scores; Services: reference desk, theater room, study carrels for grad students, equipment check out, study rooms, RefWorks, Mac lab, media center with film-editing capabilities)
- Research effectively using the library's 250 online databases
- Get guidance from specialists in your discipline

Call or email the UNO Writing Center with any questions at 402.554.2946 or unowritingcenter@unomaha.edu.


Department of Black Studies Open House Sept. 25

The Department of Black Studies' open house will be held Sept. 25 from 11 a.m. to noon in Arts & Sciences Hall 184. Stop by the office and learn more information about what you can do with a Black Studies major or minor.

For additional information please contact 402.554.2412.


CPACS Announces 'Implementing a Sustainable Future in Nebraska' Symposium Sept. 25

The Nebraska Chapter of the American Society for Public Administration, a professional organization of individuals involved with governmental administration, in conjunction with the College of Public Affairs and Community Service, and the Robert B. Daugherty Water for Food institute, University of Nebraska, will host an afternoon long session on ‘Implementing a Sustainable Future in Nebraska.’ The intent of this symposium is to give visibility to many important current developments in Nebraska which are facilitating a sustainable future.

The sessions are free and open to the UNO campus community, especially students. The session is especially timely since it incorporates one of the five areas of key campus priorities as identified in the campus strategic planning process. All sessions will be held in the Thompson Alumni Center beginning at 1:30 p.m. with sessions concluding at 4:30 p.m. For more information on the session and to register for this free event click here or you can view the flier here.

You may contact Rhonda Sheibal-Carver at 402.554.2625 with questions.

  • 9/25
  • 4:30PM to 6PM

Water for Food Institute Launching 'Transdisciplinary Conversations' Sept. 25

The Robert B. Daugherty Water for Food Institute is pleased to announce a new series of events intended to bring together University of Nebraska colleagues from diverse fields with a shared interest in water and food research to gather informally, discuss cross-cutting questions, and explore new directions for collaborative research. The first 'Transdisciplinary Conversations' event will take place Sept. 25 from 4:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. at the Wick Alumni Center (1520 R St., Lincoln, NE) on the University of Nebraska-Lincoln City Campus. Light food and drinks will be served. This event is open to all University of Nebraska faculty, staff, and students. However, space is limited. Advance registration is required.

To attend, please RSVP by Wednesday, Sept. 18: http://waterforfood.nebraska.edu/event.php?eventID=690.

A brief, informal talk will be given by Sheri Fritz, George Holmes University Professor in the UNL Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences and the UNL School of Biological Sciences. Dr. Fritz will share her experience building successful transdisciplinary collaborations on projects linking geologic and climatic history with ecological and evolutionary processes.

'Transdisciplinary Conversations' provides an exciting opportunity stimulate new research connections and discussions across—and beyond—our traditional academic disciplines. After all, the more we can build on each other’s insights and experience, the better positioned we will be to address the global water-related problems affecting everyone’s future.

Save the date for these upcoming Transdisciplinary Conversations:
- Thursday, Oct. 24 (Wick Alumni Center, UNL City Campus)
- Wednesday, Nov. 20 (Wick Alumni Center, UNL City Campus)

If you have questions, phone 402.472.5145 or e-mail waterforfood@nebraska.edu.

  • 9/26
  • 2:30PM to 4PM
  • MBSC Redick Room

'Service Learning 101' Offered Sept. 26

The Service Learning Academy (SLA) at UNO offers support to faculty to create academic service learning projects. The SLA provides resources for the development and implementation of quality service learning on campus and with our community.

'Service Learning 101' introduces concepts and standards of service learning, providing UNO faculty the opportunity to identify and discuss the integration of service learning into course curricula in a small group setting. This workshop provides faculty time and place to imagine how to develop applied learning projects involving students in active application of course content and serving a genuine need in the community.

'Service Learning 101' will be offered on Sept. 26 from 2:30 p.m. to 4 p.m. in the Milo Bail Student Center, third floor, Redick Room.

To register or learn more contact Lucy Garza Westbrook in the Service Learning Academy, MBSC 114, 402.554.3055 or by e-mail at lgarza@unomaha.edu.

  • 10/11
  • 11:30AM to 1PM
  • PKI 279

The College of IS&T Roundtable Oct. 11

The College of IS&T Round Table presents Mina Youssef of the Network Dynamics and Simulation Science Laboratory in the Virginia Bioinformatics Institute at Virginia Tech.

He will present on Network Reliability: Answering Questions about Dynamical Processes in Complex Networks on Friday, Oct. 11, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. in PKI 279.

Wraps & veggies provided on a first-come, first-served basis.

Presentation starts at noon. Please rsvp to anastase@unomaha.edu.

About Mina Youssef
Mina Youssef is a Postdoctoral Fellow at Network Dynamics and Simulation Science Laboratory in the Virginia Bioinformatics Institute at Virginia Tech. His research is mainly focused on dynamical processes in complex networks, applications of optimal control theory in complex networks, robustness of networks, analysis of social networks and cascading failures in power networks. Mina received the M.S. and Ph.D. degrees from Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Kansas State University in 2008 and 2012, respectively.


Maverick Food Pantry Now Open to the UNO Community

Food insecurity is becoming more evident on college campuses, and UNO is no exception. A growing concern about food insecurity among our fellow Mavs has prompted action.

Located in MBSC first floor, the Maverick Food Pantry provides non-perishable, pre-packaged food for immediate hunger assistance as well as follow-up and referral services to other campus and community resources.

All UNO students and employees are eligible. A food package may be requested through MavSYNC here. To pick up packages or for help with the request form, visit the Office of Student Life and Leadership Development at MBSC first floor, Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Donations are continuously collected at the following sites:
Office of Student Life and Leadership Development-- MBSC, first floor
Wellness Center-- HPER 102
Welcome Center

If you'd like to contribute to UNO's culture of caring by volunteering at the Maverick Food Pantry, please click here, or contact Katherine Keiser at klkeiser@unomaha.edu.

Be sure to look for future donation drives in conjunction with athletic and other events!

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
  • 9/15
  • 2PM to 4PM

Second Annual Mighty Maverick's 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 Second 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.

campus notices
  • 9/19
  • 10AM to 11:30 AM
  • MBSC Chancellor's Room

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.

Future sessions will be available, and materials from the forums will be made available on the University Communications website.

campus notices

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!

campus notices
  • 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.

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

Jewelry Fair to Support 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/.

UNO in the Media

UNO in the Media

Sindhav Member of Panel on China's Population Growth
Birud Sindhav, associate professor of marketing, participated in a panel discussion on China's population growth.

UNO students Spend 9/11 Volunteering with Habitat for Humanity
UNO students spent Wednesday volunteering for Habitat for Humanity.

UNO Service Learning Academy Co-Sponsored 9/11 Event
Students honor local men and women on 9/11 by rebuilding an outdoor classroom, and this event was co-sponsored by our Service Learning Academy.

Richardson Named Head Coach of UNO Track and Field, Cross Country
Chris Richardson, who served as assistant for the previous seven seasons, has been named the head coach of the track and field and cross country programs.

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

Teaching Circle and Research Triangle Kickoff 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 kickoff to learn how to join an existing group or meet colleagues and form a new group.

If you have an idea for 2013-2014 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.


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.