• 2013
  • 9/16

Service Learning Project Information

Below is information on Service Learning and their upcoming projects this week.

As a part of their P-16 service learning project, Columbian Elementary third graders will be visiting UNO today from noon to 2:20 p.m. The third grade students, in partnership with Dr. Timi Barone’s Advanced Qualitative Methods class, will discuss issues regarding aging and identify approaches to effectively represent the biographies of the elderly Rolling Hills Ranch residents and educate their school peers.

Professor Hewins-Maroney's Social Sciences and Social Issues classes will be visiting King Science Magnet Middle School from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. today to kick off their P-16 service learning project. UNO and King Science Magnet Middle School will be partnering with Whispering Roots to bring awareness to urban food deserts and the social disparities that persist in the Omaha Metro area.


Writer's Workshop Reading Series Begins Sept. 25

The UNO Writer's Workshop is proud to announce its 2013 Reading Series beginning Sept. 25. Please view their flier here for more information.


API Offering 'Photoshop II: Optimizing Graphics' Sept. 26

The Academic Partnership for Instruction (API) will offer 'Photoshop II: Optimizing Graphics' in Kayser Hall 543 from 10:30 a.m. to noon on Sept. 26.

Using Photoshop CS6, class participants will learn how to enhance, compose, and compress images for use in printed media, on video displays, and on web sites. The class will also cover the Adobe Camera Raw plugin used to preprocess images prior to refinement in Photoshop, color and tonal adjustments, image resizing, and compositing (using multiple images to create an original design).

Though the class is taught in CS6, many of the techniques demonstrated can be used in earlier versions of Photoshop, Photoshop Elements, and other image editing programs.

Prerequisite: Basic computer literacy required. Some familiarity with Photoshop or training with other image editing software is helpful but not essential.

To register click here.

  • 9/26
  • 12PM to 1PM
  • MBSC Umoho Room

Women's and Gender Studies Program Presents 'Reflections on the 2013 ALE Conference' Sept. 26

The Women's and Gender Studies Program Presents 'Reflections on the 2013 Association of Leadership Educators (ALE) Conference' on Sept. 26 from noon to 1 p.m. in the Milo Bail Student Center, Umoho Room (third floor).

Dr. Jaci Lindburg, Division of Continuing Studies and Women's and Gender Studies Program will present.

Feel free to bring your own lunch. Cookies, coffee, and soda provided.


Master's of Social Work Informational Sessions Sept. 30 & Oct. 12

The Grace Abbott School of Social Work will be holding information and recruitment sessions on Sept. 30 and Oct. 12.

For more information, please view their flier here.


'From Apprehension to Appreciation: The Culture Walk Journey' Exhibition on Display

‘From Apprehension to Appreciation: The Culture Walk Journey Exhibition’ is on display until October 4 at the Criss Library.

The exhibit features information and artifacts reflecting five years of Culture Walks. Culture Walks are events held each semester in various locations throughout Omaha. Each separate Culture Walks includes a meal and panel discussion featuring leaders representing a specific Omaha community (North Omaha, South Omaha, or refugee populations living in Omaha). College of Education faculty facilitate the dialogue and when possible, lead a walking tour through the surrounding neighborhood. After attending the Culture Walk, UNO College of Education teacher preparation candidates complete 40 to 50 hours of field experience in an Omaha Public School in that particular neighborhood. Approximately 100 to 125 students participate each fall and spring semester.

The demographic profile of today's K-12 students does not match the demographic profile of K-12 teachers which is predominantly white, middle-class and female. The differing cultural backgrounds may lead to a disconnection between teachers and students. Culture Walks provide an opportunity for pre-service teachers to learn more about Omaha's diverse communities and began to develop an appreciation for the rich opportunities diversity can bring to their future classrooms.

The exhibit features research, art, and artifacts contributed by UNO faculty and students as well as OPS students.


Biomechanics Newsletter Available

The Biomechanics Newsletter is now available on their website. You can also view the newsletter here.

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'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.

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  • 9/19
  • 10AM to 11:30AM
  • 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.

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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!

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  • 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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  • 9/20
  • 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.

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Speech Center Offering 'Learn Over Lunch' Series for Students Beginning Oct. 2

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

UNO in the Media

UNO in the Media

UNO Announces Hockey Captains
Head Hockey Coach Dean Blais announced his captains for the upcoming season today. Senior defenseman Michael Young will serve as captain while senior forward Johnnie Searfoss and junior forward Dominic Zombo will be the alternate captains. The Omaha World-Herald also covered the announcement of the captains.

Klosterman Says Better Starts are Critical for Mavs
Don Klosterman, head coach of the women's soccer team, discusses his positive outlook for the Mavericks.

  • 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 Kickoff 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.