• 2013
  • 9/17

Constitution Day

Constitution Day is today, which commemorates the day the U.S. Constitution was officially adopted in 1787, and Constitution Week is a national event that runs from Tuesday, Sep. 17 through Monday, Sept. 23. UNO will be celebrating Constitution Day on Sept. 19 with a lecture from Dr. Charles F. Hobson (lecture information is located here).

Here are some interesting Constitution facts taken from this website:

--The U.S. Constitution has roughly 4,400 words. It is the oldest and shortest written Constitution of any major government in the world.
--Since 1952, the Constitution has been on display in the National Archives Building in Washington, DC. Currently, all four pages are displayed behind protective glass framed with titanium. To preserve the parchment’s quality, the cases contain argon gas and are kept at 67 degrees Fahrenheit with a relative humidity of 40 percent.
--The oldest person to sign the Constitution was Benjamin Franklin (81). The youngest was Jonathan Dayton of New Jersey (26).

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

Teaching Circle and Research Triangle Kickoff

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.

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.

  • 3PM to 5PM
  • CPACS Commons

Professor Emeritus Samuel Walker Presenting on Stop and Frisk Case

"On the Stand in New York City," will be the subject of a talk by Samuel Walker, Professor Emeritus of UNO's School of Criminology and Criminal Justice, regarding his experience as an expert witness in the recent "stop and frisk" case against the New York City Police Department.

The talk will cover the stop and frisk controversy in New York City, Walker's role as an expert witness for the plaintiffs, and the significance of the ruling for both the NYPD and other police departments.

The free public talk will be today from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. in the Collaborating Commons on the first floor of CPACS.


Service Learning Project Information

Below is information on Service Learning and their projects today.

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 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.

Edouardo Zendejas' Boarding School class along with Cindy Krafka of the Multicultural affairs office will begin their weekly visit to South Omaha High School to work with the Native students, as a part of their P-16 service learning project. Together, these students will learn and share their knowledge about the Native culture throughout the semester by working on various art and multi-media projects.

  • 9/20

End of Summer Concert Series Continues Friday!

The End of Summer Concert Series continues this Friday with performer Chris McCarty! Join the College of Communication, Fine Arts & Media as they host this week's performance, beginning at 6:30 p.m.

For more information, please visit the Midtown Crossing website.

  • 9/20

UNO PARK(ing) Day Sept. 20

UNO will be celebrating PARK(ing) Day on Sept. 20. PARK(ing) Day is an annual worldwide event where artists, designers and citizens transform metered parking spots into temporary public parks.

For more information, please view the flier here or click here.

  • 9/26
  • 7PM
  • MBSC Dodge Room

Department of History Presents the 2013 Winchell Lecture Sept. 26

The UNO Department of History presents the 2013 Winchell Lecture, "Helen Keller, Anne Sullivan Macy, and the Blurry Lenses of Disability History," by Dr. Kim E. Nielsen, professor of Disability Studies, History, and Women's and Gender Studies at the University of Toledo.

Dr. Nielsen is the author of ‘A Disability History of the United States,' (Beacon, 2012) and was founding president of the Disability History Association.

The lecture will take place Thursday, Sept. 26, at 7 p.m. in the Dodge Room of MBSC. It is free and open to the public.

  • 10/10
  • 10Am to 1PM
  • MBSC nebraska room

Office of Civic and Social Responsibility Volunteer Fair Oct. 10

Learn about volunteer opportunities with the Office of Civic and Social Responsibility on Thursday, Oct. 10, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Nebraska Room of the Milo Bail Student Center. For more information, you can view their flier here.


Save the Date: UNO Alumni Network Celebrating 100 Years Nov. 8

UNO faculty and staff are invited to rock out at the UNO Alumni Association's 100th Anniversary Celebration Friday, Nov. 8. The fun begins at 6:30 p.m. in the HPER Building and features UNO graduate and nationally renown Billy McGuigan's "Rock Legends" show. The high-energy evening includes dinner, an authentic soda fountain and dancing.

Join alumni and friends and help celebrate 100 years of strengthening the worldwide UNO alumni network!

Cost to attend is $75 per person. See more information and register here.

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  • 9/19
  • 10AM
  • CPACS Commons

UNO Celebrating Constitution Day with Dr. Charles F. Hobson Lecture Sept. 19

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.

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.

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  • 9/19
  • 10AM
  • 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.

There will be more forums, and materials from the forums will be on the University Communications' website following the forums.

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  • 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/.

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  • 9/25
  • 4:30PM to 6PM

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

'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.

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.

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.

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

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Maverick Food Pantry 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!

UNO in the Media

UNO in the Media

UNO Students Get Look at How Children Engage with Reading at Library
Students from UNO joined 20 children for an event to give UNO students a hands-on experience working with children's literature.

Steiner Gives Feedback on Work Release Rules
Benjamin Steiner, assistant professor of criminology and criminal justice, weighed in on work release rules.

IT Competition for High Schoolers Seeks Applicants
The University of Nebraska at Omaha’s College of Information Science and Technology is seeking applications for the 2013-2014 Innovation Cup. Schools must enter by Sept. 30.

Decker Quoted About Nebraska, Iowa Job Recovery
Chris Decker, economist at UNO, is quoted in the Norfolk Daily News regarding job recovery in Nebraska and Iowa.

Reed Presenting at Chamber Meeting
B.J. Reed, senior vice chancellor for academic and student affairs, will be presenting for the Greater Akron Chamber this week.

Active Shooter Training Exercise at UNO
KETV, along with WOWT and KMTV covered our emergency exercise drill Friday, Sept. 13.

  • 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.


Conference Planning Committee Accepting Posters for the 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.