• 2013
  • 9/18

Lambda Chi Alpha Bounce-A-Thon Begins Today at 7 a.m.

Lambda Chi Alpha fraternity will hold its annual Bounce-A-Thon at the UNO Pep Bowl beginning at 7 a.m. today and ending at 5 p.m. Friday, Sept. 20. They are raising money and awareness for Feeding America.

Local sponsors in Omaha are Monster Energy, Hy-Vee Foods, Kohl's and Buffalo Wild Wings. To donate please stop by the donation booths at the UNO Pep Bowl or visit Buffalo Wild Wings on Dodge and 76th Streets on Wednesday, Sept. 25 and mention Lambda Chi Alpha. Feeding America will receive 10 percent of the bill.

Feeding America is the nation’s largest domestic hunger-relief that engages the nation in the fight to end hunger. According to the United States Department of Agriculture, more than 17 million children do not eat daily.

  • 11:30AM to 12:30PM
  • MBSC Jenkins Room

The New York Times Representative on Campus Today from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Faculty members are invited to an open drop-in session with Paul Wilson today in the Jenkins Room of the MBSC from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Wilson can answer questions about NYTimes access and services to faculty.

Maria Knudtson will also be available for discussion of curriculum ideas using the newspaper.

Stop by for cookies and coffee!


Service Learning Project Information

Below is information regarding Service Learning and their projects today.

As a part of their P-16 service learning project, Lewis & Clark ESL students will welcome Dr. Sandra Rodriguez-Arroyo's Applying Reading and Writing in Content Areas UNO class today. The students will collaboratively explore a variety of topics on Nebraska Prairies with the final goal to depict their findings through public presentations in order to enrich Omaha's awareness of the current condition of the prairies.


Flag Lowering

Gov. Dave Heineman has directed all U.S. and state flags in Nebraska to be flown at half-staff in honor of the victims of the Washington Navy Yard shooting.

Flags will be flown at half-staff until sunset on Sept. 20. Heineman made the announcement in accordance with a proclamation from President Barack Obama.


Farewell Party for Jen Carroll Sept. 20

Please join us as we wish Jen Carroll, director of MaV USO, farewell. Jen's last day with UNO will be on Friday, Sept. 20. There will be coffee and bagels in the MaV USO office, EAB 117, starting at 8 a.m. Jen will be available throughout the day to meet with faculty, staff and students that wish to stop by and wish her good luck.

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

Middle East Forum Sept. 26

The Department of History is happy to announce the return of its popular Middle East forum. This free monthly series, organized by the Middle East Project Fund, is designed for UNO students, faculty, staff and off-campus guests.

This year’s inaugural meeting will take place Thursday, Sept. 26, from noon to 1 p.m. in the Council Room of the Milo Bail Student Center. As always, guests are encouraged to bring lunch and questions as Assistant Professor of Religious Studies Curtis Hutt moderates these panel of experts from UNO: Moshe Gershovich, professor of history and director of the Schwalb Center for Israel and Jewish Studies; Ramazan Kilinc, assistant professor of political science; and Patrick McNamara, visiting professor of political science and international affairs.

These experts will address current issues that relate to the region and place them in context and perspective. Topics for the September forum will include the prospect of an American attack on Syria, the continued turmoil in Egypt, and the 20th anniversary of the Oslo Accords between Israel and the Palestinians.

Future meetings are planned for October 24, November 21, January 23, February 20, and March 20.

For questions, please contact Moshe Gershovich at 402.554.3175 or mgershovich@unomaha.edu.

  • 10/3
  • 11:30AM to 1PM
  • PKI 279

College of IS&T Round Table Presents Fiona Fui-Hoon Nah Oct. 3

College of IS&T Round Table presents Fiona Fui-Hoon Nah, professor of Business & Information Technology at the Missouri University of Science and Technology (formerly University of Missouri-Rolla). She will present on 'Enhancing Brand Equity through Flow and Telepresence:A Comparison of 2D and 3D Virtual Worlds' on Thursday, Oct. 3, 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 Fiona Fui-Hoon Nah

Fiona Fui-Hoon Nah is a Professor of Business & Information Technology at the Missouri University of Science and Technology, formerly the University of Missouri-Rolla. She was previously on the faculty of Purdue University and University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Her research interests include human-computer interaction, virtual communities and virtual worlds, electronic commerce, mobile and ubiquitous commerce, enterprise resource planning, and applications of technology to education. Her publications have appeared in journals such as MIS Quarterly, Journal of the Association for Information Systems, and International Journal of Human-Computer Studies.

  • 10/5
  • 10:30AM to 10PM

UNO National Student Speech-Language Hearing Association Fundraiser Oct. 5

The UNO National Student Speech-Language Hearing Association is having a fundraiser Oct. 5 at Noodles and Co. (203 S 72nd St.).

Please view the flier here for more details.


Published Authors Sought for 'Required Reading' Cable Show

University Communications is compiling a list of faculty, staff, or student authors who may possibly be featured on UNO's new 'Required Reading' cable show. Have you written and published a book? If so, please email enotes@unomaha.edu with your name, contact information and book title.


UNO Theatre Has Special Gift For New Faculty, Staff

Want to travel the world for a few thousand years?

The UNO Theatre Department's 2013-2014 season will take you to Ireland, Chicago, Greece, England, and Putnam County, USA. We invite you to take this grand tour with us.

New to UNO and its exciting opportunities? This year all new UNO faculty and staff can receive one complimentary ticket to our entire dynamic season of plays. Additionally, we offer a discounted season ticket to all other faculty and staff and their family members. This gives you five shows for $40, which is the cheapest ticket in town!

Here’s what your tickets will take you to see:

- The Cripple of Inishmaan by Martin McDonagh runs Oct. 2–5 and Oct. 9–12
- Glassheart by Reina Hardy runs Oct. 30-Nov. 2
- Elektra by Sophakles runs Nov. 20-23 and Dec. 4–7
- Death By Design by Rob Urbinati runs Feb. 26–Mar. 1 and Mar. 5–8
- 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee Music and Lyrics by William Finn, Book by Rachel Sheinkin, runs April 16–19 and April 23–26.

For ticketing, contact Tom Lowe at 402.554.2406 or through email at tlowe@unomaha.edu.


UNO's Women and IT Engagement Link Wins Grant

With its goal to address community needs and to make a local impact with philanthropy, Women Investing in Nebraska (WIN) awarded the University of Nebraska at Omaha's Women and IT Engagement Link a $76,750 grant. The grant will be used to further develop IS&T's overall effort to form a diverse workforce pipeline by encouraging girls and young women to pursue their interests in technology.

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  • 9/19
  • 10AM
  • MBSC Chancellor's Room

Getting Started Website Forum Tomorrow

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 tomorrow, 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 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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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.

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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.

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Deadline Approaching for Study Abroad Scholarships | Draft Due Sept. 25

The biannual Gilman Scholarship deadline is approaching, so students interested in studying abroad this spring or next summer should begin the application process now. Ranging from $1,000 to $8,000 each, the awards cover travel costs and other expenses for students who are otherwise unable to study overseas.

The application process can be found on the Gilman Scholarship website. Applicants who get started well before the Oct. 1 deadline stand a better chance of submitting a winning application. Students should submit draft applications to Study Abroad Advisor Emily Hassenstab by Sept. 25.

The scholarship program favors students who would like to study in nontraditional locations, especially those outside of Western Europe, Australia, and New Zealand; however all applicants are considered. It is open to Pell-eligible undergraduate students.

The Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Program is congressionally funded and sponsored by the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs at the U.S. Department of State.

In spring of 2013 two UNO students received Gilman scholarships: Biology major Clara Baber studied in Malaysia and Interdisciplinary Studies Major Denisha Seals studied in Argentina.

Students interested in the Gilman Scholarship should contact Study Abroad Advisor Emily Hassenstab, unostudyabroad@unomaha.edu or 402.554.3168, as soon as possible.

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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.

UNO in the Media

UNO in the Media

Garcia Named Summit Offensive Player of the Week
UNO Soccer Forward Chava Garcia was named Summit League offensive player of the week on Monday for his performance at Drake on Friday night.

Corporate Cup Might Have New Home
The Corporate Cup ran through Aksarben Village, Elmwood Park and UNO this past Sunday. It looks like it might be back for another year.

IREM and UNO Partner to Advance Real Estate Education and Careers
The Institute of Real Estate Management (IREM®) and UNO have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) that outlines a collaborative relationship to advance the real estate management profession through education and encourage interest in the profession as an attractive career opportunity.

Culture Walk Bridges the Gap
UNO's College of Education recently sponsored the fifth annual 'Culture Walk for UNO students seeking a major in teacher education.


PowerPoint in the Classroom Workshops

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

"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. Those who are new to PowerPoint are encouraged to take the "Getting Started" class first.

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:

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


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 websites.

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.

  • 10/8
  • 9:30AM to 11AM
  • MBSC Dodge Room

Retirement Planning Workshops 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.