• 2013
  • 9/19
  • 10AM
  • MBSC Chancellor's Room

Getting Started Website Forum at 10 a.m.

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 today.

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.


UNO Celebrating Constitution Day with Dr. Charles F. Hobson Lecture at 10 a.m.

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 today 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.

  • 9/19
  • 6PM
  • MBSC Umoho Room

Medieval & Renaissance Studies Hosting Lecture on Crusade Preaching at 6 p.m.

Medieval & Renaissance Studies has organized a lecture on Crusade preaching, 'Crucified with Christ: Devotion to the Cross and Crusade Preaching,' which is tonight in the Umoho Room (MSBC) at 6 p.m.

The speaker, Dr. Matthew Phillips of Concordia University, will explore how twelfth-century preachers appropriated the theology of the cross, so that the crusade became a metaphorical crucifixion of body and soul in imitation of the crucified Christ, and the crusading venture became a means by which lay Christians participated more fully in this redemptive act.

The talk is free and open to the public, and refreshments will be served.

For more information, please contact msaltamacchia@unomaha.edu.


Service Learning Project Information

Below is information about 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. |

| Students from Beveridge Magnet Middle School International Studies class and ILUNO students will meet at Beveridge at noon as a kickoff to their P-16 service learning project. The students will work in conjunction with the Malcolm X Memorial Foundation this semester to learn and serve at the organization. |

| As part of their P-16 service learning project, students and teachers from Blackburn Alternative Program and Skinner Magnet Center will present the process of creating their Truffula Tree project to Omaha teachers at Joslyn Art Museum's 'Thursdays for Teachers.' The creation of the Truffula Tree is in conjunction with the Joslyn’s new exhibit featuring original sketches from Dr. Seuss and his book, The Lorax. The presentation will take place at the Joslyn on from 4:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. The installation of the Truffula Tree at the Joslyn will take place on Tuesday, Oct. 8. |


UNO Television's 'Consider This'

UNO Television produces the program 'Consider This...' with host Cathy Wyatt in the UNO Television studios.

This week UNO Television will feature an encore production of 'Consider This: Nebraska Women of Journalism.' Cathy Wyatt's guests includes three remarkable women who are legends in the history of Nebraska Journalism. If you recognize these names, you will won't want to miss this episode: Eileen Wirth, Creighton University faculty and author, From Society Page to Front Page; Carol Schrader, former KETV news anchor; and Ann Pedersen, first female reporter on WOWT. Tune in to hear the stories of these extraordinary women--how they started in journalism, the barriers they faced, and recounts of their most memorable moments in their personal journalism history.

NET will broadcast the show tonight at 11 p.m. and Sunday, Sept. 22 at 11:30 a.m. on NET 1.

It will also air on Friday, Sept. 20 at 12:30 p.m. and Tuesday, Sept. 24 at 12:30 p.m. on NET 2. All times are Central Daylight Time.

  • 9/20
  • 12PM
  • HPER 211

'Kinesthetic Navigation' Lecture Sept. 20

Dr. Steven J. Harrison has recently joined HPER as a research associate in the Biomechanics Research Building. Dr. Harrison has a Ph.D. in Experimental Psychology from the University of Connecticut. Harrison has been a Research Fellow at the University of Cincinnati and will be sharing with us his research on kinesthetic navigation.

Much of the research exploring how humans and animals navigate their environments has focused on the "distal" senses (e.g. vision, smell, hearing), leaving an understanding of how touch shapes our perception of how we are moving through the world relatively unexplored. Research on kinesthetic navigation probes the sense of the body’s movement relative to environment that arises from the way the body moves as we navigate our world. This talk presents recent research evidence that has begun to reveal the hidden dimensions of our non-visual connection to the world around us, highlighting the rich link between perceiving and acting in this particular sensory modality and the functional organization of perception.

  • 9/25
  • 11:30AM to 1PM
  • PKI 279

College of IS&T Round Table Presents Emmanuel Monod Sept. 25

The College of IS"T Round Table presents Emmanuel Monod from Shanghai Jiaotong University, China. His presentation is titled "From Hypercompetition to Strategy as Practice."

Pizza, salad and sodas provided on a first-come, first-served basis. Presentation starts at noon. RSVP to anastase@unomaha.edu.

After the major change introduced in strategic thinking by the concept of hypercompetition, Strategy as Practice (SAP) appears to be a research trend that raises debates questioning the mainstream called at Academy of Management “Business Policy and Strategy” (BPS). This contribution analyses the SAP articles identified the review paper published by Vaara and Whittington’s (VW’s) review in Academy of Management.

By analyzing the abstracts of the SAP articles, the counts of the most common concepts provide a good list of what SAP researchers focused on. The top 15 are: Practice/s, Process, Managers, Organizational, Discursive, Actors, Planning, Case, Change, Making, Work, Activities, Context, Power, and Middle.

As SAP has taken form, many articles have helped galvanize the fledgling field by outlining what SAP research is. Now that SAP has something of a history, we are able to report on what SAP research does.

campus notices

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.

campus notices
  • 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 learn more about PARK(ing) Day here.

Here is the map of the spots that will be used.

campus notices
  • 9/20
  • 6:30PM

End of Summer Concert Series Continues Friday with Chris McCarty!

Head down to Midtown Crossing Friday for the End of Summer Concert Series! A UNO performance begins at 6:30 p.m. with Chris McCarty on stage at 7 p.m.

Join the College of Communication, Fine Arts & Media, bring a blanket, and enjoy the music!

campus notices
  • 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 % 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 here.

campus notices
  • 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.

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Speech Center Offering 'Learn Over Lunch' Series for Students

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

This Week in Maverick Athletics

This Week in Maverick Athletics

This Week in Maverick Athletics is back!

Check out how your Maverick sports teams are doing here.

UNO in the Media

UNO in the Media

Walker Shares Experiences from the Witness Stand
Professor Emeritus Samuel Walker shared his experiences of being on the witness stand for the Stop and Frisk case.

UNO Flying Mavericks Competing in Red Bull Flugtag Competition
The UNO Flying Mavericks were on the Omaha Morning Blend discussing the Red Bull Flugtag Competition occurring in Chicago this weekend. Their goal is to break the American record, which is 207 feet.

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

'Service Learning 101' 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.

  • 10/8
  • 1PM to 2:30PM
  • CPACS Commons

LGBTQ Webinar Oct. 8

The Office of Academic and Student Affairs is sponsoring the webinar "LGBTQ Campus Roadmap 2014: 5 Critical Strategies to Becoming an LGBTQ-Friendly Campus." The webinar will be broadcast on Oct. 8 from 1 p.m. to 2:30 pm in CPACS Commons.

No reservations are required. If you have questions, please contact Rita Henry at rhenry@unomaha.edu.


'I am the O'

A university is only as good as the people on its front lines. That's why UNO is a superior metropolitan university – you've transformed it because of who you are. There's no need to tell you of all the experiences and opportunities UNO provides for its students and our community – you live it every day. But there is a need to let the community know who makes UNO great. Our university needs supporters like you to let our students and alumni know: "I am the O."

"I am the O" is UNO's new faculty/staff giving program. Show your pride in UNO and its achievements, growth and advancement. Inspire and encourage your colleagues, our students, alumni and community – let them know "I am the O."

Get involved today by clicking here.


Men's Hockey and Basketball Season Tickets Available Through Payroll Deduction | 20 Percent Off

Athletics is offering 20 percent off the purchase price of season tickets for UNO men's hockey and men's basketball programs. You can purchase tickets with a payroll deduction.

The UNO hockey season begins Oct. 7 and features 19 home games. The UNO basketball season's first home game is Nov. 13, and the schedule features 14 home games. Notable hockey opponents in Omaha this season include Michigan, North Dakota and Minnesota Duluth, while the basketball team will square off against Seattle, Western Illinois, South Dakota State and Denver at the Ralston Arena.

To learn more or if you have questions, please contact Athletics at 402.554.MAVS (6287).


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.


Registration Open for Youth Swim Lessons

The fall 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 click here.

To register or with questions contact Pat Philippi at 402.554.2223 or pphilippi@unomaha.edu.