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  • 2013
  • 9/23
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  • MBSC Bookstore

Bring Old UNO Branded Merchandise to the UNO Bookstore, Receive 25 Percent Off | Sept. 23-27

Out with the old, in with the new at the UNO Bookstore! Bring in any UNO clothing item with a retired UNO logo or icon and trade it for 25 percent off a single new logo apparel item, cap or blanket (regular priced items only) from Sept. 23 to Sept. 27!

Every 'old' clothing item you bring in to trade gets you one regularly priced clothing item at 25 percent off.

Questions? Contact Jodi Cramer at jlcramer@unomaha.edu.

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Third Annual Maverick Marching Festival at River City Rodeo | Sept. 28

UNO Bands will be hosting the Third Annual Maverick Marching Festival in conjunction with the Knights of Aksarben’s River City Rodeo on Saturday, Sept. 28.

Bands from the Metro area as well as from across Nebraska will participate in the River City Rodeo Parade through downtown Omaha. The Parade will begin at 10 a.m. with UNO’s own Marching Mavericks leading the way. The parade will follow Capitol Street from 17th to 10th Streets then turn east past the Century Link Center toward TD Ameritrade Park.

Bands will then make their way to Omaha Central High School to participate in the Maverick Marching Festival. Beginning at 1 p.m. groups will perform their fall marching programs for a panel of clinicians from UNO and Kansas State University. The groups will then have an opportunity to work directly with staff and students from the Maverick Marching Band. This is a fantastic educational opportunity for students and directors to hone their musical skills as they continue through the fall marching season.

Admission for the Maverick Marching Band field show at Central High School can be purchased at the event for $5. If you have any questions regarding the River City Rodeo Parade or the Maverick Marching Festival, please contact Andrew Feyes, interim director of Bands at UNO at 402.554-3854 or Tim Nutting, director of the Maverick Marching Band at 402.554-3602.

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TIAA-CREF Representative on Campus | Oct. 2, Oct. 9, Oct. 30

A TIAA-CREF representative will be on campus Oct. 2, Oct. 9, and Oct. 30.

The representative will be at Mammel Hall on Oct. 30 in room 134P.

If you are interested in making an appointment, please call 1.800.732.8353.

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Chancellor Christensen to Deliver State-of-the-University Address | Oct. 9

Chancellor John Christensen will deliver his annual state-of-the-university address at UNO's fall convocation Wednesday, Oct. 9.

Christensen is expected to discuss the university's efforts to build capacity, implementation of an enrollment management plan, and strategic priorities across the campus, as well as progress on long-range goals.

Christensen will also discuss the development and facets of our value statement.

Convocation begins at 10 a.m. at the Strauss Performing Arts Center Recital Hall. UNO faculty, staff, students and the public are invited to attend the free event.

A reception at the Milo Bail Student Center Ballroom will immediately follow Christensen's remarks.

For more information, call 402.554.3502.

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  • 10/10-10/12

2013 Great Plains Rocky Mountain Annual Meeting | Oct. 10-12

The Department of Geography and Geology invites you to the annual meeting of the Association of American Geographers, Great Plains/Rocky Mountain Division.

The meeting will be held Oct. 10 to Oct. 12 on the UNO campus.

Submission of abstracts for paper sessions, poster presentations, and panel sessions are welcome. Paper and panel sessions are organized thematically, last for 90 minutes, and usually include four or five presentations. The conference invites individual paper submissions as well as the submission of full sessions. The deadline for submission has been extended to Sept. 25.

For more information, please visit here.

campus notices
  • 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.

Abstract
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.

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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.

campus notices
  • 9/26
  • 12PM to 1PM
  • kMBSC 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.

campus notices
  • 9/26
  • 4PM to 5PM
  • MBSC Gallery Room

'Resources and Requirements: What Graduate Students Need to Know' Workshop | Sept. 26

Figuring out the requirements of the Graduate College should not be the most difficult part of your graduate studies at UNO, but for many, it can seem that way. The Office of Graduate Studies and the UNO Writing Center are partnering to offer this workshop that will highlight the valuable resources available to graduate students from these two services on campus.

What is the format for submitting my thesis? When do I apply for graduation? How do I select my thesis advisory panel? These questions and more will be answered by staff from these two offices.

This workshop is free, but space is limited. Please call or email to reserve your space: 402.554.2946 or unowritingcenter@unomaha.edu. You can also view their flier here.

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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.

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'From Apprehension to Appreciation: The Culture Walk Journey' on Exhibit at the Criss Library

'From Apprehension to Appreciation: The Culture Walk Journey' 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 the 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 and can be found at the Criss Library.

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API Offering 'Phtoshop II: Optimizing Graphics' | Sept. 26

The Academic Partnership for Instruction will offer 'Photoshop II: Optimizing Graphics’ in Kayser Hall 543 from 10:30 a.m. to noon.

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.

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  • 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.