• 2013
  • 9/24

Service Learning Project Information

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.

  • 12PM to 1:30PM
  • MBSC Nebraska Room

'Shaping Culture Through Dance' Event to Kickoff Latino Heritage Month

All UNO students, faculty, and staff are invited to join us for our first Latino Heritage Month event "Shaping Culture through Dance," which features the first ever "stepping" performance by Lambda Theta Nu as well as a "strolling" performance by Sigma Lambda Beta. Click here to learn more!

Furthermore, participants will be to learn how to dance Merengue, Bachata, and Salsa as well as understand the origins and culture behind theses dances.

This event is happening from 12 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. in the Nebraska Room, Milo Bail Student Center. Event features free food and demonstrations.

Event is brought to you by Multicultural Affairs, Association of Latin American Students, Lambda Theta Nu, Sigma Lambda Beta, and American Multicultural Students.

  • 10/2
  • 12PM to 1PM
  • MBSC Jenkins Room

'Overcoming Speech Anxiety' Student Learn Over Lunch | Oct. 2

"Banish Those Butterflies: Overcoming Speech Anxiety" is planned for Wednesday, Oct. 2, from 12 p.m. to 1 p.m. in the Milo Bail Student Center Jenkins Room.

Students who attend the UNO Speech Center ‘Learn Over Lunch’ will learn about how to recognize the source of nervous habits, learn strategies to reduce speech anxiety, and enhance self-confidence.

Free pizza and pop will be provided. Space is limited so you must register in advance and can be done by contacting a consultant at the Speech Consulting Center at 554.3201 or unospeechcenter@unomaha.edu.

  • 10/2
  • 12PM to 2PM
  • MBSC Nebraska Room

Engaging Discussion on Immigration Reform Bill | Oct. 2

Join us for an engaging discussion on the Immigration Reform Bill, immigration related issues, and learn how it affects you.

The event is happening Oct. 2 from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m. in the Nebraska Room, Milo Bail Student Center. Lunch will be provided. Click here to learn more about the event.

Featured panelists:

Viridiana Almanza – coordinator of DREAMers Project Coalition
Dr. Jonathan Benjamin Alvarado – Office of Latino/Latin American Studies associate director for engagement / political science professor
Claudia Lucero – student leader, community organizer
Dr. Theresa Barron-McKeagney – new associate dean of CPACS
Dr. Mora James – immigration lawyer

This event is brought to you by Multicultural Affairs, Association of Latin American Students, Office of Latino/Latin American Studies, and American Multicultural Students and is part of Latino Heritage Month.


'Getting Started' Website Forum Materials Available Online

Thank you for attending the 'Getting Started' website forum Sept. 19. Materials are now available online here, and for those who were unable to attend, there will be another forum next month. Please watch eNotes for more information.


Flu Shots Available at Health Services

UNO Health Services is your best spot for the flu shot. No appointment needed! There is no better health care value than getting your yearly flu shot.

Shots are available for students for $15, and for faculty/staff for $20.

You can pay with cash, check, or we can file with insurance .

Insurance billing (in-network providers only)
Insurance will be billed at $30. For UNO employees with BCBS insurance the $30 comes out of your use or lose preventive care account. You started the year with $250 ($300 if you did the HRA) to use for well care, i.e. annual well exam, vaccines such as a flu shot, and UNO Health & Wellness blood screens on the day of the health fair on 11-7-13.

For more information, view their flier here.

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  • 9/23-9/27
  • 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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Writer's Workshop Reading Series | Sept. 25

The UNO Writer's Workshop will begin its 2013 Reading Series Sept. 25. Nance Van Winckel will read from her seventh poetry collection, Pacific Walkers, and her fourth short-story collection, Boneland, to launch the 2013 Writer's Workshop Reading Series.

Please view their flier here for more information about the poets, journalists, and novelists.

The event is free and open to the public. Questions, call 402.554.2406.

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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 % 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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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Chancellor Christensen Delivering 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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The Office of Multicultural Affairs Fall 2013 Workshop Series

The Office of Multicultural Affairs, in conjunction with the UNO Health Services, UNO College of Business Career Center, and Consumer Credit Services, will be hosting its fall 2013 workshop series!

The Office of Multicultural Affairs would love to invite the campus to attend. The workshops this semester will focus on the holistic development of the student. Specific workshop tracks include: Academic Development, Professional Development and Personal Growth all offered in order to contribute to the success of the student.

Workshops will take place from September 23 to November 25. Topics include: Advocacy for Academic Success, Creating Strong Study Habits, Friend Me: Developing Healthy Relationships Beyond Social Media, and many more.

For more information, call Valerie Thompson, Education Specialist in the Office of Multicultural Affairs at 402.554.2830, or view their flier here.

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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. You can also view information on the UNO Theatre website.

UNO in the Media

UNO in the Media

CPACS Chooses New Associate Dean
Theresa Barron-McKeangey, director of the Grace Abbott School of Social Work, has been named an associate dean of CPACS.

Former UNO Hockey Player Competing for NHL Roster Spot
Andrej Sustr, former UNO hockey defenseman, is competing for a roster spot in the NHL.

  • 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.


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.


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).