• 2013
  • 9/26

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.

- UNO students from Dr. William Austin's Human Relations class will be working together with children from the Completely Kids after-school program at Jackson Elementary as a part of their Yes I Can! project. The P-16 service learning project works to increase learning productivity and build self-esteem within the students in the after-school program.

- To gain additional tools for their P-16 service learning project, students from Dr. Dennis Hoffman's Survey of Criminal Justice will welcome two speakers to class: Paco Fuentes, from the Boys and Girls Club of South Omaha, and Whitney Mastin, from Midlands Mentoring Partnership. Fuentes will talk to students about the Boys and Girls Club organization and the community of South Omaha. Mastin will speak about the importance of mentoring and guidelines to remember when in a mentoring relationship.

- Kirsten Case, executive director of the Literacy Center of the Midlands, will be at Buffett Middle School from 7:40 a.m. to 2:15 p.m. to discuss issues surrounding literacy with the middle school students. The P-16 service learning project is in conjunction with Professor Tanya Seina’s Social Work and Civic Engagement class, in which students from UNO, the Literacy Center of the Midlands, and Buffett Middle School will teach and learn from each other about the importance of literacy and education in the community. They will do so through a pen pal exchange, among other collaborations.

  • 12PM to 1PM
  • MBSC Council Room

Middle East Forum Beginning at Noon

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.


UNO Television '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...Annulments.' Cathy Wyatt's guest this week is Rev. Joseph Taphorn, judicial vicar, Archdiocese of Omaha. Rev. Taphorn discusses the process of annulment in the Catholic Church.

NET will broadcast the show at 11 p.m. tonight and Sunday, Sept. 29, at 11:30 a.m. on NET 1.

It will air on Friday, Sept. 27, at 12:30 p.m. and Tuesday, Oct. 1, at 12:30 p.m. on NET 2.

All times are Central Daylight Time.

  • 9/27
  • 12PM
  • HPER 211

'Biomechanical Differences' Discussion in HPER | Sept. 27

Xuan Liu (Lexi) recently joined HPER as a Ph.D. student in the Biomechanics Research Building. Liu did her undergraduate at the Beijing Sport University and received a master degree from the University of Tennessee-Knoxville.

Lateral ankle sprains most frequently occur during active sports. Individuals who experience a first time ankle sprain tend to have a high reoccurrence rate, residual symptoms and functional instability, leading to Chronic Ankle Instability (CAI). This talk will discuss a study on kinematic and kinetic differences between individuals afflicted with CAI and healthy subjects in single-leg drop landing on a flat surface, an inverted surface and a combined surface of inversion and plantarflexion.


Weekend Volunteer Opportunities with the Office of Civic and Social Responsibility

Looking for weekend volunteering opportunities? Join MavSync and add the Office of Civic and Social Responsibility to your organizations to view weekly volunteer opportunities taking place in our community on the weekend.

This weekend brings ARTsarben and a sand volleyball tournament to support foster care youth through the Nebraska Children's Home Society. Click here to see the full schedule of upcoming service events and details on how to volunteer.


Fall 2013 College of Business Administration Career Fair | Oct. 1

The Career Center at CBA is hosting a Fall Career Fair including 50 employers in Mammel Hall on Oct. 1 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. All UNO students and alumni are welcome to attend. For additional information, contact Bianca Harley at BHarley@unomaha.edu.

You can also view the flier here.

  • 10/1 to 10/31

Lot W Closed for Construction Zone Access | Oct. 1 to Dec. 1

The roof on Arts and Sciences Hall is scheduled for replacement starting October 1 through approximately December 1. Lot W, on the east side of Arts and Sciences Hall, will be closed during this project.

Lot W will be used for construction material storage. In addition, trucks and construction equipment will be entering and exiting Lot W during the project.

Handicap faculty, staff and student parkers should contact Parking Services (402.554.7275) to arrange access to Lot V for temporary handicap parking.

Contact Facilities Management and Planning with questions at 402.554.2500.

  • 10/3
  • 1PM to 4PM

Bioretention Garden Day | Oct. 3

Have you visited UNO's bioretention garden, also known as a rain garden? Mammel Hall has a rain garden, and there is also one by the Welcome Center on the Dodge Campus.

On Oct. 3 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. you can stop by the rain garden on Dodge Campus and take your guess at how much water the garden can hold. Stay tuned for more information!

More information about the rain garden can be found here, or click here for the location.

  • 10/10
  • 5:30PM

Dulce Matuz giving Keynote Address | Oct. 10

Latino Heritage Month culminates this year with a keynote address by Dulce Matuz, president of the Arizona Dream Act Coalition, an immigrant youth-led organization focusing on the fight for higher education and immigrant rights.

Dulce, who was honored last year as one of Time Magazine’s 100 Most Influential People in the World for her activism in the immigration reform movement, will share her story, talk about immigration issues, and discuss how she serves as an advocate for undocumented immigrants including college students.

For more event information, download the flier here.

The event includes an authentic Salvadoran dinner and features Mariachi performances by Las Cecilias. People are encouraged to arrive early for optimal seating. Event is brought to you by Multicultural Affairs, Association of Latin American Students, and American Multicultural Students.

  • 10/16
  • 12PM to 1PM

IRB Ed Series Continues | Oct. 16

The IRB Education Series continues on Oct. 16, with a presentation by Kevin Epperson, UNMC/UNO IRB Administrator, and Teresa Carlson, UNO Assistant Manager AP/SAP Training, Accounting Services. Kevin and Teresa will discuss the, "Nuts and Bolts of Compensating Research Subjects."

The IRB Education Series continues with monthly presentations in November and December and features speakers who will discuss various human subject research topics.

All sessions will be held from 12 p.m. to 1 p.m. in the Milo Bail Student Center, Chancellor's Room. Lunch and beverages will be provided.

See the attached flier here for the schedule of presentations and for registration information. UNO is not handling registration for these sessions. Attendees must register directly with IRB via the link on the flyer.


Open your Home to a UNO International Student: Fall Hosting Opportunities Available

In late October, UNO International Studies and Programs (IS&P) and the UNO Intensive Language Program (ILUNO) will welcome a group of students from Oman to pursue UNO degrees. Please consider opening your home to an international student for either a short-term homestay (two months) or a long-term stay (three to nine months).

In return for a private room and weekday transportation to and from the university, homestay families receive $550 (no meals) or $650 (with meals). In addition, they enjoy an enriching cultural experience!

If you are interested in hosting, please contact Beth Maline in International Studies and Programs at bmaline@unomaha.edu or by calling 402.554.2293.

We encourage the UNO community to share this request with their rotary clubs, churches, and service organizations.


School of Public Administration Awarded Continued Accreditation of the Nebraska Certified Public Manager Program

The School of Public Administration is delighted to announce that on September 21, 2013, the continuing Accreditation of their Nebraska Certified Public Manager Program was awarded by the National Certified Public Manager Consortium at the Annual Meeting in Boise, Idaho.

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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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  • 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 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.

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The College of IS&T Roundtable 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.

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