• 2013
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Master's of Social Work Informational Sessions Today & 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.


Service Learning Project Information

As a part of their P-16 service learning project and Dr. Timi Barone's Advanced Qualitative Methods UNO class, 3rd grade students from Columbian Elementary will be visiting Rolling Hills Ranch Retirement Community from 1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m., as part of their Senior Words of Wisdom project. The students will continue their joint work on identifying the best ways to represent the elderly's biographies, as well as building relationships with the seniors.


UNO Alumni Association Bringing "Maverick Monument" to Campus!

For years, UNO students have dreamed of having a mascot statue as a rallying point on campus. To celebrate its centennial anniversary, the UNO Alumni Association in 2014 will make that dream a reality.

The Alumni Association is bringing to campus the "Maverick Monument" — an 8-foot-high, 1,500-pound bronze bull statue that will stand amid a new plaza in front of the Fieldhouse and HPER buildings. It is anticipated that the monument will be "unleashed" with a public dedication sometime next fall. Designed by nationally renowned artist Jocelyn Russell, the Maverick Monument will be an eternal representation of the fighting UNO spirit and of the powerful force that UNO students and alumni have become.

Columnist Mike Kelly writes about the Maverick Monument in today's Omaha World-Herald.

The campus community is invited to see a bronze miniature version of the statue tomorrow, Oct. 1, beginning at 11:30 a.m. on the HPER Plaza. Alumni Association staff will be distributing free cupcakes in honor of its 100th anniversary.

Detailed information and photos of the monument and plaza are available here.

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MavMania in the Bookstore | Oct. 2

One day. One item. Amazing deal! MavMania Day in the UNO Bookstore returns on Wednesday, Oct. 2, starting at 10 a.m.! Pick up a limited edition Maverick long-sleeve t-shirt for only $10 (plus tax, while supplies last), enter our prize raffle and pick up a bag of fresh popped popcorn!

Follow the UNO Bookstore on Facebook to find out more information.

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


Carmen: A Musical, Dramatic, Operatic Multi-media Discussion | Oct. 2

Opera Omaha is bringing the stage director and two star singers of its upcoming production of "Carmen" to speak. The free presentation will take place at 7 p.m. Oct. 2 at the Strauss Performing Arts Center, Room 105.

Director Lillian Groag, conductor Hal France and stars Leann Sandel-Pantaleo and Jonathan Burton will take part in the discussion. View their flier here for more information.

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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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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.

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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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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.

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Nominations Sought for UNO Employee of the Month

Do you know a UNO employee who provides outstanding service to your department, the division or university as a whole? Why are you waiting? Nominate them for the 'Oh, What a Difference You Make!' Award (Employee of the Month) for office/service and managerial/professional staff. Nominations may be submitted by students, staff, faculty, visitors and administrators, and must meet the criteria listed below:
-Employed by UNO for one year or longer.
-Be in good standing.

Consideration includes:
- Performed job above and beyond expectations;
- Interpersonal skill/communication;
- Knowledge of job; and
- Adaptability.

-Recipients receive $200, “rock star” parking for that month, recognition and photograph with the Chancellor, recognition at the Board of Regents meeting, a lapel pin and beverage holder.
-An Employee of the Month qualifies to be selected as Employee of the Year.

To nominate an employee, print and complete the nomination form, and send it to Human Resources, EAB 205.

UNO in the Media

UNO in the Media

Grad's Gift Creates $1M UNO Endowment to Inspire Entrepreneurship
UNO alumnus John Morgan donated $1M to create one of the campus' highest ranking endowed faculty positions.

Own it Omaha Entrepreneurial Conference Underway
About 50 people attended the Friday opening sessions of Own it Omaha, an entrepreneurial conference for women.

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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.

For more information, please visit here.

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UNO Hosting International Research Conference | Nov. 6-8

The International Association for Service Learning and Community Engagement (IARSLCE) is hosting its annual conference at the Hilton in downtown Omaha on November 6-8.

Hosted by UNO, the conference will showcase research conducted by scholars, practitioners, and community partners across the United States and the world. With more than 175 presentations and posters, and numerous networking and mentoring sessions, there will be many opportunities to learn about and share experiences rooted in community engagement.

The keynote speaker will be acclaimed writer, speaker, and activist Parker J. Palmer, founder of the Center for Courage & Renewal and author of several books including The Heart of Higher Education and Healing the Heart of Democracy. His keynote luncheon address on Nov. 7 is titled "Higher Education and the Future of Democracy."

In addition to full conference admission, participants may purchase one day admission, pre-conference admission, or tickets for the luncheon address by Dr. Palmer. Tickets for the luncheon address are included in the full conference admission fee. Early bird pricing ends Sept. 15.

For more information and to register, please visit here.


IRB Hours at UNO

To assist UNO researchers, the UNMC/UNO Institutional Review Board has scheduled walk-in hours in the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research and Creative Activity, Eppley Administration Building, Room 203. No appointments are needed. Below are the dates and times they are available to discuss the IRB submission process, provide assistance with the IRB application, and answer questions about your human subject research study.

Wednesday, Oct. 2 from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.
Thursday, Oct. 10 from 10 a.m. to noon

Wednesday, Nov. 6 from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.
Thursday, Nov. 14 from 10 a.m. to noon

Wednesday, Dec. 4 from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.
Thursday, Dec. 12 from 10 a.m. to noon

Contact Jenny Kucera at 402.559.6119 or jikucera@unmc.edu with questions or to schedule an appointment outside those hours.