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  • 2013
  • 10/1
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Fall 2013 College of Business Administration Career Fair

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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No Bull--Free Cupcakes at HPER Plaza as Alumni Association Celebrates 100 Years!

The UNO Alumni Association is celebrating its 100th anniversary with faculty, staff and students today starting at 11:30 a.m. on the HPER Plaza. Join alumni staff members for a free cupcake and learn more about the Maverick Monument: an 8-foot-high, 1,500-pound bronze bull statue the Association is bringing to campus in 2014!

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Service Learning Project Information

Students from Blackburn Alternative Program and students from Dr. Rosemary Strasser's Laboratory in Psychology class will meet at Blackburn Alternative Program from 1 p.m. to 2:15 p.m. to wrap up their P-16 service learning project. Throughout the semester, the students had been working with dogs in efforts to increase their chances of adoption by correcting poor behaviors through clicker training techniques. The students will be utilizing the qualitative and quantitative data they have collected to put together their final presentations.

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Angie Sargus Named UNO Employee of the Month for October!

Oh, what a difference you make, Angie Sargus! An administrative assistant to the senior vice chancellor, Sargus will be honored throughout the month of October for her work.

Praised by her nominators for being an exceptional employee, Sargus has been employed with UNO for six years.

According to her nominators, "Sargus is the lynchpin between UNO and the campus and community, and she receives outstanding comments for her ability to meet the needs of many constituencies with grace and skill."

The nominators continued, "Sargus always has a smile and always greets guests and staff in a manner that makes them feel at home and comfortable."

When notified of her award, Sargus said she felt a great sense of accomplishment. "There are so many wonderful, dedicated employees at UNO, and it is a great honor to be named Employee of the Month. I work with a great group of individuals who always show their appreciation for the work I do on a daily basis."

As Employee of the Month, Sargus received a certificate, lapel pin, choice of coffee cup or drink cup, a monetary award and use of a parking space. She also received a portrait with the chancellor and a letter of congratulations. She will be honored at an upcoming meeting of the University of Nebraska Board of Regents.

Last January, Human Resources announced the updated Employee of the Month-- "Oh" Award for "Oh, what a difference you make!"--program for UNO staff members. HR administers the program in conjunction with the Office of the Chancellor and Staff Advisory Council. They welcome nominations from faculty, staff,students, vendors and visitors. Nomination forms are available here.

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UNO Annual Campus Security and Fire Safety Report

In accordance with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act of 1990, 20 U.S.C. Sec 1092, the University of Nebraska at Omaha provides information relating to crime statistics and policies concerning campus security to current students, faculty and staff. The law requires colleges and universities to publish and distribute, through publications, mailings or Internet or Intranet websites, an annual report. The report must be distributed in October each year.

This is to notify all UNO students, faculty and staff that the most current Annual Report is now available online. The information can be viewed by going to the Campus Security website, and then follow the link titled "Campus Security and Fire Safety Report."

In addition, Campus Security posts "Security Safety Alerts," and other security and personal safety-related information on this site. Employees and students are encouraged to review the information on a routine basis and contact Campus Security with any questions or concerns.

Faculty, staff and students are also encouraged to review personal safety videos and join UNO's emergency notification service via the UNO Emergency website.

Other noteworthy UNO Emergency Site links:

"SHOTS FIRED! WHEN LIGHTNING STRIKES"
This video provides critical guidance on how to recognize and survive an active shooter incident on campus.

"FLASH POINT"
This video offers tips on how to recognize and prevent violence in the workplace.

EMERGENCY NOTIFICATION SERVICE
"e2 Campus" is an emergency notification service that is used by UNO to notify students, faculty and staff in the event of life threatening or critical events on campus. It sends text messages to cell phones or e-mail to those who register. For details, visit the "Sign Up For Emergency Alerts" link on the UNO Emergency website.

U-TIP FOR ANONYMOUS TEXT MESSAGE
Use U-Tip to report suspicious activities or individuals on campus, such as theft or vandalism. Communication is anonymous. The message will be sent directly to Campus Security and appropriate action will be taken immediately. All other emergency calls should be made to Campus Security at 402.554.2911 or Omaha Police and Fire at 911, so more information can be gathered from the caller. To use the system simply enter 50911 in the address box. In the text message type UNO911 (your message here).

Please contact Campus Security at 402.554.2648 if you have any questions.

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  • 10/10
  • 10AM to 1PM
  • MBSC Second Floor

UNO's Fall Volunteer Fair | Oct. 10

UNO's Fall Volunteer Fair is happening on Oct. 10 on the second floor of the Milo Bail Student Center. Stop by from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and learn from local nonprofit organizations that are in need of our assistance.

Attending organizations will fall under these categories:

Education, Ages, Environment and Sustainability, International, Health, Arts, Social Advocacy

Individuals benefit in psychological, social and cognitive areas because of volunteer experiences. Volunteering is also extremely beneficial for your professional development and resume, as you will be exposed to new people, settings and skills.

For more information visit here.

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Emmy-winning Composer Visiting UNO | Oct. 10

Larry Groupe, an Emmy-winning composer from Hollywood, will give a presentation on writing music for film, television, and other commercial applications. He is an active professional composer whose presentation is sponsored by the UNO Department of Music.

It is free and open to the public, and will take place on Oct. 10 between 3 p.m. and 5 p.m. in the Strauss Performing Arts Center Recital Hall. If you have questions about the presentation, contact Ken Bales at kbales@unomaha.edu.

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UNO Employees and Students Can Receive Discount at AT&T

Do you have cellular service through AT&T? As an employee or student of the University of Nebraska system, you can receive a monthly discount on your bill! Please view the employee flier here or the student flier here for more information.

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  • 10/1-12/1

REVISED: Limited Portions of Lot W Closed for Construction Zone Access | Oct. 1-Dec. 1

REVISED NOTICE: Limited portions of Lot W Closed for Construction Zone Access from Oct. 1 through Dec. 1.

Due to change in plans, only a limited number of stalls along the west side Lot W, next to Arts and Sciences Hall, will be closed during this project.

These stalls will be barricaded starting Oct. 1 through approximately Dec. 1. Additional stalls will be closed along east side of Arts and Sciences Hall as the work progresses along this side of the building.

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

Contact Parking Services with questions at 402.554.PARK(7275).

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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 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.

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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.

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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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  • 10/3
  • 1PM to 4PM

Bioretention Garden Day | Oct. 3

The UNO Bioretention Garden was designed to enhance the beauty of our campus "front door," provide an enjoyable campus space to spend time in, or appreciate the blooms and colors of many native and adapted landscape plants. But it is also holds rainwater from the UNO Welcome Center roof and surrounding landscape every time it rains!

The garden is an example of green infrastructure--using landscapes and nature to manage stormwater runoff in a sustainable, cost-effective, people-friendly way. The garden runoff, with the help of the plant roots, infiltrates into the soil and an underdrain system within a day or two to recharge soil moisture, filter pollutants, and reduce or eliminate runoff flowing into storm sewers.

On Oct. 3 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. you can stop by the garden on Dodge Campus, see it in action (using a nearby fire hydrant) and compete for $25 and $15 Aksarben Cinema gift cards by giving your best guess at how much water the garden can hold. The on-site cards have been generously donated by Omaha by Design; they are also donating two $10 gift cards for guesses via UNO social media and eNotes.

Questions? Contact Steve Rodie at srodie@unomaha.edu. More information about the garden can be found here, or click here for the location.

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  • 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.

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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 through 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.

UNO in the Media

UNO in the Media

Bullish on UNO, Alumni to Display Maverick Pride in Bronze
The UNO Alumni Asssociation, in celebration of its 100th anniversary, will be installing a bronze bull called the Maverick Monument on campus in 2014.

Sather Honored for Community Work
Paul Sather, director of UNO's Service Learning Academy, was awarded Nebraska's Community Engagement Professional of the Year atthe Heartland Campus Compact Conference.

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  • 10/8
  • 9:30AM to 11AM
  • MBSC Dodge Room

Retirement Planning Workshop for Women | Oct. 8

RSVP now! Last spots still available for the Retirement Planning Workshop for Women, which is being 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.

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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).