• 2013
  • 10/2
  • 12PM to 2PM
  • MBSC Nebraska Room

Engaging Discussion on Immigration Reform Bill | 12PM

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

The event is happening today 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.


Service Learning Project | 12:30PM

Students from Dr. Lyn Holley's gerontology class will join students from Blackburn Alternative Program's Culinary Arts and Foods classes at Adam's Park Community Center from 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. to meet with the seniors at the Center. As a part of their P-16 service learning project, Blackburn students will be preparing and serving lunch to the seniors, while the UNO students participate in games and conversation.


Carmen: A Musical, Dramatic, Operatic Multi-media Discussion | 7PM

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.


MavMania in the Bookstore | All Day

One day. One item. Amazing deal! MavMania Day in the UNO Bookstore returns today 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.


Writing Center Workshop Series: Citing Sources in the MLA and APA Styles | Oct. 3, 7, & 10

Whether they're undergraduates writing research papers for class or advanced scholars writing for publication, many writers find themselves bogged down in the details of citation-- quotation marks or italics? Comma or period? Author's full name or just the initials? The UNO Writing Center can help.

The Writing Center's graduate consultant, Kathy Radosta, has developed interactive workshops on the most frequently used citation systems. Workshops are free and open to any member of the campus community.

Workshops on the MLA style:
Thursday, Oct. 3: 3 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. (MBSC Gallery Room)

Workshops on the APA style:
Monday, Oct. 7: 12 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. (MBSC Dodge Room)
Thursday, Oct. 10: 3 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. (MBSC Gallery Room)

Light refreshments will be served. These workshops are FREE, but space is limited. Please register by contacting the Writing Center at 402.554.2946 or unowritingcenter@unomaha.edu.


UNO Jazz Concert featuring UNO Jazz Too!, UNO Jazz Ensemble, and the Metropolitan Area Youth Jazz Orchestra | Oct. 3

Come watch a UNO jazz concert on Thursday, Oct. 3 at 7:30 p.m. in the Strauss Performing Arts Center Recital Hall. Enjoy a guest solo performance from Thomas Bacon, french horn.

Cost is $5 for the general public; $4 for students; and UNO students are free with MavCard.


API Offering Series on UNO's Google Apps for Education (G-Mav) | Oct. 9, 11, & 18

Join the Academic Partnership for Instruction (API) as we explore 10 of Google's most-used apps available through UNO's Google Apps for Education (G-Mav) subscription.

The suite of software applications and services available through our subscription may be accessed using your UNO NetID username and password.

The series kicks off Wednesday, Oct. 9, and concludes Friday, Oct. 18. Each session will focus upon different applications:

Wednesday, Oct. 9: Google Drive (formerly known as Google Docs)
Friday, Oct. 11: Google Gadgets (Google Forms, Translate, Google+ / Chat / Talk)
Friday, Oct. 18: Google Sites (wiki software)

All sessions will be held from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. in Kayser Hall Room 543 and will feature API staff highlighting not only the technical features of these apps but also how you can connect these resources to your teaching, learning, and productivity needs.

To register for each session, visit the API event calendar.

Questions? Contact the IS Help Desk at 402.554.4357 or unohelpdesk@unomaha.edu.


Criminology & Criminal Justice Master's Programs Informational Sessions | Oct. 10 & 15

The School of Criminology & Criminal Justice will be holding an information session for students/individuals interested in learning more about the School's graduate programs on Oct. 10 and Oct. 15. For more information, please view the flier here.


United Way of the Midlands Campaign

Yesterday was the official kick off of the University of Nebraska at Omaha's annual United Way of the Midlands Campaign. You will start to receive email communication on ways you can donate. Please take a moment to respond and help keep our COMMUNITY STRONG.

The University of Nebraska at Omaha has been a proud supporter of the United Way of the Midlands for several years, as just one part of our continued commitment to our great community. 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.

The UNO United Way of the Midlands Campaign will run October 1 – 31, 2013.

Click here to read a letter from the Chancellor about supporting the United Way of the Midlands. For more information about the United Way of the Midlands visit here.

campus notices
  • 10/4
  • 10:30Am to 12PM
  • PKI 279

The College of IS&T Roundtable Presents Professor Keng Siau | Oct. 4

College of IS&T Round Table presents Professor Keng Siau, chair of the Department of Business and Information Technology at Missouri University of Science and Technology.

He will be presenting on '3-D Virtual World Education: An Empirical Comparison with Face-to-Face Classroom Education' on Oct. 4 at 10:30 a.m. to noon in PKI 279.

Pizza, salad and sodas provided on a first-come, first-served basis. Please rsvp to anastase@unomaha.edu.

About Siau
Professor Keng Siau is the chair of the Department of Business and Information Technology at the Missouri University of Science and Technology. He is the editor-in-chief for the Journal of Database Management, North America Regional Editor for the Requirements Engineering journal, and Co-Editor-in-Chief for the Advances in Database Research series. He is the Vice President of Education for the Association for Information Systems and serves on the Board of Partnership for Advancing Computing Education (PACE). He received his Ph.D. from the University of British Columbia, Canada. His M.S. and B.S. (honors) degrees are in Computer and Information Sciences from the National University of Singapore.

Professor Siau has published more than 250 refereed journal and conference papers.

campus notices

ISO Offers Tips to Prevent Phishing

Multiple phishing attempts are occurring with UNO emails. Their primary means of doing this is by "fooling" users into thinking they have received the email form a trusted source. The email has been sent to multiple individuals on. The contents are typically related to the IT service desk or Financial services. The link they are directed to is usually a site that is made to look like a trusted site, such as a Facebook login page or online email login site. After putting credentials into the site they then have the means to compromise other sites accessed by the individual.

Some ways to ensure you stay safe online and circumvent these attempts are:

- Always log in from a book mark rather than clicking a link in an email.
- Don't access links from within emails that you may not trust or know.
- Use different passwords at work than what you use for personal accounts.
- Check links by "hovering" over them before clicking to see their true destination.
- Verify the sender by hovering over the sender's name in Outlook to reveal the actual sender.

Remember: IS will never ask for your password in email!

You may contact Matt Morton in the Information Security Office (402.554.2425) or the IS Help Desk (402.554.4357) if you have any questions.

  • 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.


'I am the O'

A university is only as good as the people on its front lines. That's why UNO is a superior metropolitan university-- you've transformed it because of who you are. There's no need to tell you of all the experiences and opportunities UNO provides for its students and our community-- you live it every day. But there is a need to let the community know who makes UNO great. Our university needs supporters like you to let our students and alumni know: 'I am the O.'

'I am the O' is UNO's new faculty/staff giving program. Show your pride in UNO and its achievements, growth and advancement. Inspire and encourage your colleagues, our students, alumni and community-- let them know 'I am the O.'

Get involved today at http://www.nufoundation.org/iamtheo.