• 2013
  • 10/7
  • 11AM to 1PM
  • MBSC Fireplace Lounge

Newspaper Read-in Event

National Newspaper Week is Oct. 6-13. Please encourage your students to participate in a Student Government Newspaper Read-in at the Fireplace Lounge in MBSC today from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Students can spend any amount of time reading the newspaper, and Student Government will total the number of newspaper reading hours produced by UNO students.

The event promotes reading and gives visibility to the Maverick Readership program on campus.

Refreshments will be served.


Service Learning Information

Students from Norris Middle School will be traveling to UNO to work with students in Professor Bart Vargas's 3D Design course on 3D sculptures that will be displayed at Norris Middle School later this semester. As a part of their P-16 service-learning project, the students will have lunch together after the class and learn about UNO various opportunities for educational advancement.

As a part of UNO P-16 service learning initiative, Dr. Timi Barone's Advanced Qualitative Methods UNO class will be visiting third grade students from Columbian Elementary today from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. for their Senior Words of Wisdom project. The UNO students will help the 3rd graders construct a questionnaire, as a part of their joint work on identifying the best ways to represent the elderly's biographies, as well as building relationships with the seniors from Rolling Hills Ranch.

  • 10/9
  • 2PM
  • MBSC Chancellor's Room

Faculty Senate Meeting | Oct. 9

The UNO Faculty Senate will meet on Oct. 9 in MBSC Chancellor's Room. NU President J.B. Milliken will speak at 2 p.m. The senate meeting will begin immediately after his presentation. All interested are invited to attend.

For more information contact the Faculty Senate Coordinator, Sue Bishop, 402.554.3598.

  • 10/14
  • 1PM to 2:15PM
  • PKI 158

The College of IS&T Roundtable Presents Vint G. Cerf | Oct. 14

The College of IS&T Roundtable presents Vint G. Cerf on Oct. 14 from 1 p.m. to 2:15 p.m. in PKI 158. Cerf is vice president and chief internet evangelist for Google. He is responsible for identifying new enabling technologies and applications on the internet and other platforms for the company.

Widely known as a "father of the internet," Cerf is the co-designer with Robert Kahn of TCP/IP protocols and basic architecture of the Internet. In 1997, President Clinton recognized their work with the U.S. National Medal of Technology. In 2005, Cerf and Kahn received the highest civilian honor bestowed in the U.S.--the Presidential Medal of Freedom. It recognizes the fact that their work on the software code used to transmit data across the internet has put them "at the forefront of a digital revolution that has transformed global commerce, communication, and entertainment."

Cerf holds a Ph.D. in Computer Science from UCLA and more than a dozen honorary degrees.

Contact Angela Nastase at anastase@unoamaha.edu for more information.

  • 10/26
  • 11Am to 2PM
  • HPER Gymnasium

Mav Kids Halloween Bash | Oct. 26

Celebrate Halloween a little early with the UNO community! The Halloween Bash is fun for all ages and features games, prizes and candy. The event is free and open to everyone. For more information, visit here.

If you would like to donate candy, prizes, or volunteer for the event contact Lisa Medina at 402.554.2859 or lmmedina@unomaha.edu.


College of IS&T Grant Week | Nov. 4-8

The College of IS&T is hosting Grant Week Nov. 4-8 at PKI. The campus community is invited to stop by to hear speakers and panels on a range of topics from "How to Win a Federal Grant" to "The Proposal Review Process: An Insider's Look at Federal Review Panels." See attached schedule for more information.


Bioretention Garden Day Results

The UNO Bioretention Garden Day on Oct. 3 was a success! The north cell of the garden, located just west of the Welcome Center, was filled in around 40 minutes from a nearby fire hydrant. Although capacity was slightly decreased because of the heavy rains earlier in the day, the garden topped out at 2,468.4 gallons. The event was staged to illustrate how a bioretention garden functions, and show the potential capacity of green infrastructure design in Omaha to effectively and aesthetically manage storm water runoff at its source. A large number of people were on-hand to witness the filling, including design professionals, UNO faculty and staff, City of Omaha Public Works staff, UNO Facilities staff, Omaha by Design, and students.

Omaha by Design donated four gift cards to the Aksarben Cinema for the most accurate guesses on garden capacity. The winners are listed below.

On-site winners:
$25 gift card: Michael Hanson with a guess of 2,500 gallons
$15 gift card: Bobbi Holm with a guess of 2,340 gallons

Online winners:
$10 gift card: Carol Adam (via eNotes)
$10 gift card: Janine Brooks (via UNO Facebook)

For anyone interested in the volume calculation, please click here. An event photo can be found here.

Thanks to everyone that participated, to Omaha by Design for the donated gift cards, and to UNO Facilities for the personnel and hose equipment to help fill the garden.

Questions? Contact Steve Rodie at srodie@unomaha.edu.

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Chancellor Christensen to Deliver State-of-the-University Address | Oct. 9

Chancellor John Christensen will deliver his annual state-of-the-university address at UNO's fall convocation this Wednesday, Oct. 9, at 10 a.m. in the Strauss Performing Arts Center.

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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  • 10/9
  • 12PM to 1PM

Wednesday Words: The Braided River Series | Oct. 9

This 'Wednesday Words' will feature Karen Wingett. Wingett grew up in Yankton, South Dakota, and is the descendant of Scandinavian homesteaders and merchants, Irish ranchers and teachers. She earned a B.A. in English from Yankton College and an M.A. in English from the University of South Dakota.

Her recent poetry relates her experiences with aging parents. She is also creating family histories in free verse and collage.

Her work has appeared in Mid-American Poetry Review, South Dakota Magazine, Nebraska Life, Nebraska Poets' Calendar, in the anthologies Times of Sorrow Times of Grace and An Untidy Season, and several other publications.

Please join us Wednesday, Oct. 9 from noon to 1 p.m. at the KANEKO-UNO library (1111 Jones St.).

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Advanced Photoshop Workshop | Oct. 10

The Academic Partnership for Instruction will offer 'Advanced Photoshop' in Kayser Hall 543 from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Oct. 10.

This class extends the techniques taught in the recent Photoshop I and II classes. Using Photoshop CS6, class participants will learn photo manipulation and re-design techniques to include basic retouching, uses of graphical text and high dynamic range images, the use of image filters, and color replacement. The class will also cover use of the image pre-processor to save images in multiple sizes and formats all at one time, the use of scripts to automate basic Photoshop techniques, and additional compositing skills. Time permitting, we will take a brief look at video editing in CS6.

Prerequisite: Basic computer literacy and entry-level familiarity with Photoshop.

Class size is limited to 15. Register here.

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  • 10/19-10/22

UNO's Three Days of Service | Begins Oct. 19

Are you looking for a way to positively impact your community and build your resume at the same time? Join your fellow students and community members as we help transform the community for the ninth annual Three Days of Service.

UNO's Three Days of Service (Oct. 19-22) is approaching fast, and UNO wants you to help out. A variety of service activities placed in different nonprofit organizations around the metropolitan area will provide you with an chance to learn more about social issues affecting our local community and how nonprofit organizations are addressing these issues, while giving you a direct way to assist.

Over fall break, you can volunteer your time to organizations such as The Stephen Center, Good 360, Open Door Mission, Together Inc. and many more.

On the service days, after you register and get a t-shirt and breakfast snacks, you will be shuttled to your project site. Sign up today to make an impact on your community!

For more information and to register for UNO's Three Days of Service please visit www.unomaha.edu/serve.

For questions please contact the Office of Civic and Social Responsibility at 402.554.4083 or UNOserve@unomaha.edu .

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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. 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.


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 today 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).