• 2013
  • 10/10

UNO's Fall Volunteer Fair | Oct. 10

UNO's Fall Volunteer Fair is today 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.


Sen. Ben Nelson Guest Lecture | Oct. 10

The political science department at UNO has invited Senator Ben Nelson, politician in residence, to be a guest lecturer today from 1 p.m. to 2:15 p.m. at the Thompson Alumni Center in Centennial Hall. His topic will be, "The Parties on the Shutdown and the Debt." All are welcome to attend.


Wellness Center Open House | Oct. 10

The Wellness Center will be hosting an open house today from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. There will be opening remarks at 3:30 p.m. followed by food and tours. Stop by to learn more about the Wellness Center!


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. It will begin at 3 p.m. in the Strauss Performing Arts Center Recital Hall. If you have questions about the presentation, contact Ken Bales at kbales@unomaha.edu.

  • 3:30PM to 4:30PM
  • CPACS 128

School of Criminology and Criminal Justice Informational Session

The School of Criminology and Criminal Justice is holding an information session for students/individuals interested in learning more about the School's graduate programs today from 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. in CPACS 218. For more information, please view the flier here.

  • 5:30PM

Dulce Matuz Giving Keynote Address

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.


The Rabbi Sidney H. Brooks Lecture

The founder and executive director of Project Interfaith will present The Rabbi Sidney H. Brooks Lecture Thursday, Oct. 10, at 7:30 p.m. The lecture will be held in the Thompson Alumni Center.

Beth Katz will be discussing "Reimagining Interfaith: Opportunities and Challenges Learned from Project Interfaith" at the lecture.

For more information, please view their flier here, or contact Dr. Paul Williams at pwilliams@unomaha.edu or call 402.554.2628.


Service Learning Project Information

Professor Scott Vlasek's Introduction to Aviation students will be traveling to Burke High School to work with Mr. Randall Howard's history students on making fact sheets for the various aircraft at the Strategic Air and Space Museum. As a part of their P-16 service-learning project and the Burke and UNO students are working together to create handouts for visitors to the museum, in an effort to make the museum more interactive for the public.


UNO Bands in Concert | Oct. 11

UNO Bands proudly presents the University Concert Band and the Symphonic Wind Ensemble in concert on Friday, Oct. 11, at 7:30 p.m. in the Strauss Performing Arts Center.

The concert will feature a unique program entitled, 'Ecstatic Beginnings,' and is designed to pay tribute to the founding of the Symphonic Wind Ensemble in the fall of 1978 by Dr. James Saker. The following pieces are included in the concert program:

UNO University Band
-Nathan Hale Trilogy - Mvt 1, Intrada by Jim Curnow
-Yorkshire Ballad by James Barnes
-Nevermore by Brian Balmages
-Joy Revisited by Frank Ticheli

-Brief Intermission-

UNO Symphonic Wind Ensemble
-Ecstatic Fanfare by Steven Bryant
-First Suite in E-flat by Gustav Holst
-October by Eric Whitacre
-The Debutante by Herbert L. Clarke
Mr. Jason Johnson, trumpet
-Symphonic Dance #3 'Fiesta' by Clifton Williams
-76 Trombones by Meredith Willson, arr. Ito

The concert is free and open to the public with a $5 recommended donation.

If you have any questions, please contact Interim Director of Bands Andrew Feyes at afeyes@unomaha.edu.


Lot M Construction Notice | Oct. 14-Nov. 1

Due to construction on the east side of Lot M, south of Criss Library, the east entrance to Lot M, and the east drive aisle, will be closed from October 14 to November 11.

The west entrance will remain open for entry and exit. Temporary drive aisles will be provided across the existing row of parking stalls next to the new construction fencing on east side of Lot M.

The parking stalls in the location of the temporary drive aisle will be closed starting on Friday, Oct. 11. A total of 20 parking stalls will be closed during this construction project.

The shuttle buses will continue to drive through Lot M with pickup and drop off on the south side to Criss Library. Pedestrian access along the sidewalk from the east, in front of the Library, will be closed starting Oct. 21.

Pedestrian access to Lot M and the shuttle bus stop will remain open through the Library and the west stairs.

Contact Parking Services at 402.554.PARK (7275).


UNO Hosting Creative for Youth Event | Oct. 19

Collective for Youth is preparing for its Lights On Afterschool celebration event in partnership with UNO and many other community organizations. Every year, Omaha and thousands of communities nationwide, celebrate Lights On Afterschool to highlight the afterschool programs that keep our children and youth safe and inspire them to learn. Collective for Youth invites all who are interested to attend this community-wide celebration on Oct. 19, with remarks by Governor Dave Heineman, a Proclamation by Omaha Mayor Jean Stothert, announcement of Lights On Afterschool Champion award winners, and parent and youth testimonials.

Following the program will be a 21st Century Community Learning Centers basketball tournament, a community-wide talent showcase, and a finale line dance. Lunch will be provided and door prizes and raffles will be announced throughout the day. The event will focus on STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) related activities for children, youth and families to enjoy.

For more information about Collective for Youth, please visit their website.

For more information about Lights On Afterschool, please visit their website.


UNO's BigIdea Elevator Pitch Contest

Do you know students with award winning ideas? Encourage them to enter the BigIdea! Pitch Contest! Pitch contests are a great way to for students of any major to showcase their creativity and innovative thinking. Unleash the creative minds of your students and put them on display for the campus and community to see. The first deadline is Oct. 25.

This fall, the Center for Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Franchising (CIEF) is sponsoring not one but FOUR BigIdea pitch contests! There is a separate video pitch contests for students in:

1) CBA
3) Arts & Sciences
4) Open Category for all others colleges (e.g. CPACS, CCFAM, CoE, etc.)

Winners of each online video contest will receive $300, $200, or $100, and then qualify to compete in a live pitch session for $1,000 on Nov. 11 at 6 p.m. in Mammel Hall.

Having four contests will allow each college to promote their own community of interest and highlight the innovativeness of their students. Please go to the BigIdea! website for submission guidelines and contest rules.

  • 10/30
  • 11Am to 12PM
  • MBSC State Room

Grief Support Seminar | Oct. 30

Faculty and staff are invited to attend a seminar on helping colleagues/employees deal with grief issues. The seminar will be conducted by Cathy Fox from Ted E. Bear Hollow, an Omaha nonprofit that provides individuals and families with grief support services.

Unresolved grief can lead to poor performance, sleep difficulties, behavior challenges, illness and other problems. Whether a recent death or one from years ago, those going through the grieving process may need the help and support of others. Learn how to provide that support at this seminar. Contact Tim Rochford at trochford@unomaha.edu for more information.


East Parking Garage: Lot V Open

Construction schedule for Arts and Sciences renovation work has changed. The top level of the East Parking Garage (Lot V) will be not be closed Saturday, Oct. 12.

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


Alumni Association Sponsoring Homecoming Decorating Contest

Although you may not be an athlete, you can still compete with the Homecoming Office Decorating Contest! Join your co-workers and sign up for this fun annual event being sponsored by the UNO Alumni Association. This is a great opportunity to show off your department's or office's school pride and compete for the Homecoming Office Decorating Contest trophy (and other prizes). Each office that signs up by Thursday, Oct. 31, will get a bag of decorating goodies to help get you started in decorating.

Judging will take place Thursday, Nov. 7. Judges will be seeking out the office that has the most Maverick spirit. The winner will be announced at the hockey game over Homecoming weekend and will receive the Homecoming Traveling Trophy and other prizes. Examples of what some offices have done in the past can be found on the second page of the registration form.

To register, complete and return the attached form. Call Elizabeth Kraemer at 402.554.4802 with questions. You can also download the form here.

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Campus Community Rounding Up for United Way of the Midlands

"Round Up" to support the United Way of the Midlands! Through Friday, Oct. 11, round up your purchase in the Milo Bail Student Center Food Court, and the difference will go to the United Way of the Midlands. Payments can be made using cash, credit card, or MavCard.

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  • 10/11
  • 11:30AM to 1PM
  • PKI 279

The College of IS&T Roundtable Presents Mina Youssef | Oct. 11

The College of IS&T Round Table presents Mina Youssef of the Network Dynamics and Simulation Science Laboratory in the Virginia Bioinformatics Institute at Virginia Tech.

He will present on Network Reliability: Answering Questions about Dynamical Processes in Complex Networks on Friday, Oct. 11, 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 Mina Youssef
Mina Youssef is a Postdoctoral Fellow at Network Dynamics and Simulation Science Laboratory in the Virginia Bioinformatics Institute at Virginia Tech. His research is mainly focused on dynamical processes in complex networks, applications of optimal control theory in complex networks, robustness of networks, analysis of social networks and cascading failures in power networks. Mina received the M.S. and Ph.D. degrees from Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Kansas State University in 2008 and 2012, respectively.

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API Offering Series on UNO's Google Apps for Education (G-Mav) | Oct. 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:

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.

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  • 10/23
  • 10AM to 11AM
  • MBSC Chancellor's Room

'Getting Started' Website Forum | Oct. 23

Responsible for your department, college or office's website? Then you don't want to miss the Office of University Communications' Getting Started Website Forum on Oct. 23rd.

This will be a review of the same information for those who were unable to attend the September forum.

Join us from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. in the Milo Bail Student Center Chancellor's Room to learn how you can prepare for the conversion of your website(s) into the new UNO templates.

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Teaching Analysis by Students (TABS)

The TABS program, sponsored by the Center for Faculty Development, is designed to support faculty growth and development. Instructors may request TABS for their classes to help them improve their teaching methods. A trained TABS consultant will work with an instructor to identify and effectively use teaching strengths, isolate teaching problems and develop improvement strategies to achieve professional growth.

The fifth, sixth and seventh week of the semester is an excellent time to schedule TABS for your classes. For more information on the confidential TABS program contact the Center for Faculty Development at 402.554.2427 or unofacdev@unomaha.edu.

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UNO in the Media

UNO in the Media

University of Nebraska Foundation has Record Fundraising Year
The University of Nebraska Foundation has received $236.7 million in private giving in the 2013 fiscal year.

Nation's First Tribal Emergency Management Certificate Offered by UNO
UNO and the Tribal Emergency Management Association (iTEMA) formally announced a first-of-its-kind partnership Tuesday--the nation's first Tribal Emergency Management Certificate.