• 2013
  • 10/15

Flag Lowering in Honor of Dr. Otto Bauer

The UNO flag will be lowered today in honor of Dr. Otto Bauer, who passed away Oct. 5. Dr. Bauer served as UNO's vice chancellor for Academic Affairs from 1979 to 1995, was also briefly the dean of Graduate Studies & Research in 1993, and then taught commu­nication courses at UNO for five years. Bauer dedicated half of his 40 year career in higher education to UNO. A celebration of Bauer's life will take place today from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. in the Kirkwood Room next to Lensing Funeral Service in Iowa City, IA. The Omaha-World Herald ran a story on Dr. Bauer on Saturday, Oct. 12. Please click here to read it. He is survived by his wife and two sons.


Service Learning Project Information

From now through Oct. 18, students from a TLC Sophomore Seminar class will be hosting a change drive called, "Change for Change," to help fund a hospital that is being built in Haiti. As a part of their P-16 service learning project, students in this TLC Sophomore Seminar class have been asked to create a project that involves both the community and residential life at Maverick Village, as well as utilizes their personal strengths. A flyer regarding specific information about this fundraiser can be located in the Maverick Village Clubhouse.

Dr. Melissa Berke's Music Education Core I students will be visiting various childcare centers in the Omaha metropolitan area served by Building Bright Futures to provide beginning music instruction to the pre-schoolers at the centers. They will travel from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. As a part of their P-16 service learning project, the UNO students will facilitate teacher and student-created music lessons while emphasizing the importance of music in early childhood development.


How to Get Into Graduate School Workshop

Are you interested in applying to graduate school? Come to this workshop to hear tips on how to find the right graduate program for you, the exams you need to take before applying, and the general application process. There will be representatives from UNL College of Law, UNMC College of Nursing and Medicine, departments from UNO, and more.

For more information, please view their flier here.


Veteran Student Organization Bake Sale

Please help support the Veteran Student Organization today and Oct. 17 at their bake sale in the Milo Bail Student Center from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.


Fund for Undergraduate Scholarly Experiences (FUSE) Grant Proposals Due Today

The Office of Research and Creative Activity (ORCA) would like to remind students and faculty about the Fund for Undergraduate Scholarly Experiences (FUSE) request for proposals. FUSE grants support faculty-mentored undergraduate student research and creative activity. Deadline for proposal submissions is today by 11:59 p.m. (CDT)!

Grants of up to $2,500 per student are available to UNO undergraduates. Faculty need not be tenured or tenure-track to participate as mentors. ORCA encourages students and faculty from all disciplines to participate in this exciting opportunity to promote student involvement in research and creative activity at UNO.

For more information about FUSE, to review the FUSE guidelines or submit your proposal, visit the FUSE website.

Questions should be directed to unofuse@unomaha.edu.


Bagels, Bach and Beginnings-- A Book Discussion of Successful Beginnings for College Teaching | Oct. 18

Bagels, Bach and Beginnings-- A Book Discussion of Successful Beginnings for College Teaching will be led by Laura Grams on Friday, Oct. 18, from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. in Roskens Hall, room 214. We invite you to join the discussion. To register contact the Center for Faculty Development at 402.554.2427 or unofacdev@unomaha.edu.


East Parking Garage Lot V Closure | Oct. 19

The top level of the East Parking Garage (Lot V) will be closed Saturday, Oct. 19, from approximately 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. due to construction activity. A crane will be blocking the entrances and exits to Lot V. The crane will be lifting materials onto the roof of Arts and Sciences Hall as part of the renovation project.

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


AACSB Initial Accounting Accreditation Celebration | Oct. 22

UNO's Accounting Department has earned AACSB accounting accreditation, and we're celebrating this prestigious recognition! UNO is one of only 179 institutions worldwide to have AACSB International's specialized accounting accreditation, and our Master of Accounting program is one of only two such programs in Nebraska to be AACSB accounting accredited. Our Celebration event starts with a reception at 4:30 p.m., followed by a program at 5 p.m.


Enroll with Mavlink Mobile!

With the release of MavlinkMobile this summer, UNO students can now access their grades, pay tuition costs and fees, accept/decline their financial-aid awards, review class schedule, and an enrollment shopping cart that enables them to add or drop classes through their mobile device.

Some other notes:
Mavlink Mobile is only available for students
Students can access through my.unomaha.edu page
Access to a Class Schedule and GPS walking directions to their class location
Ability to pay tuition through mobile device (first school in NU system to have this feature available for students)
Ability to update phone, address and emergency contact information
View any Holds or To Do checklist items
Link to the Mavlink full site

New features coming include:
Links to Degreeworks degee audit
Access Test score information
Apply for Graduation
Link to bookstore for textbook information


Homecoming Festivities from Maverick Productions

Maverick Productions is encouraging UNO campus departments, offices and areas to participate like never before! While all faculty, staff and departments are encouraged to join us in the Homecoming festivities, the competing teams, groups, and individuals must be registered by Friday, Oct. 25, at 5 p.m.

Registration for ALL official Homecoming activities are included in this ONE form for your convenience: Banner competition, Chili & Pie Cook-Off, Alumni Association Office Decorating & Homecoming Concert in the Park. We look forward to seeing your completed registration soon!


Promote Your Department to Future UNO Students!

Would you like to have your department promoted to future UNO students? Do you know a current student that would be willing to share the latest and greatest news about their major and experiences at UNO? The Undergraduate Admissions Office would like to meet them.

We are looking for students to help serve on student panels to share their experiences at UNO to different groups that visit our campus. If you have someone in mind that would be interested in doing just that, please let us know! We would love to meet them. The students can either contact us or if you have someone in mind, we can reach out to them! For more information, or to share a recommendation, please contact Naomi Pitsch, assistant director of Campus Visits, at npitsch@unomaha.edu.

campus notices

Lot M Construction | Now Through Nov. 11

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 now through 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 are closed. 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 October 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 402.5543.PARK (7275).

campus notices
  • 10/16
  • 7:30PM

UNO Writer's Workshop Reading Series Continues | Oct. 16

Monique Truong, author of the award-winning novels, The Book of Salt and Bitter In the Mouth, will be the next featured writer in the UNO Writer's Workshop Reading Series on Wednesday, Oct.16, at 7:30 p.m., in the Art Gallery of the Weber Fine Arts Building.

Truong's best-selling The Book of Salt has been translated into numerous languages, was a New York Times Notable Fiction Book and a Chicago Tribune Favorite Fiction Book, and was honored with the Stonewall Book Award-Barbara Gittings Literature Award and a Seventh Annual Asian American Literary Award, among other awards. Bitter In the Mouth was named a best fiction book of the year by Barnes & Noble and Hudson Booksellers.

Truong wrote a monthly online food column entitled Ravenous for the New York Times' T Magazine. She has contributed to Real Simple, Town & Country, Conde Nast Traveler, Food & Wine, and Gourmet, and other publications.

campus notices
  • 10/18
  • 8:15AM

BE a MAV Day | Oct. 18

The Office of Undergraduate Admissions will be having an open house event, BE a MAV Day, on Friday, Oct. 18.

Prospective students and their families will have the opportunity to visit with different departments, groups and organizations. They will also get to go on campus tours, see the residence halls, and learn all that UNO has to offer! The agenda for the day looks like this:

8:15 a.m.-- Academic/Organizational Fair
9:15 a.m.-- Who Wants to be a UNO Maverick?!
10 a.m.-- Campus Tour/Student and Parent Panels
11 a.m.-- Campus Tour/Student and Parent Panels
Noon-- Apply for Admission (Optional)
Noon-- Dodge and Pacific Campus Housing Tours (Optional)
1 p.m.-- Tours of Mammel Hall College of Business; Peter Kiewit College of IS&T, and Engineering (Optional)

Students can register for the program here. The program will begin at 8:15 a.m. in the Milo Bail Student Center Ballroom. If you have any questions regarding the open house, please contact Megan Nelson at megnelson@unomaha.edu or 4-3524.

campus notices
  • 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.

campus notices

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 in the Media

UNO in the Media

UNO, tribes plan certificate in emergency management
UNO will partner with the Tribal Emergency Management Association to offer a tribal emergency management certificate, the college announced last week.

Fair to feature more than 160 colleges Oct. 20 at UNO
College-bound students can visit with representatives from more than 160 colleges during the Omaha Area College Fair on Sunday, Oct. 20, from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. at UNO's Sapp Fieldhouse.

Boy in him always searching for his father
Sher Jan Ahmadzai discusses his search for his father, who in 1979, was taken into custody by the police of then Afghan President Nur Muhammad Taraki.

UNO MBA students help Girl Scouts with ad campaign
The Girl Scouts Spirit of Nebraska are getting a little help with their fall recruiting campaign from some UNO MBA students.

Emmy winning composer helps UNO students
Emmy Award winning composer Larry Groupe' shared tricks of the trade with a group of students at UNO last Thursday.

Otto Bauer dedicated himself to higher education, UNO
Otto Bauer, who spent half of his ­40-year career in higher education at UNO, died Oct. 5 in Iowa City.

Phoenix Academy to honor former UNO chancellor
Former UNO Chancellor, Del Weber, will be honored for his work on literacy at the Phoenix Academy's Luncheon on Oct. 22. The luncheon features former First Lady Laura Bush.


Screen Capture Basics Training Workshop | Oct. 25

The Academic Partnership for Instruction (API), a division of Information Services (IS), will be holding a training workshop on Screen Capture Basics on Oct. 25 from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. in Kayser Hall, room 543.

Through the use of screen capture programs, instructors can easily disseminate class resources while catering to students of multiple learning styles. Screen capture tools can be used to:
-- Create tutorials and step-by-step video demonstrations
-- Allow students to demonstrate their work or problems
-- Provide student feedback by augmenting textual corrections with speech or drawings and
-- Create more engaging presentations.

In this hands-on session, attendees will learn not only how to use a free screen capture program, Wink, but will gain a deeper understanding of the pedagogical advantages to using such technology.

Participants are invited to bring content with to aid in the creation of a sample demonstration. All faculty and staff are welcome, but space is limited to the first 10 registrants, so please register early. To register here and select the workshop title from the 'register for' box.


API Offering Desktop Publishing Training | Oct. 30, Nov. 6

The Academic Partnership for Instruction (API), a division of Information Services (IS), is offering two training sessions in desktop publishing.

InDesign I-- Wednesday, Oct. 30, 10 a.m. to noon, Kayser Hall 543
This session provides an introductory hands-on opportunity to learn desktop publishing using the InDesign software package. While designing a poster and a newsletter, participants will learn to insert and manipulate text and graphics and create a "master" template to use for future designs.

InDesign II-- Wednesday, Nov. 6, 10 a.m. to noon, Kayser Hall 543
In this next level of InDesign you will create a brochure. While designing the brochure we will address document planning, layout and bleeds as well as tools for publishing concerns. We will also reinforce skills learned in the previous class. Knowledge of other Adobe software titles is helpful but not necessary.

All UNO faculty and staff are welcome. Registration is required and is on a first-come, first-served basis. Although there is a limit of 15 seats for both sessions, we will take a waiting list for a future training.

To register for this training click here. For more information or to be added to the registration waiting list, contact IS Technical Support at 402-554-HELP (4357) or unohelpdesk@unomaha.edu.