• 2013
  • 10/16

Service Learning Project Information

As a part of their P-16 service learning project, Lewis and Clark Middle School ESL students together with Dr. Rodriguez-Arroyo's Applying Reading and Writing in Content Area UNO class will be visiting Glacier Creek Preserve from 8 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. The students will utilize this field laboratory to research prairie ecosystems, as well as grassland management and maintenance with the final goal to present their findings in formal presentations within their chosen prairie topics.

From 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m., 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 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.

From 4:20 p.m. to 5:30 p.m., Completely Kids at Field Club Elementary will be hosting Banister Leadership Academy as they present the program, Leadership Pillars 101. As a part of their P-16 service learning project, students from Professor Jaci Lindburg's Gender and Leadership course will also be present at the program to help facilitate learning on different leadership topics such as: respect, responsibility, trustworthiness, citizenship and unity, caring and fairness, humility and integrity, perseverance and courage, and creativity.

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 flier regarding specific information about this fundraiser can be located in the Maverick Village Clubhouse.


Peace Corps Event

Are you looking for unique teaching opportunities? Do you want to make a difference? Learn about teaching opportunities in the Peace Corps and talk with former Peace Corps volunteers.

UNO's College of Education and International Studies and Programs invite you to a special Peace Corps event from 4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. in Roskens Hall room 412 (the Ideas Room).

UNO's Peace Corps recruiter Linda Tucker will be on hand to talk about the Peace Corps' distinctive opportunities and answer questions on how to apply for the toughest job you'll ever love.

"The Peace Corps has opened lots of doors for me in my ESL career, both here in the States and abroad," says Anne West-Leclou (RPCV Gabon 1988-90), ESL Specialist in the Intensive Language Program at UNO. "Not to mention traveling, learning to speak a new language, and meeting some incredible people."

Refreshments will be served. Questions? Contact Wendy Loewenstein, IDEAS Room Coordinator, 402.554.3653 or wloewenstein@unomaha.edu.

  • 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 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.


Heart & Hands 2013: A Fourth National Juried Book Art Exhibition for Students | Now Through Nov. 14

Heart & Hands 2013: A Fourth National Juried Book Art Exhibition for Students is on display now through November 14 at the UNO Criss Library Osborne Family Gallery.

Graduate and undergraduate students from accredited academic institutions were able to submit books for the exhibition. Fifty-six artists submitted 82 works for the juried exhibition, and 47 works were accepted. The accepted works came from students in 18 states and Canada.

This year's juror was Barbara Tetenbaum, an artist working in printed books and installation and professor at Oregon College of Art and Craft. She founded her imprint, Triangular Press, in 1979, and this work can be found in many private and public collections in the U.S. and abroad. She is the recipient of two Fulbright Lecture awards to teach in Germany and the Czech Republic. Her other honors include a Koopman Distinguished Chair at the Hartford Art School in 2012 and a Sally Bishop Fellowship at the Book Arts in New York City in 2011. Tetenbaum received her Bachelor of Science in fine arts from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and her Master of Fine Arts in printmaking from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.

The exhibition was also on display at the UNL Love Library. Heart & Hands 2013 is sponsored by the Lincoln Print Group, the UNL Department of Art and Art History, Love Library and the Nebraska Book Arts Center.

  • 10/19
  • 10AM

The Mozart Festival | Beginning Oct. 19

For The Mozart Festival, artists and thousands of visitors come to Salzburg, the city of Mozart's birth, to celebrate Mozart. These visitors are from the United States, Venezuela, Germany, Russia, Brazil, Portugal, France, Great Britain, Greece, Austria, Spain, and other countries. It is one of the world's most spectacular music events.

Coverage of The Mozart Festival from American Public Media is an extraordinary radio experience. Artists introduce their performances in backstage clips, short location-recorded features tour the Mozarteum Foundation's priceless collections, and most of all, Mozart's genius is heard in world-class performances of his music. Behind-the-scenes features give listeners a close-up look at original manuscripts and letters by Mozart, a visit to a café frequented by the Mozart family, and a revealing look at original portraits of Mozart.

Performers include three of the world's greatest orchestras, including the Vienna Philharmonic, Camerata Salzburg, and the Mozarteum Orchestra Salzburg, as well as extraordinary French orchestras Le Cercle de L'Harmonie and Les Musiciens du Louvre Grenoble. Stellar performers include conductors Gustavo Dudamel, Louis Langrée, Pablo Heras-Casado, Ivor Bolton, Marc Minkowski, Jérémie Rhorer, and Teodor Currentzis. Two world-class pianists--Maria João Pires and Pierre-Laurent Aimard--highlight the list of soloists.

The Mozart Festival is presented by American Public Media, produced by Houston Public Media in cooperation with ORF/Austrian Radio, and can be heard on Classical 90.7, KVNO-FM-HD1 on Saturday mornings at 10 a.m. beginning October 19th.

For more information, visit here.

  • 10/21-10/22

Open Parking & Shuttle Bus Schedule for Semester Break | Oct. 21-22

During the fall semester break, which is Oct. 21-22, there will be open parking on campus.
-No parking permits will be required and the East Parking Garage will be open.
-Pay to park at the meters will be limited to visitors only from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Faculty, staff and student parking at the meters during this time is not allowed.
-Parking in Reserved or Handicap Stalls (unless displaying a valid handicap permit), drive aisles and fire lanes is not allowed.
-Loading Zone time limit is enforced.

Campus Shuttle Bus Service revised:
Pacific to Dodge Shuttle will operate on limited basis from 7 a.m to 6 p.m.
Crossroads to Dodge Shuttle will not operate.

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


Fifth Annual Phil and Ruth Sokolof Lecture | Oct. 23

The Fifth Annual Phil and Ruth Sokolof Lecture, organized by the Schwalb Center for Israel and Jewish Studies, will feature Ambassador Stuart Eizenstadt, author and former adviser to three U.S. presidents.

Based on his most recent book, his lecture is titled, "The Future of Jews: How Global Forces are Impacting the Jewish People, Israel, and its Relationship with the United States." The lecture begins at 7 p.m. and will be held at the Thompson Alumni Center.

For more information, view the flier here.

  • 10/29
  • 3:30PM to 5PM
  • CPACS Commons

Tips for Writing a Conference Proposal and Paper Workshop | Oct. 29

Tips for Writing a Conference Proposal and Paper Workshop has been planned for UNO Graduate Students. Do you want to know how to get your paper on the program of a professional conference? What information should you share with fellow panelists before a conference? Learn the answers to these questions and more at the workshop set for Tuesday, Oct. 29, from 3:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. in CPACS Commons.

The workshop will be led by Dr. Travis Adams, director of the UNO Writing Center and Kathy Radosta, UNO Writing Center graduate consultant. To register, please contact the Center for Faculty Development at 402.554.2427 or unofacdev@unomaha.edu.

A free pizza dinner will be served.

  • 1//1
  • 12PM to 1:30PM
  • CPACS Commons

NaBITA Webinar | Nov. 1

Academic and Student Affairs has ordered the NaBITA webinar, "Addressing Disruptive and Dangerous Student Behavior in the Classroom," to be broadcast on Friday, Nov. 1, from noon to 1:30 p.m. in the CPACS Commons. Feel free to bring your lunch and join us.

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Alumni Association Sponsoring Homecoming Decorating Contes

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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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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Nominations Sought for UNO Employee of the Month

Do you know a UNO employee who provides outstanding service to your department, the division or university as a whole? Why are you waiting? Nominate them for the 'Oh, What a Difference You Make!' Award (Employee of the Month) for office/service and managerial/professional staff. Nominations may be submitted by students, staff, faculty, visitors and administrators, and must meet the criteria listed below:
-Employed by UNO for one year or longer.
-Be in good standing.

Consideration includes:
- Performed job above and beyond expectations;
- Interpersonal skill/communication;
- Knowledge of job; and
- Adaptability.

-Recipients receive $200, "rock star" parking for that month, recognition and photograph with the Chancellor, recognition at the Board of Regents meeting, a lapel pin and beverage holder.
-An Employee of the Month qualifies to be selected as Employee of the Year.

To nominate an employee, print and complete the nomination form, and send it to Human Resources, EAB 205.

UNO in the Media

UNO in the Media

UNO Students Assist in Survey Collection
Elementary, middle and high school students from around the metro will team with political science students from UNO on Thursday, Oct. 17, to survey Omaha's city council's districts as part of a service learning project focused on citizenship. This story was also found on 1011now.

Interior Design for the Elderly
UNO and UNL are teaming up to offer an online graduate certificate in gerontolgy with a concentration in interior design.

  • 11/6-11/8

UNO Hosting International Research Conference | Nov. 6-8

The International Association for Service Learning and Community Engagement (IARSLCE) is hosting its annual conference at the Hilton in downtown Omaha on November 6-8.

Hosted by UNO, the conference will showcase research conducted by scholars, practitioners, and community partners across the United States and the world. With more than 175 presentations and posters, and numerous networking and mentoring sessions, there will be many opportunities to learn about and share experiences rooted in community engagement.

The keynote speaker will be acclaimed writer, speaker, and activist Parker J. Palmer, founder of the Center for Courage & Renewal and author of several books including The Heart of Higher Education and Healing the Heart of Democracy. His keynote luncheon address on Nov. 7 is titled "Higher Education and the Future of Democracy."

In addition to full conference admission, participants may purchase one day admission, pre-conference admission, or tickets for the luncheon address by Dr. Palmer. Tickets for the luncheon address are included in the full conference admission fee.

For more information and to register, please visit here.


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 has begun 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).