• 2013
  • 10/17

Service Learning Headlines

Today at 3 p.m., students from Marrs High School Completely Kids after school program and gerontology students from UNO will meet with seniors at the Intercultural Senior Center to decorate the Center for the Dia de los Muertos event, held on October 25, as a part of their P-16 service learning project.

In collaboration with Service Learning Academy's P-16 Initiative, UNO students from Dr. Austin's Human Relations class will be visiting Jackson Elementary from 4:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. as a part of their "Yes I Can!" project. The UNO and Jackson Elementary students from Completely Kids after school program will continue their collaborative work on identifying the best ways to boost learning productivity and confidence.

Now through Friday, 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.


Flu Shots Available

UNO Health Services is your best spot for the flu shot. No appointment needed! There is no better health care value than getting your yearly flu shot.

Shots are available for students for $15, and for faculty/staff for $20.

You can pay with cash, check, or we can file with insurance .

Insurance billing (in-network providers only)
Insurance will be billed at $30. For UNO employees with BCBS insurance the $30 comes out of your use or lose preventive care account. You started the year with $250 ($300 if you did the HRA) to use for well care, i.e. annual well exam, vaccines such as a flu shot, and UNO Health & Wellness blood screens on the day of the health fair on 11-7-13.

For more information, view their flier here.

  • 10/18
  • 12PM
  • HPER 211

The Biomechanics Research Building Invites You to Attend a Presentation by Eric Pisciotta | Oct. 18

Eric Pisciotta received his Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Oregon in 2011 where he worked in the motion analysis lab for two years as an undergraduate researcher. Upon graduation, he began working for a biomechanical consulting company, Biomechanica LLC. He is currently pursuing a master's in biomechanics at UNO. The title of his talk will be, "Perception of Running Shoe Cushioning: Wear Test vs. Controlled Experiment."

There is poor correspondence between the mechanical and biomechanical properties of running shoes and wear testers' ratings of shoe characteristics. Such results can be explained if differences among running shoes are imperceptible or mechanical tests and/or wear tests outcomes are not reliable predictors of perception. On the other hand, laboratory experiments suggest runners are able to distinguish different impact magnitudes in a manner consistent with biomechanical load measures. This presentation will focus on the determination of runners' ability to perceive differences in running shoe cushioning properties under controlled conditions and to compare those results with wear test outcomes.


Self-paced Triathlon | Deadline Oct. 18

Participate in a self-paced triathlon. Sign up at the front desk of Campus Recreation before Oct. 18. You have until Nov. 18 to complete as many miles as you can running, bike riding or swimming in the pool as you can. Your triathlon distance will be determined based on the distances you completed. All participants will recieve a shirt!


Lots D and E Closed for Construction | Oct. 19

Lots D and E, between Strauss Performing Arts Center and Criss Library, will be closed for installation of light poles and fixtures, from 7 a.m. to noon on Saturday, Oct. 19.

Contact Parking Services at 402.554. PARK (7275) or Facilities Management and Planning at 402.554.2500 with questions.


No Group Exercise Classes | Oct. 19-22

There will be no group exercise classes for Fall Break starting on Saturday, Oct. 19 through Tuesday, Oct. 22. Group Ex will return to its normal schedule on Wednesday, Oct. 23. For more information visit here or contact Dave Daniels at daviddaniels@unomaha.edu.

  • 10/24
  • 11AM to 2PM

UNO Writing Center and Writing Across the Curriculum Open House | Oct. 24

Drop by any time on Thursday, Oct. 24, between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. for the UNO Writing Center's Annual Open House, and help us celebrate National Day on Writing! This open house is a chance for students, faculty, and staff to learn more about the services the UNO Writing Center offers in fulfilling its mission "to help YOU become a better writer."

The Writing Center is also the home of the Writing Across the Curriculum (WAC) initiative. Dr. Travis Adams, the new director of the Writing Center, will be on hand to talk about the ways we can help instructors from all disciplines incorporate writing into their curriculum.

Of course, autumnal treats will be served, and visitors can participate in our National Day on Writing activity: "Show Us Your Handwriting." Handwriting is a dying art, but help revive it by writing with and on your hands to share a favorite quote, offer a piece of advice, or send a message. Write on your own hands or the handprint cutouts we provide.

For more information about this event, contact the UNO Writing Center at 402.554.2946, unowritingcenter@unomaha.edu, or visit our website.

  • 10/24
  • 12PM to 1PM
  • MBSC Council Room

Second Middle East Forum | Oct. 24

The second meeting of this year of the Middle East Forum, organized by the Middle East Program Fund and UNO's History Department, will meet from noon to 1 p.m. on Oct. 24 in the MBSC Council Room.

  • 10/24
  • 4:30PM to 6PM

Water for Food Institute to host "Transdisciplinary Conversations" | Oct. 24

The Robert B. Daugherty Water for Food Institute will host its next "Transdisciplinary Conversations" event Oct. 24 from 4:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. at the Wick Alumni Center (1520 R St.) on the University of Nebraska-Lincoln City Campus. Light food and drinks will be served. This event is open to all University of Nebraska faculty, staff, and students. Advance registration is required. To attend, please RSVP by Oct. 21.

  • 10/30
  • 11:30AM
  • CPACS 132

Thomas Jefferson: The Man, The Moment, The Conflicts | Oct. 30

UNO is delighted to host Harvard Legal History Professor Annette Gordon-Reed and University of Virginia Historian Peter Onuf in conversation with UNO Professors Nikitah Imani and Cynthia Robinson to discuss the contradictions in the personal and political life of a towering American figure. Lunch will be provided for the first 100 people.

For more information, please view the flier here.

  • 11/12
  • 3:30PM to 5PM
  • CPACS Commons

Preparing for a Conference Presentation Workshop | Nov. 12

Do you know how to present your research at a conference? Are you ready for your thesis or dissertation defense? Preparing for a Conference Presentation workshop has been planned for UNO Graduate Students. The workshop will focus on organizing your thoughts, preparing your slides, sharing presentation tips and interacting with audience members in a question & answer session.

The workshop will occur on Tuesday, Nov. 12, from 3:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. in CPACS Commons and will be led by Marlina Davidson, Speech Center coordinator and Kate Rempfer, Speech Center 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.

This Week in Maverick Athletics

This Week in Maverick Athletics

This Week in Maverick Athletics is back! Check our how your Maverick athletic teams are doing here.

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Lot M Construction Notice

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 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. 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 Monday, 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 402.5543.PARK (7275) with questions.

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  • 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.

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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.

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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).

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  • 10/19-10/22

UNO's Three Days of Service | Oct. 19-22

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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  • 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.

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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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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, CFAM, 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.

UNO in the Media

UNO in the Media

New UNO Coach Brittany Lange Seeks Advice From Fennelly, Osborne
In the two weeks since being named UNO's interim women's basketball coach, Brittany Lange has made key connections in preparing herself for her new role.

  • 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.