• 2013
  • 10/21

Service Learning Headlines

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 topics such as: respect, responsibility, trustworthiness, citizenship and unity, caring and fairness, humility and integrity, perseverance and courage, and creativity.


Campus Recreation Pool Closed Until 6 a.m.

The Campus Recreation pool will reopen today at 6 a.m.


API Offering 'Introduction to Video Editing' | Oct. 24

The Academic Partnership for Instruction will offer an 'Introduction to Video Editing' class for interested faculty and staff on Oct. 24. from noon to 1:30 p.m. in Kayser Hall 543.

Using Windows Movie-Maker, class participants will learn basic editing techniques that can be utilized to create 'movies' in any video editing program.

This hands-on class will include techniques for importing video into an editing timeline, adding title images, titles, musical underscores, transitions, and ending credits. The last part of the class will cover exporting the movie for computer, DVD, and web playback.

Prerequisite: Basic computer literacy.

Register here.


Homecoming Festivities | Begin Nov. 3

Homecoming is right around the corner! Check out the flier here for more information on the week's festivities.


IRB Ed. Series Continues | Nov. 12

The IRB Education Series continues on Tuesday, Nov. 12, with a panel presentation by UNMC/UNO IRB Administrators. Kevin Epperson, Sue Logsdon, Gail Kotulak, and Jenny Kucera will provide "Tips for a Trouble-free Review by the IRB." The IRB Education Series concludes with a final presentation in December.

All sessions will be held from noon to 1 p.m. in UNO's Milo Bail Student Center, Chancellor's Room. Lunch and beverages will be provided.

See the attached flier for the schedule of presentations and for registration information. UNO is not handling registration for these sessions. Attendees must register directly with IRB via the link on the flier.


eNotes Rebranding | We Need Your Help!

We want your opinion! We are making some exciting updates to eNotes and want your help. Please take this survey and vote on --or submit-- a new name for eNotes. This survey will be available Oct. 21 until Oct. 25.


Fall Commencement Volunteers Wanted

With Fall Commencement only two months away (Dec. 21), we're looking for student, faculty and staff volunteers. Various duties of volunteers include greeting attendees, handing out programs, assisting at the information desk, and directing guests. To volunteer contact the Office of University Communications at ucomm@unomaha.edu or 402.554.2358. For more information about commencement, visit the commencement website.


SIS+ Unavailable After December

The legacy Student Information System known as SIS+ will be removed from service on Dec. 31, 2013. Peoplesoft (commonly referred to as Mavlink) has been the official system of record for student academic and financial records since Fall 2010 and should provide all necessary information regarding a student record. Questions can be directed to tgoldsberry@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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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.

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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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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.

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Writing Center Offering GRE Prep Workshop | Oct. 24, 26

Anyone planning to take the Graduate Record Exam (GRE) will benefit from this workshop offered by the UNO Writing Center. It will introduce both the issue task and argument task portions of the GRE Analytical Writing Section. The workshop will be offered two more times:

Thursday, Oct. 24: 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.
Saturday, Oct. 26: 12:30 p.m. to 2 p.m.

All three workshops will be held in ASH 154 next door to the Writing Center.

Seating is limited, so please register here.

Please contact the Writing Center with any questions at unowritingcenter@unomaha.edu or 402.554.2946.

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Water for Food Institute Hosting 'Transdiciplinary 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 today, Oct. 21.

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  • 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.

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ESL Grammar Question & Answer Session Presented by UNO's Writing Center | Oct. 30

Students who are learning English as a second or third or fourth language have many questions about grammar, punctuation, and academic uses of the language. Kathy Radosta, the ESL specialist in the UNO Writing Center and an instructor of ESL classes in the English department, is hosting an English grammar question and answer session. Bring course papers with instructor's comments that need further explanation or those difficult points that have always caused frustration. This informative session will be driven by the questions that students bring with them.

The workshop will be held Wednesday, Oct. 30, from noon to 1 p.m. in Arts and Sciences Hall Room 154.

To register, please go here.

For more information email the Writing Center at unowritingcenter@unomaha.edu or call 402.554.2946

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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.

UNO in the Media

UNO in the Media

Landow Discusses Government Shutdown
Dr. Paul Landow, political science professor, is quoted in the article regarding the government shutdown and debt ceiling.


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.

  • 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.