• 2013
  • 10/24
  • 11AM to 2PM

UNO Writing Center and Writing Across the Curriculum Open House

Drop by any time today 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.

  • 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. today in the MBSC Council Room.

  • 5:30PM to 7PM
  • PKI 158

UNOIA Start-up Story Featuring Jeff Runyon | Oct. 24

UNOIA is hosting the second of our monthly series entitled "UNOIA Start-up Stories" today from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. at PKI, and we are pleased to present entrepreneur Jeff Runyon, co-founder of Allied Strategy. Allied Strategy was founded in 2003 when Runyon and his co-founders were still students at University of Nebraska-Lincoln's Raikes School.

Allied Strategy is focused on bringing efficiencies to the insurance marketplace in order to benefit consumers. Runyon’s particular focus is on SEMCAT, a software tool designed to assist independent insurance agents provide consumer quotes with accuracy and speed. SEMCAT is a national brand utilized by thousands of independent insurance agents serving hundreds of thousands of end consumers in their pursuit of insurance coverage.

The event will be fairly casual in nature and Runyon will be answering questions as they arise.

If you have questions, please email tahancock@unomaha.edu. This event is open to all interested students, faculty and staff. Food and refreshments will be provided.


Service Learning Headlines

Students from Beveridge Magnet Middle School International Studies class and ILUNO students will work at the Malcolm X Foundation to learn more about Malcolm X and work together on creating a large mural of Africa, beginning at noon. In working together, the ILUNO students practice the English language with the Beveridge students while the Beveridge students learn more about the culture and customs of countries from around world.

As a part of their P-16 service-learning project and in conjunction with Professor Tanya Seina's Social Work and Civic Engagement course, UNO students will help Northwest High Magnet School's student council sell 'No Place for Hate' t-shirts before the high school's football game. The UNO students and Northwest student council are collaborating together to help raise awareness about bullying at the high school.

Students from Dr. David Ogden's communications course will be joining participants of a Completely Kids program designed to work with children who are victims of homelessness as they travel to the Nebraska Humane Society to learn about pet adoption. The UNO students and Completely Kids participants will be working together this semester to bring awareness to pet adoptions by making posters and adoption scarves for the Nebraska Humane Society.


MavRadio Fundraiser

MavRadio will hold their first fundraiser of the year at Jason's Deli, 7010 Dodge St., from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. For every meal purchased at Jason's Deli, 15 percent will go back to MavRadio, Omaha's true college radio station.

The money raised will be used to update the station's rock/alternative music, purchase new equipment, support our sports broadcasting team and promote the station on campus and throughout the community.

MavRadio is a student-run radio station that broadcasts out of the CPACS building on the UNO campus. The station strives to enrich UNO and the Omaha community by engaging, informing and entertaining through means that go beyond programming. MavRadio also provides exclusive coverage of all Omaha baseball home games.

For more information, visit MavRadioUNO.com, "like" us on Facebook at UNOMavRadio – KVNO 90.7 HD2 or "follow" us on Twitter at UNO MavRadio.


UNO Television 'Consider This'

This week UNO Television will feature an encore production of 'Consider This: Healthcare Reform.' Cathy Wyatt's guest will be Paul Scholz, certified PPACA professional. Please tune in for information on the Health Care Reform law from a certified Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act Professional.

NET will broadcast the show tonight at 11 p.m. and Sunday, Oct. 27, at 11:30 a.m. on NET 1. It will air on Friday, Oct. 25 at 12:30 p.m. and Tuesday, Oct. 29 on NET 2. All times are Central Daylight Time.

  • 10/31
  • 8AM to 3:30PM

Reverse Trick-or-Treating! | Oct. 31

Get ready for reverse trick-or-treating! The Involvement Subdivision will be visiting your office on Halloween to collect canned goods, non-perishable items, and monetary donations for the Maverick Food Pantry. We would love your participation! Please mark your calendar today. We will be passing out free candy to those who support our program. For more information, view the flier here. You can also contact Bill Pickett at 402.554.4001 or wpickett@unomaha.edu.

More information about the Maverick Food Pantry
Located in the MBSC on the first floor, the Maverick Food Pantry is open to all currently enrolled UNO students, as well as faculty and staff. The Food Pantry collaborates with services and departments across campus to support the UNO community’s growth in all 8 Dimensions of Wellness. Whether you wish to pick up a food package, donate food items, or volunteer your time to the food pantry, we welcome your participation!

The mission of UNO’s Maverick Food Pantry is to contribute to UNO's culture of caring by providing food to those in immediate need and connecting them with resources in the greater Omaha area for long-term support. We are dedicated to eliminating hunger in the UNO community and increasing awareness of food insecurity and nutrition.

We hope to see you on Oct. 31! We appreciate the support.


API Offering 'Media Channels: Using YouTube and Other Sites as Streaming Media Hosts' Workshop | Nov. 1

Looking for a place to host your audio/video lectures or other streaming media? Join the Academic Partnership for Instruction (API) on Friday, Nov. 1, as we explore YouTube (through G-Mav) and Adobe Connect as possible solutions for hosting streaming media files.

Participants will learn about streaming media and have the opportunity to create their G-Mav YouTube account as well as see demonstrations where content will be uploaded to both YouTube and Adobe Connect services.

Class will be held Friday, Nov. 1, from 10 a.m. to noon. in Kayser Hall, room 543.

To register for the class, go to the API Training calendar.

Questions? Contact the IS Help Desk at 402.554.4357 or unohelpdesk@unomaha.edu.


Health and Wellness Fair: Healthy Blood Screens | Nov. 7

Starting now faculty, staff, students and members of the UNO community can sign up for this year's healthy screen blood draw, part of the 2013 Health and Wellness Fair. All lab draws require a 12-hour fast. Appointments will be scheduled from 6:30 a.m. to 10 a.m. on Thursday, Nov. 7. Pre-registration and pre-payment/or filing with insurance is required to participate in the Health Screen Blood Draw. More information and the registration forms can be found here on Health Services' website.


Homecoming Concert in the Park | Nov. 8

As part of homecoming week, Maverick Productions will be hosting the Homecoming Concert in the Park on Nov. 8. For more information, view this flier here.

  • 11/14
  • 1PM
  • CPACS Commons

Academic Advising Steering Committee Hosting NACADA Webinar | Nov. 14

The Academic Advising Steering Committee will be hosting the NACADA Webinar, "The Peer Advising Advantage: Creating Meaningful Conversations," on Thursday, Nov. 14, at 1 p.m. in the CPACS Commons.

Peer advisors can provide the necessary connection students need in order to become engaged. In this web event, sponsored by NACADA's Peer Advising and Mentoring Commission, the panelists will consider the benefits and challenges of peer advising programs. Topics of discussion will include development of programs and necessary resources to be successful, initial and continuous training ideas, program assessment and evaluation of peer advisors, and creative incentives/payment of peer advisers.

Please feel free to join us; there is no need to register.


NBDC Professional and Organization Development Open House | Dec. 6

NBDC will be hosting a professional and organization development open house on Dec. 6 from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. at Mammel Hall.

- Introduce ourselves to the public
- Give public an opportunity to meet NBDC facilitators and learn about our course offerings

- We will have breakout sessions throughout the afternoon and provide brief presentations
- We will have tables set up in atrium with information on courses and certificate programs
- We will have light hors d’oeuvres, desserts and refreshments set up in atrium
- We will have drawings for free individual classes!

This Week in Maverick Athletics

This Week in Maverick Athletics

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  • 10/25
  • 11:30AM to 1PM
  • PKI 279

The College of IS&T Roundtable Presents Marlina Davidson | Oct. 25

Marlina M. Davidson M.A., lecturer in the School of Communication and Speech Center consulting coordinator, will present on, "Giving an Academic Presentation: How to Present your Research," on Oct. 25 from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Davidson will be presenting on organizing your thoughts, preparing your slides, presentation tips, and taking questions.

Lunch provided on a first-come, first-served basis. Please rsvp to Angela Nastase at anastase@unomaha.edu.

Speaker Bio
Marlina M. Davidson (M.A., University of Nebraska at Omaha) is a lecturer in the School of Communication and Speech Center consulting coordinator for the University. In the UNO Speech Center she consults with faculty, staff and students on presentation skills and instructional communication techniques. She teaches public speaking, interviewing and the Speech Capstone classes. She is currently finishing her Ph.D. from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Her research interests include organizational communication, basic course, and training and development.

The Speech Center's mission is to support, through coaching and consulting, all UNO students, faculty and staff that desire to enhance their oral communication skills. The Speech Center consulting and coaching free services include everything from speech organization and incorporating PowerPoint presentations to correctly citing sources and using effective delivery techniques. You can find out more information about UNO’s Speech Center or make an appointment by going to the Speech Center's website or call 402.554.3201. The Speech Center is located in Arts & Sciences Hall, Room 183/185 and is open Monday through Friday.

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UNO's BigIdea Elevator Pitch Contest | Deadline Oct. 25

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.

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The Writing Center and Criss Library Present 'Finish it Friday' | Beginning Oct. 25

The UNO Writing Center, in collaboration with the Criss Library, will be holding three "Finish it Friday" Topic Presentations and Work Sessions at Criss Library in Room 232. The Topic Presentations are 50-minute presentations given by Writing Center staff members on topic related to finishing writing projects (see subjects below). Come early or stay late for Work Sessions, which are one-hour blocks of dedicated time and space for students, faculty, and staff to work on--and finish--writing projects. Writing consultants and library staff will be on hand during the Work Sessions to help answer your questions.

Writers are invited to attend the Topic Presentation, Work Sessions, or both!

Finish it Friday Topic Presentations and Work Sessions:

Friday, October 25
1 p.m. to 2 p.m. Work Session
2 p.m. to 3 p.m. Topic Presentation (Organizing a Long Writing Project)
3 p.m. to 4 p.m. Work Session

Friday, November 8
1 p.m. to 2 p.m. Work Session
2 p.m. to 3 p.m. Topic Presentation (Writer's Block)
3 p.m. to 4 p.m. Work Session

Friday, November 22
1 p.m. to 2 p.m. Work Session
2 p.m. to 3 p.m. Topic Presentation (Editing Your Own Work)
3 p.m. to 4 p.m. Work Session

Questions? Contact the UNO Writing Center at 402.554.2946 or unowritingcenter@unomaha.edu.

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Homecoming Festivities from Maverick Productions | Deadline Oct. 25

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!

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  • 11/8
  • 2:30PM to 4PM
  • CPACS 132

CPAR Hosting 50th Anniversary Event | Nov. 8

Come help UNO's Center for Public Affairs Research (CPAR) celebrate its 50th anniversary by joining colleagues and current and former staff in sharing stories and memories of the center's work. The campus community is invited-- if you don't have any specific recollections, please come enjoy some cake and other goodies while hearing what others have to say. The reminiscence event will be held Friday, November 8, from 2:30 p.m. to 4 p.m. in 132 CPACS.

An rsvp to Melanie at mkiper@unomaha.edu would be appreciated. Feel free to drop in or stay for the entire event.

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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

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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 until Oct. 25.

UNO in the Media

UNO in the Media

Del Weber Receives Literacy Award

Former UNO chancellor Del Weber received the Mactier/Clark Literacy Educator Award for his work to improve educational opportunities at UNO.

In his tenure, he more than doubled the number of full-time faculty members at UNO, oversaw more than $60 million in new buildings and renovations, and initiated development of the university's first residence halls. He also was president of the Omaha Community Foundation until 2002.

  • 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.