Service Learning Headlines
Beginning at 3 p.m., students from Marrs High School Completely Kids after school program and UNO students from Dr. Lyn Holley's gerontology class will meet at the Intercultural Senior Center to participate in the Dia de los Muertos festivities held at the Center. The UNO and Marrs students have helped the seniors at the Intercultural Senior Center prepare for Dia de los Muertos by creating various decorations for the event.
From 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. today and Oct. 26, students from Parrish Alternative School will host a "Haunted House" trail at Malcolm X Memorial Foundation. As a part of their P-16 service learning project, students from Parrish have created this haunted trail to build and practice networking and job skills. Mass Communication students from Dr. Dave Ogden's class have partnered with the Parrish students to create a press release for the event that will be available to the general public. The event is a free-will donation with tours of Malcolm X Memorial Foundation being made available throughout the night. All ages are invited to this event!
Debut of Revamped Caniglia Field, Soccer Tailgate | Oct. 26
Join UNO Athletics, Maverick Productions, and Student Government as they celebrate the debut of the revamped Caniglia Field before the men's soccer game!
2 p.m. to 4pm:
- Tailgate in the Pep Bowl
- Grilling provided
- Free Giveaways
- Human Hamster Balls
- Bring yard games!
- Men's Soccer: Omaha Mavericks versus Oral Roberts
- Hockey Buses
- UNO Hockey versus Cornell
For more information, view the flier here.
Make a Difference Day | Oct. 26
Make a Difference Day is Oct. 26. On Make a Difference Day, millions of Americans are encouraged to roll up their sleeves to help others. You can act alone or enlist your fellow students, friends, family and co-workers.
Some ideas for volunteering on Make a Difference Day could include:
- volunteering at a local hospice
- donate blood with the Red Cross
- advocate for a child with CASA
- work at a charity thrift store with the Stephen Center
- train to be a mentor for a kid with a grieving heart with Ted E. Bear Hollow
- spread awareness with the Nebraska AIDS Project
- take a few minutes to click, vote and get "Greenvolved" in a reforestation conservation project in Madagascar that is being supported by a long term nonprofit service partner Conservation Fusion
- help build a home for a family in need of housing with Habitat for Humanity
- and/or volunteer at any of the local organizations that may be of interest to you.
Other ways you could make a difference in your neighborhood is to:
- rake a neighbor's yard
- donate clothes, furniture or food to a local shelter or pantry
- pick up litter in your community
- write an appreciation letter to our service men and women overseas
- become involved in your neighborhood association
Post and share how you made a difference in your community on the Office of Civic & Social Responsibilities MavSync page.
For further volunteer opportunities, visit www.unomaha/serve for the University Signature Service Day Events or contact the Office of Civic & Social Responsibility at 402.554.4083 for individual volunteer opportunities and further events in the Omaha community where you can serve and make a difference!
Criss Library Seeking Research Participants
The UNO Criss Library is seeking UNO students, faculty and staff members 19 years of age and older to participate in a research study analyzing the navigability and content of the UNO Library website and discovery platform. Study subjects will be asked to complete a list of tasks within the UNO Library website and complete a short anonymous survey within a 1-hour time frame.
If you are interested in participating in the research study and/or for further details please contact Teonne Wright via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The study runs from Oct. 29 to Nov. 12.
IRB # 513-12-EX
SigEp's Got Talent! | Nov. 10
Sigma Phi Epsilon (SigEp) Fraternity is hosting a talent show Sunday, Nov. 10 in the Milo Bail Student Center. Proceeds will benefit the American Cancer Society. For more information, please view the flier here.
Nominations Sought for 2014 Award for Distinguished Research or Creative Activity (ADROCA)
The Associate Vice Chancellor for the Office of Research and Creative Activity (ORCA) is pleased to announce nominations are now being accepted for the 2014 Award for Distinguished Research or Creative Activity (ADROCA).
This award seeks to recognize preeminent achievement in research or creative activity by faculty members of UNO, work of sufficient to merit attention and the national level or beyond. Any tenured member of the graduate faculty whose primary home department/school is at UNO is eligible for the Award(s) for Distinguished Research or Creative Activity.
Nominations may be submitted electronically to email@example.com or hardcopy to the Office of Research and Creative Activity EAB 203.
Nominations will be accepted through Monday, Nov. 25.
Find out more here.
- 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 Sunday, Oct. 27, at 11:30 a.m. on NET 1. It will air today at 12:30 p.m. and Tuesday, Oct. 29 on NET 2. All times are Central Daylight Time.
Active Shooter Training Offered | Oct. 29, 30
Active Shooter training is being offered to our campus community in order to help prepare us in the event of an incident. The training is being jointly offered by UNO EHS, Campus Security and the Omaha Police Department.
- Tuesday, Oct. 29, in Eppley Administration Building: Room 102 from 2:30 p.m. to 4 p.m.
- Wednesday, Oct. 30, at Mammel Hall: Room 122 from 1:30 p.m. to 3 p.m.
This training includes:
- 1.5 Hours of Interactive Training
- Review of Actions for Surviving an Active Shooter Incident
- Examine Potential Threat Indicators
- Work Area Security/Safety Review
- Emergency Preparedness Overview
For questions call Tyler Davis, EHS at 402.554.2239 or to RSVP email email@example.com.
To view emergency training videos and information, visit here.
To sign up for UNO's Alert Notification System, visit here.
- 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.
OLLAS Celebrating Cumbre 2013, 10 Years | Nov. 8-9
The Office of Latino/Latin American Studies (OLLAS) invites everyone to celebrate 10 years of advancing knowledge, influencing policy and changing lives together with community and UNO partners. Cumbre is free and open to the public. However, participants must register at the conference website and purchase individual tickets or tables for the keynote luncheon here.
The 5th Cumbre of the Great Plains will feature an award-winning keynote speaker and panels (conversatorios) which will include renowned academics, community organizers and policy-makers as well as critical voices from engaged students. Panelists and audiences will engage in lively dialogues about issues critical to Latinos/as and migrants and outline the Latino/a agenda for social change in the 21st Century. Visit the conference website to see the list of presenters and preliminary program. OLLAS welcomes cosponsors from our UNO and community partners for any or the panels or the conference. Please contact Lourdes Gouveia at firstname.lastname@example.org, Jonathan Benjamin-Alvarado at email@example.com, or the OLLAS office at 402.554.3835 if you wish to cosponsor.
About Keynote Speaker Pedro Noguera
Pedro Noguera is one of the country's most important voices on education reform, diversity, and the achievement gap. Trained as an urban sociologist, Noguera speaks clearly about how social, political and economic conditions in our cities and towns limit educational opportunities for Latino and African American youth. Noguera is the Peter L. Agnew Professor of Education at New York University, the executive director of the Metropolitan Center for Urban Education and the co-director of the Institute for the Study of Globalization and Education in Metropolitan Settings (IGEMS).
Please note: the luncheon keynote is the only paid event at Cumbre. Free passes will be available for student and community volunteers. Reserve your seats and organization's table right away. Ticket prices: $50 per person or $400 per table of eight.