• 2013
  • 11/04

Service Learning Headlines

10 a.m to 1 p.m.: UNO service learning students are sponsoring a "Spin-the-Wheel" event at the MBSC first floor to benefit the Siena Francis House. Students from Paige Tollers' Small Group Communication course used their communication skills to organize the event in support of their service learning community partner, the Siena Francis House.


MavMania in the Bookstore | Nov. 6

One day. One item. Amazing deal! MavMania Day in the UNO Bookstore returns on Wednesday, Nov. 6 starting at 10 a.m.! It's the last MavMania Day of the semester, so don't miss out! Pick up a limited edition pair of Maverick sweatpants in black or grey for only $12 (plus tax, while supplies last), enter our prize raffle and pick up a bag of fresh popped popcorn.

Follow the UNO Bookstore on Facebook for more information.

Questions? Contact Jodi Cramer jlcramer@unomaha.edu.


UNMC Kass Awardee to give talk in HPER | Nov. 6

Dr. Casaburi is an internationally renowned expert in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). He is President of the Pulmonary Education and Research Foundation, a Fellow of the American College of Chest Physicians, and a member of the Respiratory Structure and Function Assembly of the American Thoracic Society. He has given over 175 invited lectures and authored 123 publications and 112 abstracts in peer reviewed journals and is a member of the editorial boards of the American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine and the Journal of CardioPulmonary Rehabilitation. The title of his talk is, Dynamic forcings in exercise science: How I came to love the sine wave," in HPER 234 from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. on Nov. 6.


Bruce and Karen Baker Lecture Series Kicks off with Cather Lecture | Nov. 7

Andrew Jewell, associate professor at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln (UNL), will present a program entitled, 'The time is very dark: Willa Cather's Last Decade,' on Thursday, Nov. 7, at 7 p.m. in the Thompson Alumni Center, west of the Dodge Street Campus.

Dr. Jewell, editor of the online Willa Cather Archive and co-editor of the recently-published The Selected Letters of Willa Cather, is one of the country's foremost experts on the life and works of Cather, considered by many as Nebraska's most widely known author.

Jewell will draw on Cather's personal correspondence as well as other materials to examine the troubled last decade of Cather's life and how it has influenced biographers and critics since her death in 1947.

This lecture is the first in a series named in honor of Bruce Baker, longtime UNO professor of English, and his wife, Karen. Bruce and Karen Baker recently established the lecture with a gift to the University of Nebraska Foundation. The department of English is also helping to sponsor the Jewell event.

A book signing by Jewell and light refreshments will follow the presentation. For more information, please contact the English Department at 402.554.3476.


Secret Studio Sculpture Show | Opening Nov. 8

The Secret Studio Sculpture Show featuring a variety of recent works by elementary and intermediate UNO sculpture students opens on Nov. 8 in the Sculpture and Ceramics Building, room 101, on UNO's Dodge Street campus. The opening event runs 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. and is open to students, staff, and the general public at no cost. Refreshments will be provided.

"My sculpture students have amassed a great collection of works reflecting the breadth of possibilities in how we can create objects using three dimensional tools, techniques and concepts," says David Helm, professor of sculpture in UNO's Department of Art and Art History.

The show will run through Nov.15 and will be available for viewing from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day.


International Education Week | Nov. 11-18

International Education Week begins Nov. 11, and there are some great activities planned! Do you have any international photos you'd like to submit to the photo contest? Photos are due Nov. 6. Please see this flier for more details!

  • 11/13
  • 12PM to 1PM
  • MBSC Nebraska Room

Campus Conversation Event for Students | Nov. 13

Students are encouraged to participate in the Campus Conversation event on Wed., Nov. 13, from noon to 1 p.m. in the Nebraska room. Campus Conversation is a civic engagement activity designed to foster informal discussions about current events and to allow students to express their opinions and listen to others.

Various table topics are based on newspaper sections such as national news or editorials and are moderated by faculty and staff volunteers. Students can choose a subject.

A pizza lunch will be provided. Attendance can be verified back to faculty through student sign in sheets. Sponsors are faculty members in NiC, Newspapers in Curricula, The New York Times educational division, and the Milo Bail Student Center.

Questions? Contact Maria Knudtson at mknudtson@unomaha.edu.

  • 11/21
  • 11:30AM to 1PM
  • CPACS Commons

UNL Journalism Professor to Discuss Social Justice and Standing Bear | Nov. 21

UNL Journalism Professor Joe Starita will discuss Chief Standing Bear's Journey for Justice on Thursday, Nov. 21, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the CPACS Commons room. Light refreshments will be served. A flier for the event is posted here.


Retirement Reception for Claudette Lee | Dec. 6

After 24 years of service with UNO and the Grace Abbott School of Social Work, Claudette Lee is retiring on Tuesday, Dec. 31. Please join us in honoring and celebrating her many years of dedicated service to UNO. A campus-wide reception will be held on Friday, Dec. 6, from 1:30 p.m. to 3 p.m. in the Thompson Alumni Center's Bootstrapper Hall.


Looking Forward: Eighth Annual Colloquium on Language Teaching | Feb. 22

Please join the Department of Foreign Languages for the 8th Annual Colloquium on Language Teaching Saturday, Feb. 22, 2014, from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. This is a free event and is open to the public. We invite proposals from the following areas: language teaching/learning strategies, language learning styles, pedagogical innovations in language teaching, assessment & evaluation, language & culture, teaching literature and/or civilization, language & technology, second/foreign language acquisition, literacy, applied linguistics, and sociolinguistics.

Proposals from teachers at all levels of instruction and of all world languages and ESL/EFL are welcome; however, first priority will be given to proposals that are accessible to teachers of all languages and levels. We strongly encourage graduate students to participate by submitting a proposal. Sessions will be comprised of 25-minute presentations and a 10-minute period for discussion and questions. The core goal of this colloquium is to share pedagogical innovations, to create a community of area language teachers/learners, and to promote interdisciplinary collaboration and research in the field of Language Education.

DEADLINE: All proposals must be received by January 17, 2014.

Submission Process:
Proposal submissions should consist of a title, a 250-300 word abstract, and a 50-word summary to be included in the conference program.

All abstracts will be submitted for blind review. Thus, the following submission guidelines should be closely followed:
- All submissions should include an abstract, title, and 50-word summary.
- DO NOT include any identifying information in the abstract itself.
- Include your contact information (name, email, phone, school affiliation) in the body of your email only.
- Proposals must be submitted via email to cgascoigne@unomaha.edu.

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Nontraditional Student Week

In honor and recognition of adult students, colleges and universities all over the U.S. will celebrate Nontraditional Student Week beginning today. The Division of Continuing Studies will be celebrating with all week in honor of our UNO nontraditional students. As part of the celebration, DCS will be recognizing outstanding students, serving free food, offering prizes and sponsoring a food drive for the Maverick Food Pantry.

Please contact Karen Kempkes 4-4921 or Amy Johnson 4-2370 with questions.

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College of IS&T Grant Week

The College of IS&T is hosting Grant Week beginning today 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.

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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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Howard G. Buffett Book Tour Includes Stop at UNO | Nov. 8

Farmer, businessman, philanthropist and author Howard G. Buffett will visit UNO as part of his book tour to promote 40 Chances: Finding Hope in a Hungry World on Friday, Nov. 8.

The event takes place at 2:30 p.m. in the College of Public Affairs and Community Service lecture hall (room 101). UNO students will be given first priority for tickets to the event and should RSVP for tickets to rlong@unomaha.edu. All students attending the event will receive a free copy of 40 Chances. Members of the general public will be able to purchase copies of the book ($26.00/ea. hardcover) at the lecture hall immediately before or after event, or at the UNO campus bookstore.

Tickets are open to the general public and may be obtained by contacting Robyn Long at rlong@unomaha.edu. All attendees will receive a complimentary 40 Chances photography book, which visually chronicles Howard's stories.

Forty Chances, which went on sale October 22, chronicles Howard Buffett's journey as a philanthropist, photographer and—perhaps most importantly—as a farmer with a deep understanding of what it takes to produce food in difficult conditions.

Starting with the premise that every farmer has 40 chances to harvest the best possible crop, legendary investor Warren Buffett in 2006 posed a challenge to his son Howard G.: If you had the resources to grow something great in the world, what would you do with your 40 chances? The challenge prompted Howard G. Buffett to set out to help nearly a billion individuals in the world who lack basic food security.

Beginning with Howard's love of farming, readers join him and son Howard W. Buffett, the book's co-author, as they travel the world seeking out new approaches to ease the suffering of so many. Forty stories are used throughout the book that provide readers a compelling look at Howard's life, ranging from his own farm to some of the most difficult and dangerous places on Earth. Forty Chances will inspire readers to realize that our time to follow our passions is finite; if we're not learning from our mistakes and being smarter and more productive every year, we're wasting valuable time.

Both authors will be available for a brief book signing immediately after the event until 4 p.m.

UNO in the Media

UNO in the Media

UNO's McCormick made all-district academic team
UNO forward Melanie McCormick has been voted to the CoSIDA academic all-district 7 team.


Desktop Publishing Training Offered | Nov. 6

The Academic Partnership for Instruction (API), a division of Information Services (IS), is offering the last of two training sessions in desktop publishing.

InDesign II-- Wednesday, Nov. 6, 10 a.m. to noon, Kayser Hall 543
In this next level of InDesign you will create a brochure. While designing the brochure we will address document planning, layout and bleeds as well as tools for publishing concerns. We will also reinforce skills learned in the previous class. Knowledge of other Adobe software titles is helpful but not necessary.

All UNO faculty and staff are welcome. Registration is required and is on a first-come, first-served basis. Although there is a limit of 15 seats for both sessions, we will take a waiting list for a future training.

To register for this training click here. For more information or to be added to the registration waiting list, contact IS Technical Support at 402-554-HELP (4357) or unohelpdesk@unomaha.edu.