• 2013
  • 11/7

Health and Wellness Fair at HPER

The annual UNO Health and Wellness Fair begins at 8 a.m. and runs until noon in the HPER gymnasium. This year features more than 80 vendors and offers free food, giveaways, screenings, and much more! For more information about the fair and Blood Drive/Blood Draw visit www.unomaha.edu/wwwocr.


EHS Offering Fire Extinguisher Training | Today, Nov. 8

EHS is offering fire extinguisher training today and Nov. 8 on the southeast side of the east parking structure from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m., excluding an hour from noon to 1 p.m. for lunch.

  • 11:30AM to 1PM
  • PKI 279

College of IS&T Grant Week Continues

The College of IS&T's Grant Week continues with "Winning Foundation and Private Grants," with Foundation and industry representatives. It will be held in PKI 279 from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.

The panel consists of:

Deepak Khazanchi, UNO, Panel Moderator
Jerry Bexten, Sherwood Foundation
Tre Bashear, Lozier Foundation
Liz Lange, NU Foundation
Wayne Brown, Omaha Community Foundation


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.


Service Learning Headlines

Noon: Students from Beveridge Magnet Middle School International Studies class and ILUNO students will meet and work on their P-16 service learning project to create artwork for the Malcolm X Foundation. The ILUNO students have an opportunity to practice their English Language skills with the middle schoolers while the Beveridge students learn about cultures from around the world.

As a part of their P-16 service learning project, 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 bring awareness to pet adoptions by making posters and adoption scarves for the Nebraska Humane Society.

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 facilitate the delivery of an anti-bullying survey for the parents of students at Northwest High School to take during parent/teacher conferences. The survey was created under Northwest's No Place for Hate campaign, which spreads the word about the need to end bullying in schools for good.

  • 11/8
  • 11AM to 12PM
  • ASH 344

Workshop on Mindfulness Practices in the Classroom | Nov. 8

Workshop on 'Mindfulness Practices in the Classroom: What? Why? How?' with Regina Robbins, Ph.D. candidate (Public Health) and Program Evaluator (Dept. of Ed and Childhood Development) at UNMC.

The workshop will be Friday, Nov. 8, from 11 a.m. to noon in ASH 344. All are welcome. Contact Michele Desmarais for more information at mdesmarias@unomaha.edu.


Food Court, Library Cafe, MavRec Cafe Offering 20 Percent Off for UNO Veterans | Nov. 11

The MBSC Food Court, Library Cafe and MavRec Cafe would like to celebrate our veterans by offering a 20 percent discount on Veterans Day, Monday, Nov. 11, to all students, faculty and staff who are U.S. military veterans. Tell your cashier that you're a veteran to receive your discount. The staff of the Milo Bail Student Center would like to thank you for your service!

Questions? Contact Jodi Cramer at jlcramer@unomaha.edu.


Campus Conversations Web Seminar | Nov. 12

The Academic Partnership for Instruction (API) invites UNO faculty, staff, and students to a viewing of the Web seminar entitled, "Instructional Innovation 'ROI': Assessing the Impact of Instructional and Course Changes," on Tuesday, Nov. 12. The seminar will be broadcast in the Teaching and Technology Center (Kayser Hall 538) from noon to 1:30 p.m.

Sponsored by the University of Nebraska-Lincoln (UNL) and University of Nebraska Online Worldwide (UNOW), Dr. Charles Dziuban, renowned scholar in distance and blended learning research from the University of Central Florida, will present ideas for class-based scholarship through a variety of examples, online and otherwise, and will contend that collectively they can influence the university and invigorate the teaching and learning process.

For more information contact Karen Hein, senior coordinator for Instructional Design and Faculty Support, at 402.554.2023 or khein@unomaha.edu.

  • 11/13
  • 6PM

KANEKO-UNO Library Book Club | Nov. 13

Join us Wednesday, Nov.13 at 6 p.m. at the KANEKO-UNO Library for snacks and drinks! We will be discussing the book Making the Mummies Dance: Inside the Metropolitan Museum of Art by former Director of the Met Thomas Hoving.

During the November meeting, we will be discussing Hoving's admittedly "snarky" style of management and writing, as well as the state of museums today. Topics of interest also include recent art world scandals such as the fate of the Detroit Art Institute, the Elgin Marbles, forgeries and oh my, the list goes on! Pop into the library to start reading Hoving's engaging account soon- this is a discussion sure to intrigue!

About the book
No museum in the world is like the Metropolitan Museum of Art – and no man has ever run it, or revolutionized it, quite like Thomas Hoving. In a decade, Hoving changed almost everything people had grown accustomed to from the Met, shaking the institution out of royal repose and transforming it into the most vital cultural presence in the country.

Now, the irrepressible former director delivers a fearless account of his life at the pinnacle of the art world – a modern Vanity Fair, a true story of masterpieces and money, society and scandal, intrigue and international theft. The Met is more than a dazzling art showplace. The museum is a vibrant if quietly influential community, inhabited and run by singular sorts of people: trustees and curators, connoisseurs and conservators. It is steeped in history and tradition and seems to move in a serene and elegant world of impeccable manners and the finest taste.


Lieutenant General Darren W. McDew Visiting UNO | Nov. 15

Lt. Gen. Darren McDew will be visiting UNO on Nov. 15. He is scheduled to speak to the UNO student population from noon to 1:30 p.m. at the Thompson Alumni Center's Bootstrapper Hall. More information on Lt. gen McDew can be found here.

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Donate Non-perishable Food Items at the Bookstore, Receive Discount! | Ends Friday

Lasso a great deal at the UNO Bookstore during UNO Homecoming week! Donate non-perishable food items in exchange for coupons to use on regular priced Maverick apparel, hats, scarves, winter knitwear and blankets. Donate one food item, get a coupon for 10 percent off. If you donate two food items, get a coupon for 20 percent off! The more food you donate, the more coupons you'll receive. Donate food through November 8. The food will be donated to Maverick Productions Food Drive. Coupons are valid through Nov. 8. Limit one coupon per item, but there is no limit on the number of coupons per customer.

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Parking Lot Reservation for Alumni Association Celebration | Nov. 8

The UNO Alumni Association will be celebrating its 100th anniversary on Friday, Nov. 8. Lot N, west of HPER, will be reserved all day to provide event parking. In addition, portions of Lot O, east of HPER, will be reserved for delivery trucks. Contact Parking Services with any questions at 402.554.PARK (7275).

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The Writing Center and Criss Library Present 'Finish it Friday' | Nov. 8, 22

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, 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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Howard G. Buffett Book Tour Includes UNO Stop | 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.

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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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Deadline to Rent Academic Regalia for Commencement | Nov. 8

The deadline to order academic regalia for commencement without a late fee is Friday, Nov. 8. This applies to students and faculty.

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Lifeguard Training Course | Nov. 8

Campus Recreation is offering an American Red Cross Lifeguard Class. Participants will receive certification in Lifeguarding, First Aid, and CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuer upon successful completion of the course.


Friday, Nov. 8: 5 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Saturday, Nov. 9: 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Sunday, Nov. 10: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Registration is $175/person. You can register by contacting Pat Philippi at 402.554.2223 or pphilippi@unomaha.edu.

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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 lgouveia@unomaha.edu, Jonathan Benjamin-Alvarado at jalvarado@unomaha.edu, 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).

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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.

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International Education Week | Nov. 11-18

Next week is International Education Week! Check out the flier here for events happening all week.

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  • 11/11

Veterans Day of Service | Nov. 11

Join your fellow students and do service for veterans and active military members. The Office of Civic and Social Responsibility will provide supplies and guidance to carry out several hands-on service activities that will show our appreciation to veterans and military members on Nov. 11.

Service activities include:

- Assemble care packages for active military.

- Create t-shirt blankets for homeless veterans.

- Write letters to deployed military members.,

Engage & Serve!

No registration required. Stop by between 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. on the first floor of Milo Bail Student Center in the fireside lounge area.

If you're interested in starting a seed project to aid veterans or military members please contact CSR at 402.554.4083.

  • 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.