• 2013
  • 11/11

A Note From Chancellor John Christensen About Veterans Day

Veterans Day is an occasion for us to remember those brave men and women who have given and who still give so much for us all. Let us take time today to recognize and honor those whose sacrifices have meant so much. Please say "thank you" to these heroes who have fought to protect our freedom and honor.


Veterans Day of Service

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.

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.

  • 2PM to 5PM
  • MBSC Nebraska Room

MavUSO Hosting Veterans Day Celebration

Please join MavUSO in the Milo Bail Student Center Nebraska Room from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. There will be raffles, food, beverages, and guest speakers to advise on how to successfully transition from military to student to career. There will also be companies representatives present to speak with about career and internship opportunities.


Food Court, Library Cafe and MavRec Cafe Offering 20 Percent Off to UNO Veterans

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.


Service Learning Headlines

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 Jaclyn 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.

As a part of their P-16 service learning initiative, Dr. Timi Barone's Advanced Qualitative Methods UNO class will be visiting third grade students from Columbian Elementary from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m., within their Senior Words of Wisdom project. The UNO students will help the third graders to revise their rough drafts of the letters. These will represent the elderly's biographies, and serve as a bridge to building relationships with the seniors from Rolling Hills Ranch.


Trumpeter Ken Watters to be Featured with UNO Jazz Ensemble | Nov. 13

Join the UNO Jazz Ensembles for an evening of big band jazz with Summit Recording Artist Ken Watters at the Strauss Performing Arts Center on Wednesday, Nov. 13 at 7 p.m. The concert will feature a variety of traditional and contemporary jazz styles including swing, Latin, and blues. Admission at the door is $10 general public, $5 students/seniors, and free with a Mavcard. For more information contact Pete Madsen at petermadsen@unomaha.edu or 402.554.2297.


Department of Black Studies Sponsoring Research Colloquium | Nov. 13

The Department of Black Studies is sponsoring a research colloquium on Nov. 13 beginning at 10 a.m.

Speakers include Professor Peggy Jones, Dr. Cynthia Robinson, Dr. Manfred Wogugu, Dr. Omolwale Akintunde, Dr. Nikitah Okembe-RA Imani, and Dr. Jennifer Harbor. Below is the lineup:

10 a.m.to 10:50 a.m.: Professor Peggy Jones "The African-American Presence in Art: Recent Essays for the Sheldon Art Museum Permanent Collection Painting Catalog."
11:30 a.m. to noon: Dr. Cynthia Robinson, "How White Beauty Standards impact Black Female Beauty Perceptions"
1 p.m. to 2 p.m.: Dr. Manfred Wogugu, "The Centrality of Inequality and Poverty in The HIV/AIDS Epidemic in Sub-Saharan Africa"
2 p.m. to 3 p.m.: Dr. Omowale Akintunde, "The Power of White Privilege and White Supremacy"
3 p.m. to 4 p.m.: Dr. Nikitah Okembe-RA Imani, "The Incarcerative Mentality of Eurocentrism: Jail the Imperfect Body"
4 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.: Dr. Jennifer Harbor, "A Strong Deep Feeling to Resist: African-American Church and School Formation in Antebellum Illinois"

For more information, please contact the Department of Black Studies at 402.554.2412.

  • 11/17
  • 2PM & 4PM

The Moving Company 2013 Fall Showcase | Nov. 17

UNO's The Moving Company's 2013 Fall Showcase will occur on Nov. 17 at 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. in the Dance Lab, HPER 228. For more information, please view the flier here.

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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.

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  • 11/12
  • 1:30PM to 3PM
  • CPACS Collaborating Commons

'Making Revelry Possible: The Collaborative Governance of Carnival in Brazil' Discussion | Nov. 12

Professor Sandro Cabral, School of Management, the Federal University of Bahia in Salvador, Brazil, will present his research on the public-private collaboration that makes possible the world famous Carnival celebration. Reputedly one of the world's largest popular festivals, Salvador's historic cultural event depends on a high degree of cooperation among and between city and state government agencies, private firms, artist associations, neighborhood and voluntary groups. Understanding how all of these diverse elements come together to plan and manage the week-long event offers insights not just into the collaborative governance of mega-events, it also provides a window into Brazilian culture. The discussion will take place in CPACS Commons on Nov. 12 from 1:30 p.m. to 3 p.m.

Dr. Cabral is an associate professor of Operations and Strategy and is a visiting Fulbright Scholar at the Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service in New York City. He has conducted research and published with Professor Dale Krane, UNO School of Public Administration. Please contact Prof. Krane via dkrane@unomaha.edu for additional information about the event.

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  • 11/12
  • 3:30PM to 5PM
  • CPACS Commons

'Preparing for a Conference Presentation' Workshop | Nov. 12

Do you know how to present your research at a conference? Are you ready for your thesis or dissertation defense? 'Preparing for a Conference Presentation' workshop has been planned for UNO graduate students. The workshop will focus on organizing your thoughts, preparing your slides, sharing presentation tips and interacting with audience members in a question & answer session.

The workshop will occur on Tuesday, Nov. 12, from 3:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. in CPACS Commons and will be led by Marlina Davidson, Speech Center coordinator and Kate Rempfer, Speech Center 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.

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  • 11/13
  • 12PM
  • 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.

Pizza lunch 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.

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  • 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.

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Gerontology Department Sponsoring 'Be a Santa to a Senior' | Kickoff Nov. 15

UNO Department of Gerontology invites the campus community to their kick-off event for "Be a Santa to a Senior" on Nov. 15, from 8:30 a.m. to 9 a.m. in CPACS 211.

"This is the fourth year we have participated in this very important opportunity to give to others in our community," said Julie Masters, chairperson and professor of gerontology.

"Be a Santa to a Senior” is sponsored by Home Instead Senior Care in partnership with Sigma Phi Omega (Gerontology Honor Society) and other local nonprofit and community organizations that work to identify older adults in our community who might not otherwise receive gifts this holiday season.

A tree will be set-up in the Gerontology Department main office with a senior's gift request written on a "Be a Santa to a Senior" tree ornament. Those wanting to participate will have an opportunity to select an ornament from the tree and return the unwrapped gift and ornament to the Gerontology office by December 1. Volunteers will collect, wrap, and deliver the gifts to the seniors. Ornaments will be available any time after November 15.

Questions? Contact Julie Masters at 402.554.3953.

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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.

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Deadline Approaching for Boren Awards for International Study | Deadline Feb. 5

The annual Boren Awards deadline for 2014-15 is approaching: February 5, 2014. Students interested in studying abroad next year should begin the application process now. Awards range from $10,000 for a semester to $20,000 for the academic year and cover travel costs and other expenses for students who are interested in studying in non-traditional locations or critical languages.

The application process can be found on the Boren Awards website located at http://www.borenawards.org/boren_scholarship. Applicants who get started well before the deadline stand a better chance of submitting a winning application. Students should submit draft applications to the Manager of Education Abroad and Global Partnerships Emily Hassenstab by Jan. 15.

The awards favor students with a desire to work for the federal government, who want to study locations and languages that are critical to U.S. national security, and are interested in longer programs. Preference will be shown to African, Asian, Central and Eastern European, Latin American, and Middle Eastern countries and languages. Semester or year-long programs are preferred, but STEM majors may apply for 8-week or longer summer programs.

The Boren Award for International Study is congressionally funded and sponsored by the National Security Education Program at the U.S. Department of State.

For the academic year of 2009, two UNO students received Boren scholarships: Logan Dumaine who studied in the Czech Republic, and Mallory Hunter who studied in Slovenia.

Students interested in the Boren Awards should contact Emily Hassenstab at 402.554.2293 or ehassenstab@unomaha.edu as soon as possible.

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Archaeology conference scheduled in Omaha
Secrets from the Temple Mount and the role of Egypt's pharaoh in Israel will be among topics to be discussed at this year's Batchelder Conference of Biblical Archeology on campus.

Education activist to speak at annual Cumbre event
An award-winning educator, author and activist considered a leading voice in education reform, will give the keynote address Saturday at Cumbre 2013, the annual Latino/Latin American Cumbre/Summit of the Great Plains.


IRB Educational 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 this 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.