• 2013
  • 11/12

Service Learning Headlines

Beginning at 10 a.m., students from Blackburn Alternative School, Durham Student Ambassadors, and Elmo Diaz, Blacksmith at Blacksmith Shop Omaha, will be removing their Truffula Tree from the Discovery Garden at Joslyn Art Museum. The tree will be reinstalled at Skinner Elementary later this month. Students from Blackburn, Skinner, and the Durham Ambassadors created the tree with guidance from Blacksmith Shop Omaha, as part of their P-16 service learning project.

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.

  • 12PM
  • MBSC Chancellor's Room

IRB Education Series Continues

The IRB Education Series continues today 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.


Campus Conversations Web Seminar

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," today. 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.

  • 1:30PM to 3PM
  • CPACS Collaborating Commons

'Making Revelry Possible: The Collaborative Governance of Carnival in Brazil' Discussion

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 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.


UNO is Nation's Top Public University for Vets

Veteran's Day 2013 was a special one for UNO as the Military Times has announced that UNO is the top public university for military friendliness for 2014 and the second-ranked university overall! For more information on this great achievement, please read the press release here.


Bookstore Offering Military Special This Week

The UNO Bookstore is holding their week long military salute special now through Nov. 15! Active U.S. military and veterans will receive 20 percent off their regular price Maverick apparel purchase with military ID. Everyone at the UNO Bookstore thanks you for your service to our country.

The special is in-store only and limited to in-stock apparel only.

Questions? Please contact Jacinda Brooks at jbrooks@unomaha.edu.


Lots W and V Closure | Nov. 16

Lot W, east of Arts and Sciences Hall, will be closed Saturday, Nov. 16, from approximately 7 a.m. to 12 p.m. due to construction activity. Lot V, the top level of the East Parking Garage, will be closed Saturday, Nov. 16, from approximately 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. due to construction activity. A crane will be blocking the entrances and exits to Lot V. The crane will be lifting materials onto the roof of Arts and Sciences Hall as part of the renovation project.

Contact Parking Services with any questions at 402.554.PARK(7275).

  • 11/22
  • 9AM

UNO to Observe World AIDS Day | Nov. 22

UNO will be observing World AIDS Day on Nov. 22. The event will run from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. We'll be doing hands-on and community outreach activities supporting Project Kindle and Lauritzen Gardens. Project Kindle hosts a camp that serves children impacted by HIV and AIDS. Lauritzen Gardens is Omaha's botanical center. Students can earn up to four service hours for this event, and Mavsync tracks student's service hours each time they volunteer at a UNO service event. Students can register at www.unomaha.edu/serve.


Homecoming Office Decorating Contest Winners Announced!

The UNO Alumni Association sponsored a Homecoming Office Decorating Contest Nov. 5-7, with 30 units across campus participating in the "Wild, Wild West" event. Offices were judged on creativity, originality, Mav spirit and incorporation of the UNO Alumni Association's 100th Anniversary.

This year's "top" award winners:
First Place – Parking Services
Second Place – Project Achieve
Third Place – University Communications

Special Awardees:
Best Use of Space – School of HPER
Best Incorporation of "UNO Alumni 100th Anniversary" – Student Life and Leadership Development
Best Demonstration of Theme – Welcome Center/Recruitment
Best Maverick Pride – Business and Finance

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  • 11/11-11/18

It's International Education Week

It's International Education Week, and there are some great activities planned! Please see this flier for more details!

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UNO Economics Club Sponsoring Talk by Local Economist | Nov. 20

Have you ever wondered what all this talk about quantitative easing and tapering was all about? The UNO Economics Club is proud to sponsor a talk by local economist Maria Akers explaining just that topic and more. Akers is an associate economist in the Regional Affairs department at the Omaha Branch of the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City. She has been with the FRB for 17 years, in Atlanta as well as Kansas City, and has worked in both the Financial Services and Economic Research divisions. This event will be held at Mammel Hall room 321 from 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. on Nov. 20.

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Midwest Brass Society and UNO Department of Music Present Spanish Brass | Nov. 24

Enjoy an exciting evening of brass music from the SPANISH BRASS. Selections will include some favorites by composers such as Bach, Verdi, Ellington and more. Along with these spectacular pieces you will also hear a number of Latin/Spanish tunes that will surely catch your attention. This will be a fun show for the whole family, and a unique treat to our Omaha Community.

In 1989 five Spanish musicians created SPANISH BRASS—an innovative project that quickly gained world renown for its performances, educational activities and creative collaborations. After they won the first prize in the 1996 Narbonne (France) International Brass Quintet Competition, the most prestigious event of its kind in the world, trumpeter Bernard Soustrot said, "Of all the first prize winners of the Narbonne Competition, the Spanish Brass is the best since the competition was founded in 1986."

With their versatile programming and state-of-the-art staging, SPANISH BRASS has created such shows as Concierto del desconcierto (A Disconcerting Concert), Brassiana (with jazz trio), and Make a Brazz Noise Here (a tribute to Frank Zappa). They have recorded 14 CDs, including the double CD, "The Best of Spanish Brass," and a DVD-CD.

Cost: $15 general public/$5 students and seniors/free with MavCard! View the flier for more information.

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UNO Community Engagement Center RFP Release | Deadline Dec. 2

UNO's CEC is now accepting a second round of applications. The application due date for potential partnership space is Dec. 2.

Organizations seeking community partner space will need to complete a two-phased application process. First, a written application will be required (see below) followed by an interview between the applicant organization’s leadership and the CEC partner selection subcommittee in January of 2014. Community organizations (nonprofit organizations, community collaborations, government initiatives, etc.) should complete the "external application" and university-based organizations (e.g., UNO colleges, departments, or student organizations) should complete the "internal application."

The CEC partner selection subcommittee has both community and campus representation. Subcommittee recommendations will be submitted to the Sr. Vice Chancellor for Academic and Student Affairs (or his designee) for final approval. Decisions for partners will be announced in late January, 2014. After this initial application process, there will be a rolling deadline for applications throughout the year.

  • 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.

  • 12/4
  • 3PM to 5PM
  • MBSC Ballroom

Campus Holiday Open House

The Chancellor and Vice Chancellors invite you to the UNO Campus Holiday Open House!

Date: Wednesday, Dec. 4
Time: 3 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Where: Milo Bail Student Center Ballroom

If attending, please RSVP to Donna at dhathawa@unomaha.edu no later than Tuesday, Nov. 26.

View the flier here.