• 2013
  • 11/14

International Education Week Continues

International Education Week festivities continue today with UNO's signature event, Cafe Internationale. Everyone is welcome to attend this open house from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. in Arts and Sciences Hall 241 and 220 featuring refreshments, music, country display tables, and presentations by international students. Also, globally themed gifts and baked goods will be for sale at the Global Marketplace, and students from Beveridge Middle School will join UNO international students for intercultural presentations and activities.

Stop by the Study Abroad table at PKI from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and learn about exciting opportunities to study overseas and new scholarship opportunities.

This week of globally themed events, organized by UNO's International Studies and Programs, celebrates international education and promotes the importance of intercultural exchange. For a full schedule of events at UNO, visit http://world.unomaha.edu/iew.


Digital Measures Drop-in Answer Session

Digital Measures Drop In Answer Session is being held from 10 a.m. to noon in Kayser Hall, room 543. Do you have question about data entry in Digital Measures? Are you struggling to generate an Annual Review Report? Do you need guidance creating RPT forms? Plan to stop by anytime during this session to get answers to your Digital Measure questions. The session is sponsored by the Center for Faculty Development.


Service Learning Headlines

- Students from Beveridge Magnet Middle School International Studies class and ILUNO students will meet on campus at noon to attend the International Café. This is in conjunction with their larger P-16 service learning project where 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.

- Students from a TLC Sophomore Seminar class will be hosting an event called, "A Warm Cup to Warm Your Heart," from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.. The event is to encourage Maverick Village residents to make fleece blankets for Project Linus, an organization that supplies homemade blankets to children in need. As a part of their P-16 service learning project, students in this TLC Sophomore Seminar class have been asked to create a project that involves the community, residential life at Maverick Village, and utilizes their personal strengths. The event will take place in the Maverick Village Clubhouse and will feature fleece blanket making stations, free Noodles & Company dishes, and free hot chocolate available to any participants. A flier regarding specific information about this fundraiser can be located in the Maverick Village Clubhouse.

- As a part of their P-16 service learning project, students from Peter Kiewit Middle School will be showcasing their presentations about bullying to their families tonight at 7 p.m. at Peter Kiewit Middle School. They have been working on these presentations all semester with UNO students from Professor Fristoe's Public Speaking Fundamentals course.

- 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.

- UNO students from Dr. William Austin's Human Relations class will be working together with children from the Completely Kids after-school program at Jackson Elementary within their Yes I Can UNO service learning project. As a part of their collaborative work, the students will be identifying the best approaches to increasing learning productivity and self-esteem building within the multi-cultural environment framework.

- Juliana Garza and her students from the Youth Attendance Program from Omaha South High School will join Dr. Claudia Garcia's Advance Spanish Conversation Class at the Joslyn Art Museum. As a part of their P-16 service learning project, UNO students will be giving tours in Spanish of the Joslyn Art to the seniors at the Intercultural Senior Center and for the parents of the South High school students. Students from the Association of Latino American Students will also be helping with ushering seniors and parents, as well as assist with other activities. Two tours will take place.


Academic Advising Steering Committee Hosting NACADA Webinar

The Academic Advising Steering Committee will be hosting the NACADA Webinar, "The Peer Advising Advantage: Creating Meaningful Conversations," 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.


November is Native American Heritage Month

November is Native American Heritage Month. To learn more, please view this website.

  • 11/15
  • 12PM
  • HPER 211

The Biomechanics Research Building Invites You to Attend a Presentation by Dr. Mark Grabiner | Nov. 15

The Biomechanics Research Building cordially invites you to attend a presentation by Dr. Mark Grabiner titled, "An evidence-based approach to the design of a task-specific fall prevention intervention." The discussion begins at noon in HPER 211 on Nov. 15.

Dr. Grabiner's primary research interest involves characterizing the modifiable mechanisms underlying falls and injuries by older adults, and translating these findings to the design, development and deployment of clinically-relevant technologies and interventions. In this talk, Dr .Grabiner will be discussing a task-specific fall prevention program involving perturbation training in older adults.

Speaker Bio
Dr. Grabiner has published more than 135 refereed publications and has contributed to 10 books. His interdisciplinary research has received federal, industry and foundation funding. He is a fellow of the American Society of Biomechanics, the Gerontological Society of America, the American College of Sports Medicine and the American Academy of Kinesiology. He serves on the editorial board of the American Journal of Sports Medicine, he is an editorial consultant for the Journal of Biomechanics and is an associate editor for Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise. He has served as the president of the American Society of Biomechanics, a member of the executive Council of the International Society of Biomechanics, and a member of the World Council on Biomechanics.

  • 11/18, 11/25
  • 1:30PM

NUFlex Information Meetings | Nov. 18, Nov. 25

Annual NUFlex informational meetings will be offered live online again this year. These meetings will provide a review of the most significant information regarding the annual enrollment for benefits for 2014.

To view a meeting online, visit here at one of the following times:

Monday, Nov. 18, 1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Monday, Nov. 25, 1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.

The number of participants is limited for each informational meeting, so we suggest you log in at least 10 minutes before the sessions begins. The agenda will be available online before the meetings here.

These online NUFlex informational meetings will be recorded and available on the university’s benefits webpage shortly after the meeting to allow viewing at your convenience 24/7. If you experience any connection or technical issues, please contact the Adobe Connect Support line at (800) 422-3623.

  • 11/18
  • 7:15PM

UNO Writer's Workshop Hosting Flash Fiction Slam | Nov. 18

UNO's Writer's Workshop will host "700 Words," a flash fiction slam, on Monday, Nov. 18, at the Pizza Shoppe Collective in Benson.

Registration begins at 7:15 p.m. and is $5 per participant. Each participant should bring two flash fiction or nonfiction stories, but each cannot exceed 700 words. Cash prizes will be awarded for 1st, 2nd, 3rd, and 4th place. This event is free and open to the public. Questions? Contact Noelle Blood, 4-3216 or nblood@unomaha.edu.


Medieval and Renaissance Studies Presents 'Queen Elizabeth I' | Nov. 19

Medieval and Renaissance Studies presents 'Queen Elizabeth I: How To Think of Biography,' a talk by Carole Levin, on Tuesday, Nov. 19, at 6 p.m. in CPACS 132.

Is biography of women different from that of men? How is biography of the famous different from those less well-known? Are there ethical issues in writing biography and do they change when the subject has been dead for centuries as opposed to being a contemporary? How much about ourselves appears in the biographies we do of others?

In this illustrated presentation, Prof. Levin will examine the different ways of thinking about biography in the pre-modern period using the example of the fascinating Queen Elizabeth I, the unmarried woman who ruled in sixteenth-century England.

For more information, see the attached flier or contact msaltamacchia@unomaha.edu.

  • 11/20
  • 5:30PM
  • PKI 158

UNOIA Start-up Story Featuring Adrian Blake | Nov. 20

The November UNOIA Start-up Stories will be held on Wednesday, Nov. 20, from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. in PKI 158. This event is open to all interested students, faculty and staff. FOOD and REFRESHMENTS will be provided.

This month we are pleased to have serial entrepreneur Adrian Blake. Blake is currently working on his third start-up, Social Media Contractors, which is focused on the social media space. Prior to diving head first into entrepreneurship, Blake was a publisher of The Progressive Farmer (the world's largest farm magazine) and vice president of DTN Media Group, was a management consultant with McKinsey & Co., and early in his career he worked with both Saturday Night Live and Comedy Central. Blake’s deep knowledge of media and entertainment, gained through years of working in the real world, has provided him with a strong foundation for entrepreneurial success - including understanding when it's time to move on to the next gig. Blake has an M.B.A. from University of Pennsylvania and an B.A. from Harvard College.

The event will be casual in nature and Blake will be answering questions as they arise.

If you have questions, please feel free to contact tahancock@unomaha.edu.


'Complicating Red Power: A Political History of Mohawk Activist Richard Oak' Presentation | Nov. 20

Since November is "Native American Heritage Month," please consider attending the lecture "Complicating Red Power" on Wednesday, Nov. 20, at 6 p.m. (CPACS 132). This presentation, delivered by Dr. Kent Blansett, is a political history of Mohawk Activist Richard Oakes from 1942-1972. The life of Oakes is crucial to the discourse on contemporary American Indian history.

Blansett's work explores the life of this Native activist and illustrates how his actions reflected a unique voice of Indigenous leadership within the Red Power movement of the 1960s-1970s. Until his assassination in 1972, Richard Oakes struggled to inspire both his and subsequent generations of Native peoples to maintain their independent and sovereign status.

Kent Blansett is an assistant professor of History and American Indian Studies at the University of Minnesota, Morris. This year he is the Katrin H. Lamon Postdoctoral Fellow at the School for Advanced Research in Santa Fe, New Mexico.

This lecture is free and open to the public.


Retired OPD Captain, UNO Alumnus Joins Campus Security

Retired Omaha Police Department Captain Mike Murphy joins the Campus Security and Safety team this week at UNO as the University's first school resource officer (SRO).

The SRO has been part of security/safety teams in the metro schools for years, helping provide a safe learning environment while being a resource to school officials and students.

The SRO position at UNO will also focus on crime prevention through a visible presence on campus and will be available for consultation in a wide variety of areas including emergency response, counseling, training and law enforcement. The University has enjoyed a great working relationship with the Omaha Police Department and the implementation of this program will further strengthen that partnership.

Captain Murphy has served as an SRO for a number of years in the Omaha area. He is UNO graduate in criminal justice and has over twenty years of experience in a variety of divisions and responsibilities with the Omaha Police Department. The SRO position is the result of a collaborative effort between the City of Omaha, the Omaha Police Department and UNO and is funded by the University.

SRO’s in Omaha meet weekly with OPD to receive updates or training specific to their SRO positions. Captain Murphy will have an office in Campus Security, EAB 100 and can be reached at 4-2490 or Campus Security at 4-2648. He plans to visit as many committees, leadership teams and organizations as possible in the months ahead.

Captain Murphy will be wearing his OPD uniform, if you see him on campus please introduce yourself and welcome him.

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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.

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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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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).

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  • 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.

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U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum Traveling Exhibit | Through Dec. 4

Criss Library is hosting a United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Traveling Exhibition, "Fighting the Fires of Hate: America and the Nazi Book Burnings" through December 4. This exhibit will be on display on the lower level of the library.

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NBDC Professional and Organization Development Open House | Dec. 6

NBDC will be hosting a professional and organization development open house on Dec. 6 from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. at Mammel Hall.

- Introduce ourselves to the public
- Give public an opportunity to meet NBDC facilitators and learn about our course offerings

- We will have breakout sessions throughout the afternoon and provide brief presentations
- We will have tables set up in atrium with information on courses and certificate programs
- We will have light hors d’oeuvres, desserts and refreshments set up in atrium
- We will have drawings for free individual classes!

This Week in Maverick Athletics

This Week in Maverick Athletics

This Week in Maverick Athletics is back. Click flier to see how your Maverick athletic teams are doing.

UNO in the Media

UNO in the Media

UNO Housing World's Largest Community Engagement Library
Scholars from around the globe can now look to Omaha as the source for the world’s largest collection of research literature on how to connect teaching and scholarship to community needs. Starting this month, UNO becomes the custodian of more than 10,000 volumes of scholarly work on service-learning and community engagement.

Biblical Archaeology Conference Marks 15th year
The Temple Mount, Egypt’s pharaohs, and the Lover’s Coin are all topics of discussion at this year’s Batchelder Conference on Biblical Archaeology. The conference is Thursday through Saturday at UNO. It brings scholars from around the world to Omaha to talk about biblical history, politics, and discoveries at UNO’s Bethsaida dig site in Israel.

CFAM Dean Gail F. Baker Wins Regional Emmy
CFAM's Dean Gail F. Baker has won a regional Emmy Award.

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

Campus Holiday Open House | Dec. 4

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.