• 2013
  • 11/27

Service Learning Headlines

From 9 a.m. to noon, Dr. Berke and a few volunteers from her Music Education Core I class will facilitate a workshop for families with young children from the Learning Community Center of South Omaha. This workshop will take place at the Learning Community Center and will focus on the importance of music, literacy, and healthy eating habits.


C.A.M.O Hosting Toys for Tots Drive | Now through Dec. 6

The organization C.A.M.O (Care for the American Military Operation) is hosting a Toys for Tots Drive now until Friday, Dec. 6. We are accepting new unwrapped toys for children ages newborn to 15 years.

The primary goal of Toys for Tots is to deliver, through a new toy at Christmas, a message of hope to less fortunate children that will assist them in becoming responsible, productive, patriotic citizens. Make a difference in a child's life this holiday season and donate today!

Please drop off toy donations to the Office of MultiCultural Affairs located in MBSC room 115.

Contact Cindy Krafka in the Multicultural Affairs Office for more information at 402.554.2248.

  • 12/4

Fidelity Representative on Campus | Dec. 4

A Fidelity representative will be at UNO for individual appointments on Dec. 4.

Employees can call Fidelity at 800.642.7131 to schedule an appointment with Fidelity Rep Jason Cronick.

  • 12/7

Department of Art & Art History Present [forty ten] | Opening Dec. 7

The UNO Department of Art & Art History invites you to [forty ten], an exhibit showcasing emerging UNO artists. The opening reception is Dec. 7 from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Cali Commons Coworking/Art Gallery located at 518 N. 40th St. and is free and open to the public.

The show features the diverse work of eight students with a common purpose: the desire to learn and create. From graphic design to painting, their work spans a wide array of media and concepts to form an exciting display of individuality and technique. The exhibition is the final project of the Professional Practices capstone course for studio arts students. In this class, students learned administrative components essential for cultivating and maintaining professional artistic practices. After a semester of refining their skills and visiting with professionals in the visual art and graphic design community, students now have the opportunity to practice what they've learned by organizing, hosting and exhibiting [forty ten].

The show is ongoing through Dec. 30. Questions? Contact Bart Vargas at bvargas@unomaha.edu or 402.554.3035.


NUFlex Enrollment Continues Next Week

The 2014 NUFlex enrollment continues next week and faculty and staff have until Dec. 6 to make changes, update their tobacco designation, enroll in Flexible Spending Accounts and complete the Health Risk Assessment to get enhanced benefits.

The 2014 NUFlex enrollment is online at Firefly. You can review your current benefit choices and make changes for 2014. Your tobacco designation must be updated every year and if you participate in the Flexible Spending Accounts, the annual pledge must also be updated every year. At the end of the online enrollment process, you should print your confirmation statement, making sure it reflects your tobacco designation, your reimbursement pledge (if any) and your benefit elections in general. If you do not see your reimbursement account pledge(s), then you have not correctly enrolled in the accounts. No changes may be made after 5 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 6.

If you encounter problems during the enrollment process, please contact Human Resources at 402.554.3998.


Help the Vice Chancellor's Office Build a Holiday 'Tree'

Staff members in the UNO Business & Finance Vice Chancellor's Office are participating in the Omaha Diaper Drive and would like your help collecting diapers, wipes and monetary donations. All donations collected will directly benefit the Lydia House-- a Division of the Open Door Mission.

Sizes 4, 5 and 6 are the most needed; however, all sizes and any brand are welcome. From Dec. 2 through Dec. 12 there will be drop off points set up on first floor EAB and also in EAB 209. Monetary donations should be brought to EAB 209. The Vice Chancellor's office will build a holiday tree with diapers collected during the drive. Feel free to stop by and watch the tree "grow" each day or follow us on Twitter: #UNODiaperDrive. For more information, please contact Laura Lamblin 4-2621.

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  • 12/2
  • 8:30 AM to 3:45 PM
  • MBSC Gallery Room

Focus Group Sessions for First Year Experience Course | Dec. 2

There will be a series of focus group sessions on Monday, Dec. 2, to discuss the First Year Experience Course at UNO. All are welcome to attend. Please RSVP to jwolff@unomaha.edu.

Dr. Liz Frombgen, assistant vice president for Academic Affairs and professor of political science at Hastings College, will be facilitating the conversations. If you have any questions, please contact Jessica Wolff at jwolff@unomaha.edu.

8:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m.: Breakfast / Opening Discussion
9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.: Former / current FYE instructors
10:45 a.m. to 11:45 a.m.: UNO students
noon to 1 p.m.: Lunch
1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.: Faculty Members
2:45 p.m. to 3:45 p.m.: Student Affairs staff members / Academic Advisors

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  • 12/2
  • 7PM to 9PM

Faculty in the Spotlight | Dec. 2

The English Graduate Organization will host "Faculty in the Spotlight" on Monday, Dec. 2, from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. in the UNO Writing Center. This is a series designed to highlight the research and writing interests of the English department faculty while also providing an opportunity for students of English to see what their professors and instructors are working on outside of the classroom.

Refreshments and light snacks provided. Featured presenters include:

Dr. Kristen Girten, "The Virtue of Bondage: Kantian Freedom and Ann Radcliffe's Gothic Sublime,"
Dr. Charles Johanningsmeier, "Cather and the Periodical World,"
Kathy Radosta, "Campus Visit to Perm National Research Polytechnic University," and
Dr. David Peterson, "Homophobic Discourse and Neoliberalism."

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UNO Writer's Workshop Continues | Dec. 4

On Wednesday, Dec. 4, the UNO Writer's Workshop Reading Series presents poet Matt Mason, reading from his most recent poetry collection, The Baby That Ate Cincinnati. The event, which is free and open to the public, is at 7:30 p.m. in the Art Gallery of the Weber Fine Arts Building. For further information, call 402.554.2960.

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Electrifying Announcement from Criss Library

Criss Library is pleased to announce the availability of quick-charging multi-device hubs! Hubs are equipped to charge all USB micro and mini devices, Apple legacy and lightning devices, and also have standard outlets. Come check it out and recharge at the library!

UNO in the Media

UNO in the Media

Massa earns NCHC honor for newly ranked Mavericks
UNO goaltender Ryan Massa was named the National Collegiate Hockey Conference's goaltender of the week on Monday.

Karhoff hits milestone as Mavs pull away
John Karhoff became the 34th player in UNO men's basketball history to reach 1,000 career points and was part of a strong inside game for the Mavericks in an 83-67 victory Monday night over South Carolina State.

  • 12/4
  • 12PM to 1PM
  • MBSC Chancellor's Room

IRB Education Series Continues | Dec. 4

The fall semester IRB Education Series concludes on Wednesday, Dec. 4, with a presentation by UNMC/UNO IRB Administrator Jenny Kucera who will share, "Common IRB Audit Findings and How to Fix Them."

This session 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.

  • 12/4
  • 3PM to 5PM
  • kMBSC 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

View the flier here.