• 2013
  • 12/04

Service Learning Headlines

As a part of their P-16 service learning project, Lewis and Clark Middle School ESL students together with Dr. Rodriguez-Arroyo's Literacy and Learning UNO class will join together at the Celebration event to present their collaborative research on Nebraska prairies from 8 a.m. to 9:15 a.m. The students will formally demonstrate their findings through poster boards with the goal to enrich Omaha community awareness of Nebraska prairies' current state.

Dr. Berke and the students from her Music Education Core I class will facilitate a workshop for families who regularly attend the Learning Community Center with preschool aged children. This workshop will take place at the Learning Community Center and will focus on the importance of music, literacy, and healthy eating habits.


Criss Library Sponsoring Holidays Scholastic Children's Book Fair

The campus community and the public can do holiday shopping and support the Criss Library at the same time during the Scholastic Book Fair. Criss Library will sponsor the event today, from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Books for children of all ages, holiday titles, instructional materials, games, videos, and toys will be for sale. Donations also will be accepted for the Cameroon School Library Reading Drive. Proceeds will benefit the library's juvenile book collection. Sponsored by the University Library Friends.

For more information, contact Melissa Cast-Brede at mcast@unomaha.edu


IRB Education Series Continues

The fall semester IRB Education Series concludes today 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.


Open Parking on Dodge Campus During Campus Holiday Open House

The East Garage will be open during the Campus Holiday Open House starting at 2:30 p.m. Free parking-- no permit is required to park in the East Garage and surface lots on the Dodge Campus. Vehicles must park in white painted stalls. No parking allowed in reserved or handicap stalls (unless displaying a valid handicap permit), drive aisles or fire lanes. Contact Parking Services at 402.554.PARK (7275) with questions.

  • 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!

Time: 3 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Where: Milo Bail Student Center Ballroom

View the flier here.


Writer's Workshop Reading Series Continues

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.

  • 12/6, 12/8

The Moving Company to Perform at Christmas at the Cathedral | Dec. 6, 8

Join The Moving Company for the 18th Annual Christmas at the Cathedral with the Omaha Symphonic Chorus and Omaha Symphonic Chamber Orchestra, led by Dr. Gary Zielke. This event will feature The Moving Company dancers! The event is Dec. 6 at 8 p.m. and Dec. 8 at 2 p.m.

Please view this flier for additional details.

  • 12/12
  • 3:30PM to 5PM

Retirement Reception for Mollie Anderson | Dec. 12

Please join Business and Finance and Human Resources for a campus-wide reception honoring Mollie Anderson on Thursday, Dec. 12, from 3:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. in the MBSC Umoho Room.


Holiday Gifts at the UNO Physics Department's Science Store

Find unique science gifts at the Physics Department’s Science Store. Gyroscopes, ooze tubes, geodes, agates, hand boilers and so much more are available. UNO personnel receive a 10 percent discount.

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United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Traveling Exhibition | Ends Today

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

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Kwanzaa Celebration | Dec. 5

The University of Nebraska at Omaha community is invited to a Kwanzaa program set for Thursday, Dec. 5. The event, which is free and open to the public, will include food and a guest speaker. The celebration will begin at 11:30 a.m.in the Milo Bail Student Center Ballroom.

Dr. Nikitah Okembe-Ra Imani, Chair of the Department of Black Studies will give a presentation focusing on the principles of unity, collective work and responsibility.

Kwanzaa, a holiday that celebrates African traditions and American customs, was created in 1966. The name Kwanzaa comes from a Swahili phrase meaning "first fruits." In ancient Africa, the time to harvest fruits and grains was a time of celebration.

The UNO event is designed to share the basic concepts of, and answer questions about, this cultural tradition celebrated Dec. 26-Jan. 1. The event is sponsored by African American Organization, American Multicultural Students, Department of Black Studies and the Office of Multicultural Affairs.

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NBDC Professional and Organizational Open House | Dec. 6

NBDC is hosting a professional and organizational open house Dec. 6 from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. in 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, have tables set up in atrium with information on courses and certificate programs, and have light hors d’oeuvres, desserts and beverages set up in atrium. We will have drawings for free individual classes!

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C.A.M.O Hosting Toys for Tots Drive

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 aging 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: (402)554-2248.

UNO in the Media

UNO in the Media

Latina woman's struggles reflect recent report
The report, "Invisible and Voiceless: Latinos in Council Bluffs," was released recently by the Office of Latino/Latin American Studies. Its purpose was to document the experiences, needs and aspirations of Latinos in Council Bluffs. It was organized by UNO’s department of Psychology and Sociology, and funded in part by the Iowa West Foundation.

Overcoming injury, UNO's Karhoff has a grand time
John Karhoff doesn't spend too much time thinking about what might have been. After twice tearing the same knee ligament in the same calendar year, Karhoff essentially missed two seasons of basketball-- his senior year at Omaha Creighton Prep and what turned into a redshirt freshman season at UNO.

National Theatre Conference To Honor Nottage, Drury, and Oregon Shakespeare Fest at The Players Club, 12/6
Announcing this year's awards, NTC President Cindy Phaneuf, an Issacson Professor of Theatre at the University of Nebraska/Omaha, said, "These awards recognize excellence at all stages of a professional career in the theatre. We are thrilled to honor the outstanding contributions of these theatre artists and look forward to seeing their future creative work."


Digital Measures Drop In Answer Session | Dec. 6

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.


ORCA Announces FIRE Grant Availability

The Office of Research and Creative Activity (ORCA) is pleased to announce the following internal funding opportunity for UNO faculty: Fund for Investing in the Research Enterprise (FIRE).

FIRE grants will support the collection of preliminary data / proof-of-concept for faculty projects that demonstrate a high potential for attracting substantial external funding. Awards of $20,000 are available to single investigator FIRE proposals, and multi –investigator/collaborative FIRE proposals may request up to $35,000.

Deadline for submissions is Dec. 17 by 11:59 p.m.(CST).