• 2013
  • 12/11
  • 2PM
  • MBSC Chancellor's Room

Faculty Senate Meeting

The UNO Faculty Senate will meet in MBSC Chancellor's Room. The meeting will begin at 2 p.m. All interested are invited to attend. For more information contact the Faculty Senate Coordinator, Sue Bishop, at 402.554.3598.

  • 6PM to 8:30PM
  • ASH 306

Schwalb Center for Israel and Jewish Studies Presents The Gatekeepers

Join the Schwalb Center for Israel and Jewish Studies as they present The Gatekeepers followed by a discussion on the future of Israel and Palestine from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

The Gatekeepers is a documentary on Israel's highly-secretive Shin Bet security agency which is comparable to America's CIA. Director Dror Moreh interviews six of the agency's former heads and provides their perspective on the events of post-1967 Israel. In the film, these men give a fresh viewpoint on the controversial nature of Israeli-Palestinian relations.

The screening of The Gatekeepers is scheduled for the conclusion of the class on Israel and Palestine (HIST 4730/8376), taught by Dr. Moshe Gershovich. As Gershovich notes, “The Gatekeepers presents the viewer with a candid lens through which to view the situation in the Middle East. It will serve as an excellent prelude for a serious discussion about the future of Israel and its relations with the Palestinians."

View this flier for more details.


Best of 2013: BGS Ranking

It was a special year for UNO in 2013 with countless events, achievements, special guest visits and national recognitions for students, faculty, staff and alumni. One of the very first national recogntions for UNO in 2013 was an announcement by U.S. News and World Report that UNO's online Bachelor of General Studies (BGS) degree was ranked No. 11 in the nation, ahead of offerings from the University of Florida, George Washington University and the University of Missouri. For more information, visit here.


UNO Bands in Concert | Dec. 13

The Symphonic Wind Ensemble and Concert Band will present their final concert of the fall semester on Dec. 13. The concert is entitled "A Day Worth Living" and will feature works by Aaron Copland, Nathan Daughtrey, John Mackey and Ron Nelson. The performance will take place in the Recital Hall of the Strauss Performing Arts Center at 7 p.m. and is free and open to the public with a $5 recommended donation. For further information, please contact Andrew Feyes at 402.554.3854 or Tim Nutting at 402.554.3602.

  • 1/10-1/12

Community Emergency Response Team Training | Jan. 10-12

Join UNO's Emergency Management students Jan. 10-12, 2014, in learning how to prepare for and respond to incidents on our campus. The Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) provides free training to communities about disaster preparedness for hazards that may impact their area.

CERT members learn basic disaster response skills such as fire safety, light search and rescue, team organization, and disaster medical operations. Using classroom training and hands-on scenarios, UNO’s CERT members learn how to assist themselves and others on campus following an incident when professional rescuers are not immediately available. CERT members also are encouraged to support emergency response activities by taking a more active role in emergency preparedness projects in their communities.

For more information and to register, go to www.tricountycert-ne.org or email Melanie Smith at melaniesmith@unomaha.edu.


New OLLAS Report: "Invisible & Voiceless: Latinos in Council Bluffs, Iowa"

A recent report from the UNO Office of Latino/Latin American Studies (OLLAS) demonstrated that Latinos in Council Bluffs, Iowa, remain virtually invisible and lack a voice in the city's key institutions, despite significant economic contributions to the economies of Iowa and Nebraska. The report combines census data and interviews with members of the mainstream Council Bluffs community as well as Latino voices gathered through interviews and a small number of Spanish-language workshops and focus groups. Recommendations are included in the report, which could help bridge the gap between Latinos and the rest of the Council Bluffs community.

For more, please click here.


The Maverick Food Pantry Offering "Boxes for Break"

This month, the Maverick Food Pantry is excited to host the first annual Boxes for Break event! All UNO students, faculty, and staff who are in need are invited to come fill up a box with food to stock their shelves before the University closes for Winter Break.

Please RSVP at mavsync.unomaha.edu/boxesforbreak to let the Maverick Food Pantry know if you plan on stopping by to pick up a box of food. There will be pre-made boxes, or you can choose to fill your own. All RSVPs are confidential.

Wednesday, Dec. 18
Thursday, Dec. 19
Friday, Dec. 20
Open 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. each day*

*If you are unable to come between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m., or if you'll need physical assistance with your box, please message the Maverick Food Pantry through MavSYNC or send an email to unomavfoodpantry@unomaha.edu so that we can make arrangements with you.

Thanks to all at UNO for contributing to our culture of caring!


Willa Cather Newsletter and Review Features Article by UNO Jefferis Chair of English, and Brazilian English Teachers Program

Dr. Charles Johanningsmeier, professor in the English department, and pictures from Brazilian English Teachers program were featured in the most recent copy of the Willa Cather Newsletter and Review. Please view the document here.

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  • 12/15
  • 1PM to 3:30PM

Skate with the Mavs | Dec. 15

Interested in skating with your favorite Maverick Hockey players? You're in luck! Fans of the UNO Hockey team will have an opportunity to skate on the ice with the team when they host 'Skate with the Mavs' on Dec. 15. The cost is $10 and includes a game ticket to an upcoming hockey game, autograph poster and more.

For more information, please click here.

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Holiday Gifts at the UNO Physics Department 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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Blackboard MVP

Congratulations to Mike Zimmerman, Information Services' Lead Systems Administrator and Blackboard System Administrator. He has been selected by Blackboard in their first class of Blackboard MVPs. Mike is one of twenty MVPs to be recognized worldwide.

Blackboard MVPs are selected for their knowledgeable, engagement, and collaboration with the wider Blackboard community. Even though the UNO campus community knows him as "Mike the Blackboard Administrator," the Blackboard World knows him for his work answering Blackboard Community blogs as "Dr. C."


UNO Excellence in Teaching Nominations Now Being Accepted

The campus-wide Excellence in Teaching (EIT) award committee is now accepting nominations for 2014. This award was established in 1969 to recognize superior efforts, dedication and exemplary conduct in the performance of the university's first task -- the education of its students. Please note the new deadline for nominations is December 13. Nominee application packets are due January 17, 2014.

Refer to the following page - http://www.unomaha.edu/aandsaffairs/inside/ceita.php - for nomination information, requirements, forms and procedures. For questions, contact members of the committee or Paul Barnes (pbarnes@unomaha.edu), Office of Academic and Student Affairs.


Fifteen Percent Off Women's Soccer Camps if Booked by Jan. 1

UNO Women's Soccer Camp Offer: Receive 15 percent off original camp price if purchased before Jan. 1, 2014. This is the lowest price we will offer for the 2014 camp season. All UNO Women's soccer camps are eligible.


June 9-10
Advanced Junior Mavs
8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Ages 8-12

June 9-12
Goal Keeper
7 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Ages 12-18

July 7-8
Advanced Junior Mavs
8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Ages 8-12

July 13-15
Elite Camp
Schedule Online
Ages 12-18

Register at UNO Soccer Camps.

Camp open to all registrants, limited only by age and gender. Go to http://www.unosoccercamps.com/ or contact Ted Anderson at tmanderson@unomaha.edu for more information.