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  • 2013
  • 12/17
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Service Learning

From 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Melissa Kandido and her International Studies students from Beveridge Middle School will be meeting at KANEKO with Stephanie Lynam and ILUNO students to glaze the Dangos they created and engage in global conversations. As part of their P-16 service learning project, they made mini Dangos on Tuesday, Dec. 10. Made by artist Jun Kaneko and his assistants, full-size Dangos are 11-foot ceramic pieces and can be seen around the Omaha metro area.

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Best of 2013: UNO Baseball--Summit League Champions

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.

The Mavericks won the regular-season title in just their first year as a member of the league and the crown marks the first conference championship for any Maverick team in Division I play (WOWT).

For more information, check out the UNO homepage in the afternoon!

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Flu Shots Available in Health Services

Influenza activity has slowly increased over the past two weeks in Douglas County. Last year the influenza cases in December in Douglas County tripled in numbers in January 2013. If you haven't gotten your flu shot yet come into Health Services this week to get it.

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IS Announces Holiday Technology Availability

The Teaching and Technology Center (TTC) located in Kayser Hall 538 will be closed through Monday, Jan. 6. If faculty need assistance and the TTC is closed, please contact Information Services (IS) Technical Support at 402.554.4357 or unohelpdesk@unomaha.edu for assistance.

High Tech Classrooms
To provide improved security and update software, all computers in Information Services (IS) Hi-tech classrooms will be re-imaged (or returned to their original configuration) beginning Jan. 2 through Jan. 8. This process will remove any software which was installed over the fall semester.

During the reimaging, all Hi-tech room computers will be unavailable for use and will be shut down over the holiday break for energy savings. Workstations will be brought back on-line Wednesday, Jan. 8. At this time faculty may install software in Hi-Tech rooms which will be utilized for the spring semester. For a complete list of all IS Hi-Tech classrooms visit http://is.unomaha.edu/labs/hi-tech.php.

Computer Lab Hours Change and Holiday Closure

- Durham Science Center 104
The IS computer labs in Durham Science Center 104 will close on Friday, Dec. 20, and reopen for regular semester hours on Monday, Jan. 13.

- Milo Bail Student Center 104
The IS computer lab in MBSC 104 lab will close at 5 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 20, and reopen on Thursday, Jan. 2. From Jan. 2 until Jan. 10 the lab will be open 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday.

- Milo Bail Student Center, Dundee Room
The Dundee Room computer lab will also close for the holidays on Monday, Dec. 23, and will reopen on Thursday, Jan. 2, for normal hours.

For an updated listing of all computer lab hours visit http://its.unomaha.edu/labs.php.

If you have any questions or concerns please contact IS Technical Support at 402.554.4357 or unohelpdesk@unomaha.edu.

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  • 1/21
  • 11:30AM to 12:45PM
  • MBSC Nebraska/Aksarben Rooms

Inspirational Speaker Reon Schutte to stop at UNO | Jan. 21

Reon Schutte, the inspirational speaker and author of the book Set Yourself Free, will speak at UNO on Tuesday, Jan. 21, from 11:30 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. in the MBSC Nebraska/Aksarben Rooms.

The entire campus community is invited to hear Reon Schutte share his compelling account of 13 years as a prisoner of war in Zimbabwe’s infamously brutal Chikurubi prison. Hear how this incredible individual liberated his mind to be free of the atrocious physical abuse that his body endured. Reon reminds us that we can make a choice to either endure and accept our circumstances or set ourselves free by reshaping our perspective and expectations.

Mark your calendars today and plan to attend this inspirational presentation.

The Center for Faculty Development and the Office of Student Affairs are cosponsoring this presentation.

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Open Parking and Shuttle Bus Schedule for Finals Week, Holiday Break

During this week (finals week), the holiday closedown and the New Year start-up (Dec. 16 through Jan. 10), there will be open parking on campus. See below for more information regarding the open parking and shuttle bus schedule.

Finals Week--through Dec. 20:
- No parking permits will be required and the East Parking Garage will be open.
- Pay to park at the meters will be limited to visitors only from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Faculty, staff and student parking at the meters during this time is not allowed.
- Parking in Reserved or Handicap Stalls (unless displaying a valid Handicap Permit), drive aisles and fire lanes is not allowed.
- Loading Zone time limit is enforced.

Holiday Close-down, Dec. 23 through Jan. 1:
- No parking permits will be required and the East Parking Garage will be open.
- Free parking at the meters. Visitors, faculty, staff and students allowed to park at meters.
- Parking in Reserved or Handicap Stalls (unless displaying a valid Handicap Permit), drive aisles and fire lanes is not allowed.
- Loading Zone time limit is not enforced.

Jan. 2 through Jan. 10, University offices open, no classes scheduled:
- No parking permits will be required and the East Parking Garage will be open.
- Pay to park at the meters will be limited to visitors only from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Faculty, staff and student parking at the meters during this time is not allowed.
- Parking in Reserved or Handicap Stalls (unless displaying a valid Handicap Permit), drive aisles and fire lanes is not allowed.
- Loading Zone time limit is enforced.

Campus Shuttle Bus Service revised

Finals Week, Dec. 16 through Dec. 20:
Regular Shuttle Service
- Pacific to Dodge Route: 6:30 a.m. to 10:30 p.m.
- Crossroads to Dodge Route: 7 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Holiday close-down, Dec. 23 through Jan. 1:
- No Shuttle Bus Service.

Jan. 2 through Jan. 10, University offices open, no classes scheduled:
- Pacific to Dodge Shuttle will operate on a limited basis from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m.
- Crossroads to Dodge Shuttle will not operate.

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

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Teaching and Technology Center Holiday Hours

The Teaching and Technology Center (TTC), located in Kayser Hall room 538, will be closed through Friday, Dec. 20.

Academic Partnership for Instruction (API) staff will be offering assistance for Blackboard and other instructional technology support needs in the Eppley Administration Building while the TTC is closed. Contact the API through the IS Help Desk at 402.554.4357 or via e-mail to UNO.IS.API@unomaha.edu.

Regular hours of operation will resume after the holiday closedown on Monday, Jan. 6, 2014. As a reminder, TTC hours are Monday through Thursday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Friday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

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  • 12/19
  • 2PM to 4PM
  • MBSC Dodge Rooms

Retirement Reception for Dr. Loree Bykerk | Dec. 19

Dr. Loree Bykerk is retiring after teaching political science at UNO for 32 years. Please join us as we celebrate her years of service and dedication to UNO, the College of Arts & Sciences, and the political science department. A campus-wide reception will be held on Thursday, Dec. 19, from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. in the MBSC Dodge Rooms.

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Criss Library Extending Hours for Finals Week

Criss Library will be offering extended hours for finals week this semester. "We are pleased to offer students this additional time," said Steve Shorb, dean of Criss Library. The library will stay open Sunday through Wednesday during finals week to allow UNO students additional research and study hours.

Extended library hours schedule:
Monday-Wednesday, Dec.16-18: Open 7 a.m. to 1 a.m.

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UNO Bookstore Holiday Sale

Happy holidays from the UNO Bookstore! The annual Bookstore Holiday Sale is through Dec. 21. It's the best time of the year to pick up a gift for your favorite Maverick student, parent or fan!

Buy one, get one for 50 percent off in apparel, hats and blankets. Plus, all children's books, holiday books and hardbound and paperback bestsellers are 20 percent off. The holiday sale is in-store only and limited to in-stock items. Second item must be of equal or lesser value.

Follow us on Facebook, Twitter (@MiloBailSC) & Instagram (UNOBookstore) to view the UNO Bookstore 12 Days of Gift Ideas countdown!

UNO Bookstore Hours:
Monday – Thursday: 7:30 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Friday: 7:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Saturday, December 14: 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Saturday, December 21: 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

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

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MLK Day of Service | Jan. 20

Join UNO, Metropolitan Community College, and K-12 students as we honor and celebrate Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s dedication to service and tenacity for social change. UNO's Office of Civic and Social Responsibility will provide a t-shirt, lunch, educational programming and transportation. Volunteers will have a variety of volunteer opportunities to choose from throughout the metropolitan area.

Dr. King believed in a nation of freedom and justice for all and encouraged all citizens to live up to the purpose and potential of America by applying the principles of nonviolence to make this country a better place to live—-creating the Beloved Community.

The MLK Day of Service is a way to transform Dr. King's life and teachings into community action that helps solve social problems. That service may meet a tangible need, or it may meet a need of the spirit.

On this day, Americans of every age and background celebrate Dr. King through service projects that strengthen communities, empower individuals, bridge barriers, and create solutions.

Register here.

"Life's most persistent and urgent question is: 'What are you doing for others?'” - Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

UNO in the Media

UNO in the Media

Student 'who never gave up' inspires social worker, teacher
This article is about Cornelius Levering, a UNO student, who has triumphed over adversity. This is part of a three-part series in the OWH.

Nikko Jenkins' extended family has wreaked havoc on Omaha for generations
Ryan Spohn, criminologist at UNO, is quoted in this article about Nikko Jenkins.

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UCAT Sponsored Grant Apps | Due Jan. 10

UNO full-time faculty members are invited to apply for a UCAT sponsored grant to attend the SoTL Conference in Savannah, GA, on March 26-28. This conference brings together educators interested in improving student learning outcomes in higher education. The SoTL Commons Conference is a catalyst for learning, conversations and collaborations as a key, evidence-based way to improve student learning.

The UCAT committee is awarding four grants of $1,500 each to attend the conference. More information on the SoTL Conference can be found here. Applications are available here and are due Jan. 10, 2014.