• 2013
  • 12/18

The Maverick Food Pantry Offering "Boxes for Break" | Today through Dec. 20

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 on MavSync to let the Maverick Food Pantry know if you plan on stopping by to pick up a box of food. There will be premade boxes, or you can choose to fill your own. All RSVPs are confidential.

Today, 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!


Service Learning

From 3:30 p.m.to 5 p.m. at Norris Middle School, students from Professor Bart Vargas's UNO 3-D Sculpture Design course will be joining Mrs. Jody Body's RASA students at Norris Middle School to exhibit their sculptures that they have worked on collaboratively throughout the semester. The UNO students created 3D sculptures with Mrs. Boyer's seventh grade art students. The final sculptures were donated to the RASA afterschool club, a Completely Kids program, to design the sculptures' surfaces. The sculptures will be installed at Norris Middle School.


Best of 2013: Music Partnership with Lithuania

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.

In celebration of the 15th anniversary of UNO's relationship with Siauliai (Sho-lay) University as a sister university, the six-student Jazz combo performed across the Baltic for university representatives, local musicians and government dignitaries.

Check the UNO homepage in the afternoon for more information on our partnership!


Campus Building Hours over Holiday Break

Happy holidays! Listed below are the campus building hours over holiday break.

December 22: noon to 5 p.m.
December 23-January 1, 2014: Closed
January 2-January 3: 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.
January 4: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
January 5: noon to 9 p.m.
January 6-Friday, January 10: 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.
January 11: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
January 12: noon to 9 p.m.

Library Cafe:
December 21-January 12: Closed

December 21, Commencement: Open Regular Hours
December 22: Open noon to 5 p.m.
December 23-January 1: Closed

December 21, Commencement: Open 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Food Court:
December 21-January 1: Closed

December 21, Commencement: Closed
December 22: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
December 23, 26, 27, 30: 6 a.m. to 9 p.m.
December 24-25: Closed
December 28-29: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
December 31, New Years Eve: 6 a.m. to 6 p.m.
January 1, 2014: Closed
January 2, 3, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10: 6 a.m. to 9 p.m.
January 4-5: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
January 11: 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.
January 12: 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.

MavRec Cafe:
December 21-January 12: Closed


Proposals for Potential Funding by UNO Tech Fees Being Accepted

The Office of Academic and Student Affairs requests proposals for potential funding by UNO Student Technology Fees. Please submit a college/unit prioritized project list along with a one-page proposal and excel budget sheet to Joyce Crockett at jcrocket@unomaha.edu on or before February 7, 2014. In addition, beginning last year, grant recipients from the previous year submitted useful one-page reports regarding how each project has been implemented. Please ask last year's grant recipients within your college to consider the relevant project review guidelines below in submitting reports for projects funded last year.

The following guidelines in rough priority sequence and taken in balance are provided for reviewing proposals. Please note funding cannot be used for salaries.

- Update to IT Infrastructure
- Leveraging matching funds or potential to leverage other funding sources
- Collaboration within and between units
- Congruency with the university and college strategic plans
- Innovation
- Leveraging existing technologies or facilities
- Suitability of budget for the purpose

If you are new to this process and have questions contact your dean, John Fiene, or Joyce Crockett. Information Services’ staff are available to discuss any project ideas, partnerships or proposals. Information Services look forward to another successful season of campus technology improvements to the benefit of our students.

Timeframe for Student Technology Fee Proposals

2/7/2014: Submit to Joyce Crockett
2/2014: Discussion with Deans’ Forum, Faculty Senate Committee on Education Resources & Services and Student Government Campus Improvement Committee
3/5/2014: Discussion and prioritization by the University Committee on Technology, Resources, Services and Planning
3/2014: Prioritization in Deans’ Forum
4/2014: Evaluation of the projects, using input from the above groups
5/2014: Decision and notification to colleges

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  • 12/19
  • 5:30PM

AIGA-UNO Pitch Presentations

At the end of every fall and spring semester, AIGA-UNO invites industry professionals from Omaha and beyond to attend presentations showcasing the work of CFAM's graphic design students. Over the course of the semester, the nine student teams were challenged to create a brand from concept to pitch. Please join us for their pitch presentations on Dec. 19 at 5:30 p.m. at the KANEKO-UNO Library downtown. This year, the presentations will be judged by three UNO graphic design alumni: Bob Orsi, Liz Hunt and Katie Condon. The winning team will receive a prize for their work. This event is free and open to the public.

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VHS Documentaties on Sale at UNO Television

Do you or someone you know still enjoy VHS viewing? If so, UNO Television is marking down VHS copies of some of their award-winning documentaries for end-of-year grab-bag purchases.

Choose from these award-winning titles from our VHS Vault for the low price of $3.

Titles available are:
- If These Walls Could Speak
- Omaha: The Changing Face off the City
- Restoring the Vision
- St. Cecilia's: A Cathedral for the Ages
- Return to the Cave of Letters
- Road to Morocco
- The Lost City of Bethsaida
- The War Comes to Nebraska and Westward the Empire

There are even some posters remaining that are on sale for $3 as well.

It's a plethora of programs and posters! Don't let your holiday gift list droop. Stop by UNO TV between 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday. Sale ends Thursday, Dec. 19, at noon.

UNO Television
CPACS Room 200, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday
You can contact our reception desk at 402.554.2516.

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Go Green! Turn Off Your Computer Over Holiday Break

Information Services (IS) wants to remind all faculty and staff to turn off their computers over the holiday break. Microsoft's lead editor, Monte Enbysk, notes that shutting off your computer each night when you leave work could save as much as $90 per year. So clicking the shutdown button on your computer before you leave will not only saves energy and therefore money, but will also reduce wear on the machine and is added protection against viruses.

If you have any questions please contact IS Technical Support at 402.554.4357 (4-HELP) or unohelpdesk@unomaha.edu.

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UNO Online Services Unavailable on Dec. 27

On Friday, Dec. 27, from 8 a.m. to approximately 4 p.m. most UNO online services will be unavailable due to the upgrade of the campus border routers. UNO's border routers are used to connect the UNO campus to the rest of the internet. This upgrade will provide improved network stability and allow for future internet speed upgrades.

Services that will be off-line include:

- Office 365-- Email will still be received and will be available after the border routers come back online. During this outage you will be unable to login to your email.
- gMav-- Login for all google apps for education services including gMav student email, Google Drive, Google Sites etc. Email will still be received and will be available after the border routers come back online.
- Mavlink
- Blackboard
- WEPA printing services
- Weboffice (O Drive)
- Mavsync
- VPN Connection to the internet from the wired and wireless networks on campus
- Portions of the website may not function including college, department and organization websites that do not currently reside in the CMS (Content Management System)
- All other services that require a NetID to login

If you have any questions or concerns please contact Information Services at 402-554-4357 (4-HELP) or unohelpdesk@unomaha.edu.

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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.

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The Mary Ann Lamanna Award for Excellence in Women's and Gender Studies | Accepting Applications

The Mary Ann Lamanna Award for Excellence in Women's and Gender Studies recognizes extraordinary service to the UNO Women's and Gender Studies program. This noteworthy work may involve teaching, research/creative activity, service, or a combination of the three. Nominees may be UNO students, faculty, staff, alumni, or others who have provided exemplary service.

Deadline: Nominations are due Friday, Feb. 22, 2014.

To nominate a person or persons for the Mary Ann Lamanna Award for Excellence in Women's and Gender Studies, please submit the following in electronic form to Dr. Karen Falconer Al-Hindi at kfalconeralhindi@unomaha.edu:

- A 1-2 page nomination letter describing the nominee's accomplishments and their relevance to the UNO Women’s and Gender Studies program. The nominator must be connected to the Women’s Studies program (student major/minor, faculty, staff).
- The nominee’s/nominees’ resume or c.v.
- Additional supporting materials (e.g. letters of support) are welcome and strengthen the nomination but are not required.

The person(s) selected will receive the award at the annual Women’s and Gender Studies luncheon. This year’s luncheon will take place on Friday, May 2, 2014.

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Call for Applications: Graduate Research and Creative Activity Grants (GRACA) | Deadline Jan. 21

The Office of Research and Creative Activity (ORCA) announces the availability of funding for the Graduate Research and Creative Activity (GRACA) awards.

GRACA grants support faculty‐mentored UNO graduate student research and creative activity. Grants of up to $5,000 per student may be used to support student travel for data/information collection, project‐related supplies and operational expenses, data collection and analysis, and/or a summer stipend.

Eligibility is restricted to UNO graduate students who pay tuition and fees through UNO. Students must be enrolled during both spring and fall 2014 semesters (with no plans to graduate before December 2014). Students are required to identify a UNO faculty mentor who must approve the submission of the GRACA proposal. The faculty mentor must be a member of the graduate faculty.

Deadline: January 21, 2014 (11:59 p.m. CDT)

To find out more information and apply, please see the GRACA website.


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.