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UCAT Sponsored Grant Applications Due Today

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 today.

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Maverick Hockey vs. MN Duluth

Your Maverick Hockey team is back on home ice tonight as they take on MN Duluth at the CenturyLink Center. The puck drops at 7:37 p.m. Need tickets? Head to omavs.com. See you there!


The Maverick Daily to Debut Monday

It's almost here! The Maverick Daily will debut Monday, Jan. 13. Please send your announcements and events to maverickdaily@unomaha.edu.

Missed the announcement about the rebranding of eNotes? Don't worry--read on below. If you have any questions, please contact Stephanie Montgomery, digital communications assistant in University Communications and editor of The Maverick at snmontgomery@unomaha.edu.

The Maverick Daily, formerly eNotes, and The Maverick Weekly are online publications provided through UNO's Office of University Communications. They are intended to provide relevant, useful news and information about the UNO campus and community. The content is provided by and for the UNO community.

Sneak Peek #2!

Below are guidelines regarding submitting items for The Maverick.

Maverick Daily: A Daily Digest for Faculty & Staff (formerly known as "eNotes")

All submissions should be emailed to maverickdaily@unomaha.edu and should:
- be submitted three days in advance of the first desired publication date.
- be sponsored by a UNO department, program or organization.
- have a direct connection to the university or university faculty, staff, administrator, student or alumni.

Maverick Weekly: A Weekly Digest for Students
The Maverick Weekly will be delivered every Monday. We request submissions be received no later than the Thursday prior to desired delivery date. Submissions can be emailed to maverickweekly@unomaha.edu.

All submissions should:
- be sponsored by a UNO department, program or organization.
- have a direct connection to the university or university faculty, staff, administrator, student or alumni.

Items that will not be promoted via The Maverick Daily or Weekly:
- Personal social media accounts, personal blogs, personal websites or related media
- Individual classes (this excludes professional development workshops)
- Job candidate resumes

Also, we encourage high resolution pictures to be sent along with your submission(s)! Please note: the editor reserves the right to use the photos.

If you have any questions regarding The Maverick, formerly eNotes, please email snmontgomery@unomaha.edu.

About the rebranding of eNotes
eNotes is the University of Nebraska Omaha's electronic newsletter, accessible via our website or sent directly to your email inbox. eNotes provides timely articles, events, and tips to help keep you connected to the campus community.

In the new year you will notice significant updates to eNotes. Most notably-- the design. The newsletter will now come to you packaged in a UNO-branded layout and will feature photos. This allows us to more fully tell the UNO story while connecting you directly to our university News Center online.

The other change you will see is the name. We surveyed campus this fall and the most popular choice for eNotes' new name was "The Maverick."

Faculty and staff subscribers will continue to receive their daily newsletter, but it will be called "The Maverick Daily." Once a week, students will receive an updated version all their own called "The Maverick Weekly."

You will still be able to access these versions online, and you can still submit entries.

We will keep you informed with sneak peeks and updates along the way!


Dr. Myra Gordon to Visit UNO | Jan. 21

In January 2013, Dean John Bartle organized a committee to provide consultation on diversity in the College of Public Affairs and Community Service. As a part of the activities for 2013, Dean Bartle and the CPACS Diversity Committee hosted a campus visit with Dr. Myra Gordon, the Associate Provost for Diversity at Kansas State University.

For more than 30 years Dr. Gordon has lead university initiatives to respond to the growing diversity in higher education. At Cornell University she worked for the Board of Trustees to investigate and support minority group members attending the university. At Fort Hays State University, she was responsible for recruitment and retention of students in student services focusing on disability services, multicultural affairs, and women’s services among others. At Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Dr. Gordon was in charge of diversity and curriculum in the College of Arts and Sciences. She joined Kansas State as the chief diversity officer in 2002 and is responsible for providing vision and leadership for the diversification of the entire campus. Dr. Gordon holds a B.A. in psychology from Cornell University and a M.S. and Ph.D. in psychology from the State University of New York at Buffalo. She has had extensive administrative and clinical experience in mental health, career and personal counseling, academic support, multicultural "bridge building," career services, early childhood development, and research design.

Dr. Gordon returns to campus on January 17, 2014 for a full day training for CPACS administrators, chairs, directors and invited staff to discuss the college's commitment and strategies toward increasing diversity.


UNO Tech Fee Grand Proposals Sought

The Office of Academic and Student Affairs requests proposals for potential funding by UNO Student Technology Fees. Proposals need to be submitted prior to February 5 to your college chair and dean.

Priorities will be given to proposals that:

- 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

Please note funding cannot be used for salaries.

If you have questions contact your college dean, John Fiene, or Joyce Crockett from Information Services (IS). IS staff are available to discuss any project ideas, partnerships or proposals. Proposals will be reviewed and decisions made by May 2014.

Campus Notices

Reception for Theatre Professor Sharon Sobel

In 2013, Focal Press published UNO Theatre professor Sharon Sobel's new book "Draping Period Costumes, Classical Greek to Victorian." The beautifully designed book fills a gap in theatre costume pedagogy. It is being embraced by academic and professional costume shops, teachers and designers across the country.

Please join us for a reception in Professor Sobel's honor at the UNO Criss Library at noon on Tuesday, January 14.

UNO in the Media

UNO in the Media

UNO's online bachelor of general studies degree ranks 20th in nation
UNO landed at No. 20 on the bachelor's list, and attributed the ranking in a press release to its online Bachelor of General Studies program.

Carter Camp, American Indian Leader, Dies at 72
Bruce E. Johansen, professor and author of "Encyclopedia of the American Indian Movement," is mentioned in this article regarding Carter Camp.

Art exhibition features works of Louis Grell
An exhibition of works by a Council Bluffs native opens next Friday at UNO.