The Chancellor’s Commission on the Status of Women (CCSW) awards are:
- Outstanding Achievement – recognizes UNO faculty or staff who have brought attention to women’s issues, advanced women’s issues, and/or gender equity issues.
- Community Service Award - Nominees may be any for-profit or non-profit organization or an exemplary individual and has a connection to UNO.
- Student Scholarship - To apply, UNO students must meet the following qualifications: be an undergraduate who will graduate after fall 2018 and the student must show significant contributions towards: 1) addressing and improving the status of women or gender issues at UNO in their academic work or activities and/or 2) having academic excellence in fields where women are underrepresented.
Additional criteria for each award, scholarship, and its past recipients are available online at http://www.unomaha.edu/chancellors-commission-on-the-status-of-women/programs-and-awards/index.php. All nominations must be submitted through MavSync by Friday, Jan. 19th.
New AwardUNO Staff Promoting Women in STEM Achievement Award
This award is sponsored by WiSTEM Pro2 (Women in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics), the Staff Advisory Council, Office of Academic and Student Affairs, and UNO Human Resources. The nominee is a UNO staff that has significantly contributed to, or brought attention to issues affecting women in STEM. Additional information on nomination criteria and submission, due Jan. 19, can be found at WiSTEMPro^2 Staff Award.
Luncheon Raffle and Donations
The annual luncheon will also include a raffle of baskets, with the proceeds going to the UNO Employee Loan Fund. CCSW will also accept donations of the following materials, benefiting the Maverick Food Pantry and the Omaha Women’s Center for Advancement. The Maverick Food pantry requests the following items from Trader Joe's.
- Creamy Unsalted Peanut Butter 16 oz
- Solid White Albacore Tuna 5 oz
- Premium White Chicken 12.5 oz
- Organic Black Beans 15.5 oz
- Gluten Free Loaded Fruit and Nut Granola 12 oz
- Gluten Free Rice Pasta and Cheddar 6 oz
- Unsweetened Instant Oatmeal 11.3 oz
- Toasted Whole Grain Oats Cereal 15 oz
- Organic Whole Wheat Spaghetti 16 oz
- Brown Rice Medley 16 oz
- Whole Kernel Corn 15.25 oz
- Organic Diced Tomatoes 14.5 oz
- Mandarin Oranges 11 oz
- Ground Black Pepper 2 oz
- Organic Marinara Sauce 26 oz
- Organic Creamy Tomato Soup 32 oz
- Organic Lentil Vegetable Soup 17 oz
The Maverick Food Pantry also provides personal hygiene products for individual use:
- Disposable Menstruation Hygiene Products
- Individually-wrapped Toilet Paper
- Individually-wrapped Paper Towels
Cash, Trader Joe's gift card, and Visa gift card donations to the pantry are also accepted.
Tickets Available Now
This year’s recipients will be honored Tuesday, Feb. 27 at the CCSW Awards Luncheon. The luncheon will take place from 12:00 P.M. – 1:00 P.M. in the Milo Bail Student Center Ballroom.
Individual tickets can be purchased for $10 each or tables of 8 for $80. Tickets can be purchased with a credit card by phone (no cost centers accepted) by calling the Business Office at 554-2979, or purchase in person at the Business Office, MBSC 216, with a credit card, check, or cash.
Please inform the Business of Office of any dietary restrictions. Please note, the Business Office does not accept reservations, only payment for tickets.
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