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BULLSEYE YOUR GUIDE TO A SUCCESSFUL STUDENT LIFE UNIVERSITY OF NEBRASKA AT OMAHA

UNO HOMECOMING 2013 Break out your boots and belt buckles and step into the Wild Wild West! For a complete list of UNO’s Homecoming events, check out the Events Calendar.

FALL 2013 | ISSUE 2.1

IN THIS ISSUE Study Spaces on Campus Organization Highlight Graduation To–Do List Calendar of Events Wellness Updates Ask ACDC Title IX and You

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STUDY SPACES ON CAMPUS

As the end of the semester draws near and finals week starts to come into view, you may find that it’s time to buckle down and get some serious study time in. The library offers great individual and group study rooms all year long, but you may find it hard to reserve these rooms when finals week

rolls around, and it seems like everyone is trying to cram in those last study sessions. During the end of the semester, the last thing you need is to feel the added stress of finding the perfect place to study. Here are some of our top picks for alternative study spaces on UNO’s campus:

If you’re looking for: Plenty of Outlets Roskens Hall Roskens Hall hosts the College of Education, but that doesn’t mean you can’t study there. This building is one of our top picks for any student to study in. The front atrium of this building (immediately east of the front entrance) provides tons of natural light and a good amount of comfortable seating options. This space has a vending area nearby the study lounge, complete with study snacks and plenty of options for caffeine. Just down the hall is a lounge area which primarily consists of barstool seating. These two spaces are ideal for solo studying, especially if you’re looking for a guaranteed spot to recharge your technology.

If you’re looking for: Collaborative Space PKI Hallway Lounges

Mammel Hall Breakout Rooms

The newly renovated PKI building has made many great additions that are particularly accommodating for students, including hallway study lounges on the first, second, and third floor. Most lounges include desktop computers, a WEPA printing station, comfortable chairs, and plenty of desk space. These lounges are perfect for solo studying or smaller study groups of two to five students.

For students trying to avoid the trip up to Dodge campus from Pacific campus, the six breakout rooms (four on the second floor and two on the third floor) in Mammel Hall are the perfect solution. These rooms are available to all students with the simple wave of a MavCard. Each room features six comfortable leather chairs, a conference table, computers connected to large LCD screens with a wireless mouse and keyboard, and soundproof walls. Rooms are available during normal business hours seven days a week and can be reserved in-person in Mammel Hall room 217 for up to four hours at a time. Reservations must be made at least 24 hours in advance.

Maverick Village Clubhouse Classroom Equipped with a full wall of whiteboards, a projector, and a bunch of desks, this space is perfect for working on projects, study sessions, and brainstorming in large groups. This room is available to all students, even if you’re not a resident in Maverick Village. Monday through Friday 8:00 am to 8:00 pm Saturdays 12:00 pm to 6:00 pm To reserve the classroom, contact Allison Woolcott (awoolcott@unomaha.edu), at least 3 days in advance.

West of the lounge area is a more collaborative space, with study booths and break out rooms for groups of up to six. The breakout rooms require no reservation and can be used on a first-come, firstserved basis.

If you’re looking for: PEACE AND SOLITUDE MBSC Fireplace Lounge Located on the first floor of the Milo Bail Student Center, the fireplace lounge offers a cozy environment tucked away from foot traffic, making it a great space for reading and studying for exams. Available seating options range from armchairs and couches surrounding the fireplace to tables with barstool seating and great atmosphere.

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STUDENT LIFE organization highlight There are tons of ways to get involved on UNO’s campus and over 150 organizations on campus to get involved in. One of the many studentrun organizations currently thriving on UNO’s campus is the 13th Floor Magazine. The 13th Floor Magazine is UNO’s undergraduate magazine dedicated to creating an art community on UNO’s campus and reaching out to the community through storytelling and visual art. The 13th Floor Magazine accepts submissions of poetry, fiction, non-fiction, micro-fiction, novella, personal essays, comics, drama, painting, photography, transcripts, epic poems — since there are no limits to your creativity, they try not to limit the types of submissions they accept. If you have a story to tell, you might consider the 13th Floor Magazine as your creative outlet! All submissions are reviewed for publication in their biannual ebook which is available to purchase on Amazon. For submission guidelines, to purchase previous issues, or to get involved in the production of the magazine, visit the 13th Floor Magazine’s website. You can also check them out on their MavSYNC and Facebook pages.

Graduating in December? Here’s a list of to-do’s TO GET YOU ON THE RIGHT TRACK Apply for graduation through Mavlink. Prepare for extra costs. Graduation fees, cap and gown, party invites, and supplies add up. Figure out which ceremony your college is in and what building. Invite your family and friends.

Utilize ACDC to fine-tune your interview skills. Research your loan information. You have 6 months before you have to pay, but it will help you gauge your debt and payments. Plan time to celebrate, you deserve it.

Pick up your cap and gown on time. Focus on your final exams. Make an impression and write thank you’s. Think about professors, advisers, or administrators who have influenced your college career. Update your resume on LinkedIn.

FAST FACTS 15,395 total student body 12,705 undergraduate students 2,690 graduate students 44% of UNO’s entering class are first generation students (2013)

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29% of UNO’s entering class are minority students (2013)


Campus highlights... through the lens.

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EVENTS

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Homecoming comedian: kick-off Roy Wood, Jr

hypnotist: jim wand

Wing Eating Contest

chili and pie cookoff

Concert in the park

Center Street Campus 8 pm - 11 pm orgsync.com/65629/ events/559146

Scott Conference Center 7 pm - 8 pm orgsync.com/65629/ events/633840

CPACS Room 101 7 pm - 8 pm orgsync.com/65629/ events/604973

HPER Lobby 12 pm - 1 pm orgsync.com/65629/ events/604974

MBSC Ballroom 6 pm - 7 pm orgsync.com/65629/ events/63384

Stinson Park 5 pm - 10 pm orgsync.com/65629/ events/604980

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UNO Homecoming 2013 | Step into the Wild Wild West! UNO hockey CenturyLink Center 7:07 pm Homecoming court crowned after first period

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VETERANS DAY Service Event 10 am - 1 pm

UNOrthodox Lecture Series

MBSC, Nebraska Room 2 pm - 5pm

CPACS 101 4 pm - 5 pm

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Celebration

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BFA Thesis SHOW Weber Fine Art Gallery

BASA Student Show

Criss Library, Osbourne Gallery 3 pm - 5 pm Strauss PAC, Recital Hall

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communications connect

UNO hockey vs michigan CenturyLink Center 7:07 pm Shuttle Bus Provided

MBSC Dodge Room 4 pm - 6 pm

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CULTURAL DANCING

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World aids day of service

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How to Land an Internship

UNO’s Best Dance Crew: Auditions

MBSC Chancellor’s Room 3 pm - 4 pm Brought to you by ACDC

MBSC Nebraska Room 6 pm - 9 pm Brought to you by MavPro

HPER Dance Lab 5 pm International Student Services

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MBSC, first floor Registration begins 8 am Register online at www.unomaha.edu/serve

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How to Prepare for Finals

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MBSC Chancellor’s Room 11:30 am - 12:30 pm Brought to you by ACDC

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Ralston Arena 7 pm

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Savor that feeling of accomplishment

FINALS WEEK STUDY TIPS Don’t bite off more than you can chew Focus on the task at hand, friends can wait until after your exams are over.

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Divide and conquer Divide up your study materials into manageable chunks and create a study plan that will help you build up your speed and confidence.

Consider all your STUDY materials

Don’t mix your study topics

Take it easy on the breaks

Use resources like lecture and discussion notes, readings, handouts, quizzes, and previous tests.

Spend an entire two-hour session on one subject and you’ll feel you’re making genuine progress (because you are).

Try not to take frequent breaks. During two hours of study time, breaking often means only getting 45-minutes of study time.

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You’ve not only survived the course, you’ve thrived in taking, and completing, the course.

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WINTER BREAK

DECEMBER COMMENCEMENt Congratulations to all the graduates!

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WELLNESS

Study Snacks to Keep Your Brain in Motion Yogurt Pack a yogurt in your backpack paired with some crunchy cereal or granola. The carbs from the cereal will give you the energy you need to get through the day while the protein in the yogurt will keep you feeling full until the end of class. Fall Fruits Tis the season for apples, oranges, bananas, and pears. All jammed full of vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, and carbohydrates, stock your fridge for when you are in need of a burst of energy. Half a Turkey Sandwich Turkey and chicken breasts are lean meats and a smart choice for when you’re in a hurry. Drop by the deli section of your local grocery store and pick up some lunch meat. Can’t get to the store? Head to the Milo Bail Student Center Cafeteria or the Library Café have them cook up a sandwich just the way you like it. Red Peppers & Hummus This combination is a great alternative to veggies and ranch. It provides tons of nutrients and a taste that’s guilt-free. Try it with other veggies like zucchini, mushrooms, sugar snap peas, or raw asparagus, or you could also pick up some hummus with whole-wheat pita from the Library Café.

Almonds & Walnuts These tasty treats are rich in omega-3 fatty acids. Grab a handful of almonds on your way out the door to boost your mood and your memory before a test. To avoid overindulging and to control portion size, try filling up half of a small plastic bag. Granola Bars These easy to carry snacks have two awesome benefits that are hard not to love. They are tasty and full of fiber which helps you to maintain a healthy weight and lowers your risk of diabetes. Numerous kinds of granola bars are available in a variety of flavors and sizes to suit your style. Rice Cakes For a nice alternative to chips, try rice cakes when you’re in the mood for something crunchy. You can get as creative as you want by jazzing up your rice cakes with anything from peanut butter to cream cheese to salsa. Dark Chocolate Dark chocolate is more than a sweet snack. It’s a brain-boosting bar. Chocolate with 65 percent or more cacao content contains antioxidants, flavonoids, and theobromine which increases cognitive function and enhances mood. It tastes great and will help you feel and perform better for your exams. Popcorn This puffy, white snack is a staple in any college student’s diet. Try filling up a small baggie to carry on the go. The fiber keeps you full, so you can focus on your studies.

Cold and Flu season With cold and flu season right around the corner and the stress of upcoming midterms and finals, staying healthy is a difficult task. Fighting the cold and flu bugs is especially difficult for college students. Cold and flu viruses thrive on college campuses because that’s where students share close quarters in both their classes and residence halls. Check out Health Services for a flu shot before the season is in full swing, or if you’ve already come down with a cold, ask them about the resources they have available to help you start feeling better. Obviously, it’s better to avoid getting sick altogether. The best way to avoid a nasty cold is to try not to spread yourself too thin, get plenty of sleep and exercise, avoid sharing drinks or personal items with sick classmates, and wash your hands often. Check the Wellness Center for complimentary bottles of hand sanitizer. Carrying a little bottle of hand sanitizer will help when you have an accidental run-in with a major germ hot spot. Watch out for germ hot spots: Desks Doorknobs Elevator buttons Computer lab keyboards Borrowed pens and pencils Vending machine buttons Drinking fountains

FIGHT FINALS BLUES Does finals week have you feeling down? It’s normal to experience some anxiety towards the end of the semester as projects, papers, and exams start piling up, especially if this is your first round of college finals. But if stress is interfering with your ability to focus and accomplish course work or everyday activities, you may benefit from a visit to Counseling 8

Services. Licensed mental health practitioners offer counseling, free of charge. To make an appointment call 402.554.2409, or stop by their new location on the first floor of HPER between 8:00 am and 5:00 pm, Monday through Friday.


“Hey ACDC, I just saw that I have an advising flag on my account. What should I do?” There are various types of flags and holds that might be placed on your account at any given time. Holds for unpaid parking fines, placed by Parking Services.

PAY PARKING TICKET NOW Holds for unpaid or late tuition payments, placed by Cashiering/Student Accounts.

MAKE A TUITION PAYMENT NOW 36-hour holds, placed by the Academic & Career Development Center when students in University Division reach 36 credit hours. Academic Advising Flags, placed by

individual colleges or departments—like Arts and Sciences or University Division. The purpose Academic Advising Flags let you know that you need to see your adviser. Advising Flags must be removed before you can register for new classes or drop current classes. In most cases, students must set up an appointment with an academic adviser to discuss the upcoming semester and choose classes to get the hold removed. Other holds prevent you from enrolling in new classes, receiving official transcripts, and more. To have a flag removed, you must see the appropriate office by viewing the flag or hold in Mavlink. Outstanding balances must be paid before the hold will be removed.

On a More Serious Note… The University of Nebraska at Omaha is a place of respect and safety and is committed to the goals of fairness and equality in all aspects and to a learning and living environment where all members of our campus community feel safe and respected. We are a community where all members can study, live, and work together with mutual respect. If you experience racial discrimination, gender discrimination, sexual harassment, or sexual violence -- know that you have rights and resources. UNO’s Title IX Policy Click Here

GOT QUESTIONS? ASK ACDC

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ACADEMIC & CAREER

DEVELOPMENT CENTER When you notice an academic advising flag on your account, it is time to schedule an advising appointment! Contact your department or college for information on how to schedule an appointment.

Your RESOURCES Your rights Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 protects your right to learn. Discrimination based on gender and sex, including sexual harassment and sexual violence, at any UNO sponsored program or activity on-or off-campus is prohibited. UNO has a dedicated Title IX coordinator to handle any and all Title IX violations and must respond to complaints concerning discrimination and harassment. It is important to note that because of this your confidentiality cannot be guaranteed when reporting to a Title IX Coordinator. University processes may include internal investigations and/ or hearings and may result in discipline of an offender and remedial action. The University of Nebraska at Omaha prohibits retaliation against anyone for raising complaints under Title IX.

Title IX Coordinator Charlotte Russell Assistant to the Chancellor for Equity, Access & Diversity 6001 Dodge Street Eppley Administration Building, Room 207B Omaha, NE 68182 402.554.3490 crussell@unomaha.edu Deputy Title IX Coordinator Kent Lavene Judicial Affairs Officer 6001 Dodge Street Welcome Center, Room 218 Omaha, NE 68182 402.554.3008 klavene@unomaha.edu emergencies On-campus dial: 402.554.2911 or 402.554.2648 Off-campus dial: 402.554.2648 or 911 9


University of Nebraska at Omaha Division of Student Affairs The Welcome Center 402-554-2779

The University of Nebraska at Omaha does not discriminate based on gender, age, disability, race, color, religion, marital status, veteran’s status, national or ethnic origin, genetic information, political affiliation or sexual orientation.


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