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Bravo! - Environmental & Custodial Services

Thank you to all the people in Environmental Service who work so hard to make sure we execute at a high level. Many thanks this holiday season from our staff to yours and my hope is the holiday season for you and your family shines brightly. Click here to read more.

Steven Summers
Director,Thompson Alumni Center
Submitted 12/20/13



Bravo! - Troy Romine and Mike Milone

Troy, I know I told you several times yesterday how wonderful the food was for Cafe International, but I thought I would tell you once more. Thank you for all you did for us this week during International Education Week. I also know that you were not feeling well this week and that it was a tall order for your team with your usual multiple events going on.

We are so fortunate to have such a great Food Service at UNO! We do really appreciate all you do for us.

Yes – a huge thank you to you, Troy. And also to Mike, who makes the best Moroccan Chicken I’ve had outside of Morocco! You guys are fantastic! -- Merry Ellen Turner



I join my colleagues, who have stated it so well. You guys are a true source of pride for UNO. Again, last night, at the Batchelder Bethsaida Biblical Archaeological Conference, our guests from Australia, Israel, campuses from around the country marveled at the quality of UNO food service, both in terms of the food and serving of the food.

Also important, all of us in IS&P appreciate the teamwork that enters into our association with you all. Please convey our appreciation to all your colleagues. -- Thomas E Gouttierre

Lori L Arias
Assistant Director, International Student Services
Submitted 11/20/13

Bravo! - UNO Campus

Thank you so much for participating in our first ever Reverse Trick or Treat for the Maverick Food Pantry. We collected over 3,500 items and over $200 in monetary donations.

If we missed your office, we do apologize. If you let me know, we will send out volunteers to collect your food on Friday. On behalf of the Division of Student Affairs and the Maverick Food Pantry, we appreciate your efforts contributing to UNO’s Culture of Caring.

Visit the Maverick Food Pantry website for more information - https://orgsync.com/72543/chapter

Bill Pickett
Senior Director, Student Involvement
Submitted 10/31/13

Bravo! - Ed Johnson & HPER Custodial Staff

Thank you to you and the staff at HPER for getting the building ready for the regional conference we hosted last week. We received numerous positive comments about the HPER Building and many participants made it a point to talk about the cleanliness of the facility.

Your help in maintaining the building on a daily basis is greatly appreciated.

Joe Kaminski
Senior Director, Wellness
Director, Campus Recreation
Submitted 10/30/13

Bravo! - Campus Security

I just wanted to give you guys a "shout out!" I was leaving the library at closing on Monday and as I walked to my car, I saw a security truck idling in the parking lot as the students filed out of the building. I felt much better for myself and for all the students leaving as well!

As I drove through Elmwood, I saw another patrol truck heading up through campus.

Thanks again for the great work you do!

Leah Meyer
Staff Assistant | DCS/UNO Offutt Office
Submitted 10/23/13

Bravo! - Kathy Hartle

Thanks to Kathy for going through two trays of mail to retrieve an item that someone decided they needed sent to a different person and emailed after it had been deposited in regular mail.

The mailroom staff are always so pleasant and helpful.

Maggie Zion
Accountant | UNO Accounting Services
Submitted 10/17/13

Bravo! - Angela Aday

The EAB planters are especially beautiful!! Such a joy when I saw them this morning. Please tell her [Angela] thank you for me. Great work!!

Deborah Smith-Howell
Associate Vice Chancellor | Academic and Student Affairs
Submitted 10/09/13

Bravo! - Rosemary Conway

I want to thank Rosemary Conway in Accounting Services for guiding me thru the many facets of the purchase order process within SAP. I contacted her many times and she was helpful, friendly and very knowledgeable each and every time.

She not only answered my questions, but introduced me to a couple of screens that would be helpful down the line. I almost gave up but with her help, I made it thru.

Thanks again, Rosemary!!!!

Angela Patton
IT Coordinator | UNO CPACS Technology Center
Submitted 09/12/13

Bravo! - Timothy Williams, Cristina Threat, Jody Johnson, John Chandler, Tracy Lewis

Ed,

I want to thank your AS staff for all they do getting students to their classes on time! I’ve witnessed several of the custodial staff helping this morning!

Joe

Joseph (Joe) Price, PhD
English Department | ASH 192 B
Submitted 08/26/13

Bravo! - Christina Davenport, Brian, Kolbe, Raymon Vargas, and Frank Burton

Dear Edward Johnson:

Yesterday we had our annual data users conference in the CPACS building with more than 150 attendees.

Your staff provided us with containers for waste, and after the conference they cleaned the rooms and the rest of our building in a timely and first-rate manner. We heard many positive comments about our facilities.

We appreciate the efforts of your staff to help us deliver a successful conference. Thank you.

Jerry Deichert
Director, Center for Public Affairs Research
Submitted 08/19/13

Bravo!- William Caton, Frank Burton, Richard Hauge, David Patrick, Lisa Kinney, Meghan Pruett, Michael Beccard

This summer, Aim for the Stars celebrated its 15th year as a Physics Department Outreach program. Over those years my staff and I have worked well with the custodians of the Durham Science Building. The difference this year is that the facilities’ staff in Durham changed personnel just before camp started. This should have led to chaos and disorder and disquiet and unease...after all we were expecting nearly 1800 third through tenth graders! With the help of the custodial staff, the building was shiny all summer.

So, I commend the team of Lisa, Meghan, Dave and Mike for the hard work they put into making the university attractive. I also thank Rick for his gracious part in the effort.

Sincerely,

Connie O'Brien
Director, Aim for the Stars
Submitted 08/16/13

Bravo! - Mary Sweaney, Drew Nielsen and Stella Watts

Bill –

At the end of May, we had to make a staffing change. I have been working with Mary in keeping our office staffed with temporary help from the retiree pool and most recently Integrity staffing. Things have gone very well – thanks to Mary’s efforts.

Thankfully, we made an offer today and the applicant accepted. While we are still in the hiring process we are much closer to getting things settled with a person whose skills are a good fit for our department. The materials provided by HR for developing the job description, posting, interview questions, reference checks and completing the hiring process have been superb. This material is new since our last hire and has made a tremendous difference in our approach to the process. I cannot say enough good things about Mary, Drew and Stella.

Wanted you to know of the good work HR is doing.

Julie Masters, PhD
Professor and Chair
Department of Gerontology
Submitted 07/09/13

Bravo! - Judith Monarrez Diaz-Kelsey

Bravo to Judith for the wonderful job she did with the Upward Bound students. Dan Barteck, Director with Upward Bound at MCC spoke highly of the recruiting tour and activities she had planned for the students. Mr. Barteck stopped by Dean Hesham Ali's office to compliment Judith on really connecting with the students.

Angela Nastase
College of IS & T
Submitted 07/02/13

Bravo! - Lowell Neuhaus

Lowell,

Thank you for your excellent support in getting the landscaping on the West side of Mammel Hall revamped. It looks very nice. Also, I very much appreciate seeing dedicated staff out watering and otherwise caring for our new trees and other plantings, even on a hot Saturday afternoon. Thanks to your staff as well.

Louis G. Pol, Ph.D.
College of Business Administration
Submitted 06/24/13

Bravo! - Nate Steele

Lowell,

Nate and his crew did an outstanding job sprucing up the CPACS landscape on the North side. It looks SPECTACULAR with all the new plantings and mulch. The only weather I think they lacked today was having it snow. They continued working hard even when it was pouring rain.

Thanks so much for all their hard work to get things ready. It is very much appreciated.

Karen

Karen K. Ressegieu, CAP
CPACS Dean’s Office
Submitted 06/20/13

Bravo! - Troy Romine and Sharon Larsen

Troy and Sharon,

Kudos to you and all of the MBSC team for an excellent event last night (Nebraska Shakespeare dinner). I know it was a challenge, but you all rose to the occasion and did an outstanding job.

Thanks again for this event and all you do!

William E. Conley
Vice Chancellor for Business & Finance
Submitted 06/07/13

Bravo! - Nealy Grandgenett

Excellent presentation Neal! You did a great job at the Board of Regents presentation today. Bravo!

William E. Conley
Vice Chancellor for Business & Finance
Submitted 06/07/13

Bravo! - Mammel Hall Custodial Staff

CBA hosted several events this past month, including a visit from Warren Buffett. This meant additional responsibilities for many in Mammel Hall, including the custodians.

My thanks to our custodial staff for their extra work during the past few weeks and willingness to assist quickly when needed.

Particular thanks to Percilla Rodarte, for her constant energy, attention to detail, and ability to encourage the other staff in making sure everything is clean and set-up when we need it.

We appreciate all of their hard work!

Louis G. Pol, Ph.D.
John Becker Dean
College of Business Administration
Submitted 05/23/13

Bravo! - Catherine Lee

Dear Catherine:

I would like to thank you for the time and dedication you have given to PKI in the small amount of time you have been at PKI. The work you have been doing to keep PKI clean during the renovation and to ready PKI for the grand reopening on April 30 has been tremendously helpful.

I sincerely appreciate the time and effort you have put into keeping PKI looking its best. I also appreciate your efforts in keeping the Executive Director Office suites clean.

Thank you for your dedication to making PKI run efficiently. I look forward to working with you for years to come.

Michael L McGinnis, PhD
Brigadier General (Ret), US Army
Executive Director
Submitted 05/23/13

Bravo! - Paul Kosel and Campus Security staff

BRAVO! to Paul Kosel and his Campus Security staff for coordinating all the work with OPD, conducting building sweeps and communicating late into the night on the bomb threat incident. Your time and effort in this regard is recognized and appreciated by the campus community. Please pass this on to the campus security staff who assisted that night.

Thank You for helping keep UNO safe and for helping the Omaha community recognize our efforts in that regard.

-Stan,

Stan Schleifer
Director, Support Services
Submitted 04/26/13

Bravo! - David Taylor

Lowell,
I just want to say thank you for catching up with me and your willingness to have your team set up the directional signs for the college fair!! Sorry, I didn’t get to you first this time.

David [Taylor] was very punctual and efficient with putting out the signs and picking them all back up. I appreciate his extra effort to “weigh down” the main sign to make sure it stayed in place - please give him my sincere thanks!

I greatly appreciate the work your team has always done to help guide traffic to the event! We’ll be in touch in the fall.

Joan Jurek
Director of College Planning, Omaha
EducationQuest Foundation
Submitted 04/16/13

Bravo! - Lowell Neuhaus' Team

Mr. Neuhaus:
On behalf of Nebraska Educational Telecommunication I would like to personally thank you and your crew for helping with the cleanup of our old transmitter room located in the lower level of the Engineering Building and our transmitter sit on UNO campus.
Your staff were very professional and hard working. Their help saved NET several days of work and several dollars expense. Once again thank you.

RL "Bob" Huber
Director of Network Distribution
Nebraska Educational Telecommunications
Submitted 04/10/13

Bravo! - Lowell Neuhaus' Team

Lowell:
I had intended to send this e-mail some weeks ago when it would have made more sense but…I just wanted to thank & compliment your staff on the speedy & efficient removal of snow from the campus. I teach a 9am class MWF and usually get here by 7:30. Without fail, snow was always removed & I had easy access from parking garage to office & points in between.
Thanks.

John A. Grigg
Associate Professor of History
Graduate Program Chair, History
Submitted 04/03/13

Bravo! - William Caton, Phou Mychackavane, Allen Whitney, Tracy Lewis, Carol Bach, and Michael Niebur

Ed/Deb,
I want to tell you how much I appreciate all the work Will and his crew preformed over the Spring Break. The crew really worked hard and made the building look much better. Please let them know how much I appreciate their hard work.
Mike

Mike Kult
Assistant Director of Facilities, Intermural Sports &
Special Events, HPER
Submitted 03/26/13

Bravo! - John Amend

Attached is our notification of achieving recognition, again, as a “Tree Campus USA” University.

I congratulate you and all involved in the effort to care for and promote healthy trees!
Bill

William E. Conley
Vice Chancellor for Business & Finance
Submitted 01/31/13

Bravo! - FMP Team

John,

Just wanted to pass on our appreciation to Ben and facilities staff for getting this issue resolved so quickly. I notified facilities of the sewer backup at 1256. At 1306 a work order had been issued at 1319 Ben called me to let me know they were digging up a manhole closest to the library so they could clear the line from the outside, at 1401 Ben called me to let me know that the blockage was cleared.

All in all 65 minutes from first report to completion.

Dennis, who was answering phones during this time, also contacted Environmental Services and had them onsite ASAP to deal with cleanup on the first floor.

Thank you.

Mark E Gordon, CPM
Building Services Manager
Dr. C.C. and Mabel L. Criss Library
Submitted 01/28/13

Bravo! - Dan McDermott

I want to thank you for all of your patience and gifted talents and knowledge that you have given to this campus, and all of the great assistance you have afforded the custodial staff without blinking an eye, on top of your regular work schedule.

You are a very valuable employee and a great person that is always willing to help the campus out and do all sorts of work frequently during your work schedule. May friendships and good fortune be found in your life.

Randy Jensen
Custodial Supervisor
Submitted 01/18/13

Bravo! - Troy Romine

Troy,

Bravo to you and your catering team for an excellent dinner/event last night. The food was excellent and the only thing well done was the service!

Thanks!

William E. Conley
Vice Chancellor for Business & Finance
Submitted 12/04/12

Bravo! - Troy Romine

I’d like to take a few minutes to let you know how pleased the Division of Continuing Studies (DCS) has been with two special lunches recently catered by Troy Romine. The lunches are part of three individual interview days for DCS Academic Advisor candidates visiting UNO. Two interview days were held last week and our final interview day (with lunch) is scheduled for tomorrow, Tuesday, November 20.

We greatly appreciate Troy’s accommodations of our request to hold the lunches in CPACS 208. Thanks to Troy, the table set up was lovely with the linen tablecloths, autumn table decorations, and the white dinnerware. Personally, I was in awe of the beautiful transformation of our 208 conference room! The meals, beverages, and desserts were delicious, resulting in the perfect CPACS dining experience.

Thank you, Troy, for everything you’ve done to make these lunches an impressive highlight of the DCS Academic Advisor interview process/experience. It is a pleasure to work with you!

Regina M. Toman, PhD
Assistant Dean, College of Public Affairs and Community Service
Director, Division of Continuing Studies
Submitted 11/19/12

Bravo! - Dave Nielsen and Dean Pol

On November 5, 2012, I reached out for charity: Would someone have some “squares to spare” for the Child Care Center’s use? They were in need of some carpet to cover their staff break area. I requested (46) 24” square carpet tiles. Within an hour of that request, Dave Nielsen and the College of Business said “YES!”

I want to express my deep gratitude for the generous spirit continuing to be shaped within the building of Mammel Hall. The Child Care Center staff also appreciates their generosity. It will provide a new updated space for the staff to have.

Diane K. Sunde
Project Coordinator, FMP
KH 438
&
Dawn Hove
Manager, Child Care Center
Submitted 11/13/12

Bravo! - UNO Security

Hi Paul,

Just wanted to say a big thank you for the support you and your staff provided to the Collaborating Center in having a security guard at the polling place all day yesterday. As you know, nothing of a security nature happened, but I know the collaborating center staff and the election personnel appreciated having security personnel there all day.

I especially appreciate the help that Officer Hancock offered last night. I came later in the evening to lock up, and he was so pleasant and patient as we waited for the election personnel to finish their business and leave the space. He helped me lock and secure the alarm, and made me feel very safe in a dark building and parking lot.

I did not get a chance to thank the officer who came earlier in the day, but my appreciation extends to him as well.

Thanks again!

Sara Woods
Associate Dean
College of Public Affairs and Community Service
Submitted 11/07/12

Bravo! - Diane Sunde

Hi Diane,

I just want to say to you ... wow! Wow for all of your amazing work getting University Marketing up and running with such a beautiful and collaborative space. You turned this space into an office.

You have great talents. Thank you for sharing them with our new area!

Best,

Erin Owen
Director, Marketing
Submitted 11/06/12

Bravo! - Laurie Gantnier

Ed,
I would like to simply say thank you for assigning Laurie to us for the afternoon shift. She has been a real pleasure to have around, complaints from the office staff have all but stopped and I do not have to follow her around to make sure that things are done as they should be.

Once again thanks for assigning her the library and we appreciate all of her hard work in maintaining the building. I look forward to another quiet semester thanks to her presence.

Marc E. Gordon
Building Services Manager
Dr. C.C. and Mabel L. Criss Library
Submitted 11/05/12

Bravo! - Betty Channel, Joe Hobza, Frank Burton, Mark Dober, LeRoy Rahn, Sharon Botos, Randy Jensen

Betty and her coworkers maintain the cleanliness of my office, PKI 356A, and most if not all of the Peter Kiewit Institute. They always have a bright attitude and keep everything in order. Betty is very friendly.

She has encouraged me to pursue my career through her hard work in the building. She is like family. I can tell that she appreciates working with the building staff and faculty while making sure the building is always tidy.

God bless Betty and the rest of the building maintenance staff. Thank you for the opportunity to point out her superb work.

Nicholas Britton
Student Worker and Web Developer
UNO College of IS&T
Submitted 10/10/12

Bravo! - Bill Conley & Stan Schleifer

Bill & Stan:

Thanks so much for making the shuttles available to our international students last Thursday afternoon.

Those early runs helped to ensure that we had a good turnout at the beginning of the reception [hosted by the Governor and JB]- and our students really appreciated being able to go as a group.

We had a great turnout and a wonderful time. Thanks for your help in making it possible.

Merry Ellen

Merry Ellen Turner
Director, International Programs
Submitted 10/09/12

Bravo! - Stan Schleifer, Pat Wheeler, Tyler Davis, and Paul Kosel

Bill [Conley], I wanted to just say “great job!”

Please pass along my thanks and KUDOS to all of your staff involved in the safety preparedness presentation this a.m.

Russ

Russell L. Smith, PhD
Director, Office of Institutional Effectiveness
Submitted 09/27/12

Bravo! - Angie Patton

Thanks so much for all of your help getting the Add Health remote initiative up and running! Thanks for your patience and assistance with all of the back and forth. Thanks for facilitating everything with IS, answering questions, and chasing down the answers when you didn’t have them readily available. I’m excited to try it out.

You rock Angie!

Samantha S. Clinkinbeard, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
School of Criminology & Criminal Justice
Submitted 09/25/12

Bravo! - Officers Jason Newman and Chris Navarrete

Dear Paul [Kosel],

Our instructor, Kate King was very touched that your security staff stayed for the whole class and then checked in with her afterward – your folks clearly went “above and beyond” and we deeply appreciate it! I cannot thank you enough.


Lynn K. Harland, Ph.D., SPHR
Associate Dean & Professor of Management
College of Business Administration
Submitted 09/19/12

Bravo! - Mike Schmidt

Yesterday I was with Herb Sklenar of Birmingham, Alabama, a 1952 alumnus and generous scholarship donor supporting the UNO College of Business Administration. He indicated he had recently been in touch with Mike Schmidt, Manager of the UNO Bookstore. Herb was trying to get a copy of UNO’s History book from 1908-1983. Mike was very helpful and responsive to Herb—getting the book mailed to Herb in short order. Herb mentioned this to me yesterday and was very appreciative.

While I understand Herb stopped by to thank Mike in person yesterday, I wanted to pass this information along to you as this type of service is important to our alumni and donor relations—and speaks very well for UNO.

I thought I would take a minute to let you know about this interaction and Mike’s efforts. Please feel free to direct this email to the appropriate individuals at UNO.

Thanks.
Clark

Clark A. Rosenlof
University of Nebraska Foundation
Submitted 09/14/12

Bravo! - Brian Kolbe, Christina Davenport, Marty Furmanski, Robyn Adkins

Ed [Johnson],

The purpose of this letter is to recognize the efforts and hard work of the CPACS custodial staff. The building always looks nice, but over the less busy summer months, your staff was able to complete some extra projects that made the building gleam.

Please take a moment from your busy schedule to thank them and acknowledge the extra energy they put in to care for the CPACS building. I have even had students comment me to how much they enjoy being in the CPACS facility because it “is so clean.” Your staff is appreciated!!

Regards,

Gayle Lokey
Aviation Institute
Submitted 09/07/12

Bravo! - Tim Williams, Jody Johnson, Stephen Juarez, John Chandler, Meuang Mychackavane, Helen Burton

I wanted to send you a brief note about the custodial staff in Arts and Sciences. They are WONDERFUL!!

I see them out and about doing various cleaning activities; making them easy to find if I need something really quick.

In realizing that their jobs are not considered to be “glorious”, I feel that it makes it even that much more important to recognize them for their hard work. After all, we are an older building and somehow, they manage to make it sparkle. Often, they can be the bright spot in an otherwise gloomy day.

Please take a moment to recognize them in any way possible for the great job that they do!!

Amy A Kica
Psychology Department
Submitted 08/31/12

Bravo! - UNO Campus Security

Hi Paul [Kosel],

Two of your staff (John was one of them) just responded to a student who became ill by the student center. They were most professional and courteous. They offered her options including going to the health center. When I left them, they were headed in this direction.

Paul, you can be very proud of the people who work for you and their commitment to our students.

With thanks,
Julie


Julie Masters, PhD
Department of Gerontology
Submitted 08/24/12

Bravo! - DSC Custodial Staff

Mr. [John] Amend,

Since 1998, Aim for the Stars Science and Math Camps has used the Durham Science building as our home base. Each year, we have tried mightily to cause as little work as possible for the facilities staff assigned to Durham Science Center. This summer was extraordinary, because nearly every week there were over 200 children attending camp. Because of the excessive heat, we spent more time eating lunch in the halls and in the rooms.

I do not know what the summer custodial workload is in other buildings on campus, but I do know that the custodial staff members working in Durham deserve a raise or at a minimum a round of praise for dealing with the conditions created by having nearly 1800 children running around for the summer!

Thank you for your support of Aim for the Stars.

Sincerely,

Connie O'Brien
Director, Aim for the Stars
Submitted 08/24/12

Bravo! - Larry Morgan and Wayne Miller

BRAVO and Thank You to Larry Morgan and Wayne Miller, Facilities Management Division for their efforts in researching, designing and coordinating the installation of energy efficient lights and infrastructure in the East Parking Garage. For years the lower level of the East Garage has been considered an unattractive option to those needing to park on the east or central part of the Dodge Campus. The lighting project that is complete in the lower level and progressing to the mid-level has made the parking structure look bright, welcoming and safe.

A side benefit is that the new lights will provide greater illumination with significantly less utility cost. The project expects an ROI in just 4-5 years. Many who use this facility have commented on this tremendous improvement.

Bravo Larry and Wayne and all those associated to help make this project an important improvement to parking facilities at UNO.

Grandioso Luminairie!!



Stan Schleifer
Support Services
Submitted 07/30/12

Bravo! - Angie Aday, Jason Glass & Heath Bertelsen

Angie, Jason & Heath,

Thank you very much for applying mulch on Saturday morning on the slippery crushed rock at the entrance to Shakespeare on the green. The Shakespeare organization is thrilled with what you did and it tremendously improved the safety of the walkway into their event.

Again, thank you so much for your help on this matter…it was greatly appreciated!

Best regards,

Bill

William E. Conley
Vice Chancellor for Business & Finance
Submitted 07/02/12

Bravo! - Tammy Goldsberry & Peggy Raub

I want to thank you both for your excellent work in designing modifications to the UNO student invoices. I discussed and presented the samples yesterday at the Chancellor’s Cabinet meeting and the new format was ENTHUSIASTICALLY supported! Chancellor Christensen specifically wanted me to express his appreciation for your efforts.

Thanks again for the great work!

Bill

William E. Conley
Vice Chancellor for Business & Finance
Submitted 06/13/12

Bravo! - Betty Channel

Mr. [Edward] Johnson-- I just wanted to send a thank you to your crew at the HPER Building. Last weekend, my husband and I were in charge of the hospitality room for the Swim Omaha Swim Meet held at your facility. We of course had to bring in food, water, beverages, snacks, etc. for the weekend to feed a number of people.

Your staff member, Betty, was extremely helpful. She was patient, polite, and considerate of our needs. Whenever we made a request, she took care of us! Please thank her on our behalf.

Thank you once again for a great weekend! Jodie and Jim DeSordi

Jodie and Jim DeSordi
Submitted 06/08/12

Bravo! - Marilyn Brown

Congratulations to Marilyn Brown for being recognized as a “Member of Excellence” by the International Association of Administrative Professionals (IAAP). IAAP is a not-for-profit professional association for office professionals with approximately 40,000 members and affiliates and nearly 600 chapters worldwide. Their mission is to enhance the success of career-minded administrative professionals by providing opportunities for growth through education, community building and leadership development.

William E. Conley
Vice Chancellor for Business & Finance
Submitted 05/31/12

Bravo! - Mollie Anderson

A “world of thanks” – quite literally – to Mollie Anderson on behalf of all the international students she hosted at her home this past weekend! Nearly 40 students from around the world spent a wonderful afternoon and evening on the lake with home-cooked food, boat rides, a scavenger hunt, bonfire, s’mores, and fireworks. It doesn't get much better than that! It was the perfect way to celebrate the end of the academic year and the kick-off of summer. It was also the perfect way to introduce these students to the “good life” we enjoy in Nebraska and in the United States.

Tomorrow’s leaders in politics, business, education and the military are being educated in the US today. Their perception of our values, our families, and our culture will have long-term impact on our world. Mollie’s generosity and hospitality represent the very best of Nebraska and UNO. That’s what I call backyard diplomacy!

Merry Ellen Turner, Director
International Programs
Submitted 05/03/12

Bravo! - Rosemary Conway

Good afternoon,

I was invited to have breakfast with you [Bill Conley] and other staff members earlier this month. You challenged us to notice the good that folks at UNO are doing.

I wanted to let you know that while many people have been helpful to me as I transitioned into a very different position last year, Rosemary Conway in Accounting Services has been particularly patient, kind, and helpful to me the last few weeks with a variety of tasks.

She has helped me get an award check processed very quickly after I started paperwork far too late and she helped get a vendor direct bill set up so students wouldn't have to shoulder the burden of paying out of pocket, to name two recent examples.

Accounting often gets a negative image because of the rules and regulations they are tasked to enforce, but Rosemary and the other staff have been incredibly helpful to me and have made my work at UNO easier.

Sincerely,
Brandy Klipfel


Brandy J. Klipfel
Center for Faculty Development – Service Learning Academy
Submitted 04/18/12

Bravo! - Alondra Cardenas and Bobby Marshall

Ed [Johnson]:

Just to let you know what a great job Alondra & Bobby are doing over here at Weber.

Alondra is really working hard to get things back in order and I have yet to see her standing still – she is ALWAYS cleaning something – and you can certainly tell the difference!!!

Of course we all think the world of Bobby -- he is just super duper. Thanks for a super great crew!!!

Susan Kurtz

Staff Assistant
Department of Art & Art History
Submitted 04/18/12

Bravo! - Diane Sunde and Facilities staff

Mr. [John] Amend:

I would like to commend and thank Diane Sunde and the Facilities staff who helped with the Honors Program move to KH from ASH. They have been unfailingly polite (even when I asked to have a shelf moved for the THIRD time!) responsive, and helpful!

They all deserve a pat on the back/handshake/Attaboy/girl!

Chris

M. Christine McIvor
Assistant to the Director
Honors Program
Submitted 04/05/12

Bravo! - John Chandler, Meuang Mychackavane, Stephen Juarez, Helen Burton and Tim Williams

Good Morning Ed [Johnson]:

The Custodial Services Staff here in the ASH building has always been on the ball, friendly and professional during the 5 years I’ve been with the AFROTC Dept (ASH 260). But I’d like to take the opportunity to let you know that they came through for us in a big way this week.

Today we have a VIP from AFROTC HQ in the Building performing an annual visit. I mentioned this to John and Meung in the middle of March and asked them to give the area a little extra attention just before Lt Col Herndon’s visit. I did not remind anyone of the custodial staff after that initial request, but they came through for us by making sure the area looked great for our Guest.

First impressions often set the tone for the entire visit. Their Exceptional Customer Service helped us look great!

THANK YOU!!!!

Beth Down

Staff Assistant
AFROTC Det 470
Submitted 04/04/12

Bravo! - Will Haley

Mike [Milone],

I want to thank and compliment Will Haley for his outstanding service today at a lunch in the Chancellor’s office.

When people arrived, we had one more person than we had anticipated. Will was resourceful and got another lunch in just a few minutes. Very impressive and great customer service!

Please pass on my thanks to Will for this effort and all that he and your team do.

Bill

William E. Conley
Vice Chancellor for Business & Finance
Submitted 03/27/12

Bravo! - John Fiene & IS Team

John,

Congratulations to the entire IS team on the conversion to Outlook. This process has gone very well, largely due to the great effort of your organization in planning, communicating and executing this migration. My thanks and congrats for an excellent effort.

Bill

William E. Conley
Vice Chancellor for Business & Finance
Submitted 03/23/12

Bravo! - Mollie Anderson, Audrey DeFrank, Chris Flott, Jim Ecker, Wally Welch, John Amend, Josh White, Paul Kosel, & Rita Henry

Thank you for taking time out of your busy lives to attend the neighborhood update meeting last Thursday evening!

I really appreciate the efforts you put into making your presentations informative. Mollie shared with me some comments that she received from the participants after the meeting:

    • I am really proud of the campus. It looks fantastic and all of the projects that I heard about tonight only make me feel even better.
    • Your security does an amazing job!
    • The meeting was great, I'm glad I came by, wish more were here.


Thanks again for making this meeting with UNO neighborhood groups a success. Having a strong relationship with our neighbors is very important and beneficial to this campus!


Best regards,
Bill

William E. Conley
Vice Chancellor for Business & Finance
Submitted 03/08/12

Bravo! - Lowell Neuhaus

Lowell,

We want to thank you, and your team, for your outstanding efforts on making the UNO campus so beautiful and in keeping UNO designated as a Tree Campus USA Campus for a second year! We think this is a very meaningful designation and one that is well earned by your efforts and those of all involved.

Thanks again and congratulations on the renewal of our Tree Campus USA designation!

John & Bill

John Christensen and Bill Conley
Chancellor and Vice Chancellor for Business & Finance (respectively) Submitted 03/08/12

Bravo! - Paul Kosel, Ron Hancock, Nathan Evans, Cody Haner, William Dussetschleger, Jason Glass, John Workman, Debra Brozak, Edward Johnson, Gary Kuerten, Mario Valadez, William Dunn, John Chandler, John Morgan, Timothy Williams, Tom Waz, Joshua Owens, Benjamin Holloway, Helen Burton, David Meradith, Randy Jensen, Marc Elder, Phillip Beard, Larry Morgan

Thank you!

Thanks for all that each of you did in responding to the water line break in ASH Hall earlier this month. Your efforts enabled most activities in ASH Hall to continue without interruption the next day, which was no small feat.

It is a pleasure to work with a team of people as diligent and dedicated as you are!

Chancellor Christensen shares my thoughts and he asked that I pass along his thanks and appreciation for your efforts.

Best regards,
Bill

William E. Conley
Vice Chancellor for Business & Finance
Submitted 02/23/12

Bravo! - Sharon Larsen & Troy Romine

Thank you for efforts related to the 4th annual Student Research and Creative Activity Fair, held last Friday, February 10, 2012, in the Milo Bail Student Center (MBSC).

We welcomed 21 community judges, 149 student presenters, 68 faculty advisors, and dozens of proud parents, friends, and UNO community members to the 2nd floor of the MBSC. I am so grateful for the scheduling assistance you provided to me in the days and weeks preceding the Fair. Our set-up seemed somewhat complicated (5 rooms, all within the same area, but all with different A/V, furniture, catering, and availability). I appreciate your good nature and patience related to understanding these varied needs and making sure all details were considered. As the Fair activities began (including set up on the evening before), I received the same wonderful customer service from the MBSC staff members. All were accommodating, helpful, and cheerful. You all made my job so much easier!

We appreciate your help in making the event a success.

Wendi Chiarbos Jensen
Coordinator | Office of Sponsored Programs and Research
Submitted 02/15/12

Bravo! - Jim Ecker & Parking Staff

Dear Jim,

Thank you for efforts related to the 4th annual Student Research and Creative Activity Fair, held last Friday, February 10, 2012, in the Milo Bail Student Center (MBSC). We welcomed 21 community judges to campus and are so grateful for the parking assistance you provided to them. They commented how easy it was to pull up to the front of the MBSC and park and about the friendliness of your staff.

We appreciate your help in making the event a success.

Wendi Chiarbos Jensen
Coordinator | Office of Sponsored Programs and Research
Submitted 02/15/12

Bravo! - Lowell Neuhaus & Staff

Lowell,

Thank you and your staff for such a quick response to our request for the snow removal. I was surprised to see them arrive so quickly. We really appreciate it!

Barbara McCormack
Department of Music
Submitted 02/15/12

Bravo! - John Amend, Larry Morgan, & Staff

I want to personally thank you and your staff for assisting in getting the Center St Campus Indoor Facility repaired and operational in such a quick and timely manner. When you consider everything in the indoor facility had to be disassembled and removed and the dome taken down on Monday, and it was repaired on Tuesday and Wednesday. Then on Wednesday morning the dome was ready to be inflated and by 5:00pm it was up with all the lights installed, the batting cage and goals reassembled and ready for use was truly amazing. Please let your staff know how much I appreciate all their hard work and dedication.

Mike Kult
Assistant Director, HPER
Submitted 02/09/12

Bravo! - Lowell Neuhaus & Staff

Lowell,
Just want to send out a word of thanks, your crew did a beaut of a job, not a single ice patch on any of our sidewalks/stairs around the library.

Thanks.

Marc E. Gordon
Building Services Manager
Dr. C.C. and Mabel L. Criss Library
Submitted 02/07/12

Bravo! - Mike Grube, Andrew Buker, & Seth Korber

A big thank you goes out to Mike Grube, Andrew Buker and Seth Korber for their assistance with bringing Mail Services back on line. We updated our metering program to reflect the new postal rates implemented January 22 but our software provider failed to provide adequate information prior to the update. Through these gentleman's efforts we were able to break through the confusion and bring our server back on line. Thank you again for your quick and appropriate response to our needs.

Your level of professionalism and concern for the greater good is what makes our University great ! ! !

Mike Burton
Mail Services Manager
Submitted 01/23/12

Bravo! - Mike Boettcher

Mike,

Thank you for all of your IT assistance to the Facilities Management & Planning group. John Amend shared with me his tremendous appreciation for your help during this challenging time.

Mike, your willingness to jump in and help is impressive and I also greatly appreciate your efforts.

Best regards,
Bill

William E. Conley
Vice Chancellor for Business & Finance
Submitted 01/18/12

Bravo! - Jim Welch (Wally), Stan Schleifer, and John Amend

Wally, Stan & John,

A big thank you to your teams on the excellent effort toward the two commencement programs on Saturday. The campus looked great...the parking and campus security teams were very helpful in getting people on and off of campus and to the Sapp Fieldhouse...and the reception at the MBSC was impressive.

All in all, a wonderful event to cap off the fall semester. Please pass along my sincere thank you and appreciation to your teams for their tremendous work on making this day a success!

Best regards,
Bill

William E. Conley
Vice Chancellor for Business & Finance
Submitted 12/18/11

Bravo! - Evelyn Gould

Bravo to Evelyn Gould in Mail Services. I came to her with two Christmas gifts to be mailed and it turns out that my gifts weren't mail ready. She quickly and creatively came up with a solution that enabled me to get the gifts mailed efficiently and saved me a bit of money as well. She is always a pleasure to work with!

Jennifer Rock
Budget Assistant
Submitted 12/19/11

Bravo! - Kathy Hartle & Mike Burton

Dear Stan,
I had a situation come up today in which I needed some assistance from the folks in UNO Mail Services. I first visited with Kathy Hartle, and she was most helpful! She then directed me to Mike Burton who was also very willing to assist. Both Mike and Kathy presented themselves as helpful, customer-focused, and more than willing to go above and beyond to assist me. I was so impressed with their professionalism and willingness to provide the very best service and wanted to share this information with you as their supervisor. You are very lucky to have two such outstanding employees!

Thanks,
Mary Laura

Mary Laura Farnham
Director, Office of Sponsored Programs and Research
Submitted 12/14/11

Bravo! - Lowell Neuhaus and team

Many thanks to the UNO employees who keep our parking lots, sidewalks and steps clear of snow and ice. On a recent cold, snowy day, I walked from Elmwood Park to the Arts and Sciences Building. I could tell the difference the moment I set foot on UNO property. The sidewalk was scraped clean of snow and was sanded. I could walk with confidence -- no fear of slipping on ice. Again, many thanks.

Karen Falconer Al-Hindi, Ph.D.
Director, Women's & Gender Studies Program
Submitted 12/131/11

Bravo! - Larry Adler

I recently needed a doorway widened to comply with ADA regulations at the Welcome Center. Because of the age of the building and it's existing construction, modifying the doorway was especially difficult. Larry Adler did a beautiful job and you'd never notice that it had been modified if you weren't aware that it had been.
Bravo! for a beautiful job well done. See picture.

Diane Sunde
Project Coordinator
Submitted 12/06/11

Bravo! - John Fiene and Staff

Bravo to John Fiene and his staff for their hard work resulting in UNO being named an Energy Star Top School for IT Sustainability. This is wonderful!!

Please go to Energy Star and UNO Press Release to read more.

Barb Treadway-Janousek
Director, SOLP
Submitted 12/01/11

Bravo! - Mark Belson

Mark,
I want to thank you and commend your excellent service while making rounds on Sunday, October 23rd and being alert to suspicious activity in the neighborhood near First Christian Church. Your efforts directly enabled the arrest of two individuals and the prevention of any loss to a homeowner.

This is outstanding effort and an example of where UNO can be a great partner to our neighbors. Thanks for what you did and what you do for UNO everyday!

Best regards,
Bill

William E. Conley
Vice Chancellor for Business & Finance
Submitted 11/01/11

Bravo! - John Rossing

John told me today about his tulip project. He and his students planted thousands of tulips on campus recently. Next spring, when the snow is slowly fading away, the fruits of their labors will make us all glad. After his pre-planned flower beds were planted, he gave each volunteer a handful of bulbs and told them to surprise him. I thought you might like to know what a truly creative resource John is for our campus. My world is a better place because of John.

[To read the entire letter, click here.]

Ann Woolard
UNO Student
Submitted 10/31/11

Bravo! - Marilyn Brown & Laura Lamblin

Thank You for all of the support both of you provided to me and the committee throughout this process.
The process was challenging at times (in part since we converted a pdf document into a Word document) and challenging for other reason but your willingness to help me and the committee was noticed and appreciated.

UNO (and in particular Business & Finance) is fortunate to have both of you.

Brian

Brian Bollich
Assistant Director-Milo Bail Student Center
Submitted 10/31/11

Bravo! - Brian Bollich, Barb Treadway, Carol Ebdon, Ann Oatman, Lynn Stephenson, Julie Totten, Ken Hultman, Jim (Wally) Welch, Jeff Elliot, Pam McCright, and Carmen Maurer

I want to take this opportunity to thank all of you for serving on the UNO Pouring Rights Committee and conducting a very effective and successful RFP. Your work on this project was very valuable and will benefit this campus over the next 10 years.

In particular, I want to recognize and thank Brian Bollich for his leadership of this effort. Also, special thanks to Carmen Maurer, who’s legal counsel throughout this project was outstanding.

To all of you, I simply say "Thank you" for a job well done!

Best regards,
Bill

William E. Conley
Vice Chancellor for Business & Finance
Submitted 10/27/11

Bravo! - Sharon Larsen & Becky Karel

Sharon & Becky,
I want to thank both of you for your excellent work in implementing the EMS scheduling and calendar system for the UNO campus! The system looks great, is easy to use and perhaps most important is complete.

I know that you worked closely with many people around the campus in smoothly coordinating this system into their operations. My sincere thanks for ALL that you did to make this implementation a success!

Best regards,
Bill

William E. Conley
Vice Chancellor for Business & Finance
Submitted 10/27/11

Bravo! - Thomas Wallace

Thomas,
Congrats on a great event (World-Herald Scholars) this evening in all respects! My compliments to you and your team on a very successful dinner!

Bill

William E. Conley
Vice Chancellor for Business & Finance
Submitted 10/27/11

Bravo! - MBSC Staff & Custodial Staff

The College of Education hosted approximately 400 people at the Middle Level Conference (October 18) and an additional 400 at the Nebraska FEA Conference (October 20). We could not have done so without the support of your facility staff, food service workers, and custodial staff. Your staff helped to make each person feel welcome on the UNO campus.

Thank you for all you do for UNO.

Dr. Connie Schaffer
Coordinator of Field Experiences
UNO College of Education
Submitted 10/25/2011

Bravo! - David Sample

Thank you so much for putting up my blinds. They were up within hours of the request being made. I'm so much more productive now. You rock David!

Samantha S. Clinkinbeard, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
School of Criminology & Criminal Justice
Submitted 10/24/2011

Bravo! - Barry Ray

A big thank you to Officer [Barry] Ray, who helped me this morning. I locked my keys in my car and he came to my rescue! He was professional, courteous, and persistent (my unlock button wasn't cooperating). He got my car unlocked and I was on my way.

Thanks!

Jennifer Rock
Budget Assistant
Submitted 10/18/2011

Bravo! - David Sample

I just wanted to say THANKS SO MUCH for fixing my cabinet doors. They look so much nicer having the one connected and having them all squared. I really appreciate your effort and attention to detail. Greatly appreciated. Again my thanks!

Karen K. Ressegieu, CPS
CPACS - Dean's Office
Submitted 10/17/2011

Bravo! - MBSC Staff

Just a note to let you know that Convocation would not be possible without the efforts, attention to detail, and willingness to go the extra mile that is always the case with the MBSC staff. When the rest of us are running around, pulling out their hair, Sharon, Wally, Mike, Troy and the crew are always working quietly behind the scenes to make everything run like a well-oiled machine. Couldn't do it without them and as I've told them, I wouldn't want to.....another great job this morning at convocation. Thanks.

Nancy D. Castilow
Asst. to the Chancellor
Submitted 10/05/2011

Bravo! - Esther Scarpello & Tim Rochford

Thank you Esther and Tim for all of the extra ordinary efforts you made to help the University achieve these results [for the Dependent Eligibility Audit]. Thank you for your perseverance, the results prove it was worth the effort. I hope you take pride in the results because they would not have been achieved with out you.

Mollie Anderson
Director of Human Resources
Submitted 09/09/2011

Bravo! - Wally Welch and the Welcome Week 2011 Committee

A sincere thank you to the Director of the Milo Bail Student Center, Wally Welch for his generous sponsorship of Welcome Week 2011! The day and evening events were well attended and a huge success and a great start to the United Way campaign.

A very special recognition to the committee this year: Erin Cron, Ben Jager, Ashley Bails, Trenton Fredericksen, Charlotte Russell, Amy Rodie, Lynn Harland, Carol Buttington, Zach Ossino, Bret Harrell, Wendy Townley, Jodi Cramer, Sharon Larsen, Elizabeth Kraemer, Ethan Anderson, Matt Hansen, Pam Schwarting, Kim Nguyen and Keisha Floyd. BRAVO!!

Barb Treadway-Janousek
Director, SOLP
Submitted 09/01/2011

Bravo! - Tammy Goldsberry

Tammy: You are amazing! You've made Krishna's day and ours, too. I can't tell you how much I appreciate your finding a solution.

Merry Ellen Turner
Director, International Programs
Submitted 9/1/2011

Bravo! - Lowell Neuhaus

Thank you Lowell for all of your work and your staff's work to make it a great environment for our game. We had almost two thousand fans there and alot of positive feedback from everyone. Thanks again for your time and effort.

Jason Mims
Men's Soccer HeadCoach
Submitted 8/29/2011

Bravo! - Dave Daniels

Dave Daniels helped out with the UNO table at the Corporate Cycling Challenge this year. Our team was larger than in previous years, and I believe experienced a cohesiveness in large part because of Dave's role. While Dave didn't cycle himself in the challenge, he 'manned' the UNO tent. He handed out encouraging words, as well as water, water bottles, bags, and snacks. He gave us all a great experience by dedicating his Sunday to be somewhere he didn't have to be.

Thanks, Dave!

Michaela Grube
Cashiering & Student Accounts
Posted 08/26/2011

Bravo! - Tom Waz

Tom had already left UNO last Friday but I called him on his cell phone and he took care of my request. Tom and his guys were very helpful at the last minute on a Friday afternoon and I really appreciated their efforts.

Brian Bollich
Assistant Director-Milo Bail Student Center
Posted 08/26/2011

Bravo! - Larry Morgan and Dave Meradith

Larry and Dave

Your troops deserve special applause for their efforts in getting the chilled water system up and going last night, I know several of them went thru the night without sleep and are still here at this hour working in the Chancellors conference room on a different project. Most people here come in to work oblivious to the work that was done in the middle of the night to keep our work environment here a pleasant and productive one.

Much thanks and appreciation, hope these guys can get some rest - soon.

Stan Schleifer
Director, Support Services
Posted 08/11/2011

Bravo! - Mike Milone

Mike,

John Fiene was very pleased with the breakfast buffet you and your staff prepared for his meeting last week in CPACS. It was no surprise to me though, to know that everything went as planned. As we organize events, it's reassuring to know that the food will be tasty, set up on time, and well presented, thanks to your professionalism. Thanks again Mike, for making my tasks easier.

Cathy Bosiljevac
UNO Information Technology Services
Posted 07/26/2011

Bravo! - Ken Hultman and Kathy Pfeiffer

Ken, thanks for another very constructive and enjoyable session in the annual reconciling of the IS&P budgets this morning. it's amazing how much fun you inject into anything connected with budgets and accounting. Kathy, thanks for the input you provided in your usual cheery style.

You two always are so helpful and so collegial; Your collegiality enhances the work environment at UNO for me.

Tom

Thomas E Gouttierre
Dean, International Studies and Programs
Director, Center for Afghanistan Studies
Posted 07/26/2011

Bravo! - Edna McAlister

Recently I have had some renters use the space in Strauss PAC and they were very pleased with Edna. They sent me an email and it stated: "We also wanted to give a HUGE thank you to Edna McAllister. Please let her boss know that was incredibly warm and welcoming and a great steward of the university. We asked her to talk with our girls briefly about taking care of the facilities, and she was SO positive and welcoming to them, as well as making sure they knew what was expected of them. She was great to work with!"

Edna has done great work here and we enjoy having her.

Jennifer Walcutt
College of CFAM Department of Music
Building Manager & Event Coordinator
Posted 07/19/2011

Bravo! - Ed Johnson and staff

Mail Services would like to give Environmental Services a Bravo for their efforts to clean and wax our office floors, especially Edward Johnson and his crew for the extra mile, or two. Our area is subject to so much outside influence from mail carts and surplus property, it was truly a job well done. Thanks to everyone who make our buildings a clean and safe environment.

Mike Burton
Mail Services Manager
Posted 07/19/2011

Bravo! - Percilla Rodarte

I am hosting a workshop for academic advisors in Mammel today and tomorrow. I had a car load of items that needed to be taken to room 324. Perscilla was TERRIFIC in helping me find, load and move a cart to the room. I do not know what I would have done without her!

Rita Henry
Assistant Vice Chancellor, Student Services
Posted 06/14/2011

Bravo! - Lowell Neuhaus and staff

As I was walking to the garage, and looking west I was struck by how gorgeous the campus is this summer. Despite the construction and projects which can't be helped, the pep bowl and other grassy areas were freshly mowed, the flowers blooming, no litter, just simply beautiful. Not every campus looks this way, and it doesn't happen by accident. So high five to the grounds crew for a stellar job.

Nancy D. Castilow
Asst. to the Chancellor
Posted 06/02/2011

Bravo! - Jim (Wally) Welch and Sharon Kay Larsen

Larry and Stephanie Schroeder are extremely appreciative of all that you and your staff did for the Memorial Service for Andrew. They said there was not one thing they would have changed and are grateful for all of the support shown to them and their family.

Rita M. Henry
Student Affairs
Posted 05/27/2011

Bravo! -John Leed and UNO Catering Staff

Hi Bill [Conley]. I just wanted to let you know that your wonderful catering staff (John Leed and others) served hors d'ouvres at my daughter's wedding. and they were fantastic (both the food and the staff)! The wedding was at Soaring Wings winery so they had to bring absolutely everything and cope without a real kitchen. Everyone who attended raved about the food! I know it's nice to hear good news once in awhile, so I wanted to be sure to let you know. I hope all is well with you!

Kathy Menke
UNO Retiree
Posted 05/11/2011

Bravo! -Wally (Jim) Welch and Commencement Staff

Wally, kudos to you and all involved with commencement. I thought the day went very, very well...particularly impressive with the large number of graduates.

Congrats...and thank you!

Bill

William E. Conley
Vice Chancellor for Business & Finance
Posted 05/11/2011

Bravo! -Randy Jensen

Randy (Jensen),
Congratulations from the management team and all the staff from Custodial Services for your accomplishment on receiving your Bachelor's Degree in Psychology. Your contribution and support to our department and to UNO is well appreciated and we are grateful to have you as part of our team. All of us are very proud of you and we hope you enjoy and celebrate the day.

Edward Johnson
Manager, Environmental Services
Posted 05/11/2011


Bravo! -David Ross

Congratulations to David Ross, UNO Landscape Services Groundskeeper, Facilities Management and Planning.

David will receive his Bachelor's degree in Religious Studies with Honors today, May 6, at the Civic Auditorium with the other graduates. He started taking college credits seven years ago, a long road while working full time, getting married and starting a family.

Lowell

Lowell Neuhaus
Manager, Environmental Services
Posted 05/11/2011

Bravo! -David Meradith

I would like to recognize Dave [Meradith], UNO Chief Engineer – Facilities Management & Planning, for the successful accomplishment he has achieved which is something that so few will ever attempt and even fewer will successfully complete. This Friday May 6, 2011, Dave will receive his Bachelor’s degree in Architectural Engineering with an emphasis in Mechanical Engineering. What separates Dave from others is that he started this program over 8 years ago while working full-time at UNO. I think that we can all agree that the task of balancing college classes while working full-time with a family is no easy task.

Congratulations Dave, you should be very proud of yourself.
Larry

Larry D. Morgan PE
Assistant Director of Facilities Management & Planning
Posted 05/05/2011


Bravo! -Ernie Greenwald and Rich Furmanski

Ernie [Greenwald] and Rich [Furmanski]

I wanted to take a moment to say thank you for a job well done cleaning the Trophy Cases at the Field House for the Women's walk. This is a tedious and time consuming process. You guys displayed the initiative not only to clean the cases but to arrange the trophies in an orderly manner. Your efforts definitely made a positive impression to those walking thru the main atrium of the Field House attending this event.

Again, thank you for your support in making a difference. It was greatly appreciated by all of those who participated.

Randy

Randy Kane
Custodial Supervisor
Posted 05/05/2011

Bravo! - Carol Bach, Tracy Lewis, Anthony Scott and David Kimble

Ursula...I am writing to let you know of the hard work of Carol Bach and Tracy Lewis (and Anthony Scott) to make the Dance Lab "shine" during our performances today for "The Moving Company." Of course, I couldn't do any of this without David Kimble (Supply Control Supervisor, HPER) who has helped me design the lab and surrounding rooms to meet the needs of all of our concerts over the years. I so appreciate the dedication to keeping the Dance Lab and classrooms in tip-top shape and the ongoing help of all the custodial staff. Thanks so much...Josie

Thanks so much....

Josie

Josie Metal-Corbin, M.Ed.
Margaret Killian Professor of Education
Diamond Professorship
Professor, School of HPER
Director, "The Moving Company"
Nebraska Arts Council Artist-in-the-Schools/Community
Posted 05/05/11

Bravo! -Lowell Neuhaus

Thanks Lowell [Neuhaus] for taking care of the small tree outside the CPACS Dean's office window. Now the tree looks correct. Looking out our windows at the Performing Arts Park the green grass carpet, flowering trees and evergreens are absolutely beautiful. Thanks so much!

Karen


Karen K. Ressegieu, CPS
CPACS - Dean's Office)
Posted 05/05/11

Bravo! - John Amend, Lowell Neuhaus and All Who Worked on Effort

Great job, John (Amend), Lowell (Neuhaus) & all who worked on this effort! Catie added a picture and a nice write-up on our main (green) page http:www.unomaha.edu/green and on the news link.

Cheers,

Patrick

Patrick Wheeler
Environmental Advocate / Sustainability Champion)
UNO Environmental Health & Safety
Posted 05/05/11

Bravo! -Jim Allen

Lowell, I just wanted to let you know that everything went great with the Maverick Stampede on Sunday. The course was perfectly mowed and the grass was in good shape. Thanks so much for meeting out needs. Jim [Allen] did a great job!

Thanks Again,
John

John Noble
Health Physcial Education & Recreation (HPER)
Posted 04/25/11

Bravo! - John Leed and Sharon Larsen

Thank you again for the wonderful service during the 3rd annual Student Research and Creative Activity Fair, held last week in the MBSC. John and the catering staff provided great service: quickly, efficiently, and with enthusiasm. I appreciate how easy these folks made carrying out the Fair events in the MBSC over the course of three evenings. They are wonderful to work with and represent UNO well!

Wendi
Wendi Chiarbos Jensen
Coordinator | Office of Sponsored Programs and Research
Posted 04/14/11

Bravo! - Jim Ecker and Parking Enforcement Staff

Jim and his colleagues were helpful and patient as they assisted in procuring parking for our community judges during the 3rd annual Student Research and Creative Activity Fair. The judges--from the private and non-profit sectors--remarked how nice it was to pull up to UNO, park, and head directly into the building for the Fair events. Jim and his staff ensured this was possible. I appreciate their handling of this key detail for bringing our community supporters to campus!

Wendi

Wendi Chiarbos Jensen
Coordinator | Office of Sponsored Programs and Research
Posted 4/14/11

Bravo! PKI Custodial Staff

Hi Randy [Jensen] and Edward Johnson],

I just wanted to let you both know that I really appreciate the efforts of the PKI custodial staff to keep my research lab clean. I recently asked Joe to clean the floor in the lab in PKI 213, as it had gotten dirty over time. I believe that he, Priscilla and Andy ended up cleaning the floor and the rest of the lab and did an outstanding job! I just asked them to clean the floor, but they went above and beyond and cleaned the rest of the lab space, including taking out old boxes, and dusting and cleaning the counters. Betty is also a wonderful custodian and also makes every effort to keep the lab clean.

Any time I ask any of them for assistance, they are always very willing to help out. They are very appreciated!

Thanks,
Shannon

Shannon L. Bartelt-Hunt
Assistant Professor, Department of Civil Engineering
University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Posted 03/30/11

Bravo! - Laron Chatmon

Ed [Johnson],

This morning Laron Chatmon (custodian in Arts & Sciences) noticed that the snack machine door in the Arts & Sciences vending lounge was open. The door was locked but not shut. Laron took the initiative to find out whom he should notify. I appreciate Laron's initiative and to stay by the machine until one of my staff members arrived to watch the machine until Treat America came by to remedy the problem.

Brian

Brian Bollich
Assistant Director-Milo Bail Student Center
Posted 2/28/11

Bravo! - Cathy Pettid and Human Resources

Thanks to Cathy Pettid, Counseling Center, and Human Resources (especially Esther Scarpello) for organizing and carrying out the Stress Management: A Holistic Approach workshop earlier this week.

The turnout was great, and the information shared by Cathy is invaluable! We in CCSW appreciated the opportunity to partner with everyone who contributed to this event's success.

Wendi

Wendi Chiarbos Jensen
Coordinator | Office of Sponsored Programs and Research
Posted 2/14/11

Bravo! - Human Resources

Dear Mollie,
As I mentioned to you earlier today, your team did a tremendous job in working with us to find a suitable candidate for the staff assistant position. From the beginning to the end everything went smoothly. When I brought Chris over to pick up her paperwork everyone went out of their way to make her feel welcome. For this I am most grateful. Mollie, it is a great pleasure to work with your department.

Have a good weekend - julie.

Julie Masters, PhD
Department of Gerontology
Posted 2/07/11

Bravo! - Environmental Services

Lowell,
Tell your crews the parking lots looked great this morning. We appreciate their hard work.

Thanks.

James M. Ecker
Parking Manager
Posted 2/07/11

Bravo! - Environmental Services

Lowell,
Just wanted to say that your guys did a fantastic job of keeping the entrance clear Saturday during the Basketball games. It was not easy during the snowstorm, but they responded very well.

Thanks again.

Ethan Anderson
Operations Coordinator
UNO Athletics
Posted 1/25/11

Bravo! Tom Herman and Mario Valadez

Edward,
During the recent snow storm, Tom Herman and Mario Valadez, helped with snow removal. They worked on the Field house and HPER buildings and did an outstanding job in very difficult weather conditions. The work they did was professional. They completed the job and moved on to other buildings that they saw needed to be worked on. You could tell they take pride in their work by the way the job was completed. Thanks for their help to get the campus ready to open again.

Lowell

Lowell Neuhaus
Environmental Services
Posted 1/13/11

Bravo! - Lowell Neuhaus and team

Lowell,
Kudos to you and all on your team for the excellent work in clearing the snow and allowing the campus to be open today. I know your crews have been working hard to keep on top of this storm & snow....and I greatly appreciate the outstanding effort.
Please share my thanks with your team.

Bill

William E. Conley
Vice Chancellor for Business & Finance
Posted 1/11/11

Bravo! - Wayne Miller, Don Smith, Facilities Maintenance and Utilities, John Folker, and Campus Security

On Saturday December 11, 2010 Wayne, Don and John responded to a fire in Allwine Hall at 930 PM. The fire turned out to be one of the building transformers for Allwine Hall. Through their quick response the appropriate staff and contacts were made and local contractors were contacted to restore temporary power to the Allwine by 2300 AM Sunday morning. All this occurred with wind chills below -10 degrees outside. Thanks to all UNO staff and Electric Company of Omaha for their quick response to a potential disastrous situation.

John Amend
Director Facilities Management and Planning
Posted 1/11/11

Bravo! - Helen Burton

I am writing this e-mail because I believe that the housekeeper who takes care of EAB 202 [Helen Burton] should be commended for her honesty. I came to work early on Tuesday, January 4, and found on my desk a $5 bill with a note from Helen saying she had found it on the floor next to my desk. Five dollars is quite a bit, what with today's economy, and I believe that Helen should be commended for her honesty. I had assumed that I had already spent it and was pleasantly surprised to have it returned to me.

Helen is also an excellent housekeeper, by the way. She is very diligent and thorough in her duties.

Thank you!

Rachel J. Maley
Academic & Student Affairs
Posted 1/6/11

Bravo! - John Amend, Larry Morgan, Ben Holloway and Butch Baker

John & Larry,
My compliments to you both and especially to Ben Holloway and Butch Baker on their great assistance with this situation last evening [Sunday, 1/2/11]. MUD determined the break is on their service end and they will start repairs Monday morning. Thank you for your dedication and excellent service!

Bill

William E. Conley
Vice Chancellor for Business & Finance
Posted 1/5/11

Bravo! - Ben Holloway

Bravo to Ben Holloway for helping Weitz Construction on a water break at the Roskens Hall site. Ben has been extremely helpful to the project. Ben's efforts on Monday are especially appreciated.

Chris Flott, LEED AP
Field Operations Manager
Posted 12/21/10

Bravo! - Pedro Okoruwa

Congratulations to Pedro Okoruwa on his certification as a Professional in Human Resources! He successfully completed the course work and passed the certification program test offered by the Human Resources Certification Institute though the Society for Human Resource Management. Well done, Pedro!

Mollie Anderson
Director of Human Resources
Posted 12/16/10

Bravo! - David Ross

Bravo to David Ross, Facilities/Landscaping for the FANTASTIC job of clearing the icy sidewalks this morning. This is the first time in years that I have not had to walk that treacherous sidewalk from the parking garage to the Eppley Administration Building praying that I would not fall. After a number if icy weather issues last year where a number of people fell multiple times, I am sure that I am not the only one singing the praises of Mr. Ross' diligence.

Kim Kronschnabel
UNO Cashiering/Student Accounts
Posted 12/16/10

Bravo! - Jason Glass, Jim Allen and Heath Bertelsen

John Amend received a call from Bobby Herold, UNO's Head Baseball Coach, expressing his appreciation for the support that Landscape and Grounds staff provided at the Boystown baseball complex this season. Bobby said the assistance that staff provided freed up valuable time for the coaching staff.

Thanks to Jason Glass, Jim Allen and Heath Bertelsen for your efforts!

John Amend
Director of Facilities, Management & Planning
Posted 11/14/10

Bravo! - Becky Bohan Brown

Thanks Becky for your fabulous work getting our message into eNotes so quickly, you rock ! ! !

Mike Burton
Mail Services Manager
Posted 11/11/10

Bravo! - MBSC Staff

The MBSC staff have been extraordinary to work with in preparation and implementation of the 3 Days of Service...we had a fantastic turnout with over 700 volunteers over the 3 days! The check in here on campus went extraordinarily well...we used the newly renovated fireplace area and it accommodated the groups of 100+ at a time easily...and smoothly...Thanks for all the support...

Kathe

Kathleen R. Oleson Lyons, PhD
Posted 10/20/10


Bravo! - Ed Johnson, Claudio Benvenuti, Debra Brozak and Ursula Weaver

Ed,

I want to again thank you and your staff for all the hard work of everyone in the preparation of the HPER Building for our Dedication. Their hard work was very noticeable and appreciated. The building looked fantastic.

I also want acknowledge Claudio [Benvenuti] for his prompt response and hard work on Sat. Oct. 9th in the flooding of the racquetball ball court 3. Claudio worked very hard and quickly to clean up the mess from the sprinkler which limited the damage to the court. His willingness to help was commendable and I was surprised how quickly he was able to clean the mess up. Please let him know how thankful I am for his hard work.

Thanks,
Mike

Mike Kult
Assistant Director, HPER
Facilities, Intramural Sports & Special Events
Posted 10/14/10

Bravo! - Jan Paap

Thanks to Jan Paap, Manager of Grants Accounting, for her efforts in expediting the required signatures on the award document for a Department of State grant to fund UNO's work in Afghanistan.

Thank you,
Wendi

Wendi Chiarbos Jensen
Coordinator | Office of Sponsored Programs and Research
Posted 9/24/10

Bravo! - Mollie Anderson and Jodi Kava

Mollie & Jodi,

Great job with the presentation today to the Chancellor's Council on the launch of efforts to improve job descriptions on this campus! It was an excellent presentation...to the point and very compelling. My thanks to both of you for your efforts on this important matter and the outstanding presentation today!

Bill.

William E. Conley
Vice Chancellor for Business & Finance
Posted 9/23/10

Bravo! - Sharon Ulmar

Sharon

Thanks for all your hard work in working with Candace on the recent EEO complaint - I think both of you did an excellent job of presenting the facts and documenting the actions that were taken and I was happy to see the State concurred.

B.J.

B.J. Reed
Dean, College of Public Affairs and Community Service
Executive Associate to the Chancellor
Posted 8/30/10

Bravo! - Lowell Neuhaus

Hi Lowell -

Just wanted to drop you a note to commend you and your staff on the wonderful landscaping on the campus. The existing [flower] beds and newly landscaped areas really add to the beauty of the campus. Having a campus look well cared for contributes to everyone's feeling of pride in being a part of UNO. I appreciate the work you and your staff do!

Lanyce

Lanyce Keel
Executive Director
UNO Information Technology Services
Posted 8/30/10

Bravo! - John Amend

I had a chance today to look in several rooms at UV [University Village]. They all looked great! I can very vividly remember the walk-through we had of UV before UNO bought the facility. What a significant improvement!

Thanks to your team for all that you did to get the work done this summer on UV to make this housing facility so vastly improved!

Bill

William E. Conley
Vice Chancellor for Business & Finance
Posted 8/20/10


Bravo! - Mike Brush

Steven [Geiken],

Since University Village's renovations were not completed until around 9:00pm yesterday I was unable to determine if any bedrooms/units were missing furniture. This morning I discovered a unit missing two complete beds; residents are scheduled to start moving in tomorrow at 8:00am. Although Nebraska Furniture Mart had them in stock, I had no way to retrieve them. When I called Mike Brush he agreed to bring the beds to me, and delivered them in well under an hour.

I am extremely grateful for his speed and willingness to help us get ready for our new residents. Thank you also for allowing me to utilize Mike for issues like these.


Ted Pruitt Jr
Asst. Dir. Student Housing, Maintenance
Posted 8/19/10

Bravo! - Walter Burr, John Amend & George Killian

Walt/John/George,

After observing the continued progress of our new structure, I was reminded again of your efforts to ensure a successful project. Please know again how much all of us in Athletics appreciate your support and help to bring this concept to fruition. Your professionalism and knowledge have combined to deliver a product that will contribute to this campus for years to come. I cannot begin to thank all of you enough.

Regards,
Trev

Trev Alberts
UNO Athletic Director
Posted 8/17/10

Bravo! - Ellie King and Matt Wieseler

Hi Diane [Sunde],

I want to make sure you know what an outstanding job Ellie and Matt did getting the artwork from Fine Arts down to Mammel Hall. They did it on short notice and made three trips. They even had to find a different vehicle after the first load because of the size of the pictures.

It was after 5:00 PM and we even told them they did not have to get the final load – but they did and did it with a great attitude.

David

David Nielsen
Director of Technology & Budget
College of Business Administration
Posted 8/16/10

Bravo! - Debra J Brozak, Edward A Johnson, Lowell Neuhaus, Larry Morgan, Paul Kosel

A huge Bravo! goes out to Deb Brozak, Assistant Manager of Custodial Services, and Russ Schneider, Campus Security Officer, for thwarting a theft on campus this morning. Below is the story, as relayed to me.

Deb & Russ, thanks for your extraordinary effort and dedication in preventing this theft! Great job!!

Bill
William E. Conley
Vice Chancellor for Business & Finance
Posted 7/28/10
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Deb was checking on the night crews at 4 a.m. this morning when she saw an individual near the satellite equipment north of HPER. He saw her watching him so he sauntered off but did not go to a construction area, which contract workers would do. She later observed him back in the area, climbing over a wall and walking toward the security fence – he had a large pair of cable cutters in his hand.

She approached him and asked if she could help him find anything. He said he was there to apply for a job. Upon query, he said that he had located the foreman and discussed a job. He saw her looking at the cutters and volunteered that he had found them “over there” in the grass. He began to move toward a pickup truck to leave. She also noticed the padlock on the security fence was missing.

Deb moved behind the pickup and recorded the number. Before she could call Security, they pulled up at HPER on other business and she directed them to the suspicious individual. A chase ensued and Russ Schneider was able to stop the suspect vehicle.

He was arrested. They found three sizes of wire cutters in the stolen pickup, as well as various kits and devices to break into buildings and locks. He tested positive for meth. He was stealing copper and had returned after he thought she’d left the area so he could retrieve the copper.

Looks like Deb & Russ scored a big one for the University and also took a full-time thief off the streets of Omaha.


Bravo! - Debra J Brozak, Edward A Johnson, Lowell Neuhaus, Larry Morgan, Paul Kosel

As you likely are aware, the past couple of nights have provided tremendous water challenges on campus.

First, on Tuesday evening, the storm that dumped about 3" of rain in about 45 minutes was too much for Sapp Fieldhouse and the parapet wall which is currently under repair. The main floor in Sapp Fieldhouse, as well as locker rooms in the basement sustained considerable water and related damage. FMP crews and Hawkins Construction employees worked all night and most of Wednesday getting the water up and drying out the area.

Last evening, a water pipe broke in the basement of Roskens Hall. The water flooded at great volume, such that it spread to a large portion of the first floor and basement, carrying considerable mud with it. An asbestos abatement contractor (working on the fifth floor) discovered the leak when he took the elevator to the first floor. When the doors opened, water rushed into the elevator. He immediately notified Campus Security who responded within 3 minutes. Teams, again, worked all night and continue today in working to get up the mud and water.

The response to both of these situations by UNO personnel was truly impressive. Both cases demonstrated the tremendous dedication and care that people at UNO have for this institution!

Many people deserve our thanks and appreciation....including those in Facilities Management & Planning, Campus Security as well as the College of Business and Athletics...and perhaps others I have not mentioned. They all have my sincere and heartfelt thanks for their outstanding efforts! Click here for update.

Bill

William E. Conley
Vice Chancellor for Business & Finance
Posted 6/3/10

Bravo! - George Killian

George, congratulations on your receiving the Outstanding Alumnus Award from Southeast Community College. This is well deserved recognition of your talents and success. Thanks for all that you do for UNO.

Best regards,

Bill
William E. Conley
Vice Chancellor for Business & Finance
Posted 6/3/10

Bravo! - John Bentzinger

Mr. [Paul] Kosel:

I would like to compliment J. Bentzinger. He just changed a flat tire for me. He was so polite; he didn't mind the pouring cold rain, and he did a very careful job, coming back a third time to check that the bolts on the spare were tight. Please give him my thanks!

Chris

M. Christine McIvor
Assistant to the Director
Honors Program
Posted 5/21/10

Bravo! - Tim Struck and Bruce Wright

Dear Mr. [John] Amend:

I wanted you to know how appreciative I am in having my lights repaired so late in the day last Friday [April 23rd]. The two men who responded did so responded within minutes and in a very professional manner. I think you are lucky to have such people on your staff. Click here to read the full letter.

Thank you.

Rory J. Conces
Associate Professor
Department of Philosophy and Religion
Posted 5/19/10

Bravo! - Marilyn Brown

Bravo to Marilyn Brown on being named the 2010 Administrative Professional of the Year by the Ak-Sar-Ben Chapter of the International Association of Administrative Professionals! Congratulations Marilyn on this recognition of your tremendous contribution to UNO!

Bill

William E. Conley
Vice Chancellor for Business & Finance
Posted 4/21/10

Bravo! - Wally (Jim) Welch and MBSC team

Wally, my compliments to you and your MBSC team on an excellent event last night...the 2nd annual "Basketball & BBQ" in the ballroom. The food was excellent, as always, and it looked like the students had a great time!

My thanks to everyone who made this a success!

Bill

William E. Conley
Vice Chancellor for Business & Finance
Posted 4/6/10

Bravo! - Joe Huebner

Congratulations Joe on being recognized today by UNO's School of Criminology and Criminal Justice with their Distinguished Service Award! Well deserved and earned recognition....Bravo!

Bill

William E. Conley
Vice Chancellor for Business & Finance
Posted 4/2/10

Bravo! - Jody Neathery-Castro, Mollie Anderson, Wendi Jensen

Just wanted to let you know how much I enjoyed the [CCSW] luncheon today. What a great event! I thought it was very well done, and thought the Olga Strimple presentation was both amazing and humbling. The entire event was truly a highlight of the academic year!

Thanks to all of you for your hard work in making it such a terrific event!

Sara

Sara Woods
Assistant Dean
College of Public Affairs and Community Service
Posted 4/1/10

Bravo! - Marilyn Brown

Thank you, Marilyn.

I keep meaning to tell you this, but I really appreciate the work that you and the rest of the UNO staff put into your agenda items. I hardly ever need to make any corrections or change the formatting on your items and reports. They always come ready to go.

Nicole Zink
Executive Assistant to the Vice President for Business & Finance
University of Nebraska
Posted 3/24/10

Bravo! - Jan Paap

I would especially like to recognize Janet Paap, Manager of Grants Accounting, who provided this year's survey response for University of Nebraska. The efforts of your staff involved extra work this year to provide information on awards including research funding awarded under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA). We appreciate these contributions to NSF's [The National Science Foundation] measurement of academic R&D within the United States.

Lynda T. Carlson, PhD
Director, Division of Science Resources Statistics
National Science Foundation
Posted 3/24/10


Bravo! - Julie Totten, Joe Huebner, Michael Obbink, Marilyn Brown, Laura Lamblin, Lynn Stephenson, John Amend, George Killian, Rita Henry, David Cicotello, Bill Pickett, Madeline Roebke, David Lechner, Rebecca Koller, Ron Withem, etc.

At 2:52pm yesterday [3-15-10], I received the e-mail that we had all been waiting a long time for...that being the confirmation that UNO had closed on the purchase of University Village.

It's been a journey, but as we worked through the process, it became increasingly clear why this was important to the University and to our students.

I simply want to express my sincere and enthusiastic thanks and congratulations to all of you for your great work on this project! It was truly an excellent team effort!

Bill
William E. Conley
Vice Chancellor for Business & Finance
Posted 3/18/10

Bravo! - Campus Security

Dear Mr. Kosel:

I wanted to send a note thanking your officers for their response to yesterday's medical emergency in the Political Department involving Dr. Bacon. The first officer arrived within a minute of my call at a dead run, prepared to use the AED and take any other action necessary. Several other officers arrived immediately thereafter to offer assistance, including quickly leading the engine and med unit to our building and office.

Please let these fine officers know how much we appreciated their excellent response. It is nice to know that fast, efficient and professional help is there when you need it.

Sincerely,

Paul Landow, Ph.D.
Department of Political Science
Posted 3/15/10


Bravo! - Dan McDermott

We [Facilities] were having problems with the Plant's Vehicle #10 and sent it to the dealership for a quote on repairs.. The rear view mirrors and doors were broken and/or not operating properly. The quote ended up being over $1,500. Mike Brush asked Lowell if Dan [McDermott] could take a look at the truck, which Lowell agreed to. Dan spent time finding replacement parts and doing the repairs himself for a couple of hundred dollars total.

Just wanted to send a thank you for Dan's time and energy in saving the University considerable money.

Steve Geiken
Business Manager
UNO Facilities Management and Planning
Posted 3/11/10

Bravo! - Linda Mannering and David Cicotello

A big thank you to Linda Mannering for providing some very useful information on housing at other institutions...within about a 4 hour time frame this morning. I'm not sure if I would consider myself a "customer" of LInda's, but she certainly provided what I would call Legendary customer service today...very much appreciated as I am on a tight time frame to get ready for this presentation with the Appropriations Committee tomorrow. [2/24/10]

Bill

William E. Conley
Vice Chancellor for Business & Finance
Posted 3/2/10


Bravo! - Lowell Neuhaus, Johnny Hill, Charles Brown

Lowell,

I [Dorene Scheffel] got a call from Dana Richter-Egger, Math Dept. [She] Wanted me to make sure Landscape Services knew: YOU ARE DOING A GREAT JOB WITH SNOW REMOVAL!! Please pass this message on to your employees!


Dana Richter-Egger
UNO Math Department
Posted 2/22/10

Bravo! - Mike Milone

Jim [Welch],

I was very glad to dine with you last night. I am writing to compliment your staff on the fine meal we were served.
Please note that I am a food snob. More appropriately, I am a FOOD SNOB! I am renowned for my complaints about all institutional food. I have not actually consumed a banquet meal in 20 years. That string came to an end last night. I know how difficult it is to hit a consistent medium rare and hold the temp for 100 people. I appreciated the fact that the vegetables were both al dente and warm through. The dessert was very pleasant (although I suppose a warm chocolate dessert is sort of cheating....who complains about chocolate?). In short, it was a meal I would gladly have paid for.

Please pass my compliments to your staff and to anyone else you wish.
Sincerely,

Joseph S Brown
UNO Psychology Department
Posted 2/1/10

Bravo! - Sharon Botos & Tom Schmaderer

We would like to compliment and thank you for your day to day efforts in the CPACS building. Although the weather has made your jobs more difficult than usual for the past several weeks, you are always cheerful and helpful. Your hard work does not go unnoticed. You often put extra effort into your work without being asked. Your attitudes and behavior sets an example for all of us here at the UNO campus.

Mona Gayle Lokey
NASA Nebraska Space Grant & EPSCoR Office
Posted 1/27/10

Bravo! -Stella Watts

I have a son attending UNO. I've written you in the past about how pleased I am to be able to talk to a real person instead of getting trapped in a phone tree, when I have a problem or need information. It happened again today. I would like to give special praise to Stella in the Human Resources Department. I had to call her twice this morning to ask for help in filling out an application for my brother-in-law, who will apply for a custodian job opening. Both times, she went beyond what I expected. It is so refreshing to be able to speak to a real person through and solve a problem.

Thanks to all.

Jerry Kenny
Posted 1/26/10



Bravo! - Lanyce Keel & John Fiene

Lanyce [Keel] & John [Fiene],

As you are aware, this past weekend UNO commissioned the initial elements of UNO’s IP based communication system to handle telephone and voice mail requirements.

The transition took approximately 1 hour and 15 minutes. From early indications, it went extremely smoothly. A key element of this success is attributable to the generous and professional support from your organization. Your team worked tirelessly to integrate these new components into the UNO network. Aaron Murray and David Homan made themselves available throughout the weekend to make the system operational.

Please extend the telecom team’s and my personal appreciation to Steven Lendt’s staff for the support. It was a pleasure working with them.

Best regards,
Bill

William E. Conley
Vice Chancellor for Business & Finance
Posted 01/13/10

Bravo! - Yvette Holly and Staff

Don [Leuenberger],
This past weekend UNO commissioned a discrete communications system to handle UNO’s telephone and voice mail requirements. These new components will permit UNO to support upcoming physical expansions, enhance system survivability and control costs.

The transition took approximately 1 hour and 15 minutes. From early indications, it went extremely smoothly. A key element of this success is attributable to the generous and professional support provided by UNMC’s Information Technology System under Yvette Holly. Terry O’Callahan, Frank Plummer and Diane Brown were key members of the project team. They provided insights and guidance regarding both integration and operation of the new technologies. They facilitated acquisition of critical data effecting the new system configuration. Diane Brown deserves special recognition for her endurance at 2AM Sunday morning.

Please extend UNO’s, our telecom team’s, and my personal appreciation to Yvette Holly and her staff for the exceptional support provided. It was a pleasure working with them.

Best regards,
Bill

William E. Conley
Vice Chancellor for Business & Finance
Posted 01/13/10

Bravo! - Dick May and Andy Taylor

A tremendous BRAVO! to Dick May and Andy Taylor for their great work on getting this [UNO telephone] system implemented.

Bill

William E. Conley
Vice Chancellor for Business & Finance
Posted 01/11/10

Bravo! - Jan Paap

Bill,
We are very appreciative of Jan Paap's extraordinary dedication in coming into work today to sign and return the notice of award from the Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) for the Procurement Technical Assistance Program. Maintaining programs on federal funds is frequently difficult and sometimes requires efforts that do not fit into normal University timeframes. Jan Paap's willingness to help us make this happen during the normal University shutdown shows her recognition of that reality.

Thanks,
Bob

Robert E. Bernier, Ph.D.
Assistant Dean, College of Business Administration
State Director, Nebraska Business Development Center
Posted 01/05/10

Bravo! - Dick May and Andrew Taylor

Bill,
Dick and his staff in telecommunications have done so much to help us on the NeSIS project that it is time I said thank you. More importantly, I wanted you to know we have asked much of him, and given him short notice, usually complicated set up, and he (and Andy in particular) have always been there when we needed help.

Starting today, and through the end of January, we are notifying almost 28,000 students to claim their credentials for mavlink by going through TrueYou. Dick and Andy - again on short notice - helped us get a call center set up to help with overflow from the Helpdesk. It was not as easy as it may appear, and we are thankful for the work they did.

Mark Goldsberry
UNO SIS Project Lead
Posted 12/07/09

Bravo! - Lowell Neuhaus

Your staff did a great job on the snow this morning!! It is a pet peeve of mine that, even though we say the campus is open, often the walks are not cleared or the steps are not scooped. Today everything seemed to be in good shape between the Campanile and Eppley. Thanks!



Rita M. Henry
Student Affairs
Posted 12/07/09

Bravo! - Julie Totten

Bravo to Julie Totten for SOLP Staff Spotlight! Please read it on the November 2009 SOLP newsletter.

Barb Treadway-Janousek
Director, SOLP
Posted 11/25/09

Bravo! - Russ Smith and BJ Reed

Congratulations Russ & BJ on your outstanding work with the NorthStar Foundation and helping them in bringing the Outward Bound organization to Omaha.

Great job...truly a fine example of community engagement!

Bill

William E. Conley
Vice Chancellor for Business & Finance
Posted 11/12/09

Bravo! - Mollie Anderson

Congratulations on developing an excellent Newsletter! It will be very valuable for the University and is something that I hope all the employees take time to read. I have forwarded it out to our office and encouraging them to review it. I admire all of the positive changes you have brought to the campus, which is reflected in many ways ....including your home page!

Again, job well done!

Jolene

Jolene K. Adams
Director of Undergraduate Admissions
Posted 10/21/09

Bravo! - Lowell Neuhaus

Lowell, I just wanted to send you a quick note to thank you for all that you and your crew did for athletics this weekend. We appreciate all of the coordination and cooperation that you gave us on Saturday for the football field preparation. Our administration, as well as Coach Behrns, all commented more than once on how well the field turned out prior to the game.

On Sunday, we had the same issue for the soccer game. We expected the snow to melt a little more than it did, however, it was almost completely covered. Jim did a great job of getting the field ready to play. On both days, the players and fans showed up to a game that had a great looking field to play on.

Thanks again from all of us in athletics,

Ron Higdon
Associate Head Coach-Wrestling
Posted 10/14/09

Bravo! - Sharon Larsen

Bravo to Sharon Larsen who single handedly saved the "food" for a program for Latino Heritage Month. Sharon goes above and beyond and she is always looking out for people. Sharon, you are a true asset to UNO, SOLP thanks you for all of your help and support now and for years to come!

Barb Treadway-Janousek
Director, SOLP
Posted 09/21/09

Bravo!- Jim (Wally) Welch

Bravo to Jim "Wally" Welch, who received the Del Weber Student Service Award at the annual Student Government banquet last week. The student admire and respect Wally. Award well deserved!

Barb Treadway-Janousek
Director, SOLP
Posted 09/21/09

Bravo! - DSC Custodial Staff

I appreciate everyone's efforts in making this a great experience for the program [Aim for the Stars].

Great job! Please click here to read the thank you note.

John Amend
Director of Facilities, Management & Planning
Posted 08/28/09

Bravo!- Jim (Wally) Welch

Wally,

I believe I mentioned to you something the other day that I wanted to follow-up and repeat....that is a big thank you and Bravo! to you and your team for all of the work done this summer in preparing for the students to return next week.

The construction projects were tight on time and provided a challenge, but you and your team worked through the hurdles and got them completed. The MBSC looks great....the new food court is exciting and I'm anxious to watch this go live next week. The Maverick Room, I believe, may soon become a very popular place for students to gather. The Ballroom, NE room and Aksarben rooms all look terrific. The initial comments from students, staff and faculty are quite positive.

Change is usually good, but often painful...and I know this summer had some pain. My thanks to you and your team for all that you have done and do every day!

Bill

William E. Conley
Vice Chancellor for Business & Finance
Posted 08/21/09

Bravo! - Mollie Anderson

Mollie,

Congratulations to your team on a very successful wellness event today. The You Look Mavelous event with Marty and Amy was well done and well attended. This was a very successful event. Great job and congrats!

Bill

William E. Conley
Vice Chancellor for Business & Finance
Posted 07/31/09

Bravo! - Mollie Anderson

Just a couple of things. First, it was an absolute pleasure meeting you and seeing you 'at work' yesterday. Your reputation preceded you - I have heard many great things about you, but I was very impressed, first-hand, at your management style and ability to phrase things so well. I also very much appreciate the new attitude that it's NOT okay to just show up at work in a bad mood because you can't retire yet, collect your paycheck and go home. UNO is a just fabulous place to work, but there are a few people who, unfortunately, forget why we're here and that our students are our customers, so we DO need to have a customer service-oriented environment. First impressions on a student or parent, or so often in our college, someone from the business community, is crucial - sometimes people forget that.

Just wanted to say - Welcome -glad you're here!

Sue Bollich
Dean's Office, RH 414
College of Business Administration
Posted 07/27/09

Bravo! - Esther E Scarpello, Deborah Gayle Bertrand, Marjorie Miskec Mary Landholt, Danae M Wolcott, Joseph Kaminski, Julie L Whitten, Jessica L Dozark, Rhonda Sheibal-Carver, Cathy Young, Marcia Adler, Julie Kalasek, Debra J Brozak, Edward A Johnson, Barbara K Grant, Linda Mannering, Mary Razor, Rose Shires, Ron Higdon, Russell McKune, Sharon Kay Larsen, Russ Kleeb

I wanted to say thanks to all the people who helped with the You Look MAVelous! Scavenger Hunt.

Some volunteered at tables, some helped with needed supplies, some helped coordinate the set-up, some prepared food, some did health checks, some provided the Gator ( I love the Gator! But Mollie and Joe will never ride with me again!), and other various tasks. Thanks to the Team Captains for encouraging your team members to participate.

Special thanks to the staffs in Campus Rec., Human Resources, and Student Health Services for all your help. And to Mollie and Esther for planning and coordinating the event! The exact numbers will probably come later (Esther will provide those), but I thought we had a great turn-out.

Thanks for all you do to help promote wellness at UNO! This was a great team effort! (If I missed someone who needs to be thanked, please pass this along to him or her).

Dave

Dave Daniels
Asst. Dir. for Fitness/Wellness & Instructional Programs
Posted 07/10/09

Bravo! - Esther Scarpello

Hi Esther,
Just a quick note to tell you that the You Look Mavelous display in the EAB showcase here on 2nd floor is really wonderful. It's eye-catching and informative. Well done!

I enjoy it each time I pass (and learn something new, too).

Wendi

Wendi Chiarbos Jensen, Coordinator,
Office of Sponsored Programs and Research
Posted 07/10/09

Bravo! - Jerry Anderson

To Whom It May Concern:
I am writing in regards to Jerry Anderson. Mr. Anderson is an asset to your department. It seems that people like him are a rare find. What a sincerely nice and friendly person.

Click here to read the entire thank you letter.

Sincerely,
Mark Wachter
Controller, Kelly's Carpet Omaha
Posted 06/18/09

Bravo! - Debra J Brozak & Edward A Johnson

Dear Mr. Morgan,
I would like to compliment the facilities staff here in the Durham Science Center. Several of the camp teachers and counselors have commented about how cheerful and helpful the custodial staff has been. My staff has been impressed by how pleased your DSC facilities staff seems to be to see the campers and camp chaos! They have helped created a wonderful university experience for our campers this week and I would like to thank them very much!

Sincerely,

Connie O'Brien

Director, Aim for the Stars
Physics Dept., DSC 144
Posted 06/11/09

Bravo! - Mary Laura Farnham, Nancy Schlesiger, Wendi Jensen, Leah Neibaum, and Kristen Hendershot

Thank you to the Sponsored Programs Office for their continued support of our research and outreach programs. The guidance you provide on proposals is appreciated. You are all a joy to work with!

Michaela Lucas
Associate Director
NASA Nebraska Space Grant & EPSCoR Office
Posted 06/05/09

Bravo! - Andrew Taylor

Andy,

Thanks for your work and creativity on the design of the GREENUNO brand identifier for the campus sustainability efforts. It looks great. I appreciate your help and input.

I also want to complement you on the excellent work on the recommendation for the employee directory. The recommendation was well written and complete and the sample formats was very helpful.

Thanks!
Bill

William E. Conley
Vice Chancellor for Business & Finance
Posted 05/19/09

Bravo! - Campus Security

Good Morning, Gentlemen,

First, THANK YOU so much for your cooperation and support in clearing the parking lots for us last weekend. The Creation concert was our largest event of the year, and our house was packed. Your staff was so professional and efficient in getting us the materials we needed and watching out for us. From all of us over here, THANKS to all of you over there. You're the best.

Cindy Bassett, Bldg. Mgr./Events Coordinator
Strauss Performing Arts Center
Posted 05/13/09

Bravo! - Deb Ekeler

Good afternoon Bill, I just thought you should know of quality work done by our support team within Business & Finance. This morning, due to the postal increases, we had to update our G2 program to meet the needs of our University customer base and that of postal service requirements. Our application was interrupted by an error that occurred due to a software issue that our supplier failed to notify us about.

Upon discovering the error, I immediately contacted Deb Ekeler and the company Claritus, which holds our contract for the equipment, so hopefully we could get up and running. Deb was in our office within 10 minutes and on the phone to the sales department, she got immediate results enabling us to finish the update and resume our normal sales activity. With her efforts we got the job accomplished. I thought she deserved the "Pat on the back."

Mike Burton
Mail Room Supervisor
Posted 05/12/09

Bravo! - Mollie Anderson

Bravo to Mollie Anderson and the HR "crew" for bringing innovative and interactive programs to all that work at UNO! Thanks!

Barb Treadway-Janousek
Director, SOLP
Posted 5/12/09

Bravo! - Dr. Wade Robinson

Bravo to Dr. Wade Robinson for being an incredible Associate Vice Chancellor. He will be missed!


Barb Treadway-Janousek
Director, SOLP
Posted 5/12/09

Bravo! - Chancellor Christensen, Senior Vice Chancellor Terry Hynes & Vice Chancellor Conley

Bravo to Chancellor Christensen, Senior Vice Chancellor Terry Hynes and Vice Chancellor Conley for keeping us informed on the budget crisis. Thank you so much!


Barb Treadway-Janousek
Director, SOLP
Posted 5/12/09

Bravo! - Mary Lynn Reiser & the Strategic Planning Committee

Bravo to Mary Lynn Reiser and the rest of the Strategic Planning Committee for all of their hard work on the Strategic Advance. The speaker was excellent, very motivating and the day was "fun"..thank you!

Barb Treadway-Janousek
Director, SOLP
Posted 5/12/09

Bravo! - John Amend & George Killian

Greetings: [John Amend, George Killian]

I wanted to thank you all deeply for your extraordinary efforts to pull together this major proposal in such short order, and to do it so well.

This was a proposal of a different type for UNO, one that required significant teamwork across quite diverse units, and one that posed distinct challenges (combining the science with architectural plans for a first class facility). It epitomizes the collaborative spirit here that can make a real difference. That UNO actually submitted it two days early is fantastic. I wish I could provide more recognition of your efforts than this simple message. Cheers.


Dr. Harmon D. Maher Jr.
Interim Associate Vice Chancellor for Research and Creative Activity, Professor of Geology
Posted 5/12/09

Bravo! - John Amend, Richard [Dick] May [Jr.], Stan Schleifer

Bill and Richard (Dick) May Jr.,
I want you both to know that many people from your departments have given me help this past year setting up Maverick Village's maintenance shop. Please pass the attached document to them. Let me know if the attachment does not open. Thank you.

I previously sent this letter out to John and Stan, but forgot the individuals from your departments; they have been added. [Please see attachment].

Ted Pruitt Jr.
Assistant Director of Maintenance
Maverick Village
Posted 5/12/09

Bravo! - Dawn Hove

Dawn,

Wally shared with me the news that the UNO Child Care Center has again received accreditation from the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC). Congratulations!

Wally also informed me that the UNO Child Care Center was the first center accredited in the state of Nebraska.
In looking at the NAEYC website, I found the following:
NAEYC Accreditation represents the mark of quality in early childhood education. To achieve NAEYC Accreditation, early childhood education programs volunteer to be measured against the NAEYC Early Childhood Program Standards. Today, over 8,000 NAEYC accredited early childhood education programs serve families around the nation.

The continuation of this accreditation is important and an ongoing reflection of the great work by you and your team. I really enjoyed the opportunity to visit the center last week and to get a firsthand look at the CCC. Thanks for having me.

Again, thanks for all that you and your team at the UNO CCC do!

Best regards,
Bill

William E. Conley
Vice Chancellor for Business & Finance
Posted 04/30/09

Bravo! - Dr. Omowale Akintunde and Sharif Liwaru

Malcolm X Festival:
What a wonderful week of GREAT events sponsored by the UNO Black Studies Department. Bravo to Dr. Omowale Akintunde and Sharif Liwaru, President of the Malcolm X Foundation, for bringing such incredible individuals to UNO to speak on the life and times of Malcolm X!

Barb Treadway-Janousek
Director, SOLP
Posted 4/16/09

Bravo! - Erin Cron

I'm sending a BRAVO to Erin Cron, advisor to Maverick Productions (UNO Student Programming Board) for working with the students who did the wonderful promotions for Basketball and Barbecue!

Barb Treadway-Janousek
Director, SOLP
Posted 4/16/09

Bravo! - Sharon Larsen and John Leed

Over the noon hour, we inducted Senator Chuck Hagel into Omicron Delta Kappa, national leadership honorary. About fifty people were present at the luncheon, including former UN President and UNO Chancellor Dr. Ronald Roskens, Chancellor Christensen, Vice Chancellor Hynes, several member of the community, retired and current faculty, staff and students.

Sharon Larsen and John Leed did an excellent job with this event. I had not been as clear as I should have been on a couple of issues but Sharon, John and the rest of the staff did a great job of making the luncheon a great success and, more importantly, making UNO shine.

My thanks to all.

Rita M. Henry
Student Affairs
Posted 4/8/09

Bravo! - Jim Welch, Brian Bollich, Mike Milone, Michael Schmidt

My compliments to the many MBSC team who were involved with last night's "Basketball & BBQ" event in the ballroom. This was a outstanding student event! The turnout was very strong, better than I might have expected for a first time event...and the food was great! I hope this was the "first annual Basketball & BBQ"....an event that we can make a tradition and make even bigger and better! All I can say is well done....and Bravo!
Thank you.
Bill

William E. Conley
Vice Chancellor for Business & Finance
Posted 4/7/09

Bravo! - Kim Bauman Hawekotte, Richard H Christie, Paul Sather, Russell L Smith, Jim A Rogers, John R Amend, Melissa Berke, Ilze Zigurs, Peter Wolcott, Dana Richter-Egger, Karen Dwyer, Marlina Marie Davidson, Dorianne Richards, Matthew Marx, Maria Knudtson, Nora Bacon, Chris Allen,Deborah Smith-Howell, Wade Robinson, John Christensen, BJ Reed, Gail Baker McCarty, Joseph D Boocker, Hesham Ali, Terry Hynes

I want to add my congratulations and thank you to all that participated and made presentations on Friday to the Board of Regents. Bravo! It was a great day! You made the outstanding work at UNO come to life with the presentations and discussions. I know that I left very energized and enlightened about UNO....I'm sure the Regents did as well!
Thanks for your time and work on this BOR visit!
Best regards,
Bill

William E. Conley
Vice Chancellor for Business & Finance
Posted 4/6/09

Bravo! - Mike Milone, John Leed, Mikki Goulette

I wanted to share the compliment below with you all right away. As I've told you before, I've heard something similar from virtually every external reviewer that we've brought in over the past four years. When I tell them that the team meals will all be on campus, they are skeptical. But at the end of the review, they thank me for the wonderful meals. The reviewers are faculty from universities throughout the country. The academic program reviews are important for the unit under review and the university. The meals are when the teams process the information they've heard, develop questions, and begin drafting the review. It means a great deal that these meals are pleasant experiences.

I truly appreciate the wonderful service and food you provide for all of groups I work with but especially the academic program review teams.
Thank you.

Deborah Smith-Howell, Ph.D.
Associate Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs &
Dean for Graduate Studies
Posted 3/16/09

Bravo! - Kathy Hartle

Congratulations to you both! Kathy, Thank You! for making the extra effort to recycle ink toner cartridges on campus. That it saves money while benefitting students, SAC and animal care makes it hard to imagine not recycling! Your efforts help demonstrate for others how to act in a positive way that makes UNO a better place to work and a good model for our community!
Becky, Thank You! for sharing this story, and for soliciting stories from others. We are doing much and would benefit greatly from letting it be known.
Three Cheers!
Thanks!

Patrick Wheeler
UNO Environmental Health & Safety
Posted 1/30/09

Bravo! - Campus Security

We had a call from an out-of-town mom of a residence hall female student. The student was ill over the weekend. After getting our answering machine, the student called security. The mom called us back to let us know how nice and helpful the UNO security officer was. The officer made a good impression for the mom. We do not know the officer's name but the event happened on Saturday, January 1/25/09 around 10:30 AM. It was nice to have someone let us know they appreciate the services [we offer].

Thanks!

Marica Adler, RN, MS
Coordinator Student Health Services
Posted 1/30/09

Bravo! - Officer Cody Haner and Sergeant Ian Winfield

Two campus security officers responded to an accident near the old parking garage near Arts and Science building last night (1/12/2009) at about 5:45PM. One officer's name was Winfield and the other officer was a tall man, with a beard and red hair. I do not remember the second officer's name [Officer Cody Haner]. I wanted to thank them for handling the situation very well. They comforted me, kept the angry taxi driver away from me, cleared the scene, and helped us exchange information. I was very satisfied with their performance and professionalism.

Thank you.
Rebecca Near
UNO Student
Posted 1/15/09


Bravo! - Ann Oatman and Joe Huebner

This report [NCAA Report] is out as I understand it and please give my thanks to all who have helped in putting the information together. Special thanks to Ann and Joe for their many important contributions.
John
John E. Christensen
Chancellor

Thanks Ann for all of your work on this [NCAA Report]!
Bill
William E. Conley
Vice Chancellor for Business & Finance
Posted 1/13/09

Bravo! - Diane Mills and Chris Elston

Just a short note to let you all know about an achievement by members of our team.
Bob Harris informed me that UNO was the only campus to have zero errors on SSN for the 4th quarter. Two individuals deserve credit for this accomplishment -- Diane Mills and Chris Elston. Their attention to detail serves the university well, and their accomplishment is both noteworthy and appreciated.

Join me in congratulating them. Diane and Chris, thank you for your hard work!

Mollie Anderson
Director of Human Resources
Posted 1/7/09


Bravo! - Lowell Neuhaus

Just wanted to say "Thanks" for your crew's efforts this morning. Getting around on campus was much easier than navigating City streets!

Patrick Wheeler
UNO Environmental Health & Safety
Posted 12/19/08

Bravo! - Jerry Anderson

I attemptted to email you in September of this year with no success. I would like to show my appreciation to your officers and staff for their hospitality. I would like to directly show appreciation to Officer Jerry Anderson for his fine service on September 24, 2008. I went into the Eppley Admin Building for two minutes and return to my vehicle not starting. Ofcr. Anderson was patrolling the Milo Bail parking lot and came over to give jumpstart. He was concern that I would be stranded with my mother and not be able to get her home. Later that week Ofcr. Anderson asked if I was able to get my mother home safely and get my vehicle serviced.

I must say UNO still is family staff orientated, and I have always cherished this unity. I just wanted you to know how much I appreciate your department hospitality.

Again. Thank you and your staff for the great work.
Meg Richard
Posted 12/1/08

Bravo! - Brian Bollich

Hi Brian,

I understand you came to the rescue today with our major donors, the Scotts and getting them to the front of the food line and their seats. Thank you!
Thanks as well for working with Angie to get our information screens up and running. I know it was not always easy, but we really appreciate the great support you and Mike gave us. The screens are a great addition to our space and having them ready for the dedication was so appreciated!

Sara Woods
Assistant Dean
College of Public Affairs and Community Service
Posted 10/9/08

 

Bravo! - Patrick Wheeler

Thank you for the outstanding job you are doing on the OPPD project. It looks like the project will be extended again and it would not have been possible without your great leadership and very effective communication skills. OPPD is a very demanding partner but also very supportive thanks to your accomplishments. I look forward with great pleasure to your continued success on this project. Your significant contributions have benefited the university and our community on several levels.

Great effort, Patrick!

Avery D. Schwer, Ph.D.
Professor and Graduate Chair
Department of Construction Engineering and Management
Durham School of Architectural Engineering and Construction
College of Engineering, University of Nebraska - Lincoln
Posted 9/18/08

 

Bravo! - Dave Sample

Dave,

Thanks for the very quick response this morning to help us out with operation of the "cherry picker" (and also getting the 8 foot ladder). Without your help, I'm not sure that we would have been able to get all the lighting set for the opening of the art show this evening. Facilities gets all the complaints when things don't go the way they should or as fast as desired, but you also need to need to hear the positive when your response exceeds expectation. Again, thanks.

Bob
Robert E. Carlson, Ph.D.
College of Communication, Fine Arts and Media
Posted 9/8/08

 

Bravo! - Mail Room Services

Hi Sandra - As you know, ITS had a boatload (around 500) of computers delivered to campus this week. These machines were efficiently delivered to the buildings across campus with the exceptional assistance of Mike Ross, Jayd Janovec, Tim Scott and Mike Burton helped with the unloading. The truck was a big help too. These guys did a great job and we really appreciate it.

Lanyce Keel
Director, Academic Computing
UNO Information Technology Services
Posted 8/6/08