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Employee of the Month

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Kim Volpone has been named the May Employee of the Month at UNO. Volpone is a staff secretary III in the Air Force ROTC Office at UNO. Look for details in a future edition of eNotes. For more information on how to nominate individuals for Employee of the Month honors, visit the Web at this link.

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Pictured above, sunshine on OU Fieldhouse commencement cermonies, Spring, 1958.

This Week in Campus History

In mid-May of 1967, Harry Reynolds, director of the University of Omaha Urban Studies Center, attended a two-day conference in Cleveland, Ohio. The meeting was devoted to the study of urban violence and was sponsored by the Ford Foundation and the American Political Science Association. Participants in the conference included 30 scholars of American urban administration and politics.

Date: May 20, 1967
Source: Faculty Staff Bulletin
Compiled by University Library Archives

Reg Chapman

The Kid's Doing All Right

by Warren Francke

In Danville, Ill., they boast of native sons: Donald O'Connor, Gene Hackman, Dick and Jerry Van Dyke. Now another son of the Illinois-Indiana border, Reg Chapman, is making a name - in television news with WNBC in New York City.

But Chapman, 37, got his start in Omaha, where he is kid brother to John Chapman, weekend sports anchor at WOWT-TV. ...continue

National Employee Health and Fitness Day May 17

The UNO community is invited to celebrate National Employee Health and Fitness Day Wednesday, May 17. Individuals who complete one of the activities listed below will receive a free apple, orange or banana in the Health, Physical Education and Recreation Building or in Student Health Services on the first floor of the Milo Bail Student Center.

National Employee Health and Fitness Day activities include the following:

- Going for a jog or walk with a friend;

- Biking to/from work;

- Taking the stairs;

- Eating five fruits and vegetables;

- Avoiding smoking all day;

- Getting your blood pressure checked at Student Health Services May 17 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.; or

- Using your summer Campus Recreation pass.

This year, employees also can participate in the Commuter Cycling Challenge this week through May 19.  Click on the link below for details.

Commuter Cycling Challenge

The event is sponsored by Campus Recreation, Student Health Services and the Wellness Stampede. For more information, call 554.2008.

13th Annual Intercampus Golf Classic May 24

Registration is under way for the 13th annual University of Nebraska Intercampus Golf Classic. The event will be held Wednesday, May 24, at the Arbor Links Golf Club in Nebraska City, Neb., with an 11 a.m. shotgun start.

The event is open to all University of Nebraska employees (faculty, staff and graduate teaching/research assistants). Golfers of all skill levels are encouraged to play.

The four-person scramble emphasizes fellowship, fun and interacting with new people from other campuses. The tournament committee will assign individuals into playing foursomes based on skill level. Every attempt will be made to match players from different campuses. Requests for specific playing partners cannot be accommodated. Awards and pin prizes will be given for team and individual play.

Flights will be determined after completion of the round. Eight shots will be required from each member of the group over the 18 holes. Additional rules will come with registration confirmation.

The registration fee is $49 per golfer and includes an 18-hole green fee with cart, driving range with unlimited balls, team awards, individual pin prizes and a sack lunch while on the course. The deadline for registration is Wednesday, May 17.

Registration forms are available in Campus Recreation, 100 Health, Physical Education and Recreation Building. Payment should be made to the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.

For more information, contact Mark Powell at 402.472.4772 or

Fidelity Representative on Campus May 31

Fidelity representative Chad Anderson will be on campus for individual counseling sessions Wednesday, May 31, from 1 to 5 p.m.

To schedule an appointment with Anderson, call 1-800-642-7131.

Members Sought for CCSW

The Chancellor's Commission on the Status of Women (CCSW) is seeking applications from students, staff and faculty who are interested in becoming members. Graduate and undergraduate students in any academic field are encouraged to submit an application.

The CCSW serves as an advisory council to the chancellor and other university administrators on issues that relate to women faculty, staff and students. The commission's goal is to provide a forum for women at UNO in conjunction with the organization's core themes of A, B, C – Awareness of women's issues, Balance in women's lives, and the Community and women's roles.

Membership applications are due Friday, June 2.  Faculty and staff are appointed for two-year terms, and students are appointed for one-year, renewable terms. To apply for membership, e-mail your name, the reason you are interested in joining the commission and any relevant experience to Sharon Ulmar at

For more information, visit or contact CCSW co-chairs Laura Grams (554.2629 or and Esther Scarpello (554.3660 or

May FEAP Appointments Available

The Faculty/Staff Employee Assistance Program (FEAP) provides short-term counseling, assessment and referral services for faculty, staff, their spouses or significant others, and family members. FEAP offices are located in 206 Eppley Administration Building.

The May schedule is as follows:

May 16, 24 and 31
8 a.m. to noon

May 18 and 26
12:30 to 4:30 p.m.

Appointments are free and available by calling 554.3120 (UNO) or 559.5175 (UNMC).

Ervin & Smith to Assist with Recruiting Efforts

UNO has selected Ervin & Smith Advertising and Public Relations to provide marketing communications services for upcoming recruiting campaigns.

"We're excited to begin work on advertising and public relations efforts for UNO," said Sharon Carleton, Ervin & Smith president. "UNO provides students with an outstanding curriculum and wide variety of campus activities. Our agency looks forward to increasing awareness about the university throughout the region."

A full-service advertising and public relations agency, Ervin & Smith has offices in Omaha, Neb., and Chicago, Ill. The company provides expertise in all areas of marketing and communications, and brings all types of creative business-building ideas to a variety of clients.

CWS General Admission Ticket Booklets On Sale

The 2006 College World Series (CWS) is set for June 16-26 at Rosenblatt Stadium in Omaha. CWS general admission ticket booklets are currently on sale in the UNO Athletic Department. The cost is $60 for a booklet of 10 tickets while supplies last.

To purchase a booklet or for more information, contact Geri Backora at 554.2506 or

Summer Permit Parking Available in Church Lot

UNO employees with faculty/staff parking permits can park in the St. Margaret Mary's Church parking lot at 6116 Dodge St. this summer. Parking is available there in UNO-designated lots through Aug. 18.

During the fall and spring semesters, parking in this location is limited to student permit holders. Night-only permits will not be honored until after 12:30 p.m.

For more information, contact Campus Security at 554.2648


- Jason Blohm, assistant director, Recruitment Services, is the recipient of a 2006 Rising Star Award from the Great Plains Association for College Admissions Counseling. The organization's Rising Star Awards honor individuals who are active in the association, contribute to the college recruiting field and display outstanding leadership. "This award acknowledges that Jason's distinguished service to our profession has not gone unnoticed and brings distinction to UNO's Recruitment Services office," said David Cicotello, director of New Student Enrollment Services at UNO.

- Jody Boyer, art and art history, has been named the inaugural fellow in a new fellowship program established by the Iowa West Foundation. The program is modeled after successful such programs in philanthropy throughout the country. Fellows are routinely new professionals who are given an opportunity to work in the nonprofit field for a period of one to two years. The fellowship position provides the Iowa West Foundation with a person to assist with the grant program, which has recently gone to quarterly deadlines, and to work on special projects in emerging fields of community interest. The Iowa West Foundation, headquartered in Council Bluffs, provides grants to nonprofit organizations and government entities in southwest Iowa and eastern Nebraska. "I'm looking forward to my experience at the Iowa West Foundation and being involved in the philanthropy field," Boyer explained. "Iowa West makes such a positive impact regionally that I'm excited to be a part of it," she said.

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