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Employee of the Month

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Mary Razor has been named the August Employee of the Month at UNO. Razor is an accounting technician in the Human Resources Office at UNO. Look for details in a future edition of eNotes.

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The 1945 University of Omaha (OU) Student Council and OU Dean of Students John W. Lucas.

This Week in Campus History

In mid-August of 1983, UNO's College of Continuing Studies hosted a brown bag luncheon in the Peter Kiewit Conference Center. The focus of interest at the gathering was a free film highlighting the Maximillian-Bodner Western art collection at Joslyn Art Museum. The film, titled "Maximillian's Journey," showcased sketches and paintings of the land and animals along the Missouri River in the 1800s, created by Swiss artist Karl Bodner. Excerpts from the travel journals of German Prince Maximillian, a naturalist and explorer, narrated the film.

Date: Aug. 1983
Source: The Weekly
Compiled by Criss Library Archives

Changing Faces

Changing Faces

by Don Kohler

When Kathleen (Aipperspach) Massara was a senior at Omaha Benson High School in the mid-1970s, her parents made the difficult decision of selecting the right college much easier for their teenage daughter.

"They didn't want me to go away to college," recalls Massara. ...continue

UNO Participants Sought for Corporate Cup

All UNO students, employees and their families are invited to participate in the 27th annual Omaha Corporate Cup Run/Walk. The 10K run or 2-mile walk will take place Sunday, Sept. 16, at 8:15 a.m. at the Omaha Civic Auditorium.

The cost is $15 for UNO students and employees who are Campus Recreation activity cardholders; $19 for families of activity cardholders and UNO students and employees without an activity card. Participants can choose from the 10K run or 2-mile walk.

The registration deadline is Saturday, Sept. 1, at noon. To register, stop by 100 Health, Physical Education and Recreation (HPER) Building. Interested runners can also participate in a 15-week, 10K training program for beginners through Campus Recreation.

All participants will receive a UNO corporate team T-shirt, an American Lung Association cup, and food and drink before and after the race. A post race brunch at InPlay, 1502 Cuming St., is also available at $6 per person.

For more information, contact Dave Daniels at 554.2008 or Jessica Dozark at 554.3917.

UNO Fall Sports Luncheon Aug. 29

It's time to take the Maverick gear out of the closet.

The annual spring sports luncheon, hosted by UNO Athletics will feature Maverick fall sports coaches reporting on their respective seasons and coming schedules. The event on Wednesday, Aug. 29, at the Venice Inn, 6910 Pacific St., begins at 11:45 a.m.

The following coaches will be on hand:

- Pat Behrns
Maverick Football

- Don Klosterman
Maverick Soccer

- Rose Shires
Maverick Volleyball

- Steve Smith
Maverick Cross Country

Student-athletes will also attend and greet luncheon guests. Schedule cards, posters and media guides also will be available.

Tickets for the luncheon cost $10 and can be purchased at the door. To view the luncheon menu, click on the link below:

Fall Luncheon

For more information, call 554.4965.

RSVPs Due Today for Faculty/Staff Picnic

Food, fun and free prizes will take center stage on campus Monday, Aug. 20, at the UNO Faculty/Staff Picnic. The event - sponsored by UNO Chancellor John Christensen, the Faculty Senate and the Staff Advisory Council - will be held from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Milo Bail Student Center Nebraska Room.

R.S.V.P. registration forms are due today, Aug. 13, to Marie Lee in 347 Arts and Sciences Hall. To be eligible for prize drawings participants must pre-register.

University IDs will be checked at the door. To access a form, click on the following link:

2007 Faculty/Staff Picnic registration

For more information, contact Rhonda Sheibal-Carver at 554.2625.

ITS myBlackboard Sessions Continue This Week

Information Technology Services (ITS) is offering a full variety of Blackboard training courses to get faculty and staff prepared for the start of the fall semester.

"I encourage our faculty to implement one feature in Blackboard at a time. Start slowly and use another new feature each semester," said Pat Dargantes, ITS trainer.

All of the myBlackboard training will be held in 007B Roskens Hall. Participants are encouraged to read the handouts for the courses found under "Instructor Help" tab in myBlackboard before coming to class.

To sign up for these courses a faculty or staff member needs to:

- Go to

- Select August from the drop down menu on the right and click "Go."

- Enter their SAP personnel number (This is the five-digit number on the UNO photo ID. It is also on university check stubs.)

- Click "Sign Up."

- Click "Ok" to confirm the personnel number.

- An e-mail will be sent to confirm this registration.

A minimum of five people need to be signed up by 2 p.m. the day prior to the class for it to be held. An e-mail notification will be sent the day before, if the class is cancelled.

The remaining training course schedule:

- Monday, Aug. 13
1 to 3:30 p.m.

- Tuesday, Aug. 14
Discussion Board/Chat
1 to 3:30 p.m.

- Wednesday, Aug. 15|
Getting Started with Blackboard
8:30 a.m. to noon

- Assignments
1 to 3:30 p.m.

- Thursday, Aug. 16
10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.

New Criss Library Hours Begin

Intersession hours officially begin today, Aug. 13, at the Criss Library according to the following schedule:

Intersession Hours
- Monday through Friday, Aug. 13-17 and Aug. 20-24
7 a.m. to 5 p.m.

- Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 11-12

- Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 18-19

- Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 25-26

Fall Semester Regular Hours
- Monday through Thursday
7 a.m. to midnight

- Friday
7 a.m. to 5 p.m.

- Saturday
9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

- Sunday
Noon to midnight

Additionally, the Criss Library will be closed Sunday and Monday, Sept. 2-3, in observance of the Labor Day Holiday.

For more information, contact the Circulation Desk at 554.3206.

August TIAA-CREF Schedule

A TIAA-CREF representative will be on campus for individual appointments with employees Aug. 14, 21 and 28. Appointments for employee one-on-one counseling sessions can be made by calling Gennie Pettit at 548.3600 or by visiting the Web at

Maverick Watch

To stay current on the latest UNO Mavericks news or to keep tabs on players during the summer hiatus, visit the Web at