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CBA Groundbreaking Today

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An aerial view of the future location of the new College of Business Administration (CBA) on the Pacific location campus. The 120,000-square-foot facility will provide a state-of-the-art facility designed for modern business education. Shuttle services are available for those from the campus community wishing to attend today's 10:30 a.m. groundbreaking ceremony. See today's eNotes for details.

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CBA Groundbreaking Today

A groundbreaking ceremony to mark the beginning of construction of the new UNO College of Business Administration (CBA) will take place today, June 2, at 10:30 a.m. on the Pacific location campus. Faculty, students, staff and the public can attend this event, which will be held under a tent between the University of Nebraska Peter Kiewit Institute (PKI) and the Aksarben Village development.

UNO, University of Nebraska system and business community dignitaries will give brief remarks at the event. Because a large crowd is expected, the UNO community is asked to use the campus shuttle to ease parking concerns.

The 120,000-square-foot, state-of-the-art facility will be completed by the fall of 2010. Louis Pol, CBA dean, said the new building will result in a transformed College of Business Administration -- ready to meet the needs of business, non-profit and government communities in the 21st Century.

The facility's design, created by Holland Basham Architects and Gensler and Associates, and location will encourage collaboration between CBA and other colleges, particularly PKI. Envisioned are partnerships among students and faculty in various disciplines to advance new or proposed programs in innovation and entrepreneurship, information assurance/business security, risk management and investment science, international business programs, real estate research and transportation science. For more information, call 554.3502.

Jay Noddle to Speak at Tonight's MBA Leadership Series

Jay Noddle, president and CEO of Noddle Companies, will present at tonight's (June 2) Summer MBA Leadership Series Seminar. He will speak from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at 010A Roskens Hall (lower level).

Noddle will discuss Aksarben Village, the transition of leadership of Noddle Development and leadership transitions taking place in other Omaha businesses.

Noddle Companies is a Midwestern-based commercial real estate firm and a national leader in the commercial development industry. The company consults and implements projects on a national basis on both municipal and corporate levels within a wide range of property types. Pivotal to Noddle Companies' success is urban mixed-use and suburban retail projects in the Midwest and Eastern markets. Noddle Companies maintains offices in Omaha and New York City with development projects having been completed in 18 states.

Refreshments will be provided. For more information, contact Carol Rose at 554.2303.

UNO PR Students to Host Kids N' Kans Carnival

According to the Omaha Food Bank, more than 15,000 children in Douglas County don't know where their next meal is coming from. To help these hungry children, UNO public relations students will hold the third annual Kids N' Kans Carnival, Tuesday, June 3, from 4 to 7 p.m. at Elmwood Park.

The carnival organized by the Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA) chapter at UNO to highlight World Hunger Day. The Omaha Food Bank, along with food banks across America, reach out to their communities to expand their understanding of hunger on this day. 

PRSSA launched the annual carnival as a way of creating a fun event for children that would directly benefit the Omaha Food Bank. All proceeds from the carnival will be given to the food bank for its after-school and back pack programs. Last year, PRSSA raised $400 and collected 400 pounds of food. This year, the chapter would like to raise a minimum of $600 and 600 pounds of food.

The carnival will offer games and prizes including a Moon bounce, duck pond, balloon darts and pie-eating contest. Hot dogs, chips and juice boxes will be available for $3 for adults and $1.50 for children under 12. Tickets can be purchased by donating canned food or other nonperishable food items or $1 per three tickets.

"The students are completely responsible for the creation and execution of the carnival and work hard to make it a fun event," said Jewel Knapp, public relations and marketing director for The Omaha Food Bank.  "We greatly appreciate the energy and effort put forth by the students to make the carnival part of National Hunger Awareness Day."

UNO PRSSA, a nationally recognized student organization, is sponsored by the UNO School of Communication and the Nebraska chapter of the Public Relations Society of America. 

For more information, contact Kate O'Dea at 402.689.2286 or kodea@mail.unomaha.edu.

13th Annual UNOAI Golf Classic June 16

The UNO Aviation Institute (AI) will host its 13th annual UNOAI Golf Classic on Monday, June 16, at Shoreline Golf Course, 210 E. Locust St. Carter Lake, Iowa. The golf classic is a fundraiser for student scholarships with all proceeds supporting UNOAI scholarship programs.

Cost is $75 per person or $280 for a foursome and includes lunch, dinner, tournament gift and golf. Lunch and registration begin at 11 a.m. with a shotgun start at noon. UNOAI will also hold a silent auction at the event. A few of the items included in the auction are:

- Batting helmet signed by the 2008 Arizona Diamondbacks;

- Commemorative 500th homerun baseball bat signed by Ken Griffey Jr.;

- 8X10 signed picture of Mark Grace;

- 8X10 signed picture of Alex Gordon;

- Baseball signed by Alex Gordon;

- Baseball signed by Brandon Webb;

- UNO hockey jersey;

- Autographed UNO hockey goalie stick;

- Autographed UNO football helmet;

- Autographed UNO football;

- Two round trip airline tickets on Midwest Airlines; and

- Two round trip airline tickets on Southwest Airlines.

Individuals interested in playing or who would just like to attend the dinner and silent auction ($7 per person) should contact Scott Vlasek at 554.3785 or svlasek@unomaha.edu.

June FEAP Hours Announced

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 June schedule:

- June 2, 4, 16 and 26
8 a.m. to noon

- June 10, 13, 18 and 23
12:30 to 4:30 p.m.

Appointments are free and can be made by calling 554.3120 (UNO) or 559.5175 (UNMC).

SAC Food Drive and Brown Bag June 3

Mark the calendar for the Staff Advisory Council (SAC) Food Drive and Brown Bag this week. The campus event will take place Tuesday, June 3, from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on the Milo Bail Student Center Plaza and outside the Eppley Administrative Building.

Members from the campus community are invited to bring their own lunch. Blankets and lawn chairs are welcome.

Food donations for the Omaha Food Bank will be accepted from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Click on this link for a listing of requested food items.

Rain location for the brown bag is the Milo Bail Student Center Ballroom. For more information, contact Rhonda Sheibal-Carver at rsheibalcarver@mail.unomaha.edu or 554.2625.

UNO Web Template Training Offered by ITS

Stuart Wheat, UNO webmaster, has developed a series of Web templates available for use by the UNO campus for those interested in redesigning college or departmental Web sites. Information Technology Services (ITS) will offer a three-part, hands-on training on the UNO Web templates this summer.

This training will be held Wednesdays - June 11, 18, and 25 - in 007A Roskens Hall. More training sessions will be added depending upon the level of interest. To learn more about Web templates, contact Erin King at 554.3140 or erinking@unomaha.edu.

Available sessions:

June 11
- Web Templates I: Planning and Organization
1:30 to 3 p.m.
This session will focus on the organizational structure of the UNO Web Template and how it can be used in conjunction with existing departmental Web site structure or to create a new structure. ITS staff will use several forms to diagram the site layout, to keep track of site navigation, as well as devise the naming structure. Staff will also discuss the different organizational elements of the template, review campus examples and discuss how the template can best be used for individual sites. This is an essential session to attend before starting work with the Web templates.

June 18
- Templates II: Setup and Page Development
1:30 to 3:30 p.m.
This hands-on session will focus on working with the Web Template files in Dreamweaver and creating a model page to be used as the basis for all other pages on your site. ITS staff will briefly review the Dreamweaver set-up and preferences. The primary focus of this session will be creating a model page, establishing a color scheme for the site, setting the page titles, working with the tabs and the includes. Prerequisite: Web Templates I recommended.

June 25
- Web Templates III: Content and Graphics
1:30 to 3:30 p.m.
This third and final hands-on session will focus on completing the university's model Web page with the main content, as well as the footer. Additionally, ITS staff will cover adding graphics and using fonts. Once this model is completed, everyone attending should be on their way to having a fully functional Web site. Prerequisite: Web Templates II required.

To register for training:

- Go to http://api.unomaha.edu/ calendar.php;

- Select the correct month and click "Go";

- Click the "Register" link next to the event;

- Enter an SAP personnel number (this is the five-digit number on all UNO employee check stubs and picture IDs);

- Click "Sign Up";

- Click "OK" to confirm the SAP personnel number.

An e-mail will be sent to confirm registration. A minimum sign-up of five people is required by 2 p.m. the day prior to class. An e-mail notification will be sent if the class is cancelled.

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