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A Short Look at Centennial

UNO's Centennial Celebration officially starts Oct. 8. This short video was produced by UNO Television.

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Omaha by Design, UNO Announce Strategic Partnership

Omaha by Design has a new strategic partner – UNO.

"This partnership will foster the infusion of local academic expertise into projects that will result in the creation of a better Omaha," said Connie Spellman, director of Omaha by Design.

Spellman and the staff of the organization will move to the UNO campus later this summer, taking up residence in the College of Public Affairs and Community Service's School of Public Administration. Read more.

Free Inkjet Cartridges Available

Limited quantities of 98A HP inkjet cartridges are available from Mail Services for departmental use only. For details, contact Kathy Hartle at 554.2337.

R.S.V.P. Deadline June 13 for Annual Service Awards

The work and dedication of faculty and staff will be honored at the 2008 Service Awards Ceremony. The 2008 luncheon event will take place Wednesday, June 25, at noon in the Milo Bail Student Center Ballroom. The deadline for luncheon R.S.V.Ps is Friday, June 13.

All full-time regular and part-time regular UNO faculty and staff who have completed five, 10, 15, 20, 25, 30, 35 or 40 years of service within the University of Nebraska between Oct. 1, 2007, and Sept. 30, 2008, will be honored. Anyone who has not received a card or who would like to R.S.V.P. by e-mail can send that information to kristyjohnson@mail.unomaha.edu.

The packets to order a gift will be given out at the luncheon. Anyone who is not able to come to the ceremony will receive their packet in the mail after the luncheon.

UNO Web Template Training Offered by ITS

Stuart Wheat, UNO webmaster, has developed a series of Web Templates that are 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. The first session takes place today, June 11.

All sessions will be held 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.

Tornado Evacuation Procedures Reminder

The university's tornado evacuation procedures are available on the Web at http://www.unomaha.edu/security/tornado.htm. They also can be found on pages 122-123 of the 2008 Employee Telephone Directory.

An on-campus system to help facilitate emergency communications has been installed on the Dodge, Pacific and Center locations. Announcements are distributed from Campus Security to building public address systems or speakers located in building corridors. When announcements are made, strobe lights will also flash to notify the hearing impaired to seek assistance.

The system is particularly helpful during tornado warnings. The announcement will alert building occupants to seek shelter and, again later, when the warning has ended. The alert system also can be used to announce university closings, confirm evacuations for fire or accidental chemical release, or other emergency conditions.

An off-site text-messaging system, provided by e2Campus, is also available. The system sends instant alerts directly to registered subscribers' e-mail accounts and mobile phones via SMS text messages. Wireless personal digital assistants and BlackBerry devices can also be used.

The notification system is used to communicate any potential emergency, such as weather warnings, homeland security advisories, snow delays or closings, gas leak notifications and fire or crime watches.

Because the system is voluntary, individuals must "opt-in" to subscribe. Subscription to the service is free. For more information or to subscribe visit http://www.e2campus.com/my/unomaha/.

Summer Shuttle Schedule Under Way

Summer shuttle service is now operating, Monday through Friday, from 6:30 a.m. to 6 p.m., excluding holidays. The shuttle will only service the Dodge Location and Pacific Location campuses. There is no shuttle service to the Crossroads Mall during summer.

For more information, contact Campus Security at 554.2648.

Adults Needed for Problem Gambling Study

The University of Nebraska Medical Center Department of Psychiatry currently needs research volunteers, age 19 and older, to evaluate an investigational treatment for pathological gambling. Study evaluation and medication are provided at no cost to those who meet eligibility requirements. Nationally, statistics show that more than two million adults suffer from pathological gambling.

For more information, call 552.6005 or send an e-mail to unmcprc@unmc.edu.