Salvation Army Support Sought for Disaster Relief
In the wake of the recent storms to hit the Midwest, The Salvation Army is looking for assistance from the UNO community. As a metropolitan university, volunteerism is one way of fulfilling UNO's commitment to active community engagement and partnership.
This spring's severe weather damage has stretched the existing pool of The Salvation Army volunteers. The organization needs both volunteers and donations.
"Between the recent tornadoes and flooding, we do need volunteers locally to assist with the Iowa and Nebraska disasters," said Linda Burkle, The Salvation Army divisional director of social services for Nebraska. "We will be offering a disaster training session in a couple days."
Those interested in volunteering can contact Michelle Shearer, volunteer and special events coordinator, at 898.6000.
"These people will serve as canteen volunteers for disaster workers," Burkle said, "Our volunteers will be there to provide food and hydration for the disaster-relief workers."
Cleaning and personal hygiene supplies are also being sought. Supplies can be dropped of at The Salvation Army Offices, 3612 Cuming St.
- Work gloves;
- Lip balm;
- Hand sanitizer;
- Wet wipes; and
- Bug spray.
"We've spent a considerable amount of our budget already this month -- so donations are also welcome to help out with disaster relief efforts," she said.
For relief efforts in Nebraska and Iowa, send donations earmarked "Disaster Relief" to:
The Salvation Army
3612 Cumming St.
Omaha, NE 68131
Monetary donations are also being collected online at http://www.givesalvationarmy.org or by calling 1-800-SAL-ARMY.
NU Board of Regents to Meet Today in Lincoln
The University of Nebraska Board of Regents will meet today, June 13, at Varner Hall, 3835 Holdrege St., in Lincoln. Committee meetings begin at 8 a.m., and the board meeting starts at 1:30 p.m.
The Regents will hear presentations on the operating budget and tuition recommendations for 2008-09, as well as the biennial budget request and capital construction budget request for 2009-2011. The biennial request must be submitted to the governor by September 2008. Read more.
myMail (Lotus Notes) Down Time Extended June 14-15
The myMail e-mail system, otherwise known as Lotus Notes, will be unavailable beginning Saturday, June 14, at 9 p.m. through Sunday, June 15, at noon to prepare for the version 8.0 upgrade. Some incoming e-mail messages attempting delivery during this down time may be returned the sender.
Information on the new features and enhancements in Lotus Notes 8.0 can be found in the Lotus Notes 8 Upgrade Information module located at http://mymail.unomaha.edu.
For more information about the outage or upgrade, contact ITS Customer Services at 554.4357 or send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Submissions Sought for UNO Calendar of Events
Want to increase attendance at a campus activity? Try promoting it with the online UNO Calendar of Events.
Among other events, the calendar (http://events.unomaha.edu/) lists a jazz concert, featuring trumpeter Mike Metheny. He will perform Friday, June 20, with the UNO Faculty Jazz Combo and students from the Omaha Jazz Workshop summer camp at 7:30 p.m. in the Strauss Performing Arts Center Recital Hall.
"Please make submitting items to the calendar a regular part of your work routine," said Beverly Newsam, public relations technician in University Relations and Calendar of Events administrator. "The calendar can be a useful tool for the campus and community, if it's utilized."
Calendar items must be submitted electronically through the Calendar of Events Web site (http://events.unomaha.edu/) and include a contact name, phone number and e-mail address. Categories for submissions include athletics, exhibitions, films, lectures, performances and miscellaneous.
To submit an item to the UNO Calendar of Events, follow the instructions below. All submissions are edited by University Relations for grammar and spelling before they are posted. Usually, events show up on the calendar within 24 hours of their submission.
(Note: The process may vary slightly, depending on the Internet browser used.)
1. Go to http://events.unomaha.edu/.
2. Click on the "Logon" button.
3. Enter "post" in the "Username" box and "event" in the "Password" box.
4. Click on the "Update Event" button to access a submission form.
5. Fill out the form for the event you are submitting.
6. Click the "Submit event for approval" button when done.
7. Fill out another form as before if submitting more events.
8. Click "Done" when finished submitting events.
9. To log off, click "Post." Then, click "Logoff" and "OK."
"It only takes a few minutes to submit events to the calendar, but it is well worth it for everyone," Newsam said. "Those with questions should call University Relations or stop by 108 Eppley Administration Building."
For more information, call 554.2129.
Summer Motorcycle Parking Notice
Additional seasonal motorcycle parking is available for faculty, staff and students through Friday, Aug. 22. Motorcycles may park at the following locations on the Dodge, Pacific and Center Street campuses:
- Parking structure (stop by Campus Security, 100 Eppley Administration Building, for details);
- Northwest corner of Lot A (north of Kayser Hall);
- Northwest corner of Lot M (south of Criss Library);
- Southwest corner of Lot 2 (north of The University of Nebraska Peter Kiewit Institute); and
- West of the dome in Lot 20 (Center Street Location).
For more information, contact Campus Security at 554.2648.
In the News
- Randy Adkins, political science professor, was quoted in the June 8 issue of the Omaha World-Herald about Nebraska's Democratic caucus earlier this year.
- Laura Beal, a lecturer in the College of Business Administration, was featured in the May issue of Today's Omaha Woman magazine. The article focused on investment tips for women.
- The June 8 issue of the Omaha World-Herald quoted David Drozd, Center for Public Affairs Research, about undocumented high school graduates in Nebraska.
- The May issue of Today's Omaha Woman magazine quoted Amanda Duffy Randall, assistant professor of social work, about the WomanSpirit Award presented by the Women's Fund of Greater Omaha. Barbara Weitz of Omaha received the award.
- Tom Gouttierre, dean of International Studies and Programs and director of the Center for Afghan Studies, was mentioned in the June 9 issue of Sports Illustrated about his volunteer efforts coaching a basketball team in Afghanistan in 1970.
- The quarterly newsletter of the Girl Scouts - Great Plains Council profiled Girl Scout alumni Lynn Harland, College of Business Administration associate dean, in its May issue.
- Theater Professor Doug Paterson was quoted in the May 15 issue of The Reader and the May 21 issue of The City Weekly about the 14th annual Pedagogy and Theatre of the Oppressed Conference. Paterson organized the annual conference, which was held in Omaha last month.
- The May 27 issue of the News-Press (Nebraska City, Neb.) profiled music students who traveled to Europe last month. The article references James Saker, professor of music.
If you are a member of the UNO community and have been interviewed by the media - local, state, regional, national or international - we want to know about it. Send an e-mail with the particulars to email@example.com. Please include a contact name and phone number. For more information, call 554.2243.
If you've authored or edited a book, article or other text that's been published recently, we want to know about it. Send an e-mail with the particulars to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please include a contact name and phone number. For more information, call 554.2243.
Shakespeare on the Green Begins June 19
Shakespeare on the Green returns to Elmwood Park this summer with "Much Ado About Nothing" and "King Lear."
Two Department of Theatre professors are directing the free performances.
Cindy Melby Phaneuf, founding artistic director of Shakespeare on the Green, directs "Much Ado About Nothing," which runs June 19-22 and July 2 and 5. D. Scott Glasser directs "King Lear," which runs June 26-29 and July 3 and 6.
Pre-show seminars and entertainment will begin at 6:30 p.m., with performances starting at 8 p.m. each night. A new dog contest will take place Sunday, June 29. Patrons can also pre-order "Much Ado For Two" dinner baskets.
Metheny to Perform June 20 at Omaha Jazz Workshop Summer Camp
Trumpeter Mike Metheny will perform Friday, June 20, with the UNO Faculty Jazz Combo and students from the Omaha Jazz Workshop summer camp. The event will begin at 7:30 p.m. in the Strauss Performing Arts Center Recital Hall. Read more.
If you are a member of the UNO community and are involved in an upcoming performance, we want to know about it. Send an e-mail with the particulars to email@example.com. Please include a contact name and phone number.
Quilt Exhibit Featuring Hartranft Under Way
Three works by Frank Hartranft, adjunct physics instructor and quilter, are on display this summer at a quilt show exhibit at the Sarpy County Historical Museum, 2402 Clay St., in Bellevue. The display will continue through the middle of August.
The Sarpy County Historical Museum is the headquarters for the Sarpy County Historical Society. Exhibits include Native American and pioneer life and a log cabin thought to be the oldest in Nebraska. For hours or exhibit information, call 292.1880.
If you are a member of the UNO community and are involved in an exhibit, we want to know about it! Send an e-mail with the particulars to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please include a contact name and phone number. For more information, call 554.2243.