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June Employee of the Month: Roxie Freeman

photo by Tim Fitzgerald

Roxie Freeman, clerical assistant III in Athletics, recently was named Employee of the Month for her outstanding dedication to the UNO/Diet Pepsi Women's Walk and the university.

In addition to many other Women's Walk-related duties, Freeman keeps track of the corporate sponsors and organizes the registration, including check-in for more than 1,000 walkers.  She also is vital to the production of materials for the department's many other events.  With her vast computer knowledge, Freeman is called on to assist in numerous capacities.

In her nomination, a colleague wrote, "Roxie is always at work and is willing to go the extra mile to get things done.  She has a great sense of humor and is pleasant to work with."

(Pictured above: Freeman and UNO Chancellor John Christensen.)

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Graduation Day for the Kids

Youngsters from UNO's Child Care Center had their own commencement ceremonies May 7 at the Milo Bail Student Center. Seventeen of the four and five-year olds took part in the ceremony in front of their parents, family and friends. The graduates will now move on next fall to kindergarten.

UNO Hosts Summer School Program for Middle School Students

For the third year, the College of Education, in collaboration with UNO faculty, staff and students, will host part of the summer school program for Lewis and Clark Middle School this week. Read more.

UNO Printing Services to Close for Inventory

The UNO Printing Services will close Monday, June 30, from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. for its annual inventory. It will reopen Tuesday, July 1, and will resume regular summer hours:

- Monday through Friday
8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

For more information, contact UNMC Printing Services at 559.4282.

Annual Fall New Faculty/ Graduate Assistant Workshops Set for Aug. 18-19

The 2008 new faculty workshop and the graduate assistant workshops, sponsored by the Center for Faculty Development (CFD), will take place Monday, Aug. 18. The faculty workshop will continue Tuesday, Aug. 19.

"These workshops have been a tradition at UNO for more than 30 years," said Deborah Smith-Howell, associate vice chancellor for Academic Affairs and dean for Graduate Studies. "It provides new faculty and new teaching assistants with an opportunity to meet one another in an informal setting while learning about UNO—our metropolitan mission and strategic goals, our students, our academic support services, and faculty development opportunities."

For more information about the workshops, contact the Center for Faculty Development at 554.2427 or or Dr. Smith-Howell at 554.4849 or

Criss Library Catalog will be Down on June 18

The Criss Library catalog will be down Wednesday, June 18, starting at 10 a.m. for software upgrades. The downtime will last approximately five hours. Off-campus access to electronic resources will also be affected.

While the library attempts to schedule these routine maintenance tasks during closed hours and breaks, this is not always possible when working with vendors. Library staff hope the inconvenience will be minimal. If assistance is needed with finding materials, contact a library service desk for help.

For more information, contact Rachel Erb at or 554.4905.

ASH Central Elevator Undergoes Repairs

Repairs to the central elevator in Arts and Sciences Hall continue through Friday, Aug. 15. It will remain out of service during this time. The southwest elevator will continue to provide service between floors one and three. There will be no elevator service to the fourth floor during this period.

Facilities Management and Planning staff apologize for any inconvenience. The work is necessary to bring the elevator up to code.

Questions and concerns can be directed to Walt Burr at 960.9819.

Douglas County Historical Society Memberships

The Douglas County Historical Society now offers UNO faculty and staff a 50-percent reduction in family and individual memberships. This benefit stems from the university's corporate membership in the society.

The Douglas County Historical Society is located in the General Crook House Museum at historic Fort Omaha, 5730 N. 30th St. The nonprofit organization's mission is to collect, preserve and present to the public the history of Douglas County, Nebraska.

For more information on the Douglas County Historical Society, visit or call 455.9990.


UNO Students Receive American Humanics Academic Award

UNO students Shelby Buettner and Jamie Gibson were selected to receive a 2008-2009 American Humanics (AH) Academic Award scholarship. The AH Academic Award will provide recipients $1,000 in financial support for the 2008-09 academic year. Read more.

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