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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.

UNO centennial

Annual Service Awards Luncheon Today

The efforts of faculty and staff at UNO will be celebrated today, June 25, at the 2008 Service Awards Luncheon. The event will take place at noon in the Milo Bail Student Center Ballroom.

For a listing of this year's retirees and award recipients, click on this link. For more information, contact Human Resources at 554.2321.

University Mass E-mail Reminder

Staff from Information Technology Services would like to remind members of the campus community that the university has a long-standing policy about the use of myMail (Lotus Notes) for mass e-mails. A mass e-mail is defined as a duplicate or nearly duplicate unsolicited message sent to more than 50 addresses. The e-mail policy is available at http://its.unomaha.edu/mail_policy.php.             

As an institution, UNO often lends support to a wide variety of community organizations.  Messages about community fundraising efforts and events connected to a UNO department or group can be submitted to University Relations. 

"The online campus newsletter, eNotes, is a great place to get the word out," said Tim Kaldahl, director of University Relations.  "Faculty, staff and students all can submit information to be considered for publication."

To run in eNotes, a submitted item must have a UNO tie, Kaldahl said.

For more information, call 554.3502.

Part-time Faculty Workshops

Workshops for all UNO part-time faculty will take place Wednesday and Thursday, Aug. 20-21, from 5:30 to 8 p.m. in Arts and Sciences Hall.

Sessions will cover:

- An overview of UNO;

- A teaching tips panel;

- Introduction to UNO resources services and campus safety; and

- Advanced information technology services for experienced part-time faculty.

For more information, visit the Center for Faculty Development Web site at http://www.unomaha.edu/facdevelop. To register for one of these workshops, call the center at 554.2427 or e-mail the desired evening to unofacdev@mail.unomaha.edu, with participant's full name, department and phone number.

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.

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/.

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.