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Animals on Display

Giant cockroaches, an alligator and a desert fox were on the loose in the Health, Physical Education and Recreation building earlier this week. Well, actually most of the wildlife had leashes. Animals with names like Zippy, Holly and Fluffy were all visitors to the Mav Kids Camp. The wildlife comes from the Wildlife Learning Encounter in Gretna and each year they entertain the kids while eating and drinking their bottled water.

"Consider This" to Explore CBA History

Coming up on the next edition of "Consider This," host Cathy Wyatt will go back in time nearly 100 years to find out about the history, and also the future, of the UNO College of Business Administration (CBA).

Since its founding in 1918, CBA has transformed into a strong, academic institution that has earned national, and international respect. 

Wyatt will talk with people who have experienced the CBA journey first-hand. Guests will include Louis Pol, dean of CBA, Janet Tschudin, non-credit training program employee from CBA's Nebraska Business Development Center, and Melissa Gubbels, a CBA student from Osmond, Neb.

The program airs tonight, July 17, at 11 p.m. on NET1.

Other air dates and times are:

- NET1
Sunday, July 20
11:30 a.m.

- NET2
Friday, July 18
12:30 p.m.

Tuesday, July 22
12:30 p.m.

"Consider This" is a production of UNO Television. It also airs on the Knowledge Network of Greater Omaha. For a list of days and times, visit http://www.tknomaha.org.

Employee of the Month Nominations Sought

Supervisors can recognize and reward employees every day, but how often do they have the chance to give a monetary reward of $100, a portrait, an individual parking space? The Human Resources Office is accepting nominations for Employee of the Month.

Let a subordinate or coworker know they deserve a little something more.  

To nominate someone:

- Go to http://www.unomaha.edu;

- Follow these prompts, click on Human Resources > Employment > Employee of the Month Nomination;

- Print off the "Employee of the Month Nomination" form; and

- Complete the form and send it to Human Resources, EAB 205. 

University-wide PC Alert Testing Begins

As part of UNO's ongoing effort to improve the alert notification process, the university will implement "PC Alert." The system will allow emergency and alert messages to be transmitted to all personal computers on the UNO network.

PC Alert is being gradually deployed by the respective departmental collaborations between UNO Telecomm and Information Technology Services (ITS) staffs. Deployment should be transparent to the individual PC users. It will automatically activate each time the PC is started. The only noticeable difference will be an icon on the status bar (lower right) that indicates "MessageNet PC Alert." PC Alert will not effect the operation of computers except when an emergency message is being distributed.

The PC Alert capability will be integrated into the existing UNO Alert System. When used, it will send an alert to campus PCs simultaneously with other emergency announcements. The PC Alert message will scroll across the computer screen. More information on PC Alert can be found at http://emergency.unomaha.edu/alerts.php.

A series of tests will be conducted over the next several weeks to ensure that PC Alert is functioning correctly. These messages will clearly indicate it is test.

For questions, contact a ITS representative, the UNO ITS HelpDesk at 554.4357 or UNO Telecomm at 554.3036.

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.

August TIAA-CREF Schedule Announced

A TIAA-CREF representative will be on campus for individual appointments with employees August 5, 19 and 26.

Appointments for one-on-one counseling sessions can be made by calling Gennie Pettit at the Omaha TIAA-CREF office at 548.3600 or on the Web at http://www.tiaa-cref.org/moc.

Participants Sought for UNMC Depression Study

The University of Nebraska Medical Center Department of Psychiatry is seeking individuals ages 19 to 65, who are experiencing depression, to participate in a 10-week research study of an investigational medication for depression. All study procedures and medications are provided.

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