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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.

Voter Education Bus on Campus Today

UNO will host the Project Vote Smart mobile training unit today, July 24, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in Lot E near Criss Library.

The bus features a movie theater and WiFi computer terminals, aimed at educating American voters about political candidates and negative campaign messaging.

After the day in Omaha, the system will continue traveling to more than 100 cities nationwide.

Project Vote Smart is a national research organization founded by former Presidents Jimmy Carter and Gerald Ford, former Senators Barry Goldwater and George McGovern and other national leaders. It is funded by foundation grants and the individual contributions of 45,000 members.

Call 554.2762 or visit http://www.votesmart.org for more information.

Sponsored Programs and Research Report

The Sponsored Programs and Research (SPR) Report details the results of UNO's work to obtain external funding in support of its teaching, research, service and outreach efforts. The report is designed to keep the university community informed as to externally funded projects on campus and bring recognition to those faculty and staff who have worked to generate these resources.

Click on this link, to view those receiving grant awards totaling $1,042,029 from the period of June 1-30.

For assistance with research activities, call SPR at 554.2286, or visit http://www.unomaha.edu/spr/.

Parking Lot Maintenance Reminder

The northwest entrance of Lot O will be closed today through Saturday, July 24-26, for pothole testing on the Dodge Street campus. During this time, the other entrance of Lot O will remain open.

For more information, click on this map link or contact Bob Fuder at 554.2284.

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 Street and Pacific Street campuses. There is no shuttle service to the Crossroads Mall during summer.

For more information, contact Campus Security at 554.2648.

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, and 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.

August TIAA-CREF Schedule

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.

Part-time Faculty Workshops Set for Aug. 20-21

Workshops for all part-time UNO 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;

- An 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 (CFD) Web site at http://www.unomaha.edu/facdevelop. To register for a workshop, call the CFD at 554.2427 or send an e-mail with the participant's full name, department and phone number to unofacdev@mail.unomaha.edu.