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A Family Affair

Entire families got into the act on Friday, August 22 to move students into the new Maverick Village residence halls on campus. Refrigerators, tv's, clothing, furniture and Ramen Noodles were all being carried into students' rooms.

Maverick Village gets officially dedicated on Oct. 9 during the Centennial Celebration Kickoff Week. More Centennial information is available at http://www.unomaha.edu/100/.

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UNO Hosts Senate Ag Hearing

photos by Tim Fitzgerald

UNO hosted a U.S. Senate field hearing focused on food, feed and fuel production on Aug. 18 in the Strauss Performing Arts Center. Senators Ben Nelson (Neb.) and Tom Harkin (Iowa) conducted the hearing.

full press release

Members of Board of Regents, President Milliken Attend Gudmundsen Lab Open House in Sandhills

Six members of the University of Nebraska Board of Regents and NU President James B. Milliken attended the Ninth annual open house at University of Nebraska-Lincoln's Gudmundsen Sandhills Laboratory near Whitman, Neb., on Aug. 27. The annual event attracts more than 300 farmers and ranchers who attend presentations and demonstrations on cattle and natural resource management. Activities are held at the Wagonhammer Education Center. Read more.

Printing Services at UNO

The walk-up printing counter in Eppley Administration Building (EAB) 106, supported by the University of Nebraska Medical Center (UNMC) Printing Services, will close Friday, Aug. 29. UNO departments may still use UNMC Printing Services, but three additional vendors - FedEx Kinko's, OfficeMax and Office Depot - will also begin working with the campus community.

James Butler, who processed print orders on UNO's campus, will move to UNMC, but remains available for questions by phone at 559.5885 or by email at jbutler@unmc.edu. All of the vendors, including UNMC, will provide pickup and delivery through Mail Services, EAB 106. Mail Services staff will deliver print jobs to campus offices.

FedEx Kinko's, OfficeMax and Office Depot each have Web sites for easy ordering of print jobs. Faculty or staff who have a rush job can visit any of the vendor locations, which are close to campus.

Within the next few weeks, training and information sessions with each of the new vendors will take place at UNO. Departments will receive a packet from each vendor that will include instructions on the various Web sites, order forms and contact information.

In order to use FedEx Kinko's or OfficeMax, a University Purchasing Card will be needed. If a department does not have a card, contact Ken Hultman in Accounting Services at 554.3514 or by e-mail at khultman@mail.unomaha.edu. UNMC Printing and Office Depot both will use established billing systems for billing departments. Users who walk into Office Depot or UNMC Printing need to know their University cost center to be charged and will be asked to show University ID.

Locations for walk-in printing:

- UNMC -- 42nd and Emile Street, located in the lower level of the Academic Research Services Building. Open 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday;

- Office Max -- 6940 Dodge St. Open normal business hours;

- FedEx Kinko's -- 7110 Dodge St. Open 24 hours a day.

- Office Depot -- 717 S. 72nd St. Open normal business hours.

A price comparison between vendors is available from Hultman, as well.

At this point, the campus community should continue to order business cards, envelopes and stationery from UNMC. The other vendors may offer this service in the future.

"Consider This" to Explore Therapy Alternatives for Divorce Sufferers

Coming up on the next edition of "Consider This," host Cathy Wyatt will investigate divorce in Nebraska. Wyatt will walk viewers through the healing process with therapist Cathy Schweitzer. They will discuss what adults can do to lessen the pain, smooth the transition and promote healing after divorce.

The program airs tonight, Aug. 28, at 11 p.m. on NET.

Other air dates and times are:

- NET1
Sunday, Aug. 31
11:30 a.m.

- NET2
Friday, Aug. 29
12:30 p.m.

Tuesday, Sept. 2
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.

2008-09 Ombudspersons Announced

The UNO Equal Opportunity Office announces the ombudspersons for 2008-09. They are:

- Tracie Anderson, assistant director, New Student Orientation, 554.2168;

- Rhonda Sheibal-Carver, staff assistant, UNO Public Administration, 554.2625;

-Mark Scherer, associate professor, History, 554.2835.

The Equal Opportunity Office, established at UNO in 1970, receives and investigates complaints. Students, staff, faculty and administrators may request this service.

"Although the ombudspersons cannot assure that everything sought or requested by an inquirer will or should be granted, they will try to assure that a fair resolution of a dispute or problem is found," said Sharon Ulmar, associate director of Human Resources and director of Equal Opportunity Office. "Feel free to contact any ombudsperson for assistance."

The office receives and investigates complaints relating to faculty, staff and grievances; inquiries about procedures; and inadequate or lack of communication, among other issues. Ulmar oversees the activities of the ombudspersons.

Find Articles in Databases has a New Look

Library users now have a quick and easy way for finding articles in full-text and citation databases at Criss Library.

The enhanced Find Articles in Databases (http://catalog.lib.unomaha.edu/search/y ) Web page provides three access points: Title, Subject, and a "Top Ten" quick link to the library's most popular and widely-used databases such as Ebsco's Academic Search Premier and Lexis-Nexis Academic. Users can search for database resources from the "all titles" link.

Criss Library provides access to more than 280 electronic databases and journal collections. The new interface provides users with additional access to collections as well as resource descriptions, coverage dates, journal lists and more.

"As our students become increasingly savvy information consumers, this additional information assists them in choosing the best database resource for efficient and effective retrieval of information," said Audrey DeFrank, director of public services at Criss Library.

For more information and a demonstration of the new service, visit or call a library service desk at 554.2662 (Reference Desk) or 554.3206 (Main Service Desk).

Fall Faculty Recruitment Workshop Schedule Announced

The Office of Academic and Student Affairs and the Human Resources - Office of Diversity and Equal Opportunity will host nine Faculty Recruitment Workshops this fall.

The workshops are designed for departments or schools anticipating a faculty search within two years. Participants might include deans, directors, chairs, faculty and administrative assistants. The information provided assists departments/schools in search processes that reflect UNO's commitment to faculty, staff and student diversity.

All workshops will take place in the Milo Bail Student Center Council Room.

The date and times:
- Sept. 12
10 to 11:30 a.m.

- Sept. 18
1 to 2:30 p.m.

- Sept. 24
2 to 2:30 p.m.

- Oct. 6
1 to 2:30 p.m.

- Oct. 16
9 to 10:30 a.m.

- Nov. 10
11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

- Nov. 25
9 to 10:30 a.m.

- Dec. 5
10 to 11:30 a.m.

Each workshop will provide information on recruitment strategies, the UNO People Admin System and EEO guidelines and requirements. Prior to all faculty searches, faculty involved in the search must attend one of these workshops. Faculty participating in searches must also attend a workshop once every two years.

For more information about the workshop, contact Deborah Smith-Howell at 554.4849 or dsmith-howell@mail.unomaha.edu, James McCarty at 554.2262 or jhmccarty@mail.unomaha.edu, Steve Bullock at 554.4822 or stevebullock@mail.unomaha.edu or Sharon Ulmar at 554.2872 or sulmar@mail.unomaha.edu.

September TIAA-CREF Schedule Announced

A TIAA-CREF representative will be on campus for individual appointments with employees Sept. 2, 16, 23 and 30.

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