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November Employee of the Month: Marilyn Brown

photo by Tim Fitzgerald

Marilyn Brown, administrative assistant with Business and Finance, is an integral component of her unit and was named Employee of the Month for her tremendous ability to multitask.

A 20-year member of the university, Brown began her service to UNO as a staff secretary before advancing to her current position. She said she is inspired by students' energy and enjoys her position because it involves a variety of tasks and challenges.

In her nomination, a colleague wrote, "Marilyn is like a rock for the department – strong and steady, and always there. In the past couple of years, there have been several changes to Marilyn's job, including added responsibilities and a new boss. She has handled these changes professionally and gracefully. She truly is a great co-worker, and I don't know what I would do without her."

Through the Lens

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A Shootout Weekend

The UNO Mavericks and the Alaska Nanooks skated to ties on both Friday and Saturday nights (December 5 & 6) at Omaha's Qwest Center. Both games then went into overtime periods that ended without a winner and under a new league rule, the games needed a shootout to decide the winner. The Mavericks won Friday's shootout by a score of 2-1 while the Nanooks took Saturday's shootout by the same score. The Mavericks wore military themed uniforms for the weekend which were auctioned off following Saturday's game. Proceeds from the auction benefitted the Nebraska Troop Support program and the Bryan McDonough Military Heroes Foundation.

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A Look Into the Past

This slide show is the first in a series showing the University of Nebraska at Omaha through its first 100 years. The first classes were held in the Redick Mansion at 24th & Pratt Streets in northeast Omaha (today a high-rise apartment building is located at the site). Classes were held at the Pratt Street location as well as at 24th & Ames and in downtown Omaha (College of Law and College of Commerce and Finance) at 13th & Farnam.

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2008.12.11

Jazz Bands to Perform Dec. 11-12 in the MBSC

The campus community can enjoy live jazz today and Friday, Dec. 11-12, from noon to 12:50 p.m. in the Milo Bail Student Center Nebraska Room. Those attending are invited to bring lunch and a friend.

For more information, call Pete Madsen at 554.2297.

"Consider This" to Feature Nonprofits and the Economy

On this week's edition of "Consider This," host Cathy Wyatt and her guests will discuss the economy and Nebraska nonprofits.

In tough economic times, people often turn to their local nonprofit organizations for assistance. However, many are not finding the help they need because of a decrease in revenues. "Consider This" will highlight which organizations have been hardest hit, how they can survive challenging times and what the public can do to help keep communities afloat.

Wyatt's guests include John Glenn, The Steier Group; Patrick McNamara, Omaha Community Foundation; Jill Orton, American Red Cross; and Sue Fredricks, Volunteers Assisting Seniors.

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

Other air dates and times are:

NET1
- Sunday, Dec. 14
11:30 a.m.

NET2
- Friday, Dec. 12
12:30 p.m.

- Tuesday, Dec. 16
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.

HR Seminar to Highlight Social Security/Medicare

The yearlong Human Resources series of informative seminars will continue Friday, Dec. 12, with a presentation on Social Security and Medicare.

The seminar and discussion will take place from 10 to 11 a.m. in the Milo Bail Student Center Gallery Room. Benjamin Ficken, from Social Security administration, and Len Pacer, from Volunteers Assisting Seniors, will answer questions.

Informative seminars are scheduled monthly at UNO from September through April. Topics include personal financial management, social security and retirement planning. All seminars are open to interested faculty and staff.

For more information, contact Esther Scarpello at 554.3660.

December Biweekly Payday Notice

There are three biweekly paydays this month (Dec. 4, 18 and 31). Therefore, no standard deductions will be taken from the Dec. 31 payroll. Regular biweekly paid employees will not have NUCREDITS included or standard deductions (insurance, parking, etc.) withheld. Federal and state taxes, Social Security and Medicare taxes, retirement and credit union deductions will be taken.

For more information, contact Payroll at 554.2325.

Household Items and Winter Clothing Sought for IS&P Students

Beginning in January, International Studies and Programs (IS&P) will host 20 students from Egypt, Lebanon and the West Bank for eight weeks.

"We need your help to make their stay on campus more comfortable," said Lesa Perry, coordinator with IS&P. "These students need clean household items and winter clothing."

The following items can be dropped off in 241 Arts and Sciences Hall:
- Bed and bath (new or lightly used single sheets, pillows, blankets and towels);
- Kitchen and dining (pots, pans, plates, glasses and tableware); and
- Winter clothing (gently worn coats, gloves/mittens and hats for both men and women).

For more information, call 554.2293, or e-mail Logan Dumaine (ldumaine@unomaha.edu), Lesa Perry (lperry@unomaha.edu) or Thalia Alberts (talberts@unomaha.edu).

Mail Services to Offer Limited Holiday Break Services

During the holiday break, the Mail Services window will be open from 9 to 10 a.m. on Dec. 24, 29, 30 and 31 for mail pick up only. For more information, contact Sandra Walling at 554.2337.