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'You Look MAVelous!' Challengers Take Center Stage

'You Look MAVelous!' – UNO's fitness and summer weight loss challenge - held its first weigh-in May 20 on the Henningson Memorial Plaza. More than 22 teams braved the gusty winds and emptied their pockets for the weigh-in. Each participant received a 'You Look MAVelous!' bracelet. The Wellness Stampede, Human Resources and Student Health Services teamed up to host the first-ever challenge, which encourages faculty and staff to work together to come up with a healthier workforce. 'You Look MAVelous!' runs through Wednesday, Aug. 19.


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Cox Cable Video on Demand to Offer UNO Documentaries

Cox Communication's local video of demand service now offers several award-winning UNO documentaries for free. This new service is being provided to all digital cable Cox subscribers in the metropolitan area.  Read more.

HP Laptop Batteries Recalled

Information Technology Services (ITS) asks the campus community to be aware of a large recall of laptop batteries issued by Hewlet Packard on May 14. HP and the battery cell manufacturers believe that certain battery packs shipped in some notebook PC products may pose a potential safety hazard to customers. The batteries can overheat, posing a fire and burn hazard.  More than 70,000 HP and Compaq batteries are affected by this recall. 

ITS indicated that the majority of laptops that are ordered on campus through ITS are not made by Hewlett Packard, but Dell.

"We (in ITS) just want to make sure that everyone who uses a laptop on campus checks their machine," said Matt Galardi, manager of ITS Customer Services. 

For more details on the recall and how to check laptop batteries, visit

Bookstore, Convenience Store Closed for Annual Inventory This Week

The UNO Bookstore and Convenience Store will be closed for its annual inventory this week through Friday, May 29.

Regular bookstore summer hours are:

- Monday and Tuesday

7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.

- Wednesday through Friday

7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

For more information, contact Jacinda Brooks at 554.2360 or

Middle Level Repair Work Continues at Parking Structure

Facilities Management and Planning staff continues to make repairs to the University Drive East Parking Structure. The middle level will be shut down for surface crack sealing, cleaning and striping.

Parking will be available on the top and lower levels. Repairs are expected to take a week. Watch eNotes for updates. For more information, contact Campus Security at 554.2648.

Participants Sought for "Weight Watchers on Campus"

Wellness Stampede

This event has been designated a UNO Wellness Stampede event.

The Wellness Stampede is organizing the next session of "Weight Watchers on Campus" for this summer. The first meeting takes place this Thursday, May 28, at 12:30 p.m. in 203 Health, Physical Education and Recreation (HPER).

"We are trying to encourage more individuals at UNO to take advantage of this opportunity," said Dave Daniels, assistant director for fitness/wellness and instructional programs at UNO. "It is a sensible, successful program that is ‘not a diet,' but a lifestyle change for long-term health!"

There are four choices of program lengths and costs.

They are:  

- 9 weeks for $99;      

- 13 weeks for $156;

- 15 weeks for $180; and

- 17 weeks for $186 (plus free E-Tools) and requires a minimum of 20 people.

The group will vote to select which program to follow. Weight Watchers will accept three checks and deposit one each month for three months, or a one-time cash payment or credit card.

"We need 15 individuals signed-up and paid by Wednesday at 4 p.m., in order to meet at our regular time of 12:30 p.m. on Thursdays (all meetings are held in 203 HPER)," Daniels said. "Please share this information with friends, co-workers, ‘You Look MAVelous!' teammates and students who you think might be interested."

The program includes: a pocket guide, a topic of the week, booklets on how to establish healthy habits and weekly support.

For more information, contact Daniels at 554.2008 or Stella Watts at 554.2321. 

The mission of the Wellness Stampede, UNO's health promotion program, is to create a culture of health and wellness among all faculty, staff and students. Health goals are encouraged through programming and initiatives, that celebrate healthier lifestyle practices within the UNO community. For more information, contact David Daniels at 554.2008, or

14th Annual Jailhouse Scramble June 12

The Nebraska Department of Correctional Services and the Douglas County Department of Corrections will sponsor the 14th Annual Jailhouse Scramble on Friday, June 12.  Start time is set for 9 a.m. at Tiburon Golf Course, just off I-80 at exit 439 on 168th Street. 

The scramble is a fundraiser for the School of Criminology and Criminal Justice's UNO/University of Nebraska-Lincoln Criminal Justice Education Fund.  The cost is $75 per person and includes a meal, 18 holes, golf cart, snack and prizes. 

Participant and sponsor information can be found at  For more information, contact Geri Murphy at 554.3589 or

Sheila King Open House Reception May 28

The UNO Alumni Association invites the campus community to attend a Retirement Open House Reception for Sheila King on Thursday, May 28. It will take place from 3 to 4:30 p.m. at the William H. and Dorothy Thompson Alumni Center. King is director of alumni programming and activities.

For more information, contact Julie Kaminski at 554.4887 or

ITS to Offer Summer UNO Web Template Training

Interested in redesigning a college or departmental Web site? Stuart Wheat, UNO Webmaster, has developed a series of Web templates that are available for use by the UNO campus community. Information Technology Services (ITS) will offer a three-part, hands-on training session on the UNO Web templates this June.

The training will take place Wednesdays -- June 3, June 10 and June 17 -- in 007B Roskens Hall. To learn more about Web Templates, contact Erin King at 554.3140 or

Web Templates I: Planning and Organization
June 3
1:30 to 3 p.m.
This session will focus on the organizational structure of the UNO Web template and how it can be used in conjunction with existing Web site structure or to create a new structure. ITS staff will show how to use a free concept mapping tool to diagram the site layout and keep track of site navigation, as well as devise the naming structure. Staff will also discuss the different organizational elements of the template, review campus examples and discuss how the template can best be used for individual sites. This is an essential session to attend before starting work with the Web templates.

Web Templates II: Setup and Page Development
June 10
1:30 to 3:30 p.m.
This hands-on session will focus on working with the Web template files in Dreamweaver and creating a model page to be used as the basis for all other pages on individual sites. ITS staff will briefly review the Dreamweaver set-up and preferences. The primary focus of this session will be creating a model page, establishing a color scheme for the site and setting the page titles. (Prerequisite: Web Templates I recommended.)

Web Templates III: Content and Graphics
June 17
1:30 to 3:30 p.m.
This third and final hands-on session will focus on completing the UNO model Web page with the main content, as well as the primary navigation. ITS staff will work with the tabs, includes and the footer. Additional topics include adding graphics and using fonts. Once this model is completed, everyone attending should be on their way to having a fully functional Web site. (Prerequisite: Web Templates II required.)

To register for training:

- Go to calendar.php;

- Select the correct month, and click "Go";

- Click the "Register" link next to the event;

- Enter a SAP personnel number (this is the six-digit number on all UNO employee check stubs and picture IDs);

- Click "Sign Up"; and

- Click "OK" to confirm the SAP personnel number.

An e-mail will be sent to confirm registration. Participants should then add the class to their calendars. A minimum sign-up of five people is required by 2 p.m. the day prior to class. An e-mail notification will be sent if the class is cancelled.


Suzanne Moshier Receives Award for Excellence in Women's Studies
Suzanne Moshier, professor of biology and associate director of the Women's Studies Program, is the fourth recipient of the Mary Ann Lamanna Award for Excellence in Women's Studies at UNO.

The award is named in honor of Dr. Mary Ann Lamanna, professor emerita of women's studies and sociology. It recognizes outstanding teaching, research, service, or a combination of the three, to women's studies at UNO. Dr. Moshier was honored at the annual Women's Studies Spring Luncheon held May 1 in the Milo Bail Student Center.

Dr. Moshier began her work at UNO in 1976 as an assistant professor of biology. She has served on numerous departmental and university committees. She has been a member of the women's studies faculty since 1988 and served as acting director in 2007.

As associate director, Dr. Moshier oversees and directs the program's online journal, No Limits!, and the internship program. The journal will be an important outlet for student research and creative activity that was originally presented at the No Limits! Conference. The No Limits! conference is jointly sponsored by the Women's Studies Programs of UNO, the University of Nebraska at Kearney and the University of Nebraska-Lincoln to provide an opportunity for students to present their work in women's studies.

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