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Put a Lid on It!

Put a Lid on It! - a video about helmets and safety by David Corbin, a professor of health education at UNO – won the most creative award at the National Safety Council's Greater Omaha Chapter Safety Summit May 1 at Qwest Center Omaha. To view the video, click on the arrow above. The video was produced in conjunction with the Omaha Metro Bike Blast, a collaborative venture between the UNO Service Learning Academy and School of Health, Physical Education and Recreation.

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Through the Lens

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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.


Global Innovation & Strategy
    Center Interns

USSTRATCOM Commander Hears UNO Intern Ideas on Cyber Security, Global Stability

by John Prescott

It's rare when a four-star combatant commander invites college students to his office for a private meeting on global security issues. At United States Strategic Command however, it's becoming business as usual. ...continue



Registration Under way for NSDC July Training Session

The Nebraska State Data Center (NSDC) will offer a training session on the "Summary of Population Changes by Age, Gender, and Race/Ethnicity for Nebraska and Its Counties: 2000 to 2008" next week. The data provided estimates at the state and county levels for the resident population by demographic factors.

The training session will take place Wednesday, June 3, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at 219 College of Public Affairs and Community Service Building. Check-in begins at 8:30 a.m. and lunch will be from noon to 1 p.m. The cost is $79 and includes materials, continental breakfast, lunch and refreshments.

To register, call Melanie Kiper at 554.2133. Registration is limited to 20 people. Given the limited seating, any cancellations after today, May 27, will not be refunded and all participants must be pre-registered.

For additional information on the estimates program or the hands-on computer training session, contact David Drozd at 554.2132.

CWS General Admission Ticket Booklets On Sale

A booklet of 10 tickets costs $70. Tickets can be used for any game, including the championship games. To purchase a booklet, stop by the ticket office in the Sapp Fieldhouse weekdays between 8:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. Ticket booklet sales are limited to cash or check while supplies last.

For more information, contact the UNO Ticket Office at 554.6287.

UNO to Host Student Song Festival June 8-10 in Nebraska, Iowa

UNO will host the 2009 Festival of Song and Academy June 8-10.

The festival is designed to instruct student singers in the art and technique of classical art song literature. Each student will receive individual instruction in song preparation, vocal technique and diction by professional musicians invited to UNO for the event. Students will be coached on the meaning of text, diction and vocal production. Read more.

Foreign Liability Coverage Extended for 2009-10

UNO is in the process of extending foreign liability insurance for the 2009-10 fiscal year. The university's Foreign Liability Coverage Policy requires clarification regarding upcoming travel.

Faculty and staff anticipating foreign travel in the coming year are asked to provide Risk Management with their best estimates. Click on this link for employee and student travel details.

The information should be sent, as soon as possible, to Risk Management, 209 Eppley Administration Building. Anyone needing an electronic spreadsheet to populate should send an e-mail to Laura Lamblin at or visit

Plaza Fountain Concrete Replacement Work Continues

Concrete replacement work continues near the Henningson Memorial Plaza fountain outside the Milo Bail Student Center and Allwine Hall.

The area at the top of the northeast steps and ramp around the fountain are now restricted. This project should take less than two weeks, weather permitting.  Pedestrians are asked to use the doors at the northwest, southwest and southeast of Allwine Hall.

For more information, contact Walt Burr at 554.2582.

Summer Motorcycle Parking Reminder

Additional seasonal motorcycle parking is available for faculty, staff and students through Friday, Aug. 21. Motorcycles may be parked at the following locations on the Dodge, Pacific and Center Locations:

- University Drive East Parking Structure (stop by Campus Security, 100 Eppley Administration Building, for details);

- Northwest corner of Lot A (north of Kayser Hall);

- Northwest corner of Lot M (south of Criss Library);

- Southwest corner of Lot 2 (north of The University of Nebraska Peter Kiewit Institute); and

- West of the dome in Lot 20 (Center Location).

For more information, contact Campus Security at 554.2648.

Faculty Library Carrels Now Taking Applications

Criss Library renovations have included the creation of 15 updated faculty study carrels. Each mini-office provides a bookshelf, storage, ergonomic chair, power, data port and energy efficient lighting.

Carrel applications for the fall semester will be taken through Saturday, May 30. Completed forms can be returned via campus mail or in person to the library. Carrels will be assigned and ready for faculty use beginning in August.

Click on this link to connect to the library's Web site where forms and information can be found.

Call for Presentations

Presentation proposals for the 2009 Aging with Passion and Purpose Conference that will be held at UNO are now being accepted.  This year's conference theme is "Social and Spiritual Dimensions of Aging and Caregiving."  The deadline for submissions is Friday, June 5.

To submit a presentation proposal, send an e-mail to that includes the following information:

- Presentation title;

- 300 word abstract describing the presentation's content and how it relates to the conference theme of social and spiritual dimensions of aging and caregiving;

- Three learning objectives for the proposed session; and

- Type* of presentation.

Presentation types include:

1) Paper**—single paper session, 20 to 60 minutes in length.

2) Poster—wall poster to be displayed all day each day of conference with a designated time (up to 60 minutes) for author(s) to be near poster to answer questions.

3) Symposium**—multiple paper session, up to 3 presenters, 20 minute length for each presenter.

4) Interactive Workshop—60-minute session, single presenter/facilitator, involving practical, "hands-on" learning opportunities for participants.

* Please note:  that preferences for type of presentation will be accommodated as much as possible, however, an alternative form of presentation may be requested from the conference planning committee if necessary.

** The conference planning committee reserves the right to group together papers/presenters focused on similar topics.

Also include:

- Name, title/credentials, affiliation, contact information and a 100-word biography of the primary presenter(s);

- Audio-visual needs; and

- Special requests.

The method of selection used for submissions will be a peer review process.  The target date to notify applicants of acceptance or regrets is Friday, July 10.  Upon acceptance, presenters will be requested to complete required documentation for CEU offerings.  For questions, contact one of the following conference planning committee members:

Nancy Kelley-Gillespie
554.4886 or

Lyn Holley
554.4814 or

Chris Kelly
UNO (Lincoln Campus)
402.472.2317 or

For more information about this conference, visit the conference Web site at

14th Annual UNOAI Golf Classic June 29

The UNO Aviation Institute (AI) will host its 14th annual UNOAI Golf Classic on Monday, June 29, at Shoreline Golf Course, 210 E. Locust St., Carter Lake, Iowa. The Golf Classic is a fundraiser for student scholarships with all proceeds supporting UNOAI scholarship programs.

Cost is $75 per person or $280 for a foursome and includes lunch, 18 holes and a golf cart, dinner, tournament gift and prizes. Lunch and registration begin at 11 a.m. with a shotgun start at noon.

Individuals interested in playing should contact Scott Vlasek at 554.3785 or

Surplus Property Available

Surplus Property has furniture available for department use.

Items include:

- Bookcases;

- Desks;

- Chairs; and

- Tables.

All items are available for viewing at Mail Services, 106 Eppley Administration Building. To set up a viewing appointment, call Tom Feldman at 554.2222.

Green Tip of the Week

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Water Heater Temperature
Set water heaters to 120 degrees - this is not only more energy efficient, it will prevent scalding and extend the life of the water heater.

The Vice Chancellor for Business and Finance Task Force on Sustainability provides these tips. For more information, visit