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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.



Wade Robinson Farewell Reception June 1

A reception for Wade Robinson, associate vice chancellor for Student Affairs, will take place Monday, June 1, from 3 to 5 p.m. in the Milo Bail Student Center Ballroom. Dr. Robinson recently accepted a position as vice president for Campus Life and University Relations at Wichita State University.

David Cicotello, director of enrollment services, will serve as interim associate vice chancellor for Student Affairs beginning this summer. A national search for Dr. Robinson's permanent successor starts this fall.

NU Project Management Focus Group to Meet June 11

The University of Nebraska Project Management (PM) Focus Group will meet Thursday, June 11, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln in Room 202 of Teachers College Hall. The agenda includes an "Overview of PMBOK (Project Management Body of Knowledge)."

The event brings together individuals across the university system to network, discuss and learn about project management interests, needs and initiatives. The focus group meets on a monthly basis and aims to attract a growing number of interested participants.

Anyone unable to attend the event's physical location can participate via video conference. For details, send an e-mail to

To learn more about the focus group, how to become a member or how to submit ideas for upcoming meetings and events, click on this link or send an e-mail to The July meeting is scheduled for Thursday, July 9, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.

"Consider This" to Discuss Reverse Mortgages

On the next edition of "Consider This," host Cathy Wyatt will highlight the benefits of reverse mortgages for senior citizens and discuss qualification issues. Reverse mortgages allow homeowners to withdraw equity from their property.

Program guests include Jody Smythe, a reverse mortgage consultant; Ken Killman, a reverse mortgage counselor; and Walt Slobotski, who assisted his mother with obtaining a reverse mortgage.

The program airs tonight, May 28, at 11 p.m. on NET1.

Additional air dates and times are:

- Sunday, May 31
11:30 a.m.

- Friday, May 29
12:30 p.m.

- Tuesday, June 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 Archived editions of the program are available on the Web at

Camp Shakespeare Accepting Registrations

Applications are being sought for Camp Shakespeare, two weeks of workshops featuring hands-on experience performing the works of playwright William Shakespeare. The camp is designed for students ages eight to 18.

This year's event will take place Monday through Friday, June 15-19, and Monday through Friday, June 22-26. The classes run from 9 a.m. to noon each day at the UNO Weber Fine Arts Building and in Elmwood Park. Read more.

Sheila King Open House Reception Today

The UNO Alumni Association invites the campus community to attend a retirement open house reception today, May 28, for Sheila King, director of alumni programming and activities. It will take place from 3 to 4:30 p.m. at the William H. and Dorothy Thompson Alumni Center.

For more information, contact Julie Kaminski at 554.4887 or

Wellness Stampede

Today's "Weight Watchers on Campus" Meeting Rescheduled

This event has been designated a UNO Wellness Stampede event.

Note: The meeting originally planned for today, May 28, has been rescheduled for Thursday, June 4.

The "Weight Watchers on Campus" program at UNO is recruiting for its summer 2009 session, which will run for nine weeks from Thursday, June 4, to Thursday, July 30. The group meets each Thursday from 12:30 to 1 p.m. in 203 Health, Physical Education and Recreation (HPER) Building. Weigh-in takes place before the meetings at 12:15 p.m.

The nine-week session costs $99 and is payable in four ways:
- By credit card for the full amount;
- With cash for the full amount;
- By check for the full amount; or
- With three checks of $33 each, all dated June 4, 2009. (The New York Weight Watchers office will deposit one check each month for three months to spread out the cost.)

A minimum of 15 participants is needed to begin the session on Thursday, June 4. Payment must be sent to Dave Daniels with the Wellness Stampede, in 205B HPER, by 2 p.m. on Friday, May 29. Payment can also be dropped off in 207 HPER.

Benefits of the program include:
- A trained leader provided by Weight Watchers;
- The support of co-workers;
- Tools, booklets and literature;
- No required food or the elimination of any foods (This is a lifestyle, not a diet.); and
- The convenience of meeting on campus.

"You Look MAVelous!" team captains are invited to make their team members aware of this program. Since May 2008, "Weight Watchers on Campus" has collectively lost more than 440 pounds.

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

Members Sought for CCSW

The UNO Chancellor's Commission on the Status of Women (CCSW) continues to seek applications from faculty, staff and students who are interested in becoming members. Graduate and undergraduate students in any academic field are encouraged to submit an application. The deadline for applications is Monday, June 22.

The CCSW serves as an advisory council to the chancellor and other university administrators on issues that relate to all faculty, staff and students. Through participation, CCSW offers networking opportunities for members across the UNO campus.

Activities this year included:
- Promoting civic awareness through voter registration drives;
- Presenting Susan B's Coffeehouse lectures on health, finances and job-related skills;
- Hosting the 23rd Annual Centennial CCSW Awards luncheon;
- Sponsoring a CCSW undergraduate scholarship; and
- Participating in activities honoring inclusion for all, Women's History Month and the Diet Pepsi/UNO Women's Walk for Athletics.

Faculty and staff are appointed for two-year terms, and students are appointed for one-year, renewable terms. To apply for membership, individuals should e-mail their name, the reason they are interested in joining the commission and any relevant experience to Sharon Ulmar at

For more information, visit or contact CCSW co-chairs Wendi Chiarbos Jensen at 554.2286 or, or Jody Neathery-Castro at 554.3611 or

Summer Shuttle Schedule Under Way

The summer shuttle service now operates Monday through Friday from 6:30 a.m. to 6 p.m., excluding holidays. The shuttle stops at the Dodge location and Pacific location only. There is no shuttle service to Crossroads Mall during the summer months.

For more information, contact Campus Security at 554.2648.

Middle Level Repair Work Continues on Parking Structure

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

Parking is 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.