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Messages of Persistence, Earnestness, Optimism

Phani Tej Adidam, College of Business Administration, delivered the keynote address during the April 18 commencement ceremonies at the Helsinki School of Economics, the largest business school in Finland. Adidam spoke to graduates from the school's International Business program.

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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.



New UNO Report on Nebraska's Population Now Available

The 2008 Nebraska Population Report, prepared by the Center for Public Affairs Research (CPAR) at UNO, is now available online.

To download a PDF of the report, visit the center's Web site at The report is a "one-stop shop" of recent information and statistics about Nebraska's population, said David Drozd, a research associate with the center. Read more.

Impact of LB533: New Faculty/Staff Expense Reimbursements Announced

Gov. Dave Heineman signed LB533 on May 26.  The bill included an emergency clause and will become law immediately.  This bill has two immediate impacts for individuals requesting reimbursement for university business.

Itemized meal receipts will be required for all food/meal expenses equal to or greater than $5.  This requirement is effective for food/meal expenses incurred on or after May 27.  Please note that departments may require meal receipts for all meal purchases, even those less than $5.

Expenses must be submitted 60 days from the date of the last expense. This means an approved expense report must be received by Accounting Services within 60 days or expenses will not/can not be reimbursed.  This includes expenses during business travel, non-travel expenses (i.e., supply reimbursements or petty cash claims) and mileage claims.

This means that if travel occurs June 15 through June 18 and again on June 22 through June 25, the request for reimbursement may include both trips. The request for reimbursement for the first travel period must be submitted no later than 60 days after June 18.

If an employee typically requests reimbursement for non-travel expenses and accumulates the receipts for which reimbursement is sought, each expense will have its own 60 day limitation for reimbursement.  (Travel is defined as being away from headquarter city longer than one day).

Another item which needs to be addressed is the use of affidavits for missing receipts.  Affidavits should not be used on a routine basis and will only be accepted on rare occasions (no more than once or twice a year).

For more information, contact Ken Hultman at 554.3514.

Construction Begins at the Central Utility Plant

Construction work began this week at the Central Utility Plant (CUP).  This work consists of a new enclosure on the east side of the CUP for future boilers and chillers.  The project is expected to be completed by Thursday, Oct. 1. The parking lot east the CUP (Lot S) will be closed during this construction period. 

For more information, call Larry Morgan at 554.3735.

UFO Study Group to Meet May 30

The UNO UFO Study Group will meet Saturday, May 30, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in 285 Durham Science Center. All are welcome to come with an open mind and ask questions. Additional meetings will take place each Saturday at the same time and location.

For more information, call John Powers at 319.2721.

Campus Steam Line Repair Notice

Work will begin on Monday, June 1, to replace a section of underground steam piping at the northeast corner of Allwine Hall. The north entrance to the building will be closed while repairs are made. It is expected that the project will be completed in two weeks.

For more information, call Dave Meradith at 554.3736.

UNO's NBDC Training Offers Business and Computer Workshops

UNO's Nebraska Business Development Center (NBDC) will offer training on business and computer workshops this June.

UNO employees receive a 20 percent discount off computer classes. Most workshops run 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the ESU3, 110th and Harrison St., La Vista.

The schedule:

- June 1 and 2
Microsoft Access 2003 - Levels III and IV

- June 1 and 2
Dreamweaver CS3

- June 3 and 10
Microsoft Access 2007 - Levels III and IV

- June 4 and 5
Microsoft Project 2003 - Levels I and II

- June 5, 12, 19, and 26, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
PMP Exam Prep

- June 8
Microsoft Excel 2003 - Level II

- June 10
Microsoft PowerPoint 2003 - FastTrack

- June 11 and 12
Microsoft Access 2003 - Levels I and II

- June 11 and 12
Core Principles for Business Analysis

- June 15
.NET Overview for Managers/Analysts

- June 15 and 16
Adobe Photoshop CS3

- June 18 and 25, at the E-Shop, 130th and West Center Road
Leading Project Teams

- June 23, at the E-Shop, 130th and West Center Road
Running Productive Meetings

- June 24
Microsoft Excel 2003 - Level III

- June 25 and 26
Microsoft Access 2007 - Levels I and II

- June 29
Microsoft Excel 2003 - Level I

Visit for more details and additional workshop offerings.

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 and include a short program at 3:30 p.m.  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.

CWS General Admission Ticket Booklets On Sale

The 2009 College World Series (CWS) starts Saturday, June 13, at Rosenblatt Stadium in Omaha. The UNO Athletic Ticket Office now has 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.

Children Sought for ADHD Study

The University of Nebraska Medical Center Department of Psychiatry needs children ages four and five to take part in a research study on Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). Children who are unable to sit still or have trouble following directions and paying attention may be eligible to participate.

For more information, call 552.6239.

In the News

In the News

- Mollie Anderson, Human Resources, was interviewed May 20 by KPTM (Fox 42) and WOWT (NBC 6) about the 'You Look MAVelous!' kickoff event.

- KPTM (Fox 42) interviewed Gigi Brignoni, College of Education, May 26 to discuss President Barack Obama's nomination of Sonia Sotomayor to the U.S. Supreme Court.

- The May 22 issue of the Midlands Business Journal featured an article about small business owners seeking educational courses. Julie Burrell, Nebraska Business Development Center, was quoted in the article.

- The May 28 issue of the Omaha World-Herald featured an article about a philanthropy study by Angie Eikenberry, School of Public Administration.

- Bill Wakefield, School of Criminology and Criminal Justice, was featured in Michael Kelly's May 28 column in the Omaha World-Herald. Kelly mentioned the recent trip to Scotland Yard by Dr. Wakefield, other UNO faculty and criminology students.

If you are a member of the UNO community and have been interviewed by the media - local, state, regional, national or international - we want to know about it. Send an e-mail with the particulars to Please include a contact name and phone number. For more information, call 554.2243.

In Print

- Bruce E. Johansen, School of Communication, published the two-volume Encyclopedia of Global Warming Science and Technology (Santa Barbara, CA: Greenwood/ABC-CLIO), on May 20.

If you've authored or edited a book, article or other text that's been published recently, we want to know about it. Send an e-mail with the particulars to Please include a contact name and phone number. For more information, call 554.2243.

On Stage

Nebraska Shakespeare Produces "Macbeth" for 23rd Season of Shakespeare on the Green
Nebraska Shakespeare is producing Shakespeare's "Macbeth" for this summer's Shakespeare on the Green 2009.

"Macbeth" runs in Elmwood Park for two weeks: June 18-21, and 24-28.

Organizers anticipate a record attendance for this very popular production. The event is free to the many thousands of supporters who come to a family-friendly and magical experience. Many arrive early with their picnic baskets, blankets and lawn chairs to get a good spot "on the green." Read more

If you are a member of the UNO community and are involved in an upcoming performance, we want to know about it. Send an e-mail with the particulars to Please include a contact name and phone number.

On Exhibit

If you are a member of the UNO community and are involved in an exhibit, we want to know about it! Send an e-mail with the particulars to Please include a contact name and phone number. For more information, call 554.2243.