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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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Summer Camps Traffic Notice

Various summer camps start today, June 1, on campus and will run Monday through Friday until early August. Drivers are asked to watch for heavy pedestrian traffic during both drop off and pickup times.

Most camps drop off participants between 7:30 to 8:30 a.m. at several locations - north of Durham Science Center, north of Milo Bail Student Center and north of the Sapp Fieldhouse. The participants are picked up late afternoon, between 3 to 6 p.m., north of Durham Science Center and north of the Sapp Fieldhouse. Campus Security staff will assist with traffic control.

For more information, contact Paul Kosel at 554.3218.

Wade Robinson Farewell Reception Today

A reception for Wade Robinson, associate vice chancellor for Student Affairs, will take place today, June 1, from 3 to 5 p.m. in the Milo Bail Student Center Ballroom. A short program begins 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.

Campus Steam Line Repair Reminder

Work begins today, 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 to Host Climate Change Forum on June 3

Omaha has been chosen by the United Nations Environment Programme as the host city for North American celebrations of World Environment Day 2009.

Events will include a forum on the topic of renewable energy and climate change sponsored by the Nature Conservancy in Nebraska, the United Nations Environment Programme and UNO. The forum will be held Wednesday, June 3, from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. at UNO's Milo Bail Student Center. The forum is free and open to the public, and attendees will have an opportunity to ask panelists questions. Read more.

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 month.

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.

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 runs on the Dodge Location and Pacific Location only. There is no shuttle service to the Crossroads Mall during the summer months.

For more information, contact Campus Security at 554.2648.

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

UNO 100 Year

Durango Days 2009 Set for August

Planning for Durango Days 2009 has begun. The two-day event, set for Thursday and Friday, Aug. 20-21, helps new students become acquainted with campus. Participants meet new classmates and will also conduct a service- learning project in Omaha.

For more information about Durango Days, contact Chris Liewer at or 554.3520.

Participants Needed for UNMC Child and Teen Depression Study

Children and teenagers experiencing depression are sought by the University of Nebraska Medical Center (UNMC) Department of Psychiatry to participate in a research study that uses marketed antidepressant medications.

Common depression symptoms may include:

- Often being sad, unhappy or in a bad mood;

- Having trouble sleeping or staying asleep;

- Change in appetite;

- Loss of interest or motivation, decreased energy; and

- Feelings of emptiness or worthlessness.

Study evaluation and medication are provided at no cost to those that meet eligibility requirements. To participate, volunteers must be seven to 17 years of age. To learn more about the UNMC clinical research study, call 552.6240 or 552.6241.


Maverick Watch

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