A Furry Visitor to Campus
photo by Tim Fitzgerald
Roo, an Australian red kangaroo, hopped into UNO's HPER Building — actually, he was carried into the building in a large kennel — June 1 as part of the Mavs Kids Camp. Campers are studying Australia and were entertained by a snake, lizards and a bird that are all native to Australia.
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.
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.
UNO Athletics Find New Radio Home at KVNO
UNO will have a new radio outlet when the 2009–2010 athletic season begins. KVNO, the university-owned public radio station, will broadcast all Maverick athletic events beginning with the football team's home game against East Central University on Thursday, Aug. 27, at 7 p.m. Read more.
UNO to Host Climate Change Forum Today
Omaha has been chosen by the United Nations Environment Programme as the host city for North American celebrations of World Environment Day 2009.
Events today, June 3, 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 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.
Fidelity Representative Offers Summer Counseling Sessions
Fidelity representative Jason Cronick will be in Omaha this summer for individual counseling sessions from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on several days.
Available dates are:
- Today, June 3;
- Monday, June 29;
- Monday, July 13;
- Monday, July 27;
- Tuesday, Aug. 4; and
- Tuesday, Aug. 25.
To make an appointment with Cronick, call 1.800.642.7131.
"Weight Watchers on Campus" to Meet Tomorrow
This event has been designated a UNO Wellness Stampede event.
The "Weight Watchers on Campus" program at UNO continues to recruit 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 two checks of $49.50 each, all dated June 4, 2009. (The New York Weight Watchers office will deposit one check each month for two months to spread out the cost.)
"If anyone still is interested in joining, you can contact me to get signed-up, or just show up at the June 4 meeting with your payment," said David Daniels, assistant director of wellness and fitness programs.
Payment can be sent to Daniels with the Wellness Stampede, in 205B 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, email@example.com or http://www.unomaha.edu/wwwocr/health/stampede.php.
Members Sought for CCSW
The UNO Chancellor's Commission on the Status of Women (CCSW) is seeking 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 UNO's campus.
Activities this past year:
- Promoted civic awareness through voter registration drives;
- Presented Susan B's Coffeehouse lectures on issues of health, finances and job-related skills;
- Hosted the 23rd Annual Centennial CCSW Awards luncheon;
- Sponsored a CCSW undergraduate scholarship; and
- Participated 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more information, visit http://www.unomaha.edu/ccsw/ or contact CCSW co-chairs Wendi Chiarbos Jensen at 554.2286 or email@example.com or Jody Neathery-Castro at 554.3611 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
Surplus Property Available
Surplus Property has furniture available for department use.
- Chairs; and
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
Aggressive driving (speeding, rapid acceleration and braking) wastes gasoline.
(Courtesy of the U.S. Department of Energy Web site at http://www.energy.gov/4308.htm).
The Vice Chancellor for Business and Finance Task Force on Sustainability provides these tips. For more information, visit http://www.unomaha.edu/green/.