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A Furry Visitor to Campus

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.

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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.



HPER Biomechanics Lab Publishes 2009 Annual Report

Where on campus are faculty and students studying the dynamical aspects of human movement? The answer lies within the Nebraska Biomechanics Core Facility (NBCF) in the UNO School of Health, Physical Education and Recreation (HPER).

NBCF - directed by Nick Stergiou - uses techniques from biology, engineering and mathematics to understand the complexity of the neuromuscular system.

NBCF, which encompasses the HPER Biomechanics Laboratory, has been full of activity this past year and has added post-doctoral research assistants to its team. To learn more about UNO's first core facility and to read about its recently published 2009 annual report, click on this link.

For more information, contact Dr. Stergiou at 554.3075 or

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:

- 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.

Criss Library Welcomes Book Exhibition Through July 10

The Heart and Hands 2009 National Juried Student Book Art Exhibition remains on display at the Criss Library through Friday, July 10.

The national exhibition showcases a broad range of books made by graduate and undergraduate students in accredited academic institutions. The exhibit features 39 books made by 32 artists, representing 23 schools across the country. Read more.

SAC Seeks Employee of the Month Nominations

The Staff Advisory Council (SAC) is seeking nominations for the Employee of the Month Award for office/service and managerial/professional personnel. Nominations can be submitted by staff, faculty and managers or administrators, and must meet the new criteria listed below.

"If you have previously submitted a nomination prior to January 2009, please resubmit your nomination with the new criteria listed below," said Monica Bayles, SAC treasurer.

The new criteria for the award:

- Performed job above and beyond expectations;

- Interpersonal skill/communication;

- Knowledge of job; and

- Adaptability.

Nomination guidelines:

- Nominees must be employed at UNO for one year or longer;

- An Employee of the Month qualifies to be selected as Employee of the Year; and

- Nominations will be kept on file for 90 days and will be considered with all nominations for Employee of the Month.

Recipients will receive a $100 award. To nominate an employee, print and complete the nomination form at and send it through campus mail to P.O. Box 130. For more information, call Bayles at 554.2977.

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.

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.

Green Tip of the Week

Sustainability GraphicGreen Car Choices
Consider buying a highly fuel-efficient vehicle. A fuel-efficient vehicle, a hybrid vehicle, or an alternative fuel vehicle could save consumers a lot at the gas pump and help the environment.

(Courtesy of the U.S. Department of Energy Web site at

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