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Thanks for Dropping By

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Some welcome moisture dots flower petals June 9 along the northwest side of the UNO parking structure near Arts and Sciences Hall.

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Cathy Bosiljevac

May Employee of the Month: Cathy Bosiljevac

photo by Tim Fitzgerald

Cathy Bosiljevac, administrative tech I with Academic Affairs - Technology, goes out of her way to assist others and ensure tasks are completed correctly and on time. Co-workers applaud her efficiency. Visit this link for details.



Flag Lowering

The UNO flag is at half-staff today, June 12, to honor Clinton Lloyd, a senior in the College of Public Affairs and Community Service. 

Lloyd was killed in a motorcycle accident on May 31. Services will be held Saturday, June 13, at Westminster Presbyterian Church in Omaha.

NU Board of Regents to Meet in Lincoln Today

The University of Nebraska Board of Regents will meet today, June 12, at Varner Hall, 3835 Holdrege St., in Lincoln. Committee meetings begin at 8:30 a.m., and the board meeting starts at 1 p.m.

The major item on the agenda is the 2009-2010 operating budget for the university. The full discussion of the budget will occur during the committee meetings at approximately 9:30 a.m. A vote will be taken on the budget during the afternoon session. Read more.

UNO Child Care Center to Host Alex's Lemonade Stand Today

The UNO Child Care Center will host an Alex's Lemonade Stand today, June 12, from 3 to 4 p.m. on the Milo Bail Student Center Plaza.

National Lemonade Days is celebrated June 12-14, and the national goal is to raise $1 million dollars for cancer research. At Alex's Lemonade Stands, individuals can enjoy lemonade and donate to a worthy cause.

To learn more about Alex's Lemonade Stands, visit or call 554.4936.

Evan Porter Drafted by the Philadelphia Phillies


Former UNO shortstop Evan Porter will have an opportunity to play professional baseball after being drafted by the 2008 World Champion Philadelphia Phillies on day one of Major League Baseball's entry draft. Porter was taken in the 23rd round, 707th overall. Read more.

Hy-Vee Dietician to Present MAVelous Tips at Criss Library

Wellness Stampede

This event has been designated a UNO Wellness Stampede event.

Got 20 minutes to look MAVelous?  Hy-Vee Dietician Karisa Jensen will speak at Criss Library on Thursdays this summer at 11 a.m. and again at 2 p.m. 

"Those who have heard Karisa say they learned a lot, even though many consider themselves expert shoppers and label readers," said Mollie Anderson, director of Human Resources. "Come hear Karisa. The walk over to Criss counts as exercise, and the weather will be beautiful!"

The current Criss Library "You Look MAVelous!" schedule:

- June 18
"Healthy Snacking"
11 a.m. and 2 p.m., Room 112

- July 2
"Smart Food Swaps"
11 a.m. and 2 p.m., Room 107

- July 23
"Break the Fast"
11 a.m. and 2 p.m., Room 112

- Aug. 13
"Must You Exercise?"
11 a.m. and 2 p.m., Room 107

- Aug. 20
"Weight Plateaus"
11 a.m. and 2 p.m., Room 112

The "You Look MAVelous!" campaign is co-sponsored by Human Resources and the Wellness Stampede.  Watch eNotes for more Thursday programs at Criss Library.

For more information, contact Deb Bertrand at 554.2381.

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

Participants Sought for HPER Study

Researchers in the UNO School of Health, Physical Education and Recreation are currently looking for healthy, non-obese females aged 19-30 who currently take the oral contraceptive Ortho-Tri-Cyclen Lo to participate in a study investigating how oral contraceptive use impacts blood vessel function.

Individuals must be taking one of the forms of the oral contraceptive listed above for at least four months. In addition, subjects should not have high blood pressure, must not be diabetic, have no history of heart disease and must not be taking any medications with the exception of oral contraceptives.  The study would require one one-hour screening session and four two-hour laboratory tests.

Subjects will be compensated for their time spent participating in this study.

If interested, contact Jessica Meendering at 554.3252 or

In the News

In the News

- The June 5 issues of The Jordan Times (Amman) and the Boston Herald featured an article about President Barack Obama's recent speech in Cairo, quoting Hassan A F Albarari, Department of Political Science.

- The June 5 issue of the Omaha World-Herald featured an article about UNO's search for a new hockey coach, quoting Trev Alberts, UNO athletic director. Alberts also spoke with KETV (ABC 7) about the search.

- The Zero Net Energy home at 6454 Woolworth Ave., a wind turbine test home being constructed by UNO students, was featured June 8 on WOWT (NBC 6). Project manager Steve Cross was interviewed for the story.

- WOWT (NBC 6) aired a story June 7 about a Tai Chi demonstration at Memorial Park. David Corbin, School of Health, Physical Education and Recreation, led the session, which was organized by the group Fall Intervention Reaching Seniors Together, of which UNO is a program partner.

- Tom Gouttierre, International Studies and Programs and Center for Afghanistan Studies, and Moshe Gershovich, Department of History, were featured in the June 5 issue of the Omaha World-Herald about President Barack Obama's plea for improved relations between the United States and Muslims.

- Patti Meglich, Department of Marketing and Management, was quoted in the June 9 issue of the Omaha World-Herald about employees who survive layoffs.

- Kathe Oleson Lyons, Service-Learning Academy, was quoted in a June 4 article on, the Web site of the Omaha World-Herald, about a weeklong session educating teachers about the value of service learning.

- Steve Shultz, Real Estate Research Center, was quoted in the June 7 issue of the Omaha World-Herald about a recent UNO study on the Niobrara River and the tourism dollars it brings to the state.

- Sam Walker, School of Criminology and Criminal Justice, was quoted in the June 4 issue of the Newark Star Ledger (New Jersey) about citizen complaints against local police.

- A June 12 lemonade stand hosted by the Child Care Center was previewed June 11 by the Associated Press and the Lincoln Journal Star. Funds raised will be donated to Alex's Lemonade Stand, which supports childhood cancer research.

- Maverick Village was featured in May/June issue of Talking Stick, the official magazine of the Association of College and University Housing Officers. The article profiled the Maverick Village housing development for students.

- The Moving Company, UNO's modern dance performing group, was referenced in the June 11 issue of the Omaha World-Herald about their involvement in DanceFest 2009, debuting this weekend at the Holland Performing Arts Center. Stephanie Kelley of The Moving Company was photographed for the article.

- The Office of Latino/Latin American Studies (OLLAS) was mentioned in the June 8 issue of the Omaha World-Herald. OLLAS supports the Heartland Workers Center in south Omaha, which offers training for immigrants.

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

- Robert Woody, Department of Psychology, published the article "Monitoring Psychological Interventions" in the current issue of The Florida Psychologist, published by the Florida Psychological Association.

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

Department of Music to Host Jazz Workshop, Jim Widner Big Band Concerts
The Omaha Jazz Workshop summer camp finds its home at UNO this summer, when it combines forces with the Jim Widner Big Band to present the weeklong camp for middle school, high school and college students, and adults.

The camp will run from Monday, June 14, through Friday, June 19, and is designed for instrumental students in grades seven and above to learn more about jazz theory, improvisation and performance. Read more.

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

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.

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.