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Recital Hall Jazz

photo by Tim Fitzgerald

Participants enrolled in the Omaha Jazz Workshop summer camp were busy last week under the watchful eye of Jim Widner. The week-long camp is designed for middle school, high school and college students, and adults. Students learned about jazz theory, improvisation and performance. The students served as the opening act of a June 19 concert featuring the Jim Widner Big Band in the Strauss Performing Arts Center Recital Hall.



"Macbeth" Continues on Stage Tonight for Shakespeare on the Green

The Nebraska Shakespeare Festival  (NSF) Shakespeare on Green continues tonight, June 24, with "Macbeth." The 2009 production, set in nearby Elmwood Park, ends this week June 24-28.

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.

Surplus Property Now Available for Viewing Online

All Surplus Property furniture and items are now available for viewing online at by clicking on "Surplus Property." All are available for department use only.

Items include:

- Bookcases;

- Desks;

- Chairs; and

- Tables.

Items can also be viewed by appointment at Mail Services, 106 Eppley Administration Building. To set up an appointment, call Tom Feldman at 554.2222.

More MAVelous Tips Added to Criss Library Summer Line Up

Wellness StampedeThis event has been designated a UNO Wellness Stampede event."

You Look MAVelous!" organizers announce more healthy summer programming events at the Criss Library on Thursdays 11 a.m. and again at 2 p.m. Up this week, "Stretching Exercises at Work."

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

- June 25
Stretching Exercises at Work
11 a.m. and 2 p.m., Room 107
Jessica Dozark, graduate student for UNO Fitness and Wellness Programs

- July 2
"Smart Food Swaps"
11 a.m. and 2 p.m., Room 107
Karisa Jensen, Hy-Vee dietician

- July 16
Healthy "Measures"
Marcia Adler, nurse and director for Student Health Services
11 a.m. and 2 p.m., Room 107

- July 23
"Break the Fast"
11 a.m. and 2 p.m., Room 112
Karisa Jensen, Hy-Vee dietician

- July 30
Biggest Loser Day on Campus
Time and l ocation TBA

- Aug 6
Green Fitness
11 a.m. and 2 p.m., Room 107
David Corbin, professor of health education at UNO

- Aug. 13
"Must You Exercise?"
11 a.m. and 2 p.m., Room 107
Karisa Jensen , Hy-Vee dietician

- Aug. 20
"Weight Plateaus"
11 a.m. and 2 p.m., Room 112
Karisa Jensen, Hy-Vee dietician

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

Budget Forum Tomorrow

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UNO Chancellor John Christensen will host a campus forum focused on the university budget Thursday, June 25, from 10 to 11 a.m. in the College of Public Affairs and Community Service Building (CB). All members of the campus community - faculty, staff and students - are welcome to attend.

Like the three earlier forums that took place during the spring semester, this event will be an informational session on the 2009-2010 budget. Senior Vice Chancellor Terry Hynes and Vice Chancellor Bill Conley, who have led the campus Budget Advisory Task Force, will also help lead the presentation and discussion.

The event will take place in the CB Collaborating Commons, and seating will be available for 100. Arriving early is encouraged.

For more information, call 554.3502.

Parking Meter Relocation Notice

To accommodate the new Pacific shuttle bus route that starts Monday, July 6, parking meters will be moved from Lot M to Lot E. 

For more information, contact Campus Security at 554.2648.

New Pacific Shuttle Bus Route Begins July 6

Starting Monday, July 6, the new Pacific shuttle bus will only drop off passengers at the northeast corner of Lot Q (near the Bell Tower) and pick up individuals in the north part of Lot M (lower level south of Criss Library).

From Nov. 1 through to March 12, 2010, an inter-campus shuttle bus will circle the Dodge location and drop off/pick up students at all the regular shuttle stops.

For more information, contact Campus Security at 554.2648.

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.

Green Tip of the Week

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Car Maintenance
Replace clogged air filters to improve gas mileage. Changing air filters on vehicles before they are clogged will increase gas mileage by as much as 10 percent and protect a vehicle's engine.

(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