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HPER Rising

photo by Tim Fitzgerald

Most of the exterior construction work on the north side of UNO's HPER building has focused on infrastructure for utilities. Now over the last two weeks, walls are being poured and steel girders are being bolted into place.

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Blowin' in the Wind

photo by Wendy Townley

A cluster of Big Bluestem, a grass native to Nebraska, appears taller than the Henningson Memorial Campanile as it blows in the spring breeze. Lowell Neuhaus of Environmental Services says the Big Bluesem grass is easy to grow and maintain, which makes it a popular pick for the UNO campus.



Classical 90.7 KVNO "Treasure Hunt" Begins June 30

Classical 90.7 KVNO will kick (kicks) off its Fiscal Year-End Treasure Hunt at 6 a.m. on Tuesday, June 30. As the only all-classical music station in the state, and the new home of Maverick Sports on the radio, KVNO raises more than 50 percent of its annual operating revenue through community financial contributions.

"For nearly 38 years, KVNO has treasured the support of UNO faculty, staff and students that have kept the station strong," said Kim Balkovec, KVNO development director. "We approach the end of this fiscal year very encouraged, having nearly met our fund-raising goal."

Balkovec said the doors of the KVNO Treasure Vault will be "opened wide" to supporters that stop by 200 College of Public Affairs and Community Service Building before 4 p.m. on June 30 to make a donation in any amount. Mugs, magnets and classical music CDs are among the items the station is offering as its way of saying "thanks" to donors helping to keep this public service available to more than 40,000 weekly radio listeners, and thousands more across the globe that stream the broadcast online.

"Public radio is a true community effort," Balkovec said. "We could not do what we do without the thousands of generous and loyal listeners, donors and volunteers that contribute their time and financial gifts year after year."

Additional information about making a donation or volunteering is available by calling 559.5866.

As Omaha's premier public radio station, KVNO serves and enriches the community and university through quality programming that enlightens, entertains and informs. KVNO is an integral part of the university, providing unique educational opportunities to students through training and employment in a professional environment. The KVNO staff is committed to involving an increasing number of listeners, to advancing the excellence and growth of the arts, to maximizing the value of our services through communication technologies, and to assuming a national leadership role in public broadcasting.

Criss Library to Close July 3-4

Criss Library will be closed Friday and Saturday, July 3-4, in observance of the Independence Day holiday. Summer hours will resume Sunday, July 5, at noon. For a complete schedule of library hours, visit

Carillon Concert Set for July 4 at UNO

The bells on the UNO campus will ring in honor of America Saturday, July 4, in conjunction with a carillon concert set for 9 a.m.

UNO carilloneur James Johnson will perform a 30-minute concert of patriotic melodies. The event is free and open to the public. Read more.

MAVelous Tips Continue This Week at Criss Library

This event has been designated a UNO Wellness Stampede event.

"You Look MAVelous!" organizers announce this week's healthy summer programming events at the Criss Library. All will take place Thursdays 11 a.m. and again at 2 p.m. Up this week, "Smart Food Swaps."

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

- 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

- 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
Location TBA

- Aug 6
Green Fitness
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

ITS to Offer July 8 Web Templates Intermediate Topics

Information Technology Services (ITS) will be offer a two-hour course in Intermediate Web Templates Topics on Wednesday, July 8, from 1 to 3 p.m. in 007B Roskens Hall.

This hands-on session will cover basic HTML coding, using lists and creating outlines, using Div boxes and the proper way to use tables with the Template to display data. Before registering for this course participants will need to have:

- Taken the previous "Web Template" course;
- A test web site setup; and
- Access to Adobe Dreamweaver software.

To register for training:

- Go to;
- 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, located on employee check stubs and university picture ID);
- Click "Sign Up";
- Click "OK" to confirm personnel number;
- An e-mail is sent confirming this registration. Add the class to Lotus Notes calendar.
- ITS requires a minimum of five people signed up by 2 p.m. the day prior to the class. An e-mail notification will be sent if the class is cancelled.

Available Toner Cartridges Listing

Limited quantities of toner and inkjet cartridges are available from Mail Services for departmental use only. To reserve any of the following, contact Kathy Hartle at 554.2337.

- Xerox 8R7724 oil kit

- Xerox 6R859 (yellow)

- Xerox 6R857 (cyan)

- 6R858 (magenta)

- 6R856 (black)

- Cannon Image Runner 200, 210, 330 and 400

- Cannon GP 200 and 200 F

- Canonon PGI-S 0628B002 (black)

- Ricoh refill stable (type k)

- Brothers toner cartridge TN- 5000 PF

- Brothers toner cartridge 350

- HP Q2671A

- HP C4096A

- HP 06A

- HP 29 (black)

- HP 58

- HP 17

- HP 14

- HP jet refill 51629A

Hartle invites the campus community to join the recycling effort. Before throwing away an old toner or ink cartridge, contact her at 554.2337 to see what options are available.

"If you don't have the printer for the toner cartridges anymore, then send them to the mailroom," she said. "With the budget situation, continuing to recycle ink and toner cartridges can save the university and departments money."

SAC Seeks Employee of the Month Nominations

The Staff Advisory Council (SAC) continues to seek 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.

Maverick Watch

To catch up on the latest UNO Maverick news or to keep tabs on players over the summer hiatus, visit