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"Miracle Mile" Workout

photo by Beverly Newsam

The campus community had a chance to try the "Miracle Mile" routine, equivalent to a one-mile walk, on June 26 in the Milo Bail Student Center. The event was sponsored by the UNO "You Look MAVelous!" fitness and summer weight loss challenge. Additional "Miracle Mile" sessions will take place in July and August.

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HPER construction

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.



Scheduled Dodge Street Repairs Set for Next Week

The City of Omaha announces a scheduled pavement repair work project will take place on Dodge street starting Monday, July 6.  Construction areas affected north of UNO will be: Dodge street from 62nd street to the pedestrian overpass west of Happy Hollow. Weather permitting the project timeline will be from Monday through Monday, July 6-13.

Lane restrictions will occur during the construction period. For a complete schedule and traffic flow break down, click on this link.

For more information, contact John Amend at 554.2500.

Classical 90.7 KVNO "Treasure Hunt" Under Way

Classical 90.7 KVNO officially kicked off its Fiscal Year-End Treasure Hunt at 6 a.m. today, 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. today 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.

Travel and Transport Transaction Fee Announcement

Effective Wednesday, July 1, the transaction fees charged to the department cost objects for air fare tickets purchased through Travel and Transport (T&T), will change to the following:

- Phone purchases through traditional agent
$18 (currently $20);

- Internet purchases through T&T Web site
$8 (currently $10); and

- Group purchase (groups of 10 or more)
$5 (currently $20).

Tickets purchased and charged to a personal credit card for business travel will remain the same at $10 and $20 and personal ticket purchases will be at $12 and $22.

For more information, contact Ken Hultman at 554.3514.

Deadline July 2 for Free Financial Seminar

"Surviving in Today's Economy," a free financial seminar, will be held at the College of Public Affairs and Community Service Building Saturday, July 18. The seminar will run from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. and is jointly hosted by UNO and Family Housing Advisory Services, Inc. (FHAS) in Omaha. Deadline for registration is this Thursday, July 2.

David Brown, president of the Greater Omaha Chamber of Commerce, is the seminar's keynote speaker. Omaha Mayor Jim Suttle and FHAS Executive Director Teresa Hunter will offer opening remarks. Read more.

Walk-to-Wellness Continues to Make Strides on Campus

Wellness Stampede

This event has been designated a UNO Wellness Stampede event.

Faculty, staff and students can still join the Wellness Stampede for "Walk-to-Wellness: Making Healthy Strides Together Summer 2009." The summer walking program continues through Thursday, Aug. 6.

"If you can't make the official walk times, you can still get your teams together and go when it is convenient for people in your department," said David Daniels assistant director of fitness/wellness and instructional programs.

Walkers will depart from the Milo Bail Student Center Plaza at the following dates and times:

Leader: Dave Daniels
- Mondays and Wednesdays
3:30 to 4 p.m.

- Tuesdays and Thursdays
11:30 a.m. to noon

Leader: Jessica Dzork
- Tuesdays and Thursdays
Noon to 12:30 p.m.

Click on this link for a walking map. Pedometers are for sale in 100 Health, Physical Education and Recreation Building for $6. All walks are weather permitting.

"It's great to see the enthusiasm generated by the ‘You Look MAVelous!' program," Daniels said.

The nine-week walking program will continue through Thursday, Aug. 6, in conjunction with the "You Look MAVelous! Challenge." The Wellness Stampede and Human Resources have teamed up to host this summer weight loss program on campus.

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

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.

Parking Meter Relocation Notice

To accommodate the new Pacific shuttle bus route that starts Monday, July 6, parking meters have 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.


- Scott E. Tarry, Aviation Institute and School of Public Administration, has been elected to serve a three-year term on the Board of Trustees of the Aviation Accreditation Board International. The board accredits collegiate aviation programs in the U.S., Canada and South Korea. Tarry will assume his position in July at the organization's annual summer meeting in Toronto, Ontario.

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