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HPER Construction Continues

photo by Tim Fitzgerald

A completely renovated weight and fitness room, expanded jogging track and a juice bar are some of the additions planned for the Health, Physical Education and Recreation Building, which is currently under construction. The $38.6 million project will increase HPER's space from 150,000 square feet to 240,000 square feet and is scheduled to be complete by fall 2010.

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Repairs

Dodge Street Repairs Reminder

photo by Tim Fitzgerald

Work is scheduled to begin next week on the city of Omaha's Dodge Street pavement repair project. The construction will affect areas north of UNO on: Dodge Street from 62nd Street to the pedestrian overpass west of Happy Hollow Boulevard. Weather permitting, the project timeline will be from Monday through Monday, July 6-13. As in summer's past, UNO employees with faculty/staff parking permits can park in the St. Margaret Mary's Church parking lot at 6116 Dodge St. Lane restrictions will occur during the construction period. Click on this link for the project's timeline.

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2009.07.06

Flag Lowering

The UNO flag will be lowered to half-staff Tuesday, July 7, to honor the memory of staff member Johnny Perkins.  He passed away June 26 at the age of 57.

Perkins worked as a custodian in Custodial Services since October of 2002.

A wake will take place tonight, July 6, from 6 to 8 p.m. at Jehovah Shammah Baptist Church, 2537 N 62nd St. The funeral will be held Tuesday, July 7, at 2 p.m. at King of Glory Evangelist Center, 4730 N. 60th Ave.

Scheduled Dodge Street Repairs Under Way

The city of Omaha's pavement repair work project starts today, July 6, on Dodge street. Weather permitting the project timeline will run through Monday, July 13. Construction areas affected north of UNO will be: Dodge street from 62nd street to the pedestrian overpass west of Happy Hollow.

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.

"Consider This" to Highlight Nebraska's Mission of Mercy

On the next edition of "Consider This," host Cathy Wyatt and guests will highlight a million dollar venture sure to bring smiles to everyone's faces titled "Nebraska's Mission of Mercy."

At the two-day Papillion event, more than a thousand volunteers will provide free dental care to 2,000 patients.  Wyatt's guests include Brett Thomsen, dentist and co-chair for Nebraska Mission of Mercy; and Jan Jackson, volunteer for Nebraska Mission of Mercy. The event takes place Friday and Saturday, July 10 and 11.

The program will air Tuesday, July 7, at 12:30 p.m. on NET2.

"Consider This" is a production of UNO Television. It also airs on The Knowledge Network of Greater Omaha. For a list of days and times, visit http://www.tknomaha.org. Archived editions of the program are available on the Web at http://www.unotv.unomaha.edu.

Future Self Program Presentations July 9 at Criss Library

Wellness Stampede

This event has been designated a UNO Wellness Stampede event.


Julie Masters, associate professor of gerontology, will give two talks highlighting the Future Self Program on Thursday, July 9, in 112 Criss Library.  The presentations begin at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. and are designed for individuals interested in learning more about the aging experience and what they can do to make a difference in their lives now in anticipation of the future.

"Few people stop to consider what they will be like as an older person, yet more and more people are living well into their elder years," Dr. Masters said.

For more information, call Human Resources at 554.2321.

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, daviddaniels@unomaha.edu or http://www.unomaha.edu/wwwocr/health/stampede.php.

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 http://api.unomaha.edu/calendar.php;

- 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.

You Look MAVelous! Scavenger Hunt July 9

Wellness Stampede

This event has been designated a UNO Wellness Stampede event.

Faculty, staff and students can join You Look MAVelous! challengers for a campus-wide informational scavenger hunt on Thursday, July 9. Start time is from 11:30 to noon and the end time is at 1 p.m.

The MAVelous! Scavenger Hunt will be conducted in two stages.  First, participants can choose from eight starting locations where instructions will be given.  Second, stations will be set up across campus for the traveling food scavenger hunt portion.

"At the MAVelous! scavenger hunt individuals can search for tips and objects to help reinforce how to live healthier," said Esther Scarpello, benefits manager at UNO. "By conducting a scavenger hunt with a wellness theme, our goal is to move people toward a healthier lifestyle to reduce the need for lifestyle-related prescription drugs."

Click on this link for starting locations and scavenger hunt details.

Sponsored by the Wellness Stampede, Human Resources and Student Health Services -- You Look MAVelous! -- is UNO's fitness and summer weight loss challenge.

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, daviddaniels@unomaha.edu or http://www.unomaha.edu/wwwocr/health/stampede.php.

Summer Permit Parking Available in Church Lot

UNO employees with faculty/staff parking permits can park in the St. Margaret Mary's Church parking lot at 6116 Dodge St. this summer. Parking will be available there in UNO-designated lots through Friday, Aug. 21.

During the fall and spring semesters, parking at this location remains limited to student permit holders. Night-only permits will not be honored until after 12:30 p.m.

For more information, contact Campus Security at 554.2648.

UNO to Host "A Conference on Aging" in October

Save the date. In October, UNO and community partners will host a two-day conference on aging. "Aging With Passion and Purpose: A Conference on Aging" will take place Sunday and Monday, Oct. 18-19, at the Milo Bail Student Center (MBSC).

Click on this link for more details or contact Nancy Kelley-Gillespie at 554.4886 or nkelleygillespi@unomaha.edu.

Sponsors include the UNO Department of Gerontology, Life Long Learning Initiative and School of Social Work, the Center for Healthy Aging, Ministries, Programs and Services (CHAMPS), the United Way of the Midlands, the Eastern Nebraska Office of Aging and Nebraska Respite Network, Immanuel Senior Living and the eight-county Partners in Aging (PIA) Network.

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 http://www.unomaha.edu/enotes/2009/img/sac_eomform.pdf and send it through campus mail to P.O. Box 130.

For more information, call Bayles at 554.2977.

Editor's note: This month's Employee of the Month recipient is Tim Fitzgerald, manager of photography in the Office of University Relations.  Watch eNotes for more information on the July Employee of the Month.

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