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Construction crews began grinding asphalt July 6 on two lanes of Dodge Street. The lanes are closed between 62nd Street and Happy Hollow Boulevard. Weather permitting, the project will continue through Monday, July 13. Click on this link for the project's timeline.

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2009.07.09

Children Sought for ADHD Study

Children unable to sit still or who have trouble following directions or paying attention may qualify for a University of Nebraska Medical Center study on Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder.

Parents of children ages four and five years who exhibit the specified behaviors can call to learn more about the research study and how their child may be eligible for an evaluation and study medication at no charge.

For more information, call 552.6239.

Participants Needed for Child and Teen Depression Study

The University of Nebraska Medical Center Department of Psychiatry needs participants for a study on investigational medication for child and teen depression. Study evaluation and medication are provided at no cost to those that meet eligibility requirements.

To participate, subjects must be between the ages of seven and 17 years and have the following symptoms:
- Sad, unhappy or bad mood;
- Trouble sleeping or staying asleep;
- Change in appetite;
- Loss of interest or motivation;
- Decreased energy; and
- Feelings of emptiness or worthlessness.

For more information, call 552.6340 or 552.6240.

Wellness Stampede

You Look MAVelous! Scavenger Hunt Today

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 today, July 9. The start time is from 11:30 a.m. 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. By completing the hunt and stopping by each station, participants will partake in a "walking lunch."

"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.

Comments Sought for Accreditation Evaluation in September

UNO is seeking comments from the public about the university in preparation for its periodic evaluation by its regional accrediting agency. UNO will undergo a Quality Checkup visit Sept. 23-25 by a team representing The Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.

UNO, in its current form, has been accredited by the commission since 1968. The team will review the institution's ongoing ability to meet the commission's Criteria for Accreditation. The public is invited to submit comments regarding the university to the address below:

Public Comment on the University of Nebraska at Omaha
The Higher Learning Commission
30 North LaSalle Street, Suite 2400
Chicago, IL 60602

Comments must address substantive matters related to the quality of the institution or its academic programs. Comments must be in writing and signed; comments cannot be treated as confidential. All comments must be received by Tuesday, Sept. 1.

Wellness Stampede

Next "Miracle Mile" Event July 10

This event has been designated a UNO Wellness Stampede event.

Student Health Services nurse Julie Kalasek and the "If Only We Were Taller" You Look MAVelous! team invite the campus community to participate in "The Miracle Mile" this summer. The inside walking events will take place Fridays in the Milo Bail Student Center Un mon hon Room.

No experience is necessary, and participants will have the opportunity to walk inside to a 25-minute DVD.

"The Miracle Mile walk is equivalent to a one-mile outdoor walk. It is designed for people of all ages and fitness levels," Kalasek said. "Wear comfortable shoes, or you can walk barefoot, too."

Walking times are 3:30 to 4 p.m. on the following dates:
- July 10, 17, 24 and 31; and
- Aug. 7.

For more information, contact Kalasek at 554.2374.

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.

UNO to Host Conference on Aging Oct. 18-19

UNO and community partners will host a two-day conference on aging - "Aging With Passion and Purpose: A Conference on Aging" - Sunday and Monday, Oct. 18-19, at the Milo Bail Student Center.

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, Lifelong

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.