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Mammel Hall Beam Signing

photo by Tim Fitzgerald

Beverly Newsam, public relations technician with University Relations, adds her signature to a portion of the Mammel Hall structure. Faculty, staff and students can sign the beam this week at the Pacific location building site. The beam will be set in place at a topping-out ceremony on Friday, July 17, at 12:30 p.m.

Through the Lens

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July 4 Bell Concert

Gray threatening skies didn't deter the crowd for this year's July 4 carillon concert. UNO's Dr. James Johnson presented a 45-minute long concert of patriotic songs for the assembled audience.



New UNO Employee Discount Program Available

UNO is partnering with PerkSpot to offer a new Employee Discount Program for all UNO faculty, staff, retirees and students.

PerkSpot is an innovative online resource that offers discounts and rebates on goods and services from some of the top brand names in the U.S. UNO has become first campus in the University of Nebraska system to use the PerkSpot service.

"We have partnered with PerkSpot to help save you and your family money with discounts on a wide range of products and services from some of the best nationally known companies," said Mollie Anderson, director of Human Resources. "You will find valuable offers from your favorite merchants through PerkSpot including: Target, Barnes & Noble, AMC Theatres, Sprint, Dell and many other merchants."

For easy reference, a Web site with a listing of participating local stores and online vendors, is available for faculty, staff, retirees and students to view. To take advantage of the UNO Employee Discount Program, eligible participants need to first register for an account with PerkSpot.

- Visit;

- Click "Sign up" and type the required information;

- Enter "group code" -- UNO;

- Register a work or personal e-mail address; and

- A confirmation e-mail containing "how to login" instructions will be sent.

PerkSpot staff will add new deals and offers daily.

"An easy way to find out what offers are new is to watch for the Widgets on the site," Anderson said. "You can also sign up to get e-mail alerts sent directly to your in box."

PerkSpot will host the clearing-house of offers for UNO participants. Individuals can recommend other merchants be added to UNO's listing. To do so or for site questions, contact PerkSpot customer service at; (866) 606.6057, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., CST, Monday through Friday; or visit PerkSpot's online Blog Spot.

To view more information on UNO/PerkSpot program go online at

Parking Lot Change, Visitor Parking Moving by Annex 24

Work to establish Lot I (directly west of Annex 24), begins this week when construction starts on converting the east row of Lot G into a gated lot. Lot I will be reserved for Welcome Center visitors and some special events in the Weber Fine Arts Building.

Faculty and staff are reminded that guaranteed parking is still available in Lots J and L. There are a limited number of stalls available in those lots.

To view a parking map, click on this link. For questions, contact Campus Security at 554.2648.

MAVelous Tips Continue This Week at Criss Library

Wellness Stampede

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,"Healthy Measures."

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

- 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
"How to Make Reality Wellness Happen at Work and Home"
8:30 to 4 p.m., College of Public Affairs and Community Service Collaborating Commons (click on this link for the day's schedule)
Free to all faculty, staff and students (come and go as individual schedules permit)
Keynote will include Marty and Amy Wolff, former "The Biggest Loser" reality show participants
(Cosponsored by the Wellness Council of the Midlands)

- 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

Travel and Transport Transaction Fee Update

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

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

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

- Group purchases (groups of 10 or more)
$5 (previously $20).

Airfare tickets purchased and charged to a personal credit card for university 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.

HPER Pool Is Open

The Health, Physical Education and Recreation (HPER) Building pool is open for business. For summer pool hours, visit

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, July 27;

- Tuesday, Aug. 4; and

- Tuesday, Aug. 25.

To make an appointment with Cronick, call 1.800.642.7131.

Surplus Property Now Available for Viewing Online

All Surplus Property furniture and items are now available for viewing online at 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.

Green Tip of the Week

Sustainability Graphic

Car Maintenance
Keep tires properly inflated and aligned to improve your gasoline mileage by around 3.3 percent.

(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