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World AIDS Day Service in South Africa

UNO student Aundrea (Andie) Hansen will spend this semester in South Africa based out of Stellenbosch University near Cape Town. A major focus of her studies will be centered on service learning and community outreach. She plans on taking part in UNO's World AIDS Day project, set for Dec. 1. She explains how she became interested in traveling abroad and her interest in service learning.

World AIDS Day of Service blog

the Big Picture

Aviation Students

Aviation Students Nationally Recognized by FAA

photo by Wendy Townley

From left, recent graduate Joseph Rotterdam, and graduate students Michael Cameron and Jess Potthoff recently earned a third-place award at the Federal Aviation Administration 2009 Design Competition for Universities. The trio developed a project titled 'Technology-Based Communication Solutions for Reduced Fuel Consumption in the Airport Environment,' which aims to reduce airline fuel consumption.

full press release



Flag Lowering

The UNO flag is at half-staff today in honor of student Anjurnan Changez.

Changez, a student working toward a doctoral degree in Information Technology, died from an illness earlier this week.

Memorial ceremonies will take place later this month with her family in Pakistan.

Donations in Changez's honor can be made to the International Student Scholarship Fund at UNO. Contact Lori Arias at 554.2293 for more information.

"Weight Watchers on Campus" Open House Today

This event has been designated a UNO Wellness Stampede event.

The Wellness Stampede will host the next "Weight Watchers on Campus" open house today, Aug. 6, at 12:30 p.m. in 203 Health, Physical Education and Recreation Building. Weigh-in will take place before the meeting at 12:15 p.m.

For more information, contact David Daniels at 554.2008 or

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

"Consider This" to Investigate Nebraska's Witherbee Village

Witherbee Village is a neighbor-helping-neighbor concept that began in a Lincoln neighborhood. On the next edition of "Consider This," host Cathy Wyatt will investigate how it works.

Wyatt and guests will map out the specifics of the Witherbee concept, including core services and benefits offered for individuals of all ages. Witherbee Village guests will include Nancy Intermill, executive director; Diane Rolfsmeyer, board president; and Robbie Nathan, vendor.

The program will air today, Aug. 6, at 11 p.m. on NET1.

Additional air dates and times are:

- Sunday, Aug. 9
11:30 a.m.

- Friday, Aug. 7
12:30 p.m.

- Tuesday, Aug. 11
12:30 p.m.

"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 Archived editions of the program are available on the Web at

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.

Editor's note: This month's Employee of the Month recipient is Lynn Conner, administrative technician with Athletics. Watch eNotes for more information on the August Employee of the Month.

Adolescents Sought for ADHD Study

Adolescents may qualify for a University of Nebraska Medical Center study on Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD).

Possible ADHD behaviors:
- Inattentiveness or making careless mistakes;
- Fidgeting or squirmy;
- Difficulty organizing tasks;
- Easily distracted;
- Interrupting;
- Forgetfulness; and
- Losing things.

Parents of children ages 12-17 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 or visit

Annual Fall New Faculty/Graduate Assistant Workshops Set for Aug. 17 and 18

The 2009 New Faculty Workshop and the Graduate Assistant Workshops, sponsored by the Center for Faculty Development (CFD), will be held Monday, Aug. 17.  The Faculty Workshop will continue Tuesday, Aug. 18.

These workshops have been a tradition at UNO for more than 30 years. They provide new faculty and new teaching assistants with an opportunity to meet one another in an informal setting while learning about UNO – its metropolitan mission and strategic goals, student demographics, campus academic support services and faculty development opportunities.

For more information about the workshops, contact the CFD at 554.2427 or or Deborah Smith-Howell at 554.4849 or

Part-time Faculty Workshops

Workshops for all part-time faculty at UNO will take place Wednesday and Thursday evenings, Aug. 19 and 20, from 5:30 to 8 p.m. in Arts and Sciences Hall.

The agenda is the same each evening and faculty should choose the day that works best for them. The workshops provide information about UNO and teaching targeted to both new and experienced part-time faculty.

For more information, contact the Center for Faculty Development (CFD) Web site at To register for one of these workshops, contact the CFD at 554.2427 or Those registering need to provide their full name, department, phone number and preferred evening.

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

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.