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Helen Burton

UNO's Helen Burton Honored

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UNO's Staff Advisory Council honored Helen Burton with its Employee of the Year Award for 2009 during the annual Faculty Senate/Staff Advisory Council Banquet held Tuesday, April 27. Burton, a custodian in UNO's Eppley Administration Building, was honored for her outstanding service to UNO by Chancellor John Christiansen, Mollie Anderson, director of human resources, and Kent Lavene, president of the Staff Advisory Council.

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Rosemary Conway

April Employee of the Month: Rosemary Conway

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Faculty, staff and students who stop by the Cashiering/Student Accounts Office often receive assistance from Rosemary Conway, enrollment specialist II. Her ability to multitask in a busy environment while providing a high level of service makes her a favorite with co-workers across campus.Visit this link for details.

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Flags on Display

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A beautiful sunny spring day along with hundreds of U.S. flags in the campus Pep Bowl combined to make a striking display Tuesday (4-27) at UNO.



Budget Forum Today in Student Center

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UNO Chancellor John Christensen will host and lead a campus forum focused on the university budget today, May 5, at 2 p.m. in the Milo Bail Student Center Ballroom. All members of the campus community are welcome to attend.

Ron Withem, University of Nebraska associate vice president and director of Government Relations, will discuss the recently completed Unicameral session as part of the forum. Christensen, Senior Vice Chancellor Terry Hynes and Vice Chancellor Bill Conley will again focus on UNO's part of the overall University of Nebraska system budget.

"We want to provide our campus community the most up to date information we have," Christensen said. "I would encourage everyone who can attend to take part."

John Bartle, director of the School of Public Administration, will serve as the moderator for the forum. This will likely be the last budget forum for the academic year.

Call 554.3502 for more information.

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IS to Host Virtual Participation 'The Heartland GreenUp' IT Symposium Today

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Information Services (IS) welcomes the entire campus community to join them as they virtually host participation in the "Heartland GreenUp Symposium & Expo" today, May 5, in the Milo Bail Student Center Chancellor's Room from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. No registration is required, and attendees should feel free to come and go as necessary.

This virtual symposium promotes awareness of and best practices in reducing overall energy consumption and carbon footprints in information technology. This premiere event will provide a forum to discover and share new innovative green products and services. Nationally known thought leaders from HP, Gartner Research, Google and the EPA will headline today's conference on Sustainable IT, Datacenter Re-Engineering and Green Energy. 

More information and a complete list of session topics can be found at

The GreenUNO Task Force supports this event. For more information, visit

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Cumbre 2010 Registration Deadline This Friday

The Office of Latino/Latin American Studies (OLLAS) at UNO will host Cumbre 2010, the fourth annual Latino/Latin American Summit of the Great Plains Friday, May 14, and Saturday, May 15, in downtown Omaha.  The deadline to register for the two-day event is Friday, May 7.

Cumbre is free and open to the public, with the exception of the luncheon keynote presentations.  Everyone is, however, required to register by Friday, and luncheon keynote tables or individual tickets must be purchased in advance, as space is limited.  Read more.

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This Week In Maverick Athletics

UNO Athletics announces "This Week In Maverick Athletics," a listing of the latest sports information. For a complete weekly update of UNO's in-season teams, click on

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Nominations Sought for Annual Light of Wellness Awards

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This event has been designated a Mav-Rec Wellness event.

The 9th Annual William M. Kizer Light of Wellness Awards, sponsored by the Wellness Council of the Midlands, will recognize those individuals and groups who exemplify healthy behaviors or lifestyle changes in social, physical, intellectual, spiritual and emotional categories. It also gives out Leadership Awards to senior level managers who provide encouragement, time and resources to promote a healthy work environment for all employees. Some leaders are role models thanks to their ongoing participation and commitment to the employee wellness program.

In 2009, UNO had two individuals and a group that won awards. UNO's winners included:

- April Busch, administrative tech associate in Grants Accounting Department, Healthy Behavior Award recipient;

- Dave Daniels, assistant director for fitness/wellness in Campus Recreation, Healthy Behavior Award recipient; and

- Ed Johnson, manager for Environmental Services, and Debra Brozak, assistant manager for Environmental Services, and Environmental Services Staff, Team Award recipients.

To view last year's winners, visit

The Light on Wellness Awards Ceremony will again be held in the fall. At this time, Human Resources staff are seeking nominations for both the Healthy Behavior and Leadership categories. To nominate an individual or group, submit an essay of 500 words on UNO letterhead describing how the representative exemplifies the principles embraced by the Light of Wellness Award. The letter should be submitted to Esther Scarpello in 205 Human Resources. Deadline for nominations is Friday, June 18.

To get more information and instructions for the nomination download the simple nomination instructions at

The mission of the Mav-Rec Wellness, 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

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Student Health Services to Close for HPER Move

Student Health Services (SHS) offices will be closed starting Monday, May 10, through Wednesday, May 19, during the department's move to the Health, Physical Education and Recreation (HPER) Building.

SHS will open at its new location in HPER on Thursday, May 20. SHS staff looks forward to serving the UNO community at its new HPER location. Clinic office hours will be Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

In case of emergency, contact SHS at 554.2374. For information on services, visit

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ITS Customer Services Summer Helpdesk Hours Start Friday

The Information Technology Services (ITS) Customer Services helpdesk will begin summer hours on Monday, May 10. The ITS Customer Services Office is located in 104 Epply Administration Building. The new summer hours will be from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.

For more information, call 554.HELP(4357) or e-mail

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UNO Bookstore Half-Price Sale Under Way

The UNO Bookstore will conduct its Half-Price Sale through Friday, May 7. At the sale, buy one regular priced UNO apparel item and get the second for half price. Limited to in-stock items, in store only.

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Summer Shuttle Schedule Begins May 10

Starting Monday, May 10, the summer shuttle service will operate Monday through Friday from 6:30 a.m. to 6 p.m., excluding holidays. The shuttle will service the Dodge Location and Pacific Location only. There will be no shuttle service to the Crossroads Mall during the summer months.

For more information, contact Campus Security at 554.2648.

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Green Tip of the Week

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#EarthdayTips 4: Green Lawnmower
Try using a push reel lawnmower. They make your lawn beautiful without the costly gasoline or an engine that needs servicing.

(To celebrate the 40th Anniversary of Earth Day will provide 40 "green" tips.)

The GreenUNO Task Force provides these tips. For more information, visit

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