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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

photo by Tim Fitzgerald

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

Flags on Display

photo by Tim Fitzgerald

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.



UNO Football Season Tickets Now On Sale

Season tickets for UNO football are on sale now through the UNO ticket office. The Mavericks will begin the 2010 season on Saturday, Sept. 4, when they host in-state rival Nebraska-Kearney at Al F. Caniglia Field. They'll begin their third season in the Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletics Association later in the month when they host defending national champion, Northwest Missouri State. Read more.

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UNO Alumni Association Hosts Grad Fair Today, Tomorrow

The UNO Alumni Association will sponsor a Grad Fair for graduating UNO students starting today, May 6, through Friday, May 7, in the Milo Bail Student Center Nebraska Room. All faculty and staff are also welcome to attend.

The following booths will be present: UNO Athletics, UNO Career Services, Graduate Studies, UNO Alumni Association, UNO Young Alumni and Campus Recreation.

The Grad Fair booths will be available during the cap and gown pick-up:

- Today, May 6
7 a.m. to 6 p.m.

- Friday, May 7
7:30 a.m. to Noon

For more information, contact Elizabeth Kraemer at 554.4802.

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Slingshot Competition Today to Collect Pink Erasers

In an effort to assist the Salvation Army's Back-to-School Backpack Program, the UNO Staff Advisory Council (SAC) has launched a campus campaign to collect new pink erasers.

Students, faculty and staff can do some launching of their own at the Erase the Need slingshot contest, and win prizes. Pink erasers will be flying from slingshots from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. today, May 6, at Caniglia Field. The cost to participate is $1, which purchases four erasers for the Salvation Army fundraiser. There is no charge to watch at the football field…if you can resist the urge to sling.

The collection runs through Friday, May 7. Faculty, staff and students are also encouraged to donate new pink erasers at drop boxes across campus.

To date, UNO has collected about 1,500 pink erasers toward its goal of 5,000.

UNO has engaged in a friendly competition with Creighton University, which is collecting rulers for the Salvation Army program.

Pink erasers can be purchased at the UNO Bookstore at a cost of four for $1.

For more information, contact SAC members Kim Kronschnabel (554.3497) or Kent Lavene (554.3008).

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Retirement Reception Today for English Department's Richards and Dillon

The university community is invited to attend a retirement reception for Dorianne Richards and Carol Ann Dillon, today, May 6, from 2 to 4 p.m., in 150 Arts and Sciences Hall (UNO's main Writing Center).

Dori Richards, a lecturer of English and current director of UNO's Writing Center, will retire after 17 years of service to UNO; she took over as director of the Writing Center in 2007.

Carol Dillon, an instructor of English, has devoted many hours in the past few years to the Writing Center, particularly at the Writing Center's Criss Library satellite location, and will retire after over 10 years of service to UNO.

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myBlackboard Walk-In Ask? Sessions Announced Today, Tomorrow

Information Services (IS) announces a series of myBlackboard walk-in Ask? sessions to help faculty and staff prepare for the summer semester. All UNO faculty and staff are welcome at the IS Customer Services Center in 104 Eppley Administration Building on these dates:

- Today, May 6
2 to 7 p.m.

- Friday, May 7
9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Walk-in sessions are managed on a first-come, first-served basis and do not require registration. Walk-in Ask? sessions are conducted as hands-on, question-and-answer sessions and are not intended to be complete myBlackboard training.

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Native American Studies Spring Honoring Ceremony This Evening

The Native American Studies faculty and the Native American Studies Alumni Association (NASAA) will host their Spring Honoring Ceremony tonight, May 6, at 7 p.m. in Centennial Hall at the William H. and Dorothy Thompson Alumni Center.

Nine undergraduate and graduate minors will be honored, along with community honoree Louetta Armell, who is a member of the Winnebago Tribe of Nebraska. The event is free and open to the public and will feature a Native Drum group and refreshments beginning at 6:30 p.m. in the parlor.

For more information, contact Beth Ritter at 554.3376.

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Book Club Discussion Tonight

All are invited to join the discussion of the 2010 One Book, One Nebraska selection, The Home Place by Wright Morris. It will be held tonight, May 6, at 7:30 p.m. in the 231 Criss Library. This event is sponsored by the UNO Library Friends. Click on for the discussion guide.

For additional information, contact Linda Riviera, or 554.2640.

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IS Announces May myBlackboard Training

Information Services (IS) has announced a series of myBlackboard training sessions for May. All UNO faculty and staff are welcome, and all sessions will take place in 104 Durham Science Center.

IS staff reminds faculty and staff that all Blackboard features do not need to be implemented at one time. For complete workshop descriptions and handouts go to It is recommended that participants read the handouts prior to attending class.

The session titles and times follow below:

Getting Started with Blackboard - This is the first workshop in the Blackboard series and is designed to provide faculty/staff with an introduction to Blackboard

- Monday, May 10
8:30 a.m. to Noon

Assignments - The Assignment Tool is replacing Digital Drop Box. Have students turn in reports, essays, and other assignments through Blackboard. No need to use e-mail.

- Tuesday, May 11
9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

Assessments - Assess student knowledge through tests and quizzes and obtain anonymous feedback through surveys.

- Wednesday, May 12
9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

Discussion Board and Collaboration - Communication tools promoting interaction between students and faculty.

- Thursday, May 13
9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

Grade Center - A favorite feature for students is My Grades. This workshop will cover the basics of the Grade Center.

- Friday, May 14
9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

To sign up for workshops, visit Classes will be cancelled if less then five people are enrolled. An e-mail notification will be sent if the workshop is cancelled.

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Olson Center for Women's Health to Host Women's Health Week

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

The University of Nebraska Medical Center (UNMC) Olson Center for Women's Health will host Women's Health Week Monday, May 10, through Friday, May 14. All UNO faculty, staff and students are invited to attend.

A free wellness fair will take place on Monday, May 10, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the UNMC Durham Outpatient Center, near the first floor west atrium. Free health screenings will also take place throughout the week.

For the full schedule of events, visit whwflier.pdf.

To R.S.V.P. call 559.6345.

The mission of 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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Available Toner Cartridges Listing

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Limited quantities of toner and inkjet cartridges are available from Mail Services for department use only. To reserve any of the following, contact Kathy Hartle at 554.2337.

- HP 20

- HP 27

- HP 41

- HP 75

- NU-kote BM248

- Lexmark 50

- Lexmark 60

- Lexmark 70

- Epson 720/1440

- Epson SO 20097/MJIC7C

- Epson SO 20089/MJIC8C

- Epson SO 20047/MJIC4

- Epson 69 black

- Epson TO 60120 black

- TO 60220 cyan

- TO 60320 magneta

- TO 44420 yellow

- TO 431 black

- TO 691 black

- TO 601 black

- Panasonic KX-P155

Hartle invites the campus community to join the recycling effort. Before throwing away an old toner or ink cartridge, contact her at 554.2337 to see what options are available.

"If you don't have the printer for the toner cartridges anymore, send them to the mailroom," she said. "With the budget situation, continuing to recycle ink and toner cartridges can save the university and departments money."

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

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Criss Library Announces Summer Hours

Criss Library summer hours begin on Saturday, May 8.

The hours of operation:

- Sunday
Noon to 9 p.m.

Monday through Thursday
7 a.m. to 9 p.m.

7 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Noon to 5 p.m.

For a complete schedule of holidays and other schedule exceptions, visit

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HPER Locker Reminder

Any Campus Recreation member who knows their locker rental expires this spring and wants to renew needs to do so by Friday, May 7. Non-renewals can turn in their locks to the Campus Recreation Control Desk by May 7 to receive their $10 deposit back. Expired lockers will be cleaned out and contents removed on Friday, May 14.

For questions, stop by the Campus Recreation Control Desk or call 554. 2539.

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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 Monday, May 10, through Friday, Aug. 20.

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.

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