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Sather Honored by Kids Can Community Center

Sather Honored by Kids Can Community Center

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Paul Sather, director of the UNO Service-Learning Academy, received the Kids Can Community Center 'Can Do!' award May 6 in downtown Omaha. Honorary event chair Wally Weitz, right, presented Sather with the award. Sather was instrumental in developing UNO's Service-Learning Academy, which coordinates community outreach and civic engagement activities in various classes at UNO. Under Sather's leadership, the academy has grown from seven classes, which the academy assisted, to 120 classes.

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Student Health Moving Day

Student Health Moving Day

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UNO's student health employees were unpacking Tuesday (5-11) in their new and much larger quarters in the HPER Building. Coordinator Marcia Adler showed off the office's first x-ray machine. The new HPER quarters provides more than 4,000 square feet compared with 1,300 square feet in the Student Center.


John K. Treinen

Campus Involvement, Personal Growth Focus of May 2010 Commencement Remarks

John K. Treinen, a Ralston native, presented the student commencement address May 7, 2010 at the Civic Auditorium. Read the full text of his remarks. . .



PeopleSoft SIS Reporting Notice

Several colleges and departments from across the campus rely on critical reports today from the existing legacy Student Information System (SIS). Those reports will continue to be available using existing report delivery mechanisms for all terms prior to fall 2010.

For the fall 2010 term and beyond, however, the new PeopleSoft SIS is the official system of record. Below are details of how SIS reporting at UNO is changing as a result.

PeopleSoft SIS Report Development
All report development produced against the new PeopleSoft SIS (fall 2010 term) will be done by a team consisting of Student Enrollment Services (SES) and Information Services (IS) resources. When feasible, reports will be developed with parameter options (such as selecting by college, major, etc.) so that one report can serve multiple needs. Colleges and departments that create their own WebFOCUS reports today against legacy SIS will not be able to do so against PeopleSoft SIS for two reasons:

1) Because of the complexity of how information is stored in PeopleSoft.
2) Because of concerns with system performance.   

SES and IS resources use a tool called WebFOCUS to develop reports from PeopleSoft SIS. By default, WebFOCUS reports will be delivered via a reporting portal called a Dashboard. Once users log into the UNO Dashboard with their NUID and TrueYou password, they will have access to view and run the reports created for them on demand, without needing to contact SES or IS. The goal is to provide users with quicker and easier access to PeopleSoft information when they need it.

PeopleSoft SIS Report Requests
To request a report from PeopleSoft SIS, users must make a request by filling out the report request web form located on the SES website at:

Please note: existing legacy reports (prior to fall 2010) will not be converted to report from PeopleSoft SIS for the fall 2010 term, unless a request is made to do so.   

All requests will be reviewed and approved/denied by the appropriate SIS functional office (i.e. Student Records, Admissions, etc.) based on the type of data being requested. Once a request is approved, it will be put into a priority queue and assigned to a report developer.

Please allow at least two weeks for requests to be completed. It is important that users indicate a realistic due date for requests when filling out the form since there are hundreds of reports needed by the start of the fall 2010 semester. SES and IS staff ask that everyone be patient as they try to address campus PeopleSoft SIS reporting needs. Additional time may be required to complete requests during the recurring stages of the PeopleSoft implementation.  The earlier individuals submit a reporting request the better chance it will get done in time for the fall semester.

Send questions related to PeopleSoft SIS reporting to

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Bookstore Closed for Annual Inventory May 25-28

The UNO Bookstore will be closed for its annual inventory Tuesday through Friday, May 25-28. No purchases can be made during inventory. It will reopen Tuesday, June 1, and resume regular summer hours:

Monday and Tuesday
7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Wednesday through Friday
7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

For more information, visit

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Documentary, Panel to Address Issues of Global and Local Poverty

A documentary about the causes of global poverty will be the springboard for a conversation about efforts to combat poverty in Omaha when Film Streams and inCOMMON Community Development collaborate on a special screening of THE END OF POVERTY? THINK AGAIN. Presented for one-night-only, the film will screen on Tuesday, June 8, at 7 p.m. at Film Streams' Ruth Sokolof Theater, 1340 Mike Fahey (formerly Webster) Street. Read more.

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June TIAA-CREF Schedule Announced

TIAA-CREF announces its campus visit schedule for June. A TIAA-CREF representative will be on campus for individual appointments with employees June 8 and 29.

Appointments for one-on-one counseling sessions can be made by calling TIAA-CREF at 548.3614.

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MBSC North Entrance to Close This Thursday

Starting Thursday, May 20, the north entrance to the Milo Bail Student Center will be temporarily closed for a project. The entrance is anticipated to reopen Wednesday, May 26.

For more information, call Facilities Management and Planning at 554.2500.

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UNO Library Friends Recruitment

The UNO Library Friends are seeking nominations for their executive board. The friends provide organization and financial support for the library collections and services that are not available through public funding sources. This is a great opportunity to support Criss Library. Additional information can be found at

Anyone who has questions or would like to become involved with the Library Friends can, contact Linda Riviera at 554.2640 or

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NeSIS Training/Overview Sessions Offered

The UNO Nebraska Student Information System (NeSIS) team will host several admissions training/overview sessions for faculty and staff who need a PeopleSoft SIS account.  Walk-in help sessions for those who have access to the system will be announced soon. 

The current planned sessions:

- Wednesday, June 2
9 a.m.

- Tuesday, June 29
1 p.m.

To register for a session, visit the training calendar at this link. Registration is limited to 10 people.

Anyone who has questions or comments about NeSIS can e-mail them to

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Criss Library Cafe Closed Through June 6

The Criss Library cafe is closed today, May 18, through Sunday, June 6.

For more information, call 554.3074.

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Members Sought for CCSW

The UNO Chancellor's Commission on the Status of Women (CCSW) is seeking applications from faculty, staff and students who are interested in becoming members. Graduate and undergraduate students in any academic field are encouraged to submit an application. The deadline for applications is Monday, June 21.

The CCSW serves as an advisory council to the chancellor and other university administrators on issues that relate to all faculty, staff and students. Through participation, CCSW offers networking opportunities for CCSW members across UNO's campus.

Activities this year included:

- Presenting Susan B's Coffeehouse lectures on issues of health, physical activity and eating disorders awareness;

- Hosting the 24th Annual CCSW Awards luncheon;

- Instituting the Legendary Women of UNO award;

- Sponsoring a CCSW undergraduate scholarship;

- Co-sponsoring Take Back the Night, a domestic violence awareness event; and

- Participating in activities honoring inclusion for all, including Women's History Month and the Diet Pepsi/UNO Women's Walk for Athletics.

Faculty and staff are appointed for two-year terms, and students are appointed for one-year, renewable terms. To apply for membership, individuals should e-mail their name, the reason they are interested in joining the commission and any relevant experience to Sharon Ulmar at

For more information, visit or contact CCSW co-chairs Jody Neathery-Castro (554.3611 or or Wendi Chiarbos Jensen (554.2286 or

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- Marilyn Brown, an administrative assistant in the UNO Business and Finance Office, has been named the 2010 Administrative Professional of the Year (APY) by the Ak-Sar-Ben Chapter of the International Association of Administrative Professionals. The APY award is given to the candidate that exemplifies an administrative professional through business and educational experience, as well as professional leadership and community involvement.

Have you done something noteworthy in your profession? E-mail "People" items to "People" appears in the Tuesday edition of eNotes.

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