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Glacier Creek Dedication

photos by Tim Fitzgerald

In 1959, Arthur and Antoinette Allwine donated their 160 acre farm at 144th & State Streets to the University of Omaha. Now known as the Allwine Prairie Preserve, the facility grew by 83 acres Wednesday (5-26) with the official dedication ceremonies. Preserve director Tom Bragg, Chancellor John Christensen and Natural Resources District board chair Jim Thompson spoke at the ceremony. UNO author John Price and UNO's The Moving Company also performed. A rehabilitated hawk also was released to fly above the preserve.



NeSIS Training/Overview Session Today

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.

The current planned sessions:

- Today, June 2
9 a.m.

- Thursday, June 17
2 p.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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Lots M, K, W and Q Construction Notices

Campus Security and Facilities Management and Planning staff announces the following parking lot maintenance projects.

- Lot M
Closed today, June 2.

- Lot K
Closed Thursday, June 3.

- Lot W
Closed Thursday through Monday, June 3-7.

- Lot Q
Northeast corner closed through Tuesday, June 22.

To view a parking map, visit

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Undergraduate Student Retention Tracking Workshop June 23

The Office of Institutional Research and Office of Academic and Student Affairs will offer a one-hour workshop on undergraduate student retention tracking. This workshop will help UNO departments engaged in student tracking to properly define a student cohort, set up and manage data, describe and compare retention statistics and report out results.

Management of student cohort tracking/retention analysis using the PeopleSoft system will be discussed.

All campus groups/units are invited to attend. The workshop will take place in the Milo Bail Student Center Nebraska Room from 10 to 11 a.m. on Wednesday, June 23. 

R.S.V.P. to Jean Gutheil-Bykerk at 554.2367 or

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Foreign Liability Coverage Extended for 2009-2010

UNO is in the process of extending foreign liability insurance for the 2010-11 fiscal year. The university's Foreign Liability Coverage Policy requires clarification regarding upcoming travel.

Faculty and staff anticipating foreign travel in the coming year are asked to provide Risk Management with the best estimates. Click on this link for employee and student travel details. All estimated travel must be submitted by Monday, June 14.

Visit for an electronic spreadsheet. Completed forms should be sent to Deb Bertrand in EAB 205 or

For questions, contact Mollie Anderson at 554.3664 or

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Summer Shuttle Schedule Under Way

The summer shuttle service now operates 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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UNO UFO Study Group Meeting This Saturday

The UNO UFO Study Group will meet on Saturday, June 5, in 285 Durham Science Center from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Anyone with an interest in the UFO phenomenon is encouraged to attend.

For more information, call John Powers at 319.2721.

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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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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:

- Wednesday, June 9;

- Monday, July 19; and

- Monday, Aug. 16.

To make an appointment with Cronick, call 1.800.642.7131.

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Participants Sought for Gait Study at UNO Nebraska Biomechanics Core Facility

Healthy subjects (adults more than 65 years of age) are needed to participate in a study taking place in the Nebraska Biomechanics Core Facility. The study iwill investigate the effects of attention and perception on walking behavior. Ideal participants should be older than 65 years of age, right-handed, native English speaking and free from any lower limb orthopedic pathologies such as joint replacement or knee ligament injuries. 

Subjects will take part in a pair of two hour-long data collections that will involve a variety of tasks including walking, attention and verbal tasks (for instance, reading words or naming pictures projected on a screen). For participation, subjects will receive a full analysis of their gait profile. Data will be collected using the state-of-the-art laboratory-based motion capture system identical to the equipment used for motion picture special effects and video games.  Collections will take place at a scheduled time during the next few weeks. 

Further details will be provided to any interested parties. For more information, contact Jennifer Yentes at 554.3225 or or Leslie Decker at 554.3442 or

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Green Tip of the Week

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#EarthDayTips 8: Try Bamboo
Bamboo is a naturally sustainable resource that grows rapidly and makes for durable, beautiful furniture.

(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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