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UNO Flight Team Wins at National Competition

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On May 23, the UNO Flight Team, pictured above, returned from the National Intercollegiate Flying Association National Championship in Terre Haute, Ind. Fourteen UNO students participated in the week-long event that included aeronautical knowledge exams, precision landings, planning and navigation, aircraft recognition and simulation events. This year 30 schools qualified for the competition, with approximately 350 students competing. View the UNO press release for complete competition results .

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Howard Williams

May Employee of the Month: Howard Williams

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No task is too large for Howard Williams, custodian in the Milo Bail Student Center (MBSC). Colleagues value his reliable assistance with a variety of jobs ranging from cleaning and dusting to changing light bulbs and setting up for events. Visit this link for details.



Students to Host 5K Walk/Run for Child Hunger June 27

To help reduce the number of hungry children in Douglas County, MaverickPR, the UNO chapter of the Public Relations Society of America (PRSSA), has joined the "Child Hunger Ends Here Neighborhood Rally Campaign." With the help of its student-run PR firm, Maverick Solutions, students will hold the UNO Run 'N' Munch Walk/Run Benefit Sunday, June 27, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on the UNO campus. All proceeds will stay in Omaha. Read more.

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Hy-Vee Dietician to Offer Hy-Vee Store Visits This Week

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

Faculty, staff and students are invited to attend a store visit this week led by Hy-Vee dietitian Karisa Jansen as part of Human Resources' Summer Wellness and Nutrition Series.

Dates for the store visits are dependent upon interest and limited to 10-12 people. Possible dates include:
- Today, June 9; or
- Thursday, June 10.

Store visits will take place at Peony Park Hy-Vee, 79th and Cass streets, at 11:30 a.m. To sign up, contact Tim Rochford at or 554.2465.

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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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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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 Wednesday, June 23, on undergraduate student retention tracking. All campus groups/units are invited to attend from 10 to 11 a.m. in the Milo Bail Student Center Nebraska Room.

The 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 also be discussed.

Anyone planning to attend can R.S.V.P. to Jean Gutheil-Bykerk at 554.2367 or

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UNO UFO Study Group Meeting This Saturday

The UNO UFO Study Group will meet on Saturday, June 12, 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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June 26 Walk Designed to Shed Light on Eating Disorders

For the first time in Nebraska, the National Eating Disorders Awareness Corporation will sponsor a walk designed to raise dollars and support for those living with bulimia, anorexia and other similar diseases. The walk - scheduled for Saturday, June 26, at Omaha's Zorinsky Lake - is being organized by a UNO student who has personally battled anorexia since she was 10 years old. Read more.

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Team UNO Looking for Faculty and Staff to Participate in Bike Omaha Commuter Challenge

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Looking for an excuse to get back on your bicycle? Need to motivate yourself to get more exercise? Want to reduce your dependence on oil while also saving money? Team UNO is looking for faculty and staff (including students employed by UNO) to participate in this year's Bike Omaha Commuter Challenge.

The challenge started May 17 and runs for 14 weeks until Friday, Aug. 20. Participants can join anytime during this period, and any amount of bike-to-work commuting (both miles and number of trips) will count. Walking and riding the bus will also be counted this year.

"It's easy and fun! No meetings to attend, no practice required and plenty of bike parking available," said Angie Eikenberry, assistant professor of public administration and Team UNO co-captain. "For the past two years, UNO has come in first place in its division in the city, and we want to repeat that again this year."

If interested in joining Team UNO, contact co-captains John Noble at or Eikenberry at

The GreenUNO Task Force and Mav-Rec Wellness support this green and wellness community event. For more information on both, visit or

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Green Tip of the Week

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EarthDayTips 9: Use Solar LED Lights

Solar LED lights are brighter, cooler and much more energy efficient without the use of electricity/batteries.

(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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