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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.

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2010.06.10

'Consider This' to Highlight Program History

On the next edition of "Consider This," host Cathy Wyatt and her guests will discuss the program's history, provide a behind-the-scenes look at its move from the Milo Bail Student Center to the studios on the lower level of the College of Public Affairs and Community Service Building, and highlight new additions to the program. This installment will open the program's 13th season.

Wyatt's guests will include Jim Adams, assistant general manager of UNO Television; Rick Neibel, photographer; and Josh Gray, student and UNO Television crew member.

The program will air Friday, June 11, at 12:30 p.m., and again on Tuesday, June 15, at the same time on NET 2.

"Consider This," a production of UNO Television, also airs on the Knowledge Network of Greater Omaha. For dates and times, check the Knowledge Network website at http://www.tknomaha.org or call 554.2516.

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Financial, Housing and Personal Growth Conference July 15 in Omaha

The second annual Surviving in Today's Economy conference, hosted by Family Housing Advisory Services Inc. in Omaha, will take place Thursday, July 15, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the downtown Omaha Hilton, 1001 Cass St.

The $35 conference fee includes lunch and a closing reception. Read more.

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Department of Psychology to Host Fourth Biennial Conference on Relational Aggression June 15-16

The UNO Department of Psychology will host the 4th Relational Aggression Conference Tuesday and Wednesday, June 15-16, in the Milo Bail Student Center Chancellor's Room.

Relational aggression is the study of how children and adolescents use their relationships with others (e.g., peers, siblings) as the vehicle with which to harm others. It includes behaviors such as spreading mean rumors, threatening to dissolve a friendship and purposeful exclusion.

The conference will bring together some of the leading researchers on relational aggression and victimization from the United States and Canada. This year's theme is "Celebrating 15 Years of Research on Relational Aggression: Where Has the Field Been and What Does the Future Hold." Conference presenters will address a number of topics, including both basic and applied processes.

The two-day event is free and open to all faculty and students at UNO, with the exception of the dinner on Tuesday, June 15. Attendees are required to register in advance. Visit http://myweb.unomaha.edu/~jcasas/relaggression.html or contact Juan Casas at 554.2548 or jcasas@unomaha.edu to learn more.

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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 individuals and groups who exemplify healthy behaviors or lifestyle changes in social, physical, intellectual, spiritual and emotional categories. The Wellness Council also gives 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, 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; Debra Brozak, assistant manager for Environmental Services; and Environmental Services Staff, Team Award recipients.

To view last year's winners, visit http://www.wellnesscouncil.org/LightofWellness/default.aspx.

The Light on Wellness Awards Ceremony will again take place 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. Nomination letters are due Friday, June 18, to Esther Scarpello in 205 Human Resources.

For more information and nomination instructions, download the following document at http://www.unomaha.edu/humanresources/Documents/lightofWellnesAwards.pdf.

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, daviddaniels@unomaha.edu or http://www.unomaha.edu/wwwocr/health/stampede.php.

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Toner Cartridges Available from Mail Services

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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.
- Brother DR 200
- Canon BC-20
- DR 200
- EPS cartridge
- EPS 1-000388
- EPS 922 95A
- EPS 1-000114
- EPS 1-000FX1
- EPS 5p 6p
- EPS LJ4 LJS
- EPS 5L
- EPS 5L/6L
- Epson 720
- Epson 720/1440
- Epson SO 20097/MJIC7C
- Epson SO 20089/MJIC8C
- Epson SO 20047/MJIC4
- Epson 69 black
- Epson TO 60120 black
- Epson SO 20093
- Epson SO 20187
- Epson SO 20189
- Epson SO 20191
- HP 03A
- HP 17
- HP 20
- HP 25
- HP 26
- HP 27
- HP 29
- HP 41
- HP 49
- HP 75
- HP 51641A
- Lexmark 50
- Lexmark 60
- Lexmark 70
- Lexmark 83
- Lexmark 12A1980
- NU-Kote BM248
- Panasonic KX-P155
- TO 60220 cyan
- TO 60320 magneta
- TO 44420 yellow
- TO 431 black
- TO 691 black
- TO 601 black

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 http://www.unomaha.edu/green/.

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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 will 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 (554.3225 or jyentes@unomaha.edu) or Leslie Decker (554.3442 or ldecker@unomaha.edu).

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