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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

photo by Tim Fitzgerald

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.



COE to Host Middle School Summer Program June 15-18

The College of Education - in collaboration with UNO faculty, staff and students across campus - will host a portion of the summer school program for Lewis and Clark Middle School.  The middle school students from Omaha Public Schools will be on campus Tuesday through Friday, June 15-18, to participate in a variety of activities.

The program is designed to increase students' awareness of post-secondary education, motivate them to make the educational choices that will prepare them for the future and familiarize them with the UNO community. 

More than 50 UNO faculty, staff and students will interact with the approximately 75 Lewis and Clark students and teachers during the four-day period. The event culminates with commencement on June 18. 

For more information, contact Connie Schaffer at 554.3096 or

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Parking Lot Restrictions Reminder

There will be various parking and lane restrictions on campus Tuesday, June 15, through Friday, June 25, in Lots D, E, Q and M due to a drill rig on the property drilling for soil samples.

For more information, contact Bob Fuder at 554.2500.

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Members Still 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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Hy-Vee Dietician to Present Wellness and Nutrition Series This Summer

Wellness Stampede

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

Human Resources announces that Karisa Jensen, a wellness coach and registered dietitian at the Peony Park Hy-Vee Store, will return to campus this summer for a nutritional brown-bag lunch series. The series, which began in May, will continue Tuesday, June 15, with "Healthy Food Swaps - Recipe Substitutions" from 11:30 a.m. to noon in the Milo Bail Student Center (MBSC) State Room.

Watch eNotes for more Tuesday programs in the MBSC.

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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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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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.

The current planned sessions:

- 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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Homestay Hosts Sought for Hiroshima Program

International Studies and Programs (IS&P) staff is currently searching for several short-term (one-month) homestays for this summer's Hiroshima program. The dates are July 2-31, and the students will be in class during the day, Monday through Friday.

IS&P staff are asking hosts to provide transportation to and from campus, plus breakfast and dinner during the week, and whatever the family eats on the weekends. The program would like to place two students per home but can do single placements if space is an issue. Hosts will receive $580 per student.

If interested in hosting, contact Mary Pat Roy at 493.4227 or

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