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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.



College of Education Hosts Lewis and Clark Students This Week

The College of Education, in collaboration with UNO faculty, staff and students from across the 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 today through Friday, June 15-18.

Students will participate in a variety of activities designed to increase their awareness of post-secondary education, motivate them to make the educational choices now that will prepare them for the future and familiarize them with the UNO community. More than 50 UNO faculty, staff and students will be interacting with the approximately 75 Lewis and Clark students and teachers during the four-day period.  The event will culminate with commencement on June 18.

For more information, contact Connie Schaffer at 554.3096 or

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Hy-Vee Dietician to Present at Today's Wellness and Nutrition Series

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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 today, 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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Launch Party Thursday for Public Art Omaha

Public art in the metro has a new home on the Internet.

Omaha by Design and the Omaha Public Art Commission will launch Thursday, June 17. The web site, a celebration of the city's public art offerings, includes a searchable database of individual works by location, medium and artist. Its launch will be celebrated June 17 at the Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts, 724 S. 12th Street, from 6 to 7:30 p.m. The event is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served, and giveaways will be available while supplies last.

"Creating public awareness for our city's fabulous art and our need to preserve and maintain it are top priorities for the Omaha Public Art Commission," said Larry Ferguson, chair of the Omaha Public Art Commission. "It's the first time in the city's history that a database with such a wealth of information about public art in Omaha has been made available to the public. We are thankful for the public-private cooperation between the Omaha Public Art Commission, Omaha by Design, the City of Omaha and our private benefactors who have so generously helped to make this web site a reality." Read more.

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Caniglia Field Scoreboard/Video Board Construction Begins

Contractors will be on site to start construction of the Caniglia Field scoreboard/video board on south end of the football field this week. The contractors will be erecting construction fencing across the track and field south of the south goal posts. That portion of the track and field will be closed to all except contractors. Project completion is scheduled for Wednesday, Aug. 25.

Watch eNotes for updates or for more information call Walt Burr at 554.2582.

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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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HR to Offer Smart Money Seminar June 30

Human Resources will offer a smart money seminar Wednesday, June 30, from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in the Milo Bail Student Center Chancellor's Room. The free event is open to the entire UNO community, and reservations are not required.

The topic for the informative seminar is "Raising Wise Kids, Teaching Your Children Money and Budgeting."  Tahnee Markussen, a financial educator from Consumer Credit Counseling Service, will lead the event.

The seminar will feature practical tips and information on getting the most out of money.  Attendees are invited to bring their lunches. 

For more information, contact Tim Rochford at 554.2465.

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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:

- Monday, July 19; and

- Monday, Aug. 16.

To make an appointment with Cronick, call 1.800.642.7131.

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PeopleSoft SIS Reporting Notice

Several colleges and departments across campus rely on critical reports 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; and 

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.

Questions related to PeopleSoft SIS reporting can be sent to

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Paul Clark Honored at Regents Meeting
Paul Clark, technology assessment coordinator for College of Education, was recognized at the April 16 Board of Regents meeting in Lincoln. Clark earned kudos for his January UNO Employee of the Month honor.

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