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Aviation Student Soars to New Heights

video by Xavier Rodriguez

Akin Yonamine recently graduated from UNO with a bachelor's degree in Aviation Professional Flight. In this video, Yonamine shares his inspiring story of how hard work and dedication can pay off. He also gives insight on his past, his time at UNO and what lies ahead for him and his family.

Aviation Institute

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UNO Hosts Librarians

UNO Hosts Librarians

photo by Tim Fitzgerald

More than 200 librarians from Nebraska and the surrounding states of Iowa, Kansas, South Dakota and Missouri attended the 2010 Heartland School Library Conference held June 14 & 15 at UNO's Thompson Alumni Center. Educational technology/library consultant Pam Berger was a keynote speaker at the conference hosted by UNO's College of Education.

College of Education



SIS/E-BRUNO Scheduled Downtime June 30

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The SIS system and E-BRUNO will be unavailable beginning at 3 p.m. Wednesday, June 30, for the conversion of student account information to mavlink. The system is scheduled to be back online mid-morning on Thursday, July 1. Student account balances will be made available in mavlink by Friday, July 2.

Balances from summer term and prior will be transferred at that time and will be updated daily. Students can continue to view the account detail via E-BRUNO; however, they must make their payments through mavlink. Payments will be transferred daily to E-BRUNO.

For more information, contact Cashiering/Student Accounts at or 554.2324.

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Bank of the West Concert Friday; Free Parking at UNO

The annual "Bank of the West Celebrates America" concert takes place Friday, July 2, at Memorial Park from 6 to 10 p.m. The event is free and open to the public, and UNO will again provide free parking.

This year's entertainment includes Foreigner, Styx and Kansas. A fireworks finale will follow the performances at 10 p.m.

Be aware that the campus usually fills shortly after 7 p.m. In addition to surface parking lots, UNO's multi-level parking garage (University Drive East Parking Structure) will be open after 4 p.m. Event organizers encourage those who park on campus to use the pedestrian overpass when crossing Dodge Street.

Shuttle service between the UNO Dodge and Pacific Locations stops at 6 p.m. during the summer. People who park at the Pacific Location for the concert will not be able to take the shuttle back to their cars after 6 p.m.

Bank of the West, in cooperation with the city of Omaha, annually sponsors the outdoor concert and fireworks finale. For more information, visit the Web at

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Hy-Vee Dietician to Present Wellness and Nutrition Seminar Tomorrow

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

Faculty, staff and students are invited to hear Hy-Vee dietitian Karisa Jansen as part of UNO Human Resources Summer Wellness and Nutrition Series. The brown-bag series continues Tuesday, June 29, with tips on adopting a heart-healthy diet.

All seminars will take place on Tuesdays from 11:30 a.m. to noon in the following locations:

- June 29
"Heart Healthy Eating"
Milo Bail Student Center (MBSC) State Room

- July 6
"Eat Well for Stress/Exercise"
MBSC State Room

- July 20
"Healthy Snacking"
231 Criss Library

- July 27
"Eating on the Go"
MBSC State Room

- Aug. 3
Topic to be decided
MBSC State Room
(The most popular topic from the series will be repeated)

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 visit

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Next NeSIS Training/Overview Session Tomorrow

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The UNO Nebraska Student Information System (NeSIS) team continues to host training/overview sessions in admissions and records and registration for faculty and staff who need a PeopleSoft SIS account. The next session will be on Tuesday, June 29.

All sessions will take place on Tuesdays at 1 p.m. in 106U Eppley Administration Building. The current planned sessions:

- Admissions
June 29

- Records and Registration
July 6, July 13, July 20, July 27 and Aug. 3

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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HR to Offer Smart Money Seminar Wednesday

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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July 4 Carillon Concert This Sunday

The bells on campus will ring in honor of America Sunday, July 4, in conjunction with a carillon concert set for 9 a.m.

UNO carilloneur Shannon Richards will perform a 30-minute concert of patriotic melodies. The event is free and open to the public. Attendees are invited to bring their lawn chairs and sit on the grassy area between Criss Library and the Strauss Performing Arts Center. Read more.

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Criss Library to Close July 4-5

The Criss Library will be closed Sunday and Monday, July 4-5, in observance of the Independence Day holiday. Summer hours will resume Tuesday, July 6. For a complete schedule of library hours, visit

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HPER Closed July 4-5

Campus Recreation staff have announced that the Health, Physical Education and Recreation (HPER) Building will be closed during the Fourth of July holiday on Sunday and Monday, July 4-5. The HPER Building will re-open on Tuesday, July 6.

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Lotus Notes E-mail Availability on Mobile Devices

Information Services (IS) has added mobile access for Lotus Notes (LN) e-mail via Lotus Notes Traveler for UNO faculty and staff. LN Traveler provides quick access to e-mail, including attachments, calendar and address book for several mobile devices.

LN Traveler is available for the following mobile device platforms:
- Apple iPhone;
- Apple iPod Touch;
- Nokia Symbian devices (S60); and
- Microsoft Windows Mobile (5, 6 and 6.1).

To learn more about LN Traveler availability go to or contact Customer Services at 554.HELP (554.4357).

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July TIAA-CREF Schedule Announced

A TIAA-CREF representative will be on campus for individual appointments with employees on Tuesday, July 13.

Appointments for one-on-one counseling sessions can be made by calling Robyn Galvin at the Omaha TIAA-CREF office at 548.3614.

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