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June Employee of the Month: Jake Guthmiller

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The campus PeopleSoft transition is going more smoothly thanks to the technical abilities of Jake Guthmiller, assistant manager with Student Affairs Information Systems (SIS). His assistance is giving co-workers much peace of mind during the challenging system switchover. Visit this link for details.

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Nebraska Civic Leadership Conference

Meeting the Mayor

photo by Tim Fitzgerald

Eight high school government teachers and 25 high school students from across Nebraska took part in the Nebraska Civic Leadership Conference at UNO last week. Participants during the six-day conference focused on local and state government issues in classes taught by UNO faculty. They also met a variety of city officials, including Mayor Jim Suttle.

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2010.07.02

Flag Lowering

Gov. Dave Heineman has ordered flags at all state buildings and facilities to be flown at half-staff in accordance with a proclamation issued by President Obama. The order honors the longest-serving member of Congress in United States history, U.S. Sen. Robert C. Byrd, who passed away June 28 at the age of 92.

With the exception of Independence Day, the proclamation calls for flags to be flown at half-staff until sunset on the day of the senator's interment.

Flags will be lowered according to the following schedule:  Flags are to be flown at half-staff through Saturday, July 3. They will be raised to full-staff on Sunday, July 4, in recognition of Independence Day, and return to half-staff on Monday and Tuesday, July 5 and 6.

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Bank of the West Concert Tonight; Free Parking at UNO

The annual "Bank of the West Celebrates America" concert takes place tonight, 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 http://www.bankofthewest.com/celebratesamerica.

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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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UNO to Close July 5 to Commemorate Independence Day

UNO will be closed Monday, July 5, in observance of the Independence Day holiday. The 2010 holiday schedule is available online at http://nebraska.edu/faculty-and-staff/holidays.html.

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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. The library will reopen at 7 a.m. on Tuesday, July 6. For a complete schedule of library hours, visit http://library.unomaha.edu/information/hours.htm.

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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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MBSC Closed July 4-5

The Milo Bail Student Center (MBSC) will be closed Sunday and Monday, July 4-5, in observance of the Independence Day holiday. The MBSC will re-open on Tuesday, July 6.

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NeSIS Training/Overview Sessions Offered

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The UNO Nebraska Student Information System (NeSIS) team continues to host training/overview sessions in records and registration for faculty and staff who need a PeopleSoft SIS account. The next session will be on Tuesday, July 6.

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

- 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 nesisquestions@enroll.unomaha.edu.

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In the News

In the News

- Jonathan Benjamin-Alvarado, Office of Latino/Latin American Studies and Department of Political Science, was interviewed by the following media outlets June 22 following Fremont's immigration vote: KPTM (Fox 42), Omaha World-Herald, KFAB (1110 AM), The Economist and KVNO (90.7 FM).

- The June 17 issue of the Grand Island Independent newspaper featured an article on the UNO School of Social Work's name change to the Grace Abbott School of Social Work. Professor Ann Coyne was quoted in the article.

- David Drozd, Center for Public Affairs Research, was mentioned in the following media outlets following the immigration vote in Fremont: Associated Press, The New York Daily News and KMTV (CBS 3).

- Tom Gouttierre, International Studies and Programs and Center for Afghanistan Studies, conducted interviews with several local, national and international media outlets following the outing of Army Gen. Stanley McChrystal in Afghanistan, including: the Omaha World-Herald, KUOW (Seattle), KCBS (San Francisco), CNN, the newspaper Pravda in Slovakia, and ABC Radio in Australia.

- Anne Hellbusch, Classical 90.7 KVNO, was a guest on "Spirit of Omaha," Metro Magazine's weekly radio show on KCRO (660 AM), to discuss the Kids in Concert public service initiative.

- Student Mark Langenegger was featured in the "My Five" feature in the June 19 issue of the Omaha World-Herald. Langenegger was asked to list his five favorite things, which included a vegan cookbook and his baseball glove.

- The June 27 issue of the Omaha World-Herald featured an article on anti-gang efforts in Omaha, quoting Hank Robinson, Juvenile Justice Institute.

- The June 19 issue of the Omaha World-Herald featured an article on the College of Education program that brought about 75 Lewis and Clark Middle School students to the UNO campus for four days last week. Connie Schaffer, College of Education, and UNO student Sarah Wheeland were quoted in the article.

If you are a member of the UNO community and have been interviewed by the media - local, state, regional, national or international - we want to know about it. Send an e-mail with the particulars to enotes@unomaha.edu. Please include a contact name and phone number. For more information, call 554.2762.

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In Print

Angela Eikenberry, School of Public Administration, recently published "Giving Circles: Self-Help/Mutual Aid, Community Philanthropy, or Both?" in the International Journal of Self Help and Self Care, Volume 5 Number 3, 2006-2007. It is available online at http://baywood.metapress.com.

If you've authored or edited a book, article or other text that's been published recently, we want to know about it. Send an e-mail with the particulars to enotes@unomaha.edu. Please include a contact name and phone number. For more information, call 554.2243.

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On Stage

'Romeo and Juliet' Takes to the Stage Tonight for Shakespeare on the Green
Nebraska Shakespeare will celebrate young love this summer with its productions of "Romeo and Juliet" and a musical adaptation of "Two Gentlemen of Verona." The next performance of "Rome and Juliet" is set for tonight, July 2.

The outdoor performances are part of this year's Shakespeare on the Green. For the first time in its 24-year history, Nebraska Shakespeare will produce a musical - "Two Gentlemen of Verona" - as part of the annual event.

"Romeo and Juliet" runs July 2-4, 9 and 11. "Two Gentlemen of Verona" runs July 8 and 10. Read more.

If you are a member of the UNO community and are involved in an upcoming performance, we want to know about it. Send an e-mail with the particulars to enotes@unomaha.edu. Please include a contact name and phone number.

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On Exhibit

Criss Library Welcomes Spanish Literary Works by Nebraska Students
Poems, essays and short narratives by Nebraska students in grades 5 through 12 are on display at the Criss Library through Thursday, July 15.

The submissions – all written in Spanish – were selected earlier this year for "Through Our Words: Hands, Minds and Hearts at Work," a statewide writing contest sponsored by the Department of Foreign Languages, the Office of Latino/Latin American Studies (OLLAS) and the College of Arts and Sciences at UNO, along with support from Cumbre 2010 partners and the Nebraska Humanities Council.

The student writings celebrate Latino and Latin American immigrants' contributions to communities across Nebraska. Read more.

If you are a member of the UNO community and are involved in an exhibit, we want to know about it! Send an e-mail with the particulars to enotes@unomaha.edu. Please include a contact name and phone number. For more information, call 554.2243.

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