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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.



Hy-Vee Dietician to Present Wellness and Nutrition Seminar Today

Wellness Graphic

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 today, July 6, with tips on how to make better nutritional choices when stressed.

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

- Today
"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

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Join Classical 90.7 KVNO and Others for 'Kids in Concert' Drive

Classical 90.7 KVNO and other media partners will continue to air Public Service Announcements (PSAs) in conjunction with "Kids in Concert" through Tuesday, Aug. 31. The PSAs encourage the community to donate used musical instruments to Omaha Public Schools (OPS) students. OPS will rehabilitate and distribute the instruments to deserving students who want to pursue instrumental music but whose families are unable to purchase or rent an instrument.

Instruments can be taken to the OPS Teacher Administration Center (TAC), 3215 Cuming St., Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The Bookworm at Countryside Village, 8702 Pacific St., is also collecting instruments. Additional drop-off sites in other parts of the city are needed. Information is available at 557.2443 and the contact is June Nelson.

Donations are tax deductible.

Media partners for Kids in Concert are Classical 90.7 KVNO, KIOS, Clear Channel Radio, Journal Broadcast Group Radio, NRG Media, KETV, Journal Broadcast Group Television, KPTM and WOWT. Maestro Thomas Wilkins, music director of the Omaha Symphony, generously recorded the PSAs. Visit to listen to the PSAs.

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Summer Faculty Recruitment Workshop Schedule

The UNO Office of Academic and Student Affairs and the UNO Office of Diversity and Equal Opportunity will host two Summer Faculty Recruitment Workshops next month.

Before anyone can serve on a UNO Faculty Search Committee they must have attended one of these recruitment workshops within the past two years. Anyone anticipating search committee involvement is encouraged to register and participate.

The workshops:

- Thursday, July 15
10:30 a.m.
Milo Bail Student Center State Room

- Wednesday, July 21
1 p.m.
132 College of Public Affairs and Community Service

To R.S.V.P. for the workshop, contact Jerri Maxwell at or 554.3892. For more information about the workshop, contact Deborah Smith-Howell at 554.4849 or, James McCarty at 554.2262 or, Steve Bullock at 554.4822 or or Sharon Ulmar at 554.2872 or

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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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Faculty/Staff Picnic Set for Aug. 17

Food, fun and free prizes will take center stage on campus Tuesday, Aug. 17, at the 2010 UNO Faculty/Staff Picnic. The event - sponsored by Chancellor John Christensen, the Staff Advisory Council and Faculty Senate - will take place from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Milo Bail Student Center Ballroom. This year's picnic will feature a tropical theme.

R.S.V.P. registration forms must be submitted to Kim Kronschnabel in 109 Eppley Administration Building by Wednesday, July 28, to be eligible for the prize drawings. University IDs will be checked at the door. The program begins at noon. To access a form, click on the following link:

2010 Faculty/Staff Picnic registration

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Summer Motorcycle Parking Notice

Additional seasonal motorcycle parking is available for faculty, staff and students through Friday, Aug. 20. Motorcycles may be parked at the following locations at the Dodge, Pacific and Center locations:

- West of the south entry of Lot Q;

- University Drive East Parking Structure (stop by Campus Security, 100 Eppley Administration Building, for details);

- Northwest corner of Lot A (north of Kayser Hall);

- Northwest corner of Lot M (south of Criss Library);

- Southwest corner of Lot 2 (north of The University of Nebraska Peter Kiewit Institute); and

- West of the dome in Lot 20 (Center location).

For more information, contact Campus Security at 554.2648.

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UNO Aviation Professor Picked for Transportation Research Board
The Transportation Research Board has appointed Dave Byers, associate professor in the UNO Aviation Institute, to its technical committee for aviation system planning.

The appointment to the Aviation System Planning Committee means Byers will help identify and oversee research needs of the Transportation Research Board, and organize sessions during the board's annual conference in January. The conference attracts more than 10,000 transportation professionals from across the country and around the world: industry professionals, professors and academic researchers, and those from the government sector. Read more

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