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June Employee of the Month: Jake Guthmiller

photo by Tim Fitzgerald

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.



New Student Theatre Group Debuts Original Production July 28-31

The Collective Unconscious Theatre, in conjunction with UNO, will debut its new organization with the premiere of invisibles, which closely examines capitalist society, exploitation and the working poor.

Written by UNO creative writing student Joe Fogarty, invisibles runs Wednesday through Saturday, July 28-31, in Room 006 of the Weber Fine Arts Building. Read more.

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Annual Workshops for New Faculty/Graduate Assistants Set for Aug. 16-17

The 2010 New Faculty Workshop and the Graduate Assistant Workshop, sponsored by the Center for Faculty Development (CFD), will take place Monday, Aug. 16. The faculty workshop will continue Tuesday, Aug. 17.

These workshops have been a tradition at UNO for more than 30 years. They provide new faculty and new teaching assistants with an opportunity to meet one another in an informal setting while learning about UNO, including information about the university's metropolitan mission and strategic goals, students, academic support services and faculty development opportunities.

For more information about the workshops, contact the CFD at 554.2427 or, or Deborah Smith-Howell at 554.4849 or

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Eppley Display Window Available to Sanctioned Groups

The display window on the second floor of the Eppley Administration Building is available for use on a monthly basis by UNO academic and administrative units and campus-sanctioned organizations. The window is currently available during the months of July through December 2010.

To reserve the window for a month, contact Beverly Newsam at 554.2129 or

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Parking Closing Notice for Shakespeare on the Green

Several parking stalls will be unavailable on performance dates near this summer's Shakespeare on the Green site at Elmwood Park, adjacent to UNO at the Dodge Location. Signs will be posted.

The Shakespeare on the Green performance dates are Thursday through Sunday, July 8-11.

Designated stalls will be closed all day so stalls can be reserved for performance nights. Those affected include Lot Q (west side) and Lot M (south end). In addition, on July 8, additional stalls will be reserved in Lot M.

For more information, contact Campus Security at 554.2648. To view a parking map, visit

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Summer Faculty Recruitment Workshop Schedule

The UNO Office of Academic and Student Affairs and the Office of Diversity and Equal Opportunity will host two Summer Faculty Recruitment Workshops this 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 Building

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 554.2321 or

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Participants Sought for UNMC Smoking Cessation Study

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

The University of Nebraska Medical Center (UNMC) College of Nursing is seeking smokers 19 years of age and older to participate in a research study about thoughts and feelings related to classes about genetic contributions to smoking (IRB #226-09-FB).

A stipend is available for participation. Eligible individuals must smoke more than 10 cigarettes per day and have an interest in stopping smoking within the next month.

This study includes:

- Participation in classes on either genetic or nutritional education;

- Participation in a group smoking cessation program with an FDA-approved nicotine patch; and

- Participation in data collection five times during the study.

If interested in participating, call Victoria M. Graeve-Cunningham at 559.6549.

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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Green Tip of the Week

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#EarthDayTips 30: Unplug electronic items that are not in use. The items continue using stand-by power when they are in the off mode.

(To celebrate the 40th anniversary of Earth Day, will provide 40 "green" tips.)

The GreenUNO Task Force provides these tips. For more information, visit

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