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Independence Day Concert

photos by Tim Fitzgerald

Despite the rain, music fans popped open their umbrellas and surrounded UNO's Henningson Memorial Campanile on Sunday morning for the annual July 4th Carillon Concert. UNO carilloneur Shannon Richards ascended the tower to the keyboard to perform 30 minutes of patriotic music.

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Jake Guthmiller

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.



'Consider This' Explores the History of Omaha's Rosenblatt Stadium

On the next edition of "Consider This," host Cathy Wyatt and Steve Pivovar, an Omaha World-Herald staff writer and Rosenblatt historian, will reflect on the history of Omaha's Rosenblatt Stadium. Pivovar will share excerpts from his new book, Rosenblatt Stadium: Omaha's Diamond on the Hill.

The program will air today, July 8, at 11 p.m. on NET 1.

"Consider This," a production of UNO Television, also airs on the Knowledge Network of Greater Omaha. Check the Knowledge Network website at for dates and times.

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Time Change Announced for Master's Swim Program This Saturday

Master's swimming at the Health, Physical Education and Recreation pool will take place from noon to 2 p.m. this Saturday, July 10, rather than the regularly schedule 10 a.m. to noon time frame. Mav-Rec Aquatics' staff apologizes for any inconvenience.

Visit for the regular summer schedule.

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Weber Fine Arts Dock Closing Notice

Facilities Management and Planning announces that starting on Monday, July 12, contractors will be working on the Weber Fine Arts Building roof above the east dock. The area will be cordoned off and persons normally accessing the building through the dock entrance will need to enter the building from the north or southwest. The project will take approximately three weeks.

For more information, contact Walt Burr at 554.2582.

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SPR to Offer Grant Management Information Series

The Office of Sponsored Programs and Research (SPR) will host the Grant Management Information Series (GMIS), a series of three informational sessions for individuals across the campus who are involved with the administration of externally-funded activities. The intent of these sessions is to help persons within units better understand the procedures associated with grant proposal submission, fiscal management and project reporting.

There will be three sessions offered from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Lunch will be provided. All events will take place in the Milo Bail Student Chancellor's Room.

The schedule is as follows:

- Wednesday, July 21
The Pre-award Process
State of Research/Creative Activity at UNO
Working with the Chair and Dean
Project Director's Perspective

- Wednesday, Aug. 4
Accounting Practices
Human Resources
Accounts Payable
Classification and Compensation
Student Employment
Graduate Studies

- Wednesday, Aug. 11
Post Award Management
College Business Office Management
Project Director and Unit Support Staff Working as a Team

If interested in attending, SPR staff recommends individuals confer with their supervisor, as this information has been disseminated to chairs, directors and deans. Past attendees are welcome.

To make a reservation for the series, send name, department, e-mail address and phone number to by Wednesday, July 14.

Call 554.2286 for additional information.

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Criss Library Theater Room Now Open

Criss Library announces the opening of its new theater room. Designed for group viewing (eight chairs) and scholarly discourse, this room is equipped with a Sony Blu-ray player, nine channel AV receiver, HD projector, 110-inch screen, iPod docking station, PC, wireless keyboard and mouse.

To learn more about this unique study space, visit the Criss Library website or call the Circulation Desk at 554.3206.

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Team UNO Still Looking for Faculty and Staff to Participate in Bike Omaha Commuter Challenge

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Looking for an excuse to get back on your bicycle? Need to motivate yourself to get more exercise? Want to reduce your dependence on oil while also saving money? Team UNO is looking for faculty and staff (including students employed by UNO) to participate in this year's Bike Omaha Commuter Challenge.

The Challenge started May 17 and runs for 14 weeks until Friday, Aug. 20. Participants can join anytime during this period and any amount of bike-to-work commuting will count (both miles and number of trips, and new this year, walking and riding the bus, are counted).

"It's easy and fun! No meetings to attend, no practice required, and plenty of bike parking available," said Angie Eikenberry, assistant professor of public administration and Team UNO co-captain. "For the past two years UNO has come in first place in its division in the city and we want to repeat that again this year."

If interested in joining Team UNO, contact co-captains John Noble at or Eikenberry at

The GreenUNO Task Force and Mav-Rec Wellness support this green and wellness community event. For more information on both, visit or

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PeopleSoft SIS Reporting Notice

Several colleges and departments from across the campus rely on critical reports today 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.
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.

Send questions related to PeopleSoft SIS reporting to

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