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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.

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2010.07.12

UNO to Host Summit and Conference Connected to Special Olympics

UNO will host both the National Youth Activation Summit and the National Education Conference beginning on Sunday, July 18. The two events are closely connected to Special Olympics' USA National Games, which starts in Lincoln on the same day.

More than 300 people are expected to attend the Summit and Conference. Participants will include special education and general education teachers, students and Special Olympic athletes from around the country. Mike Messerole, a professor in the UNO School of Health, Physical Education and Recreation, serves as the campus coordinator for both events. Read more.

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Weber Fine Arts Dock Closing Reminder

Facilities Management and Planning announces that starting today, 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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August TIAA-CREF Schedule Announced

A TIAA-CREF representative will be on campus for individual appointments with employees on Aug. 10 and 24.

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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NeSIS Training/Overview Session Tomorrow

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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 this Tuesday, July 13.

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

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

To register for a session, visit the training calendar at https://unebapps01.nebraska.edu/uwide/trnreg.nsf/unoclass?openform. 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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Summer Faculty Recruitment Workshop This Thursday

The UNO Office of Academic and Student Affairs and the UNO Office of Diversity and Equal Opportunity will host two Summer Faculty Recruitment Workshops this month. The first is set for this Thursday, July 15.

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 jerrimaxwell@mail.unomha.edu or 554.3892. For more information about the workshop, contact Deborah Smith-Howell at 554.4849 or dsmith-howell@unomaha.edu, James McCarty at 554.2262 or jhmccarty@unomaha.edu, Steve Bullock at 554.4822 or stevebullock@unomaha.edu or Sharon Ulmar at 554.2321 or sulmar@unomaha.edu.

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Next Wellness and Nutrition Seminar July 20

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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 next week with healthy snacking tips.

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

- July 20
"Healthy Snacking"
231 Criss Library

- July 27
"Eating on the Go"
Milo Bail Student Center State Room

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, daviddaniels@unomaha.edu or http://www.unomaha.edu/wwwocr/health/stampede.php.

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Current 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.

The picnic is for currently employed faculty and staff members only. 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 Current Faculty/Staff Picnic Registration Form

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