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Lost Locks for Charity

Lost Locks for Charity

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On July 8, Wendi Chiarbos Jensen, Office of Sponsored Programs and Research, shaved her head for a worthy cause: the St. Baldrick's Foundation, which raises dollars for childhood cancer research. Team Jensen -- which includes Chiarbos Jensen, her husband Troy and three nephews Trevor, Ryan and Eric -- will continue collecting donations. "I am thankful every single day for a healthy child," she said of her son. "Shaving my hair, to prompt others to donate money toward finding cures for childhood cancer, seems like the least I can do for families who aren't so fortunate."

Team Jensen

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UNO Aviation Students Meet FAA Administrator

UNO Aviation Students Meet FAA Administrator

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From left, Nick Johnson, Dave Byers, Grant Gargett, Randy Babbitt, Robert Park and Neil Gabrielson. The UNO students and faculty advisor Byers met FAA Administrator Babbitt at the 82nd annual American Association of Airport Executives (AAAE) conference and exhibition in Dallas. The three-day event provided education and networking opportunities for UNO's aviation students. They also met the incoming chair of AAAE, Jim Bennett, executive director of the Abu Dhabi Airport Authority.

Press Release | UNO Aviation Institute

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2010.07.22

Join UNO's Cycling Team for the Aug. 15 Corporate Cycling Challenge

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


UNO will field another cycling team for the 20th Annual Corporate Cycling Challenge to be held Sunday, Aug. 15, beginning at Heartland of America Park, 8th and Douglas. The cost is $18 per person and the registration deadline is Friday, July 30.

UNO participants can choose from several distances and start times:

- 10 miles
9 a.m.

- 25 miles
8:30 a.m.

- 42 miles
8 a.m.

"For the last several years, UNO has had significant representation at this event and we are hoping to continue the tradition this year," said John Noble, team captain and associate professor in the UNO School of Health, Physical Education and Recreation (HPER). "The event is a fund-raiser for the Eastern Nebraska Trails Network, so it all goes for a good cause." 

Since this is a corporate challenge, cycling team members are limited to people on the UNO payroll, including full- and part-time faculty and staff, adjunct faculty, graduate assistants and student workers. 

"Team UNO has made a good showing again this year in terms of the Bicycle Omaha Commuter Challenge," Noble said. "Now I think it is time that we make another significant showing in the Corporate Cycling Challenge!"

UNO participants can sign up with Amber Rath in the Campus Recreation Office (104 HPER). Enter the new atrium entrance to HPER, and room 104, is now located to the right of the check-in desk towards the back of the atrium. Rath has the waiver form that participants need to complete, as well as indicate their shirt size and riding distance choices. The $18 payment can be made with cash or check payable to team captain: John Noble.

For more information on the routes, sponsors and pre/post-race celebrations visit: http://www.corporatecycling.com.

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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UNO UFO Study Group Meeting This Saturday

The UNO UFO Study Group will meet on Saturday, July 24, in 285 Durham Science Center from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Anyone with an interest in the UFO phenomenon is encouraged to attend.

For more information, call John Powers at 319.2721.

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Pathways to Harmony Program Offered Monday

A new and updated Pathways to Harmony program is scheduled for Monday, July 26, from 8:30 a.m. to noon in the Milo Bail Student Center Dodge Room. The professional development program brings together students, faculty and staff to explore diversity. All faculty, staff and students are encouraged to attend.

"We are excited about presenting updated material that keeps the campus focused on issues of diversity," said Sharon Ulmar, associate director and director of Equal Employment Opportunity, Human Resources. "It will help to enhance respectful relationships and create an open and constructive dialogue about diversity on the UNO campus."

To register, call Stella Watts at 554.2321 or send an e-mail to swatts@mail.unomaha.edu. Seating is limited.

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July Biweekly Payroll Notice

July has three biweekly paydays (July 1, 15 and 29), therefore no standard deductions will be taken from the upcoming Thursday, July 29, biweekly payroll. Regular biweekly paid employees will not have NUCREDITS included or standard deductions (insurance, parking, etc.) withheld. Federal and state taxes, Social Security and Medicare taxes, retirement and credit union deductions will be taken.

For more information, contact Payroll at 554.2325.

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Single Payment Billing Starts With the Fall Semester

Beginning with the fall 2010 semester, UNO will introduce a single payment billing schedule instead of the two-payment option that was previously available to students. This change is in conjunction with the University of Nebraska system-wide implementation of the new PeopleSoft student information system software. 

"The revised single payment billing schedule helps to streamline the billing process and provides a common payment schedule from semester to semester," said Bill Conley, vice chancellor for Business and Finance.

The fall 2010 billing statement will be generated on Monday, Aug. 30, with the payment due in full on Thursday, Sept. 23.

In addition, E-bills will be the only method of sending out billing statements.  Students will no longer have the option to receive paper-billing statements by mail. Therefore, it is very important for students to monitor their UNO e-mail accounts.

Students or parents who have questions or concerns should contact the Cashiering/Student Accounts Office at 554.2324 or csa@enroll.unomaha.edu.

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Uses of Local, Statewide Census Data is Focus of Aug. 17 Conference at UNO

The Center for Public Affairs Research (CPAR) at UNO will host the 21st annual Nebraska Data Conference on Tuesday, Aug. 17. The conference is open to the public.

Eight regional researchers will discuss state and local data trends. The conference will also feature a main session updating the latest data products, six break-out sessions and a closing presentation on demographic trends. Read more.

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PeopleSoft SIS Reporting Notice

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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:

http://www.ses.unomaha.edu/registrar/reporting.php

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 unoreports@unomaha.edu.

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