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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



Change in Office Trash Removal - Starts Week of Aug. 2, 2010

UNO Facilities Management and Planning announces starting the week of Aug. 2, 2010, custodial staff will empty office desk-side trash and recycling only on Friday of each week. Centralized office trash and recycling containers located throughout every campus building will continue to be emptied on a daily basis along with trash and recycling containers in classrooms and public spaces.

With the success of the recycling efforts on campus, much of the trash stream has been diverted to recycling containers, leaving office desk-side trash removal less critical on a daily basis. This announced change in trash collection, supported by Chancellor's Cabinet, will maximize the use of custodial staff for other needed activities.  

Anyone with questions about their building trash or recycling containers locations should contact UNO Custodial Services at 554.2656 or 554.2395 in Milo Bail Student Center.

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Eppley Sprinkler System Test Today

Starting at 9 a.m. today, July 26, the state fire marshal will be in the Eppley Administration Building to conduct a sprinkler system test. Alarms will sound in conjunction with the testing.

Below is a brief outline of what will take place during the inspection and test:

- The system will be pressure tested and visually inspected, this will take approximately two hours.

- Once the fire marshal approves everything, the system will be calibrated to city pressure levels.

- At this point, the valves will be opened for system operation. With all valves open, each valve will undergo a trip/tamper switch test to be certain all alarms are working properly. During this time, alarms will sound in the Eppley Administration Building.

- Once the system passes, the test papers will be signed by the fire marshal and testing will be complete.

For more information, contact Walt Burr at 554.2582.

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Wellness and Nutrition Seminar Tomorrow in MBSC

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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 Tuesday, July 27, with tips for eating on the go.

The remaining seminars will take place on Tuesdays from 11:30 a.m. to noon in the Milo Bail Student Center State Room.

They are:

- July 27
"Eating on the Go"

- Aug. 3
How to Maximize Fiber and Lower Cholesterol

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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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 27.

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

- Records and Registration
July 27 and Aug. 3

To register for a session, visit the training calendar at Registration is limited to 10 people.

Anyone who has questions or comments about NeSIS can e-mail them to

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New mavlink Interface Reminder for Faculty

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mavlink Faculty Support Team members remind faculty that UNO has transitioned from E-BRUNO to mavlink over the summer. Faculty needs to know about changes that have been made to the interface.

Faculty members who logged on to mavlink during the spring or early summer might have seen both a "Faculty Center" and a "PeopleSoft" button (and possibly a "Staff" tab as well). These have now all been collapsed under the "Faculty Center" button to eliminate navigating back and forth for faculty members who also serve as advisors. Screens will not have all of the advising functions for those who do not serve as advisors.

The team continues to work on training tutorials, training sessions and a website, where faculty can find mavlink information. A mavlink faculty support website has been created at The website is continually being updated and if there are any questions or comments about the content, contact one of the team members.

Watch eNotes for more information, and let team members know of any questions or concerns at or contact a mavlink Faculty Support Team member directly at:

Timi Barone (

Tracy Bridgeford (

Anita Saalfeld (

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Prize Drawing R.S.V.P. Deadline Wednesday for Current Faculty/Staff Picnic

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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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:

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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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

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Flying Mavs Selling Cox Classic Tickets for Fundraiser

The Cox Classic, which will be held in Omaha today, July 26, through Sunday, Aug. 1, is the premier event on the Nationwide Tour (the development tour for the U.S.-based PGA Tour). The Flying Mavs, UNO's competition flight team, is proud to be one of the official charity ticket sellers for the Cox Classic presented by Lexus of Omaha. The team is currently selling tickets online at

The flight team receives 80 to 90 percent of the ticket sales depending on which ticket individuals purchase. Proceeds will be used to help cover the cost of the Flying Mavs practice, travel, lodging and competition flight time for the 2010-11 year.

Contact Scott Vlasek at 554.3785 or with any questions.

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