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July Employee of the Month: CJ Brown

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With 16 years of expertise and an ability to get the job done, no matter the conditions, CJ Brown, groundskeeper II with grounds, is an invaluable member of the UNO community. His efforts to keep the campus environment in tip-top shape are much appreciated by many. Visit this link for details.

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No Break for these UNO Students

video by Xavier Rodriguez

Summer break doesn't mean taking a break from contributing in some way for these UNO students. Watch as they tell the UNO community what they have been keeping busy with this summer.

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2010.08.02

Change in Office Trash Removal Starts This Week

Starting this week, custodial staff will empty office desk-side trash and recycling only on Fridays. 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 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.

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UNO Web Template Set for Update Today

An updated UNO web template will 'go live' today, Aug. 2.

"We expect the changes to go smoothly," said Tim Kaldahl, director of University Relations. The update will be applied beginning at 8 a.m. There may be short delays in propagating the new files to other campus and off-site web servers.

Primarily, the update will freshen the look and feel of UNO's web pages. Along with the visual updates, minor changes will enhance the site's global navigation.

"The web lets UNO stay in touch locally with students, faculty and staff and connects us with alumni across the country and world," Kaldahl said. "And we know that for many, many people the first encounter they have with university comes online."

For more information, call (402) 554.3502.

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UNO Technology Systems Restored

Last week, UNO Information Services experienced multiple hardware failures that significantly affected the performance of campus computing systems. Four of the 60 hard drives used to store and backup campus data failed.

At this time, the majority of the equipment has been replaced and system performance has been restored. Information Services is working with the hardware vendor to analyze what went wrong with the equipment.

John Fiene, associate vice chancellor for Technology, said that "Information Services has taken and will continue to take steps to minimize the risk of such an event happening again." In the short term, Information Services is implementing ways to expand system redundancies.

Fiene also thanked everyone on campus for their patience during this outage and expressed his appreciation for the effort made by IS staff in restoring service to the UNO community.

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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 give the final presentation of UNO Human Resources Summer Wellness and Nutrition Series. The brown-bag series concludes Tuesday, Aug. 3, with tips on how to maximize fiber and lower cholesterol.

The seminar will run from 11:30 a.m. to noon in the 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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MyPyramid Walking Scavenger Hunt Aug. 11 on Campus

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


Faculty, staff and students can join other challengers for a campus-wide MyPyramid Walking Scavenger Hunt on Wednesday, Aug. 11.

Sponsored by the Staff Advisory Council (SAC) and Human Resources the event will take place from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at both the Dodge and Pacific Locations. The MyPyramid Scavenger Hunt will be conducted at six outdoor sites at both locations where food and information will be distributed on whole grain, vegetables, fruit, dairy, protein and physical activity.

"Come learn about how to have a well balanced diet. Stations will be set up across both campuses for the traveling food scavenger hunt," said Kim Kronschnabel, SAC representative. "By completing the hunt and stopping by each station, participants will partake in a 'walking lunch.'"

Participants can also enter their name in a drawing for a Health, Physical Education and Recreation massage at the final stop of the hunt at both locations.

For more information, contact SAP Representatives:

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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Reduced Hours Offered Today Through Aug. 5 at HPER Pool

The Health, Physical Education and Recreation (HPER) Pool will be closed from 7:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. today through Thursday, Aug. 2-5, for the 2010 JCC Maccabi Games. Regular pool hours will resume Friday, Aug. 6. Campus Recreation staff apologizes for any inconvenience.

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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 members need to know about changes that have been made to the interface.

Faculty 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 http://www.unomaha.edu/mavlinkfaculty/. 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 mavlinkfaculty@unomaha.edu or contact a mavlink Faculty Support Team member directly at:

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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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New NeSIS Training/Overview Sessions Added for Admissions

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The UNO Nebraska Student Information System (NeSIS) team continues to host training/overview sessions in admissions for faculty and staff who need a PeopleSoft SIS account. The newest set of training sessions for admissions will begin on Thursday, Aug. 5.

All sessions will take place on Thursdays at 10 a.m. in 106U Eppley Administration Building. The new sessions are:

  • Admissions - Aug. 5, 12, 19 and 26

To register for a session, visit the training calendar at https://unebapps01.nebraska.edu/uwide/trnreg.nsf/unoclass?OpenForm&Start=1&Count=50&Expznd=6&Seq=3. 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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Registration Begins for Fall "You Look MAVelous! Challenge

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

UNO’s fitness and weight loss challenge is back! Mav-Rec Wellness, Human Resources and Student Health Services have teamed up to host the third “You Look MAVelous! Challenge” this fall on campus. Human Resources is currently signing up teams of 10-15.

There is no cost to join. The deadline for signing up is Monday, Aug. 9. The program will run Tuesday, Aug. 31, through Monday, Nov. 15.

The fall program will consist of three components:

  1. Eat five servings of fruit and vegetables a day.
  2. Participate in 30-minutes of physical activity a day.
  3. Attend both weigh-ins at the start and end of the program.

Faculty, staff and students interested in signing up a team or for more details should contact Anna-Maria Hansmann at 554.2553.

Watch eNotes for more information.

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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SOLP to Host Webinar Focused on Supreme Court Decision

Student Organizations and Leadership Programs (SOLP) will host a webinar focused on a recent U.S. Supreme Court decision that focused on a student organization recognition issue on Friday, Aug. 6. The title of the presentation is 'The U.S. Supreme Court Decision in Christian Legal Society v. Hastings: Implications for Student Activities and Registered Student Organizations.'

The Christian Legal Society is a student organization that was attempting to obtain official recognition at Hastings College of Law in California. The student group asked that all members agree to and sign a statement of religious belief, and to live the principles set forth in it. The statement was in contradiction to Hastings College policy that all students have the opportunity to join a student organization, regardless of personal belief. The Supreme Court upheld the original ruling, which was in favor of Hastings College, earlier this summer.

The webinar will take place in the Milo Bail Student Center Jenkins Room starting at 10 a.m. The event is free and no RSVP is required. The link to the Supreme Court opinion on the case is at http://www.supremecourt.gov/opinions/09pdf/08-1371.pdf.

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MaverickPR Raises $5,000 to End Child Hunger

MaverickPR, the UNO Public Relations Student Society of America PRSSA chapter, raised $5,000 to help feed Omaha’s hungry children.

The team will present the $5,000 check to Food Bank for the Heartland Friday, Aug. 6, at 1:30 p.m. at its warehouse located at 6824 J St. Susan Ogborn, Food Bank president and CEO and Brian Barks, director of public relations and development, will be on hand for the presentation. Read more.

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