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July Employee of the Month: CJ Brown

photo by Tim Fitzgerald

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.



Volunteers Sought for Move-in Weekend

University Housing staff invites faculty and staff to help welcome UNO's newest students during move-in weekend! They are looking for dedicated volunteers to help unload cars, pass out water and be that welcoming UNO face for students and their families.

If interested, sign up before Friday, Aug. 6, to guarantee a spot. Register online at

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Allwine Hall Water Drainage Work Begins Tomorrow

Concrete and ground work to help correct water drainage near the northeast entrance of Allwine Hall will start on Thursday, Aug 5. At this time, no egress issues will be impacted at the entrance.

For more information, contact George Killian at 554.2249 or

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UNO Announces 2010-11 Women's Basketball Schedule

With 106 days remaining until the UNO women's basketball team kicks of its 2010-11 campaign, head coach Patty Patton Shearer has released the schedule for the upcoming season.

UNO will play a total of 26 regular season games with 14 of them on its home court and 12 on the road. The Mavericks open the season with four non-conference games as the season tips off at home on Friday, Nov. 12, against York College at 5:30 p.m. Read more.

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Bancroft Street Market to Welcome UNO Student Exhibition Tomorrow

Works by sixteen student artists from the Department of Art and Art History at UNO will take center stage for one night only: Thursday, Aug. 5, at the Bancroft Street Market, 2702 S. 10th St.

The exhibition, "Rear Window: Experimental Media Installations," features a variety of works that explore the juxtaåposition of architectural space, time and narrative, and the nature of artistic collaboration.

The Aug. 5 event runs from 7 to 11 p.m. at the Bancroft Street Market. It is free and open to the public. Read more.

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Change in Office Trash Removal Starts This Week

UNO Facilities Management and Planning announces starting this week Aug. 2, 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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Registration Ends Monday for Fall "You Look MAVelous! Challenge"

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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, or

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Current Faculty/Staff Picnic 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. The program begins at noon.

(Editor's note: Those who attend must be prepared to present a university ID to claim door prizes.)

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August TIAA-CREF Schedule

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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Join Classical 90.7 KVNO and Others for 'Kids in Concert' Drive

Classical 90.7 KVNO and other media partners will continue to air Public Service Announcements (PSAs) in conjunction with "Kids in Concert" through Tuesday, Aug. 31. The PSAs encourage the community to donate used musical instruments to Omaha Public Schools (OPS) students. OPS will rehabilitate and distribute the instruments to deserving students who want to pursue instrumental music but whose families are unable to purchase or rent an instrument.

Instruments can be taken to the OPS Teacher Administration Center (TAC), 3215 Cuming St., Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The Bookworm at Countryside Village, 8702 Pacific St., is also collecting instruments. Additional drop-off sites in other parts of the city are needed. Information is available at 557.2443 and the contact is June Nelson.

Donations are tax deductible.

Media partners for Kids in Concert are Classical 90.7 KVNO, KIOS, Clear Channel Radio, Journal Broadcast Group Radio, NRG Media, KETV, Journal Broadcast Group Television, KPTM and WOWT. Maestro Thomas Wilkins, music director of the Omaha Symphony, generously recorded the PSAs. Visit to listen to the PSAs.

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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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Green Tip of the Week

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#EarthDayTips 15: Compost
Eliminate the use of pesticides and fertilizers on lawns and gardens by choosing to compost instead.   

(To celebrate the 40th anniversary of Earth Day, will provide 40 "green" tips.)

The GreenUNO Task Force provides these tips. For more information, visit

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