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.
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.
Information Services To Launch New Postini Anti-Spam Service
On Monday, Aug. 9, UNO's Information Services (IS) will implement a new anti-spam service for all Lotus Notes e-mail. This solution – Postini – identifies the majority of spam before it even gets to the UNO e-mail servers. Current statistics show that 87 percent of the e-mail received by UNO is spam or phishing and contains viruses or worms.
All faculty and staff will have this service available and enabled by default. Personal customization settings will include:
&bull Requesting notification of quarantine messages;
&bull Various e-mail delivery preferences; and
&bull Opting out of having any e-mail quarantined or held for later review.
Through individual control, the Postini Anti-Spam service will help faculty and staff receive fewer unwanted messages. A point to remember: No matter what precautions are put into place, some spam will get through. That is the nature of Internet e-mail. E-mail messages left in a Postini Message Center Trash more than three days will be automatically deleted.
Please delete or deliver all mail from your old anti-spam inbox before Monday, Aug. 16. To access the old inbox go to http://antispam.unomaha.edu and select the login for Barracuda Anti-Spam.
To access the Postini Anti-Spam service:
1. A daily quarantine summary message is sent to your inbox with the subject line of "Spam Quarantine Summary." Open this message and click the "Message Center" link to access full Postini functionality.
2. Access the Postini AntiSpam Service online at http://antispam.unomaha.edu. To open the Postini Anti-Spam inbox, a current faculty or staff or ID, is needed.
The Postini Anti-Spam information support website is located at http://its.unomaha.edu/antispam.php. The site includes FAQ's and a general "How to" guide. For more information, contact Information Services Technical Support at 554.HELP (4.357) or firstname.lastname@example.org.Up to Top
Thompson Alumni Center Available Free to UNO Groups
The Thompson Alumni Center is available at no cost to UNO colleges, departments and student groups for meetings, conferences, seminars, luncheons and other university-related events (excludes revenue-generating functions). In the last academic year, this amounted to a savings of nearly $80,000 for the UNO campus.
The beautiful Thompson Center is among Omaha's most versatile event facilities with multiple-use spaces that can accommodate groups large and small. Its hi-tech offerings include ceiling-mounted projectors, an audio and video distribution system, free Wi-Fi, high-speed Internet access and more. UNO groups also can utilize an affordably priced catering menu.
UNO faculty and staff also receive a 10-percent discount on room rental for personal events such as wedding receptions, graduation parties or professional/community group functions.
Revenues help the UNO Alumni Association's mission of supporting UNO.
Visit http://www.thethompsoncenter.org to see room descriptions, pictures, catering menus and prices. For more information, contact Director of Facilities Greg Trimm at 554.3368 or email@example.com.Up to Top
Hi-tech Classroom Reimaging Set for Aug. 13
In order to update software, Information Services (IS) has announced a routine re-imaging of computers in more than 140 hi-tech classrooms across campus. Beginning Friday afternoon, Aug. 13, through Thursday, Aug. 19, all computers in IS hi-tech classrooms will be re-imaged (or returned to their original configuration).
During re-imaging, any programs or files that may have been added to the
computer during the semester will be deleted. To safeguard files, faculty
and staff utilizing hi-tech classrooms should create a backup of all data via
myFolder or a flash drive before Friday, Aug. 13.
If you are not sure if your classroom will be affected, a list of IS hi-tech classrooms can be found at http://its.unomaha.edu/hitech.php. For more information concerning the hi-tech classrooms or operational training, contact IS Technical Support at 554.HELP (4.357).
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 http://housing.unomaha.edu/volunteer.php.Up to Top
MyPyramid Walking Scavenger Hunt Aug. 11 on Campus
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.'"
In front of the Venus statue on the north side of Arts of Sciences Hall.
Outside the main entrance of the University of Nebraska Peter Kiewit Institute.
Participants can also enter their name in a drawing for a HPER 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, firstname.lastname@example.org or http://www.unomaha.edu/wwwocr/health/stampede.php.Up to Top
Fall Hosting Opportunities for UNO International Students Available
In late August, UNO International Studies and Programs (IS&P) and the UNO Intensive Language Program (ILUNO) will have several new international students from various countries who need either short-term homestays (a few days to a month) or long-term homestays (2-6 months).
Students generally pay $525 to 550 per month for room, board and transportation. This amount includes all meals (except lunches Monday through Friday). IS&P staff asks that students be allowed to participate as a member of the family and that transportation be provided to and from the university on weekdays.
If interested in hosting, send e-mail to Beth Maline at email@example.com, and she will send out the homestay questionnaire form by e-mail or mail.
If your home is located within easy walking distance of UNO or you can provide transportation to and from school daily, someone from IS&P may conduct a home visit. Any questions can be directed to Maline or Lori Arias at 554.2293.Up to Top
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.Up to Top
Instructors Sought for Lifelong Learning Initiative
Instructors Sought for Lifelong Learning Initiative
Lifelong Learning instructors are currently being sought for the fall semester. All areas and disciplines are encouraged to participate.
"It's fun, and gives you a chance to share what you know with eager students over the age of 50," said Patty Adams, director of UNO's Lifelong Learning Initiative.
For more information, call Adams at 554.2292.Up to Top
Applicants Sought for 2011 Nebraska Certified Public Manager® Program
The Nebraska Certified Public Manager® (CPM) Program is now accepting applications for its 2011 class.
The Nebraska CPM program is a nationally accredited comprehensive management development program. The UNO School of Public Administration launched the CPM Program in January of 2009. The program's primary purpose is to foster and encourage the highest possible levels of performance and ethical practice in public and nonprofit managers. Applications for the 2011 Omaha class of Nebraska CPM are due by Tuesday, Nov. 30. Each application will be reviewed upon receipt of completed packets.Up to Top
ADHD Research Study
The University of Nebraska Medical Center Department of Psychiatry and a pharmaceutical company is studying an investigational medication in boys and girls, ages six to 17, who experience symptoms of or has been diagnosed with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). Symptoms of ADHD may include:
&bull Inattentiveness or making careless mistakes;
&bull Fidgeting or squirming;
&bull Difficulty organizing tasks;
&bull Easily distracted;
&bull Interrupting; and
&bull Forgetfulness or losing things.
To find out if a child is eligible for the study, call 552.6239.Up to Top