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.
UNO Commencement Aug. 13 at the Civic
More than 510 students will graduate Friday, Aug. 13, during the UNO summer commencement ceremony. The event will begin at 2 p.m. at the Omaha Civic Auditorium, 1804 Capitol Ave.
Individuals who will be honored during the ceremony include:
Student Commencement Speaker: Anna Forman
Forman - a Saratov, Russia, native - will present the student commencement address. She graduates cum laude with a bachelor of arts degree in international studies with a concentration on international management and business, global strategic studies and area studies of Eastern Europe and Russia. Upon graduating from UNO, Forman hopes to study international law and become a lawyer.
Alumnus Achievement Award: J. Terrence Haney
Haney earned both of his degrees from UNO - a bachelor of general studies degree in 1991 and a master's degree in gerontology in 1998. He retired in 1999 as chief executive officer and principal owner of Insurance Consultants and PayFlex Systems USA. Founded in 1964, Insurance Consultants is one of the nation's top-10 third party administrators working with employers to administer benefit spending accounts, COBRA and Transit programs. Haney has established an endowed faculty position at UNO, as well as several funds and scholarships.
For more information, call (402) 554.2762.Up to Top
"Consider This" to Chronicle Omaha Royals Move from Rosenblatt to Sarpy County
On the next edition of "Consider This," host Cathy Wyatt and her guest will chronicle the upcoming move of the Omaha Royals from Rosenblatt to Sarpy County.
With the upcoming Thursday, Sept. 2, move fast approaching, Wyatt and her guest Martie Cordaro, vice president and general manager of Omaha Royals, will investigate what the change in venue means for this minor league team, fans and those living near the new stadium.
The program will air today, Aug. 6, at 12:30 p.m. on NET 2.
"Consider This," a production of UNO Television, also airs on the Knowledge Network of Greater Omaha. Check the Knowledge Network website at http://www.tknomaha.org for dates and times.Up to Top
mavlink Advising Reminder for Faculty
Are you a faculty member who advises students? If so, you will need additional access to mavlink beyond the basic instructor interface.
A number of faculty members may have already attended training and received the access needed, but if not, the request process has been automated to facilitate granting the access to faculty advisors. To obtain this access log into mavlink and click on the "Request Additional Access" button located on the mavlink home page.
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.
For additional information, contact a mavlink Faculty Support Team member directly at:
Timi Barone (email@example.com)
Tracy Bridgeford (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Anita Saalfeld (email@example.com)Up to Top
UNO UFO Study Group Meeting This Saturday
The UNO UFO Study Group will meet on Saturday, Aug. 7, 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 (402) 319.2721.Up to Top
Standing Water Correction Work Starts Monday Near Fieldhouse
Work is scheduled to start at 5 p.m. this Monday, Aug. 9, to remove and replace concrete north of the Sapp Fieldhouse.
During the project, half of the drive lane will still be available near Mav Plaza. The work, which will improve standing water drainage issues, goes through Tuesday, Aug. 10, until noon. The area will open for traffic on Wednesday, Aug. 11. The timeline of the construction project will be contingent upon the weather.
For more information, contact George Killian at (402) 554.2249 or firstname.lastname@example.org.Up to Top
Information Services To Launch New Postini Anti-Spam Service Monday
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:
- Requesting notification of quarantine messages;
- Various e-mail delivery preferences; and
- 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 will be 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 (402) 554.HELP (4357) or email@example.com.Up to Top
In the News
- WSFA (Montgomery, Ala.) published a feature July 30 on Omowale Akintunde, Department of Black Studies. Akintunde recently received a Heartland Emmy Award for his film "An Inaugural Ride to Freedom," which profiled the trip department and community members took to Washington, D.C., for the inauguration of President Barack Obama.
- A College of Education anti-gang and anti-graffiti outreach project with Boys and Girls Club of the Midlands received coverage on July 25 from KPTM (Fox 42), KMTV (CBS 3) and WOWT (NBC 6). Gigi Brignoni, College of Education, was interviewed about the project and its impact on the community.
- David Corbin, School of Health, Physical Education and Recreation, was profiled in the Aug. 3 issue of the Omaha World-Herald. Corbin routinely picks up stray garbage each morning during a four-mile walk around UNO and Dundee.
- Student Tori Davis was quoted in the July 29 issue of the Omaha World-Herald about whether cheerleading should be considered a support. Davis, a UNO cheerleader, believes it should.
- "The Invisibles," the first production by the new student theatre group Collective Unconscious Theatre, was previewed in the July 29 issue of the Omaha World-Herald. Students Joe Fogarty and Julia Hinson were quoted in the article. Fogarty wrote the play; Hinson served as director.
If you are a member of the UNO community and have been interviewed by the media - local, state, regional, national or international - we want to know about it. Send an e-mail with the particulars to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please include a contact name and phone number. For more information, call (402) 554.2762.Up to Top
If you've authored or edited a book, article or other text that's been published recently, we want to know about it. Send an e-mail with the particulars to email@example.com. Please include a contact name and phone number. For more information, call (402) 554.2243.Up to Top
Glasser Directs Play at Nebraska Repertory Theatre
UNO Department of Theatre chair D. Scott Glasser directs the play Mauritius by Theresa Rebeck that just opened at the Nebraska Repertory Theatre in Lincoln. It performs in repertory through the first week in August.
Are they two tiny scraps of worthless paper-or are they rare and potentially priceless Mauritius stamps? This darkly-funny, mystery-thriller pits two sisters who have inherited a stamp collection against a trio of shady philatelists willing to bully, connive, cheat, and if all else fails, even pay to own the stamps.
For performance information, contact (402) 472.1619 or http://www.unl.edu/rep/Nebraska_Repertory_Theatre/NRT_HOME.html.
If you are a member of the UNO community and are involved in an upcoming performance, we want to know about it. Send an e-mail with the particulars to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please include a contact name and phone number. For more information, call (402) 554.2243.Up to Top
Art Exhibition Opens at Criss Library
An exhibit featuring works by area artist Judith Welk is on display through Saturday, Aug. 14, in the H.Don and Connie J. Osborne Family Gallery at the Criss Library.
Welk has lived in Iowa and Nebraska for most of her life. Summers are spent in Green Lake, Wis., at the Welk's cottage. She finds inspiration in her Dundee home and neighborhood in Omaha, as well as at her Wisconsin cottage. Collaborating with her husband Robert, they have produced a series of serigraph prints that have been widely collected and will be on display.
Visit http://library.unomaha.edu/information/current_exhibits.htm for details or call Linda Riviera at (402) 554.2640.
Fahrlander's Photography on Display at Bellevue University's Humanities Gallery
Several photographs by Rebecca Fahrlander, assistant professor of sociology, will be included in an exhibit at Bellevue University's Hitchcock Humanities Center Art Gallery through Friday, Aug. 20. A reception will be held on Thursday, Aug. 12, from 7 to 9 p.m. at the gallery, which is located at 1000 Galvin Road South.
For details, contact Fahrlander at (402) 554.2626.
Present Wild Horse Photography Exhibit
UNO Professor Christine Reed will present a collection of wild horse photographs at an exhibit on Wednesday, Aug. 11. The exhibit is entitled "Still Wild: Portraits From the Pryor Mountain Wild Horse Range."
If you are a member of the UNO community and are involved in an exhibit, we want to know about it! Send an e-mail with the particulars to email@example.com. Please include a contact name and phone number. For more information, call (402) 554.2243.Up to Top