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Student Sole Undergraduate at Medical Conference

video by Xavier Rodriguez

On Saturday, Sept. 11, UNO Senior Neil Huben will present his research at the Midwestern Vascular Surgery Society's 2010 conference in Indianapolis -- as the sole undergraduate student among physicians and professors with master's and doctoral degrees. Neil is an impressive student at UNO who has now presented at conferences across the country.

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TAGGFEST Success for Students

Members from the Boys & Girls Club and 22 UNO graduate students collaborated for three weeks this summer on projects that promoted nonviolence in the community. They celebrated what they accomplished on July 28 with TAGGFEST, an event that highlighted the creative talents of the youth involved with the program. TAGG stands Teens Against Gangs and Graffiti.



Roskens Hall Groundbreaking Ceremony Set for This Thursday

A groundbreaking ceremony to mark the beginning of construction and renovation at Roskens Hall will take place in the Pep Bowl on Thursday, Aug. 19, starting at 10 a.m.  The campus community and the public are invited to attend.

University of Nebraska President J.B. Milliken, UNO Chancellor John Christensen and College of Education Dean Nancy Edick and others will give remarks about the $13.7 million project, which will result in the College of Education moving from Kayser Hall to Roskens before the start of the 2011-12 academic year. The project is being paid for almost entirely by private funds, and will yield an additional 20,000 square feet of space to expand programs and outreach.

For more information, call (402) 554.3502.

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Uses of Local, Statewide Census Data is Focus of Tomorrow's Conference at UNO

The Center for Public Affairs Research (CPAR) at UNO will host the 21st annual Nebraska Data Conference on Tuesday, Aug. 17. The conference is open to the public.

Eight regional researchers will discuss state and local data trends. The conference will also feature a main session updating the latest data products, six break-out sessions and a closing presentation on demographic trends. Read more.

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2010-11 Parking Permits Available for Purchase

Sale of 2010-11 parking permits continues at the Campus Security Counter, 100 Eppley Administration Building (EAB).

Permit sale locations:

Student Permits
- Eppley Auditorium, 102 EAB
Today, Aug. 16, through Friday, Aug. 20
8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

- Milo Bail Student Center Council Room
Monday, Aug. 23, through Friday, Aug. 27
7 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Faculty/Staff Permits
- Campus Security Counter, 100 EAB
Regular business hours

On Saturday, Aug. 21, from 8 a.m. to noon, permits will also be on sale at the Campus Security Counter.

Parking maps are available at For more information, contact the Parking Office at (402) 554.PARK (7275).

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Information Services Offers Fall Technology Assistance

Information Services (IS) will offer several training sessions to help faculty prepare for the fall semester. These sessions are open to all UNO faculty and staff and do not require registration.

Clicker Brown Bag Lunch
- Today, Aug.16
Noon to 1 p.m.

Bring your lunch and join IS in the Milo Bail Student Center (MBSC) Unomaha Room to learn more about Clickers. This is an informal brown bag demonstration of the new Gen3 Pulse Clicker and the latest version of the Classroom Performance System (CPS). CPS is a quiz creation and captures system that instructors use to display questions on a video screen and capture student responses to the questions transmitted by the clickers. Educational Consultant, Dustin Frank will demonstrate the Gen3 Pulse Clicker and discuss new functionality that improves in-class assessment.

myBlackboard ASK?
- Today, Aug. 16
8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

- Tuesday, Aug. 17
8:30 a.m. to 7 p.m.

- Wednesday, Aug. 18
8:30 a.m. to 7 pm. 

These sessions will be held in 104 Eppley Administration (EAB). These Walk-in sessions are managed on a first-come, first-served basis and are conducted as hands-on, question-and-answer sessions. These sessions are not intended to be complete myBlackboard training.

Adobe Connect Brown Bag
- Friday, Aug. 20
Noon to 1 p.m.

Held in the MBSC Nebraska room, this brown bag lunch session will demonstrate Adobe Connect. Connect is a web conferencing collaboration tool for conducting online courses, office hours, advising, student presentations and student group work. It allows two-way audio and/or video communication, multimedia and application sharing, whiteboard display, breakout sessions and polling. 

Adobe Connect Walk-in ASK?
- Thursday, Aug. 26
9 a.m. to 4 p.m. 

- Friday, Aug. 27
9 a.m. to 4 p.m. 

These drop in sessions will be held in 104 EAB. Walk-in sessions are managed on a first-come, first-served basis and are conducted as hands-on, question-and-answer sessions. These sessions are not intended to be complete Adobe Connect training.

For questions about any of these training sessions, contact IS Technical Support at (402) 554.HELP (4357).

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HPER Pool Closed This Week

Due to electrical work in the pool area, the Health, Physical Education and Recreation Pool will be closed today, Aug. 16, through Friday, Aug 20. The pool will resume normal hours Saturday, Aug. 21.

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Intersession Hours This Week at Criss Library

The Criss Library will observe intersession hours this week. Regular fall semester hours start next week.

The schedule:

Intersession Hours
- Today through Friday, Aug. 16-20
7 a.m. to 5 p.m.

- Saturday, Aug. 21
Noon to 5 p.m.

- Sunday, Aug. 22
Noon to 9 p.m.

Fall Semester Regular Hours
- Monday through Thursday
7 a.m. to Midnight

- Friday
7 a.m. to 5 p.m.

- Saturday
9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

- Sunday
Noon to Midnight

For a complete schedule of library hours, visit

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Current Faculty/Staff Picnic Tomorrow

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

The picnic is for currently employed faculty and staff members only. The program begins at noon.

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Bowling League Open House Wednesday

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

Anyone attending the UNO Faculty/Staff Bowling League "open house" on Wednesday, Aug. 18, at West Lanes, 72nd and Dodge streets, can bowl a free game courtesy of the alley. The league welcomes new members and teams of all skill levels. The open house will run from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m.

The 2010-11 league officially starts Wednesday, Aug. 25, at 4:30 p.m. at West Lanes. Teams consist of four bowlers with at least two UNO current or retired administrative/faculty/staff members including spouses, immediate family or significant others. Graduate teaching assistants are also eligible.

New teams or individuals who would like to be placed on a new or existing team are welcome. Bowlers must, however, be at least 18 years old.

League bowlers unable to arrive at 4:30 p.m. each week have until the end of their team's fifth frame to join the first game of the evening.

To learn more about the league, contact one of the league officers:

David Kimble/league president or (402) 554.3229

Ed Johnson/league vice-president or (402) 554.2656

Christy Tilford/league secretary/treasurer or (402) 554.3546

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 (402) 554.2008, or

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Service-Learning 101

What does "community engagement" mean?  What does it look like?  Why do educators value it? For many UNO faculty members, "community engagement" means service-learning.

To help faculty design service-learning projects that meet genuine community needs, the Service-Learning Academy offers Service-Learning 101, a two-hour workshop to be offered three times this fall:

- Wednesday, Aug. 18
2 to 4 p.m.
Criss Library Faculty Lounge Conference Room

- Tuesday, Oct. 5
2 to 4 p.m.
Milo Bail Student Center (MBSC), Jenkins Room

- Wednesday, Oct. 6, 2:30 to 4:30 p.m.
MBSC, Jenkins Room

Faculty new to service-learning and those with projects in development are welcome. Please bring a syllabus for a course you would like to add a service learning component to. If you do not have a syllabus developed yet, jot down what your course learning objectives would be and we can start from there. 

To register, contact Carlynn Hartman-Kurtz in the Service Learning Academy, 144 MBSC, (402) 554.2712 or by e-mail at

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NeSIS Training/Overview Session This Thursday for Admissions

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 next training session for admissions will take place this Thursday, Aug. 19.

All sessions will take place on Thursdays at 10 a.m. in 106U Eppley Administration Building. The final session of the summer is set for Friday, Aug. 26.

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 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 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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Single Payment Billing Starts With the Fall Semester

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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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New Office Trash Removal Schedule Under Way

For the past two weeks, custodial staff have been emptying 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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