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Chancellor John Christensen stops by Classical 90.7 KVNO studios to wish staff and listeners 'Happy 38th Birthday!' The station's weeklong 38th Birthday Gift Drive runs through Friday, Sept. 3. Tune in throughout the drive to hear well wishes from other celebrity guests.


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Bill and Ruth Scott and Dr. George Haddix

Donors Honored at Roskens Hall Ground Breaking

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Bill and Ruth Scott and Dr. George Haddix were honored Thursday (8-19) at the ground breaking ceremonies held for UNO's Roskens Hall. The Scotts and Dr. Haddix are the principal donors for the renovation of the old College of Business Administration building which will become the new home for UNO's College of Education.

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Anna S. Forman

An Overseas Experience Focus of August 2010 Student Commencement Remarks

Anna Forman, a native of Saratov, Russia, presented the student commencement address Aug. 13, 2010, at the Civic Auditorium. Read the full text of her remarks. . .



Mavericks to Debut New Home Jerseys

UNO's football team will be sporting new home jerseys when it begins its 99th season on Saturday, Sept. 4, against the University of Nebraska at Kearney. The Mavericks will be decked out in black jerseys with red and white trim and white pants for the 6 p.m. kick-off at Al F. Caniglia Field.

The road jerseys will remain the traditional white with red trim. Read more.

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Chancellor Christensen to Address Faculty Senate Sept. 8

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The UNO Faculty Senate will meet Wednesday, Sept. 8, at 2 p.m. in the Milo Bail Student Center Chancellor's Room. Chancellor John Christensen will be speaking on "Integration of the Strategic Plan with Budget Planning." The meeting will begin immediately after the chancellor's presentation. All members of the UNO community are welcome to attend. 

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Criss Library Schedule Changes for Labor Day Holiday

Criss Library hours for Sunday, Sept. 5, will be noon to 9 p.m. The library will be closed Monday, Sept. 6, in observance of the Labor Day holiday.

Regular library hours resume Tuesday, Sept. 7, at 7 a.m. For a complete schedule of library hours, visit

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HPER Closed for Labor Day

The Health, Physical Education and Recreation (HPER) Building will be closed Monday, Sept. 6, in observance of the Labor Day holiday.

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Parking Notice for 'Thursday Night Football Game' on Sept. 9

Campus Parking staff announce parking arrangements for next Thursday's 7 p.m. football game vs. Ouachita Baptist University.

They are:

- Lots O and R will be reserved
These lots will be blocked off for game parking only at noon.
No re-entry will be allowed after noon.

- Lot Q will be reserved
This lot will be blocked off for game parking only at 2:30 p.m.
No re-entry will be allowed after 2:30 p.m.
This lot will be paid parking starting at 4 p.m., UNO permit holders will be required to pay. 

- Lots M, N and the parking structure on University Drive East will be paid parking for visitors starting at 4 p.m. Vehicles with a valid UNO parking permit can park in these lots for free.

- All other lots will be open as normal.

- A special ‘Thursday Night Football Game' free Shuttle Bus Service will be available from Lot 14, at the Pacific Location starting at 5 p.m.

To view parking maps, visit For more information, contact the Parking Department at (402) 554.PARK (7275).

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BP Oil Spill is Focus of Sept. 8 Presentation

Maverick Productions at UNO will sponsor a speaker on the BP oil spill at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 8, in the Milo Bail Student Center Nebraska Room.

Mike Shiley, producer/director of Shidog Films, is a photographer, filmmaker and freelance journalist. He has was in Iraq for two months, developing exclusive stories for ABC World News Tonight, Nightline and Good Morning America, as well as ABC-TV affiliates KATU-Portland, OR; KMGH-Denver, CO; and WFTS-Tampa/St. Petersburg FL; international humanitarian aid groups and a variety of online news services. Read more.

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UNO Participants Sought for Memorial '100forOne' Bike Ride

John Noble, faculty sponsor of the UNO Alliance of Fitness Professionals group, along with a number of community and corporate sponsors will pedal for a good cause -- "100forOne" -- on Sunday, Sept. 12.

The 100forOne bike ride memorializes UNO alum Seth Embrey, who passed away from brain cancer at the age of 30. His wife, Joey, also a UNO alumna, organized the ride along with a number of UNO, community and corporate sponsors.  

Registration begins at 7:30 a.m., with the ride starting at 8 a.m., from Bike Masters Omaha (5265 N. 129th St.). No entry fee, but donations are appreciated.

The 100forOne bike ride raises money for LEAP FOR A CURE, a non-profit organization that promotes brain cancer awareness and education in support of tumor patients at Methodist Estabrook Cancer Center in Omaha.

For more information, visit

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Brown Bag Discussion on Social Media and Fair Use

Social media can be an excellent teaching tool, but issues of copyright and fair use can limit students' learning opportunities. Join in on a discussion Wednesday, Sept. 15, at 11:30 a.m. in the Milo Bail Student Center Council Room. 

Fair use and the Center for Social Media's codes of best practices and what they mean for student work will be discussed.

Participants are invited to bring their lunches, and dessert and beverages will be provided.

For more information, contact Melissa Cast-Brede at

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SOLP Annual Fall Leadership Conference Sept. 18

Registration is under way for Student Organizations & Leadership Programs annual Fall Leadership Conference. This year's event, "Unpacking Emotionally Intelligent Leadership," will be held Saturday. Sept. 18, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Milo Bail Student Center (MBSC) Dodge Room.

The presenter will be Dr. Scott Allen, co-author of Emotionally Intelligent Leadership: A Guide for College Students, professor of leadership and nationally touring facilitator. The event is open to all students interested in learning more about leadership in an engaging and dynamic atmosphere. 

Registration is $10 and includes the conference, lunch and a T-shirt.  Download a registration form at All registrations and payment are due in the MBSC Business Office by Friday, Sept. 10, at 5 p.m. Payment is accepted in cash, check, credit/debit, MavCard and departmental cost center. 

Contact Barb Treadway-Janousek or Erin Cron in SOLP with questions at (402) 554.2711.

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Single Payment Billing Under Way

Beginning with the fall 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 payment is due in full by 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 (402) 554.2324 or

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Freshman Class Invited to Celebrate UNO at Sept. 9 Football Game

A new tradition arrives at UNO this fall with the 2010 Maverick Run.

Scheduled for the UNO vs. Ouachita Baptist home football game on Thursday, Sept. 9, UNO's newest freshman class – the Class of 2014 – will show their Maverick pride when they run onto Caniglia Field before kickoff at 7 p.m.

UNO deans, faculty, staff and the UNO marching band will join the students as a way to celebrate the start of a new school year and a new collegiate experience for the university's freshmen class. Read more.

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Upcoming Fidelity Rep Schedule

Fidelity representative Jason Cronick will be on campus for individual counseling sessions this fall.

Updated schedule:

- Sept. 14

- Oct. 12 and 21

Note: The originally scheduled Monday, Oct. 25, session has been changed to Thursday, Oct. 21.

Sessions are available from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Employees can call Fidelity at 800.642.7131 to schedule an appointment with Cronick.

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UNO UFO Study Group to Air "Spooky Action at a Distance" This Fall

The UNO UFO Study Group will broadcast its radio program "Spooky Action at a Distance" live on Fridays from 5 to 7 p.m. this fall. Anyone with an interest in the UFO phenomenon is encouraged to listen at

During the fall semester, the UNO UFO Study Group will also meet every Wednesday in the Milo Bail Student Center (MBSC) Jenkins Room from noon to 1 p.m. and every Saturday in 285 Durham Science Center (DSC) from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

For more information, call John Powers at (402) 319.2721.

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PeopleSoft SIS Reporting Notice

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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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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 to see room descriptions, pictures, catering menus and prices. For more information, contact Director of Facilities Greg Trimm at 554.3368 or

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