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What's New About HPER

video by Charley Reed

The following video is a short video overview that looks over the renovated HPER Building.

the Big Picture

UNO Honored at Regional Housing Conference

UNO Honored at Regional Housing Conference

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Earlier this month, UNO took its first delegation to the Midwest Affiliate of College and University Residence Halls (MACURH) regional conference at Missouri State University. UNO students traveled to the conference to attend programming sessions and gain valuable student leadership experience within housing programming.

UNO earned the Best Roll Call award for large schools. The award means that UNO Housing has now entered the spotlight, and more institutions across the region now see that UNO has on-campus housing and their students want to be involved.

MACURH represents more than 40 higher-education institutions. More than 500 students from across the country attended the housing conference.

monday

2010.11.29

NUFlex Open Computer Labs Available Today for Annual Enrollment

NUFlex Open Computer Labs will be available for benefit-eligible faculty and staff who would like some assistance with the 2011 annual enrollment.

Only a few days remain for 2010 NUFlex enrollment. Since this year's enrollment is online only, Human Resources will conduct an open computer lab today, Nov. 29, for employees requiring a computer or additional assistance.

The lab is being offered in the 104 Durham Science Center from 10 until 11:30 a.m.

Go to http://firefly.nebraska.edu and log in for online NUFlex enrollment, which ends Friday, Dec. 3. For password help, contact ITS Customer Service Helpdesk at (402) 554.4357.

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Writing Across the Curriculum Faculty Seminar Jan. 4-5

UNO faculty members are invited to participate in a two-day seminar on Writing Across the Curriculum (WAC). The seminar will be held in the Milo Bail Student Center on Tuesday, Jan. 4, and Wednesday, Jan. 5, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

A brief application form is posted on the UNO Writing Center website, on the Faculty Resources page: http://www.unomaha.edu/writingcenter/faculty.php. Applications are due Tuesday, Nov. 30, and applicants will be notified by Friday, Dec. 3.

Faculty who participate will have an opportunity to consider WAC's twin objectives -- using writing tasks to promote students' understanding of course material in any discipline (writing to learn), and integrating writing tasks across the curriculum in order to support students' development as writers (learning to write). Participants will be well prepared to teach discipline-based writing and writing-intensive courses.

On Tuesday, interactive sessions will address the challenges students face when they undertake academic writing tasks, from comprehending reading assignments to evaluating, integrating and citing information from print and electronic sources. Wednesday's sessions will focus on best practices for responding to and evaluating students' papers. Participants will bring papers written by their own students, compare their assessments to those of their colleagues and consider similarities and differences across disciplines.

The seminar is supported by the Writing Center and the Center for Faculty Development. Participants will receive $250 directed to their departments for travel and other professional expenses.

For more information, contact Nora Bacon at the UNO Writing Center (nbacon@unomaha.edu, (402) 554.2946).

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UNO TV Celebrates 10th Anniversary of St. Cecilia Documentary

UNO Television will hold a reception, screening and panel discussion on campus Tuesday, Nov. 30, to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the documentary 'St. Cecilia's: A Cathedral for the Ages.'

'Relive the Journey: St. Cecilia's Cathedral through the Lens of UNO Television' begins at 5:30 p.m. with a reception in the College of Public Affairs and Community Service Collaborating Commons, from which guests will be led on tours of the UNO Television production studios. All UNO students, faculty and staff are invited to attend this free event, which is also open to the public.

A screening of the 30-minute documentary and panel discussion follows at 6 p.m. Read more.

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Criss Library Sponsoring Holiday Scholastic Children's Book Fair

The campus community and the public can do holiday shopping and support the Criss Library at the same time during the Scholastic Children's Book Fair. Criss Library will sponsor the event today, Nov. 29, from 5 to 9 p.m., and Tuesday and Wednesday, Nov. 30 and Dec. 1, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Books for children of all ages, holiday titles, instructional materials, games, videos and toys will be for sale. Donations also will be accepted for Girls Inc. All proceeds will benefit the library's juvenile book collection.

For more information, contact Melissa Cast-Brede at mcast@unomaha.edu.

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Online NUFlex Informational Meeting Takes Place Dec. 1

There will be a second online meeting that will allow benefit-eligible faculty and staff to view the presentation of the 2011 NUFlex benefits plan from the comfort of their own home or office.

The meeting will take place Wednesday, Dec. 1, from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m.

These two links will be active on the day of the meeting:

  • 1) http://go.nebraska.edu/meetingagenda - where to read meeting agenda.
  • 2) http://breeze/unl.edu/nuflex - where to view and access the meeting.

The online NUFlex informational meeting will be recorded and will be available for viewing on the university's benefits webpage shortly after the meeting at http://www.nebraska.edu/benefits. Logging in at least 10 minutes before the meeting is advisable due to limits on participation.

2011 NUFlex enrollment lasts until 5 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 3.

For questions or concerns, contact the Adobe Connect Support Line at 1.800.422.3623.

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'Researching & Citing Sources: Preventing Plagiarism' Set for Dec 1

'Researching & Citing Sources: Preventing Plagiarism,' a learn over lunch session, will take place Wednesday, Dec. 1, from noon to 1 p.m. in the Milo Bail Student Center State Room.

Students who attend the presentation will learn about how to evaluate the documents they are using, effectively cite sources when delivery a presentation and learn how to avoid common research mistakes.

Space is limited so those interested must register in advance by contacting Speech Consulting Center at 554.3201 or at unospeechcenter@unomaha.edu. Free pizza and pop will be provided.

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Preparing for Finals Week Seminar Dec. 2

The UNO Counseling Center will offer a free seminar on preparing for finals week on Thursday, Dec. 2.

Join the center for 'Finals Prep -- Juggling Life Seminar' from noon to 1 p.m. in the Milo Bail Student Center U mon hon (Omaha) Room. At the seminar, learn how to manage study time and get a few last minute study tips.

Snacks will be provided.

For more information, contact Cathy Pettid at (402) 554.2409.

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Women's and Gender Studies Colloquium to Focus on HIV/AIDS Issue

Jason Coleman, an assistant professor in the School of Health, Physical Education, and Recreation and the Women's and Gender Studies Program, will present 'Exploring HIV/AIDS-Related Stigma in Faith-based Organizations: Lessons learned from Project FAITH (Fostering AIDS Initiatives that Heal)' on Friday, Dec. 10, in the Milo Bail Student Center U mon hon (Omaha) Room. The hour-long colloquium starts at noon.

The presentation is being hosted by the Women's and Gender Studies Program. The first 20 people to arrive will receive a complimentary box lunch. Anyone planning to bring a group or class to the event should contact Karen Falconer Al-Hindi at kfalconeralhindi@unomaha.edu.

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NUFlex Enrollment, HRA Participation Ends This Friday

All benefit-eligible employees have until 5 p.m. Friday, Dec. 3, to complete the online enrollment in the NUFlex benefits program and the Health Risk Assessment. Employees who complete the HRA and who print out the confirmation sheet (Personal Health Summary) will receive enhanced benefits:

  • Annual preventive care allowance of $300 (for insureds age 2 and over);
  • Dependent child (under age 2) preventive care allowance of $600;
  • 100 percent coverage, up to a $2,500 maximum, for routine preventive colonoscopy once every 10 years beginning at age 50 (services must be provided by a Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO Provider); and
  • $0 co-pay for generic prescription drugs through CVS Caremark's mail service.

When the NUFlex enrollment period ends at 5 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 3, no benefits may be added or changed. This includes enrollment in the healthcare and daycare reimbursement accounts.

All benefits-eligible employees will have received e-mails through the campus e-mail system with information on how to access the Health Risk Assessment. NUFlex enrollment may be accessed through Firefly—Employee Self-Service. Anyone needing further information can call Human Resources at (402) 554-2321

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Mav-Rec Massage Offers Holiday Special

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

Campus Recreation's brand-new Massage Therapy Rooms (Mav-Rec Massage) are celebrating the upcoming holidays by offering a massage holiday special now through Friday, Dec. 31.

For price information, visit http://www.unomaha.edu/wwwocr/health/massage.php.

Mav-Rec Massage is located in 229 Health, Physical Education and Recreation (HPER) Building.

To schedule an appointment or to find out more information, contact Mav-Rec Massage directly at (402) 554.3016 and leave a message after 'Option #5.' A massage therapist will return calls within 24-hours.

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, daviddaniels@unomaha.edu or http://www.unomaha.edu/wwwocr/health/stampede.php.

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Honors Program Now Collecting for Clothing Drive

The University Honors Program is now collecting new or gently-used winter coats, jackets, scarves, hats, gloves, mittens and boots for the children at Liberty Elementary School in downtown Omaha.

Collection boxes will be placed in the Honors Program office in 105 Arts and Sciences Hall, Kayser Hall, 213 Mammel Hall, Durham Science Center and the Milo Bail Student Center. The drive continues through Friday, Dec. 10. Cash or check contributions for the drive can also be sent to the University Honors Program.

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Campus Recreation to Host 'Parents' Day Out' Dec. 11

UNO Campus Recreation will host 'Parents' Day Out,' a day of recreation and games, on Saturday, Dec. 11, for youth ages 5 through 12 years. The event will take place from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Health, Physical Education and Recreation Building and includes arts and crafts, swimming and other recreational activities.

The cost of $20 for Campus Recreation activity cardholders and $25 for the public. The cost includes lunch. Participants must register by Wednesdyam Dec. 8. For more information, visit http://www.unomaha.edu/wwwocr/youth or call 554.4941.

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Campus Holiday Open House Scheduled for Dec. 7

Chancellor John Christensen, Senior Vice Chancellor Terry Hynes and Vice Chancellor Bill Conley invite faculty and staff to attend UNO's annual campus holiday open house. The event will take place Tuesday, Dec. 7, from 3 to 5 p.m. in the Milo Bail Student Center Ballroom.

For details, click on this year's holiday invite http://www.unomaha.edu/enotes/2010/img/holidayopenhouse.pdf.

Those planning to attend should R.S.V.P. by Wednesday, Dec. 1, to Bob Cairns, at (402) 554.2311 or rcairns@unomaha.edu.

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Maverick Watch

Support the Mavericks by attending their home events. To view the fall Omaha's Team schedule, visit http://www.omavs.com/calendar.aspx?.

To catch up on the latest UNO Maverick news or to keep tabs on favorite teams, players and coaches this season, visit http://www.omavs.com, Twitter at http://twitter.com/omavs or Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/omavs.

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