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Confidential HRA Wellness Assessment at Your Fingertips

Confidential HRA Wellness Assessment at Your Fingertips

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BJ Reed, College of Public Affairs and Community Service dean, fills out his Health Risk Assessment (HRA), which is a valuable educational tool designed to help faculty and staff learn important information about your current health status and how to improve it. Survey questions will include health-related information such as blood pressure and cholesterol/ blood sugar. Dean Reed and other Mav-Rec Wellness Advisory Committee members encourage you to 'know your numbers' and have them available while you complete the survey. Those who participate will receive a Personal Health Report and enhanced wellness and preventive benefits from Blue Cross Blue Shield. The HRA is confidential and only aggregate results will be reported to the university for developing programs and activities aimed at improving the overall health status of UNO employees. The survey takes approximately 15-20 minutes and runs through Friday, Dec. 3.

HRA | President Milliken's HRA Message

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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.

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Sexuality: Biology as a Destiny

video by Charley Reed

Dr. Ron Holt talks to staff, students and alumni about the biological factors involved in sexuality identity, sexual preference, and gender identity.



UNO to Host World AIDS Day Health Fair & Candlelight Vigil Today

UNO to Host World AIDS Day Health Fair & Candlelight Vigil Today Hundreds of students will line Dodge Street in front of UNO for a candlelight vigil at 4:30 p.m. today, Dec. 1, as part of World AIDS Day.

UNO will host a health fair preceding the vigil. The health fair will take place from 11 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. in the Milo Bail Student Center and will include many activities, including STD testing by the Douglas Health Department and HIV testing by the University Health Center.

A speakers panel from the University of Nebraska Medical Center, Camp Kindle Campers and the Nebraska AIDS Project begins at 2:30 p.m., also in the Milo Bail Student Center. Panelists will discuss how AIDS has affected them. Read more.

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Board of Regents Meeting Tomorrow in Lincoln

The University of Nebraska Board of Regents will meet Thursday, Dec. 2, at Varner Hall, 3835 Holdrege St. in Lincoln. Committee meetings begin at 9 a.m. and the Board meeting begins at 1 p.m. All meetings are open to the public. Meetings also will be audio-streamed live at Read more.

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Immigration Documentary Comes to UNO Thursday

The UNO chapter of Sigma Lambda Beta, in conjunction with the Association of Latin American Students, will show the immigration documentary film "9500 Liberty" this Thursday, Dec. 2. The film focuses on current immigration issues happening in Prince William County, Va., which are also similar to the racial profiling issues that occurred in Arizona earlier this year.

The movie will start at 7 p.m. in the College of Public Affairs and Community Service Collaborating Commons.  It is also being shown on the same date and time at UNL and UNK.  One of the directors of "9500 Liberty" will be present at the UNL showing and will hold a question and answer session via satellite broadcast to UNO and UNK after the film.

The event is free and open to the campus community and the public.  To see a trailer for the film, go to

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This Week In Maverick Athletics

This Week In Maverick Athletics is a listing of the latest sports information. For a complete weekly update of UNO's in-season teams, click on

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Moving Company to Celebrate 75th Anniversary

UNO will celebrate the 75th anniversary of the founding of The Moving Company, the university's modern dance company, during the afternoon of Sunday, Dec. 12.  Events start at 1 p.m. in the Dance Lab of the Health, Physical Education and Recreation Building.

"The Moving Company is one of the oldest university modern dance companies in the world," said Josie Metal-Corbin, the company's director and professor in the College of Education.  "We very much enjoy having the campus community and public come to our lab and see what we do and how we rehearse."  Read more.

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Save the Date - Campus Strategic Planning Forum Feb. 4

Save the Date. An all-campus strategic planning forum will take place Friday, Feb. 4, from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Milo Bail Student Center Ballroom. All faculty, staff, students, alumni and community partners can attend.

The 2010-2011 Strategic Planning Awards will be presented at the event. Additional forum details will be e-mailed in early 2011.

To be included in the gathering, contact Charlotte Swank at

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SOLP to Host 'Catalyst by Leadershape' Feb. 26

Student Organizations and Leadership Programs (SOLP) will host "Catalyst by Leadershape" on Saturday, Feb. 26, in the Milo Bail Student Center (MBSC) Nebraska Room from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. 

The program is designed to allow students the time and space to consider powerful questions that move toward action. Program content will encourage students to get real about their leadership style and skills, while providing an environment for growth. Participants will also walk away with a workbook that will have been used to capture their core skills, strengths, and interpersonal style attributes as well as the communities, organizations, and causes they care about. In addition, they will have identified specific initial contributions and commitments they intend to make as a result of these discoveries. Catalyst is open to 60 participants and registration is accepted on a first come, first serve basis. 

Registration will open on Monday, Jan. 10, and close once program capacity is reached. Cost for the program is $10, payable in the MBSC Business Office by cash, credit/debit, MavCard, or departmental cost center. Registration forms will be available in the MBSC Business Office, in the SOLP Office, and online at

Please direct questions and inquiries to SOLP at (402) 554.2711.

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mavlink/PeopleSoft Training/Overview Sessions Offered

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The UNO Nebraska Student Information System (NeSIS) team has added several records and registration training/overview sessions for faculty and staff through February 2011.

Please visit the training calendar at to register. Registration is limited to 10 people.

Anyone who has questions or comments about NeSIS can e-mail them to

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Preparing for Finals Week Seminar Tomorrow

The UNO Counseling Center will offer a free seminar on preparing for finals week 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 your 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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NCNW Conducts Winter Drive for Metro Seniors through Dec. 17

In an effort to help out seniors in the metropolitan area, the UNO Collegiate Section of the National Council of Negro Women (NCNW) will conduct a "basics" drive during the cold winter months. NCNW are asking that members of the UNO community donate toiletries, small snack foods, blankets, slippers and/ or footie socks.

All donations are directly provided to the seniors in Little Brothers Friends of the Elderly program. Items will be put together in NCNW's winter care packages and delivered to Omaha elderly friends before Thanksgiving and Christmas. The deadline for donations is Friday, Dec. 17.

All items can be brought to Mona Lisa King-Ward in Multicultural Affairs, located on the first floor of the Milo Bail Student Center.  To view needed items, visit

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Campus Security Offers Holiday Safety Tips

The Campus Security staff would like to remind the campus community of some common sense safety tips to practice during the holiday season.

- When a person leaves his or her room or office, lock it up, even if it's only for a few minutes.

- Avoid leaving valuables or packages in plain view in a vehicle. Place them in the trunk or between the seats. When possible, do so before parking.

- During the holiday break, take valuables home from campus offices and residence halls.

- Anyone who is going to be working on campus late in the evening or when few people are around should consider advising Campus Security so that an officer can pay special attention to the area.

- Anyone entering a locked residence hall or campus building should make sure the door closes completely. Strangers should not follow anyone into a secure building.

- Students who live on campus and are leaving town for the holidays should make sure they have someone keeping an eye on their residence and leave emergency contact information.

For more information, call Campus Security at (402) 554.2648.

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Green Tip of the Week

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#EarthDayTips 35: Use LED Lights
LED string lights add the perfect accent to any outdoor/indoor holiday celebration and cut back on the electric bill.

(To celebrate the 40th anniversary of Earth Day, provided 40 "green" tips.)

The GreenUNO Task Force provides these tips. For more information, visit

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