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The Moving Company at 75

video by Charley Reed

The Moving Company will celebrate it's history on Dec. 12 starting at 1 p.m. in the HPER Building. Check out this short video of UNO's modern dance company.

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Kwanzaa Celebration

video by Charley Reed

A banquet organized by multiple student organizations was held on Dec. 3 to celebrate the week-long holiday.



UNO Commencement Dec. 17 at the Civic

More than 950 students will graduate Friday, Dec. 17, during the UNO winter commencement ceremony. The event begins at 2 p.m. at the Omaha Civic Auditorium, 1804 Capitol Ave.

Kayla Childress, from Pierce, Neb., will present the student commencement address.  She graduates with a bachelor's degree in elementary education with a focus on library media. Childress has been a member of both the Nebraska Educational Media Association and the American Library Association.  For a year, she served as vice president for UNO chapter of ASCD (formerly the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development), an educational leadership organization.  Her commencement address is titled "Stepping Out."

James W. Freeman will receive the Chancellor's Medal.  He has served as the director of UNO Multicultural Affair since 2005.  He became the department's permanent director in 2005. His passion for working with young people and helping them maximize their opportunities has been key to his work at the university, where he focuses on the recruitment and retention of under represented students. He works collaborative with faculty, staff and the greater Omaha Community to provide students with the necessary knowledge and skills to be successful.

Robert Batt will receive the Alumnus Achivement Award. Batt is executive vice president of Nebraska Furniture Mart.  He has been active in civic and community organizations at the local, state and national levels. He currently serves on the three-member Nebraska Liquor Commission (representing the 2nd Congressional District), which regulates liquor licenses and collects alcohol taxes. He also is a member of the Sarpy County Sports Commission and the Salvation Army Advisory Board.

For more information, call (402) 554.3502.

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Six to be Recognized at Native American Studies December Honouring

Six undergraduate students will be honoured Thursday, Dec. 16, by the Native American Studies program at UNO. The Fall Honouring begins at 7 p.m.

This fall's honouring includes Native American Studies first Bachelor of General Studies student, Ron Garvais.

The event is free and open to the public. Native Drum will provide the drum music.

For additional information, contact Edouardo Zendejas at (402) 554.3987 or

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Upcoming Holiday Closedown Schedule

Human Resources staff reminds all employees of the upcoming holiday closedown for 2010, which will begin Friday, Dec. 24, and conclude Friday, Dec. 31. Staff will return to work Monday, Jan. 3, 2011. Everyone can find a rundown of the closedown dates at

Contact Payroll at (402) 554.2739 with questions.

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UNO Bookstore Announces New Textbook Rental Program

UNO Bookstore staff announces a new Textbook Rental Program that will start with UNO's spring semester. In 2011, with the new program: just rent, use and return. Watch eNotes for more information on the new rental program.
UNO Bookstore hours:
- Monday through Thursday
7:30 a.m. to 7 p.m.

- Friday
7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

For more information, contact Jacinda Brooks at

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Flu Shots Still Available at SHS

It's not too late. Flu shots are still available from UNO's Student Health Services (SHS). UNO Student Health Services is now located in the Health, Physical Education and Recreation Building atrium.

The cost is $15 for students with ID; and $20 for faculty, staff and others. For possible Blue Cross Blue Shield (BCBS) reimbursement, faculty and staff should bring a BCBS insurance card. SHS office hours are Monday through Friday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

For more information, call SHS at (402) 554.2374.

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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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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 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

For donation questions or to request items be picked up, call (402) 554.2248.

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Mav-Rec Massage Offers Holiday Special

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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 holidays by offering a massage holiday special now through Friday, Dec. 31.

For price information, visit

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, or

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December Biweekly Payroll Notice

December 2010 has three biweekly paydays (2, 16 and 30), therefore no standard deductions will be taken from the Thursday, Dec. 30, biweekly payroll.  Regular biweekly paid employees will not have NUCREDITS included or standard deductions (insurance, parking, etc) withheld.  Federal and state taxes, Social Security and Medicare taxes, retirement and credit union deductions will be taken. 

For more information, contact payroll at (402) 554.2325.

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UNO Employee Discount Program Available

With holiday shopping here, just a reminder that members from the UNO community can still take advantage of the UNO/Perkspot online savings program.

UNO is the first campus in the University of Nebraska system to use the PerkSpot service. UNO continues to partner with PerkSpot to offer an Employee Discount Program for all UNO faculty, staff, retirees and students.

For easy reference, a website with a listing of participating local stores and online vendors, is available for faculty, staff, retirees and students to view. To take advantage of the UNO Employee Discount Program, eligible participants need to first register for an account with PerkSpot.

For instruction on how to sign up, visit

PerkSpot is an innovative online resource that offers discounts and rebates on goods and services from some of the top brand names in the U.S.

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CBA in Costa Rica — Spend Spring Break in Costa Rica and Earn Credit

Enhance your academic, cultural and professional development while experiencing the local culture and natural beauty of Costa Rica. This short study abroad trip will focus on globalization, eco-tourism and sustainability topics while providing students with an opportunity to experience a tropical paradise over Spring Break 2011.

Travel is from March 16-27, 2011. Students will participate in pre-travel seminars, site visits, company tours and a service learning component while earning three credit hours for the trip. The cost of $2,500 includes airfare, hotel (double occupancy), breakfasts daily, two dinners, transportation and admission to attractions such as a hanging bridges tour of an active volcano, a zip-line canopy tour, and a thermal springs visit. The trip fee does not include passport/visa fees, course tuition, additional meals, personal expenses and souvenirs.

The course is open to all undergraduate and graduate students looking for an international elective course. Faculty and spouses/significant others are also welcome.

For more information, contact Rebecca Morris at 303F Mammel Hall, or (402) 554.3542.

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Bravo! Wall of Fame
Bravo!, UNO's Business & Finance Wall of Fame, is a visible place to post written messages about the great work university employees are doing to make UNO better every day. Bravo! is also open to all UNO employees. To view recent posts, visit Bravo! at To submit a posting, e-mail Compliments can be for any reason.

Have you done something noteworthy in your profession? E-mail "People" items to "People" appears in the Tuesday edition of eNotes.

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