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UNO Faculty/Staff Earn WELCOM Light of Wellness Team Award

On Nov. 4, five individuals with years of distinguished service to UNO and the Omaha community in the field of wellness were honored at the Ninth Annual Wellness Council of the Midlands' (WELCOM) Light of Wellness Awards Dinner. continue. . .



Six to be Recognized at Native American Studies December Honouring

Six undergraduate students will be honoured today, 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 music.

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

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Sen. Nelson to Speak at Mammel Hall on Saturday

U.S. Senator Ben Nelson will give a guest lecture to an Executive MBA class at UNO on Saturday, Dec. 18. The presentation starts at to 9:30 a.m. in 100 Mammel Hall.

The campus community and public are invited to attend the free lecture. Those who plan on attending are asked to arrive by 9:15 a.m.

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Parking Services Announces Permit Sales via Internet

Students, faculty and staff can now purchase parking permits and pay parking citations online.

A new parking management software system has streamlined the parking permit and registration process for users and the Parking Services staff. The link to purchase a permit, pay a citation or access campus maps can be found on the Parking Services website at

For questions about the new parking management system, call (402) 554.PARK (7275).

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Fall Course Grading Under Way

Course grading in mavlink began Dec. 10, and will continue until Friday, Jan. 7, at midnight. A tutorial about posting grades was sent to all faculty's Lotus Notes account, but is also available online at

Several walk-in help sessions for faculty members needing additional support have been scheduled. The sessions will be held in 106U Eppley Administration Building (down from Mail Services). Stop by during any of the following days/times:

  • Monday, Dec. 20 - 9 to 11 a.m. and 1 to 3 p.m.
  • Tuesday, Jan. 4 - 1 to 3 p.m.
  • Friday, Jan. 7 - 9 to 11 a.m. and 1 to 3 p.m.

For questions, contact a mavlink Faculty Support Team member listed below or visit

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Students Sought for Academic Scholarship

The Intelligence Community Centers of Academic Excellence (ICCAE) program at UNO seeks students to apply for the Intelligence Community Scholars (or IC Scholars program). The program is part of the Great Plains National Security Education Consortium, which includes UNO, UNL, Creighton University and Bellevue University.

The Intelligence Community is a career development program that provides students the opportunity to participate in international travel study programs, attend special IC-related conferences and workshops, visit the intelligence agencies in Washington, D.C., as well as take special IC-related courses and programs of study at UNO, within the consortium and at other ICCAE institutions.

Applications are being accepted through Jan. 15 at The program is open to UNO students from all colleges and disciplines. Applicants must be U.S. citizens. The program is especially interested in applications from women and members of under-represented minorities. The ICCAE Program is under the direction of Jonathan Benjamin-Alvarado.

The 2011 class of IC Scholars will be announced Feb. 1.

Call Benjamin-Alvarado at 554.4859 or at for more information.

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PRSSA Earns Four Awards from PRSA Nebraska

Omaha 10-10-10, a social media and technology conference organized by the UNO School of Communication, earned Best of Show at the 2010 Nebraska chapter of the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA) Paper Anvil Awards.

Maverick Solutions, the student-run public relations firm sponsored by the School of Communication, planned and executed the three-day conference on the UNO campus. The Omaha 10-10-10 entry also earned an Award of Excellence for Outstanding Electronic Media Outreach Campaign.

Seniors Jennifer Lane, Cartia Mazzoni and Jessie Wees earned an Award of Excellence for their 'Go Green: Donate Life' campaign to promote organ donation. This campaign received a first-place award for the PRSSA National Organ Donor Awareness Competition, presented in October at the National Conference in Washington D.C.

The student firm and MaverickPR, the UNO chapter of the Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA), also earned an Award of Merit for their UNO Run N' Munch Child Hunger Ends Here event, which raised $5,000 for Food Bank for the Heartland. Read more.

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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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Gilman Scholarships Available for Pell-eligible Students to Study Abroad

The Gilman Scholarship Program offers funding for students who have been traditionally underrepresented in study abroad. The program provides awards of up to $5,000 for U.S. citizen undergraduate students at two and four-year institutions who are receiving a Pell Grant to study abroad.

"Studying abroad during your undergraduate career can be a life-changing experience," said Emily Hardt, Study Abroad and International Exchanges advisor at UNO. "Receiving a Gilman Scholarship and studying abroad will make you a more competitive candidate for jobs, other scholarships, and admission to graduate programs."

For more information, contact UNO's office at or (402) 554.2293. The Study Abroad Library in 241 Arts and Science Hall is open from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.

UNO deadline for fall 2011 and summer 2011 applications: Tuesday, Feb. 15. For details visit:

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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 554.2374.

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UNO Bookstore Book Buy Back Continues

The UNO Bookstore will be having their end-of-semester Book Buy Back through Friday, Dec. 17. Current picture ID is required.

Estimated buy back prices can be viewed at, click on 'cash for books.'

UNO Bookstore hours during Book Buy Back:

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

For more information, contact Janice Brooks at

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Hi-Tech Classroom Maintenance and Holiday Lab Hours

To provide improved security and update software, all computers in Information Services (IS) Hi-tech classrooms will be re-imaged (or returned to their original configuration) beginning Friday, Dec. 17, through Thursday, Dec. 23. This process will remove any software which was installed over the fall semester.

During the reimaging, all hi-tech room computers will be unavailable for use and will be shut down over the holiday break for energy savings. Workstations will be brought back online Monday, Jan. 3. At this time faculty may install software in Hi-Tech rooms which will be utilized for the spring semester. For a complete list of all IS Hi-Tech classrooms, visit

The IS computer labs in 104 Durham Science Center and the Milo Bail Student Center will close on Thursday, Dec. 23, and reopen for regular semester hours on Monday, Jan. 10. The IS labs in the Milo Bail Student Center will, however, be open limited hours as listed below. For an update listing of all holiday computer lab hours, visit

104 MBSC:

  • Dec. 18-19: 1 to 10:30 p.m.
  • Dec. 20-23: 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
  • Dec. 24-Jan. 2: Closed
  • Jan. 3-7: 7:30 a.m. to 10:30 p.m.
  • Jan. 8-9: 1 p.m. to midnight

MBSC Dundee Room (24 HR Lab):

  • Dec. 18: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Dec. 19: Noon to 9 p.m.
  • Dec. 20-23: 7 a.m. to 10:30 p.m.
  • Dec. 24-Jan. 2: Closed
  • Jan. 3-7: 7 a.m. to 10:30 p.m.
  • Jan. 8: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Jan. 9: Noon to 9 p.m.

If you have any questions or concerns, contact IS Technical Support at (402) 554.HELP (4357) or

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