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. . .
UNO Commencement Today at the Civic
More than 950 students will graduate today, 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 2003. 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 Achievement 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.Up to Top
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.Up to Top
Commencement Shuttle Bus Available Today
More than 950 students will receive degrees today, Dec. 17, during UNO's commencement ceremony. The event begins at 2 p.m. at the Omaha Civic Auditorium, 1804 Capitol Ave. Faculty members should assemble no later than 1:30 p.m. in the Exhibition Hall.
Shuttle buses for faculty, staff and individuals participating in the platform party will depart from UNO in front of the Milo Bail Student Center (MBSC) at 1 p.m. Following the ceremony, the shuttle will provide transportation back to the MBSC.Up to Top
Firefly and SAP Downtime Now Underway
The SAP support team is working on the annual maintenance and upgrade process to all SAP applications, including Firefly. Firefly and SAP R/3 downtime began at 12:01 a.m. today, Dec. 17. Due to the volume and complexity of the enhancements this year, the team expects it will take three-days to complete this task. Therefore, Firefly and the SAP R/3 system will not be available on the following days:
Team members expect Firefly and the SAP R/3 system to be up and running on Monday morning, Dec. 20, and both will be available as usual during the 2010 holiday break, although with limited help desk support.
The team appreciates everyone's understanding as they enhance the system for both the University of Nebraska and Nebraska State College System.
For questions, contact firstname.lastname@example.org, (402) 472.7373 or (877) 472.7694.Up to Top
Student-Athletes Sponsor Lydia House Diaper Drive
The Student-Athlete Advisory Committee is now collecting diapers for the Lydia House.
All donations will be given to the Lydia House, 2706 N. 21st St., which provides emergency services for women and families in need of immediate assistance. Everyone can drop off diapers in the atrium of the Sapp Fieldhouse through Saturday, Dec. 18. Monetary donations will also be taken through Dec. 18.
Participating students will be placed in a drawing, which will be held at the men's basketball game on Saturday, Dec. 18, at 7:30 p.m. in the Sapp Fieldhouse.
For more information, contact Josh White at email@example.com.Up to Top
New Criss Library Newsletter Available
Criss Library staff announces the first edition of, Criss Chronicles, the library's newsletter. Please copy the url and paste in any browser to begin reading. http://issuu.com/jneujahr/docs/criss_chronicles_vol_1__issue_1Up to Top
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.
For more information, call Campus Security at (402) 554.2648.Up to Top
Kriz to Discuss Tax Cut on 'Consider This'
On the next edition of 'Consider This,' host Cathy Wyatt and a guest will discuss the national tax cut issue and what the political ramifications could be going into the next election.
Wyatt's guest will be Ken Kriz, an associate professor of public administration at UNO. The discussion will focus on the numbers, the highlights of the cut and the reality of what it could mean to Nebraskans in the future.
The program will air on NET 2 today, Dec. 17, at 12:30 PM and Tuesday, Dec. 21 at 12:30 PM CT.
'Consider This,' a production of UNO Television, also airs on the Knowledge Network of Greater Omaha. Check the Knowledge Network Web site at http://www.tknomaha.org for dates and times.Up to Top
KVNO to Feature Operas from The Met
Classical 90.7 KVNO recently announced that 'Saturday Afternoon at the Opera,' the station's 52-week series on Saturday afternoons, will begin featuring live broadcasts of the Metropolitan Opera starting this weekend. Seven new productions, including two company premieres and the first two parts of a new Wagner Ring cycle, featuring many of the world's greatest singers and conductors, will highlight the Metropolitan Opera's 2010-11 season.
Verdi's 'Don Carlo' will air Dec. 18; Smetana's 'The Bartered Bride' will be featured Dec. 25Up to Top
Criss Library Announces Schedule Changes
Criss Library hours for Sunday, Dec. 19, through Sunday, Jan. 9, will be:
Regular library hours resume Monday, Jan. 10. For a complete schedule of library hours, visit http://library.unomaha.edu/information/hours.php.Up to Top
In The News
If you are a member of the UNO community and have been interviewed by the media - local, state, regional, national or international - we want to know about it. Send an e-mail with the particulars to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please include a contact name and phone number. For more information, call (402) 554.2762.Up to Top
If you've authored or edited a book, article or other text that's been published recently, we want to know about it. Send an e-mail with the particulars to email@example.com. Please include a contact name and phone number. For more information, call (402) 554.2243.Up to Top
If you are a member of the UNO community and are involved in an upcoming performance, we want to know about it. Send an e-mail with the particulars to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please include a contact name and phone number.Up to Top
If you are a member of the UNO community and are involved in an exhibit, we want to know about it! Send an e-mail with the particulars to email@example.com. Please include a contact name and phone number. For more information, call (402) 554.2243.Up to Top