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Hockey Moves Up in Polls

photos by Tim Fitzgerald

UNO's hockey team moved up in the polls to #8 after a sweep of Michigan Tech on Thursday and Friday. The Mavericks won the matches 5-2 and 3-1. UNO is on the road this weekend to play Colorado College on Saturday and Sunday. They return January 14 and 15 against Bemidji State University at Omaha's Qwest Center.

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WELCOM Light of Wellness Team Award

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. . .

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2010.12.20

Firefly/ESS Access for All UNO Employees

Firefly/ESS welcomes its newest users. As an employee at UNO, a Firefly account has been created for all non-benefit employees (including student workers). Through Firefly now non-benefit employees have access to Employee Self-Service (ESS), where you can:

- Submit Leave Requests (benefit eligible employees, if applicable to your department);

- View Benefit Enrollment (benefit eligible employees);

- View Paycheck stubs;

- View W-2 and W-4 information;

- View and/or update your personal addresses and banking information; and

- View and/or allocate credits for the Employee and Dependent Scholarship program (benefit eligible employees).

Firefly uses your NUID as your username. For mavlink users, Firefly uses the same ID and password.

If you don't know your NUID and/or have not set your Firefly password, you will need to log into TrueYou, the university's identity management system. Go to: https://trueyou.nebraska.edu/idm/user/selfservice.jsp

In TrueYou, first indicate whether or not you know your NUID. If you don't, you will be asked to complete basic information and your NUID will be displayed in the next window. If you know your NUID, you will be asked to enter your NUID and SSN#.

You'll then be asked to establish (and confirm) your new password. Password guidelines are provided on the "Change Password" screen. The next step is a set of authentication questions of which you'll need to answer four. In the future, if you need to reset your password you'll be asked to answer these authentication questions to verify your identity.

Once you have reset your password, you can log into Firefly: https://firefly.nebraska.edu/. Click the "Employee Self Service" tab to access the available features.

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Payroll Pay Advices to Cease Jan. 1 for Non Benefit-eligible UNO Employees

UNO Payroll announces that pay advices (stubs) for all non benefit-eligible employees (including student workers) will stop, effective Jan. 1, 2011. Employees will need to use Firefly Employee Self Service (ESS) to view/print a PDF version of your advice.

- Visit https://firefly.nebraska.edu;

- Log into Firelfy using your TrueYou ID (eight-digit NUID number on MAVCard) and password; 

(For Mavlink users, you will use the same ID and Password

If you do not know your TrueYou ID and/or have not yet claimed your TrueYou Credentials, visit https://trueyou.nebraska.edu/idm/user/selfservice.jsp).

- Once you have logged into Firefly, choose the "Employee Self Service" tab at the top;

- Click the "Payment" link; and

- Click "Paycheck Inquiry."

As a reminder, Payroll pay advice printing for benefit eligible employees ceased earlier in 2010.

For more information, call (402) 554.2739. For assistance logging in, contact UNO Helpdesk at (402) 554.HELP (4357).

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Course/Instructor Evaluation Processing Begins

The Information Services (IS), Support Services has started processing fall 2010 course and instructor evaluations. UNO faculty and staff may drop off evaluations with the completed "Evaluation Service Request" form in 104 Eppley Administration Building. For complete instructions go to http://is.unomaha.edu/help/test-scanning.php.

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Fall Course Grading Under Way

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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 http://www.unomaha.edu/mavlinkfaculty/postgrades.pdf.

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:

- Today, 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 http://www.unomaha.edu/mavlinkfaculty.

Tracy Bridgeford (tbridgeford@unomaha.edu)

Timi Barone (tbarone@unomaha.edu)

Anita Saalfeld (anitasaalfeld@unomaha.edu)

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Criss Library Announces Schedule Changes

Criss Library hours through Sunday, Jan. 9, will be:

- Today through Thursday, Dec. 20-23, 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.;

- Friday, Dec. 24, through Sunday, Jan. 2, closed;

- Monday through Friday, Jan. 3-7, 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.;

- Saturday, Jan. 8, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; and

- Sunday, Jan. 9: Noon to 9 p.m.

Regular library hours resume Monday, Jan. 10. For a complete schedule of library hours, visit http://library.unomaha.edu/information/hours.php.

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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 http://www.unomaha.edu/enotes/2010/img/2010holidayclosedown.pdf.

Contact Payroll at (402) 554.2739 with questions.

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Holiday Reminder from Your FEAP

Stress is not uncommon this time of year. Here are a few tips from your friendly Faculty Employee Assistance Program (FEAP) staff to help make the holidays less stressful and enjoyable.

They are:

- Set realistic expectations;

- Don't spend randomly. Set a limit (budget) and stick to it;

- Reduce your obligations;

- Relax;

- Laugh; and

- Revisit the meaning of the holiday.

"I want to wish you and yours a ‘peaceful' and ‘joyful' holiday season," said Marlene Schneider, UNO's FEAP counselor.

FEAP is a confidential counseling service designed to assist faculty, employees and their families in addressing personal and work-related problems. For more information, contact Schneider at (402) 554.3120.

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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) now 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 http://is.unomaha.edu/labs/hi-tech.php.

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 http://is.unomaha.edu/labs/.

104 MBSC
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-hour lab)
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 unohelpdesk@unomaha.edu.

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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 http://www.unomaha.edu/enotes/2010/img/perkspot.pdf.

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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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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Openings Still Available for Peru Study Abroad/International Service Learning

It is not too late to sign up as either a "student" or a "community member" for one of the most intellectually and culturally enriching, yet affordable, study abroad/international service learning experiences offered at UNO. Be sure to visit the Office of Latino/Latin American Studies of the Great Plains (OLLAS) website: http://www.unomaha.edu/ollas and read the information contained on the "Peru Bulletin" to decide which is the right category for you. 

For questions, contact Yuriko Doku at ydoku@unomaha.edu or (402) 554.3835.

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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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