Graduation: December 2010
video by Charley Reed
A behind-the-scenes look at UNO's December commencement ceremonies.
photos by Tim Fitzgerald
More than 950 students graduated Friday, December 17 during UNO's December Commencement ceremonies held at Omaha's Civic Auditorium. UNO's James Freeman received the Chancellor's Medal while 1976 graduate Robert Batt of the Nebraska Furniture Mart was given the Alumni Achievement Award. Elementary education graduate Kayla Childress was the student speaker at the ceremonies.
Athletes and Elders
video by Charley Reed
The Department of Gerontology and Athletic Department work together to bridge the generation gap.
Payroll Pay Advices Have Ceased for Non Benefit-eligible UNO Employees
UNO Payroll staff want to remind the campus community that pay advices (stubs) for all non benefit-eligible employees (including student workers) have stopped, effective Jan. 1. Employees will need to use Firefly Employee Self Service (ESS) to view/print a PDF version of the 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 in 2010. For more information, call (402) 554.2739. For assistance logging in, contact UNO Helpdesk at (402) 554.HELP (4357).Up to Top
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.Up to Top
Blue Cross Blue Shield Membership Card Changes
Blue Cross Blue Shield membership cards that were recently sent out to the UNO campus community have changed from previous cards. The cards no longer list dependents on the plan.
Any changes made to a medical or dental plan, as of Jan. 1, will be visible to providers and Blue Cross this week. The coverage was effective starting Jan. 1, but it may take a few days for Blue Cross to process the new information. Dependents may use the new cards. Providers will see new dependents added to the system as soon as the information has been processed by the Blue Cross membership office.
The same is also true for Eyemed Vision Care coverage. It may take a few days for providers to see any additional dependents added to a plan.Up to Top
‘MAKE’ Show to Highlight Graphic Design
Graphic design thesis projects will take center stage in the UNO Criss Library's Osborne Family Gallery starting Monday, Jan. 10. The show, titled ‘MAKE’, will feature a variety of graphic design works done by UNO students from the Department of Art and Art History.
"The students put things together, combine elements, alter to form something new in their graphic design work," said Avery Mazor, graphic design instructor. "This show highlights a range of creative and innovative ideas and practices used to create a new brand, and communicate that brand in a variety of forms. Ultimately, it's about creating a seamless consumer experience."
The gallery is open during regular library hours and ‘MAKE’ will remain in the space through Feb. 11. There will be a reception in the gallery on Monday, Feb. 7, from 4 to 6:30 p.m.
For more information, call (402) 554.2420.Up to Top
Fit Minded Session Starts Jan. 24
A new Fit Minded book club session begins on Monday, Jan. 24. Meetings will take place every Monday from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. at the Thompson Alumni Center.
UNO faculty and staff will receive a 50 percent discount off memberships. Visit http://www.befitminded.com for more information, or call (402) 554.3395.Up to Top
UCRCA Invites a Second Round of Applications
The University Committee on Research and Creative Activity (UCRCA) is inviting a second round of applications. The committee also announces that they can provide support for both pre-tenure and post-tenure faculty. The submission deadline for this call is 5 p.m., Friday, Jan. 28. The guidelines for submission are now available on the SPR web page: http://www.unomaha.edu/spr.
The committee anticipates funding five proposals for this round. Please note all proposals should be submitted electronically as a single document in PDF format to: email@example.com. Paper copies are not accepted.
Applicants may schedule an appointment with the Office of Sponsored Programs and Research to review examples of funded proposals.
The UCRCA will host a faculty brown bag on Wednesday, Jan. 19, at 11:30 a.m., in the Milo Bail Student Center Jenkins Room.
Please contact SPR at (402) 554.2286 or firstname.lastname@example.org with questions.Up to Top
Spring Certificate in Fundraising Management Schedule Announced
UNO College of Public Affairs and Community Service (CPACS) announces its spring 2011 schedule of courses for the Certificate in Fundraising Management. This certificate program provides in-depth training in vital areas of fundraising.
CPACS offers the program, which is co-sponsored by the Nonprofit Association of the Midlands, Omaha Community Foundation and the United Way of the Midlands.
Registration deadline for each class is one week prior to the start of that class. They are:
Classes are from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. and held at the Omaha Home for Boys, 4343 N. 52nd St. (52nd and Ames St.). The cost is $249 per course and includes all class materials, refreshments, lunch and parking.Up to Top
Call for UCAT Instructional Materials Grant Proposals from Teaching Circles
The University Committee for the Advancement of Teaching (UCAT) announces the availability of Instructional Materials Grants designed to support the goals of Teaching Circles. Members of Teaching Circles may apply for the purchase of instructional materials relevant to the purpose of the circle and which address one or more UCAT themes. Please visit http://www.unomaha.edu/ucat for link to UCAT themes.
The committee is accepting proposals on a monthly basis through April or until funds are expended. The committee will fund grants up to $500 for each award. Proposals are due by the 21st of each month. Application forms are available on the UCAT web site http://www.unomaha.edu/ucat.
Applicants should submit one hard copy and an electronic submission of the application. Electronic submissions should be in rtf or MS Word document formats and should be sent as an e-mail attachment to Alice Woll at email@example.com. Hard copy submissions should be sent to the Center for Faculty Development in ASH 105. Leah Pietron, associate professor in the Department of Information Systems and Quantitative Analysis, is the 2010-11 chair of UCAT and may be contacted at 554-2801 or firstname.lastname@example.org.Up to Top
Spring Recruitment Workshops Announced
Academic and Student Affairs and the Office of Diversity and Equal Opportunity will conduct workshops to assist departments and schools in recruiting faculty.
The workshops will provide information on recruitment strategies, the UNO NEOGOV System and EEO guidelines and requirements. Prior to all faculty searches, faculty involved in the search must attend one of the workshops. Also, faculty participating in searches must attend a workshop once every two years.
All sessions will take place in the Milo Bail Student Center Council Room:
For more information or to R.S.V.P., e-mail Sandy Byers at email@example.com or call (402) 554.2262.Up to Top
Call for UCAT Travel Grant Proposals
The University Committee for the Advancement of Teaching (UCAT) will accept travel grant proposals on a monthly basis through April or until funds are expended. The committee will fund grants up to $800 for each award. Faculty may not receive more than one UCAT travel award for the academic year, and applications will not be returned for revision and resubmission.
All applications (forms available on UCAT website at http://www.unomaha.edu/ucat) should be reviewed by their UCAT college representative for completeness and sufficient/appropriate information before submitting. Budgets must be complete and accurate. All previous grant reports must be turned in prior to submission of a new request.
If approved, applicant will provide a copy of their travel authorization to UCAT/CFD prior to travel and submit a written report to UCAT after your travel and prior to May 6. Proposals are due by the 21st of the each month. Applicants should submit one hard and an electronic copy of the application. Electronic copies should be in rtf or MS Word document formats and sent as an e-mail attachment to Alice Woll (firstname.lastname@example.org). Hard copy submissions should be sent to the Center for Faculty Development in 105 Arts and Sciences Hall.Up to Top