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Graduation: December 2010

video by Charley Reed

A behind-the-scenes look at UNO's December commencement ceremonies.


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Winter Commencement

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.



Keep Connected With the Campus Through Social Media Sites

Stay in touch with the university through social media all year long thanks to UNO's Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and Blog pages.

Throughout the year, briefs of campus events, from athletics to research, will be posted on the Facebook and Twitter pages while more in-depth and personal stories will be featured through the university's UNOtube page and Maverickland blog.

The Facebook page can be found at

The Twitter page can be found at

The UNOtube page can be found at

The Maverickland blog can be found at

If there is a campus event, organization, faculty member, student or staff member that should be featured in any of these formats, please contact Charley Reed by e-mail at or by phone at (402) 554.2129.

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Fire Alarm Test Set for Friday

Contractors will test the fire alarms in all UNO buildings, except student housing, on Friday, Jan. 7. The audible alarm tests should sound for approximately two minutes per building.

Anyone with questions or concerns can contact Stan Schleifer, director of Support Services, at (402) 554.3596 or

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W-2 Forms Set for Delivery on Jan. 18

The 2010 W-2 Forms are scheduled for distribution on Tuesday, Jan. 18.

As in the past, active UNO employees will have their W-2 Form delivered to their work address through campus mail. Separated employees will receive their W-2 Form through the U.S. Mail at their permanent home address.

The 2010 W-2 form is scheduled to be activated on ESS next Monday, Jan. 10.

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SOLP to Host 'Catalyst by Leadershape' Feb. 26

Student Organizations and Leadership Programs (SOLP) will host 'Catalyst by Leadershape' on Saturday, Feb. 26, in the Milo Bail Student Center (MBSC) Nebraska Room from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The program is designed to allow students the time and space to consider powerful questions that move toward action. Program content will encourage students to get real about their leadership style and skills, while providing an environment for growth. Participants will also walk away with a workbook that will have been used to capture their core skills, strengths, and interpersonal style attributes as well as the communities, organizations, and causes they care about. In addition, they will have identified specific initial contributions and commitments they intend to make as a result of these discoveries. Catalyst is open to 60 participants and registration is accepted on a first-come, first-served basis.

Registration will open on Monday, Jan. 10, and close once program capacity is reached. Cost for the program is $10, payable in the MBSC Business Office by cash, credit/debit, MavCard, or departmental cost center. Registration forms will be available in the MBSC Business Office, in the SOLP Office, and online at

Please direct questions and inquiries to SOLP at (402) 554.2711.

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Flu Shots Still Available

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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Nominations Sought for Senior Vice Chancellor's Leadership Award

The annual Senior Vice Chancellor's Award for Outstanding Leadership recognizes an undergraduate student who has demonstrated exemplary leadership through influential participation in campus organizations and community volunteer work in addition to scholarly achievement.

Nominations/Applications will be accepted until Friday, Feb. 4. Application packets can be picked up in the Student Organizations and Leadership Programs Office or downloaded at

The following items from the application packet are necessary for the application/nomination to be processed:

  • Nominator's recommendation, which needs to be completed and returned with nomination form to Student Organizations office by Wednesday, Feb. 2
  • Nominee application, and
  • Nominee's essay form

A nominator may be from faculty or staff, but must be from the UNO campus. The application must be presented to the nominee by the nominator.

All nominees must be undergraduates enrolled at UNO with a 2.5 GPA, and who graduated in December 2010 or will be graduating May or August 2011.

For questions regarding this award or receiving a nomination packet, contact Student Organizations and Leadership Programs office, located on the first floor of the Milo Bail Student Center, or call 554.2711. E-mail questions to This award will be presented at the SOLP Student Leader Reception and at the Spring Honors Convocation.

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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 Hardt 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.

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

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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 --

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Save the Date - Campus Strategic Planning Forum Feb. 4

Save the Date. An all-campus strategic planning forum will take place Friday, Feb. 4, from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Milo Bail Student Center Ballroom. All faculty, staff, students, alumni and community partners can attend.

The 2010-2011 Strategic Planning Awards will be presented at the event. Additional forum details will be e-mailed in early 2011.

To be included in the gathering, contact Charlotte Swank at

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