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Heydays of the Hayden House

On Oct. 8, 2010, UNO's new Welcome Center was unveiled with a ribbon-cutting ceremony. Around $1 million had been invested in restoring what had most recently been the home of the Goodrich Program. With the renovation of the former-Engineering building to make-way for the new College of Public Affairs and Community Service (CPACS) building, Goodrich had new home and something needed to be done with a building that, frankly, had too much history to get rid of. continue. . .

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2011.01.31

Student Health Services and Human Resources Cold and Flu Tips

It's that time of the year -- cold and flu season is here. Student Health Services (SHS) and Human Resources (HR) have teamed up to offer faculty, staff and students some tips for the season.

"Follow and visit these helpful tips and links to maximize your health and the health of your co-workers throughout the year," said Marcia Adler, director of SHS.

• SHS has compiled the following tips:

- Get a flu shot -- it is not too late. They are still available at Student Health Services (now located off the atrium in the Health, Physical Education and Recreation Building).

- The best line of defense against viral infections is purposeful hand washing using water and soap or hand sanitizer. This should be done any time you cough or sneeze. Sneezing in your elbow is preferred.

- Get adequate sleep.

- Keep your horizontal work areas wiped down daily -- this is an employee job function not your housekeeper's. Please do not forget your keyboards and phones. Many people wipe the work phone but forget their cell phone.

- If you are sick and running a fever over 100 degrees you should stay home until you are fever free.

- Change your toothbrush after you are fever free.

- Consult your physician if you have difficulty breathing or symptoms do not improve after 10 days.

- Employees may see a physician at UNO by calling (402) 554.2374. Your doctor's visit can be paid by payroll deduction, cash or with some providers billed to your insurance carrier.

You can contact SHS at (402) 554.2374 for any questions or if you would like additional information.

• HR has updated its Wellness Page to also offer the flowing links: http://www.unomaha.edu/humanresources/wellness.php.

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Omaha Press Club Memberships Available to Faculty, Staff

The Omaha Press Club is offering individual memberships to UNO faculty and staff at the annual rate of $120 per person. The low rate is possible thanks to the University of Nebraska purchasing a corporate membership to the club.

The corporate membership includes a $30 quarterly minimum usage fee, if a member does not use the club. However, no minimum is assessed if a member uses the club and incurs $30 or more in charges during the quarter.

The normal yearly rate for an associate membership is $480; the corporate membership represents a savings of $360.

Located at 16th and Dodge streets on the 22nd floor of the First National Center, the Omaha Press Club has a restaurant and bar, offering a panoramic view of Omaha. The club provides a monthly 'Noon Forum' series featuring topics of interest, as well as professional development workshops and other special events, including its signature Face on the Barroom Floor ceremony.

Chancellor John Christensen was recognized in 2008 as the Omaha Press Club's 119th Face on the Barroom Floor. Visit http://www.omahapressclub.com for more information. For membership inquiries, contact Tom O'Connor, UNMC public relations, at (402) 559.4690 or toconnor@unmc.edu. O'Connor is a member of the Omaha Press Club Membership and Marketing Committee.

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Free Toner Cartridges Listing

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Limited quantities of free toner and inkjet cartridges are available from Mail Services for department use only. To reserve any of the following, contact Kathy Hartle at (402) 554.2337.

HP: 20, 15, 27X, 61A, 10A, Q1339A and Q2610A.

Epson: TO48620.

Dell: 6.

Cannon: 40, 41, 5B, 8M, 8C, 8Y and 8B.

AT&T fax paper: Sku No. 374-280

Apple: M1960G/A.

Hartle invites the campus community to join the recycling effort. Before throwing away an old toner or ink cartridge, contact her at (402) 554.2337 to see what options are available.

"If you don't have the printer for the toner cartridges anymore, send them to the mailroom," she said. "With the budget situation, continuing to recycle ink and toner cartridges can save the university and departments money."

Can't find it on the list? If departments want to request a particular brand of ink cartridge they can contact Hartle directly as well.

The GreenUNO Task Force supports this event. For more information, visit http://www.unomaha.edu/green/.

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Tomorrow's Student Government Event to Offer Free Metro Bus Passes

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Student Government at UNO has partnered with Omaha's Metro to provide 400 UNO students with free public transit transportation during the Spring 2011 semester.

The MavRide prepaid cards will be distributed to UNO students on a first come, first serve basis at the kick-off event on Tuesday, Feb. 1, at 11:30 a.m., in the fireplace lounge on the first floor of the Milo Bail Student Center. Representatives from UNO Student Government and Metro will offer brief remarks about the new partnership at 11:30 a.m.

UNO students must present a MavCard student I.D. to receive a free MavRide bus pass.

For more information, contact Megan Schmitz, UNO Student Government – (402) 554.2620 or mschmitz@unomaha.edu - or Linda Barritt, Metro - (402) 341.7560, ext. 2300 or lbarritt@ometro.com.

The GreenUNO Task Force supports this MAVRide initiative. For more information, visit http://www.unomaha.edu/green/.

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Campus Cell Phone Drive for YWCA Domestic Violence Program

UNO's Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Incorporated and Delta Epsilon Omega Omaha Chapter have teamed up for a community service project to host a cell phone drive for the YWCA Domestic Violence Program. The campus-wide drive ends this Friday, Feb. 4.

"As part of the drive we will be collecting cell phones from UNO students, faculty and staff," said Terrie Miller, Black Studies instructor. "By donating old cell phones and chargers, individuals are keeping victims and their children safe. The phones will be used to re-distribute to victims of domestic violence and sexual assault."

A collection box will be placed at the Milo Bail Student Center Multicultural Affairs Office, located on the first floor.

For more information, contact Miller at (402) 212.9881.

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Still Time to Join UNO's Live Healthy Nebraska 100 Day Wellness Challenge

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This event has been designated a UNO Mav-Rec Wellness event.

The Live Healthy Nebraska 100 Day Wellness Challenge began on Jan. 20 but you can still register to join the UNO team. All UNO employees have the opportunity to participate in the challenge, which continues through Friday, April 29. Registration will remain open until Monday, Feb. 28; however, anybody added after Tuesday, Feb. 1, will incur a $7 shipping charge for their T-shirt.

Participants receive weekly tips, which motivate and educate them to increase physical activity and improve nutrition. Participants are encouraged and rewarded for logging their physical activity and weight-loss weekly through their personal dashboard on the Live Healthy website (http://www.livehealthynebraska.org/).

Each participant also receives a Live Healthy T-shirt, an annual subscription to your choice of a healthy lifestyle magazine and access to a host of free online resources. These resources will include: a workout and nutrition planner, video workouts and workout music downloads.

As a whole, UNO is competing against other Nebraska businesses and organizations, including: University of Nebraska-Lincoln, University of Nebraska Medical Center and Creighton University. More than 100 UNO employees and spouses have already joined the challenge, which ranks the institution in the top 25 percent of all participating organizations in the state.

If you're interested in participating, visit http://www.unomaha.edu/wwwocr/100daychallenge for registration information.

The mission of Mav-Rec Wellness, UNO's health promotion program, is to create a culture of health and wellness among all faculty, staff and students. Health goals are encouraged through programming and initiatives that celebrate healthier lifestyle practices within the UNO community. For more information, visit http://www.unomaha.edu/wwwocr/health/wellness.php.

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1 p.m. Webinar Wednesday on 'Addressing the Needs of the Adult Learner'

Please join the Center for Faculty Development for the next webinar from the National Academic Advising Association (NACADA) this Wednesday, Feb. 2, from 1 to 2:30 p.m. in 132 College of Public Affairs and Community Service Commons. This webinar is entitled "Academic Advising for Student Retention and Persistence: Understanding and Addressing the Needs of the Adult Learner." The center will provide treats and all are welcome to attend.

Contact the Center for Faculty Development at (402) 554.2427 or unofacdev@unomaha.edu for more information.

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'5 Habits of Highly Successful Investors' Retirement Seminar This Friday

Human Resources will offer its next retirement planning seminar this Friday, Feb. 4, from 10 to 11 a.m. in the Milo Bail Student Center U Mon Hon (Omaha) Room. Mark your calendars and bring a friend to this informative seminar led by UNO's TIAA-CREF representative Jana Steigelman-Simon. Her topic will be "5 Habits of Highly Successful Investors." 

"So, come to the seminar on February 4 to find out some valuable tips about how you might be able to maximize your retirement plan contributions," said Esther Scapello, manager of benefits for Human Resources.

Click on http://www.unomaha.edu/enotes/2011/img/retirementseminars.pdf for the details on the March 4 and the April 1 seminars.

For more information, contact Scarpello at (402) 554.3660.

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Collective Unconscious to Host Feb. 3 Screening of 'Milk'

The Collective Unconscious Theatre will host a social justice movie night with a showing of the movie "Milk" at Mammel Hall this Thursday, Feb. 3, at 7 p.m.

Food will be provided, and Department of Theatre Chair D. Scott Glasser will lead a brief discussion following the film.

There is a suggested donation of $3 for students and $5 for adults. Donations will be put toward applying for non-profit status. Read more.

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Feb. 4 Spring Recruitment Workshop Cancelled

Academic and Student Affairs and the Office of Diversity and Equal Opportunity announces that this week's workshop to assist departments and schools in recruiting faculty has been cancelled.

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.

The remaining sessions will take place in the Milo Bail Student Center Council Room:

Feb. 15 - 10 to 11:30 a.m.

March 4 - 2 to 3:30 p.m.

March 17 - 10 to 11:30 a.m.

April 1 - 9 to 10:30 a.m.

April 12 - 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

For more information or to R.S.V.P., e-mail Rachel Maley at rmaley@unomaha.edu or call (402) 554.2262.

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Honors Program to Host Blood Drive Feb. 16

On Wednesday, Feb. 16, the UNO Honors Program will host a blood drive through the American Red Cross to benefit those in need. It will take place from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Milo Bail Student Center Nebraska Room.

"The need is constant, and your contribution is important for a healthy and reliable blood supply," said Amanda Morrison, vice president of programming for UNO's Honors Program. "And you'll feel good knowing you've helped change a life."

To register:

1. Go Online: http://www.redcrossblood.org;

2. Go to the "Make a Donation Appointment" box;

3. Search by "Sponsor Code";

4. Enter Code 1671, "Choose UNO"; and

5. Enter your donor information.

Please read all information about donating blood, including eligibility and preparation prior to making an appointment.

If you have any questions, e-mail an Honors Program representative at ammorrison@unomaha.edu.

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Nominations Sought for 2011 CCSW Awards

The Chancellor's Commission on the Status of Women (CCSW) seeks nominations for its Outstanding Achievement Award, Community Service Award and Scholarship Award. These awards recognize individuals and organizations at UNO and in the metropolitan community who have brought attention to women's issues, advanced women's issues and/or gender equity issues.

This year's recipients will be honored Wednesday, March 30, at the CCSW Awards Luncheon at 11:30 a.m. in the Milo Bail Student Center (MBSC) Ballroom. Tickets will go on sale at the MBSC Business Office (554.3923) closer to the date.

CCSW will also honor a student scholarship award winner at the luncheon. To apply UNO students must meet the following qualifications: be an undergraduates who will graduate after fall 2011 and student must show significant contributions towards: (1) addressing improving the status of women or gender issues at UNO in their academic work or activities and/or (2) have academic excellence in fields where women are underrepresented.

The criteria for each award, scholarship, and its past recipients are available online at http://www.unomaha.edu/ccsw/awards.php. All nominations must be returned electronically by Friday, Feb. 18, to: mdown@unomaha.edu.

For additional questions, contact CCSW co-chairs Wendi Chiarbos Jensen at (402) 554.2286 or wcjensen@unomaha.edu or Jody Neathery-Castro at (402) 554.3611 or jneathery@unomaha.edu.

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Nominations Sought for Inaugural SAC UNO Spirit of Service Award

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Members of the UNO community are being asked to nominate UNO office/service staff for the inaugural UNO Spirit of Service of Award presented by the Staff Advisory Council (SAC). The $1,000 award will recognize outstanding non-managerial individuals who provide service that strengthens the community and improves the lives of others. Nomination forms are due by Friday, Feb. 25.

"This inaugural award would not be possible if it were not for a private donor. The annual award will consist of a $1,000 monetary gift," said Andy Taylor, SAC president. "A former UNO employee presented a $25,000 gift to the University of Nebraska Foundation for the annual award."

In addition to exemplary performance of assigned job responsibilities, nominees should:

Demonstrate a commitment to the UNO community through the expression of university values in such ways as (1) helping students, (2) furthering their own education and (3) working towards advancement at UNO. Examples of service may include working on university committees, attending and/or participating in non-mandatory campus event or being an effective ambassador for UNO.

"There is enough funding available that the NU Foundation informed us that the inaugural UNO Spirit of Service Award will be presented to two office/service recipients," Taylor said. "It's important to note that only bi-weekly UNO employees are eligible for the award."

To recognize the winners, SAC will present the awards at this year's Faculty Senate-Staff Advisory Council banquet on Wednesday, April 27.

For additional guidelines and nominations forms, visit http://www.unomaha.edu/enotes/2011/img/Spirit-of-Service-Nomination-Form.pdf.

Questions about the nomination process should be directed to Susan McCollum, SAC Activities Committee chair, at (402) 554.3636.

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Maverick Watch

Support the Mavericks by attending their home events. To view the spring 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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