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Helping to Curb the Missouri River

photos by Tim Fitzgerald

About 100 Omaha high school students have been busy this week filling sand bags to help protect the City of Omaha's South Omaha Sewage Treatment Facility from the rising Missouri River waters. The students are part of UNO's new SummerWorks program which is funded by private donations and supervised by UNO's Service-Learning Academy. The students are gaining work experience, learning new job skills and exploring Omaha this summer.

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Research Profiles: Sajda Qureshi

video by Charley Reed

Dr. Sajda Qureshi from the Peter Kiewit Institute, and her team of researcher-students, have been providing IT counseling to local microenterprises for the last five years as part of the 'Information Technology for Development' program.

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Thursday

2011.06.09

2011 Holland Academy of Excellence Participants Announced

Forty high school students have been selected from across Nebraska and western Iowa to attend The Peter Kiewit Institute's 13th Annual Holland Academy of Excellence, based on their achievements in mathematics and science.

The Holland Academy of Excellence will be held June 12-15 at the University of Nebraska's Peter Kiewit Institute (PKI) on UNO's Pacific campus.

The academy is designed to inspire and motivate the brightest students throughout the region and introduce them to PKI academic programs in engineering, information science and technology. Read more.

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Foreign Liability Coverage Extended for 2011-2012

UNO is in the process of extending foreign liability insurance for the 2011-12 fiscal year. The university's Foreign Liability Coverage Policy requires clarification regarding upcoming travel.

Faculty and staff anticipating foreign travel in the coming year are asked to provide Risk Management with the best estimates. Click on this link for employee and student travel details. All estimated travel must be submitted by Wednesday, June 15.

Visit http://www.unomaha.edu/riskmgmt/forms.php for an electronic spreadsheet. Completed forms should be sent to Laura Lamblin in EAB 209 or llamblin@unomaha.edu.

For questions, contact Mollie Anderson at 402.554.3664 or mkanderson@unomaha.edu.

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Native American Studies Sponsors Free Concert

Gary Farmer and the Troublemakers will present a free concert at Stinson Park, 67th and Center Streets, on Tuesday, June 21, beginning at 6:30 p.m. Attendees are asked to bring lawn chairs and/or blankets. The concert will be held rain or shine.

The June 21 performance is sponsored by Native American Studies at the University of Nebraska at Omaha (UNO). Read more.

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UNO's Holtmeyer Selected by Boston Red Sox

UNO junior right-handed pitcher Joe Holtmeyer was selected in the 22nd round (No. 682 overall) of the 2011 Major League Baseball amateur draft by the Boston Red Sox, it was announced earlier this week. Holtmeyer is the fifth Maverick drafted under Head Coach Bob Herold and the highest pick of any player during the Herold era.

Holtmeyer is UNO's first draft pick since 2009, when Evan Porter was taken by the Philadelphia Phillies in the 23rd round, and Chris Kessinger went to the Seattle Mariners in the 37th round. Read more.

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Parking Lots Q and S to Close Next Week

Parking Lots Q and S will close for some days next week for seal coating and re-striping. The schedule:

  • Lot Q and Lot S (east side) to close all day Monday and Tuesday, June 13 and 14; and
  • Lot S (west side) to close all day Tuesday and Wednesday, June 14 and 15

Shuttle bus service will also change due to the maintenance work. Shuttles will not drop off in Lot Q until work is completed, but will instead temporarily drop off and pick up in Lot M at the lower level of the Criss Library.

Anyone with questions can call Parking Services at 402.554.PARK (7275).

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Human Resources Reminder on June Biweekly Paydays

Human Resources staff would like to remind the campus community that this month has three biweekly paydays—June 2, 16 and 30. No standard deductions will be taken from the June 30 biweekly payroll.

Regular biweekly-paid employees will not have NUCREDITS included or standard deductions (insurance, parking, etc.) withheld. Federal and state taxes, Social Security and Medicare taxes, retirement and credit union deductions will be taken. For more information, contact payroll at 402.554.2325.

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