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This Day UNO History... Ellis, Zanon Drafted by NHL

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In 2000, Dan Ellis (30), goaltender for the UNO hockey from 2000 - 2003, and Greg Zanon (5), defenseman for the UNO hockey team from 1999 - 2003, were drafted in NHL Entry Draft in the second and fifth rounds respectively. Ellis was selected by the Dallas Stars with the 60th pick overall while Zanon was drafted by the Ottawa Senators with the 156th overall pick. Ellis holds the UNO record for most saves in a career (3125) and highest career save percentage (.910), while Zanon holds the UNO record for most points and assists by a defenseman (107 G, 77 A). Today Zanon is an assistant captain for the Minnesota Wild while Dan Ellis is a goaltender for the Anaheim Ducks.

Source: UNO Alumni Association, NHL.com

UNO Tube Archive Shakespeare on the Green 2011

Shakespeare on the Green 2011

video by Charley Reed

Shakespeare on the Green is celebrating its 25th anniversary this summer with a presentation of 'A Midsummer Night's Dream' and 'Hamlet,' two of the Bard's most popular works, along with the always-popular pre-show, Two Minute Shakespeare. (still photos courtesy of Nebraska Shakespeare)

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2011.06.27

Salvation Army and KFAB to Host Midtown Crossing Flood Relief Benefit

The Salvation Army and KFAB radio host Tom Becka will be at Midtown Crossing today, June 27, to fill sandbags with something nontraditional – money. The fundraising event will run from 11 a.m. until 7 p.m. and benefits flood relief efforts.

The local branch of the Salvation Army (the Salvation Army Western Division) includes 28 Corps Community Centers in Nebraska, South Dakota and western Iowa. The organization is providing support for people working on the area's levees as well as helping those who are being displaced by flooding.

Becka will host his radio show from 4 to 7 p.m. on Monday at Loft 610, 220 S. 31st Ave.

The Salvation Army is also looking for volunteers. Those interested can call (402) 898.6000 for more information. Chancellor John Christensen serves on the Salvation Army Western Division's Advisory Board.

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Summer Book Buyback Continues Today at UNO Bookstore

The second textbook buyback of the summer starts today, June 27, and runs through Friday, July 1. Additional dates for buyback are July 5-8.

The UNO Bookstore's hours of operation for summer are:

* Open from 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Mondays and Tuesdays; and
* Open from 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays.

The bookstore will also be closed July 4. The final summer textbook buyback will be Aug. 8-12. Regular hours resume Aug. 23.

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EAB Vestibules Carpet Installation Begins Tonight

Eppley Administration Building's (EAB) north and south vestibules will have new carpet installed during the evening hours of 8 p.m. to 1 a.m., today, June 27, through Thursday, June 30. Each vestibule will be open during normal building hours. The public is cautioned to watch their step through the area. 

Floors Inc. is doing the work. For comments or concerns about this project, UNO's project contact is Marko Butsyak (402) 554.2870 or Diane Sunde (402) 554.2267.

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HPER Suite 109 Construction Notice

Remodeling of the exercise lab in 109 Health, Physical Education and Recreation (HPER) Building starts today, June 27.  Work will be done during the day, but will not interfere with normal activities in the building. The project will be substantially completed by Aug. 12.

The contractor is McGinnis Construction. For comments or concerns about this project, the UNO project contact is Patrick MacBride (402) 554.4103 or Diane Sunde (402) 554.2267.

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Gary Farmer and the Troublemakers Concert Rescheduled

Editor's note: Due to weather concerns, the June 21 concert by Gary Farmer and the Troublemakers was cancelled. However, Gary Farmer has graciously agreed to reschedule the Free Blues Concert by the group for this Tuesday, June 28, at Stinson Park, 67th & Center, from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.

People are asked to bring their own lawn chairs, and/or blankets. The June 28 performance is sponsored by Native American Studies at UNO. Read more.

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Hold the Date - Freshman Convocation Is Aug. 26

Hold the Date. UNO's Freshman Convocation will be held in the Strauss Performing Arts Center Recital Hall on Friday, Aug. 26, at noon. All faculty and staff are invited.

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HR Reminds Staff of .80 FTE Opportunity

The deadline for staff to apply for the full-time equivalency reduction program is Thursday, June 30. Eligible employees may choose to reduce their annual FTE and salary to less then full-time (1.0 FTE) but no lower than .80 FTE and continue to receive University of Nebraska health and/or dental benefits and NU Credits as if a 1.0 FTE position. 

Participation in the program is subject to approval of the employee's supervisor. The program offers staff members the opportunity to adjust their work schedule to better balance their work and family needs.

Here is the link to the program guidelines and acceptance form: http://www.unomaha.edu/humanresources/unoempbenefits.php

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Elmwood Park Outdoor Fitness Area Launch This Wednesday

Wellness Stampede

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

Editor's note: The launch of the Elmwood Fitness Park in Elmwood Park has been rescheduled from June 22 to June 29 due to delays in the installation of the equipment.

The City of Omaha welcomes the first of its kind outdoor fitness area, opening in Elmwood Park this Wednesday, June 29. A dedication ceremony will take place at 11 a.m. at the park, near 67th and Pacific Streets, and is open to the public. Read More.

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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Shakespeare on the Green Continues on Stage This Week

This year marks the 25th birthday celebration for Nebraska Shakespeare and William Shakespeare's 447th birthday. Shakespeare on the Green returns to Elmwood Park with Hamlet and A Midsummer Night's Dream this summer. Hamlet runs June 30, July 1-3, 7, 9. A Midsummer Night's Dream runs July 6, 8, 10.

The two professional productions are free to the many thousands of supporters who attend the family friendly and magical experience. Many arrive early with picnic baskets, blankets and lawn chairs to get a good spot "on the green."

Activities start at 6 p.m. at the Towne Square, featuring live music, concessions, souvenirs and an educational "Shakesperience." Attend the nightly pre-show seminars where artists and scholars gather to meet the audience and discuss Shakespeare's text, current productions and relevant contemporary topics at 6:30 p.m. Read more.

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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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Bank of the West Concert Set for Friday July 1st; Free Parking at UNO

The annual "Bank of the West Celebrates America" concert takes place Friday, July 1, at Memorial Park from 6 to 10 p.m. The event is free and open to the public, and UNO will again provide free parking.

This year's entertainment includes .38 Special and Cheap Trick. A fireworks grand finale will follow the performances at 10 p.m.

Be aware that campus parking usually fills by 7 p.m. In addition to surface parking lots, UNO's multi-level parking garage (University Drive East Parking Structure) will be open after 4 p.m. Event organizers encourage those who park on campus to use the pedestrian overpass when crossing Dodge Street. Shuttle service between the UNO Dodge and Pacific campuses stops at 6 p.m. during the summer. People who park at the Pacific Campus for the concert will not be able to take the shuttle back to their cars after 6 p.m.

Bank of the West, in cooperation with the city of Omaha, annually sponsors the outdoor concert and fireworks finale. For more information, visit the concert website.

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Carillon Concert Set for July 4 at UNO

The bells on campus will sound in honor of America on Monday, July 4, for "Let Freedom Ring," an outdoor carillon concert beginning at 9 a.m.

UNO carilloneur Shannon Richards will perform a 40-minute concert of patriotic and American folk music. The event is free and open to the public. Attendees are invited to bring lawn chairs and sit on the grassy area between Criss Library and the Strauss Performing Arts Center.

The concert will occur rain or shine. The community is invited to listen from their cars should inclement weather occur. Read more.

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Criss Library Closed Monday, July 4

The Criss Library will be closed Monday, July 4, for the Independence Day holiday. The library will reopen at 7 a.m. on Tuesday, July 5.

For a complete schedule of library hours, visit http://library.unomaha.edu/information/hours.php.

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Strong Bones Fitness Class Offered at HPER

Interested in joining a supervised fitness class aimed at strengthening muscle and bone, reducing the risk of falling and enhancing movement quality in everyday life? Then join, Strong Bones. For more information, call (402) 554.3221.

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Support UNO Through Social Media

Summer is the perfect time to become reacquainted with the UNO you don't know.

Find out all of the latest news and learn about what UNO has to offer by becoming connected to UNO through its multiple social media outlets, including Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and Foursquare.

Contact Charley Reed at cdreed@unomaha.edu or (402) 554.2129 to learn more about these sites.

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