Elmwood Fitness Park
video by Charley Reed
June 29 marked the official opening of the Elmwood Fitness Park. The exercise area, located in Elmwood Park, is the result of hard work by recent UNO graduates Michaela Schenkelberg, Emily Casne and April Proskovec.
The ABCs of the Alumni House
Before it was the Thompson Alumni Center, one of the few places on campus that can be considered iconic to UNO's image in Omaha, the plot of land on the west end of campus was owned by two Omaha families: The Storzes and the Shirleys. continue . . .
Student Health Services Announces Pilot Faculty & Staff On-Site Health Care Clinic
More and more companies & universities are putting health care clinics in the workplace, which means big savings. Some studies show businesses can cut health care costs by up to 30 percent. UNO's new On-Site Health Care Clinic, supported by Student Health Services, is a pilot healthcare program offered to all faculty and staff.
"The university wants to improve overall wellness in the work-place by assisting its faculty and staff with minor illness and screening services through an On-Site Health Care Clinic," said Marcia Adler, director of Student Health Services. "All UNO part-time and full-time faculty and staff will be able to use the services of the Clinic. All medical information will be kept confidential." Faculty and staff interested in utilizing this service should call (402) 554.2374 to ensure that a physician or nurse is available.
The pilot officially began June 1 and continues through Dec. 31, 2011. At the end of the pilot period, a decision will be made about whether the Clinic will be continued.
The benefits of offering On-Site Health Care Clinic services to faculty and staff include:
- Improved access and convenience;
- Reduction of lost work time and improved employee productivity;
- Improved health outcomes both individual and aggregate;
- Promotion of wellness including importance of screening and prevention services; and
- Increased employee retention, recruitment and morale.
Student Health Services is located off the atrium of the Health, Physical Education and Recreation Building. Hours are Monday through Friday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Appointments can be made by calling (402) 554.2374. No Campus Recreation membership is needed to access the clinic.Up to Top
22nd Annual Nebraska Data Conference on Aug 16 at UNO
The Nebraska State Data Center will hold its 22nd Annual Data Conference Tuesday, Aug.16, in the College of Public Affairs and Community Service Building. 2010 Census information has recently been released, so come learn about all the latest data products, methods of access, and applications by attending this information-filled conference.
Census information aids our understanding of how changes in the population can affect our communities. With this information the Nebraska State Data Center has constructed detailed sessions that will assist in our comprehension and use of this information. Specific sessions at the conference include: statics on our aging population and its implications, workforce and unemployment data, housing and household trends, local population dynamics, and how to obtain information online using the new American FactFinder data retrieval tool.
Don't miss out on this great opportunity to learn more about your community or applications in your professional life. To learn more about the conference or to register, visit http://www.unomaha.edu/cpar.Up to Top
Mileage Reimbursement Rate Announcement
Effective with travel occurring on or after July 1, 2011, all mileage reimbursements for approved travel by personal automobile will be at the rate of fifty-five and one half cents ($.555) per mile as established by the IRS. The previous rate (January 1, 2011 to June 20, 2011) rate was fifty-one cents ($.51) per mile.
This rate should also be used when reimbursing visiting personnel or students for their travel. UNO's mileage reimbursement policy can be found at http://www.unomaha.edu/acctserv/Mileage.php.
Contact Accounting Services at (402) 554.2320 with questions.Up to Top
2011-2012 Parking Permit Sales Under Way
Parking permits for the 2011-2012 academic year officially went on sale last week.
All parking permits are required to be purchased online at http://www.unomaha.edu/parking/.
The online purchasing system will require a NetID username and password; primary vehicle information; and information on any additional vehicles owned that will be parking on campus. This information includes the vehicle's make, model, color and license plate number.
Parking Services will mail a permit following the processing of the online order.
There will also be several changes to parking regulations at UNO, effective the start of the Fall 2011 semester. These include parking permit prices, parking violation fines, appeal procedures and use of the MavCard for garage access.
For more information on these changes, visit http://www.unomaha.edu/parking/changes.php. For any questions, call the Parking Services office at (402) 554.PARK (7275).Up to Top
Campus Rec Offers Women's Self-Defense Summer Workshop
event has been designated a UNO Mav-Rec Wellness event.
Tim Gorham, an instructor from Six Point Self-Defense, will conduct a new two-day workshop for women at the Health, Physical Education & Recreation (HPER) Building in July. Participants will learn the basics of self-defense including a basic fight stance, different strikes and where to use them, ground assault defense, defending a car assault and choke defense. Women in the workshop will also learn to be more aware of their surroundings.
This summer workshop will be offered in Tuesday and Thursday, July 26 and 28, from 6 to 8 p.m. both evenings.
Registration is $25 for students, $35 for Mav Rec Members, $50 for Faculty/Staff (non-members,) and $75 for the public. Registration forms can be filled out at the HPER Control Desk.
Call Dave Daniels at (402) 554.2008 for more information. HPER's summer instructional programs are online at http://www.unomaha.edu/wwwocr/health/instructional.php.
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.Up to Top
Call for Video Topics: Student Organizations, Fall 2011 Courses, and Faculty Research
University Relations is looking for interested faculty and staff who would like to be the subject of a short video profiling the student organizations they advise, the courses they will be teaching in fall, or the research they are currently working on.
As part of UNO's online presence, University Relations produces dozens of videos which are then hosted on YouTube and the unomaha.edu website. Last semester videos were created that featured topics like MavRadio, UNO's student-run radio station, a course called "Language and Comics," featuring Dr. Frank Bramlett from the Department of English, research from Dr. Raj Dasgupta on the detection of landmines using robotics, and many more.
If you are interested in being profiled for these kinds of videos, or if you know of someone who would be interested, contact Charley Reed at email@example.com or by phone at (402) 554.2129.Up to Top
Summer Hours Under Way at Campus Food Service
Campus summer food service hours are now set. Currently, the Milo Bail Student Center's American Grill, Greenfields, D'café, Grab & Go and Tomasittos are open from 7 a.m. until 2:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. The Library Cafe and MavRec Cafe are now keeping the same 7 a.m. until 2:30 p.m. Monday through Friday schedule.Up to Top
IS&T Summer Workshops for Kids
The College of Information Science and Technology summer workshops are now available for registration online. A variety of computer technology topics will be offered in one-week sessions June 6 through July 29. Workshops are appropriate for student ages 11-17. For more information or to register online, visit http://www.workshops.ist.unomaha.edu.Up to Top
UNO Exercise Physiology Laboratory and Fitness Center Cholesterol Test
Know your numbers: High cholesterol is one of the leading risk factors for all types of cardiovascular diseases. Have your cholesterol screened for $25 at the UNO Exercise Physiology Laboratory and Fitness Center today. Call (402) 554.3221 for an appointment.Up to Top
Green Tip of the Week
To control unwanted pests try installing fencing and adding ladybugs or other natural predators to your garden.
The GreenUNO Task Force provides these tips. For more information, visit http://www.unomaha.edu/green/.Up to Top