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The ABCs of the Alumni House

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 . . .

UNO Tube Archive Research Profiles Robin Gandhi

Research Profiles: Robin Gandhi

video by Charley Reed

Dr. Robin Gandhi and his research teams (KEWI - Knowledge Engineering [KE] techniques to Web Intelligence [WI]) have been working over the past several years to form a cyberterrorism warning system to alert potential targets that they might be attacked by groups or individuals through the Internet.


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Summer Online Grading Available Through July 15

The online grading window is open for any Summer 2011 courses that end on or before today, July 8. The deadline for this grading window is July 15.

Grading dates for Summer 2011 and Fall 2011 are listed on this website. Anyone who needs instructions for posting grades can visit the online tutorial here. Anyone with questions can contact Records and Registration at (402) 554.2314.

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University Housing Seeks Volunteers for Move-in

Staff from University Housing would enjoy having members of the campus community volunteer to help welcome UNO's newest students during move-in days, August 18 and 19.

Dedicated volunteers are needed to help unload cars, pass out water and be that welcoming UNO face for students and their families. Those interested can sign up online at University Housing's volunteer website.

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Annual Salary Notifications Available Now

For many years the University of Nebraska has mailed hard copies of salary notifications to most employees. In an effort to save printing and distribution costs and to make information more accessible to employees, salary notifications have been distributed for the first time via the Firefly website.

Just as employees access paycheck stubs, bank information, W-2's, etc., salary notifications are now accessible via a link in ESS, with the exception to faculty members represented by the UNO American Association of University Professors (AAUP).

To access your salary notification in Firefly, do the following:

1. Click the Employee Self Service tab.

2. In the Payment section, click the Annual Salary Notification link.

The salary notification will open in PDF format. Employees can save it to their computer and/or print. (Note: For those who recently upgraded to Adobe Acrobat Reader 10.1, the toolbar showing the print and save icons do not appear. To view the toolbar, press F8.) This Annual Salary Notification link will remain in ESS until the following year, and only the current year's notification will be accessible.

Please contact the campus help desk if you have problems with Firefly or opening the PDF file. Employees with salary questions should contact their supervisor.

Not every employee at the university will receive a salary notification via Employee Self Service. Employees who do not receive a notification will see the following message: "Annual salary notification not available. Please contact your supervisor."

Questions? Contact:, (402) 472.7373 or (877) 472.7694.

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Student Health Services Announces Pilot Faculty and Staff On-Site Health Care Clinic

More and more companies and 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. 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.

Complete list of clinic services
Frequently Asked Questions

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.

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Mav-Rec Wellness and Human Resources to Offer Smoking Cessation Program

Wellness Stampede

Members of the campus community who want to quit smoking can join UNO Mav-Rec Wellness for "BEAT THE PACK." This five-week cessation program will give smokers the tools needed to break the habit. The Mav-Rec Wellness is funding the program so UNO employees only need to pay $10 out of pocket.

"This in-house program will provide peer support and useful information to assist you in this life change; including what medications and treatments your insurance provider covers," said Dave Daniels, assistant director for fitness/wellness and instructional programs at UNO.

The cost to attend the five-week session is just $10. There are two dates and times options:

The early morning session meets at 7 a.m. on Tuesday, July 12, 19 and 26, as well as Aug. 2 and 9.

The lunch session meets at noon on Thursday, July 21 and 28, as well as Aug. 4, 11 and 18.

All classes will be held in the Health, Physical Education and Recreation Building.

"This program would cost $250 a person if the individual had to pay for it out of pocket," Daniels said. "If an individual smokes a pack-a-day, quitting would save him or her $1,500 a year. $10 vs. $250 (or $1,500)...what a deal."

Registration information is available online at or by emailing Daniels at

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

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Support UNO Through Social Media

Summer is the perfect time to become reaquainted 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.

Any questions about these sites and how you can stay connected with UNO through social media, contact Charley Reed at or (402) 554.2129.

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HPER Suite 109 Construction Notice

Remodeling of the exercise lab in 109 Health, Physical Education and Recreation (HPER) Building continues. Work is being done during the day, but should 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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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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In The News

In the News

- The July 4 issue of the Lincoln Journal Star featured a guest column by student Jordan Cash. Cash wrote about cell phone taxes in Nebraska.

- David Drozd, Center for Public Affairs Research, was quoted in a variety of local and regional media outlets recently on Nebraska’s minority population changes, including: the Omaha World-Herald, NET Radio, the Grand Island Independent, the Associated Press, NTV, KMTV, WOWT, the Scottsbluff Star-Herald and KGWN (Cheyenne, Wyo.).

- The July 7 issue of the Omaha World-Herald featured an article on UNO’s new ‘O’ logo, quoting Trev Alberts, Athletics, and Tim Kaldahl, University Relations.

- The donation of more than 250 University Village beds earlier this week to Lutheran Family Services was covered by WOWT, KMTV, KETV, the Associated Press and the Omaha World-Herald.

If you are a member of the UNO community and have been interviewed by the media - local, state, regional, national or international - we want to know about it. Send an e-mail with the particulars to Please include a contact name and phone number. For more information, call (402) 554.2762.

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On Stage

Shakespeare on the Green Continues on Stage Tonight

This is the final weekend Shakespeare on the Green. Both Hamlet and A Midsummer Night's Dream will be performed. The last performance of Hamlet is Saturday, July 9. A Midsummer Night's Dream runs tonight, July 8, and Sunday, July 10.

The two professional productions are free to the many thousands of supporters who attend the family friendly and magical experience in Elmwood Park. 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.

Collective Unconscious Theatre Preps for The Maids

This summer the Collective Unconscious Theatre at UNO will stage the French drama The Maids by Jean Genet, which follows the twisted role-playing fantasies of two sisters plotting to kill their employer.

Directed by Rachel Samson, The Maids runs at UNO's Weber Fine Arts Building July 28-30, and Aug. 4-6. Doors open at 7 p.m.; the show begins at 7:30 p.m.

Tickets are $8. A portion of the proceeds will go to the Nebraska chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union. Read more.

If you are a member of the UNO community and are involved in an upcoming performance, we want to know about it. Send an e-mail with the particulars to Please include a contact name and phone number.

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