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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 UNO Course Profiles: Synergy Project

UNO Course Profiles: Synergy Project

video by Charley Reed

Have you ever wanted your courses to work together a bit more? How about all of your courses working together seamlessly? That's the goal of Matthew Marx from the UNO Department of English.


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Flag Lowering

The UNO flag will be lowered to half-staff Saturday, July 16, in honor of UNO retiree Laura Dickson. She passed away May 15 at 62.

Dickson worked for the Criss Library for more than 23 years prior to her retirement in 2008. During her career at UNO, she served as an associate professor, business librarian, chair of the Reference Department, and on numerous library and university committees.

An 11 a.m. memorial service for Dickson has been scheduled for July 16 at the Thompson Alumni Center.

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Search Starts for Executive Director of the Buffett Early Childhood Institute

The University of Nebraska has commenced a search for the inaugural executive director of the Buffett Early Childhood Institute. The new institute, made possible by a generous gift from Omaha philanthropist Susie Buffett that will be more than matched by other public and private funds, will be a university-wide, multidisciplinary research, education, outreach and policy center that will seek to transform the approach to early childhood development and education in Nebraska and across the nation.

University of Nebraska President James B. Milliken said the primary focus of the new institute will be on the learning and healthy development of children from birth to age eight, with special attention to those children who are vulnerable because of poverty, abuse, or developmental, learning or behavioral challenges. The institute will strive to create a new model for how a 21st-century public university can help to drive the creation of better systems for understanding child learning and development and delivering education and other services to young children and their families. Read more.

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Mileage Reimbursement Rate Announcement

Effective with travel occurring on or after July 1, all mileage reimbursements for approved travel by personal automobile will be at the rate of fifty-five and one half cents ($.555) per mile as established by the IRS. The previous rate (Jan. 1 to June 20) was fifty-one cents ($.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 here.

Contact Accounting Services at (402) 554.2320 with questions.

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Durham Science Math Lab Remodel Work Continues

The Durham Science Center Math Lab continues to be remodeled. Work is taking place during the day, Monday through Saturday, but should not interfere with normal activities in the building. Some work may be scheduled in the evenings and on Sundays.

The project will be substantially complete by Aug. 1. Any one with comments or concerns about this project can call Marko Butsyak, (402) 554.2870, or Diane Sunde, (402) 554.2267.

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Summer Fidelity Counseling Sessions

Fidelity representative Jason Cronick will be in Omaha this month for two individual counseling sessions from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on several days.

Available dates are:
- July 13
- July 28

To make an appointment, call 1.800.642.7131.

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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.

Apple: M1960G1A;
HP: 13A, 27A, 06A, 74A, 61A, 27A, 42A 75A, 20, 29, 23, 41, 58, CB 540A, CB 1823T and 516 26A;
Epson: TO48620 and SO20089;
Dell: 1320C;
Cannon: BC1-11, BC1-21, 40 black, 41 color, and R74-2003-850B2C-50, 3e (cyan, yellow and black);
Konica: MAGI color mcy;
NEC: 20-140;
IBM: 1380999 and 1337765;
Lenmark: 70 black;
Xerox: cyan 8400, yellow 8400, magenta 8400 and black 8400.

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

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HR to Offer Summer Wellness Videos

Wellness Stampede

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

This summer Human Resources will be sponsoring two wellness seminars.

* Junk Food Wars – July 13
* Obesity in a bottle: Understanding Liquid Calories and Nutrition – Aug. 10

The format for each seminar will be a short video and then a question and answer session. The video will be shown at 10 a.m. then repeated at 10:30 a.m.

Information will also be available at each seminar on the new My Plate (formerly My Pyramid) nutrition guide and website.

For details, visit

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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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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