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Independence Day Carillon Concert

video by Charley Reed

Hundreds showed up Monday, July 4, to hear more than a dozen songs played on the Henningson Memorial Campanile as part of the annual Independence Day Carillion concert.

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Arts and Sciences Hall: UNO's Cornerstone

Before the University of Nebraska at Omaha was even truly a campus, let alone part of the University of Nebraska system, almost all of its classes were held in what is today known as Arts and Sciences Hall. Opened for classes in 1938, the building that started it all will hit the 75th anniversary of its approval later this year and its diamond anniversary for construction next summer. continue . . .

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2011.07.13

HR to Screen Summer Wellness Video Today

Wellness Stampede

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

This summer Human Resources will be sponsoring two wellness seminars. The first is set for today, July 13.

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. 

They are:

* Junk Food Wars – today, July 13

* Obesity in a bottle:  Understanding Liquid Calories and Nutrition – Wednesday, Aug. 10

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

For details, visit http://www.unomaha.edu/enotes/2011/img/wellnessvideos.pdf.

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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NCAA Hockey Announcement Set for Today at Noon

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It's official. Six top NCAA Division I ice hockey programs will become founding members of a newly formed hockey conference, which will begin competition for the 2013-14 season. The announcement will come today, July 13, at a noon press conference.

To watch the live press conference, visit http://www.b2livetv.com/freeliveevent/events/07132011/press.asp.

The six institutions are University of Nebraska Omaha, Colorado College, University of Denver, Miami University, University of Minnesota Duluth and University of North Dakota.

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Request for Team Members for Annual OwL Ride

Wellness Stampede

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

Are you a "night owl"?  At 11 p.m. on Saturday, July 16, join more than 1,000 bicycling participants for the specially designed 16-mile route through Downtown, Midtown, Dundee, Aksarben, Field Club and Old Market neighborhoods. A shortcut will be available for a 7-mile ride. Proceeds from the second annual OwL Ride (Omaha with Lights) benefit the Meyer Foundation for Disabilities.

Participants need to register individually by visiting http://www.owlride.org and click on the registration form. Registration is $25 per person ($50 per family of three or more). If you want to be included in "Team UNO," contact UNO's OwL Ride team captain Joe Price at (402) 554.3476 or jprice@unomaha.edu by this Thursday, July 14. He can add you to the team roster. Faculty, staff, students and friends as well as family of faculty, staff and students can all be on Team UNO. More information can be found at http://www.owlride.org.

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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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.

Resources:
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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2011-2012 Parking Permit Sales Under Way

Parking permits for the 2011-2012 academic year are officially on sale. 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).

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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.

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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.

All of the videos from last semester can be found either at http://www.youtube.com/unomavtv or at http://www.unomaha.edu/mavchannel/tube/2011.php.

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 cdreed@unomaha.edu or by phone at (402) 554.2129.

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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.

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Green Tip of the Week

Sustainability Graphic

A Peat Moss Factoid

Think next time when you use peat moss in your garden. Peat is taken from, and effectively destroys, precious wetland areas.

The GreenUNO Task Force provides these tips. For more information, visit http://www.unomaha.edu/green/.

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