SKIP navigation
UNO eNotes Home Page
UNO Tube Archive SummerWorks

SummerWorks Gives Locomotives a Bath

video by Charley Reed

The UNO SummerWorks program worked alongside Lauritzen Gardens volunteers and staff Thursday, July 7, 2011 as they cleaned the two mammoth Union Pacific locomotives.


UNO Tube Archive
This feature requires JavaScript and the Flash Player.


Arts and Sciences Hall

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 . . .



Flag Lowering

The UNO flag is lowered to half-staff today, July 18, in honor of student Angelique Dewaele. She passed away June 29 at 39.

Dewaele was a junior enrolled in the College of Public Affairs and Community Service.

Services were held July 2, at Westlawn Hillcrest Funeral Home, in Omaha.

Up to Top

No Entry Fee Announced for UNO's Corporate Cycling Challenge Team

Wellness Stampede

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

UNO will field another cycling team for the 21st Annual Corporate Cycling Challenge to be held Sunday, Aug. 21, beginning at Heartland of America Park, 8th and Douglas. New this year, Human Resources will cover the entry fee for UNO employees. The registration deadline is Friday, July 31.

"UNO has had significant representation at this event and with the fee waived and opening it up to family members we are hoping to continue the tradition with a much larger showing at this year's event," said Mike Grube, team captain and IT specialist for Support Services.

The waived fee only applies to people on the UNO payroll, including full- and part-time faculty and staff, adjunct faculty, graduate assistants and student workers. Spouses, significant others and children can participate for a $5 per person entry fee.

UNO participants can choose from several routes, distances and start times:

- Olde River Ride
10 miles
9 a.m.

- Riverside Ride
25 miles
8:30 a.m.

- Tour De Fort
42 miles
8 a.m.

UNO participants can sign up by returning the following packet ( to "Mike Grube in EAB 208N." The packet includes a waiver form that participants need to complete, as well as indicate their shirt size and riding distance choices. Everyone who returns a completed waiver will receive a free UNO Athletics T-shirt. Participants may also choose to purchase this year's official Corporate Cycling Challenge T-shirt for $10, proceeds of which are used for trail development in the Omaha Metropolitan area. For team UNO questions, email

For more information on the routes, sponsors and pre/post-race celebrations, 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

Up to Top

Student Research and Creative Activity Fair Proceedings Available Online

The final proceedings of the 2011 Student Research and Creative Activity Fair are now available online. To view photos, abstracts and read more about the student participants, visit Scroll to the bottom of the page and click on "Student Research and Creative Activity Fair Final Proceedings 2011."

Up to Top

Farewell Reception Tomorrow for Maria Garza

All UNO faculty, staff and community members are invited to join the Office of Multicultural Affairs in a farewell reception for Education Specialist Maria Garza. The reception will honor Garza for her 11 years of service to UNO. It will be held this Tuesday, July 19, from 3 to 5 p.m. in the Milo Bail Student Center Chancellor's Room.

For more information, contact Mona Lisa King-Ward at (402) 554.2248.

Up to Top

Best-Selling Author Alex Kava to Speak at UNO

The UNO Library Friends will host a Book Discussion and signing of Alex Kava's new release, HOTWIRE, on Thursday, July 28. The program will be held from 6:30 to 8 p.m. in the Thompson Alumni Center.

Alex Kava is an international bestselling suspense writer. Her works have been widely praised by critics and fans alike and have spent several weeks on the New York Times and USA Today bestseller lists. Kava lives in Omaha and Pensacola, Florida. The public is invited to attend.

For additional information, please contact Linda Riviera at (402) 554.2640.

Up to Top

Mileage Reimbursement Rate Reminder

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 at

Contact Accounting Services at (402) 554.2320 with questions.

Up to Top

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.

Up to Top

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 or (402) 554.2129 to learn more about these sites.

Up to Top