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.
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 . . .
Summer Recruitment Workshop Rescheduled for Today
The July 27th Summer Recruitment Workshop has been rescheduled for today, July 20. It will still be held in the Milo Bail Student Center State Room at 1:30 p.m.
Academic and Student Affairs staff are conducting these workshops to assist departments and schools in recruiting faculty. Today's workshop, will assist departments/schools in search processes that reflect UNO's commitment to faculty, staff and student diversity, as well as provide information on recruitment strategies, the UNO NEOGOV System and EEO guidelines and requirements.
Prior to all faculty searches, faculty involved in the search must attend one of the workshops. Also, faculty participating in searches must attend a workshop once every two years.
For more information or to R.S.V.P., email Rachel Maley at email@example.com or call (402) 554.2262.Up to Top
MavCard Transactions Notice for Tomorrow
Due to a system upgrade, local merchants accepting the MavCard as payment will be unable to process transactions this Thursday, July 21. MavCard Services staff is sorry for the inconvenience. This upgrade will not affect any on-campus merchants.
Questions? Contact MavCard Services at (402) 554.2220.Up to Top
Hi-tech Classrooms and Labs Upgrade to Microsoft Office 2010 and Windows 7 Aug. 13
Information Services (IS) will upgrade all Hi-tech Classrooms and the Milo Bail Student Center (MBSC) and 104 Durham Science Center (DSC) computer labs beginning Saturday, Aug. 13, to Microsoft Office 2010 and Windows 7.
What does this mean for you?
New look – This semester the folders have been removed from the desktop. You will find the programs you are looking from the Start menu > All programs. Instructions in the classrooms have been updated to reflect this change.
Same file formats – Files created in MS Office 07 (Word, Powerpoint or Excel) can be opened and edited without issues in Office 2010. Files created in versions of MS Office older than 07 may not open or may display with formatting changes.
Considerations when installing your own software – Faculty and staff who install additional software in the Hi-tech classrooms or who require additional software installed for them in the computer labs, need to ensure their software is compatible with the Windows 7 64-bit OS.
If possible, install and test your software prior to your first class. Contact your department technology support personnel or IS Technical Support Services at (402) 554.4357 if you have questions.
How can you prepare?
1. Visit http://upgradecentral.unomaha.edu/office2010 for FAQ's, tutorials, etc.
2. Attend a Brown Bag Demonstrations -Transitioning to Microsoft Office 2010 and Windows 7
*Wednesday, July 27, Noon to 1 p.m., MBSC, Jenkins Room
*Thursday, Aug. 11, Noon to 1 p.m., MBSC, Unomaha Room
3. Purchase for Home Use - Microsoft Software on sale July 11 through Aug. 12
*To encourage faculty and staff to become familiar with Microsoft Windows 7 and Office 2010 before the Fall 2011 Semester, Information Services will be selling the Work-at-Home software (Windows 7 upgrade and Office 2010) to UNO faculty and staff at a discounted price of $15 per each. To purchase the Work-at-Home software, make sure you have sufficient funds on your MavCard, then stop by IS Technical Support Services in the 104 Eppley Administration Building.Up to Top
August Development Workshops for New Faculty/Graduate Assistants
The 2011 Fall Development Workshops for new faculty and graduate assistants, sponsored by the Center for Faculty Development (CFD), will be held Monday, Aug. 15. The faculty workshop will continue Tuesday, Aug. 16.
These workshops have been a tradition at UNO for more than 30 years. They provide new faculty and new graduate assistants with an opportunity to meet one another in an informal setting while learning about UNO—our metropolitan mission and strategic goals, our students, our academic support services, and faculty development opportunities.
For more information about the workshops, see the FacConnect Calendar at http://www.unomaha.edu/facconnect. You may also contact the Center for Faculty Development at (402) 554.2427 or firstname.lastname@example.org or Deborah Smith-Howell at (402) 554.4849 or email@example.com.Up to Top
August Development Workshop for Part-time Faculty
The Center for Faculty Development (CFD) will sponsor the 2011 Fall Development Workshops for all part-time faculty at UNO. Workshops are scheduled for Wednesday and Thursday evenings, Aug. 17 and 18, from 4:45 to 8:15 p.m. in College of Public Affairs and Community Service Commons.
The agenda is the same each evening and faculty should choose the day that works best for them. The workshop provides information about UNO and teaching targeted to both new and experienced part-time faculty.
For more information about the workshops, see the FacConnect Calendar at http://www.unomaha.edu/facconnect. You can register by calling the Center for Faculty Development at (402) 554.2427 or emailing your desired evening to firstname.lastname@example.org.Please give your full name, department, phone number and preferred evening.Up to Top
Farewell Reception Tomorrow for Jean Padrnos
All UNO faculty, staff and community members are invited to join the Office of Records & Registration in a farewell reception for Associate Director Jean Padrnos. The reception will honor Jean for her more than 15 years of service to UNO, as well as being UNO's functional lead for Student Records on the NeSIS Project. It will be held this Thursday, July 21, from 3 to 5 p.m. in the Milo Bail Student Center Dodge Room.
For more information, contact Charlene Wilcox at email@example.com.Up to Top
No Entry Fee Announced for UNO's Corporate Cycling Challenge Team
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
- Riverside Ride
- Tour De Fort
UNO participants can sign up by returning the following packet (http://www.corporatecycling.com/Employee_Packet.pdf) 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more information on the routes, sponsors and pre/post-race celebrations, visit http://www.corporatecycling.com.
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
July 28 Farewell Reception Set for Lina Traslavina Stover
The university community is invited to attend a farewell party for Lina Traslavina Stover on Thursday, July 28. The reception will take place at the UNO Welcome Center (Hayden House formerly Annex 24) from 2 to 4 p.m.
Please join Pre-Admissions & Orientation staff for cake and punch and to wish Lina luck in her new endeavors. For party questions, email email@example.com.Up to Top
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.
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at (402) 554.2129.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
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).Up to Top
Green Tip of the Week
Summer AC 101
Keep your home air conditioner (AC) at a more energy efficient temperature this summer: 75 to 78 degrees. Try using your AC less by wearing lighter clothing and using ceiling and room fans to stay cool.
The GreenUNO Task Force provides these tips. For more information, visit http://www.unomaha.edu/green/.Up to Top