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.
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 . . .
FAUST Sponsors Red Hamlet Production
The Fine Art University Student Theatre (FAUST) organization at UNO is sponsoring The Red Theater Collective's production of Red Hamlet, which reinterprets Shakespeare's play by using a collaborative writing process to generate dynamic images and sounds. The show runs Thursday through Saturday, July 28-30, in the Weber Fine Arts Building's Black Box Theater. Curtain is 9:30 p.m.
The Red Theater Collectives of Omaha and Lincoln have previously staged Red Hamlet, at the Minneapolis Fringe Festival. More information can be found at the group’s website: http://redtheater.org
Tickets for the show are $5 for students and $10 for the public.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
UNO Exercise Physiology Laboratory and Fitness Center Resting Metabolism Test
Were you aware that 75 percent of all calories burned are determined by your resting metabolism? Have your resting metabolism measured at the UNO Exercise Physiology Laboratory and Fitness Center. The cost is $60. Call (402) 554.3321 for an appointment.Up to Top
Bike Omaha Commuter Challenge Now Underway
Looking for an excuse to get back on a bicycle? Need motivation to get more exercise? Want to reduce dependency on oil while saving money? Team UNO is looking for faculty and staff (including students employed by UNO) to participate in this year's Bike Omaha Commuter Challenge.
The Challenge started May 1 and ends Oct. 1. Anyone can join anytime during this period and any amount of bike-to-work commuting counts (both miles and number of trips). There are no meetings to attend, no practice required and plenty of bike parking available. For the past three years UNO has come in first place in its division in the city.Up to Top
Krane Completes Fulbright Professorship
Dale Krane, Frederick W. Kayser Chair Professor, UNO School of Public Administration, recently completed a Fulbright Professorship at the Federal University of Bahia, Salvador, Brazil. His activities included research on city management, co-teaching a graduate class on public policy, and developing contacts between the University of Nebraska and Brazilian universities. He also was invited by the Department of Administration, University of Brasilia, to present a lecture entitled "Measurement of Performance in the Public Sector" to an audience of students, faculty and public officials.
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