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This Week in UNO History... UNO Hires Volleyball Coach Rose Shires

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On August 3, 1990, UNO hired then-Assistant Volleyball coach Rose Shires as head coach of the women's volleyball team. Shires, still with the program after 21 seasons, is the winningest coach in school history with a total of 424 career wins. In 1996 Shires led UNO to its first-ever NCAA Division II National Championship.

Source: UNO Alumni Association



Bookstore Summer Book Buy Back and Textbook Rental Return This Week

The UNO Bookstore will be having their end-of-summer Book Buy Back and Textbook Rental Return Aug. 1-5 and Aug. 8-12. Current Picture ID is required.

Estimated Buyback prices can be viewed at click on cash for books.

UNO Bookstore hours during Book Buyback:
- Monday through Tuesday
7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.

- Wednesday through Friday
7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Questions? Contact Jacinda Brooks at

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Child Care Center to Celebrate 25th Anniversary with Aug. 12 Carnival

Mark your calendar and come help the UNO Child Care Center celebrate 25 years of excellence! On Friday, Aug. 12, staff will host a carnival at the UNO Child Care Center (Annex 47/Lot H) from 4:30 to 7 p.m. Festivities will include: food, games, door prizes, music by the UNO Jazz Group and the Center's own Kevin Lloyd.

For more information, contact Dawn Hove at

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June Sponsored Programs and Research Report

The June Sponsored Programs and Research (SPR) Report below details the results of UNO's work to obtain external funding in support of its teaching, research, service and outreach efforts. The report is designed to keep the university community informed as to externally funded projects on campus and bring recognition to those faculty and staff who have worked to generate these resources.

During June, those receiving grant awards totaling 2,623,857:

Hesham Ali
College of Information Science and Technology/Computer Science
Title: Nebraska Research Network in Functional Genomics/Bioinformatics Core
Title: Nebraska Research Network in Functional Genomics/Computer Science Project
Sponsor: UNMC (Pass-through from NIH)

Robert Bernier
College of Business Administration/Nebraska Business Development Center
Title: Procurement Technical Assistance Program for the State of Nebraska
Sponsor: U.S. Department of Defense/Defense Logistics Agency

Daniel Blanke
College of Education/Health, Physical Education, and Recreation
Title: Mechanical Efficiency During Gait is Altered by Multiple Sclerosis
Title: Discriminant Function Analysis to Predict the Time Course of Sitting Development in Infants
Title: Development of Sitting Posture in Children with CP during Intervention with and without Stochastic Noise
Sponsor: Force and Motion Foundation

Robert Franklin
College of Communication, Fine Arts, and Media/UNO Television
Title: Agreement for Interconnection Equipment and Related Services (AIERS)
Sponsor: National Public Radio

Jeffrey French
College of Arts and Sciences/Psychology
Title: Parenting, Sibling-support, and Infant Development
Sponsor: National Institutes of Health
Title: MSU NSF Subcontract: Hyena Hormones
Sponsor: Michigan State University (Pass-through from NSF)

Thomas Gouttierre
International Studies and Programs
Title: Intensive English Language Teacher Training in Bamiyan and Ghazni Provinces
Sponsor: U.S. Department of State

Neal Grandgenett
College of Education/Teacher Education
Title: UNO Education Subcontract for SPIRIT2 NSF Discovery Research K12 Project
Sponsor: UNL (Pass-through from NSF)

Anne Hobbs
College of Public Affairs and Community Service/Criminology and Criminal Justice
Title: Reasons for Truancy and School Refusal and Effective Interventions
Sponsor: Lancaster County (Pass-through from DOJ)

Karl Kosloski
College of Public Affairs and Community Service/Gerontology
Title: TCARE – Army
Sponsor: University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee (Pass-through from USDA)

Guoqing Lu
College of Arts and Sciences/Biology
Title: Mitigating insect herbivory of warm-season bioenergy grasses - getting ahead of the curve
Sponsor: UNL (Pass-through from USDA)

Kathleen Oleson Lyons
Academic Affairs/Service Learning Academy
Title: SummerWorks
Sponsor: Peter Kiewit Foundation

Mary Lynn Reiser
College of Business Administration/Economics
Title: Kazanjian Web Project
Sponsor: Kazanjian Economics Foundation

Richard Stasiak
College of Arts and Sciences/Biology
Title: Fishes of Agate Fossil Beds National Monument
Sponsor: National Park Service

William Tapprich
College of Arts and Sciences/Biology
Title: INBRE Biomedical Research
Sponsor: UNMC (Pass-through from NIH)

Sara Woods
College of Public Affairs and Community Service
Title: Neighborhood Center Administration
Sponsor: Neighborhood Center

For assistance with research activities, call the Office of Sponsored Programs and Research at (402) 554.2286, or visit the Web at

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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

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 For any questions, call the Parking Services office at (402) 554.PARK (7275).

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Upcoming Fidelity Counseling Sessions Announced

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

Available dates are:

- Aug. 8 and 29
- Sept. 12 and 29

To make an appointment, call 1.800.642.7131.

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Student Health Services Offers 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.

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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Bike Omaha Commuter Challenge Now Underway

Wellness Stampede Sustainability Graphic

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. 

Anyone interested in joining or who has question about Team UNO can contact John Noble at or Angie Eikenberry at

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Bravo! Wall of Fame
Bravo!, UNO's Business & Finance Wall of Fame, is a visible place to post written messages about the great work university employees are doing to make UNO better every day. Bravo! is also open to all UNO employees. To view recent posts, visit Bravo! at To submit a posting, email Compliments can be for any reason.

Have you done something noteworthy in your profession? E-mail "People" items to "People" appears in the Tuesday edition of eNotes.

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