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November Employee of the Month: Peggy Raub

photo by Tim Fitzgerald

Peggy Raub, a business analyst in UNO's Cashiering/Student Accounts department, has been named UNO's Employee of the Month for November. The Omaha native has worked at UNO for the last 18 months after spending 13 years at ACI Worldwide. Her job focuses on helping with the transition from the old student information system to the new PeopleSoft system. A nominator said of her, "Peggy has kept our office afloat during this year of transition into PeopleSoft with her prompt, patient, responsive method of approaching problems and finding successful solutions."

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Allwine Preserve Burn

photos by Tim Fitzgerald

UNO's Dr. Tom Bragg and Alicia Mullarkey, manager of the Allwine Prairie Preserve, gathered their volunteers together Friday (Nov. 11) morning to burn three plots at the Biology department's preserve at 156th & State streets. Beautiful fall weather and very little wind made for a safe environment for the annual burn.

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2011.11.22

Finalists Named for UNO Senior Vice Chancellor of Academic and Student Affairs

Four finalists have been named for the position of senior vice chancellor for Academic and Student Affairs at UNO. Each of the finalists will make an official visit to the campus before the end of the fall semester, with public forums on campus scheduled to allow the community to meet each candidate.

The times and locations of the public forums are currently being finalized. eNotes will publish all of the campus visit information as it becomes available. Information will also be online at the Senior Vice Chancellor search page, beginning on Monday, Nov. 28 at http://www.unomaha.edu/svcsearch/.

The finalists are:

* Dr. Angela Laird Brenton, dean, College of Professional Studies, University of Arkansas at Little Rock;

* Dr. B.J. Reed, interim senior vice chancellor for Academic and Student Affairs, University of Nebraska Omaha;

* Dr. Gregory M. Sadlek, dean, College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences, Cleveland State University; and

* Dr. Rajib N. Sanyal, dean of Miller College of Business, Ball State University.

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Flu Shots Still Available from Health Services

The holiday season is upon us, and that means time together with close family and friends. Protect yourself, and those you love, from the seasonal flu by stopping by Health Services for your flu shot.

A small quantity remains for members of the UNO community. The cost is $15 for students, and $20 for faculty and staff.  

No appointment is needed.

Student Health Services is located off the atrium of the Health, Physical Education and Recreation (HPER) Building in Room 102. Questions? Call 402.554.2374.

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This Week In Maverick Athletics

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This Week In Maverick Athletics is a listing of the latest sports information. For a complete weekly update of UNO's in-season teams, click on http://www.unomaha.edu/enotes/2011/img/thisweekmavs1121.pdf.

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UNO Teams With Omaha North for P-16 Service Learning Project

UNO students enrolled in an autobiographical reading-and-writing course will join members of Omaha North High Magnet School's Vikings Book Club today, Nov. 22, to discuss the autobiography of businessman and veteran Wes Moore.

The event is just one of several that both groups have engaged in throughout the semester, in partnership with the Omaha Public Library. The student will use Moore's autobiography, Wes Moore: One Name, Two Fates, to produce a study guide packet to be donated to the Omaha Public Library Book Groupies program. The Book Groupies program makes bags of books available for area book clubs to utilize. Read more.

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MBSC Thanksgiving Hours Announced

The following hours will be observed at the Milo Bail Student Center in conjunction with the Thanksgiving holiday.

Building hours:

Thursday, Nov. 24  - closed
Friday, Nov. 25 - 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Saturday, Nov. 26 - 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Sunday, Nov. 27 - noon to 9 p.m.

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Request for 2012 Student Tech Fee Proposals

The Office of Academic and Student Affairs requests proposals for potential funding by UNO Student Technology Fees. By February 3, 2012 submit a one-page proposal and Excel budget sheet to Joyce Crockett at jcrocket@unomaha.edu. Crockett reminds everyone that it is important that you work with the dean of your college as they have been asked to submit a college prioritized project list. Final decision will be made in May 2012. 

Criteria when reviewing proposals:

- Leveraging (or potential to leverage) other funding sources

- Matching funds

- Congruency with the university and college strategic plans

- Innovation

- Breadth of impact, depth of impact

- Collaboration within and between units

- Leveraging existing technologies or facilities

- Suitability of budget for the purpose

- Update to IT Infrastructure

- Funding cannot be used for salaries

If you have questions, contact Crockett by email or by phone at 402.554.3364.

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People

- Julie Masters, Department of Gerontology, recently received the Lempka Leadership Award from the New Cassel Foundation. The award cites Master's "let's get to work" attitude and her valued leadership on area boards and partnerships on behalf of the aging population in Nebraska.

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

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R.S.V.P. Deadline Nov. 30 for Annual Campus Holiday Open House

Chancellor John Christensen, Interim Senior Vice Chancellor B.J. Reed and Vice Chancellor Bill Conley invite faculty and staff to attend UNO's annual campus holiday open house. Click on http://www.unomaha.edu/enotes/2011/img/holidayopenhouse11.pdf to view a special invitation.

Those planning to attend should R.S.V.P. to Donna Hathaway at 402.554.2311 or dhathawa@unomaha.edu by Wednesday, Nov. 30.

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Deadline Approaching for Who's Who and Hall of Fame Awards

Student Organizations and Leadership Programs is proud to announce the annual Who's Who In American Colleges & Universities nominations as well as the addition of a new, prestigious leadership award, the Hall of Fame. Thursday, Dec. 1, is the deadline for submissions.

Faculty and staff are asked to nominate students that are junior status or higher for the Who's Who award. UNO seniors are also eligible for the Hall of Fame. Both Who's Who and the Hall of Fame will be awarded on Feb. 2 at 3 p.m. in the Milo Bail Student Center Ballroom. For submission details on both, click on this link.

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Next 'STEM Engagement Link' Set for Dec. 2

STEM Engagement Link. All interested faculty are invited to participate in an informal discussion of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) education from noon to 2 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 2, in the Milo Bail Student Center Dodge Room. Lunch will be provided and faculty are welcome to drop in and out of the event or to stay for the entire time.

The format of this meeting will involve discussion of project ideas in STEM education and research. Please send brief descriptions of project ideas to unoorca@unomaha.edu. Organizers hope that this discussion will allow UNO to explore commonalities and potential collaborations in STEM education and research. Please come to share and learn even if you do not wish to submit an idea.

The event is sponsored by the Office of Research and Creative Activity.

Questions? Contact Christine Hoffman at choffman@unomaha.edu or 402.554.2263.

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Course Evaluation Teaching Circle Dec. 7

The Course Evaluation Teaching Circle invites anyone interested in discussing the new course evaluation instrument to join them. The next meeting will be held on Wednesday, Dec. 7, at 10 a.m. in 111 College of Public Affairs and Community Service.

For more information, contact Carolyn Gascoigne at cgascoigne@unomaha.edu.

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