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2011 BFA Student Exhibit

video by Charley Reed

Six Bachelor of Fine Art Students from UNO will be featured in the final exhibition of the Fall 2011 semester at the UNO Art Gallery. The showcase opens Nov. 11 with a 4:30 p.m. reception.

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Peggy Raub

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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2011.11.28

NUFlex Benefits Enrollment Ends This Week

This Friday, Dec. 2, is the last day to enroll for university benefits for 2012. Enrollment is done online at Firefly - Employee Self Service (firefly. nebraska.edu). No changes will be permitted after Dec. 2.

Employees will need to complete the enrollment even if they do not plan on making any changes to their coverages in order to enter annual pledge amounts for Health Care and/or Day Care Reimbursement Accounts, and to designate a tobacco designation for Voluntary Life Insurance. Employees will also need to go to http://bcbsne.wellstreamonline.com to complete the Health Risk Assessment in order to receive enhanced benefits with medical coverage. The username at the Wellstream site will be "UNO" followed by an individual’s 8-digit NU ID#. The password will be "wellness".

The system may be quite busy on the last day or two of enrollment, so benefits-eligible faculty and staff are urged to complete the enrollment as soon as they can.

Anyone with questions regarding annual enrollment should contact Tim Rochford at (402) 554.2465 or Esther Scarpello at (402) 554.3660.

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Author David Osborne to Speak at Dec. 7

The College of Public Affairs and Community Service (CPACS), in association with the Greater Omaha Chamber and Omaha Alliance for the Public Sector, is bringing David Osborne, author of several books on governmental and performance management, to the UNO Campus Dec. 7.

The event will take place at 1 p.m. in Bootstrapper Hall at the Thompson Alumni Center on the UNO campus. Osborne will provide a lecture about the impact of governmental budgeting on policy makers and taxpayers, which will be followed by a panel discussion on the topic. Read more.

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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 this link 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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NUFlex Annual Enrollment Under Way - Next Meeting Is Nov. 29

Human Resources is offering another informational meeting on Tuesday, Nov. 29, to review all issues related to the annual enrollment for NUFlex Benefits. The annual NUFlex enrollment will be available online at Firefly - Employee Self-Service through Friday, Dec. 2. No changes will be possible after Dec. 2.

The Nov. 29 meeting will be open to all faculty, staff and their families. The meeting will take place in the Milo Bail Student Center Council Room from 2 to 3 p.m. It will cover changes to the NUFlex plan and will review the online enrollment process. The Benefits staff will be there to answer any questions.

In addition to the meetings on campus, there will also be online meetings available to all faculty and staff. The online NUFlex informational meetings will allow those interested to view the presentation from the comforts of their home or office. You may view the online meeting agenda by accessing the following link: http://go.nebraska.edu/meetingagenda.

In order to view one of the live meetings, please access the following link: http://connect.unl.edu/nuflex. These online NUFlex informational meetings will be recorded and will be available on the university's benefits webpage shortly after the live meetings at www.nebraska.edu/benefits to allow viewing at your convenience. The last online meeting is Wednesday, Nov. 30 (Nov. 29 meeting feed) at 10 a.m.

Please note that there is a limit to the number of participants who can access each live online meeting. Logging in at least 10 minutes before the session is advisable. If you have any questions or concerns, contact the Adobe Connect Support line at (800) 422.3623

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MaverickPR Organizes Backpack Drive for Homeless, At-Risk Teens

With the goal of assisting Omaha's homeless and at-risk teens, MaverickPR, UNO's chapter of the Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA) hopes to deliver at least 100 backpacks filled with food, clothing items and hygiene supplies to Youth Emergency Services (YES), a local non-profit that serves homeless and at-risk youths.

In April 2011, a street team counted 400 youth living on the streets in the Omaha. This is estimated to be only a fraction of the actual number of homeless youth in the city. The YES backpack drive began Nov. 7 and runs through Nov. 30 with students, faculty members and staff encouraged to drop of donations in 140 Arts and Sciences Hall. Items needed include: body wash, soap, shampoo, conditioner, toothpaste, toothbrushes, socks, gloves and non-perishable food items. Read more.

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Faculty/Staff Email Project Brownbag on Dec 2

UNO Information Services will host a Faculty/Staff Email Brownbag Friday, Dec. 2, in the U mon hon Room of the Milo Bail Student Center from noon to 1 p.m.

This brownbag is an introduction to the campus Microsoft 365 project. The session will include a question and answer session following a presentation covering:

*Project background

*Project timeline

*High-level Microsoft 365 email/calendar product features

*Project issues and benefits

Please bring your lunch and join us for this informational session. No registration required.

For more information, contact Information Services Tech Support at 402.554.4357 or unohelpdesk@unomaha.edu.

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Nominations Sought 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.

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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UNO to Make Blankets, Provide Free Testing for World AIDS Day

SUNO will commemorate this year's World AIDS Day by encouraging students to give back to those affected with AIDS and HIV, as well as keep themselves informed about other sexually transmitted diseases.

Every year, countries all over the world dedicate Dec. 1 to World AIDS Day; a day to remember those affected by AIDS and HIV, and to raise awareness of the importance of testing for STDs. This year, UNO volunteers will commemorate the event by making fleece blankets for Project Harmony, an Omaha-based child advocacy group, in the Milo Bail Student Center(MBSC) Fireplace Lounge from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Read more.

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Maverick Watch

Durango

Support the Mavericks by attending their home events. To view the fall Omaha's Team schedule, visit http://www.omavs.com/calendar.aspx?tab=compositeschedule2

To catch up on the latest UNO Maverick news or to keep tabs on favorite teams, players and coaches this season, visit http://www.omavs.com, Twitter at http://twitter.com/omavs or Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/omavs.

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