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Diana Allard

Library's Allard Named Employee of the Month

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Diana Allard, a cataloging assistant in UNO's Criss Library, has been named UNO's Employee of the Month for December. The Omaha native received her undergraduate degree from Midland College and graduate degree from UNO. One nominator said of her, "The library world is changing rapidly, and anyone who is a part of it must learn to grow and adapt to new technologies. Diana always moves with the times and learns each new process. Adaptability is Diana's middle name. She is always willing and able to step in when needed."



Flag Lowering

The UNO flag will be lowered to half-staff Tuesday, Dec. 20, to honor the memory of UNO retire John "Jack" Newton. He passed away Dec. 14 at the age of 82. 

While at UNO, Dr. Newton was a professor in the Psychology Department. He retired in 1999 after more than 39 years of service to the university.

Visitation with family and friends will be held tonight, Dec. 19, from 5 to 7 p.m. with a 7 p.m. vigil immediately following at Heafey-Heafey-Hoffmann-Dworak-Cutler West Center Chapel, 78th and West Center. A 10 a.m. memorial service will take place Tuesday, Dec. 20, at St. Margaret Mary Catholic Church, 6116 Dodge St. Read more.

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Post-Commencement Holiday Hours at UNO

After this year's winter commencement ceremonies, the UNO campus will remain open until Saturday, Dec. 24. The campus will be closed from Dec. 24 through Monday, Jan. 2 with faculty and staff returning to work on Tuesday, Jan. 3. Classes resume for the Spring 2012 semester on Monday, Jan. 9. Read more.

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Campus Security Remodeling Project Notice

Campus Security remodeling project will be under way beginning Friday, Dec. 23. The service counter will be unavailable until the project is completed. During this time, call Campus Security directly at 402.554.2648 or use the courtesy phone in the south entrance of Eppley Administration Building (EAB) to call the office.

The project is expected to be completed in late January. Keys will be issued during the remodeling project at the Parking Office's designated counter across the hall. Individuals picking up keys should call Campus Security at 402.554.2648 before coming over to EAB.

Questions? Call Campus Security at 402.554.2648.

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December Biweekly Payday Notice

December 2011 has three biweekly paydays (Dec. 1, 15 and 29), therefore no standard deductions will be taken from the Dec. 29 biweekly payroll.  Regular biweekly paid employees will not have NUCREDITS included or standard deductions (insurance, parking, etc.) withheld. Federal and state taxes, Social Security and Medicare taxes, retirement and credit union deductions will be taken. 

For more information, contact Payroll at 402.554.2325 or 402.554.2739.

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Shingles Vaccine Available at UNO Health Services

UNO Health Services is now offering the Zostavax vaccine to its employees. Zostavax is a vaccine that can help prevent Shingles in adults 50 years of age or older. If you've ever had chicken pox you could get Shingles now. Shingles is caused by the same virus that causes chicken pox.

A limited number of doses of this vaccine are available in Health Services, located in the Health, Physical Education and Recreation Building atrium. The cost of the vaccine is $210. If you have money left over in your Blue Cross Blue Shield (BCBS) wellness and preventative care account this may be a way to use it up. The deadline is Friday, Dec. 23, 2011. For allowance account questions, contact BCBS directly at 1.888.592.8963.

For details on UNO's vaccine offer, visit

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Mailroom Notice for Fed Ex Hours

Due to the remodeling of the Security office in the Eppley Administration Building the university's Fed Ex evening pick up has been moved from 5 to 4 p.m. If your intent is to have an item go out the same day it must be brought to Mail Services for processing by 3:30 p.m.

Questions? Contact Mike Burton at 402.554.2394.

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Maverick Watch


Support the Mavericks by attending their home events. To view the fall Omaha's Team schedule, visit

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