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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 today, 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.

A 10 a.m. memorial service will take place today at St. Margaret Mary Catholic Church, 6116 Dodge St. Read more.

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UNO Bookstore Extends Holiday Sale

The UNO Bookstore is currently conducting its holiday sale. Buy one UNO/apparel item at regular price and receive the second item of equal or lesser value for half price. The sale has been extended until Friday, Dec. 23, in-store only.

Holiday books, children's books and a huge selection of hardbound and paperback books are also 20 percent off.

Shop online at until Friday, Dec. 23, and get 20 percent off all UNO insignia merchandise, including Mav Gear. A $50 order minimum applies - use coupon code "Holiday Sale" for the discount.

UNO Bookstore hours are:

Monday through Friday
7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

For more information, contact Jacinda Brooks at

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This Week In Maverick Athletics

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 this link.

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Test and Evaluation Scanning Reminders

Information Services (IS) would like to remind all UNO faculty and staff that a completed Evaluation Service Request Form must be included with the Course/Instruction Evaluations when they are dropped off in 104 EAB. To assure quick and accurate scanning, please assure that the correct semester code ("8" for fall) is placed on all Course/Instruction Evaluations and tests scanning requests and that the bubble sheets are completed in pencil. For complete instructions go to:

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People: UNO Students Win Study Abroad Scholarships

Four University of Nebraska at Omaha students are packing their bags after winning the Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship, affording them study abroad opportunities in Costa Rica, Russia and Korea.

Since 2001, the U.S. Department of State has granted Gilman Scholarships twice annually to Pell-eligible undergraduate students at U.S. colleges and universities. Ranging from $1,000 to $8,000 each, the awards cover travel costs and other expenses for students who are otherwise unable to study overseas.

The UNO scholarship recipients and their majors are: Marie Foxhoven (Secondary Education), Meaghan Valerius, (International Studies), Richard Laye (Physics and International Studies) and Megan Lueders (International Studies).

After their experiences abroad, the students will return to UNO and engage in projects to promote international exchange opportunities among their classmates.

The application process for the summer and fall 2012 Gilman Scholarships will open in January, and all application materials should be submitted to UNO's Study Abroad office by Feb. 20. Students interested in applying for the Gilman Scholarship – or exploring other options for defraying the costs of studying abroad – should contact Study Abroad Advisor Emily Hassenstab at 402.554.2293.

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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Holiday Reminder from Your FEAP

Stress is not uncommon this time of year. Here are a few tips from your friendly Faculty Employee Assistance Program (FEAP) staff to help make the holidays less stressful and enjoyable.

They are:

- Set realistic expectations;

- Don't spend randomly. Set a limit (budget) and stick to it;

- Reduce your obligations;

- Relax;

- Laugh; and

- Revisit the meaning of the holiday.

"I want to wish you and yours a ‘peaceful' and ‘joyful' holiday season," said Marlene Schneider, UNO's FEAP counselor.

FEAP is a confidential counseling service designed to assist faculty, employees and their families in addressing personal and work-related problems. For more information, contact Schneider at 402.554.3120.

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Criss Library Announces Schedule Changes

Criss Library hours until Jan. 8, 2012 are as follows:

Tuesday through Friday, Dec.20-23:  7 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Saturday, Dec. 24 through Monday, Jan. 2:  Closed
Tuesday through Friday, Jan. 3-6:  7 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Saturday, Jan. 7:  9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Sunday, Jan. 8:  Noon to 9 p.m.

Regular library hours will resume at 7 am on Monday, Jan. 9, 2012.

For a complete schedule of library hours, visit

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MBSC, Food Court and Café Hours

UNO's Milo Bail Student Center Building, Food Court and Café hours this week and for Winter Break are highlighted below:

*Milo Bail Student Center (MBSC)
Regular hours until Dec. 23: Monday through Friday 7 a.m. to 10 p.m.; Saturday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Sunday Noon to 5 p.m.)

Closed Dec. 24 through Jan. 2, regular hours resume Jan. 3

*Food Court
Open 7 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Dec.20-23; closed Dec. 24 through Jan. 2

*MavRec Cafe and Library Café
Closed Dec. 20-23 and also during break, Dec. 24-Jan. 2

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Mail Services Holiday Shutdown Hours

Mail Services will be serving the campus community on a limited basis (pick up only) during the holiday shutdown. Deliveries will only be made to state offices, University of Nebraska Foundation and campus residence locations.

The service counter window will be open from 9 to 10 a.m. Tuesday through Friday for anyone wishing to retrieve department mail. Courier service to Lincoln will also be available but will be delayed one day. Any mail brought to Mail Services for first class processing will be processed and sent out the same day. Have a safe and Happy Holiday Season from your staff at Mail Services.

For more information, contact Mike Burton at 402.554.2394.

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