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December 21, 1916: Alumni Choose Crimson, Black as School Colors

On this day in UNO history, the Omaha University Alumni Committee makes the decision to have crimson and black be the university's official colors. Even as mascots and logos have changed, the color scheme has remained consistent since.

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Diana Allard

Library's Allard Named Employee of the Month

photo by Tim Fitzgerald

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."



Browser Reminder for Firefly Portal Users

Starting this week all users accessing will be required to use Internet Explorer or Mozilla Firefox browsers. This change has been made by SAP (NU software vendor) as part of their latest updated release. Anyone using the Firefly portal with non-supported browsers will be presented with this error on the page:

"Could not open iView. The iView is not compatible with your browser, operating system, or device. Contact your system administrator for more information."

To download the latest Mozilla Firefox browser visit where versions are available for Windows PC or Macintosh OS systems.

The University of Nebraska SAP User Group will continue to work with SAP on this browser support issue and keep you informed on any new developments. Please contact your campus or college Help Desk if you need further assistance.

Let us know if you have any questions:, 402.472.7373 or 877.472.7694.

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Eppley Vending Lounge Remodeling Project

The Vending Lounge at Eppley Administration Building (Room 232), will have limited access beginning Thursday, Dec. 22, due to a remodel project scheduled over the UNO Winter Break (Dec. 26-30).  Beginning at 2 p.m., this Friday, Dec. 23, no access to the room will be permitted. Access to the Vending Lounge will be available on Tuesday, Jan. 3, 2012.

Questions? Email

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Mav-Rec Massage Winners Announced

Wellness Stampede

Mav-Rec Massage sends a special thanks to everyone who attended the Health Fair and/or stopped by one of the Wellness Engagement Booths (W.E.B.'s) that the Mav-Rec Wellness Team had around campus this fall.

The winners of a free one-hour massage are:

*Ann Perkington
*Katie Sup Rezac
*Matt Yankus

For Mav-Rec holiday massage specials, visit

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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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HPER Building Winter Break Hours

The Health, Physical Education and Recreation (HPER) Building will have special hours until Jan. 8 for Winter Break.

The hours are:

* Today, Dec. 21, through Friday, Dec. 23, 6 a.m. to 9 p.m.;
* Saturday, Dec. 24, and Sunday, Dec. 25, closed;
* Monday, Dec. 26, through Friday, Dec. 30, 6 a.m. to 9 p.m.;
* Saturday, Dec. 31, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.;
* Sunday, Jan. 1, closed;
* Monday, Jan. 2, through Friday, Jan. 6, 6 a.m. to 9 p.m.;
* Saturday, Jan. 7, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.; and
* Sunday, Jan. 9, 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.

For more information, visit:

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Save the Date - Campus Strategic Planning Forum Feb. 3

Save the Date. An all-campus strategic planning forum will take place Friday, Feb. 3, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. All faculty, staff, students, alumni and community partners can attend. Watch eNotes for more details.

To be included in the gathering, contact Charlotte Swank at

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Green Tip of the Week

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Holiday Sustainability Tips from GreenUNO

As the number of days left in 2011 dwindle and the holiday season enters full swing, GreenUNO, UNO's sustainability task force is reminding students, faculty, staff and the citizens of Omaha of their options for creating a greener environment in 2012. Patrick Wheeler, a senior specialist for environmental health and safety at UNO, says that the holiday season is a great time to take that first step towards practicing sustainability. Read more.

The GreenUNO Task Force provides these tips and event reminders. For more information, visit

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