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True Meaning of the Season

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University Housing students took more than 500 toiletries and donated the items to the St. Francis House for the holidays. From left to right: Olivia Horner, Maverick Village Hall Council President; Joe Nabity, University Village RA; Caroline Nabity, University Village Hall Council President; and Kyle Schulze, Residence Hall Association NCC.


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UNO's Libraries: A History

From a small collection of books housed in a building at 24th and Pratt, to the recently-renovated Criss Library we all know and love, UNO's desire to offer students as much knowledge as the the printed (and now electronic) word can provide has never waivered. continue . . .



International Students Made Positive Impact on Omaha's Economy

The economic impact of international students and participants attending UNO grew more than 20 percent in the last academic year according to a newly released report from NAFSA: Association of International Educators.

For the 2010-2011 academic year, the report shows that 814 degree-seeking international students at UNO and their dependents contributed $20.7 million to the Omaha-area economy; the report from the previous year, based on 738 degree-seeking students, showed $18.9 million in economic impact.

Students and scholars from more than 120 countries come to UNO to learn English and to study everything from business administration to physical education. Their spending on tuition, housing and other basic needs, as well as purchases by their family members, contribute millions of dollars to the local economy annually. Read More.

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Criss Library Announces Schedule Changes

Criss Library hours through Jan. 8 are as follows:

* Today through Friday, Jan. 3-6: 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.;
* Saturday, Jan. 7: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; and
* Sunday, Jan. 8: Noon to 9 p.m.

Regular library hours will resume at 7 a.m. on Monday, Jan. 9. For a complete schedule of library hours, visit

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Maverick Hockey on NET Television


The UNO Maverick hockey team takes to the defending NCAA national champions, Minnesota-Duluth Bulldogs, when the two face off on the ice on "Maverick Hockey," airing Saturday, Jan. 14, at 7 p.m. on NET1 and NET-HD.

Action between the two Western Collegiate Hockey Association powers will air live from Omaha’s CenturyLink Center with Dave Ahlers calling the play-by-play action and color commentary provided by former UNO hockey player Kendall Sidoruk. Larry Punteney will provide rink-side reports.

The hockey match will also be webcast live in Flash on NET’s website ( Webcasting of the match is a free service of NET.

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Nebraska Certified Public Manager Program Graduates Fourth Class

Nebraska Lt. Gov. Rick Sheehy and Interim Senior Vice Chancellor for Academic and Student Affairs B.J. Reed presided over the graduation of the fourth class of the Nebraska Certified Public Manager (CPM) Program on Friday, Dec. 9. With this graduation, the UNO School of Public Administration continues its tradition of providing management training for public and non-profit professionals across Nebraska and beyond. 

The 2011 graduates include: Trish Brockman, an assistant warden for the Nebraska Department of Correctional Services (NDCS); Colleen Svoboda, a performance improvement manager for the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services; Heike Langdon, an outreach and visitor relations manager for KANEKO; John Hargreaves, Jr., a unit manager for NDCS; David John Erickson, a safety and sanitation specialist for NDCS; Dave Skow, a case manager for NDCS; and Bryan Freeman, president of VII Finger Productions.

Each of the newly minted Certified Public Managers completed the yearlong program of 17 on-line and on-campus courses, and a major project designed to benefit their organization. 

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Mileage Reimbursement Rate Announced

Effective Jan. 1, all mileage reimbursements for approved travel by personal automobile will remain at the rate of fifty-five and one-half cents ($.555) per mile as established by the IRS in July 2011.This rate should also be used when reimbursing visiting personnel or students for their travel. UNO's mileage reimbursement policy can be found at

Please contact Accounting Services at (402) 554.2320 with questions.

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Browser Reminder for Firefly Portal Users

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.

Anyone with questions should contact the UNO Help Desk at (402) 554.4357.

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