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Meaning of the Season

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.



Blackboard Drop-In ASK? Session Today

Have a quick Blackboard question you'd like to ask, but don't feel like you need to take a full workshop?  Join the Academic Partnership for Instruction (API) Information Services team for Blackboard Drop-In ASK? Sessions.

- Today, Jan. 6, from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

- Monday, Jan. 9, from 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Those interested in ASK? Sessions should come to 104 Eppley Administration Building. These sessions are handled on a first-come, first-served basis and are not intended to take the place of training workshops. Questions?  Contact Information Services Customer Services at 402.554.4357 (4.HELP) or

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Flag Lowering

The UNO flag will be lowered to half-staff Saturday, Jan. 7, to honor the memory of UNO retire Walter Linstromberg. He passed away Dec. 24 at the age of 99. 

While at UNO, Dr. Linstromberg was a professor in the Chemistry Department. He retired in 1978 after more than 23 years of service to the university.

Services will take place at 11 a.m. this Saturday, Jan. 7, at Heafey-Heafey-Hoffmann-Dworak-Cutler West Center Chapel, 78th and West Center.  Memorials to Walter W. and Mittie W. Linstromberg Scholarship in Chemistry c/o University of Nebraska Foundation. Read more.

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2011 W-2 Forms Distribution Schedule

The 2011 W-2 Forms are scheduled for distribution on Tuesday, Jan. 17. As in the past, active employees will have their W-2 Form delivered to their work address through campus mail. Separated employees will receive their W-2 Form through the U.S. mail at their permanent home address.

The 2011 W-2 form is scheduled to be activated on ESS next Tuesday, Jan. 10.

For W-2 form questions, contact Payroll at 554.2325 or 554.2739.

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In the News

In the News

- Paul Landow, political science, was quoted by the Omaha World-Herald about Mayor Jim Suttle's recall election in early 2011 as part of the paper's year-in-review for news.

- George Morgan, finance, was quoted in a Jan. 1 issue of the Omaha World-Herald about the United States’ economic prospects in 2012.

- Bruce Garver, history, was quoted in a Jan. 3 issue of the Omaha World-Herald about how World War II is becoming a popular topic for a local book club.

- David Drozd, Center for Public Affairs Research, was quoted by the Columbus Daily Telegram about a possible influx of senior citizens to Columbus, Neb. over the next decade.

- Sam Walker, School of Criminology and Criminal Justice, was interviewed for a story in a Jan. 4 issue of the Omaha World-Herald about ways to address Omaha’s high rate of violent crime.

- Patrick Wheeler, a specialist for environmental health and safety, was interviewed by KIOS-FM about sustainability tips for the holidays and the new year.

If you are a member of the UNO community and have been interviewed by the media - local, state, regional, national or international - we want to know about it. Send an e-mail with the particulars to Please include a contact name and phone number. For more information, call 402.554.2762.

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In Print

- The artwork of Assistant Professor Wanda Ewing is currently featured in the article "Women By Women" in the literary publication, The Paris Review (No. 199 Winter). This exhibition in print was curated by Art Editor Charlotte Strick.

If you've authored or edited a book, article or other text that's been published recently, we want to know about it. Send an e-mail with the particulars to Please include a contact name and phone number. For more information, call 554.2243.

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Campus Security Remodeling Project Reminder

Campus Security remodeling project is currently under way. 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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