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UNO Chancellor Discusses Branding

video by Charley Reed

UNO now has a fully developed Brand Guide. It is available online at along with other useful materials for campus communicators. In this short video, Chancellor John Christensen talks about the importance of UNO's new brand look.


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Staff Advisory Council to Meet Today

The UNO Staff Advisory Council (SAC) will hold its next monthly meeting today, Jan. 10, from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m., in Milo Bail Student Center Chancellor's Room. The meeting is open to anyone interested in attending. For more information, contact Molly Handke, SAC president (402.554.3245).

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W-2 Forms Available on ESS Today

The 2011 W-2 form is scheduled to be activated on ESS today, Jan. 10. All 2011 W-2 Forms are set for distribution next 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.

For W-2 form questions, contact Payroll at 402.554.2325 or 402.554.2739.

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Media Relations Assistance Available

As the Spring 2012 semester begins, remember to send University Relations information on important and newsworthy events for possible media coverage. This can include guest speakers, fundraisers, scholarships, fairs, student projects, or anything else that is particularly unique.

Please send any information to Charley Reed at or call 402.554.2129 in order to set up a news release to be sent out to media.

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Academic Partnership for Instruction Announces January Blackboard 9.1 Workshops

The Academic Partnership for Instruction (API), a Division of Information Services (IS), will be offering a series of workshops designed to teach faculty about ways to use Blackboard 9.1 to enhance student learning. Workshops begin on Wednesday, Jan. 18, and run through Wednesday, Jan. 25. All workshops will be held in the 112 Criss Library.

For full course descriptions and to get registered, please visit

Questions? Contact the IS Help Desk at 402.554.4357 (4.HELP) or email

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New Study Abroad Opportunity in Ireland

Need humanities credits? Want to travel overseas? If so, consider touring Ireland this summer.

UNO is still accepting applications for a new opportunity to study in Ireland. The program begins with an on-campus, six-credit course that covers Ireland's literature, history, and culture from medieval times to the present day. The classroom lessons then come to life during a 14-day tour of Ireland. Students will visit historical sites, meet Irish academics in a variety of disciplines, experience the beauty of the Irish countryside, and explore communities such as Dublin and Galway.

For more information, contact UNO Study Abroad Advisor Emily Hassenstab, 402.554.3106, Students may also visit the Study Abroad Office in 241 Arts and Science Hall for more information.

Space is limited, so apply today!

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- Congratulations to the UNO nominees for the 2012 Omaha Entertainment and Arts Awards! The UNO Department of Theatre and The Moving Company both received multiple nominations. The full listing of nominees can be found at

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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Mileage Reimbursement Rate Reminder

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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Fit Minded is Still Taking Applicants for Next Session

If you are a woman who enjoys reading, being social, and desires to be healthy, Dr. Jennifer Huberty, associate professor in the School of Health, Physical Education and Recreation, invites you to join the sixth session of Fit Minded physical activity book club.

Formerly known as research study "Women Bound to Be Active," Fit Minded empowers women to become physically active by focusing on increasing self-worth and physical activity through a book club format. Through reading and discussion, Fit Minded provides women skills and strategies so that they can be active on their own for a lifetime. Fit Minded also offers an online component which includes resources, blogging and chatting, activity tracking and much more.

Session six is forming now. Members will meet for one-hour from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday evenings at Mammel Hall starting Feb. 1. Fit Minded is facilitated by Dr. Huberty and her team.

To join Fit Minded, go to or send an email to The phone number for the group is 402.554.3395.

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