Julie Masters Discusses 'Future Self' Seminar
video by Charley Reed
On March 12 & 14, Julie Masters from UNO's Department of Gerontology will be presenting her 'Future Self' wellness seminar, which gets adults thinking about what their life will be like when they reach retirement age and beyond.
Campus Reminder – Do Not Turn on 'Out of Office' Until Your Email Has Been Moved
On March 19, please do not turn on Out of Office notifications on your new account until you are sure your February 1 and forward data has been moved (i.e., you see email entries dated for the week of March 12). Doing so could create a response to every email that is being moved into your new account.
As a reminder, Information Services (IS) has already migrated your data dated January 31 and older from Lotus Notes to your new Office 365 account. Note that since this data has already been copied, it will display in your new account even if you delete it in Lotus Notes this week.
On March 19, IS will begin migrating the remaining February 1 and forward data. It could take twelve hours or more to move all users' remaining data. You can begin using your new account as soon as we switch the routing. However, February 1 and forward entries may not display in your account until midday on March 19. You will still have access to your Lotus Notes account March 19 through June 1 if you need to view or validate information.
To find answers to your Office 365 questions, visit http://upgradecentral.unomaha.edu
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Five UNO Grad Programs Ranked in Top 20 by U.S. News and World Report
Nine graduate programs, two schools and one college at UNO are cited in U.S. News and World Report's 2013 edition of America's Best Graduate Schools that was released recently.
UNO's ranked programs, which include two top-10 rankings in the (SPA), were determined by peer assessment surveys sent out nationally by U.S. News and World Report between 2008 and 2011.
Overall, UNO's SPA was ranked 33rd among 266 similar graduate-level public administration institutions. The ranking places it in the top 15 percent of schools nationally.
According to its academic peers, UNO ranked sixth nationally in Information Technology Management and Public Finance and Budgeting.
UNO also ranked 11th nationally in Nonprofit Management, 14th nationally in City Management an Urban Policy and 21st in Public Administration Management. UNO's School of Criminology and Criminal Justice and Grace Abbott School of Social Work, which are part of the College of Public Affairs and Community Service (CPACS) along with SPA, were also nationally ranked. Criminal Justice was ranked in 2009 as 17th out of 36 doctoral programs while Social Work was ranked this year as 103rd out of 206 programs.Read more.Up to Top
Student Employee of the Year Nominees Announced
A record number of nominations were received for Student Employee of the Year. This year, 23 UNO students have been nominated by their departments to be Student Employee of the Year. The winner of the award, which includes a $100 check from the UNO Alumni Association, will be announced at the Student Employment Ceremony on Monday, April 23, at 3 p.m. in the Milo Bail Student Center Ballroom. Dr. Pelema Morrice will be the keynote speaker at the ceremony.
"The University thanks these students for their hard work and dedication to excellence," Tim Rochford, Manager of Student Employment. "While there are approximately 1,000 student employees on campus, these nominees have distinguished themselves by their dedication and professionalism, their responsibility and reliability, their initiative and creativity, and the uniqueness of their contribution to UNO."
The 2012 nominees are: Keelee Andersen(Criss Library Building Services), James Burton (English), Shahed Chowdhury (Food Service), Stephanie Corrigan (UNO Bookstore), Susan Davis (College of Information Science & Technology), Tori Davis (UNO Television/KVNO Radio), Kaley Enstrom (Student Organizations & Leadership Programs), Matthew Epp (Pre-Admissions & Orientation), Zachary Griffith (Thompson Learning Community), Madison Guthrie (Chemistry), Erica Hengelfelt (University Housing - University Village), Amber Johnson (Criss Library), Alexandra King (UNO Bookstore), Emily Kirkland (University Housing - Maverick Village), Mitchell Kowalewski (Criss Library - Cataloging), Anna Lawrentz (Project Achieve), Kelly Mand (Campus Recreation), Gerald Parriott (CBA Accounting Lab), Kayla Rempe (Counseling/University Division), Chelsea Rose (Psychobiology), Ashley Staub (Biology), Tanisha Wallis (Information Services) and Sean West (Cashiering/Student Accounts).
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Criss Library Announces Spring Break Schedule
Criss Library Hours for the week of Spring Break will be as follows:
* Sunday, March 18: Noon to 9 p.m.
* Monday through Thursday, March 19-22: 7 a.m. to 9 p.m.
* Friday, March 23: 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.
* Saturday, March 24: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
* Sunday, March 25: Noon to Midnight
Regular library hours resume at 7 am on Monday, March 26. For a complete schedule of library hours, visit http://library.unomaha.edu/information/hours.php
March 19 ASH Water Shutdown Notice
The water utility for Arts and Sciences Hall (ASH) will be shut down for approximately 12 hours beginning at 5 a.m. on Monday, March 19. A shutdown to the water system is required to replace several key components in the building water main.
Rest rooms and water fountains will not be available during
this time. Facilities staff apologizes for the inconvenience. This shutdown
will not affect the fire suppression system. Please share this information with
all who may be affected by this water shut down.
If you have any questions, contact Butch Baker at 554.2269 or Dispatch Desk at 402.554.3600.
API Announces Training Session for Advanced Blackboard Grade Center
The Academic Partnership for Instruction (API), a Division of Information Services (IS), announces a new Blackboard training opportunity. Join API on Wednesday, March 28, from 2 to 3:30 p.m. in the 112 Criss Library for Advanced Blackboard Grade Center.
This session will include setting up Weighted Grades, Calculated Columns and creating Smart Views. Participants should have a good working knowledge of basic Grade Center functions prior to attending this session.
To register, visit http://api.unomaha.edu/calendar.php
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World Civilizations Film Series Continues with 'Sweet Mud'
The History Department is again sponsoring its international film series during the spring semester. Each film is hosted by a History Department faculty member, and each will begin with an explanation of the film's setting, and will be followed by an audience discussion. Please bring your own snacks and join faculty at 3 p.m. on Friday afternoon, March 30, for "Sweet Mud," hosted by Moshe Gershovich.
Although filmed in 2006, "Sweet Mud" is set on a 1970s
Israeli Kibbutz. Dvir Avni,
13, struggles with balancing the values established by his home Kibbutz and
protecting his emotionally unstable mother, whom the Kibbutz members attempt to
disgrace when she develops a relationship with a man from outside the Kibbutz.
For more information, visit the History Department website or contact Jo Behrens at 402.554.2584.
TIAA CREF Rep Openings Available this Month
Openings available for TIAA-CREF representative campus visit set for Friday, March 30.
Jana Steigelman-Simon, a TIAA CREF
consultant for Individual Client Services, will be on campus for individual
appointments with employees.
Appointments can be made by calling the Omaha TIAA-CREF office at 402.548.3614.
Spring Vacation Shuttle Bus Service Notice
Crossroads Shuttle Bus and Pacific/Dodge Shuttle Bus service will not run
during Spring Break Vacation.
The last Crossroads Shuttle Bus will run at 6 p.m. this Friday, March 16; and resume at 7 a.m. on Monday, March 26. The last Pacific/Dodge Shuttle Bus will run at 10:30 p.m. this Friday, March 16; and resume at 6:30 a.m. on Monday, March 26.
Dodge Campus Intra-campus Shuttle Bus service will end for
the season at 10:30 pm this Friday, March 16.
Any questions, call Parking Services at 402.554.PARK (7275).
UNO Orchestra to Join Rock Icons Kansas for Concert March 17
America's legendary progressive rock band, Kansas, will be joining students from UNO's Heartland Philharmonic, for a soaring, multi-media concert at the Holland Performing Arts Center to help raise funds for college and university music programs.
The Kansas Symphony Rocks! Tour, featuring classic rock standards like "Point of Know Return," "Carry On Wayward Son," "Dust in the Wind" and a sampling from each album in the the band's discography, comes to the Omaha Holland Performing Arts Center on Saturday, March 17, at 8 p.m. The UNO Heartland Philharmonic Orchestra features the talents of student musicians from UNO, local professionals and several exceptional students from the Millard Public Schools district.Read moreUp to Top
Spring 2012 Colloquium on 'Aging Research and Practice in the 21st Century' March 28
On Wednesday, March 28, the UNO Department of Gerontology and College of Information Science & Technology will co-host a Spring 2012 Colloquium entitled: "Aging Research and Practice in the 21st Century: Crossing Disciplinary Lines." Virginia Tech Professor, Karen A. Roberto, will present the colloquium.
She will present from 10 to 11:30 a.m. at the College of Public Affairs and Community Service (CPACS) Collaborating Commons (132 & 132D). Roberto is director of the Center for Gerontology and Institute for Society, Culture and Environment at Virginia Tech.
The cost is free, and faculty, staff and students are encouraged to attend. The Spring 2012 Colloquium is sponsored by the generosity of Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska.
For further information, contact Stephanie Jensen at 402.554.2272.Up to Top
Henry Doorly Zoo Membership Drive Under Way
The annual Henry Doorly Zoo membership drive is under way at UNO. There are several different categories to chose from:
* Individual: $50 (Free Zoo and IMAX admission for listed owner only)
* Dual: $75 (Free Zoo and IMAX admission for both listed owners at one address or one listed owner and one guest)
* Grandparent: $89 (Free Zoo and IMAX admission for both listed owners at one address or one listed owner and one guest and up to six grandchildren of the owner (ages 0-20)
* Household: $89 (Free Zoo and IMAX admission for both listed owners at one address or one listed owner and one guest and up to six children (ages 0-20) at owner's address
The 2012 membership passes expire March 31, 2013.
Memberships are being sold in the Office of the Senior Vice Chancellor for Academic and Student Affairs, 202 Eppley Administration Building. For more information, contact Christine Hoffman at 554.2263 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Note: This year memberships cards will not be mailed. Individuals must pick them up.Up to Top