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UNO's Aviation Institute, located within the College of Public Affairs and Community Service, is the foundation many students use to take command of the air. However, a certain number of students go above and beyond their coursework as part of UNO's Flying Mavs, the Aviation Institute's own, award-winning, flight team.

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UNO Child Care Center: 25 Years of Caring

Approaching its 25th anniversary this year, the UNO Child Care Center is a campus mainstay that almost never happened. continue . . .

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2012.05.23

Campaign for Nebraska Raises $1.2 Billion with 30 Months to Go

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The University of Nebraska Foundation has received more than $1.2 billion in gifts for its fundraising campaign, the Campaign for Nebraska: Unlimited Possibilities, with about 30 months to go before the campaign officially ends Dec. 31, 2014.

As of April 30, the campaign had raised $1,212,896,578 since it began in 2005. More than 80,000 people and organizations have donated to the campaign; about half are first-time donors to the university. The gifts given support all four campuses of the University of Nebraska.

"The enthusiasm and spirit that has been so powerful since the beginning of the Campaign for Nebraska has taken us farther than we imagined," said Pete Whitted, M.D., chair of the foundation's board of directors. "This is an exciting milestone in the campaign, with two and half years yet to go. It could not have been accomplished without donors embracing the vision, and without the 380 campaign volunteers who serve on the college committees getting us to this point. Now it's time to focus on a strong finish and getting all the objectives funded."

Gifts given to the campaign so far have funded $416 million in capital construction and renovation; $189 million in direct student support; $383 million for academic programs; $60 million for recruiting and retention of top faculty; and $40 million for research. Another $113 million has been designated by donors for multiple purposes, and $12 million was given by donors directly to the university.

Several academic areas were identified at the outset of the campaign as the highest priorities for funding. Those areas are:

- Student Scholarships

- Funds for Faculty Recruitment and Retention

- Global Engagement

- Agriculture and Life Sciences

- Information Technology and Business

- Cancer Research and Care

- Architectural Engineering and Construction

- Water for Food

- Early Childhood Education

Some of those have reached or are near their initial campaign funding targets; others still require private funds. University President James B. Milliken said the campaign will continue to focus on the important priorities that have been identified.

"When we launched this campaign our focus was on advancing the University of Nebraska's ability to serve the people of our state," Milliken said. "Because of the campaign's tremendous success, we are achieving that goal beyond our expectations. The priorities we articulated – areas of strength for us that are critical not only to Nebraska, but to the world – clearly have resonated, and donors have responded with generous gifts that will allow us to leverage the talents of our faculty, staff and students for the benefit of Nebraskans and people around the world."

Milliken added, "I could not be more grateful to all those who have supported the Campaign for Nebraska, including our donors, volunteer leadership teams, and members of the university community who believe in what we want to accomplish. This campaign has helped make the University of Nebraska stronger today than ever."

The University of Nebraska Foundation is an independent, nonprofit organization that has connected the dreams and passions of donors to the mission of the university for more than 75 years. In 2011, donors gave a record $172 million in gifts for scholarships, academic programs, medical research and other priorities at the university. The foundation's current fundraising initiative, the Campaign for Nebraska: Unlimited Possibilities, concludes in 2014. For more information, visit http://campaignfornebraska.org.

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UNO Women's Soccer Team Annual Golf Outing Is June 1

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The UNO women's soccer team is hosting a fundraiser golf scramble on Friday, June 1, at Pines Country Club in Valley, Neb.

"There is still time to register," said Coach Don Klosterman. "We really need a foursome at this point."

Schedule:

- Lunch at noon

- Shotgun start at 1 p.m.

- Cost: $100 per golfer

All proceeds will benefit the UNO soccer team.

To register or for more information, contact Coach Klosterman at 402.554.4962 or dklosterman@unomaha.edu.

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USPS PostNet Barcode Announcement

The United States Postal Service has announced the retirement of the PostNet barcode effective Jan. 28, 2013. If anyone from UNO sends mail that includes a Business Reply Envelope (BRE) the printing on that BRE must contain an Intelligent Mail barcode. If you are planning future mailings and need to order materials which include a BRE, please make sure your printer is aware of the Intelligent Mail barcode requirement.

UNMC Printing and Duplicating is already applying Intelligent Mail barcodes to all the BRE's purchased through their office. If you need assistance with any of your mailing needs, call Mail Services at 402.554.2337 or email Mike Burton, mburton@unomaha.edu. Please send mailing lists in an excel or access spreadsheet for reduced rate mailing certification to unomailservices@unomaha.edu.

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Food Service Summer Hours

With the summer semester, options for food have become limited across campus.

As of May 7, options in the Milo Bail Student Food Court are limited to the American Grill, D' Café, Greenfields and Grab & Go options. Food Court hours remain normal at 7 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

The Criss Library Café will be closed until June 6, when it returns for normal hours. Patrons looking for coffee are encouraged to use the vending machines on the first floor of the library.

The Mav-Rec Café is open for normal hours, 7 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Any changes throughout the summer to these days and hours of availability will be reported in eNotes and on UNO's Facebook page.

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Engineering Summer Programs for Senior and Junior High Students

Engineering Summer Programs for senior and junior high students announced:

* Sr. High Engineering Exploration Week (EEW)
A one-week day camp hosted by the University of Nebraska-Lincoln (UNL) College of Engineering and comprised of mini-workshops for students entering grades 10-12. The camp will be located at The University of Nebraska Peter Kiewit Institute (PKI), where participating students will explore engineering programs available on the Omaha campus. The workshops will be held June 4-8, 2012.  For details and registration information, see attached weblink:  http://engineering.unl.edu/Events/srhigheew/

* Jr. Engineering Exploration Week 
A one-week day camp hosted by the UNL College of Engineering and comprised of mini-workshops for students entering grades 8 and 9. The camp will be located at PKI, where participating students will have the opportunity to explore engineering programs available on the Omaha Campus. The workshops will be held July 9-13, 2012.  For details and registration information, see attached weblink:  http://www.engineering.unl.edu/Events/jrhigheew/

For questions, contact Alma Ramirez-Rodgers at 402.554.3618.

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