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Changing Faces

His Own Words: On Summer School

by Oliver B. Pollak

Summer school can be a memorable experience. I went to summer school to get ahead in junior high (now middle school), high school (including repeating Geometry), as an undergraduate, graduate, and in law school. ...continue



Mail Services Offers USPS Cost Saving Advice

The USPS has announced restructuring of many facilities and sweeping changes in the organization as a whole. At this point in time these changes do not affect how UNO will conduct its mailing business. There are a few things everyone can do individually to help present university mail easier.

First and foremost is list cleansing or certification, not only for reduced rate mailings but for large first class mailings as well. Please send lists to, the cost for certification is $2.50 per 500 records but will save many times that in materials and additional postage charges.

"Due to inaccurate addresses and the mobility of the population we are trying to reach, it just makes sense to reduce waste and overall costs in our effort to reach persons using services provided by the USPS," said Mike Burton, manager of Mail Services.

The next item concerns foreign mail, when required customs forms must be properly filled out for acceptance of international shipping. It is always a question as to which form to use or how can I get them? Follow this link to a customs form indicator it will provide information about the proper forms that can be filled out online. By simply printing and providing the cover sheet with your item, when presented at a post office a barcode scan will populate all the information you provided instantly.

Please remember if you have questions concerning your mail, feel free to contact anyone within your UNO Mail Services.

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Lot O (East of HPER) Closed for Contractor Access

Lot O (east of Health, Physical Education and Recreation) will be closed starting Monday, June 11, to allow truck traffic to and from Canigilia Field.

The bleachers on the north and east side of the Field are being removed and hauled out. This work will continue for approximately one week.

Any questions, call Parking Services at 402.554.PARK (7275).

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UNO Jazz Camp to Feature Concerts by Jim Widner

The Jim Widner Big Band will provide plenty of excitement for this year's jazz camp put on by UNO Department of Music. The camp will run from Sunday, June 17, to Friday, June 22.

Held annually, the UNO Jazz Camp brings in middle school, high school and college students, as well as adults, to learn techniques practiced by the world's premier jazz musicians.

As part of camp festivities, the Jim Widner Big Band will perform five concerts throughout the week, at 8 p.m. every night except for Wednesday. Widner is a 40-year veteran of the music industry and current Director of Jazz Studies at the University of Missouri – St. Louis.  Read more.

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Lot J (West Parking Garage) Closed for Maintenance

The West Parking Garage (Lot J) will be closed for power washing from noon Friday, June 8, until Monday, June 11, at 7 a.m.

Residents of Maverick and University Village and commuter students, faculty and staff may park in any Lot during this time.

Any questions, call Parking Services at 402.554.PARK (7275).

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Summer TIAA-CREF Schedule

Openings available for TIAA-CREF representative campus visits set for this summer.

- June 12

- July 3 and 17

- Aug. 14 and 21

Jana Steigelman-Simon, a TIAA CREF consultant for Individual Client Services, will be on campus throughout the summer for individual appointments with employees.

Appointments can be made by calling the Omaha TIAA-CREF office at 402.548.3614.

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Discount Memberships Available to Lauritzen Gardens through June 30

UNO faculty and staff are eligible for a $10 discount on memberships to Lauritzen Gardens. To receive the discount, memberships must be purchased by Saturday, June 30.

Several membership levels are available, including individual, dual, family, grandparent and patron and benefactor. To sign up, fill out an application form and return it with payment to:

Lauritzen Gardens
100 Bancroft St.
Omaha, NE 68108

To download an application, click on the following link:

Lauritzen Gardens Membership Application

For more information, contact Amanda Doty at 402.346.4002, ext. 214, or

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