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Marc Gordon Named Employee of the Month

Library's Marc Gordon Named Employee of the Month

photo by Tim Fitzgerald

Marc Gordon began working at UNO on the Criss Library renovation project five-years ago, but with construction finished, he has stayed on as building services manager for the facility. Gordon is responsible for maintaining everything on the inside of the Criss Library and he describes his job as "never being the same day twice." "I enjoy seeing a lot of interesting people with diverse personalities and being able to watch how everybody works together," he said. "If there's an issue in the building everyone comes together to get the issue straightened out. It's a 'patron first facility' and a very enjoyable place to work."

In nominating Gordon for the monthly award, one person said, "Marc always makes himself available to patrons and staff no matter what time it is. He is involved in so many projects on campus including the digital signage committee and taking a year-long CPM course ... all while still doing his Monday-Friday 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. job. If he gets a phone call at home and needs to come in he will do so. He is such a great manager and will always help anyone to the best of his ability." Gordon will receive a certificate and check from Chancellor John Christensen and he will be honored at an upcoming meeting of the Board of Regents.


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Thirty-five students from four different countries have received a warm welcome from TV, radio and newspaper reporters in Nebraska. The Road 2 Omaha group - from universities in China, Germany, India and Norway who are hosted by the College of Information Science and Technology - left Omaha last week to tour much of the rest of the state. Follow this link to view the NTV online story. The full press release can be read here.

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School of Communication's Lipschultz Featured by Huffington Post

Jeremy Lipschultz, director of the School of Communication at UNO, was featured on the Huffington Post blog Sunday with a write up on his recent visit to the Academic Summit in Palo Alto, Cal. The emphasis of his article, which can be viewed here, was on the still-shifting focus to online communication and social media, inclunding how to analyze the data so it can be used to improve user experiences.

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Midwest Humanist and Freethought Conference to be hosted at UNO

The UNO Secular Student Alliance and Omaha Atheists have announced the Midwest Humanist and Freethought Conference, which will take place Aug. 3 through 5 at the Milo Bail Student Center. Read more.

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UNO University Housing Wins a Regional of the Month Award

The UNO University Housing department has won it's first Regional of the Month Award from the National Residence Hall Honorary. University Housing Managing Director Bill Pickett nominated student Joseph Nabity for the award. Nabity will soon compete at the national level for Student of the Month for May 2012.

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Pond Project Now Underway

The Welcome Center Bioretention Pond project, located to the west of the Welcome Center and adjacent to Lot G, began earlier this month and construction will continue through mid-July. The project is funded by the Waterwise Landscapes Initiative Grant Program, coordinated by the City of Omaha's Environmental Quality Control Division and designed by Big Muddy Workshop.

Watch GreenUNO's Did You Know... this week in eNotes for more details.

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ESS Leave Requests Over Fourth of July Holiday

Anyone planning to on use vacation hours around the Fourth of July holiday is asked to pay special attention to requests that fall during that week. Normally, an employee can submit leave for several days within the same week, but this is not the case when a holiday falls within the specific days.

Example: if someone plans on taking vacation Monday, July 2, through Thursday, July 5, they will need to submit a leave request for Monday and Tuesday, then another request for Thursday. Creating the two requests will then accurately post the vacation to employee records.

Splitting of requested vacation time will also be necessary for Leave Requests spanning the Labor Day holiday weekend in September.

Please contact the Payroll office with any questions at 402.554.2321.

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Parking Lot Reservations for 2012 Shakespeare on the Green

This year Shakespeare on the Green is scheduled for June 21-24; June 28-July 1 and July 5-8. The south and west stalls in Lot M and the west stalls in Lot Q will be reserved all-day on performance nights.

In addition, on Special Event Nights (June 21 and July 6) all of Lot M will be reserved continuing all through the day.

For questions, contact Parking Services at 402.554.PARK (7275).

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