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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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Mav-Rec Wellness Morning Stretch This A.M. in Mammel Hall

Wellness Stampede

Mav-Rec Wellness will offer a morning stretch program on Mondays and Fridays this summer. The program will be held at different buildings on campus. Today's Morning Stretch will be in the Mammel Hall Atrium.

The stretching is non-strenuous, and done in the standing or sitting position, so that all employees can attend regardless of attire. It is from 7:45 to 7:55 a.m. on Mondays and Fridays. Employees can take part, and make it to their worksites by 8 a.m.

Those who can't participate are encouraged to stretch at their worksites on their own. Click on this link for a list of stretches.

Next week's schedule:

* Week 9 (July 30 and Aug. 3) Milo Bail Student Center Fireplace Lounge

To view the remaining schedule, click on this link . Questions?  Dave Daniels (402.554.2008/ or Whitney Prenzlow (402.554.3185/

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Oscar Wilde Festival Repertory Play Reading Series

The Oscar Wilde Festival Repertory Play Reading Series takes place this Saturday, July 28, through Monday, July 30. Start time for each show is 7 p.m. 

On Saturday and Monday the production will be "The Importance of Being Earnest" and on Sunday the show will be "West Moon Street" written by Rob Urbinati and based on Wilde's short story, Lord Arthur Savile's Crime. Both the Saturday and Sunday showings take place at the Blue Barn Theater, 614 South 11th St., and the Monday night show will be at the Joslyn Art Museum, 2200 Dodge St. 

The UNO Theater Department is a co-sponsor.

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Stacie Petter Featured in Omaha World-Herald

Stacie Petter, an assistance professor of Information Systems and Qualitative Analysis, was quoted by the Omaha World-Herald about the recent hiring of Marissa Mayer by Yahoo!. Mayer made headlines not only as a female CEO of a technology company, but for announcing her pregnancy after the hire. Read more here.

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Presentation of the Loening Trophy to the UNO Aviation Institute

Mark your calendar. The Loening Trophy will be presented to the UNO Aviation Institute Thursday, Aug. 23, at the Thompson Alumni Center. Chancellor John Christensen will also present the Flight Team with a special recognition. The trophy will be awarded at 3 p.m., followed by a reception. 

The Loening Trophy was first awarded in 1929 as a perpetual trophy to be presented annually to the outstanding all- around collegiate aviation program.  You can learn more about the history of the Loening Trophy, and R.S.V.P. online at

For questions or additional information you may also call the Aviation Institute at 402.554.3424.

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Blackboard Upgrade Brown Bag Sessions

The Academic Partnership for Instruction (API), a Division of Information Services (IS), is holding two brown bag sessions to share information on the latest Blackboard upgrade. 

On Aug. 13, IS will upgrade the current Blackboard 9.1 Server to Service Pack 9. While there are many improvements to the look and feel of Blackboard, basic functionality will remain the same. These sessions will highlight key improvements such as course themes, automatic regrading and negative marking to help prepare you for the fall semester.

* Live Brown Bag Session
Thursday, Aug. 2
Noon to 1 p.m.
Milo Bail Student Center Chancellor's Room

* Virtual Brown Bag Session
Tuesday, Aug.14
Noon to 1 p.m.

Available anywhere you have an Internet connection at Select Enter as Guest option.

Registration is not required for either of these sessions and the same content will be presented at both. Questions? Contact IS Technical Support at 402.554.4357 or

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Sustainability Graphic Design Contest Ends Monday

Help spread the word about UNO's sustainability initiatives by entering a submission in GreenUNO's upcoming campus-wide design contest.

"A picture is worth a thousand words and we're hoping to find that right image to marry with our campus sustainability efforts," said Patrick Wheeler. "The winning graphic identifier will be displayed on GreenUNO's website and other materials."

Graphic identifier contest details:

* Original works only

* No words

* Image can be digital, painted or hand drawn

* Should broadly reflect sustainability

* Might reflect balance with nature/resources

* Might reflect education

* Does not need to include the color green

Submissions are accepted by mail from individuals without computer access: Environmental Health & Safety-EAB 209, Attn: Patrick Wheeler or emailed to by Monday, July 30.

The GreenUNO Task Force will pick the winner. A prize will also be given for the winning design. The designs entered for the contest will be on display in the second floor Eppley Administration Building display window. Watch eNotes for details.

Questions? Visit or contact Wheeler at or 402.554.3921.

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