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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 MBSC

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 Milo Bail Student Center (MBSC) Fireplace Lounge.

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) MBSC 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 Concludes at Joslyn

The Oscar Wilde Festival Repertory Play Reading Series concludes tonight, July 30, with "The Importance of Being Earnest." Start time is 7 p.m. at the Joslyn Art Museum, 2200 Dodge St.

The UNO Theater Department is a co-sponsor. Tickets can be purchased online at or by phone at 402.595.2199. Up to Top

Concrete Work Begins This Week Near Library

Concrete replacement work starts this week from the west side of the Criss Library all the way to Durham Science Center. Facilities Management & Planning staff expects the project to last about two weeks.

The plan is to close one side of the sidewalk while work is done and then reopen that side and close the other side. During this time, there will be a considerable amount of noise due to the removal of concrete and machinery.

For questions or concerns, contact Ben Kaipust at 402.554.4110 or

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Campus Security Offers Advice on Magazine Solicitors

Like clockwork, as the fall semester approaches, magazine solicitors arrive in the metropolitan area. This year is no exception.

Campus Security encourages the UNO community to be cautious and use common sense when dealing with potential magazine solicitation scams.

The typical magazine solicitors are in their late teens or early twenties, both male and female, said Paul Kosel, assistant manager of UNO security and traffic. Again this year, some have claimed to be working on a fund-raising project for the UNO School of Communication.

The Omaha City Code requires a solicitor to obtain a permit to solicit within the city limits. Magazine solicitors rarely, if ever, have the necessary permit and, as of yet, have never been given permission to solicit on UNO property, Kosel said.

"In most cases, magazine subscription solicitors work as independent contractors or for contractors, but not for the company for whom they solicit," he said. "The potential customer may or may not actually receive a magazine subscription and runs the risk of being scammed."

"I'd strongly encourage everyone at UNO not to speak with these solicitors," Kosel said.

Report any contact with solicitors to Campus Security. For more information, contact Campus Security at 402.554.2648.

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Ken Kriz Quoted in Omaha World-Herald

Associate Professor Ken Kriz, public administration, was quoted by the Omaha World-Herald in a story on July 25 about the Omaha economy. Kriz, along with business professors Chris Decker and Mark Wohar, are the creators of the Omaha Economic Index, which is used by the Herald to report on the positive and negative growth of the metro area's economy. Read more here.

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"Heroes" on Stage in Lincoln This Saturday

UNO Department of Theatre Chair D. Scott Glasser has directed a current production for the professional Nebraska Repertory Theatre at University of Nebraska-Lincoln. "Heroes" is a charming play adapted from the French by noted playwright Tom Stoppard. 

In 1959, at an old-soldiers home in rural France, three survivors of World War 1 fill their time with elaborate escape plans, paranoid preoccupations, foolish games, haunting memories and dreams of flying away. This 90-minute touching comedy will have its final performance at 7:30 p.m. this Saturday, Aug. 4, in Lincoln.

For more information go to this link.

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Lot M Construction Notice

Facilities Management and Planning reminds everyone that work continues this week through Friday, Aug. 3, near Lot M (south side of Criss Library). During this time, contractors will install a temporary entrance in the southeast corner and also a temporary sidewalk on the southeast corner of the Criss Library.

Questions? Contact Bob Fuder at 402.554.2284.

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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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UNO MaV USO Holds Decal Design Contest Ends Tomorrow

Only a day remains to get in your entry for the Military and Veteran University Services Office (MaV USO) campus-wide decal design contest. In the near future, decals will let the university's military and veteran students know how to find assistance.

The winning decal will be displayed in offices or on doors of faculty and staff members who have completed specialized training to best assist military and veteran students.

Decal/Logo contest details follow:

* Designs must include the words "Military Friendly Space;"

* Should be 6x6 inches in size; and

* Can be hand drawn, painted or digital;

Submission should be sent to the MaV USO office or emailed to by Tuesday, July 31. A prize will be given for the winning design.

Please contact MaV USO for additional information or questions at 402.554.2349. MaV USO is located in 117 Eppley Administration Building.

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