Heydays of the Hayden House
On Oct. 8, 2010, UNO's new Welcome Center was unveiled with a ribbon-cutting ceremony. Around $1 million had been invested in restoring what had most recently been the home of the Goodrich Program. With the renovation of the former-Engineering building to make-way for the new College of Public Affairs and Community Service (CPACS) building, Goodrich had new home and something needed to be done with a building that, frankly, had too much history to get rid of. continue. . .
Register Today for Aug. 14 Faculty/Staff Picnic
Register today. The annual UNO Faculty/Staff Picnic is set for Tuesday, Aug. 14, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in Milo Bail Student Center Ballroom. Chancellor John Christensen, UNO Faculty Senate and UNO Staff Advisory Council (SAC) will sponsor this year's picnic. For more information and to R.S.V.P. for a chance at a door prize, visit the SAC website by this Wednesday, Aug. 8, at http://sac.unomaha.edu/.Up to Top
Sidewalk Closing Notice
A section of the sidewalk on the northeast side of Arts and Science Hall will be closed for approximately one week beginning today, Aug. 6. This closing is for the installation of new underground high voltage electrical lines for both Arts and Science Hall (ASH) and Kayser Hall (KH). All entrances to both ASH and KH will remain open at all times.
Contact Larry Morgan or Wayne Miller at 402.554.3600, if you have any questions.Up to Top
Health Services Offers Whooping Cough Vaccine
The Atlanta-based Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) continues to warn people about an alarming increase in pertussis, also known as whooping cough. The agency says nearly 18,000 cases have been reported so far this year, twice the number reported at this point last year. UNO Health Services currently has Tdab (Whooping Cough) vaccines available.
CDC experts say if the disease continues to spread at this pace, the number of cases for the entire year will be the highest since 1959, when 40,000 illnesses were reported high rates of whooping cough have been reported in young teens.
The Health Services cost for Tdap is $45 self pay. If insurance is billed the rate is $105.
The CDC is urging adults and especially pregnant women to get vaccinated so they don't spread it to infants who are too young to get the vaccine. Nine children have died, and health officials are now calling on adults to get up to date on their booster shots.
Don't need a doctors appointment faculty, staff and students can walk in and see a nurse to get the vaccine. Health Services is located off the atrium of the Health, Physical Education and Recreation Building. Hours are Monday through Friday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. No Campus Recreation membership is needed to access the clinic.Up to Top
Alberts Featured in Council Bluffs' Non-Pareil
UNO Athletics Director Trev Alberts was mentioned in a Sunday issue of the Council Bluffs Daily Non-Pareil. Alberts was a celebrity judge for a video contest to remake Union Pacific Railroad's famous "Great Big Rollin' Railroad" commercial from the 1970s. Read more here.Up to Top
UNO Academic Advising Council Executive Officers Named
The Academic Advising Council (AAC) recently elected its first Executive Officers and voted to accept new Bylaws. The professionals Academic Advisors below were chosen to lead UNO's AAC for the next two years:
UNO Academic Advising Council Executive Officers:
* President – Lyndsey Rice, Division of Continuing Studies (firstname.lastname@example.org or 402.554.4890)
* Vice-President – Brooke Clements, School of Criminology and Criminal Justice (email@example.com or 402.554.3193)
* Secretary – Sara Martin, Aviation Institute (firstname.lastname@example.org or 402.554.2986)
If you would like further information about Academic Advising at UNO, please feel free to contact any of the officers.
Also this month, Lyndsey Rice, academic advisor in the Division of Continuing Studies, was selected to take over the position of Nebraska State Representative for the National Academic Advising Association (NACADA).
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Free Toner Cartridges Listing
Limited quantities of free toner and inkjet cartridges are available from Mail Services for department use only. To reserve any of the following, contact Kathy Hartle at 402.554.2337.
Brothers: TN-580, TN-550, 2103002P, C110109W and LC51CL.
CANNON: TN1275, LBP1210, GPR-31, BCI-11 and BCI-21.
Epson: 60 yellow, 60 cyan, 60 magenta, 60 black, TO60420, TO60320 and TO60220, TO44220 cyan, TO4420 yellow, TO44320 magenta and TO40120.
HP: 35A, C3906A, Q3961A, Q75553X, 92291A, 23, 10, 11, 44, 99, 41, 29 and C4193A.
Konica Minolta: 1710517-005, 1710517-003 and 171517-002.
Sharp: SF-250DR and AR-202NT.
Hartle invites the campus community to join the recycling effort. Before throwing away an old toner or ink cartridge, contact her at 402.554.2337 to see what options are available.
"If you don't have the printer for the toner cartridges anymore, send them to the mailroom," she said. "With the budget situation, continuing to recycle ink and toner cartridges can save the university and departments money."
Can't find it on the list? If departments want to request a particular brand of ink cartridge they can contact Hartle directly as well.
The GreenUNO Task Force supports this event. For more information, visit http://www.unomaha.edu/green.Up to Top
Lot Q Construction Notice
Please be advised that Facilities Management and Planning is temporarily closing the southeast entrance, and the closing of the first two east rows of parking in Lot Q. This is due to future utilities locations are required to be located. Work will start this Tuesday, Aug. 7, and runs through Aug. 13. Please use parking Lot M entrance to access parking Lot Q.
Reopening of this area will take place on Monday, Aug. 13. If you have any questions, call Bob Fuder at 402.554.2284.Up to Top
FAUST to Present 'The Aliens'
The Fine Arts University Student Theatre (FAUST) at UNO presents Annie Baker's The Aliens. The Aliens is directed by Steve Hartman. There will be a preview this Wednesday, Aug. 8 with, performances Aug. 9-11 and 16-18. All shows will be outdoors at the Castle of Perseverance, just north of the Weber Fine Arts Building. The house opens at 7:30 p.m. with an 8 p.m. curtain for all performances. The preview on Aug. 8 will be a TAG Night Out.
Steve Hartman directs this full-length play as a part of his undergraduate honors thesis. Read more.Up to Top
College of Business Administration and Sensiple to Host Social Media Summit
The College of Business Administration will host a Social Media Summit for business professionals on Friday, Aug. 24. The free event will run from 8 a.m. until noon at Mammel Hall.
"Less than 40 percent of companies have seriously thought about social media," said Jonna Holland, an associate professor of marketing and one of the summit's organizers. "We all know about Facebook, Twitter and the other platforms, but business professionals still are working through how best to use them."
Holland plans on giving a presentation titled "An Overview of Social Media Integration into Business Strategy" at the start of the day. Other presenters will address topics like social media customer service, social measurement case studies and how organizations can become social enterprises.
The Social Media Summit is sponsored by Sensiple Software, a Global IT solution provider offering technology solutions and managed services. The company is headquartered in New Jersey and has offices in Omaha and Singapore.
Please go online to www.sensiple.com/events.aspx to register. Online registration ends this Friday, Aug. 10.Up to Top