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A Foggy Saturday

A Foggy Saturday

photo by Jeff Beiermann/UNO

Doug Wagner, part-time instructor at UNO, walks across campus on a foggy Saturday on Dec. 1, 2012.



Flag Lowering

On Dec. 14, Gov. Dave Heineman in accordance with the proclamation from President Barack Obama, announced all U.S. and Nebraska flags to be flown at half-staff in respect for the victims of the tragedy in Newtown, Conn.

Flags will be flown at half-staff until sunset, Tuesday, Dec. 18.

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Campus Hours Over Winter Break 2012

Following the last day of classes and fall commencement ceremonies, UNO students are on Winter Break. During the break, a number of buildings on the UNO campus will feature holiday hours leading up to the start of the Spring 2013 semester on Monday, Jan. 7.

Also during the break, campus will be officially closed Monday, Dec. 24 through Tuesday, Jan. 1. During the closedown, faculty and staff will be gone, but some buildings will continue modified hours. Read more for the Winter Break hours.

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Criss Library Announces Schedule Changes

Criss Library hours for today, Dec. 17, through Sunday, Jan. 6, 2013, are as follows:

- Today through Friday, Dec. 17-21:  7 a.m. to 5 p.m.

- Saturday, Dec. 22:  9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

- Sunday, Dec. 23 through Tuesday, Jan. 1:  Closed

- Wednesday through Friday, Jan. 2-4:  7 a.m. to 5 p.m.

- Saturday, Jan. 5:  9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

- Sunday, Jan. 6:  Noon to 9 p.m.

Regular library hours will resume at 7 a.m. on Monday, Jan. 7, 2013.

For a complete schedule of library hours, visit

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Campus Security Reminders for Winter Break 2012

As classes conclude and students prepare to go on Winter Break, UNO would like to remind students, faculty and staff about staying safe both on campus and off.

UNO reminds members of the Maverick community that crime can occur anywhere and at any time. To best prepare against these threats, UNO Campus Security provides a number of general safety tips. Read more.

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Teaching and Technology Center Announces Holiday Hours

The Teaching and Technology Center (TTC), located in 538 Kayser Hall, will be open by appointment only today, Dec. 17, through Friday, Dec. 21. During this week, the TTC staff will be available to assist you in Information Services, 110 Eppley Administration Building, or by telephone at 402.554.2024.

Regular hours of operation will resume after the holiday shutdown on Wednesday, Jan. 2, 2013. As a reminder, regular hours of operations for the Teaching and Technology Center are Monday through Thursday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Friday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

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'End of the World' Radio Show to Air on MavRadio

On Dec. 21, 2012, MavRadio, in conjunction with the UNO Paranormal Society and the UNO UFO Study Group, will be airing the "End of the World" radio show! The station will be playing music; talking about fringe science topics, including various end of the world prophecies; and having fun!

The show starts at 5 p.m. and can be listened to at 90.7 HD-2 FM or through streaming audio at:

If you would like to contact the show, email questions to or call in on the night of the show at 402.554.4927.

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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.

- Brother

- TN-360

- TN-450

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

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In the News

Former Sen. Hagel, UNO Alumnus in Talks to Become Secretary of Defense

Former Nebraska Sen. Chuck Hagel is in talks to become Secretary of Defense for President Barack Obama. In the Omaha World-Herald story on the likely appointment, UNO was mentioned as Hagel's alma mater.

Morgan in Sacramento Bee for New Book

George Morgan, adjunct professor of finance, was profiled in the Sacramento Bee for his new book, "Extra Lettuce: Manage Your 401K Now to Avoid Flipping Burgers Later."

Opinion Column in Lincoln Journal Star Focused on UNO/UNL Engineering Merger

A staff editorial from the Lincoln Journal Star tackles discussions of merging UNL's engineering program with the PKI-housed Department of Computer and Electronics Engineering. One alternate proposal is to create a new College of Engineering at UNO.

Hastings, Jutting Share Unique Backstory

On Thursday, Dec. 13, the Omaha World-Herald covered the interesting backstory between men's hockey assistant coach Troy Jutting and former associate head coach Mike Hastings. Hastings is currently head coach of Minnesota State-Mankato, replacing Jutting, who was head coach of Mankato for 12 years.

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HR Announces 2012 Holiday Closedown Schedule

Human Resources staff announces the 2012 Holiday Closedown beginning Monday, Dec. 24, and continuing through Tuesday, Jan. 1. Staff will return to work Wednesday, Jan. 2, 2013. For a complete holiday break down, click on this link. Questions? Please contact Payroll at 402.554.2739.

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Go Green!  Turn Off Your Computer Over Holiday Break

Information Services (IS) wants to remind all faculty and staff to turn off their computers over the holiday break. Microsoft's lead editor, Monte Enbysk, notes that shutting off your computer each night when you leave work could save as much as $90 per year. So clicking the "Shut Down" button on your computer before you leave, not only saves energy and therefore money, but also reduces wear on the machine and is added protection against viruses.

If you have any questions, please contact IS Technical Support at 402.554.4357 (4.HELP) or

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Spring Permit Sales Under Way

Permits for Spring/Summer 2013 went on sale last week. At that time all annual permits will be half price, including East and West Garage.

Please check the expiration date of your existing permit. If it expired on Dec. 31, 2012, and you plan to park on campus during the Spring Semester, you will need to purchase a new permit. If it expires on Thursday, Aug. 15, 2013, you will not need to purchase another permit.

All permits are required to be purchased online at Permits must be picked up at the Parking Office, 107 Eppley Administration Building, Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

You must present your MavCard to pick up permit. Online purchasing requires NetID, username and password; vehicle information for all vehicles that will be parked on campus.  Information includes the vehicle's year, make, model, color, and license plate number.

If your permit has expired or you no longer need/use it, please make sure you turn it back in to Parking Services or you destroy it. This avoids your permit falling into the hands of someone else that may use the permit on campus and collect tickets under your account.

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

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