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Tis the Season for Giving

'Tis the Season for Giving!

photo by Jeff Beiermann/UNO

Across the campus several departments and organizations have given to others less fortunate this holiday season. In the Registrar's Office, staff poses with gifts generously donated for the department's adopt-a-family before their delivery.



'End of the World' Radio Show to Air Today

Today, Dec. 21, 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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Mileage Reimbursement Rate Announced

Effective Jan. 1, 2013, all mileage reimbursements for approved travel by personal automobile will be at the rate of fifty-six and one-half cents ($.565) per mile as established by the IRS. The previous rate was fifty-five and one-half cents per mile.

This rate should also be used when reimbursing visiting personnel or students for their travel. UNO's mileage reimbursement policy can be found at

For questions, contact Teresa Carlson at

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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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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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Criss Library Announces Schedule Changes

Criss Library hours for today, Dec. 21, through Sunday, Jan. 6, 2013, are as follows:

- Friday, Dec. 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 Hours Over Winter Break 2012

UNO students are now 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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Campus Security Reminders For Winter Break 2012

As the holiday closedown approaches, 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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Go Green With 2012 Online W2s

Did you know the University of Nebraska is migrating to a new online W2 statement process? Each employee must enroll via the Firefly link to receive your W2 online. The current process allowing employees to receive both a paper and electronic W2 will cease on Monday, Dec. 31. The old online link will be replaced with a new one and provide you easy access to all your W2s starting with 2012. Go green! Just click on this link, and enroll today!

Questions? Contact Lolita Schumacher at 402.554.2739 or

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