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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.



This Day in UNO History

On Dec. 31...

- At a special session of the Douglas County Board of Commissioners, members approve the sale of 140 acres at the north end of Aksarben to First Data Resources. As part of the purchase, FDR agrees to donate half the land to UNO, which planned to build its new College of Information Science & Technology on the site, 1997.

- UNO students join other university students in Pascagoula, Miss., to help with Hurricane Katrina relief efforts, 2005.

"This Day in UNO History" is courtesy of the UNO Alumni Association (

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2012 Employee of the Month Recipients

Oh, what a difference you make! Congratulations to all the 2012 Employee of the Month 'Oh' Award recipients!

The 2012 recipients include:

December – Lorraine Street, Office of Student Services and Field Experiences

November – Melissa Wragge, NASA Nebraska Space Grant & EPSCoR

October – Marylyn May, Financial Aid;

September – Delores Bruckner, Food Services;

August – Christy Tilford, Undergraduate Admissions;

July – Diane Sunde, Planning and Architectural Services;

June – Marc Gordon, Criss Library;

May – Leon Brooks, Food Service,

April – David Brown, College of Public Affairs and Community Service;

March – Craig Adler, Registrar's Office;

February – Rebecca Karel, Milo Bail Student Center Business Office;

January – New "Oh" Award officially established

Last January, Human Resources announced the updated Employee of the Month --"Oh" Award for "Oh, what a difference you make!" -- program for UNO staff members. HR administers the program in conjunction with the Office of the Chancellor and Staff Advisory Council. They welcome nominations from faculty, staff, students, vendors and visitors. Nomination forms are available at Watch for the first 2013 Employee of the Month recipient.

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Mail Services Holiday Shutdown Hours

Mail Services will be serving the campus community on a limited basis during the holiday shutdown. Only departmental postage will be applied daily (no sales of postage for personal use). The service counter window will be open from 9 to 10 a.m. today, Dec. 31, for anyone wishing to retrieve department mail.

Have a safe and happy New Year from your staff at Mail Services!

For more information, contact Mike Burton at 402.554.2394.

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Maverick Watch


Support the Mavericks by attending their home events. Tonight, Dec. 31, men's basketball plays at the Ralston Arena, 7300 Q St. Tip off against the University of Missouri – Kansas City Kangaroos is 5 p.m.

To view Omaha's Team schedule, visit

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Campus Hours Over Winter Break 2012

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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