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Fanart: Works of Media Appreciation

The work of artist Chris Knudtson will be on display in the Criss Library's Osborne Family Gallery beginning Friday, May 10. Knudtson's work draws entirely from popular culture and features mosaics, paintings and scale models from famous movies, television shows and video games. Knudtson's work will be on display in the Criss Library, during regular library hours, until June 21.



Lot R Closed Today through May 24

Lot R, located between CPACS and Allwine Hall and the stalls in front of the fieldhouse, will be closed today, May 22, through Friday, May 24, for lot repairs and maintenance.

Lot T, lower level of the East Garage, will be open during these days for overflow parking due to the closure of Lot R.

If you have any questions, please contact Brian Barry in Parking Services at 402.554.7278.

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Support Local Non-Profits Through Omaha Gives!

Support local non-profits through today's first-ever giving holiday hosted by the Omaha Community Foundation.

Omaha Gives! is a 24 hour charitable challenge that raises awareness, dollars, and support for great organizations that support our community.

For more information or to donate, please visit

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"My Fitness Pal" App Tutorial and Success Story Forum Today

Shane Wurdeman, in the UNO Biomechanics department, has used the "My Fitness Pal" app to lose weight and get healthy. Wurdeman will share his success and advice on how to use the app in an open forum today, May 22, from noon to 12:45 p.m. in 138 Health, Physical Education and Recreation (HPER).

For more information, contact Dave Daniels at 402.554.2008 or

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Kripke to Deliver Keynote Lecture at Conference Today

The work of philosopher Saul Kripke, an Omaha native and professor emeritus at Princeton University, has been the subject of a three-day conference held at UNO.

This free conference concludes today with a keynote lecture from Kripke from 4:30 to 6 p.m. at Mammel Hall. Read more.

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API to Offer "Google Staycation" Series on UNO's Google Apps for Education

The Academic Partnership for Instruction (API), a division of Information Services, will offer a 3-day series -- a Google Staycation -- on UNO's subscription to Google Apps for Education (G-Mav).

Google Apps for Education is a suite of Google software applications and services you can log in to using your UNO NetID username and password.

The training series kicks off Monday, June 24th, and concludes Wednesday, June 26th.  Each day will focus upon different applications:

Monday, June 24:  Google Drive (formerly known as Google Docs)
Tuesday, June 25: Google Sites (wiki software)
Wednesday, June 26:  Google Gadgets (Google Forms, Translate, Google+ /Hangout /Chat/Talk)

All sessions will be held from 2 to 4 p.m. in 543 Kayser Hall and will feature API staff highlighting not only the technical features of these apps but also how you can connect these resources to your teaching, learning, and productivity needs.

Visit the API Event Calendar at to register for each session.

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In The News

Walker Discusses NYPD Policy of Stop-and-Frisk
On Tuesday, May 21, the Wall Street Journal provided coverage of a trial on the New York Police Department's practice of stopping, questioning and frisking people whom officers deem suspicious. Samuel Walker, professor emeritus of criminology and criminal justice, testified on behalf of the plaintiffs in the case, the Center for Constitutional Rights, who argue that the policy is unconstitutional.

Omaha Star Covers 'No Place for Hate' Designation, P-16 Project
On Friday, May 10, the Omaha Star provided coverage of the recent designation of Omaha Northwest Magnet High School as "No Place for Hate" according to the national Anti-Defamation League. Northwest's new designation came about, in part, through a P-16 service learning project through UNO's Service Learning Academy.

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Have an Item to Submit to eNotes?

UNO eNotes is the daily electronic news source for the campus community. eNotes is published by the Office of University Communications, 113 Eppley Administration Building. Sarah Casey, digital communications specialist, is the editor.

Faculty, staff and students who would like to submit potential eNotes items for publication can e-mail them directly to

A listing of submission guidelines can be found by visiting this link.

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Salvation Army Back-to-School Backpack Drive Through May 24

In the past, UNO engaged in a friendly competition with Creighton University and College of Saint Mary in an effort to support the Salvation Army's Back-to-School Backpack Program. This year, the schools won't compete but rather work together as a Collegiate Coalition. Other members of the coalition include the University of Nebraska Medical Center and its College of Nursing, and Bellevue University. Methodist Hospital is sponsoring the event. Each member will be collecting a single school supply for students in Omaha. Team UNO will be lead by the Staff Advisory Council (SAC).

UNO's goal is to collect 2,000 rulers between now and May 24.

Students, faculty, staff and members of the community are encouraged to purchase rulers at the UNO Bookstore, located on the first floor of the Milo Bail Student Center.

The UNO Bookstore is selling three rulers for $1 and donations of rulers purchased off campus will also be accepted at the UNO Bookstore.

All of the donated items between the coalition members will be handed out to students at the start of the school year in August of this year.

For more information, view this flier, or contact Kim Kronschnabel at 402.554.3497.

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University-Wide Paid Holiday Leave Policy

Effective April 19, 2013, University of Nebraska employees who accrue floating holiday leave may not accrue more than 32 hours. Employees with a holiday leave account balance in excess of the limits established by policy (32 hours of deferred floating holiday leave and/or any deferred observed holiday leave) are required to use such excess balance by no later than December 31, 2013. After January 1, 2014, all employees with floating holiday leave in excess of 32 hours will have their floating holiday leave balances adjusted to the policy limits. All unused observed holidays earned prior to January 1, 2013 will lapse at January 1, 2014.

The holidays the University refers to as floating holidays are President's Day, the third Monday in February; Arbor Day, the last Friday in April; Columbus Day, the second Monday in October; Veterans' Day, November 11. The University requires that University offices remain open and staffed on these days, and employees frequently defer using the accrued floating holiday leave until the closedown in December of the same year. No more than eight hours of base pay may be accumulated as deferred floating holiday leave on a floating holiday.

Employees may be required to work on an observed holiday. Employees who work on an observed holiday will accumulate one hour of deferred observed holiday leave for each hour they work on an observed holiday. Work on observed holidays must be specifically approved by the employees' supervisor in order to be credited to the employees' holiday leave balance. No more than eight hours of base pay may be accumulated as deferred observed holiday leave on an observed holiday.

The observed holidays are New Year's Day, January 1; Martin Luther King Day, the third Monday in January; Memorial Day, the last Monday in May; Independence Day, July 4; Labor Day, the first Monday in September; Thanksgiving, the fourth Thursday in November and Friday following Thanksgiving; and Christmas Day, December 25.

This information will be included in the Staff Handbook. To access your holiday balance, login to

If you have questions, please contact Human Resources at 402.554.3998, or

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Active Shooter Training Sessions Offered May 29

Active Shooter training is being offered to our campus community in order to help prepare us in the event an incident occurs here. The training is being jointly offered by UNO EHS, Campus Security and the Omaha Police Department.

This training includes:
• 1.5 Hours of Interactive Training
• Review of Actions for Surviving an Active Shooter Incident
• Examine Potential Threat Indicators
• Work Area Security/Safety Review
• Emergency Preparedness Overview

Next Sessions: Thursday, May 29, 2013
Sessions 1: 12:00PM-1:30PM Eppley Room 102
Session 2: 2:00PM-3:30PM Eppley Room 102

For questions call Tyler Davis, EHS at 402.554.2239 or to RSVP email

To view emergency training videos and information, visit

To sign up for UNO's Alert Notification System, visit

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Retirement Reception for Randy Sell May 31

After 29 years of service to the university, Randy Sell, Director of Financial Aid, will be retiring Friday, May 31.

To honor his years of service, a campus-wide reception will be held on May 31 from 2 to 5 p.m. in the Milo Bail Student Center Chancellor's Room. Please join us in honoring and celebrating his many years of dedicated service to UNO.

For more information, view this flier.

Please RSVP to Lisa Paskewitz at 402.554.2779 or

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UNO Women's Athletics Golf Outing and Fundraiser May 31

The UNO Women's Soccer, Softball and Volleyball teams have combined to host the UNO Women's Athletics Golf Outing and Fundraiser, on Friday, May 31. All proceeds from the golf outing and fundraiser will directly benefit the teams.

The event will be held at Tiburon Golf Club, a beautiful 27-hole course. Maverick Soccer, Softball and Volleyball players and coaches will be on the course to greet you and talk about their upcoming seasons.

For a complete schedule of events, and the Golfers and Sponsors Registration form, click here.

Questions? Please contact Geri Backora, at 402.554.2506 or

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Fanart: Works of Media Appreciation Exhibit at Criss Library

Through the month of June, artist Chris Knudtson will display a number of pieces, including bead mosaics, scale models and paintings based on pop culture iconography. The show will take place in the Criss Library's Osborne Family Gallery and be open during library hours, until June 21.

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On-Site Health Care Clinic Available for Faculty and Staff

Human Resources would like you to know more about the services offered by UNO Health Services at the On-Site Health Care Clinic in 102 Health, Physical Education, Recreation (HPER).

"The ability to get care on campus is a huge benefit to those of us who commute back and forth from Lincoln. Very quick and convenient!" – Clinic Patient

For a list of available services and more information about Health Services, click on this link.

To schedule an appointment on inquire about services, call 402.554.2374. Office hours are Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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Support UNO and 'Show the O' On Your Summer Travels

The worldwide UNO alumni network is on the move. Celebrate the Alumni Association's 100th anniversary and Show the O by displaying an O flag or banner where you live or travel.

If you would like to be a part of Show the O, visit

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Service Learning Seminar July 15-19

The P-16 Initiative in the Service Learning Academy has designed an interactive training that provides an opportunity for faculty to learn about how to utilize service learning as a pedagogy, to connect faculty to K-12 instructors and community non-profit partners, and to explore mission-focused teaching techniques in a living laboratory while meeting community-identified needs.

Participation in the training will yield a course plan developed between the UNO and PK-12 instructor to be implemented within the next 18 months. Participants receive a $400 professional development stipend as well as project implementation support in the form of: graduate assistant time, project materials, transportation, and food.

Applications accepted at

Questions? Contact Julie Dierberger at 402.554.3268 or

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