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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.



Watershed Network Newsletter Now Available

The Watershed Network has had a very eventful semester.

Please view this link to learn all about it.

Thanks for your ongoing support for the Network and its endeavors!

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CEC Project: Pedestrian Mall Closing Notice

The pedestrian sidewalk near the east side of the Criss Library will be closed, and a new temporary sidewalk will be installed around the construction site of the pedestrian sidewalk for foot traffic. Signs will be posted to direct traffic.

This closure will take place on Wednesday, May 29, and last through Monday, June 3.

If there are questions, please contact Robert Fuder at 402.554.2284.

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Fidelity Appointments Available June 4 and June 20

A Fidelity representative will be at UNO for individual appointments on June 4 and June 20.

Employees can call Fidelity at 800.642.7131 to schedule an appointment with Fidelity Rep Jason Cronick.

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In The News

Kriegler Discusses Planet Alignment in Night Sky
Dave Kriegler, lecturer of physics, provided stargazing advice in the Friday, May 24 issue of the Omaha World-Herald. The alignment of Venus, Jupiter and Mercury in the night sky is occurring through this Thursday and is known as the "Dance of the Planets."

UNO Sponsoring 'End of Summer Concert Series'
It was announced on Friday, May 24, that UNO will be host to the Midtown Crossing's popular 'End of Summer Concert Series' beginning August 23 and running six consecutive Fridays through the end of September.

Treasurer Don Stenberg Recognizes Essay Winners
The Beatrice Daily Sun, on Thursday, May 23, published a story on a national essay-writing contest that was sponsored by the Nebraska Treasurer's office and judged by members of UNO's College of Education. The topic of the essay was "Why I Want to Go to College" with winners receiving money towards a college savings plan.

Drozd Quoted on Grand Island Growth
On Thursday, May 23, the Kearney Hub reported findings from David Drozd, research coordinator at UNO's Center for Public Affairs Research, that Grand Island's is very close to having 50,000 residents. Earlier census numbers showed that the larger Grand Island area had hit 50,000, but now trends show the city itself is reaching that benchmark, which is needed for a city to be considered metropolitan.

KIOS-FM Covers Remarks from Chancellor Christensen
On Thursday, May 23, KIOS-FM, Omaha's NPR affiliate, provided a recap of Chancellor John Christensen's speech at the Omaha Press Club earlier this month. The full speech will be broadcast on KIOS during its noon forum on Monday, June 17.

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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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Director of Financial Aid Candidates to Visit UNO This Week

Two finalists will be interviewed for the position of Director of Financial Aid.

All faculty, staff, students and members of the public can attend open campus forums on the following dates in the Milo Bail Student Center Jenkins Room:

Wednesday, May 29 from 3:15 p.m. to 4:15 p.m., J. Ritchie Morrow
Thursday, May 30 from 3:15 p.m. to 4:15 p.m., Marty Habrock

To view the resume of each finalist, click on the links below.

J. Ritchie Morrow Resume
Marty Habrock Resume

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API to Offer Brownbag on New Features in Adobe Connect 9.0

On Thursday, May 30, the Academic Partnership for Instruction (API) will present a demonstration and overview of the new features in Adobe Connect 9.0

Connect is a web-collaboration, e-learning system used at UNO to conduct online classes, meetings, and presentations with participants worldwide.

Sessions can be live and/or recorded for 24/7 playback. Each one can incorporate, audio, video, slide presentations, whiteboards, web site display, polls, file exchange, and desktop sharing.

The "New Features in Adobe Connect" Brownbag will be held in the new Teaching and Technology Center, 538 Kayser Hall, from noon to 1 p.m. Registration is not required.

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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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Lot D Closed for Construction Through May 31

Lot D, west of Strauss Performing Arts Center (SPAC), will be closed through Friday, May 31 for installation of a new water main.

Questions? Contact Parking Services at 402.554.PARK (7275).

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TEDxOmaha Call for Speakers 2013

TEDxOmaha is accepting applications to speak at TEDxOmaha 2013. Applications are due before May 31.

"Our city is home to remarkable people who contribute their talents to the city, the nation, and the world community. TEDxOmaha is a dynamic opportunity to connect face-to-face with people who – like you – participate in shaping the future.

At TEDxOmaha 2013, we will explore the theme of Influence. The influences we recognize. Ones we don't understand. How the influence of a mentor shaped the way we see the world. How the world shapes our health. Influence is the push and pull on all of our experiences, internally, externally, globally."

Some past UNO presenters include:

Thomas Gouttierre, Dean of International Studies and Programs, and Director of the UNO Center for Afghan Studies
Debora Wisneski, Associate Professor of Early Childhood Education

For more information, or to apply, visit the TEDxOmaha 2013 website.

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UNO Women's Basketball Summer Camp Registration Continues

Come join us at the Chance Lindley Mavericks Basketball Camp this summer!

Campers will get the opportunity to learn and work with our coaching staff and current student-athletes during their time on campus. We invite you to come see the exciting new changes surrounding UNO athletics and our program! We have camps for all ages.

- Skill Development Camp I June 3-6th (Entering grades 1st-5th)
- Position Camp June 8-9th (Entering grades 9th-12th)
- Skill Development Camp II June10-13th (Entering grades 6th-8th).

For more information or to register go to or contact Elisha Turek at 402.554.2571.

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College of IS&T's Techademy Summer Workshops Slots Going Fast

The College of Information Science and Technology invites you to find out what you are made of this summer! Register now for Techademy, summer workshops for middle and high school students.

Visit for more information on Bioinformatics, IT Innovation, Digital Music Synthesis and other fun tech workshops available from June 3 through July 19.

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Register for the 2013 UNO Women's Soccer Camps

Registration is now available for the 2013 UNO Women's Soccer Camps. There are five camps offered this summer, ranging from ages 6 to 18. Get more information and register today at

All camps are for boys and girls and open to any and all registrants. Team discounts are available.

For questions, contact Ted Anderson at 402.554.2957

The camp schedule is listed below.

Junior Mav Camp
Date: June 10-13
Time: 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Ages: 8-12
Cost: $75
Description: For players that want to improve their skill and have fun while doing it.

GK Camp
Date: June 10-13
Time: 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Ages: 12-18
Cost: $100
Description: Goalkeepers will improve in mobility, reading the game, shot stopping and overall confidence in goal.

Advanced Junior Mav Camp
Date: July 8-9
Time: 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Ages: 8-12
Cost: $100 (lunch provided)
Description: For players that want to improve in condensed yet thorough curriculum. Lunch will be provided each day.

Mini Mav Camp
Date: July 8-11
Time: 7 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Ages: 6-7
Cost: $60
Description: For boys and girls who are just starting and want to have fun. Be instructed by and play with current UNO players.

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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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Campus Recreation Memberships Payable by Payroll Deduction

Campus Recreation memberships can now be paid online through payroll deduction.

Visit to fill out the form for payroll deduction.

For more information on rates and memberships please contact Angelica Jensen at 402.554.3291 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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Standardized UNO Campus Maps Available

UNO now has up-to-date campus maps. The maps are for the UNO Dodge and Pacific campuses. These maps also include updated official building names and abbreviations. The maps can be found on the UNO Maps web site by visiting and then scrolling down to the title/links: Dodge Campus Map and Pacific Campus Map.

UNO strongly encourages the use of these maps in all publications, materials, brochures, invitations, web sites, etc. to have a consistent and accurate map to share with the community including our students and visitors.

These maps were developed by the UNO Campus Directory and Wayfinding group.

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Discount Memberships Available from the Rose Theater

Join in the fun at The Rose, where a membership guarantees your family a full year of exciting theater performances designed specifically for your child’s enjoyment. Memberships are good for the 2013/2014 season, which begins in September 2013.

Family Memberships are $75 for UNO, a $20 savings off of full price.

As a family member, you will receive four free tickets to the membership shows listed below. Members also receive discounts to premium event shows and discounts on classes, costume rental and summer camp.

Four Free Tickets to Each:
Knuffle Bunny
Robin Hood
Big Nate
Grocer’s Goblin & Little Mermaid
Jackie & Me
Leo Lionni’s Frederick
Ramona Quimby

Discounts to Premium Events:

This offer expires July 1. For more information, view this flier or contact Mandy Aleksiak at or 402.502.4637.

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