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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.



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 Candidate to Visit UNO Today

J. Ritchie Morrow will interview today for the position of Director of Financial Aid.

All faculty, staff, students and members of the public can attend the open campus forum today in the Milo Bail Student Center Jenkins Room from 3:15 to 4:15 p.m.

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Safety Notice for On-Campus Incidents

With the start of the summer semester, Campus Security would like to remind the campus community about emergency procedures at UNO. The following information outlines the university's safety and emergency procedures, along with other services provided by Campus Security.

Incident Reporting

Incidents requiring immediate action include fire, environmental spills, medical conditions, property damage, disruptive behavior and crimes in progress.

Persons involved with or observing these types of incidents should call Campus Security at 402.554.2911. Campus Security will dispatch officers to the scene and, if required, contact 911.

Faculty and staff can call 911 directly, but also should notify Campus Security to help coordinate the response and expedite travel to the emergency scene. Emergency information provided by the caller should include the building, floor, room number, call back number and nature of the emergency.


Faculty and staff should assist with room and building evacuations, and be aware of those needing special assistance. All employees should become familiar with the designated rally points for their buildings, which are listed in the back of the telephone directory under "Emergency Procedures."

Personal Threats and Harassment

Disruptive behavior on campus will not be tolerated. Threats or acts of violence should be reported to Campus Security and to the employees supervisor. If the act appears to represent an immediate threat or harm to the individual, it should be reported at once to Campus Security or 911.

Personal Escorts

The escort service is available 24/7 for individuals on campus. Contact Campus Security to arrange an escort.

Personal Safety Checks

Individuals who may be working alone outside normal working hours are encouraged to contact Campus Security. Security officers will periodically check on individuals' safety while they are on campus.

Personal Property

The university is not responsible for personal property. Individuals are responsible for safeguarding their own property. Loss of personal property should be reported to Campus Security.

Alert System

An on-campus system to help facilitate emergency communications has been installed on the Dodge, Pacific and Center locations. Announcements are distributed from Campus Security to building public address systems or speakers located in building corridors. When announcements are made, strobe lights will flash to notify the hearing impaired to seek assistance.

The system is particularly helpful during tornado warnings. The announcement will alert building occupants to seek shelter and, again later, when the warning has ended. The alert system also can be used to announce university closings, confirm evacuations for fire or chemical release, or other emergency conditions.

Text Messaging System

An off-site text-messaging system provided by e2Campus is available. The system sends instant alerts directly to registered subscribers' e-mail accounts and mobile phones via text messages. Wireless personal digital assistants and BlackBerry devices can also be used.

The notification system is used to communicate any potential emergency, such as a snow delay or closing, other weather warnings, homeland security advisories, gas leak notifications and fire or crime watches.

To subscribe visit

U-Tip for Anonymous Text Message

Have an anonymous tip? If so, use U-Tip to report suspicious activities or individuals on campus, such as theft or vandalism. Communication is anonymous, allowing uTipsters to send in tips without the fear or risk of retribution. The message will be sent directly to Campus Security and appropriate action will be taken immediately. All other emergency calls should be made to Campus Security at 402.554.2911 or Omaha Police and Fire at 911, so more information can be gathered from the caller. To use the system simply enter 50911 in the address box. In the text message type UNO911 (your message here).

More information on campus emergency procedures can be found online at or in the UNO Employee Telephone Directory beginning on page 99.

For more information about Campus Security procedures related to campus emergencies, contact Stan Schleifer at 402.554.3596 or Paul Kosel at 402.554.2648.

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Eureka! Collaboration between Omaha Girls Inc. and UNO

For the second year, Omaha Girls Inc. will be holding Eureka!, a summer camp that is part of a five year program, for 7th and 8th grade girls. This camp, held at the University of Nebraska at Omaha, exposes members of Girls Inc. to the fields of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) while incorporating swimming lessons, money management, and life skills, while teaching these women to be smart, strong, and bold.

There is a shortage, and need, for women in fields of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. This four week camp exposes these middle schoolers to these fields in a fun and engaging way. The camp, beginning Monday, June 3, and ending Friday June 28, is split up into four themes corresponding with each week.

The first and second weeks are dedicated to robotics and rockets, the third week emphasizes life science, while the last week incorporates a mix of STEM workshops. The mornings begin with life skills workshops and the later afternoons are filled with structured physical activity time, ranging from soccer to spinning classes, with an emphasis on teaching these young women how to swim, or improve their swimming skills.

The Eureka! nationwide program is extremely successful, with the vast majority of the girls completing the program going on to college.

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Nebraska Department of Labor to Offer Resume Assistance June 3

Representatives from the Nebraska Department of Labor will be at the Military and Veteran University Service Office (MaV USO) on Monday, June 3 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. to help military and veteran students beef up their resumes and assist with job searches.

Please stop by the office, located in 117 EAB, and take advantage of this great resource.

The Nebraska Department of Labor and MaV USO will continue this service on UNO's campus every Monday.

Please contact Mike Wieneke at 402.554.2880 with any questions and to RSVP.

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2013 Maverick Volleyball Camp Registration Underway

UNO is offering five volleyball camps with options for grades 1st through 12th. Campers will focus on the fundamental skills of volleyball as well as team concepts. The camps offer fun and technical development for the beginner and the advanced player.

Beginning Individual: July 9th and 10th
Incoming grades: 5-8

Advanced Individual: July 11th and 12th
Incoming grades: 7-9

Junior Camp: July 13th
Incoming grades: 1-5

Position Camp: July 15th and July 16th
Incoming grades: 8-10

Advanced Specialty Camp: July 17th and July 18th
Incoming grades: 10-12

For more information please click here.

To register online visit

Please contact Tanya Cate at or call 402.554.2615 with any questions.

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Log Your Miles in the National Bike Challenge

UNO is looking for faculty, staff and students to participate in this year's National Bike Challenge. The National Challenge runs May 1 to August 31. You can join any time during this period and ANY amount of cycling will count (both miles and number of trips) toward helping UNO compete against other universities across the country. You can also win prizes! Even if you ride a few times this summer, we need you to join the team.

By joining the National Bike Challenge, we will also be participating in the Activate Omaha Bike To Work challenge running May 1 to October 1. Activate Omaha has joined in a partnership with the National challenge so we only need to record data once. UNO has won our local division the last five years in a row, and we want to make sure we win again this year, so sign up today!

It's never been easier to participate. You can sign up for an Endomondo account and join the Challenge at

Enter “University of Nebraska at Omaha” when it asks for your workplace or university and accept notifications from Activate Omaha. Then you can download the optional app to record your commutes on your smartphone or iPod, or record your commute in the online calendar at your convenience. Get more details about the challenge and how to record your rides at

For further information contact UNO Workplace leader Michael Grube at

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Free Toner Cartridges Available

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.

Hewlett Packard

C3906A, C4191A, C4192A, C4193A, C4194A

C8061A, C80661X

Q6473A, Q7502A, Q7503A, Q7551A

15, 28, 94

74XL, 75XL




9, 15



TN-350, TN-350


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In The News

UNO's Efforts to Get Women into IT Fields Featured in Omaha World-Herald
On Sunday, May 26, the Omaha World-Herald ran a feature on UNO's new "Women in IT Fund," which is designed to encourage more young women to take technology classes and pursue careers in information technology.

Bratiotis Talks Hoarders with NY Times
On Sunday, May 26, Christiana Bratiotis, an assistant professor of social work at UNO, was quoted in New York Times story on strategies to treat hoarding.

Vlasek Quoted on Airline Consolidation
On Tuesday, May 28, Scott Vlasek, director of UNO's Aviation Institute, was quoted in an Omaha World-Herald story about Omaha's Eppley Airfield loosing flights due to the consolidation of major airlines over the last five years.

Walker Quoted by Fox News
On Saturday, May 25, Samuel Walker, professor emeritus of criminology and criminal justice, was featured in a Fox News story about criticism of the NYPD's policy of targeted street stops.

UNO Students Benefit from NSF Grant
On Tuesday, May 28, the Omaha World-Herald reported on five students who would benefit from a $1.6 million dollar extension of UNO's participation in the national Scholarship for Service program. As part of the program students earn federal grant money to complete information assurance degrees in exchange for interning at state and federal institutions to help improve cybersecurity.

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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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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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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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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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Special Offer for TD Ameritrade College Home Run Derby and Fireworks Tickets

On Wednesday, July 3, TD Ameritrade will host the annual College Home Run Derby, followed by the 29th Annual Omaha World-Herald Fireworks.

A promotional code has been provided for UNO students, faculty and staff, for tickets to the event for just $5 (youth and adults). Tickets are regularly priced $8 for youth and $12 for adults.

The Home Run Derby will feature the nation's premier power hitters, and fireworks will follow the derby.

For more information on this promotional code and how to get your tickets, view this flier.

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Eppley Display Window Available to Showcase Your Department or Event

The Undergraduate Admissions Office invites anyone on campus to showcase their department or events in their departments by decorating the display case located in 111 EAB.

If you are interested in reserving the space, please contact Lisa Paskewitz at 4-2779 or

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Social Media Inventory Underway

Do you manage a UNO-related, or UNO-sponsored page on social media sites such as Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, LinkedIn or YouTube?

Please send your contact information, and information about your page(s) to

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