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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.



Fidelity Appointments Available Today and June 20

A Fidelity representative will be at UNO for individual appointments today, 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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Lot V Closed for Maintenance June 8 through June 16

Lot V, the upper level of the East Parking Garage behind Arts and Sciences Hall, will be closed from June 8th through June 16th.

New lights will be installed and annual maintenance will be performed during this time.

Lot T, the lower level of the East Parking Garage, is available for students with East Garage Permits.

Contact Parking Services with questions at 402.554.PARK (7275).

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UNO, UP, Nebraska Council on Economic Education Seminar Next Week

We are excited to announce that next week UNO, Union Pacific and the Nebraska Council on Economic Education will provide a sold-out seminar for area teachers on the topic of China's economy and its impact on the state of Nebraska.

To read more about this, please read the release here.

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In The News

Bethsaida Site Photo Voted Favorite by OWH Readers
A photo submitted to the Omaha World-Herald by a reader features a visit to the Bethsaida excavation site in Israel, which has been coordinated by UNO professor Rami Arav over the last 26 years. The photo featured the submitter and 10 friends, three of whom were graduates of either UNO or Grace University.

Lincoln Journal Star Covers NU Budget Proposal
The Lincoln Journal Star provided coverage of the University of Nebraska system's most recent budget proposal, which includes frozen tuition rates for in-state residents, but a three percent increase for nonresidents. The budge, if accepted, would affect all of the NU campuses, including UNO, UNL, UNK, and UNMC.

Seattle Times Covers Hoarders Story Featuring UNO Professor
On Saturday, June 1, the Seattle Times reprinted a story from the New York Times about the issue of hoarding and hoarder interventions. One of the sources quoted in the story was Christiana Bratiotis, an assistant professor of social work at UNO.

Mulkerrin Honored by College of Education
On Friday, May 24, the Midlands Business Journal provided a small feature on Elizabeth Mulkerrin, director of education at Omaha's Henry Doorly Zoo and a UNO alum. Mulkerrin received the "Promising Professional Award" at the College of Education's 25th annual Hollie Bethel Distinguished Alumni luncheon in April.

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UNO Website Content Management System (CMS) Vendor Campus Forums June 5 and June 7

Do you update a UNO website? If yes, this is for you.

You've seen the new pages of our website, here's your chance to learn about the two potential content management systems (CMS) that you may be using in the future to update your university website(s)! The CMS product that is selected will replace Dreamweaver, UNO's current CMS.

Students, faculty and staff are invited to attend the CMS vendor forums on Wednesday, June 5, and Friday, June 7, from 2 to 3 p.m. in Room 101 in the College of Community, Public Affairs and Community Service (CPACS). Feedback during these forums is welcome and encouraged. We will be providing a survey for those that attend.

Hannon Hill will be on campus June 5, and OmniUpdate on June 7.

These two CMS vendor candidates were selected based upon their responses to UNO's request for information (RFI), and the systems and services they offer. Ultimately, one vendor will be selected for future use by UNO.

The Website team is planning to host two walk-in computer lab sessions the week of June 10. This will give the campus additional hands-on experience with the systems.

For questions, comments and suggestions, please email

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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.

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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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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UNO Alumni Association to Host Student-Alumni Networking Event June 6

The UNO Alumni Association is hosting a Student-Alumni Career Networking Reception on Thursday, June 6, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Thompson Alumni Center.

UNO Alumni are returning to campus to speak with current students about career options. Students can come speak with a corporate attorney, pediatrician, banker, church youth minister, communications/events specialist, criminal justice real estate, accounting and politics and many more alumni!

Interested students should RSVP through their UNO Career Connect account.

For more information, view this flier.

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PowerPoint in the Classroom Series Begins June 7

Join the Academic Partnership for Instruction (API) for a four-week series focusing on ways to use PowerPoint for instruction.

Getting Started with PowerPoint will lead you through the basics of creating presentations for delivery in the classroom and at conferences.

Voice Over PowerPoint will introduce how to add recorded audio over the top of a completed presentation for delivery via Blackboard.

PowerPoint: Not Just for Presentations will guide you through the process of creating a non-linear presentation that can be used for games and simulations, both in the classroom and via the web.

PowerPoint: Infographics will cover how to create an infographic in PowerPoint and stitch the slides together using a cloud-based collage tool.
The classes build on each other, though it is not required to attend all four.  Those who are new to PowerPoint are encouraged to take the Getting Started class first.  All classes will be held in 543 Kayser Hall.

Getting Started with PowerPoint
 Friday, June 7, 9-11 a.m.

Voice Over PowerPoint
 Friday, June 14, 9-10 a.m.

PowerPoint: Not Just for Presentations
 Friday, June 21, 9-11 a.m.

PowerPoint: Infographics
 Friday, June 28, 9-10:30 a.m.

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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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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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Take the Campus Recreation Survey

The Campus Recreation staff is constantly looking to improve customer service. Help us out by taking a quick survey to let them know what can be improved.

You can take the survey online at

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Hosting Visitors On Campus?

Is your department, college, or organization hosting visitors on campus for events, conferences or meetings?

The Office of University Communications would love to hear about it!

To help us promote your event through eNotes, social media, news releases and more, please contact our office in advance of their visit at

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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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