• 2013
  • 06/06
  • 6/06

Flag Lowering Today

The UNO flag will be lowered today, Thursday, June 6, in memory of Leonard Prestwich, who passed away on Monday, May 27, at the age of 89. Prestwich worked as a professor of marketing in UNO's College of Business Administration from 1963 through 1989. Funeral services were held on Saturday, June 1, in South Valley, Utah.

  • 6/06

Student-Alumni Networking Event Today

The UNO Alumni Association is hosting a Student-Alumni Career Networking Reception today, June 6, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.

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.


Lot E Closed for Construction Beginning June 10

Lot E, west of Strauss Performing Arts Center, will be closed from Monday, June 10, through Tuesday, June 18, for installation of a storm sewer.

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


System Changes to Vacation Leave Accruals

The University of Nebraska has limited the accrual of vacation leave, based on a cap of 280 hours, since 2007. As the system currently records vacation accrual, if your accrual balance is less than 280 hours you receive a full month's vacation accrual; typically 16 hours for many employees. This allowed those with balances less than 280 hours to earn a full accrual and actually reach a leave balance greater than the 280 hours allowed by University policy.

Effective with the month of July 2013, system changes are being implemented that will correct this situation and will not allow an accumulated balance of greater than 280 hours. This means that if your balance is 278 hours you will now earn two (2) additional hours, not 16.

Those who have vacation leave balances in excess of 264 hours will receive a reminder email at the beginning of each month. If you are in a situation where you might not receive a full month's vacation accrual, you have until the end of that month to use additional vacation leave if desired and receive your full accrual.

No existing vacation leave balances will be reduced; this change only affects the ability to earn additional vacation leave.

If you have questions, please contact UNO Human Resources.


Students Selected for Holland Academy of Excellence

The University of Nebraska's Peter Kiewit Institute will be hosting its 15th annual Holland Academy of Excellence June 9-12th. The academy is designed to inspire and motivate the brightest students throughout the region and introduce them to PKI academic programs in Engineering and Information Science & Technology.

For a list of selected students, click here.

  • 6/14

Green Dot Moving to Milo Bail Student Center

Beginning June 14, UNO Green Dot will be located in the Office of Student Life and Leadership Development (formerly the SOLP office) on the first floor of the Milo Bail Student Center (MBSC). Green Dot also has a new email address: unogreendot@unomaha.edu.

If you have questions about Green Dot, please contact Christine Quick or Teresa Holman via the new email address listed above or call 554.2711 (after June 14).

  • 7/01

Parking Passes Availble for Purchase July 1

Parking passes for the 2013-2014 academic year will be available July 1. They will be available for purchase online only. For more information, visit the UNO Parking website at http://www.unomaha.edu/parking/


UNO Green Thumbs Volunteer Program

Last year the UNO Green Thumbs volunteer program was started to assist the landscaping crew in keeping the flower beds in bloom. Last Summer during a very hot and dry summer the landscaping crew along with the Green Thumbs volunteers kept the campus looking beautiful. If you are interested use this web form to sign up. We will be in touch to get you started.

Questions or comments? You can contact Joyce Crockett at extension 4-3364 or email her at jcrockett@unomaha.edu.


Classroom Response System (Clickers) Survey

In order to improve instructional technology training and development opportunities for UNO faculty and staff, The Academic Partnership for Instruction (API), a division of Information Services (IS), periodically asks for campus feedback. In order to gauge the use of Classroom Response Systems (Clickers) at UNO, we are currently asking faculty and staff for their participation in a short 'Clicker' survey.

The survey is available online at: http://goo.gl/Frqx4 and will be open for responses until July 1st.

We greatly appreciate your participation and thank you for your time. If you have any questions about the survey or Clickers, please contact API at 402-554-4357.

in the news

In the News

Dwyer Featured in Magazine Story on Public Speaking
Karen Dwyer, professor of communication, provided insight into why people have a fear of public speaking, and how to overcome that fear, as part of a feature story in Financial Planning magazine's June issue. Dwyer is a national expert on the issue on public speaking anxiety.

Williams Profiled by Omaha Star
On Friday, May 31, the Omaha Star profiled Ethel Williams, director of the School of Public Administration, as one of eight honorees by the Women's Center for Advancement, which held its 26th Annual Tribute to Women on Tuesday, June 4.

Drozd Quoted in Star-Herald on Scottsbluff Population Trends
On Sunday, June 2, the Scottsbluff Star-Herald published a story on the most recent report from the U.S. Census Bureau, which showed that the city experiences a 3000-plus person jump in its population in the mornings due to workers entreating the city.

Bellevue Leader Announces Contest Winners
On Wednesday, May 22, the Bellevue Leader provided a short mention of the winners of a state-wide creative writing contest featuring work produced in Spanish, organized by UNO's Office of Latino and Latin American Studies.

Papillion Times Encourages Al Jazeera Branch in Omaha, Mentions UNO
As part of an editorial in the Papillion Times, UNO's Center for Afghanistan Studies was mentioned as a prime reason for the international news agency to create an Omaha news bureau.

Ralston Recorder Discusses Hotel Construction
A story on Wendesday, May 22, from the Ralston Recorder featured a story on a Holiday Inn, which had been sought by the city to sit next to the Ralston Arena, decided, instead, to open in Aksarben Village, just outside of the UNO campus and the future site of UNO's new arena.


UNO Website Content Management System (CMS) Vendor Campus Forum 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 second of two CMS vendor forums on 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 the forum is welcome and encouraged. We will be providing a survey for those that attend.

Hannon Hill was on campus Wednesday, June 5, and OmniUpdate will be on campus 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 unomarketing@unomaha.edu.


Lot V Closed for Maintenance June 8-16

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).


Campus Recreation Offering Swim Lessons

UNO MavRec Aquatics is offering group swim lessons for MavRec members and non-members of all skill levels. Register by Friday, June 7, for the second session.

MavRec Aquatics also offers private swim lessons.

Questions? Call Pat at 402.554.2223, or for more information, visit http://www.unomaha.edu/wwwocr/aquatics/swimlessons.php.


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 www.unovolleyballcamps.com.

Please contact Tanya Cate at tcate@unomaha.edu or call 402.554.2615 with any questions.


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 enotes@unomaha.edu.

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


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.