• 2013
  • 06/07
  • 6/07

Flag Lowering Today

The UNO flag will be lowered today, Friday, June 7, in memory of Kathryn "K.C." Gallagher, who passed away Thursday, May 30.

Gallagher was a senior in the College of Arts and Sciences.

Funeral services were held earlier this week.


UNO Website Content Management System (CMS) Vendor Campus Forum Today

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 one of the 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 from 2 to 3 p.m., today, 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 was on campus June 5, and today's forum will be presented by OmniUpdate.

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.

this weekend
  • 6/07-6/09

Downtown Omaha: Omaha Summer Arts Festival

The free Omaha Summer Arts Festival begins Friday, June 7, in downtown Omaha.

"The Omaha Summer Arts Festival mingles artist booths with sidewalk cafes and local gallery markets enabling festival-goers to artist demonstrations and a wonderful selection of food simultaneously."

For more information on the festival, click here.

this weekend
  • 6/09
  • 9AM-1PM

In the Neighborhood: Aksarben Farmer's Market

Aksarben Village is hosting the Omaha Farmer's Market from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m.

Don't forget Mercy Road from Aksarben Drive to 67th and 67th and Mercy to Center will be closed beginning at 6 a.m. every Sunday morning.

this weekend
  • 6/09
  • 11AM-12PM

In the Neighborhood: Zumba in the Park at Aksarben

Stinson Park at Aksarben Village is once again hosting Zumba in the Park from 11 a.m.-12 p.m. Sunday, June 9.

All ages are welcome and it's free!

For more events at Aksarben Village, check out their website at http://www.aksarbenvillage.com/calendar/default.aspx.


Kristina Juarez Named Director for the Office of Student Life and Leadership Development

The Office of Student Life and Leadership Development (formerly SOLP) has named Kristina Juarez as its new director.

Juarez currently serves as the director for Student Leadership Development and First Year Experience Programs at the University of the Pacific in Stockton, California.

She will be starting mid-July and will help provide top notch services to our students.

Feel free to welcome her into the UNO family by emailing her at kjuarez@pacific.edu.


Human Resources Reminds You to Update Your Beneficiary Information

Are you sure your beneficiaries are updated? Human Resources suggests you visit the website below!

Make sure that in case of a tragic event that your money is paid out according to your current wishes. Human Resources has a special website where faculty and staff can update their beneficiaries for their Life Insurance, Retirement Plans, Dependent Life Insurance and AD&D Travel Liability.

Links to forms and websites make it easy for you to update your beneficiaries in order to ensure your wishes are clear should anything happen. The site also includes information to help you understand some of the unique features of beneficiary designations.

For more information, contact Tim Rochford at 402.554.2465.

in the news

In the News

Hagel to Speak at UNO
In his first trip back to Nebraska after being confirmed as Secretary of Defense, Chuck Hagel will host a pair of forums at the UNO campus. The Omaha World-Herald provided a story on the announcement.

UNO Noted for Sustainability
On Thursday, June 6, a news editorial from the Omaha World-Herald credited UNO for its efforts in sustainability, including the opening of a new Center for Urban Sustainability.

Lipschultz Discusses Media in the "Age of Surveillance"
Jeremy Lipschultz, professor of communication, provided a blog post for the Huffington Post on Thursday, June 6, on the topic of surveillance, its increased use in government and its impact on the media profession.

OLLAS Study Covered by NET News
On Wednesday, June 5, NET News provided coverage of a presentation on women's health made at Mahoney State Park this week. The focus of the presentation was on lack of access to health care for Nebraska and Iowa's latino community. The research was conducted by UNO's Office of Latino and Latin American Studies department and physicians from UNMC.

  • 6/10-6/18

Lot E Closure Cancelation

Due to change in the construction schedule, the closing of Lot E, west of Strauss Performing Arts Center, from Monday, June 10, through Tuesday, June 18, has been canceled.

Work will be rescheduled at a later date.

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


Registration Underway for 2013 UNO Women's Soccer Camps

Registration is underway for the 2013 UNO Women's Soccer Camps. There are five camps offered this summer, ranging for ages six to 18.

Get more information and register today at www.UNOSoccerCamps.com. 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 tmanderson@unomaha.edu.

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.


Fanart Works of Media Appreciation Exhibit at Criss Library Through June

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.


Hosting Visitors on Campus?

Is your department, college or organization hosting visitors on campus, including conferences or meetings? The Office of University Communications would love to hear about it!

To help us promote your event through eNotes, social media and news releases, please contact our office in advance at ucomm@unomaha.edu.


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 here.


Discount Memberships Available from the Rose Theatre

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 mandya@rosetheater.org or 402.502.4637.