• 2013
  • 06/10
  • 6/10-6/18

Lot E Closure Canceled

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.


Leave Requests Over July Fourth Holiday

If you plan on using vacation hours around the July Fourth holiday, please pay special attention to requests that fall during that week. Normally you can submit leave for several days within the same week, but this is not the case when a holiday falls within the specific days. Example: if you plan on taking vacation Wednesday, July 3, through Friday, July 5, you will need to submit a leave request for Wednesday and another request for Friday. Creating the two requests will accurately post your vacation to your employee record.

Splitting of requested vacation time will also be necessary for leave requests spanning the Labor Day holiday weekend in September.

Let us know if you have any questions: helpdesk@nebraska.edu or 877-472-7694


Gerontology Faculty Candidate Research Presentation June 12

Faculty, staff and students are warmly invited to attend a Gerontology faculty candidate research presentation featuring Jinmyoung Cho, Ph.D., who is a post-doctoral fellow in the Center for Applied Health Research at Texas A&M on Wednesday, June 12, from 1-2 p.m. in CPACS 221.

Two of Dr. Cho's recent publications are:

Understanding Perceptions of Economic Status Among Centenarians by Garasky, S., Martin, Pl, Margrett, J., & Cho, J. (2012) in International Journal of Aging and Human Development; and

Functional Ability, Neighborhood Resources and Housing Satisfaction Among Older Adults in the U.S., by Cho, J., Cook, C.C. & Bruin, M. J. (2012) in Journal of Housing for the Elderly.

For additional information, please contact Lyn Holley, Ph.D., Department of Gerontology, 554-4814.


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.

  • 5/01-8/31

Log Your Miles with 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 http://www.endomondo.com/campaign/national.

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 http://www.endomondo.com/campaign/national/welcome.

For further information contact UNO Workplace leader Michael Grube at mgrube@unomaha.edu.


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.

  • 7/15-7/19

Service Learning Seminar July 15-19

The P-16 Initiative in the Service Learning Academy has designed an interactive training that provides an opportunity for faculty to learn about how to utilize service learning as a pedagogy, to connect faculty to K-12 instructors and community non-profit partners, and to explore mission-focused teaching techniques in a living laboratory while meeting community-identified needs.

Participation in the training will yield a course plan developed between the UNO and PK-12 instructor to be implemented within the next 18 months. Participants receive a $400 professional development stipend as well as project implementation support in the form of: graduate assistant time, project materials, transportation, and food.

Applications accepted at www.unomaha.edu/servicelearning

Questions? Contact Julie Dierberger at 402.554.3268 or jdierberger@unomaha.edu.


Campus Recreation Memberships Payable by Payroll Deduction

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

Visit www.unomaha.edu/wwwocr to fill out the form for payroll deduction.

For more information on rates and memberships please contact Angelica Jensen at 402.554.3291 or aljensen@unomaha.edu.


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.


Support UNO and 'Show the O' on Your Summer Travels

The worldwide UNO alumni network is on the move. Celebrate the Alumni Association's 100th anniversary and Show the O by displaying an O flag or banner where you live or travel.

If you would like to be a part of 'Show the O,' visit http://showtheo.com/


Plan for Fall with The New York Times

Faculty using The New York Times as required reading in their classes are eligible for free home delivery beginning in August, which also includes online and app-based access. Stipends are available for faculty members interested in working with the Newspapers in Curricula (NiC) group, which encourages incorporation of the newspaper in courses and sponsors current events discussions on campus.

For information on subscriptions and NiC stipends, contact Maria Knudtson at mknudtson@unomaha.edu.


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 the page(s) to enotes@unomaha.edu.


Updated UNO Branding Guide, University Communications Webpage Available

Working on marketing materials this summer? The Office of University Communications has launched their new website at www.unomaha.edu/ucomm.

Visit the site to learn about the team, services, brand guidelines, media services, creative services and assistance related to marketing and media available to campus.

University Communications also launched updated brand guidelines for all campus departments, offices and organizations to utilize when using the UNO brand and communicating on behalf of the University through marketing and promotional materials. Full details related to the updated guidelines, including a PDF of the updated brand guidelines, can be found here: www.unomaha.edu/ucomm/brand.

For any questions related to marketing, communication or media, please contact the Office of University Communications using the main email: ucomm@unomaha.edu.