• 2013
  • 06/11
  • 6/14

June 14 Voice Over Power Point Class Filled

The Voice Over PowerPoint class being offered by the Academic Partnership for Instruction (API) this Friday, June 14, has been filled.

If you are interested in being added to the waitlist, please contact Erin King Reitz at 402-554-3140 or email her at erinkingreitz@unomaha.edu.


Criss Library Switches Off-Campus Database Authentication Methods

The Criss Library has switched off-campus database authentication methods. As of Monday, June 3, 2013, all off-campus users will need to use their library account to login to databases.

If you need to set/reset your WMS account password, go to this website. A link to set/reset your password will then be sent to the email address listed in your account - they do not have the ability to set a user's password within WMS.

If you have questions regarding the switch, please contact the Criss Library at 402.554.3206.


UNO Information Security Office's May Newsletter

The May newsletter from the Information Security Office is now available. For the newsletter, click here.

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In the News

Spenner Profiled in OWH
Junior track and field athlete Sami Spenner was profiled in the Omaha World-Herald over the weekend. Despite being one of the top collegiate track-and-field stars, Spenner was ineligible to compete in the NCAA championships this year due to a four-year hold on championship qualification for UNO during its transition to Division I.

Price's Book Profiled in Nonpareil
John T. Price, professor of English, and his book "Daddy Longlegs" were profiled on Sunday, June 9, by the Council Bluffs Daily Nonpareil. "Daddy Longlegs" is Price's third book.

Anniversary of Triple Crown Winner "Omaha" Mentions UNO
In a story on the 78th anniversary of Omaha, the race horse who won the Triple Crown in 1935, UNO was mentioned as the resting site for the horse, which was buried at the Aksarben race track before the land was purchased by UNO.

SAC-UNO Partnership in Gretna Guide
In a Wednesday, May 29, story in the Gretna Guide, the Strategic Air and Space Museum was profiled for its taking over of the Fontenelle Forest astronomy program. UNO was mentioned as a partner with the museum on STEM education.

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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.

  • 6/08-6/16

Lot V Closed for Maintenance 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).


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.


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 here, and it 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


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.


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.


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. Contact Joyce Crockett at jcrocket@unomaha.edu or 4-3364 if you have any questions/comments.


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 ucomm@unomaha.edu.