• 2013
  • 06/13
  • 6/13

Updated: Lot D Now Open

Updated: Lot D, the student lot east of the Criss Library, which has been closed for maintenance, is now open.

  • 6/13

UNO Summer Scholars' P-16 Service Learning Project

UNO Summer Scholars and Blackburn Alternative Program students, under the direction of Elizabeth Blanco and Hilary George, will put final touches on a community mural in North Omaha, today.

As a part of their P-16 service learning project, UNO Summer Scholars and Blackburn students have spent the last two weeks painting the mural which represents the goodness the students see in both themselves and in their community.

The artwork is in a community garden on the corner of Hamilton and North 25th Streets.


UNO Web Content Management System (CMS) Survey Now Available

Faculty and staff were invited to attend the CMS vendor forums featuring Hannon Hill on Wednesday, June 5, and OmniUpdate on Friday, June 7.

If you were in attendance for one or both of the vendor forums, please take a few minutes to complete the UNO Website CMS Survey. The survey will help inform the university of your perceptions of the demonstrations and which system will work best for your area:

Content Management System Survey

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. Be sure to watch eNotes for details on the upcoming hands-on sessions with the two CMS candidates.

For questions, please email unomarketing@unomaha.edu.

Please note:  
On the first page of the survey, you will see the following question: 
I attended the demonstration for: 
( ) Hannon Hill (Wednesday, June 5)
( ) OmniUpdate (Friday, June 7)
If you attended both demonstrations, please select one initial answer. 

You will be prompted to provide input on the other demonstration after you complete the initial survey.

By separating the survey in this manner, it allows us to segregate responses for each forum.


UNO Accounting Program Receives Accreditation

The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB International) has announced that UNO's undergraduate and graduate programs have become fully accredited, a distinction only held by a very small number of institutions.

UNO's College of Business Administration has maintained AACSB business accreditation since 1965 for its Bachelor of Science degree, and UNO's Master of Business Administration (MBA) program has been included in this accreditation since 1980.

For more information, please click here.


Shakespeare on the Green Begins Next Thursday

UNO is once again working with the Nebraska Shakespeare Company to host Shakespeare on the Green, now in its 27th year. This year's plays are Twelfth Night and Titus Andronicus, which has never before been performed as part of Shakespeare on the Green.

Twelfth Night performs June 20-23 and July 3, 5, and 7.

Titus Andronicus runs June 27-30 and July 2, 6. Discretion is advised for Titus Andronicus.

For more information, please read the press release here.

in the news

In The News

Reuters Publishes News Release on AACSB Accreditation by UNO
On Monday, June 10, the global news network Reuters, and Yahoo! News, reported news that the international accreditation body AACSB provided accreditation to UNO's undergraduate and graduate accounting programs.

UNO's Mike Kult Featured in Omaha World-Herald
On Wednesday, June 12, the Omaha World-Herald published a feature on UNO's Mike Kult, assistant director of facilities for HPER. In addition to his work at UNO, Kult is a very successful wheelchair athlete and coach.

Economic Education Seminar Covered by OWH
On Wednesday, June 12, the Omaha World-Herald provided coverage of an economic education seminar for area teachers that was sponsored, in part, by UNO and its Center for Economic Education.

UNO Participates in College-Community Collaboration Conference
On Wednesday, June 12, the Omaha World-Herald provided a preview for a June 26 conference being held by the Society for College and University Planning with a focus on connecting community leaders with college campuses. Recent work being done by institutions like UNO will be covered during the conference. Speakers from UNO will be in attendance.

Walker Mentioned in Huffington Post Article
On Tuesday, June 11, the Huffington Post covered a story that Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy misquoted a book on the topic of DNA testing as a part of police processing, similar to fingerprinting, during a recent 5-4 Supreme Court decision. The story mentions that, in 2006, Antonin Scalia misused a quote from a book written by Samuel Walker, professor emeritus of criminal justice, in his majority decision that materials seized during a "no-knock raid" can still be used against the defendant during trial.

Kilinc Discusses Turkey Violence with OWH
On Sunday, June 9, the Omaha World-Herald covered the recent violence in Turkey through an Omaha man with friends and family in the country. As part of the story, Ramazan Kilinc, assistant professor of political science and native of Turkey, provided some insight into the recent political unrest.

Steiner Talks Cases of Prison Guard PTSD
On Monday, June 10, Benjamin Steiner, assistant professor of criminology and criminal justice, was quoted in the Omaha World-Herald on the issue of post-traumatic stress disorder as it relates to security guards who work in prisons.

  • 6/08-6/16

Lot V Closed for Maintenance

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

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).


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 Criss Library's Osborne Family Gallery and be open during library hours until June 21.


Leave Requests Over the 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 then another request for Friday. Creating the two requests will then 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.

Questions? Call 877.472.7694 or email helpdesk@nebraska.edu.


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.

  • 6/13-6/15

UNO Hosting Wheelchair Basketball Camp

UNO will be hosting the U.S. Men's National Wheelchair Basketball Camp June 13-15 at the HPER Building in its preparation for the American Games held in Bogota, Columbia, August 2-12.

UNO's own Mike Kult, assistant director of Campus Rec and team leader for the head coach, was featured in the Omaha World-Herald. To read the article, click here.

The practice on Saturday night, from 7-9 p.m., will be open to the public for anyone who would like to see some of the nation's finest wheelchair basketball athletes.


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 year 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.


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 here.


Eppley Display Window Available to Showcase Your Department or Event

The Undergraduate Admissions Office invites anyone on campus to showcase their department or events in their departments by decorating the display case located in 111 EAB.

If you are interested in reserving the space, please contact Lisa Paskewitz at 4-2779 or lpaskewitz@unomaha.edu@unomaha.edu.


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