• 2013
  • 06/18

Mav Mania in the UNO Bookstore Today

Mav Mania, formerly Milo Bail Day, is back for a special summer savings deal today, Tuesday, June 18, beginning at 10 a.m. Get a limited edition UNO t-shirt in red, white and blue for only $8 (plus tax, while supplies last), enter our prize raffle for a UNO Bookstore gift card and get a free bag of freshly popped popcorn.

Questions? Contact Jodi Cramer at jlcramer@unomaha.edu.


Criss Library Third Floor Closure Announced

The third floor of Criss Library will be closed on Wednesday, June 19, from 12 to 5 p.m. for a private event.


Parking Lot Reservations for 2013 Shakespeare on the Green

This year Shakespeare on the Green is scheduled for June 20-23; June 27-30; July 2,3; and July 5-7.

The south and west stalls in Lot M, south of Criss Library, and the east row of stalls in Lot J on the third level of the West Parking Garage will be reserved all day on performance nights.

In addition, on opening night Thursday, June 20, all of Lot M will be reserved all day.

Shuttle bus drop-off and pick-up will continue in Lot M throughout the performances.

For questions, contact Parking Services at 402.554.PARK (7275).


Nebraska Business Development Center Brings Lean Product Development Workshop to UNO July 26

Nebraska Business Development Center (NBDC) is offering a new workshop aimed at getting products to market faster. This half-day intensive workshop will be held Friday, July 26, from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in Mammel Hall room 320 A/B and will introduce companies to the process of how to become sustainable.

“This half-day class is recommended for anyone that is willing to learn a basic understanding of Lean Product Development as a means to grow your current business,” says Renee Held. “You will learn to develop a forward thinking method to grow your business by creating opportunities to enter new markets.”

The goal of the workshop is to focus participants on their company's shortcomings in the product development and launch arena and to demonstrate that methods and tools are available to make rapid and significant improvements in resource utilization, product differentiation, time-to-market, and risk mitigation-- all of which will translate directly to their bottom line.

The instructor is Ed Maier, who has over 30 years of experience in product development. He is a Certified Lean Product Development Master Instructor, Innovation Engineering Black Belt, and a Business Growth Coach.

For more information about this workshop or to register, contact Renee Held at 402.564.0105 or rheld@unomaha.edu.


Upgrade to Office 365 Webmail and Campus Wireless Changes

In the next three weeks, Information Services (IS) will upgrade Office 365 Webmail and change the campus wireless access.

June 27 - July 5, 2013:

The current UNO faculty/staff webmail (Office 365) will be upgraded by Microsoft. Upgrades to this cloud-based system are controlled by Microsoft, and we are provided an “upgrade window," so Information Services (IS) is currently unable to provide a specific date or time for this change. This upgrade will only involve Office 365 email accessed via the Web and does not involve the Outlook email client.

Here’s what can be expected during the service upgrade:

You shouldn’t experience any email interruptions in Outlook or on mobile devices.

If you happen to be checking your email with the Outlook Web App when your email account is updated, you may need to sign out and then sign back in.

You won’t need to change anything on your computer, in Outlook, or on any mobile device you use.

After the service upgrade, some changes and additional features will be noticed on the Outlook Web App. Check out the changes to the webmail here.

July 1, 2013:

In an effort to improve wireless security on the UNO campus, the existing UNOWireless network will be disabled, requiring faculty, staff, and students to use the UNOSecure network with their UNO Net ID login to connect. Guests at UNO will continue to be able to access the internet (no secure content) via the UNOGuest network without a password. Wireless devices may need to be reset to access either UNOSecure or UNOGuest.

Although both changes are relatively simple, they may cause confusion on campus. IS will post updates and additional information to Upgrade Central and UNO eNotes. Please feel free to contact IS Technical Support at 402.554.4357 (4-HELP) or unohelpdesk.unomaha.edu if you have questions or concerns about the changes for either service.


Farewell Party for Lamarr Womble June 28

Please join the UNO Welcome Center in bidding farewell to Lamarr Womble on Friday, June 28, from 3-5 p.m. He will be taking on new challenges in New York City. Please stop by the Welcome Center to wish him good luck!


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.

This survey will close on Wednesday, June 19.

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.


Parking Lot Closures Announced for Hagel Event June 19

On Wednesday, June 19, Lot C (metered parking spaces in front of MBSC), Lots D and E (located between Strauss Performing Arts Center and Criss Library) will be reserved all day for Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel's visit to UNO.

Parking Services lot attendents will be assigned to manage reserved parking at the entrances to each of these lots, and the Media Parking Area located in the southeast corner of Lot E.

Special permits will be required to park in Lots C, D and E.

East Garage Parking

The gates to all three (3) levels of the East Garage (Lots T, U and V) will be open from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. These lots will be available for faculty, staff and student parking during the day and event parking in the afternoon. No permits will be required to park in East Garage.

Extra Shuttles

Extra shuttles will be added to the Dodge Campus– Pacific Campus route from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. for the convenience of faculty, staff and students who park on the Pacific Campus as alternative to parking on the Dodge Campus during the day of the event.

View UNO parking maps here.

For questions, contact contact Parking Services at 402.554.PARK (7275)


Gerontology Faculty Candidate Research Presentation June 19

Faculty, staff and students are warmly invited to attend a presentation by Dr. Stefan Agrigoroaei, assistant director and project manager of Lifespan Developmental Psychology Lab of Brandeis University on Wednesday, June 19. Dr. Agrigoroaei will discuss his research.

Two of Dr. Agrigoroaei's recent publications are:

Maintaining a sense of control in the context of cognitive challenge: Greater stability in control beliefs benefits working memory by Agrigoroaei, S., Neupert, D.D., & Lachman, M.E. (2013) in The Journal of Gerontopsychology and Geriatric Psychiatry, and

Cortisol response to challenge involving low controllability: The role of control beliefs and age by Agrigoroaei, S., Polito, M., Lee,A., Kranz-Graham, E., Seeman, T. & Lachman, M.E. (2013) in Biological Psychology.

For additional information, please contact Dr. Lyn Holley, Department of Gerontology, 402.554.4814.


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 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.

Let us know if you have any questions by emailing helpdesk@nebraska.edu or calling either 402.472.7373 or 877.472.7694.


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.


2013 Maverick Volleyball Camp Registration

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 –10th

Incoming grades: 5-8

Advanced Individual: July 11th - 12th

Incoming grades: 7-9

Junior Camp: July 13th

Incoming grades: 1-5

Position Camp: July 15th – July 16th

Incoming grades: 8-10

Advanced Specialty Camp: July 17th – 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.