• 2013
  • 06/19

Parking Lot Closures for Today's Hagel Event

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 today, Wednesday, June 19.

Parking Services lot attendants 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 the 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 the UNO parking maps here

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


Third Floor of Criss Library Temporarily Closed Today

The third floor of the Criss Library will be temporarily closed today, June 19, from 7 a.m. until 5 p.m.

Please see the service desk if you require assistance.


Geronotology Faculty Candidate Research Presentation Today

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 today, 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.


UNO Summer Scholars Hosting Career Expo Today

The UNO Summer Scholars, under the direction of Elizabeth Blanco, will host a Career Expo in the Ballroom of the Milo Bail Student Center today, June 19, from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m.

As part of their P-16 service learning project, the UNO Summer Scholars have researched numerous career fields to present and showcase at the Expo. The Summer Scholars have also invited students from the Boys and Girls Club of South Omaha to visit and learn more about future career possibilities.

All on campus are welcome to stop by!

Summer in Omaha

Midtown Crossing's Midweek Market

Wohlner's Midweek Market takes place on Wednesdays from 3 to 6 p.m. in Midtown Crossing. It is located in the parking garage on 33rd Street next to the original Wohlner's Neighborhood Grocery & Deli.


Campus Wireless Changes July 1

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 this change is relatively simple, it may cause confusion on campus. IS will post updates and additional information to http://upgradecentral.unomaha.edu 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.


Mike McGinnis Named President-Elect of The Society for Modeling and Simulation, International

Mike McGinnis, executive director at the Peter Kiewit Institute, was named president-elect and will serve a one-year term in office at The Society for Modeling and Simulation, International (SCS).

For more information, please see this press release.


Have You Updated Your Retirement Plan Lately?

Make a free appointment to meet with our retirement plan advisers. Both TIAA-CREF and Fidelity have representatives who are on campus regularly to help you with your retirement planning.

If you have not looked at your retirement choices in the past year, it may be time to meet with an adviser and make sure you are doing the most you can to meet your retirement goals. Jana Steigelman-Simon from TIAA-CREF will be on campus June 25, July 2, July 9, and July 23, and Jason Cronick from Fidelity will be here June 20, July 9 and July 22.

To make an appointment with TIAA-CREF, please call Robyn Galvin at 402.548.3614.

To make an appointment with Fidelity, please call 800.642.7131.

For more information, contact Tim Rochford in Human Resources at 402.554.2465 or via email at trochford@unomaha.edu.


Research Opportunity for People with Knee Pain

Researchers with the School of HPER in conjunction with Creighton University are looking for people who are between 19 and 75 years old that are currently reporting knee pain and have a prior physician diagnosis of knee osteoarthritis.

The purpose of this study is to determine thigh muscle function differences that exist between people with knee osteoarthritis and those without knee osteoarthritis. The study will consist of one visit to the Creighton Rehabilitation Science Laboratory and will require 1.5-2.0 hours of your time. A $25 stipend is available to qualified participants.

If you are interested in knowing more about this research study, call or e-mail Michaella Spenceri at 402.280.5674 or MichaellaSpenceri@creighton.edu.

This study is approved by both Creighton University's IRB (13-16685) and the UNMC IRB (#302-13-ET).


API Offers "Google Staycation" Series on UNO's Google Apps for Education (G-Mav)

The Academic Partnership for Instruction (API), a division of Information Services (IS), will offer a 3-day series -- a Google Staycation -- on UNO's subscription to Google Apps for Education (G-Mav).

Google Apps for Education is a suite of Google software applications and services you can log in to using your UNO NetID username and password.

The training series kicks off Monday, June 24, and concludes Wednesday, June 26. Each day will focus upon different applications:

Monday, June 24: Google Drive (formerly known as Google Docs)

Tuesday, June 25: Google Sites (wiki software)

Wednesday, June 26: Google Gadgets (Google Forms, Translate, Google+ / Hangouts / Chat / Talk)

All sessions will be held from 2-4 p.m. in Kayser Hall Room 543 and will feature API staff highlighting not only the technical features of these apps but also how you can connect these resources to your teaching, learning, and productivity needs.

Visit the API event calendar to register for each session.


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.


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.


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