• 2013
  • 06/25

Flag Lowering Today

The UNO flag will be lowered on today, June 25, for Keith Turner, a professor emeritus of economics, who passed away on June 15, 2013.

Turner began working at UNO in the Department of Economics in 1969 and stayed at UNO for three decades, retiring in 1999.

Services were held for Turner on Wednesday, June 19, in Papillion, Neb.

  • 6/25

TIAA-CREF Representative on Campus Today

A representative from TIAA-CREF will be on campus today, June 25. To set up an appointment, contact Robyn Galvin at 402.548.3614.


Campus Sidewalk Closures and Repairs Beginning This Week

Beginning June 24, various areas of concrete repair will be taking place on the Dodge campus. The sidewalk north of Caniglia Field and south of the Pep Bowl will be closed. Signs will be posted alerting to closed sidewalks.

Starting Monday, July 1, the center sidewalk from University Drive East extending west to the north central entrance of Arts and Sciences Hall will be closed for construction. The south entrance of Kayser Hall, the north east entrance and the north handicap ramp of Arts and Sciences will be closed during the construction. Construction will take approximately four weeks. Directional signs will be posted.

If you have questions, please call 402.960.9819.

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Lot V Closed for Maintenance June 25-27

Lot V, the upper level of the East Parking Garage behind Arts and Sciences Hall, will be closed June 25-June 27.

Due to weather delays, new light installation and annual maintenance continues to be performed.

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).


Retirement Reception for Geri Backora July 9

After 15 years of service to the UNO Athletic Department, Geri Backora is celebrating her retirement. Please join us as we honor her with a reception on Tuesday, July 9, 2013, from 5-7 p.m. at the UNO Alumni Center, located at 6705 Dodge St.

Please bring a toast and a story to tell!


API Offers iMovie Training July 16

The Academic Partnership for Instruction (API) will offer a hands-on training session on iMovie, the video creation and editing software freely included with Apple Macintosh computers.

The session will be held from 3-5 p.m. on Tuesday, July 16, in Kayser Hall Room 543.

Participants will have the opportunity to explore the basic features of the iMovie software suite, learning how to assemble a movie from video clips, still images, and audio files. Videos created with iMovie will be exported into web-friendly formats for sharing on such sites as YouTube and Facebook. Included in the session will also be a discussion of the use of video to support teaching and learning.

Basic familiarity with Apple Macintosh operating systems is required. Space is limited, and early registration is encouraged. Registration information is available on the API event calendar.

in the news

In the News

Vlasek Talks Dangers of Laser Pointers with KETV
On Friday, June 21, Scott Vlasek, director of UNO's Aviation Institute, was interviewed by KETV on the topic of laser pointers and the danger they pose to pilots after an 11 year old was accused of shining a laser pointer at planes landing at Eppley Airfield.

Gouveia Discusses Immigration Reform
On Thursday, June 20, the Lincoln Journal Star published a story on Nebraska's role in federal immigration reform, which included insight from Lourdes Gouveia, director of UNO's Office of Latino/Latin American Studies (OLLAS).

Spenner Places 10th in Heptathalon
Over the weekend UNO junior and track-and-field athlete Sami Spenner competed in the U.S. Track and Field Championships, placing 10th nationally and second place among college athletes. Spenner's efforts were covered by the Omaha World-Herald.

Online Program Alum Featured in North Carolina Paper
On Thursday, June 20, Jennifer Johnson, a physicians assistant and online masters program graduate from UNO, was featured for her work at a family practice clinic in the Wilmington area of North Carolina.

UNO Champions STEM Education
On Wednesday, June 12, UNO student Berkley Lyman was profiled by the Papillion News Times for being one of only three women in UNO's information assurance program. A proponent of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) classes, Lyman challenged young women to pursue education and careers in those fields.


Retirement Reception for Linda Parker June 27

Linda Parker, associate professor and social sciences reference librarian, will retire on June 30, 2013.

Criss Library will host a retirement reception for Linda on June 27, 2013, from 2-4 p.m. in the Library Faculty Study. Please join in celebrating her distinguished career of 43 years as a librarian and her 21 years at UNO. Refreshments will be served.

For more information, please contact Nora Hillyer at nhillyer@unomaha.edu; Melissa Cast-Brede at mcast@unomaha.edu; or Rob Smith at rlsmith@unomaha.edu.


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!


Classroom Response System (Clickers) Survey Open until July 1

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 and will be open for responses until July 1.

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.


Discount Memberships Available Until July 1 from the Rose Theatre

Join in the fun at The Rose, where a membership guarantees your family a full year of exciting theater performances designed specifically for your child's enjoyment. Memberships are good for the 2013-2014 season, which begins in September 2013.

Family Memberships are $75 for UNO, a $20 savings off full price.

As a family member, you will receive four free tickets to the membership shows listed below. Members also receive discounts to premium event shows and discounts on classes, costume rental and summer camp.

Four Free Tickets to Each:
Knuffle Bunny
Robin Hood
Big Nate
Grocer's Goblin & Little Mermaid
Jackie & Me
Leo Lionni's Frederick
Ramona Quimby

Discounts to Premium Events:

This offer expires July 1. For more information, view this flier or contact Mandy Aleksiak at mandya@rosetheater.org or 402.502.4637.


Lot W Closed for Construction Zone Access July 1-July 31

Sidewalk replacement is scheduled between the main entrance on the north Arts and Sciences Hall and the south entrance to Kayser Hall.

This construction project is scheduled from July 1-July 31. Lot W, on the east side of Arts and Sciences Hall, will be closed during this project.

Dump trucks, concrete trucks and construction equipment will be entering and exiting Lot W during the project.

Handicap parkers should contact Parking Services to arrange access to Lot V for temporary handicap parking.

Alternate surface parking for faculty, and staff is available all day in Lot A, north of Kayser Hall, and St. Margaret Mary Church Lot.

Contact Parking Services with questions at 402.554.PARK (7275).


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.