• 2013
  • 06/28

Farewell Party for Lamarr Womble Today

Please join the UNO Welcome Center in bidding farewell to Lamarr Womble today, 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!

  • 6/28
  • 6PM

Bank of the West Concert Tonight

The annual "Bank of the West Celebrates America" concert takes place tonight, June 28, at Memorial Park from 6-10 p.m. The event is free and open to the public, and UNO will again provide free parking.

This year's entertainment includes Pat Benatar & Neil Giraldo and Loverboy. A fireworks grand finale will follow the performances at 10 p.m.

Be aware that campus parking usually fills by 7 p.m. In addition to surface parking lots, UNO's multi-level parking garage (University Drive East Parking Structure) will be open after 4 p.m. Event organizers encourage those who park on campus to use the pedestrian overpass when crossing Dodge Street. Shuttle service between the UNO Dodge and Pacific campuses stops at 6 p.m. during the summer. Please note: people who park on the Pacific Campus for the concert will not be able to take the shuttle back to their cars after 6 p.m.

Bank of the West, in cooperation with the city of Omaha, annually sponsors the outdoor concert and fireworks finale. For more information, visit the concert website.


Teaching and Technology Center Closed July 1-8

The Teaching and Technology Center, located in Kayser Hall room 538, will be closed from July 1-8. For assistance during that time please contact the Information Services Help Desk, located in the Eppley Administration Building room 104, at 402.554.4357.

in the news

In the News

UNO Alum Makes Name in Omaha Party Scene
A feature in the Omaha World-Herald on Thursday, June 27, profiled the popular "Defy Gravity" shows held in Omaha. The parties are organized, in part, by UNO alumnus and former member of UNO's men's tennis team James Fonda.

Lipschultz Talks Email Privacy on Huffington Post
On Thursday, June 27, Jeremy Lipschultz, professor of communication, provided a guest entry on the Huffington Post blog on the topic of privacy and email. Lipschultz argues that many of the tools we use to enjoy social media can be used to disrupt our email privacy – a fact shown in recent revelations on secret NSA programs run by the U.S. government.

Drozd Quoted on Rising Hispanic Numbers in Columbus
On Sunday, June 16, David Drozd, research coordinator for UNO's Center for Public Affairs Research, was quoted in the Columbus Telegram. The topic was the growing number of Hispanic citizens in Platte County. The number recently topped 5,000 for the first time.


Discount Memberships to the Rose Theatre Available Until July 1

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 of 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.


Discount Memberships to the Durham Museum Available Until July 25

From June 24-July 25, 2013, purchase or renew a Durham Museum membership or gift membership, and you will receive $5 off Family/Dual or Individual memberships.

You can take advantage of this special offer by completing the membership application.

Questions? Please contact Brittany Hoebelheinrich at 402.444.5071 (ext. 515) or email membership@DurhamMuseum.org.


Have You Updated Your Retirement Plan Lately?

Make a free appointment to meet with our retirement plan advisors. 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 or so, it may be time to meet with an advisor 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 July 2 and July 23, and Jason Cronick from Fidelity will be here 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 (trochford@unomaha.edu).


Social Media Inventory Underway

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Summer in Omaha

Summer in Omaha

The "Summer in Omaha" section showcases fun events or activities in the metro area.

Aksarben Village

Saturdays at Stinson Park

Bring your lawn chair and/or blanket and pick a spot on the beautiful grass in Stinson Park! Enjoy music by High Heel, food, drinks and fun all evening beginning at 7 p.m. on Saturday, June 29.

For more information on events at Aksarben Village, visit the Aksarben Village events page.

Midtown Crossing

Yoga Rocks the Park

Omaha yoga lovers are kicking off their shoes for the third season of the weekly wellness, yoga and live music festival! The popular event kicks off each Sunday at 4 p.m. in Midtown Crossing's Turner Park.

For more information on events at Midtown Crossing, visit the Midtown Crossing events page.