• 2013
  • 07/01

Celebrating 45 Years in the University of Nebraska System

On July 1, 1968, the University of Nebraska at Omaha (then called University of Omaha) officially joined the University of Nebraska (NU) system.

Nebraska voters enthusiastically accepted the University of Omaha into the NU system by a 4-to-1 margin. One result of the July, 1968, OU merger with NU was an incredible increase in UNO enrollment--it increased more than 23 percent from the fall of 1967 to the fall of 1968.

For more information, visit our About UNO page here.


Employee of the Month: Susie Ross Shanahan Named July 'Oh' Award Recipient

Oh, what a difference you make, Susie Ross Shanahan! A medical assistant at UNO Health Services, Shanahan will be honored throughout the month of July for her work.

Praised by her nominators for having excellent communication with students and staff, her nominators say, "Susie goes above and beyond her duties and makes extra time to help with problems. She is extremely polite and easy to talk with."

Her nominators continue, "Susie arrives early to work to ensure the lab is running and even makes herself available for patients who need early assistance. She is willing to take charge or be a team player in every situation. On a scale of 1-10, she is a 10!"

As Employee of the Month, Shanahan received a certificate, lapel pin, choice of coffee cup or drink cup, a monetary award and use of a parking space. She also received a portrait with the chancellor and a letter of congratulations. She will be honored at an upcoming meeting of the University of Nebraska Board of Regents.

Congratulations, Susie!

Last January, Human Resources announced the updated Employee of the Month --"Oh" Award for "Oh, what a difference you make!" -- program for UNO staff members. HR administers the program in conjunction with the Office of the Chancellor and Staff Advisory Council. They welcome nominations from faculty, staff, students, vendors and visitors. Nomination forms are available at http://www.unomaha.edu/sac/awards.php.

Employee of the Month
  • 7/04
  • 9AM

UNO to Host Annual 'Let Freedom Ring' Bell Tower Concert July 4

An Omaha landmark that stands tall among the city's skyline will stand tall in honor of America on Thursday, July 4, as the University of Nebraska at Omaha (UNO) hosts the 24th Annual "Let Freedom Ring" carillon concert.

Beginning at 9 a.m. on Independence Day, UNO's Henningson Memorial Campanile's 47 bronze bells will chime with classic patriotic songs, and some modern favorites, performed by carillonneur Brent Shaw.

For more information on this event, please read the press release here.


Lots D and E Closed for Construction July 8-August 15

Lots D and E, located between Strauss Performing Arts Center and Criss Library, will be closed for construction from July 8 to August 15. These lots will be modified for visitor and special event use.

Starting on July 8 through August 25, the following temporary changes will be made to parking enforcement:

--Surface lots on Dodge and Pacific Campuses will be open for all permits.
Vehicles must park in white striped stalls.
No parking is allowed in drive aisles, fire lanes and cross-hatched areas.
Reserved and handicap parking is limited to authorized vehicles only.
All valid permits, including Garage Only permits, will be accepted to park in surface lots except metered stalls.
Vehicles without valid permits will be subject to ticketing.

--The East Parking Garage, behind Arts and Sciences Hall, will provide open parking.
All three levels (Lots T, U and V) will be available for faculty, staff, student and visitor parking with no permit required.
Visitor Only pay parking will continue to be enforced at the meters from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., Monday through Friday.

On Monday, August 26, which is the start of fall semester, new 2013–2014 parking permits must be displayed, and standard parking regulations will be enforced.

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


Heath Draney Solo Exhibition at the Criss Library Through August 16

The Criss Library is hosting Innocence, a Heath Draney Solo Exhibition through August 16 in the Osborne Family Gallery.

For more information, visit the Criss Library current exhibits webpage.


API Offering Introduction to Video Editing Class July 17

The Academic Partnership for Instruction will offer an "Introduction to Video Editing" class for faculty and staff on Wednesday, July 17.

Using Windows Movie-Maker, class participants will learn basic editing techniques that can be utilized to create "movies" in any video editing program. This hands-on class will include techniques for importing video into an editing timeline, adding title images, titles, musical underscores, transitions, and ending credits. The last part of the class will cover exporting the movie for computer, DVD, and web playback.

Class will be held Wednesday, July 17, from 12-1:30 p.m. in Kayser Hall, Room 543.

To register for the class, please go here.

Questions? Contact the IS Help Desk at 402.554.4357 or unohelpdesk@unomaha.edu.


July UNO Information Security Newsletter Available

The July UNO Information Security Newsletter is now available. To view, please click here.


UNO Alumni Magazine Available

The UNO Alumni Association is happy to report that the Summer 2013 issue of UNO Magazine has been printed and is headed to the homes and businesses of 80,000 readers!

This issue focuses on "Money Matters" and includes features such as:
-- The Cost of College: An exploration of the rising costs of higher education and how UNO is helping students afford a degree.
-- Major Money: Does a philosophy major really "pay?" Find out.
-- For Richer, For Poorer: How money makes or breaks a marriage.
-- $20.13: We gave 10 members of the Class of 2013 $20.13 each. See how they spent it.

There's that and much more! Can't wait to get your copy? Visit http://unoalumni.org/unomag-Summer13 to see UNO Magazine online. View it as a "flipbook," download it as a PDF, or click to see individual stories.

Thanks to all who worked so hard on this issue — writers, photographers, designers, story sources and others. Your efforts are greatly appreciated. Extra printed copies will be mailed to sources next week.

If you have a comment about the magazine, please do so on our Facebook page, https://www.facebook.com/UNOAlumni.


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.


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.

Let us know if you have any questions by emailing helpdesk@nebraska.edu or calling 402.472.7373 or 877-472-7694.


Parking Lot Reservations for 2013 Shakespeare on the Green

This year Shakespeare on the Green is scheduled for 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 - Level 3 (the West Parking Garage) will be reserved all day on performance nights.

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).


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 online here.

Summer in Omaha

Summer in Omaha

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

Midtown Crossing

Monday Night at the Movies: It's fun for the whole family at Midtown Crossing in Turner Park! Grab your blanket, enjoy some popcorn, sit back, relax and watch Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone on July 1. For more information, click here.

Durham Museum

A T. Rex named Sue: Sue was a Tyrannosaurus rex that roamed North America about 67 million years ago. Sue, one of Chicago's Field Museum's traveling exhibitions, is the largest, most complete, best preserved Tyrannosaurus rex in the world. For more information on the exhibit, visit http://durhammuseum.org/experience/exhibits/temporary/exhibit-details.aspx?ID=241.

For more information on fun events around Omaha and the metro area, visit the Omaha Convention & Visitors Bureau's website.