• 2013
  • 07/30

'O' the Places You'll Go! Faculty/Staff Picnic Scheduled for August 20

Join 1,478 of your favorite UNO colleagues at the 'O' the Places You'll Go! Annual Faculty/Staff Picnic on Tuesday, August 20, 2013, from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. in the MBSC Ballroom. A brief program will begin at noon.

Please RSVP by Friday, August 16, to be eligible for great door prizes! The picnic is hosted by Chancellor John Christensen, the UNO Staff Advisory Council and the UNO Faculty Senate. See you there!


UNO Community Engagement Center Now Accepting Requests for Proposal for Space

We are pleased to announce the release of the first round of request for proposals for university and community partner space in the UNO Community Engagement Center (CEC). Opening in the early spring of 2014, the CEC will serve as both the front door to the campus and as the university's signature outreach venue. In addition to housing the campus' nationally recognized Service Learning Academy and rapidly growing student volunteer/community service enterprise, the CEC will offer more than 12,000 square feet of collaborative, state-of-the-art office space for both community-based and university organizations. Organizations housed in the CEC will share a commitment to improve our community through cooperative programming, reciprocity, commitment to diversity, open communication, and collective and individual impact.

Application forms are available through the UNO CEC website. The website contains other information, including the CEC's mission and values, furniture and building design, and FAQs. We are accepting applications from both community organizations (including nonprofit and grassroots organizations, government entities, education, social entrepreneurs, collaborations, etc.) as well as UNO-based initiatives (emanating from colleges, departments, student organizations, campus collaborations, volunteer organizations, etc.). UNO-based organizations should complete the “internal” application; community-based organizations should complete the “external" application.

Applications for this round must be emailed to UNO at unocec@unomaha.edu no later than August 31, 2013, at 5 p.m. There will be additional calls for applications in November 2013 and February 2014.

Campus Notices

Parking Updates

Listed below are the UNO Parking updates. If you have any questions, please contact Parking Services at 402.554.PARK (7275). You can also check the campus maps page and click 'Parking Maps' under Parking Services to view the lots.

Parking Permits Available for Online Purchase

Parking permits for the 2013-2014 academic year are now available for purchase online at www.unomaha.edu/parking/.

On the UNO Parking website, click MavPark. The site will require a NetID and password (same as your Blackboard login) and vehicle information for all vehicles parking on campus. Your vehicle information will include the vehicle's make, model, color, and license plate number. Before going online, please have this information available. Permits must be displayed beginning Monday, August 26, 2013.

Parking Services will mail permits on Wednesday, August 7, for all orders received by Wednesday, July 31. After July 31, online orders must be picked up at the following locations:

Monday, August 19 to Friday, August 23:
Eppley Administration Building: Auditorium

Monday, August 26 and Tuesday, August 27:
Milo Bail Student Center: 3rd Floor, Council Room

New updates from Parking Services for the 2013-2014 academic year can be found here.

Lot W Closed for Construction Zone Access Extended Through August 2

Sidewalk replacement is scheduled between the main entrance on the north side of Arts and Sciences Hall and the south entrance to Kayser Hall. This construction project was scheduled from July 1-31. The construction has been extended through Friday, August 2.

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.

Alternate parking for faculty and staff is available all day in the East Garage, behind Arts and Sciences Hall.

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

Lots D and E Closed for Construction Through August 15

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

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, the start of the fall semester, new 2013–2014 parking permits must be displayed, and standard parking regulations will be enforced.

East Parking Garage Security Camera Upgrades Through August 20

All three levels (Lots T, U and V) of the East Parking Garage will have security cameras upgraded starting July 19 through August 20. Portions of the parking stalls will be barricaded during installation of electrical/data conduit and cameras.

Contact Campus Security at 402.554.2648 or Parking Services at 402.554.PARK (7275) with questions.

Campus Notices

Campus Recreation Offering Massage Special Through August 3

Campus Recreation is offering $10 off massages through August 3.

Regular pricing for massages is listed below:

30 minutes:
UNO Student: $35, Campus Rec Member $40, Non-Member $60

45 minutes:
UNO Student: $40, Campus Rec Member $45, Non-Member $65

60 minutes:
UNO Student: $50, Campus Rec Member $55, Non-Member $75

For more information or to schedule an appointment, call 402.554.3016.

Campus Notices

Join Team UNO in the Omaha Corportate Cup Featuring the UNO Campus

The 2013 American Lung Association Corporate Cup on Sunday, September 15, will feature UNO in a big way--the 10K portion of the race will traverse UNO's Dodge and Pacific campuses as runners circle the area on their way to the finish line. The two-mile run will also pass by Mammel Hall, home of the UNO College of Business Administration. The remainder of the race will take place in Aksarben Village.

Join UNO's Corporate Cup Team for just $15 by visiting http://tinyurl.com/unocorporatecup and clicking on 'Join Team' next to 'University of Nebraska at Omaha.' With your help, UNO will be well represented at the Cup with a great team of students, faculty, staff and community members. You can help UNO continue our winning tradition-- the UNO women's team came in 3rd last year and 1st the year prior.

T-shirt orders will be announced in eNotes in the coming weeks.

To view course information, click here.

For additional event information or to register, click here.

The Corporate Cup is among the largest of corporate road races in the United States, recently ranked 10th best 10K. From the first Corporate Cup in 1981, the event has experienced phenomenal success. In that first year, 29 companies entered and 681 runners crossed the finish line. In 2012, 262 companies entered with more than 11,000 registrants. Come celebrate the 33rd year of this great event and help the more than 200,000 Nebraskans who suffer from lung disease!

UNO in the Media

UNO in the Media

Stolarz Profiled on NHL.com
On Monday, July 29, NHL.com published a profile on Anthony Stolarz, a former goaltender for the men's hockey program. Stolarz left the program after playing for only half a season after being offered a professional contract. Stolarz is expected to play in net for the Philadelphia Flyers this year.

Buettner Profiled on KVNO
On Sunday, July 28, KVNO News ran a profile on men's soccer player Craig Buettner, who became a walk-on for the team in 2011 and will be entering his senior year this year. The men's soccer season opens with an exhibition game on Aug. 17 at Omaha South High School's Collin Stadium.

Walker Quoted in NY Times
On Saturday, July 27, Sam Walker, professor emeritus of criminology and criminal justice, was quoted in the New York Times on the subject of federal oversight of city police departments. The story comes after a series of federal lawsuits have argued that many cities are violating civil liberties during arrests and investigations.

UNO Voices Against Violence Event in Methodist Magazine
For the summer issue of Methodist Hospitals' "Meaning of Care" magazine, a story was included on a special live-tweeting event held by UNO Voices Against Violence, Methodist Hospital and the Women's Center for Advancement in April. The chat was held in conjunction with Sexual Assault Awareness Month.

UNO to Host Aging/Technology Conference
On Wednesday, July 24, WOWT reported on an upcoming conference hosted by several UNO departments in October on the topic of aging and technology. More information on the conference can be found here: http://www.unomaha.edu/app2013/


University Housing Looking for Volunteers for Move-in

Would you like to volunteer during residence hall move-in? University Housing is looking for some dedicated staff members to help move in the students, talk with families, and be a friendly face! Sign up online here.


Faculty Recruitment Workshops Announced

Deans, directors, chairs, faculty, and administrative assistants participating in faculty searches must attend a workshop once every two years. The 2013-2014 workshop dates are listed below. Please RSVP to Pamela Flanagan at pflanagan@unomaha.edu. All workshops will be held in the Milo Bail Student Center Council Room, third floor.

August 8, 1-2:30 p.m.
August 27, 10-11:30 a.m.
September 5, 1-2:30 p.m.
September 17, 10-11:30 a.m.
October 3, 1-2:30 p.m.
October 15, 10-11:30 a.m.
November 7, 1-2:30 p.m.
November 19, 10-11:30 a.m.
December 5, 1-2:30 p.m.
December 17, 10-11:30 a.m.
January 9, 2014, 1-2:30 p.m.
January 21, 2014, 10-11:30 a.m.
February 6, 2014, 1-2:30 p.m.
February 18, 2014, 10-11:30 a.m.
March 6, 2014, 1-2:30 p.m.
March 18, 2014, 10-11:30 a.m.
April 3, 2014, 1-2:30 p.m.
April 22, 2014, 10-11:30 a.m.
May 8, 2014, 1-2:30 p.m.
May 20, 2014, 10-11:30 a.m.


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.

Summer in Omaha

Summer in Omaha

Lauritzen Gardens
Blue Agent--Tempo of Twilight
6-8 p.m. Tuesday, July 30
Members and children under six are free; $6 for adults; $3 for children six to 12 years
Enjoy blues music by Blue Tempo outside in the garden, weather permitting.

For more fun in Omaha this summer, check out the Visit Omaha website.