• 2013
  • 08/13

Hi-Tech Classrooms Unavailable Aug. 14 to Aug. 19

To provide improved security and update software, all computers in Information Services (IS) Hi-Tech classrooms will be re-imaged (or returned to their original configuration) beginning Wednesday, August 14, through Monday, August 19. This process will remove any software which was installed over the spring and summer semesters.

During the reimaging, all Hi-Tech room computers will be unavailable for use. Workstations will be brought back on-line Monday, August 19. At this time faculty may install software in Hi-Tech rooms which will be utilized for the fall semester. For a complete list of all IS Hi-Tech classrooms visit http://is.unomaha.edu/labs/hi-tech.php.

Note: Faculty and staff who install additional software in the Hi-Tech classrooms or who require additional software installed for them in the computer labs need to ensure their software is compatible with the Windows 7 (64-bit) operating software. If possible, install and test your software prior to your first class. Contact your department technology support personnel or IS Technical Support Services at 402.554.4357 if you have questions.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact IS Technical Support at 402.554.HELP (4357) or unohelpdesk@unomaha.edu. You can also visit the new Request Center at http://requestcenter.unomaha.edu to submit and track your own trouble ticket. If using the request center site, you will need to log in with your username and password (same as email and Blackboard).


Maverick and University Village Move-in Traffic Notice

Traffic on University Drive South will be restricted to one-way (eastbound) from the entrance of the West Parking Garage (Lot J) to the west entrance of Lot M (south of Criss Library) during residence hall move-in on Thursday, August 22, and Friday, August 23. Access will be open to the West Garage and the Child Care Center.

This road will be very congested in front of the residence halls while students are unloading and moving into the residence halls. Parking and security staff will be directing traffic.

Contact Parking Services at 402.554.PARK (7275) if you have any questions.


USPS Mail Pickup Time Change

The USPS, in trying to gain efficiency, has requested an earlier pickup time here at UNO. As it has been, all mail that came into Mail Services before 4:45 p.m. was posted and sent out the same day. With this request, the pickup time will change.

They are recommending a 4:15 p.m. collection pickup to ensure our mail is processed the same day. This will make it imperative to have all USPS mail to Mail Services no later than 4 p.m. This is especially true for Priority Express Next Day Delivery.

All mail delivered after 4 p.m. will be post-marked for the following business day. The postal service is struggling to meet their goals, and this is one small way that we can help them and meet our goals as well. Please prepare for this to take effect immediately.


Essay Winner Can Tap Into The Genius of Warren Buffett

Want to win free admission to "The Genius of Warren Buffett" course this fall? Here's your chance! Write a 300-word essay telling us how "The Genius of Warren Buffett" course will impact your career, education and/or life.

The University of Nebraska at Omaha is offering noncredit admission to the class to one winner. Buffett author Robert Miles teaches the class through the UNO College of Business Administration's executive MBA program.

Essays are due Aug. 26, with the winner announced Sept. 1. Detailed rules and entry information are on the college's website.

The class, also offered for graduate credit, includes guest lectures by investment managers, Berkshire company managers and a "Buffett family philanthropist," according to Miles' course outline.

A winner who is enrolled at UNO could attend the class for free or may be eligible for up to four credit hours for completing the coursework, but to receive credits, they would have to pay regular tuition and fees. A noncredit winner would attend the class for free and receive a "certificate of business excellence."

Class sessions will be Sept. 13, 14, 27 and 28 and Oct. 11 and 12. Hours are 3 p.m. to 9 p.m. Fridays and 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Saturdays, with catered meals, held at Mammel Hall, 6708 Pine St.


Criss Library Cafe Closed until Start of Fall Semester

The Library Cafe will be closed until Sunday, August 25. It will re-open on Monday, August 26, 2013.

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).

Open Parking Aug.12-25
There will be open parking on all UNO campuses through August 25. No permit will be required to park on surface lots or East and West Garages.

- Vehicles must park in white striped stalls.
- No Parking is allowed in drive aisles, fire lanes or cross-hatched area.
- Reserved, handicap and loading zone parking limited to authorized vehicles only.
- No payment is required to park at meters. Meters are intended for short term visitor parking. Please limit time you park at the meters.

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
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.

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.

All permits must be ordered online and be picked up at the following locations:

Monday, August 12 to Friday, August 16 (8 a.m. to 5 p.m.):
Parking Office EAB 107

Monday, August 19; Tuesday, August 20; and Wednesday, August 21 (8 a.m. to 5 p.m.):
Eppley Administration Building: Auditorium, 102

Thursday, August 22 to Friday, August 23 (7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.):
Eppley Administration Building: Auditorium, 102

Monday, August 26 and Tuesday, August 27 (7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.):
Milo Bail Student Center: 3rd Floor, Council Room

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

Campus Notices
  • 8/17
  • 1-2PM

Letras Y Voces Reading Aug. 17

The Writer's Workshop and El Museo Latino present the poetry of Heidi Hermanson, Bruce Koborg, and Ian Barker on Saturday, August 17, from 1-2 p.m. at 4701 S 25th Street. The reading is free, and the community is invited to attend!

Questions? Contact Lisa Sandlin at 505.603.8860 or Magdalena Garcia at 402.731.1137.

UNO in the Media

UNO in the Media

Alvarado at 'Breakfast of Champions', Quoted in World-Herald
On Monday, August 12, Omaha World-Herald's Erin Grace published a column on a monthly event known as "Breakfast of Champions" in which the 11-Worth Café hosts movers and shakers from around Omaha. One of the people in attendance at his month's event was Jonathan Benjamin-Alvarado, professor of political science at UNO.

UNO Study Raises Concerns About Sex Offender Law
On Monday, August 12, the Omaha World-Herald published a story on a recent study released by UNO's Consortium for Crime and Justice Research. The study argues that there has been little evidence that a 2009 law, called the "Adam Walsh Act," has done anything to improve public safety.

UNO Hosts Contest to Attend 'Genius of Warren Buffett' Seminar
On Sunday, August 11, Omaha World-Herald ran another issue of it's "Warren Watch," in which they focused on a course offered by UNO adjunct professor Robert Miles called "The Genius of Warren Buffett." This year Miles is opening the class to a member of the public by way of an essay contest.

UNO Grad Ends Reign as "Miss Kool-Aid"
On Sunday, August 11, the Hastings Tribune published a story on Kimberly Brennan, an elementary education major at UNO who graduated in May, who ended her run as the inaugural "Kool-Aid Queen" earlier this month. Hastings began the Kool-Aid Festival in 1997 and was where the popular flavored drink mix was invented.

Walker Quoted in Judge's Opinion to End 'Stop and Frisk'
On Monday, August 12, Judge Shira Scheindlin issued a decision determining that the NYPD's "Stop and Frisk" policy, in which citizens can be stopped on the street and frisked without cause, in in violation of people's civil rights. One of the key witnesses for the plaintiff was Samuel Walker, professor emeritus of criminology and criminal justice, who was cited extensively throughout the judge's opinion.


Academic Partnership for Instruction Announces Fall Blackboard 9.1 Workshops

The Academic Partnership for Instruction (API), a Division of Information Services (IS), will be offering a series of workshops designed to teach faculty about ways to use Blackboard 9.1 to enhance student learning.

Workshops run through Friday, August 16, and are held in Kayser Hall, room 543. For full course descriptions and to get registered, please visit http://api.unomaha.edu/calendar.php.

Questions? Contact the IS Help Desk at 402.554.HELP (4357) or email unohelpdesk@unomaha.edu.