• 2013
  • 08/15

Hi-Tech Classrooms and Labs Upgrading to Microsoft Office 2013

Information Services (IS) is upgrading all hi-tech classrooms in the Milo Bail Student Center (MBSC) and 104 Durham Science Center (DSC) computer labs to Microsoft Office 2013, and this began Wednesday, August 14.

How can you prepare?
1. Attend a Demonstration-- Transitioning to Microsoft Office 2013 (Word, Powerpoint & Excel). Dates are below:
Friday, August 16
12-1 p.m.
KH 541

Friday, August 23
11-12 p.m.
MH 122

Thursday, August 29
6-7 p.m.
MBSC Unomaha Room

Friday, August 30
12-1 p.m.
MBSC Unomaha Room

2. Go to http://bit.ly/unoiskb, login and search for getting started documents and tutorials.

3. Purchase Software for Home Use-- Become familiar with Microsoft Office 2013 by purchasing the Work-at-Home software. Active (those currently being paid by the University) staff and faculty (including graduate assistants and student workers) qualify to purchase a copy of Windows or Office for their personal computer. Software purchases are now completed online by credit card. The cost is $9.75. Please go to http://www.unomaha.edu/buysoftware to purchase and download the software.

What does this mean for you?
Same file formats: Files created in MS Office 07 or 2010 (Word, Powerpoint or Excel) can be opened and edited without issues in Office 2013. Files created in versions of MS Office older than 2007 may not open or may display with formatting changes.

If you have any questions or concerns please contact IS Technical Support at 402.554.HELP (4357) or unohelpdesk@unomaha.edu or login to the new Request Center at http://requestcenter.unomaha.edu to submit and track your own trouble ticket.


American Premiere Broadcast Exclusively on Classical 90.7, KVNO-FM-HD1 Aug. 18

Tune into Classical 90.7 KVNO-FM, this Sunday, Aug. 18, at noon for the American broadcast premier of new choral work by a very talented young Slovenian composer, Damijan Mocnik.

Passio Domini Nostri Jesu Christi secumdum Joannem (The Passion of Our Lord Jesus Christ According to John) was recorded live during a 2011 performance at the Cankarjev Dom – Gallus Hall in Ljubljana, Slovenia.

Classical 90.7, KVNO-FM is a fine arts and classical music broadcast service of the University of Nebraska at Omaha’s College of Communication, Fine Arts and Media.

For additional information, contact Stan Schmidt at www.goingbeyondwords.com.

  • 8/23

Fidelity Representative on Campus Aug. 23

A Fidelity representative will be at UNO for individual appointments Friday, Aug. 23.

Employees can call Fidelity at 800.642.7131 to schedule an appointment with Fidelity Representative Jason Cronick.

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.

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

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

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

USPS Mail Pickup Time Change

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

They are recommending a 4:15 p.m. collection pick up to ensure our mail is processed the same day. This will make it imperative to have all USPS mail to Mail Service 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.

Campus Notices
  • 8/19
  • 11:30AM-1PM
  • PKI 279

College of IS&T Round Table

The College of IS&T Round Table presents An Integrated Risk Management Framework: Measuring the Success of Organizational Knowledge Protection on Monday, August 19, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. in PKI 279 with Stefan Thalmann and Markus Manhart.

In this research-in-progress paper we propose an approach toward knowledge protection adapting existing frameworks from IT security management. We argue that an organizational risk management framework should not only rely on the data security but also on knowledge protection which is underdeveloped in many cases and stops at the level of formulating abstract goals. We consider that a consistent translation from the organizational risk management goals to implemented controls is beneficial in particular to measure the success of the knowledge protection initiative. We further argue that the performance of the organizational knowledge protection should be considered when assessing the knowledge management success. The existence of controls for knowledge protection enables to measure how effectively controls implement the requirements and hence, indicate how well knowledge protection is actually pursued in an organization. This affects organizations abilities to proof compliance to risk management standards, laws, guidelines, or frameworks and creates transparency throughout the whole knowledge protection processes.

Stefan Thalmann holds a Ph.D. in Information Systems from the University of Innsbruck. He worked as a researcher at the Martin-Luther-University of Halle-Wittenberg and as visiting researcher at the London Metropolitan University (UK) and at the University of Jyväskylä (Finland). He is currently employed as post-doctoral researcher at the University of Innsbruck. Thalmann has published articles in journals and conference proceedings on knowledge management, information security and technology-enhanced learning.

Markus Manhart holds an MSc in Information Systems from the University of Innsbruck. Currently, he is a researcher and Ph.D. candidate in Information Systems at the University of Innsbruck. He has published articles in conference proceedings on information security management.

Thalman and Manhart are scheduled to present their research at the Proceedings of the Nineteenth Americas Conference on Information Systems in Chicago on August 15-17.

Pizza is provided on a first-come, first-served basis. Presentation starts at noon.

Please rsvp to anastase@unomaha.edu.

UNO in the Media

UNO in the Media

Yoder Quoted on Urban Sustainability
On Wednesday, August 14, the Omaha World-Herald published a story on the potential axing of an urban sustainability plan by the City of Omaha due to budget cuts. Rick Yoder, a sustainability consultant for UNO's Nebraska Business Development Center, was quoted in the story.

Census Study on WOWT
On Tuesday, August 13, WOWT published a story on the releasing of new Census data analysis from UNO's Center for Public Affairs Research.


API Hosting Fall Blackboard 9.1 Workshops This Week

The Academic Partnership for Instruction (API), a Division of Information Services (IS), is offering a series of workshops designed to teach faculty about ways to use Blackboard 9.1 to enhance student learning. Workshops run through Friday, Aug. 16.

All workshops will be 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.

  • 8/29
  • 11AM-2PM
  • HPER

'Get to Know the O!' at Durango Days!

'Get to Know the O!' is the perfect opportunity for area businesses and students to interact with each other creating a win-win situation for everyone! The event provides a marketing platform for those businesses looking to engage the college market in the place where they play, work and learn. Last year more than 1,500 students attended! This year's event will be held on Thursday, Aug. 29, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

How You Can Get Involved
Durango Days is looking for Omaha area businesses and organizations that are interested in marketing to UNO students with a booth at this year's 'Get to Know the O!' You will have the opportunity to hand out samples, fliers, coupons, prizes and literature about your business or organization.

Register Now!
You can register for 'Get to Know the O!' by going online at www.unomaha.edu/welcome and clicking on the 'Get to Know the O!' registration link. Registration is only $50 or free if you are a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.

Contact Mark Joekel at 402.554.3917 or by e-mail at mjoekel@unomaha.edu with questions or for other information.


HPER Membership Payroll Deduction for 2013-2014 Academic Year

HPER memberships for the 2013-14 academic year are now available online through payroll deduction. You can find the link to the registration form by visiting www.unomaha.edu/wwwocr or by going to https://orgsync.com/68441/forms/76158.

If this is your first time using MavSync, it will ask you to “Choose your Community” (University of Nebraska at Omaha). You will need to sign-in with your UNO ID, which is the same as email and blackboard login.

Questions or need more information? Contact Angelica Jensen at aljensen@unomaha.edu or 402.554.3291.


Hosting Visitors on Campus?

Is your department, college, or organization hosting visitors on campus for events, conferences or meetings?

The Office of University Communications would love to hear about it!

To help us promote your event through eNotes, social media, news releases and more, please contact our office in advance of their visit at ucomm@unomaha.edu.

Summer in Omaha

Summer in Omaha

Midtown Crossing's Jazz on the Green (link)
Pack a picnic, grab a blanket, and get ready to wrap yourself in another season of Jazz on the Green at Midtown Crossing.
All shows will take place Thursday evenings this summer starting at 7:30 p.m. Venue opens at 5 p.m. Thousands of free parking spaces are available starting at 4:30 p.m.

Aksarben Village's LIV to Ride (link)
Stop by LIV Lounge every Thursday at 6 p.m. to ride an easy 18-mile round trip on the Keystone Trail to Varsity Sports Cafe in Bellevue.