• 2013
  • 11/25
  • 1:30PM to 2:30PM

NUFlex Informational Meeting

There will be a second online meeting today to allow benefit-eligible faculty and staff to view the presentation of the 2014 NUFlex benefits plan from the comfort of their own home or office. The meeting agenda may be viewed here. The meeting will take place from 1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. To view the meeting, please access this link. For this meeting, it is suggested that you log in at least 10 minutes before the meeting due to limits on participation.

The first online NUFlex informational meeting, held on Nov. 18, was recorded and is available for viewing on the University's benefits website. If you experience any connection or technical issues, please contact the Adobe Connect Support line at (800) 422-3623.


Service Learning Headlines

As a part of their P-16 service-learning project and in conjunction with Professor Tanya Seina's Social Work and Civic Engagement course, UNO students will take the Buffett Middle School students through a poverty simulation as a way to actively engage and inform them of the many facets of life affected by poverty.


A Note from Information Services

There were published reports recently of a security breach at Adobe that may have exposed private information, including Adobe passwords, email addresses and passwords hints of millions of users. The list of compromised Adobe accounts has been uploaded to the web.

UNO has not been compromised and is not connected to this incident, but if you used the same password for Adobe and any UNO account, then you should change your UNO Netid or NUID password now.

Here are some additional tips for keeping your information at UNO safe:

- Avoid using simple passwords based on dictionary words
- Never use the same password on multiple sites or services
- Never click on 'reset password' requests in emails-- instead go directly to the service

You may contact Matt Morton in the Information Security Office (402-554-2425) or the IS Help Desk (402-554-4357) if you have any questions.


Criss Library Schedule Changes for Thanksgiving Break

Criss Library hours for Wednesday, Nov. 27, will be 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. The library will be closed Thursday through Saturday, Nov. 28-30, in observance of the Thanksgiving holiday. Regular library hours resume Sunday, Dec. 1, at noon. For a complete schedule of library hours, visit here.


Milo Bail Student Center Building Hours for Thanksgiving Break

The Milo Bail Student Center (MBSC) will be closed Thursday, Nov. 28, in observance of the Thanksgiving holiday. The MBSC will be open on Friday and Saturday, Nov. 29-30, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday, Dec. 1 from noon to 9 p.m.

See the attached flier here.

  • 12/2
  • 8:30 AM to 3:45 PM
  • MBSC Gallery Room

Focus Group Sessions for First Year Experience Course | Dec. 2

There will be a series of focus group sessions on Monday, Dec. 2, to discuss the First Year Experience Course at UNO. All are welcome to attend. Please RSVP to jwolff@unomaha.edu.

Dr. Liz Frombgen, assistant vice president for Academic Affairs and professor of political science at Hastings College, will be facilitating the conversations. If you have any questions, please contact Jessica Wolff at jwolff@unomaha.edu.

8:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m.: Breakfast / Opening Discussion
9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.: Former / current FYE instructors
10:45 a.m. to 11:45 a.m.: UNO students
noon to 1 p.m.: Lunch
1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.: Faculty Members
2:45 p.m. to 3:45 p.m.: Student Affairs staff members / Academic Advisors

  • 12/8
  • 12PM to 3PM

MaverickPR Hosting Santa Paws | Dec. 8

Pet lovers are invited to bring their furry friends to the Bookworm in Countryside Village, 87th and Pacific Streets, on Sunday, Dec. 8, from noon to 3 p.m. to get their picture taken with Santa-- all for a worthy cause.

All proceeds from the Santa Paws event will go to the Hearts United for Animals animal shelter. Hearts United for Animals is a national no-kill shelter, sanctuary and animal welfare organization dedicated to the relief of suffering. Their major areas of effort are to end overpopulation of domestic animals and the suffering of dogs in large breeding establishments. Hearts United for Animals is a 501(c)(3) organization that receives no government funding and exists solely on donations and the all-volunteer staff.

The annual event is sponsored by MaverickPR, the UNO Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA).

  • 12/13
  • 2PM to 4PM
  • MBSC Umoho Room

Retirement Reception for Jeff Peake | Dec. 13

After 40 years of teaching Geography at UNO, Dr. Jeff Peake is retiring. Please join us in celebrating his many years of service to the department, College of Arts and Sciences, and UNO. A campus wide reception will be held on Friday, Dec. 13, from 2 p.m. to 4 pm in the MBSC Umoho Room.

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  • 12/5
  • 11:30AM
  • MBSC Ballroom

Kwanzaa Celebration | Dec. 5

The UNO community is invited to a Kwanzaa program set for Thursday, Dec. 5. The event, which is free and open to the public, will include food and a guest speaker. The celebration will begin at 11:30 a.m.in the Milo Bail Student Center Ballroom.

Dr. Nikitah Okembe-Ra Imani, chair of the Department of Black Studies, will give a presentation focusing on the principles of unity, collective work and responsibility.

Kwanzaa, a holiday that celebrates African traditions and American customs, was created in 1966. The name Kwanzaa comes from a Swahili phrase meaning "first fruits." In ancient Africa, the time to harvest fruits and grains was a time of celebration.

The UNO event is designed to share the basic concepts of, and answer questions about, this cultural tradition celebrated Dec. 26-Jan. 1. The event is sponsored by African American Organization, American Multicultural Students, Department of Black Studies and the Office of Multicultural Affairs. Reservations are required by today. RSVP by calling 402-554-2412 or emailing fdailey@unomaha.edu.

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Retirement Reception for Claudette Lee | Dec. 6

After 24 years of service with UNO and the Grace Abbott School of Social Work, Claudette Lee is retiring on Tuesday, Dec. 31. Please join us in honoring and celebrating her many years of dedicated service to UNO. A campus-wide reception will be held on Friday, Dec. 6, from 1:30 p.m. to 3 p.m. in the Thompson Alumni Center's Bootstrapper Hall.


Digital Measures Drop-in Answer Session | Dec. 6

Do you have question about data entry in Digital Measures? Are you struggling to generate an Annual Review Report? Do you need guidance creating RPT forms? Plan to stop by anytime during this session to get answers to your Digital Measure questions. The session is sponsored by the Center for Faculty Development.