• 2013
  • 12/10

Construction Notice Regarding Arts and Sciences Hall Handicap Ramp

Due to construction at Arts and Sciences Hall, the north side handicap ramp will be closed beginning today through Dec. 19. Please use the south handicap entrance located near the center of the building on the first floor.

  • 10AM to 11AM
  • MBSC Dodge Room

One Voice: UNO Branding Forum

If you create communications or promotional materials on behalf of your department, college or organization, you don't want to miss the Office of University Communication's upcoming One Voice branding forum at 10 a.m.

By attending the One Voice forum, you'll learn about the updated UNO brand guidelines, how you can incorporate the brand, and the resources available to you to make your promotional materials look their best. For those campus communicators who attended brand forums last spring, there will be additional information presented based on questions received by the Office of University Communications, additional templates and tools, as well as where to find our web style guidelines.

Please join us in the Milo Bail Student Center Dodge Room from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. No RSVP is required. Additional brand forums will be held in spring 2014.


Wellness Center Offering Stress Relief

Need a day to de-stress? Stop over at the Wellness Center for some ways to relax! See the flier for more details.

  • 2PM to 3PM
  • MBSC Umoho Room

Informational Seminar on Medicare, Medicare Supplement Policies and Social Security

HR presents an Informational Seminar on Medicare, Medicare Supplement Policies and Social Security for Faculty, Staff and Retirees from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. in the MBSC Umoho Room.

The seminar will feature Nicole Rossitto from Blue Cross Blue Shield and Howard Johnson, an advocate for seniors and a Medicare adviser for those planning their retirement. Please come to learn more about the options available to those reaching this important stage in life.

For more information, contact Tim Rochford at 402.554.2465 or trochford@unomaha.edu.

  • 3PM to 5PM
  • MBSC Chancellor's Room

Retirement Reception for Anne Ludwig

After 36 years of service with UNO and the International Studies and Programs department, Anne Ludwig will retire in January 2014. Please join us in honoring and celebrating her many years of dedicated service to UNO. A campus-wide reception will be held from 3 to 5 p.m. in the MBSC Chancellor's Room.


Service Learning

Melissa Kandido and her International Studies students from Beveridge Middle School will be meeting at KANEKO with Stephanie Lynam and ILUNO students. As part of their P-16 service learning project, they will be making mini Dangos. Dangos 11-foot ceramic pieces, made by artist Jun Kaneko and his assistants. Making the mini Dangos will facilitate conversations between the international students and the Berveridge students. Everyone will meet again, at KANEKO, to glaze the Dangos and engage in more global conversations next week.


eNotes is Rebranding!

eNotes is the University of Nebraska at Omaha's electronic newsletter, accessible via our website or sent directly to your email inbox. eNotes provides timely articles, events, and tips to help keep you connected to the campus community. In the new year you will notice significant updates to eNotes. Most notably-- the design. The newsletter will now come to you packaged in a UNO-branded layout and will feature photos. This allows us to more fully tell the UNO story while connecting you directly to our university News Center online.

The other change you will see is the name. We surveyed campus this fall and the most popular choice for eNotes' new name was "The Maverick."

Faculty and staff subscribers will continue to receive their daily newsletter, but it will be called "The Maverick Daily." Once a week, students will receive an updated version all their own called "The Maverick Weekly."

You will still be able to access these versions online, and you can still submit entries.

We will keep you informed with sneak peeks and updates along the way!


Open Parking and Shuttle Bus Schedule for Finals Week, Holiday Break

During finals week, holiday close-down and the New Year start-up (Dec. 16 through Jan. 10), there will be open parking on campus. See below for more information regarding the open parking and shuttle bus schedule.

Finals Week, Dec. 16 through Dec. 20:
- No parking permits will be required and the East Parking Garage will be open.
- Pay to park at the meters will be limited to visitors only from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Faculty, staff and student parking at the meters during this time is not allowed.
- Parking in Reserved or Handicap Stalls (unless displaying a valid Handicap Permit), drive aisles and fire lanes is not allowed.
- Loading Zone time limit is enforced.

Holiday Close-down, Dec. 23 through Jan. 1:
- No parking permits will be required and the East Parking Garage will be open.
- Free parking at the meters. Visitors, faculty, staff and students allowed to park at meters.
- Parking in Reserved or Handicap Stalls (unless displaying a valid Handicap Permit), drive aisles and fire lanes is not allowed.
- Loading Zone time limit is not enforced.

Jan. 2 through Jan. 10, University offices open, no classes scheduled:
- No parking permits will be required and the East Parking Garage will be open.
- Pay to park at the meters will be limited to visitors only from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Faculty, staff and student parking at the meters during this time is not allowed.
- Parking in Reserved or Handicap Stalls (unless displaying a valid Handicap Permit), drive aisles and fire lanes is not allowed.
- Loading Zone time limit is enforced.

Campus Shuttle Bus Service revised

Finals Week, Dec. 16 through Dec. 20:
Regular Shuttle Service
- Pacific to Dodge Route: 6:30 a.m. to 10:30 p.m.
- Crossroads to Dodge Route: 7 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Holiday close-down, Dec. 23 through Jan. 1:
- No Shuttle Bus Service.

Jan. 2 through Jan. 10, University offices open, no classes scheduled:
- Pacific to Dodge Shuttle will operate on a limited basis from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m.
- Crossroads to Dodge Shuttle will not operate.

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


UCAT Sponsored Grant Apps | Due Jan. 10

UNO full-time faculty members are invited to apply for a UCAT sponsored grant to attend the SoTL Conference in Savannah, GA, on March 26-28. This conference brings together educators interested in improving student learning outcomes in higher education. The SoTL Commons Conference is a catalyst for learning, conversations and collaborations as a key, evidence-based way to improve student learning.

The UCAT committee is awarding four grants of $1,500 each to attend the conference. More information on the SoTL Conference can be found here. Applications are available here and are due Jan. 10, 2014.

  • 1/20

MLK Day of Service | Jan. 20

Join UNO, Metropolitan Community College, and K-12 students as we honor and celebrate Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s dedication to service and tenacity for social change. UNO's Office of Civic and Social Responsibility will provide a t-shirt, lunch, educational programming and transportation. Volunteers will have a variety of volunteer opportunities to choose from throughout the metropolitan area.

Dr. King believed in a nation of freedom and justice for all and encouraged all citizens to live up to the purpose and potential of America by applying the principles of nonviolence to make this country a better place to live—-creating the Beloved Community.

The MLK Day of Service is a way to transform Dr. King's life and teachings into community action that helps solve social problems. That service may meet a tangible need, or it may meet a need of the spirit.

On this day, Americans of every age and background celebrate Dr. King through service projects that strengthen communities, empower individuals, bridge barriers, and create solutions.

Register here.

"Life's most persistent and urgent question is: 'What are you doing for others?'” - Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.


UNO Joins Eduroam for Fast Free Wireless at Other Institutions

UNO students, faculty and staff can now make themselves at home with secure, fast wireless Internet access at more than 159 institutions nationwide and more worldwide with eduroam. They simply switch on their laptop or smart phone and it just works! The only username and password to remember is the same email address and password you use right here at home on the UNO campus.

What is Eduroam?
Eduroam is a global service that enables students, researchers and staff from participating institutions to obtain Internet connectivity across campus and when visiting other participating institutions by simply opening their laptop or activating their smartphone or other portable device.

With Eduroam, you get Internet access not only via UNO's wireless network, but also when visiting other participating universities, colleges, research centers and libraries. For a interactive map of participating institutions in the U.S. go here.

How do you access Eduroam?
To configure Eduroam via at UNO:
- Connect to the eduroam wireless network
- If asked,logon using your UNO email address and password
- For help call IS Technical Support at 402.554.4357
- Visit here to see where you can connect to eduroam in the U.S. or around the world.


Enroll for Online W-2 Delivery

The University of Nebraska faculty and staff can now enroll for online W-2 delivery for the 2013 tax statement. You do not need to enroll again if you opted for the 2012 online delivery as your selection carries forward each year. You will continue to have access to the 2012 W-2 online statement as well as the upcoming 2013 W-2 online statement.

If you choose to continue receiving a printed W-2, you will NOT have access to the online form at any time. To ensure delivery of your printed W-2, please verify your permanent address in Employee Self Service under the Personal Information category.

Federal regulations require employees give their consent to receive the W-2 in a secure electronic format. Once the consent is given it carries forward each year* and does not need to be repeated.

Log into Firefly to request an electronic version of your W-2.

Please view the directions here.

campus notices
  • 12/11
  • 2PM
  • MBSC Chancellor's Room

Faculty Senate Meeting | Dec. 11

The UNO Faculty Senate will meet on Wednesday, Dec. 11, in MBSC Chancellor's Room. The meeting will begin at 2 p.m. All interested are invited to attend. For more information contact the Faculty Senate Coordinator, Sue Bishop, at 402.554.3598.

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  • 12/12
  • 3:30PM to 5PM

Retirement Reception for Mollie Anderson | Dec. 12

Please join Business and Finance and Human Resources for a campus-wide reception honoring Mollie Anderson on Thursday, Dec. 12, from 3:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. in the MBSC Umoho Room.

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Help the Vice Chancellor's Build a Holiday 'Tree' | Ends Dec. 12

Staff members in the UNO Business & Finance Vice Chancellor's Office are participating in the Omaha Diaper Drive and would like your help collecting diapers, wipes and monetary donations. All donations collected will directly benefit the Lydia House-- a Division of the Open Door Mission.

Sizes 4, 5 and 6 are the most needed; however, all sizes and any brand are welcome. From now through Dec. 12 there will be drop off points set up on first floor EAB and also in EAB 209. Monetary donations should be brought to EAB 209. The Vice Chancellor's office will build a holiday tree with diapers collected during the drive. Feel free to stop by and watch the tree "grow" each day or follow us on Twitter: #UNODiaperDrive. For more information, please contact Laura Lamblin 4-2621.

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Physics Colloquium | Dec. 13

There will be a physics colloquium Dec. 13 from noon to 1 p.m. in Durham Science Center room 170. Dr. Andrew Baruth from Creighton University will present on, "Directed Self-Assembly--a New Frontier for Nanolithography."

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Volunteers Needed: UNO Criss Library Website Usability Study | Extended to Dec. 13

The UNO Criss Library is seeking UNO students, faculty and staff members 19 years of age and older to participate in a research study analyzing the navigability and content of the UNO Library website and discovery platform.

Study subjects will be asked to complete a list of tasks within the UNO Library website and complete a short anonymous survey within a one hour time frame. If you are interested in participating in the research study and/or for further details please contact Teonne Wright at tawright@unomaha.edu.

IRB # 513-12-EX

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  • 12/19
  • 2PM to 4PM
  • MBSC Dodge Rooms

Retirement Reception for Dr. Loree Bykerk | Dec. 19

Dr. Loree Bykerk is retiring after teaching political science at UNO for 32 years. Please join us as we celebrate her years of service and dedication to UNO, the College of Arts & Sciences, and the political science department. A campus-wide reception will be held on Thursday, Dec. 19, from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. in the MBSC Dodge Rooms.

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Campus Holiday Safety Tips

As classes conclude and students prepare to go on Winter Break, the University of Nebraska at Omaha (UNO) would like to remind students, faculty and staff about staying safe both on campus and off:

General Security
UNO reminds members of the Maverick community that crime can occur anywhere and at any time. To best prepare against these threats, UNO Campus Security provides a number of general safety tips:

- There is safety in numbers. Make sure you have someone with you if you do not feel safe in a particular area.
- Report suspicious and unusual activity to Campus Security at their emergency number, 402.554.2911, or the Omaha Police by calling 911.
- Lock your car and take your keys with you; do not leave your car idling with the keys inside.
- Use Operation I.D. to uniquely identify your property so it can more easily be recovered if it is stolen. Campus Security offers free engraving services for this purpose.
- Don’t leave personal belongings unattended.
- If you ride a bike or motorcycle, make sure to safely secure your vehicle with a proper lock.
- Shut your doors and windows tightly and lock them.
- If you are leaving your apartment or home unattended, use blinds or curtains to cover your windows.

Campus Security
During UNO’s Winter Break, the campus will be closed for the holidays from Sunday, Dec. 22 to Wednesday, Jan. 1; however, members of the UNO Campus Security team will be on campus providing regular patrols. Campus security will also provide complimentary vehicle services for stalled or locked vehicles, flat tires and gas, as well as personal escorts while on campus.

If there is an emergency on campus, contact campus security’s emergency number (402.554.2911). Campus Security can also be notified via the emergency button on UNO’s mobile site. If you have a non-emergency, you can reach Campus Security at 402.554.2648.

Blue Light Emergency Phones
Campus Security can be contacted for emergencies through any of the Blue Light Emergency Phones, which can be found at the following locations:

Dodge Campus
- N of Arts and Sciences Hall
- NW corner of Lot T
- NW corner of Lot U
- NW corner of Lot V
- SE of Criss Library
- W of Sapp Fieldhouse
- N entrance and SW corner of Lot G
- SE of Allwine Hall
- SW of Milo Bail Student Center (MBSC)
- SW corner of lot M
- SW corner of lot A
- NE corner of Lot D
- MBSC Computer Lab
- MBSC 24-Hour Study Room
- University Village (2 locations)
- Maverick Village (5 locations)
- Lot J (2 per level)
- UNO Child Care Center
- S of Roskens Hall
- SW of Weber Fine Arts Building
- NW and SE Corner of Lot N
- West side of Lot O

Pacific Campus
- SE corner of Lot 2
- SW corner of Lot 4
- NW of Scott Residence Hall
- N and S of the Scott Business and Technology Development Center
- NW corner of lot 9
- Scott Village (6 locations)
- N of Mammel Hall
- SW of Mammel Hall
- SW corner of Lot 14
- Scott Court (2 locations)

Center Campus
- W of the Dome

Texting Notification System
UNO provides access to an off-site, mass notification system that will send out emergency messages via SMS text. To subscribe click here.

Anonymous Tip Hotline
UNO also provides the ability to provide an anonymous tip via SMS Text. The program, called U-Tip, is part of the E2Campus system. There is no need to register to use this function.

Those wanting to send an anonymous tip to Campus Security should enter “50911” into the address box and “UNO911” into the message box before proceeding with your message. An example would be: “UNO911 possible car break in west of DSC.”

*Campus Security also reminds those on campus that the tip line is to be used only for very specific situations where privacy or discreetness is required.*

Specific Security Procedures
As part of UNO’s general security policies, Campus Security provides procedures and suggestions for specific events that might occur on campus.

These procedures can be found online at the UNO Campus Security page, or at these individual links:
- Active Shooter
- Bomb Threat
- Fire
- Medical Emergency
- Crime in Progress
- Major Maintenance Emergency

Campus Map
For those needing directions, UNO provides easily accessible and interactive campus maps on its main homepage and its mobile site. If there are any other questions about security on or off campus, you are encouraged to call UNO Campus Security (402.554.2468); phone lines are open 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

UNO in the Media

UNO in the Media

States looking to tighten rules on home care aides
Christopher Kelly, associate professor at the Department of Gerontology, is quoted in this article regarding the concerns over the loose regulation of some home care workers.

UNO professors nominated for awards
Miles Waggener, associate professor in the Writer's Workshop, and Art Homer, professor in the Writer's Workshop, have been nominated for the 2015 Pushcart Prize, a nationally recognized award given to the best creative works published by small press outlets.

Shatel: CU, NU, make room for the mavs!
OWH Sports Columnist Tom Shatel discusses an annual basketball event in Omaha that includes the Mavericks.

UNO international expert: Mandela's legacy one of change through nonviolent resistance
Tom Goutierre, dean of International Studies and Programs, says Mandela was an example of a leader who brought about change through nonviolent resistance.