• 2013
  • 12/23

Best of 2013: UNO Has Largest Incoming Class

It was a special year for UNO in 2013 with countless events, achievements, special guest visits and national recognitions for students, faculty, staff and alumni.

With a total enrollment of 15,227 for the fall 2013 semester, UNO continued its multi-year trend of increased student enrollment, with the largest incoming undergraduate class in UNO history at 3,251 students.

This year's overall enrollment numbers are a three percent increase over last year, the largest increase in overall student enrollment in five years.

UNO also saw significant gains in the number of new freshmen students, graduate students, minority students, international students and nonresident students.

For more information, view the UNO homepage in the afternoon.

Weekend Recap: Lover's Coin Discovered at Bethsaida, Biomechanics Research Building Dedication.


This Day in UNO History

December 23, 1930: The Nebraska Supreme Court approves the Municipal University of Omaha. Previously it was a non-denominational religious university.

Thank you to the UNO Alumni Association for this information, which can also be found on its website here.


UNO Women's Basketball Takes on Doane at the Sapp FH | Dec. 31

Come cheer on your UNO Women's Basketball team as they play Doane on Dec. 31 beginning at 2 p.m. in the Sapp Fieldhouse.

For more sports information, visit omavs.com.

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Campus Building Hours Over Holiday Break

Happy holidays! Listed below are the campus building hours over holiday break.

December 23-January 1, 2014: Closed
January 2-January 3: 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.
January 4: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
January 5: noon to 9 p.m.
January 6-Friday, January 10: 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.
January 11: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
January 12: noon to 9 p.m.

Library Cafe:
December 21-January 12: Closed

December 23-January 1: Closed

December 21-January 1: Closed

Food Court:
December 21-January 1: Closed

December 23, 26, 27, 30: 6 a.m. to 9 p.m.
December 24-25: Closed
December 28-29: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
December 31, New Years Eve: 6 a.m. to 6 p.m.
January 1, 2014: Closed
January 2, 3, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10: 6 a.m. to 9 p.m.
January 4-5: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
January 11: 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.
January 12: 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.

MavRec Cafe:
December 21-January 12: Closed

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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.

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UNO Online Services Unavailable on Dec. 27, Dec. 29

On Friday, Dec. 27, from 8 a.m. to approximately 4 p.m. and Dec. 29 from 8 a.m. to noon, most UNO online services will be unavailable due to the upgrade of the campus border routers. UNO's border routers are used to connect the UNO campus to the rest of the internet. This upgrade will provide improved network stability and allow for future internet speed upgrades.

Services that will be off-line include:

- Office 365-- Email will still be received and will be available after the border routers come back online. During this outage you will be unable to login to your email.
- gMav-- Login for all google apps for education services including gMav student email, Google Drive, Google Sites etc. Email will still be received and will be available after the border routers come back online.
- Mavlink
- Blackboard
- WEPA printing services
- Weboffice (O Drive)
- Mavsync
- VPN Connection to the internet from the wired and wireless networks on campus
- Portions of the website may not function including college, department and organization websites that do not currently reside in the CMS (Content Management System)
- All other services that require a NetID to login

If you have any questions or concerns please contact Information Services at 402-554-4357 (4-HELP) or unohelpdesk@unomaha.edu.

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New York Times Home Delivery for Spring Semester

Faculty members requesting free home delivery of The New York Times can send spring syllabi with the Times listed as required reading along with the home address for delivery to the regional representative, Norm Wave, at Norman.Wave@pcfcorp.com.

Contact Maria Knudtson if you have questions at mknudtson@unomaha.edu.


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.