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Guidelines for The Maverick, formerly eNotes

The Maverick Daily, formerly eNotes, and The Maverick Weekly are online publications provided through UNO's Office of University Communications. They are intended to provide relevant, useful news and information about the UNO campus and community. The content is provided by and for the UNO community.

Below are guidelines regarding submitting items for The Maverick.

Maverick Daily: A Daily Digest for Faculty & Staff (formerly known as "eNotes")

All submissions should be emailed to maverickdaily@unomaha.edu and should:
- be submitted three days in advance of the first desired publication date.
- be sponsored by a UNO department, program or organization.
- have a direct connection to the university or a university faculty, staff, administrator, student or alumni.

Maverick Weekly: A Weekly Digest for Students
The Maverick Weekly will be delivered every Monday. We request submissions be received no later than the Thursday prior to desired delivery date. Submissions can be sent to maverickweekly@unomaha.edu.

All submissions should:
- be sponsored by a UNO department, program or organization.
- have a direct connection to the university or a university faculty, staff, administrator, student or alumni.

Items that will not be promoted via The Maverick Daily or Weekly:
- Personal social media accounts, personal blogs, personal websites or related media
- Individual classes (this excludes professional development workshops)
- Job candidate resumes

If you have any questions regarding The Maverick, formerly eNotes, please email enotes@unomaha.edu.

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Mileage Reimbursement Rate

Effective January 1, 2014, all mileage reimbursements for approved travel by personal automobile will be at the rate of fifty-six cents ($.56) per mile as established by the IRS. The rate will decrease slightly as the previous rate was fifty-six and one half cents per mile.

This rate should also be used when reimbursing visiting personnel or students for their travel. UNO’s mileage reimbursement policy can be found here.

Please contact Teresa Carlson at tcarlson@unomaha.edu with questions.

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Food Services Changes

Beginning this month, faculty, staff and students may notice some changes in the campus food operations at the Milo Bail Student Center Food Court, the Library Cafe and the HPER MavRec Cafe.

First, due to changes in Nebraska Regulations, and at the direction of University General Counsel, UNO will begin charging seven percent sales tax on food served on campus (5.5 percent state and 1.5 percent city). UNO is exempt from the City of Omaha Restaurant Occupation Tax.

Second, we value the support and business from the campus community and we have taken the opportunity, as a result of comparisons to our market competition, to make price reductions on many of our most popular menu items.

The MBSC Food Court plans to offer even more daily specials in 2014, including the cheeseburger special on Wednesdays and the macaroni & cheese bar on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. To keep updated on these and other specials, follow UNO Food Services on Twitter @MiloBailSC or friend Milo Bail on Facebook.

Finally, want to know how you can get 10 percent off the cost of your purchases at UNO Food Services venues? Simply use your MavCard. ALL PURCHASES made with your MavCard get a 10 percent discount, every day, in the MBSC Food Court, the Library Cafe, the HPER MavRec Cafe and the MBSC Convenience Store.

If you have any questions on this announcement, or any other matter involving UNO Food Services, please contact Jim Welch at jwelch@unomaha.edu.

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Open Parking and Shuttle Bus Schedule

During the New Year start-up (now through Jan. 10), there will be open parking on campus. See below for more information regarding the open parking and shuttle bus schedule.

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

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.

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Nominations Sought for 2014 Service Learning Awards

Below is information regarding the nominations for faculty and student service learning awards.

Nominations Sought for 2014 Service Learning Faculty Award

Each year, the Service Learning Academy recognizes one UNO faculty member who exemplifies excellence in the practice of service learning in his or her work. This recognition carries an honorarium of $500.

To be nominated, a faculty member must:
- Demonstrate the ability to develop and teach an effective service learning course that identifies at least one course objective to be understood and met through service learning, utilizing all the appropriate steps of the service learning pedagogy: (1) development of a reciprocal partnership with a community partner, (2) orienting the students to the agency, (3) issues and project expectations, (4) providing a meaningful service to the community partner, (5) evaluating outcomes of students and community partners and (6) requiring reflection/critical thinking about the experience in a structured way;
- Be supportive of service learning at UNO (i.e. through attendance at faculty/student presentations, Teaching Circles and mentoring faculty/students, etc.);
- Demonstrate a thorough understanding and appreciation of community agency issues (i.e. professionalism and cultural competency) and the capability of developing reciprocal, collaborative relations with community partners;
- Participate in scholarly dissemination about the pedagogy of service learning through presentation at peer-reviewed conferences and/or publication in scholarly journals, on-line journals or books ; and
- Hold a full or part-time teaching appointment with UNO.

The award will be presented at the Faculty Honors Convocation, Thursday, April 10, at 2 p.m. at the Alumni Center.

Nominations must be submitted to the UNO Service Learning Academy no later than Friday, January 10.

Please refer to the nomination form for a listing of specific items to be included in the nomination packet and for details of how to document your nomination. For more information, contact Lucy Garza Westbrook at 402.554.3055 or lgarza@unomaha.edu.

Nominations Sought for 2014 Service Learning Student Award

Each year, the Service Learning Academy recognizes one or a team of UNO student(s) who has excelled in the understanding/ integration of course objectives through the collaboration, planning and implementation of a community service learning course project. This recognition carries an honorarium of $250.

To be nominated, a student must have demonstrated and upheld in an outstanding way, the key principles of effective academic service learning:
- Mastering and integrating the course's academic objective(s), as demonstrated in the service learning course project activities and outcomes;
- Establishing and maintaining a collaborative relationship with community agency partner(s) and student team members; and
- Leading in identifying, creating and implementing strategies in the process of project implementation.

The award will be presented at the Student Honors Convocation, Friday, April 11 at 3 p.m. in the Strauss Performing Arts Center.

Nominations must be submitted to the UNO Service Learning Academy no later than Friday, January 10.

Please refer to the nomination form for a listing of specific items to be included in the nomination packet and for details of how to document your nomination. For more information, contact Lucy Garza Westbrook at 402.554.3055 or lgarza@unomaha.edu.

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Second Annual Undergraduate Research and Creative Activity Institute for UNO Faculty | Feb. 7-8

The Fund for Undergraduate Scholarly Experiences (FUSE) is hosting an event designed to help you develop/strengthen your program of undergraduate research and creative activity.

FUSE, which funds faculty-mentored undergraduate research and creative activity projects and is in its fourth year, has room to grow. Last year, it funded 80 grants. At capacity, it will fund roughly 120 grants a year. Note that each FUSE grant of $2500 (max) to the student is accompanied by a $500 professional development grant to the UNO faculty mentor (max of $1000 per year). Please consider attending this event.

WHEN: February 7-8, 2014
WHERE: UNO Alumni Center
Registration will open January 6, 2014
Presented by the Council on Undergraduate Research (CUR) Institute

Program Facilitators:
Dr. Greg Young, director of the School of Music at Montana State University, and Dr. Jenn Manak, assistant professor in the Department of Elementary and Early Childhood Education at Bridgewater State University

The program agenda and registration form will be released January 6, 2014.