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Anthony Bolan Named UNO's January Employee of the Month!

Oh, what a difference you make, Anthony Bolan! A technical consultant in Information Services, Anthony will be honored throughout the month of January for his work.

According to his nominators, "Anthony's customer service is outstanding. He works extremely hard to keep everyone on track and online and is always willing to help at the drop of a hat."

The nominators continued, "Anthony is a life saver. He is one of the most conscientious and patient people I have encountered."

As Employee of the Month, Anthony received a certificate, lapel pin, choice of coffee cup or drink cup, a monetary award and use of a parking space. He also received a portrait with the chancellor and a letter of congratulations. He will be honored at an upcoming meeting of the University of Nebraska Board of Regents.

Human Resources announced the updated Employee of the Month-- "Oh" Award for "Oh, what a difference you make!"--program for UNO staff members. HR administers the program in conjunction with the Office of the Chancellor and Staff Advisory Council. They welcome nominations from faculty, staff,students, vendors and visitors. Nomination forms are available at here.

Congratulations, Anthony!


Updated Criss Library Hours

The Criss Library has updated hours for winter break. You can find the hours below:

Today, January 3: 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Saturday, January 4: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Sunday, January 5: Noon to 9 p.m.
Monday, January 6 to Thursday, January 9: 7 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Friday, January 10: 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Saturday, January 11: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Sunday, January 12: Noon to 9 p.m.

The Criss Library's regular hours will resume Monday, January 13. Click here to view its hours.


UNO Women's Basketball Takes on Milwaukee | Jan. 5

Come cheer on your UNO Women's Basketball team as they take on Milwaukee at the Sapp Fieldhouse on January 5 beginning at 2 p.m. For more sports information, visit omavs.com.


UNO Students Organize Art Exhibition of Muralist Louis Grell | Jan. 17

UNO has partnered with the Louis Grell Foundation to host the first comprehensive exhibition of works by muralist and Iowa native Louis Grell.

The exhibition, "Discovering Louis Grell: American Muralist," will open for public viewing Friday, Jan. 17. A reception will take place that day from 4:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the UNO Art Gallery, located in the Weber Fine Arts Building. UNO art history students enrolled in Prof. Amy Morris' curatorial seminar this fall played a major role in planning and executing the exhibition.

For more information about the exhibition, please visit the UNO News Center here.


A New Era of Wellness

With the move of the Counseling Center from the Eppley Administration Building to the HPER Building back in August, a new era of wellness occured. With the move, the HPER building became the new Wellness Center, encompassing Counseling, Health Services and Campus Recreation all under one roof.

To read more about the new era of wellness, please visit the UNO News Center here.

This information was first featured in the Fall 2013 edition of The Bullseye.

UNO in the Media

UNO in the Media

DeBoer honored by UNO Alumni Association
The UNO Alumni Association honored the president and CEO of SAC Federal Credit Union during its Saturday, Dec. 21, commencement ceremonies.

Nebraska population continues gradual growth
Jerry Deichert, executive director of UNO's Center for Public Affairs Research, is quoted in this article saying the state's population grew 2.3 percent since the last U.S. census in 2010.

Passenger volume up at Lincoln Airport in 2013
Dave Byers, an associate professor at the Aviation Institute, is quoted in this article saying the better economy means people aren't willing to drive an hour or two to save $50 to $100 on a ticket.

Campus Notices

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 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 emailed to maverickweekly@unomaha.edu.

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

Also, we encourage high resolution pictures to be sent along with your submission(s)! Please note: the editor reserves the right to use the photos.

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

About the rebranding of eNotes
eNotes is the University of Nebraska 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!


Criss Library Offering Streaming Video Services to All Classes

Beginning spring semester 2014, the UNO Criss Library will open up streaming video services to all classes. Faculty must submit a video request form including a copy of their syllabus, the specific assignment requiring watching the video, and a statement clarifying the pedagogical rationale between the assignment and viewing the video.

A clear link between the watching of the video and the goal/objective of the class needs to be explicitly written for copyright purposes. You can find a form with instructions here. For more information on the process, please contact Jackie Skarda at jskarda@unomaha.edu.


Call for Faculty Research International (FRI) Grant Proposals

The Office of Research and Creative Activity (ORCA) is now accepting proposals for Faculty Research International (FRI). FRI grants will support the establishment of new research and creative activity partnerships among UNO faculty and international collaborators.

Awards of up to $5,000 are available to individual UNO faculty members to support travel-related expenses for UNO faculty, affiliated UNO graduate students, and/or their international partners.

Deadline is Jan. 31 (11:59 P.M. CST). Apply here.