11 participate in diversity summit

Apr 24th, 2014 | By | Category: 2014, April 24, Employee News, Issue

The Office of Academic Affairs sent a team of 11 faculty and staff members to the University of Washington in Seattle to discuss best practices and institutional examples for supporting diversity with UW faculty, staff and academic leaders. In particular, the team focused on the following action items that Chancellor Harvey Perlman developed for the [...]



Brozovic joins Daugherty Institute’s leadership team

Apr 24th, 2014 | By | Category: 2014, April 24, Employee News, Issue

Nicholas Brozovic, a leading water economist with significant experience in Nebraska and around the world, has been named director of policy for the Robert B. Daugherty Water for Food Institute. His appointment begins July 1. Brozovic will join Christopher M. U. Neale, director of research, and Chittaranjan Ray, director of the Nebraska Water Center, as [...]



Guthmiller is dentistry dean

Apr 24th, 2014 | By | Category: 2014, April 24, Employee News, Issue

Janet Guthmiller, D.D.S., Ph.D., associate dean of academic affairs and professor in the department of periodontology at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Dentistry, has been appointed as the new dean of the College of Dentistry at the University of Nebraska Medical Center. The appointment is effective Sept. 1, pending approval [...]



Parking permit preorder period opens

Apr 24th, 2014 | By | Category: 2014, April 24, Employee News, Issue

Parking and Transit Services is again offering a free StarTran bus pass with every UNL parking permit order. The bus pass must be requested via email to unlpts@unl.edu after individuals complete a parking permit order for the next fiscal/academic year. Orders can be completed for fiscal year faculty/staff (July 1 to June 30), academic year [...]



Moormeier is Frolik winner

Apr 24th, 2014 | By | Category: 2014, April 24, Employee News, Issue

Donelle Moormeier, a staff assistant in communication studies, was presented the 2014 Rose Frolik Award during the University of Nebraska Office Professionals Association awards luncheon on April 8. The Rose Frolik Award was created to recognize a UNOPA member who demonstrates the attributes of Frolik, the founder and first president of UNOPA. Frolik, who died [...]



End-of-life choices are focus of Five Wishes program

Apr 24th, 2014 | By | Category: 2014, April 24, Employee News, Issue

The Employee Assistance Program is offering a presentation on creating a Five Wishes document, noon to 1:30 p.m. May 1 in the Nebraska Union. Created by the nonprofit organization Aging with Dignity, Five Wishes is a national program that allows individuals to craft legal documents that spell out end-of-life choices. A Five Wishes document helps [...]



Portnoy helps train psych supervisors in China

Jul 25th, 2013 | By | Category: 2013, Employee News, July 25

Bob Portnoy (middle row, sixth from left) poses with participants in a psychotherapy training session at Tsinghua University in Beijing, China. Sitting to Portnoy’s left is Li Yan, director of the counseling center at Tsinghua University. Yan spent a year at UNL learning about psychotherapy training and supervision. Her visit led to Portnoy helping develop [...]



WageWorks to administer flexible spending accounts

May 23rd, 2013 | By | Category: 2013, Employee News, Issue, May 23

Starting June 5, WageWorks Inc. will be administrator of the University of Nebraska’s flexible spending account plans. WageWorks replaces the university’s internal administrative system. The change only affects employees currently enrolled in health or dependent care flexible spending accounts. Keith Dietze, director of universitywide benefits, said WageWorks will provide improved plan features and more options [...]



Goddard selected interim dean of Arts and Sciences

May 23rd, 2013 | By | Category: 2013, Employee News, Issue, May 23

Steve Goddard has been appointed to the position of interim dean in the College of Arts and Sciences. Ellen Weissinger, senior vice chancellor for academic affairs, announced the appointment on May 15. Goddard will formally accept the appointment, which is pending Board of Regents approval, July 1. A member of UNL’s faculty since 1998, Goddard [...]



Leonard is NET’s new general manager

May 23rd, 2013 | By | Category: 2013, Employee News, Issue, May 23

Mark Leonard, general manager for Illinois Public Media, the public television and radio services of the University of Illinois in Urbana, was named general manager and chief executive officer of NET on April 30. Leonard will start at NET on Aug. 1. “Mark Leonard is the right fit for Nebraska and NET,” said Ken Bird, [...]