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, […]

Kauffeld takes helm at NUFCU

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

Keith Kauffeld is the new president/chief executive officer at the University of Nebraska Federal Credit Union. He began duties at the NUFCU on April 29. Kauffeld’s career includes more than 16 years of senior level finance, operations and administrative management experience. He most recently served as the vice president/chief administrative officer of the Air Academy […]

New Hires — May 23, 2013

May 23rd, 2013 | By | Category: 2012, Employee News, Issue, May 23

UNL welcomes these new employees hired in April. For more information on the “New Hires” list, contact Troy Fedderson at tfedderson2@unl.edu or 402-472-8515. Laura Allen, Registration and Records, office assistant Jodi Bergstrom, Journalism and Mass Communications, clerical assistant III Peggy Busch, University Television, business development director Erin Chatterton, Child Care, assistant teacher Rebecca Eby, Graduate […]

Bales finds needed outlet as UNL bus driver

Dec 13th, 2012 | By | Category: 2012, Dec. 13, Employee News, Issue

Eight years ago, Linda Bales needed an escape. Having relocated to Nebraska, Bales spent her days caring for a mother-in-law who suffered a series of strokes and a retired-military husband hampered by alcoholism. “That kind of care, 24 hours a day, seven days a week, it weighs on you,” Bales said. “I really needed something […]

NIC information session is Dec. 17

Dec 13th, 2012 | By | Category: 2012, Dec. 13, Employee News

An open information session about Nebraska Innovation Campus is 3:30 to 5 p.m. Dec. 17 in the Nebraska Union Auditorium. The session, which is free and open to faculty, staff and students, will be led by Dan Duncan, executive director of the NIC. A question and answer session will follow the update presentation.

Bagby, Dorn earn Kudos awards

Dec 13th, 2012 | By | Category: 2012, Dec. 13, Employee News, Issue

David Bagby and Gregory Dorn received University Kudos Awards at the Oct. 26 meeting of the University of Nebraska Board of Regents. Bagby is information technology services manager for the College of Fine and Performing Arts. Dorn is a research technologist II for the Department of Agronomy and Horticulture. Christin Mamiya, associate dean of Fine […]