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Floyd S. Oldt Awards Results
UNOPA's Annual Bosses and Floyd S. Oldt Awards luncheon was held on Veterans Day, November 11th.  At that meeting the UNOPA Boss of the Year was named and one Silver Pen was Awarded. 

Steve Waller This year there were two nominees for the 2014 Floyd S. Oldt Boss of the Year.:  Micheal Zeleny, Assistant Vice Chancellor, Office of Research and Economic Development and Steven Waller, Dean of the College of Agricultural and Natural Resources.  UNOPA named Dean Steve Waller (pictured above) as their Boss of the Year.  Congradulations Dean Waller. 

Diane Carson2014 Floyd S. Oldt Silver Pen  -  This award honors two office/service employees who have demonstrated superior performance while employed at UN-L and who have made significant contributions to the University community. This year's receipent was Diane Carson, Child, Youth and Family Studies. Congradulations Diane! 

Two brown-bag sessions for Spring 2015 are scheduled

Wednesday, February 18, Noon – 1:00 PM, Jackie Gaughan Multicultural Center. 

  • The speaker will be Mark Robertson, Emergency Preparedness Coordinator, creator of the “Really Obvious” video series about emergency preparedness reminders to the campus.  Mark won the Nebraska Emergency Management Agency award for his work on the animated short videos and we’ll learn about emergency preparedness.
Wednesday, April 22, Noon-1:00 PM, Nebraska City Union.
  • The speaker will be Helen Fagan, Leadership and Diversity Scholar and Practitioner, and she will talk with us about creating an inclusive work environment.
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August 28, 2014
October 2, 2014

October 9 Update
November 7, 2014 
December 2, 2014 

Giving Tree
Giving TreeSt. Monica's

This year UNOPA’s Giving Tree recipient will be St. Monica’s. St. Monica's is a behavioral health treatment organization dedicated to serving women who are diagnosed with substance abuse and/or co-existing mental health issues. Their clients change daily, but they generally have about 45 women in residential treatment, another 45 in outpatient treatment or community support and 10 children living with their moms in the Project Mother &Child house at any given time.

For more information about St. Monica’s, please visit:

Please bring your unwrapped items to the general meeting Tuesday, December 9th or drop them off at one of these locations before 5pm on Thursday, December 11th.  

 Drop off locations: 
Mikayla Tegler - 127 Love Library South 
Jan Wassenberg - 110 Mussehl Hall 
Diane Wasser - 2 Ag Communications or 103 Ag Hall 

For additional informantion contact Mikayla Tegler   We plan to deliver these to St. Monicas on Friday, December 12th. Click here for list of items.

50th Anniversary Celebration
 At the May 21, 2013 celebration this booklet was handed out of the History of UNOPA Click here for booklet) 

"Finding the Leader Within"