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We all know a deserving MANAGERIAL/PROFESSIONAL staff member!

UAAD is looking for nominations

The Carl A. Donaldson Award for Excellence in Management
The Floyd S. Oldt Award for Exceptional Service to the University

UAAD is now accepting nominations for the 2017 awards. The award recipients each receive a plaque, a $1,000 stipend and a one-year membership to UAAD. These awards are presented annually to Management (non-faculty) staff at the UAAD Annual Founder’s Day meeting in February 2017.


  • Any non-faculty, managerial/professional employee who has been at UNL for five years or more, with 50% or greater FTE, and holds management responsibilities or provided exceptional service is eligible for nomination.
    For complete nomination criteria and requirements, see our Awards page.

Nominations, including the nomination form, two letters of recommendation, and supplemental questionnaires, are due to via email to Jerry Doyle by December 16, 2016. For questions regarding the awards or nomination process, please contact Jerry Doyle or Jeff Sherrill.

Message from UAAD President Charlotte Frank

As we head into November and the few remaining weeks of 2016, UAAD is planning well into 2017. February will be an exciting month as we will be celebrating our association’s 55th year at Founder’s Day on February 15th, and February 8th we have scheduled what I will refer to as “An Hour with the Chancellor”. We will meet with Chancellor Green in the Unity Room of the Jackie Gaughan Multicultural Center from 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm. UNOPA members will be invited and together we will be discussing our role in providing a voice for staff at UNL and what might be considered best practices in including our organizations in the development of UNL’s strategic plan. Save this date as this is an extraordinary opportunity for us to meet personally with our new Chancellor!

Charlotte FrankOctober was a busy month as UAAD had a presence in the HLC Reaccreditation Site Visit during the Criterion 5 resources, planning and institutional effectiveness session, held on Oct 24th. Questions were posed by members of the panel regarding professional development opportunities for staff at UNL. This provided an opportunity to discuss our purpose which includes promoting professional development among our members as well as to serve as a university partner in contributing to service and outreach. On Oct 20th, UAAD was again represented at a meeting sponsored by Lincoln-Lancaster County Health Department in which the topic focused on developing and implementing a tobacco-free campus policy. Panel members represented various organizations and businesses and included individuals from UNO and UNK where policies have been implemented. As a result of this initial meeting, a core group of individuals, with UAAD represented, are scheduled to begin discussions this month on how to address this issue at UNL.

The “All About You” Wellness event has wrapped up and UAAD had a booth at each of the four sessions. This gave us an opportunity to be present in the larger UNL community and market our association and the benefits of membership.

Our annual Graze & Mingle meeting/luncheon will be held Dec 21st at the Pixel Lab and Hub. Bill Nunez, Chief of Staff/Associate to the Chancellor, will be our presenter. There will be more to come as plans are being finalized for the luncheon.

November events are on the calendar and include the professional development workshop, Building on a Foundation of Strengths which will be held Nov 10th at NET. UAAD Connect is busy making plans for a meeting for all ambassadors, participants and members in late November. Nominations for Carl A. Donaldson and Floyd S. Oldt Awards is underway. The winners will be announced at the Founder’s Day luncheon on February 15th. Community Outreach has announced their latest donation drives. These include Feed the Hungry for Open Shelf and Matt Talbot. Donations will also be collected for winter wear for People’s City Mission. The monthly meeting on Nov 16th meeting will feature Molly Nance, Public Relations Director, from the Water for Food Institute. We will meet 11:45 am - 1 pm in the Ubuntu Room (202) of the Jackie Gaughan Multicultural Center.

It’s a great time to be a UAAD member! We have gotten off to a busy start and with all of the activities and offerings thus far, the next several months will bring more of the same. Join us when you are able to do so and bring your friends and co-workers so they can find out what our association is all about. Stay tuned for these regular updates. More to come…


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Other Professional Development Opportunities Available to UAAD Members

All About You!
A UNL Wellness Initiative Event

You have four opportunities to attend this event and learn more about the following:

All About You
  • Emotional Wellness
  • Environmental Wellness
  • Occupational Wellness
  • Intellectual Wellness
  • Spiritual Wellness
  • Social Wellness
  • Physical Wellness

You will also have the opportunity to know your numbers for the UNL Health Risk Assessment.

Visit their website for more information.

IT Leadership Conference
Opportunity that Scales: Women Advancing the Future of Information Technology in Higher Education
Nov 7-8 at the University of Nebraska Innovation Campus (NIC)

This is the second year Information Technology Services at UNL is hosting this conference, which may be the only one of its kind devoted to bringing about awareness of issues and opportunities for women in IT in Higher Education. This year’s conference is expanding to a day and a half with engaging keynote speakers and informative breakout sessions that will focus on recruiting, developing and retaining of future leaders in Information Technology.

Please visit the IT Leadership Conference website for more information