President’s Letter for July 2020
There have been many changes to campus the past several months. With that there are several changes occurring to UAAD to help adapt to the new normal while it lasts.
Our first big change is to combine resources with UNOPA during the year. You will see the theme, Forward Together, throughout the year. This is coming about through the work of both presidents during the past fiscal year. Both organizations have a lot of overlap in our missions and we feel this will make the best use of our limited resources and time. With a waning interest in volunteer support, it provides a unique opportunity for us take advantage of each other’s strengths.
The logo for this campaign is the U2 logo you see with this article and represents both organizations with the ‘U’ to the power of two. The arrow in the two represents both organizations moving forward together. You’ll see both organizations listed five times each in the surrounding circle, one for each decade we have almost been in existence. The circle unites us as a community sharing our skills, knowledge and friendship.
Our monthly meetings will include members from both UAAD & UNOPA. We will meet the third Wednesday of each month. These meetings will be referred to as a ‘U2 meeting’ instead of UAAD meeting or UNOPA meeting. We will alternate months so the first meeting in September will be an informative program and the next month a social activity. To accommodate those with alternate work site arrangements, we will do our best to offer an online option for programs.
The big second change is related to the June announcement to campus that our cloud document storage is moving to OneDrive and team communication will be Microsoft Teams beginning in 2022. To provide you a safe space to get to know more about Teams, we have created the UNL-U2 UAAD & UNOPA Team. You can click the link and join. We will share our resources and you can communicate in this space while learning about Teams. Our website at https://uaad.unl.edu will continue to be a resource and information will be posted in both places.
Lainey and myself look forward to the challenge of the upcoming year and are excited about the opportunities that lie ahead as we move UAAD and UNOPA Forward Together.
2020-21 UAAD President