A Message from President Tony Lazarowicz

I hope you all had an opportunity to attend the chancellor’s State of the University address. As he highlighted, there is a lot of excitement surrounding our sesquicentennial celebration for this upcoming year. There are a lot of events that will be happening throughout the year including the Chancellor’s Distinguished Lecture Series, Music concert, Charter Week, and the Husker Civic Challenge. I encourage you all to view information on the upcoming activities by going to

Having said this, I do want to call specific attention to the N150 report. Executive Team members of UAAD and UNOPA expressed specific concerns regarding the lack of inclusion of staff within the overall process, particularly the next steps that are outlined within the N150 report. We recognize that our organizations are not a representative voice of the whole university staff, but we are often called to serve on committees and commissions where staff representation is requested. As such, you can see a copy of the joint letter that was reviewed by both UAAD and UNOPA executive committees before being sent to Chancellor Green and Mike Zeleny (Associate to the Chancellor) at the following link:


UAAD/UNOPA Meeting Rescheduled

Because of the inclement weather Tuesday, the joint UAAD/UNOPA meeting will be rescheduled for April 9th. The joint meeting will take the place of our regular UAAD meeting.
More details will come as they are finalized.

Souper Bowl Lunch
Souper Bowl Lunch

UAAD Connect Souper Bowl Lunch - Register by Jan. 25

February 1st, 11:30-1:30
NET, 1800 N. 33rd st.

Register to eat or compete (and eat) by January 25th at

UAAD Connect committee (in partnership with UAAD Service and Outreach) is planning for a Souper Bowl Lunch on Friday, February 1, 11:30-1:30, at NET. There are two ways to participate!

1. Bring a soup! (admission free, but you don’t get to vote unless you pay $5.00)
a. Enter as an individual or choose your team of chefs, both are souper!
b. Decide on a winning soup recipe.
c. Declare a favorite charity to donate the winning cash prize.

2. Come to eat and vote (admission $5.00, of which 100% will be donated to the top three charities of the top soup vote getters.)

Register to attend If you choose to cook and eat or just eat…plan to come for lunch and know your lunch money is going to help others.

UAAD will provide the tableware, drinks and prizes (both to the best chefs and their charities)!

Questions? Contact UAAD Connect Souper Bowl committee members: Van Gardiner,, LaRita Lang, or Becky Carter,


Founders' Day 2019 - RSVP by Feb. 12

Show your love for UAAD by attending Founders’ Day 2019! We’ll be celebrating 57 years of UAAD on Feb. 20 from 11:45 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. in the Colonial Room at the Nebraska Union. Please RSVP by Feb. 12.

Register at

Additional details:
• Keynote speaker: Martin A. Massengale, Emeritus Foundation Distinguished Professor, President Emeritus and Director, Center for Grassland Studies
• Buffet lunch ($10) or bring your own lunch
Eventbrite text: During the event, we will present the Carl A. Donaldson and Floyd S. Oldt Awards. These awards recognize two employees for outstanding management skills and exceptional service at the university. We look forward each year to the Founders’ Day luncheon, as it is a time when we recognize several deserving employees and celebrate the significant contributions we all make as part of the university community. Attendees may purchase a buffet meal for $10 or bring their own lunch. The buffet meal includes cheesy potato soup with assorted sandwiches including ham, roast beef, turkey, and garden veggie plus individual bags of chips, a drink, and dessert.

Brian Meyers
Brian Meyers

Monthly Member Feature: Brian Meyers

Brian Meyers is our featured member for January!

Brian is an Electrical Engineer in Facilities Management & Planning and father of quadruplet 5 year olds. He has been with the university for 3.5 years. In his spare time, Brian runs half marathons, plays guitar, and appreciates a good nap.

Brian is currently working on the Devaney Sports Center volleyball lighting upgrade. He is planning to graduate with his Masters in Engineering Management this May.

Originally published January 23, 2019 - Submit an Item