UNOPA and UAAD Joint Event to Discuss Budget Redesign – May 21st at 12:00pm

Please mark your calendars for Tuesday, May 21st from 12:00pm-1:00pm in 138 Howard Hawks Hall (Or by Zoom at The Vice Chancellor of Business and Finance, Bill Nunez, will join our organizations in providing an overview and updates with the university budget redesign process. The task force that has been charged with working on the budget redesign shared at the Chancellor’s Town Hall on April 22nd the importance of being transparent and also providing updates and feedback to multiple campus groups and leaders including UAAD and UNOPA. We are appreciative of the opportunity to be included in the conversation and hope you can join us for this discussion. You can read more about the Task Force and their reports at



The ballot for elections will be coming this week. While all people are running unopposed, we will still run the election process, so please take a few minutes to vote and see who will help lead UAAD in the year to come.

Tony Lazarowicz
Tony Lazarowicz

Message from the President

As we get set to wrap up the academic year, please know that we’ll be hosting a June general membership meeting. We recognize that many employees of the university are here all year, and our organization wanted to provide additional opportunities for engagement. As such, we’ll be hosting our June general membership meeting (June 19th) from 11:45am-1:00pm at the Sheldon Museum of Art. We’ll hear Carrie Morgan talk about the Sheldon and give some tours as well. We hope you will join us. Additionally, while we are finalizing the location, the May Luncheon will be on May 15th. We are waiting on the final contact to be completed for the space, and once we do have that, we’ll send out the formal invitation. As always, thanks for all you do and we look forward to seeing you all at the upcoming events we have planned!


Donations for Food Bank of Lincoln

April 8 thru May 9
School Food Market and Pantries donation opportunity

Did you know?
- 46% of LPS students qualify for the Free/Reduced Lunch program
- 2,345 students served monthly by School Food Markets & School Pantries
- This part of the Food Bank of Lincoln Child Hunger Program gives families the opportunity to select food based on needs

You can help fight childhood hunger in Lincoln.

UAAD Members, please donate from these items:
- Canned foods (vegetables, fruits, soups, stews, tuna)
- Boxed non-perishable foods (mac & cheese, low-sugar whole grain cereal)
- Healthy snacks (granola bars, peanut butter, dried fruit)

Drop-off Donations: Kelcey Buck (304B Barkley Memorial Center, east campus) or Stephanie Vendetti (251 Avery Hall, city campus).


3 UAAD Members Among the 66 Selected to serve on newly formed Chancellor’s Environment, Sustainability and Resilience Commission

While UAAD does not have official representation (appointed by the association) on the Chancellor’s Environment, Sustainability and Resilience Commission, we are excited that we have 3 active UAAD members who have been selected to serve within 3 of the different action teams. More information on this commission can be found at

Sherri Tompkins – Health and Wellness Action Team
Kristi Barmore – Research and Innovation Action Team
Sneha Bhoir – Campus Facilities Action Team

We extend our congratulations and appreciation for their willingness to serve in this important way to our campus community.


Doug Pellatz earns advising award

Doug Pellatz, UAAD member and academic adviser for mathematics, earned the Dr. Charles Riedesel Outstanding Academic Advising Award. The award honors an exceptional faculty or staff member for advising services beyond basic job duties and responsibilities to provide support, empowerment, coaching, counseling, and guidance to help undergraduate students succeed academically and in life.

Congratulations, Doug!

More details at:
Monthly Member: Deb Eisloeffel
Monthly Member: Deb Eisloeffel

Monthly Member: Deb Eisloeffel

Deb Eisloeffel is our featured member for April!

Deb is a Human Resources Manager with the College of Business. She has been with UNL for 28 years and a member of UAAD for ten. Deb teaches English language learners through the Lincoln Literacy Council and is writing an allegorical novel about angels and robots.

According to Deb:
"I loved being a Girl Scout (Learning! Singing! Camping!), but to my mother's everlasting shame -- she was my troop leader -- I earned only one badge: the Roller Skating badge, which my whole troop earned together.
My love of Girl Scouts is one reason I now go out of my way to buy Girl Scout cookies every year.
Well, that and Thin Mints."

Originally published April 24, 2019 - Submit an Item