Facilities Briefs



Due to construction in the tunnels connecting Poynter/Wittson to College of Nursing/College of Pharmacy will be closed to all pedestrian traffic Tuesday, November 24 from 5:00 p.m. through Wednesday, November 25 at 2:00 p.m…

Please observe any temporary warning signs.  

During this time period, your alternate routes will be either crossing on 42nd street or using the skywalk.  (See attached map and photo.)

2015 Wittson Tunnel - GeorgeM-2






Administration Center – Parking Lot 42 Partially Closed

Starting Saturday, November 21, 2015, Parking Lot 42 will be partially closed for retaining wall repairs.  There will be no parking in Area 1-see attached map.

Area 1: (see attached map)

  1. Closed Saturday, November 21 – re-open Monday, November 23.
  2. Re-closed Wednesday, November 25 – re-open November 29.

Area 2: (see attached map)

  1. Dates yet to be determined.

 Anyone walking or driving in and around parking lot 42 should use caution and observe the barricades and warning signs.   The contractor will have equipment and trucks located in the parking lot.

If you have any questions, please contact me (Tom Payne) at 402-981-7269 or by email at tpayne@unmc.edu. If you know of anyone that uses parking lot 42, please mention the retaining wall repairs and the partial lot closure to them.   I want to thank you for your understanding and cooperation in this matter.

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Wall Repair 11-19-152015 NOV 21 ADC PKG LOT 42 TOM-P

Michael F. Sorrell Center (MSC)


On Sunday, November 22, 2015, there will be an extended interruption (shut off) of normal electrical power to the main electrical switchboard that serves all levels of UNMC’s Michael F. Sorrell Center (MSC).  During this time, normal power will be disconnected and only items connected to the emergency power supply will remain energized after experiencing several seconds without power and the automatic transfer switches operate.  This will cause an extended outage to all receptacle outlets, computers, lighting, air handling units, supply fans, exhaust fans, fume hoods, motors, etc. throughout the building.  Occupants of the Michael F. Sorrell Center are encouraged to remove all food and personal items from refrigerators prior to leaving campus on Friday, November 20.

The power outage is expected to last approximately six (6) hours.  If possible, it is recommended that computers and other pieces of sensitive electrical equipment be shut down prior to the scheduled electrical interruption as a safety precaution.

This shut off is required to thoroughly clean and replace electrical equipment that was previously saturated with contaminated water, including replacement of the existing main circuit breaker.

Interruption Schedule:

Commence Time:    Sunday, November 22, 2015, 8:00 a.m. 

Completion Time:   Sunday, November 22, 2015, 2:00 p.m.                                                             (Approximately)

If you have any questions, please contact Dan Michalak  at ext. 9-5048 or Matt Monaghan at ext. 9-7188.  Since it is vital that everyone working in the affected areas be advised of this, please mention this electrical power interruption to your colleagues.