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Pep Bowl Parade

photo by Tim Fitzgerald

On April 24, 65 members of UNO's Air Force ROTC Unit took part in the annual Cadet Change of Command Parade. Alumni, parents, spouses and friends were invited to observe the ceremony.

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Pictured above, construction booms on campus during April of 1969. In the foreground, the southeast addition of the second floor of the Eppley Administration Building with Allwine Hall under construction in the background.

This Week in Campus History

On April 14, 1971, The Gateway reported that the Kinks had cancelled their April 17 Omaha Civic Auditorium rock concert due to the illness of lead singer Rick Davies. The UNO Student Activities Association, sponsor of the event, planned to bill the Kinks for expenses incurred promoting the concert. It was hoped that with the money saved from the Kinks cancellation another concert could be organized in the near future, perhaps highlighting Van Morrison or Kool & the Gang.

Date: April 14, 1971
Source: The Gateway
Compiled by University Library Archives

Reg Chapman

The Kid's Doing All Right

by Warren Francke

In Danville, Ill., they boast of native sons: Donald O'Connor, Gene Hackman, Dick and Jerry Van Dyke. Now another son of the Illinois-Indiana border, Reg Chapman, is making a name - in television news with WNBC in New York City.

But Chapman, 37, got his start in Omaha, where he is kid brother to John Chapman, weekend sports anchor at WOWT-TV. ...continue

Summer Hours Begin May 8

Summer hours at UNO begin Monday, May 8, and conclude Friday, Aug. 11. Regular business hours during this period are 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Departments are asked to abide by one of the following plans:

- Remain open with a minimum staff until 5 p.m.;

- Have telephones forwarded to an office that is staffed until 5 p.m.; or

- Have a pre-recorded message on telephones that states university summer hours are 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

For more information, contact Human Resources at 554.2321.

Retirement Planning Education Series Concludes April 28

The retirement planning education series sponsored by Human Resources concludes Friday, April 28, with a pre-retirement planning seminar. The event will be held from 10 to 11 a.m. in the Milo Bail Student Center Gallery Room. All interested faculty and staff are invited to attend.

The seminar will be led by Marlene Schneider from UNO's Faculty Employee Assistance Program. Schneider will focus on helping employees plan for the emotional and social aspects of retirement.

For more information, contact Esther Scarpello, manager of benefits, at 554.3660.

ITS Announces May myUNO Sessions

Information Technology Services (ITS) will offer training sessions for faculty on myUNO ( this May.

All sessions will be held in 104 Durham Science Center. The first "Getting Started" class will be held Saturday, May 6. Classes will run through May 24. Handouts for the courses can be found under the "Instructor Help" tab in myUNO ( Those who plan to sign up for a class are encouraged to read the handouts before attending.

To sign up for courses from a campus computer, follow the prompts below.
- Go to
- On the left panel, select "Training Tools" > "Training Registration."
- Select "UNO."
- Click on the triangle for the session.
- Select the session link by date.
- Check for reminder e-mail.
- Enter your SAP personnel number (a five-digit number on your university ID or on your pay statement).
- Click "Sign Up."
- Click "OK" to confirm your personnel number.
- An e-mail will be sent confirming this registration. Add the class to your calendar.

ITS requires that a minimum of five people are registered by 2 p.m. the day prior to the class to offer it. An e-mail notification will be sent if the class is cancelled. No minimum is required for the ASK? sessions. The schedule is listed below.

Saturday, May 6
Getting Started with Blackboard
8:30 a.m. to noon
Suggested handouts: Getting Started with Blackboard and Adding Documents

Tuesday, May 9
Getting Started with Blackboard
8:30 a.m. to noon
Suggested handouts: Getting Started with Blackboard and Adding Documents

Wednesday, May 10
9 to 11:30 a.m.
Suggested handouts: Assignments

Thursday, May 11
9 to 11:30 a.m.
Suggested handouts: Quiz, Pool, Survey

Friday, May 12
9 to 11 a.m.

Tuesday, May 16
9 to 11:30 a.m.
Suggested handouts: Gradebook

Wednesday, May 17
Discussion Board/Chat
9 to 11:30 a.m.
Suggested handouts: check later

Thursday, May 18
External Links/Interactive Feedback/.pdf
9 to 11:30 a.m.
Suggested handouts: check later

Monday, May 22
9 to 11 a.m.

Tuesday, May 23
HTML/Smaller Documents
9 to 11:30 a.m.
Suggested handouts: check later

Wednesday, May 24
Add Powerpoint/E-BRUNO faculty
9 to 11:30 a.m.
Suggested handouts: check later

For more information, contact ITS Customer Services at 554.HELP (4357).

Spring 2006 BFA Thesis Exhibition On Display

The Spring 2006 BFA Thesis Exhibition is currently on display in the UNO Art Gallery through May 5.

The work of Frances Osugi, Brandon Liebig, Kym Johnson Rutledge, Jonathan Sours and Alexia Thiele is featured.

The UNO Art Gallery is located on the first floor of the Weber Fine Arts Building. Admission is free and open to the public. Gallery hours are as follows: Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday, noon to 4 p.m.; Thursday, noon to 8 p.m.; and Sunday, 2 to 5 p.m.

For more information, call Deborah-Eve Lombard at 554.2796.

Book Orders Needed for Summer, Fall Courses

The UNO Bookstore would like to remind all faculty who have not yet submitted their course materials adoptions for the summer and fall semesters to do so as soon as possible.

"The earlier that we have adoption forms in hand, the more used books we can obtain from the students through buyback, which begins Wednesday, April 26," said Scott Dickey, course materials manager at UNO.

For more information, contact Dickey at 554.2541 or

Deadline Extended for Discounted Tickets

UNO faculty, staff and students can purchase discounted tickets to the final production of Opera Omaha's spring 2006 season. "The Abduction from the Seraglio" runs May 3, 5 and 7 at the Orpheum Theater.

The discount deadline is Tuesday, May 2. For a discounted ticket order form, visit the Web at

For more information, contact Steve Grupe at 346.4398, ext. 109, or

Several events will be held in celebration of the coming production. The schedule is listed below.  Activities are free and open to the public unless noted otherwise.

Today, April 26
- Meet the Artists and Hear them Sing: Lunchtime Previews
Featuring performances by cast members with commentary by artistic director Stewart Robertson
Orpheum Theater
(Lunch can be ordered for $5 by calling 346.4398, ext. 203, or sending an e-mail to

April 27 IS&T Dean Candidate Forum Cancelled

The UNO College of Information Science and Technology (IS&T) dean candidate forum set for Thursday, April 27, at The University of Nebraska Peter Kiewit Institute atrium has been cancelled.

For more information, contact Leah Pietron, search committee member and associate professor of information systems and quantitative analysis, at 554.2801 or

Library to Forgive Overdue Fines at the Ballpark

MavericksUniversity Library will be cheering on the Maverick baseball team Saturday, April 29, in conjunction with "Library Day at the Ballpark."

UNO will take on the University of North Dakota with games at noon and 3 p.m. at the ballpark at Boys Town, 137th and West Dodge Road.

Those who stop by the library booth at the doubleheader will receive a goodie bag and a coupon to waive an existing library fine. Some restrictions apply.  For details, visit the Web at

"We'd like to see the bleachers full, so we're waiving library fines for all in attendance," said University Library Dean Steve Shorb. 

For more information, contact the circulation desk at 554.3206 or

Host Families Sought for Afghan Education Program

International Studies and Programs is seeking host families for Afghan educators who will be arriving in Omaha May 6.

This group of Afghan school administrators will be participating in a short-term program to enhance their skills in educational leadership, computers and English. Since November 2002, 85 Afghan women educators have participated in similar programs at UNO.

To volunteer as a host family, contact Charity Stahl at 554.3168 or

Customer Appreciation Sale Under Way at Bookstore

The UNO Bookstore is hosting a customer appreciation sale through Friday, May 5. Customers who buy one UNO or Maverick apparel item at regular price will receive a second item for half price.

Bookstore hours during the sale are Monday through Thursday, 7:30 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.; and Saturday, April 29, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

For more information, contact Jacinda Brooks at 554.2360 or

SPR to Host COS Information Session May 3

The next Community of Science (COS) information session will be held Wednesday, May 3, at 2 p.m. in Room 207 of University Library.

The Office of Sponsored Programs and Research (SPR) hosts these monthly hour-long sessions to provide information to faculty and graduate students about the various on-line resources available through COS. Reservations are not required. 

For more information, contact Nancy Schlesiger at 554.2286.

HPER Pool and Sundeck Hours Announced

The Health, Physical Education and Recreation Building Pool and its sundeck are available for use by students and Campus Recreation activity cardholders.

Casual or sunbathing attire is required. Only water beverages are permitted, and no food is allowed. The pool and sundeck schedule through May 5 is as follows:

Monday through Friday
6:30 to 9 a.m.
11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
4 to 7 p.m.

11 a.m. to 3 p.m. (sundeck opens at 11 a.m.)
1 to 3 p.m.

3 to 7 p.m.

Hours may change due to weather, holidays or other activities. The pool and sundeck will be closed for maintenance beginning May 5 for three to four weeks. For more information, contact Eric Shanks at 554.2223.

Symposium Call for Papers

The University of Nebraska-Lincoln (UNL) International Quilt Study Center will sponsor a symposium titled "Traditions and Trajectories: Education and the Quiltmaker" March 1-3, 2007. The deadline for paper and panel proposals is Aug. 15, 2006. Details and guidelines are available on the symposium Web site at

For more information, contact Kathy Moore, symposium coordinator, at 402.472.7232, ext. 1.

Viewbooks Available

Recruitment Services has campus viewbooks available for interested departments. The publication features a one-pocket folder, and includes pictures and information on every UNO college.

For available quantities, contact Monica Bayles at 554.2977 or These viewbooks will be available through July 1, 2006.