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Pictured above, sunshine on OU Fieldhouse commencement cermonies, Spring, 1958.

This Week in Campus History

On May 14, 1971, The Gateway reported that Greg Knudsen, UNO Student Senate vice president, was to travel to Yugoslavia during the summer. A double major in speech and broadcasting and political science, Knudsen planned to stay with a host family for four weeks and submerge himself in the culture of Yugoslavia. Although one member of his host family spoke English, Knudsen was expected to know enough Serbo-Croatian to communicate with locals. Expenses for this trip were paid for by The Experiment in International Living. In turn, Knudsen agreed to speak about his experiences to Omaha-area organizations and schools.

Date: May 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 Today

Summer hours at UNO begin today, 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.

Fraud Alert Notice

To: University of Nebraska faculty and staff
From: David Lechner, vice president for business and finance, University of Nebraska
Re: Fraud Alert

We have become aware of a scam wherein people are contacting university faculty and staff. This scam involves a travel-related company "giving away" travel vouchers and claiming to have the employee's bank routing information and name. Please be aware that bank routing numbers are public information and easily obtained. It is also fairly easy to "guess" which banks you might be using.

Please do not give your banking information over the phone to any solicitor.

For more information, contact Ken Hultman at 554.3514.

Benefits Eligible Employee Mailing Scheduled

Faculty and staff who were eligible for benefits in 2005 will soon receive a confidential document illustrating their contribution to benefits at UNO as well as the University of Nebraska's contribution.

All aspects of compensation are visible – calendar year pay and NU Flex Benefits package components. This document gives a snapshot for easy reference and may be retained with other personal business papers.

For more information, contact Human Resources at 554.2321.

Summer Group Ex Classes Begin May 15

Campus Recreation and the Wellness Stampede have teamed up to host a variety of Group Ex classes this summer at UNO. Session 1 will run from Monday, May 15, through Thursday, June 1.

All classes will be held in the Health, Physical Education and Recreation Building.

Group Ex classes are free to all current students and Campus Recreation cardholders. Summer activity cards are available for $30. Classes will not be held May 29 (Memorial Day).

To access a schedule, click on the following link:

2006 Summer Session 1

To have a schedule faxed or mailed to your office, call University Affairs at 554.2358.

For more information, contact Dave Daniels at 554.2008.

Parking Structure Closed through June 14

Portions of the campus parking structure will be closed for maintenance through Wednesday, June 14. During that time, the middle faculty/staff level and lower student level will be closed. Maintenance will involve sand blasting, drilling, column repair and surface repair.

All vehicles must be removed from the lower and middle levels. The top level will remain open, and the entry gates to the top level will remain open until completion.

For more information, contact Campus Security at 554.2648.

Milliken to Address Faculty Senate May 10

The UNO Faculty Senate will meet Wednesday, May 10, at 2:15 p.m. in the Milo Bail Student Center (MBSC) Nebraska Room. University of Nebraska President James B. Milliken will give a short presentation beginning at 3:15 p.m. All interested members of the campus community are invited to attend.

For more information, contact Hollis Glaser, Faculty Senate president, at 554.4896, or Sue Bishop, coordinator, at 554.3598.

2006 Spire Celebration of Keyboard Arts May 11-14

Some of the region's top emerging pianists will share the stage with award-winning faculty and private teachers in conjunction with the 12th annual Robert M. Spire Celebration of Keyboard Arts May 11-14 at UNO.

The series of recitals begins Thursday, May 11, in the Strauss Performing Arts Center Recital Hall. "This is an opportunity to hear, in recital, the winners of prestigious regional and national keyboard competitions," said James Johnson, the Spire Professor of Music and coordinator of keyboard studies at UNO.

All concerts will begin at 7:30 p.m. in the Strauss Performing Arts Center Recital Hall. The performance schedule is listed below.

Thursday, May 11
UNO Graduates and Undergraduates

Friday, May 12
An Evening of Classics

Saturday, May 13
Nathan Green in Recital
(Winner of the Spire Competition Grand Scholarship Prize)

Sunday, May 14
An Evening of Concerti

Tickets are $5 for general admission, and $3 for seniors and students. Proceeds will benefit the UNO Department of Music.

For more information, call 554.3427.

HPER Biomechanics Colloquia May 12

Andrew Gardner, a professor of exercise physiology at the University of Oklahoma, will speak at UNO Friday, May 12. His presentation is titled "Exercise rehabilitation for intermittent claudication: Current evidence and future directions." It will begin at 1:15 p.m. in Room 206 of the Health, Physical Education and Recreation (HPER) Building. The event is free and open to the public. This presentation is hosted by Shing-Jye Chen and Nick Stergiou.

Dr. Gardner received his Ph.D. in exercise science from Arizona State University in 1990. Since then, he has held positions as a postdoctoral research fellow in the Department of Medicine at The University of Vermont and as a research professor in the Division of Gerontology, Department of Medicine, University of Maryland at Baltimore, in which he had a concurrent joint appointment as a research health scientist at the Baltimore VA Medical Center.

In 2002, he joined The University of Oklahoma as a professor in the Department of Health and Exercise Science on the Norman campus and served in that capacity through June 2005. He holds current positions as director of the exercise physiology facility of the new CMRI Metabolic Research Center and as director of the Applied Physiology and Human Performance Core in the General Clinical Research Center at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center.

Dr. Gardner, who also holds the Hobbs-Recknagel Endowed Chair in Pediatrics, has an active research program in exercise rehabilitation of peripheral arterial disease patients and on exercise physiology issues as they relate to older adults.

For more information, contact Lisa Holst at 554.3075 or For more information on Dr. Gardner and the HPER Biomechanics Laboratory, visit the Web at

University Library Announces Summer Hours

University Library will observe the following summer hours through Aug. 11:

- Monday through Thursday
7 a.m. to 9 p.m.

- Friday
7 a.m. to 5 p.m.

- Saturday
Noon to 5 p.m.

- Sunday
Noon to 9 p.m.

Summer Shuttle Service Schedule Begins

Starting today, May 8, the summer shuttle service will operate Monday through Friday from 6:30 a.m. to 6 p.m., excluding holidays. The shuttle will service the north and south campus only. There will be no shuttle service to Crossroads Mall during the summer months.

For more information, contact Campus Security at 554.2648.

Summer Permit Parking Available in Church Lot

UNO employees with faculty/staff parking permits can park in the St. Margaret Mary's Church parking lot at 6116 Dodge St. this summer. Parking will be available there in UNO-designated lots through Aug. 18.

During the fall and spring semesters, parking in this location is limited to student permit holders. Night-only permits will not be honored until after 12:30 p.m.

For more information, contact Campus Security at 554.2648.

Parking Lot Maintenance Schedule Announced

UNO parking lots will undergo regularly scheduled maintenance this month. Due to the unpredictable weather conditions, the schedule is subject to change without notice, and lots will be closed as needed.

The tentative schedule is as follows:

May 8-10
Lots N and A closed for seal coating, crack filling and striping.

May 11-12
Lots C and W closed for crack sealing, seal coating and striping.

For more information, contact Walt Burr at 960.9819 or Campus Security at 554.2648.

Douglas County Voters' Guide Available

The Douglas County Voters' Guide, published annually by the League of Women Voters of Greater Omaha, is an unbiased, non-partisan look at all candidates running in the May 9 Nebraska primary election.

Included are brief biographies of each candidate plus their answers on issues of current concern to voters. The guide is available on campus at the locations listed below.

University Affairs
108 Eppley Administration Building

UNO School of Communication
107 Arts and Sciences Hall (ASH)

University Library
Circulation Desk

For more information, contact Rita Shaughnessy in 107H ASH or at 554.6057.

13th Annual Intercampus Golf Classic May 24

Registration is under way for the 13th annual University of Nebraska Intercampus Golf Classic. The event will be held Wednesday, May 24, at the Arbor Links Golf Club in Nebraska City, Neb., with an 11 a.m. shotgun start.

The event is open to all University of Nebraska employees (faculty, staff and graduate teaching/research assistants). Golfers of all skill levels are encouraged to play.

The 2006 Classic is a four-person scramble with an emphasis on fellowship, fun and interacting with new people from other campuses. The tournament committee will assign individuals into playing foursomes based on skill level. Every attempt will be made to match players from different campuses. Requests for specific playing partners cannot be accommodated. Awards and pin prizes will be given for team and individual play.

Flights will be determined after completion of the round. Eight shots will be required from each member of the group over the 18 holes. Additional rules will come with registration confirmation.

The registration fee is $49 per golfer and includes an 18-hole green fee with cart, driving range with unlimited balls, team awards, individual pin prizes and a sack lunch while on the course. The deadline for registration is Wednesday, May 17.

Registration forms are available in Campus Recreation, 100 Health, Physical Education and Recreation Building. Payment should be made to the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.

For more information, contact Mark Powell at 402.472.4772 or

Maverick Watch

There are no Maverick home games this week. To catch up on the latest statistics or keep tabs on your favorite team on the road, visit the Web at