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
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
2005 Staff Survey Executive Summary Online
The executive summary of the Fall 2005 UNO Staff Survey is available online at http://www.unomaha.edu/instres/oir/surveys/surveys.php.
The survey, conducted in December 2005, was voluntary, confidential and anonymous. All Office/Service and Managerial/Professional staff on payroll as of October 2005 were invited to participate. Both online and paper versions were available.
"The results indicate that staff highly rate their experience at UNO," said UNO Chancellor Nancy Belck. "Ratings have improved across nearly all the measurements since the Fall 2003 UNO Staff Survey. The contributions of staff to our overall success as a metropolitan university are vital, and the administration appreciates all they do each and every day."
To obtain a complete hard copy of the report, contact the Office of Institutional Research at 554.3750.
IIT Students Studying at UNO This Week
Fifty students from the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) at Kharagpur (India) will have a week packed with classes, field trips to metropolitan area businesses and even a night out at a Triple A baseball game during a visit to Omaha, which began May 7. The group is also scheduled to listen, ask questions of and learn from the world's best-known investor - Warren Buffett.
"It is a real tribute to Omaha regarding the way the business community is rolling out the red carpet to welcome our colleagues from India," said Louis Pol, dean of the UNO College of Business Administration (CBA). "These students have access to leaders of firms respected worldwide."
Nebraska-based businessman Vin Gupta is the driving force behind the student visit. Gupta, a 1967 IIT Kharagpur alumnus, created both the IIT Foundation and the Vinod Gupta School of Management at IIT Kharagpur.
"This will be a very special week for these students. They get to meet faculty with great expertise in a variety of areas, see in-person how American businesses operate and meet an absolutely legendary business leader," said Gupta, infoUSA Inc. chairman and CEO.
All of the IIT students are enrolled in MBA classes in the Vinod Gupta School of Management. Ten IIT faculty members are also part of the group traveling to Omaha. UNO entered into a sibling university agreement with IIT Kharagpur last year.
"In a high-technology world, it's more important than ever to make face-to-face connections," said Tom Gouttierre, dean of International Studies and Programs at UNO and the University of Nebraska Medical Center (UNMC). "We hope this will be the first of many, many exchanges with IIT."
All of the UNO class sessions will be held on the university's south campus at either the Scott Conference Center or The University of Nebraska Peter Kiewit Institute. UNO faculty from the CBA and the College of Information Science and Technology (IS&T) will be giving presentations on a variety of topics, including strategic leadership, global business, innovation management and e-commerce and marketing.
"We know these are extremely bright and talented students," said David Hinton, dean of the UNO College of IS&T. "The professors involved with this project are looking forward to a great dialogue."
For the seven IIT campuses in India, more than 200,000 applicants take the entrance exam each year to fill just 3,000 entry spots. Last year, in an unprecedented gesture of goodwill toward a foreign university, the U.S. Congress approved a house resolution honoring the IITs and their alumni for "significant contributions to the American society in every profession and discipline." IIT Kharagpur, founded in 1951, is the oldest IIT.
In addition to class time, the IIT group will visit Gallup University, ConAgra Foods, infoUSA and Union Pacific. The students will also visit with Buffett and tour the Nebraska Furniture Mart, which is owned by Berkshire Hathaway.
"Warren Buffet has always stressed the importance of education," said UNO Chancellor Nancy Belck. "We're excited to have him take part in this far-reaching exchange."
For more information, call Tim Kaldahl at 554.3502 or Rakesh Gupta at 593.4564.
Dr. Peter Salgo to Conclude ABC Series May 10
The 2005-06 UNO Academy, Business and Community (ABC) Breakfast Speaker Series will come to a close Wednesday, May 10, with Dr. Peter Salgo, who will focus on a variety of timely medical issues.
The event will be held at the Holiday Inn Convention Center, 72nd and Grover streets. The doors will open at 7 a.m. for a breakfast buffet. Tickets are $12.50 each and may be purchased by calling 554.2981.
A breakfast with Dr. Salgo was originally scheduled for March 22 but was postponed due to inclement weather. Tickets purchased for the March 22 event will be honored May 10.
Dr. Salgo, a medical correspondent, professor and practicing physician, has published on a number of topics, including drug pricing schedules in the United States compared to those of other western nations, the current progress of fetal surgery, plastic and cosmetic surgery, the effects of AIDS on its victims and the health care system, and many others.
Recently, Dr. Salgo has been active with CNBC's "America's Vital Signs," having written, produced and anchored four broadcasts a week. In addition, he has served as a WCBS-TV News correspondent for the past decade on medical news and education issues.
The recipient of numerous awards, Dr. Salgo has been honored with the Broadcasting Award from the American Society of Emergency Physicians, the Community Service Award from the Medic Alert Foundation, an Emmy nomination for Outstanding Coverage of an Instant Single Breaking News Story, an Associated Press Award for Best Continuing News Coverage, and an Emmy Award for Outstanding Coverage of a Continuing News Story.
He received his education at Columbia University and the Columbia University College of Physicians. Currently, Dr. Salgo practices anesthesiology and internal medicine at Presbyterian Hospital in New York City, and teaches anesthesiology and internal medicine at his alma mater.
The ABC Breakfast Speaker Series is celebrating its 31st season in 2005-06. It is one of the nation's longest running speaker series.
For more information, call 554.2981, or visit the Web at http://www.unomaha.edu/~abc/.
Eppley Restroom Closing Announcement
The men's and women's restrooms on the second floor of the Eppley Administration Building will be closed for maintenance Tuesday and Wednesday, May 9 and 10.
For more information, contact Walt Burr at 554.2582.
HPER Colloquia to Feature Andrew Gardner
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."
The event, which is being hosted by Drs. Shing-Jye Chen and Nick Stergiou in the UNO School of Health, Physical Education and Recreation (HPER), will begin at 1:15 p.m. in 206 HPER Building. It is free and open to the public.
Dr. Gardner received his Ph.D. in exercise science from Arizona State University in 1990. Since then, he was a postdoctoral research fellow in the Department of Medicine at The University of Vermont, and a research professor in the Division of Gerontology in the Department of Medicine at the University of Maryland at Baltimore. He also held 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 (Okla.) campus and served in that capacity through June 2005. He holds current positions as the director of the exercise physiology facility of the new CMRI Metabolic Research Center and as the 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. He has had continuous research grant support from the National Institute on Aging (NIA) since 1991 and currently has a five-year R01 grant from NIA, as well as a three-year grant from the Oklahoma Center for the Advancement of Science and Technology, studying the effects of exercise on peripheral arterial disease patients with intermittent claudication. Dr. Gardner plans to extend this work with research applications examining vascular and metabolic function in obese and diabetic children.
For more information, contact Lisa Holst at 554.3075 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Additional information on Dr. Gardner and the HPER Biomechanics Laboratory can be found at http://www.unocoe.unomaha.edu/hper/bio/home.htm.
Members Sought for CCSW
The Chancellor's Commission on the Status of Women (CCSW) is seeking applications from students, staff and faculty who are interested in becoming members of the Commission. Graduate and undergraduate students in any academic field are encouraged to submit an application.
The CCSW serves as an advisory council to the chancellor and other university administrators on issues that relate to women faculty, staff and students. The commission's goal is to provide a forum for women at UNO in conjunction with the organization's core themes of A, B, C – Awareness of women's issues, Balance in women's lives, and the Community and women's roles.
Membership applications are due by Friday, June 2. Faculty and staff are appointed for two-year terms, and students are appointed for one-year, renewable terms. To apply for membership, e-mail your name and the reason you are interested in joining the commission, as well as any relevant experience, to Sharon Ulmar at email@example.com.
White Receives Otto Bauer Award
Chris White, the vice president of safety and regulatory compliance for Midwest Airlines, is the 2006 recipient of the Otto F. Bauer Distinguished Service Award.
White was honored April 5 at the annual UNO Aviation Institute honors convocation. He received the award in recognition of his dedication to the Aviation Institute, which included serving as an advisory board member and offering tours of Midwest Airlines headquarters for students in June 2005.
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.
Safety Notice for On-Campus Incidents
The following information from Campus Security outlines the university's safety and emergency procedures, along with other services provided by Campus Security.
Incidents requiring immediate action include fire, environmental spills, medical conditions, property damage, disruptive behavior and crimes in progress. Persons involved with or observing these types of incidents should call Campus Security at 554.2911. Campus Security will dispatch officers to the scene and, if required, contact 911.
Faculty and staff can call 911 directly, but then they also should notify Campus Security to help coordinate the response and expedite travel to the emergency scene. Emergency information provided by the caller should include the building, floor, room number, call back number and nature of the emergency.
Faculty and staff should assist with room and building evacuations, and be aware of those needing special assistance. All employees should become familiar with the designated rally points for their buildings, which are listed in the back of the telephone directory under "Emergency Procedures."
Personal Threats and Harassment
Disruptive behavior on campus will not be tolerated. Threats or acts of violence should be reported to Campus Security and your supervisor. If the act appears to represent an immediate threat or harm to the individual, it should be reported at once to Campus Security or 911.
The escort service is available 24-7 for individuals on campus. Contact Campus Security to arrange for an escort.
Personal Safety Checks
Individuals who may be working alone outside normal working hours are encouraged to contact Campus Security. Security officers will periodically check on your safety while you are here.
The university is not responsible for personal property. Individuals are responsible for safeguarding their own property. Loss of personal property should be reported to Campus Security.
A system to help facilitate emergency communications has been installed on the north and south campus. Announcements are distributed from Campus Security to building public address systems or speakers located in building corridors.
When announcements are made, strobe lights will flash to notify the hearing impaired to seek assistance.
The system will be particularly helpful during tornado warnings. The announcement will alert building occupants to seek shelter and again later when the warning has ended. The alert system also can be used to announce university closings, confirm evacuations for fire or chemical release, or other emergency conditions.
More information on campus emergency procedures can be found in the UNO Employee Telephone Directory beginning on page 106. For more information about Campus Security procedures related to campus emergencies, contact Stan Schleifer at 554.3596 or Paul Kosel at 554.2648.
Six-Week Yoga Session Begins May 15
Campus Recreation and the Wellness Stampede will offer two six-week Yoga sessions this summer.
Classes will be held Mondays and Wednesdays from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in 231 Health, Physical Education and Recreation (HPER) Building. The cost is $30 for students, $40 for faculty and staff activity cardholders, and $50 for non-activity cardholders. The schedule is listed below.
May 15 through June 21 (Class will not be held May 29)
June 23 through Aug. 2
The instructor will be Amy C. Anderson, a certified instructor with the Omaha Yoga and Bodywork Center. Anderson's class will cover relaxation, warm-up Yoga postures.
Individuals may sign up in 100 HPER. For more information, call 554.2539.
Milliken to Address Faculty Senate May 10
The UNO Faculty Senate will meet Wednesday, May 10, between 2:15 in the Milo Bail Student Center (MBSC) Nebraska Room. University of Nebraska President James B. Milliken will give a short presentation beginning between 2:15 and 2:30 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.
Nominations Sought for Del and Lou Ann Weber Award
The UNO Honors and Awards Committee is seeking nominations for the Del and Lou Ann Weber Award. The deadline is Wednesday, May 10.
The Del and Lou Ann Weber Award recognizes a current, full-time faculty member or administrator who has provided outstanding professional service to the community. Recipients have demonstrated success in extending the intellectual resources of the university beyond the campus by providing leadership, professional expertise or information to address important and relevant issues. The award is accompanied by a stipend of $2,000.
Nomination criteria and procedures are available by clicking on the following link:
For more information, contact Lanyce Keel, chairperson of the University Committee on Honors & Awards, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
"The Learning Horizon" Workshop Set for May 15
Faculty Development, Information Technology Services (ITS) and the UNO College of Education will host a daylong workshop titled "The Learning Horizon: Shining the Light on Instruction and Technology" Monday, May 15. The event will be held from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. in the Milo Bail Student Center and is open to all UNO faculty and graduate assistants.
The workshop will include opening and lunch plenary and breakout sessions. Breakout sessions will be offered in four tracks: instructional design, assessment, technology tools and knowing your learner.
Lunch will be provided, and a door prize drawing for an iPod Nano will be conducted at the end of the day. For more information on the breakout sessions, visit the Web at http://www.unomaha.edu/api.
To sign up for workshop:
- Go to http://sapphire.nebraska.edu;
- On the left panel, select "Training Tools" > "Training Registration" > and "UNO";
- Click on the triangle next to the "Learning Horizon Workshop";
- Select the date, and check for a reminder e-mail;
- Enter your SAP personnel number (this is the five-digit number on your picture ID and paycheck statement);
- Click "Sign Up," and then click "Ok" to confirm your personnel number; and
- Add the class to your calendar when you receive the e-mail confirming this registration.
If you have problems registering, contact ITS Customer Services at 554.HELP (554.4357).
Summer Shuttle Service Schedule
During the summer, shuttle service at UNO 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.
CWS General Admission Ticket Booklets On Sale
The 2006 College World Series (CWS) is set for June 16-26 at Rosenblatt Stadium in Omaha. CWS general admission ticket booklets are currently on sale in the UNO Athletic Department. The cost is $60 for a booklet of 10 tickets while supplies last.
To purchase a booklet or for more information, contact Geri Backora at 554.2506 or email@example.com.
- David Corbin and Josie Metal-Corbin, health, physical education and recreation, recently spent time in Beijing making contacts for future cross-cultural research and collaborations. While in China, the duo was invited to give presentations at the American Embassy in Beijing for American medical personnel from China and the people and staff at the Embassy.
- Rich Wyatt, University Library, is the recipient of a $5,000 Independent Artist Fellowship in Literature Award from the Nebraska Arts Council. The award is intended to support Wyatt in his career, work and personal growth.
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