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

This Week in Campus History

In mid-May of 1967, Harry Reynolds, director of the University of Omaha Urban Studies Center, attended a two-day conference in Cleveland, Ohio. The meeting was devoted to the study of urban violence and was sponsored by the Ford Foundation and the American Political Science Association. Participants in the conference included 30 scholars of American urban administration and politics.

Date: May 20, 1967
Source: Faculty Staff Bulletin
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

SPR Report

The SPR Report details the results of UNO's efforts to obtain external funding in support of its teaching, research, service and outreach efforts. The report is designed to keep the university community informed as to externally funded projects on campus and bring recognition to those faculty and staff who have worked to generate these resources.

From the period of April 22 through May 15, those receiving grant awards totaling $543,331 are as follows:

Name: Michael Bishop
College: Arts and Sciences
Title: Global Land-Ice Measurements from Space (GLIMS): Radiation Transfer Modeling Using ASTER Data
Sponsor: University of Arizona

Name: Blaine Burnham
College: Information Science and Technology
Title: Information Assurance Scholarships for Service at the University of Nebraska at Omaha
Sponsor: National Science Foundation

Name: Dale Kreher
Unit: Athletics
Title: Expansion of NCAA Division II Championship Activities in Omaha
Sponsor: Douglas County

Name: Roni Reiter-Palmon
College: Arts and Sciences
Title: Evaluation of Selection Procedures Used for Entry Level Positions
Sponsor: Nebraska Department of Corrections

Name: Peter Szto
College: Public Affairs and Community Service
Title: An Evaluation of Service-Learning in Social Welfare Policy
Sponsor: University of Nebraska-Lincoln/Midwest Consortium for Service-Learning in Higher Education

Name: William Wakefield
College: Public Affairs and Community Service
Title: Evaluation of Sarpy County Drug Court
Sponsor: Sarpy County

For support and help with research activities, call the Office of Sponsored Programs and Research at 554.2286, or visit the Web at http://www.unomaha.edu/spr/.

UNO Captures NCC Women's All-Sports Title

MavericksUNO's 10 women's sports, which won two conference titles and finished second five times, has won the North Central Conference (NCC) women's all-sport trophy for a second straight year. UNO finished third in the NCC Cup, combining all men's and women's sports.

The Maverick women's teams won NCC crowns in tennis and soccer, and finished second in indoor track and field, volleyball, swimming and diving, softball, and outdoor track and field. Additionally, UNO was third in cross country and golf, and fourth in basketball.

UNO's four men's sports finished seventh, despite winning the wrestling title and tying for the championship in football. The Mavericks also finished second in baseball and tied for sixth in basketball. No points are awarded if a school does not sponsor a sport.

Minnesota State, Mankato won the men's title and tied with North Dakota for the overall championship.

"Discoveroke Omaha" May 20 in Strauss

UNO will be the site of "Discoveroke Omaha" Saturday, May 20. The karaoke contest will begin at 7 p.m. in the Strauss Performing Arts Center Recital Hall.

Cash and prizes will be awarded to the top 10 performers. The grand prize will include a performance and recording contract. This event, presented by The Hang Inc., is sponsored by Spotlight Entertainment and the UNO College of Business Administration.

Individual admission tickets are $10. The participant entrance fee is $15. The doors will open 30 minutes prior to the contest. Only a limited number of walk-ins will be accepted.

For more information or an entry form, contact Tom Hughes, event coordinator, at 706.0614 or tghughes@mail.unomaha.edu.

Campus Walkway to Undergo Repair

The main walkway through the north campus will undergo concrete repair and replacement starting Monday, May 22. Weather permitting, the work should take about one week to complete.

For more information, contact Walt Burr at 554.2582 or wburr@mail.unomaha.edu.

Call for Paper and Panel Proposals

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 http://quiltstudy.unl.edu.

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

Information Sought on UNO-Published Scholarly Journals

Does your academic department or unit at UNO publish a scholarly journal?

University Affairs is seeking information on all scholarly journals published by UNO academic departments and units, including both online and print versions. The following information is sought: name of journal, URL (if applicable), synopsis of scope, distribution method, editor and contact information for the editor.

This information can be sent via e-mail to Teresa Gleason at tmgleason@mail.unomaha.edu. Include the word "journal" in the subject line. For more information, call 554.2762.

In the News

In the News- Jeff Beals, real estate, was quoted in the April 7 edition of the Midlands Business Journal. The article highlighted the growth of the real estate market and the strength of UNO's real estate program, which is experiencing increased enrollment.

- Kris Berg, health, physical education and recreation, was quoted in the April 22 edition of the Omaha World-Herald. The article discussed the health benefits of participating in a night of dancing.

- Bob Bernier, Nebraska Business Development Center, was quoted in the March 24 edition of the Midlands Business Journal. The article highlighted the new location of the Omaha EntrepreneurShop.

- David Corbin and Josie Metal-Corbin, health, physical education and recreation, were cited in the April 29 edition of the Omaha World-Herald. The article discussed their recent trip to China to make contacts for research and collaborations.

- Shari Hofschire, art and art history, was quoted in the April 5 edition of City Weekly. The article – which also cited Tomm Roland, music – announced an April 9 Masters and Music event held at UNO that benefited the Friends of Art Scholarship Fund.

- Art Homer, writer's workshop, was featured in the May/June 2006 edition of Omaha Magazine. The article chronicled Homer's career path.

- John Langan, dean of the College of Education, was quoted in the April 16 edition of the Omaha World-Herald. The article examined the debate over a bill that could promote segregation in metro area schools.

- Sharif Liwaru, cultural awareness programs, was quoted in the April 28 edition of the Omaha World-Herald. The article explored a "commute" held in Omaha to bring attention to the ongoing situation in Uganda where children are kidnapped and forced to fight in the rebel army.

- David Low, music, was cited in the April 21 edition of the Tribune (Hastings, Neb.). The article highlighted the concert finale of the Hastings Symphony Orchestra's 80th season, which included accompaniment by Dr. Low.

- Cindy Melby Phaneuf, theatre, was quoted in the May/June 2006 edition of Omaha Magazine. The article explored the Shakespeare on the Green festival, which has entertained Omahans for 20 years. The article was accompanied by photography by Tim Fitzgerald, photographic services.

- Judy Monarrez Diaz-Kelsey, information science and technology, and John Langan, dean of the College of Education, were cited in the April 16 edition of the Omaha World-Herald. The article recognized individuals honored at the annual UNO Chancellor's Commission on Multicultural Affairs reception.

- David Ogden, communication, was featured in the May/June 2006 edition of Omaha Magazine. The article explored the way Dr. Ogden turned his love of baseball into a profession.

- Russell Smith, public administration, was quoted in the April 17 edition of the Omaha World-Herald. The article looked at findings from a one-year study on neighborhood safety in midtown Omaha.

- Michael Tate, history, was cited in the March 31 edition of the Midlands Business Journal. The article announced that Dr. Tate would give a presentation titled "William Quesenbury: Artist and Chronicler of the California Trail" April 6 at a meeting of the Omaha Corral of Westerners International.

- Paul Williams, philosophy and religion, was quoted in the April 29 edition of the Omaha World-Herald. The article discussed statistics of the churchgoing population in the United States.

If you are a member of the UNO community and have been interviewed by the media – local, state, regional, national or international – we want to know about it! Send an e-mail with the particulars to enotes@unomaha.edu. Please include a contact name and phone number. For more information, call 554.2243 or 554.2762.

In Print

- James Thorson, gerontology, had a column published in the May 16 edition of the Omaha World-Herald. The editorial discussed the increasing life expectancy of humans, which currently is 74.14 years for males and 79.45 years for females.

If you've authored or edited a book, article or other text that's been published recently, we want to know about it! Send an e-mail with the particulars to enotes@mail.unomaha.edu. Please include a contact name and phone number. For more information, call 554.2243 or 554.2762.

On Stage

If you are a member of the UNO community and are involved in an upcoming performance, we want to know about it! Send an e-mail with the particulars to enotes@mail.unomaha.edu. Please include a contact name and phone number. For more information, call 554.2243 or 554.2762.

On Exhibit

If you are a member of the UNO community and are involved in an exhibit, we want to know about it! Send an e-mail with the particulars to enotes@mail.unomaha.edu. Please include a contact name and phone number. For more information, call 554.2243 or 554.2762.