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

This Week in Campus History

On May 24, 1974, "topping out" ceremonies were held for a new classroom office building, now known as Roskens Hall. For several days prior to the event, the final steel beam in the building's construction had been placed on a walkway near the structure. The beam had been painted white, and felt tip pens were available for those who wished write a message or sign their names. Following brief remarks by UNO Chancellor Ronald Roskens, the beam was hoisted to the top of the framework of the building and set into place. The master of ceremonies for this event was William Muse, dean of the UNO College of Business Administration.

Date: May 24, 1974
Source: The Weekly Communicator
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

"Consider This" to Examine Nebraska Primary Races

The tight Heineman-Osborne contest and a battle for the Senate nomination drew more voters to the polls May 9 than in any past primary election. Some even switched to the Republican Party to vote in these key races.

This week on "Consider This," host Andrea McMaster will look back at the primary and look forward to the general election this fall.

The program airs today, May 22, at 1:30 p.m. and Wednesday, May 24, at 8 a.m. on NET2, NET's cable network.

McMaster's guests will be Steve Achelpohl, chair of the Nebraska Democratic Party; Randall Adkins, professor of political science at UNO; and Jessica Moenning, executive director of the Nebraska Republican Party.

"Consider This" also airs on the Knowledge Network of Greater Omaha. Check the Web at for days and times. Archived editions of the program are available on the Web at

Repairs on Campus Walkway Begin Today

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

For more information, contact Walt Burr at 554.2582 or

Bookstore Closed for Annual Inventory May 23-26

The UNO Bookstore will be closed for its annual inventory Tuesday through Friday, May 23-26. Regular summer hours are as follows:

Monday and Tuesday
7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Wednesday through Friday
7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

For more information, contact Jacinda Brooks at 554.2360 or

LSAT Preparation Session May 23

An LSAT preparation session will be held Tuesday, May 23, from 2 to 3:30 p.m. in 205 Arts and Sciences Hall, the conference room in the UNO Department of Philosophy and Religion. Any student is welcome to attend.

The review session will include an overview of the test and a discussion of strategies for the logic-based portions of the exam. Those planning to attend should contact Laura Grams at 554.2629 or for more information. Students may come late or leave early as needed.

For more information about the LSAT, visit the Web at For more information about pre-law studies at UNO, visit the Web at

UNO to Close for Memorial Day May 29

UNO will be closed Monday, May 29, in observance of the Memorial Day holiday. The 2006 holiday schedule is available online at

For more information, contact Human Resources at 554.2321.

Summer Group Ex Classes Under Way

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

All classes are 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.

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