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

This Week in Campus History

The University of Northern Iowa (UNI) acknowledged UNO Chancellor Ronald W. Roskens, a UNI graduate, with an achievement award during the school's spring commencement ceremonies. The award was presented to Dr. Roskens by the UNI Alumni organization for "outstanding leadership in the profession of the alumnus, bringing credit to the alumnus and the university."

Date: May 29, 1973
Source: The Weekly Communicator
Compiled by University Library Archives

Karen Dwyer

Calming the Anxious

by Tim Fitzgerald

Almost everyone suffers from it. Winston Churchill, John F. Kennedy and Barbara Walters have had it and overcome it. The "it" is a fear of public speaking, and one University of Nebraska at Omaha (UNO) faculty member has focused her teaching and research career on curing this problem in college students.

Recently, UNO's Karen Dwyer was honored for her work with the University of Nebraska's Outstanding ...continue

Public Sale of University Surplus Property June 10

A public auction of university surplus property will be held Saturday, June 10, at Chili Greens Golf and Sports Dome, 6808 Spring St. Standley Auction and Reality Co. will handle the sale. Items may be viewed at 8 a.m. on the sale date, and the auction will start at 10 a.m.

A full listing of items is available online at

For more information, contact Tony Snider at 554.2222.

ITS to Make Campuswide Dell Purchase

Information Technology Services (ITS) is currently taking orders for a campuswide purchase from Dell. Available items include a Dell Optiplex 620 workstation at 40 percent off the list price and a Dell 19" ultrasharp LCD monitor for $230. Funds from 2005-06 or 2006-07 may be utilized.

This offer is limited to campus purchases only. For more information, contact the UNO Help Desk at 554.4357.

June FEAP Schedule Announced

The Faculty/Staff Employee Assistance Program (FEAP) provides short-term counseling, assessment and referral services for faculty, staff, their spouses or significant others, and family members. FEAP offices are located in 206 Eppley Administration Building.

The June schedule is as follows:

June 2, 8, 18 and 22
12:30 to 4:30 p.m.

June 6, 14 and 16
8 a.m. to noon

Appointments are free and available by calling 554.3120 (UNO) or 559.5175 (UNMC).

Employee/Dependent Scholarship Program to Move

Beginning Thursday, June 1, the Employee and Dependent Scholarship program will be moved to the Employee Self Service (ESS) Web site at For security purposes, employees will no longer use their Social Security number but instead will use their ESS ID and password to access the system.

For more information, visit ESS Help ( or SAPPHIRE (

Fidelity Representative on Campus June 14, July 20

Fidelity representative Chad Anderson will be on campus for individual counseling sessions Wednesday, June 14, and Thursday, July 20, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

To schedule an appointment, call 1.800.642.7131.

Applicants Sought for Kolasa Scholarships

The UNO chapter of AAUP will award the Bernie Kolasa Memorial Scholarships to UNO graduates entering a graduate program during or after the summer of 2006. Students who graduated from UNO during the summer or fall of 2005 or the spring of 2006 are eligible to apply.

There are two awards of $1,000 each. Dr. Kolasa, a political science professor, was a longtime leader in the UNO chapter of AAUP.

Interested graduates should submit a letter of application and a copy of their resume. The letter should include the student's grade point average (GPA), his or her proposed area of study and the reasons for interest in this area. Other areas of consideration will include potential for success in graduate school and profession, leadership qualities – especially in the area of community service and activities that would indicate the student's breadth of interest beyond the chosen field of study.

Although the awards will be predicated upon the student's acceptance into a graduate program, acceptance need not be shown at the time of application.

In support of the application, two or more letters of recommendation should be sent from persons familiar with the applicant. These should address the areas of consideration outlined above.

The UNO chapter of AAUP awards at least two $1,000 scholarships each year to students who are graduating from UNO and are going to attend graduate school at any accredited college or university.

All materials should be sent to:

AAUP Scholarship Committee
c/o Dr. Sandra Squires
115J Kayser Hall

The deadline for receipt of applications is June 15. Awards will be given at a luncheon honoring the scholarship recipients in late June or July.

For more information, contact Dr. Squires at

Submissions Sought for Online Calendar of Events

Are you planning a campus event?

University Affairs is seeking submissions for its online calendar of events.

Located on the Web at, the calendar can be viewed by day, week, month or category. Categories include athletics, exhibitions, films, lectures, meetings, miscellaneous and performance. Links to the calendar have been created on the UNO home page at under "Today at UNO" in the left-hand column and graphically in the tool bar at the top of the page.

"The UNO Calendar of Events is designed to promote campus-related events that are open to the campus community and/or the general public," said Teresa Gleason, director of communications at UNO.

An example of an item that would not be posted on the calendar is a biology departmental meeting. However, if the biology department is hosting a speaker and the event is open to the campus community/general public, the item would be posted.

The calendar is administered by University Affairs, located in 108 Eppley Administration Building. Beverly Newsam is the calendar administrator. All items must be submitted electronically with a contact name, phone number and e-mail. Training on how to submit items is available for any interested party by calling Newsam at 554.2358.

"We encourage all colleges and units to make use of the calendar by submitting appropriate items to it," Gleason said. "The goal is to maintain a centralized listing of public events that is easily accessible."

The UNO Calendar of Events is not a means for scheduling rooms or submitting information to other existing calendars on the Web. Reservations for meeting facilities still must go through appropriate channels in the Milo Bail Student Center.

For more information or to learn how to submit items to the calendar, contact Newsam at 554.2358.

Tornado Evacuation Procedures Available Online

The university's tornado evacuation procedures are available on the Web at They also can be found on pages 106-107 of the 2006 Employee Telephone Directory.