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Pictured above, the Eugene C. Eppley Library cornerstone ceremony was held March 29, 1955. Today, it's the site of the Eppley Administration Building.

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

Facebook Web Seminar June 14

Academic and Student Affairs, in conjunction with the UNO College of Education, will host a Web seminar titled "Facebook on Campus: Understanding the Issues" Wednesday, June 14. It will be broadcast live in the Welcome Center Presentation Room, 111 Eppley Administration Building, from noon to 1:30 p.m.

Shawn McGuirk, director of judicial affairs, mediation and education at Fitchburg State College, will examine the history of Facebook. He will discuss how students are using Facebook and some of the legal issues associated with it. All interested members of the UNO community are invited to attend.

For more information, contact Erin Cron at 554.2711.

SPR to Host COS Demonstration Today

The next Community of Science (COS) information session will be held today, June 1, at 9 a.m. in Room 207 of University Library.

The Office of Sponsored Programs and Research (SPR) hosts these monthly hour-long sessions to provide faculty and graduate students with information about the various online resources available through COS.

Reservations are not required. For more information, contact Nancy Schlesiger at 554.2286.

FFFF to Feature Peter Wolcott

Peter Wolcott will be featured on KVNO Classical 90.7 FM's "First Friday Faculty Focus" Friday, June 2.

"First Friday Faculty Focus" is an interview series that highlights the many contributions of individual faculty members to UNO and the greater community, said Cheril Lee, KVNO news director.

Dr. Wolcott is an associate professor in the UNO Department of Information Systems and Quantitative Analysis in the College of Information Science and Technology. Lee's interview with Dr. Wolcott will air during the 8 a.m., noon and 4 p.m. newscasts June 2.

For more information about the interview series, contact Lee at 554.2516.

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).

Annual Aviation Institute Golf Tournament June 5

The UNO Aviation Institute will host its annual golf tournament Monday, June 5, at Shoreline Golf Course. The registration fee is $65, which includes 18 holes of golf, a golf cart, lunch, dinner, a tournament gift and prizes.

For more information, visit the Web at, or contact Scott Vlasek at 554.3785 or

PRSSA Students to Host Kids ‘N' Cans Carnival June 6

A group of UNO public relations students will host a children's carnival Tuesday, June 6, to boost donations for the Omaha Food Bank.

The UNO chapter of the Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA) will host the first Kid's ‘N' Cans Carnival from 1 to 4 p.m. in Elmwood Park.

For each can a child brings to the event, he or she will receive three tickets to be used on any of several contests or games. Those who do not bring a food donation can purchase tickets. The cost is three for $1.

Event attractions will include "Bucket Bonanza," face painting/tattoos, the moon bounce, balloon darts, floating ducks, ring toss and "Kiddie Idol." The carnival also will feature several contests, including a three-legged race, a pie-eating contest, a water balloon toss, musical chairs and dodge ball. The contests will take place twice during the carnival in two separate age categories – ages 5 to 7 and ages 8 to 11.

"Our goal is to gather at least 1,500 non-perishable items for the Omaha Food Bank," said Jasmyn LeFlore, PRSSA president.

The Kids ‘N' Cans Carnival is sponsored by the Omaha Food Bank in conjunction with the UNO School of Communication.

In the event of rain, the Kids ‘N' Cans Carnival will be held at the William H. and Dorothy Thompson Alumni Center's Bootstrapper Hall.

For more information, contact LeFlore at 639.6225 or or Karen Weber, faculty adviser, at554.2246 or

Stan Hille, Kim Sosin Retirement Reception June 8

Louis Pol, dean of the UNO College of Business Administration (CBA), invites all UNO faculty and staff to an open house retirement reception for two CBA faculty – Stan Hille, professor of marketing/management and former CBA dean, and Kim Sosin, professor and chair of economics.

The event will be held Thursday, June 8, from 4:30 to 7 p.m. at the William H. and Dorothy Thompson Alumni Center. Those who plan to attend should R.S.V.P. to 554.2303 or

Pathways to Harmony Set for June 28

The next Pathways to Harmony program is scheduled for Wednesday, June 28, from 12:30 to 4 p.m. It will be held in the Milo Bail Student Center Dodge Room. All faculty, staff and students are encouraged to attend.

"This professional development program on diversity represents part of the strategic planning objectives set for the UNO community," said Sharon Ulmar, assistant to the chancellor for diversity and equal opportunity. "It will help enhance respectful relationships and create a constructive dialogue about diversity on the UNO campus."

To register, call 554.2896, or send an e-mail to Seating is limited.

Symposium Call for Papers

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

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