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Room with a View

photo by Tim Fitzgerald

Workers were busy June 6 installing ceiling tiles on the top level of University Library's new addition. The room will have a view overlooking Dodge Street. Work on the addition is expected to be completed sometime in August.

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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

On June 7, 1974, The Weekly Communicator reported that William Gaines, interim dean of international affairs at UNO, would leave the university to become president of the Institute of European Studies in Chicago. The Institute encourages American university students to study abroad during their junior year and operates seven study centers in six countries in Europe. Dean Gaines was scheduled to begin his new duties on September 1.

Date: June 7, 1974
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

2006 Service Awards Luncheon Today

The efforts of faculty and staff at UNO will be celebrated today, June 7, at the 2006 Service Awards Luncheon. The event will be held at noon in the Milo Bail Student Center Ballroom.

Listed below are the retirees and award recipients.

Retirees
Ella Jane Bailey, Bill Campbell, Joseph A. Caniglia, Cheryl Diane Conn, J. Scott Downing, Gerald Engardt, Paula J. Hazelrigg, Stanley James Hille, David W. Hinton, Bruce J. Horacek, Julien Lafontant, James D. Mims, Lois Kay Nattras, Robert D. Schmidt, Kim Sosin, Cassia Spohn, Barbara V. Weitz and Dorothy B. Willis.

45 Years
Rosalie Saltzman.

40 Years
Roger Hoburg, John W. Wanzenried and Robert Welk.

35 Years
Kris E. Berg, Joong-Gun Chung, John F. Shroder Jr. and Richard H. Stasiak.

30 Years
W. Meredith Bacon, Daniel Blanke, Judith Boss, Bruce Garver, Susan K. Gerding, Julien Lafontant, Carmen D. Mattes, Suzanne Moshier, Dave M. Shapiro, Rita L. Sterkel and Stanley Wileman.

25 Years
Ann Antlfinger, Alva Barnett, Kevin L. Barton, Marvin J. Barton, Walter E. Burr, George Camper, James Czarnecki, Jennifer L. Forbes-Baily, Patricia L. Gillenwater, James Hagen, Judith Harrington, Wayne Harrison, Jocelyn L. Hopkins, Marsha Kruger, Eric Manley, Joan M. McCullough, Alice I. Noonan, Michael J. O'Hara, Douglas Paterson, Ora B. Prince, Kim Sosin, Sandra Squires, Frances Thurber Talmadge and Sandra M. Walling.

20 Years
Janice Sue Boyer, Frank D. Burton, LaRon Chatmon, Theresa Crocker, Marilyn J. Curran, Arthur M. Diamond, Karen Kangas Dwyer, Barbara E. Ericson, Steven G. From, Maria Knudtson, Brian Stephen Kolbe, Susan Maher, Owen G. Mordaunt, Gayle A. Peterson, Louis George Pol, Randall Arthur Rose, Russell Lane Smith, Joanne Elaine Sowell and Lynn A. Stephenson.

15 Years
Ronald J. Bauers, Ben B. Blackwell Jr., Deborah B. Derrick, Shirley Ann Fey, John L. Fiene, Scott K. Hays, Janette Jones, Russell E. Kleeb, M. Christine McIvor, Meuang Mychackavane, Angela Renae Patton, Karen A. Povondra, Yong Shi, Glenn Allen Sowell, David M. Thorndike, Gregory Duane Trimm and Sharon Ulmar.

10 Years
Frances L. Addy, Phani T. Adidam, Lawrence L. Adler, Chris W. Allen, Amy C. Anderson, Ronald L. Bartzatt, Monica L. Bayles, Becky Bohan Brown, Patricia M. Carlson, Craig Chytil, Cynthia M. Crossley, Gary L. Duff, Stephen W. Field, Jarene Fluckiger, Stanley James Hille, Jonna L. Holland, Laura Ilcisin, Kathy M. Johnson, Michael O. Kemp, JoAnn Kratky, Margaret Mainelli, James L. McIntosh, David L. Miller, John M. Noble, Georgine E. Olson, Jean M. Padrnos, Robert W. Pawloski, Julie Marie Powell, Shelley R. Schafer, Maury W. Schooff, Rita A. Shaughnessy, Nicholas Stergiou, Barbara E. Treadway, Sherrie Lea Wilson, Richard Wyatt and Richard M. Yoder.

5 Years
Jessiline Anderson, Theodore M. Anderson, Catherine A. Beck, Catherine A. Bosiljevac, Tracy B. Bridgeford, Thomas B. Bruning, Michael T. Burton, Juan F. Casas, Melissa A. Cast, Michala Cimino, Kenya D. Crandell, Felicia Danelle Dailey, Prithviraj Dasgupta, Christopher S. Decker, Scott A. Dickey, Carol Ann Dillon, Jerry A. Doctor, Samuel L. Edwards, Sarah K. Edwards, Dirk E. Ekleberry, Susan D. Fienhold, Mary J. Friehe, Klaidas Gelumbauskas, Moshe Gershovich, Derek Geschwender, Laura W. Grams, Lisa J. Green, Dorest G. Harvey, Darrell D. Hayes, Lawrence J. Heck, Linda L. Helmig, Jill L. Hensley, Lisa R. Hofmann, Heather A. Jensen, Colleen Kadleck, Burch T. Kealey, Erin K. King, Michael J. Kocanda, Martin P. Kostecki, Michael J. Kros, Jeffrey D. Kuskie, Mary Levesque, Karen L. Lund, Julie L. Masters, Mihaela T. Matache, Richard H. May Jr., John P. McCarty, Michael Messerole, Gary L. Meyer, Marjorie A. Miskec, Matt G. Morton, Johnny L. Murray, David C. Ogden, Sandra R. Peavy, David J. Peterson, Barbara A. Pickering, Ted Pruitt Jr., Hugh J. Reilly, Dana L. Richter-Egger, Gayle Roberts, Cynthia Robinson-Moore, Troy A. Romero, Carey S. Ryan, David S. Sample, Lisa L. Sample, Kathryn A. Schwartz, Stanley J. Siderewicz, Ramie V. Smith, Scott D. Snyder, Suzanne I. Sollars, Christopher Stanichar, Daniel J. Stoysich, Patsy G. Stradling, Gregory J. Sunderman, Rachmad Suwondo, Kristine J. Swain, Tracy A. Tafoya, Robert J. Tisdel, Rachel Jane Tomcak, Joseph J. Toppi Jr., Linda Kay Value, Tim M. Vidas, Gerald R. Wagner, Zhenyuan Wang, Marsha J. Watson, Paul A. Williams, Timothy M. Williams, Rachel Collins Wilson, Eric L. Wingert, Victor L. Winter, Lillian Wolfenbarger, Kathy Yates, Chi Zhang, Ilze Zigurs and Michael F. Zimmerman.

For more information, contact Human Resources at 554.2321.

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 sbollich@mail.unomaha.edu.

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 http://www.auctionbill.com/06-10standley.html.

For more information, contact Tony Snider at 554.2222.

Summer Shuttle Service Schedule Reminder

The summer shuttle service 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.

Discount Coupons Available for Disney's "Aladdin Jr."

Discount coupons for the June 9-18 performances of The Rose's production of Disney's "Aladdin Jr." are available in 108 Eppley Administration Building.

The discount is applied when coupons are redeemed by calling The Rose Box Office at 345.4849. This offer is good through Sunday, June 18.

For more information, contact Mindy Bush at 391.2625.

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.

Eppley Display Window Available to Sanctioned Groups

The display window on the second floor of the Eppley Administration Building is available for use by UNO academic and administrative units, and sanctioned organizations. To reserve the window for July, August or November, contact Beverly Newsam at 554.2358 or bnewsam@mail.unomaha.edu.

IS&P Summer Hosting Opportunities Available

International Studies and Programs (IS&P) at UNO is bringing in several international groups this summer and is offering several outstanding short-term hosting opportunities as a result.  Hosts are needed for the following individuals.

Japanese Students from the Hiroshima College of Foreign Languages (HCFL)
Hosting period: July 21- Aug. 6
Stipend: Approximately $225 per student for the 17-day hosting period.
The fee includes all meals. IS&P asks that students be allowed to participate and function as a member of your family for the hosting period and that transportation be provided to and from the university on weekdays.
English proficiency: Varies from very low to advanced.
Note: Please specify if you can (and would prefer to) host more than one student, and the preferred gender.

Japanese Students from Shizuoka University (one of Omaha's sister cities)
Hosting period: Aug. 17-26
Stipend: Approximately $145 for the nine-day hosting period.
The fee includes all meals. IS&P asks that students be allowed to participate and function as a member of your family for the hosting period and that transportation be provided to and from the university on weekdays.
English proficiency: Generally is good.
Note: Please specify if you can (and would prefer to) host more than one student, and the preferred gender.

European Student Leaders (Grant-funded Program in Leadership Development)
Hosting period: Aug. 11-16 and Aug. 11-17
Stipend: $25 per day, per student
The fee includes all meals. IS&P asks that students be allowed to participate and function as a member of your family for the hosting period and that transportation be provided to and from the university on weekdays.
English proficiency: Is assumed to be very high.
Note: Seeking 10 hosts who will agree to take two students each. Please specify preferred gender. IS&P will try to place two people from different countries with each host. Participating countries include England, Germany, Denmark, Spain and France.

English Teachers from Braunschweig, Germany (one of Omaha's sister cities)
Hosting period: Aug. 7-28
Stipend: There is no stipend for this program as it is viewed as a sister-city exchange.
IS&P asks that the teachers be allowed to eat with you, and to participate and function as a member of your family for the hosting period. The group may have some limited transportation but will likely need help with rides to and from UNO.
English proficiency: Is assumed to be very high.
Note: Seeking five to six hosts who will agree to host one or two teachers each.

If interested in hosting opportunities, contact Steven Hoiberg, IS&P advisor, at shoiberg@mail.unomaha.edu or 554.2293.