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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

TIAA-CREF Schedule through September Announced

TIAA-CREF announces its campus visit schedule for June, July, August and September. A TIAA-CREF representative will be on campus for individual appointments on the following dates:
- June 13, 20 and 27;
- July 11, 18 and 25;
- August 1, 8, 15, 22 and 29; and
- September 5, 12, 19 and 26.

Appointments for one-on-one counseling sessions can be made by calling Louella Williams at the TIAA-CREF office in Omaha at 548.3610 or on the Web at

SAC to Meet June 13

The Staff Advisory Council (SAC) will meet Tuesday, June 13, at 9 a.m. at The Peter Kiewit Institute, Room 279.

Steve Massara, student body president/regent at UNO, will address the group. The campus shuttle is available for transportation to the south campus. All faculty and staff are invited to attend.

For more information, contact Mary Sweaney, SAC president, at 554.3668 or

Bruce Horacek Retirement Reception June 28

The university community is invited to attend a retirement reception for Bruce Horacek Wednesday, June 28, from 2 to 4 p.m. in the Milo Bail Student Center Chancellor's Room.

Dr. Horacek, a professor and coordinator in gerontology, began his career at UNO in December 1973. His research has focused on near-death studies. In 2001, upon receipt of a large gift, the Bruce Horacek Faculty and Student Excellence Fund was established at the University of Nebraska Foundation. Beginning July 1, Dr. Horacek will retain professor emeritus status.

For more information, contact Joyce Messick at 554.2272.

Parking Structure Closed through June 14

Portions of the campus parking structure will continue to 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.

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.

Summer Group Ex Session Under Way

Campus Recreation and the Wellness Stampede have teamed up to host a variety of Group Ex classes this summer at UNO. Session 2 will run through Friday, Aug. 4.

All classes will be 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 July 4.

New this summer to the Group Ex lineup is Mav Pump, a 60-minute barbell group exercise program. The program strengthens all the major muscles using music and tempo-based exercise sequences. All ages and fitness levels are welcome.

To access a schedule or information on the new Mav Pump program, click on the following links:

2006 Summer Session 2

Mav Pump Program

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.

Summer HPER Pool, Sundeck Hours Announced

The Health, Physical Education and Recreation Building Pool and its sundeck are available for use by Campus Recreation activity cardholders and students.

Casual or sunbathing attire is required. Only water beverages are permitted, and no food is allowed. The summer pool and sundeck schedule is as follows:

Monday through Friday
6:30 to 9 a.m.
11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
4 to 7 p.m.

Pool open from 1 to 3 p.m.
(Sundeck opens at 11:30 a.m.)

3 to 5:30 p.m.

Hours may change due to weather, holidays or other activities. The pool will close Friday, June 9, at 1 p.m. for a swim meet and will remain closed through Sunday, June 11. It will reopen Monday, June 12, at 6:30 a.m.

For more information, contact Eric Shanks at 554.2223.

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.

Discounted Tickets Available for The Rose Theater Season

The Rose Theater is offering UNO faculty, staff and students the opportunity to purchase tickets for the 2006-07 season at a discounted price. This season's shows include "Old Yeller," "Hans Christian Andersen," "Holiday Time Around the World," "Coppelia," "Stinky Cheese Man," "Dancers' Confetti" and "Miss Nelson Has a Field Day."

A $75 family membership includes:
- Up to four tickets to seven member shows;
- Discounts and first opportunity to reserve tickets for premium events, including "The Nutcracker," "Madeline's Christmas" and Rodgers and Hammerstein's "Cinderella";
- Discounts on drama and dance classes, summer camps and costume rental;
- Invitations to member-only events; and
- Additional season performance tickets for $10 each ($6 off the regular box office price).

Click on the link below to download an order form, or call 554.2358 to have a sheet faxed to your office. The offer is good through Friday, June 30.

Rose Discount Tickets

For more information, contact Lindy Aleksiak at 502.4625 or

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.