SKIP navigation SKIP to headlines
history photo

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 13, 1977, The Gateway reported that the UNO daycare center began operation with seven children. The center, with a capacity of 30 children, was located at the First Christian Church, 6630 Dodge St. The center featured a fenced-in playground, learning facilities, and a combination of a hot lunch and two snacks daily. Funding for the daycare center was provided from student fund B fees and the College of Home Economics. An educational grant from the Comprehensive Employment and Training Act (CETA) funded the salaries of one head teacher and three assistant teachers. This allowed the center to charge $7 per day when the cost per child was actually $9.35.

Date: June 13, 1977
Source: The Gateway
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

Parking Structure Levels to Re-Open June 16

Maintenance to the campus parking structure is now expected to be completed June 15. The middle faculty/staff level and lower student level should be open Friday, June 16. Normal operation of the parking structure is expected to resume Monday, June 19.

For more information, contact Campus Security at 554.2648.

SAC to Meet Today

The Staff Advisory Council (SAC) will meet today, 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

Luggage Sought for Afghan Teacher Education Project

The Afghan Teacher Education Project (ATEP) is in need of luggage for the teachers' return trip to Kabul. Large cloth suitcases are most useful. Donations should be dropped off in 241 Arts and Sciences Hall by Monday, June 19.

For more information, contact Charity Stahl at 554.3168.

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.

CWS General Admission Ticket Booklets On Sale

The 2006 College World Series (CWS) is set for June 16-26 at Rosenblatt Stadium in Omaha. CWS general admission ticket booklets are currently on sale in the UNO Athletic Department. The cost is $60 for a booklet of 10 tickets while supplies last.

To purchase a booklet or for more information, contact Geri Backora at 554.2506 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.

PWSA Call for Poetry

The Program for Women and Successful Aging (PWSA) at UNO is currently accepting original works of poetry and short prose for review and possible publication in Celebrate: A Collection of Women's Writings. The eleventh volume of the Celebrate book will be released and presented at Rites of Spring, an annual event that features an art exhibit, poetry reading, storytelling and other projects. 

Submission forms are available on the Web at All submissions should be sent to the following address by Friday, July 14:

Annex 24
6001 Dodge St.
Omaha, NE 68182-0202

For more information, call 554.4897.


Have you done something noteworthy in your profession? E-mail "People" items to "People" appears in the Tuesday edition of eNotes.