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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 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

Regents to Meet Today in Lincoln

The University of Nebraska Board of Regents will meet today, June 15, at Varner Hall in Lincoln. Committee meetings are scheduled at 8:15, 9:30 and 11 a.m., followed by the board meeting at 1 p.m. A complete agenda is available at

The meeting highlights are listed below.

Budget and tuition
- Presentation of the FY2006-07 budget; establishment of FY2006-07 tuition rates. A 5 percent tuition increase (increase of $6.00 to $9.50 per credit hour for residents, depending on the campus), plus a 1 percent tuition assessment ($1.25 to $4.25 per credit hour) to meet the matching requirements of LB 605, is proposed. LB 605, which was passed in the most recent legislative session, provides for a combination of state and university funds to be used for building renovations on all four campuses.
- Discussion of the FY 2007-09 biennial budget request (discussion is on the agenda for the Business Affairs Committee meeting at 9:30 a.m.)
- Amend RP-5.7.1, Residency Determination for Tuition Purposes, to bring regents' policies into compliance with state law set forth in LB 239 adopted by the 2006 session of the Nebraska Legislature.

Academic programs
- Creation of the School of Criminology and Criminal Justice at UNO (reorganization of the existing Department of Criminal Justice as a school).
- Proposed College of Public Health at the University of Nebraska Medical Center (discussion is on the agenda for the Academic Affairs Committee at 8:15 a.m.).
- Accountability Measure for Assessment of Student Outcomes (discussion is on the agenda for the Academic Affairs Committee at 8:15 a.m.).
- New major in plant biology at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln (UNL).
- Formation of the Department of Hospital Dentistry at the University of Nebraska Medical Center (UNMC).

Economic development
- Economic Development and Outreach Task Force meeting, 11 a.m.
"Land Grant Universities Engaged in Rural Development: Getting More than ‘Funny Ideas' from Higher Education"
Presenter: Priscilla Salant, special assistant to the provost, University of Idaho.

- UNO Facilities Development Plan.
- Program statements and budgets for several LB 605 renovation projects: Animal Science Complex, UNL; Sheldon Memorial Art Gallery, UNL; Physical Sciences building replacement, UNL; Bennett Hall, UNMC.
- Naming of facilities: rename the Virology Center at UNL the Ken Morrison Life Sciences Research Center; name the commons area between the UNL Student Union, Selleck Hall and the Kaufmann Center the Donald and Lorena Meier Commons Area; name the Animal Science Complex at UNL the R. B. Warren Arena; name the football grass practice fields at UNL the Ed and Joyanne Gass Practice Facility.

- Approve the appointment of Linda Pratt, interim executive vice president and provost, University of Nebraska; Curtis Carlson, vice chancellor for university affairs, University of Nebraska-Kearney (UNK); Edgar Scantling III, dean, College of Education, UNK; Kenya Taylor, dean, Graduate Studies and Research, UNK.

Injury Prevention and Care Program Closed Today

The Injury Prevention and Care (IPC) program associated with UNO Campus Recreation will be closed today, June 15, for remodeling.

The program is housed in 103 Health, Physical Education and Recreation Building. IPC will have limited services available Wednesday, June 14, and Friday through Saturday, June 15-16.

IPC provides injury prevention and care services to all students, faculty and staff who are injured while participating in Campus Recreation activities. It also offers education and assistance to all Campus Recreation cardholders in regard to previous sports injuries.

For more information, contact Mark Snow at 554.3170.

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.

Faculty/Staff Re-carding to Begin Next Week

Beginning next week, all active UNO faculty and staff will be able to replace their current UNO ID with the new MavCard.

MavCard Services will be issuing new photo ID cards to all active faculty and staff members starting Monday, June 19. Those using proximity cards for door access or building access (other than the parking garage) will be issued duo-proximity cards. The duo-proximity card will combine the current proximity card with the ID card. With this enhancement, there will no longer be a need for an additional proximity card.

Individuals are encouraged to stop by MavCard Services from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. according to the schedule below. Faculty and staff members should bring their current ID and proximity card with them at the time of re-carding.

The re-carding schedule, based on employees' last names, is as follows:

the name

Monday, June 19
R – Z

Tuesday, June 20
M – Q

Wednesday, June 21
G – L

Thursday, June 22
A – F

MavCard Services is located in the Milo Bail Student Center (MBSC) Business Office on the second floor of the MBSC. For more information, call 554.2220.

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.

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.

myUNO to Be Upgraded to Version 7.1

Information Technology Services (ITS) is planning to upgrade myUNO from Version 6.3 to Version 7.1 the weekend of July 8-9.

The upgrade will include new features and enhancements. The most noticeable improvements will involve the "Discussion Board" and "Grade Book" areas. This upgrade also will fix many problems ITS experienced with Blackboard 6.3.

To help faculty prepare for the new version, ITS is offering a variety of opportunities to learn more about Blackboard 7.1. Special assistance also will be provided to faculty using Blackboard to teach a summer course. The opportunities are listed below.

- Brown Bag Lunch Demonstration
For those using Blackboard this summer or fall, ITS highly recommends attending a demonstration. The final demonstration is set for Thursday, June 22, from noon to 1 p.m. at The Peter Kiewit Institute, Room 160. Registration is not required.

- Documentation
Two documents have been added to the "Instructor Help Tab" within myUNO to familiarize faculty with the upgrade. The first document is a summary of the new features, while the second document is the instructor manual from Blackboard. This manual is the same information that can be found online in the "myUNO Control Panel."

- Test Drive
Faculty can "test drive" Blackboard 7.1 by pointing their Web browser to They should use the same login and password as they do in the current version. Course content was copied to this test box in February 2006, so faculty will not see the most current course information.

- Hands-On Training
Watch eNotes for additional training opportunities in July and August.

For more information, contact ITS Customer Services at 554.HELP (4357) or

Information Sought on UNO-Published Scholarly Journals

Does your academic department or unit at UNO publish a scholarly journal?

University Affairs is seeking information on all scholarly journals published by UNO academic departments and units, including both online and print versions. The following information is sought: name of journal, URL (if applicable), synopsis of scope, distribution method, editor and contact information for the editor.

This information can be sent via e-mail to Teresa Gleason at Include the word "journal" in the subject line. For more information, call 554.2762.