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Pictured above, construction of the Strauss Performing Arts Center in July of 1972.

This Week in Campus History

On July 13, 1984, The Gateway reported that UNO students David Dechant and John Hicks co-wrote a play entitled "The Unlikely Undertaking." The play had recently been published by the Chicago-based Dramatic Publishing Company, the second largest publisher of theatrical materials. A funeral home serves as the play's setting, and the action begins when the owner, who wishes to impress an influential visitor, cremates the wrong body.

Date: July 13, 1984
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

ITS Announces Summer Technology Training

Information Technology Services' Academic Partnership for Instruction (API) will host a series of informative, hands-on sessions designed to help faculty and staff enhance classroom instruction or training. All UNO faculty and staff are invited to attend.

The sessions are listed below:

Digital Image Editing I & II
Whether you're a beginner or a pro, these two sessions will help you organize and creatively enhance your pictures.

Using the Microsoft Digital Imaging Suite, those attending will learn to:
- Resize or crop photos;
- Add borders or shadows;
- Automatically correct exposure and color; and
- Fix red eye, reduce digital glitches and snip out unwanted background objects.

Part I will be held Wednesday, July 19, in 007B Roskens Hall from 1 to 2:30 p.m. Part II of this training will be held Friday, July 21, from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Recording Video: Make your movies look professional
This hands-on session is designed to help those attending make the most of their video camera and learn how to capture professional looking video.

Whether recording a lecture, putting together content for students or looking for ways to incorporate video into a class, this one-hour session will discuss tips and tricks that will improve the quality of any video. Some of the topics that will be covered are:
- How to 'frame' a shot;
- Recording in different lighting conditions;
- Pan and zoom techniques; and
- Basic storytelling through video.

The Recording Video training will be held Wednesday, July 26, in 104 Engineering from 10 to 11 a.m.

To register for the Recording Video or the Digital Imaging training, visit http://sapphire.nebraska.edu. (Faculty and staff must be on campus to access the registration system.) To sign up for sessions, follow the prompts below.

- On the left panel, select Training Tools > Training Registration.
- Select UNO, and click on the triangle for the session.
- Select the session link by date.
- Enter SAP personnel number (This is the five-digit number on your picture ID. It is also on your check stub.)
- Click Sign Up and OK to confirm personnel number.
- An e-mail will be sent to confirm your registration.

Lot Closing Notice

On Tuesday, July 18, a portion of Lot Q will be closed for the Mav Kids Camp. The Lot directly west of the Sapp Fieldhouse and Health, Physical Education and Recreation Building (east and west rows) will be closed until 3:30 p.m. The Omaha Fire Department will be at the location starting at 2 p.m.

For more information, call Campus Security at 554.2648.

Fidelity Representative on Campus Aug. 23

Fidelity representative Chad Anderson will be on campus for individual counseling sessions Wednesday, Aug. 23, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

To schedule an appointment, call 1.800.642.7131.

Student Employment Workshops July 25-26

Are you a supervisor of student employees and want a refresher course?

If so, plan to attend one or two workshops set for Tuesday, July 25, or Wednesday, July 26, at the Milo Bail Student Center (MBSC).

The workshops, sponsored by UNO Student Employment Services, will be held from 9 to 11 a.m. in the Un Mon Hon Room, located on the third floor of the MBSC.

Network with other campus supervisors and receive a continental breakfast at each session. The workshops are highlighted below:

The July 25 session will cover:
- Role of the supervisor;
- Hiring procedures and advertising; and
- Recognition, discipline and resources.

The July 26 session will cover:
- Hiring international and graduate student employees;
- Federal work-study eligibility; and
- Monitoring federal work-study earnings.

To register for a workshop, e-mail Emily Muckerheide at emuckerheide@mail.unomaha.edu and indicate which workshop you would like to attend. The R.S.V.P deadline is Friday, July 21.

In the News

- In the NewsWinnie Callahan, executive director of The University of Nebraska Peter Kiewit Institute, was quoted in the June 27 edition of the Omaha World-Herald. The article discussed the annual Academy of Excellence, which is held each summer to introduce high school sophomores to the world of technology.

- Chris Decker and Keith Turner, economics, were cited in the July 1 edition of the Lincoln Journal Star. The article recognized the duo as members of the Nebraska Business Forecast Council.

- Jerry Deichert, Center for Public Affairs Research, was quoted in the June 24 edition of the Omaha World-Herald, the June 25 editions of the Daily Nonpareil, Telegram (Columbus, Neb.), Independent (Grand Island), Lincoln Journal Star and Telegraph (North Platte, Neb.), the June 26 editions of the Citizen (Holdrege, Neb.), Hub (Kearney, Neb.), Gazette (McCook, Neb.), Daily News (Norfolk, Neb.) and News-Times (York, Neb.), and the June 27 edition of the Star-Herald (Scottsbluff, Neb.). The articles discussed the population growth of Omaha suburbs.

- Jeffrey French, psychology, was quoted in the June 14 edition of the Kansas City Star (Kansas City, Mo.). The article explored paternal instinct.

- D. Scott Glasser, theatre, was cited in the June 30 edition of the Omaha World-Herald. The article reviewed and compared the Shakespeare on the Green performances of "The Taming of the Shrew" and "Antony and Cleopatra." Glasser also was cited in the June 29 edition of the Omaha World-Herald on the same subject.

- Tom Gouttierre, dean of international studies and programs, and director of the Center for Afghanistan Studies, was interviewed July 5 by KFAB on the shift in U.S. and CIA strategy regarding the pursuit of Usama Bin Laden. Gouttierre was interviewed July 7 by KRVN (Lexington, Neb.) on the threat posed by North Korea and how serious it is. He also was interviewed July 7 by the Contra Costa Times (Oakland, Calif.) about Afghan-Americans who have been successful in the United States.

- Lynn Harland, marketing and management, was quoted in the June 30 edition of the Omaha World-Herald. The article discussed the phenomenon of "vacation hangovers."

- James Johnson, music, was cited in the June 26 and June 29 editions of the Omaha World-Herald. The articles previewed a carillon concert held July 4 at UNO.

- Doug Paterson, theatre, was pictured in the June 8 edition of the Reader. The accompanying article explored InterACT, a local theatre group that Paterson leads.

If you are a member of the UNO community and have been interviewed by the media – local, state, regional, national or international – we want to know about it! Send an e-mail with the particulars to enotes@mail.unomaha.edu. Please include a contact name and phone number. For more information, call 554.2243 or 554.2762.

In Print

- UNO Chancellor Nancy Belck had an editorial published in the June 28 edition of the Omaha World-Herald. Her column explored past and present challenges of the UNO athletic department.

- Matt Morton, administrative computing, had a book review published in the June 28 online edition of InfoQ magazine, a tool for developers and managers in information technology. Morton's review discussed Agile Java Development with Spring, Hibernate and Eclipse, by Anil Hemrajani.

- Randy Rose, School of Communication, has published "A Proposal for Integrating Structuration Theory With Coordinated Management of Meaning Theory," in Communication Studies, 57(2), 173-196 (June 2006).

If you've authored or edited a book, article or other text that's been published recently, we want to know about it! Send an e-mail with the particulars to enotes@mail.unomaha.edu. Please include a contact name and phone number. For more information, call 554.2243 or 554.2762.

On Stage

"From the Motherland to the Promised Land" July 15
The UNO Department of Black Studies and the Ida Bell Women's Missionary Society will co-sponsor a performance of Sherre Miller Bishop's "From the Motherland to the Promised Land" Saturday, July 15. The event will begin at 8 p.m. in the Strauss Performing Arts Center Recital Hall.

Bishop, a noted Christian storyteller, wrote and performs the one-woman show. To reserve tickets, visit the Web at http://www.theatermania.com, or call 866.811.4111. This event is made possible with support from the Nebraska Arts Council.

For more information, contact Jessiline Anderson at 554.4811, Felicia Dailey at 554.2412 or Jerri Maxwell at 554.2262.

If you are a member of the UNO community and are involved in an upcoming performance, we want to know about it! Send an e-mail with the particulars to enotes@mail.unomaha.edu. Please include a contact name and phone number. For more information, call 554.2243 or 554.2762.

On Exhibit

Nordman's Works on Display at the Bemis
The work of Russ Nordman, art and art history, is featured in an exhibition at the Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts in downtown Omaha.

The exhibition, SIGNAL CHANNEL, is the first major comprehensive exhibition of video art in the state. Selected single-channel videos by artists from around the world gives the public an opportunity to view some of the most cutting-edge video art being created today while learning about the emerging generation of artists who are experimenting with this relatively new medium. As a true multi-faceted exhibition, SIGNAL CHANNEL explores video art as a medium and demonstrates the video artist's power to experiment, explore and test the parameters of conventional art-making practices. It runs through Aug. 12.

Gallery hours at the Bemis are Tuesday through Saturday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more information, call 341.7130, or visit the Web at http://www.bemiscenter.org/.

If you are a member of the UNO community and are involved in an exhibit, we want to know about it! Send an e-mail with the particulars to enotes@mail.unomaha.edu. Please include a contact name and phone number. For more information, call 554.2243 or 554.2762.