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

This Week in Campus History

On July 23, 1971, the Faculty Staff Bulletin reported that an upcoming program for public school personnel from Nebraska and Western Iowa was designed to examine problems associated with school desegregation. The program, "An Institute to Deal with Educational Problems Occasioned by Desegregation and the Need for Multi-Cultural Education," was scheduled to run from July 26 through Aug. 20 at the UNO Center for Urban Education, 3805 North 16th St., in Omaha. The institute was supported by a $98,000 federal grant and was directed by Walter M. Calinger, assistant professor of education at UNO.

Date: July 13, 1984
Source: Faculty Staff Bulletin
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 to Offer 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 today, 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 (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.

July FEAP Schedule Available

The Faculty/Staff Employee Assistance Program (FEAP) provides short-term counseling, assessment and referral services for faculty, staff, their spouses or significant others, and family members. FEAP offices are located in 206 Eppley Administration Building.

The July schedule is as follows:

- July 19 and 27
12:30 to 4:30 p.m.

- July 24
8 a.m. to noon

Appointments are free and available by calling 554.3120 (UNO) or 559.5175 (UNMC).

Commencement Aug. 11 at the Civic

Commencement for August graduates will be held Friday, Aug. 11, at the Omaha Civic Auditorium, 1804 Capitol Ave., at 2 p.m.

Faculty members are asked to assemble no later than 1:30 p.m. in the Exhibition Hall. Faculty who plan to attend should order their academic regalia from the UNO Bookstore (554.2336) by Monday, July 31.

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.

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.

Safety Notice for On-Campus Incidents

The following information from Campus Security outlines the university's safety and emergency procedures, along with other services provided by Campus Security.

Incident Reporting
Incidents requiring immediate action include fire, environmental spills, medical conditions, property damage, disruptive behavior and crimes in progress. Persons involved with or observing these types of incidents should call Campus Security at 554.2911. Campus Security will dispatch officers to the scene and, if required, contact 911.

Faculty and staff can call 911 directly, but then they also should notify Campus Security to help coordinate the response and expedite travel to the emergency scene. Emergency information provided by the caller should include the building, floor, room number, call back number and nature of the emergency.

Faculty and staff should assist with room and building evacuations, and be aware of those needing special assistance. All employees should become familiar with the designated rally points for their buildings, which are listed in the back of the telephone directory under "Emergency Procedures."

Personal Threats and Harassment
Disruptive behavior on campus will not be tolerated. Threats or acts of violence should be reported to Campus Security and your supervisor. If the act appears to represent an immediate threat or harm to the individual, it should be reported at once to Campus Security or 911.

Personal Escorts
The escort service is available 24-7 for individuals on campus. Contact Campus Security to arrange for an escort.

Personal Safety Checks
Individuals who may be working alone outside normal working hours are encouraged to contact Campus Security. Security officers will periodically check on your safety while you are here.

Personal Property
The university is not responsible for personal property. Individuals are responsible for safeguarding their own property. Loss of personal property should be reported to Campus Security.

Alert System
A system to help facilitate emergency communications has been installed on the north and south campus. Announcements are distributed from Campus Security to building public address systems or speakers located in building corridors.

When announcements are made, strobe lights will flash to notify the hearing impaired to seek assistance.

The system will be particularly helpful during tornado warnings. The announcement will alert building occupants to seek shelter and again later when the warning has ended. The alert system also can be used to announce university closings, confirm evacuations for fire or chemical release, or other emergency conditions.

More information on campus emergency procedures can be found in the UNO Employee Telephone Directory beginning on page 106. For more information about Campus Security procedures related to campus emergencies, contact Stan Schleifer at 554.3596 or Paul Kosel at 554.2648.

Seasonal Motorcycle Parking Available

Additional seasonal motorcycle parking is available for faculty, staff and students through Aug. 18. Motorcycles may be parked at the following locations on the north and south campuses:

- Parking structure (stop by Campus Security, 100 Eppley Administration Building, for details);
- Southeast corner of Lot N (east of the Engineering Building);
- Northwest corner of Lot A (north of Kayser Hall);
- Northwest corner of Lot M (south of University Library); and
- Southwest corner of Lot 2 (north of The University of Nebraska Peter Kiewit Institute).