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University of Omaha Band Convocation in the Arts and Sciences Hall auditorium, February 1956, under the direction of OU Assistant Professor of Music Arthur R. Custer.

This Week in Campus History

On Aug. 2, 1974, the Weekly Communicator reported that Don Leahy, Ak-Sar-Ben Coliseum activities director, had been named the new UNO director of athletics. Former UNO Athletic Director Clyde Biggers had recently left UNO for a position at the University of Richmond. Leahy previously had been the head football coach and athletic director at Omaha Creighton Prep.

Date: Aug. 2, 1974
Source: The Weekly Communicator
Compiled by University Library Archives

James Peters

Finding His Way

by Sonja Carberry

Back in Omaha after a seven-month trek through South America, UNO grad James Peters has cut the hair he let grow into an unruly mop and trimmed his bushy beard to a midnight shadow. In a yellow button-down shirt and crisp jeans, he looks very 20-something Omaha.

But part of Peters is still south of the border. ...continue

UNO Child Care Center Anniversary Carnival Aug. 4

The UNO Child Care Center will celebrate its 20th anniversary Friday, Aug. 4, with a family-style carnival, food, fun and games.

Activities will take place from 4:30 to 7 p.m. outside the center in parking lot H. All members of the campus community are invited to attend and help celebrate 20 years of quality education for UNO's youngest students.

For more information, call 554.3398.

Middle Level of Parking Structure Closed Aug. 3

The middle level of the parking structure will be closed Thursday, Aug. 3, for maintenance. For more information, contact Walt Burr at 960.9819.

ITS Data Center Fall Hours Under Way

The Information Technology Services (ITS) Data Center, located in 008 Eppley Administration Building, is now open according to the following schedule:

Monday through Friday
7 a.m. to 10:45 p.m.

7 a.m. to 2 p.m.

This schedule will remain in place throughout the fall semester.

For more information, contact ITS Customer Services at 554.HELP (554.4357).

Fall Faculty Workshops Set for Aug. 14-17

The 2006 Faculty Workshops, sponsored by the UNO Center for Faculty Development (CFD), will be held Aug. 14-17.

The New Faculty Workshop will be held Monday afternoon, Aug. 14, and Tuesday morning, Aug. 15. The Graduate Teaching Assistant Workshop will be held Monday afternoon, Aug. 14, and will feature a new, one-day format.

The Part-Time Faculty Workshop, open to new and experienced part-time faculty, will be offered the evenings of Aug. 16 and 17. This workshop is being offered twice so part-time faculty can choose the evening most convenient for them.

The workshops have been a tradition at UNO for more than 30 years. They provide new faculty and teaching assistants with an opportunity to meet one another in an informal setting while learning about UNO. Discussion topics will include UNO's metropolitan mission and strategic goals, students, academic support services and faculty development opportunities.

For more information about the workshops, contact the Center for Faculty Development (554.2427 or or Deborah Smith-Howell, assistant vice chancellor for academic affairs (554.4849 or

Participants Sought for Tech Day Sept. 6

Information Technology Services (ITS) will sponsor its annual Tech Day Wednesday, Sept. 6. The event will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Milo Bail Student Center Nebraska Room.

ITS invites departments and organizations to promote their technology services at this event. Individuals who provide a technology service to students, faculty and staff and would like to participate in this event should contact Joyce Crockett at 554.3364 or by Friday, Aug. 11. Wireless connections are available.

Interested participants should provide the following information when registering:

- Department/organization name;
- Technology service offered;
- Number of tables needed;
- Number of electrical outlets needed; and
- If an Ethernet connection is needed instead of a wireless connection.

Homestay Hosts Sought for ILUNO Students

The UNO Intensive Language Program (ILUNO) is seeking homestay families and hosts for new international students arriving this month.

The students generally come from Colombia, Japan, Korea and Saudi Arabia six times per year, said Jennifer Stahl, international student adviser at UNO. "Most of these students come here to study English and learn about U.S. culture, and many plan to stay beyond their four- to 12-month language program to pursue degree programs at UNO," she noted.

In conjunction with the program, English classes are held daily from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Students also take lunch on campus those days. Hosts will receive a monthly homestay fee to cover room and/or meals.

"Hosts are encouraged not only to share their normal daily routines with students but also to help them learn English, see Omaha and experience American culture," Stahl said.

If you are interested in hosting on a short- or long-term basis (one to six months), contact Stahl, Lori Arias or Steve Hoiberg at 554.2293.

COS Open Lab Session Aug. 4

The next Community of Science (COS) open lab session will be held Friday, Aug. 4, at noon in Room 207 of University Library.

The Office of Sponsored Programs and Research hosts these monthly hour-long sessions to demonstrate the various online resources available to faculty and graduate students through COS. Reservations are not required.

For more information, contact Nancy Schlesiger at 554.2286.

Summer HPER Pool, Sundeck Hours Announced

Are you looking for a way to beat the heat?

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. For more information, contact Eric Shanks at 554.2223.