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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

Students to Host Summit on Oil Dependence, Climate

The UNO chapter of Americans for Informed Democracy (AID) will host a national summit this month to examine the issues of oil independence and climate change.

The event, titled "Oil Dependence and Climate Change: We Do Have a Choice," will be held Saturday, Aug. 12, on the UNO campus. It will bring together student leaders from across the United States for a day of workshops, speakers and discussions on how young people can take positive action to reduce U.S. oil dependence and preserve the global environment.

Participants will hear from top experts and then be immersed in breakout sessions where they will have the chance to weigh in with their own view on how the United States can ensure a secure energy future. They will learn strategies for talking about global environmental issues with Americans and techniques for organizing town hall meetings in their communities as part of a national series on oil dependence and climate change.

"The students also will have the opportunity to meet and exchange ideas with a diverse group of young leaders, equipping them with the knowledge, support and structure to implement these ideas in their neck of the woods," said Jenn Piatt, president of the UNO chapter of AID. Piatt is a junior majoring in political science at UNO.

Confirmed speakers at the summit include:

- Bill Moore, publisher and editor of EV World. Moore, an expert on issues of vehicle technology and sustainable transportation, is a former writer for Discover, Popular Science and Air & Space Smithsonian.

- Robert Kuzelka, associate professor, University of Nebraska-Lincoln School of Natural Resource Sciences. He is a former staff member at the University of Nebraska Water Center, Nebraska State Office of Planning and Programming, and the City of Tulsa Model Cities Agency.

The summit is being funded with support from the Rockefeller Brothers Fund, the Open Society Institute, the Ford Foundation and the Hewlett Foundation. It is designed for college students, but high school students with a special interest in the topic are eligible to apply.

For more information, contact Piatt at jnpiatt@gmail.com, or visit the Web at http://www.aidemocracy.org/omaha.cfm.

UNO Participants Sought for Corporate Cup

All UNO employees and their families are invited to participate in the 26th annual Omaha Corporate Cup Run/Walk. The 10k run or 2-mile walk will be held Sunday, Sept. 17, at 8:15 a.m. at the Omaha Civic Auditorium.

The cost is $14 for UNO employees who are Campus Recreation activity cardholders, and $18 for families of activity cardholders and UNO employees without an activity card. This year, participants can choose from the 10k run or 2-mile walk. New to the event is RaceDay @ InPlay, located at 15th and Cuming St., where there will be oral and silent auctions, a children's raffle and more.

The registration deadline is Friday, Sept. 1, at noon. To register, stop by 100 Health, Physical Education and Recreation (HPER) Building. For more information, contact Mike Kult at 554.2539.

All participants will receive a UNO corporate team T-shirt, an American Lung Association cup, and food and drink before and after the race. Interested runners can participate in a 15-week 10K training program for beginners. For details, stop by Campus Recreation, 100 HPER.

Summer Hours Conclude Aug. 11

Summer hours at UNO conclude Friday, Aug. 11. The fall semester for both day and evening classes begins Monday, Aug. 21. For more information, contact Human Resources at 554.2321.

Submissions Sought for Online Calendar of Events

Are you planning a campus event?

University Affairs is seeking submissions for its online calendar of events.

Located on the Web at http://events.unomaha.edu, the calendar can be viewed by day, week, month or category. Categories include athletics, exhibitions, films, lectures, meetings, miscellaneous and performance. Links to the calendar have been created on the UNO home page at http://www.unomaha.edu under "Today at UNO" in the left-hand column and graphically in the tool bar at the top of the page.

"The UNO Calendar of Events is designed to promote campus-related events that are open to the campus community and/or the general public," said Teresa Gleason, director of communications at UNO.

An example of an item that would not be posted on the calendar is a biology departmental meeting. However, if the biology department is hosting a speaker and the event is open to the campus community/general public, the item would be posted.

The calendar is administered by University Affairs, located in 108 Eppley Administration Building. Beverly Newsam is the calendar administrator. All items must be submitted electronically with a contact name, phone number and e-mail. Training on how to submit items is available for any interested party by calling Newsam at 554.2358.

"We encourage all colleges and units to make use of the calendar by submitting appropriate items to it," Gleason said. "The goal is to maintain a centralized listing of public events that is easily accessible."

The UNO Calendar of Events is not a means for scheduling rooms or submitting information to other existing calendars on the Web. Reservations for meeting facilities still must go through appropriate channels in the Milo Bail Student Center.

For more information or to learn how to submit items to the calendar, contact Newsam at 554.2358.

Campanile Clock, Bells Out of Service Today

The Henningson Memorial Campanile clock and bells will be out of service today, Aug. 3, so that a new television cable can be installed. The work is expected to be completed by 5 p.m. that evening.

For more information, contact Larry Morgan at 554.3735 or lmorgan@mail.unomaha.edu.

August FEAP Schedule Announced

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 August schedule is as follows:

- Aug. 11, 16 and 22
8 a.m. to noon

- Aug. 14, 24 and 30
12:30 to 4:30 p.m.

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