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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. 13, 1976 the Weekly Communicator reported on efforts by the UNO Music Department to organize a Choir Union. Plans for fall and spring performances included The Creation by Haydn and Requiem by Berlioz. The Choral Union would "perform the major choral repertoire with orchestral accompaniment," and rehearsals were scheduled to begin August 30 and continue every Monday evening.

Date: Aug. 13, 1976
Source: 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

2006-07 Ombudspersons Named

The UNO Office of the Ombudsperson announces its trio of ombudspersons for 2006-07. They are:

- John McKenna, professor, UNO Department of English, 554.3328;
- Marti Rosen-Atherton, director, UNO Department of Counseling, 554.2409; and
- Rebecca Wymer, library technician, University Library, 554.3638.

The office, established at UNO in 1970, receives and investigates complaints. Students, staff, faculty and administrators may request this service.

"Although the ombudspersons cannot assure that everything sought or requested by an inquirer will or should be granted, they will try to assure that a fair resolution of a dispute or problem is found," said Sharon Ulmar, assistant to the chancellor with the UNO Office of Diversity. "Feel free to contact any ombudsperson for assistance."

The office receives and investigates complaints relating to faculty, staff and student grievances; inquiries about procedures; and inadequate or lack of communication, among other issues. Ulmar oversees the activities of the ombudspersons.

For more information, visit the Web at http://www.unomaha.edu/ombuds.php.

CPACS to Host Town Hall Meeting Aug. 17

The College of Public Affairs and Community Service (CPACS) faculty and staff will host a Town Hall meeting Thursday, Aug. 17. It will be held in Roskens Hall Auditorium (RH 010) at 2 p.m. All members of the campus community are invited to attend.

Discussion topics will include an update on the CPACS building, what has taken place during the summer, and what to expect during the fall and spring semesters.

Presenters will include:
- George Killian, facilities, management and planning;
- Clarence Lind, HDR architects; and
- Chris Johnson, W. Boyd Jones, construction manager @ Risk.

For more information, contact Sue Mininni at 554.3775.

Durango Days Set for Aug. 17-18

Durango Days, a two day event for new students, will be held Thursday and Friday, Aug. 17-18, at UNO.

At the event, more than 350 students will attend information sessions and participate in activities to help them get better acquainted with UNO. Sessions will be held in the Milo Bail Student Center, Roskens Hall, University Library, Allwine Hall, Durham Science Center, Health, Physical Education and Recreation Building and Scott Hall/Conference Center.

For more information, visit the Web at http://www.ses.unomaha.edu/durango or call 554.6281.

New Online Ordering Feature Available for UNO Business Cards

Printing Services has recently updated its online ordering process for business cards. The new feature will allow clients to place entire orders from start to finish on the Web.

Online ordering instructions are as follows:
- Visit the Web at http://www.unmc.edu/printmail/;
- Click on "place and order";
- Select "UNO business cards";
- Enter entire information in fields exactly as it should appear on the printed card; and
- A PDF proof will be generated. This proof will represent how it will be printed.

"This will speed up time and accuracy as the cards will no longer need to be typeset, thus reducing typing errors. Printing Services customers will no longer have to wait for a proof as the proof is viewable right when they place the order," said Lori Fuller, graphics customer service supervisor. "Business cards will still need to adhere to university guidelines, but this process should make ordering easier and faster."

For assistance navigating the Web site or for more information, call 559.5883.

Travel and Transport Fee Notice

Effective Aug. 1, all airline transactions fees booked through Travel and Transport, the University of Nebraska travel agency, have been standardized at $10 for on-line bookings and $20 for bookings through a travel agent. For more information, contact Ken Hultman at 554.3514 or Teresa Carlson at 554.4937.

TIAA/CREF Campus Visits Available for August<

A representative from TIAA-CREF will be on campus each Tuesday in August for individual counseling sessions for employees. The remaining dates are Aug. 22 and 29.

To schedule an appointment, call Louella Williams at 402.548.3610 or visit the Web at http://www.tiaa-cref.org/moc.

Today's Office Professional Conference Oct. 13

The 2006 Today's Office Professional Conference is set for Friday, Oct. 13, at the Westside Community Center, 3534 S. 108th St. The event, presented by the Nebraska Business Development Center, will be held from 8:15 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The conference is designed for administrative assistants, secretaries, support staff and office managers. The enrollment fee is $149, which includes a continental breakfast, a gourmet lunch, training materials, a complimentary gift and parking.

Those who register by Sept. 22 will get a discount rate of $129. No other discounts apply. To enroll and access the list of speakers and presentations, visit the Web at http://nbdc.unomaha.edu/tops/home.htm.

For more information, contact Chris Flott at 595.2900 or cflott@mail.unomaha.edu.

The Nebraska Business Development Center is a unit of the UNO College of Business Administration.