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911 Remembered

photo by Tim Fitzgerald

Flags were flown at half-staff across the nation and at UNO in observance of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks on the United States. UNO Campus Ministries hosted an all-day event at the Henningson Memorial Campanile to commemorate the event.

history photo

Pictured above: Omaha University students congregate south of Arts and Sciences Hall between classes in the fall of 1946.

This Week in Campus History

On Sept. 15, 1986, This Week announced that Russell Smith had been named director of the Center for Applied Urban Research (CAUR) in the UNO College of Public Affairs and Community Service (CPACS). Dr. Smith, who had been director of the Governmental Research Bureau at the University of South Dakota, planned to emphasize policy-relevant research and outreach to local government and economic development groups. CPACS Dean David Hinton commented on Dr. Smith's appointment at UNO, saying, "He brings considerable experience and talent to CAUR, and we anticipate a broader role for the center with his attention."

Date: Sept. 15, 1986
Source: This Week
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

SAC to Meet Today

The UNO Staff Advisory Council will meet today, Sept. 12, at 9 a.m. in the Milo Bail Student Center Council Room. The guest speaker will be Dave Daniels from Campus Recreation. All are invited to attend.

For more information, contact Mary Sweaney, SAC president, at 554.3668 or

Singers Sought for Sept. 14 National Anthem Project

The UNO Collegiate Chapter of the National Association of Music Educators invites students, faculty and staff to join in the singing of the national anthem Thursday, Sept. 14, at 9 a.m. at the Henningson Memorial Campanile as part of the National Anthem Project. All are invited to attend the celebration.

"September 14th is an important day in our nation's history. On this day, Francis Scott Key penned ‘The Star-Spangled Banner' after witnessing American forces defend Fort McHenry from British troops," said Melissa Berke, associate professor of music at UNO. "The members of the National Association for Music Education (MENC) - our nation's music teachers - want all Americans to know our national anthem and take pride in singing it together."

The National Anthem Project has been designed to raise awareness about the importance of supporting and funding school music programs. Schools across the country will be joining together Sept. 14 at 9 a.m. to sing "The Star-Spangled Banner."

For more information on the National Anthem Project, visit the Web at, or contact Dr. Berke at 554.3609 or

COS Demonstration Planned for Grant Writers

The next Community of Science (COS) information session will be held today, Sept. 12, at 11 a.m. in Room 100 of University Library.

The Office of Sponsored Programs and Research (SPR) hosts these hour-long sessions to provide faculty and graduate students with information about the various "finding funding" resources available through COS.

Reservations are not required. For more information, contact Nancy Schlesiger at 554.2286.

Fall GLBT Dialogues Begin Sept. 13

Faculty, staff and students interested in making UNO a safe environment for members of the GLBT community are invited to participate in a series of campus dialogues at UNO.

Goals for fall/spring dialogues will include:

- Creating a GLBT Web site;
- Developing a resource bookmark/handbook;
- Continuing to develop ally training program; and
- Inviting a guest speaker.

The full schedule of events is listed below.

Wednesday, Sept. 13
11 a.m. to noon
Milo Bail Student Center (MBSC) Council Room

Thursday, Oct. 12
1 p.m. to 2 p.m.
MBSC Council Room

Wednesday, Nov. 15
1 p.m. to 2 p.m.
MBSC Council Room

Thursday, Dec. 7
11 a.m. to noon
MBSC Council Room

Wednesday, Jan. 10
1 p.m. to 2 p.m.
MBSC U monhon Room

Thursday, Feb. 1
11 a.m. to noon
Council Room

Wednesday, March 7
11 a.m. to noon
MBSC Council Room

Thursday, April 5
1 p.m. to 2 p.m.
MBSC Council Room

Those interested in attending are invited to bring their lunch. For more information, contact Sharon Ulmar at 554.2872.

Durham Western Heritage Museum to Host Teachers' Night

Durham Western Heritage Museum will host its third annual Teachers' Night Friday, Sept. 15. The event will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. at Durham Western Heritage Museum, 801 S. 10th St. All UNO faculty are invited to attend the free event.

Co-sponsored by Blue Cross Blue Shield of the Midlands, evening festivities will include the following:

- Educational exhibitors;
- Free hors d'oeuvres and cocktail reception;
- Free resources;
- Door prizes;
- Special presentations; and
- A performance by the music ensemble The AVI8ORS.

To register, visit the Web at or call 554.5027.

"The Science of Yoga" to Be Explored Sept. 16 at UNO

Throughout his career, Shri Raghuram - chief medical director and dean of medicine in Swam Vivekandanda Yoga Anusandhan Samstha, India - has been a wellness advocate.  He will share his message on campus Saturday, Sept. 16, in a lecture titled "The Science of Yoga."  Raghuram has delivered keynote lectures at various conferences on Yoga and has been published in numerous medical journals.

The event will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. in the Milo Bail Student Center Nebraska Room. It is free and open to the public.

The Sept. 16 lecture is sponsored by the UNO Indian Students Association (ISA). For more information about the lecture, contact

Women of Color Committee to Meet Sept. 15

The UNO Women of Color Recognition Planning Committee will meet Friday, Sept. 15, at 8:30 a.m. in the Milo Bail Student Center Redick Room. Mary Mudd, university consultant, and Sharon Ulmar, assistant to the chancellor for diversity and equal opportunity, serve as co-chairs.

For more information, call 554.2779.

UNO to Celebrate Constitution Day the Week of Sept. 18-22

UNO will celebrate the creation of the U.S. Constitution Sept. 18-22 with a variety of activities.

Constitution Day, which falls on Sept. 17, marks the date the delegates to the Constitutional Convention met for the last time to sign the document and present it to the American public.

The following events are free and open to the public:

Monday, Sept 18
Topic: "Presidents and the Constitution: How Well Have Presidents Upheld the Constitution?" (lecture and discussion)
Presenter: Sam Walker, professor emeritus of criminal justice at UNO and author of In Defense of American Liberties: A History of the ACLU (1990)
Time/Location: 7 p.m. in University Library (Free cookies and punch will be served, and the Library Cafe will be open until 7 p.m.) 

Tuesday, Sept. 19
Topic: "Pushing the Limits: Your First Amendment Rights in the New Century" (panel discussion)
Time/Location: 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Milo Bail Student Center (MBSC) Dodge Room
Sponsored by Pi Gamma Mu and the UNO Honors Program

Wednesday, Sept. 20
Topic: "Reading Lolita in Tehran: A Memoir in Books" (simulcast and post-lecture discussion)
Presenter: Azar Nafisi, director of the Dialogue Project, Foreign Policy Institute of Johns Hopkins University SAIS
Time/Location: 7:15 p.m. in the MBSC Ballroom
Sponsored by the Nebraska Humanities Council with simulcast promoted by the American Democracy Project

Thursday, Sept. 21
Topic: "It Is Broken but No One Wants to Fix It: A Call for Constitutional Reform" (lecture and discussion)
Presenter: Alan Gibson, associate professor of political science at California State University, Chico
Time/Location: 2:30 to 4 p.m. in the MBSC Gallery Room

Friday, Sept. 22
Topic: "Our Constitution - A Conversation with Supreme Court Justices Sandra Day O'Connor and Stephen Breyer" (campus telecast and discussion)
Time/Location: 2 to 4 p.m. in the MBSC Council Room
Sponsored by the UNO American Humanics Program

For more information, call 554.3502.

HR to Host Credit Basics Seminar

The human resources Informative Seminar Series continues Tuesday, Sept. 19, with "Personal Financial Management and Credit Basics"

The session will be held Sept. 19 from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. and will be repeated Wednesday, Sept. 20, from 9 to 10 a.m. in the Milo Bail Student Center U Mon Hon Room. All interested faculty and staff are invited to attend.

The seminar will cover methods used to manage your household finances.

The seminars are scheduled monthly from September through April. Topics will include personal financial management, social security and retirement planning.

For more information, contact Esther Scarpello at 554.3660.

Pulses Series: University Library Offers Streaming Videos

Do you know what services your library has to offer? The following is the second in a series of informational articles designed to introduce students to services and activities at University Library. Library staff is providing the Pulses articles. The topic of this week's article is streaming video services at the library.

Pulses: Access to the National Archives Streaming Videos @ Your Library
Looking for footage for a presentation? The U.S. National Archives and Google are collaborating on a project digitizing old films and newsreels. Topics cover a variety of events from World War II to NASA's space program and dates ranging from the mid-1890s to the early 1980s. The footage is available free of charge. 

Patrons can now access the digitized collection through the library catalog. From the catalog, they can retrieve a complete list of the video records with either of the following searches:

- Search the SuDocs call number "AE 1.130/2"; or
- Search the Subject "National Archives/Google videos."

When you find something that interests you and, once in the record, click on "view video online" link. The video will begin streaming within seconds. Headphones or speakers are required to hear the soundtracks. Google also allows downloading of the videos. Additions to the catalog will continue as items are made available.

Latino Parent Conference Sept. 23

The first annual Latino Parent Conference is set for Saturday, Sept. 23, at the Omaha Public Schools Teacher Administration Center (TAC), 3215 Cuming St.  Registration for the event is free, and transportation is available.

The conference, titled "Strengthening the Family Unit," will run from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Workshops with local experts will focus on:

- Parent and child relationships;
- Family communication and discipline;
- Understanding the U.S. school system;
- Planning and funding a college education;
- Healthy marriages and relationships; and
- Starting a business.

The conference is sponsored by the Chicano Awareness Center in

collaboration with Metropolitan Community College, the Omaha Public Schools and the UNO Office of Latino/Latin American Studies (OLLAS).

To register or for more information, call 733.2720.

UNO Fall Job Fair Sept. 27

Career Exploration and Outreach will host a fall job fair Wednesday, Sept. 27, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Milo Bail Student Center Ballroom. The job fair will feature employers who are actively seeking candidates for open positions and internships.

Professional interview attire is expected, and students can pre-register to attend the fair through Friday, Sept. 22.

To register for the job fair, students must have a profile on the UNO CareerConnect system. Students can visit the Web at and scroll over the "CareerConnect" link to create a profile and register for the fair.

For more information about the job fair, CareerConnect and other services, contact Career Exploration and Outreach at 554.3672 or stop by 211 Eppley Administrative Building.

Job fair sponsors are Union Pacific, Applied Underwriters, FirstComp, Streck, Walgreens, ConAgra, First National Bank of Omaha, Gallup, National Indemnity, US Bank, UPS, Northwestern Mutual, Interpublic Group, PayPal, Alegent Health and Enterprise.

UNO Health Fair Oct. 5

Mark your calendar for the fall UNO Health Fair. The 2006 event will be held Thursday, Oct. 5, from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in the Milo Bail Student Center Ballroom.

The event is free for all students, faculty and staff. A comprehensive blood draw will also be available at a low cost through Student Health Services.

Watch eNotes for more information as the event nears or contact Lori Tostenson at 554.3917.


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