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On May 9, 1969, UNO students took part in a Ma-ie Day Carnival on the Pep Bowl, which included a dunking tank.

This Week in Campus History

On April 29, 1946, The Gateway reported that the University of Omaha (OU) had presented producer David O. Selznick's 1940 academy award winning film, "Rebecca," with a citation for Outstanding Motion Picture Achievement. "Rebecca" was directed by Alfred Hitchcock and starred Laurence Olivier and Joan Fontaine.  OU President Rowland Haynes presented the award to Laura Wells, a representative of Selznick, at an off-campus luncheon attended by numerous radio and newspaper reporters. Due to intense local public support for "Rebecca," Selznick's office had announced that the film would be re-played April 26 in downtown Omaha at the Orpheum Theater.

Date: April 29, 1946
Source: The Gateway
Compiled by Criss Library Archives

Alexander Williams

At Your Service

by Beverly Newsam

While some of his fellow students are still snug in their beds, Alexander Williams is on campus preparing for the day. It is just one of many changes he has faced during his transition to student body president/regent at UNO. ...continue


UNO Hockey 2007-08 Season Tickets Offer Announced

UNO announces that 2007-08 season tickets for men's hockey are available with some changes from last year's offering. Improvements in the Mavs' season ticket packages include the elimination of priority pricing, a new online ticketing option, additional season tickets at special 10th anniversary prices and a first-ever "Red Army" special season ticket package.

UNO will no longer offer priority pricing on ticket packages, making those seats available at regular season ticket prices without an additional donation to the university. Current season ticket holders will have until June 15 to reserve their seats.

For the first time, fans can also go online to get tickets at Ticket packages for the public are priced at the following:
- Full season ticket/lower bowl ($345/$100 deposit)
- Full season ticket/upper bowl ($276/$100 deposit)
- 10-game pack/lower bowl ($150/$50 deposit)
- 10-game pack/upper bowl ($120/$50 deposit)

Faculty and staff at UNO and the University of Nebraska Medical Center (UNMC) will receive a 20 percent discount when they purchase a ticket package. The discount will be applied when the balance of a faculty or staff member's ticket package purchase is billed later this summer.

Additional 10th anniversary season tickets are available to celebrate a decade of Division I hockey at UNO. When current season tickets are renewed at regular price, fans can purchase additional full season tickets at a special discount. Lower bowl tickets will sell for $237.50, while upper bowl seats will be $199.50. There is no limit to the amount of additional season tickets fans can purchase.

For the first time, the Mavs will also offer exclusive "Red Army" section tickets at a cost of $99 for the season. The upper bowl seats in the south end of the Qwest Center are home to UNO's rowdiest fans. The tickets, for seats located in sections 209-216, require a $25 deposit.

UNO head coach Mike Kemp starts his 11th year at the helm for the Mavs. With a home ice record of 13-6-2 this past year, Kemp says that the club's fans are a great asset to the team.

"Our fans are a tremendous help to us every time we hit the ice," he said. "We appreciate the support we get in Omaha, and we're looking forward to another great season."

Next season's tentative 21-game home schedule is highlighted with perennial CCHA match-ups:

- Nov. 2-4

- Nov. 16-17

Ferris State

- Nov. 23-24

- Dec. 7-8
Lake Superior State

- Jan. 11-12

- Feb. 8-9
Ohio State

- Feb. 15-16
Bowling Green

"We are very proud of our student-athletes at UNO," said John Christensen, UNO interim chancellor. "The hockey team is a very competitive NCAA Division I program, and I believe our fans think so too. I encourage everyone to take advantage of the new season ticket plan and get out to the games next year."

Last season, Omaha fans gave the Mavs great support in the stands, ranking UNO third in the league and 10th in the nation in college hockey attendance. During the 2006-07 campaign, the Qwest Center saw an average of 5,579 fans during UNO's 21-game home schedule. The team also attracted more than 6,000 fans to seven games last year, including 8,578 at the Feb. 3Michigan State contest.

For more information on purchasing season tickets, visit or call 554.MAVS.

Final Avian Flu Informational Session Today

The final Student Health Services (SHS) Avian Flu information session of the semester will be held today, May 3, from 3 to 4 p.m. in the Eppley Administration Building Auditorium. All faculty, staff and students are encouraged to attend.

The discussion will involve planning strategies for personal safety, as well as plans the university and state are planning to ensure public health and safety. Marcia Adler, R.N., M.S., will lead the sessions.

For more information, contact Adler at 554.2743.

Playaway Audiobooks Available at Criss Library

Playaways are the wave of the future!

Much like an MP3 player, the Playaway Audiobook is a digital audio recording on a self-contained, battery-operated player. Smaller than the average deck of cards and with no CDs or tapes to swap, users can adjust the speed of playback, set multiple bookmarks and view a display showing the time remaining in a chapter.

"These are a great addition to our collection," said Steve Shorb, dean of Criss Library. "They make great walking partners and are perfect for traveling."

Playaways come complete with earbuds, or you may use your own headphones, speakers, or car adaptors. If you want to hang the player on a lanyard, there is a small loop that pops out of the narrow end of the player for that purpose.

The library currently has twelve Playaways available (four works of fiction and eight language lessons), which you can find by searching "Playaway" as a keyword or subject in the library catalog. One Playaway Audiobook is on display in the library's main entryway.

Comments by Playaways users can be made through library's Web site (

For more information, contact the Circulation Desk at 554.3206.

Retirement Reception May 9 for Sandra Squires

After 26 years of service to UNO, Sandra Squires - a professor in special education and communication disorders - will be retiring from UNO.

A retirement reception for Dr. Squires will be held Wednesday, May 9, from 4 to 6 p.m. in the Milo Bail Student Center Gallery Room. The entire campus community is invited to attend.

For more information, call 554.3355.

Food Court Tables and Chairs Available

Due to the renovation of the Milo Bail Student Center Food Court, all the tables and chairs in the food court will be available as surplus items. Any department interested in these items should contact Brian Bollich (554.3923) or Sandra Walling (554.2337).

Two from English Department to Retire

Students, faculty and staff are invited to a retirement reception honoring David Raabe and Connie Eberhart set for Monday, May 7. The event will be held from 2 to 4 p.m. in the Writing Center, located in 150 Arts and Sciences Hall.

David Raabe, professor of English, will retire this June. Dr. Raabe began his teaching career at the University of Omaha. He received his Ph.D. from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln in 1975 and was awarded tenure at UNO in the fall of 1977. Among other distinctions, his service to the university included an appointment as UNO Department of English chair in the mid-1980s. He was promoted to full professor in 2002. Dr. Raabe has taught courses in English composition and literature, with a specialty in 20th Century American literature, and was a university pioneer in the computer classroom. In his new role as professor emeritus, Dr. Raabe will continue his connection with the university through continued work as UNO Department of English newsletter editor.

After more than 20 years of service to UNO, Connie Eberhart - instructor of English and UNO's first Writing Center director - will retire from UNO this May. Eberhart received both her B.A. and M.A. in English from UNO, and taught English composition and survey of literature courses for the UNO Department of English, as well as courses in the humanities and Women's Studies. During retirement, Eberhart plans to travel and spend time with her family.

For more information, contact the UNO Department of English at 554.2635.

May 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 May schedule is as follows:

- May 7, 10 and 18
8 a.m. to noon

- May 16, 24 and 30
12:30 to 4:30 p.m.

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

May TIAA-CREF Schedule Announced

TIAA-CREF announces its campus visit schedule for May. A TIAA-CREF representative will be on campus for individual appointments with employees May 8, 22 and 29.

Appointments for one-on-one counseling sessions can be made by calling Louella Williams at the TIAA-CREF office in Omaha at 548.3610 or on the Web at

COS Open Lab Session Planned for Grant Writers

The next Community of Science (COS) open lab session will be held Tuesday, May 8, at noon in Room 207 of Criss Library. Reservations are not required.

The Office of Sponsored Programs and Research (SPR) hosts these monthly hour-long sessions to demonstrate the various online resources available to faculty and graduate students through COS.

For more information, contact Nancy Schlesiger at 554.2286.

UNO Golf League Teams Now Forming

The UNO Golf League is searching for faculty and staff who are interested in forming a team or joining the golf league - either as a sub or a regular member of a team. The league begins Thursday, May 10, with first tee times beginning at 4 p.m.

For more information, contact Mike Kult in Campus Recreation at 554.2539.