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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

In May of 1949, That You May Know announced that upcoming June commencement ceremonies would be held outdoors, just north of Arts and Sciences Hall. Graduation festivities were to begin May 26 with "Senior Class Day" and scheduled activities included the class speech, the awarding of leadership certificates, the presentation of the class gift to University of Omaha President Milo Bail, a tree planting ceremony and the senior luncheon.

Date: May 1949
Source: That You May Know
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

Milliken Comments on Governor's Budget Approval

University of Nebraska President James B. Milliken issued a statement May 21 - following Gov. Dave Heineman's budget message - concerning the Nebraska State Legislature's budget appropriation package.

Milliken said: "I am very pleased that the governor approved the budget for the University of Nebraska. I believe this action reflects the views of many Nebraskans who have weighed in, expressing their support for this investment in the University of Nebraska - which is truly an investment in Nebraska's future.

"The Appropriations Committee spent many hours carefully evaluating the budget, and we are especially grateful for that committee's recommendation for the university, which the full Legislature and, now, the governor have endorsed.

"While this budget does not meet all the university's needs, it is a fair compromise that will help keep tuition more affordable and will help ensure that the momentum the university has enjoyed can continue."

UNO Bookstore/Convenience Store Closed for Inventory

The UNO Bookstore will be closed through Friday, May 25, for its annual physical inventory.  It will reopen Tuesday, May 29, and will resume regular summer hours (listed below).

- Monday and Tuesday
7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.

- Wednesday through Friday
7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

The Convenience Store will be closed through Friday, May 25, for its annual physical inventory.  It will reopen Tuesday, May 29, and will resume regular summer hours of 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday.

For more information, call 554.2360.

UNO to Close for Memorial Day May 28

UNO will be closed Monday, May 28, in observance of the Memorial Day holiday. The 2007 holiday schedule is available online at

For more information, contact Human Resources at 554.2321.

June TIAA-CREF Schedule Announced

TIAA-CREF announces its campus visit schedule for June. A TIAA-CREF representative will be on campus for individual appointments with employees June 5, 12, 19 and 26.

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 by visiting the Web at

Free American Community Survey Workshop May 31

The Center for Public Affairs Research (CPAR) and the Neighborhood Center for Greater Omaha will sponsor a free training workshop on the American Community Survey Thursday, May 31. The workshop will be held from 9 to 11 a.m. at the Collaborating Center for Public Health and Community Service, 115 S. 49th Ave.

Census 2000 data is now more than six years old. The American Community Survey (ACS) has more current information. The ACS asks the same critical demographic and economic questions as the decennial Census, but on a yearly basis. Details of how to use this new information source will be discussed. ACS offers a first look at small-area data in Douglas County since 2000. The most current data includes calendar year 2005.

To register for the workshop, call Melanie Kiper at 561.7585. Seating is limited, and registration is on a first-come, first-served basis.

For additional information on the ACS or the training session, contact David Drozd at 554.2132 or visit the CPAR Web site at

Discount Available to Ringling Bros. Circus

UNO faculty and staff are eligible for a ticket discount to several Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey productions of "Bellobration!" at Qwest Center Omaha. Discounted show times are Saturday, June 9, at 3:30 p.m. or Sunday, June 10, at 1 p.m.

According to the circus flier, "Bellobration!" is a hair-raising circus celebration, where comic daredevil Bello and his fantastic friends from "The Greatest Show on Earth" throw a party that cannot be topped.

The discounted prices for the June 9-10 productions are $17 (regularly $20), $12 (regularly $15) and $7 (regularly $10).

Three options are available to receive the discounted ticket price: in person, by phone or online. Click on the link below for details and to obtain a copy of the promotional flier. To have a flier faxed to your office, call 554.2358.

Discount Flier

For more information, contact Group Tickets USA at 888.770.1976 or

Relocation of Facilities Management/Environmental Services

On May 14, UNO Facilities Management and Planning offices relocated from Annex 45 to Chili Greens, located at 6808 Spring St.  Offices at that location are on the second floor, in Room 200, of the Chili Greens Clubhouse. Environmental and Landscape Services relocated from Annex 44 to 113 Engineering Building.

Phone numbers for personnel in these departments remain the same.  For more information, call Larry Morgan (554.3735).

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).

Summer Shuttle Schedule Under Way

Summer shuttle service is now operating, Monday through Friday, from 6:30 a.m. to 6 p.m., excluding holidays. The shuttle will service the north and south campuses only. There will be no shuttle service to Crossroads Mall during the summer months.

For more information, contact Campus Security at 554.2648.