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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

Chuck Johanningsmeier

In His Own Words: My Fulbright Year in Leipzig

by Chuck Johanningsmeier

When I began planning my application for a Fulbright Fellowship about two years ago, I knew that teaching and living abroad for an entire year would be a great experience, ...continue

Flag Lowering

By order of Gov. Dave Heineman, all U.S. and Nebraska flags will be lowered to half-staff Monday, May 28, until noon in observance of Memorial Day.

Memorial Day, originally called Decoration Day, honors those who have died in the nation's service. In 1971, it was declared a national holiday to be held on the last Monday in May.

UNO Championship Games to Air on KBLR


The UNO baseball team will make a run for the NCAA Division II national title today, May 25, in Montgomery, Ala. For Maverick fans, the games set for today and Sunday, May 27, in the Division II College World Series will be broadcast live on KBLR (97.3 FM).

To hear the game online, click on the "Listen to Maverick Baseball Championship Games" link at the top of eNotes (

Mark Craynak, the voice of Iowa Western basketball, will be doing play-by-play, and UNO Sports Information Assistant Joel Sartan will provide color commentary.

The Mavericks, who won the Central Region championship last week, will take on North Atlantic Region champion Kutztown today at 1 p.m. at Riverwalk Stadium in Montgomery, Ala. On May 27, the Mavs will face either Cal State-Los Angeles or defending champion Tampa at 2:30 p.m. or 6:30 p.m.

For more information or post-game stats, visit the Web at

UNO to Close May 28 for Memorial Day

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.

Criss Library to Close May 26-28 for Memorial Day

Criss Library will be closed Saturday, May 26, through Monday, May 28, in observance of the Memorial Day holiday. Summer hours will resume Tuesday, May 30, at 7 a.m.

For a complete schedule of library hours, visit the Web at

UNO to Host Session on American Community Survey

UNO will host a free session on the American Community Survey (ACS) Thursday, May 31, from 9 to 11 a.m. at the Collaborating Center, 115 S. 49th Ave.

The event, co-sponsored by the UNO Center for Public Affairs Research (CPAR) and the Neighborhood Center for Greater Omaha, will focus on newly released Douglas County and Omaha area census data. The presentation will, particularly, highlight housing value, income level and poverty trends in the metropolitan area.

"This will provide a snapshot of where we are as a city and county," said Jerry Deichert, a CPAR researcher. "This will be our first look at small-area, neighborhood level data in Douglas County since 2000."

The ACS asks the same critical demographic and economic questions as the full U.S. Census, but on a yearly basis rather than once every 10 years. It's a powerful information source for anyone looking at planning for the future, Deichert said. Douglas County is one of only 34 counties in the country receiving small area ACS data at this time. The most current data to be presented includes information from 2005.

Some of the focal points for Omaha and Douglas County that will be discussed include:

- The census tracts (neighborhood like areas) where income and poverty levels have changed since 2000;

- A comparison of the characteristics in the county's various school districts; and

- A look at information related to children within Omaha zip codes.

"This information absolutely gets down to the neighborhood level," Deichert said. "Non-profit organizations, government officials and developers will all find this information helpful."

While there is no cost to attend, seating is limited. Registration is being taken on a first-come, first-served basis. Call 561.7585 to register. For additional information on the ACS, call 554.2132.

Another upcoming session on demographic trends for the state of Nebraska and local areas will be held later this summer. CPAR will hold its annual data users conference Aug. 16, at Boys Town.

The ACS, an annual mail survey conducted by the Census Bureau, is the most timely source of socio-economic and housing data in the United States. Data from the ACS is used to help make critical local decisions such as where to best locate new businesses, roads and government services. Those receiving an ACS questionnaire in the mail are asked to complete and return it, as it costs about 10 times more to complete a personal interview than process a written form.

Criss Library Renovation Begins

Phase II of the expansion and renovation project in Criss Library is under way.

Patrons will notice restrictions in the use of materials and the building during the next several months. Patrons are asked to continue to check the Web site for updates, as well as eNotes and the library's electronic signage kiosks.

The first floor of the main building is closed due to construction, but the entire Kahn Addition remains open to the public. Patrons should use the northeast and northwest stairwells, or the north elevator, to obtain access to the lower level.

Materials and services available on the first floor include:

- Current periodicals;

- Newspapers;

- Microfiche, microfilm and reader/printer machines; and the

- Information desk.

Bound periodicals and some microfiche will be located in storage for approximately four months. During that time, patrons are encouraged to obtain articles through the library's interlibrary loan service.

"We realize this is a temporary inconvenience, and we hope our patrons will be understanding," said Steve Shorb, Criss Library dean. "The outcome will be worth the wait!"

Government documents and archives are now located on third floor. Patrons are asked to seek assistance at one of the three service desks in the building.

For more information, contact circulation at 554.3206.

COS Open Lab Session Planned for Grant Writers

The next Community of Science (COS) open lab session will be held Wednesday, June 6, at 1 p.m. in Room 207 of Criss Library.

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. Reservations are not required.

For more information, contact SPR at 554.2286.

In the News

In the News

- Marcia Adler, student health services, was featured on a May 20 KETV (Channel 7) newscast. The segment explored the misuse of the amphetamine Adderall by college students.

- Thomas Gouttierre - dean of International Studies and Programs at UNO and the University of Nebraska Medical Center, and director of the Center for Afghanistan Studies at UNO - was interviewed May 17 by WCCO radio in Minneapolis. The topic of the segment was terrorism training in North Africa and Sahara regions.

- David Miller, athletic director, was the subject of recent broadcasts on WOWT (Channel 6), KETV (Channel 7), KMTV (Channel 3), KPTM (FOX 42) and KKAR radio, and was also featured in the Omaha World-Herald. The segments and articles announced Miller's selection as UNO athletic director.

- Dan Sullivan, chemistry, was recognized on the May 14 KPTM (FOX 42) newscast for his work with the Chemistry and Physics on Wheels (CAPOW) program.

If you are a member of the UNO community and have been interviewed by the media – local, state, regional, national or international - we want to know about it! Send an e-mail with the particulars to Please include a contact name and phone number. For more information, call 554.2243.

In Print

If you've authored or edited a book, article or other text that's been published recently, we want to know about it! Send an e-mail with the particulars to Please include a contact name and phone number. For more information, call 554.2243.

On Stage

If you are a member of the UNO community and are involved in an upcoming performance, we want to know about it! Send an e-mail with the particulars to Please include a contact name and phone number. For more information, call 554.2243.

On Exhibit

If you are a member of the UNO community and are involved in an exhibit, we want to know about it! Send an e-mail with the particulars to Please include a contact name and phone number. For more information, call 554.2243.