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Construction begins, in 1964, to the southwest addition of the Engineering Building.

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The May 1966 issue of the University of Omaha College of Continuing Studies News announced that brief training courses for local police and firefighters were scheduled that spring. The courses were made possible through grants to the OU Department of Law Enforcement and Corrections and were under the supervision of department chair Gaylon Kuchel. Police were offered a one-week basic course and a two-week advanced course with Omaha law enforcement officers, judges and lawyers serving as faculty. A short, intensive course was developed for firefighters so those completing the course could return to their original locations and offer regional training sessions in "basic firemanship." Certificates of completion were awarded upon successful fulfillment of all course requirements.

Date: May 1966
Source: College of Continuing Studies News
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

The UNO flags will be lowered to half-staff today, May 30, in honor of UNO retiree David French. He passed away May 24 at the age of 64.

French, associate director of Institutional Research, retired from the university in July of 2001. He had been with UNO for more than 30 years.

Funeral services for French will be held at 3 p.m. today at John A. Gentlemen mortuary chapel, 1010 N. 72nd St.

University Drive South Closing Reminder

Due to construction for the UNO Housing and Parking Structure Project, University Drive South will be closing Friday, June 1. The Loop Road By-pass will be completed this summer and open this fall.

The shuttle stop near the University Village Club House will also be closing. After June 1, signs will be posted to direct shuttle riders to the Durham Science Center and Maverick Plaza stops.

Watch eNotes for future closings and construction updates.

For more information, call Campus Security at 554.2648.

June FEAP Hours 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 June schedule is as follows:

- June 4, 13, 19 and 25
8 a.m. to noon

- June 7, 15, 21 and 27
12:30 to 4:30 p.m.

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

Members Sought for CCSW

The Chancellor's Commission on the Status of Women (CCSW) is seeking applications from students, staff and faculty who are interested in becoming members. Graduate and undergraduate students in any academic field are encouraged to submit an application.

The CCSW serves as an advisory council to the chancellor and other university administrators on issues that relate to women faculty, staff and students. The commission's goal is to provide a forum for women at UNO in conjunction with the organization's core themes of A, B, C - Awareness of women's issues, Balance in women's lives, and the Community and women's roles.

Membership applications are due Friday, June 22. Faculty and staff are appointed for two-year terms, and students are appointed for one-year, renewable terms. To apply for membership, individuals should e-mail their name, the reason they are interested in joining the commission and any relevant experience to Sharon Ulmar at

For more information, visit or contact CCSW co-chairs Marvel Maring (554.2992 or or Becky Bohan Brown (554.2243 or

Maverick Buffet to Offer "A la Carte" Menu

The grill area in the Maverick Buffet will open Monday, June 4. All items will be sold "a la carte."

The menu will include hamburgers, cheeseburgers, chicken sandwiches, chicken bites, french fries and refillable sodas. Hours of operation will be 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Monday through Friday.

For more information, call 554.2400.

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

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