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

This Week in Campus History

At the June 5, 1950, commencement ceremony, the University of Omaha (OU) awarded 341 degrees. This number, combined with the estimated 100 degrees to be awarded later that summer, was expected to bring the grand total of degrees granted during the lifetime of OU to more than 3,200. Approximately 1,500 students had graduated during the 12 years the university had been located at the Elmwood Park location. The 1948, 1949 and 1950 classes produced 996 graduates, about the same number that had been graduated in the first 20 years of the university.

Date: June 5, 1950
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

Gov. Dave Heineman ordered all U.S. and Nebraska flags to be flown at half-staff June 5, per presidential order in honor of the memory of Wyoming Sen. Craig Thomas. Sen. Thomas, 74, passed away June 4 after battling leukemia.

Meneely, Sigman to Compete at World Mat Trials


Todd Meneely and Les Sigman, a pair of Mavericks who have accounted for five NCAA Division II titles in five attempts, will take their skills to the next level June 9-10 when they compete in the United States Marine Corps U.S. World Team Trials in Las Vegas.

Meneely, a junior from Omaha, was 35-3 last year in his first year at UNO and won the NCAA II title at 149 pounds in March.  He won four Nebraska Class B titles while at Skutt Catholic High School and qualified for the trials by winning the 132-pound title in April at the University National tournament in Akron, Ohio.

Sigman, from Sturgis, S.D., won four straight heavyweight championships from 2003-06 and is UNO's all-time winningest wrestler, with a 179-7 career mark.  Sigman qualified for the trials with a third-place finish at the Trophe Mallone tournament in Rome, Italy, in March.  He is currently ranked No. 8 in the senior freestyle division for USA Wrestling.

The meet incorporates the four styles of wrestling (men's freestyle, men's Greco-Roman, women's freestyle and grappling).  A total of 21 world or Olympic medalists are expected to compete, as well as 29 current or past NCAA Division I champions.

Meneely's weight class will compete June 9 and Sigman's on June 10.  The event will determine the 2007 U.S. World Team that will compete in the 2007 World Wrestling Championships in Baku, Azerbaijan, in September.

COS Open Lab Session Today for Grant Writers

The next Community of Science (COS) open lab session will be held today, 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.

Maverick Buffet Offers "A la Carte" Menu

The grill area in the Maverick Buffet is officially open. All items are sold "a la carte."

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

For more information, call 554.2400.

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

June FEAP Hours Available

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

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

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

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 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