Don't Let It Get Away
photo by Tim Fitzgerald
Counselors and participants in the Campus Recreation Mav Kids Youth Program had a first-hand reptile experience June 7. Volunteers were able to handle a variety of snakes, alligators and crocodiles as they listened to trained handlers speak about the creatures.
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
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
UNO Community Invited to Sign CPACS Beam
Come leave your "mark" on the College of Public Affairs and Community Services (CPACS) history! The CPACS and UNO community are invited to sign the crossbeam for the new CPACS building.
No appointment necessary. The beam will be available for signing at ground level by the southwest entrance to the building through July 15.
For more information, contact Sarah Woods at 554.3914 or email@example.com.
Former Maverick Earns Spot on Team USA
Former UNO running back Kyle Kasperbauer has landed a spot on the 45-player roster of Team USA, which will compete for the World Championship of American Football in Kawasaki, Japan, July 7-15.
Kasperbauer led the Mavericks in rushing with 1,288 yards, scoring 10 touchdowns last year while earning all-North Central Conference honors for a second-straight season. The St. Paul, Neb., native rushed for 2,077 yards during his Maverick career.
Kasperbauer is one of 10 NCAA Division II players selected to the team, which will train from June 20-July 4 at San Jose State University.
Team USA is coached by John Mackovic. It is the first time that the United States has fielded a team in the six-country tournament. Team USA will face Germany and Korea in pool play. The other pool will include two-time defending champion Japan, Sweden and France.
"All of our efforts over the last year have been directed towards this announcement," USA Football Executive Director Scott Hallenbeck said. "Filling out our roster is another important milestone for USA Football. We now know the players who will represent our country and our game at the World Championship. All of us at USA Football are looking forward to seeing this team take the field for the first time."
The 45 players selected were chosen from a pool of 2006 college seniors and represent all levels of college football. NCAA and NAIA schools were asked by USA Football to nominate up to two seniors during the season. That list was pared down by the Team USA coaching staff through film evaluation.
"This team is a complete cross section of U.S. football," Mackovic said. "We're excited that we are able to blend every level of college football and put together a team of players from schools of every size. We hope to represent our country in the highest fashion and be great ambassadors for football around the world."
For more information, visit the Web at http://gomavs.unomaha.edu/.
UNO Network Outage Set for June 9
The UNO network will lose all connectivity to outside organizations Saturday, June 9, at 5 a.m. The outage will last up to an hour and will replace the primary router that connects UNO to all outside entities. This outage will effect connections to and from the following:
- SIS and SAP
- University of Nebraska-Lincoln
- University of Nebraska Medical Center
- Internet 2
For more information about this outage, contact the UNO Helpdesk at 554.4357.
"Maple" Available on Select Library Computers
While the Durham Science Center computer lab is closed, math students in search of Maple, a computer algebra package, can breathe a sigh of relief - Criss Library has Maple loaded and ready to go on select computers.
Students can stop by the Circulation Desk with their MavCard, mention that they need to use Maple and check out a study room.
For more information, contact the Circulation Desk at 554.3206.
Toner Recycling Program Benefits Campus
All campus departments are encouraged to recycle their printer and toner cartridges in support of the ongoing recycling program conducted by the Staff Advisory Council (SAC) and UNO Mail Services. Two-thirds of the monies received from this project go to student scholarships, and one-third goes to SAC for ongoing projects.
All used toner/ink jet cartridges can be sent to Mail Services in the Eppley Administration Building, Room 106, and addressed as follows:
UNO Mail Services - Toner Recycling Project
For more information, contact Rhonda Sheibal-Carver at 554.2625.
In the News
- Patricia Adams, Program for Women and Successful Aging, was quoted in the April 2007 edition of Her Magazine. The article highlighted the April 18 Women of Wisdom Awards, which featured a keynote address by author Lorna Landvik.
- Juan Casas, psychology, was interviewed on the May 31 WOWT (Channel 6) newscast about his work and research on cyber-bullying. Dr. Casas commented on the way new technology enables some children to be bullied at home, via e-mail or cell phone, as well as at school.
- David Miller, athletics, was cited in the June 5 edition of the Omaha World-Herald. The article highlighted a recent vote held by officials of the Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletics Association on future membership status for UNO. A final vote on league status is set for later this month.
- Louis Pol, dean of the College of Business Administration, was featured in the May 10 edition of the Norfolk Daily News (Norfolk, Neb.). Dr. Pol gave a keynote address at the Wayne Area Economic Development summit.
- Karen Weber, communication, was quoted in the June 6 edition of the Omaha World-Herald. The article highlighted the "Kids ‘N' Kans" carnival, held June 5, which benefited the Omaha Food Bank. The carnival was sponsored by the UNO student chapter of the Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA).
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Please include a contact name and phone number. For more information, call 554.2243.
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 email@example.com. Please include a contact name and phone number. For more information, call 554.2243.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Please include a contact name and phone number. For more information, call 554.2243.
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 email@example.com. Please include a contact name and phone number. For more information, call 554.2243.