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

This Week in Campus History

In mid-June of 1960, Cupola Columns announced that applications were being accepted for a special "science institute" being held during the upcoming fall semester. The National Science Foundation provided a $16,850 grant to pay the tuition and travel expenses for 60 regional high school science and math teachers to take one of three Omaha University College of Adult Education courses. The courses, worth six semester hours of college credit each, focused on modern developments in the fields of biology, physical science and math. To be considered for this institute, applicants had to have a bachelor's degree and at least one year of teaching experience.

Date: June 1960
Source: Cupola Columns
Compiled by Criss Library Archives

Moshe Gershovich

MVHC @ 50

Leo Adam Biga

For UNO Associate Professor Moshe Gershovich, history "is like a big jigsaw puzzle. One of my hobbies is jigsaw puzzles. You open the box and you find all these pieces which appear unrelated and each one by itself is really meaningless. Only once you start putting them together do you get the picture." ...continue

UNO Spirit Day Set for Fridays

UNO spirit

Show your school pride! New this summer, the UNO Spirit Committee will sponsor a campus spirit day every Friday. On that day, all UNO students, faculty and staff are invited to dress in Maverick gear.

"We have re-instituted this initiative over the summer to boost morale on campus," said Marie Lee, co-chair of the UNO Spirit Committee. "Starting this month, eNotes will announce to all faculty, staff and students that ‘First Fridays' are wear your UNO colors/gear days. Show your UNO pride by participating!"

"First Fridays" will officially kick off this Friday, June 15.

"If you don't have Maverick gear, then wear red, black or white, and show your UNO colors," said Kay Bret, co-chair of the UNO Spirit Committee.

For more information, contact co-chairs Lee (554.2581 or, Bret (554.4841 or or Marsha Vance (554.3702 or

IS&P Summer Hosting Opportunities Available

International Studies and Programs (IS&P) at UNO is bringing several international student groups to Omaha this summer and is offering several short-term hosting opportunities as a result. 

Hosts should note:

- For all programs, the hosting stipend includes all meals.  IS&P asks that students be allowed to participate and function as a member of your family for the hosting period and that transportation be provided to and from the university on weekdays.

- Please specify if you can host more than one student and the preferred gender.

Hosts are needed for the following individuals:

Japanese students from the Hiroshima College of Foreign Languages (HCFL)
Hosting Period: July 20 – Aug. 2 (two weeks)
Stipend: Approximately $238/student or $476/2 students
English Proficiency: Varies from very low to intermediate English

Japanese students from Shizuoka University (one of Omaha's Sister Cities)
Hosting period: Aug. 16 – 25
Stipend: Approximately $145 for the nine-day hosting period.
English Proficiency: Varies from very low to intermediate English

European Student Leaders (Grant-funded Program in Leadership Development)
Hosting Period: Aug. 3 – 18 (2 weeks)
Stipend: Approximately $255/student or $510/2 students
Participating Countries: Denmark, England, Germany, Spain, France, UK and Norway

If you are interested in hosting for any of these programs, contact Rebecca Privitera at

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

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

- June 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).

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 Dodge and Pacific Locations only. There will be no shuttle service to Crossroads Mall during the summer months.

For more information, contact Campus Security at 554.2648.