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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

KVNO Now Broadcasting in High Definition

KVNO Classical 90.7 FM announces the launch of HD Digital Radio. Conversion of the analog signal was made possible through grants from the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, the Drew Foundation (Jack, Helen, Louis and Jean) and individual KVNO supporters.

HD Digital Radio features CD-quality sound. To hear the digital broadcast, an HD Digital Radio receiver is required.

"We're excited to enhance KVNO's public service using new technology, and listening to classical music in high definition is an incredible experience. The switch from FM to HD has been compared to taking a blanket off the speakers," said Debbi Aliano, KVNO general manager.

For more information about HD Digital Radio, visit the FAQ section on the station's Web site at or call 559.5866.

"Consider This" to Feature John L. Hoich Memoirs

Growing up in a dysfunctional - often abusive - home, John L. Hoich could have become a misfit himself but, instead, took charge of his own destiny that, ultimately, made him a businessperson of great stature. Hoich's memoirs, From the Ground Up, It's Not Just Business, describe how he became so successful.

This week on "Consider This," host Andrea McMaster will introduce viewers to Hoich, an Omaha entrepreneur. The story, beginning when Hoich was a teenager, describes his path from an often-cruel family life to near bankruptcy in his early 20s, to his creation of a vast business empire that led him to become a millionaire by the age of 30. Today, Hoich is one of the most successful, wealthy people in the United States.

The program will air tonight, June 14, at 11 p.m. on KYNE-TV.

The program will also be rebroadcast according to the following schedule:

Nebraska NET1 (statewide)
- Sunday, June 17
11:30 a.m. (CT)

NET2 (NET's cable network)
- Monday, June 18
1:30 p.m. (CT)

- Wednesday, June 20
8 a.m. (CT)

"Consider This" is a production of UNO Television. It also airs on the Knowledge Network of Greater Omaha. For a list of days and times, visit the Web at Archived editions of the program are available on the Web at

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.

New U.S. Postal Regulations Reminder

The U.S. Postal Service announced new postal regulations May 14. Among the new regulations, UNO Mail Services would like to remind customers to tape all clasps, string and buttons on each piece of outgoing mail being sent through the U.S. Postal Service.

Other mailing guidelines are available on the Web at and

For more information, call Sandra Walling at 554.2337.

Participants Sought for UNMC Depression Study

Individuals experiencing depression are being recruited by the University of Nebraska Medical Center (UNMC) Department of Psychiatry to participate in a research study that uses marketed antidepressant medications.

Participants must be 19 to 65 years of age and in good general medical health. All study procedures and medications will be provided.

For more information, call 354.6868 or send an e-mail to