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

This Week in Campus History

On Friday, June 24, 1994, The Gateway reported that 50 UNO students planned to volunteer their time on Saturday to assist the Siena House (women and children's shelter) and the Francis House (men's shelter) merge together to form the Siena/Francis House at 17th and Nicholas in Omaha. The new facility boasted 80 beds and a larger kitchen with more seating. UNO graduate and president of Siena/Francis House, Sherry Kennedy Brownrigg, was the emcee of the opening ceremonies for the new facility.

Date: June 24, 1994
Source: The Gateway
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

COE to Host Middle School Summer Program June 19-22

The College of Education - in collaboration with UNO faculty, staff and students from across the campus - will host a portion of the Lewis and Clark Middle School's summer school program Tuesday through Friday, June 19-22.

While on campus the middle school students will participate in a variety of activities designed to increase their awareness of post-secondary education, motivate them to make the educational choices now that will prepare them for the future and familiarize them with the UNO community. More than 50 UNO faculty, staff and students will be interacting with 60 Lewis and Clark students and teachers during the four-day period. The program culminates with commencement on Friday, June 22.

"It is a privilege to have these young scholars and their teachers on our campus. The name of the project - An Excellent Connection! - truly says it all," said Connie Schaffer, UNO College of Education Office of Student Services. "This is a chance for us to connect with the middle school staff, students, and our colleagues across campus. More importantly, it allows young people to connect the choices they make today to future educational opportunities."

This is the second year for the school program. For more information, contact Schaffer at 554.3096 or

Sexual Harassment in the Office Program Offered

Staff who are interested in learning more about sexual harassment are invited to participate in a program Wednesday, July 18. This event will be held from 9 to 11 a.m. in the Milo Bail Student Center Council Room.

The focus of the program is geared toward staff and the office environment. Highlights of the program will include identifying sexual harassment and understanding the legal obligations of Title VII Civil Rights Laws. Sharon Ulmar, assistant to the chancellor and equal opportunity, will conduct the program.

Those interested in attending should R.S.V.P. at 554.2872. For more information, contact Ulmar at

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 19 and 25
8 a.m. to noon

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

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

Parking Lot Maintenance Schedule Reminder

UNO parking lots will undergo regularly scheduled maintenance this month. Due to unpredictable weather conditions, the schedule is subject to change without notice, and lots will be closed as needed.

For more information, contact Walt Burr at 554.2500 or Campus Security at 554.2648.

NEH Offers Summer Stipends

The National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) will offer summer stipends to "support individuals pursuing advanced research that contributes to scholarly knowledge or to the public's understanding of the humanities."

The 2008 guidelines for the NEH Summer Stipends program are available at The deadline to send submissions to the NEH is Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2007.

Each college and university in the United States may nominate two faculty members, who can either be junior or senior rank. Associate Vice Chancellor for Research Tom Bragg will coordinate an internal review and notify the applicants of the results. Individual faculty members selected to represent the university will then apply directly to NEH via the Web.

Applicants must forward their complete proposal package to Dr. Bragg in 203 Eppley Administration Building by Tuesday, Sept. 4, 2007. Details of the proposal package are available on the NEH Web site. It is the responsibility of the researcher to ensure that all eligibility guidelines are met prior to submission for internal review. The institutional nominee(s) will be chosen and informed by Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2007.

For more information or assistance with submitting a proposal, contact the Office of Sponsored Programs and Research at 554.2286.

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