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Shakespeare on the Green 2007

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Scott Janes stars as King Henry V, and Tara Franklin portrays Katherine, in the 2007 Nebraska Shakespeare Festival performances of "Henry V." The production runs Thursday through Sunday, June 21-24, and Thursday and Saturday, July 5 and 7. Curtain time is 8 p.m. each night in Elmwood Park. See story below for details.

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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

Graduate Public Management Certificate Offered

The UNO School of Public Administration is now offering a Graduate Certificate of Public Management. This new, five-course sequence will allow working professionals with careers in the public sector, or graduate students in a related field of study, to enhance and expand their knowledge into the area of public management.

"This program fills a real need in the state," said John Bartle, director of the UNO School of Public Administration. "Completing this graduate certificate will allow people to enhance their skills in the management of public organizations. It will also allow people who already have a career in the public sector to work toward a professional certification without having to complete a full master's degree."

The certificate was approved during the June 14 University of Nebraska Board of Regents meeting.

Students will take courses in financial management, human resource management, organization theory and public administration. There are also three electives - ethics, municipal government or management information systems.

All certificate courses will be offered in Omaha, Lincoln and online. The UNO School of Public Administration is a national leader in online graduate education, having offered an accredited, nationally ranked master of public administration program online since 2000. Courses will be taught by full-time faculty with extensive experience both as scholars and practitioners.

"Another good thing about this program is that students can pace themselves," Dr. Bartle said. "In Omaha, the certificate can be completed as quickly as two semesters. Online and in Lincoln, at least one course will be offered each semester, so the certificate could be completed in five semesters or less."

For more information, contact Mary Hamilton, director of professional programs ( or 554.2625) or Meagan Van Gelder, academic program coordinator ( or 554.3480).

Back Issues of The Gateway Now Available

Nearly every issue of the UNO student newspaper, The Gateway, is now available online. The depth and breadth of this all-digital offering goes back to the 1920s.

"It's an amazing resource and completely searchable," said Les Valentine, university archivist. "People can browse through old papers, look for a specific topic or name, and even search advertisements. Anyone doing research on UNO or Omaha will find this incredibly helpful."

The Criss Library coordinated the digitization effort and is committed to digitizing additional and forthcoming issues of the campus newspaper. The online Gateway can be accessed at

The online Gateway project was created by Olive Software and is part of a slate of UNO Centennial happenings, events and celebrations. The UNO Centennial Celebration will start in October of 2008.

Olive has worked with a variety of other higher education institutions, including Franklin & Marshall College, Gettysburg College, Oberlin College, Penn State University, Princeton University and the University of Chicago. Digitizing The Gateway took five months and encompasses more than 39,000 pages of text or 14 gigabytes of information.

"Philip L. Graham, publisher of the Washington Post, described newspapers as the first rough draft of history. As preparations begin for the celebration of UNO's 100th anniversary in 2008, we believe it is fitting to provide digital access to The Gateway," said John Christensen, UNO chancellor. "With this kind of easy access to nearly every issue, we strive to inspire students, faculty, staff and the community to prepare to celebrate the bright future of UNO and Omaha by studying the great past of this university."

Current issues of The Gateway are also available online at

For more information, call 554.3502.

UNO will celebrate its 100th anniversary beginning Oct. 8, 2008. This celebration will recognize the partnership among the city of Omaha, its citizens and UNO to build a vibrant and dynamic community. The centennial theme will be "UNO: Central To Our City Since 1908." This theme acknowledges the past contributions of UNO to the community and sets the stage for great things to come.

New Campus Vending Machines to Be Installed

Treat America will be the new vendor of cold food, snack and coffee machines at UNO. Installation begins the week of June 25.

"We hope this new vendor will provide better service and selection for students, faculty and staff," said Brian Bollich, assistant director of the Milo Bail Student Center (MBSC).

For more information, contact the MBSC Business Office at 554.2981.

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. This is the second year of the school program.

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 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 will culminate with commencement 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, a coordinator with the 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."

For more information, contact Schaffer at 554.3096 or

Shakespeare on the Green Opens June 21

The Nebraska Shakespeare Festival (NSF) will bring productions of "Henry V" and "Love's Labour's Lost" to Elmwood Park this June and July in conjunction with Shakespeare on the Green 2007. The free festival, celebrating its 21st anniversary season this year, is presented each summer in cooperation with UNO, Creighton University and the city of Omaha. All performances are free and open to the public.

Performances will begin at 8 p.m. The greenshow - which features Elizabethan music, dancing, singing and juggling - will begin nightly at 7 p.m. Nightly seminars will start at 6 p.m. and provide the audience with an opportunity to discuss the plays and meet the directors, actors and scholars associated with the 2007 company.

The performance dates are:

- "Henry V"
June 21-24 and July 5 and 7

- "Love's Labour's Lost"
June 28-30 and July 1, 6 and 8

For more information about Shakespeare on the Green or other Nebraska Shakespeare programs, contact Mike Markey at 280.2391 or, or visit the Web at

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 Please include a contact name and phone number.

For more information, call 554.2243.

UNO Community Invited to Sign CPACS Beam

Leave a "mark" on the College of Public Affairs and Community Services' (CPACS) history! The CPACS and UNO communities are invited to sign the crossbeam for the new CPACS building.

No appointment is necessary. The beam will be available for signing at ground level by the southwest entrance to the building through Sunday, July 15.

For more information, contact Sara Woods at 554.3914 or


Human Resources Announces New Hires for May 2007
The UNO Office of Human Resources would like to welcome the following new hires (as of May 2007):

- Mary Miklas, clinic coordinator, UNO Department of Special Education and Communication Disorders;
- James Arey, music director, Radio;
- James Moeller, enrollment specialist, Admissions;
- Tim Kaldahl, director, University Relations (promotion);
- David Miller, athletic director, Intercollegiate Athletics;
- Leroy Rahn, custodian, Custodial Services;
- Jill Sutton, staff secretary II part-time, UNO Department of English;
- Michael Moe, custodian, Custodial Services; and
- Mark Demler, custodian, Milo Bail Student Center Business Operations.

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