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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

"Consider This" to Highlight Nebraska Poison Center

50 years and more than one million phone calls: 2007 marks a half-century of service for the Nebraska Regional Poison Center. Under the leadership of two visionary physicians, Dr. Matilda McIntire and Dr. Carol Angle, the poison center has become a reliable resource and mainstay for families across the region and beyond.

The Nebraska Regional Poison Center is a nationally certified, 24-hour center that receives approximately 38,000 incoming phone calls per year with an additional 33,000 follow-up calls made by poison control experts. Calls originate from healthcare professionals and the public throughout Nebraska, Wyoming, American Samoa and the Federated States of Micronesia. The poison center is staffed by 15 registered nurses and three physicians.

The center has grown and prospered under the sponsorship of The Nebraska Medical Center, Creighton University Medical Center and the University of Nebraska Medical Center. This week on "Consider This," viewers will learn about a mother who recently made a call to the poison center for help. Other guests include Kathy Jacobitz, managing director of the Nebraska Regional Poison Center, and nurse Joan McVoy.

"Consider This" (#1033) will air on KYNE-TV Thursday, June 21, at 11 p.m. It also will be broadcast by NET1 and NET2 at the following times:

- Sunday, June 24
11:30 a.m.

- Monday, June 25
1:30 p.m.

- Wednesday, June 27
8 a.m.

"Consider This" also airs on the Knowledge Network of Greater Omaha. Check the Web at for days and times. Archived editions of the program are available on the Web at

Town Hall to Focus on Need for Omaha Police Auditor

The UNO School of Criminology and Criminal Justice and the Omaha League of Women Voters will hold a town hall meeting Thursday, June 21, on the topic "Does Omaha Need a Police Auditor." The event will begin at 7 p.m. in the William H. and Dorothy Thompson Alumni Center and is free and open to the public.

Richard Rosenthal, independent police monitor in Denver, will be the featured speaker. His talk will be followed by brief comments from two panelists speaking for and against an Omaha Police auditor. The presentations will be followed by questions and comments from the audience. Former Omaha news broadcaster Gary Kerr will moderate.

For more information, contact Jonah Deppe, with the League of Women Voters, at 630.6318 or Sam Walker, UNO emeritus professor of criminal justice, at 554.3590.

English Department Alumni Night June 22

Alumni and friends are invited to join UNO Department of English faculty, staff and students this Friday, June 22, for the department's second annual Alumni Night at Shakespeare on the Green. The festivities will start at 6:30 p.m. in Elmwood Park, with a curtain time of 8 p.m.

"This year, ‘we happy few' will be enjoying ‘King Henry V,' so bring your blankets and some food and drink to share. Don't forget the bug spray," said Joe Price, coordinator of administration with the English department. "Look for the big white and green English department banner."

For more information about Shakespeare on the Green 2007, visit For more information about Alumni Night, contact Price at 554.3476.

UNO spirit

UNO Spirit Day Set for Fridays

Show school pride! New this summer, the UNO Spirit Committee will sponsor a campus Spirit Day each Friday. On Spirit Day, UNO students, faculty and staff are invited to dress in Maverick gear.

"We have reinstituted this initiative over the summer to boost morale on campus," said Marie Lee, co-chair of the UNO Spirit Committee. "Show your UNO pride by participating!"

During the academic year, the UNO Spirit Committee sponsors a campus spirit day the first Friday of each month.

"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 Lee (554.2581 or or Bret (554.4841 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 offering several short-term hosting opportunities.

For all programs, the hosting stipend includes all meals. IS&P asks that students be allowed to participate and function as a member of the family for the hosting period, and that transportation be provided to and from the university on weekdays. Hosts are asked to note if they can host more than one student, as well as the preferred gender(s) of student(s) they are willing to host.

Hosts are needed for the following individuals:

Japanese students from the Hiroshima College of Foreign Languages (HCFL)
Hosting period: Friday, July 20, through Thursday, Aug. 2 (two weeks)
Stipend: Approximately $238 per student or $476 for two students
English proficiency: Varies from very low to intermediate English

Japanese students from Shizuoka University (one of Omaha's Sister Cities)
Hosting period: Thursday, Aug. 16, through Saturday, Aug. 25 (10 days)
Stipend: Approximately $145
English proficiency: Varies from very low to intermediate English

European Student Leaders (Grant-funded Program in Leadership Development)
Hosting period: Friday, Aug. 3, through Saturday, Aug. 18 (two weeks)
Stipend: Approximately $255 per student or $510 for two students
Participating countries: Denmark, England, Germany, Spain, France, United Kingdom and Norway

Those interested in hosting should contact Rebecca Privitera 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:

- Monday, June 25
8 a.m. to noon

- Thursday, June 21, and Wednesday, June 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 north and south campuses only. There will be no shuttle service to Crossroads Mall during the summer months.

For more information, contact Campus Security at 554.2648.