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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 June 25 to help the Siena House, a women and children's shelter, and the Francis House, a men's shelter, merge to form the Siena/Francis House at 17th and Nicholas streets in Omaha. The new facility featured 80 beds and a larger kitchen with more seating. Sherry Kennedy Brownrigg, a UNO graduate and president of the Siena/Francis House, 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

Hutton Scholar Partnering with UNO Professor

Katherine Lawry has been chosen as one of 36 students who will participate in the 2007 Hutton Junior Fisheries Biology Program, an innovative education program sponsored by the American Fisheries Society (AFS).  Lawry, a Gretna high school student who just completed her junior year, will be working with her mentor, Richard Stasiak, a professor of biology at UNO.

Lawry will be awarded a $3,000 scholarship from AFS. She and Dr. Stasiak will be studying the ecology of several relatively uncommon fish species in the lower Elkhorn and Platte Rivers.

This summer, Hutton Scholars will be working with their mentors in 21 states, including Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Kansas, Maryland, Michigan, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, New York, North Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, Washington and Wisconsin. The principal goal of the Hutton Program is to stimulate interest in careers in fisheries science and management among underrepresented groups in the fisheries professions, including minorities and women.

Financial support for the 2007 Hutton Program is being provided by the USDA Forest Service, NOAA Fisheries, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Alaska Department of Fish and Game, Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources and other federal and state organizations. The program also receives support from several AFS subunits and many AFS individual members.

For information on the American Fisheries Society and the Hutton Junior Fisheries Biology Program, visit the AFS Web site at or contact Danielle Hawkins, Hutton Program coordinator, at (301) 897.8616, ext. 213, or

Parking Structure Maintenance Set for July

The lower level of the parking structure will be closed for annual maintenance during the month of July.

There will also be some minor repair of the concrete pole bases on the top level.  This will require roping off a small area around each base as contracts repair the bases.

For more information, contact Walt Burr at 554.2582.

UNO Spirit Day Set for Fridays

UNO spirit

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

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

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 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

Summer Motorcycle Parking Notice

Additional seasonal motorcycle parking is available for faculty, staff and students through Friday, Aug. 24. Motorcycles may be parked at the following locations on the Dodge and Pacific locations:

- Parking structure (stop by Campus Security, 100 Eppley Administration Building, for details);
- Northwest corner of Lot A (north of Kayser Hall);
- Northwest corner of Lot M (south of Criss Library); and
- Southwest corner of Lot 2 (north of The University of Nebraska Peter Kiewit Institute).

For more information, contact Campus Security at 554.2648.