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"Love's Labour's Lost"

photo by Tim Fitzgerald

Shakespeare on the Green 2007 continues tonight, June 28, at Elmwood Park with "Love's Labour's Lost". This is the 21st anniversary season for the free festival. Performances will begin at 8 p.m. Actors in tonight's production are shown above: Michael Lewis as Costard; Kathleen Turco-Lyon as Holofernia; and A. Bryan Humphrey as Don Armardo. See story below for details.

history photo

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


Maverick Athletic Staff Restructuring Under Way

UNO athletic director David Miller announces the restructuring of the program staff, including the addition of two longtime staff members, Tom Frette and Rose Shires, as associate athletic directors.

"We have made some moves and changes that will allow us to better function as a department," Miller said. "I believe that not only are we taking full advantage of the talents and abilities that we have on this staff, we are providing ourselves an opportunity to succeed both in the department and also within the community."

Frette, who served as the interim athletic director from November of 2006 to May of 2007, will become the senior associate athletic director. He joined the UNO staff as associate athletic trainer in 1987 and became the head trainer in 1997. The Story City, Iowa, native is a 1986 graduate of Northern Iowa. He earned his master's degree from UNO in 1989.

Frette will have mostly internal responsibilities - overseeing five of the school's 15 sports in addition to most support staff - including the ticket office, training, strength and conditioning, sports information, equipment room and facilities. He also will oversee soccer, wrestling, swimming and diving, baseball and tennis.

Rusty McKune, who has served as the acting head trainer for athletics since November, will become the new head athletic trainer.

In addition, 18-year head volleyball coach Rose Shires will become the associate athletic director and senior woman administrator. She will retain her volleyball duties, as well. Shires will oversee seven sports and some of the support staff, including compliance.

Shires served as the school's senior woman administrator last year, directing the Diet Pepsi/UNO Women's Walk in addition to other responsibilities. She also guided the Mavericks into the NCAA II regional tournament for a third straight season and eighth overall. She will oversee men's and women's basketball, softball, golf, cross country and the indoor and outdoor track and field programs.

Also, Renae Church has been elevated to the position of assistant athletic director for business. Church joined the department last fall as the director of the athletic business office.

UNO has two other assistant athletic directors: Bob Flannery, who directs the marketing department, and Connie Claussen, who is in charge of special projects.

Shakespeare on the Green Continues Tonight

The Nebraska Shakespeare Festival (NSF) is bringing productions of "Love's Labour's Lost" and "Henry V" 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 of "Love's Labour's Lost" will begin at 8 p.m. tonight, June 28. 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:

- "Love's Labour's Lost"

June 28-30 and July 1, 6 and 8

- "Henry V"

July 5 and 7

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

"Consider This" to Explore Visual Arts in Nebraska

This week's "Consider This" will explore the field of fine visual arts in Nebraska. Dan Siedell, former curator at the Sheldon Memorial Art Gallery, will join host Andrea McMaster.

Siedell had been Sheldon's curator since July of 1996. He recently accepted a faculty appointment at UNO and, beginning this fall, will teach modern and contemporary art history, criticism and theory in the College of Communication, Fine Arts and Media.

Mark Masuoka, director of the Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts, will also join McMaster on "Consider This." The spirit and programs of the Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts in Omaha are based on the conviction that exceptional talent deserves to be supported. Its practical commitment to this belief is achieved by providing well-equipped studio spaces, living accommodations and a monthly stipend to artists who are awarded residencies.

The artists come from around the world to work within a supportive community of like-minded people. The atmosphere and environment provide for creative growth and experimentation, and encourage artists to confront new challenges.

The program will air tonight, June 28, at 11 p.m. on KYNE-TV.

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

Nebraska NET1 (statewide)
- Sunday, July 1
11:30 a.m. (CT)

NET2 (NET's cable network)
- Monday, July 2
1:30 p.m. (CT)

- Wednesday, July 4
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

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. The event will be held from 9 to 11 a.m. in the Milo Bail Student Center Council Room.

The focus of the program is staff and the office environment. Highlights 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

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