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In July of 1987, UNO alumnus Stephen Roberts was presented with an opportunity to display his artwork at the Joslyn Art Museum. The 1979 graduate, a realist artist with subjects ranging from life-sized nudes to still life paintings of fruit, earned a living through the sale of his paintings. His work also appeared in a New York gallery. According to Roberts, "Omaha is not a great place to sell art." However, he doubted that he would ever be able to move to New York City, America's art hotspot.

Date: July 10, 1987
Source: The Gateway
Compiled by Criss Library Archives

David Corbin: 'Bagdaddy'

David Corbin is a professor of health education at UNO ... and he's also a choreographer and performer. Now, thanks to YouTube, anyone with an internet connection can see him perform his dance Bagdaddy. His piece, using song Posed to Death by The Faint, has an environmental message.

"This has been a great deal of fun. I hope people enjoy what they see," Corbin said. UNO's Office of Internet Studies assisted with the creation and posting of the video, which runs just under three-and-a-half minutes. "We're living in a digital, visual world," Corbin said. "This is another way of getting the message out." To view the video, just click on the arrow above.

Foreign Liability Coverage Available for 2007-08

UNO is in the process of extending foreign liability insurance for the 2007-08 fiscal year. The university's foreign liability coverage policy requires clarification regarding upcoming travel, according to UNO Risk Management.

Those who anticipate foreign travel in the coming year are asked to provide estimates of the information listed below. Estimates are needed as soon as possible and should be sent to Risk Management in 209 Eppley Administration Building.

Employee Travel
(Information is necessary for each employee traveling, even if more than one person will be going to the same country at the same time.)
1. UNO unit/department.
2. Name of employee traveling. (Identify as employee #1, #2, etc., if individual has not yet been assigned.)
3. Whether or not the employee traveling is a U.S. citizen. (If not, identify country of citizenship.)
4. Country or countries traveled.
5. Purpose of the trip. (Conference, field trip, consulting, etc.)
6. Number of days of trip.
7. Whether or not the employee is stationed out of the country. (Usually out of the country for more than 30 days.)
8. Payroll information for any employee stationed out of the country. (Identify the payroll for the period or indicate the annual salary.)

Student Travel
(Information is necessary for each student traveling, even if more than one person will be going to the same country at the same time.)
1. UNO unit/department.
2. Departmental contact.
3. Contact phone number.
4. Country or countries traveled.
5. Purpose of the trip. (Conference, field trip, educational coursework, etc.)
6. Number of students anticipated for the trip.
7. Number of days of trip.

For more information or to receive an electronic spreadsheet to populate, contact Laura VanNordstrand at 554.2322 or

No Group Ex Classes the Week of July 2

Campus Recreation announces that no Group Ex classes will be held the week of July 2 due to the Independence Day holiday. The Health, Physical Education and Recreation Building will be open as usual, with the exception of closing Wednesday, July 4, for Independence Day.

Session two of Group Ex classes will begin Monday, July 9. For more information, call 554.2008

Carillon Concert Set for July 4 at UNO

The bells on the UNO campus will ring in honor of America Wednesday, July 4, in conjunction with a carillon concert set for 9 a.m.

UNO carilloneur James Johnson will perform a 30-minute concert of patriotic melodies. The event is free and open to the public. Attendees are invited to bring their lawn chairs, as seating will be available on the grassy area between Criss Library and the Strauss Performing Arts Center.

The audience will be able to watch Dr. Johnson at work in the tower via live video. A viewing screen at the base of the carillon will carry the live images.

The Henningson Memorial Campanile, rising 168 feet over the UNO campus, is one of only 180 such structures in the United States. It was donated to UNO in 1989 by the late Margre Henningson Durham and her husband, Chuck, as a standing memorial to Margre's father, mother and sister.

"The July 4th concert, played by the carilloneur on a mechanical keyboard at the top of the tower, annually recognizes Margre's love for her country and desire to share her blessings with her hometown community," said Gail Baker, dean of the UNO College of Communication, Fine Arts and Media.

The carillon is a four-octave, acoustically balanced instrument. It consists of 47 bronze bells cast by the bellfoundry of Paccard-Fonderie de Cloches in Annecy, France. The largest of the bells weighs 4,397 pounds and measures five feet in diameter by four feet in height. The combined weight of the bells is 24,408 pounds.

Dr. Johnson, UNO professor of music, performs regularly scheduled carillon concerts each year. He has earned a distinguished international reputation through his piano recordings and performances with the Royal Philharmonic in London, the Leningrad Philharmonic, the Prague Chamber Soloists, the Slovenian Radio Symphony Orchestra, the Victoria Symphony and the Boston Pops.

For more information about the July 4 concert, call 554.3502.

Parking Structure Maintenance Set for July

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

Minor repairs will be made to the concrete pole bases on the top level of the structure. A small area around each base will be roped off as contractors work.

For more information, contact Walt Burr at 554.2582

Shakespeare on the Green at Elmwood Park

The Nebraska Shakespeare Festival (NSF) is bringing productions of "Henry V" and "Love's Labour's Lost" to Elmwood Park this month in conjunction with Shakespeare on the Green 2007. Both plays are being staged during the final festival week.

The 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 - begins nightly at 7 p.m. Nightly seminars will start at 6 p.m. The seminars 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"
July 5 and 7

- "Love's Labour's Lost"
July 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

Maverick Watch

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