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This Week in Campus History

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

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

UNO to Move into SBU's Spot on MIAA Schedule

MavericksUNO will take the place of Southwest Baptist University (SBU) in the Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletics Association (MIAA) 2008 football schedule. The MIAA Chief Executive Officer's Council took action to grant SBU's request to play an independent schedule in football while continuing to play a conference slate in all other sports. Having UNO, which enters the conference in the 2008-09 academic year, take SBU's place in the schedule will allow the MIAA to continue its nine-game slate with two non-conference availabilities.

The decision was made during the council's meeting at the NCAA Division II Presidents and Chancellors Summit in San Diego June 22, with SBU announcing its intention to exercise that option.

Beginning in the 2008 football season, SBU will no longer be on the MIAA schedule, and will not be eligible for the championship or postseason conference awards. Southwest Baptist joined the MIAA in the 1987-88 academic year, and was eligible for the conference football title the following season.

For more information, visit the Web at http://www.themiaa.com.

"Consider This" to Examine Partners for Meth Prevention

This week's "Consider This" will focus on messages of hope for meth users and their family members. Host Andrea McMaster's guests on the show will be Lorelle Mueting, chair of Partners for Meth Prevention, and Vicki West Sickels. Mueting will talk about the use of the Matrix Model for treatment of methamphetamine addiction. West Sickels, a social worker and former meth user, will share her story.

The program will air tonight, July 5, at 11 p.m. on KYNE-TV.

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

Nebraska NET1 (statewide)
- Sunday, July 8
11:30 a.m. (CT)

NET2 (NET's cable network)
- Monday, July 9
1:30 p.m. (CT)

- Wednesday, July 11
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 http://www.tknomaha.org. Archived editions of the program are available on the Web at http://www.unotv.unomaha.edu.

Shakespeare on the Green Continues Tonight

The Nebraska Shakespeare Festival (NSF) will stage both of "Henry V" and "Love's Labour's Lost" during the final four days of Shakespeare on the Green 2007 tonight through Sunday, July 5-8, in Elmwood Park. 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 begins 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 final 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 info@nebraskashakespeare.com, or visit the Web at http://www.nebraskashakespeare.com.

Fidelity Representative on Campus July 26

Fidelity representative Chad Anderson will be on campus for individual counseling sessions Thursday, July 26, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

To schedule an appointment, call 1.800.642.7131.

Parking Structure Maintenance Under Way

The lower level of the UNO parking structure will be closed this month for annual maintenance.

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

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 swoods@mail.unomaha.edu.

Summer Motorcycle Parking Reminder

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