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In 1913, University of Omaha students pose on the Redick Hall driveway.

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On July 11, 1986, The Gateway reported that two UNO students 1st Lt. Jan Harrington and Sgt. Laura Mruz became part of the first all-female flight crew in the Army National Guard. The soldiers served in the 24th Medical Air Ambulance Company. Mruz was a secondary education major with hopes of becoming a teacher and had no plans to leave the National Guard. Harrington planned to graduate from UNO with a bachelor's degree in general studies with a concentration in political science and also planned to continue to serve in the National Guard.

Date: July 11, 1986
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

OPD to Hold Training Session on Campus Today

The Omaha Police Department (OPD), in partnership with UNO, will conduct a daylong training session on campus today, July 11. Police officers from the Emergency Response Unit will conduct scenario-based training in an effort to prepare for and respond to "active shooter" incidents.

More than 20 officers will be on campus for the training, and UNO volunteers will act as role players during the training exercise.

"We have a great, long-standing relationship with the Omaha Police Department," said Paul Kosel, assistant manger for UNO security. "Having them train on campus is a positive for the police and the university."

UNO security officers meet with the OPD several times a year. The spring meeting took place April 17, the day after the Virginia Tech shooting incident that left 32 people dead.

The tragedy at Virginia Tech highlighted the need for awareness and training for everyone in higher education, Kosel said.

For more information, call 554.3502.

The Moving Company to Perform at Sheldon Art Gallery

Josie Metal-Corbin, a professor of health, physical education and recreation at UNO, and six members of The Moving Company dance group will perform Friday, July 13, at the opening reception of "Arrhytmy," an interactive kinetic sound installation, at 5 p.m. at the Sheldon Memorial Art Gallery in Lincoln

Artist Jamie Burmeister created "Arrhytmy," which is described as exploring his "want of rhythm." He received a bachelor's degree in exercise science from Creighton University in 1992, a master's degree in health education from UNO in 1995 and a master of fine arts degree in sculpture from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln (UNL) in 2005.

"This is a unique opportunity for The Moving Company because the Sheldon rarely hosts dance in the gallery," Metal-Corbin said. "I am excited to be creating a piece in response to Jamie Burmeister's interactive art installation."

Metal-Corbin and The Moving Company dancers will perform three times during the 5 to 7 p.m. reception.

Burmeister's sculptures have been exhibited in solo and group exhibitions in galleries and museums throughout the Midwest, including the Des Moines Art Center in Des Moines, Iowa; the Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts in Omaha; the Arkansas Art Center in Little Rock, Ark.; and the Sioux City Art Center in Sioux City, Iowa.

He has also produced sculpture for various public sculpture exhibits, including "Washburn University Outdoor Sculpture Exhibition" in Topeka, Kan., and "Wind and Water" and "Elements" in Omaha. The Nebraska Arts Council recently honored him with a $5,000 Distinguished Artist Award.

The Sheldon Memorial Art Gallery is located at 12th and R streets on the UNL campus. For more information, call 402.472.2461.

The Moving Company, UNO's modern dance performing group, operates under the auspices of the School of Health, Physical Education and Recreation in the UNO College of Education. The company was established in 1935 and is committed to preserving historical dance, as well as creating new, contemporary works. For more information, contact Metal-Corbin at 554.3239, or visit the Web at

For more information on Burmeister's work, visit


Mavericks to Play South Dakota on CSTV

The Maverick football team's game with South Dakota will be moved to Thursday, Nov. 1, in order for it to be televised nationally by CSTV, David Miller, UNO athletic director, announced today. Kickoff time has yet to be determined.

The game, originally scheduled for Saturday, Nov. 3, will be the final North Central Conference home game for the Mavericks.

"This is a great opportunity to showcase our campus, stadium and what should be a great football game," Miller said.

This will mark UNO's first-ever appearance in football on CSTV, a national cable channel that currently reaches more than 65 million households nationwide. The game will be available for free online, as well as through Local cable outlets that carry CSTV include Time Warner Cable in Nebraska; Midcontinent Communications in South Dakota; and Cedar Fall Utilities, Hospers Telephone Company, Mediacom Communications and Premier Communications in Iowa.

CSTV is widely available on cable systems across the country and via satellite on DIRECTV's Total Choice Premier Package Channel 610 and DISH Network's America's Top 120 Package Channel 152. For more information on how to access CSTV, visit

The full UNO 2007 football schedule is listed below. Games designated with asterisks are NCC games, and all kickoffs are Central Time.

- Saturday, Sept. 1
University of Nebraska at Kearney
6 p.m.

- Saturday, Sept. 8
Northwest Missouri State
6 p.m.

- Saturday, Sept. 15
*Western Washington

- Saturday, Sept. 22
*at Augustana
6 p.m.

- Saturday, Sept. 29
*Minnesota State (Homecoming)
1 p.m.

- Saturday, Oct. 13
*at North Dakota
1 p.m.

- Saturday, Oct. 20
*Minnesota Duluth
1 p.m.

- Saturday, Oct. 27
*at St. Cloud State
1 p.m.

- Thursday, Nov. 1
*South Dakota

- Saturday, Nov. 10
*at Central Washington
2 p.m.

Participants Sought for UNMC Depression Study

Those experiencing depression are invited to participate in a research study for the University of Nebraska Medical Center (UNMC) Department of Psychiatry.

The study will use marketed antidepressant medications, and all 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

MavCard Notice for July 18 Food Services Locations

Due to cash register and server replacement in Food Services, the MavCard will not be available as a form of payment Wednesday, July 18, in the Food Court, Criss Library Café or the Maverick Summer Grill.

For more information, call 554.3923.

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

Summer Motorcycle Parking Notice

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