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

This Week in Campus History

On Saturday, Aug. 4, 1979, the UNO Department of Campus Recreation sponsored a program for children of university students, faculty and staff. Mini-golf was offered, and children had an opportunity to design, construct and play on their own course on the Sapp Fieldhouse floor. The event was held from 9 a.m. to noon, and parents were invited to attend. Children were asked to bring shoeboxes for the construction of the miniature golf course.

Date: Aug. 4, 1979
Source: The WK
Compiled by Criss Library Archives

Changing Faces

Changing Faces

by Don Kohler

When Kathleen (Aipperspach) Massara was a senior at Omaha Benson High School in the mid-1970s, her parents made the difficult decision of selecting the right college much easier for their teenage daughter.

"They didn't want me to go away to college," recalls Massara. ...continue

Strauss Performing Arts Center to Close Aug. 9-11

The Strauss Performing Arts Center at UNO will be closed for electrical repairs the morning of Thursday, Aug. 9, through late evening Saturday, Aug. 11. There will be no power to the building, including lights and air conditioning, and all outer doors will be locked.

For more information, contact Kimberly Ahrenholtz-Mettenbrink at 554.3427.

ITS Announces Standard Maintenance Schedule

In an effort to reduce the number of hours that UNO technology systems are unavailable, Information Technology Services (ITS) has set a standard time for system maintenance. Software updates and hardware maintenance requiring campus-wide downtime will be completed Sundays from 6 to 7 a.m. ITS will schedule the third Sunday of each month, from 6 a.m. to noon, for more extensive maintenance.

When possible, ITS will continue to notify the campus of downtime and utilize the Sunday hours for routine pre-scheduled maintenance. Campus computer systems will only be unavailable during the week in emergencies.

For more information, contact ITS at or 554.HELP (554.4357).

UNO to Participate in OPPD Curtailment Program

Each year, the UNO campus agrees to participate in the Omaha Public Power District (OPPD) community-wide program designed to reduce the amount of electricity used on campus during seasonal peak energy demands.

This effort, known as the OPPD Electrical Curtailment Program, assists OPPD in meeting the electrical demands of the metro area during peak demand periods. The curtailment is accomplished, partially, through the reduction of lighting to minimal levels in several public corridors and hallways of most buildings. Individual offices and classrooms are not affected by this program.

Curtailment periods typically occur during the extreme hot and humid days of the summer. The curtailment periods will begin between noon and 2 p.m. and last through the evening hours.

Each day is evaluated by OPPD for the need to curtail electrical use in the community. At no time will safety be compromised.

For more information, contact Larry Morgan at 554.3735.

2007 Faculty/Staff Picnic Set for Aug. 20

Food, fun and free prizes will take center stage on campus Monday, Aug. 20, at the UNO Faculty/Staff Picnic. The event - sponsored by UNO Chancellor John Christensen, the Faculty Senate and the Staff Advisory Council - will be held from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Milo Bail Student Center Nebraska Room.

Chancellor Christensen will deliver the welcoming remarks at the event.

R.S.V.P. registration forms must be submitted to Marie Lee in 347 Arts and Sciences Hall by Monday, Aug. 13, to be eligible for the prize drawings. University IDs will be checked at the door. To access a form, click on the following link:

2007 Faculty/Staff Picnic registration

For more information, contact Rhonda Sheibal-Carver at 554.2625.


- Robert Woody, psychology, presented a two-hour symposium titled "Avoiding Psychological Errors" June 19 at the Annual Conference of the Florida Psychological Association in Palm Beach, Fla.

Human Resources Announces New Hires for June 2007
The UNO Office of Human Resources would like to welcome the following new hires (as of June 2007):

- Kenneth Yoho, customer service tech coordinator, Customer Services (promotion);
- Andres Traslavina, manager of student employment, Human Resources;
- Jennifer Agnew, assistant director, Recruitment Services;
- Patricia Philippe, assistant director, Aquatic Activities;
- Susan Fleetwood, assistant director, Family Economic Success, College of Public Affairs and
Community Service;
- Nathan Evans, officer, Campus Security;
- Latrice Stubbs-Eggert, clerical assistant II, Health Services;
- Renee Langan, secretary II, College of Business Administration;
- Christopher Buethe, staff assistant, Food Services (promotion); and
- Tory Brockman, groundskeeper I, Grounds.

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