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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

International Piccolo Symposium Begins Today at UNO

The sounds of the piccolo will emanate throughout the halls of the Strauss Performing Arts Center today through Saturday, Aug. 2-4, during the first-ever International Piccolo Symposium (IPS).

"This is the first event of its kind in the world, focusing specifically on the piccolo, and it will feature guest artists," said Christine Beard, assistant professor of flute at UNO.

Flutists will travel from across the United States and Canada for the three-day event to participate in performance classes, seminars and recitals. Guest artists include Nicola Mazzanti, piccoloist of the Maggio Musicale Fiorentino Orchestra in Italy; Lois Herbine from Orchestra 2001 in Philadelphia; and Dr. Beard, the Roy Seaman Piccolo Artist at UNO.

Concerts featuring the guest artists will be performed in the Strauss Performing Arts Center tonight and Friday, Aug. 2-3, at 7:30 p.m. The final recital, featuring the symposium participants, is set for Saturday, Aug. 4, at 5:30 p.m. Tickets will cost $10 at the door for individual concerts or $25 for all three events.

The symposium is sponsored by Gemstone Musical Instruments, The Flutist Network, Project Piccolo Rebirth and UNO.

For more information, contact Dr. Beard at 554.2685 or cbeard@mail.unomaha.edu. For a complete schedule of information, artist biographies and updates, visit the IPS Web site at http://www.piccolosymposium.com.

"Consider This" to Feature What Happy Women Know Author

Dan Baker, the co-author of What Happy Women Know: How New Findings in Positive Psychology Can Change Women's Lives for the Better, will join host Andrea McMaster this week on UNO Television's "Consider This" to talk about his new book.

Baker, who lives in Lincoln, holds a doctorate in psychology. What Happy Women Know shows that there are vast differences in the way the male and female brain deal with communication and emotion. The book also delves into the evolutionary roots of emotions and the role that evolution plays a person's emotional life. Rodale published Bakers' book this past May.

The show will air tonight, Aug. 2, at 11 p.m. on KYNE-TV.

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

Nebraska NET1 (statewide)
- Sunday, Aug. 5
11:30 a.m. (CT)

NET2 (NET's cable network)
- Monday, Aug. 6
1:30 p.m. (CT)

- Wednesday, Aug. 8
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.

August TIAA-CREF Schedule Announced

A TIAA-CREF representative will be on campus for individual appointments with employees Aug. 7, 14, 21 and 28. Appointments for employee one-on-one counseling sessions can be made by calling Gennie Pettit at 1.866.904.7803 or by visiting the Web at http://www.tiaa-cref.org/moc.

Participants Sought for UNMC Teen Depression Study

Teens 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.

Adolescent depression symptoms may include:

- often being sad, unhappy or in a bad mood;
- trouble sleeping or staying asleep;
- change in appetite;
- loss of interest or motivation, decreased energy; and
- feelings of emptiness or worthlessness.

Study evaluation and medication are provided at no cost to those that meet eligibility requirements. To participate, adolescents must be 12 to 17 years of age. To learn more about this UNMC clinical research study, call 552.6240 or 552.6241.

2007 Faculty/Staff Picnic Planned 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.