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The 1945 University of Omaha (OU) Student Council and OU Dean of Students John W. Lucas.

This Week in Campus History

On Aug. 10, 1977, Al Caniglia Field hosted the inaugural "Drums Across the Midlands," a national championship Drum and Bugle Corps tournament. The judges in the six-team competition based their decisions on performance in a number of categories, including formation choices, music quality and precision of execution. Although no Nebraska teams vied for championship honors, several participated in exhibitory routines, including the Crimson Cadets of Norfolk, the Nebraska Admirals of Lincoln, and Omaha's Union Pacific Drum and Bugle Corps. Tickets to the event cost $3 and $5, with profits benefitting the UNO Music Scholarship Fund.

Date: Aug. 10, 1977
Source: The Gateway
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

UNO Football and Volleyball Photo/Media Day Today

Mavericks

The 2007 Maverick football team will take to the field for the first time today, Aug. 6, during photo and media day at Al Caniglia Field. Team photos will be taken at 1:30 p.m., with media interviews at 2 p.m. The event is open to the public.

The UNO volleyball team will hold its media day today from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. in the Sapp Fieldhouse following the conclusion of football media day.

UNO football Coach Pat Behrns, entering his 14th season, and his staff will direct the team on the field for the first time Tuesday, Aug. 7, at 9 a.m. Two-a-day drills will begin Monday, Aug. 13, on alternating days.

A total of 105 players are expected to report today to begin preparing for the 2007 season. UNO, 8-3 last year, will be aiming for its 12th-straight winning season under Behrns and a fourth-straight North Central Conference (NCC) title.

UNO opens the football season Saturday, Sept. 1, at 6 p.m. at the University of Nebraska at Kearney in a contest that will be televised statewide.

The Mavs return 38 letterwinners from last year's team, including All-American offensive lineman Ben Hochstein and regional Harlon Hill Award finalist quarterback Zach Miller. Miller rushed for 1,098 yards and a school-record 19 touchdowns.

Commencement Shuttle Bus Available

More than 550 students will graduate Friday, Aug. 10, during UNO's commencement. The event will begin at 2 p.m. at the Omaha Civic Auditorium, 1804 Capitol Ave. Faculty members who plan to attend commencement should assemble no later than 1:30 p.m. in the Civic Auditorium Exhibition Hall.

A shuttle bus for faculty/staff and individuals participating in the platform party will depart from UNO in front of the Milo Bail Student Center (MBSC) at 1 p.m. Following the ceremony, the shuttle will provide transportation back to the MBSC.

Fall Faculty Recruitment Workshop Schedule Announced

Fall Faculty Recruitment Workshops - sponsored by the UNO Office of Academic and Student Affairs, and the UNO Office of Diversity and Equal Opportunity - will be held at UNO this September through November.

The workshop is designed for departments or schools anticipating a faculty search within two years, as well as deans, directors, chairs, faculty and administrative assistants. The workshop will assist departments/schools in search processes that reflect UNO's commitment to faculty, staff and student diversity.

Prior to all faculty searches, faculty involved in the search must either attend one of the workshops or have a meeting of the search committee with Deborah Smith-Howell, Sharon Ulmar or Kristine Bell. Faculty participating in searches must attend a workshop once every two years.

The Fall Recruitment Workshop will provide information on recruitment strategies, the UNO People Admin System and EEO guidelines and requirements. It is being offered three times this semester so individuals can choose the date and time most convenient for them. All workshops will be held in the Milo Bail Student Center (MBSC). Workshop dates and times are listed below.

- Tuesday, Sept. 4
1 to 2:30 p.m.
MBSC Chancellor's Room

- Thursday, Sept. 13
10 to 11:30 a.m.
MBSC Chancellor's Room

- Wednesday, Sept. 19
10 to 11:30 a.m.
MBSC Chancellor's Room

- Friday, Sept. 28
1 to 2:30 p.m.
MBSC Chancellor's Room

- Tuesday, Oct. 2
1 to 2:30 p.m.
MBSC Gallery Room

- Wednesday, Nov. 7
10 to 11:30 a.m.
MBSC Gallery Room

For more information about the workshops, contact Dr. Smith-Howell (554.4849 or dsmith-howell@mail.unomaha.edu), Bell (554.2262 or kbell@mail.unomaha.edu) or Ulmar (554.2872 or sulmar@mail.unomaha.edu).

Biweekly Payroll Notice

August has three biweekly paydays (Aug. 2, 16 and 30). As a result, no standard deductions will be taken from the Aug. 30 biweekly payroll.

Regular biweekly paid employees will not have NUCREDITS included or standard deductions, such as insurance or parking, withheld. Federal and state taxes, Social Security and Medicare taxes, retirement and credit union deductions will be taken.

For more information, contact Payroll at 554.2325.

ITS Announces August 2007 myBlackboard Sessions

Starting Tuesday, Aug. 7, Information Technology Services (ITS) will offer a variety of Blackboard training courses to help faculty and staff prepare for the start of the fall semester.

"I encourage our faculty to implement one feature in Blackboard at a time. Start slowly, and use another new feature each semester," said Pat Dargantes, ITS trainer.

All of the myBlackboard training will be held in 007B Roskens Hall. Participants are encouraged to read the handouts for the courses found under "Instructor Help" tab in myBlackboard before coming to class.

To sign up for the courses, faculty and staff should:

- Go to http://www.unomaha.edu/api/calendar.php.

- Select "August" from the drop-down menu on the right side of the page, and click "Go."

- Enter their SAP personnel number (This is the five-digit number on the UNO photo ID. It is also on university check stubs.)

- Click "Sign Up."

- Click "Ok" to confirm the personnel number.

- An e-mail will be sent to confirm this registration.
(A minimum of five people need to be signed up by 2 p.m. the day prior to the class for it to be held. An e-mail notification will be sent the day before if a class is cancelled.)

The training course schedule is listed below.

- Tuesday, Aug. 7
Gradebook
1 to 3:30 p.m.

- Wednesday, Aug. 8
Assignments
9 to 11:30 a.m.

- Thursday, Aug. 9
Assessments
1 to 3:30 p.m.

Getting Started with Blackboard
5:30 to 9 p.m.

- Friday, Aug. 10
Discussion Board/Chat
9 to 11:30 a.m.

- Saturday, Aug. 11
Getting Started with Blackboard
8:30 a.m. to noon

- Monday, Aug. 13
Assessments
1 to 3:30 p.m.

- Tuesday, Aug. 14
Discussion Board/Chat
1 to 3:30 p.m.

- Wednesday, Aug. 15
Getting Started with Blackboard
8:30 a.m. to noon

- Assignments
1 to 3:30 p.m.

- Thursday, Aug. 16
Gradebook
10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.

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 one-on-one employee counseling sessions can be made by calling Gennie Pettit at 548.3600 or by visiting the Web at http://www.tiaa-cref.org/moc.

COS Open Lab Session Planned for Grant Writers

The Office of Sponsored Programs and Research (SPR) will host a Community of Science (COS) open lab session Thursday, Aug. 9, at 10 a.m. in Room 204 of the Criss Library.

The monthly hour-long sessions demonstrate the various online resources available to faculty and graduate students through COS. Reservations are not required.

For more information, call Nancy Schlesiger at 554.2286.

Maverick Watch

To stay current on the latest UNO Mavericks news or to keep tabs on players during the summer hiatus, visit the Web at http://gomavs.unomaha.edu/.