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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

Parking Notice for Platform/Commencement Staff

The upper surface parking lot located on the west side of the Civic Auditorium will not be available for use Friday, Aug. 10, for commencement. The platform party and guests -- as well as commencement staff -- normally use this lot for shuttle drop-off and pick-up, as well as for materials delivery.

The following adjustments have been made:

- The lower surface lot will still be used for faculty parking only.

- The 19th Street and Capitol Avenue parking lot entrances will be open for the platform party and guests, and commencement staff parking.

- Commencement shuttle: After leaving the Milo Bail Student Center (MBSC) at 1 p.m., the shuttle will instead drop off passengers on Capitol Street in front of the main auditorium entrance. This is also the location to board the shuttle back to campus. The MBSC Business Office encourages the platform party and commencement staff to use this service.

For more information, call 554.2383.

Summer Hours Conclude Aug. 17

Summer hours at UNO conclude Friday, Aug. 17. Regular business hours (8 a.m. to 5 p.m.) will resume Monday, Aug. 20. For more information, contact Human Resources at 554.2321.

Fire Alarm Tests Scheduled for Aug. 10

The campus fire alarm system will be tested Friday, August 10. Alarms will sound and strobe lights will be activated briefly during each building inspection. For more information regarding the process or procedures, contact Stan Schleifer at 554.3596 or Campus Security at 554.2648.

"Consider This" To Discuss Bullying

This week on UNO Television's "Consider This," host Andrea McMaster will interview two experts on bullying. The discussion will include learning how to spot the signs that a child is involved with bullying.

According to national surveys, almost 30 percent of youth in the United States (or more than 5.7 million) are estimated to be involved in bullying as either a bully, a target of bullying, or both. It can affect a child's sense of self-worth and future relationships. Chronic bullies seem to maintain their behaviors into adulthood, negatively influencing their ability to develop and maintain positive relationships.

The show will feature Stefany Meyer-Reed, center director for KIDPOWER Omaha, and Jami Givens, a psychology doctoral student from University of Nebraska-Lincoln.

"Consider This" will air Monday, Aug. 13, at 1:30 p.m. and Wednesday, Aug. 15, at 8 a.m. on NET2 (NET's cable network). Due to the NET pledge drive, "Consider This" will only be broadcast these dates. Archived editions of the program are available on the Web at

Telephone Downtime Set for Aug. 10

The UNO telephone system will be down for maintenance for approximately 15 minutes this Friday, Aug. 10, starting at 4:30 p.m. All areas of the Dodge location will be randomly affected. For more information, contact Dick May at 554.2854 or

August TIAA-CREF Schedule

A TIAA-CREF representative will be on campus for individual appointments with employees Aug. 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

Fall Faculty Workshops Set for Aug. 20-23

The UNO Center for Faculty Development (CFD) will hold the 2007 Faculty Workshops Monday through Thursday, Aug. 20-23. The schedule of workshops:

- New faculty workshop
Monday afternoon, Aug. 20, and Tuesday morning, Aug. 21;

- Graduate teaching assistant workshop (featuring a new, one-day format)
Monday, Aug. 20; and

- Part-time faculty workshop (open to new and experienced part-time faculty)
Evenings of Wednesday and Thursday, Aug. 22 and 23.

Note: The same workshop will be offered twice so part-time faculty can choose the evening most convenient for them.

The workshops have been a tradition at UNO for more than 30 years and provide new faculty and teaching assistants with an opportunity to meet one another in an informal setting while learning about UNO. Discussion topics will include UNO's metropolitan mission and strategic goals, advice/skills for success at UNO, active classroom ideas, academic support services and faculty development opportunities.

For more information about the workshops, contact the CFD (554.2427 or or Deborah Smith-Howell, associate vice chancellor for academic affairs (554.4849 or

UNO Welcome Week Begins Aug. 27

Monday, Aug. 27, marks the official start of the fall semester at UNO. In celebration, Welcome Week 2007 will run Monday through Thursday, Aug. 27-30, at UNO's Dodge location.

The event will feature free food, entertainment and activities centered on the theme "Maverick Mojo - Move to it!"

For more information, visit the Web at