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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

In mid-August of 1983, UNO's College of Continuing Studies hosted a brown bag luncheon in the Peter Kiewit Conference Center. The focus of interest at the gathering was a free film highlighting the Maximillian-Bodner Western art collection at Joslyn Art Museum. The film, titled "Maximillian's Journey," showcased sketches and paintings of the land and animals along the Missouri River in the 1800s, created by Swiss artist Karl Bodner. Excerpts from the travel journals of German Prince Maximillian, a naturalist and explorer, narrated the film.

Date: Aug. 1983
Source: The Weekly
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

Hilt Named Interim General Manager of UNO-TV, KVNO Radio

Michael Hilt, a professor in the College of Communication, Fine Arts and Media (CFAM), has been named interim general manager of UNO Television and KVNO Radio.

Dr. Hilt has been with UNO since 1988. He earned bachelor's and master's degrees from the University of Kansas, and a doctorate from the University of Nebraska.

"I am grateful for the opportunity to serve the university in this role," Dr. Hilt said. "I look forward to working with the professionals at KVNO Radio and UNO Television, and I am excited about the future."

Dr. Hilt has served as graduate program chair since 2000 for the School of Communication. Barbara Pickering, an associate professor in the School of Communication, will serve as the interim graduate chair.

For more information, call 554.2762.

Faculty "Service Learning 101" Workshop Offered

The UNO Service-Learning Academy will offer its two-hour workshop, "Service-Learning 101," four times this fall to help faculty design service-learning projects that meet genuine community needs.

The dates and times:

- Wednesday, Aug. 22
1 to 3 p.m.
286 Arts and Science Hall (ASH)
(political science conference room)

- Thursday, Aug. 23
1 to 3 p.m.
286 ASH 

- Monday, Oct. 8
2:30 to 4:30 p.m.
286 ASH

- Tuesday, Oct. 9
2:30 to 4:30 p.m.
280-C ASH
(dean's conference room)

For many UNO faculty members, "community engagement" is service-learning. For a class, service-learning means integrating community service projects into coursework so that students apply course concepts, see their relevance to everyday life and gain the satisfaction of making a difference in the community.

Participants thinking about adding service-learning to a particular course should bring that syllabus to the workshop.

The following components will be covered:

- Elements of good practice in service learning;

- Transforming the syllabus - integrating experiential learning;

- Developing a partnership;

- Dimensions of learning for students: Designing and evaluating project assignments;

- Reflection:  Integrating experience and learning objectives;

- Closing the project experience:  Presentations and celebration;

- Evaluating the project with partners/sustainability; and

- Action plan.

Faculty who are new to service-learning and those with projects in development are welcome. To register, call the Service-Learning Academy at 554.6019 or send an e-mail to

For more information and to schedule a follow-up consultation, contact Carlynn Hartman-Kurtz at 554.2712 or

Annual CPAR Summer Data Conference This Week

The UNO Center for Public Affairs Research (CPAR) will host the 18th annual Nebraska State Data Center Summer Data Conference on Thursday, Aug. 16. The event will be held from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Girls and Boys Town Conference Center, 14100 Crawford St.

The latest data products, methods of access and applications will be featured. The conference sessions will include:

- Workforce, wage and unemployment data census basics;

- Immigration and the foreign born population;

- The American Community Survey;

- A look at poverty;

- Aging statistics and trends among the elderly; and

- State and local population trends.

The cost is $60 and includes conference materials, lunch and refreshments. For more information, contact Melanie Kiper at 561.7585 or Registration is available online at

Fall Faculty Recruitment Workshop Schedule Announced

The UNO Office of Academic and Student Affairs and the UNO Office of Diversity and Equal Opportunity have six Fall Faculty Recruitment Workshops set for September through November.

The workshops are designed for departments or schools anticipating a faculty search within two years. Participants might include deans, directors, chairs, faculty and administrative assistants. The workshops 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, associate vice chancellor for academic affairs, Sharon Ulmar, director of the office of diversity and equal opportunity, or Kristine Bell, assistant to the vice chancellor for academic and student affairs. Faculty participating in searches must also attend a workshop once every two years.

All of the Fall Recruitment Workshops will provide information on recruitment strategies, the UNO People Admin System and EEO guidelines and requirements. They are being offered six times this upcoming 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, Bell (554.2262 or or Ulmar (554.2872 or

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.

"Walk for Inclusion" Captains and Walkers Sought

The Conference for Inclusive Communities, formerly known as the National Conference for Community and Justice (NCCJ) of the Midlands, will host its annual walk in downtown Omaha this September. The 1.5-mile walk is set for Sunday, Sept. 30, rain or shine, at the Heartland of America Park (8th and Douglas streets). The opening ceremony starts at 2:30 p.m., and the 1.5-mile walk begins at 2:45 p.m.

"Although the name has changed, the original values, traditions and ideals for NCCJ remain," said Sharon Ulmar, director of the UNO Office of Diversity. "The Conference for Inclusive Communities is re-dedicating itself for the purpose of building communities where every man, woman and child can live in dignity, peace and mutual respect. "

Pledge forms and posters are available for those interested in sponsoring a UNO team. Interested captains should stop by the Office of Diversity, located in 117 Eppley Administration Building.

"As in the past, UNO will need team captains to help gather pledges or recruit walkers," Ulmar said. "Please help in spreading the word as we would like UNO to have a presence."

For more information, contact Ulmar at 554.2872.