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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

"Consider This" to Highlight Ted E. Bear Hollow

This week on UNO Television's "Consider This," host Andrea McMaster will interview participants from Ted E. Bear Hollow, a grief center that helps children cope with loss.

McMaster will speak with Sarah Flanagan, program director for Ted E. Bear Hollow, and Amy Lee, a metro area parent. Lee will share how the organization has helped her deal with talking about her husband's death with her children. The show will air tonight, Aug. 16, at 11 p.m. on KYNE-TV.

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

Nebraska NET1 (statewide)
- Sunday, Aug. 19
11:30 a.m. (CT)

NET2 (NET's cable network)
- Aug. 20
1:30 p.m. (CT)

- Wednesday, Aug. 22
8 a.m. (CT)

"Consider This" also airs on the Knowledge Network of Greater Omaha. For a list of days and times, visit the Web at Archived editions of the program are available on the Web at

"Through the Lens" Presents Commencement Pictorial

Anyone who did not have a chance to attend last Friday's commencement can get a pictorial view of the event on "Through the Lens: August 2007 Commencement" at

The complete list of graduates is also available online by clicking on this link: August 2007 Commencement.

UNO Fall Sports Luncheon Aug. 29

It's time to take the Maverick gear out of the closet.

The annual spring sports luncheon, hosted by UNO Athletics will feature Maverick fall sports coaches reporting on their respective seasons and coming schedules. The event on Wednesday, Aug. 29, at the Venice Inn, 6910 Pacific St., begins at 11:45 a.m.

The following coaches will be on hand:

- Pat Behrns
Maverick Football

- Don Klosterman
Maverick Soccer

- Rose Shires
Maverick Volleyball

- Steve Smith
Maverick Cross Country

Student-athletes will also attend and greet luncheon guests. Schedule cards, posters and media guides will be available.

Tickets for the luncheon cost $10 and can be purchased at the door. To view the luncheon menu, click on the link below:

Fall Luncheon

For more information, call 554.4965.

Bowling League Members Sought

Anyone attending the UNO Faculty/Staff Bowling League "open house" on Wednesday, Aug. 22, at West Lanes, 72nd and Dodge streets, can bowl a free game courtesy of the alley. The league welcomes new members and teams of all skill levels. The open house will run from 4 to 6 p.m.

The 2007-08 league officially starts Wednesday, Aug. 29, at 4:30 p.m. at West Lanes. Teams consist of four bowlers with at least two UNO current or retired administrative/faculty/staff members including spouses, immediate family or significant others. Graduate teaching assistants are also eligible. New teams or individuals who would like to be placed on a new or existing team are welcome. Bowlers must, however, be at least 18 years old.

League bowlers unable to arrive at 4:30 p.m. each week have until the end of their team's fifth frame to join the first game of the evening.

To learn more about the league, contact Lisa Adams at or 554.2859, or Christy Tilford at or 554.3546.

Online "Preventing Sexual Harassment" Program

In an effort to support UNO's commitment to maintain a positive, productive work environment free from any form of harassment or bias, the Office of Diversity continues to offer an online professional development program - "Preventing Sexual Harassment."

Located on the Web at, the program takes approximately 45 minutes to complete.

"'Preventing Sexual Harassment' is an active learning process that enables you to review materials at your own leisure in a practical and convenient way," said Sharon Ulmar, director of Office of Diversity and coordinator of the program.  "The program is located on the Web with accessibility 24 hours a day."

To assist users in completing the online program, instructions are highlighted below:

- Select the appropriate module (faculty, non-supervisory, student or visitor), and proceed.

- The test will be automatically scored.  A score of 80 percent or higher satisfies the program requirement and completion.

- Once completed, there will be an option to print a certificate.

For more information, contact Ulmar at 554.2872 or

Summer Permit Parking Reminder for Church Lot

UNO employees with faculty/staff parking permits can continue to park in the St. Margaret Mary's Church parking lot at 6116 Dodge St. through Friday, Aug. 24.

During the fall and spring semesters, parking at this location is limited to student permit holders. Night-only permits will not be honored until after 12:30 p.m.

For more information, contact Campus Security at 554.2648.

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 who 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.