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

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In the summer of 1964, it was announced that University of Omaha (OU) graduate Alfred J. Eggers ('44) had been named as the deputy associate administrator for advanced research and technology at the National Aeronautics and Space Administration. Dr. Eggers had made "many contributions to the theories of hypersonic aerodynamics" and his work led to the principle of "lifting body" in laboratory and flight investigation. Dr. Eggers had served in the Navy during WWII and in 1958 received OU Citation for Alumni Achievement.

Date: Aug. 1983
Source: That You May Know
Compiled by Criss Library Archives

Changing Faces

His Own Words: On Summer School

by Oliver B. Pollak

Summer school can be a memorable experience. I went to summer school to get ahead in junior high (now middle school), high school (including repeating Geometry), as an undergraduate, graduate, and in law school. ...continue

NU President Milliken to Join Latin American Delegation

University of Nebraska President James B. Milliken is one of eight university presidents who will accompany U.S. Secretary of Education Margaret Spellings and other government officials on a seven-day trip to Brazil and Chile Aug. 18-24. Others include the Presidents of Stanford, Washington University (St. Louis) and Iowa State University. The delegation will promote international education and collaboration, including study abroad and student exchange programs, and encourage Latin American students to study in the United States.

Milliken will speak to university students at Getulio Vargas University in Sao Paulo, Brazil, on Aug. 22 and participate in a press roundtable in Santiago, Chile, on Aug. 21, in addition to participating in a variety of events with the full delegation.

"In today's global economy, it is more important than ever that students have an opportunity to explore and understand different cultures," Milliken said. "This is an opportunity to help promote the best in U.S. higher education, and for the University of Nebraska to be one of a very few featured universities is a recognition of how well regarded it is."

The University of Nebraska has a strong international program. Almost 2,400 international students from 120 countries are studying on the four campuses, and more than 1,100 University of Nebraska students studied abroad last year. In addition, the university has a wide range of partnership agreements with universities throughout the world, facilitating faculty and student exchanges and research opportunities. For example, University of Nebraska-Lincoln's (UNL) College of Engineering has a study program with the university in Fortaleza, Brazil, home of one of the top engineering schools in the country. Students spend a semester studying Portuguese and engineering.

Other international partnerships include UNO's Center for Afghanistan Studies and its programs for Afghanistan teacher education and women entrepreneurs; archeological expeditions to Israel and Turkey; a "global classroom" at UNL allowing U.S. students to interface in real time with students in Russia, Yemen, Spain and Turkey; and a new master's degree in business with an emphasis on global leadership, offered in partnership with Gallup. The University of Nebraska at Kearney (UNK) has become one of the leading destinations for students from Japan, with nearly 300 Japanese students enrolled in 2006-07.

The University of Nebraska Medical Center (UNMC) offers a number of clinical and pre-clinical experiences that took 187 students to Latin America, Africa and Australia in 2006-07. The medical center also offers research and exchange programs to train healthcare professionals through strategic partnerships with 70 institutions in 34 countries.

For more information, contact

2007 Faculty/Staff Picnic Today

Food, fun and free prizes will take center stage on campus today, 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 welcoming remarks at the event.

Faculty/staff photo ID will be required for admittance. To be eligible for prize drawings, employees had to pre-register by Aug. 13.

For more information, contact Rhonda Sheibal-Carver at 554.2625.

Group Ex Classes Kick Off Sept. 4

Campus Recreation and the Wellness Stampede will team up to host a variety of group exercise classes this fall. Classes will run Tuesday, Sept. 4, through Friday, Dec. 14.

All classes will be held in the Health, Physical Education and Recreation (HPER) Building. All students and current Campus Recreation activity cardholders can take Group Ex classes for free.

To access the full Fall Group Ex weekly schedule, visit the Web at

Classes will not be held Oct. 22-23 and Nov. 21-23.

For more information, contact Dave Daniels at 554.2008.

Multicultural Affairs to Host Sept. 5 Welcome Breakfast

Multicultural Affairs will host its annual Welcome Breakfast on Wednesday, Sept. 5, from 7:30 to 9 a.m. in the Milo Bail Student Center, first floor. Students will have the opportunity to meet other students and the staff of Multicultural Affairs. Staff will be available to answer questions regarding the office's programs and services available to students.

The office provides a variety of academic and personal support, such as academic skills development, career counseling, resume writing and scholarship application assistance. Traditionally Multicultural Affairs also hosts programs such as Master Success, honors recognition, Black Executive Exchange Program and Summer Scholars.

For more information, contact Monica Green 554.2248 or

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.

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 first two workshops take place this week.

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
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 projectassignments;
- Reflection: Integrating experience and learning objectives;
- Closing the project experience: Presentations and celebration;
- Evaluating the project with partners/sustainability; and
- Action plans.

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

ITS Announces Standard Maintenance Schedule

Software updates and hardware maintenance requiring campus-wide downtime will be completed Sundays from 6 to 7 a.m., in an effort to reduce the number of hours that UNO technology systems are unavailable.

Information Technology Services (ITS) has set a standard time for system maintenance. ITS will schedule the third Sunday of each month, from 6 a.m. to noon, for more extensive maintenance.

When possible, ITS will continue to notify the campus of downtime and utilize the Sunday hours for routine pre-scheduled maintenance. Campus computer systems will only be unavailable during the week in emergencies.

For more information, contact ITS at or 554.HELP (554.4357).

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