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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

Classical 90.7 KVNO to Present "Composer Spotlight"

Starting Sunday, Aug. 26, Classical 90.7 KVNO will present a new series of programs, titled "Composer Spotlight." Each Sunday night, from 7 to 8 p.m., a different composer will be featured with an hour of music and biographical glimpses into that composer's life.

KVNO music director James Arey writes "Composer Spotlight." The show is hosted by Otis Twelve and produced by Josh Krohn.

The program schedule:

- Aug. 26
Maurice Ravel

- Sept. 2
Amy Beach

- Sept. 9
Antonin Dvorak

- Sept. 16
Georges Bizet

For more information, contact Arey at 559.5866.

Welcome Week BBQ Set for Aug. 30 at Scott Residence Hall

Several UNO Pacific location groups will host a BBQ in conjunction with Welcome Week 2007 Thursday, Aug. 30, from 5 to 7 p.m. in the Scott Residence Hall courtyard.

The UNO College of Information Science and Technology, University of Nebraska-Lincoln College of Engineering, The University of Nebraska Peter Kiewit Institute and Scott Residence Hall all are serving as hosts. "Jazz in the Pan" will perform.

For more information, contact Linda Abalos at 554.3018.

ITS Announces myBlackboard Drop-in ASK? Classes

Information Technology Services (ITS) Customer Services invites all faculty and staff who are working on fall classes and have Blackboard questions to stop by ITS, located in 104 Eppley Administration Building, for assistance.

The schedule for drop-in assistance:

- Wednesday, Aug. 22
8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

- Thursday, Aug. 23
8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

- Friday, Aug. 24
8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

As with all ITS drop-in sessions, no registration is required. For more information, call 554.HELP (4357).

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 sessions take place this week.

The workshop dates and times:

- Wednesday, Aug. 22
1 to 3 p.m.
286 Arts and Sciences 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.
280C 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 discussed:

- 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 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

Bowling League Members Sought

Anyone attending the UNO Faculty/Staff Bowling League open house 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 be held 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 ( or 554.2859) or Christy Tilford ( or 554.3546).

UNO Participants Sought for Corporate Cup

All UNO students, employees and their families can participate in the upcoming 27th annual Omaha Corporate Cup Run/Walk. The 10K run or 2-mile walk will take place Sunday, Sept. 16, at 8:15 a.m. at the Omaha Civic Auditorium.

UNO students and employees who are Campus Recreation activity cardholders can sign up for $15. The cost is $19 for families of activity cardholders and UNO students and employees without an activity card. Participants can choose from the 10K run or 2-mile walk.

To register, stop by 100 Health, Physical Education and Recreation (HPER) Building before the Saturday, Sept. 1, noon registration deadline. Interested runners can also participate in a 15-week, 10K training program for beginners through Campus Recreation.

All participants will receive a UNO corporate team T-shirt, an American Lung Association cup, and food and drink before and after the race. A post race brunch at InPlay, 1502 Cuming St., is also available at $6 per person.

For more information, contact Dave Daniels at 554.2008 or Jessica Dozark at 554.3917.

"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 Sunday, Sept. 30, in downtown Omaha. The 1.5-mile walk will be held, rain or shine, at the Heartland of America Park, 8th and Douglas streets. The opening ceremony starts at 2:30 p.m., and the 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 rededicating 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.


- James Moeller, undergraduate admissions, brought home the blue ribbon Aug. 11 in the 5K (3.1-mile) Road Race at the Senior Games in Kearney, Neb. Senior Games are open to participants ages 50 and above. Moeller had a time of 22:16, which garnered first place in the men's division (age 56 to 60). He also is a member of the UNO team that will be competing in the Corporate Cup 10K race Sunday, Sept. 16.

- Peter Szto, social work, is exhibiting his visual study of "China's Floating Population: Guangzhou, China" at the University of Iowa Hospital through Monday, Oct. 15.

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