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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 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

ITS to Phase Out Technology Delivery to the Classroom this Fall

Since 2001, Information Technology Services (ITS) has partnered with UNO colleges to provide permanently installed technology in more than 180 classrooms. Because these installations address more than 98 percent of all room-related technology requests, ITS will begin to phase out the classroom delivery and check-out of mobile technology this fall.

Faculty or staff with classroom technology requirements should work with their department's room scheduler and the UNO Registrar Office to arrange for a room with permanently installed technology. Instructors in classrooms where a TV and DVD/VCR player are needed, may request to have one of the carts permanently installed or secured. To request a cart be permanently installed or to use equipment such as a slide projector, overhead projector or audio tape player/recorder, contact an individual department technology support person. If required, arrangements can be made through ITS Customer Services at 554.HELP or unohelpdesk@mail.unomaha.edu.

"Consider This" to Highlight Services for Newcomers to Omaha

This week on UNO Television's "Consider This," host Andrea McMaster will interview local experts about services offered to international newcomers to the area.

McMaster will speak with Kathy O'Hara with United Way of the Midlands, Maggie Kalkowski with the International Center of the Heartland and Malakal Goak, a caseworker with Lutheran Family Service. The show will air tonight, Aug. 23, at 11 p.m. on KYNE-TV.

The International Center of the Heartland seeks to strengthen the metro community's well-being and economic vitality by helping international newcomers with the maze of issues they face when they arrive. The center can help them in the quest to find a safe place to call home and opportunities to use their skills and education to contribute to the community - financially and culturally - as new citizens.

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

Nebraska NET1 (statewide)
- Sunday, Aug. 26
11:30 a.m. (CT)

NET2 (NET's cable network)
- Monday, Aug. 27
1:30 p.m. (CT)

- Wednesday, Aug. 29
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 http://www.tknomaha.org. Archived editions of the program are available on the Web at http://www.unotv.unomaha.edu.

Durham Science Center Computer Lab to Open Sept. 4

Due to construction delays, 104 Durham Science Center (DSC) Computer Lab will not open until Tuesday, Sept. 4, at 7:30 a.m.

"The renovations to the Durham lab will be great for the students. We've got updated lighting, new carpet, new ceiling tiles and updated software on the computers," said Tony Baker Information Technology Services (ITS) lab manager. "I'm just sorry that it's not complete for the first day of classes."

The DSC lab is planning to begin normal operation hours, Sept. 4, according to the following schedule:

- Monday through Friday
7:30 a.m. to 9:30 p.m.

- Friday
7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

To locate other open campus computer labs, go to http://its.unomaha.edu/labs.php.

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.

Fall Writing Center Hours Announced

The UNO Writing Center, located in 150 Arts and Sciences Hall, begins its fall hours Monday, Aug. 27, the first day of classes at the university. Hours are 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 9 a.m. to noon Friday.

The center offers free assistance with any writing project for UNO students, faculty and staff. Trained writing consultants can help at any point in the writing process, from brainstorming to organizing ideas to editing a final draft. Visit http://www.unomaha.edu/writingcenter/ to schedule an appointment.

Criss Library will house a satellite Writing Center location Monday through Thursday from 1 to 3:30 p.m. for fall. No appointment is necessary for satellite consultations, but consultation time may be limited to 15 minutes if others are waiting.

Anyone with questions or faculty members interested in scheduling an orientation to introduce students and classes to the center can call the main Writing Center at 554.2946 or send an e-mail to unowritingcenter@mail.unomaha.edu. Orientation takes about 20 minutes.

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 http://www.unomaha.edu/wwwocr/health/aerobics.php.

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

For more information, contact Dave Daniels at 554.2008.

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 that 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.