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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

Mavericks Open Soccer Season in California Tonight


The UNO women's soccer team will begin regular season play with a pair of matches in California this weekend. UNO opens the season tonight, Aug. 24, with a 9 p.m. (CDT) game against Cal State-Dominguez Hills in Carson, Calif., and then will square off at UC-San Diego Sunday, Aug. 26, at 9 p.m. CDT.

UNO posted a 19-1-2 record last season, advancing the NCAA Division II quarterfinals. Coach Don Klosterman returns eight starters and 13 letterwinners from that squad.

Dominguez Hills finished 11-8-2 last year, while San Diego also advanced to the national quarterfinal match with a 20-2-2 record. San Diego, under coach Brian McManus, won NCAA Division II titles in 2001 and 2002. He also led the school to Division III championships five times.

This will be the first meetings ever for UNO with each of the teams. It's also the season-opener for each of the schools.

UNO's key losses included two-time third-team All-American Beth McGill, the school's all-time leading scorer, along with starters Amber Richardson and Whitney Hill.

The Mavericks return senior goalkeeper Ellen Petersen, who led Division II with a 0.36 goals against average, along with junior forward Amanda Iwansky, who tallied 10 goals and 11 assists. Senior forward Brandie Beale had eight goals, 10 assists and junior midfielder Casey Bigsby six goals and four assists, last season.

UNO will open its home schedule on Friday, Aug. 31, with a 5 p.m. match against Regis at the Mavericks' new home field at 68th and Spring streets.

Criss Library Hours Reminder

Intersession hours are effective through Sunday, Aug. 26, at the Criss Library according to the following schedule:

Intersession Hours
- Monday through Friday, Aug. 20-24
7 a.m. to 5 p.m.

- Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 25-26

Fall Semester Regular Hours
- Monday through Thursday
7 a.m. to midnight

- Friday
7 a.m. to 5 p.m.

- Saturday
9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

- Sunday
Noon to midnight

Additionally, the Criss Library will be closed Sunday and Monday, Sept. 2-3, in observance of Labor Day.

For more information, contact the Circulation Desk at 554.3206.

Classical 90.7 KVNO to Celebrate 35 Years

KVNO members, listeners and staff will celebrate with a birthday party at Joslyn Castle on Monday, Aug. 27, which will mark 35 years since the first broadcast. Cake, champagne and punch will be served from 5 to 7 p.m.

"This is a truly momentous occasion and we thank the community for their generous, consistent support. We hope they will join in our celebration," said Michael Hilt, interim general manager.

KVNO's original location was the third floor of the Storz Mansion on the UNO campus. Mikhail Glinka's "Russlan and Ludmilla" overture became the first piece of classical music heard on August 27, 1972.

Classical 90.7 KVNO now broadcasts in High Definition and is licensed to the University of Nebraska Board of Regents. As an integral part of the university, the station provides unique educational opportunities to students through training and employment in a professional environment.

"We are committed to involving an increasing number of listeners, to advancing the excellence and growth of the arts in the region, and to assuming a national leadership role in public radio," Dr. Hilt said.

Joslyn Castle is located at 3902 Davenport St., and parking is available on the north side of the building, on the east side of the property and east of the carriage house. For more information, call 559.5866 or visit the Web at

School of Public Administration to Launch New CPM Program

A unique training program designed for ambitious professionals working in government or nonprofit organizations will be launched by the UNO School of Public Administration in January.

The Nebraska Certified Public ManagerĀ® (CPM) program, a nationally recognized comprehensive management development certification, offers participants the skills-based knowledge necessary to improve themselves and their organizations. Through a combination of online and in-residence sessions over 12 months, professionals of all educational backgrounds gain the knowledge and skills they need to become stronger leaders, managers, and supervisors who better understand work processes and know how to encourage innovation and new approaches to problem solving.

"For a government employee, like a municipal clerk, a state employee, a supervisor at a nonprofit anywhere in Nebraska, or a member of the military or law enforcement, we believe the online component as well as the reasonable cost will be very attractive," said John Bartle, director of the School of Public Administration. "These are busy people, but people who know the value of continuing education focused on practical skills managers need."

Terri Callahan, director of the CPM program at the University of Kansas and mentor to the Nebraska program says that the informal benefits of the program extend beyond the dynamic training.

"Participants register for the CPM program to become skilled leaders and managers; what they get in addition are lifelong-networks, and skills that make them better spouses, parents and friends," Callahan said. "Many of these professionals are hand-picked by their agencies because they have potential to be something even greater than what they are, and they establish networks with each other that they treasure for the rest of their careers."

Participants in the UNO CPM program can be selected and sponsored by their agency or they can be self-sponsored. The year consists of an orientation, 14 courses and a major project. The cost of the program is $2,500 plus books.

The first CPM program was developed in 1979. The National CPM Consortium now has 26 accredited member organizations. Designation as a Certified Public ManagerĀ® is a nationally recognized certification. The Consortium welcomed UNO as an associate member earlier this year with sole authority to deliver the program in Nebraska.

"I am extremely impressed with the information UNO has shared about the future CPM program for Nebraska," said Charles Phelps, chair of the National CPM Consortium, speaking on behalf of the Board of Directors of the Consortium. "I am pleased to officially welcome the University of Nebraska at Omaha as an associate member and look forward to working with them to build a strong program for Nebraska."

"A program like this has statewide implications and will be looked to as a model," said James B. Milliken, University of Nebraska president. "We know well-trained managers will serve their organizations and communities better, and UNO's program will provide practical information that will assist future participants for years and years to come."

For more information, visit or call 554.2625.

Fall Parking Update

Parking at UNO during the 2007-08 academic year will take some extra thought and planning as the campus goes through a period of construction and development. With that in mind, two new Web pages highlighting parking and construction have been created - and

"The two pages are a great resource for faculty, staff, students and the public," said Tim Kaldahl, director of University Relations. "As changes happen with construction and renovation, both sites will be updated with the latest information."

Ongoing construction of additional student housing, a parking garage and road work on the southwest corner of the Dodge location has meant 300 fewer student stalls being available when compared to a year ago. Off-site (and free) parking at Crossroads Mall provides an option for students, faculty and staff, said Paul Kosel, assistant manager for campus security.

"No one needs to buy a parking sticker to use the shuttle bus service from Crossroads," he said. "The buses come every 10 to 15 minutes and they drop people off at the high traffic points of campus. It's an excellent way to approach parking this year."

The Crossroads shuttle is available from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday through Friday. A second shuttle route runs from the Dodge location to Pacific location from 6:30 a.m. until 10:30 p.m.

For people who want their vehicle on campus, arriving at UNO earlier than in years past and having patience is the best advice, Kosel said.

The first day of the fall semester is Monday, Aug. 27. For more information, call 554.3502.

Biology Roundup 2007 Set for Aug. 29

The UNO Department of Biology faculty and staff will hold the "UNO Biology Roundup 2007" for new biology majors and those considering the major at noon on Wednesday, Aug. 29, in the Milo Bail Student Center Chancellor's Room.

Faculty will be available to talk about the degree programs, advising, scholarship and fellowship opportunities and department activities. Refreshments will be served.

For more information, call 554.2641 or send an e-mail to

In the News

In the News

- John Bartle, director of school of public administration, was quoted in an Aug. 23 Omaha World-Herald article about the Nebraska Certified Public Manager Program.

- The Omaha World-Herald published an article Aug. 18 that discussed ACT scores among minorities in Nebraska. The article featured quotes from Chancellor John Christensen about the testing scores and the Bright Futures program.

- The nation's leading marketing publication for higher education interviewed David Cicotello, director of new student enrollment services, Aug. 17. Published by the HMR Publications Group, the Admissions Marketing Report will feature an article on UNO's Maverick Mojo recruitment and marketing campaign in an upcoming issue.

- Tim Kaldahl, director of university relations, was interviewed by KFAB (1110 AM) Aug. 20 about parking at UNO. Scott Voorhees also interviewed Kaldahl about parking at UNO on Aug. 22. Voorhees hosts a daily talk program on KFAB (1110 AM).

- KGOR's (99.9 FM) morning show had Stan Schleifer, manager of environmental health, safety and security, as a guest Aug. 21. He discussed parking and construction projects on campus.

If you are a member of the UNO community and have been interviewed by the media - local, state, regional, national or international - we want to know about it. Send an e-mail with the particulars to Please include a contact name and phone number. For more information, call 554.2243.

In Print

- David Cicotello, director of new student enrollment services, is co-editor - along with former UNO history instructor Angelo, J. Louisa - of Forbes Field: Essays and Memories of the Pirates' Historic Ballpark, 1909-1971, published by McFarland and Company. Featured in the book is a chapter on black baseball at Forbes Field by Dave Ogden, associate professor in UNO's School of Communication.

If you've authored or edited a book, article or other text that's been published recently, we want to know about it. Send an e-mail with the particulars to Please include a contact name and phone number. For more information, call 554.2243.

On Stage

If you are a member of the UNO community and are involved in an upcoming performance, we want to know about it. Send an e-mail with the particulars to Please include a contact name and phone number.

On Exhibit

UNO Professors Take Part in O! Public Art Project
Two artists with UNO roots are part of the ongoing O! Public Art Project. Gary Day, professor of art and art history at UNO, and Anna Monardo, associate professor of the UNO Writer's Workshop, collaborated on Best Moments in Omaha.

Best Moments in Omaha is located in the Old Market at 11th and Jackson streets. For the piece, Monardo asked residents who relocated to Omaha from other countries to describe their favorite moments in the city. Day painted the participants' stories, recorded in 20 different languages, onto the O! sculpture.

The O! Public Art Project is sponsored by Alegent Health, in partnership with the Greater Omaha Chamber of Commerce, the Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts and Omaha's O! Campaign. All of the sculptures will remain on display through next spring.

For more information on the project and O! sculpture locations, visit the Web at or contact Molly Skold at or 978.7933.

If you are a member of the UNO community and are involved in an exhibit, we want to know about it! Send an e-mail with the particulars to Please include a contact name and phone number. For more information, call 554.2243.