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This Week in Campus History

At 1730 hours on Sunday, Aug. 27, 1972, UNO's new fine arts radio station KVNO 90.7 FM, began its initial broadcast from a studio located on the third floor of the Storz Mansion, at the west end of campus. It had been hoped that the station would be KUNO, but that call designation was reserved by a station in Corpus Christi, Texas. The KVNO airtime schedule was Sunday through Thursday 4 p.m. to midnight. The station was operated under supervision of the UNO Radio-TV Department and its chairperson Paul Borge and was staffed primarily by advanced broadcasting students. The KVNO format included jazz, opera, folk and classical music. It was policy to pre-empt regularly scheduled features in order to provide live coverage of special UNO occasions, such as concerts and Maverick sporting events.

Date: Aug. 27, 1972
Source: The Gateway
Compiled by Criss Library Archives

Brandi Yosten

Orientation Leader Represents UNO with Exuberance

by Becky Bohan Brown

Orientation leaders are the "Wal-Mart Greeters" of the university. They interact with students, parents and other campus visitors on a different level than most. Brandi Yosten may look like any other orientation leader seen giving a tour across campus, but she has gone above and beyond ...continue

Three Exhibitions Open Aug. 31 at UNO Art Gallery

The UNO Art Gallery will open three exhibitions Friday, Aug. 31 - "Travis Conrad Erion: Symbols of the Soul," "Giedre Montvila: Take a Look" and "Ann Weiner: To Bear Witness."

An opening reception will run from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 31, as well. Katharine T. Carter & Associates organized all three exhibitions, which will remain on view through Saturday, Oct. 13. The details of each exhibit follow.

"Travis Conrad Erion: Symbols of the Soul" - Erion's still life paintings represent common everyday items.  While beautifully rendered in a realistic manner, the arrangement of objects possesses a narrative full of humor, wit and social commentary.  The titles, like the still lifes, describe what is observed, but much is left unsaid.

"Giedre Montvila: Take a Look" - Montvila paints how people live, love and desire as influenced by the media, while at the same time her work critiques the ubiquitous culture of the media and advertisers who use beauty to manipulate.  Working from images culled from glossy fashion magazines, Montvila creates impeccably rendered drawings in colored pencil, which are then incorporated into painted collages.

"Ann Weiner: To Bear Witness" - Weiner's work utilizes lenticular technology - a sophisticated imaging technique that merges different images - to create enigmatic pictures that "morph" into other images.  Emphasizing the moment, she focuses on simultaneous layers of reality, the concrete and the intangible.  The most striking aspect of Weiner's lenticular images is the way in which they change, depending on where and how the viewer is standing.

The UNO Art Gallery is located on the first floor of the Weber Fine Arts Building.  The exhibitions are free, handicapped accessible and open to the public.  Gallery hours are Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday noon to 4 p.m.; Thursday noon to 8 p.m.; and Saturday 1 to 4 p.m.

For more information, call 554.2796.

The Moving Company to Perform Off Campus Sept. 7 and 9

Dance goes everywhere. UNO's modern dance group, will perform at the Joslyn Art Museum, the Omaha Public Library and the Henry Doorly Zoo during September. 

"We're keeping a busy schedule, but it's an exciting time for the company," said Josie Metal-Corbin, director for The Moving Company.  "Being out in the community and bringing dance to different places is a wonderful experience."

Mary Waugh-Taylor will choreograph a site-specific work for four dancers at the Henry Doorly Zoo on Friday, Sept. 7, in conjunction with 2007 Zoofari, "Butterflies Are Not Free."  The event is invitational only.  Zoofari is the zoo's largest annual fundraiser.

On Sunday, Sept. 9, the company will respond to "Spared from the Storm: Masterworks from the New Orleans Museum of Art," an exhibition at the Joslyn.  The exhibit features works rescued during Hurricane Katrina.  The Moving Company's formal 30-minute concert in the Joslyn's Witherspoon Concert Hall starts at 2 p.m.  The group's appearance is part of the museum's Family Fun Day, which is free and open to the public.

Another community celebration – the announcement of this year's book choice for "Omaha Reads:  O! What a Book" – is Friday, Sept. 14, at 10 a.m. The Moving Company will perform in front of the downtown W. Dale Clark Library.


"We also had a salon in the UNO Dance Lab when ‘Fahrenheit 451' was the book during the first ‘Omaha Reads' program in 2004," Metal-Corbin said.  "Being part of this city-wide celebration shows the connections between literature and dance."     

Metal-Corbin will choreograph an intergenerational cast of 14 dancers who will interpret the city's book selections for both adults and children.  David Corbin, guitarist/vocalist/songwriter, and Christina Allred, cellist, will provide the live accompaniment for a 15-minute dance program that will take place on the steps of the library and in the middle of 14th Street.  Lora Kaup will be the costumer.  The program will also serve as an opening event for the (downtown) lit fest.

In addition, The Moving Company, the (downtown) lit fest, the Friends of Omaha Public Library and Millard Lumber have commissioned Jeff Curtis, to create a dance film connected to "Omaha Reads."  The film will focus on the ups and downs of romance and relationships.  Curtis' films have been screened worldwide, most recently at the "Dança em Foco 07 Festival International de video & dança" in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.  The film will be shown at several libraries on the following dates:

- W. Dale Clark on Saturday, Sept. 15, 10 a.m.;

- Millard branch, Saturday, Sept. 22, 2 p.m.;

- Milton R. Abrahams branch, Saturday, Sept. 29, 2 p.m.;

- Milton R. Abrahams branch, Saturday, Oct. 6, 2 p.m.;

- Benson branch, Tuesday, Oct. 16, 7 p.m.; and

- Willa Cather branch, Saturday, Oct. 20, 2 p.m.

For more information, call 554.3502.

(Photo by Jim Williams, courtesy of the Joslyn Art Museum).

"Biology Roundup 2007" Is Today

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 today, 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 e-mail

HPER Hours

Campus Recreation will observe the following hours in conjunction with the 2007 fall semester at Health, Physical Education and Recreation (HPER) Building:

- Monday through Thursday
6:30 a.m. to 11 p.m.

- Friday
6:30 a.m. to 9 p.m.

- Saturday
8:30 a.m. to 7 p.m.

- Sunday
Noon to 10 p.m.

For more information and pool hours, visit the Web at

Graduate Studies Offers Extended Hours

The UNO Office of Graduate Studies will be open from 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. today and Thursday, Aug. 30, to handle graduate studies issues.  For more information, contact the office at 554.2341.

Fall Writing Center Hours

The UNO Writing Center, located in 150 Arts and Sciences Hall, opened with the start of the semester this week. Hours for fall are 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday through Thursday, and 9 a.m. to noon on 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 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 Orientation takes about 20 minutes.

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.

Biweekly Payroll Notice

August has three biweekly paydays (Aug. 2, 16 and 30). As a result, no standard deductions will be taken from the Aug. 30 biweekly payroll.

Regular biweekly paid employees will not have NUCREDITS included or standard deductions, such as insurance or parking, withheld. Federal and state taxes, Social Security and Medicare taxes, retirement and credit union deductions will be taken.

For more information, contact Payroll at 554.2325.

Women Research Participants Sought

Women are currently being sought for a research study geared to increase physical activity and improve health behaviors.

Jennifer White, an assistant professor in the School of Health, Physical Education and Recreation, leads the study, which will randomize women into one of three groups. The study runs from Monday, Sept. 24, until late April.

Women interested in participating, can e-mail or call 554.2670.