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Shakespeare on the Green

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Thespians from the Nebraska Shakespeare Festival's production of "Much Ado About Nothing" will take to the stage this summer at Elmwood Park. The main characters from left to right are: Marcus Kyd as "Benedick" and Tara Franklin as "Beatrice." See story in today's eNotes for details.

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CBA Groundbreaking

A groundbreaking for the College of Business Administration's new Mammel Hall took place Monday, June 2, at the northwest corner of 67th & Pine Streets. The lead gift for the building was made by Carl and Joyce Mammel of Omaha. Their commitment is the largest single philanthropic gift to benefit UNO in the campus' 100-year history. The $38.5 million CBA project includes $31 for construction of the 120,000-square-foot facility. The remaining $7.5 million will be directed to an endowment to enhance CBA programs and benefit students and faculty.

At the ceremony, UNO also announced a second significant gift supporting the building project. A commitment by Omahans Ruth and Bill Scott enables UNO to begin work on the project this summer. John Scott, son of Ruth and Bill Scott, said, "Our family would like to recognize the leadership of Carl and Joyce Mammel in this meaningful endeavor. My parents enjoy the opportunity to partner with the Mammels in helping bring this project to fruition. They share in Carl and Joyce's passion for supporting excellence in education and in promoting the economic strength of our community."

Shakespeare on the Green Begins June 19

Shakespeare on the Green returns to Elmwood Park this summer with "Much Ado About Nothing" and "King Lear."

Two Department of Theatre professors are directing the free performances.

Cindy Melby Phaneuf, founding artistic director of Shakespeare on the Green, directs "Much Ado About Nothing," which runs June 19-22 and July 2 and 5. D. Scott Glasser directs "King Lear," which runs June 26-29 and July 3 and 6.

Pre-show seminars and entertainment will begin at 6:30 p.m., with performances starting at 8 p.m. each night. A new dog contest will take place Sunday, June 29. Patrons can also pre-order "Much Ado For Two" dinner baskets.

For more information on the 2008 season, visit, call 280.2391 or send an email to

MBSC Construction Notice

The Milo Bail Student Center (MBSC) staff wants to alert MBSC patrons about construction issues in the facility. Starting today, June 5, second floor access to the building will be limited to the following areas from the northwest entrance: Administrative Offices, Food Service Offices, MavCard Services and the Business Office. Access to MavCard Services and the Business Office is also available from the first floor.

Signage will be posted throughout the student center. For more information, contact Wally Welch at 554.3303.

myMail Brown Bag Lunch Demonstrations Offered

Information Technology Services (ITS) will upgrade myMail (Lotus Notes) to version 8.0 this month. To prepare for this new version, ITS staff will offer a Brown Bag Lunch Demonstration today, June 5, focused on Lotus Notes 8.

The Brown Bag takes place in 155 University of Nebraska Peter Kiewit Institute from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Another Lotus Notes 8 Brown Bag is scheduled for Friday, June 13, in the Milo Bail Student Center U mon hon Room from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m.

Both sessions will cover the same material and all faculty and staff are welcome to attend. No registration is required for these sessions.

Additional resources have also been added to to familiarize users with the upgrade. The Lotus Notes 8 Upgrade Information module is located in the center of the page. myMail FAQ's (Version 8) can also be found on the "Help Tab."

For questions, contact ITS Customer Services at 554.HELP (4357) or

"Consider This" to Explore Adoption Opportunities

This week's edition of "Consider This" will discuss adoption in Nebraska. Host Cathy Wyatt will meet both a biological and adoptive parent experiencing the journey first-hand.

The program will highlight how adoptions have changed over the years, whose handling them and the major issues to contemplate when considering adoption. Guests will include Elaine Adams, an adoption specialist, Shannon Stickman, an adoptive parent, and Ashley Walter, a birth parent. The program will air today, June 5, at 11 p.m. on NET1.

Other air dates and times are:

- NET1
Sunday, June 8
11:30 a.m.

- NET2
Friday, June 6
12:30 p.m.

Tuesday, June 10
12:30 p.m.

"Consider This" is a production of UNO Television. It also airs on the Knowledge Network of Greater Omaha. For a list of days and times, visit the Web at

University Surplus Auction This Weekend

University surplus property will go on sale at a public auction on Saturday, June 7. Standley Auction & Realty Co. will handle the sale, which will take place at the warehouse at 3805 N. 16th St.

The doors will open at 8 a.m., and the auction starts at 10 a.m. A full listing is available by clicking on this link.

For more information, call 554.2337.

Members Sought for CCSW

The Chancellor's Commission on the Status of Women (CCSW) is seeking applications from students, staff and faculty who are interested in becoming members. Graduate and undergraduate students in any academic field are encouraged to submit an application.

The CCSW serves as an advisory council to the chancellor and other university administrators on issues that relate to women faculty, staff and students. The commission's goal is to provide a forum for women at UNO in conjunction with the organization's core themes of A, B, C - Awareness of women's issues, Balance in women's lives, and the Community and women's roles.

Membership applications are due Monday, June 23. Faculty and staff are appointed for two-year terms, and students are appointed for one-year, renewable terms. To apply for membership, individuals should e-mail their name, the reason they are interested in joining the commission and any relevant experience to Sharon Ulmar at

For more information, visit or contact CCSW co-chairs Becky Bohan Brown at 554.2243 or or Lisa German at 554.3244 or

Durango Days 2008 Set for August

Planning for Durango Days 2008 has begun. The two-day event, set for Thursday and Friday, Aug. 21-22, helps new students become acquainted with campus. Participants meet new classmates and will also conduct a service- learning project in Omaha.

For more information about Durango Days, contact Chris Liewer at or 554.3520.

UNMC Clinical Trial for Young Adults with ADD/ADHD

A clinical trial for young adults ages 19-30 with Attention Deficit Disorders (ADD) or Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders (ADHD) will be conducted at the University of Nebraska Medical Center Department of Psychiatry. Study medication and study procedures will be provided at no cost to eligible participants.

For more information, call 552.6005 or send an e-mail to