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Shakespeare on the Green Begins

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Marcus Kyd, as "Benedick," and Tara Franklin, as "Beatrice," will take to the stage in Elmwood Park tonight, June 19, for the first production of the 2008 Nebraska Shakespeare Festival. The duo will share the stage in this summer's Nebraska Shakespeare on the Green production of "Much Ado About Nothing." See story in today's eNotes for details.

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Shakespeare on the Green Begins Tonight at Elmwood

Shakespeare on the Green returns to Elmwood Park tonight, June 19, with "Much Ado About Nothing."

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

"Consider This" to Explore New Graduated Licensing Law

Coming up on the next edition of "Consider This," host Cathy Wyatt and guests will discuss a new law, "Graduated Licensing," designed to help keep roadways safe.

Wyatt's guests will include Beverly Neth, director from the Department of Motor Vehicles, Sgt. Laurie Scott, an officer with the Omaha Police Department, and Sarah Gillette, a 16-year old Nebraska driver.

The program will air tonight, June 19, at 11 p.m. on NET1.

Other air dates and times are:

- NET1
Sunday, June 22
11:30 a.m.

- NET2
Friday, June 20
12:30 p.m.

Tuesday, June 24
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

Scheduled Electrical Outage Set for June 21

Criss Library and the College of Public Affairs and Community Service (CPACS) will experience a scheduled electrical outage beginning Saturday, June 21, at 12:30 a.m. Electrical power will be restored by Saturday at 6 a.m. The installation of additional electrical equipment at the CPACS construction site makes this outage necessary.

All other areas will continue to have normal power. For more information, call Larry Morgan at 554.3735.

June 20-21 Electrical Outage to Affect Online Services at Criss Library

Due to a scheduled electrical outage on campus, the Criss Library's online resources and services will be unavailable from 10:30 p.m. Friday, June 20, through 6 a.m. Saturday, June 21. This affects access to online databases and the library catalog.

For assistance, contact the Reference Desk at 554.2661.

Part-time Faculty Workshops

Workshops for all part-time faculty at UNO will take place Wednesday and Thursday, Aug. 20-21, from 5:30 to 8 p.m. in Arts and Sciences Hall.

Sessions will cover:
- An overview of UNO;
- A teaching tips panel;
- Introduction to UNO resources services and campus safety; and
- Advanced information technology services for experienced part-time faculty.

For more information, visit the Center for Faculty Development Web site at To register for one of these workshops, call the center at 554.2427 or e-mail the desired evening to, with participant's full name, department and phone number.

Summer Permit Parking Available in Church Lot

UNO employees with faculty/staff parking permits can park in the St. Margaret Mary's Church parking lot at 6116 Dodge St. this summer. Parking will be available there in UNO-designated lots through Friday, Aug. 22.

During the fall and spring semesters, parking at this location remains limited to student permit holders. Night-only permits will not be honored until after 12:30 p.m.

For more information, contact Campus Security at 554.2648.

UNMC Clinical Trial for Young Adults with 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 e-mail