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A Look Into the Past

This slide show is the first in a series showing the University of Nebraska at Omaha through its first 100 years. The first classes were held in the Redick Mansion at 24th & Pratt Streets in northeast Omaha (today a high-rise apartment building is located at the site). Classes were held at the Pratt Street location as well as at 24th & Ames and in downtown Omaha (College of Law and College of Commerce and Finance) at 13th & Farnam.

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Employee of the Month Nominations Sought for Office/Service Personnel

Nominations are sought for the new Staff Advisory Council Employee of the Month Recognition Program for office/service personnel. Recipients will receive a $100 award.

The nomination guidelines:
- Nominees must be employed at UNO for one year or longer;
- An Employee of the Month qualifies to be selected as Employee of the Year; and
- Nominations will be kept on file for 90 days and will be considered with all nominations for Employee of the Month.

To nominate an employee, print and complete the nomination form at and send it through campus mail to P.O. Box 130.

For more information, call Monica Bayles at 554.2977.

Participants Needed for HPER Aerobic Study

The School of Health, Physical Education and Recreation seeks healthy, non-obese, active men and women ages 19 to 25 for participation in a research study investigating how a moderate-intensity exercise session affects blood vessel function. Participants will receive information on their aerobic capacities.

The study requires one one-hour screening session, one 2.5-hour resting blood vessel function test and aerobic capacity test (VO2max), and one 2.5-hour experimental session (moderate-intensity exercise followed by blood vessel function tests). Subjects will be compensated for their time.

For more information, contact Tamra Trehearn at 554.3221 or in the School of Health, Physical Education and Recreation.

Registration Under Way for "The Global Quilt: Cultural Contexts"

Faculty, staff and students can now register for the International Quilt Study Center and Museum's fourth biennial symposium, "The Global Quilt: Cultural Contexts," planned for April 2-4 in Lincoln.

The event will feature a keynote, panel and individual paper presentations, in addition to pre- and post-symposium guided and behind-the-scenes tour opportunities. Discussions will highlight the full breadth of contexts in which a quiltmaker's art is expressed and transmitted among and across cultures.

For additional details and to download a pdf of the symposium registration brochure, visit For more information, call 402.472.2423 or send an e-mail to

President Milliken to Address Faculty Senate Today

The UNO Faculty Senate will hold its final regular monthly meeting of the fall semester today, Dec. 10, in the Milo Bail Student Center Chancellor's Room.

University of Nebraska President James B. Milliken will speak at 2 p.m. The meeting will begin immediately following the presentation. All interested parties are invited to attend.

For more information, contact Suzanne Sollars at 554.3981 or Sue Bishop at 554.3598.

Campus Holiday Open House Today in the MBSC

Chancellor John Christensen, Senior Vice Chancellor Terry Hynes and Vice Chancellor Bill Conley invite faculty and staff to attend UNO's annual holiday open house. The event takes place today, Dec. 10, from 3 to 5 p.m. in the Milo Bail Student Center Ballroom.

For more information, call Bob Cairns, at 554.2311.

Dec. 11 Workshops to Highlight Religion in Public Schools

A leading First Amendment scholar will speak twice at UNO on Thursday, Dec. 11. Both programs are hosted by UNO and Project Interfaith.

"Religious Liberty in the Public Schools," featuring Charles Haynes, will take place at a lunch-hour event at the William H. and Dorothy Thompson Alumni Center, followed by a 7 p.m. presentation at the Scott Conference Center.

The first workshop, "Creating Policies, Procedures and Practices for Religious Liberty and Inclusive Schools," is designed for school administrators, school board members, curriculum facilitators and educators. The workshop begins at 11:30 a.m. and costs $30 per person. Registration is required for the luncheon workshop. Read more.

Psychology Major Informational Session Dec. 12

Interested in applying for a degree in school psychology? If so, plan to attend an informational session regarding the application process in 347Y Arts and Sciences Hall (Department of Psychology Office) on Friday, Dec. 12, from 1 to 2 p.m. Snacks and drinks will be provided.

For more information, contact Jen Pollock at

Dodge Street Location Road Closing Scheduled

Storm sewer site work for the new Health, Physical Education and Recreation (HPER) addition and renovation project will result in temporary closing of University Drive South between Elmwood Park and the intersection of Maverick Plaza.

Weather permitting, the work should take place according to the following schedule:

University Drive South, from the intersection at Maverick Plaza to the intersection at University Drive East in Elmwood Park, will be closed Monday, Dec. 15, through Wednesday, Dec. 24. However, Maverick Plaza will not be closed, and vehicular access to Lots Q and R will be maintained. Vehicular access will remain for traffic approaching from the west end of campus on University Drive South to Maverick Plaza.

The Maverick Village and HPER shuttle stops will also be closed during this time. Maverick Village riders should walk to the Durham Science Center stop to board the shuttle, and HPER riders should go to Milo Bail Student Center for boarding.

Facilities staff asks that pedestrians use extreme caution when walking in the areas surrounding HPER and avoid them if at all possible. The Hawkins Construction Company will continue to maintain safe access to the north entry of HPER.

For pedestrian safety and that of the construction workers, do not walk along University Drive South between Elmwood Park and the Sculpture Lab.

Pedestrians are encouraged to access campus by walking on the sidewalk along the east side of Caniglia Field or on the running track along the west side of the football field.

For more information, contact Audrey Buckley at 554.4104.

December FEAP Schedule Announced

The Faculty/Staff Employee Assistance Program (FEAP) provides short-term counseling, assessment and referral services for faculty, staff, their spouses or significant others, and family members. FEAP offices are located in 206 Eppley Administration Building.

The December schedule:
- Dec. 12 and 17
12:30 to 4:30 p.m.

- Dec. 19 and 23
8 a.m. to noon

Appointments are free and available by calling 554.3120 (UNO) or 559.5175 (UNMC).

Adults Needed for Problem Gambling Study

The University of Nebraska Medical Center Department of Psychiatry needs research volunteers, age 19 and older, to evaluate an investigational treatment for pathological gambling. Study evaluation and medication are provided at no cost to those who meet eligibility requirements. Nationally, statistics show that more than two million adults suffer from pathological gambling.

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