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This Week in UNO History... Don Leahy Selected as UNO Athletic Director

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On July 30, 1974, Don Leahy was selected as UNO's new athletic director, replacing Clyde Biggers. Prior to coming to UNO, Leahy was director of coliseum activities at Ak-Sar-Ben and, before that, was head football coach and athletic director of Creighton Prep. At the time, Leahy's biggest struggle was finding UNO a conference affiliation, which was eventually accomplished in 1976 by joining the North Central Conference. Since his retirement in 1997, Leahy has remained a fixture on the UNO campus, and is currently serving as Associate Athletic Director under Trev Alberts.

Source: UNO Gateway Archives



Farewell Reception Today for Lina Traslavina Stover

The university community is invited to attend a farewell party today, July 28, for Lina Traslavina Stover. Today's reception will take place at the UNO Welcome Center (Hayden House formerly Annex 24) from 2 to 4 p.m.

Please join Pre-Admissions & Orientation staff for cake and punch and to wish Lina luck in her new endeavors. For party questions, email

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Best-Selling Author Alex Kava to Speak at UNO Tonight

The UNO Library Friends will host a Book Discussion and signing of Alex Kava's new release, HOTWIRE, tonight, July 28. The program will be held from 6:30 to 8 p.m. in the Thompson Alumni Center.

Alex Kava is an international bestselling suspense writer. Her works have been widely praised by critics and fans alike and have spent several weeks on the New York Times and USA Today bestseller lists. Kava lives in Omaha and Pensacola, Florida. The public is invited to attend.

For additional information, contact Linda Riviera at (402) 554.2640.

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Harold Dow Two-Part Series Starts Tonight

To America, he was a television news correspondent, journalist and investigative reporter. To his friends and family, Harold Dow was much more.

In honor of Dow's groundbreaking professional contributions and personal legacy, UNO Television will present a two-part program titled "The Life of Harold Dow: A Consider This ... Special," airing statewide starting tonight, July 28, on Nebraska Educational Telecommunications (NET) and locally on The Knowledge Network (TKN). Read more.

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Aug. 1-8 Parking Lot Closing Notice

UNO's Parking Office announces that some of the stalls in Faculty and Staff Lot W, east of Arts and Sciences Hall, will be blocked off for delivery trucks during the College of Education move to Roskens Hall from Aug. 1-8. Gates to Faculty and Staff Lot U, middle level of the University Drive East Parking Structure behind Arts and Sciences Hall, will be open during this time period.

Contact Parking Office 402.554.PARK (7275) if you have any questions.

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Summer Hours Under Way at Campus Food Service

Campus summer food service hours are now set. Currently, the Milo Bail Student Center's American Grill, Greenfields, D'café, Grab & Go and Tomasittos are open from 7 a.m. until 2:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. The Library Cafe and MavRec Cafe are now keeping the same 7 a.m. until 2:30 p.m. Monday through Friday schedule.

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Study Abroad Exchange Program Deadlines for Spring 2012

Students thinking about studying abroad during the spring 2012 semester should start planning now. UNO Exchange programs offer students the opportunity to earn credits towards their degree, while utilizing their UNO financial aid and scholarships.

Interested students may visit the Study Abroad Library in 241 Arts and Science Hall (ASH) to speak with a Study Abroad Peer Advisor from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Appointments can be made with the Study Abroad Advisor, Emily Hardt, by calling (402) 554.2293.

Important Dates:
- ISEP Exchange Priority Deadline ( Aug. 24, 2011
- UNO Study Abroad Fair: Sept. 28, 2011
- Direct Exchange Deadline: Oct. 3, 2011
- MAUI-Utrecht Exchange Deadline: Placement may still be possible (please inquire).

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UNO Exercise Physiology Lab and Fitness Center V02 Max

Endurance athletes: What is your maximal oxygen consumption (VO2 max)? VO2 max is a very strong predictor of endurance performance. Have your VO2 max assessed at UNO Exercise Physiology Laboratory and Fitness Center today. The cost is $90. Call (402) 554.3221 for an appointment.

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