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August 7, 1971: Naylor Removed as President

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On this day in UNO history, Kirk Naylor, who had taken over for former UNO president Milo Bail, is removed from office. Chancellor Ronald Roskens eventually replaced Naylor in 1972.


Hayden House

Heydays of the Hayden House

On Oct. 8, 2010, UNO's new Welcome Center was unveiled with a ribbon-cutting ceremony. Around $1 million had been invested in restoring what had most recently been the home of the Goodrich Program. With the renovation of the former-Engineering building to make-way for the new College of Public Affairs and Community Service (CPACS) building, Goodrich had new home and something needed to be done with a building that, frankly, had too much history to get rid of. continue. . .



Flag Lowering

On Aug. 6, Gov. Dave Heineman in accordance with the proclamation from President Barack Obama announced all U.S. and Nebraska flags to be flown at half-staff in respect for the victims of the violence in Oak Creek, Wis. Flags will be flown at half-staff until sunset, Friday, Aug. 10. Read more.

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Lot Q Construction Reminder

Please be advised starting today, Aug. 7, Facilities Management and Planning is temporarily closing the southeast entrance as well as first two, east rows of parking in Lot Q. Please use parking Lot M entrance to access parking Lot Q.

Reopening of this area will take place on Monday, Aug. 13. If you have any questions, call Bob Fuder at 402.554.2284.

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Wednesday Words Reading Series Continues This Week

Spend the lunch hour Wednesday, Aug. 8, with Wednesday Words: The Braided River reading series at its new location, KANEKO's KANEKO-UNO Library, 1111 Jones St., in Omaha's Old Market District.

Beginning in June, the reading series, which is free and open to the public, started holding events at KANEKO-UNO Library, with an inaugural reading by William Trowbridge, Missouri's Poet Laureate.

This month's featured writer is Rex Walton. He will read from his works Aug. 8 from noon to 1 p.m. Walton has been a writer and poet for more than four decades. During that time, he has written hundreds of books of poetry and prose. Recently in Midwest magazines, among them the Rocky Mountain Review, Plainsong, and Plains Song Review, as well as the Middlewesterner, an online collection of views. Walton has worked with numerous writers in Nebraska with workshop presentations, most recently -- "Writers Write!" -- through the Nebraska Literary Heritage Association. He also runs the Reading Series weekly at Crescent Moon Coffee in Lincoln.

Wednesday Words originated in the fall of 2009 as a special reading series featuring award-winning writers from the Nebraska Arts Council's (NAC) Individual Artist Fellowship (IAF) in Literature program. It has developed into an ongoing reading series recognizing award-winning writers from Nebraska, including NAC's IAF honorees. The reading series is sponsored by the Nebraska Arts Council, The Backwaters Press, KANEKO and J.D. Hutton.

Questions? Contact Lindsey Bailie at 402.932.3486 or

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Raj Dasgutpa Talks Robots, Curiosity Landing with World-Herald

The robotics work of Raj Rasgupta, computer science, was featured in Saturday's Omaha World-Herald in advance of Monday morning's landing of Curiosity, NASA's latest Mars rover. Read more here.

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Shirley Fey Retirement Reception Aug. 15

Mark your calendar. A reception for Shirley Fey of the UNO Athletic Department, who after 25 years is retiring, will be held on Wednesday, Aug. 15, at the Thompson Alumni Center from 5 to 7 p.m.

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API to Host Aug. 16 Photoshop II Class

Join the Academic Partnership for Instruction (API) on Thursday, Aug. 16, for Photoshop II. Using Photoshop CS4, class participants will learn to enhance, compose, resize, and compress images for use in printed media, on video devices and on websites. The class will also introduce the Adobe Camera Raw plugin used to preprocess images in Photoshop and 'COPE', a technique that uses a single 'master image' to publish to both print and electronic media.

Though taught in Photoshop CS4, many of the techniques demonstrated can be used in other versions of Photoshop, Photoshop Elements, and most image editors. Class will be held Aug. 16 from 10:30 a.m. to noon in 232 Criss Library.

To register, visit

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2012-13 Parking Permit Sales Under Way

Parking permits for the 2012-13 academic year are now available to purchase online at, click on MavPark.

The site will require a NetID username and password (same as your Blackboard login) and vehicle information on vehicles owned that will be parking on campus.  This information includes the vehicle's year, make, model, color and license plate number.  Before going online, have this information available.

Permits are purchased online and must be displayed by Aug. 20. Parking Services will mail permits on Aug. 7 for all orders received by Friday, Aug. 3.  After Aug. 3, online orders must be picked up at the following locations:

* Eppley Administration Building – Auditorium: Monday, Aug. 13 to Friday, Aug. 17

* Milo Bail Student Center – Council Room (third floor): Monday, Aug. 20 to Friday, Aug. 24;

This flyer provides updates on parking services for Fall 2012.

The Parking Services Website provides information on Parking Rules and Regulations, and Parking Maps, visit

Become a "friend" at for parking updates, lot changes, etc.

For questions, call the Parking Services at 402.554.PARK (7275).

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Orientation Workshops for New Full Time Faculty Set for Aug. 13 and 14

The 2012 Welcome and Orientation Workshops for all new full time faculty members, sponsored by the Center for Faculty Development, will take place Monday and Tuesday, Aug. 13 and 14.

These workshops provide an opportunity to welcome new faculty members to campus and introduce them to colleagues. They also will learn about UNO and its metropolitan mission and strategic goals, academic support services and faculty development opportunities.

For more information or to register for the workshops go to the FacConnect Calendar at or call the Center for Faculty Development at 402.554.2427.

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Welcome and Orientation Workshop for Adjunct Faculty Takes Place Aug. 15 and 16

The August Welcome and Orientation Workshops for Adjunct Faculty members, sponsored by the Center for Faculty Development, are scheduled for Wednesday and Thursday, Aug. 15 and 16, from 5 to 8:30 p.m. The agendas for both sessions are the same, so participants should select the evening that works best with their schedules.

The workshops will provide information about UNO processes and services and teaching tips for both new and experienced part time faculty members. It's also a great opportunity to get to know other part time faculty members from across the campus. A complimentary box supper will be served.

For more information or to register for the workshops go to the FacConnect Calendar at or call the Center for Faculty Development at 402.554.2427.

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Graduate Assistant Campus Orientation Set for Aug. 13

The August Welcome and Orientation Workshop for graduate assistants, sponsored by the Center for Faculty Development, is scheduled for Monday, Aug. 13, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

The workshop will provide information about life as a GA at UNO, a table talk session linked to an individual's specific assignment and a discussion of survival skills for graduate assistants. It's also a great opportunity to get to know other graduate assistants from across the campus. Complimentary breakfast and lunch will be served.

For more information or to register for the workshops go to the FacConnect Calendar at or call the Center for Faculty Development at 402.554.2427.

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NBDC Offering PHR/SPHR Exam Prep Course for HR Professionals

The Nebraska Business Development Center (NBDC) will offer an intense, 11-week online course to help Human Resources (HR) professionals study to take the PHR or SPHR exam. Using the SHRM Learning System, the NBDC pass rate is 100 percent.

Prepare to Pass with the No. 1 PHR/SPHR Certification Preparation Tool, which begins with an optional kick-off meeting on Thursday, Sept. 13. For more details and to register by Aug. 31, visit this link.

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