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August 14, 1970: UNO Purchases the Storz Estate

Information (UNO Alumni Association) ⁄ Photo (Criss Library)

On this day in UNO history, the Nebraska University Foundation announced the purchase of the Storz Estate, and control of the land, by UNO. Dubbed Annex 15, it housed two radio stations, KVNO and KRNO, and the offices of the Alumni Association. It had stood at 66th and Dodge streets until its demolition in 1988.

UNO Tube Archive University Village Move-In Day

University Village Move-In Day

video by Charley Reed

On Friday, Aug. 18 many UNO Freshman and returning students started their Welcome Week early with an official move-in day for University Village.


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Scott Court Move-In

photos by Tim Fitzgerald

UNO's newest residence hall, Scott Court, opened its doors to residents Sunday (Aug. 14) on the Pacific Street campus. Students are taking part this week in a variety of fun activities before classes start on Monday.



Annual Faculty/Staff Picnic Today

The annual UNO Faculty/Staff Picnic is today, Aug. 14, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in Milo Bail Student Center Ballroom. Chancellor John Christensen, UNO Faculty Senate and UNO Staff Advisory Council (SAC) will sponsor this year's picnic. For more information, visit R.S.V.P.s, for a chance at a door prize, were required by Aug. 8.

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2012-13 Parking Permit Sales – Purchase online Now

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.

Parking permits ordered online must be picked up at the following locations:

Eppley Administration Building – Auditorium:                        
Tuesday, Aug. 14 to Friday, Aug. 17;
* Aug. 14: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
* Aug. 15-17: 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Milo Bail Student Center – Council Room (third floor):              
Monday, Aug. 20 to Friday, Aug. 24
* Aug. 20-23: 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.
* Aug. 24: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

The attached "flyer" provides updates on parking services for fall 2012.

2012-13 Parking Permits must be displayed by Monday, Aug. 20, 2012.

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

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

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Bookstore Extends Hours for Start of Semester

The UNO Bookstore will be open extended hours before and after the start of the fall semester, including some weekends. This is the perfect time to pick up school supplies and MavGear along with your textbooks!

UNO Bookstore Hours:

Aug. 13-17: 7:30 a.m. to 6p.m.

Aug. 18 & 19: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Aug. 20-23: 7:30 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Aug. 24: 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Aug. 25: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Questions? Contact Jacinda Brooks at

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Hi-Tech Classroom Maintenance Under Way

To provide improved security and update software, all computers in Information Services (IS) Hi-tech classrooms will be re-imaged (or returned to their original configuration) and cleaned now through Wednesday, Aug. 15, at 5 p.m. This process will remove any software which was installed during the spring or summer semester and prepare the classrooms for fall classes.

During this time, all Hi-tech room computers will be unavailable for use. Starting Thursday, Aug. 16, faculty may install software in Hi-Tech rooms which will be utilized for the fall semester. For a complete list of IS Hi-Tech classrooms visit

If you have any questions or concerns please contact IS Technical Support at 402.554.4357 (4-HELP) or

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Bowling League Members Sought

The UNO Faculty/Staff Bowling League for 2012-13 gets rolling at 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 22, at newly renovated West Lanes Bowling Alley (72nd and Dodge streets). New teams and individuals who would like to be placed on a team are welcome regardless of skill level.

Teams may have more than four bowlers--18 years or older--on their rosters, but only four will bowl each week. Teams must have at least two UNO current or retired administrative/faculty/staff members which includes spouses, immediate family or significant others. Graduate teaching assistants are also eligible.

League bowlers unable to arrive at 4:30 p.m. each week have until the end of their team's fifth frame to join the first game of the evening.

Everyone is invited to learn more about the F/S Bowling League at an Open House this Wednesday, Aug. 15, from 4:30 to 6 p.m. at West Lanes. Stop in and bowl one free game (shoe rental not included).

For more information, contact league president David Kimble at or 402.554.3229; league vice-president Ed Johnson at or 402.554.2656; or league secretary/treasurer Christy Tilford at or 402.554.3546.

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Nate Duggins Farewell Party Aug. 29

Please join the UNO Welcome Center in bidding farewell to Nate Duggins. He will be leaving UNO to take on new challenges at Colorado State University in Fort Collins, Colo. Please plan to stop by the Welcome Center to wish him good luck! Here are the details:

What:  Farewell party for Nate Duggins

When:  Wednesday, Aug. 29: 2 to 4 p.m.

Where:  UNO Welcome Center

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Kriegler Talks Meteor Shower

Dave Kriegler, physics, talked with the Omaha World-Herald on Saturday, Aug. 11, about the Perseids meteor shower, which began that night and runs through early Wednesday morning. The meteors are leftover debris from the Swift-Tuttle comet and have appeared in the night sky every year for at least 2,000 years. Read more here.

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Participants Sought for 2012 Corporate Cup Team

Wellness Stampede

Join the UNO team in the 2012 Corporate Cup! To register visit and enter the team name "UNO" or register as an individual. Registration is $15.

To get a 2012 Corporate Cup T-shirt for just $15 come to the Health Physical Education and Recreation (HPER) Control Desk by Friday, Aug. 31, at 5 pm. You can also pick up your information packet at the HPER Control Desk from 5:30 9 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 14, and 8:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 15.

Also, stop by the UNO Hospitality Table at the Civic Auditorium before the event!

For more details visit

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Greetings Sought for Tim Fitzgerald's 'Retirement Card Shower'

The UNO Women's Club (formerly the UNO Faculty Women's Club) in partnership with the Office of University Relations invites faculty, staff and students to participate in Tim Fitzgerald's "Retirement Card Shower." At the end of the month, he will retire as manager of Photography Services after 42 years of service to the university.

"A very special person to all of us will retire and be able photograph at his leisure," said Becky Means, UNOWC courtesy chair. "Many may not be able to attend -- so lets shower him with cards and best wishes in his retirement."

To honor his decades of service, a campus-wide reception is set for Thursday, Aug. 30, from 3 to 5 p.m. in the Milo Bail Student Center Ballroom.

"We're showering him with cards, as he has showered us with his friendship and photographs over the years," Means said.

To commemorate his retirement, cards "c/o Tim Fitzgerald Card Shower" may be sent to:

Campus Mail
University Relations
EAB 211

Off Campus Mail
6001 Dodge St., University Relations, EAB 211
Omaha, NE 68182

Questions? Contact Means at (402.556.0903/ or Becky Bohan Brown at (402.554.2243/

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Maverick and University Village Move-in Traffic Notice

During residence hall move-in this Thursday, Aug. 16, and Friday, Aug. 17, traffic on University Drive South will be restricted to one-way east bound from the entrance of West Parking Garage (Lot J) to the west entrance of Lot M (faculty/staff parking lot south of Criss Library). Access will be open to West Garage and Child Care Center motorists.

This will allow short term loading and unloading along the curb in front of the residence halls and east bound thru traffic during move-in. Parking and Security staff will be directing traffic.

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

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Tree Removal Notice for Aug. 16-17

Facilities Management and Planning staff report five Linden trees on the east side of the Pep Bowl will be removed before school is in session. Tree removal by Hughes Tree Service is set for this Aug. 16 and 17. These 60-year old trees are near the end of their life cycle and have significantly deteriorated over the past few years, suffering from significant insect and structural damage. Major portions of the canopy have been removed and their continued deterioration poses a safety issue for the area.

"We have consulted with local arboriculture experts on next steps and all agree that removal is warranted," said John Amend, director Facilities Management and Planning. "Following removal new replacement trees will be planted."

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API to Host Aug. 16 Photoshop II Class

Join the Academic Partnership for Instruction (API) this 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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