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Newton, John Milton


John Milton "Jack" Newton (1929-2011) was a longtime professor of psychology at the University of Nebraska at Omaha and its predecessor the Municipal University of Omaha, beginning service in 1960 and retiring in 1999. He served as Dean of Arts and Sciences (1974-1994), after which he served as interim Vice Chancellor of Academic Affairs (1994-1995). Over his long career at UNO, he filled numerous other roles. Notably, he helped establish a doctoral program in psychology, which was UNO's first doctoral program. He also helped establish both International Studies Program and the College of Information Science and Technology. He was prominent in the Faculty Senate. He also served as host of the Reflections in Time television series after Paul Borge passed away in 1999.

His wife was Ann Newton, who was prominent for many years at the Faculty Women's Club at UNO.

Source: Szalewski, Susan. "Newton was integral to some UNO firsts: The dean and teacher helped the university develop its first doctoral program, in psychology." Omaha World-Herald, December 19, 2011.

Found in 7 Collections and/or Records:

Correspondence between John Newton and Richard Snowden, circa 1985-circa 1988

Scope and Contents Stack of loose papers, mostly correspondence between Jack Newton, Dean of Arts & Sciences, and Richard Snowden, Director of Campus Computing, dated from approximately 1985 until approximately 1988. Many papers are stamped as College of Arts & Sciences office files.

Diamond Jubilee : Arts and Sciences, 1983

Scope and Contents A proud past reflecting the future of the College of Arts and science, and interview of John Newton, Dean, College of Arts and Sciences by Paul Borge, Asst. Professor, Communication. Number 2 in the University of Nebraska at Omaha's Diamond Jubilee series. Sponsored by UNO's College of Continuing Studies in cooperation with television station KMTV. From the series TV Classroom.Title as listed on guide to series: A proud past reflecting the future.Runtime: 29:00:00Original format:...

Jack Newton Papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: UNO-0144
Scope and Contents The Jack Newton Papers comprise the paper files of Dr. John Milton "Jack" Newton, longtime professor of psychology (1960-1999) who served as Dean of Arts and Sciences (1974-1994) at the University of Nebraska at Omaha. These file folders, envelopes, and loose papers have not yet been further arranged or described.New material added 2010: "Random Memories of People & Experiences at OU/UNO," written by College of Arts & Sciences Dean Emeritus Jack...

Opening Faculty Supper Autographed Tablecloth, September 9, 1956

 Item — Box: 2018-017
Scope and Contents Square tablecloth autographed by members of the Omaha University faculty at the September 9, 1956, Opening Faculty Supper hosted by President Milo and Mrs. Josephine Bail. Signatures are in green, blue, red, orange, and black and a compass design in the middle of the cloth is in red, blue, black, and orange. A blue "OU"” is written in one of the corners.

Random Memories of People & Experiences at OU/UNO, 1974-2009

 File — Box: unnumbered
Scope and Contents Random Memories of People & Experiences at OU/UNO" was written by College of Arts & Sciences Dean Emeritus Jack Newton in December 2009. Also included are copies of correspondence from 1974-1979.

UNO Arts and Sciences Deans’ Correspondence

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: UNO-0160
Content Description This collection includes UNO Arts & Sciences Deans' correspondence with and from the UNO Deans of Education, Fine Arts, Engineering, and CPACS, as well as several University Administrators. Also included in this collection are letters, reports, proposals, and copies of publications from UNO colleges, offices, and departments. These items were often sent to Arts & Sciences Deans for their perusal.

UNO Lighter, circa 1980

 Item — Object: Memorabilia [17]
Scope and Contents A silver lighter with "UNO" in turquoise gemstone vertically attached to the object. The lighter is 3.5 inches tall. The lighter would have been used to light cigarettes, cigars, pipes, or similar.