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.
Jack Newton received a B.S. (1951) from Union College in Schenectady, New York, and an M.S. (1952) and Ph.D. (1955) from the Ohio State University. Newton came to UNO in 1960 from the Electric Boat Division of General Dynamics Corporation at Groton, CT.
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 9 Collections and/or Records:
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.
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" was written by College of Arts & Sciences Dean Emeritus Jack Newton in December 2009. Also included are copies of correspondence from 1974-1979.
This collection of correspondence from the Office of the Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences includes correspondence with UNO deans from the Colleges of Education, Fine Arts, Engineering, and CPACS, as well as other 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 deans for their perusal.
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.