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Newton, John Milton

 Person

Biography

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 10 Collections and/or Records:

Black Studies at UNO Background, 1970-1971

 File — Box: 4, Folder: 1
Identifier: 2021-009
Scope and Contents

Reports, memos, and other documents about the recognition and establishment of the Department of Black Studies at UNO collected or inherited by Dean of Arts and Sciences Jack Newton.

Dates: 1970-1971

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

 File
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.

Dates: circa 1985-circa 1988

Diamond Jubilee : Arts and Sciences, 1983, 5/22/2015

 Item
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:...
Dates: 1983; Digitized: 5/22/2015

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...
Dates: circa 1960-2010

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.

Dates: September 9, 1956

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.

Dates: 1974-2009

Reflections in Time, 1979-2007

 Series
Scope and Contents Reflections in Time is a series of 125 interviews produced from 1979 to 2007 with former UNO staff, faculty, and administrators. Of the 125 interviews in this series, the first 73 programs (1979-1991) were hosted by UNO Professor of Communication Paul Borge and the final 52 (2000-2007) were hosted by UNO Dean of Arts & Sciences Jack Newton. No episodes were produced between 1991 and 2000.Episodes from 1979-1991 were produced by KYNE-TV, in cooperation with the UNO Alumni...
Dates: 1979-2007

Reflections in Time: Interview with John Newton, 1985

 Item
Identifier: UNO-0021-rfit-john-newton
Scope and Contents On July 17, 1985, John Newton, University of Nebraska at Omaha Professor (1960-1999) of Psychology and Dean (1974-1994) of Arts & Sciences, was interviewed by Paul Borge for Reflections in Time. Professor John Newton (1929-2011) received a B.S. (1951) from Union College in Schenectady, New York, and an M.S. (1952) and Ph.D. (1955) from Ohio State University. Newton came to UNO in 1960 from the Electric Boat Division of General Dynamics Corporation at Groton, CT. While UNO Dean of Arts...
Dates: 1985

UNO College of Arts and Sciences Office of the Dean Records

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: UNO-0160
Content Description

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.

Dates: circa 1970-2010

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.

Dates: circa 1980