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2006 Poker Run/Walk

Photo by Jody Rasmussen

It was blue skies and unseasonable weather for the sixth annual Poker Run/Walk held on campus Feb. 22 to celebrate National Recreational Sports and Fitness Day. More than 33 people took part in the free event sponsored by Campus Recreation and The Wellness Stampede. Winners included Gina Hotaling, first place; Joan Miller, second place; and Ron Short, third place.

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Pictured above, the newly remodeled entrance to the UNO Bookstore in 1972.

This Week in Campus History

On Feb. 16, 1983, The Gateway announced that the UNO Women's Resource Center (WRC) was offering a series of free seminars and discussion groups on self-esteem and assertiveness that semester in the student center. In addition to occasional seminars, the center maintained a library of information about women's issues and offered private counseling to those in need. WRC assistant director Rachel Powers described the center as "a port in the storm," a place where both men and women could go to "take refuge from campus lines and crowds."

Date: Feb. 16, 1983
Source: The Gateway
Compiled by University Library Archives

Lisa Renstrom

Standing Tall with Sierra

by Shelly Steig

Whenever Lisa Renstrom sees a Hummer in a parking lot, she stops her Honda Insight - a space-age-looking hybrid that gets up to 70 miles per gallon - climbs out of the car and pulls a sticker from her purse. The sticker proclaims 'I WILL EVOLVE," including a picture of a tiny car. Renstrom doesn't remove the sticker's backing, but she does slip it under the much larger vehicle's windshield wiper. ...continue

SPR Report

The SPR Report details the results of UNO's efforts to obtain external funding in support of its teaching, research, service and outreach efforts. The report is designed to keep the university community informed as to externally funded projects on campus and bring recognition to those faculty and staff who have worked to generate these resources.

From the period of Jan. 28 through Feb. 10, those receiving grant awards totaling $600,109 are as follows:

Name – Patricia Adams
College – Public Affairs and Community Service
Title - Enhancing Senior Living Through the Arts
Sponsor - Iowa West Foundation

Name – Robert Bernier
College – Business Administration
Title – Nebraska Small Business Development Center
Sponsor - U.S. Small Business Administration

Name – Melanie Bloom
College – Arts and Sciences
Title - A Leer: Fostering Bi-literacy in Spanish Students and Bilingual Children
Sponsor – University of Nebraska-Lincoln/Midwest Consortium for Service-Learning in Higher Education

Name – Blaine Burnham
College – Information Science and Technology
Title - Information Assurance Scholarship Program
Sponsor – U.S. Department of Defense/NSA

Name – Wendy Guo
College – Business Administration
Title - 2006 UNO Women of Color Awards Luncheon
Sponsor – Nebraska Humanities Council

Name – Lyn Holley
College – Public Affairs and Community Service
Title - Working with Minority Elderly - Spring 2006
Sponsor – University of Nebraska-Lincoln/Midwest Consortium for Service-Learning in Higher Education

Name – Nydia Jeffers
College – Arts and Sciences
Title - Providing Library Products and Services to the South Omaha Community
Sponsor- University of Nebraska-Lincoln/Midwest Consortium for Service-Learning in Higher Education

Name – Peggy Jones
College – Arts and Sciences
Title - 5th Annual Malcolm X Festival
Sponsor – Nebraska Arts Council

Name – Pete Madsen
College – Communication, Fine Arts and Media
Title - Langston Hughes Project
Sponsor – Nebraska Arts Council

Name – Marvel Maring
Unit – University Library
Title - An Evening of Poetry at the University Library
Sponsor - Nebraska Humanities Council

Name – Paul Sather
Unit – Service-Learning Academy
Title - South Omaha Seminar: Service-Learning for Professors
Sponsor- University of Nebraska-Lincoln/Midwest Consortium for Service-Learning in Higher Education

Name – Jennifer White
College - Education
Title - Women Bound to be Active in Sarpy and Cass Counties
Sponsor - Sarpy/Cass Department of Health and Wellness

Name – Sara Woods
College – Public Affairs and Community Service
Title - Family Economic Success Initiative
Sponsor - United Way of the Midlands

For support and help with research activities, call the Office of Sponsored Programs and Research at 554.2286, or visit the Web at http://www.unomaha.edu/spr/.

Carol Schrader Signs Off as "Consider This" Host

UNO Chancellor Nancy Belck will chart the university's progress and challenges under her leadership this week on "Consider This."

Dr. Belck, who arrived on campus in 1997, was host Carol Schrader's first guest on the fledgling news and information program produced by UNO Television. Nearly nine years and 297 programs later, she is Schrader's final guest as the veteran broadcaster moves on to a new career in county government. The program will air tonight, Feb. 24, at 11 p.m. on KYNE-TV Channel 26.

This edition of the program will be rebroadcast according to the following schedule:

Nebraska NET1 (statewide)
- Sunday, Feb. 26
11:30 a.m. (CT)

NETV 2 (Nebraska's ETV cable network)
- Monday, Feb. 27
1:30 p.m. (CT)

- Wednesday, March 1
8 a.m. (CT)

"Consider This" will begin a new chapter next week with new host Margaret Bumann.

"Consider This," a production of UNO Television, also airs on the Knowledge Network of Greater Omaha. For a list of days and times, visit the Web at http://www.tknomaha.org. Archived editions of the program are available on the Web at http://www.unotv.unomaha.edu.

Proofing of Course Catalog Concludes Today

Proofing of the 2006-07 undergraduate catalog concludes today, Feb. 24. The catalog is available for proofing in 108 Eppley Administration Building.

All departments are asked to send a representative to proof the area that pertains to their respective departments. No major changes to the content can be processed at this point.

For more information, contact Marian McDonald at 554.3674.

Entrepreneurship Program Seeks High School Applicants

The Maverick Entrepreneurship Institute is actively seeking innovative, creative and business-oriented high school students from across Nebraska to attend a weeklong program in Omaha this summer.

"We had our first summer high school entrepreneurship program last year, and it was a great success," said Anne York, director of the Maverick Entrepreneurship Institute. Dr. York is an associate professor of strategy and entrepreneurship in the UNO College of Business Administration (CBA). "This year, we're expanding the program to include not only the Omaha metropolitan area, but students from Lincoln, Scottsbluff, North Platte, Columbus and Norfolk."

This year's program will run June 19-23, and students will stay in UNO student housing. The program is free, but interested students need to complete the application process by March 15.

Those eligible for the summer high school entrepreneurship program need to currently be in their junior year and must be nominated by their counselors, marketing teachers or faculty sponsors of pre-professional clubs such as DECA, FFA and FBLA. Students will submit formal applications along with their high school transcripts, and selections will be made on the basis of their application data and interviews with the Maverick Entrepreneurship Institute team.

"Students interested in starting their own businesses who either are already running businesses or who have demonstrated potential in this area are ideal candidates for this program," Dr. York said. Interviews with the candidates will be conducted in April, with selections announced by May 1.

Application information and nomination forms are available online at http://cba.unomaha.edu/mei/ or by calling 554.2706.

Henry Doorly Zoo Membership Drive Under Way

The annual Henry Doorly Zoo membership drive is under way at UNO. The zoo is offering memberships to university employees and students at the annual rate of $65 per household. This includes unlimited admission for two adults and dependent children or grandchildren under age 21, discounted admission to the Wildlife Safari and Lozier IMAX Theater, discounts on children's classes and more.

Memberships are $65 until April 2 and $73 after that date. To access an order form, click on the following link:

Zoo Membership Form

For membership inquiries, contact John Christensen or Kris Bell at 554.2262.

GLBTQ Dialogue Feb. 28

Students, faculty and staff interested in making UNO a safe environment for members of the GLBTQ community are invited to participate in a campus dialogue Tuesday, Feb. 28. The event will be held from noon to 1 p.m. in the Milo Bail Student Center Council Room.

All those interested in attending are invited to bring their lunch. For more information, contact Sharon Ulmar at 554.2872.

UNO Library Friends Book Club to Meet March 1

The UNO Library Friends Book Club will host a discussion of Ted C. Fishman's CHINA, Inc., Wednesday, March 1. The event will be held in the Milo Bail Student Center Gallery Room at noon.

Catherine Co and Lin Shuanglin, UNO professors of economics, will lead the discussion. All members of the community are welcome to attend this and all University Library Friends presentations.

For more information, contact Diane Rockhold at 554.3205.

Registration Begins for IS&T Summer Technology Workshops

Registration for the 2006 summer technology programs in the UNO College of Information Science & Technology is officially under way. The computer technology workshops are designed for students age 11 to 17.

Early entry C++ and Web development courses are also available for those high school students who want a challenge this summer and are ready for a college credit course. Space is limited.

For more information or to register online, visit the Web at http://www.ist.unomaha.edu.

Informational Session for Web Templates March 1

Are you interested in redesigning your college or department Web site?

Stuart Wheat, web designer in Information Technology Services (ITS), has developed a series of Web templates that are available for use by the UNO campus.

ITS will host an informational session on the UNO Web templates Wednesday, March 1. It will be held in the Welcome Center, 111 Eppley Administration Building, at 10:30 a.m.

Those who attend will:
- Learn more about the UNO Web templates;
- See examples of how other UNO departments have implemented the Web templates; and
- Find out how you can use the templates to redesign your Web site.

Those who plan to attend should R.S.V.P. to unohelpdesk@mail.unomaha.edu. For more information, contact ITS Customer Services at 554.4357 or unohelpdesk@mail.unomaha.edu.

Chastain, Mavericks to Host Soccer Clinic March 7

Two-time Olympic gold medalist Brandi Chastain and the 2005 NCAA Division II champion Mavericks will team up to host a free soccer clinic Tuesday, March 7, at Sapp Fieldhouse.

Chastain will be the featured speaker at the 2006 Diet Pepsi/UNO Women's Walk Kick-Off Luncheon. The event will be held Wednesday, March 8, at 11:30 a.m. at the DoubleTree Hotel in downtown Omaha.

The March 7 clinic is free for soccer players of all ages. However, tickets must be obtained in advance at any of the following locations:
- The UNO Athletic Ticket Office (Sapp Fieldhouse lobby);
- Lawlor's Custom Sportswear, Westroads location; or
- Soccer Internationale, 132nd and Center streets.

You must have a ticket to gain entry to the soccer clinic.

The March 7 event will begin at 5:30 p.m. Various activities will be featured, including kicking and dribbling. Attendees can have their photographs taken with the NCAA Division II championship trophy, and the Maverick players will be available for an autograph session. Chastain also will be available on a limited basis for autographs.

The clinic will be held from 6:30 to 8 p.m. It will feature Chastain, the Mavericks and Don Klosterman, the national NCAA Division II Women's Coach of the Year.

Free parking will be available on the UNO south campus at 67th and Pacific streets with free shuttle service to Sapp Fieldhouse. On-campus parking will be limited.

Tickets for the March 8 luncheon are $55 per person and may be reserved by calling 554.2533.

In the News

- Ron Abdouch, Neighborhood Center for Greater Omaha, was quoted in the Feb. 16 edition of the Daily Nonpareil. The article highlighted the center's involvement with Council Bluffs neighborhoods.

In the News- Bill Blizek, Michele Desmarais and Paul Williams, philosophy and religion; and Beth Ritter, sociology; were featured in the Jan. 30 edition of the Omaha World-Herald. The group attended the 2006 Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah, to review films that featured religious themes.

-Tom Bragg, biology, was quoted in the Feb. 2 edition of the Omaha World-Herald. The article looked at plans for construction of a subdivision near the Allwine Prairie Preserve.

- Richard Breaux and L.C. Menyweather-Woods, black studies, were cited in the Jan. 31 edition of the Omaha World-Herald. The article discussed a Jan. 30 meeting held at Mount Moriah Missionary Baptist Church.

- Loree Bykerk, political science, was quoted in the Feb. 3 edition of the Lincoln Journal Star. The article announced that Gov. Dave Heineman and Rep. Tom Osborne would be speaking at the 2006 State Habitat Meeting in Grand Island, Neb.

- Erin Cron, Student Organizations and Leadership Programs, was quoted in the Feb. 2 edition of the Omaha World-Herald. The article highlighted a Feb. 3 UNO performance by Mixed Blood Theatre of Minneapolis that celebrated the life and career of Martin Luther King Jr.

- Nancy Edick, teacher education, was quoted in the Jan. 28 edition of the Omaha World-Herald. The article discussed the strain some metro-area schools are feeling as a result of the "One City" campaign.

- D. Scott Glasser, theatre, was cited in the Feb. 2 edition of the Omaha World-Herald. The article announced that Glasser would be leading a roundtable discussion on the craft of acting Feb. 2 at the Orpheum Theater.

- John Hafer, marketing and management, was quoted in the Jan. 28 edition of the Omaha World-Herald. The article explored a Hawkins Construction Co. marketing project/competition featuring UNO students.

- Alan Kolok, biology, was quoted in the Feb. 4 edition of the Omaha World-Herald. The article discussed a study of the lower Elkhorn River basin.

- Deborah-Eve Lombard, UNO Art Gallery, was quoted in the Jan. 29 edition of the Omaha World-Herald. The article highlighted the gallery's new Web site at http://www.unoartgallery.org.

- L.C. Menyweather-Woods, black studies, was cited in the Feb. 2 edition of the Omaha World-Herald. The article announced Menyweather-Woods would give a presentation Feb. 4 during a "Buffet and Movie" event sponsored by Blacks Working With AIDS Inc.

- Joshua Nichter, athletic training; David Noonan, strength and conditioning; and Jennifer White, health, physical education and recreation; were quoted in the Jan. 30 edition of the Omaha World-Herald. The article highlighted ways to strengthen muscles in the midsection to improve overall body functioning.

- B.J. Reed, dean of the UNO College of Public Affairs and Community Service, was quoted in the Feb. 5 edition of the Omaha World-Herald. The article explored retail trends in North Omaha.

- Steve Rodie, agronomy and horticulture, was quoted in the Feb. 1 edition of the Herald Journal (Clarinda, Iowa). The article announced that Rodie would be a participant in the "Liven Up Your Landscape" program Feb. 28 in Shenandoah, Iowa.

- Joanne Sowell, art and art history, was cited in the Feb. 4 edition of the Lincoln Journal Star. The article highlighted Sowell's participation in a Feb. 12 event at Joslyn Art Museum in conjunction with the exhibit "Illuminating the Word: The Saint John's Bible."

- Frances Thurber, art and art history, was cited in the Feb. 3 edition of the Lincoln Journal Star. The article announced Dr. Thurber as the recipient of the Excellence in Arts Education, which was presented Jan. 31 at the Governor's Arts Awards.

- Anne York, marketing and management, was quoted in the Jan. 19 edition of the Omaha Star, the Jan. 20 edition of the Midlands Business Journal and the Jan. 30 edition of the Omaha World-Herald. In the articles, Dr. York was listed along with other board members of the Wellness Council of the Midlands.

If you are a member of the UNO community and have been interviewed by the media – local, state, regional, national or international – we want to know about it! Send an e-mail with the particulars to enotes@mail.unomaha.edu. Please include a contact name and phone number. For more information, call 554.2243 or 554.2762.

In Print

- Bruce Johansen, communication, had a book review published in the January 2006 edition of Choice (Middletown, Conn.). He reviewed Animals and the Maya in southeast Mexico by E.N. Anderson.

- Mary Lickteig, education, had two book reviews published in the December 2005 edition of the Multicultural Review (Ballston Lake, N.Y.). She reviewed Sixteen Years in Sixteen Seconds: The Sammy Lee Story by Paula Yoo and Peach Heaven by Yangsook Choi.

If you've authored or edited a book, article or other text that's been published recently, we want to know about it! Send an e-mail with the particulars to enotes@mail.unomaha.edu. Please include a contact name and phone number. For more information, call 554.2243 or 554.2762.

On Stage

Tartuffe Continues on Stage Tonight
The UNO Department of Theatre will present Richard Wilbur's translation of Tartuffe by Moliére tonight, Feb. 24, in the UNO Theater. It will run Feb. 25 and March 1-4. The house opens at 7 p.m. with a 7:30 p.m. curtain for all performances.

The religious fraud Tartuffe has wormed his way into the affections and household of Orgon, a rich merchant, with pantomime piety and counterfeit zeal. So comprehensively has he hoodwinked Orgon that he looks set to succeed in driving away Orgon's son, marrying his daughter, seducing his wife and imprisoning Orgon himself.

The production is directed by Douglas Paterson, professor of theatre at UNO.

The March 1 performance will be ASL interpreted. A talk-back session with the director, designers and cast will follow the March 3 performance.

The box office is located on the first floor of the Weber Fine Arts Building. Ticket prices are $15 for the general public and $10 for UNO students, UNO faculty, UNO staff and senior citizens. Tickets may be purchased in person, by e-mail at unoboxoffice@mail.unomaha.edu or by phone at 554.2335.

For more information, contact Ron Zank at 554.2406.

Ecoutez! Continues Feb. 25 with Slide Hampton
The 2005-06 Ecoutez! series at UNO continues Saturday, Feb. 25, with a performance by master arranger and jazz trombonist Slide Hampton.

The concert will begin at 7:30 p.m. in the Strauss Performing Arts Center Recital Hall. The doors will open 30 minutes prior to the concert. Hampton will play with the UNO Faculty Jazz Combo and the UNO Jazz Ensemble under the direction of Pete Madsen, coordinator of jazz studies and assistant professor of trombone at UNO.

"Ecoutez! is committed to bringing the highest calibre of established performers and emerging artists to the metropolitan area," said Roger Foltz, a professor of music at UNO and coordinator of the series. The word "ecoutez" is French for "listen." KVNO Classical 90.7 FM is the media sponsor for the series.

Hampton's distinguished career spans decades in the evolution of jazz. At age 12, he began touring the Midwest with the Indianapolis-based Hampton band, led by his father and consisting of other members of his musical family. At age 20, he was performing at Carnegie Hall with the Hampton band. As his reputation grew, he began working with the country's top bandleaders, including Dizzy Gillespie and Max Roach, contributing both original compositions and arrangements. The National Endowment for the Arts (N.E.A.) honored Hampton with its highest honor in jazz, the 2005 N.E.A. Jazz Master Award.

Hampton is appearing at UNO in conjunction with the 34th annual UNO Great Plains Jazz Festival. Thirty-seven high school and middle school bands from Nebraska, Iowa and Missouri will be honing their craft during the two-day event on the UNO campus.

Individual tickets to the Feb. 25 concert are $15. All students are admitted free of charge with a valid ID. Phone reservations for student tickets are recommended.

For more information, call 554.3427.

The Langston Hughes Project Comes to UNO Feb. 26
The work of one of the most important writers and thinkers of the 20th century is coming to UNO Sunday, Feb. 26.

The McCurdy/Wright Consort will present The Langston Hughes Project, Ask Your Mama: Twelve Moods for Jazz – a multimedia event that embodies the writer and poet at his best – at 7:30 p.m. in the Strauss Performing Arts Center Recital Hall. It is free and open to the public.

Hughes was an integral part of the Harlem Renaissance, the African American artistic movement in the 1920s that celebrated black life and culture. His poetry, novels, plays, essays and children's books promoted equality, condemned racism and injustice, and celebrated African American culture, humor and spirituality.

The Langston Hughes Project, based on a masterwork written in 12 parts by Hughes in the early 1960s, creates the mood of the Harlem Renaissance in the 800-line suite of poems illustrated by the spoken word, and accompanied by a live quartet and visual images from the era. It has been presented at colleges, universities, museums and cultural centers across the United States, including Carnegie Hall.

"The performance recreates Hughes' vision of the global struggle for freedom in the early 1960s," said Pete Madsen, coordinator of jazz studies and assistant professor of trombone at UNO.

African American artists and photographers – including Jacob Lawrence, Gordon Parks and Romare Bearden – link words to music and a kaleidoscopic collection of images. Spoken word artist John Wright brings Hughes' text vividly to life. Music director and composer Ron McCurdy orchestrates the original music based on the music cues suggested by Hughes.

The UNO performance of The Langston Hughes Project is sponsored by the UNO Department of Music, the UNO Department of Black Studies, the Student Programming Organization, the Goodrich Program and the Nebraska Arts Council.

For more information about the Feb. 26 event, contact Kimberly Mettenbrink at 554.3427.

For more information about The Langston Hughes Project, visit the Web at http://www.ronmccurdy.com.

Heartland Philharmonic Orchestra to Perform Feb. 28
The UNO Heartland Philharmonic Orchestra will perform a "Smörgåsbord" of symphonic favorites from Scandinavia Tuesday, Feb. 28, at 7:30 p.m. in the Strauss Performing Arts Center Recital Hall.

Tickets are $5 for adults, and $4 for students and seniors.

Amy Sims, concertmaster of the Omaha Symphony Orchestra, will join the orchestra for a performance of the Violin Concerto by Sibelius. Christopher Stanichar, an assistant professor of music at UNO, will conduct the ensemble. The program will also include Sibelius' Finlandia and Grieg's Symphonic Dances.

For tickets or more information, call 554.3427.

Benefit Production of Vagina Monologues March 3-5
The UNO Women's Resource Center will present a benefit production of Eve Ensler's The Vagina Monologues in conjunction with the 2006 No Limits Conference March 3-5 at UNO.

The production, directed by Sonali Kumar, will be performed in Eppley Auditorium Friday through Sunday, March 3-5. The house will open at 7 p.m. with a 7:30 p.m. curtain for all performances. The March 5 performance will be ASL interpreted. A talk-back session with the director, designers and cast will follow the March 4 performance.

This year, more than 1,150 communities around the world are hosting V-Day benefits to raise funds for ending violence against women. More than $4 million was raised last year through performances of The Vagina Monologues.

"Hot on the heels of their success, UNO has joined this global movement as part of the V-Day 2006 College Campaign," Kumar said. V-Day Omaha 2006 will benefit Heartland Family Service, which provides a variety of services to protect children, help adults and strengthen families. Founded in Omaha in 1875, the agency serves 40,000 people annually in 12 Nebraska counties.

Tickets for the March 3-5 performances can be obtained through the UNO Women's Resource Center on the first floor of the Milo Bail Student Center. As all proceeds benefit Heartland Family Service, tickets are a suggested donation of $10. They may be purchased at the door, by e-mail to tgobagoba@mail.unomaha.edu or by calling 554.2730.

For more information about the production, contact Tumelo Gobagoba at 554.2730.

For more information about the 2006 No Limits Conference, visit the Web at http://www.unomaha.edu/wmst/conference.html.

Concert Featuring Transcontinental Duo March 8
The music and culture of Bulgaria and America will join forces in a unique concert set for Wednesday, March 8, at UNO.

"Dan and Daniella: A Transcontinental Musical Merger" will be held at 7:30 p.m. in the Strauss Performing Arts Center Recital Hall. The event will feature Bulgarian-born Daniella Ganeva and American Dan Moore. Both are internationally known musicians.

Ganeva is a classically trained musician who champions contemporary music. Moore is known for his work in jazz and ethnic music. "Together, they generate a repertoire that defies classification in an elegant evening of distinctive music for melodic percussion," said Tomm Roland, event organizer and coordinator of percussion studies/multicultural music at UNO.

The performance will include selections from their individual solo repertoire as well as compositions and arrangements specially created for the duo.

The concert is sponsored by Yamaha, Innovative Percussion, Sabian, LP, Mike Balter, Grover Percussion and the University of Iowa. Tickets are $8 for the general public and $5 for all students. They can be purchased in advance by calling 554.3427 or at the door.

For more information, contact Dr. Roland at 554.3155 or troland@mail.unomaha.edu.

If you are a member of the UNO community and are involved in an upcoming performance, we want to know about it! Send an e-mail with the particulars to enotes@mail.unomaha.edu. Please include a contact name and phone number. For more information, call 554.2243 or 554.2762.

On Exhibit

"Saving Faces" Exhibition Concludes Tonight at the UNO Art Gallery
Time is running out to view "Saving Faces: Art and Medicine" at the UNO Art Gallery.

savingfacesThis unique art exhibition provides an in-depth look at the physical and emotional aspects of patients who underwent head and neck surgery subsequent to trauma, disfiguring forms of cancer or other problems.

The exhibit comes to a close tonight, Feb. 24, at the UNO Art Gallery. Gallery hours will be from noon to 8 p.m.

Bringing the art exhibition to Omaha has been a cooperative venture between UNO and the University of Nebraska Medical Center (UNMC).

It was accompanied by a speaker series to highlight issues related to healing that are raised by the paintings.

The "Saving Faces" Exhibition was made possible thanks in large part to a $3,500 grant from the Nebraska Arts Council. The speaker series was made possible by a $6,165 grant from the Nebraska Humanities Council. Additional support was provided by the UNMC College of Medicine; the UNMC Department of Preventive and Societal Medicine; the UNO College of Communication, Fine Arts and Media; the UNO Art Gallery; the UNMC Center for Continuing Education; the Wilson Humanities in Medicine Program; and the UNMC Department of Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery.

For more information about the exhibition, call 554.2796.

"Illumine" at Simpson College
New work by Russ Nordman and Jody Boyer, art and art history, is featured in "Illumine" at the Farnham Galleries on the campus of Simpson College in Indianola, Iowa, through Feb. 28. The exhibition contains a three-channel video installation titled "Science Fictions" by Nordman and 16 new works combining encaustic painting and digital imaging by Boyer. It was featured in the Feb. 16 edition of the Des Moines Register at http://www.desmoinesregister.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20060216/ ENT01/602160352&SearchID=73235837143054. A gallery lecture by Nordman and Boyer is set for Monday, Feb. 27, at 6 p.m. The exhibition is supported in part by a grant from the Iowa Arts Council, a division of the Iowa Department of Cultural Affairs. Gallery hours are Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

For more information, call 515.961.1761.

Book Arts Exhibition at Cathedral Cultural Center
The beauty of books, both ancient and contemporary, is the subject of an exhibition on display through March 3 at the St. Cecilia Cathedral Cultural Center.

oconnell"The Beauty of the Book" is sponsored by the Nebraska Book Arts Center and the Joslyn Art Museum. The exhibition, which is free and open to the public, features 80 artifacts that span more than 500 years.

"The Beauty of the Book" is being held in conjunction with "Illuminating The Word; The Saint John's Bible," which runs through April 16 at the Joslyn Art Museum.

The St. Cecilia Cathedral Cultural Center is located at 701 N. 40th St. behind the cathedral with access on Webster Street. The exhibition will be open according to the following schedule:

Tuesday through Friday
11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Sunday
Noon to 4 p.m.

For more information about the exhibition, contact Bonnie O'Connell at 554.2787.

For more information about the Nebraska Book Arts Center, visit the Web at http://www.unomaha.edu/~nbac/home.html.

If you are a member of the UNO community and are involved in an exhibit, we want to know about it! Send an e-mail with the particulars to enotes@mail.unomaha.edu. Please include a contact name and phone number. For more information, call 554.2243 or 554.2762.