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Pictured above, Alpha Sigma Lambda's "In War and Peace" float at the University of Omaha's 1946 May Day Parade.

This Week in Campus History

On March 5, 1991, The Gateway interviewed Psychiatrist Todd Hendrickson of the University of Nebraska Medical Center about the effects of the Gulf War on the home front. Dr. Hendrickson believed that, although the war was mostly over, people at home needed to vent the anxiety that they had suffered during the conflict. The last thing people should do was not talk about the conflict. According to Dr. Hendrickson, people should keep themselves busy, "rally together and support the cause, and stick with the troops. "

Date: March 5, 1991
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

R.S.V.P. Deadline Today for CCSW Awards Luncheon

The Chancellor's Commission on the Status of Women (CCSW) at UNO will host its 20th annual awards luncheon Thursday, March 9. The event will be held from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in the Milo Bail Student Center (MBSC) Ballroom.

Tickets are $12 for staff, faculty and the general public, and $9 for students. Luncheon tickets are on sale in the Milo Bail Student Center Business Office. Tickets also can be purchased by phone at 554.2979 or by e-mail to through today, March 6.

At the luncheon, the CCSW will recognize the 2006 Award recipients. The awards recognize individuals and organizations for their outstanding service to women. The 2006 honorees include:

Outstanding Achievement Award
Mary Sweaney, assistant director of Human Resources at UNO

Scholarship Award
Jessica O'Neel

Community Service Award
Girls Incorporated of Omaha

A reception for the award recipients will be held prior to the luncheon from 11 to 11:30 a.m. in the MBSC Chancellor's Room.

A reception for the award recipients will be held prior to the luncheon from 11 to 11:30 a.m. in the MBSC Chancellor's Room.

The CCSW serves as an advisory to the chancellor and other university administrators on issues that relate to women faculty, staff and students. The commission's goal is to provide a forum for women at UNO in conjunction with the organization's core themes of A, B, C — Awareness of women's issues, Balance in women's lives, and the Community and women's roles.

For more information about the luncheon, contact Marvel Maring at 554.2992 or

Male Participants Sought for Free Biomechanics Analysis

Healthy subjects are needed to participate in a study taking place in the Health, Physical Education and Recreation (HPER) Biomechanics Laboratory March 6-10 or March 20-24.

The study is investigating the effects of vascular disease on gait and healthy controls are needed to compare to the disease population. For your participation, you will also receive a free gait analysis from the HPER Biomechanics lab personnel. The free analysis provides a prescription for ideal sports shoes based on the person's individual gait pattern. This service is typically offered for a fee of $60.

Ideal participants should be male, 55 years of age and above, and free from any lower limb orthopedic pathologies such as joint replacement or ACL injuries. Subjects would take part in a one time data collection lasting approximately two hours that would involve a variety of walking tasks. Data will be collected using a state of the art motion capture system identical to the equipment used for motion picture special effects and video games. Collections will take place at a scheduled time during the week of March 6-10 or March 20-24.

Further detail will be provided to those interested in participating in the study. For more information, contact Jessie Huisinga at 554.3225 or

Women's Apparel Sale Under Way at the UNO Bookstore

The UNO Bookstore is currently offering discounts on select Maverick/UNO women's apparel items. In conjunction with the March 6-10 sale, a wide variety of women's fashions will be 20 percent off.

UNO Bookstore hours during the sale are as follows:

- Monday through Thursday
7:30 a.m. to 7 p.m.

- Friday
7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

For more information, stop by the store or contact Jacinda Brooks at 554.2360.

"Consider This" to Air Innovation Zone Episode

Economic development efforts in Nebraska come in all shapes and sizes. One of the newest projects is the establishment of the Eastern Nebraska Innovation Zone, which is centered on the interstate corridor between Omaha and Lincoln.

This week on "Consider This," Sen. Pam Brown of Omaha and Lincoln City Council Chair Ken Svoboda will join host Carol Schrader to discuss the partnership created between Lincoln and Omaha to tap the economic potential of a regional metropolitan area. The program will be rebroadcast today, March 6, at 1:30 p.m. and Wednesday, March 8, at 8 a.m. on NET2, NET's cable network.

"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 Archived editions of the program are available on the Web at

Faculty Senate to Meet March 8

The UNO Faculty Senate will hold its regular monthly meeting Wednesday, March 8, in Milo Bail Student Center Dodge Rooms. All interested parties are invited to attend.

Beginning at 2 p.m., there will be a presentation by Sam Brown on the recent Final Report of the University of Nebraska President's Health Care Committee. Dr. Brown, associate professor of public administration at UNO, was a member of the committee. The meeting will begin immediately following the presentation.

Questions about the meeting may be directed to Sue Bishop, Faculty Senate coordinator (554.3598), or Hollis Glaser, Faculty Senate president, (554.4846).

Psychology Candidate to Present Lectures This Week

Jeremy Burrus, a candidate for a position in the UNO Department of Psychology, will present a pair of lectures during his campus visit this week. Burrus is a graduate student in social-personality psychology from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign.

The presentations are open to the campus community and the general public. The schedule is listed below.

Thursday, March 9
Teaching Talk: "Heuristics"
313 Arts and Sciences Hall (ASH)
1:30 p.m.

Friday, March 10
Colloquium Talk: "Egocentrism in perceptions of disruptive justice: When favorable outcomes are unfair outcomes "
Milo Bail Student Center (MBSC) Dodge Room A
1:30 p.m.
A reception will follow in the MBSC Dodge Room B

For more information, contact Marie Lee at 554.2581.

Campus Recreation Announces Spring Break Hours

Campus Recreation will observe the following hours during spring break (March 10-20) at the Health, Physical Education and Recreation Building:

- Friday, March 10
6:30 a.m. to 8 p.m.

- Saturday, March 11
10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

- Sunday, March 12
Noon to 6 p.m.

- Monday through Friday, March 13-17
6:30 a.m. to 8 p.m.

- Saturday, March 18
10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

- Sunday, March 20
Noon to 6 p.m.

MavCard Services System Upgrade

MavCard Services will be upgrading its card system Monday, March 13, from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. MavCard usage across campus will be temporarily unavailable during this scheduled downtime. Normal service will resume at 6 p.m. For more information, call 554.2220.

Library Catalog Upgrade

The University Library Catalog ("GENISYS") will be down Thursday, March 16, starting at 8 a.m. for software upgrades. The downtime will last approximately five hours.

Off-campus access to electronic resources will be affected.

For more information, contact Karen Hein, director of library operations, at or 554.2144.

UNO Symphonic Wind Ensemble Fundraiser

The Symphonic Wind Ensemble (SWE) will tour Eastern Europe this spring! Fifty students and faculty will depart Omaha May 5 for a tour of Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia and Norway. They will perform concerts in several cities, including Omaha's sister city in Lithuania, Siauliai, and in the capitol, Vilnius for the US Ambassador; in Riga, Latvia; inTallinn, Estonia, and in Oslo and Kristiansand at UNO's Sister University Agder, Norway.

The Wind Ensemble is hosting a silent auction as a joint project of the musicians and a parent committee to assist with fund-raising for the tour, as the participants are responsible for the majority of the cost. Donations are being sought for the silent auction. Donations may be cash, checks, gift certificates, or merchandise and all gifts are tax-deductible. Donations may be made by persons, departments and colleges - all forms of help are welcome!

The items in Silent Auction will be available online at beginning March 20 and also during the SWE Retreat Weekend, March 31-April 2. The retreat weekend will culminate in a concert at 3 p.m. Sunday, April 2, in the Strauss Performing Arts Center. The Silent Auction will close at 5 p.m. following the concert. The winners will be announced during the festive reception following the concert in the Milo Bail Student Center Chancellor's Room.

Contact the music department's graduate teaching assistant office at 554.3352, to have your donation picked up or write checks to "UNO Alumni Association: Band Development" and send to University Bands in 207 PAC.

All gifts and donations will be recognized in the April 2 concert program.

For more information, contact James Saker, faculty conductor, at 554.3446 or Chris McIvor, parent committee member, at 330.0246.

UNO Library Friends to Host Faculty Author Talk March 7

The UNO Library Friends will host a evening with faculty author Steven Bullock Tuesday, March 7. He will present a lecture titled "Playing for Their Nation: Baseball and the American Military during World War II" at 7 p.m. in 100 University Library.

Dr. Bullock joined the UNO Department of Political Science in 2005 after spending two years in the UNO Department of History. His research and teaching interests include political thought of the Founding Era, Constitutional history, and the intersection of politics and sport in the contemporary period. Dr. Bullock has written or edited several books, including Playing for their Nation: Baseball and the American Military during World War I and a two-volume work, The Founding Principles of the United States, with Carson Holloway. He is currently working on a biography of Ty Cobb, which will be published by the University of Pennsylvania Press in 2008.

For more information, call 554.3205.

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.

Information Session on Volunteering at Bethsaida March 8

Have you ever wanted to put your hands on history, literally?

International Studies and Programs will host an information session on volunteering with the Bethsaida Excavations Project Wednesday, March 8. The event, which is free and open to the public, will begin at 6 p.m. in 216 Arts and Sciences Hall.

The Bethsaida Excavations Project is an archaeological site located near the Sea of Galilee in Israel. Bethsaida was the capital city of the forgotten biblical kingdom of Geshur. It is one of the most frequently mentioned towns in the New Testament and the purported place where Jesus performed several of his major miracles.

Rami Arav, director of excavations and research, will discuss the history of Bethsaida and how those interested can volunteer to dig at the site.

For more information about the March 8 information session, contact Steve Reynolds at 554.3108. For more information about the Bethsaida Excavations Project, visit the Web at

National Sierra Club President to Speak March 8

The national president of the Sierra Club will discuss economics, business and the environment in America at a public forum set for Wednesday, March 8, at UNO.

Lisa Renstrom, a graduate of Westside High School and UNO, was elected the 51st president of the 750,000-member Sierra Club in May 2005. She will speak at 7 p.m. in Eppley Auditorium. The event is free and open to the public, and student groups are welcome.

"We are told so often today that we have to choose between a healthy environment and a strong economy. While environmental protection comes at some cost, most issues are not that simple," said John McCarty, a professor of biology and director of environmental studies at UNO. "Lisa Renstrom combines a strong background in the business world with a commitment to a healthy environment. I am looking forward to hearing the perspective she brings to the difficult environmental questions facing America today."

Renstrom received her B.S. in business administration from UNO in 1982.

Dr. McCarty said the subject of Renstrom's address is timely for Omaha and the state, as both are concerned with attracting and keeping young professionals in Nebraska communities. In a survey of college students conducted by the Chronicle of Higher Education last fall, 75 percent identified better environmental protection as an important priority for them.

"Community leaders here in the midlands recognize that by investing in environmental protection and by helping to conserve natural habitats, they are not only helping the environment but are also making the metropolitan area more attractive to those young professionals our economy depends on," Dr. McCarty said.

The forum is sponsored by the UNO Environmental Studies Program, the UNO College of Business Administration and the Nebraska chapter of the Sierra Club.

For more information, contact Dr. McCarty at 554.2849 or

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

Retirement Planning Education Series Continues March 10

Human Resources at UNO will continue its retirement planning education series Friday, March 10. It will be held from 10 to 11 a.m. in the Milo Bail Student Center Gallery Room. All interested faculty and staff are invited to attend.

Wendy Becker from TIAA-CREF will lead the March 10 seminar, titled "Women's Retirement Planning Seminar." Retirement planning concerns of women of all ages will be discussed. A representative from Social Security will also be a presenter.

The seminars are scheduled monthly from September through April. For more information, contact Esther Scarpello at 554.3660.

Community of Science Information Session March 10

The next Community of Science (COS) information session will be held Friday, March 10, at noon in Room 207 of University Library.

The Office of Sponsored Programs and Research hosts these hour-long sessions to provide faculty and graduate students with information about the various COS online resources, including finding funding.

Reservations for the information session are not required. For more information, contact Nancy Schlesiger at 554.2286.

University Library Announces Spring Break Hours

University Library will be closed Saturday, March 11, and Sunday, March 12, due to construction on the new addition. Electricity will be switched off in order to connect the addition to the existing building's power supply and fire alarm systems.

"Without electricity, we can't safely offer our normal services, so we have reluctantly decided to close. Since those two days are the beginning of spring break, we hope the inconvenience will be minimal", said Steve Shorb, dean of University Library. A special generator will be installed, so all online databases and other Web-based library services will be available without interruption.

University Library will be open March 13-17, according to the following schedule:

- Monday, March 13, through Thursday, March 16
8 a.m. to 8 p.m.

- Friday, March 17
8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

For more information, contact the library office at 554.2640.

Maverick Watch

the nameGo Mavs! Support your Mavericks by attending their home events.

Faculty and staff are admitted free to all home athletic games with a valid UNO ID and game-day ticket, excluding hockey. The spouses, significant others and children of faculty and staff also are admitted free. At the game, faculty and staff must present a valid UNO ID to receive a ticket. Tickets are available on the day of the game at each home event. For more information, call 554.MAVS (6287).

At home this week…

Monday, March 6
Baseball vs. Southwest Minnesota State
The Ballpark at Boys Town
137th and West Dodge Road
Noon and 3 p.m. (Double header)

For more information about UNO Athletics, visit the Web at