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Pictured above, construction booms on campus during April of 1969. In the foreground, the southeast addition of the second floor of the Eppley Administration Building with Allwine Hall under construction in the background.

This Week in Campus History

On April 14, 1972, The Gateway reported that Joseph F. Brooks, national minister for economic planning and development for the black separatist Republic of New Africa, would be speaking at UNO April 18. As reported in The Gateway, the Republic of New Africa was founded in Detroit, and its members believed that "land should be acquired for black people to create a nation." The lecture was sponsored by the Black Liberators for Action on Campus.

Date: April 14, 1972
Source: The Gateway
Compiled by University Library Archives

Jeff Bundy

Shot of a Lifetime

by Nick Schinker

It was just the first full day of a 45-day assignment when Jeff Bundy shot the photograph of a lifetime.

"Ramadi is the most dangerous city in the most dangerous country in the world, and we were embedded in a combat unit," recalls Bundy, an Omaha World-Herald photographer who was documenting stories about Nebraskans serving in Iraq. ...continue

"20 Days in April" Incentive Program Under Way

Campus Recreation's group exercise program, known as Group Ex., has launched an incentive program in conjunction with its Mav Tracks program.

"20 Days in April" will reward individuals for attending various Group Ex. classes during the month of April. Classes are running five days a week for the next four weeks. The program began April 3 and concludes Friday, April 28. 

Individuals who convince a friend to sign up for the Mav Tracks program will receive 20 hoof print points.  New participants also will receive 20 hoof print points for joining.

Those interested can pick up a "20 Days in April" Challenge Chart with the complete set of rules.  Charts are available in 100 Health, Physical Education and Recreation Building or from any Group Ex. instructor.

"Don't take a post-spring break break from your health – come try a new class or two in April," said Dave Daniels, assistant director for fitness/wellness and instructional programs at UNO.

For more information, contact Daniels at 554.2008 or

Careers in Aging Week Begins

The UNO Department of Gerontology will celebrate Careers in Aging Week today through Friday, April 10-14, with a variety of activities. The national celebration is coordinated by the Association for Gerontology in Higher Education (AGHE). The 2006 theme is "I Will Make a Difference."

"The impending spike in the aging population presents UNO students who study aging the opportunity to make a difference in the lives of many – by working with elders, helping families and providers that care for elders, or taking account of elders in the conduct of their business or profession," said Lyn Holley, assistant professor of gerontology at UNO. "Careers in Aging Week is an especially good opportunity to get the word out to students about these opportunities." 

Large posters featuring the 2006 theme will be posted on the UNO and University of Nebraska-Lincoln campuses.

On Thursday, April 13, faculty and students will host an exhibit from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on the first floor of the Milo Bail Student Center. The display table will feature career brochures, laptops with streaming video, career-oriented giveaways, games and more.

UNO faculty in gerontology and related departments will offer an instructional package on careers in aging that can be presented during a class throughout the week. The package includes a five-minute slide presentation with a script and a 10-minute DVD produced by the AGHE. 

For more information, contact Dr. Holley at 554.4814 or

ITS to Host Mac Users Meeting

Information Technology Services (ITS) invites Mac users from across campus to attend an informational meeting today, April 10. The event will be held in 200 Eppley Administration Building at 9:30 a.m.

Discussion topics include UNO's partnership with Apple, the Intel Transition, and ITS services and support.

For more information, call ITS Customer Services at 554.HELP (4357).

UNO to Honor National Wrestling Champions Today UNO spirit

The UNO Spirit Committee has designated this activity as a UNO spirit event.

The UNO community will honor the latest addition to its roster of national champions today, April 10. A celebration for the Maverick wrestling team will begin at 3 p.m. in the atrium of Sapp Fieldhouse. The event is open to the public, and all Maverick fans are encouraged to attend.

MavericksThe Mavericks, coached by Mike Denney, won a third straight NCAA Division II wrestling title March 11 in Findlay, Ohio. The NCAA II championship, the third straight and fourth for the school, marked the 14th top-three finish in the past 16 years. The Mavericks have finished lower than third just twice in the past 16 years and have not finished lower than eighth place since 1980. The Mavericks also won their third national dual meet title this year.

For more information, contact Gary Anderson at 554.3387.

Those in attendance at today's celebration will be eligible to receive a "Spirit Ticket" from the UNO Spirit Committee. A drawing for a free Maverick T-shirt will take place. Participants must be present to win. For more information, contact Becky Bohan Brown at 554.2243 or Mary Sweaney at 554.3668.

Chancellor Belck to Address Faculty Senate April 12

The UNO Faculty Senate will meet Wednesday, April 12, at 2 p.m. in the Milo Bail Student Center Dodge Rooms.

UNO Chancellor Nancy Belck will present information on UNO's master plan beginning at 2 p.m. The meeting will immediately follow the presentation. All interested members of the campus community are invited to attend.

For more information, contact Hollis Glaser, president of the Faculty Senate, at 554.4846 or Sue Bishop, coordinator, at 554.3598.

April FEAP Hours Announced

The Faculty/Staff Employee Assistance Program (FEAP) provides short-term counseling, assessment and referral services for faculty, staff, their spouses or significant others, and family members. FEAP offices are located in 206 Eppley Administration Building.

The April schedule is as follows:

April 12 and 24
12:30 to 4:30 p.m.

April 14, 17, 20 and 26
8 a.m. to noon

Appointments are free and available by calling 554.3120 (UNO) or 559.5175 (UNMC).

HPER Pool and Sundeck Hours Announced

The Health, Physical Education and Recreation Building Pool and its sundeck are available for use by Campus Recreation activity cardholders and students.

Casual or sunbathing attire is required. Only water beverages are permitted, and no food is allowed. The pool and sundeck schedule through May 5 is as follows:

Monday through Friday
6:30 to 9 a.m.
11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
4 to 7 p.m.

11 a.m. to 3 p.m. (sundeck opens at 11 a.m.)
1 to 3 p.m.

3 to 7 p.m.

Hours may change due to weather, holidays or other activities. The pool and sundeck will be closed for maintenance beginning May 5 for three to four weeks. For more information, contact Eric Shanks at 554.2223.

Community of Science Information Session April 11

The next Community of Science (COS) information session will be held Tuesday, April 11, at 11 a.m. in Room 207 of University Library.

The Office of Sponsored Programs and Research (SPR) hosts these hour-long sessions to provide faculty and graduate students with information about the various online resources available through COS.

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

CCSW to Host Sexual Assault Mock Trial, Cell Phone Drive

In observance of April as Sexual Assault Awareness Month, the UNO Chancellor's Commission on the Status of Women (CCSW), the Omaha YWCA and the UNO Pre-Law Association will sponsor a sexual assault mock trial and cell phone drive.

The mock trial will be held Tuesday, April 11, from noon to 4 p.m. in the Milo Bail Student Center Nebraska Room. The event is designed for a mature audience, and it is free and open to the public.

An actual case from the metro area will be used for the proceedings. Participants will include a former judge, current Douglas and Sarpy County prosecutors, a sexual assault nurse examiner and a police officer. The jury pool will be chosen from those in attendance.

Donations of used cell phones will be collected through April 11 in University Affairs (108 Eppley Administration Building), and phones also will be accepted at the mock trial. All cell phones collected by the CCSW will be donated to the YWCA for women who need phones for emergencies.

For more information, contact Elizabeth Keller at 554.3317 or Becky Bohan Brown at 554.2243. For more information about pre-law at UNO, visit the Web at

The CCSW serves as an advisory council 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 CCSW, visit the Web at

Maddy Kent Dychtwald to Speak at April 12 ABC Breakfast

the nameThe UNO Academy, Business and Community (ABC) Breakfast Speaker Series continues Wednesday, April 12, with generational marketing expert Maddy Kent Dychtwald.

The event will be held at the Holiday Inn Convention Center, 72nd and Grover streets. The doors will open at 7 a.m. for a breakfast buffet. Tickets are $12.50 each and may be purchased by calling 554.2981.

An active participant in analyzing and forecasting lifestyle and consumer marketing trends for the past 17 years, Kent Dychtwald co-founded Age Wave Inc. in 1986 with her husband, Ken Dychtwald. Age Wave is the nation's premier think-tank and strategic consulting group focused on baby boomers and the mature market. In its first decade of existence, the company was transformed into a multi-million dollar enterprise, among the best in its field.

In 1997, she researched and wrote Cycles: How We Will Live, Work, and Buy, which was named book of the year by the Community Colleges Association. Kent Dychtwald also has been a featured speaker at numerous engagements, presenting to more than 200,000 business leaders worldwide. Some of her clients have included Allstate Insurance, Blue Cross of California, Chevron, National Association of Educators, New Balance Athletic Shoes, Washington Wine Commission and Touchstone Mutual Funds.

Kent Dychtwald received her degree magna cum laude from New York University. She currently serves as senior vice president of Age Wave.

The ABC Breakfast Speaker Series is celebrating its 31st season in 2005-06. It is one of the nation's longest running speaker series.

For more information, call 554.2981, or visit the Web at

CCMA Diversity Awards Event This Week

The Chancellor's Commission on Multicultural Affairs (CCMA) has announced the winners of its 2006 CCMA Diversity Awards. The recipients will be recognized at a reception Wednesday, April 12, from 2 to 3:30 p.m. in the Milo Bail Student Center Chancellor's Room.

The program will begin at 2:30 p.m. with remarks by Mel Clancy, director of Project Achieve at UNO.

The awards recognize current UNO faculty, staff and students who have demonstrated a commitment to diversity on the university campus or in the community through mentoring, outreach initiatives or other activities that advance the institution's goal of inclusion. The 2006 honorees are listed below.

College of Education faculty.

Judith Monarrez Diaz-Kelsey, recruiter and adviser for the UNO College of Information Science and Technology.

Shereece Dendy, Student Organizations and Leadership Programs (SOLP) and president of the African American Organization.

The CCMA serves as an advisory to the chancellor and other university administrators on issues that relate to diversity on campus. The commission's goal is to recognize individuals that exemplify a commitment to diversity and meet the Diversity Action Plan goals.

For more information about the reception, contact Dr. Hayes at 554.3240 or

Men's Health Day Rescheduled for April 13

Student Health Services (SHS) has rescheduled its Men's Health Day event for Thursday, April 13, from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m.

Cholesterol and blood sugar tests will be available for $15, and PSA testing will be available for an additional $15. Free information on healthy eating, cardiovascular disease, hair loss, testicular cancer and depression will be available. Attendees can also earn points for Mav Tracks and enter for free giveaways.

SHS is located on the first floor of the Milo Bail Student Center. For more information, call SHS at 554.2374.

Native American Speakers Series April 13

UNO will be the site of the 2006 Native American Speakers Series titled "Lights, Camera, Action: Native Americans and Film" Thursday, April 13. The event, which is free and open to the public, will be held at 7 p.m. in the W.H. and Dorothy Thompson Alumni Center.

Native/First Nations people will be on hand to serve as panelists at the event. The group also will discuss the depiction of Native American people in film. Native films will be screened.

Gail Maurice, actor and director from Canada, will lead the panel discussion. Among her film credits are "Johnny Greyeyes," "Little Indians" and "Smudge." Other panelists will include Moses Brings Plenty, actor/performer; Sheila Rocha, playwright/director; Rich Barea, actor/performer; and John Belindo, actor/performer.

Sponsors of the festival include Native American Studies at UNO, the Native American Speakers Series, the Journal of Religion & Film, the UNO Film Society, the UNO Department of English, the Goodrich Program and the UNO College of Arts and Sciences.

For more information, contact Beth Ritter at 554.3376, Barbara Robins at 554.3326 or Kathy Cox Schwartz at 554.2628.

Inter-Tribal Student Council Pow Wow April 15

The UNO campus will be filled with Native-American spirit Saturday, April 15, during the eighth annual pow wow event, which will run from noon to 6 p.m. at Sapp Fieldhouse.

The Grand Entry will begin at noon, and dinner will be served at 3:30 p.m. in the Milo Bail Student Center Food Court. The event is free and open to the public. Registration for participating dancers and vendors will begin at 10 a.m. The first four drums to register will receive $100.

Native-American dance, drum groups and singing are among the activities planned for the pow wow. It will feature the participation of the following individuals from their designated tribes:

- Jeramie Colvin (Seminole) and Julia Wolf (Omaha), master and mistress of ceremonies;

- Lance Knudsen (Omaha), arena director;

- Ruben Zendejas (Omaha), hoop dancer;

- Thomas Hinman (Ponca), head boy;

- Shelly Hernandez (Omaha), head girl;

- Kristina Cantu (Omaha/Ponca), pow wow princess;

- Soldier Boys, host northern drum;

- Craig Cleveland Jr. (Winnebago), head singer;

- Young Generation, host southern drum;

- Neal Sheridan Jr. (Omaha), head singer; and

- Warrior Society, color guard.

The pow wow is being sponsored by the UNO Inter-Tribal Student Council and Native American Studies at UNO, and the Nebraska Arts Council.

The Crop to Promote National Poetry Month

April is National Poetry Month. The Crop, a student organization in the Writer's Workshop at UNO, has planned several campus activities in conjunction with the event.

The group's main project is titled "Poetsmatter." In order to bring attention to poetry, members of The Crop will ‘smatter' bulletin boards and kiosks on campus with short poems.

On Wednesday, April 19, The Crop – in collaboration with the UNO Department of English – will host a poetry reading from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. outside the Milo Bail Student Center (MBSC). Students and faculty will read a poem or two from one of their favorite authors. The rain location is the MBSC Fireplace Lounge.

On Thursday, April 20, The Crop will host sidewalk chalkings in which students will be invited to create poetry on the sidewalks outside and around University Library and the Milo Bail Student Center from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.

For more information, contact Catharine Dixon at

2006 HPER Banquet April 21

The UNO School of Health, Physical Education and Recreation (HPER) will host the 2006 HPER Banquet Friday, April 21. The event, designed to celebrate the students and their accomplishments of the past year, will be held at Anthony's Restaurant, 72nd and F St. 

Helping to plan the banquet are the presidents of the various student organizations within the UNO School of HPER. Reservations are due by Friday, April 14. Tickets are $19 for reservations made April 10-14.

For more information or to make reservations, contact Beverly Sutherland or Becky Scronce in 207 HPER, or call 554.2670.

Maverick Watch

MavericksGo 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…

Tuesday, April 11
- Softball vs. Northwest Missouri State
Claussen-Westgate Field, 8121 D. St.
3 and 5 p.m. (double header)

Friday, April 14
- Baseball vs. Minnesota Duluth
The Ballpark at Boys Town, 137th and West Dodge Road
Noon and 3 p.m. (double header)

Saturday, April 15
- Baseball vs. Minnesota Duluth
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