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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

Department of Music to Host Honors Recital April 13

In conjunction with Honors Month, the UNO Department of Music will host its second annual UNO Honors Recital Thursday, April 13. The event will be held in the Strauss Performing Arts Center Recital Hall beginning at 7:30 p.m. Admission is free and open to the public.

The UNO Honors Recital was established in 2005 to recognize talented UNO students-musicians who excel on the concert stage and in the classroom. To be eligible for this honor, students must possess a cumulative 3.0 GPA or higher and audition for a panel comprised of UNO music faculty. The best of those performances are then selected to perform at the UNO Honors Recital.

The following students will be showcased at the 2006 Honors Recital: Diana Arp, guitar; Britania Corbett, soprano; Jason Domonkos, percussion; Anna Hall, flute; Erika Jeck, piccolo; Brent Lndaman, trumpet; Michael Pollock, marimba; Sara Renner, oboe; Michael Shuman, piano; and Alex Wimmer, percussion.

"The UNO Department of Music is proud to honor these talented young musician-scholars during UNO Honors Month and applauds them for their outstanding achievement in music performance and academic excellence," said Christine Beard, assistant professor of flute and coordinator of woodwind studies at UNO.

For more information, contact Dr. Beard at 554.2685.

University of New Orleans Student to Speak at UNO

A student from the University of New Orleans will discuss what life on her campus is like post Hurricanes Katrina and Rita in a series of events set for April 13-14 at UNO.

Chevita Phifer will be the keynote speaker at UNO's annual Greek Week Banquet Friday, April 14. The event will be held at 5:30 p.m. in the Milo Bail Student Center Ballroom.

The UNO Greek Week Planning Committee has adopted the "UNO to UNO Hurricane Relief Project" as its philanthropy during Greek Week 2006, which is under way through April 14. In the fall of 2005, UNO students, faculty and staff launched the "UNO to UNO Hurricane Relief Project," a sustained fund-raising effort aimed at providing relief to their colleagues at the University of New Orleans.

All funds raised by the Nebraska UNO during the course of the year will be earmarked for a recovery fund established by Tim Ryan, chancellor of the Louisiana UNO, for members of his university community who lost everything.

Throughout Greek Week, students will be selling raffle tickets and "UNO to UNO" bracelets, as well as hosting a silent auction.

Phifer will be honored at a reception Thursday, April 14, from 1 to 3 p.m. in the Student Organizations and Leadership Programs Office. All interested UNO faculty, staff and students are invited to attend.

The 2006 Greek Week Banquet is the culmination of a week of competitive events in the Greek community.

For more information, call 554.2711.

Chancellor Belck to Address Faculty Senate Today

The UNO Faculty Senate will meet today, 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.

Book Fair April 17-19 at University Library

University Library and the UNO Honors Program will host a "buy one, get one free" book fair April 17-19. The UNO Honors Program is an associate sponsor of the event.

For every item purchased, customers can choose a second book of equal or lesser value for free. Proceeds will benefit the UNO Library Juvenile Collection. The book fair schedule is listed below.

Monday, April 1
5 to 9 p.m.

Tuesday and Wednesday, April 18-19
10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

"The campus community has been so supportive of the book fair every year that we wanted to find a way to say thank you. The ‘buy one, get one free' sale is a great opportunity for the campus," said Steve Shorb, dean of University Library. "We're pleased to work with the UNO Honors Program on this spring event."

The UNO Honors Program supports Liberty Elementary School, and books may be purchased and donated to the school's program.

University Library is also holding a contest to celebrate the book fair. Those who stop by the library between now and April 13 can guess how many marshmallow Peeps are in a jar. Four winners will receive a $25 gift certificate to spend at the book fair.

For more information, contact event organizer Melissa Cast at 554.3130 or

Spring Dialogue on Volunteerism April 19

The UNO circle of Omicron Delta Kappa will host a spring dialogue titled "Volunteer: Your Community, Your Help" Wednesday, April 19. The event will be held from 5:45 to 7:30 p.m. in the Milo Bail Student Center Chancellor's Room.

The discussion will focus on volunteerism efforts in the metropolitan community. The following people will serve as panelists:
- Scot Adams, Catholic Charities;
- Ellen Freeman-Wakefield, Heartland Family Services;
- Todd Landry, Child Saving Institute;
- Roger Lewis, Children's Hospital;
- Paul Sather, UNO Service-Learning Academy; and
- Sarah Price, Make-A-Wish Foundation.

Omicron Delta Kappa is a national leadership honor society. Refreshments will be served.

For more information, contact Nicole Sturzenegger at or Carmen Mattes at

2006 UNO Benefits Fair April 20

Working at UNO is a good deal.

To learn more, plan on attending the 2006 UNO Benefits Fair. The event will be held Thursday, April 20, from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Milo Bail Student Center Ballroom. All faculty and staff are invited to attend.

"The fair is a great opportunity to learn more about the fringe benefits associated with being a UNO employee," said Esther Scarpello, manager of benefits in human resources at UNO.

Participating vendors include Blue Cross Blue Shield, Care Mark, Eye Med, Fidelity, TIAA-CREF, the Social Security Administration, the UNO Employee Assistance Program and Human Resources.

Student Health Services (SHS) will also offer preventive health screenings at the fair. Free blood pressure screenings will be available. SHS also will offer screens for cholesterol and diabetes from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. on a walk-in basis. No appointments are necessary. Both screens require a fast (abstaining from food and drink) for 12 hours. The cost is $15.

Refreshments will be served. For more information, contact Scarpello at 554.3660.

Liver Transplant Recipient to Promote Organ Donation April 20

A 23-year-old organ recipient will share his story with UNO students at an event Thursday, April 20, to help raise awareness of the need for organ donation.

Brian Holcomb of Payson, Utah, who received a liver in the fall of 2004, is president of the Utah chapter of Donor Dudes. This is a student-run organization created by Chris Klug, a 2002 Olympic snowboarding bronze medalist and liver transplant recipient.

The event is part of a national organ donor awareness campaign created by five public relations students from the UNO School of Communication. The team, in conjunction with the Nebraska Organ Recovery System, plans to launch the first Students for Organ Donation chapter in Nebraska.

"In order for Nebraskans to continue to benefit from organ donation, our campaign must educate students and show them how register and become a donor," said Erika Berg, project leader.

The team's slogan, "License to Give: We Card," stresses the importance of becoming an organ donor. Team members are asking students and faculty to show proof of organ donor registration to enter the April 20 event. Those who are not organ donors can sign a donor card at the event in order to participate.

Holcomb's speech will begin at 10:15 a.m. in the Milo Bail Student Center Nebraska Room. Following the speech, students will compete in an organ donation rendition of the "Jeopardy" game. Refreshments will be served.

Research shows that people age 18 to 25 are most receptive to organ donation. The team's campaign targets this age group.

The UNO students are entering their campaign in a national competition sponsored by the Rowan University chapter of the Public Relations Student Society of America.

For more information, contact Sally Gutschow, media relations director, at 712.253.4862 or

Symposium Call for Papers

The University of Nebraska-Lincoln (UNL) International Quilt Study Center will sponsor a symposium titled "Traditions and Trajectories: Education and the Quiltmaker" March 1-3, 2007. The deadline for paper and panel proposals is Aug. 15, 2006. Details and guidelines are available at the symposium Web site at

For more information, contact Kathy Moore, symposium coordinator, at 402.472.7232, ext. 1.

CWS General Admission Ticket Booklets On Sale

The 2006 College World Series (CWS) is set for June 16-26 at Rosenblatt Stadium in Omaha. CWS general admission ticket booklets are currently on sale in the UNO Athletic Department. The cost is $60 for a booklet of 10 tickets while supplies last.

To purchase a booklet or for more information, contact Geri Backora at 554.2506 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.

GLBTQ Dialogue April 13

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 Thursday, April 13. The event will be held from noon to 1 p.m. in the Milo Bail Student Center Gallery Room.

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

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.

Public and Nonprofit Job Fair April 19

Career Exploration and Outreach will host a Public and Nonprofit Job Fair Wednesday, April 19. The event will be held from 10:30 a.m. until 1:30 p.m. in the Milo Bail Student Center Ballroom. Representatives from local and national organizations will be available to discuss employment and volunteer opportunities with students and alumni.

For more information about the fair and other services offered by Career Exploration and Outreach, call 554.3672, or stop by 211 Eppley Administration Building.

OWH Writer to Speak at Journalism Conference

the nameHenry Cordes, an award-winning reporter with the Omaha World-Herald, will be the featured speaker at the UNO School of Communication's annual high school journalism conference Wednesday, April 19.

Cordes will present "Why Journalism Is a Great Gig" at 12:30 p.m. in the W.H. and Dorothy Thompson Alumni Center's Bootstrapper Hall. UNO students, staff and faculty members are welcome to attend.

Cordes is a senior reporter for the Omaha World-Herald. The 1981 Central High School graduate and 1985 UNO journalism graduate is in his 25th year at the paper. He worked his first four years in sports and has since covered crime, courts, politics, the military and the Legislature, including six years as the paper's bureau chief in Lincoln. He has won numerous state awards and is a two-time winner of the Thomas C. Sorensen Award for Nebraska's most-distinguished journalism.

The program also will include a recognition ceremony for the winners of a high school journalism and broadcasting contest sponsored by the UNO School of Communication.

For more information, contact Sherrie Wilson at 554.3677 or

Application Deadline for Cyber Corps Scholarships April 21

Applications for the National Science Foundation (NSF) Cyber Corps Scholarship for Service (SFS) at UNO are due Friday, April 21.

This program provides scholarship funding in exchange for service at a federal agency as an information assurance professional. While participants complete their studies, they will gain practical experience working with a federal agency as a summer intern. Once they graduate, their hands-on experience in information assurance at a federal agency will continue as they serve in a full-time position in the federal government.

Student participants receive scholarship funding for up to two years in exchange for service at a federal agency for the period equivalent to the length of the scholarship or one year, whichever is longer.

Application materials and instructions on how to apply are available at

Full program details are available at

Smokers Sought for UNMC Exercise Study

Smokers are sought for an exercise study to be conducted at the University of Nebraska Medical Center (UNMC) and UNO.

UNMC researchers will evaluate the effect of exercise training on insulin sensitivity in smokers who have elevated blood sugar levels. Subjects will participate in eight weeks of exercise at the Center for Healthy Living at UNMC or the Health, Physical Education and Recreation Building at UNO.

If you are a smoker between the ages of 19 and 65 in good general health who doesn't exercise on a regular basis, you may be eligible to participate. Interested individuals will be offered a fasting blood sugar test at no cost to determine if they are eligible for the study.

For more information, contact the study coordinator at 559.3458 or