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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, 1971, The Gateway reported that the Kinks had cancelled their April 17 Omaha Civic Auditorium rock concert due to the illness of lead singer Rick Davies. The UNO Student Activities Association, sponsor of the event, planned to bill the Kinks for expenses incurred promoting the concert. It was hoped that with the money saved from the Kinks cancellation another concert could be organized in the near future, perhaps highlighting Van Morrison or Kool & the Gang.

Date: April 14, 1971
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

Public Forum for IS&T Dean Candidate April 27

UNO faculty, staff and students will have the opportunity to meet a candidate for the position of dean of the UNO College of Information Science and Technology (IS&T) at a public forum set for Thursday, April 27.

The forum, which will feature candidate Hesham Ali, will be held from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. in The University of Nebraska Peter Kiewit Institute atrium.

Dr. Ali is a professor of computer science and the associate dean for academic affairs at the UNO College of IS&T. He received his Ph.D. in computer science from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.

David Hinton, dean of the UNO College of IS&T, will retire this spring after more than 34 years of service to the university.

For more information, contact Leah Pietron, search committee member and associate professor of information systems and quantitative analysis, at 554.2801 or

"UNO to UNO" End of Year T-Shirt Sale

As the spring semester comes to a close, the UNO campus community has one more opportunity to help the University of New Orleans campus community recover from the aftermath of Hurricanes Katrina and Rita.

In the fall of 2005, students, staff and faculty at the University of Nebraska at Omaha (UNO) 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 (UNO).

T-shirts bearing the "UNO to UNO Hurricane Relief Project" mark are on sale for $5 through the end of the spring semester in University Affairs, 108 Eppley Administration Building.

The T-shirts also will be sold outside the UNO Bookstore according to the following schedule:

Today, April 24
11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Thursday, April 27
Time TBA

All funds raised at the Nebraska UNO during the fall and spring semesters 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.

For more information, contact Rita Henry at 554.2779.

Communication Week Celebration Begins

The UNO School of Communication will celebrate Communication Week with a variety of events culminating Thursday, April 27, with the 51st annual Communication Awards Banquet. The schedule is listed below.

Today, April 24
- Native American Studies and Communication: Faculty Research Perspectives
Milo Bail Student Center (MBSC) Gallery Room
1 to 3 p.m.
Bruce Johansen, Teresa Lamsam and Hugh Reilly

Tuesday, April 25
- PRSSA Presentations
PR Campaigns class: "Habitat for Humanity" and "NU Organ and Donor Tissue" Presentations
MBSC Dodge Room
4:30 to 6:30 p.m.
Karen Weber
PowerPoint presentations featuring teams working for Habitat for Humanity and the NU Organ Donor and Tissue program.

Wednesday, April 26
- Interpersonal Conflict Presentations
Interpersonal Conflict Class Service-Learning: "Conflict Coaching Wrap-Up" session for Boys & Girls Clubs members
MBSC Dodge Room
Shereen Bingham
Students will give presentations about their service-learning project at Boys and Girls Clubs of Omaha. The students will discuss their experiences as conflict coaches, what they learned, and what their clients at Boys and Girls Clubs learned about conflict. The event will be interactive with the Club members (ages 13-17) and will include role-playing exercises.

- Technical Communication Presentations
Capstone Course in Technical Communication Presentations
306 Arts and Sciences Hall
6:30 p.m.
Tracy Bridgeford
Nine students from Dr. Bridgeford's course will present their individual portfolios. These portfolios were written and designed for the job market and include work from the five technical communication courses. Six of nine students will be the first recipients of the Graduate Certificate in Technical Communication.

Thursday, April 27
- School of Communication Alumni Panel
MBSC Dodge Room
1 p.m.
Jeremy Lipschultz
Wendy Townley, Cox Communications
Reg Chapman, WNBC-TV
Christine Kasel, Omaha Magazine
Joan Lukas, Leslie Kline Lukas & Associates

- 51st annual Communication Awards Banquet
Scott Conference Center
6 to 9 p.m.

For more information about Communication Week, call 554.2600.

Customer Appreciation Sale Under Way at UNO Bookstore

The UNO Bookstore is hosting a customer appreciation sale through Friday, May 5.

Customers who buy one UNO/Maverick apparel item at regular price will receive the second item at half price.

Bookstore hours during the sale are as follows:

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

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

Saturday, April 29
9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Fitness Center to Host Free Blood Pressure Screening

The Fitness Center will host a free blood pressure screening Tuesday, April 25, from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. It will be held in the Health, Physical Education and Recreation (HPER) Building near the center's bulletin board, located on the first floor. It is open to all faculty, staff and students.

For more information, contact the Exercise Physiology Lab at 554.3221.

"Religion and Social Movements" Class to Host Activists

Pamela Jean Owens' "Religion and Social Movements" class will welcome several civil rights and peace activist speakers to campus April 25 and May 4. Both events, which will be held in 210 Arts and Sciences Hall (ASH), are open to the public.

On Tuesday, April 25, Omaha natives Peg Gallagher and Virginia Walsh will discuss their long lives of activism for causes of peace and justice. It will be held from 2:30 to 3:45 p.m.

Gallagher was awarded the first "Woman of Wisdom" award by the Program for Women and Successful Aging (PWSA) in 2005 and is an active member of Nebraskans for Peace, as well as many other justice-oriented groups. Walsh has worked in numerous justice campaigns and, most recently, traveled to Texas to participate in last summer's encampment at Crawford, Texas, while Cindy Shehan was attempting to obtain a meeting with President Bush.

On Thursday, May 4, in lieu of a final exam, the class will host Evelyn Zysman and Edna Lloyd for a final discussion of topics from the semester and a celebration of the students' own research. It will be held from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m.

Zysman, who turned 95 last year, is a longtime member of the Social Justice Committee at Temple Israel and helped launch Omaha's first Head Start program in the 1960s. She was recently awarded the Shirley Waskel Award for the Advancement of Women for her lifelong commitment to civil rights and women's rights. Zysman was an undergraduate at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and received her master's degree in social work in the 1930s.

Lloyd will share stories she remembers hearing from her great-grandfather, who was brought to America from Africa on a slave ship, endured the horrors of slavery and lived into old age as a free man. Along with Zysman, she will tell of the many campaigns for justice in which she has participated.

For more information or to reserve a seat for one of the sessions, contact Dr. Owens at 554.3929 or

Library Day at the Ballpark! Set for April 29

Join University Library in cheering on the UNO Mavericks baseball team Saturday, April 29, at "Library Day at the Ballpark!". Stop by the library booth at the doubleheader to receive a goody bag and a coupon to waive an existing library fine. Some restrictions apply, visit the Web at for details.

The Mavs will take on the University of North Dakota at noon and 3 p.m. at The Ballpark at Boys Town, 137th and West Dodge Road.

"We'd like to see the bleachers full, so we're waiving library fines for all in attendance" said Steve Shorb, dean of University Library. For more information, contact the circulation desk at 554.3206 or

"Talking History" to Feature Samuel Walker

Samuel Walker, emeritus professor of criminal justice at UNO, will be featured on "Talking History" this week.

"Talking History" is a nationally syndicated 30-minute weekly radio interview program sponsored by the Organization of American Historians. It is syndicated on the Public Radio Satellite System and airs overseas on the "Voice of America."

Dr. Walker's interview on presidents and civil liberties will also be available as a podcast and archived on the Web at

Book Order Reminder for Summer and Fall Courses

The UNO Bookstore would like to remind all faculty who have not yet submitted their Course Materials Adoptions for summer and fall semesters to please do so as soon as possible.

"The earlier that we have adoption forms in hand, the more used books we can obtain from the students through buyback, which begins Wednesday, April 26," said Scott Dickey, course materials manager at UNO.

For questions regarding buyback or your textbook adoption, contact Scott Dickey at 554.2541 or

"The Learning Horizon" Workshop Set for May 15

Faculty Development, Information Technology Services (ITS) and the UNO College of Education will host a day-long workshop titled "The Learning Horizon: Shining the Light on Instruction and Technology" Monday, May 15. The event will be held from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. in the Milo Bail Student Center and is open to all UNO faculty and graduate assistants.

The workshop will include opening and lunch plenary and breakout sessions. Breakout sessions will be offered in four tracks: instructional design, assessment, technology tools and knowing your learner.

Lunch will be provided, and a door prize drawing for an iPod Nano will be conducted at the end of the day. For more information on the breakout sessions, visit the Web at

To sign up for workshop:
- Go to;
- On the left panel, select "Training Tools" > "Training Registration" > and "UNO";
- Click on the triangle next to the "Learning Horizon Workshop";
- Select the date, and check for a reminder e-mail;
- Enter your SAP personnel number (this is the five-digit number on your picture ID and paycheck statement);
- Click "Sign Up," and then click "Ok" to confirm your personnel number; and
- Add the class to your calendar when you receive the e-mail confirming this registration.

If you have problems registering, contact ITS Customer Services at 554.HELP (554.4357).

SPR to Host COS Information Session

The next Community of Science (COS) information session will be held Wednesday, May 3, at 2 p.m. in Room 207 of University Library.

The Office of Sponsored Programs and Research (SPR) hosts these monthly hour-long sessions to provide information to faculty and graduate students about the various on-line resources available through COS. Reservations are not required.

For more information, contact Nancy Schlesiger at 554.2286.

UNO Philosophy Colloquia to Feature Günter Zöller

Günter Zöller, a professor of philosophy at the University of Munich, will speak at UNO today, April 24. His presentation, titled "From Transcendental Wissenschaftslehre: Fichte's Modification of Kant's Idealism," will be held in 310 Arts and Sciences Hall. The event is free and open to the public.

Zöller is a general editor of the Bavarian Academy Edition of Fichte's Collected Works and a member of the Fichte Commission of the Bavarian Academy of Sciences. He taught philosophy for 16 years in the United States, most of them at the University of Iowa, where he also served as chair of the Department of Philosophy. He had a visiting appointment at Princeton University and held research appointments at Brown University, Queen's College, Oxford, the University of Töbingen, Harvard University and the Ecole normale supèèrieure, Paris.

For more information, contact Kathy Cox Schwartz at 554.2628 or

The Philosophy Colloquia Series is sponsored by the Philosophy Program in the UNO Department of Philosophy and Religion. Information on this and other events sponsored by the UNO Department of Philosophy and Religion may be found on the Web at

Department of Music to Celebrate Mozart's Birthday with Tribute

The UNO Chamber Orchestra and Concert Choir will perform a tribute to Mozart Tuesday, April 25, at 7:30 p.m. in the Strauss Performing Arts Center Recital Hall. Tickets are $5 for adults, and $4 for students and seniors.

The UNO Department of Music will celebrate Mozart's 250th birthday with a performance of his Overture to the Marriage of Figaro. The orchestra will also play Grandjany's Symphonic Poem with faculty artists Kathleen Wychulis, harp, and Ross Snyder, horn.

The centerpiece of the program will be Mozart's Requiem. Christopher Stanichar, an assistant professor of music at UNO, will conduct this program. Dr. Stanichar will be joined by the voices of the UNO Concert Choir directed by Scott Miller, and vocal soloists Shannon Salyards, Wendy Eaton, Scott Miller and Derek Parks.

For tickets or more information, call 554.3427.

Retirement Reception for Cheryl Conn April 27

The university community is invited to attend a retirement reception for Cheryl Conn Thursday, April 27. The event will be held from 2 to 4 p.m. in the Milo Bail Student Center Chancellor's Room.

Conn has served as the administrative technician for the UNO Division of Continuing Studies (DCS) for the last eight years. She got her start at UNO 25 years ago in the engineering college and subsequently worked for purchasing, grants accounting, KVNO and facilities management before coming to the DCS.

For more information, call Dave Cassiday at 554.2371.

Host Families Needed for Afghan Education Program Participants

International Studies and Programs (IS&P) is seeking host families for Afghan educators who will be arriving in Omaha May 6.

This group of Afghan school administrators will be participating in a short-term program to enhance their skills in educational leadership, computers and English. Since November 2002, 85 Afghan women educators have participated in similar programs at UNO.

"As you might imagine, Omaha is well-known in Afghanistan," said Charity Stahl, coordinator of the host families for the UNO Afghan Teacher Education Project. "It is known for its excellent partnership in training teachers and is also known for its kind, generous and compassionate people."

To volunteer as a host family, contact Stahl at 554.3168 or

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) Building Biomechanics Laboratory.

The study is investigating the effects of vascular disease on gait, and healthy controls are needed to compare to the disease population. In exchange for their participation, individuals will 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 will 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 continue through the summer.

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

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…

Wednesday, April 26
- Baseball vs. Upper Iowa
The Ballpark at Boys Town, 137th and West Dodge Road
1 and 4 p.m. (double header)

Saturday, April 29
- Baseball vs. North Dakota
The Ballpark at Boys Town, 137th and West Dodge Road
Noon and 3 p.m. (double header)
(Library Day at the Ballpark! event. For details, see the accompanying article elsewhere in this issue.)

Sunday, April 30
- Baseball vs. North Dakota
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