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On Jan. 9, 1951 The Gateway facetiously recommended draft-dodging techniques for those concerned about being drafted into the Korean War. Advice included: "develop back trouble" because such pains were very difficult to prove or disprove. Although flat feet were also a possibility, the military had acquired supports for flat-footed soldiers crafted from steel. A criminal record was helpful, as well, because: "the services aren't too interested in sticky-fingered boys with ignition jumpers in their pockets." The Gateway admitted, however, that the most effective and only fail-safe way to avoid the draft was to enlist in armed service of your choice.

Date: Jan. 9, 1951
Source: The Gateway
Compiled by University Library Archives

Gail Baker

A Job Well Done

by Beverly Newsam

Recognition is often shown in a variety of ways - from a pat on the back, to a high-five or just a simple "way to go." Gail Baker's kudos are in the form of a golden statuette known as an Emmy. ...continue

Cut-off Date Announced for 2006 Gift Receipts

The final day the University of Nebraska Foundation will be able to process a receipt for gifts made in December 2006 is Tuesday, Jan. 9.

Any checks dated and postmarked in December must be forwarded to the foundation's home office in Lincoln to ensure receipt before Jan. 9.

All checks - including 2007 gifts - should be forwarded to the foundation immediately. Any checks received after Jan. 9 will be receipted in 2007.

For more information, contact Jason D. Kennedy at 402.472.2151.

Mav-Rec Group Ex Classes Kick Off Next Week

Campus Recreation and the Wellness Stampede have teamed up to host a variety of group exercise classes this spring at UNO.

All Mav-Rec classes will be held in the Health, Physical Education and Recreation (HPER) Building. Group Ex classes are free to all current Campus Recreation activity cardholders and students.

Introduction classes will be held Jan. 8-12 according to the following schedule:

Monday
- Cardio Sculpt
Noon to 12:45 p.m.
100 Health, Physical Education and Recreation (HPER) Building
Andrea

- Butts ‘n' Guts ‘n' Stuff
6:40 to 7:30 p.m.
110 HPER
Jason

Tuesday
- Pilates
Noon to 12:50 p.m.
230 HPER
Jeannie

- Fitness Yoga
3 to 4 p.m.
230 HPER
Rachel

- Mav Pump
7 to 7:50 a.m.
230 HPER
Jason

Wednesday
- Aqua Lunch
Noon to 12:45 p.m.
HPER Pool
Kayla

- Beginning Pilates
5:15 to 6:15 p.m.
230 HPER
Adrienne

- Cardio Crunch 40/20
6:40 to 7:40 p.m.
230 HPER
Seletha

Thursday
- A Quick 30
11:30 a.m. to Noon
110 HPER
Liz

- Mav Pump
Noon to 12:45 p.m.
112 HPER
Liz

- Pilates
Noon to 12:50 p.m.
230 HPER
TBA

- Turbo Kick
5:30 to 6:30 p.m.
110 HPER
Lily

To access the full Spring Mav-Rec Group Ex Weekly Schedule, click on the following links:

Spring Group Ex Schedule

Spring Pilates and Yoga Schedule

Classes will not be held Jan. 15 and March 12-18.

To have a schedule faxed or mailed to your office, call University Affairs at 554.2358. For more information, contact Dave Daniels at 554.2008.

Masters and Music Series Continues Jan. 14

"Art, Music and the Spiritual," the next installment in the Masters and Music series at UNO, will be held Sunday, Jan. 14. The event will begin at 5 p.m. in the UNO Art Gallery.

The series, which is sponsored by Friends of Art, blends artistic imagery and musical composition. The Jan. 14 installment will feature artist Steve Joy and pianist Hal France, music director of the BlueBarn Music Festival.

Joy will discuss "Is it Possible to Make Secular Icon Paintings in the 21C?". His work is based on 10th-15th century icon paintings. Using these medieval Orthodox icons, he will explore traditional values in painting and relate these to modern practices and his contemporary creations. France will echo that discussion with a performance and discussion on "How Composers Express The Divine." Using musical examples from a variety of times and styles, France will take a glimpse at how music has expressed the divine in history. With the works of Bach, Handel, Messiaen, Gorecki, Part, Ellington, Brubeck and others, he will demonstrate a range of evocative expressions in music.

The UNO Art Gallery is located on the first floor of the Weber Fine Arts Building. The presentation will be followed by a reception with the artists. Tickets are $15 per person and $3 for students with ID. All proceeds will benefit the Friends of Art Scholarship Fund. Friends of Art is a support group for the UNO Department of Art and Art History.

For more information or to make a reservation, call Shari Hofschire at 554.2402.

In addition to France's Jan. 14 talk, he will also be teaching a course in the UNO Department of Music starting this January. "Opera Then and Now" will meet Tuesday evenings from 7 to 9:30 p.m. in 105 Strauss Performing Arts Center. It is open to community participants for a $75 registration fee. For more information, contact Shellie Hardin at 554.2177.

Fidelity Representative on Campus Jan. 26

Fidelity representative Chad Anderson will be in Omaha Friday, Jan. 26, for individual counseling sessions from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Call 1.800.642.7131 to schedule an appointment with Anderson.

In the News

In the News

- Gail Baker, dean of the College of Communication, Fine Arts and Media, was quoted in the Dec. 14 edition of the Omaha Star and the Dec. 13 edition of the Herald (Alliance, Neb.). The articles highlighted an Emmy Award Dr. Baker recently received for a documentary she helped produce about the Chicago Defender.

- John Crank, criminology and criminal justice, was quoted in the Dec. 18 edition of the Omaha World-Herald about gun crime control in Nebraska.

- Jerry Deichert, Center for Public Affairs Research, was quoted in the Dec. 22 edition of the Omaha World-Herald about the population growth in Nebraska.

- Charles Alan Johanningsmeier, English, was cited in the Nov. 17 edition of the Midlands Business Journal. The article announced Dr. Johanningsmeier's receipt of a Fulbright Scholar grant.

- Burch Kealey, accounting, was featured in the Dec. 16 edition of the Omaha World-Herald, the Dec. 17 edition of the Star-Herald (Scottsbluff, Neb.) and the Dec. 17 edition of the Journal (Sioux City, Iowa). The articles focused on Dr. Kealey's research and development of an Internet tool used for searching financial filings.

- Sam Walker, professor emeritus of criminal justice, was quoted in the Dec. 22 edition of USA Today about the need for a national crime commission.

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.

In Print

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.

On Stage

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.

On Exhibit

"UNO Studio Art Faculty Exhibition 2007" Opens Jan. 12

The UNO Art Gallery will present "UNO Studio Art Faculty Exhibition 2007" Jan. 12-Feb. 17, with an opening reception set for Friday, Jan. 12, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.

"UNO Studio Art Faculty Exhibition 2007" will feature 22 artists (full- and part-time faculty) from the Department of Art and Art History in the UNO College of Communication, Fine Arts and Media. The exhibition will focus on the process and practice of art making.

To augment the mission of the Department of Art and Art History to prepare students for a professional life in fine arts, each artist's work will be accompanied by an artist statement discussing their influences and artistic methods. Artists also are urged to include sketches and inspirations for their works to illustrate the creative process.

Participating artists include Jody Boyer, Larry Bradshaw, Gary Day, Carole DeBuse, Wanda Ewing, Mark Gilbert, David Helm, Alisa (Al) Holen, Susan McGilvrey, Russ Nordman, Bonnie O'Connell, Nicholas Pella, Dan Perry, Matt Peterson, Caroline Schmitz, Doug Schroder, Barbara Schroeder, Henry Serenco, Barbara Simcoe, Bryce Speed, Lori Tatreau and Frances Thurber.

The UNO Art Gallery is located on the first floor of the Weber Fine Arts Building. The exhibitions are free, handicapped accessible and open to the public. Gallery hours are Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday from noon to 4 p.m.; Thursday from noon to 8 p.m.; and Saturday from 1 to 4 p.m.

For more information, call 554.2796.

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.