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New UNO Student Representatives

photo by Tim Fitzgerald

Michael White and Alexander Williams (left to right) were sworn in Jan. 16 as UNO's new student representatives. Williams is the new student body president/regent, while White serves as Student Government vice president.

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University of Omaha coeds take part in a 1915 Sigma Chi Omicron initiation ceremony.

This Week in Campus History

On Jan. 29, 1982, Helen Hudson - an Australian-born professional singer and song writer - performed at UNO. Hudson's concert took place in the Student Center Ballroom and included country, cabaret, modern and folk music. The UNO Student Programming Organization sponsored the free event, which was held from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., and encouraged the audience to bring lunches.

Date: Jan. 29, 1982
Source: The Weekly Communicator
Compiled by Criss 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

Nancy Lopez to Keynote at Women's Walk Luncheon

World Golf Hall of Fame member Nancy Lopez, who won 48 tournaments during her LPGA career, will be the keynote speaker at this year's Diet Pepsi/Women's Walk Kick-off Luncheon. The Tuesday, March 6, event at the DoubleTree Hotel is open to the public.

"We are very fortunate and excited to have Nancy Lopez join us for this year's event," UNO senior woman administrator Rose Shires said. "She is known as a fierce and focused competitor who is a great role model for all athletes."

The Diet Pepsi Women's Walk, now entering its 22nd year, has raised nearly $3 million for scholarships for female student-athletes. This year's event will also feature a Nebraska Medical Center women's health fair.

Lopez will speak at the 11:30 a.m. luncheon and will conduct clinics at the Chili Greens Dome that afternoon.

The First National Bank luncheon will feature the induction of Linda Aust, Nancy Witted and Virginia Klug into the Women's Walk Hall of Honor.

Tickets for the luncheon are $55 per person or $500 for a table of 10. The demonstration clinic, set from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. at the Chili Greens Dome, costs $25 and requires advanced registration. Reservations for the events may be made by calling the UNO Athletic Office at 554.2533.

Lopez sprung onto the women's golf scene as a 21-year-old rookie in 1978 and won nine events - including a record five in a row - and captured the tour's rookie of the year, player of the year and Vare Trophy honors.  She went on to record 48 tournament titles, including three LPGA championships, with career earnings of $5.3 million. 

She retired from tournament golf in 2002 but, in 2005, captained the U.S. Solheim Cup team to a three-point victory over the European team.

HR Seminar Series Continues Feb. 9 with Asset Allocation

With so much information available today, it is often difficult to know what approach to take when saving for retirement. For planning assistance, join Human Resources Friday, Feb. 9, at their next informative seminar on "Developing an Asset Allocation Strategy."

The session will be held from 10 to 11 a.m. in the Milo Bail Student Center U Mon Hon Room (third floor). Find out how you can develop a plan that will work for you.

The seminar will discuss the following topics:
- Asset allocation;
- Volatility of investments;
- Benefit of managed portfolios; and
- Hows and whys of rebalancing a portfolio.

The seminars are scheduled monthly from September through April. Topics will include personal financial management, social security and retirement planning. All seminars are open to interested faculty and staff.

For more information, contact Esther Scarpello at 554.3660.

COS Open Lab Session Planned for Grant Writers

The next Community of Science (COS) open lab session will be held Tuesday, Jan. 23, at 9 a.m. in Room 207 of Criss Library.

The Office of Sponsored Programs and Research hosts these monthly hour-long sessions to demonstrate the various online resources available to faculty and graduate students through COS. Reservations are not required.

For more information, contact Nancy Schlesiger at 554.2286.

Nebraska Humanities Council Brown Bag Jan. 23

The UNO community is invited to attend a brown bag session Tuesday, Jan. 23, when Mary Yager, program officer with the Nebraska Humanities Council (NHC), will present information about the NHC's grants and programs. The informal session is hosted by Sponsored Programs and Research (SPR) and will be held in the Milo Bail Student Center Council Room from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

The session is particularly important for individuals who are planning to submit a proposal to the NHC for the spring or summer deadlines. Attendees are invited to bring their lunch and enjoy beverages and desserts provided by SPR.

Reservations are not required. For more information, contact SPR at 554.2286.

Faculty Mini-Grants Available for Urban Youth Projects

Based on funding from the Midwest Consortium for Service Learning in Higher Education (MCSLHE), the Service Learning Academy (SLA) is offering faculty mini-grants to 13 faculty members who will join the Servicing Urban Youth Project and develop courses for fall 2007 with partnering youth-serving community partners.

Orientation for this project will be held Tuesday, Jan. 23, from 3 to 4 p.m. in the Milo Bail Student Center Gallery Room (MBSC). To register, send an e-mail to or call 554.6019.

The project involves an intergenerational community dialogue, scheduled for March, and will be followed by a collaborative, community-based planning session. For more information about applying for a Serving Urban Youth Project faculty mini-grant, visit the SLA Web site at or contact Carlynn Hartman-Kurtz at 554.2712 or

Massage, Dance Lessons and Yoga Available at HPER

Campus Recreation and the Wellness Stampede will offer massage, dance lessons and instructional yoga this semester in the Health, Physical Education and Recreation (HPER) Building.

Sessions will be offered according to the following schedules:

Chair Massage
When: Third Friday of the month. (Exception: March 16 session will be held March 23.)  The first session of the spring semester is set for Friday, Jan. 18, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Cost: $10 per 15 minutes or $20 for two time slots. Register in 100 HPER. Walk-ins will be accepted if time permits.
Massage Therapist: Andrea Porter, licensed massage therapist.

Instructional Yoga
When: Session One (six classes) will be held Jan. 22 through Feb. 26 on Mondays from 5:30 to 7 p.m. in 230 HPER.
Cost: $15 for students, $20 for faculty/staff activity cardholders and $25 for general public/non-activity cardholders.
Instructor: Amy C. Anderson, certified instructor through the Omaha Yoga and Bodywork Center.

Swing and Latin Dance Lessons
When: Sundays from Feb. 11 to March 4.  Swing meets from 2 to 3 p.m. and Latin from 3 to 4 p.m.  All classes will be held in HPER.
Cost: Activity cardholders - $15 for the first person, $13 for a friend. Non-activity cardholders - $18 for the first person, $15 for a friend. Add $5 more per person if you sign up for both classes.
Instructor: Marty Hebert, who has taught for years at various locations in the Omaha-area.

Maverick Wrestling to Air on NET2

MavericksThe 2006 defending national champions and their coach, Mike Denney, can expect plenty of competition from NCAA Division III wrestling powerhouse Augsburg Friday, Jan. 26, at the Sapp Fieldhouse. The UNO vs. Augsburg match up will air live at 7 p.m. on NET2.

Torri Pantaleon will call the mat action, with color commentary provided by R.J. Nebe.

"Maverick Wrestling" is a production of UNO Television for broadcast on NET2. NET2 is part of NET Television, a service of NET. For a complete program schedule, visit NET's Web site ( and click on Television.

Discount Available to Omaha Symphony Pops Series

The Omaha Symphony is offering a 20 percent discount on tickets to UNO students, faculty and staff interested in attending the symphony's Pops Series concert featuring UNO alumna Karrin Allyson. The discount is available on tickets to the performances set for Friday through Sunday, Feb. 16-18, at the Holland Performing Arts Center.

To order tickets, visit and enter the promo code "enote." The discount is valid on tickets purchased by 5 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 14.

A force on the jazz music scene since 1992, Allyson has recorded 10 CDs - including her most recent, Grammy®-nominated effort, "Footprints" - and has been compared to jazz legends Ella Fitzgerald and Shirley Horn. For more information about Allyson, visit

For more information about the concert and future Omaha Symphony events, visit or call 342.3560.

Writing Center Spring Hours Announced

Spring hours are officially under way at the UNO Writing Center. In addition to the main Writing Center, located in 150 Arts and Sciences Hall (ASH), members of the campus community can visit a Writing Center Satellite in Criss Library or access an online Writing Center via the Web.

The spring hours for each location are listed below:

Writing Center (150 ASH)
- Monday through Thursday
9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
(Closed Wednesdays from 3 to 4 p.m.)

- Friday
9 a.m. to noon
Walk-ins are accepted on first-come, first-served basis, or individuals can book appointments at

Writing Center Online (
- Sunday
6 to 10 p.m.

- Monday through Wednesday
7 to 9 p.m.

Writing Center at the Library (first floor)
- Monday through Thursday
12:30 to 3:30 p.m.

For more information, contact Connie Eberhart, director of the UNO Writing Center, at 554.3322 or

Maverick Watch

Go Mavs! Support your Mavericks by attending their home events.


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

inPlay, located downtown at 15th and Cuming St., will offer free parking and shuttle service from its parking lot to the Qwest Center Omaha for all UNO home hockey games in the 2006-07 season. Shuttle service is available for all UNO hockey fans, but a shuttle ticket is required to receive free transportation. Tickets will be available for fans at the counter inside inPlay.

At home this week...

Thursday, Jan. 25
-Women's Basketball vs. Augustana
Sapp Fieldhouse
6 p.m.

-Men's Basketball
Sapp Fieldhouse
8 p.m.

Friday, Jan. 26
-Swimming and Diving vs. Nebraska
Health, Physical Education and Recreation Building (HPER) pool
5:30 p.m.

-Wrestling vs. Augsburg
Sapp Fieldhouse
7 p.m.

-Hockey vs. Northern Michigan
Qwest Center, 455 N. 10th St.
7:05 p.m.

Saturday, Jan. 27
-Swimming and Diving vs. Northern Iowa
HPER pool
2 p.m.

-Tennis vs. (Alumni Match)
Hanscom Park, 3200 Ed Creighton Ave.
6 p.m.

-Hockey vs. Northern Michigan
Qwest Center, 455 N. 10th St.
7:05 p.m.

For more information about UNO Athletics, visit the Web at