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There's more hockey action this weekend at the Qwest Center Omaha. The Mavericks will host Central Collegiate Hockey Association (CCHA) playoff action Friday through Sunday, March 2-4. See story below for details.

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University of Omaha Fieldhouse interior undergoes construction in 1949.

This Week in Campus History

The March 1951 issue of That You May Know reported that Edward H. Winter, a prominent ceramics artist spoke at a university convocation regarding "Fine Arts and Business." Winter encouraged art students to become a part of their community instead of hermits confined to their studios. He also asserted that artists who wished to start in the Omaha area had as much a chance of becoming famous as if they moved to New York. His enamel on metal work had been showcased in 43 European and American museums. Winter's message to local artists was encouraging: "The artist of today is designing steamships, planes, buses and trains. There is a great future in this profession."

Date: March 1951
Source: That You May Know
Compiled by Criss Library Archives

Black History Month Celebration Concludes with Step Show

Black History Month activities will conclude Monday, Feb. 26, with a performance by the Chieftain Steppers Incorporated. The step show exhibition will be held from noon to 1 p.m. in the Milo Bail Student Center Nebraska Room. It is free and open to the public.

Black History Month at UNO is sponsored by Student Organizations and Leadership Programs, the UNO Department of Black Studies, African American Organization, the American Multicultural Students Agency and a grant by the Nebraska Arts Council.

For more information, call 554.2711.

Faculty/Staff Hockey Nights March 2-4 at Qwest

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It is hockey playoff time in Omaha! Maverick hockey invites all UNO faculty and staff members to the Central Collegiate Hockey Association (CCHA) home playoff series set for Friday through Sunday, March 2-4.

The Mavericks will host the best-of-three first round playoff series. All games will start at 7:05 p.m. at Qwest Center Omaha. The faculty/staff appreciation nights are being sponsored by the UNO Athletic Department.

The discounted faculty/staff price is $10 for all tickets. This offer is only valid through Wednesday, Feb. 28, at 5 p.m. Mention this offer to receive your discounted tickets by visiting the UNO Athletic Ticket Office at Sapp Fieldhouse from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. (weekdays); calling 554.MAVS (6287) or via e-mail at

Other playoff ticket prices are $9 for a child ticket and $3 for UNO students with an ID.

Jeans Sought for National Eating Disorder Awareness Week

It is estimated that one in four female college students suffers from an eating disorder.

In observance of National Eating Disorder Awareness Week (NEDAW), UNO Student Health Services (SHS) and the UNO Women's Resource Center will conduct a jean drive Monday, Feb. 26, through Friday, March 2, on campus.

SHS, located on the first floor of the Milo Bail Student Center, will serve as a drop off site. All jeans will be donated to St. Vincent de Paul.

National Eating Disorder Awareness Week (NEDAW), a nationwide observance sponsored by the National Eating Disorders Association, provides information about the signs, symptoms and treatment of eating disorders.

For more information, contact Nicole Strauch at

Walt Disney College Program Campus Visit Set

A representative from Walt Disney World will be on campus Tuesday and Wednesday, Feb. 27-28, to discuss the Walt Disney College Program. Presentations will be held from 4 to 5 p.m. in the Milo Bail Student Center Dodge Room A.

Learn how you can build your résumé and gain college credit while working (and playing) at Walt Disney World - ranked number one in BusinessWeek's "50 Best Places to Launch a Career." All students are invited to attend.

Visit for more information and to complete an application.

For more information, contact Katie Martikainen, Walt Disney College Program UNO Representative, at 984.4485.

International Cultural Fair and Banquet Planned

International Student Services, a Student Government agency, will host the 35th annual International Cultural Festival - set for Feb. 28 through March 1 and March 3 - at UNO.

Activities will include an International Cultural Fair Wednesday and Thursday, Feb. 28-March 1. This event is free and will include display tables presented by UNO international students from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Milo Bail Student Center (MBSC) Ballroom and Nebraska Room.

The International Banquet will take place Saturday, March 3, at 6:30 p.m. in the MBSC Ballroom. The banquet will include an international dinner and entertainment. A dance, with music provided by DJ Glen Lewis, will follow the banquet in the MBSC Fireplace Lounge until midnight. Tickets are $10 for students with a valid UNO ID, $25 for the general public (including faculty and staff), and $12 for children eight years of age and under. Tickets can be purchased in the MBSC Business Office.

For more information, contact Erin Cron at 554.2711.

Peace Corps Week Feb. 26 through March 2

International Studies and Programs will celebrate Peace Corps Week (Monday, Feb. 26 through Friday, March 2) at UNO in conjunction with International Student Services. Jennifer Marciniak - Peace Corps Recruiting Officer from the Denver Regional Office - along with other returned Peace Corps volunteers, will be on hand to speak with visitors at the Peace Corps table during the International Cultural Fair. The event will be held Wednesday, Feb. 28, and Thursday, March 1, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Milo Bail Student Center (MBSC) Ballroom.

"Celebrating Peace Corps Week during ISS's International Week works well because we're all about exploring other cultures," said ESL instructor Anne West-Leclou. "It's important to have someone to talk to, face to face, when you are researching options for overseas opportunities. That is why Jennifer comes to Omaha at least twice a year to talk about Peace Corps."

For more information about Peace Corps, call the International Programs Office at 554.2293.

English Department Spring Faculty Colloquium

The spring UNO Department of English Faculty Colloquium is scheduled for Wednesday, Feb. 28, at 3 p.m. in the Milo Bail Student Center (MBSC) U mon hon Room. All faculty, staff, and students are invited to attend.

At the event, faculty members will discuss their current research projects. This semester the department will feature Kristin Girten's "Occasional Reflections: Meditation, Wonder, and the Early Royal Society"and Frank Bramlett's "Friendly Neighborhood Sissies - Queer Superheroes and the Drag Queens Who Hate Them."

For more information, call Joe Price at 554.3476.

UNO Study Abroad Opportunities Announced

Interested in a free, six-week study abroad in Italy? Students with freshman through junior status and a 3.0 G.P.A. or higher are eligible to apply for a variety of opportunities.

The 2007 Nene Field Ambassador Scholarship application deadline is Wednesday, Feb. 28. Applications are available in 241 or 238 Arts and Science Hall (ASH). This year's ambassador will spend four weeks studying the Italian language, followed by a two-week international seminar on democracy and active citizenship with 50 other students from across Europe and the United States.

Other application deadlines are as follows:

- UNO: Arabic in Morocco
Location: Ifrane, Morocco
Cost: $5,000 to $6,000 (all inclusive)
Deadline: March 2

- USINDO Summer Study
This summer opportunity in Indonesia is for seniors, graduate and post-graduate students.
Location: Indonesia
Cost: $1,500 for a 10-week study program
Deadline: March 9

- UNO: W.U. Wien Exchange Program
Vienna School of Business and Economics
International Summer University
Undergraduate Business and MBA Program
Location: Vienna, Austria
Cost: Approximately $600 (plus transportation)
Deadline: April 4

- UNO Exchange – W.U. Wien
Vienna Spring Program May 14-25 (graduate students only)
Location: Vienna, Austria
Deadline: As soon as possible

- University of Amsterdam
International Summer School for the Humanities and Social Sciences
Location: Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Cost: Approximately $3,000 (plus transportation)
Deadline: April 6

- University of Vienna International Summer Program
Emerging Europe
July 14-Aug. 11
Location: Strobl, Austria
Cost: Approximately $3,450 (plus transportation)
Deadline: April 13

- UNO: MAUI - Utrecht Network
Summer: Democracy, Inclusion and Active Citizenship (Italy) or Environmental Sciences (Slovenia)
Semester: 20-plus semester or academic year locations throughout Eastern and Central Europe
Summer Cost: Approximately $600 (plus transportation)
Deadline: Feb. 28

- UNO: Graz Summer School - Center for Economic and Social Studies
Graduate and recent Ph.D. students
July 15-22
Location: Graz, Austria
Cost: Approximately $300 to $400 (plus transportation)
Deadline: TBD

- UNO: Helsinki School Economics Mikkeli Business Campus
Multiple Sessions between April 30 and Aug. 30
Location: Mikkeli, Finland
Cost: UNO tuition, transportation, and $300 to $400 for room and board (per month)
Deadline: March 26

Many other opportunities for summer or semester study are available. To learn more, visit the Study Abroad Library in 241 ASH or send an e-mail to

Flu Shots Still Available

According to Student Health Services (SHS), the Douglas County Health Department has reported that there has been a sharp increase in positive influenza cases since Feb. 4. The first culture to test positive occurred the first week of January. Influenza season usually lasts two to three months, so it is not too late to vaccinate.

SHS is offering flu shots at a cost of $15 for students, and $20 for faculty and staff. No appointment is necessary. Vaccinations are available Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. in SHS, located on the first floor of the Milo Bail Student Center.

For more information, call SHS at 554.2374.

Performances of "Nickel and Dimed" Continues on Stage

The UNO Department of Theatre will present "Nickel and Dimed" Wednesday through Saturday, Feb. 28 to March 3, on campus. The production - written by Joan Holden and based on Barbara Ehrenreich's book, Nickel and Dimed, on (Not) Getting by in America - will be directed by Doug Paterson, UNO professor of theatre.

All performances will start at 7:30 p.m. and will be held at the UNO Theater in the Weber Fine Arts Building (WFAB). The house opens at 7 p.m., with a 7:30 p.m. curtain. There will be an interactive, talk-back session with the director, designers and cast immediately following the Friday, March 2, show.

Adapted from Ehrenreich's best-selling book about the working poor, this investigative seriocomedy follows a character based on the author's journey into minimum wage America. "Nickel and Dimed" asks "Can a middle-aged, middle-class white woman make it on minimum wage in middle America?"

Tickets can be purchased in person at the box office (located on the first floor of the WFAB), via e-mail at or by calling 554.2335. Tickets cost $15 for general admission, and $12 for students and seniors.

For more information, contact Ron Zank, UNO Department of Theatre secretary, at 554.2406.

Speech Center to Offer Student Workshop on Speech Anxiety

The UNO Speech Center will sponsor a free Student Lunch and Learn workshop titled "Banish Those Butterflies: Overcoming Speech Anxiety" Wednesday, Feb. 28. It will be held from 11 a.m. to noon in the Milo Bail Student Center (MBSC) Gallery Room.

Students are invited to learn more about how to recognize the source of nervous habits, learn strategies to reduce speech anxiety and enhance self-confidence. Free pizza and pop will be provided.

To register for this session, contact Marlina Howe at the Speech Consulting Center at 554.3201 or Space is limited so participants must register at least three days in advance.

"Adventures in Forensic Anthropology" Talk Feb. 28

"Tales Dead Men Tell: Adventures in Forensic Anthropology" will be the topic of discussion at a lecture by Timi Barone Wednesday, Feb. 28. It will be held from noon to 12:45 p.m. in 101 Arts and Sciences Hall. Those interested in learning about the world of anthropology are invited to attend.

Dr. Barone is an associate professor of anthropology at UNO with a specialization in medical anthropology. She currently teaches "Introduction to Anthropology," "Introduction to Physical Anthropology," "Nonwestern and Alternative Medicines," "Ethnomedicines of the Americas," "Applied Anthropology," and "Sex, Evolution and Society."

Event sponsors are the UNO Student Anthropology Society and the UNO Department of Sociology/Anthropology.

For more information, contact

CCSW to Sponsor Heart Health Coffeehouse Feb. 28

Did you know that heart disease is now the leading cause of death for women? Do you know the warning signs of a heart attack for women? All UNO faculty, staff and students (male and female) are invited to attend the "Heart Health for Women" Susan B. Anthony Coffeehouse to learn more about women and heart disease, and what can be done to promote heart health.

The UNO Chancellor's Commission on the Status of Women (CCSW) is sponsoring the Wednesday, Feb. 28, coffeehouse event that will feature Geri Moore from Creighton University. The coffeehouse will be held from noon to 1 p.m. in Room 100 of Criss Library at UNO. The library café will also be open, and attendees are invited to bring their lunches.

For more information, call 554.3660.

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.

50th Annual Missouri Valley History Conference March 1-3

History enthusiasts, scholars and students from across the Omaha metropolitan area, Nebraska, the Midwest and the nation are invited to participate in and celebrate the 50th Annual Missouri Valley History Conference (MVHC).

The conference will be held Thursday, March 1, through Saturday, March 3, at the Embassy Suites Old Market/Downtown, 555 S. 10th St. All areas of history will be discussed during 52 panel sessions. Special emphasis will be placed on local and regional history. Scholars and students of history from around the country will be presenting new areas of research in the discipline.

The UNO Department of History has been hosting the event since 1958. "It is one of the largest and oldest history conferences in existence in the country," said Moshe Gershovich, associate professor of history at UNO and the 2007 MVHC program coordinator. "We're excited to be celebrating its 50th."

To receive a copy of the conference program, contact Dr. Gershovich at 554.3175 or The program is also available online at

Numerous special events are planned to commemorate this year's milestone event. On the eve of the conference (Wednesday, Feb. 28), the Douglas County Historical Society and First National Bank will host an anniversary reception. It will be held on the Executive Level (40th floor) of First National Tower from 7 to 9 p.m. and feature First National Bank's private collection of Western art. The collection includes paintings and sculpture by Ted Long, Frederick Remington and Charles Bodmer, as well as artifacts and architectural elements. Pre-registration for the reception is required and will be taken on a first-come, first-served basis. To register, contact Dr. Gershovich at 554.3175 or

On Friday evening, March 2, from 7 to 9 p.m., the MVHC will celebrate its golden jubilee at a reception hosted by UNO Interim Chancellor John Christensen. The event will be held at the William H. and Dorothy Thompson Alumni Center on the UNO Dodge Street campus. Numerous veterans of the MVHC will be on hand to share their memoirs of the conference's history.

John Wunder, professor of history at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, will be the guest speaker at the March 1 Phi Alpha Theta luncheon, set for 1 p.m. His talk is titled "On Comparative History: Two Treaties." Phi Alpha Theta is a history honor society at UNO. The Nebraska Chapter of the Phi Alpha Theta Society will hold its own annual conference Friday and Saturday, March 2-3, in conjunction with the MVHC.

Fred Donner, professor of history at the University of Chicago and a notable scholar of early Islamic history, will be the featured speaker at the March 2 MVHC luncheon. His talk is titled "New Views on the Origins of Islam."

A special presentation, which is free and open to the public, will be held March 1 at the Embassy Suites from 8 to 9 p.m. Tim McNeese from York College will present "John Wesley Powell and his 1869 Exploration of the Grand Canyon."

An extensive book and media exhibit - featuring several commercial publishers and university presses, as well as regional historical museums and societies - will also be on display at the conference.

Registration for the MVHC is $60 and available at the door. The registration fee covers both the Wednesday and Friday receptions, but it does not include the two conference luncheons. The cost to attend the Phi Alpha Theta and/or MVHC luncheon is an additional $20 for each.

Students from area high schools, colleges and universities are admitted free with ID (excluding meals) and are encouraged to register. Also, the UNO Department of History Dual Enrollment Committee has provided funding for all Omaha Public Schools (OPS), Millard and District 66 teachers to attend the conference free of charge. Teachers should show their identification badges for entry into the conference.

For more information, call Dr. Gershovich at 554.3175.

The Missouri Valley History Conference Inc. is a non-profit corporation in the state of Nebraska. The 50th Annual MVHC is sponsored by MVHC Inc. and the UNO Department of History.

"Rites of Spring" Set for March 3

The UNO Program for Women and Successful Aging (PWSA) will host its ninth annual "Rites of Spring" Saturday, March 3, at Duchesne Academy (3601 Burt St.).

"This is always a popular event, and a great way to recognize several of our PWSA member artists and writers," said Patty Adams, PWSA director.

Artwork by Pamela Conyers Hinson and Lourdes O'Leary will be featured. In addition, several authors of Celebrate: A Collection of Women's Writings, Vol. XI will give readings of their work. The authors are either published poets or have been participants of various PWSA workshops throughout the community.

The event will run from 1 to 3 p.m. Refreshments will be served.

The cost to attend the "Rites of Spring" is $15 in advance or $20 at the door. Call 554.4897 for a registration form. The registration fee includes a copy of Celebrate: A Collection of Women's Writings, Vol. XI.

UNO Ensembles to Showcase Brahms' German Requiem March 3

The UNO Department of Music will showcase its ensembles and faculty during performances of Brahms' German Requiem Saturday, March 3, at the Strauss Performing Arts Center Recital Hall. Performances will be held at 3 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Ticket prices are $5 for adults and $4 for students and seniors.

Three UNO ensembles will team up together to perform this work. The groups - comprised of almost 200 students and community members - include the Heartland Philharmonic Orchestra, Concert Choir and University Chorus. Matt Harden has prepared the choirs for these concerts, and Christopher Stanichar, will conduct a performance with Theresa Dody, soprano soloist, and Chip Smith, baritone soloist.

"This will be the first time this massive work has been performed by the UNO Department of Music," said Dr. Stanichar, an assistant professor and director of orchestral activities in the UNO Department of Music. "Please plan on attending the performances of one of Brahms' most popular and moving works, based on scriptural passages sung in German."

For tickets or more information, call 554.3427.

Lincoln Power Outage to Affect UNO Computer Systems

Information Technology Services (ITS) announces that a planned power outage at Computing Services Network (CSN) Operations in Lincoln will affect some systems used by UNO faculty, staff and students.

Due to this scheduled power outage at CSN Operations Center Sunday, March 4, all inter-campus computing systems will be unavailable from 4 a.m. to noon. The outage will affect SIS, EBRUNO, SAP and ESS. It will not affect UNO Internet connections or UNO primarily maintained systems such as myMail, myUNO, myFolder and myMAPP.

For more information, contact ITS Customer Services at 554.HELP (4957).

Feb. 22 Poker Walk/Run Winners Announced

Campus Recreation and the Wellness Stampede announce the winners of the 7th Annual Poker Walk/Run. More than 35 participants took to the sidewalks of the Dodge Street campus Feb. 22 to celebrate National Recreational Sports and Fitness Day.

Campus Recreation staff would like to thank everyone who helped with the event as volunteers, providing donations, making scheduling arrangements and with course preparation.

Best hand winners included:

- First place (with three kings)
Kristina Winfield

- Second place (with three jacks)
Welden Manley

- Third place (with two pairs)
Dean Hayes

Everyone who participated was eligible for a door prize. The five winners of the $10 gift certificates from Nova Health Equipment were Welden Manley, Mary Pflug, Linda Maning, Jim Moeller and Kathlyn Jacobsen.

For more information, call 554.2008.

Library Friends to Hold Discussion on Founding Brothers March 8

The Friends of the UNO Criss Library Book Club will host a discussion of Founding Brothers by Joseph Ellis Thursday, March 8, at 7 p.m. in Room 100 of Criss Library. The discussion leader will be Kent Kirwan, UNO emeritus professor of political science.

In his book, Ellis explores how a group of greatly gifted, but deeply flawed, individuals - Hamilton, Burr, Jefferson, Franklin, Washington, Adams and Madison - confronted the overwhelming challenges before them to set the course of a nation.

For more information, call 554.3205.

Henry Doorly Zoo Membership Drive Under Way

The annual Henry Doorly Zoo membership drive is under way at UNO.

The zoo is offering memberships to university employees and students at the annual rate of $68 per household. The cost includes unlimited admission for two adults and dependent children or grandchildren under age 21, discounted admission to more than 100 zoos throughout North America and the Lozier IMAX Theater, discounts on children's classes and more.

Memberships are $68 until April 1 and $75 after that date. To access an order form, click on the following link:

Zoo Membership Form

For membership inquiries, contact Interim Chancellor John Christensen or Kris Bell at 554.2262.

Inclement Weather Announcement

When inclement weather arises locally, access the UNO Weather Announcements Web site at for the latest university closing information. Remember to hit the reload or refresh button on your Web browser first.

You also can dial 554.CALL (554.2255) for the latest weather announcements, and KVNO Radio (90.7 FM) will also announce UNO closing information.

Maverick Watch

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

Friday, March 2
- Tennis vs. University of Nebraska at Kearney
Hanscom Park, 3200 Ed Creighton Ave.
6:30 p.m.

- CCHA best-of-three first round playoff series
Qwest Center Omaha, 455 N. 10th St.
7:05 p.m.

Saturday, March 3
- Tennis vs. Emporia State
Hanscom Park, 3200 Ed Creighton Ave.
6 p.m.

- CCHA best-of-three first round playoff series
Qwest Center Omaha, 455 N. 10th St.
7:05 p.m.

Sunday, March 4
- CCHA best-of-three first round playoff series
Qwest Center Omaha, 455 N. 10th St.
7:05 p.m.

For more information about UNO Athletics, visit the Web at