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This Week in Campus History

On March 14, 1973, The Gateway reported on the activities of the University Swing Choir. For many years, as the University Chamber Choir, the group had sung "stuffy stuff" and choir director John Bohrer thought a new look was in order. Last fall, the group's repertoire began to include more popular numbers like "Hello Dolly," "It Had to be You" and "Rain Drops Keep Fallin.'" Choir costumes had been updated, as well, and included polka-dot shirts complimented by white pants for the men and red-ruffled body shirts along with black palazzo pants for the women. The UNO Swing Choir had recently performed for the Nebraska Legislature, the NU Board of Regents and the Ak-Sar-Ben Scholarship Banquet.

Date: March 14, 1973
Source: The Gateway
Compiled by Criss Library Archives

Alexander Williams

At Your Service

by Beverly Newsam

While some of his fellow students are still snug in their beds, Alexander Williams is on campus preparing for the day. It is just one of many changes he has faced during his transition to student body president/regent at UNO. ...continue

ICS Distinguished Lecture Series Continues

Bruce J. Avolio will be the speaker at the next University of Nebraska Institute for Collaboration (ICS) Science Distinguished Lecture Series.  He will lecture on "Linking Leadership, Ownership and Sustainable Organizational Performance" Monday, March 19, at 11:30 a.m. in the Milo Bail Student Center (MBSC) U Mon Hon Room.

Dr. Avolio is Clifton Chair in Leadership at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln (UNL) College of Business Administration, and director of the Gallup Leadership Institute at UNL.

At the lecture, he will examine how leadership creates a sense of ownership in followers of organizations and the impact such ownership has on enhancing sustainable performance. Dr. Avolio has published nine books and more than 100 articles on leadership and related areas. His newest books include Leadership Development in Balance: Made/Born (Lawrence Erlbaum Associates February 2005), The High Impact Leader: Moments Matter in Authentic Leadership Development (McGraw-Hill 2006), and Psychological Capital: Developing the Human Competitive Edge (Oxford Press 2007), with Fred Luthans and Carolyn Youssef.

A pizza lunch will be served at the event.  To R.S.V.P. send an e-mail to rreiter-palmon@mail.unomaha.edu.

SIS System Maintenance Scheduled

Information Technology Services (ITS) has scheduled maintenance for the UNO Student Information System (SIS) tonight, March 13. Although no problems are anticipated, this maintenance may affect the availability of the SIS system, including EBRUNO, during the early morning hours of Wednesday, March 14.

For more information, contact ITS Customer Services at 554.4357 (554.HELP).

"Lights, Camera, Career" Workshop Set for March 22

Students will meet with professionals at a communication career-development workshop Thursday, March 22, in the Milo Bail Student Center Dodge Room.

The "Lights, Camera, Career" workshop will provide students with an opportunity to speak informally with professionals from public relations, advertising, event planning, print media, television, radio, and training and development. The session will run from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Professionals will offer advice on résumés, portfolios and other materials students may have. Students may bring items for critique and can talk one-on-one, or in small groups, with the professionals. Individuals may come and go as they please.

The participating professionals are:

- Carly Barth, project coordinator, Vic Gutman & Associates;
- Cathy Beeler, assignment manager, KETV;
- Jeff Carney, assistant managing editor, Omaha World-Herald;
- Nicole Frazier, account director, Bozell;
- Patricia Harrold, president, Career and Life Mentoring;
- Tessa Jeffers, assistant managing editor, The Reader;
- Megan King, senior internal communication specialist, Cassling Diagnostic Imaging;
- Steve Kline, president, Leslie Kline Lukas & Associates;
- Kurt Luchs, general manager, Waitt Radio Networks;
- John Melingagio, director of public relations, Girls and Boys Town;
- Andrew Norman, assistant managing editor, The Reader; and
- Genevieve Shaw, account executive, Redstone Communications.

Recent UNO graduates who will attend to offer advice are:

- Julian Ivey, Web coordinator, Journal Broadcast Group;
- Kristin Logan, marketing specialist, Cox Communications;
- Josefina Loza, reporter, Omaha World-Herald;and
- Julia McConahay, public relations account executive, Envoy.

Michelle Perone and Molly Kruger from the UNO Career Exploration and Outreach Office will attend to critique résumés.

The workshop is sponsored by the Ad Club, Public Relations Student Society of America, Society of Professional Journalists and the School of Communication. Information on internships and communication student organizations also will be available. Refreshments will be served.

For more information, contact Sherrie Wilson at 554.3677 or swilson@mail.unomaha.edu.

"Research Compliance" Brown Bag Session March 27

Faculty, staff and graduate students are invited to attend a brown bag session on research compliance Tuesday, March 27. Hosted by the Office of Sponsored Programs and Research (SPR), the event will be held from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in the Milo Bail Student Center Council Room. 

Panelists will provide guidance regarding the protection of human subjects and animals in research, the use of biohazardous agents in research, and overall campus environmental health and safety.  The speakers will include Joe Brown and John Hill, Institutional Review Board representatives; Jeff French and LaReesa Wolfenbarger, Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee representatives; Tom Weber, Institutional Biosafety Committee representative; and Patrick Wheeler, UNO Chemical and Radiation Safety Specialist.

Participants are invited to bring their lunch and SPR will provide beverages and dessert.  Reservations are not required. 

For more information, call SPR at 554.2286 or visit the Web at http://www.unomaha.edu/spr.

Graduate Faculty Meeting Notice

The annual meeting of all graduate faculty is scheduled for Wednesday, April 4, at 2:30 p.m. in the Roskens Hall Auditorium. 

Presently, the agenda includes information on electronic submission of theses and questions to pose to UNO Chancellor candidates.  If there are additional subjects you would like to be considered for the agenda, e-mail them to Nicole Kersten at nkersten@mail.unomaha.edu by Friday, March 23.

Windrum to Receive 2007 Gandhi Award

Carol Windrum will receive the 2007 Gandhi Award Friday, April 6, at the 10th annual UNO School of Social Work Gandhi Symposium and Award Luncheon.  An ordained minister, the Rev. Windrum is being recognized for her concern for the environment, peace and justice throughout the world.

The daylong event - featuring Arun Gandhi, the grandson of Mohandas K. "Mahatma" Gandhi - will begin at 8:30 a.m. at the William H. and Dorothy Thompson Alumni Center on the UNO campus.  At the event, Arun Gandhi will give a keynote address titled "Lessons Learned from Grandfather." 

Space is limited, so participants are invited to pre-register for the events immediately.  No on-site registrations will be accepted the day of the event.

The UNO School of Social Work Gandhi Award honors individuals and organizations that exemplify Mahatma Gandhi's principles of nonviolence, selfless service and social action - which are consistent with social work values.  This is the 10th anniversary of the award.

For more than 20 years, Windrum has championed the Peace with Justice Ministries in the Nebraska Conference of the United Methodist Church.  She continues to travel throughout the state in tireless support of the organization, which she founded.

Windrum serves on the national board of the Peace Tax Fund, representing the United Methodist Church, and actively works with the rural community and college intern programs.  She traveled to Scotland in 2005 to represent Bread for the World, an organization that seeks justice for the world's hungry. 

She organized an extensive grassroots lobbying process within the Nebraska Methodist Women organization, through which Methodist women urged state and national representatives to support peace- or justice-related issues in pending legislation.  Windrum is the recipient of the 2005 "Peacemaker of the Year" Award by Nebraskans for Peace.

The cost to attend the April 6 symposium (which includes the luncheon) is $50 for students and $100 for non-students.  The cost to attend just the luncheon is $25.  Pre-registration is required for both events.

For more information, call 554.2792 or 554.2793.

NU Tech Day March 14

The 2007 NU Technology Day will be held Wednesday, March 14, at the William H. and Dorothy Thompson Alumni Center. NU Tech Day is a one-of-a-kind event, attracting an audience of highly skilled campus and system-level professionals who are knowledgeable about andThe 2007 NU Technology Day will be held Wednesday, March 14, at the William H. and Dorothy Thompson Alumni Center. NU Tech Day is a one-of-a-kind event, attracting an audience of highly skilled campus and system-level professionals who are knowledgeable about and interested in the integration of emerging technologies into teaching, learning and research.

NU Tech Day attendees are often early adopters and represent the most innovative and creative areas on their campuses. Attendees range from IT executives, mid-level IT managers, faculty and specialists in technologies - such as digital video, Web and instructional design, cybersecurity, application development, networking, streaming, animation and graphics.

Those planning on attending the event are asked to register on the NU Tech Day Web site (http://nuitday.nebraska.edu/). interested in the integration of emerging technologies into teaching, learning and research.

NU Tech Day attendees are often early adopters and represent the most innovative and creative areas on their campuses. Attendees range from IT executives, mid-level IT managers, faculty and specialists in technologies - such as digital video, Web and instructional design, cybersecurity, application development, networking, streaming, animation and graphics.

Those planning on attending the event are asked to register on the NU Tech Day Web site (http://nuitday.nebraska.edu/).

Faculty Senate to Meet March 14

The UNO Faculty Senate will hold its regular monthly meeting Wednesday, March 14, in the Milo Bail Student Center (MBSC) Dodge Rooms.

At 2 p.m., there will be a presentation on the renovation of the Health, Physical Education and Recreation Building. The meeting will begin immediately following the presentation. All interested parties are invited to attend.

For more information, contact Jim Shaw, Faculty Senate president (554.2225), or Sue Bishop, coordinator (554.3598).

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 cost $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.

People

New Hires at UNO
Welcome to the following new UNO employees (as of February 2007):

- Ken Yoho, Information Technology Services;
- Conor Riley, Football;
- Erin Porterfield, College of Public Affairs and Community Service;
- Wendi Jensen, Sponsored Programs;
- Joan Miller, Controller;
- John McGeeney, Grants Accounting;
- Marty Cortese, Admissions Processing; and
- Sarah Schneider, Special Education Communication Disorders.

Congratulations to the following UNO employees who recently received promotions (as of February 2007):

- Stephen Smith, Women's Cross Country/Track; and
- Anthony Baker, Information Technology Services.

Have you done something noteworthy in your profession? E-mail "People" items to bnewsam@mail.unomaha.edu. "People" appears in the Tuesday edition of eNotes.