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This Week in Campus History

On Tuesday, April 13, 1982, The Gateway reported that a group of UNO students met in the Milo Bail Student Center to discuss ways of halting the creation and use of nuclear weapons. The group, loosely known as UNO Freeze, took motivation from U. S. Senate Joint Resolution 163, sponsored by Edward Kennedy (D-Mass.), which called for a halt to the arms race with the Soviet Union. Besides working with similar city, state and national movements, UNO Freeze planned an educational campaign. This campaign included a discussion by a panel of UNO instructors on the topic "The Effect of Nuclear Arms on Society."

Date: April 13, 1982
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

A.D. Candidate to Make Second Campus Visit

David Miller, an athletic director candidate, will return to campus today, April 12, for a second visit.

Miller will meet with UNO Interim Chancellor John Christensen, athletic department staff, campus faculty and staff, and community members. Miller's first visit to campus was March 21.

"At this point in time, we have not eliminated anyone from our final candidate pool," Christensen said. UNO Hockey Coach Mike Kemp announced last week that he was removing his name from consideration.

The two other final candidates who visited campus last month are:

- Cliff Dochterman, senior associate athletic director at the University of California, Riverside; and

- William Weidner, former deputy athletic director at the University of Central Florida.

Christensen said that campus visits will continue until a decision is reached. No other candidate visits have been set or announced.

For more information, call 554.3502.

First UNO Careers in Aging Research Fair Today

The entire UNO community is invited to the first-ever UNO Careers in Aging Week "Aging Research Fair" today, April 12. The event will be held from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Milo Bail Student Center Nebraska Room.

UNO faculty and students from different schools and departments will display and discuss their work to expand knowledge about aging. The research fair will include a bake sale (to benefit the Dora Bingel Senior Center), games and prizes, and opportunities to network and explore new career possibilities.

Round tables in the center of the room will be available for students and other participants to use as "home base" while they are at the fair.

The fair is sponsored by the UNO Department of Gerontology and the School of Social Work.

For more information, contact Lyn Holley or Nancy Kelly-Gillespie by e-mail ( or or phone (871.3047).

UNO Black Studies to Celebrate 35th Anniversary April 17

The UNO Department of Black Studies will celebrate its 35th anniversary with an event Tuesday, April 17, at the Strauss Performing Arts Center. The program will begin at 7 p.m.

The UNO Department of Black Studies was established in 1971 and is one of the oldest departments of its kind in the nation. Mike Maroney, president of New Community Development Corporation and a UNO graduate, will talk about the student sit-in that helped establish the department.

The Urban Bush Women (UBW) will also perform at the event. Founded in 1984 by Jawole Willa Jo Zollar, UBW is a performance ensemble dedicated to exploring the use of cultural expression as a catalyst for social change. The group weaves contemporary dance, music and text with the history, culture and spiritual traditions of African Americans and the African Diaspora. The GBT Academy of the Arts in Omaha is also participating in the celebration and will be presenting a re-enactment of the events that led up to the formation of the black studies department at the university.

For more information, contact Felicia Dailey at 554.2412. The event is free and open to the public, and is sponsored by the UNO College of Arts and Sciences and Nebraska Arts Council.

SHS to Offer Avian Flu Information Sessions

Student Health Services will offer Avian Flu information sessions in Eppley Administration Building Auditorium. All faculty, staff and students are encouraged to attend.

The discussion will involve planning strategies for personal safety, as well as plans the university and state are planning to ensure public health and safety. Marcia Adler, R.N., M.S., will lead the sessions.

The session schedule is as follows:

- Monday, April 16
10 to 11 a.m.

- Tuesday, April 24
2 to 3 p.m.

- Monday, April 30
11 a.m. to noon

- Thursday, May 3
3 to 4 p.m.

For more information, contact Adler at 554.2743.

"Come Together @ Your Library" Book Fair April 16-18

Come on over to Criss Library and browse the many titles at the annual spring book fair. The April 16-18 "Come Together @ Your Library" buy-one-get-one-free book fair is being sponsored by Criss Library and the UNO Honors Program.

The UNO Honors Program supports Liberty Elementary School, and books may be purchased and donated to the school's literacy program.

For every item purchased, customers can choose a second book of equal or lesser value for free. The book fair schedule is listed below.

- Monday, April 16
5 to 9 p.m.

- Tuesday and Wednesday, April 17-18
10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Proceeds will benefit the UNO Library Juvenile Collection. For more information, contact Melissa Cast, event organizer, at 554.3130 or

SPO to Host April 16 G. Love Performance

G. Love and Special Sauce will perform Monday, April 16, at the Milo Bail Student Center (MBSC). The Student Programming Organization (SPO) will sponsor the 7 p.m. show, which will be held in the MBSC Nebraska Room.

Originally from Philadelphia, G. Love often tours with Jack Johnson, who signed G. Love to Brushfire Records. He has made appearances on the records of artists such as Slightly Stoopid and Donavon Frankenreiter.

Tickets cost $10 for the public and are free to UNO students. Those who attend must be 19 years of age or older, or have a valid MavCard ID. Tickets can be purchased in the MBSC Business Office or by calling 554.2979.

For more information, call 554.2711.

Bike to Campus Day Set for April 19

How would you like to take part in a free, new healthy and inspiring event on campus. Students from the School of Health, Physical Education and Recreation (HPER) Organization and "Administration of Physical Activity" class are planning and organizing the university's first-ever Bike to Campus Day Thursday, April 19.

"We want you to take part in this brand-new event," said Wesley Gehring, student event organizer with the class. "This is a special day to encourage students, faculty and staff at UNO to travel to school by any ‘alternate' means of transportation."

"Alternate" includes riding your bike, walking, carpooling or parking at the Pacific Street campus and walking through Elmwood Park.

A morning reception will be held from 7 to 9 a.m. in Elmwood Park at a reserved picnic area. The April 19 reception will include free food and a raffle for a wide variety of prizes, including a bike rack.

To register, stop by 100 HPER or visit the Web at The last day to register is Tuesday, April 17.

"Although you do not need to be registered to participate in this event, you do need to register to be entered into our raffle and for a chance to win a prize," Gehring said. "We look forward to seeing you at the event!"

2006-07 Teaching Circle/Research Triangle Celebration

The Teaching Circle and Research Triangle participants will lead an informal presentation describing the highlights and accomplishments during the past year. The event will be held Friday, April 20, from 3 to 4:30 p.m. in the Milo Bail Student Center (MBSC) Chancellor's Room.

Organizers hope to have representatives from all university Teaching Circles and Research Triangles in attendance. The event is sponsored by the UNO Center for Faculty Development, Graduate Studies, Office of Sponsored Programs, and Academic and Student Affairs.

For more information, contact Deborah Smith-Howell at 554.4849 or TC/RT reports need to be turned into Alice Woll at by Monday, April 16. Forms can be found online at

ignorance Artwork on HPV Awareness to Open at Art Gallery

ignorance, artwork focusing on the human papilloma virus (HPV) and cervical cancer awareness, will be on display at the UNO Art Gallery April 20 through May 4. ignorance is UNO student Molly Connolly's personal response to having HPV and the lack of knowledge on this life-changing, sometimes deadly, virus. ignorance was designed to inform the public and allow her to share her experience with others. Connolly states that "ignorance became not only an identity for cervical cancer and HPV, but also a release on my personal vendetta with having HPV."

As a UNO B.F.A. thesis candidate, ignorance is the culminating thesis project toward Connolly's degree. She combines the two elements of art and public awareness through graphic design and product development. Since graphic design is a part of many people's daily experience, this art form becomes a powerful and efficient way to avert others from HPV ignorance. The work incorporates strong visual communication and playful puns, while remaining informative. The products designed by Connolly - such as coasters, T-shirts and lighters - are for sale, and a portion of the proceeds will benefit women's cancer and gynecological research.

Connolly is one of six artists featured in the Spring 2007 Bachelor of Fine Arts Thesis Exhibition at the UNO Art Gallery. The exhibition will open Friday, April 20, and run through Friday, May 4. An opening reception will be held April 20 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.

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 689.0157.

Classroom Response System (Clickers) Announcement

This is the time of year faculty start placing book orders. For those instructors interested in using classroom response systems, or "clickers," please note that UNO Information Technology Services (ITS) and the UNO Bookstore have standardized on eInstruction clickers.

While instructors can order any clicker system, tech support from ITS is limited to eInstruction systems, and the UNO Bookstore will only buy back eInstruction clickers at this time. ITS asks instructors keep this in mind as they negotiate with book vendors and plan for courses.

The standardization agreement with eInstruction lowers clicker prices for UNO students and allows the UNO Bookstore to buy back clickers. As part of the agreement, eInstruction also provides a free test kit, which includes a receiver and clicker, to every UNO instructor who adopts eInstruction clickers for classroom use. The UNO Bookstore will provide a test kit request form to instructors who order clickers.

ITS will hold a clicker brown bag in the Milo Bail Student Center U mon hon Room Friday, April 13, from noon to 1 p.m. The brown bag will feature a demo of the eInstruction clickers and an overview of clicker support at UNO, including how to check out a demo set for review. No registration is required. Hands-on workshops will be scheduled later in the semester and the summer, based on the number of instructors who adopt clickers.

Instructors wanting additional information about using clickers may contact ITS Customer Services at 554.HELP (554.4357). Instructors wanting specific information about ordering and pricing, regardless of vendor, may contact Scott Dickey at 554.2541.

Students to Create Homelessness Awareness with "Just Can It"

UNO students will discover what it might be like to be homeless the week of April 16 during "Just Can It."

Members of Pi Kappa Alpha fraternity and Alpha Xi Delta sorority are leading the challenge to collect thousands of canned food items for The Salvation Army Food Pantry and its North Omaha Feeding Program. No Frills Supermarkets, Tenaska, Two Men and a Truck, and Channel 94.1 are sponsoring the fourth annual food drive.

The drive runs Monday, April 16, through Friday, April 20. Donations of food may be dropped off on the UNO campus or at any local No Frills Supermarket. Salvation Army blue barrels, identified with the Army's red shield, will be on UNO's main campus and inside each No Frills Supermarket. No Frills will accept donations from the public April 11-24.

About 25 to 30 UNO students will be "homeless" outdoors in the UNO Pep Bowl, just north of Caniglia Field, each night of the collection week. Their homes will be converted cardboard boxes. Students have planned a variety of activities to attract interest and donations of food.

The Tenaska Business Challenge, a corporate effort to collect food for The Salvation Army, will again be held this year. Employees of Tenaska and designated neighboring businesses will collect donations from April 16-20.

The food drive will officially kick off Monday, April 16, during a brief ceremony on the UNO Henningson Plaza (south of the Milo Bail Student Center) at noon. UNO Interim Chancellor John Christensen will attend the event along with a representative from Omaha Mayor Mike Fahey's office, Salvation Army divisional commander Col. William Harfoot, other event sponsors and several Salvation Army representatives.

During the ceremony, the Pancake Man will serve hotcakes to the crowd. Students will be accepting donations all day April 16 and each day and night the rest of the week. Special activities will take place each night, including a house-building contest, skits, flag football, a scavenger hunt, kickball and the "Golden Can" competition.

The Salvation Army is participating in the Feinstein Foundation's challenge to help fight hunger. Donations of food (valued at 50 cents per can) and cash to "Just Can It" will be matched by dollars from the foundation. For more information, visit

The Salvation Army's food pantry and North Omaha feeding program provide food to hungry individuals, families and children in Omaha who might otherwise go without. The Army encourages the public to contribute non-perishable foods such as beans, pasta, tuna, peanut butter, baby food, diapers, canned fruits and vegetables, cereal and soup. Monetary donations provide the most flexibility to purchase what is needed most and may be sent to The Salvation Army, 3612 Cuming St., Omaha, NE, 68131. Donations are accepted online at http://

For more information, call 554.3502.

Children Sought for ADHD Study at UNMC

If any of the following symptoms apply to your child, your son or daughter may suffer from Attention Deficit-Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), a disorder that affects more than two million children and adolescents.

Does he or she:
- Have difficulty paying attention or completing schoolwork?
- Fidget, squirm or is overactive?
- Have difficulty organizing or completing tasks?
- Argue with adults?
- Blame others for his/her behavior?
- Deliberately do things that annoys others?

The University of Nebraska Medical Center (UNMC) Department of Psychiatry is searching for research volunteers, six to 12 years of age, to evaluate an investigational medication for ADHD with oppositional symptoms (i.e. argues, blames or annoys others).

Study evaluation and study medication will be provided at no cost to those that meet eligibility requirements for the 13-week study.

For more information, contact 354.6885, 354.7833 or