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Last weekend (April 4) in Lincoln, UNO and UNL's Saudi Student Association hosted a carnival that highlighted Saudi Arabian culture. Hundreds attended the two-day event which included music, food, art, Arabic calligraphy . . . and dancing. The exhibition will travel to more than 30 college campuses around the U.S.


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Organ Donation Focus of April 16 Event

Listen as student Jessica Legg of Maverick Solutions, UNO's student-led public relations firm, previews an organ donation awareness event happening over the lunch hour on Thursday, April 16, at the Milo Bail Student Center.

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UNOMAVRADIO to Broadcast This Saturday's Spring Football Game

UNOMAVRADIO, UNO's student run radio station will be broadcasting its first UNO Maverick football spring game this Saturday, April 11. UNOMAVRADIO Sports Director Jon Green will be the play-by-play announcer.

"We are excited to do our first ever broadcast of UNO Athletics and hope this is the first of many," said Green said. "It makes a lot of sense for UNOMAVRADIO to provide radio coverage for UNO Athletics."  Read more.

HPER Closed Sunday

The Health, Physical Education and Recreation (HPER) Building will close this Sunday, April 12. For more information, call 554.2321.

Criss Library Closed April 12

Criss Library will close Sunday, April 12. For more information, call 554.3206.

"The Omaha Royals and the Future of Baseball in Omaha" Panel

Omaha Royals General Manager Martie Cordaro will participate in a panel discussion on baseball, culture and communication at UNO Monday, April 13.

"The Omaha Royals and the Future of Baseball in Omaha" will take place at 5:30 p.m. in 214 Arts and Sciences Hall. Don Greer, associate professor with the School of Health, Physical Education and Recreation, will lead the discussion. The event is open to the public.

For more information, contact Dr. Greer at 554.2670.

Global Citizenship Subject of April 14 Simulcast

 In the final lecture of the E.N. Thompson Forum's 20th anniversary season, Colin G. Campbell will discuss citizenship and its history, the development of American citizenship and the challenges (and potential) of citizenship in the era of globalization.

The lecture will be simulcast at 7 p.m. in Milo Bail Student Center (MBSC) Ballroom, in addition to remote sites in Scottsbluff, North Platte, Kearney, Columbus and Wayne. Read more.

ASH Pizza Party and Study Abroad Info Session April 15

A pizza party and study abroad informational session for all students majoring within the College of Arts and Sciences Hall (ASH) will take place Wednesday, April 15. Sponsored by the Department of English, the event runs from noon to 1:30 p.m. in 211 ASH.

For more information, contact Kristin Girten at 554.2885.

Fieldhouse Canopy to Undergo Restoration

The canopy above the main entrance of the Sapp Fieldhouse will undergo restoration Monday, April 20, through Friday, May 1.  Access to the fieldhouse will be available from the west garage door or the northeast doors.

For more information, contact Walt Burr at 960.9819.

"Innovations in Online Student Retention" Session Set for April 29

The Division of Continuing Studies will host a webcast on "Innovations in Online Student Retention" Wednesday, April 29, from 12:45 to 2:30 p.m. in the Milo Bail Student Center (MBSC) Chancellor's Room.

The webcast speakers will include David Cillay, associate dean of Instruction & Technology at Washington State University; Jurgen Hilke, director of Distance Learning at Frederick Community College; and Vernon Smith, dean of Instruction at Rio Salado College.

The session will investigate:

-How do online courses and programs lose students;

-What can be done to prevent that attrition; and

-Roles of instructors and student support staff in improving retention.

Refreshments will be provided.

The webcast is open to all faculty and staff, no RSVP required.  For more information about the event, contact Dave Cassiday at 554.4833 or

Scholastic Book Fair at Criss Library

The Criss Library, along with the UNO Honors Program and University Library Friends, will sponsor a Scholastic Book Fair next week.

It will be held on the main floor of the library on:

- Monday, April 13
5 p.m. to 9 p.m.

- Tuesday, April 14
10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

- Wednesday, April 15
10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

At this "Buy One, Get One FREE!" Book Fair, buyers can double their purchasing power.

Donations will also be accepted to support Liberty Elementary School and all proceeds benefit the library's juvenile book collection.  For more information, contact Melissa Cast-Brede at

Islamic Studies Hosts 'Heart Intelligence' Lecture

The Islamic Studies Program Lecture Series at UNO will welcome M. Ibrahim Farajajé at 7 p.m. Monday, April 13, at Roskens Hall, Room 010C. Dr. Farajajé will present "Rumi and the Intelligence of the Heart." Read more.

Suicide Awareness Presentation April 15

UNO students from PSYC-3140 will conduct a service-learning project dealing with "Suicide Awareness" on Wednesday, April 15, from noon to 2 p.m. in the Milo Bail Student Center Dodge Room.

Guest speakers at the free presentation will include Jenny Schulte and Marti Rosen-Atherton, both licensed mental health practitioners.

Co-sponsors include Jessiline Anderson's PSYC-3140 class, Student Health Services and the UNO Counseling Center.

For more information, contact Dr. Anderson at 554.2581 or

Registration Under Way for April 16 "Trek to Campus Day"

Wellness StampedeThis event has been designated a UNO Wellness Stampede event.

The third annual "Trek to Campus Day," planned by the UNO Organization and Administration of Physical Education class, will take place Thursday, April 16. This day focuses on alternative modes of transportation that promote the benefits of bicycling, walking, jogging, carpooling or public transportation as a means of commuting to campus.

"The goal is to show the entire campus population how easy different modes of transportation can be," said John Noble, associate professor with the School of Health, Physical Education and Recreation and professor for the class.  "Participating will show different ways to improve air quality, cut down on traffic congestion, reduce parking issues, improve overall health and fight the obesity epidemic."

All students, faculty, staff and administrators are encouraged to find an alternative method of transportation to campus on April 16.

"If you would like to mingle with other 'trekkers' just prior to your arrival on campus, we will be meeting in Elmwood Park between 7:30 and 9:30 a.m., where free refreshments will be provided," Noble said.

In order to help the class track participation, registration is requested. Participants can sign up for free by sending an e-mail including name, age, gender, mode of transportation and classification (student, faculty, staff or administrator) to: by Tuesday, April 14. Anyone who registers and attends the morning celebration at Elmwood Park will be eligible for door prizes.

For more information, visit

The mission of the Wellness Stampede, UNO's health promotion program, is to create a culture of health and wellness among all faculty, staff and students. Health goals are encouraged through programming and initiatives that celebrate healthier lifestyle practices within the UNO community. For more information, contact David Daniels at 554.2008, or

"Is the Print Newspaper Dead?" Discussion Set for April 16

Faculty can participate in an informal discussion with colleagues from across campus about the current crisis in print newspaper publishing at an event set for Thursday, April 16. "Is the Print Newspaper Dead?" will take place from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. at the Dundee Dell, 50th and Underwood streets.

Faculty can bring copies of articles regarding the problems with newspapers and enjoy the casual atmosphere. The session starts at 4:30 p.m., but attendees can stop by anytime.

Items of discussion will include:

- As newspapers across the country shrink, close, or move to the Internet, should publishers, journalists and readers be concerned?

- Does it make any difference to faculty or UNO students if all the news that is fit to print is not printed but only posted?

- Does a university faculty member have a responsibility to respond to this crisis?

For more information, send an e-mail to

Participants Sought for April 18 Diet Pepsi/UNO Women's Walk

Participants are needed for the 24th Annual Diet Pepsi/UNO Women's Walk on Saturday, April 18.  Proceeds go towards scholarships for women athletes. For more information or to join a team, visit and click on the "Women's Walk" link.  Or call the Women's Walk office at 554.2533.

UNL Professor, Writer to Celebrate National Poetry Month on April 19

Greg Kuzma, professor of English at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, will host a reading at The KANEKO-UNO Library Sunday, April 19, as part of National Poetry Month.

Kuzma, whose poems have appeared in The New Yorker and The Paris Review, will read from his works at 2 p.m. The KANEKO-UNO Library is located at 1111 Jones St. in the Old Market. Read more.

In the News

In the News- KETV (ABC 7) interviewed Randy Adkins, Political Science, April 8 about Omaha's mayoral election. Dr. Adkins was also quoted in the April 6 issue of the Lincoln Journal Star about Omaha's primary and general elections.

- David Drozd, Center for Public Affairs Research, was quoted in the April 6 issue of the Fremont Tribune about population trends in Nebraska.

- Karen Falconer al-Hindi, Women's Studies Program, was quoted in the April 2 issue of the Omaha World-Herald about the relationship between gender and academic competitions.

- KETV (ABC 7) interviewed graduate student Julianne Fazio about autism rehabilitation programs.

- Jonna Holland, Management and Marketing, spoke with the Omaha World-Herald about guerilla marketing. The story ran April 6.

- An April 6 economic town hall hosted by U.S. Rep. Lee Terry at UNO and featuring guest panelists Kenneth Kriz, School of Public Administration, and Bob Bernier, Nebraska Business Development Center, was covered by the Omaha World-Herald, KIOS (91.5 FM), the Associated Press, KETV (ABC 7) and KPTM (Fox 42).

- KPTM (Fox 42) interviewed Gary Petrow, Political Science, on April 2 about Omaha's low voter turnout during this week's primary election.

- Amy Rodie, Management and Marketing, was quoted in the April 1 issue of the Omaha World-Herald about the increased price of cigarettes.

- Sam Walker, Criminal Justice, was quoted in the April 4 issue of the San Jose Mercury News about discriminatory arrests by the San Jose Police Department. Dr. Walker was also interviewed by the Dallas Morning News April 5 about a recent incident where a Dallas police officer tried to arrest an NFL player speeding to see his dying mother-in-law.

- An editorial in the April 9 issue of Nebraska quotes Lourdes Gouveia, Office of Latino and Latin American Studies, about Nebraska's immigration laws.

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 Please include a contact name and phone number. For more information, call 554.2243.

In Print

- The April 3 issue of the Omaha World-Herald published a guest column by School of Health, Physical Education and Recreation faculty Donald Greer and John Noble about public use of the Bob Kerrey Pedestrian Bridge, which links Omaha and Council Bluffs.

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 Please include a contact name and phone number. For more information, call 554.2243.

On Stage

CFAM to Host Transplant Benefit for Alumna
The UNO College of Communication, Fine Arts and Media (CFAM) will host a benefit performance, art exhibit and silent auction to raise money for a UNO theatre alumna. Laura Marsh needs a double-lung transplant.

The benefit, "A Breath of Fresh Art," is scheduled for Sunday, April 19, at 2 p.m. at the William H. and Dorothy Thompson Alumni Center, 6705 Dodge St. The goal of the event is to raise $10,000 toward Marsh's recommended double-lung transplant surgery. Read more.

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 Please include a contact name and phone number.

On Exhibit

Student Thesis Works Open Tonight at UNO Art Gallery
The works of four UNO bachelor of fine arts thesis candidates will be on display starting tonight, April 10, through Friday, May 1, in the UNO Art Gallery.  An opening reception for the exhibition will take place tonight from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.

The exhibition features four installation artists - Ryan Carroll, Angela Drakeford, Ramanda Fuelberth and Ashley Rodriguez-Reed - that focus on the interaction of the work, the viewers and the gallery space.  Read more.

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 Please include a contact name and phone number. For more information, call 554.2243.