SKIP navigation
UNO eNotes Home Page

Through the Lens

Play ThisThrough the Lens Archive go to the show

Alberts Named as Maverick's AD

UNO Chancellor John Christensen Wednesday (4-29) announced the selection of Trev Alberts as UNO's new athletic director. The news conference took place at the William H. and Dorothy Thompson Alumni Center. The 38 year-old native of Iowa will begin his new duties in May. "Trev has impressed me and all of the groups on and off campus that he has met with. His enthusiasm, integrity and great communication skills are tremendous assets," said Dr. Christensen.

now hear this

This feature requires JavaScript and the Flash Player.

Senior Successful On, Off Stage

photo by Tim Fitzgerald

Senior Rachel Samson, when not shelving books at Criss Library, takes center stage at UNO productions every season. Listen as the theatre major, who heads to graduate school at the University of Central Missouri, shares her experiences at UNO on the stage, behind the scenes and in the classroom.



Trev Alberts Appointed to be UNO Athletic Director

Trev Alberts has been selected as the new director of athletics at UNO and will assume his duties in May, Chancellor John Christensen announced yesterday. Read more.

School of Communication Celebrates Communication Week

The School of Communication at UNO will award more than $65,000 in scholarship money to 36 students at the 54th annual Awards Banquet tonight, April 30.

The banquet culminates a celebration of Communication Week, "Celebrating a Century of Communication." Tonight's event begins at 6 p.m. at the William H. and Dorothy Thompson Alumni Center. Read more.

Graduation Celebration for Young Alumni Tonight at McKenna's

Congrats upcoming graduates! UNO Young Alumni members will recognize the commencement of the university's first class of 2009 with a celebration. The group, a UNO Alumni Association affiliate, will meet tonight, April 30, from 6 to 9 p.m. at McKenna's, 7425 Pacific St.

All UNO graduates under the age of 40 are welcome to join the free celebration, which will feature networking opportunities, heavy appetizers, beverages and door prizes.

For more information, contact Sheila King at 554.4802 or visit

"Consider This" to Highlight Legal Aid of Nebraska

Legal Aid of Nebraska provides free, civil legal services to Nebraskans at or close to the federal poverty guidelines. On the next edition of "Consider This," host Cathy Wyatt introduces viewers to its executive director, an attorney from Dodge County and a woman who's life is back on track thanks to the organization's programs and services.

The program airs tonight, April 30, at 11 p.m. on NET1.

Additional air dates and times are:

- Sunday, May 3
11:30 a.m.

- Friday, May 1
12:30 p.m.

- Tuesday, May 5
12:30 p.m.

"Consider This" is a production of UNO Television. It also airs on The Knowledge Network of Greater Omaha. For a list of days and times, visit Archived editions of the program are available on the Web at

May Day Forum on Labor Rights

UNO's William Brennan Institute for Labor Studies will host a discussion of workers' rights and the need for economic justice at home and abroad this Friday, May 1, from 2 to 3 p.m. in the Milo Bail Student Center Council Room.

May 1st is known around the industrialized world as International Worker Solidarity Day.

"It is unlike our Labor Day because it is dedicated to celebrating the accomplishments of organized labor rather than a holiday which, while dedicated to workers, is primarily thought of as a day off from work," said John Kretzschmar, director of the Institute. "It is like our Labor Day because it was inspired by events that happened in the United States."

Participants include Kretzschmar and Edgar Moore, a community service associate for the Institute, as well as Henry D'Souza, a professor in the UNO School of Social Work. Dr. D'Souza is also a Honduran worker/leader with experience in working in a sweatshop and a representative from Students against Sweat Shops.

For more information, contact Robin McNutt at 595.2344.

Student Art Exhibit Result of Volunteer Trip to India

Art major Samara Marie traveled to Kurnol, India, last December for the Faceless International human rights campaign. While in India Marie fed and cared for individuals abused in the human trafficking industry.

As a result of her volunteer experience, Marie created 15 paintings, juxtaposed with a collection of found objects. Her exhibit is based on the metaphor of the mustard seed, a staple in India. Read more.

Writing Center and Math-Science Learning Center Offer Summer Consultation Services

For the first time, the UNO Writing Center will offer summer consultation services. Starting Monday, May 11, Writing Center consultants will be available at its library satellite (UNO's Criss Library, main level) to serve UNO's summer students.

Students needing help with writing assignments can stop by the library and talk with one of the center's experienced writing consultants. This is a walk-in service; no appointment is necessary.

Writing Center Summer Hours at the Library:

May 11 - June 5: Monday through Thursday, 12:30 p.m. to 3 p.m.

June 8 - Aug. 14: Monday through Thursday, 10:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.

For additional Writing Center information, contact Dori Richards at

UNO's Math-Science Learning Center (MSLC) will also offer summer consultation services in 107 Durham Science Center. Students taking summer courses in math or science can stop by and let MSLC's consultants help with math and science questions. This is a walk-in service; no appointment is necessary.

MSLC Summer Hours in 107 DSC:
June 8 - Aug. 14: Monday
through Friday, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

For additional MSLC information, contact Dana Richter-Egger at

Deadline May 4 for Annual Intercampus Golf Classic

Registration is under way for the 16th annual University of Nebraska Intercampus Golf Classic. The event will be held Monday, May 11, at the Platteview Country Club in Bellevue, Neb., with an 11 a.m. shotgun start.

All University of Nebraska employees (faculty, staff and graduate teaching/research assistants) can take part. Golfers of all skill levels are encouraged to play.

The four-person scramble emphasizes fellowship, fun and interacting with new people from other campuses. The tournament committee will assign individuals into playing foursomes based on skill level. Every attempt will be made to match players from different campuses. Requests for specific playing partners cannot be accommodated. Pairings will be available Friday, May 8.

The registration fee is $50 per golfer and includes an 18-hole green fee with cart, driving range with unlimited balls, team awards, individual pin prizes and lunch. The deadline for registration is Monday, May 4.

Registration forms are available by clicking on the link below. Payment should be made to "UNL Campus Recreation."

Registration form

For more information, contact Mark Powell at 402.472.4772 or

Project Interfaith to Host Professional Care Giving Training May 6

Project Interfaith, a nonprofit organization affiliated with the College of Public Affairs and Community Service, will host a daylong training workshop on care giving Wednesday, May 6. The training costs $40 and will take place from 7:45 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Visiting Nurse Association, 12565 West Center Rd.

This training is open to all professional care givers, including nurses, social workers, doctors, chaplains, activity directors, health aides, administrators and others in the medical and care giving professions. Continuing education credits are available for participants.

Individuals who attend the training will learn:
- To explore their own views about religion and identity and understand how these views may impact their interactions with clients;
- To distinguish when and how religion and religious materials can be used in a care giving facility and what religious accommodations are allowed;
- About the basic beliefs, demographics and organization of religious communities in the Omaha metropolitan area;
- About best practices for making an organization or facility inclusive of religious diversity; and
- About print and Web-based resources and contacts.

Respite Resource Center, the National Network of Libraries of Medicine and the Creighton University Health Sciences Library are co-sponsoring the workshop.

To register or for more information, contact Project Interfaith at 402.933.4647 or

Ortman/Watanabe Retirement Reception May 14

The College of Business Administration and Department of Accounting will host a retirement reception Thursday, May 14, for Richard Ortman, professor of accounting, and Judith Watanabe, associate professor of accounting. The event will take place from 3 to 5 p.m. in the Milo Bail Student Center Chancellor's Room and recognize the duo's many years of service to the university.

Anyone planning to attend should R.S.V.P. to Darryl Burgdorf at or 554.3650.

Pathways to Harmony Program Offered May 22

The next Pathways to Harmony program will take place Friday, May 22, from 12:30 to 4 p.m. in the Milo Bail Student Center Dodge Room. The professional development program brings students, faculty and staff together to explore diversity.

"We are excited about presenting updated material that keeps the campus focused on issues of diversity," said Sharon Ulmar, associate director and director of Equal Employment Opportunity with Human Resources. "It will help to enhance respectful relationships and create an open and constructive dialogue about diversity on the UNO campus."

To register, call Kate Clark at 554.2896 or send an e-mail to Seating is limited.