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2005.08.16> For Immediate Release
contact: Teresa Gleason - University Affairs
phone: 402.554.2762 - email: tmgleason@mail.unomaha.edu

Welcome Week Begins Aug. 22 at UNO

Omaha - The University of Nebraska at Omaha (UNO) will welcome its new and returning students to campus with a weeklong celebration Aug. 22-25.  The first day of the fall semester is Monday, Aug. 22. 

"Creating Your Future, It's a Mav Thing" is the theme of Welcome Week 2005.  The event will include a variety of activities, display booths, bands and free food. The celebration will be held each day from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on the Henningson Memorial Plaza outside the Milo Bail Student Center or in the Pep Bowl.  Free food for students, faculty and staff will be served each day starting at 11:45 a.m.  The schedule is listed below.

Monday, Aug. 22

Theme - Placing students first (UNO's first strategic goal).

Featured band - Lemon Fresh Day.

Featured food - Chicken sandwiches, chips and soda.

Featured games - Free throw shooting contest on the plaza and dodge ball in the Pep Bowl.

The day will also feature interactive displays from campus departments.


Tuesday, Aug. 23

Theme - Academic excellence (UNO's second strategic goal).

Featured band - The Confidentials.

Featured food - Sloppy joes, chips and soda.

Featured games - Free throw shooting contest on the plaza and ultimate Frisbee in the Pep Bowl.

The day will also feature interactive displays from campus departments.


Wednesday, Aug. 24 – Sponsored by Union Pacific

Theme - Community engagement (UNO's third strategic goal).

Featured band - Electric Soul Method.

Featured food - Hot dogs, chips and pop.

Featured games - Free throw shooting contest and a dunk tank on the plaza, and the Boy Scouts will host a Pinewood Derby on the plaza.

The day will also feature interactive displays from campus departments.


Thursday, Aug. 25

Clubs and Organizations Fair, dunk tank on the plaza.


For more information, call Student Organizations and Leadership Programs at 402.554.2711, or visit the Web at http://www.unomaha.edu/welcome/ .

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