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2007.09.11 > For Immediate Release
contact: Tim Kaldahl - University Relations
phone: 402.554.3502 - email: tkaldahl@mail.unomaha.edu

UNO Centennial Website Now Online

Omaha - The University of Nebraska at Omaha (UNO), set to celebrate its 100th anniversary next year, has launched a cyberspace presence for its centennial at www.uno100.org.  The Web page acts as an information hub for a variety of events, projects and grant opportunities.

“Even through the anniversary doesn’t officially start until a year from this October, it’s important to get this information out to our campus and the public,” said Deborah Smith-Howell, dean of graduate studies and associate vice chancellor for academic affairs.  Dr. Smith-Howell co-chairs the UNO Centennial Steering Committee.  “Some great work connected to the centennial has already been done and we know more creative projects will be developed.”

The theme of the university’s centennial is “UNO: Central to Our City Since 1908.”  The official centennial kick off date has been set for Oct. 8, 2008.

The Web site provides links to the newly digitized Gateway student newspaper; to an information form for centennial minigrant proposals; and to a campus photo album and UNO timeline.  As the 2007-08 academic year progresses, the site will become even richer with information, said Kevin Naylor, UNO senior community services associate and co-chair of the UNO Centennial Steering Committee.

“We have a great starting point with the Web site,” he said.  “It’s going to be fascinating to see what develops as the centennial approaches.”       

Earlier this year, the photo book University of Nebraska at Omaha documented the visual history of campus, and it’s highlighted on the Web page, as well.  Oliver Pollak, holder of the Martin Chair in the UNO History Department, and Les Valentine, the university’s archivist, co-authored the text. 

“Their book highlights UNO’s rich history and the resources available to faculty, staff, students and others who want to learn more about the university,” Smith-Howell said.  “Our new Web page is a terrific new tool that can help that process.”

For more information, call (402) 554-3502.

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