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2008.03.13 > For Immediate Release
contact: Wendy Townley - University Relations
phone: 402.554.2762 - email: wtownley@mail.unomaha.edu

PWSA to Host 10th Annual Rites of Spring March 29

Omaha - The creative expression of women throughout the Omaha area will be highlighted Saturday, March 29, at the 10th annual Rites of Spring celebration, sponsored by the Program for Women and Successful Aging (PWSA) at the University of Nebraska at Omaha (UNO).

The event will be held from 1 to 3 p.m. at the Milton R. Abrahams Library, 5111 N. 90th St.

Artists Marilyn Beig and Harriet Otis will be featured. Award-winning poet and teacher Megan Gannon will be the keynote speaker. Her poem “List of First Lines” was selected by former Poet Laureate Billy Collins for the inclusion in The Best American Poetry of 2006. PWSA poets will also read current selections from Celebrate: A Collection of Women’s Writings, Volume XII.

In honor of Women’s History Month, PWSA will also feature the two artists at the O’Keefe Elevator Company, 1402 Jones St., during the month of March.

The cost to attend Rites of Spring is $15 per person, $20 the day of the event. The registration fee includes a copy of Celebrate: A Collection of Women’s Writings. Refreshments will be served.

For more information or to register for the event, contact PWSA at (402) 554-4897 or (402) 554-2292, or visit www.unomaha.edu/pwsa.

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UNO will celebrate its 100th anniversary beginning October 8, 2008. This celebration will recognize the partnership among the City of Omaha, its citizens and UNO to build a vibrant and dynamic community. The centennial theme is “UNO: Central To Our City Since 1908.” This theme acknowledges the past contributions of UNO to the community and sets the stage for great things to come.

UNO, inaugurated in 1968, emerged from the Municipal University of Omaha, established in 1931, which grew out of the University of Omaha founded in 1908. For Centennial information, go to http://www.unomaha.edu/100/.

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