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2008.04.10 > For Immediate Release
contact: Beverly Newsam - University Relations
phone: 402.554.2129 - e-mail: bnewsam@mail.unomaha.edu

SHRM Student Conference, Games Planned for April 11-12 at UNO

Omaha - More than 125 college students will converge on the University of Nebraska at Omaha (UNO) Friday and Saturday, April 11-12, to take part in the 2008 North Central Regional Student Conference and Human Resource Games.  This is the first time the event will be held in Omaha.

Activities go from 5 to 9 p.m. April 11 in Roskens Hall. Events resume April 12 at 8:30 a.m. and conclude that evening at 7 p.m. with an awards dinner.

The conference - hosted by the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) Nebraska State Council and the UNO College of Business Administration - will feature a Jeopardy-style competition testing knowledge of a variety of human resource topics.  Students from Ohio, Michigan, Indiana, Illinois, Wisconsin, Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota, Iowa and Nebraska will compete, in teams of three, for a chance to attend the SHRM Annual Conference in Chicago in June for free. 

This weekend in Omaha, students also can attend a variety of breakout sessions on human resource topics and career development.  The agenda includes guest speakers like author Robert Mathis.

Participating schools include:
- Cleveland State University;
- Eastern Illinois University;
- Indiana Tech;
- Loyola University Chicago;
- Northern Illinois University;
- St. Norbert College;
- South Dakota State University;
- Southwest Minnesota State University;
- University of Toledo (two teams);
- University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign;
- University of Nebraska at Kearney;
- UNO (two teams);
- University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire (two teams);
- University of Wisconsin-Madison (two teams); and
- Wayne State College (two teams).

"This event provides a great opportunity to showcase Nebraska and its employers, as well as UNO," said Kevin Naylor, an advisor for the UNO teams participating in the conference.  "UNO was a finalist to host the 2007 games, but we received the hosting privilege this year."

At the annual conference, the competition champions will have the opportunity to take an exam for human resources certification.  A stipend will cover travel expenses.

For more information, contact Naylor at (402) 554-2902.

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UNO will celebrate its 100th anniversary beginning Oct. 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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