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2008.04.17 > For Immediate Release
contact: Jaime Ishii - University Relations
phone: 402.554.2358 - email: ishii@mail.unomaha.edu

UNO to Host Puzzle Maker April 25

Omaha - The University of Nebraska at Omaha (UNO) Dual Enrollment Program will host puzzle writer and author Terry Stickels on Friday, April 25.

The presentation, “PuzzlePower! Keeping Your Brain Young,” focuses on Stickels’ lifelong dedication to the improvement of memory by stimulating mental flexibility and creative problem solving skills. The presentation will be held in the Centennial Room of the William H. and Dorothy Thompson Alumni Center from 11 a.m. to noon. The event is free and open to the public.

Stickels is a UNO graduate who majored in Geography, with a natural sciences minor. He is most recognized for creating a famous Internet IQ quiz. His career also includes three nationally syndicated columns: FRAME GAMES which appears in 600 newspapers weekly and in USA WEEKEND Magazine, STICKLERS, a puzzle column that appears in papers like The New York Daily News and The Chicago-Sun Times and Stickdoku written for the USA Weekend Magazine.

“This event is meant to open people’s mind to ways of invigorating thinking,” said Kelly Malone, dual enrollment coordinator at UNO. “Working out the brain with games that stimulate memory and retention is comparable to stretching and training for athletes. If these “exercises” are also fun and popular, so much the better.”

For more information on the event, please contact Malone at (402) 554-3810 or e-mail at malonek@mail.unomaha.edu.

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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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