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2008.04.18 > For Immediate Release
contact: Beverly Newsam - University Relations
phone: 402.554.2129 - e-mail: bnewsam@mail.unomaha.edu

Webber to Speak at April 24 Journalism/Broadcasting Conference

Omaha - Dave Webber, sports director at WOWT-TV, will speak Thursday, April 24, at the University of Nebraska at Omaha (UNO) School of Communication's annual high school journalism/broadcasting conference.

His presentation, "What Young Professionals Really Need to Know," starts at 12:45 p.m. in the Milo Bail Student Center Ballroom. A student lunch will precede the talk.

Webber has served as WOWT's sports director since 1978 and has additional experience in radio, music, voice-over work and on-camera commercial work. He attended UNO.

The program will include a recognition ceremony for the winners of a high school journalism/broadcasting contest sponsored by the School of Communication. Students from the Omaha/Council Bluffs metropolitan area will receive awards for contest entries in 21 categories, including best feature story, best newspaper, best news broadcast, best ad and best sports photograph.

About 250 students are expected to attend the conference. Of those, 60 will tour UNO before the conference to learn about campus media facilities and the School of Communication.

For more information, contact Sherrie Wilson, associate professor and internship coordinator with the School of Communication, at (402) 554-3677 or swilson@mail.unomaha.edu.

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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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