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2008.09.22 > For Immediate Release
contact: Tim Kaldahl - University Relations
phone: 402.554.3502 - email: tkaldahl@unomaha.edu

Registration Under Way for Centennial Kickoff/Homecoming Week Events

Omaha - The University of Nebraska at Omaha’s (UNO) Centennial Kickoff gets closer with each day. With that in mind, the campus community and the public are encouraged to register for Centennial Kickoff/Homecoming Week events online at http://www.unoalumni.org/events/homecoming/.

"Having online information and registration is a quick and easy way for people to get an overview for all that is going on and let's them check off all that they want to attend," said Lee Denker, president and CEO of the UNO Alumni Association. "Many of the opening week events are free, but it is still important to register so we have an idea of how many to expect at each event."

Centennial Kickoff Week starts with UNO Chancellor John Christensen's state of the University address on Wed., Oct. 8. A variety of dedications and open house events on campus follow over the next few days.

"The Centennial Barbecue, will be a major all-university event, and it's something that I think everyone will enjoy," Denker said. The barbecue takes place in the Sapp Fieldhouse starting at 6 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 10, and has a casual Western theme. "We're looking at it as more than a party, but a real celebration of UNO's past, present and future."

Tickets for the Barbecue and Reception cost $25, which includes live music, a full BBQ buffet and beverages. For more information click the link above or call Julie Kaminski at 554.4887.

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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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