2008.10.03 > For Immediate Release
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OLLAS Charla Series Continues With Talk by Mexican Consul
Omaha - Jorge Ernesto Espejel, the Mexican Consul for Iowa and Nebraska, will discuss his personal experiences as a consul in Texas and now in Omaha. His talk, titled “The Reality of Mexican Migrants: From Eagle Pass to Omaha,” will take place Friday, Oct. 10, starting at 11:30 a.m. at the University of Nebraska at Omaha (UNO) in the Milo Bail Student Center’s Gallery Room. The Gallery Room is located on the third floor of the student center.
The presentation is part of the Office of Latino/Latin American Studies (OLLAS) Charla Series. Charla means conversation or chat in Spanish. Espejel’s talk is also part of the Latino Heritage Month celebrations and is cosponsored with Cultural Awareness Programs. The presentation will be in Spanish with simultaneous English interpretation. The campus community and public are invited to this event, and refreshments will be served.
For more information, contact Lucy Garza Westbrook, OLLAS project coordinator at (402) 554-3835 or go to the OLLAS Web site, http://www.unomaha.edu/ollas .
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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