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2008.10.16 > For Immediate Release
contact: Wendy Townley - University Relations
phone: 402.554.2762 - email: wtownley@unomaha.edu

Sen. Hagel to Speak at UNO for Town Hall Meeting

Omaha - The College of Public Affairs and Community Service (CPACS) at the University of Nebraska at Omaha (UNO) will welcome U.S. Sen. Chuck Hagel for a town hall discussion at 5:45 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 21.

Hagel’s hour-long discussion, which will take place inside the CPACS Lecture Hall (Room 101), is the first of a series of town halls through Democracy Matters, a citizen engagement initiative launched by CPACS in celebration of its 35th anniversary. Future events will include community forums, debates, documentary screenings and guest lectures at UNO.

Hagel will discuss public service and engagement. He'll also spend 30 minutes answering questions from the audience.

“We are thrilled to have Sen. Hagel as the inaugural speaker for our town hall series,” said Sara Woods, an assistant dean in CPACS. “His commitment to public service and civic engagement fits precisely within our vision for Democracy Matters.”

The event is free and open to the public. Due to fall break at UNO, there will be ample parking to the north and west of the CPACS building. For more information, contact Sara Woods at swoods@unomaha.edu or (402) 554-3914. For more information from Sen. Hagel’s office, contact Paul Donahue at paul_donahue@hagel.senate.gov or (202) 224-4224.

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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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