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2009.01.07 > For Immediate Release
contact: Wendy Townley - University Relations
phone: 402.554.2762 - email: wtownley@unomaha.edu

Democracy Matters at UNO Welcomes Herman Cain in March

Omaha - The former chairman of Godfather’s Pizza will speak about his experiences in leadership at the University of Nebraska at Omaha (UNO) in March.

Herman Cain, a former Omaha resident and prominent businessman who ran for the U.S. Senate in 2004, is the next speaker of the Democracy Matters lecture series at UNO.

Cain’s presentation, “The Art of Leadership,” begins at 1 p.m. Monday, March 23 in the Milo Bail Student Center Ballroom on the UNO campus.

The public and campus community are invited to attend the free event.

Cain, who lives in Atlanta, hosts a talk radio show weeknights, serves as a commentator on Fox News and is a syndicated columnist for North Star Writers Group.

He is chief executive officer and president of THE New Voice, Inc., a business and leadership consulting company. He also is on the boards of directors of AGCO, Inc., Georgia Chamber of Commerce, Hallmark Cards Inc., Whirlpool, Inc., and Morehouse College.

Cain earned degrees from Morehouse College (bachelor’s degree, Mathematics, 1967) and Purdue University (master’s degree, Computer Science, 1971).

Democracy Matters is a citizen engagement initiative launched in 2008 by UNO’s College of Public Affairs and Community Service in celebration of its 35th anniversary. Democracy Matters has brought prominent speakers – such as U.S. Sen. Chuck Hagel and presidential speechwriter Ted Sorensen – to campus. Future events include community forums, debates, documentary screenings and guest lectures at UNO.

Project Achieve, the Goodrich Scholarship Program and Multicultural Affairs are additional sponsors of the event.

Visit www.hermancain.com for more information, or contact Karleen Smith at karleen@hermancain.com or (678) 565-5335.

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UNO is celebrating its 100th anniversary. The celebration recognizes 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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