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2009.02.10 > For Immediate Release
contact: Tim Kaldahl - University Relations
phone: 402.554.3502 - email: tkaldahl@unomaha.edu

Lifelong Learning Initiative to Celebrate Women’s History Month

Omaha - The University of Nebraska at Omaha’s (UNO) Lifelong Learning Initiative (LLI), formerly the Program for Women and Successful Aging (PWSA), will celebrate Women’s History Month in conjunction with the Omaha Public Library. The “Women Who Keep Learning” reception will take place Sunday, March 8, from 3 to 5 p.m. on the fourth floor of the W. Dale Clark Library, 215 S. 15 th St.

Mary Helen Stefaniak will present a talk at the reception on “Writing – Its Role in My Life and Its Usefulness to All.” Stefaniak is a writer and is currently an associate professor of English and creative writing at Creighton University. Her collection of short stories, Self Storage, received the 1998 Banta Award for Literary Excellence by the Wisconsin Library Association. She has also served as a commentator on Iowa Public Radio, a columnist for The Iowa Source, and a contributing editor of The Iowa Review.

“Women Who Keep Learning” will also feature live music, art and poetry. Paintings by Harriet Otis and Marilyn Beig will be on exhibit. Selected area women poets will read their works from PWSA’s Celebrate: A Collection of Women’s Writings poetry book.

The event, sponsored by Friends of the Omaha Public Library, is free and open to the public. For more information, call 402-554-4897 or 402-554-2292, or email padams@unomaha.edu.

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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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