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2010.02.25> For Immediate Release
contact: Tim Kaldahl - University Relations
phone: 402.554.3502 - email: tkaldahl@unomaha.edu

UNO to Host Girl Scouts’ World Thinking Day Event

Omaha - More than 500 local Girl Scouts and their families are expected to visit the University of Nebraska at Omaha (UNO) for World Thinking Day on Saturday, Feb. 27. The event is open to the campus community and the public from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The Girl Scouts will learn about the world at an international cultural fair while at the same time doing their part to reduce world hunger by bringing canned food to donate to Omaha Food Bank. UNO students from 20 countries will be on hand to write names in their native languages, teach about culture, and play games with the youth.

“My hope is that the scouts will increase their knowledge of countries and cultures, learn about positive female role models from guest speakers, and understand the theme of this year’s World Thinking Day about eradicating World Hunger,” said Maria Reiter, event coordinator.

“This is the second year that UNO has partnered with the Girl Scouts to make World Thinking Day an exciting event with authentic and inspiring cultural exchange,” said Lori Arias, assistant director in UNO International Student Services. “We are so pleased that some of our 1,300 international students and scholars on campus can have the opportunity to teach the Girl Scout group.”

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