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2010.03.24> For Immediate Release
contact: Tim Kaldahl - University Relations
phone: 402.554.3502 - email: tkaldahl@unomaha.edu

UNO Will Celebrate Honors Week Starting April 5

Omaha - The University of Nebraska at Omaha (UNO) will hold Honors Week—a campus celebration of outstanding students and faculty—starting Monday, April 5. The week spotlights three university-wide events - the Honors Program Senior Theses Symposia, the Faculty Honors Convocation and the Student Honors Convocation.

The Honors Program Senior Theses Symposia will take place Tuesday and Wednesday, April 6 and 7, beginning at 5 p.m. in the Milo Bail Student Center (MBSC) Ballroom. Those who wish to attend need to RSVP to 554-2696 by Friday, April 2.

In conjunction with the annual UNO Honor’s Program Symposium, students, faculty and the metropolitan community are invited to participate in the second annual Student Research and Creative Activity Fair. Undergraduate and graduate students will showcase their research and creative activity with oral presentations, performances, exhibits and posters. All events will be held in the MBSC from 2 to 9 p.m. For more information, call 554-2286.

The Faculty Honors Convocation features the recipients of the university’s outstanding teaching, research and creative activity, mentoring, service-learning, and distinguished professorship awards. A breakfast event in their honor will take place Thursday, April 8, at 7 a.m. in the MBSC Ballroom. Primarily for the campus community, RSVP information needs to be communicated to Christine Hoffman at 554-2263 or choffman@unomaha.edu by Monday, April 5.

The Student Honors Convocation recognizes outstanding undergraduate and graduate students with graduate scholarships, undergraduate major honoree awards, and awards from the deans and the senior vice chancellor. Students will also be recognized for outstanding service-learning, for leadership and for student-athlete excellence. The Student Convocation will take place Thursday, April 8, at 4 p.m. in the Strauss Performing Arts Center followed by a reception in the MBSC Ballroom. Faculty and staff are encouraged to attend in support of these outstanding students. Again, please RSVP to Hoffman at 554-2263 or choffman@unomaha.edu by Monday, April 5.

For more information on the Faculty and Student Honors Convocations contact Steve Bullock, assistant vice chancellor for Academic Affairs, 554-2262 or stevebullock@unomaha.edu. For more information regarding the Student Honors Symposium, contact Rosalie Saltzman, director, UNO Honors Program, 554-2598.

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The University of Nebraska at Omaha (UNO) is Nebraska’s metropolitan university. The core values of the institution place students at the center of all that the university does; call for the campus to strive for academic excellence; and promote community engagement that transforms and improves urban, regional, national and global life. 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.

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