2011.08.01 > For Immediate Release
contact: Wendy Townley - University Relations
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Free Food, Live Music, Freshman Convocation Part of Welcome Week 2011
Omaha - New students, returning students, faculty and staff the University of Nebraska at Omaha (UNO) will enjoy free food, live music, outdoor activities and a new event – Freshman Convocation – during the first week of the Fall 2011 semester.
Welcome Week – Monday, Aug. 22 through Friday, Aug. 26 – is designed to celebrate the beginning of a new academic year for all of campus and, for about 2,000 students, the beginning of their undergraduate careers at UNO.
A number of free events are planned for the days and evenings during Welcome Week, a popular annual offering for UNO students, many of whom reconnect after a summer of travel, working, classes or studying abroad.
Welcome Week is presented again this year by UNO’s Milo Bail Student Center.
UNO officials estimate that about 12,000 students, faculty and staff will participate in the week-long celebration.
New to this year’s Welcome Week events: Freshman Convocation. Scheduled for noon on Friday, Aug. 26 at Caniglia Field, UNO’s freshman class will be officially welcomed to campus in a special ceremony featuring remarks from campus administrators. A reception will follow in the Milo Bail Student Center Ballroom.
The 2011 Welcome Week schedule of events is as follows. Free lunch is served Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. All activities run 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Unless otherwise indicated, the daytime events occur on the Milo Bail Student Center outdoor plaza on the south side of the building.
Wells Fargo and Aksarben Cinema are the community sponsors of 2011 Welcome Week.
Visit www.unomaha.edu/welcome/ for additional event and sponsor information.
Monday, Aug. 22
• 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. – Live music by Chris McCarty, Student Services displays, outdoor games and activities
• Lunch at 11:30 a.m. – Mavwiches
• 5:30 p.m. – Durango Nights block party near the Scott Village student housing developments (free food, prizes, outdoor games)
Tuesday, Aug. 23
• 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. – Live music by Vibenhai, outdoor games and activities, UNO Athletics Maverick Roadshow, academic department displays
• Lunch at 11:30 a.m. – Teriyaki Chicken
• 5:30 p.m. – Unveiling of new UNO Athletics logo on the north wall of Sapp Fieldhouse
• 6 p.m. – Omaha Hot Spots, a showcase of area businesses at the Health, Physical Education and Recreation Building
• 7:30 p.m. – UNO Athletics Pep Rally at UNO’s Caniglia Field
• 8 p.m. – Outdoor screening of “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off” on Sokol Vision at Caniglia Field, with free hot dogs and popcorn Rain location for outdoor evening activities: Sapp Fieldhouse
Wednesday, Aug. 24
• 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. – Live music by Desperate Bandwives, outdoor games and activities
• Lunch at 11:30 a.m. – Walking Tacos
• 6 p.m. – Carnival activities at Caniglia Field, featuring, free pizza provided by Godfather’s
Thursday, Aug. 25
• 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. – Live music by DJ Animale, student clubs and organization fair, outdoor games and activities
• Lunch at 11:30 a.m. – Hot Dogs
• 7 p.m. – Free concert at the University Village clubhouse parking lot, featuring Mikal; sponsored by Maverick Productions
Friday, Aug. 26
• Noon – Freshman Convocation at Caniglia Field
• 9:30 p.m. – Midnight Mojo at the Health, Physical Education and Recreation Building
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