SKIP navigation

PR students raise $5,000 to fight Omaha hunger; More programs this Fall.

UNO School of Communication students raised $5,000 and presented a check to the Omaha Food Bank this summer. KETV broadcast the story on its 6 p.m. newscast.

Kristin Webb, event coordinator, Kelsie Olson, Cathy Enoviso and Adviser Karen Weber participated in the media event. The UNO Run N' Munch event for the ConAgra Foods' Child Hunger Ends Here was an amazing success. "I'm really proud of the effort and the Food Bank officials were thrilled with the results!" Weber said.

Meanwhile, the Maverick Solutions team had a very successful event Aug. 3. The Kids Can Neighborhood Night Out attracted more than 150 people.

Kids enjoyed root beer floats, face painting and other games and prizes. A partnership with the Children's Hospital & Medical Center Leadership Council produced more than 100 backpacks filled with school supplies distributed at the event. Omaha Mayor Jim Suttle and City Council Members Garry Gernandt and Jean Stothert attended.

The PR students have other programs scheduled for this Fall. UNO Voices Against Violence "Dare to Speak for Those Who Don't" is scheduled for, Sept. 21, 6:30-10:15 p.m. at Caniglia Field. There will be self defense demonstrations in judo and kickboxing followed by a showing of 2005 film, "North Country."

A panel discussion about the "Tough Guise" documentary features football Coach Pat Behrns, Coach Patty Patton Shearer, Director of Women's Studies Karen Falconer Al-Hindi, and UNO YWCA Advocate Emily Nuygen.

Tickets are also on sale for the seventh annual La Notte Italiana, PRSSA benefit dinner, Sunday, Sept. 26 from 6 to 9 p.m. at All Saints Episcopal Church, 9302 Blondo Streets. Order or reserve your seat by contacting Karen Weber at or 554-2246. Advance tickets cost $20 for adults; $12 for students and $5 for kids 12 & under. Tickets also are available at the door for $25, adults; $15, students; $5 kids 12 & under.