TMU 5(16) -- July 29, 2008

Tuesday Morning Update
5 (16)
July 29, 2008
Good morning!

Graduate Leads UNO Career Office
Perone Moves Up

Michelle Perone, who has served as assistant director of Career Exploration and Outreach (CEO), has been named director.

The School of Communication alumna has assumed all the managerial and operational responsibilities of the department. CEO will also now report to the Office of Student and Academic Affairs. Career Exploration and Outreach will continue to be housed in Eppley 211.

The UNO College of Business Administration (CBA) has named former CEO Director Bill Swanson as executive director of the Executive Masters of Business Administration (EMBA) degree program.

School Adds Visiting Instructors
Kidd and Rempfer Hired To Teach High-demand Courses

Mary Anna Kidd has signed a one-year contract with the School of Communication to teach small group communication, business and professional speaking and interviewing.

Kidd is completing her doctorate at the University of Kansas.

The School has launched a national search to fill the speech communication line.

Meanwhile, Alumna Kate Rempfer has been hired to teach First Year Experience (FYE) and public speaking courses. Additionally, she will be a Speech Center consultant.

Of Note
Excellence in Action

Chris Allen will moderate a Saturday, August 9, research paper session at the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication (AEJMC) national conference in Chicago: Serving the 21st Century News Audience. The papers examine young adult audiences, news recall, National Public Radio and network news research.

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Shereen Bingham, assistant director, is on the National Communication Association (NCA) program with the paper: Students’ Perceptions of Their Connectedness in the Community College Basic Public Speaking Course. Bingham is collaborating with former School faculty member Hollis Glaser.

Did You Know?
People in the News

School of Communication Director Jeremy Lipschultz was a guest on The Tom Becka Show on KFAB (1110 AM) and quoted in the Chicago Tribune earlier last week following the FCC ruling to toss out an indecency fine against CBS following the 2004 Super Bowl halftime show.

Evidence of Excellence

1. Mav Solutions, the School’s student public relations firm, continues to add paying clients. The group will be working to help fund its trip to the national PRSSA meeting in Detroit this fall.

The Week In Photos
Images from Around the School

The Project Vote Smart bus was on campus last week.

A Dundee landmark restaurant closed Sunday.

Dates & Times
Mark Calendars for Interesting Events

16 – Graduate Student Orientation at 9:30 a.m. in ASH 101.

20 – CFAM Retreat, College of St. Mary’s, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.

21 - The annual Communication 101 session to welcome incoming students has been scheduled for Thursday, August 21, from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. in ASH 101.

31 – Sunday, Aug. 31, Back to School PRSSA picnic at Elmwood Park 3 p.m. to 5 p.m.

4 - Thursday, Sept. 4: Student Center Plaza UNO Voices Against Violence campaign kickoff 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. (Mav Solutions has been contracted to plan this special event).

5 - Friday, Sept. 5 PRSSA Day with PRSA Nebraska Professional Development Workshop Ironwood Country Club 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

30 - Tuesday, Sept. 30: PRSSA Ethics Advocacy Panel MBSC Ballroom 1 p.m. to 2:15 p.m.

5 - Sunday, Oct. 5: La Notte Italiana (Italian Night fund raiser dinner) Swanson Hall Durham Museum 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.

11 - Centennial Homecoming Open House at 9:30 a.m. in ASH

17 - School of Communication students will be partnered on Friday, October 17 with students from Tulane, Florida State, Iowa, Missouri and St. Louis University for a day with Omaha investor and billionaire Warren Buffett.

24 - Friday, Oct. 24 to Tuesday, Oct. 28 National PRSSA Conference in Detroit.

30 - Thursday, Oct. 30 Halloween Bake Sale first floor ASH 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

20 - Thursday, Nov. 20 Thanksgiving Bake Sale first floor ASH 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

5 – Nebraska Lt. Governor Rick Sheehy will officiate at the CPM graduation on Dec. 5 at the new CPACS building on campus at UNO, 4 -6 p.m.


15 - High School Journalism Dinner, 6-9 p.m. at the MBSC Chancellor’s Room.

12 - Thursday, Feb. 12 Valentine's Day Bake Sale first floor ASH 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

26 - Thursday, Feb. 26, MBSC Nebraska Room Bateman team campaign event for National Banking Association College Program 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

12 - Thursday, March 12, MBSC Nebraska Room One-Five-0 and in Control Alcohol Awareness event 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

31 - Thursday, March 31, MBSC Dodge Room Communication Career Development Workshop 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

23 - High School Journalism Workshop, 12 p.m. at the MBSC Ballroom.
28 - PRSSA Presentations, 4 p.m. at the MBSC Chancellor’s Room.
30 - 10 a.m. Scholarship Breakfast at the MBSC Chancellor’s Room; 5th Annual Alumni Panel at 1 p.m. at the MBSC Dodge Rooms); 54th Annual Awards Banquet, 6 p.m. at the Thompson Alumni Center.

8 - Friday, May 8, at the MBSC Ballroom School of Communication Graduation Breakfast 8 a.m. to 10 a.m.

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