TMU 5(18) -- August 26, 2008

Prep Week 2008
Students and Faculty Return to Campus

Katie Cameron and Chantel Crockett, College of Communication, Fine Arts and Media advisers, welcomed new undergraduates to campus with a CFAM 101 session.

School of Communication faculty introduced themselves to new students and encouraged them to join student groups to cultivate a four-year campus experience.

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Meanwhile, college faculty met at a retreat, and graduate teaching assistants were mentored with microteaching exercises in preparation for the classroom.

Above, Bruce Johansen shares ideas about UNO with the senior vice chancellor.

Part-time faculty also met to learn about upcoming School of Communication events and go over policies.

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Below, Karen Dwyer works with GTAs on their teaching techniques.

UNO is beginning its Centennial celebration with the UNO 100 series of events throughout the academic year.

Of Note
Excellence in Action

Assistant Director Shereen Bingham, Interim Art and Art History Chair Bob Carlson and former faculty member Hollis Glaser have a new publication in ACResolution – a quarterly magazine of the Association for Conflict Resolution: Bingham, S., Glaser, H., & Carlson, R. (2008). “Studying the communication traits of mediators,” ACResolution, 7(4), 31-34.

The Association for Conflict Resolution (ACR) is the nation’s largest professional association for mediators, arbitrators, educators and other conflict resolution practitioners. Its mission is to advance the practice, research, public understanding and teaching of conflict prevention and resolution. With more than 6,500 members, ACR works in a wide range of settings throughout the United States and around the world.

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Karen Dwyer and Deborah Smith-Howell were featured recently in an Omaha World-Herald article on public speaking and the presidential election.

Did You Know?
People in the News

The Aug. 17 issue of the Omaha World-Herald featured an article about UNO's Collegiate Learning Assessment ranking. Terry Hynes, senior vice chancellor for academic and student affairs, was quoted in the article. Dr. Hynes was also interviewed Aug. 20 by KIOS (91.5 FM) about UNO's ranking.
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Mark Scherer, associate professor of history, recently published a book titled Rights in the Balance: Free Press, Fair Trial & Nebraska Press Association v. Stuart (Texas Tech University Press, 2008). Dr. Scherer will appear at a colloquium on the book and the Nebraska Press Association case on Sept. 4 in Washington, D.C. The event, sponsored by the First Amendment Center, is scheduled for broadcast on C-SPAN. He participated in a School of Communication panel last semester at the Missouri Valley History Conference.

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Alumna Glaucia Steckelberg was featured by the Omaha World-Herald. The public relations specialist for Albers Communications Group in Omaha told some of her favorite things, including her Sony Cyber-shot camera with 8.1 megapixels.

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Journalist Dee Ralles, 81, has died from brain cancer. Ralles had a long career at the Des Moines Register, Omaha World-Herald and the Arizona Republic. She took graduate credits from the University of Nebraska at Omaha.

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Duane Aschenbrenner is recovering from a recent heart attack. Dennis Fus reported that Aschenbrenner is well enough to go home from the hospital.

Evidence of Excellence

1. Michelle Thies is developing the School of Communication UNO 100 website. The pages feature Warren Francke’s 2004 history blended with photographs courtesy of archivist Les Valentine.

The Week In Photos
Images from Around the School

Hugh Reilly displays a new Ad Club banner.

James Sewing has installed 25 new computers in ASH 110.

Adam Tyma and Mary Anna Kidd enjoy the new faculty reception.

Mav Radio is back on the air.

Dates & Times
Mark Calendars for Interesting Events

26 - PRSSA Open House, MBSC, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

27 - School of Communication faculty, ASH 143 at 12 p.m.

31 – Sunday, Aug. 31, Back to School PRSSA picnic at Elmwood Park 3 p.m. to 6 p.m.

3 – Forensics sells polo shirts.

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). UNO Forensics students perform readings.

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

13 - IRB Workshop, 9 a.m. to 12 p.m., ASH

15 – Constitution Day forensics speeches.

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

4 & 5 – UNO Forensics @ Hastings College.

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

8 – Convocation at SPAC, 10 a.m.
CPACS Dedication, 11 a.m.
Centennial Reception, 12 p.m.

9 - HPER Groundbreaking, 10 a.m.

10 - CPACS Open House, 3 p.m.
Centennial BBQ, 6 p.m.

11 - Centennial Homecoming Open House Tailgate at 10:30 a.m.
Homecoming Football, 1 p.m.

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.

20 - Northwestern University Professor Loren Ghiglion luncheon.

22 - Illinois-Chicago Professor Steven Jones meets in Second Life with UNO students.

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.

15 & 16 – UNO Forensics @ Doane College.

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, MBSC Ballroom, School of Communication Graduation Breakfast 8 a.m. to 10 a.m.

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