TMU 5(23) -- October 7, 2008

Trader Advice
Alumnus On Air in Chicago

Sterling Smith of Chicago was recently interviewed by the Fox television station there amid the Wall Street crisis.

He did a live interview in the studio and at the Chicago Board of Trade.

The FuturesOne-Chicago Vice President has been in his current position since 2002, managing the operation of a small futures trading firm. He provides market analysis, recommendations and commentary. Smith has also been a futures broker for two other firms in Chicago.

In Omaha in the early 1990s, Smith was an analyst and broker at Accutrade.

New Book Focuses On Sports Fame
Ogden Co-edits Important Volume

Dave Ogden has just published, Reconstructing Fame: Sport, Race and Evolving Reputations (University of Mississippi Press). His co-editor is Joel Nathan Rosen.

The book is a collection of essays about historical sports figures, including Ogden’s chapter on the late Roberto Clemente.

There are other chapters on sports legends Jackie Robinson, Jim Thorpe, Bill Russell, Paul Robeson, Curt Flood, Tommie Smith and John Carlos. Each of the subjects in the book experienced public scorn and ridicule at some point early in their careers. Those reputations changed over time due to social forces, media and cultural changes. This book focused on the “processes and paths by which vilification becomes redemption.”

V.P. DebateWatch
Strong Turnout for Event

Nearly 200 people filled a UNO Alumni Center hall last week to watch the vice presidential debate, which was viewed nationally by about 70 million people.

About 100 participants discussed their impressions following the event – the second in a series of four sponsored by the Civic Participation Program and the School of Communication.

Barb Pickering was interviewed by WOWT (NBC 6) and KFAB (1110 AM) Oct. 2, and by KMTV (CBS 3) on Oct, 3 about the DebateWatch events hosted on campus.

Of Note
Excellence in Action

Holly Miller was invited by a management professor in the College of Business Administration to talk Sept. 22 to a Recruiting and Staffing Management class about business meetings. Miller spoke about preparation, facilitation and follow-up for business meetings, with a little additional information about handling difficult situations that can occur during a business meeting. Miller created a 75-minute interactive lecture and presented it.

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The North Omaha Media Alliance (NOMA) – a Civic Participation Program and Service Learning Academy collaboration between the School of Communication, Girls Inc. and Omaha North High – attended a screening of “18 in '08,” a new documentary directed and produced by 19-year-old David D. Burstein of Weston, Conn.

The Sept. 30 event took place at the Collaborating Commons, inside the new College of Public Affairs and Community (CPACS) Building.

The event was part of Democracy Matters: Building Social Capital Through Public Dialogue, a new, monthly series of community forums, debates and guest lectures hosted by CPACS and UNO.

Did You Know?
People in the News

Abbie Syrek helped coordinate a special event Sept. 29 for the 6th Annual Sarpy and Cass County Candlelight Vigil for Domestic Violence. This event was held at the Papillion Sumtur Amphitheater. Mallory Maddox of Channel 6 News was the Mistress of Ceremonies. The event incorporated a variety of live performances and was followed by a dialogue session about domestic violence. Lauren Ackerman performed The Yellow Dress, a play about spreading awareness regarding intimate-partner violence. Syrek prepared the script and coached Ackerman for the event.

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The UNO School of Communication is sponsoring a distinguished lecture at the Omaha Press Club. Loren Ghiglione, Northwestern University, will speak Monday, Oct. 20, 2008, 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. at the OPC on his new book, CBS's Don Hollenbeck: An Honest Reporter in the Age of McCarthyism. Ghiglione is the Richard A. Schwarzlose Professor of Media Ethics at Northwestern University's Medill School of Journalism. Tickets for lunch and the program are $12. Please contact School of Communication Director Jeremy Lipschultz at 203-7247 or for reservations.

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Bruce Johansen will debate UNO Chemistry Professor Robert Smith on global warming at the Omaha Press Club Nov. 20. Hugh Cowdin is organizing the event.

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Owen Forbes Toller was born to Paige and Steve Toller at 7:16 p.m. on Sept. 29.

The baby was 6 lbs. 13 oz., 20 in. long and the couple’s first child.

Evidence of Excellence

1. La Notte Italiana, the PRSSA Fundraiser Oct. 5 at the Durham Museum, attracted a crowd of more than 100 for fine dining and music.

The Swanson Hall event featured authentic Italian cuisine from more than 20 local restaurants and a silent auction.

The Week In Photos
Images from Around the School

The KPTM live truck broadcast from DebateWatch.

DebateWatch participants watched the vice presidential candidates.

Abbie Syrek prepares UNO Forensics for travel to Hastings, Nebraska.

Faculty last week learned about a new online grade-book system.

Jeremy Lipschultz met with doctoral students in Second Life.

The Certifed Public Manager program committee last week reviewed curriculum.

Autumn colors have come to Lauritzen Gardens.

Dates & Times
Mark Calendars for Interesting Events

7 – DebateWatch: Presidential candidates, Thompson Alumni Center, 7:30-9:30 p.m.

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

8 – The first speech and debate reunion will be held at the Thompson Alumni Center Centennial Room from 4:30-6:30 p.m. Alumnus DeReef Greene, a 1965 graduate, will speak about his experiences on the debate team and share experiences of how it shaped his career.

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.

13 – The CFAM Advising Refresher Workshop will be held from 12 p.m to 1 p.m. in the Umoho room in MBSC.

15 – DebateWatch: Presidential candidates, Thompson Alumni Center, 7:30-9:30 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 Ghiglione luncheon, Omaha Press Club, 11:30 a.m..

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

23 – Alumna Joan Lukas will speak to the PRSSA Induction and Senior Recognition Dinner at Caniglia's Venice Inn, 5-8 p.m.

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.

4 The Omaha News election special, TKN Cox 17/Qwest 74, 7 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, at the MBSC Ballroom School of Communication Graduation Breakfast 8 a.m. to 10 a.m.

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