TMU 7(3) -- February 16, 2010

PR major speaks to strategic planners. Nichole Baugh, a senior in public relations, was a panelist at the February 12 UNO Strategic Planning Forum. The campus event featured a surprise announcement. Chancellor John Christensen said UNO will build and open in 2012 a $45 million Community Engagement Center to meet the needs of the Omaha metropolitan area.

Baugh, a Media Relations student in
Dave Ogden's course, was one of four panelists exploring community partnerships. Community engagement is one of three campus goals. Strategic planning awards also were announced at the meeting. The School of Communication previously has won two of the three strategic planning awards.

Advertising alumna named rookie of the year. Alumna Katie (Kassebaum) Godbout, Boy Scouts of America Mid-America Council, was named Advertising Rookie of the Year at the AAF Omaha Meet the Pros February 9. The award recognizes outstanding work of a professional in her or his first five years on the job. Hugh Reilly and his advertising students attended the two-day event at the Mid-America Center in Council Bluffs, Iowa. American Advertising Federation professionals met with the students and offered feedback on their portfolios. Meanwhile, School of Communication Director Jeremy Lipschultz offered a Web 2.0 presentation to professors in the region. Alumna Randa Zalman was AAF Omaha event co-chair.

Baseball experts to be featured. Dave Ogden has been invited to present a paper at the 22nd Annual Cooperstown Symposium on Baseball and American Culture. The national Baseball Hall of Fame and Library and SUNY at Oneonta sponsor the symposium. The title of his paper is, "Specialization in Youth Baseball: Channeling Players to Higher Competition or Choking Youthful Desire?" Ogden also will be part of a panel to discuss some of the topics in a book he is co-editing with Joel Nathan Rosen of Moravian College. The book will be published by the University Press of Mississippi and is titled, Falling From Grace: Sports Icons and Their Social and Cultural Demise. Several of those who authored chapters will join Ogden and Rosen on the panel.

Student work goes online. Dave Ogden's radio production student stories are now available online at UNO's YouTube Channel.

The students conduct interviews and also report for KVNO-FM 90.7.

Classical 90.7 KVNO fund drive. Your home for beautiful classical music and Maverick sports, KVNO's Spring Pledge Drive kicks off March 9. Financial contributions may be made on-line anytime (by check, credit card or payroll deduction). Pledge online here!

Seminar to explore journalism’s brave new world. An international leader in interactive media, David Mathison is the featured speaker at the University of Nebraska at Omaha February 26. Mathison, author of Be The Media, will speak at 2 p.m. at the Thompson Alumni Center. That evening Mathison will appear at a no-host dinner at the Omaha Press Club. Members are invited to attend this informal networking dinner by making reservations and requesting seating with the OPC Foundation group. Mathison also will speak the next day at a skill-enhancing Saturday morning seminar. The event will be held at Creighton University’s new Apple Authorized Training Center to give participants experience with the latest communication tools. The seminar is made possible by OPC-Foundation’s partnership with Creighton and the UNO School of Communication.

Academic excellence in action. The Nebraska Broadcasters Association announced it will be increasing an annual UNO Communication scholarship to $2,000. The NBA award will now come through the NU Foundation. *** Cynthia Robinson Moore has been elected as a CFAM representative to the UNO Faculty Senate. Karen Weber was first runner-up.

The photo gallery.

Layton Lamsam and Joy Chao were among those attending the
2010 Chinese New Year Gala

UNO students organized an anti-Fred Phelps rally

UNO Mavs hockey sweeps Michigan!

Upcoming events


16 - PRSSA Mardi Gras Bake Sale, ASH, 11:30 a,m,
17 - PRSSA Lunch & Learn with PRSA Pro, ASH 107i, 12 p.m.
18 - Maverick PR Fundraiser Dinner, Indigo Joe's, 7 p.m.
23 - PRSSA Eating Disorders Week Event, MBSC, 11:30 a.m.
25 - UNO Forensics C
hili Feed Fundraiser, Royal View Hall, 3734 S. 13th St., 6 p.m.
26 - David Mathison, Be The Media, Thompson Alumni Center, presentation, 2 p.m.
27 - Omaha Press Club Foundation Workshop, Creighton, 9 a.m.

3 - Kappa Tau Alpha Induction, MBSC, 7 a.m.
5 - Center for Collaboration Science Research Seminar, CPACS, 8:30 a.m.
6-7 UNO Forensics, co-hosting a tournament, UNL campus.
15 - Spring Break Week
24 - UNO Forensics Night Before Nationals
, Eppley Auditorium, 6 p.m.
27 - OPC 2010 Show, Mid-America Center Council Bluffs, 5:30 p.m.

16 - OPC Scholarship Dinner, Omaha Press Club, 5:30 p.m.
22 - High School Media Conference & PRSSA National Organ Donor Awareness Event, MBSC, 11:30 a.m.
26 - Communication Week Events (April 26-29)
27 - Mav Solutions
, MBSC Chancellor's Room, 4 p.m.
29 - Scholarship Breakfast, MBSC Chancellor's Room, 9 a.m.; Alumni Panel, MBSC Dodge Room, 1 p.m.; 55th Annual Communication Awards Banquet, Thompson Alumni Center, 6 p.m.
29 - 30 - National Student Advertising Competition, St. Louis, MO.

7 - Commencement Breakfast, Thompson Alumni Center, 9 a.m.; Commencement, Civic Center, 2 p.m.

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