TMU 10(3), March 5, 2013

State champions. UNO Forensics had three individual first places at the Nebraska state tournament in Lincoln.  Cole Evans (right) captured the overall individual state championship. He won dramatic interpretation and shared the duo state championship with Trae Graham (left). In prose, Lauren Ackerman (center) was state champion. Ackerman was second and Queeny Pimentel was third in oral interpretation.

Pimentel finished second in after dinner speaking, second in informative (just ahead of Evans), third in oral interpretation (just behind Ackerman), and third in the overall sweeps. Nithya Rajagopalan claimed third place in extemporaneous speaking. Other team members finishing among the top six finalists were: Karlee Currin, fourth and Ackerman sixth in dramatic interpretation; Currin and Dan Cutter, fourth and Ackerman and Pimentel sixth in duo; Natalie Schneider fifth in impromoptu; Bridget Hames fourth in oratory; Graham and Catie Zaleski fifth in poetry; and Graham fifth and Evans sixth in prose. Overall, the UNO team finished in second place. 
Radio interest grows. Mav Radio is on the air from new studios in the public affairs college building.  Radio broadcasts now originate from the School of Communication convergence media lab and newsroom. Mav Radio airs on KVNO’s HD2 signal and also is streaming live on the Internet. Staff held an all-DJ meeting to review the station’s new music and UNO sports format, adviser Jodeane Brownlee said. Mav Radio is broadcasting 22 baseball games this spring.

Excellence in action. Isaacson Professor Bruce Johansen received a standing ovation at his Feb. 26 talk on, “Warm Winter Days: Climate Catastrophe Can Be So ‘Nice’” to a packed  student center room. The noon luncheon series was sponsored by the Newspapers In Curriculum group on campus.

UNO’s Communication Training and Development class, taught by Reilly Professor Karen Dwyer, attended the Nebraska ASTD meeting in February. Kim Brammer, manager of learning technologies and curriculum at Boys Town, spoke about designing training programs. Graduate Teaching Assistants Bryan HaggLaura Winningham and Destini Burns met ASTD Nebraska President Christine Hitchcock.

Videos and photos.

The Omaha News, Wednesdays at 4 p.m.

Mav Radio DJ meeting

Ad Club at AAF Meet the Pros

Paige Toller on WOWT News

Chris Allen and Elaine Allen
lectured on their year in Oman

Jeremy Lipschultz at West IT Summit

The Omaha News anchors

Required Reading: A New TV Show
8 – UNO Research and Creative Activity Fair, MBSC.
25 – High School Media Conference, MBSC Ballroom 9 a.m. – 2 p.m.
27  Night Before Nationals, Eppley 102, 6 p.m.

12-14  PRSSA Regional Conference, Mammel Hall, TBA.
25  Forensics Fiesta Fundraiser, Security National Bank, 101st and Pacific, 6:30 p.m.
26 – School of Communication Strategic Planning, TBA, 12-3 p.m.

–  58th Annual Communication Awards Banquet, Thompson Alumni Center, 5-9 p.m.
–  Commencement Lunch, Thompson Alumni Center, 11 a.m. and world premiere of "Mr. Buffett the Teacher," Mammel Hall, 6:30 p.m.
–  CFAM Commencement, Thompson Alumni Center, 11 a.m.

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