Alumni Association News
Association to celebrate grads at
2016 UNO Alumni Night of Honor
The UNO Alumni Association will host the third Alumni Night of Honor Wednesday, Nov. 3., at the Thompson Alumni Center. Sponsored by First Data Resources, Alumni Night of Honor highlights achievements by members of the worldwide UNO alumni network. Among the individuals to be honored are Young Alumni Achievement Award recipients Andres Torres (top, left) and Wendy Townley and Outstanding Service Award recipient Dave Craft (far right). The 2016 UNO Athletic Hall of Fame class will be inducted and other graduates honored. See more at unoalumni.org/nightofhonor
Help us Sock It to Colorado College
at UNO Homecoming 2016
Help us Sock it to Colorado College during Homecoming 2016! Visit the UNO Alumni Association booth at Baxter Arena when the Mavericks take on Colorado College Nov. 4 and 5. We'll be passing out über-cool UNO Alumni socks every UNO graduate will want — but only you will have! If you will be at the game, complete the quick online form at unoalumni.org/socksignup. We'll confirm you're a grad then send a coupon your way to claim your FREE socks at the games!
UNO Alumni Directory: Who needs Facebook?
The UNO Alumni Association has something Facebook doesn't — a listing of every graduate who ever received a diploma from UNO. So if you're looking to connect with fellow alumni, look no further than the UNO Alumni Directory. The directory is accessible only to UNO graduates who register on the site. Users also can send messages to other alumni who have an email address on file. To get started, visit unoalumni.org/directory
Join us on a 2017 Oceania Cruise!
The UNO Alumni Association is pleased to offer discounted travel opportunities through our partnership with travel provider Go Next. Join fellow graduates on one of the Oceania Cruises listed below (details at unoalumni.org/travel)
Southern Grandeur: April 30-May 8, 2017
Salute to Spain: May 15-24, 2017
Baltic & Scandinavian Treasures: Aug. 17-28, 2017
Mediterranean Radiance: Oct. 7-17, 2017
How can you bear not to Show the O?
UNO graduate Don McMahill took the time to grin and bear it while celebrating his 80th birthday, Showing the O at Denali National Park in Alaska. Joining him were his daughter, 2000 UNO grad Julie McCoy, and sister, one-time student Elizabeth Youngman. Where can YOU Show the O? Request a free flag — you get to keep it! – and see gobs of other photos from around the world at ShowtheO.com
Chancellor Announces Retirement
UNO Chancellor John Christensen announced Sept. 26 that he will be stepping down from his office. Christensen, the first UNO alum to serve as chancellor, will remain on until his successor has been named by University of Nebraska President Hank Bounds and the new appointee is ready to lead the campus. Christensen called it a difficult decision, but said it is important to do what is right for both his family and the university. “There's never a perfect time to leave your dream job, but there is a right time,” Christensen said. To read more, click here.
Other University news
Campus dedication honors Scott
Vietnam War Symposium set for Oct. 27-28
School of Music launches International Music Series
Aleppo, Russia to be discussed at Oct. 20 Middle East Forum
Israeli film director to speak at UNO Oct. 27
CBA launches mini MBA Certificate Course
Nov. 3 history lecture to focus on 'Art & Politics of Mary Sully'
Native American Film Festival set for Nov. 5-6
UNO Theatre Season to feature four productions
Best-selling author Cheryl Strayed to speak at 2017 lecture series
UNO continues speciality license plate drive
Briscoe statue unveiled at Baxter
Marlin Briscoe is perhaps UNO Athletics' most iconic student-athlete, and his image became an icon Sept. 23 with the unveiling of a bronze statue at Baxter Arena. The sculpture, by local artist Joe Putjenter, was uncovered by Briscoe and UNO basketball player Tra-Deon Hollins at an event that drew more than 200 members of the community as well as family, friends and former Briscoe teammates. Hollins served as the model for the sculpture. See more
Men's Soccer: Mavs stay unbeaten in Summit with road win
Men's Soccer: Moulton nominated for CLASS Award
Men's Soccer: Alihozdic, Ghitis earn Summit honors
Women's Soccer: Shelton named Summit Defensive Player of the Week
Women's Soccer: Mavs fall to Western Illinois
Men's Golf: UNO 12th at UMKC meet
Women's Golf: Vetrovsky career best paces UNO
Tennis: Mavs finish fall season in Minnesota
Volleyball: Frosh Dousette leads Mavs past NDSU
Hockey: Ortega nets game-winner to give Mavs Alaska title
Hockey: Captains named for 2016-17
Men's BB: Single-game tickets on sale
Men's BB: Coaches pick Mavs 4th in preseason poll
Women's BB: Mavs 5th in preseason Summit poll
Swim & Dive: Mavs fall to CSU in season opener
Softball: Mavs rank 2nd in NCAA Academic rankings
Nov. 3: UNO Alumni Night of Honor
Celebrating UNO Athletic Hall of Fame inductees, Young Alumni Achievement recipients and others. See more
Nov. 4: Lunch Bunch
Martina Saltamacchia, director of Medieval & Renaissance Studies, tells Golden Circlers how a team of UNO history students uncovered the mystery of a centuries-old medieval chant book housed in the Byron Reed Collection. See how you can attend
Nov. 4 & 5: Homecoming
Celebrate Homecoming 2016 with us at the UNO hockey games vs. Colorado College! See more
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1950 — OCT. 9
World-famous sculptor Alexander Archipenko gives an illustrated lecture at convocation. See entry on Oct. 29, 1939 for a Gateway article related to an Archipenko exhibit held at the university
1968 - OCT.6
Marlin Briscoe becomes pro football’s first black starting quarterback, leading Denver to a 10-7 win over Cincinnati.
1971 — OCT. 8
Students vote Mavericks as new mascot name, narrowly defeating Unicorns
See more than 1,000 historical entries at This Day in UNO History.
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