Alumni Association News
Love is in the air . . .
and UNO Magazine is in the mail
The Summer 2016 UNO Magazine is in the mail, sent to tens of thousands of UNO graduates. The newest issue focuses on "Love Stories" with stories including a look at the changes to marriage, exploration of UNO research into hate groups, and a profile of some of the thousands of UNO graduates married to ... fellow UNO graduates. Read the issue online now.
Detective thanks donors for helping students
“I feel really comfortable with the drug dealers and prostitutes,” says the man holding the mic. His audience laughs. “It’s true. I love it. I love that kind of work.” The man, John Focht, is a detective in vice and narcotics for the Council Bluffs Police Department. He’s muscular and wears a stubbly beard, a look that probably helps him fit in with those drug dealers and prostitutes. He doesn’t look like the kind of guy who is easily scared. But a few years ago, he was.
“I was really scared to go back to school,” he tells the audience. “I was intimidated.” Focht now fits in well at UNO as a nontraditional student studying criminal justice and international studies. He thrives in UNO’s highly regarded general studies program for adults. He’s also a grateful recipient of the Louise Coe Spire Memorial Scholarship, which he says actually helped him afford to go back to school.
To read more about Focht and the support he and similar students receive, click here.
Introducing the UNO Fund
The University of Nebraska at Omaha has grown tremendously over the past several years. Enrollment is on the rise, campus has expanded, research is being recognized nationally, student involvement continues to expand, and athletic programs have hit new heights.
Now, Mavericks everywhere have the choice to select just how they support the many great initiatives at their alma mater with the UNO Fund, which replaces the UNO Annual Fund.
Vote for Thompson Center
in 2017 Best of Omaha contest
Help the Thompson Center make it a three-peat in the annual Best of Omaha contest by voting for it as a 2017 Best Reception Venue! To vote, click http://bestofomaha.com/77607
After registering, "Thompson Center" automatically populates in the Best Reception Venue ballot box under the Services category. For those who have previously registered, votes for the Thompson Center can be made using Quick Vote Code 77607. Voters are registered in a random drawing for one of three Apple 2.0 Watches. Cast your ballot for the Thompson Center today — Best of Omaha voting ends Aug. 31.
UNO continues push for specialty license plates
Trick your ride with Maverick Pride by purchasing a UNO specialty license plate! Visit licenseplates.unomaha.edu/alumni for details and to start the application process!
Other University news
NBDC names new director
Music students advance in national competition
2016 grad to drive Oscar Mayer Wienermobile
Researcher: Omaha in 'Sweet spot'
Alum researching invasive carp species
$2.2 million grant further ties UNO, Afghanistan
New faculty chair named in chancellor's honor
UNO 1st non-military school to host U.S. Defense satellite course
Smoke-, tobacco-free policy begins Aug. 22
Library to house Omaha LGBTQIA Archives
Two dates left in UNO-sponsored Monday Night at Movies at Midtown
Herold out as coach; Porter to lead Mavs
Vice Chancellor for Athletics Trev Alberts announced Monday that he has made a change in the leadership of the UNO baseball program, effective immediately. Bob Herold no longer is head coach of the Maverick program while former assistant coach Evan Porter has been named interim head coach. "I appreciate Coach Herold's 17 years of service and commitment to our university, but I have decided to make a change to the coaching staff of our baseball team," Alberts said. "I wish Coach Herold well in his future endeavors."
Other Athletics news
Men's Soccer: Six recruits join Mavericks
Baseball: Taylor named Summit Scholar-Athlete of the Year
Baseball: Fox signs contract with Twins
Baseball: Mav trio nets Summit academic honor
Baseball: Gruber, Calvano selected in MLB draft
Women's Golf: Five Mavs named All-American Scholars
Hockey: Thompson joins staff as volunteer assistant
Hockey: Season tickets on sale
Hockey: Two recruits taken in NHL draft
Hockey: Mav freshmen earn NCHC academic honor
Men's BB: Patterson signs with Luthuania club
Men's BB: Putz named director of operations
Mavs claim 4th straight Summit Academic title
UNO puts 126 on Summit Honor roll
Omaha to honor Marlin Briscoe Sept. 22
Box office changes announced
Aug. 5: Lunch Bunch
Dr. Washington Garcia, new director of the School of Music, introduces himself and presents a vision for the future of his school. He might even “tickle the ivories,” too!
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1939 — JULY 27
Baritone singer William Bowers, Porgy of “Porgy and Bess,” performs in OU auditorium.
1951 — JULY 13
Lt. Col. Allen H. Wood takes command of OU's new U.S. Air Force ROTC unit.
1970 — JULY 9
Barbara Coffey approved by NU Regents as first black administrator and one of the highest-ranking black administrators in the University of Nebraska system when hired as assistant dean of personnel, also known as the Dean of Women.
1971 — JULY 29
Humor Columnist Art Buchwald speaks to university theatre students
See more than 1,000 historical entries at This Day in UNO History.
Taylor Gehringer, 2015 MA graduate and I/O psychology Ph.D. candidate, Shows the O at Machu Picchu, lost city of the Inca empire in Peru.
Where can YOU Show the O? Request a flag — and see gobs of other photos from around the world — at ShowtheO.com. We'll send a flag your way and pay for its return!
Give your fellow grads an update on your life with a Class Note to be published in an upcoming issue of UNO Magazine! Tell us about new jobs, moves, family additions, vacations, hobbies or anything else new or exciting in your life. Do so online in just a few minutes at Class Note Update
Join fellow graduates on one of these 2017 Oceania Cruises offered by UNO Alumni Association travel partner Go Next!
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