Alumni Association News
UNO Magazine mailed
The Spring 2016 issue of UNO Magazine has been mailed to thousands of UNO graduates and others. The issue focuses on "Unraveling the Mysteries of the Body" and includes articles on a low-cost prosthetic developed by a UNO professor, research to code cancer — and a cure, a look at why and how we age, and more. Read it online now
Thompson Center Renovation complete
Work has been completed on a stunning renovation and redesign at the Thompson Center, giving one of Omaha's most popular rental facilities updated decor and function throughout. The work includes new wall coverings, carpet, lighting, furniture and more, including advanced audio/visual capabilities. Come see our new look today — schedule a tour with Thompson Center Manager Steven Summers by calling 402-554-3368 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. See more
Our Students Our Future
With UNO's help, veteran student wants to help wounded comrades
A beautiful lady led Zachary Meade to Omaha: His bride, Paige Meade. An Omaha native, Paige was accepted into pharmacy school at Creighton University a few years back. So Zachary, a Florida native, left the Army and a job he loved as a bomb squad technician and moved with her to Omaha. He enrolled at UNO — another beautiful decision.
“I walked into the office of Military and Veteran Services and instantly, people were friendly,” he said. “They knew exactly what I needed to do. They knew exactly how to help me. And that’s why I chose to come here over other schools.”
He says now he can see why the Military Times has named UNO the No. 1 four-year institution in the nation for veterans for the second year in a row. Now, he wants to help make a better world. “I want to learn to help wounded veterans,” he says, “specifically those who have gotten amputations, because being in my career field, unfortunately, I’ve seen a lot of people lose arms and legs when they deal with explosives.
To learn more about his aspirations and those of other students, click here
Moving Company to host 80th anniversary showcase April 24
To commemorate the 80th anniversary of UNO’s Moving Company, Moving Company Alumni Dancers far and near are invited to participate in the 80th anniversary dance showcase Sunday, April 24, in the UNO HPER Building Dance Lab. Involvement can range from being recognized in the audience as an alum of the company to standing on stage or walking through the performance space to performing in an alumni dance (the latter two options will require at least one rehearsal). To be a part of the UNO Moving Company 80th Anniversary Showcase, email MovingCompany.Alumni@gmail.com or call 402-544-2670.
Alumni invited to join Seven Days of Service
UNO invites alumni and the community to spend spring break in service. The university will be partnering with more than 20 local organizations for this year’s Seven Days of Service. Service opportunities will be available beginning Saturday, March 19, and continue through spring break week until March 26. See how you can be of service! See more
Other University news
Art Exhibit explores Japanese earthquake, tsunami
Student begins extreme sports website
Student-run cafe opens in Mammel Hall
Junior to attend Munich Brain Course
MavForensics team named best in state
Student art exhibit to run through March 31
Baxter Arena wins engineering awards
Criss Library now open to all Offutt personnel
Grisham to speak at UNO April 21
IS&T launches MS in Information Technology degree
UNO makes push for specialty license plates
Claussen-Leahy Maverick Run
The 2016 Claussen-Leahy Maverick Run will be held Saturday, April 23, at Baxter Arena. UNO Athletics’ marquee fundraiser, the event last year featured a record-1,950 participants who combined to raise more than $95,000 for scholarships and program enhancements for all 15 UNO teams. New this year is the “Stampede 10K.” A 5K run and 5K walk also will be staged. An 800-meter kids race is open for children ages 5 to 12. Children also will be able to interact with UNO student-athletes inside Baxter Arena for post-race activities. Early registration fee is $25 for ages 13 and older until April 1. Registration increases to $35 from April 2 to April 20 and is $40 day of race. Registration for children 5 to 12 is $10. Register today
Other Athletics news
Hockey: Denver ends Mav run in NCHC playoffs
Hockey: Guentzel named 2nd Team All-NCHC
Hockey: Weninger named to NCHC All-Rookie Team
Hockey: 15 Mavs earn NCHC academic honor
Men's BB: Mavs accept bid to CBI
Men's BB: Hollins, Patterson, White earn Summit honors
Men's BB: Pioneers top UNO in Summit quarterfinal
Swim: Stepp sets mark in Summit finals
Women's BB: Shaw named 3rd Team Academic All-American and slected to Summit all-tourney team
Women's BB: Shaw, Hogue earn Summit honors
Women's BB: SDSU ends Mavs season in Summit tourney
Indoor Track: UNO 5th in conference finale
Indoor Track: Trio of Mavs earn Summit honors
Baseball: Seton Hall edges Mavs with walkoff single
Baseball: Fox named Summit Pitcher of the Week
Men's Golf: Mavs take 8th in California tournament
Softball: Kansas drops UNO in Jayhawk Invite
Men's Tennis: Win streak ends vs. Illinois-Chicago
Women's Tennis: Huskers shutout Mavs in Lincoln
Soccer: Spring schedules released for UNO men's and women's teams.
Outdoor Track: Coaches tab UNO 5th in Summit poll
April 1: Lunch Bunch
Few moments in UNO history can match the excitement surrounding the first-ever Maverick hockey game at Baxter Arena. Mike Cera, the arena’s general manager, provides a behind-the-scenes view about building the Baxter at the next Golden Circle Lunch Bunch! See more
April 28: Young Alumni Academy Graduation
The sixth class of the UNO Young Alumni Academy completes their eight-session and final class See more
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1928 — MARCH 3
The former Redick Hall burns to ashes. Omaha University's first home, Redick Hall had been taken apart then used to construct a pavilion on an island in Minnesota.
1973 — MARCH 4
UNO graduates Leo Thorsness (1964), James Hughes (1960) and James Kasler released after nearly six years as Vietnam War POWs, including time in the infamous Hanoi Hilton.
1977 — MARCH 25
Robert Palmer performs in student center for concert sponsored by Student Programming Organization. Several hundred attend.
2002 — MARCH 28
Primate researcher Jane Goodall speaks to crowd of 600 in Milo Bail Student Center.
See more than 1,000 historical entries at This Day in UNO History.
Tom Barr, a 1980 UNO graduate, Shows the O farther north than it’s ever been — past Yellowknife, North West Territories, Canada, which is about 400 miles south of the Arctic Circle. Barr took the picture on the shortest day of the year there — only 4 hours and 48 minutes of sun. 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 Oceania Cruises in 2016 offered by UNO Alumni Association travel partner Go Next!
June 13-24, 2016
Sept. 17-25, 2016
Great Pacific Northwest
See more at Alumni Travel
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