The Omaha News is back on the air for the fall 2014 semester on Wednesdays at 4 p.m. on these channels:
The Knowledge Network- Live Stream:
Cox Communications CenturyLink Prism
TKN1 Channel 18 TKN1 Channel 69
TKN2 Channel 109 TKN2 Channel 79
The Omaha News Vote 2014 will be broadcasting live beginning 7 p.m. on November 4th. Student reporters will cover local, state and federal election returns and news. Guests will discuss the various races and outcomes as the night progresses.
Previous broadcasts can also be viewed on The Omaha News page: http://www.unomaha.edu/theomahanews/ as well as on The Omaha News Ustream page: http://www.ustream.tv/manage-show/videos/7743383
Brownlee and Wilson visit OPS radio class
Dual enrollment and opportunities with the student-run college radio station, MavRadio, were discussed with OPS Career Center students Sept. 22. Dr. Sherrie Wilson (pictured left), explained the benefits of taking high school classes that can be used as credit in the School of Communication. Jodeane Brownlee introduced the group to the MavRadio.fm website and answered questions ranging from music selection to sports broadcasting.
Matthias Jeske, MavRadio’s Mr. 1960, along with Ryan Matheny and Cody Tromler, hosted Maverick Mayhem on October 9th at the Caniglia Soccer Field. The staff of MavRadio, advised by Jodeane Brownlee, broadcasted the event live from 6:45 p.m. until the event ended at 10:15 p.m. Earlier this year, Jeske won Personality of The Year from the Broadcast Education Association.
Johansen Directs Production of Tribal History in Pacific Northwest
A history of the Muckleshoot Indian Tribe (near Seattle), Up From the Ashes: Nation Building at Muckleshoot, will be presented to about 600 tribal members and other guests at a launch Thursday, December 4, from noon to 2 p.m. in the Muckleshoot Elders’ Center’s community hall. Dr. Bruce E. Johansen, Jacob J. Isaacson Professor in UNO’s School of Communication is the principal author of the book. He also has directed its production during the past four years, assembling more than 100 pieces of artwork.
The eight-by-10.5-inch, full-color book also will appear on the Internet in full text, with free access. A press run of 5,000 copies will be used in the Tribe’s school system as well as neighboring districts, and will be given to influential people in public and private life in Washington and other states.
The book was begun several years ago by Dr. Willard Bill, Jr., the first Muckleshoot to earn a Ph.D.,who assembled rough drafts of several chapters before he passed away on December 26, 2007. The project was continued and completed by Dr. Johansen, who was recommended to the Tribal Council by Roberto F. Maestas, late principal organizer of Seattle’s El Centro de la Raza, with whom Johansen had co-authored two books. Johansen earned a B.A. and Ph.D. at the University of Washington (as well as M.A. at Minnesota), and worked as a reporter at the Seattle Times before accepting his present position at the University of Nebraska at Omaha in 1982. The MIT history is his 39th book, most of which are on Native American and environmental subjects.
Johansen, who began an active role in the project during 2010, emphasized that, “like so much of the remarkable recovery at Muckleshoot, this history has been a co-operative effort.” The book required many talents and a great deal of support from the Tribal Council, most notably chairwoman Virginia Cross, The Education Department (led by Joseph Martin), the Preservation Program (Donna Hogerhuis), and the Muckleshoot Monthly (John Loftus). John Daniels, Jr, also played a crucial role. Many others are named in the book’s acknowledgements. “Many books are started, but many fewer are finished,” said Johansen. “Like the Muckleshoot nation, this one was built by its members and friends.”
Update: Student Organizations:
The 2014-2015 MavForensics team has hit the ground running, taking home top honors at both days of the first two tournaments of the year. Senior Karlee Currin has led the team, winning top overall speaker at both the “Debates on a Plain” tournament in Hutchinson, Kansas on September 27-28 and at the “Clover Classic” in Crete, Nebraska on October 4-5. Seniors Dan Cutter and Natalie Brooks have joined Currin, placing among the top three speakers repeatedly in the first two weekends, and Junior Catie Zaleski has finished second overall speaker three out of the four days of competition. The MavForensics team has won a record-setting 28 individual event championships, aided by the biggest-ever incoming freshmen class. Having worked hard since early this summer, the MavForensics team finds themselves positioned for another successful season!
Communication Studies majors: Bridget Hames (left) and Alyssa Harter (right). Both Bridget and Alyssa were recognized for their exceptional speeches at the Clover Classic.
Read more- article by Charles Reed, University Communications: http://www.unomaha.edu/news/maverick-daily/2014/10/article/forensics.php?utm_source=daily&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=clicks#a
UNO Ad Club:
UNO Ad Club’s October meeting featured a presentation “Who Were the Real Madmen” by Mark Carpenter (pictured left), SKAAR Advertising.
Ad Club’s November speaker is:
Oxide Design Co.
Wednesday, Nov. 5, 5:30 p.m.
MBSC Jenkins Room (301)
UNO PRSSA Earns Six National Awards in DC
UNO PRSSA National Conference team with Amy Robach of ABC
Omaha, Neb., Oct. 15, 2014—The University of Nebraska at Omaha (UNO) chapter of the Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA) has earned six national awards.
The awards were presented at the 2014 PRSSA National Conference in Washington DC Oct. 10 to 14. The awards include:
- H. Teahan National Chapter Award Outstanding PRSSA-PRSSA Relationship
- National Organ Donor Awareness Competition (NODAC) 2nd Place
- Star Chapter designation
- National President’s Citations awarded to graduate student Megan Romero, former chapter president and Angela Eastep, current chapter president
- National Golden Key awarded to Michelle Meisinger, chapter vice president of professional development and MaverickPR student-run firm director.
The Teahan and NODAC awards also earned $600 for the chapter’s professional development.
Ten members of the chapter’s executive board and its faculty adviser Karen Weber attended the conference:
Angela Eastep, chapter president; Michelle Meisinger, chapter vice president of professional development; Noelle Ashley, treasurer; Alexandria Jensen, public relations director; Ashley Anderson, social media director; Dana Christensen, creative director; Trent Ostrom and Emily Huebert, co-service directors; Danyelle Stephenson, recruitment director; and Sean Robinson, newsletter editor.
The UNO chapter has won national awards for the past decade including Outstanding Chapter, the highest award given to a PRSSA chapter, in 2012 and 2009.
The University of Nebraska at Omaha (UNO) chapter of the Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA ) is part of a national pre-professional organization boasting more than 11,000 members among 344 chapter across the US and South America.
UNO PRSSA Annual Italian Night Fundraiser
The UNO chapter of PRSSA raised nearly $6,000 from its 11th annual La Notte Italiana benefit dinner and silent auction. Proceeds came from alumni and faculty donations, ticket sales and silent auction packages. More than 100 guests enjoyed Italian cuisine from such local restaurants as Bella Vita, Pasta Amore and Nicolas.
The silent auction featured spa to sports packages. Among the highlights of the evening was a strolling mandolin player.
The funds raised helped send 10 students to the PRSSA National Conference in Washington D.C. Oct. 9-14 and assist with funding of other professional development events and service projects.
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