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By Michael Wunder, News Editor

OPS, UNO Partner to Host Culture Fair on Feb. 27


The University of Nebraska at Omaha Service-Learning Academy, in partnership with Omaha Public Schools, will host “CultureFest 2011” from 2 to 5 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 27, in the Milo Bail Student Center Ballroom. The event is free and open to the public.

The event will give UNO and Omaha Public Schools students the opportunity to “explore the world” through performances, exhibits, hands-on activities, ethnic food and more, including henna tattoos, Chinese name-writing, drumming, dancing and the sampling of international candies.


Meet the world at International Cultural Fair and the 39th International Banquet


University of Nebraska at Omaha International Student Services, a UNO Student Government agency, is hosting the Annual International Cultural Fest.

The International Fest includes the International Cultural Fair, on March 3, and International Banquet, on March 12. The International Cultural Fair, on Thursday, March 3, is open to public from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in the Nebraska Room of the MBSC on campus. The event unites more than 15 international groups to celebrate their unique customs, pictures, cultural remembrances and languages.


The UNO Career Center’s Spring 2011 Career Fair, March 8


This event is for currently enrolled college students and UNO alumni and will take place from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. in the Milo Bail Student Center Second Floor Ballroom.  Attendees will have the opportunity to speak with representatives from ConAgra, Wells Fargo, Gallup, Exxon-Mobil, Union Pacific and more.


Student-Selected Faculty Speaker Series Kicks Off in February


            The inaugural UNOrthodox speaker series events  will kick off this month.  Noon Tuesday, Feb. 22:

College of Public Affairs and Community Service Collaborating Commons

• Jonathan Benjamin-Alvarado, Department of Political Science and Office of Latino/Latin American Studies

“Which Way to Your Amerika?” – Benjamin-Alvarado asks the question, and searches for Latinos’ place in the combative and often hostile milieu of contemporary American life. The topics covered include racism, immigration, the toxic political discourse, social marginalization, redemption and unity.

Noon Wednesday, March 30:

College of Public Affairs and Community Service Collaborating Commons

• Guy Matalon, Natan and Hannah Schwalb Center for Israel and Jewish Studies; Jewish Federation of Omaha Professor of Judaic Studies

“Leaders and Leadership: a Jewish Perspective”


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