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By Joanna Leflore – Assistant News Editor, Jasmine Maharisi – News Editor

Friday, Nov. 12

7:30 a.m.

The UNO Gerontology Interest Group will feature speaker Kim Haney. The event will be held in CPACS room 109A. Haney is the executive director of Life Chronicles in Omaha, a non-profit that produces videos of people with chronic illnesses.

The meeting is open to the public. For more information, contact Lyn Holley at 554-4814 or  msewell@unomaha.edu.

7 p.m.

The School of Social Work will hold a commemoration at Stuhr Museum in Grand Island, Neb. to celebrate the naming of the UNO Grace Abbott School of Social Work.

A public reception will follow the ceremony. For more information about this event, contact the Stuhr Musuem & Foundation at (308) 385-5131.

7:30 p.m.

UNO graduate Zachary Clark Jennison will direct the Pulitzer Prize-winning play “Rabbit Hole” Nov. 12 through Nov. 14 at the Thompson Alumni Center. The show will begin at 7:30 p.m. on Friday and Saturday and on Sunday at 5 p.m. The play was originally written by David Lindsay-Albaire and explores the family dynamics surrounding a relative’s death.

Saturday, Nov. 13

8:30 a.m.

The Fourth Annual Stride and Ride fundraiser for muscular dystrophy will be held at the Westroads Mall. Registration begins at 7:30 a.m. at the northeast entrance between Dick’s Sporting Goods and JCPenney. Opening ceremonies will begin at 8:30 a.m. and the walk/roll begins at 9 a.m. The event will include food, activities and games. For more information, contact 390-2914 or e-mail omaha@mdausa.org.

Monday, Nov. 15

The Transformation Project is encouraging local artists and students to submit original paintings and drawings of Malcolm X. Awards will be given with $500 to the first-place winner, $300 for second place and $200 for third place. Each individual can submit up to two pieces that must not be replications of an already existing photo. One of the two works must be a head-and-shoulders portrait and must be 18-by-24 inches, vertical or horizontal. Selections will be announced Dec. 9 at the Thompson Alumni Center and will be reproduced in program modules and public promotional materials. The Transformation Project is a re-entry program for inmates in Nebraska, focused on helping them create action plans to get back into their communities and have a positive influence.

12 to 1:30 p.m.

Native American Heritage Month continues with a discussion in CPACS Commons Rooms titled “If Redskins Are Legal Why Not These Mascots?” The discussion will explore racial stereotypes present in team mascots. Free snacks will be available.

Wednesday, Nov. 17

The UNO Study Abroad program will host a campus visit to meet with a Boren Awards representative in the MBSC State room for information regarding the Boren Scholarship. Boren Scholars are awarded up to $20,000 for an academic year offering funding to United States students to study world regions of interest to the U.S. For more information on other regions and the application process, visit borenawards.org or contact Emily Hardt at ehardt@unomaha.edu.

12 to 2 p.m.

“Culture: Indian Style,” a Native American dance performance will take place in the MBSC Ballroom. The event includes free food and is part of a series of events sponsored by the Student Programming Offices for Native American Heritage Month.

To sign up for text messages about campus closings and public safety alerts, visit ecampus.com/my/unomaha/signup.htm.

First Night Council Bluffs is looking for artists to demonstrate, display and sell their artwork New Year’s Eve in City Hall. For more information, contact Sara Richwine by e-mail at artsbr3w@yahoo.com.

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