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By Compiled by Jasmine Maharisi – News Editor

Friday, Nov. 5

The UNO-United Way Campaign will go through Friday, Nov. 5. All faculty and staff are encouraged to donate and a prize drawing will be held for those who participate in the fundraiser. For more information, call 554-2321.


Saturday, Nov. 6

The Native American Studies and the Nebraska Urban Indian Health Coalition will sponsor “Hoops For Life,” a three-on-three basketball tournament from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the HPER building.


Tuesday, Nov. 9

Flute Player Ken Little Hawk will perform from 6:30 to 9 p.m. in the MBSC Nebraska Room for “An Evening of History and Music with Ki’kMaq.” The event will provide free food and is part of a month-long calendar of activities and performances celebrating Native American Heritage Month.


Through Friday, Nov. 19

Maverick PR, the UNO Public Relations Student Society Association, will host a backpack drive for Youth Emergency Services beginning Thursday, Oct. 28 until Friday, Nov. 19. The goal of the drive, “Say YES: Give Back with a Pack,” is to distribute 100 backpacks filled with necessities for Omaha’s homeless youth ages 13 through 18. Items especially needed are hygiene products, stocking caps, gloves, boxers, socks, non-perishable food and first aid products. Donations can be dropped off in the bin inside room 140 (the Department of Communication offices). Cash and check donations are also being accepted. For more information, contact Karen Weber by phone at 554-2246 or by e-mail at