Ex-Spellman School to mark golden year
The former Cardinal Spellman School in Bellevue is planning an anniversary celebration in August. The Catholic school, opened in September 1963, was built by members of the military for their children.
Today, the school is named St. Matthew, the same as its affiliated Catholic parish, which celebrated its first Mass on June 21, 1996. The school has preschool through eighth grade.
If you are familiar with the former Cardinal Spellman School and have memories you would like to share, or you would like to attend the anniversary celebration on Aug. 17, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 402-292-7418 and talk to Patsy.
Scoular to show off renovated ballroom
A public open house will be held from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Friday to unveil the newly renovated Scoular Ballroom. The 7,000-square-foot ballroom has a balcony, a full stage, larger corner loges and a state-of-the-art audio-visual system.
The ballroom underwent a renovation beginning in January. Open house guests will have a firsthand look at the ballroom’s blending of Moorish architecture with contemporary features.
Parking is available directly west of the building, which is located at 2027 Dodge St.
Wayne State holding diversity conference
Wayne State College will host a free diversity conference Sunday and Monday, with a dance performance in downtown Wayne, Neb., and sessions on campus. All events are free and open to the public.
The Many Moccasins dance troupe will perform at 3 p.m. Sunday at the Wayne City Auditorium. Steve Birdine will be the keynote speaker at 7 p.m. Sunday in the Niobrara Room of the Student Center on the Wayne State College campus. Birdine is a diversity educator and motivator.
Student-led workshops will begin at 9 a.m., 10 a.m. and 11 a.m. Monday, with a break for lunch at noon. Workshops will resume at 1 p.m. and 2 p.m. with a wrap-up session at 3 p.m.
For more information, contact Karen Granberg at 402-375-7321.
UNO to give awards to women at luncheon
The achievements and contributions of women from the University of Nebraska at Omaha and around the metro area will be celebrated at the UNO Chancellor’s Commission on the Status of Women Spring 2013 Awards Luncheon.
It will begin at 11:30 a.m. March 27 in the Milo Bail Student Center Ballroom. The event is open to the public.
The highlight will be the unveiling of the fourth annual Legendary Woman Award, which will honor an exceptional woman who was part of the Omaha University community during the first half of the 1940s. Other awards will include the Community Service Award, given to the Union Pacific Women in Technology Initiative; the Achievement Award, given to Sara Woods, assistant to UNO’s senior vice chancellor for community engagement; and the scholarship recipient, Samantha Robb.
Tickets, $5, are available at the Milo Bail business office and by phone at 402-554-2979. Tables of eight, $40, can be reserved by emailing Gina Hotaling at email@example.com.
Compiled by Sue Story Truax with World-Herald News Service