On Feb. 20, Dr. Rory Conces and Dr. Paul Williams of the Religion and Philosophy department moderated a small discussion on how religion and politics work together or, in some cases, against each other.
From 9 a.m. April 6 to 9 a.m. April, 7, a revolving number of Health, Physical Education and Recreation students biked, ran and altogether remained active for 24 hours straight outside the Milo Bail Student Center Plaza.
A workshop for faculty interested in weaving service learning project experiences into their course curriculum will take place Oct. 4 and 12, continuing the expanse of the Service-Learning Academy's reach at the University of Nebraska Omaha.
Kaleigh Duffy's hands are blistered and bleeding. Beneath her lie dozens of sharp mountain peaks. Her muscles ache in exhaustion, yet she's never felt so proud of an accomplishment.
"The most memorable moment of the trip was when I first got to the top of the mountain while rock climbing," said Duffy, a junior, after attending a trip to Golden, Colo. with UNO's Outdoor Venture Center during her fall semester of 2012.
"The view is so much sweeter after the climb up. It gives you a great sense of accomplishment."
UNO's Outdoor Venture Program, housed in the campus' HPER building, has been hosting reduced price trips to help students acquire outdoor skills and renting camping equipment for several years.
Beginning this semester, former Sen. Ben Nelson will be partnering with UNO's Political Science department as the "Politician-in-Residence," holding lectures on foreign policy and assisting in teaching upper-division courses each semester.
College-bound high school students and parents interested in information technology had the opportunity to talk to faculty, staff and students in the Institute of Science and Technology about education opportunities at the IS&T open house on Feb. 23.
Representatives from all divisions of IS&T were on hand to answer questions and demonstrate their projects. All areas of interest were on display, from game development to structural engineering.
In his 35th year at UNO and his sixth year as Chancellor, Dr. John Christensen is looking forward to this year. It's another year to remind students that the number one priority of the university is to be student-centered.
UNO's Staff Adivsory Council is working with other colleges and universities to collect school supplies, particularly rulers, for The Salvation Army and KETV's Back to School Backpack Program.