The University of Nebraska Omaha Aviation Institute and the Hawker Beachcraft Corporation honored retired NASA astronaut Robert "Hoot" Gibson last Thursday, April 3rd. Gibson was awarded the William F. Shea Award at the Strategic Air and Space Museum and spoke of the Charles W. Durham Distinguished Guest Lecture Series. Gibson was chosen to receive the award for his contributions to aviation and aerospace.
For many students, fall break is a time to decompress and breathe. They can catch up on reading, study or completely ignore anything school related and find something fun to do. However, UNO's Service Learning Days program is providing another option to join faculty, staff, alumni and members of the community for the annual Three Days of Service on Oct. 15, 17 and 18.
A bomb threat was found written in one of the bathrooms on campus.
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.
Due to a shortage of regents, the University of Nebraska Board of Regents will not vote on inclusive benefits during their Dec. 8 meeting.
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.
The UNO Writing Center is sponsoring a walk-in writing clinic to celebrate the National Day on Writing Oct. 20.
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.