Subdued yellow light filtered out of the open doorway to the office. The fluorescent ceiling lights were off, leaving lighting to the tall, narrow, plant-adorned windows and a series of squat, shaded lamps.
Possible construction, which is in the final stages of planning, at the Peter Kiewit Institute has some students upset.
When the sun sets and night time lingers, most people in Omaha are able to rest easy and securely in the safety of their homes. However, many homeless people don't have such a luxury. For the last seven years the Phi Beta Sigma Nebraska chapter has been putting in overnight hours on the street to raise awareness, money and funds for Omaha's needy.
Last Friday, the flag at UNO was flown at half-staff to mark the loss of a bright young student. Vedant Patel had a promising future. His charismatic personality and his love of people made an impression on everyone he encountered. Patel was an ambassador for the Peter Kiewit Foundation and worked for the College of Engineering recruiting and mentoring incoming students. He was on both the Honor Roll and the Dean's List. Highly regarded by his professor Bing Chen, Patel touched the lives of more than just his peers. Chen said in an interview with KETV about Patel, "I think he is one of these magnetic, radiant, full of joy type of people who continually outreach to others."
The giving season may be long over, but it hasn‘t stopped for the University of Nebraska Omaha athletic department. Recently, UNO's athletic department was given a leadership gift by local benefactors Brian and Carey Hamilton. The donation will be used toward the construction of an on-campus Academic Excellence Center for university athletes.
News for the week of 9-20-11.