Students, faculty push for inclusive benefits

A tremendous effort pushing for the University of Nebraska's adoption of Employee Plus One Benefits has been embraced system-wide—at the University of Nebraska Lincoln, the University of Nebraska Kearney, the University of Nebraska Medical Center and the University of Nebraska Omaha—with hopes of bringing the issue to this month's Board of Regents meeting, where university decision makers could vote on the policy.


Black-Jew Dialogues blends entertainment, education

In their upcoming performance "Black-Jew Dialogues," Ron Jones and Larry Jay Tish use puppets, improvisation and personal experience to put on a show about racism, prejudice and hate.  
"We use laughter to break down walls and expose the absurdity of hatred," Tish said. "We hope that by the end, people have a better understanding of themselves, the people around us and can have open dialogue about our differences."
 


Students stalled as semester starts

On Tuesday, Jan 10, only two days into the spring semester, all students holding access to campus parking garages were unable to gain admittance to park their cars. The incident lasted until after 4 p.m. Wednesday.  Anyone who had purchased access had to go to Parking Services and have their MavCard copied to restore its function.


What kind of services does UNO offer?

As an incoming UNO student, it's easy to get lost in all the services UNO offers its students.


Three Days of Service to be held Oct 15, 17 and 18

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.


UNO Student Body President: Who is she?

Devin Bertelsen ran for Student President-Regent (SPR) because she was proud to be given the chance to represent students at a university like UNO.  In addition to balancing three jobs, taking a full course load, and being SPR, Bertelsen is learning what it takes to be a leader.
 


College of Education shoots for success

Success is the standard when it comes to the College of Education at the University of Nebraska Omaha.  Ken Bird, who served as a superintendent of Westside Community Schools, is an example of that standard.