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.
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.
Student Government's Freshman Leadership Council set its eyes on the prize Thursday night, when a resolution proposing to attempt to set a Guinness World Record was unanimously approved.
Newly-elected student regent Devin Bertelsen represents UNO not only as student president, but as a diligent and community-involved student.
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.
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.
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.
News for the week of 9-20-11.