As a Student Orientation Leader it's important to be informative and organized about University of Nebraska Omaha's campus to keep people on task throughout the day. But one other characteristic is just as important: enthusiasm.
It happens in Denver. It happens in Austin. It happens in Kansas City. It happens in Philly. It happens across most of the United States: Week-long celebrations to commemorate the craft beer scenes in various metropolitan areas.
If you go down the stairs to look at the train cars in the Durham Western Heritage Museum, you may hear the voices of Janis Joplin, Aretha Franklin, or even Lady Gaga. Don't be alarmed, just follow them past the train cars and on to the "Women Who Rock" exhibit.
At the entrance to the exhibit, you'll be greeted with a mural of vinyl records. Each one features interesting facts about women in music history from the early 20th century to today. It's a good tease for what lies ahead in the rest of the exhibit.
International Studies and Programs presented James Freeman (director of multicultural affairs at UNO) for Conversational and Culture Hour on Jan. 24. CC hour is a weekly program that gives international students the opportunity to practice English and interact with Americans.
In honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Mr. Freeman spoke about the Civil Rights movement and his personal experiences. In the MBSC Dodge room, there was a good crowd attending, with people of every different race, age and gender.
Freeman's experiences were captivating. Freeman was very happy to see so many diverse people at UNO.
Broadway star Patti LuPone has been announced as the latest addition to Omaha Performing Arts' 2011-2012 Popular Series.