Instead of soaking up sun on a Florida beach or partying spring break away, some UNO students have pledged to make a difference in their local communities this March. The UNO Education Department is sponsoring its ninth annual Seven Days of Service. Hundreds have answered the call to use March 19 and March 21-26 to volunteer in more than 20 individual service projects around the metro area.
A group of 28 young women are spending the month of June at UNO as they are getting a chance to discover science, technology, engineering, and mathematics or (STEM) for short, mixed in with self discovery and fitness training, through a program called Eureka! funded by Girls Inc.
Idealistic UNO graduates may find employment opportunities for creating a healthier natural environment closer than expected.
In the early 1980s, then-student Viv Ewing invested much of her time helping improve peers', family's and fellow students' life quality. Today, as a UNO alumna, she's as busy serving others, working as the director of human resources and organization development at Habitat for Humanity Omaha and holding several leadership positions on various boards and councils.
UNO's annual Black History Month celebrations commence Wednesday, Feb. 9. The kick-off event, 7 to 10 p.m. in (CPACS) College of Public Affairs and Community Service, begins with a showing of Chris Rock's film "Good Hair" followed by a discussion and free food.
Monday evening, gunshots fired outside an Omaha grocery store struck and killed a UNO student, marking the city's seventh homicide of 2011.
Students and community members alike gathered at the Sapp Fieldhouse April 8 for UNO's Sixth Annual Relay for Life.
This year's event was lead by Chair Jackie Whelan, a UNO student who has been involved with Relay for three years.
Whelan said planning this year's Relay started in September.
Instead of kicking back to do nothing or traveling to other states or countries during spring break, some students will be working to improve the community through volunteering. UNO's Seven Days of Service is a service and community engagement project lasting from March 16 to March 23. Not only does it help local non-profits organizations but it also teaches students about service projects.