Students create local campaign to prevent bullying

More than 160,000 U.S. students stay home from school each day from fear of being bullied, according to the U.S. Department of Education.
Bullying can lead to development issues, mental health disorders, sleep problems, school attendance issues and decreased academic performance.
The growing problem and severity of bullying prompted the Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA) to sponsor a national case study competition challenging college students to create a local campaign encouraging youth and their parents to work together to prevent bullying.
 


Bring out your brightest bike accessories for the third annual Owl Ride

The 16-mile bike ride, scheduled for Saturday, July 14, is the largest annual night bike ride between Chicago and Denver. Over 2,000 cyclists are expected to participate, including groups from UNO. 


‘Operation: Organ Freedom’ event to be held April 19

MaverickPR, UNO's chapter of the Public Relations Student Society of America, will hold "Operation: Organ Freedom," as part of the annual National Organ Donor's Awareness Campaign on Tuesday, April 19.


Recall Jan. 25

Photos from Jan. 25.


Cycling challenge provides more than competition

Cycling is becoming more and more popular. People are cycling for fun and even to commute.
 


UNMC’s ice rink opens for winter with added festivity

The University of Nebraska Medical Center's outdoor ice skating rink has a new attraction this season. Open to the public since Nov. 27, the rink has added concessions, music and seasonal decorations. "The additions "make the atmosphere even more festive and help draw attention to the rink and make the site more visible," said UNMC's Media Relations coordinator Vicky Cerino.


Ultra Chic Prom Boutique leaves everyone happy

The Ultra Chic Prom Boutique signals the start of prom season. Girls come from schools all around Omaha to find dresses for their special events. With that crowd comes some chaos.
"When the doors opened, it was just a flood of people," said Devin Bertelsen, student government president. Bertelsen volunteered at last year's event. "It's an absolutely crazy, wild time as every girl tries to find the perfect dress."


Oversized greeting card gets students’ attention

Students caught a glimpse of the Freshman Leadership Council (FLC) last week, as they stood both inside and outside the student center with an oversized greeting card, urging passersby to write messages for incoming freshmen.  The greeting card, which will be presented to incoming freshmen this fall, is a new idea the FLC hopes to make a UNO tradition.