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.
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More than 1,700 UNO students became alumni this spring. Of those 1,700, more than 900 participated in what was the largest UNO commencement ceremony yet, held May 6 at the Civic Auditorium.
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.
Cycling is becoming more and more popular. People are cycling for fun and even to commute.
Following an outbreak of bedbugs in University of Nebraska Lincoln's housing this January, UNO Student Health Services Director Marcia Adler spoke about the topic of bed bugs and our community here at UNO. Adler said prevention through vigilant hygienic practices is a vital component of maintaining a healthy home environment, whether you live in a dorm at University Village, an apartment or find yourself seasonally traveling abroad.