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.
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.
In the article "Insecure about Campus Security," published on April 19 in the Opinion Section, Paul Kosel's name was misspelled. The Gateway apologizes for this error.
It's 9:00 a.m. Your alarm screeches in your ear. You groan, fumble for the off switch and end the din. You trudge to the kitchen with heavy eyelids and an empty stomach and begin your daily routine: cereal for breakfast and a hot shower. You pull on a comfortable pair of sweatpants and a wrinkled T-shirt. It's time for school.
An experiment testing the Elkhorn River watershed that recruited 'citizen scientists' – volunteers throughout the river basin – had 'fantastic' feedback, said Alan Kolok, a biology professor at UNO who organized the project.
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.
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