Mammel Hall has all the technology students would expect in a modern college building, but relying on several wires to support its system is a thing of the past. David Nielsen, director of technology and budget, said Mammel Hall is the first building on UNO's campus to be fully integrated into one wiring system. This provides money-saving technology, he said, but also benefits the campus in the long run.
At the south entrance to Mammel Hall visitors, students and faculty are greeted by one of Jun Kaneko's massive sculptures. The piece is a bronze head with tabs projecting out of its sides. Gina Barrett, a visitor to Mammel Hall, stopped to take a second glance at the bronze head sculpture, eyeing the statue with her right hand on her hip.
What was once the home to the Aksarben racetrack is now occupied by a variety of entertainment, dining, shopping and residential units, all united under the name of Aksarben Village. Dining options at the Aksarben Village include Wohlner's, Godfather's Pizza and Jones Bros. Cupcakes. If students wish to grab a drink to go, they can also visit Juice Stop.
Carl and Joyce Mammel's decision to donate the largest sum of money ever given to UNO was well thought out, said Lori Byrne, campus director for the University of Nebraska Foundation. Byrne said the Mammels have been involved in giving back to students for years, starting with scholarships of more than $500,000 to more than 250 students during the past 10 years. "One of our most satisfying experiences has been to receive letters from the young people who benefited from the scholarship programs," Carl Mammel is quoted as saying in the guide to Mammel Hall.
New housing developments at UNO will enhance the college experience for new and returning students.
Scott Court will be the latest addition to the student housing development on campus. Its four new buildings on the Pacific Street South Campus location will be home to nearly 500 students.
Volunteerism among college students has become a major influence in making a memorable college experience. Pay isn't usually part of the volunteer equation, but UNO's Student Organizations and Leadership Programs likes to reward students for contributing to their communities.
The Board of Regents met on Dec. 1 with committee meetings beginning at 9 a.m. and a board meeting at 1 p.m. The meetings were held in Varner Hall at the University of Nebraska - Lincoln. On the agenda was the finalization of the building decisions for the West Haymarket Arena, including the approval of the Joint Public Agency's agreement.
Friends are the most influential factor determining whether teens use or abuse alcohol, according to a recent presentation by University of Nebraska Medical Center professor Melissa Tibbits. Tibbits recently presented a colloquium titled "Preventing Alcohol Use and Abuse in Adolescents" at UNO's College of Public Affairs and Community Service building. The colloquium was part of an ongoing series of lectures coordinated by UNMC's School of Public Health.