A glimpse at the new home of UNO’s College of Busines

UNO's South Campus recently added a 120,000-square-foot addition with Mammel Hall. The three-story structure is the new home to the College of Business Administration. Construction began in June 2008 and was completed this fall. The building's list of impressive features includes interactive touch screen as well as digital displays showing historical and general information pertaining to the school. Classrooms are equipped with smaller digital displays to show relevant events, including class and meeting times.


Economic development official visits NU

U.S. Assistant Secretary of Economic Development John Fernandez gave a lecture Nov. 23 on the University of Nebraska's contribution to national innovation and entrepreneurship at the Embassy Suites in LaVista. More than 100 people from private and public sectors, including state politicians and members of the NU system, attended. 


Marathon dance raises funds for AIDS, HIV prevention

UNO seniors Kevin McKenna and Kelly Robinson felt sweat drip down their cheeks as they danced through the early morning hours. In a throng of hundreds of other dancers, the two busted a move in hopes of busting HIV and AIDS. 


Student wins dean’s money in essay writing contest

UNO senior Andrew Lescelius received $200 cash from Arts and Sciences Dean Joseph Boocker's pocket last week just in time for the holiday break. 

Lescelius won the money as the first-place award in the Dean Boocker's October essay contest, "Why Should I Sit in on Your Class?"


Dance exhibition brings culture to UNO

In celebration of Native American Heritage Month, UNO hosted "Culture: Indian Style, Dance Exhibition" on Nov. 17.

The event began half an hour late at 12:30 p.m. and lasted until about 1 p.m.

Following Native American tradition, the event began with a prayer before kicking off the dance exhibition.

The first dance was a fancy shawl dance performed by Meredith Schramm. Before performing, she explained the dance as a more modern Native American dance that depicts the movement of the butterfly, as well as coming into womanhood.


UNO receives high marks in evaluation

"Military Times," an independent news source for active-duty personnel, has named UNO one of the nation's best colleges for military veterans. More than 4,000 universities were evaluated based on financial assistance, academic flexibility, campus culture and support services. UNO was ranked number 19.

This is the first year UNO has received a ranking from "Military Times," but it has been honored by several military-focused publications and organizations in recent years.


Student government approves transit pilot program, lecture series; bids good-bye to long-time member

Four hundred UNO students can take advantage of free bus rides to campus through a new Pass to Class pilot program during the spring and fall 2011 semesters next year.

Sen. Gerard Wellman authored the $40,000 proposal, approximately half of which will be paid for by the UNO Student Government. Metro Area Transit will pay for the other half. The program doesn't currently include the summer semester and will last through the end of the fall semester, or until the funds have been used.


Conference encourages Latino leadership, scholastic success

More than 500 people attended the 11th annual Heartland Latino Leadership Conference and Expo last weekend, an event aimed to strengthen the community through education, communication and engagement.

The conference was held over a two-day period at the Embassy Suites in LaVista, the Kroc Center and the First National Bank Tower Winter Garden downtown. The event included prominent speakers such as NASA astronaut Jose Hernandez, business leader and entrepreneur Deborah Rosado Shaw and motivational speaker Gabe Salazar.