SAC honors venerated astronaut

The University of Nebraska Omaha Aviation Institute and the Hawker Beachcraft Corporation honored retired NASA astronaut Robert "Hoot" Gibson last Thursday, April 3rd. Gibson was awarded the William F. Shea Award at the Strategic Air and Space Museum and spoke of the Charles W. Durham Distinguished Guest Lecture Series. Gibson was chosen to receive the award for his contributions to aviation and aerospace.


Benefits not on Regents’ agenda

Due to a shortage of regents, the University of Nebraska Board of Regents will not vote on inclusive benefits during their Dec. 8 meeting.


Three Days of Service to be held Oct 15, 17 and 18

For many students, fall break is a time to decompress and breathe. They can catch up on reading, study or completely ignore anything school related and find something fun to do. However, UNO's Service Learning Days program is providing another option to join faculty, staff, alumni and members of the community for the annual Three Days of Service on Oct. 15, 17 and 18.


Outdoor Venture Center offers challenges

Kaleigh Duffy's hands are blistered and bleeding. Beneath her lie dozens of sharp mountain peaks. Her muscles ache in exhaustion, yet she's never felt so proud of an accomplishment.
"The most memorable moment of the trip was when I first got to the top of the mountain while rock climbing," said Duffy, a junior, after attending a trip to Golden, Colo. with UNO's Outdoor Venture Center during her fall semester of 2012.
"The view is so much sweeter after the climb up. It gives you a great sense of accomplishment."
UNO's Outdoor Venture Program, housed in the campus' HPER building, has been hosting reduced price trips to help students acquire outdoor skills and renting camping equipment for several years.
 


Students stalled as semester starts

On Tuesday, Jan 10, only two days into the spring semester, all students holding access to campus parking garages were unable to gain admittance to park their cars. The incident lasted until after 4 p.m. Wednesday.  Anyone who had purchased access had to go to Parking Services and have their MavCard copied to restore its function.


Writing Center celebrates National Day on Writing

The UNO Writing Center is sponsoring a walk-in writing clinic to celebrate the National Day on Writing Oct. 20.


UNO Career Center seeks professional clothing donations

The UNO Career Center has offered résumé review, mock interviews, career exploration and more since it started, but they are working on adding a new service for students. Just this month, they launched the Career Closet.
The Career Closet will provide clean and modern professional clothing for student use at career fairs, interviews and internships, for free.
 


Chancellor Christensen outlines upcoming academic year

In his 35th year at UNO and his sixth year as Chancellor, Dr. John Christensen is looking forward to this year. It's another year to remind students that the number one priority of the university is to be student-centered.