The University of Nebraska Board of Regents voted unanimously in Lincoln Friday to accept UNO's invitation to the Summit League, moving the Mavericks to Division I athletics. The decision means an almost certain end to storied football and wrestling programs.
The University of Nebraska Board of Regents met Friday in Lincoln to discuss several issues on the agenda -- three of which related directly to UNO.
The UNO Wrestling team won the battle but may have lost the war, capturing a third consecutive national championship just hours before learning the program is poised to be permanently cut.
The UNO campus was busier than usual with the Fourth Annual National Student Speech Language Hearing Association Pancake Feed taking place. Anxiously anticipating a pancake and sausage dinner, Omaha residents lined up in the UNO Alumni Center to be part of the event put on by the UNO chapter of the NSSLHA.
UNO voters made their voices heard Tuesday, electing junior political science major Liz O'Connor as UNO student body president/regent and her running mate senior sociology and political science major Bret Harrell as vice president. The duo defeated opponents Ryan Tefft, a senior geology major, and Eric Hansen, a senior accounting major, by a 727 to 326 margin.
On March 8, the UNO Career Center hosted the Spring 2011 Job Fair in the second floor ballroom in the Milo Bail Student Center.
Instead of soaking up sun on a Florida beach or partying spring break away, some UNO students have pledged to make a difference in their local communities this March. The UNO Education Department is sponsoring its ninth annual Seven Days of Service. Hundreds have answered the call to use March 19 and March 21-26 to volunteer in more than 20 individual service projects around the metro area.
The UNO Student Health office may begin treating faculty and staff soon, said Assistant Vice Chancellor of Student Affairs Rita Henry during open forum at the March 3 Student Senate meeting in the Milo Bail Student Center Ballroom.