When the UNO clock tower strikes noon Aug. 26, it will ring in more than just the lunch hour. Inside the Sapp Fieldhouse, new freshmen will be gathered for the first annual Freshman Convocation. Taking place at the end of UNO's Welcome Week, the Freshman Convocation serves as a way for the new students on campus to be honored in their own way.
A little after 9:30 p.m. Monday, June 6, UNO graduate Laura Aust left her first class as a graduate student. Not having a permit, Aust had parked along the one-way road just down the hill on the east side of the Arts and Sciences building. It was light out when she parked, but discovered that after dark the one-way Elmwood Park service road is an unsettling place to be.
UNO's large campus and enrollment of 14,000 students can be intimidating to freshmen. That's a lot more than a typical high school graduating class. So how does a student meet new people and get involved? Join a club or organization!
One in six women and one in 33 men will experience an attempted or completed rape during their life, not including numerous reports of stalking and partner violence. Most survivors report being victimized by someone they know personally. Violence prevention is a lofty goal. Nonetheless, the University of Nebraska Omaha will be violence-free this school year. At least, that's Emily Nguyen's plan.
Hot dogs sizzled, prizes were won and balloons were everywhere to be found outside the UNO Child Care Center on an extremely pleasant Aug.12 evening.
Earlier this year, the Federal Emergency Management Agency designated the Nebraska Business Development Center (NBDC) as the Nebraska contact for contractors seeking to provide services for flood recovery.
Scott Court features many amenities: wireless internet, basic cable, local phone service, recycling, electricity, sewer, gas and possible weekly housekeeping in individual suites. The resident halls also have secured access for both the building and parking area, as well as paid utilities.
Average full-time tuition at UNO will increase $135 this fall semester. The University of Nebraska Board of Regents unanimously approved a 2011-12 operating budget June 17 that would raise tuition by 5 percent, continuing similar increases over the past seven years.