UNO will host the Midwest Freethinker Conference this weekend. This is the second time the conference has taken place in Omaha. The last conference was attended by over 120 guests from different groups of people. This year, 158 people have already registered for the 3-day conference.
Spring break is time away from the obligations of school. For many students, it's a vacation back home. For others it is a great chance to put in extra hours at work and get a good paycheck. Other students use it to get ahead on schoolwork as the semester end draws near. However, at UNO there's a large group of students who spend their break volunteering to help others. This year marked the 10th anniversary of 7 Days of Service.
The economic downturn sweeping the nation hasn't missed UNO.