James Freeman speaks on civil rights

International Studies and Programs presented James Freeman (director of multicultural affairs at UNO) for Conversational and Culture Hour on Jan. 24. CC hour is a weekly program that gives international students the opportunity to practice English and interact with Americans.
In honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Mr. Freeman spoke about the Civil Rights movement and his personal experiences. In the MBSC Dodge room, there was a good crowd attending, with people of every different race, age and gender.
Freeman's experiences were captivating. Freeman was very happy to see so many diverse people at UNO.
 


The Pizza Shoppe Collective to host Toons & Brews

The Benson Theatre Project will be hosting a special Toons & Brews event on Feb. 22 at the Pizza Shoppe Collective in Benson.  
Toons & Brews will feature works by artist Jeff Koterba, beer tastings provided by New Belgium Brewing and food from The Pizza Shoppe.
The exhibit will open at 7pm, and Koterba will be giving a talk at 8pm.
 


Omaha Fashion Week’s spring show struts to Kaneko

Named one of the 10 "coolest" Midwest cities by MSN.com earlier this year, Omaha absolutely deserves the title.
Coming far from being considered a "beef-infused" farm state, the Omaha metro has become a petri dish for culture and creativity, encouraging entrepreneurship and professional advancement.
 


Splash mob soaks the Old Market

Water was once again the topic of discussion in downtown Omaha on Aug. 13. Only this time it was on a happier note, as swarms of people soaked one another in Omaha's first ever "Splash Mob."


Taste of Omaha draws in massive crowd for the 3-day festival event

Omaha's 15th annual Taste of Omaha proved to be a success as the Heartland of America Park and Lewis & Clark Landing was flooded with people all weekend long.


Annual Malcolm X festival seeks to enlighten about troubled youth

UNO's Department of Black Studies' 11th Annual Malcolm X Festival began March 7 with three discussions dealing with the law, youth and the problems that face both.


Tiny car racing helps beat winter blues

As winter drags on in Omaha, we have to find a way to entertain ourselves and beat the cold weather blues. The Tiny Car Racing Association offers this relief weekly at The Waiting Room in Benson.


World Civilizations Film Series kicks off with murder mystery

The history department's World Civilizations Film Series kicked off its second year on Friday, Feb. 24, with a screening of the 1947 film, "Crossfire." The series is the brain child of a group of World Civilization instructors, said organizer Jo Behrens.