Local independent film festival to highlight petroleum crisis

The power of the film "A Crude Awakening - The Oil Crash" is fueled by the visions of director Basil Gelpke and producer Ray McCormack as they explore the global peak in petroleum production through data, predictions and key historical facts. From producing clean tap water to driving to work, petroleum is seen as the fuel of the modern human race. It's a relevant film, considering the recent BP oil spill that ravished much of the Gulf of Mexico and the world's dependency on petroleum.


Writer’s Workshop Reading Series – Program gives authors new opportunities

By Ashley Quintela, Contributor It’s that time of year again: the University of Nebraska at Omaha is hosting it’s annual Writer’s Workshop Reading Series put...

Chi Omega turns cupcakes into charity

The University of Nebraska Omaha chapter of the Chi Omega sorority teamed with Jones Bros. cupcakes for a successful charity event Sunday that raised nearly $1000 in free-will donations  and featured balloon animals, face painting, a magician, a custom cupcake and a raffle.


UNO grads spring into the future

More than 1,700 UNO students became alumni this spring.  Of those 1,700, more than 900 participated in what was the largest UNO commencement ceremony yet, held May 6 at the Civic Auditorium.

 


Oversized greeting card gets students’ attention

Students caught a glimpse of the Freshman Leadership Council (FLC) last week, as they stood both inside and outside the student center with an oversized greeting card, urging passersby to write messages for incoming freshmen.  The greeting card, which will be presented to incoming freshmen this fall, is a new idea the FLC hopes to make a UNO tradition.


UNMC’s ice rink opens for winter with added festivity

The University of Nebraska Medical Center's outdoor ice skating rink has a new attraction this season. Open to the public since Nov. 27, the rink has added concessions, music and seasonal decorations. "The additions "make the atmosphere even more festive and help draw attention to the rink and make the site more visible," said UNMC's Media Relations coordinator Vicky Cerino.


Students create local campaign to prevent bullying

More than 160,000 U.S. students stay home from school each day from fear of being bullied, according to the U.S. Department of Education.
Bullying can lead to development issues, mental health disorders, sleep problems, school attendance issues and decreased academic performance.
The growing problem and severity of bullying prompted the Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA) to sponsor a national case study competition challenging college students to create a local campaign encouraging youth and their parents to work together to prevent bullying.
 


Cycling challenge provides more than competition

Cycling is becoming more and more popular. People are cycling for fun and even to commute.