Middle school students got a crash course in college preparation and career exploration June 29 during a unique career fair event at the Milo Bail Student Center. From 1 to 4 p.m., college-bound high school students from across the Metro area gave middle school students from the North Omaha Boys and Girls club a guided tour of the UNO campus and lessons on college and career advancement.
Technology has changed how everything gets done. Communication, data and information are all done over computer systems. The need for professionals trained in information sciences and technology has exploded, creating countless fields that never existed even 50 years ago.
Last week the Board of Regents approved a joint program in biomedical informatics for UNO and UNMC.
On Sunday, members of the Bellevue Volunteer Fire Department, the Bellevue Kiwanis club, Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 10785 and representatives from the Bennington Volunteer Fire and Rescue department teamed up with more than 200 members of the local Patriot Guard Riders to commemorate the tenth anniversary of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks.
On display for the ceremony was a three-ton steel I-beam relic from the World Trade Center, donated by the New York and New Jersey Port Authority.
We are a generation of creators. We are a world of sharers. And more than ever we walk amongst entrepreneurs. The Internet and social media are still budding entities, but they have already inspired us in ways that have helped people embody more of these qualities.
The race toward Omaha's mayoral primary is well under way. Currently, the field features three Republicans-Jean Stothert, Dan Welch, and Dave Nabity; the incumbent Democrat, Mayor Jim Suttle; and Brad Ashford, an Independent.
Ashford, a state senator, is no stranger to Nebraska, having graduated from Westside High School, and gotten his law degree from Creighton University in 1974. He has served in the state legislature since 1986. He also served as director of the Omaha Housing Authority, and owned and managed the Nebraska Clothing Company from 1985-2007.
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Internships are a great way for students to get real-world experience in a field and make connections outside of the university. Students might even be able to pick up class credit in the process.
Recently, the Nebraska Department of Economic Development created a website to provide internships for students statewide. The site, InternNE.com, focuses on placing Nebraska students into jobs and internships.
As mayor, Jim Suttle said he is getting things done. And he doesn't plan on stopping.
"That's what we will continue to do in a second term-get more things done," Suttle said.
Suttle is running for a second term against four candidates-Brad Ashford, Dave Nabity, Jean Stothert and Dan Welch.
Based on his performance and health, Suttle planned on serving two terms as mayor from the start,
"Performance has been, I think, great," Suttle said. "And my health has been excellent. We're ready to do a second term."