Dance exhibition brings culture to UNO

In celebration of Native American Heritage Month, UNO hosted "Culture: Indian Style, Dance Exhibition" on Nov. 17.

The event began half an hour late at 12:30 p.m. and lasted until about 1 p.m.

Following Native American tradition, the event began with a prayer before kicking off the dance exhibition.

The first dance was a fancy shawl dance performed by Meredith Schramm. Before performing, she explained the dance as a more modern Native American dance that depicts the movement of the butterfly, as well as coming into womanhood.


Student government approves transit pilot program, lecture series; bids good-bye to long-time member

Four hundred UNO students can take advantage of free bus rides to campus through a new Pass to Class pilot program during the spring and fall 2011 semesters next year.

Sen. Gerard Wellman authored the $40,000 proposal, approximately half of which will be paid for by the UNO Student Government. Metro Area Transit will pay for the other half. The program doesn't currently include the summer semester and will last through the end of the fall semester, or until the funds have been used.


Human Rights Watch founder questions mission

Publisher and Human R ights Watch founder Robert Bernstein presented his lecture "Are Human Rights Organizations Helping or Hurting Relations Between Israel, Palestine and the Arabs?" on Nov. 10 at UNO's Thompson Alumni Center.


Buffet portrait on display at Mammel Hall

Mammel Hall's atrium was bustling Friday as members of the UNO and Omaha communities gathered to witness the unveiling of a 6-by-6-foot portrait of billionaire Warren Buffet.


Crime Log

Monday, Nov. 1

1:45 a.m. Campus Security witnessed a vehicle run a stop sign on University Drive West. They later discovered an alcohol violation near Maverick Village and Omaha Police responded. One individual was arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol.

2:45 p.m. A visitor reported theft of money from a vending machine at the Peter Kiewit Institute. The theft occurred between Wednesday, Oct. 27 at 1 p.m. and Monday, Nov. 1 at 2:30 p.m.


UNO professor named Nebraska Music Teacher of the Year

Music theory professor Ken Bales is currently over 6,000 miles away on a trip to China with the UNO Jazz Ensemble. On the trip, Bales is discussing and discovering with students the concepts of art and music.

Though he's visiting a country with a very different culture, Bales is content. After all, there he can find music and his students, the two most meaningful things in his life.


Technology infringes on students’ sleep

It's 2010. We live in an era congested with Facebook, instant text messaging and on-demand Internet. I know many students spend more class time checking their friend's Facebook wall or watching "The Office" on Hulu.com than paying attention to their professors. In a technologically-savvy world, this trend is only increasing.  


Recall workers bring controversy to UNO

Representatives from the Mayor Suttle Recall Committee were on campus Tuesday and Wednesday, approaching students and asking for signatures in an effort to recall the Omaha mayor.