The economic downturn sweeping the nation hasn't missed UNO.
The University of Nebraska Board of Regents voted unanimously March 25 to accept UNO's invitation to join the Summit League, moving the University to Division I athletics.
UNO voters took to the polls March 8, electing junior political science major Liz O'Connor as UNO student body president/regent and her running mate, senior sociology and political science major Bret Harrell, as vice president. The duo defeated opponents Ryan Tefft, a senior geology major, and Eric Hansen, a senior accounting major, by a 727 to 326 margin.
To the dismay of some students, the University of Nebraska Board of Regents voted Jan. 28 to eliminate the August graduation commencement ceremony and host the two remaining May and December ceremonies on campus.
More than 5,900 American flags adorned the pep bowl during the week of April 10, each representing an American citizen who lost their life in Iraq or Afghanistan.
Joe Kaminski calls it the "wow" factor, and that seems to be the best way to describe UNO's newly remodeled and expanded Health Physical Education and Recreation building.
More than 100 people attended the Siena Francis House Benefit Concert sponsered by UNO's Service Learning Program, partnered with the Waiting Room and 1% Productions on April 11 at 8 p.m., bringing in more than $700 for the shelter.
MaverickPR, UNO's chapter of the Public Relations Student Society of America, will hold "Operation: Organ Freedom," as part of the annual National Organ Donor's Awareness Campaign on Tuesday, April 19.