Omaha fitness center to hold fundraiser for autism awareness
Body Masters, an Omaha fitness center, will hold hour-long boot camp sessions on Saturday, May 2 to benefit Autism awareness and to collect donations for the Nebraska chapter of the Autism Society of America. The sessions will run from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Participants will engage in a va–riety of aerobic and endurance exercises. Those interested in participating can register in advance at http://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f0b4eabaf–2ba2fd0-action. Walk-ins will also be accepted on the day of the event. For questions about the event, contact Jacqulyn Wulff at jacqulynwulff@ gmail.com and (402) 689-4765.
Two Gateway staffers nominated for UNO student employee of the year
The UNO Human Resources and Student Employment Services have announced the nominees for UNO’s Student Employee of the Year Awards. The Gateway is proud to say that two of our staffers, Nick Beaulieu and Susan Payne made the list. A ceremony will be held on April 28 at 3 p.m. in the MBSC Ballroom to celebrate the nominees and announce the Student Employee of the Year Awards.
Professor to mobilize Nepali Student Association to help the poor in Nepal
UNO Professor of Bioinformatics Kiran Bastola has a mission to help the people of his native country, Nepal. Bastola says he plans to mobilize the Nepali Student Associations at both UNO and UNL. He will encourage these associations to collect supplies and basic-needs items. A 2011 estimate stated that roughly 25% of people in Nepal was living in poverty. The plight of Nepal has been intensified due to a 7.8 magnitude earthquake near the capital of Kathmandu. Nearly 1,000 are known to have died, with many more feared trapped under rubble, officials say