ZNETH Project Completed
video by Charley Reed
A partnership between UNO and UNL, the ZNETH, or Zero Net Energy Test Home, is completed and awaiting its first occupant.
Chancellor to be Honored by Women's Center for Advancement
The Women's Center for Advancement (formerly the YWCA Omaha) Tribute to Women event will honor 11 outstanding women and UNO Chancellor John Christensen and the university with the Outstanding Community Leadership award.
The event will be held today, June 7, from noon to 1:30 p.m. at the CoCo Key Convention Center, 72nd and Grover Streets.
"Each year we honor a person or company who has shown great leadership on behalf of women in our community with an Outstanding Community Leadership award. This year, we are honoring Chancellor John Christensen and UNO for the Chancellor's Commission on the Status of Women," said Natalia Peart, president and CEO of the new Women’s Center for Advancement. "Since 1972, UNO has brought the importance of issues that impact women to the forefront of campus and community life. Chancellor Christensen has also provided his leadership and support in the more recent Voices Against Violence Coalition and the Violence Prevention initiative at UNO in partnership with Alegent Health and Catholic Health Initiatives." Read more.Up to Top
UNO Program Offers Summer Employment to Teens
A first-of-its-kind community engagement UNO is providing summer employment opportunities for 100 high school students through Friday, Aug. 5.
Now known as SummerWorks, the program was initiated and funded by several local private foundations. No federal or other governmental funds are included.
The SummerWorks program, managed by UNO’s Service-Learning Academy, has recruited Omaha high school students, ages 15-18, to gain work experience, learn new skills, build their résumés and explore Omaha this summer.
The students will work Monday through Thursday, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. On Fridays, the students will take a break from their summer jobs to learn more about cultural events, city attractions and personal development skills.
The students – primarily from Benson, Central, Northwest, and North high schools – are earning $7.25 per hour, Monday through Friday. Each student also receives free lunch daily.
A shuttle at Metro Community College’s 30th and Fort Street campus takes the students to and from their daily work sites.
Each team consists of six students, and is supervised by an adult with experience in education, teaching or social services.
During the nine-week employment program, the students will work on a variety of projects in and around Omaha, including city park maintenance, downtown beautification and assisting local nonprofit organizations.
The SummerWorks program received applications from 450 high school students; 100 were chosen based on school or community involvement and personal goals for participation in the program.
Earlier this year, high school students were encouraged to apply to the SummerWorks program at a variety of locations, including their high school guidance offices; the Urban League of Nebraska; Girls, Inc., of Omaha; Boys and Girls Club of the Midlands; and the YMCA.
"UNO is the metropolitan university of Omaha, and community engagement is a key element to our mission," said Kathe Oleson Lyons, SummerWorks director and assistant director of UNO’s Service-Learning Academy. "This program speaks to the essence of that mission in educating youth and building and strengthening both our community and those we serve."Up to Top
Center for Economic Education to Host Seminars for Teachers
UNO's Center for Economic Education will host two, daylong seminars on state, national and international economic issues for local middle and high school teachers on Wednesday, June 22 and Thursday, June 23.
Economics content, teaching strategies and curriculum materials will be presented at each of the seminars, which run from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. both days at Union Pacific Headquarters, 1416 Dodge St., in downtown Omaha.
The two-day event is hosted with support from the Nebraska Council on Economic Education and Union Pacific Railroad. Read more.Up to Top
Campus Rec Offers Women's Self-Defense Summer Workshop
Tim Gorham, an instructor from Six Point Self-Defense, will conduct a new two-day workshop for women at the Health, Physical Education & Recreation (HPER) Building in July. Participants will learn the basics of self-defense including a basic fight stance, different strikes and where to use them, ground assault defense, defending a car assault and choke defense. Women in the workshop will also learn to be more aware of their surroundings.
This summer workshop will be offered in Tuesday and Thursday, July 26 and 28, from 6 to 8:00 p.m. both evenings.
Registration is $25 for students, $35 for Mav Rec Members, $50 for Faculty/Staff (non-members,) and $75 for the public. Registration forms can be filled out at the HPER Control Desk. Please call Dave Daniels at (402) 554.2008 for more information. HPER’s summer instructional programs are online at http://www.unomaha.edu/wwwocr/health/instructional.php.Up to Top
IS&T Summer Workshops for Kids
The College of Information Science and Technology summer workshops are now available for registration online. A variety of computer technology topics will be offered in one-week sessions June 6 through July 29. Workshops are appropriate for student ages 11-17.
For more information or to register online, visit http://www.workshops.ist.unomaha.edu/.Up to Top