Past Bell Tower Challenge Winners

2012 (spring) Bell Tower Challenge Winners

18 year total pounds of food donated = 47,662

This year’s Bell Tower Challenge collected 922 pounds of food for the Food Bank for the Heartland bringing the eighteen year total to almost 24 tons of food. The winners in the student division were UNO Choirs for the most cans stacked and the most enthusiastic. The UNO chapter of the National Student Speech Language Hearing Association won the most creative category. In the staff division, Campus Recreation won the most cans stacked and the most creative.

The contest judges were Shandalee Ramet, from Eta Sigma Gamma (the sponsoring organization) and Tim Bivens from the Food Bank of the Heartland. Media coverage was by WOWT Channel 6 and the Omaha World-Herald Thanks also to MavrickPR for helping with the Wheels for Meals part of the event where several bikers transported food cans from Elmwood Park to the Bell Tower to celebrate UNO's Honorable Mention designation from the League of American Bicyclists for Bicycle Friendly Universities award.

WOWT coverage

Omaha World-Herald coverage


Photos above by Jeff Beiermann, Omaha World-Herald

2010 Winners

17 year total pounds of food donated = 46,840

This year’s Bell Tower Challenge collected 1922 pounds of food for the Food Bank for the Heartland bringing the seventeen year total to 23.4 tons of food. The winners in the student division were AFROTC, perennial winners of the most cans stacked. A team called The Corbinators (from a health education course) were winners of the most creative category and UNO Choirs won the most enthusiastic category as they sang throughout the contest.

In the faculty/staff division, The Faculty Senate won both the most cans stacked and the most enthusiastic categories and Campus Recreation Advisory Board (CRAB) won the most creative category.

In addition, $170 was raised in the Tour the Tower before the contest. People could donate money or food cans to the Food Bank as admission to the tower. Thanks to Shannon Richards for making the arrangements for the Tour the Tower.

The contest judges were Shandalee Ramet, from Eta Sigma Gamma (the sponsoring organization), Jim Adams of UNO Television and Tim Bivens from the Food Bank of the Heartland. Media coverage was by WOWT Channel 6.


2009 Winners

16 year total pounds of food donated = 44,918

This year’s contest collected 2,753 pounds of food for the Omaha Food Bank. The winners in the student division were: AFROTC, perennial winners of the most cans stacked; National Student Speech Language Hearing Association, winners of the most creative category and UNO Choirs, winners of the most enthusiastic category.

In the faculty/staff division, The Faculty Senate won both the most cans and the most creative categories and Campus Recreation Advisory Board won the most enthusiastic category.

Shandalee Ramet, president of Eta Sigma Gamma, and Jim Adams of UNO Television were the judges. Media coverage was by Channel 6, Fox 42, the Omaha World-Herald and The UNO Gateway.

Channel 6 coverage (click on the camera icon to see the video)

Fox 42 coverage

Click here to view Gateway photos

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2008 Winners

The 15th Annual Bell Tower Challenge, sponsored by Eta Sigma Gamma, raised 2740 pounds of food for the Omaha Food Bank. This brings the fourteen year total to 42,165 pounds (over 21 tons). The winners of this year's contest in the student category are: Air Force ROTC "Wolfpack" (a perennial winner) for the most cans stacked during the tolling of the noon bells. MATS (Maverick Athletic Training Students) won the Most Creative category

In the faculty/staff division the Faculty Senate won the most cans stacked. The University Relations team won the Most Enthusiastic and Most Creative category. Campus Recreation Advisory Board also won the Most Creative category. The judges were: Nancy Lee from the Omaha Food Bank, Jim Adams from University Television and Shandy Ramet, President of Eta Sigma Gamma. The other teams that participated were: National Student Speech Language Hearing Association (NSSLHA), Circle K, and The Alliance of Fitness Professionals.

A featured photo appeared in in the Omaha World-Herald on Oct. 23, 2008. Channel 6 covered the event as did the UNO Gateway and E-Notes


2007 Winners

The 14th Annual Bell Tower Challenge, sponsored by Eta Sigma Gamma, raised 2756 pounds of food for the Omaha Food Bank. This brings the fourteen year total to 39,425 pounds (almost 20 tons). The winners of this year's contest in the student category are: Air Force ROTC "Wolfpack" (a perennial winner) for the most cans stacked during the tolling of the noon bells. The UNO concert choir who appeared in their choir robes, singing throughout the contest, won the most enthusiastic category. The most creative category in the student division was won by CRAB (Campus Recreation Advisory Board). MATS (Maverick Athletic Training Students) finished second in the number of cans stacked category.

In the faculty staff division the Faculty Senate won the most cans stacked and the most creative. The team called Canfight at the O'Can Corral won the most enthusiastic category. The judges were: Nancy Lee from the Omaha Food Bank, Jim Adams from University Television and Shandy Ramet, President of Eta Sigma Gamma. The other teams that participated were: National Student Speech Language Hearing Association (NSSLHA), Pre-Health Professionals Club, Circle K, and a team from a UNO death & dying course. All of the teams contributed food cans for the event.

The NSSLHA team was featured in a photo in the Midlands Section of the Omaha World-Herald on Oct. 18, 2007. WOWT has a short video clip from the event by clicking here

The photos below are by Tim Fitzgerald.


2006 Winners

The thirteenth annual Bell Tower Challenge raised 3,669 pounds of food for the Omaha Food Bank. The grand total of food raise over the years is 36,669 pounds. The AFROTC Wolf Pack won first place in the student division for the most cans stacked and the most enthusiastic. MATS (Athletic Trainers) won the most creative award. The National Student Speech Language & Hearing Association (NSSLHA) got second place in the most cans stacked and second most creative categories. Chi Epsilon received an honorable mention.

In the faculty/staff division Faculty Senate won the most cans stacked, Maverick Mojo (University Relations) won the most enthusiastic and CRAB (Campus Recreation) won the most creative.

See collage below for photos from the 2006 Bell Tower Challenge

Past Winners


1995 Bell Tower Challenge Summary

The first annual Bell Tower Challenge had seven team entries. Over 500 cans of food were raised for the Omaha Food Bank. Media coverage included WOWT television, KMTV television and the UNO Gateway. The Faculty Senate team won the Grand Prize "most cans stacked" division by stacking 136 cans. The Sports Officiating Club won the "most creative" category and Campus Recreation won the "most enthusiastic" category. The judges were from WOWT, KMTV and the Omaha Food Bank.

1996 Bell Tower Challenge Summary

The second annual Bell Tower Challenge had eleven team entries. One thousand three hundred and thirteen pounds of food was collected for the Omaha Food Bank. Media coverage included KKAR and KVNO radio, KETV,the Omaha World-Herald and the UNO Gateway. The Student Enrollment Services team won the "most cans stacked" division by stacking 177cans. Lambda Chi Alpha won the "most enthusiastic" category and there were no eligible entrants in "most creative" category. The judges were from KETV, KVNO and the Omaha Food Bank.

1997 Bell Tower Challenge Summary

The third annual Bell Tower Challenge had twelve team entries. One thousand nine hundred and eighty-six pounds of food was collected for the Omaha Food Bank. Media coverage included KKAR radio and the UNO Gateway. For the second year in a row the Student Enrollment Services team won the "most cans stacked" division by stacking 108 cans. Chi Omega won the "most enthusiastic" category and Campus Recreation won the "most creative" category. Honorable Mention goes to the Student Center Stackers for their creative Bell Tower hats and to Business & Finance for collecting the most cans to donate. The judges were from KETV, "The Edge" radio station, and the Omaha Food Bank.

1998 Bell Tower Challenge Summary

The fourth annual Bell Tower Challenge had ten team entries. One thousand seventy-two pounds of food was collected for the Omaha Food Bank. Media coverage included Channel 6. The Air Force ROTC team won the "most cans stacked" division by stacking 145 cans. Air Force ROTC also won the "Most Creative" category. Lambda Chi Alpha won the "most enthusiastic" category and Campus Recreation won the "most creative" category. The judges were from WOWT-TV, Student Health Services and the Omaha Food Bank.

Photos of 1998 winners

1999 Bell Tower Challenge Summary

The fifth annual Bell Tower Challenge had eight team entries. One thousand ninety pounds of food were collected for the Omaha Food Bank. The Air Force ROTC, Det. 470 team won the "most cans stacked" division by stacking a record 249 cans. Air Force ROTC also won the "Most Enthuiastic" category. Feed Back (a team from the "methods and materials in health education class" won the "most creative" category. The judges were Margaret Bumann from KETV and a representative from the Omaha Food Bank.

Photos of 1999 winners

1999 (Fall) Bell Tower Challenge Summary

The sixth annual Bell Tower Challenge had ten teams participate. One thousand four hundred seventy pounds of food were collected for the Omaha Food Bank. The Chi Omega team won the "most cans stacked" division by stacking a record 150 cans. Air Force ROTC, "The Wolfpack" won the "Most Enthuiastic" category and was second in the most cans stacked category (student division). Phi Epsilon Kappa won the "most creative" category. CRAB (Campus Recreation) won the most cans stacked in the faculty/staff division. The judges were Dr. Janice Collins from the School of HPER and representatives from KVNO radioand a representative from the Omaha Food Bank. Press coverage included three television stations, WOW radio plus the The Omaha World-Herald and the UNO Gateway

Photos of 1999 winners

2000 Bell Tower Challenge Summary

The seventh annual Bell Tower Challenge had nine teams participate. A new record was set in overall pounds of food donated to the Omaha Food Bank-- 2,250 lbs. This year's student category winners were Phi Epsilon Kappa : Most cans stacked and most creative and Zeta Tau Alpha, most enthusiastic. Employee category winners were: University Village Staff: Most cans stacked. Learning Center Can-do: Most creative. ESP-Eppley Second floor partners: Most enthusiastic. Honorable mention goes to the AFROTC Wolfpack for cans stacked and enthusiasm. Thanks also to: C.R.A.B.-Campus Recreation, Delta Sigma Pi, and the UNO Gateway staff. Judges were: Nancy Kroeger from the Omaha Food Bank and Jim Adams from KVNO. There was considerable media coverage of the event. The judges were Nancey Kroeger from the Omaha Food Bank and Jim Adams from KVNO. Press coverage included KETV television, The Omaha World-Herald and the UNO Gateway

2000 contest photos

2001 Bell Tower Challenge Summary

The eighth annual Bell Tower Challenge had nine teams participate. A new record was set in overall pounds of food donated to the Omaha Food Bank-- 5,300 lbs. This year's student category winners were ROTC Wolfpack : Most cans stacked and most enthusiastic and The Moving Company, most creative. Employee category winners were: University Village Staff: Most cans stacked. Learning Center Can-do: Most enthusiastic. The Spin Doctors: Most creative. Honorable mention went to the Zeta Tau Alpha for enthusiasm.

Judges were: Nancy Kroeger from the Omaha Food Bank, Jim Adams from KVNO and Julie Cornell from KETV, Channel 7. Press coverage included KETV and KMTV television, The Omaha World-Herald and UNO E-Notes

2001 contest photos

2002 Bell Tower Challenge Summary

The total pounds of food raised was remarkably similar to last year1s total. This year's total was 5,270 pounds and last year1s, and still the record was, 5,300 pounds. The total for the nine years is 23,000 pounds of food. All food is donated to the Omaha Food Bank. In the student division, AFROTC "Wolfpack" was once again the winner of the most cans stacked category. This was the sixth win by AFROTC in this category among many other category awards that they have won over the past nine years. Chi Omega won the most creative category and Kappa Kappa Psi Marching Mavs won the most enthusiastic category. In the faculty/staff division, two awards will be given in the stacked cans category: University Village Staff had the highest stack and UNO Faculty Senate had the most cans. Each team will be awarded a plaque. Campus Recreation won the most creative category. This is the fourth time Campus Recreation has won an award in the Bell Tower Challenge. The University Affairs team named "United We Stack" won the most enthusiastic category. This team too, has won several awards in previous years. Other teams that participated and that also donated hundreds food cans were: Goodrich Student Organization, Alliance of Fitness Professionals, Maverick Hockey Team, and UNO Association of University Professors. The judges were: Shannon Hoffman from the Omaha Food Bank, Jim Adams from KVNO and Katie Ahlman from Eta Sigma Gamma. The event was covered by The Gateway, KETV, WOWT and the Metro Omaha Radio Network.

2002 contest photos

2003 Bell Tower Challenge Summary

This year's total was 4870 pounds. The total for the ten years is 27,870 pounds of food. All food is donated to the Omaha Food Bank. In the student division, The American Society of Civil Engineers won the most cans stacked category. AFROTC "Wolfpack," always a contender, won most enthusiastic category. This was the seventh win by AFROTC. Student Recreation & Leisure Society won the most creative category. In the faculty/staff division, The Research Wizards won the most cans stacked category. Campus Recreation won the most creative category. This is the fifth time Campus Recreation has won an award in the Bell Tower Challenge. The University Affairs "Pirates" team won the most enthusiastic category. This team, has won several awards in previous years. Other student teams that participated and that also donated hundreds food cans were: Alliance of Fitness Professionals, Emerging Leaders, Scott Scholar Focus Group, Maverick Athletic Training Students, Kappa Kappa Psi/Marching Mavs, Project Achieve, University Village People and Chi Omega. The following faculty/staff teams also participated. UNO Faculty Senate, UNO Chapter of the American Association of University Professors, and Literacy Educators Against Poverty & Hunger. The judges were: Shannon Hoffman from the Omaha Food Bank, Lynne Boyer, family member of the Durham and Henningson family that donated the Henningson Campanile, and John Knicely from WOWT. The event was covered by WOWT, KPTM, and KETV

2003 contest photos


2004 Bell Tower Challenge Summary

The Eleventh Annual Bell Tower Challenge set a new record by collecting 5,531 pounds of food. The previous record was 5,300 set in 2001. The eleven year total stands at 33,401 pounds of food.

These are the awards results. In the student category, AFROTC 3Wolfpack2 kept up their winning streak by capturing the 3most cans stacked2 award. The Alliance of Fitness Professionals won the 3most enthusiastic2 award and the Student Recreation & Leisure Society and the Friends of Japan tied for the 3most creative2 award. Eta Sigma Gamma also wishes to acknowledge the following for their food contributions to the Omaha Food Bank: Chi Epsilon Engineers, University Village, Maverick Athletic Training Students, Project Achieve and the Organization for the Advancement of the Arts.

In the faculty/staff category, the Faculty Senate won the most cans stacked, Campus Recreation won the 3most enthusiastic2 award and the team named Extreme Makeover from University Relations won the 3most creative2 award.

Our thanks also go out to our judges: Nancy Lee from the Omaha Food Bank, Jim Adams from UNO Television, Katie Lubbers from UNO1s health education faculty and Lisa Bertin from Fox 42.

Thanks also to all Omaha television affiliates and to the Omaha World-Herald and the UNO Gateway for their coverage of our event.

Art professors Frances Thurber and Wanda Ewing have made their selections for the Re-Design the Bell Tower Model Contest in conjunction with the Bell Tower Challenge. The $30 first place prize went to Project Achieve, who made their Wizard of Oz themed model as a team. Team members were: Jaime Anderson, Angel Starks, Megan Aldinger, Keturah Hopkins, Josh Woolhiser and Brett Klusaw. The $20 second prize featured a food can theme and was awarded to Laura VanNordstrand, and the $10 third place award, a multi-colored theme, went to Kristina Keiser.

2004 contest photos


2005 Bell Tower Challenge Summary

The twelfth annual Bell Tower Challenge raised 4,880 pounds of food for the Omaha Food Bank. The total over the years of the event is 19 tons. The winners of the most cans stacked in the student category was the AFROTC Wolf Pack. They were pictured in the Oct. 20 Midlands Section of the Omaha World-Herald. The most creative award in the student category was a tie between Student Recreation and Leisure Studies and the Mavs Athletic Training Society. The Association for Fitness Professionals won the most enthusiast group in the student category. In the faculty/staff category, the Faculty Senate won the most cans stacked and Campus Recreation won the most creative award. The judges were Nancy Lee of the Omaha Food Bank, Tim Adams from University Television and Dave Herbster, UNO Athletic Director. Other participants were Chi Epsilon, and the UNO Pep Band provided music for the event. Besides the World-Herald coverage, the event was covered by Fox 42 and Channel 7.

2005 contest photos


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2012 Winners

18 year total pounds of food donated = 46,840

This year’s Bell Tower Challenge collected 1922 pounds of food for the Food Bank for the Heartland bringing the eighteen year total to 23.4 tons of food. The winners in the student division were UNO Choirs, for the most cans stacked and the most enthusiasm. The UNO National Speech Language Hearing Association won the most creative in the student category. In the staff category Campus Recreation won the most cans stacked and the most creative.

Several people delivered food cans by bike from Elmwood Park to the Bell Tower to help celebrate UNO's Honorable Mention designation from the League of American Bicyclists for Bicycle Friendly Universities program.

The contest judges were Shandalee Ramet, from Eta Sigma Gamma (the sponsoring organization) and Tim Bivens from the Food Bank of the Heartland. Media coverage was by WOWT Channel 6 and the Omaha World-Herald


2009 Winners

16 year total pounds of food donated = 44,918

This year’s contest collected 2,753 pounds of food for the Omaha Food Bank. The winners in the student division were: AFROTC, perennial winners of the most cans stacked; National Student Speech Language Hearing Association, winners of the most creative category and UNO Choirs, winners of the most enthusiastic category.

In the faculty/staff division, The Faculty Senate won both the most cans and the most creative categories and Campus Recreation Advisory Board won the most enthusiastic category.

Shandalee Ramet, president of Eta Sigma Gamma, and Jim Adams of UNO Television were the judges. Media coverage was by Channel 6, Fox 42, the Omaha World-Herald and The UNO Gateway.

Channel 6 coverage (click on the camera icon to see the video)

Fox 42 coverage

Click here to view Gateway photos

Click here to view more photos


2008 Winners

The 15th Annual Bell Tower Challenge, sponsored by Eta Sigma Gamma, raised 2740 pounds of food for the Omaha Food Bank. This brings the fourteen year total to 42,165 pounds (over 21 tons). The winners of this year's contest in the student category are: Air Force ROTC "Wolfpack" (a perennial winner) for the most cans stacked during the tolling of the noon bells. MATS (Maverick Athletic Training Students) won the Most Creative category

In the faculty/staff division the Faculty Senate won the most cans stacked. The University Relations team won the Most Enthusiastic and Most Creative category. Campus Recreation Advisory Board also won the Most Creative category. The judges were: Nancy Lee from the Omaha Food Bank, Jim Adams from University Television and Shandy Ramet, President of Eta Sigma Gamma. The other teams that participated were: National Student Speech Language Hearing Association (NSSLHA), Circle K, and The Alliance of Fitness Professionals.

A featured photo appeared in in the Omaha World-Herald on Oct. 23, 2008. Channel 6 covered the event as did the UNO Gateway and E-Notes


2007 Winners

The 14th Annual Bell Tower Challenge, sponsored by Eta Sigma Gamma, raised 2756 pounds of food for the Omaha Food Bank. This brings the fourteen year total to 39,425 pounds (almost 20 tons). The winners of this year's contest in the student category are: Air Force ROTC "Wolfpack" (a perennial winner) for the most cans stacked during the tolling of the noon bells. The UNO concert choir who appeared in their choir robes, singing throughout the contest, won the most enthusiastic category. The most creative category in the student division was won by CRAB (Campus Recreation Advisory Board). MATS (Maverick Athletic Training Students) finished second in the number of cans stacked category.

In the faculty staff division the Faculty Senate won the most cans stacked and the most creative. The team called Canfight at the O'Can Corral won the most enthusiastic category. The judges were: Nancy Lee from the Omaha Food Bank, Jim Adams from University Television and Shandy Ramet, President of Eta Sigma Gamma. The other teams that participated were: National Student Speech Language Hearing Association (NSSLHA), Pre-Health Professionals Club, Circle K, and a team from a UNO death & dying course. All of the teams contributed food cans for the event.

The NSSLHA team was featured in a photo in the Midlands Section of the Omaha World-Herald on Oct. 18, 2007. WOWT has a short video clip from the event by clicking here

The photos below are by Tim Fitzgerald.


2006 Winners

The thirteenth annual Bell Tower Challenge raised 3,669 pounds of food for the Omaha Food Bank. The grand total of food raise over the years is 36,669 pounds. The AFROTC Wolf Pack won first place in the student division for the most cans stacked and the most enthusiastic. MATS (Athletic Trainers) won the most creative award. The National Student Speech Language & Hearing Association (NSSLHA) got second place in the most cans stacked and second most creative categories. Chi Epsilon received an honorable mention.

In the faculty/staff division Faculty Senate won the most cans stacked, Maverick Mojo (University Relations) won the most enthusiastic and CRAB (Campus Recreation) won the most creative.

See collage below for photos from the 2006 Bell Tower Challenge

Past Winners


1995 Bell Tower Challenge Summary

The first annual Bell Tower Challenge had seven team entries. Over 500 cans of food were raised for the Omaha Food Bank. Media coverage included WOWT television, KMTV television and the UNO Gateway. The Faculty Senate team won the Grand Prize "most cans stacked" division by stacking 136 cans. The Sports Officiating Club won the "most creative" category and Campus Recreation won the "most enthusiastic" category. The judges were from WOWT, KMTV and the Omaha Food Bank.

1996 Bell Tower Challenge Summary

The second annual Bell Tower Challenge had eleven team entries. One thousand three hundred and thirteen pounds of food was collected for the Omaha Food Bank. Media coverage included KKAR and KVNO radio, KETV,the Omaha World-Herald and the UNO Gateway. The Student Enrollment Services team won the "most cans stacked" division by stacking 177cans. Lambda Chi Alpha won the "most enthusiastic" category and there were no eligible entrants in "most creative" category. The judges were from KETV, KVNO and the Omaha Food Bank.

1997 Bell Tower Challenge Summary

The third annual Bell Tower Challenge had twelve team entries. One thousand nine hundred and eighty-six pounds of food was collected for the Omaha Food Bank. Media coverage included KKAR radio and the UNO Gateway. For the second year in a row the Student Enrollment Services team won the "most cans stacked" division by stacking 108 cans. Chi Omega won the "most enthusiastic" category and Campus Recreation won the "most creative" category. Honorable Mention goes to the Student Center Stackers for their creative Bell Tower hats and to Business & Finance for collecting the most cans to donate. The judges were from KETV, "The Edge" radio station, and the Omaha Food Bank.

1998 Bell Tower Challenge Summary

The fourth annual Bell Tower Challenge had ten team entries. One thousand seventy-two pounds of food was collected for the Omaha Food Bank. Media coverage included Channel 6. The Air Force ROTC team won the "most cans stacked" division by stacking 145 cans. Air Force ROTC also won the "Most Creative" category. Lambda Chi Alpha won the "most enthusiastic" category and Campus Recreation won the "most creative" category. The judges were from WOWT-TV, Student Health Services and the Omaha Food Bank.

Photos of 1998 winners

1999 Bell Tower Challenge Summary

The fifth annual Bell Tower Challenge had eight team entries. One thousand ninety pounds of food were collected for the Omaha Food Bank. The Air Force ROTC, Det. 470 team won the "most cans stacked" division by stacking a record 249 cans. Air Force ROTC also won the "Most Enthuiastic" category. Feed Back (a team from the "methods and materials in health education class" won the "most creative" category. The judges were Margaret Bumann from KETV and a representative from the Omaha Food Bank.

Photos of 1999 winners

1999 (Fall) Bell Tower Challenge Summary

The sixth annual Bell Tower Challenge had ten teams participate. One thousand four hundred seventy pounds of food were collected for the Omaha Food Bank. The Chi Omega team won the "most cans stacked" division by stacking a record 150 cans. Air Force ROTC, "The Wolfpack" won the "Most Enthuiastic" category and was second in the most cans stacked category (student division). Phi Epsilon Kappa won the "most creative" category. CRAB (Campus Recreation) won the most cans stacked in the faculty/staff division. The judges were Dr. Janice Collins from the School of HPER and representatives from KVNO radioand a representative from the Omaha Food Bank. Press coverage included three television stations, WOW radio plus the The Omaha World-Herald and the UNO Gateway

Photos of 1999 winners

2000 Bell Tower Challenge Summary

The seventh annual Bell Tower Challenge had nine teams participate. A new record was set in overall pounds of food donated to the Omaha Food Bank-- 2,250 lbs. This year's student category winners were Phi Epsilon Kappa : Most cans stacked and most creative and Zeta Tau Alpha, most enthusiastic. Employee category winners were: University Village Staff: Most cans stacked. Learning Center Can-do: Most creative. ESP-Eppley Second floor partners: Most enthusiastic. Honorable mention goes to the AFROTC Wolfpack for cans stacked and enthusiasm. Thanks also to: C.R.A.B.-Campus Recreation, Delta Sigma Pi, and the UNO Gateway staff. Judges were: Nancy Kroeger from the Omaha Food Bank and Jim Adams from KVNO. There was considerable media coverage of the event. The judges were Nancey Kroeger from the Omaha Food Bank and Jim Adams from KVNO. Press coverage included KETV television, The Omaha World-Herald and the UNO Gateway

2000 contest photos

2001 Bell Tower Challenge Summary

The eighth annual Bell Tower Challenge had nine teams participate. A new record was set in overall pounds of food donated to the Omaha Food Bank-- 5,300 lbs. This year's student category winners were ROTC Wolfpack : Most cans stacked and most enthusiastic and The Moving Company, most creative. Employee category winners were: University Village Staff: Most cans stacked. Learning Center Can-do: Most enthusiastic. The Spin Doctors: Most creative. Honorable mention went to the Zeta Tau Alpha for enthusiasm.

Judges were: Nancy Kroeger from the Omaha Food Bank, Jim Adams from KVNO and Julie Cornell from KETV, Channel 7. Press coverage included KETV and KMTV television, The Omaha World-Herald and UNO E-Notes

2001 contest photos

2002 Bell Tower Challenge Summary

The total pounds of food raised was remarkably similar to last year1s total. This year's total was 5,270 pounds and last year1s, and still the record was, 5,300 pounds. The total for the nine years is 23,000 pounds of food. All food is donated to the Omaha Food Bank. In the student division, AFROTC "Wolfpack" was once again the winner of the most cans stacked category. This was the sixth win by AFROTC in this category among many other category awards that they have won over the past nine years. Chi Omega won the most creative category and Kappa Kappa Psi Marching Mavs won the most enthusiastic category. In the faculty/staff division, two awards will be given in the stacked cans category: University Village Staff had the highest stack and UNO Faculty Senate had the most cans. Each team will be awarded a plaque. Campus Recreation won the most creative category. This is the fourth time Campus Recreation has won an award in the Bell Tower Challenge. The University Affairs team named "United We Stack" won the most enthusiastic category. This team too, has won several awards in previous years. Other teams that participated and that also donated hundreds food cans were: Goodrich Student Organization, Alliance of Fitness Professionals, Maverick Hockey Team, and UNO Association of University Professors. The judges were: Shannon Hoffman from the Omaha Food Bank, Jim Adams from KVNO and Katie Ahlman from Eta Sigma Gamma. The event was covered by The Gateway, KETV, WOWT and the Metro Omaha Radio Network.

2002 contest photos

2003 Bell Tower Challenge Summary

This year's total was 4870 pounds. The total for the ten years is 27,870 pounds of food. All food is donated to the Omaha Food Bank. In the student division, The American Society of Civil Engineers won the most cans stacked category. AFROTC "Wolfpack," always a contender, won most enthusiastic category. This was the seventh win by AFROTC. Student Recreation & Leisure Society won the most creative category. In the faculty/staff division, The Research Wizards won the most cans stacked category. Campus Recreation won the most creative category. This is the fifth time Campus Recreation has won an award in the Bell Tower Challenge. The University Affairs "Pirates" team won the most enthusiastic category. This team, has won several awards in previous years. Other student teams that participated and that also donated hundreds food cans were: Alliance of Fitness Professionals, Emerging Leaders, Scott Scholar Focus Group, Maverick Athletic Training Students, Kappa Kappa Psi/Marching Mavs, Project Achieve, University Village People and Chi Omega. The following faculty/staff teams also participated. UNO Faculty Senate, UNO Chapter of the American Association of University Professors, and Literacy Educators Against Poverty & Hunger. The judges were: Shannon Hoffman from the Omaha Food Bank, Lynne Boyer, family member of the Durham and Henningson family that donated the Henningson Campanile, and John Knicely from WOWT. The event was covered by WOWT, KPTM, and KETV

2003 contest photos


2004 Bell Tower Challenge Summary

The Eleventh Annual Bell Tower Challenge set a new record by collecting 5,531 pounds of food. The previous record was 5,300 set in 2001. The eleven year total stands at 33,401 pounds of food.

These are the awards results. In the student category, AFROTC 3Wolfpack2 kept up their winning streak by capturing the 3most cans stacked2 award. The Alliance of Fitness Professionals won the 3most enthusiastic2 award and the Student Recreation & Leisure Society and the Friends of Japan tied for the 3most creative2 award. Eta Sigma Gamma also wishes to acknowledge the following for their food contributions to the Omaha Food Bank: Chi Epsilon Engineers, University Village, Maverick Athletic Training Students, Project Achieve and the Organization for the Advancement of the Arts.

In the faculty/staff category, the Faculty Senate won the most cans stacked, Campus Recreation won the 3most enthusiastic2 award and the team named Extreme Makeover from University Relations won the 3most creative2 award.

Our thanks also go out to our judges: Nancy Lee from the Omaha Food Bank, Jim Adams from UNO Television, Katie Lubbers from UNO1s health education faculty and Lisa Bertin from Fox 42.

Thanks also to all Omaha television affiliates and to the Omaha World-Herald and the UNO Gateway for their coverage of our event.

Art professors Frances Thurber and Wanda Ewing have made their selections for the Re-Design the Bell Tower Model Contest in conjunction with the Bell Tower Challenge. The $30 first place prize went to Project Achieve, who made their Wizard of Oz themed model as a team. Team members were: Jaime Anderson, Angel Starks, Megan Aldinger, Keturah Hopkins, Josh Woolhiser and Brett Klusaw. The $20 second prize featured a food can theme and was awarded to Laura VanNordstrand, and the $10 third place award, a multi-colored theme, went to Kristina Keiser.

2004 contest photos


2005 Bell Tower Challenge Summary

The twelfth annual Bell Tower Challenge raised 4,880 pounds of food for the Omaha Food Bank. The total over the years of the event is 19 tons. The winners of the most cans stacked in the student category was the AFROTC Wolf Pack. They were pictured in the Oct. 20 Midlands Section of the Omaha World-Herald. The most creative award in the student category was a tie between Student Recreation and Leisure Studies and the Mavs Athletic Training Society. The Association for Fitness Professionals won the most enthusiast group in the student category. In the faculty/staff category, the Faculty Senate won the most cans stacked and Campus Recreation won the most creative award. The judges were Nancy Lee of the Omaha Food Bank, Tim Adams from University Television and Dave Herbster, UNO Athletic Director. Other participants were Chi Epsilon, and the UNO Pep Band provided music for the event. Besides the World-Herald coverage, the event was covered by Fox 42 and Channel 7.

2005 contest photos


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