2012.09.27 > For Immediate Release
contact: Charley Reed - University Relations
phone: 402.554.2129 - email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Three Days of Service Returns Oct. 13
Omaha - The University of Nebraska at Omaha (UNO) is once again organizing the annual Three Days of Service event over UNO’s fall break, Oct. 13, 15, and 16, through its Student-Community Leadership and Service (SLCS) office.
During Three Days of Service, volunteers comprised of UNO students, staff and faculty, as well as high school students and community volunteers, are partnered with non-profit organizations to assist with service projects in the Omaha, Council Bluffs and Lincoln areas.
A few of the organizations UNO is partnering with this year include Habitat Omaha, Habitat Council Bluffs, Youth Emergency Services, Open Door Mission, Stephen Center, MICAH House, the Bemis Center and People’s City Mission. Through the various service day partnerships, volunteers are able to grow in their understanding of the challenges faced by those within the community, meet new people, learn new skills and gain awareness of how they can give back to the community.
“UNO SCLS is dedicated to education and developing students, and others who are serving, as engaged community citizens and leaders of community stewardship,” said Kathe Oleson Lyons, director of SCLS. “We provide students and community members the opportunity to learn and serve on various university service days like Three Days of Service.”
Interested parties, including students, faculty, staff and community members, can register online at www.unomaha.edu/serve. Check-in begins each day in the Milo Bail Student Center at 8:15 a.m. with the day starting at 9 a.m. and wrapping up at 3 p.m. Lunch will be provided during the day and those who arrive early can have their selection of projects.
Those with questions should contact SLCS at 402.554.4083 or email Lindsey Scott at email@example.com.
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The University of Nebraska at Omaha (UNO) is Nebraska’s metropolitan university. The core values of the institution place students at the center of all that the university does; call for the campus to strive for academic excellence; and promote community engagement that transforms and improves urban, regional, national and global life. UNO, inaugurated in 1968, emerged from the Municipal University of Omaha, established in 1931, which grew out of the University of Omaha founded in 1908.
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