Omaha leaders spoke at the University of Nebraska at Omaha (UNO) on Friday, Aug. 24, putting a focus on kindness.A press conference at UNO’s Thompson Alumni Center featured a metro-wide proclamation and signing of a resolution naming Aug. 24 #BeKind Day. The event included Chancellor Jeffrey P. Gold, M.D., metro mayors, police and fire leadership, and school superintendents.
BeKind is a way to empower young people to make good choices in their own unique way and to help students make positive personal connections in an increasingly digitally dominated world. The discussion began with the Metropolitan Omaha Educational Consortium, a consortium of the leadership of area school districts, community colleges and UNO.
UNO is a proud partner of the #BeKind effort. Evidence of UNO’s attention to caring for others can be seen throughout the university.
- UNO’s College of Education supports the Secret Kindness Agents Project, a program created by Teacher Education Instructor Dr. Ferial Pearson that encourages students to perform daily random acts of kindness.
- Community engagement and service are fundamental components of UNO's identity. This commitment to engagement is reflected in UNO's academics, student body, partnerships and institutional framework.
- Messages around campus remind students, faculty and staff “you are welcome here.” UNO’s Student Success formula steps “Connect. Take Care. Get Help.” all suggest ways to #BeKind.
UNO invites all members of the Maverick community to join the #BeKind journey by demonstrating care, serving others and spreading positivity.
About the University of Nebraska at Omaha
Located in one of America’s best cities to live, work and learn, the University of Nebraska at Omaha (UNO) is Nebraska’s premier metropolitan university. With more than 15,000 students enrolled in 200-plus programs of study, UNO is recognized nationally for its online education, graduate education, military friendliness and community engagement efforts. Founded in 1908, UNO has served learners of all backgrounds for more than 100 years and is dedicated to another century of excellence both in the classroom and in the community.