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2016 President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll, Uno Office Of Academic Affairs Jan 2016

2016 President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll, Uno Office Of Academic Affairs

Community Engagement Award Applications

Program Purpose: The President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll recognizes higher education institutions that reflect the values of exemplary community service and achieve meaningful outcomes in their communities. The Honor Roll is part of the Corporation for National and Community Service’s strategic commitment to engage millions of college students in service and celebrate the critical role of higher education in strengthening communities.The President’s Interfaith and Community Service Campus Challenge is a parallel national initiative that was launched in 2011,based on recommendations from President Obama’s inaugural Advisory Council on Faith-based and Neighborhood Partnerships.Administered ...


Introducing The 17th Annual Promoting The General Welfare Conference, Uno William Brennan Institute For Labor Studies Jan 2016

Introducing The 17th Annual Promoting The General Welfare Conference, Uno William Brennan Institute For Labor Studies

Programs and Brochures

UNO’s William Brennan Institute for Labor Studies is excited to bring you a one-day conference to explore how to expand the boundaries of democracy.


Anthony Hughes, Student Spotlight, University Of Nebraska At Omaha Jan 2016

Anthony Hughes, Student Spotlight, University Of Nebraska At Omaha

Community Engagement Spotlights

Anthony Hughes led the Queer Nebraska Youth Network (QNYN) from JAnuary 2014 through May 2015. The QNYN is the only youth-focused, peer-led LGBTQ+ group in Nebraska.


Ferial Pearson, Faculty Spotlight, University Of Nebraska At Omaha Jan 2016

Ferial Pearson, Faculty Spotlight, University Of Nebraska At Omaha

Community Engagement Spotlights

Feria I Pearson, M.S., is the founder of the Secret Kindness Agents. Ferial started the Secret Kindness Agents to create o kinder community following the tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary.


Michele Desmarais, Faculty Spotlight, University Of Nebraska At Omaha Jan 2016

Michele Desmarais, Faculty Spotlight, University Of Nebraska At Omaha

Community Engagement Spotlights

Michele Desmarais, Ph.D., is one of t he founders of the UNO organization SPHRS.


Sandra Rodriguez-Arroyo, Faculty Spotlight, University Of Nebraska At Omaha Jan 2016

Sandra Rodriguez-Arroyo, Faculty Spotlight, University Of Nebraska At Omaha

Community Engagement Spotlights

Sondra Rodriguez-Arroyo, D.Ed, was the 2016 recipient of the Service Learning Academy (SLA) Faculty Service Learning Award.


Yvonne Miller And Carly Conrad, Student Spotlight, University Of Nebraska At Omaha Jan 2016

Yvonne Miller And Carly Conrad, Student Spotlight, University Of Nebraska At Omaha

Community Engagement Spotlights

Carly Conrad and Yvonne Miller were t he recipients of t he 2015 Outstanding Student Service Learning Award. They raised awareness about Native Americans living in Whiteclay, NE through showing the documentary Sober Indian Dangerous Indian.


Krystal Herrmann (Staff) & Alan Kolok (Faculty), Spotlight, University Of Nebraska At Omaha Jan 2016

Krystal Herrmann (Staff) & Alan Kolok (Faculty), Spotlight, University Of Nebraska At Omaha

Community Engagement Spotlights

The Nebraska Watershed Network (NWN) is a student-driven organization that aims to promote water quality through citizen science. Dr. Alan Kolok is the NWN director and Krystal Herrmann is the program coordinator.


Color Me Calm: Adult Coloring And The University Library, Heidi Blackburn, Claire E. Chamley Jan 2016

Color Me Calm: Adult Coloring And The University Library, Heidi Blackburn, Claire E. Chamley

Criss Library Faculty Proceedings & Presentations

An activity often reserved for children, coloring books for adults rose from hipster trend to global phenomenon beginning in 2013. Adults flocked to the activity for a variety of reasons, including stress relief, socialization, a way to unplug from technology or even as a way to gain social status by appearing trendy. Participants reported enjoying the tactile, interactive nature of the books as a respite from constant screen time. Coloring books became big business for craft suppliers and bookstores by 2015. Coloring books shot to the top of the Best Sellers list on Amazon and were prominently displayed in book ...


Volunteer Program Assessment At The University Of Nebraska At Omaha: A Metropolitan University’S Collaboration With Rural And Spanish-Speaking Volunteers, Lisa Leahy Scherer, Victoria Graeve-Cunningham, Sheridan Trent, Stephanie Weddington, Adam Thurley, Kelly Prange, Joseph A. Allen Jan 2016

Volunteer Program Assessment At The University Of Nebraska At Omaha: A Metropolitan University’S Collaboration With Rural And Spanish-Speaking Volunteers, Lisa Leahy Scherer, Victoria Graeve-Cunningham, Sheridan Trent, Stephanie Weddington, Adam Thurley, Kelly Prange, Joseph A. Allen

Psychology Faculty Publications

The Volunteer Program Assessment at UNO (VPA-UNO), a faculty-led student group, partners with nonprofit and governmental agencies to provide free assessments and consultations to enhance volunteer engagement, organizational commitment and retention. Three recent initiatives are discussed representing an intentional effort of a metropolitan university to extend love of place to love of state through outreach efforts to rural volunteers and to promote inclusivity to Spanish-speaking volunteers by translating the VPA assessment into Spanish.


Slo Assessment Report Feedback Communication Studies - Journalism And Media Communication Ba And Bs 2016, Uno Office Of Institutional Effectiveness Jan 2016

Slo Assessment Report Feedback Communication Studies - Journalism And Media Communication Ba And Bs 2016, Uno Office Of Institutional Effectiveness

Student Learning

Outcomes: The program has eight distinct SLOs (goals). Measures: A single measurement tool (internship supervisor evaluation) was used to assess each SLO. Specific items on the measurement tool were aligned to each of the goals. The performance assessment was completed for 48 students, and a proficiency target was identified (80% assessed as satisfactory or exceptional). Results Reported: The routine data collection over three year period substantiates the results. The internship supervisor evaluation provides the program with results for the eight program goals. Goals 1-7 were assessed with a single data point (one item per goal from the internship supervisor evaluation ...


Uno Perceptions Study, Uno Ucomm Jan 2016

Uno Perceptions Study, Uno Ucomm

Mission/Vision/Leadership

University of Nebraska at Omaha Image & Reputation study of individuals in Nebraska and western Iowa. The objective was to assess attitudes and perceptions of UNO by residents in Spring 2016.