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Underage drinking prevention summer program

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Teenagers from across Nebraska are in Omaha this week for a conference on underage drinking prevention efforts.   Nicole Carritt is a spokesperson with Project Extra Mile and says their summer youth leadership training is in progress. Carritt says the goal is to provide advocacy skills to students so they can challenge the status quo within […] Read More »

NU to give break to students impacted by storms (AUDIO)

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Students at any of the four University of Nebraska campuses who suffered losses during the severe weather could catch a break at school. Students from regions of the state declared federal disaster areas due to this year’s severe weather will get assistance from the University of Nebraska. University of Nebraska-Lincoln Financial Aid Director Craig Munier […] Read More »

NEA members head to national convention in Denver

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Nearly 100 educators and administrators from Nebraska will join 9,000 from across the nation at the 152nd National Education Association meeting in Denver June 26th – July 6. Nancy Fulton is the president of the Nebraska Education Association and says there are a number of key issues that will be on the agenda. She thinks […] Read More »

$90-million expansion at Metropolitan Community College

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A $90-million expansion is underway at Metropolitan Community College – Fort Omaha Campus. Executive Vice President Jim Grotrian says ground was broken Tuesday on three new buildings that will be located on the south end of campus. The project includes a new Center for Advanced and Emerging Technology, the Construction Education Center and the Academic […] Read More »

Regent Reacts to Heineman Application for NU President

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The search for the next University of Nebraska President continues after Governor Dave Heineman threw his hat into the ring earlier this week for the job. University of Nebraska Regents Chair Howard Hawks says he fears the governor’s announcement this week that he is applying for the job will discourage other qualified candidates.“I think statistically and […] Read More »

Governor Heineman to Seek NU Presidency

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Governor Dave Heineman wants to be the next University of Nebraska President. The Governor said in a press conference on Wednesday morning, he understands why some people would want a candidate to have more experience in higher education.  “”They want a high quality applicant pool, I think that’s great,” Governor Heineman says. “Competition is good […] Read More »

Heineman Interested in NU President’s Job

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Governor Dave Heineman says that he expects to make a decision in a couple of weeks on whether he’ll apply to be the next president of the University of Nebraska. He told reporters on Thursday at a news conference that he will be up front about his application. “I think as governor, I would need […] Read More »

Emotional ceremony as final class of closing school graduates

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Members of the final class to graduate from Newcastle High School in northeast Nebraska got their diplomas last weekend. The school will close and merge with neighboring Hartington Public this summer. Superintendent Joey Lefdal says Saturday was an emotional day. “I’m not going to lie, there were a couple of times where people were getting […] Read More »

Anonymous donor gives another million to UNK music department

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An anonymous donor has given another million dollars to the Department of Music and Performing Arts at the University of Nebraska at Kearney. The latest donation brings to nearly six million dollars the total given for the university’s music program by the anonymous donor. The University of Nebraska Foundation says the money will be divided […] Read More »

Milliken looks back to Nebraska as he prepares for New York (AUDIO)

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University of Nebraska President J. B. Milliken says he looks back fondly on ten years in Nebraska even as he prepares for his new challenge in New York. Milliken became the president of the four-campus university system in 2004. “If I have anything that I feel most proud of over the last ten years it’s […] Read More »

Volunteer firefighters flock to Nebraska training academy

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As fears of wildfires flare with dry conditions in many parts of the state, the seventh annual Nebraska Wildland Fire Academy is scheduled to begin this coming weekend and run through early May. Casey McCoy, a wildland fire training manager with the Nebraska Forest Service, says 20 courses are being offered. “Primarily, what we were […] Read More »

Omaha’s Benson HS Jr. ROTC heading to France

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Twenty-seven students from Omaha’s Benson High School will get a first hand look at history in June. Members of the Junior ROTC will travel to Normandy, France and take part in ceremonies to mark the 70th anniversary of D-Day. The cadets raised $91-thousand in the past year. They hosted countless car washes, pancake feeds, sold […] Read More »

FFA membership in Nebraska sets new record high

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Future farmers from across the state are in Lincoln for the annual Nebraska State FFA Convention, which wraps up today. Matt Kreifels, the state director of agricultural education, says a record number of FFA members are attending this year’s convention — around 38-hundred. “We see the state FFA convention as a celebration of all our […] Read More »

Be prepared for severe weather by attending Lincoln symposium

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Springtime weather can quickly turn hazardous and Nebraskans of all ages need to be educated about the risks. The annual Central Plains Severe Weather Symposium will be held this weekend at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. UNL climatologist Ken Dewey says the offerings will include what’s called Family Weatherfest. “We have 12 stations with hands-on activities […] Read More »

USDA seeks more sites for summer meals program for Nebraska kids

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Of the thousands of Nebraska children who participate in the USDA’s summer meals program, many thousands more are eligible but don’t take part, raising fears they may be going hungry. Kevin Concannon, the agency’s Undersecretary for Food, Nutrition and Consumer Services, says non-profit groups across Nebraska are being encouraged to open their doors to the […] Read More »