Omaha, NE – National economic troubles aren't trickling down in to Omaha's economy, according to new numbers from the Greater Omaha Chamber of Commerce.
Scott Strain puts together the Omaha Chamber's monthly economic indicators report. He says the education and healthcare, professional and business services, and financial sectors have added a net 3,000 jobs over the past year through July.
Omaha, NE – Omaha's College of Saint Mary is implementing a new campus-wide emergency notification system.
CSM Alert launched six days ago. It was created by the school's Institutional Technology department. I-T Director Jason Degn says faculty, staff and students can be notified via text message or email of a campus emergency or weather situation.
Degn says right now CSM doesn't plan to expand the system to add phone calls. He says ten percent of the college's 1000 students are signed up for CSM Alert.
Omaha, NE – Creighton University students return to class Wednesday, and the university is preparing to welcome its largest freshman class in 30 years.
Associate Vice President of Enrollment Management Don Bishop says 988 Freshmen are enrolled at Creighton. He says the university has added more faculty and improved student housing over the past six years in anticipation of the increased enrollment.
Omaha, NE – University of Nebraska-Omaha students return to class Monday.
Two groups of incoming Freshmen spent Friday volunteering at the Hope Center for Kids and the Omaha Children's Museum. The community service projects are a part of the university's Durango Days, which welcomes new students to campus and helps them transition into life at UNO and in Omaha.
Omaha, NE – A longtime North Omaha business is expanding and plans to add jobs.
Interstate Printing is located on North 16th Street in Omaha, where they've printed catalogs, calendars and other materials for the past 52 years. Company officials announced Friday they've added a new printing press at a cost of three million dollars. The new four-color press prints the front and back of a page simultaneously. That means projects can be done in a more efficient manner.
Omaha, NE – A new report shows the University of Nebraska-Omaha does a better job than 176 other universities at teaching students critical thinking and analytical skills.
Those findings came from a report by the Council for Aid to Education and is based on results of a test 300 UNO students took last spring. The CLA, as it's called, tests students' critical thinking and analytical skills through an essay. Of the 176 universities whose students took the CLA, Nebraska-Omaha did the best job at teaching students those skills.
Omaha, NE – Iowa Senator Tom Harkin and Nebraska Senator Ben Nelson want to know if ethanol is to blame for higher food and feed prices.
Senators Harkin and Nelson held a Senate Agriculture Committee hearing Monday in Omaha. Testimony came from the Iowa Corn Growers Association, Iowa Pork Producers Association, ethanol advocates, and ag industry experts.