Omaha, NE – Dana College would have had to start its accreditation process over if it was bought by a for-profit group, according to a state official.
Marshall Hill is executive director of the Nebraska Coordinating Commission for Postsecondary Education. Hill says Dana College was fully accredited at the time of its closure announcement Wednesday. He says the issue was whether the state's Higher Learning Commission would allow that accreditation to continue after Dana's purchase was approved.
Omaha, NE – UNO will present its annual Carillon Concert on the 4th of July at 9:00 a.m.
UNO spokesman Tim Kaldahl says this year's carilloneur will be graduate student Shannon Richard. Richard had expressed interest in learning how to play the carillon and Kaldahl says she's been practicing for many afternoons on campus.
Omaha, NE – July 15th is the date of the 2nd annual Surviving in Today's Economy conference. Michael Robinson, Director of Development for Family Housing Advisory Services, says the theme of the day long conference is creating opportunities to thrive.
Omaha, NE – Omaha's N.P. Dodge Park will be closed through the July fourth weekend.
A news release from the city says N.P. Dodge Park is closed due to rising water levels on the Missouri River. That's caused widespread flooding throughout the park. Baseball and soccer fields are underwater.
No timeline is set at this point for re-opening the park.
Bellevue's Haworth Park also remains closed due to flooding.
Omaha, NE – The South Carolina Gamecocks are the 2010 College World Series champions.
South Carolina defeated UCLA Tuesday night 2 to 1 in 11 innings. It's the Gamecocks first national title in baseball.
There was no score until the 5th inning, when Trevor Brown of UCLA scored on a single by Niko Gallego. South Carolina's Whit Merrifield drove in the winning run in the bottom of the 11th with an RBI single.
Omaha, NE – A south Omaha landmark plans to move downtown next year when TD Ameritrade Park Omaha opens.
City officials announced Tuesday that Zesto's will open a location at 12th and Mike Fahey streets, across from the new downtown ball park. Mayor Jim Suttle says the new restaurant ensures a College World Series tradition will continue.
Omaha, NE – The Omaha Symphony was recently awarded the Leonard Bernstein Award for Education Programming.
Jennifer Boomgaarden is Vice President of Education and Community Partnerships for the Symphony. She says the award is given out by the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers, or ASCAP, to an orchestra that demonstrates a significant commitment to performing new music. She says new music refers to works composed in the last 25 years.
Omaha, NE – ServeNebraska's 2010 Listening Tour stops in Omaha this afternoon at the Scott Conference Center.
Barbara Thomas is the Executive Director for ServeNebraska. She says the purpose of the Listening Tour is to identify the most pressing needs in local communities and explore potential service solutions. Thomas says once the tour concludes, ServeNebraska will put together a state service plan for 2010-2012.