Omaha, NE – UNO says it will help students who are in transition due to Dana College's closing.
Rita Henry, Assistant Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs at UNO, says she's already received over 120 calls from former Dana students. She says the students want to know what they need to do to transfer to UNO and how many of their credits will be accepted at UNO. Henry says it's important for these students to carefully weigh their options and choose the school that's the best fit for them.
Omaha, NE – Omaha Police collected 30 guns and more than one thousand rounds of ammunition during last month's gun amnesty day.
Gun amnesty day gives anyone who has an illegal or unwanted gun the chance to dispose of it without penalty. Omaha Police Gang Unit Sergeant Eric Nordby says they hope for the same success at tomorrow's event. "There will be no questions asked, no investigations, and no arrests."
Saturday's gun amnesty day is at 30th and Spencer streets. It happens from 10 AM to 2 PM.
Omaha, NE – Summer is the time for vacations and for some, that means travel. Dr. Marvin Bittner of Creighton University says people who are traveling overseas this summer need to be aware of more than just the current exchange rate. He says it's okay to bring back souvenirs, but no one wants to bring back an infection.
Omaha, NE – The EPA, Douglas County Health Department officials and MAPA are moving ahead with ozone reduction plans.
Next month, the EPA plans to change its standards relating to the amount of ground-level ozone. Depending on the new measurement, the Omaha metro could find itself out of compliance with standards. Several local organizations are partnering on plans to reduce ozone levels in the metro.
Omaha, NE – The 7th annual Nebraska Disaster Behavioral Health Conference takes place July 16th at the downtown Embassy Suites.
Robin Zagurski is a Social Worker for UNMC's Department of Psychiatry. She says the training that's provided at the conference is geared toward health professionals and first responders. Zagurski says sessions will focus on trauma, loss and violence.
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.