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Continuing Education Programs for Occupations and Professions

Instructional programs that are usually non-credit and that provide opportunities for individuals to receive information and/or training related to new developments in their chosen occupation or profession.

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Access to Collections

Classification:

6
Citizens of Nebraska
The University Library makes its collections available to all citizens of Nebraska. Approximately 18% of the patrons served by Access Services are Nebraska resident community borrowers. These patrons may check out circulating material, place holds on materials that are currently checked out, ask for searches when they cannot locate an item, and request a recall on items with extended due dates.
Access Services staff assists community patrons with the use of equipment in the Copy Center. Privileges for community borrowers are essentially the same as those that are offered to university students.
Dee A. Zeller, Head of Access Services
308-865-8597
Library
University of Nebraska - Kearney
Kearney, NE 68849
zeller@platte.unk.edu
  Sector:University
Adult Basic Education

Central Community College

Classification:

6
Adults 16 and over, not currently enrolled in school
English as a Second Language, Adult Basic Education (including, but not limited to improving basic skills in reading, math, spelling, writing), General Educational Development (GED) diploma, citizenship classes

Services are offered in 25-30 communities and in local county jails

1-800-652-9177 Extension 6446
(308) 389-6446
chagabe@cccadm.gi.cccneb.edu
  Sector:Community Colleges
Adult Basic Education

Southeast Community College Area

Classification:

6
Individuals 16 years and older
Development, assessment and instruction in basic skills or reading, writing, listening, speaking and computation
Credit and non-credit classes, seminars and workshops day, evening and weekends
(402) 437-2716
  Sector:Community Colleges
Adult Basic Education - Platte Campus

Classification:

6
High school non-completers age 16 and above and people who wish to learn to speak English as a second language
Assessment and instruction in basic skills of reading, writing, listening, speaking, math, computation, social studies, science, as well as instruction in English as a second language and in basic life skills.
Aditha McLaughlin
(402) 564-5196
  Sector:Community Colleges
Ag Action Program

Western Nebraska Community College

Classification:

6
Farmers and ranchers
Preparation for bank loan review
Individual meetings
Randy DeBoer, Faculty
1-800-348-4435, Extension 6187
(308) 635-6187
  Sector:Community Colleges
Agriculture

Southeast Community College Area

Classification:

6
Individuals 16 years and older
Farm and ranch management, specialized training in livestock management
Credit and non-credit classes, seminars and workshops day, evening and weekends
(402) 437-2514
  Sector:Community Colleges
American Association of Physics Teachers Instructional Materials Center

Classification:

6
High school, college, and university teachers across the nation
The Center is a national center established to serve the physics teaching community by providing access to and information about all types of instructional materials.
Provides media such as computer software, film, videotapes, and videodiscs; consulting services.
Dr. Robert Fuller, Director
472-2790
Ferguson 110
  Sector:University
Arts Are Basic, College of Fine and Performing Arts, UNL

Classification:

6
K-12 teachers, both generalists and specialists, and their students
Service offered is a teacher training program in aesthetic education that has trained 200 + K-12 urban and rural teachers and served 120,000 students in 5 counties. Performing and visual art, architecture and poetry used as text for teaching across the curriculum. UNL or professional credit may be earned but is optional.
Delivery method is a two week annual workshop in June on the UNL campus followed by nine classroom visits in the subsequent school year which includes the presentation of the work of art or performance at the Lied Center, Kimball Hall or in the school.
Kit Voorhees, Coordinator of Educational Outreach and Director of Arts Are Basic
(402) 472-9347
105 Architecture Hall
University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Lincoln, NE 68588-0144
E-Mail: voorhees@unl.edu
Web: http://www.unl.edu/finearts/aab.html
  Sector:University
Association Assistance

Classification:

6
Teachers and other educators
Development and coordinating of professional conferences, e.g., Regional Reading Conference and Diversity Conference
Conferences
Ms. Julie Agard
Department of Elementary and Early Childhood Education
College of Education
University of Nebraska at Kearney
Kearney, NE 68849-4240
(308) 865-8556 / AGARDJ@platte.unk.edu
  Sector:University
Avocational and Leisure Activities

Southeast Community College Area

Classification:

6
Individuals 16 years and older
Personal enrichment courses in the areas of recreation, art, music, foods, and floristry
Credit and non-credit classes, seminars and workshops day, evening and weekends
(402) 437-2712
  Sector:Community Colleges
Basic Lab Methods for Health Professionals/Medical Technology

Classification:

6
Primary care practitioners who seek basic knowledge of laboratory test procedures and update of information on CLIA waivered testing.
Course and computer-assisted instruction (CAI) module for independent study
Lecture, workshop, or CAI independent study; dependent on needs of practitioner.
Phyllis Muellenberg, M.A.(ASCP), Program Director
(402) 559-8366
University of Nebraska Medical Center
600 South 42nd Street
Omaha, NE 68198-3135
pmuellen@unmc.edu
  Sector:University
Business Programs

Classification:

6
Business professionals
UNO's College of Continuing Studies offers professional management development and business programs to individuals and organizations focusing on practical techniques to improve the day-to-day business operations and skills necessary to keeping a management team on the cutting edge of success. Classes include programming in communication skills, human resource development, business management strategies and contemporary techniques, and up-to-date management principles.
Programs are available as public courses as well as on-site client-based training, retraining and professional development. Courses integrate case studies, practical application, lecture, discussion, group projects, out-of-class exercises, and reading materials.
UNO's College of Continuing Studies
phone: 402/595-2372
  Sector:University
Career Assessment

Southeast Community College Area

Classification:

6
Potential college students, secondary students, employees in business and industry
Career assessment, testing, evaluation, advising, counseling and job profiling. Authorized Workkeys Center
Community Colleges
  Sector:Community Colleges
Caring and Teaching School Communities Summer Institutes

Classification:

6
Schools and educators
A series of activities for schools and educators which focus on improving the behavior of students in schools
3-day workshops
Reece Peterson
402/472-5480
UNL
202 Barkley Memorial Center
Lincoln NE 68588-0732
rpeterso@unlinfo.unl.edu
  Sector:University
Center for Editing Excellence (part of the Dow Jones Newspaper Editing Internship Program)

Classification:

6
College juniors, seniors and graduate students from universities throughout the U.S. who are interested in careers as newspaper editors.
The UNL College of Journalism and Mass Communications was selected as one of six sites for the Dow Jones Newspaper Editing Internship Program. Faculty members here conduct a two-week workshop in late spring that prepares interns for summer jobs in newsrooms around the country. Instruction is provided in newspaper editing, headline writing and page design.
Interns come to the UNL campus for the two-week workshop. The director of the program travels the country to visit the interns on the job.
Professor Daryl Frazell, Program Director
472-3047
College of Journalism and Mass Communications
206 Avery Hall
Lincoln, NE 68588-0132
dfrazell@unlinfo.unl.edu
  Sector:University
Center for Instructional Technology

Classification:

6
Educators
Instruction on educational media and instructional technology
Workshops
Dr. Scott Fredrickson, Director
Center for Instructional Technology
c/o Department of Professional Teacher Education
College of Education
University of Nebraska at Kearney
Kearney, NE 68849
(308) 865-8833 / FREDRICKSON@platte.unk.edu 
  Sector:University
Central Nebraska Math/Science Coalition

Classification:

6
Public school teachers of science and mathematics
The Central Nebraska Math/Science Coalition was created as a result of a grant from the National Science Foundation to the Nebraska Math and Science Initiative to improve math and science education. Dr. Roger Carlson serves as the Central Coalition Director. The Coalition provides a statewide network for information, training, and for partnerships with members of the community. The Coalition sponsors a variety of summer workshops for teachers with a focus on new technological developments.
Members of the Board of Directors meet periodically to discuss implementation strategies to improve math/science teaching and to establish goals and objectives for the region. Workshop opportunities are made available in the summer.
Dr. Roger Carlson, Department of Physics and Physical Science
308-865-8279 or 308-865-8277
Department of Physics and Physical Science
University of Nebraska - Kearney
Kearney, NE 68849
carlsonr@platte.unk.edu
  Sector:University
Certificate in Training

Classification:

6
Trainers and facilitators
The University of Nebraska at Omaha College of Continuing Studies in cooperation with the Nebraska Chapter of the American Society for Training and Development offers a 96-hour certificate program. This series of intense seminars provides participants with the information to master both the fundamentals of adult instruction and the advanced skills necessary for working as an effective trainer. The certificate consists of a survey course, four core courses that provide a solid basis of training expertise, and selected elective courses that support the core curriculum and allow for customization of the learning package. The College also offers a Certificate in Measuring Training and Performance. Developed in cooperation with the national offices of ASTD, this comprehensive course is for experienced practitioners in the fields of training, human resource development, and performance technology.
Programs are available as public courses as well as on-site client-based training, retraining and professional development. Courses integrate case studies, practical application, lecture, discussion, group projects, out-of-class exercises, and reading materials.
UNO's College of Continuing Studies
phone: 402/595-2372
  Sector:University
Certificate in Management

Classification:

6
Business professionals
The University of Nebraska at Omaha's Colleges of Business Administration and Continuing Studies in cooperation with the American Management Association offers a 90 hour certificate program in management training. Each course provides important information on crucial management topics. As a practical approach to management, the emphasis is on ideas, information, and techniques that can be used in the workplace. To earn the certificate, participants must complete three cores and three elective courses. Participants may also earn an Advanced Certificate in Management by choosing four additional courses.
Programs are available as public courses as well as on-site client-based training, retraining and professional development. Courses integrate case studies, practical application, lecture, discussion, group projects, out-of-class exercises, and reading materials.
UNO's College of Continuing Studies
phone: 402/595-2372
  Sector:University
Certificate in Fund-Raising Management

Classification:

6
Profit and nonprofit fundraisers, department heads, and agency managers
The University of Nebraska at Omaha's College of Continuing Studies and the College of Public Affairs and Community Services offers a 90-hour certificate program to help nonprofit organizations meet the challenge of developing a systematic and cost-effective approach to seeking support. To earn the certificate, participants must complete a total of six programs. The certificate provides in-depth training in vital areas of fund raising. These areas include the annual campaign, planned giving, marketing and public relations, grant-writing, and strategic planning. The Colleges in cooperation with Creighton University also sponsor the Midlands Institute for Nonprofit Management--a week-long workshop for non-profit agencies.
Programs are available as public courses as well as on-site client-based training, retraining and professional development. Courses integrate case studies, practical application, lecture, discussion, group projects, out-of-class exercises, and reading materials.
UNO's College of Continuing Studies
phone: 402/595-2372
  Sector:University
Cherry County Initiative, College of Fine and Performing Arts, UNL

Classification:

6
Teachers who teach in the one and two room rural schools in Cherry County
Annual workshop and artists-in-schools program for teachers in rural schools. Non-credit workshops in how to use architecture, dance, music, storytelling, theatre, visual art to teach across the curriculum with emphasis on reading and writing. Have worked with virtually all 27 rural schools in Cherry County and have expanded to teachers/students in Ogallala and Ainsworth.
A week-long workshop each May in the Valentine Rural High School and visits with artists and performers to rural schools during the academic year
Kit Voorhees, Coordinator of Educational Outreach and Director of Arts Are Basic
(402) 472-9347
105 Architecture Hall
University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Lincoln, NE 68588-0144
E-Mail: voorhees@unl.edu
Web: http://www.unl.edu/finearts/aab.html
  Sector:University
Child Maltreatment Implications for the Dental Team

Classification:

6
Dentists, dental hygienist, dental assistants and office personnel
These educational materials present several different perspectives on the subject of child abuse and neglect.
Videotape
James E. Van Arsdall
Program Coordinator
(402) 559-6235
Center for Continuing Education
University of Nebraska Medical Center
600 S. 42nd Street
Omaha, NE 68198-5651
jvanarsd@unmcvm.unmc.edu
  Sector:University
Children's Academy, College of Fine and Performing Arts, UNL

Classification:

6
Students entering first grade through entering ninth grade
A two week arts academy with hands on experiences in architecture, dance, music, poetry, theatre and visual arts. Local, regional and nationally known artists and performers interact with children daily. Children make art, see art, explore elements of art. Tuition charged
At the Wagon Train Loft and at the Lied Center for Performing Arts on the UNL campus
Kit Voorhees, Coordinator of Educational Outreach and Director of Arts Are Basic
(402) 472-9347
105 Architecture Hall
University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Lincoln, NE 68588-0144
E-Mail: voorhees@unl.edu
Web: http://www.unl.edu/finearts/aab.html
  Sector:University
Civil Clinic Law Program

Classification:

6
Services are targeted primarily to low income individuals unable to afford legal representation. Senior law students under the supervision of full-time faculty members provide legal representation to these individuals in a wide variety of matters. Potential clients are selected on income criteria and on whether their case represents a teaching opportunity for students.
Kevin Ruser, Director of Civil Clinic Law Program
(402)472-3271
Law College
University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Lincoln, NE 68583
  Sector:University
Code It Right

Classification:

6
Clinic clerks, Physician assistants, Nurse practitioners, physicians
Customized employee training
Classroom study
Deborah Martinez
(402) 559-5691
University of Nebraska Medical Center
600 So. 42nd Street
Omaha, NE 68198-3075
dmartine@mail.unmc.edu
  Sector:University
College of Medicine Continuing Medical Education Program in Emergency Medical Services

Classification:

6
Physicians, Physician Assistants, Nurses, Respiratory Therapists, Paramedics, and Other Emergency Health Care Providers
Educational opportunities are available to review current information and procedures to manage the patient experiencing life-threatening emergencies. Courses are developed by the American Heart Association, American College of Surgeons, American Academy of Family Physicians, and Emergency Nurses Association and offered by the University of Nebraska Medical Center, Center for Continuing Education.
Participants attending these courses will review didactic material and practice lifesaving skills in simulated situations. These educational opportunities are available on a regular basis on campus. These courses are also presented throughout the state in cooperation with the surrounding communities.
Lynn E. Fernau, RN, BSN
EMS Program Coordinator
(402) 559-4290
University of Nebraska Medical Center
600 S. 42nd Street
Omaha, NE 68198-5651
  Sector:University
College of Medicine Continuing Medical Education Program

Classification:

6
Practicing Physicians, Nurses and Other Health Care Providers
The College of Medicine offers a variety of educational opportunities for health care providers including courses required for maintenance of licensure, presentations on the latest advances in patient care and serial conferences and workshops to assist the health care provider improve the quality of services provided to the community.
Educational opportunities are made available on the campus and in surrounding communities in the form of conferences, seminars, workshops, video-conferences, videotapes and written materials. A number of self-study programs are also available for physicians and other health care providers to upgrade their knowledge and skills.
Thomas W. Cockayne, Ph.D.
Director, Center for Continuing Education
(402) 559 6244
University of Nebraska Medical Center
600 S. 42nd Street
Omaha, NE 68198-5651
  Sector:University
College of Pharmacy/Pharmacy Alumni Association Annual Fall Continuing Education Program

Classification:

6
Registered pharmacists
Continuing pharmacy education
Convention centers (e.g., UNL Continuing Education Center [East Campus]) and UNO Thompson Alumni House
Dr. Jon Wagner
(402) 559-5267
University of Nebraska Medical Center
600 S. 42nd Street
Omaha, NE 68198-6000
  Sector:University
Community Development Block Grant Certification Training

Classification:

6
Block grant administrators from throughout the state of Nebraska, Community Development Division, Nebraska Department of Economic Development
Led by faculty and staff from the UNO Department of Public Administration, block grant administrators from throughout the state participate in focused training activities designed to make them more effective in administrating CDBG funds and more competitive in attracting new funds for their communities.
Public Administration faculty and staff provide training in a classroom setting for block grant administrators to develop their expertise in grant management. Staff from the Department administer the program.
Alice Schumaker
Senior Research Associate
Department of Public Administration
College of Public Affairs and Community Service
Annex 27
Omaha, NE 68182
(402) 554-2625
email: alice@fa-cpacs.unomaha.edu
  Sector:University
Community Legal Education Project

Classification:

6
Services are targeted primarily to elementary schools although middle schools and high schools also participate. Law students provide instruction in the Bill of Rights and other legal issues to school children in their classrooms at the invitation of the teacher. Occasionally, students are invited to the Law College to engage in mock trial exercises.
Professor Alan Frank
(402)472-1242
Law College
University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Lincoln, NE 68583
  Sector:University
Computer Training/ Information Technology

Classification:

6
General public and information technology professionals
UNO's College of Continuing Studies (CCS) offers a variety of computer training and information technology courses to train, retrain, and enhance the computer skills of participants to stay competitive in the information race. Programs include Internet and Web training, use of e-mail, conducting business in cyberspace, research methods, computer programming language including HTML, Java, Perl, CGI, C++, OOD, UNIX, Ada 95, Visual Basics, UNIX, COBOL, FORTRAN as well as applications such as software project management, configuration management, capability maturity model (CMM), and testing methods.
Programs are available as public courses as well as on-site client-based training, retraining and professional development. Courses are a combination of lecture, reading, discussion, student and client-based projects, hands-on experience, theory, and application.
UNO's College of Continuing Studies
phone: 402/595-2372
  Sector:University
Conferences and Institutes

Classification:

6
Academic professionals and general public
The College of Continuing Studies offers a number of academic and public conferences and institutes on a variety of topics to attract local, regional, national and international audiences. Conferences are developed in cooperation with other UNO colleges, professional organizations, and community organizations. The European Studies Conference brings together individuals from many disciplines in the area between the Atlantic and the Urals. Third World Studies Conference is an interdisciplinary conference addressing a wide range of topics including Third World women, international medicine and health, cultures, nationalism, and more. The Enduring Spirit Conference celebrates the gifts of women of all generations. Pedagogy of the Oppressed Conference is a social justice conference for educators, theater artists, and community activists. Today's Office Professional is designed for the support staff professional. New conferences and institutes are developed on a regular basis.
Conferences incorporate academic and non-academic lecture, discussion, participation, panel discussion, role play, performance, and demonstration.
UNO's College of Continuing Studies
phone: 402/595-2372
  Sector:University
Continuing Professional Development of Counselors and School Psychologists

Classification:

6
Community Counselors, school counselors, and school psychologist.
Assist counselors and school psychologists keep up-to-date on contemporary professional issues, e.g., violence and youth
Workshops and consultation
Marlene Kuskie and Max McFarland
Department of Counseling and School Psychology
College of Education
University of Nebraska at Kearney
Kearney, NE 68849
(308) 865-8361, 8318 /
KUSKIEM@platte.unk.edu
MCFARLANDM@platte.unk.edu
  Sector:University
Continuing Education Programs for Occupations and Professions (individual) - Hastings Campus, CCC

Classification:

6
All ages with emphasis on adult student, usually part-time in vocational training, both generic and customized for industry
New Directions Workshops: A series of workshops focused primarily on women who are seeking information on career opportunities

Basic, specialized and update vocational classes both on and off campus (not part of a full-time vocational program perse), customized vocational classes for business and industry

Use of facilities for meetings, conferences or programs for public schools, industrial groups, professional organizations, governmental agencies
1-800-742-7872
(402) 461-2430
bakhced@cccadm.gi.cccneb.edu
(402) 461-2431
murhced@cccadm.gi.cccneb.edu
  Sector:Community Colleges
Continuing Education Seminar and Career Opportunities Fair Physical Therapy Education

Classification:

6
Practicing physical therapists.
Seminars and inservice activities are offered during a one-day retreat. Current issues and new techniques are presented for those practicing physical therapists wishing to advance their knowledge of the profession and improve their skills.
Workshop and seminar format at off-campus sites
Patricia Hageman, Ph.D., PT, Program Director
(402) 559-4259
University of Nebraska Medical Center
600 South 42nd Street
Omaha, NE 68198-4420
phageman@unmc.edu
  Sector:University
Curriculum Development with ESU #9, Holdrege

Classification:

6
Educational Services Unit's School Districts
Curriculum development--researching and implementing
Consultation
Dr. Glen Powell, Professor
Department of Elementary and Early Childhood Education
College of Education
University of Nebraska at Kearney
Kearney, NE 68849-4240
(308) 865-8364 / POWELLG@Platte.unk.edu
  Sector:University
Customer Service and Marketing

Classification:

6
Business, industry and service employers and employees
UNO's College of Continuing Studies (CCS) offers a variety of marketing and customer service programs designed to help individuals and organizations identify marketing problems and build a solid plan of action to build a successful chain of customers. Courses include information on creating and maintaining an effective customer service program and marketing strategies.
Workshops are a combination of reading, lecture, participation, group exercise, out-of-class assignments, testing, and discussion. Courses are available as public programs as well as on-site client-based training.
UNO's College of Continuing Studies
phone: 402/595-2372
  Sector:University
Customized Training, Retraining and Professional Development

Classification:

6
Business, industry and service employers and employees
The College of Continuing Studies provides specialized education and professional development programs to area businesses and organizations. Programs use university resources and instructors through the Division of Conferences and Community Programs. Workshops are presented at a time and location most convenient to the organization. Topic areas include Management & Supervisory Skills, Business Communication, Sales & Marketing, Industrial Operations, Information Technology, ISO, and Total Quality.
The college offers more than 100 on-site programs each year for all levels of an organization--from front-line workers to managers and executives. These practical programs are designed to incorporate lecture, participation, exercises, case studies, readings, demonstrations, and discussion to meet the specific needs of the college's clients.
UNO's College of Continuing Studies
phone: 402/595-2372
  Sector:University
Dental Continuing Education

Classification:

6
Dentists, dental hygienists, dental assistants and health care workers
Continuing education programs offered by the College of Dentistry are designed to provide dental health care providers with educational experiences to improve their knowledge and ability to deliver dental care. Programs are offered several times a year at locations across the State of Nebraska.
Faculty from the College are involved in organizing and delivering about 20 programs each year. Approximately 1,000 dentists, dental hygienists, dental assistants and health care workers attend these courses annually.
Myron L. Pudwill, D.D.S., M.S.
(402) 472-1272
University of Nebraska Medical Center
Dent 102B
Lincoln, NE 68583-0740
mpudwill@unmcvm.unmc.edu
  Sector:University
Diversity Center

Classification:

6
Students, School Districts and Community
Multicultural curriculum development
Resource center and consultation; conference coordination, e.g., Nebraska Department of Education Diversity Conference during 1997.
Dr. Julie Dinsmore, Director
Diversity Center
c/o Department of Counseling and School Psychology
College of Education
University of Nebraska at Kearney
Kearney, NE 68849
(308) 865-8316
DINSMOREJA@platte.unk.edu
  Sector:University
DNA Testing for the Molecularly Challenged

Classification:

6
Pathologists, physicians, residents, Medical students and medical technologists
This is a half-day workshop presented each year at the American Society of Clinical Pathology to provide background information as well as the information on the latest methodology for performing molecular diagnostic studies in the clinical laboratory.
This information is provided in a one-half day classroom workshop in conjunction with the national pathology meeting. It is offered in various locations including Orlando, Florida; San Diego, California; and this coming fall in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
James Wisecarver, M.D., Ph.D.
(402) 559-4618
University of Nebraska Medical Center
600 S. 42nd Street
Omaha, NE 68198-3135
jwisecar@unmc.edu
  Sector:University
Domestic Violence Clinic

Classification:

6
Services are targeted to victims of domestic violence unable to afford legal representation. Senior law students under the supervision of full-time faculty members provide legal representation to these individuals in civil matters resulting from their domestic violence experience. Potential clients are selected on income criteria and on whether their case represents a teaching opportunity for students.
Kevin Ruser, Director of Civil Clinic Law Program
(402)472-3271
Law College
University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Lincoln, NE 68583
  Sector:University
Economic Development and Customized Training Services

Southeast Community College Area

Classification:

6
Employees in business, industry or any variety of work settings
Classes, seminars, workshops customized to train, update or re-train employees in all types of work environments. Workkeys assessments and profiles
(402) 437-2714
  Sector:Community Colleges
Education Outreach Program

Classification:

6
Educators across the region. Served over 2000 educators during 1996-1997.
Continuing professional development for teachers, administrators and student services personnel.
Workshops and consultation
Dr. Tom Contine, Outreach Director
Continuing Education Division
University of Nebraska at Kearney
Kearney, NE 68849
(308) 865-8211 / CONTINET@platte.unk.edu
  Sector:University
Educational Training, College of Fine and Performing Arts, UNL

Classification:

6
Professional artists who practice the disciplines of architecture, dance music, poetry, theatre, and visual arts
Artist training program in how to team teach with classroom teachers, how to identify specific elements of art that are integral to work under study and how to develop comprehensive lesson plans. Have placed artists in K-12 urban and rural schools and assisted them in creating comprehensive, cross-curricular lesson plans
One two-week workshop annually in aesthetic education on the UNL campus and two half-day sessions in lesson planning techniques and the study of repertory in Lincoln or Omaha
Kit Voorhees, Coordinator of Educational Outreach and Director of Arts Are Basic
(402) 472-9347
105 Architecture Hall
University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Lincoln, NE 68588-0144
voorhees@unl.edu
http://www.unl.edu/finearts/aab.html
  Sector:University
Electronic access to the catalog of resources of the Calvin T. Ryan Library

Classification:

6
A catalog of the resources of the Calvin T. Ryan Library can be accessed by any member of the general public, including other institutions, businesses, etc. who have access to the Internet, the WWW, or a personal computer with a modem.
The catalog contains listings of books, journals, video recordings, kits, art prints, slides, tape cassettes, and numerous other types of audio-visual materials. Links to non-restricted electronic resources are also available to the general public through the catalog.
The catalog is available in either a text format or a Web version. The Internet address is rosi.unk.edu or 144.216.1.5. Access to the Web version is rosi.unk.edu. Kearney users may place a local call to ROSI without incurring a telephone charge. Non-Kearney users may direct-dial a long distance call to ROSI. To access ROSI dial 865-8121 or for long distance 308-865-8121.
Sharon L. Mason, Head, Cataloging Dept.
308/865-8585
University of Nebraska - Kearney
Kearney, NE 68849
mason@platte.unk.edu
fax: 308-865-8722
  Sector:University
Emergency Procedures--A Violent Crisis Simulation

Classification:

6
School staff and law enforcement personnel
2 day workshop to prepare school staff and law enforcement for emergency situations which could develop in schools.
Various sites around Nebraska via interactive television
Reece Peterson
402/472-5480
UNL
202 Barkley Memorial Center
Lincoln NE 68588-0732
rpeterso@unlinfo.unl.edu
  Sector:University
English as a Second Language (PTE, English and Foreign Languages)

Classification:

6
Teachers
To provide teachers with specialized information and skills to better serve students whose native language is not English.
Courses and programs
Dr. Lynn Johnson or Dr. Jerry Fox
Department of Professional Teacher Education
College of Education
University of Nebraska at Kearney
Kearney, NE 68849-4240
(308) 865-8834 / JOHNSONLY@platte.unk.edu
  Sector:University
Family Medicine Grand Rounds

Classification:

6
Continuing education to residents, medical, nursing, PA students
Lecture delivered both on site and via video conferencing
Chief resident (changes every 3 years)
(402) 559-7249
University of Nebraska Medical Center
600 So. 42nd Street
Omaha, NE 68198-3075
  Sector:University
Family Practice Review Course

Classification:

6
Continuing medical education to practicing physicians from Nebraska and across the U.S.
Lectures delivered on site and available on Video tapes and CD-ROM
Mike Sitorius, MD
(402) 559-5279
University of Nebraska Medical Center
600 So. 42nd Street
Omaha, NE 68198-3075
masitori@mail.unmc.edu
  Sector:University
Family and Consumer Science

Southeast Community College Area

Classification:

6
Individuals 16 years and older
Instruction in child care development, food service management, families and children, horticulture, and personal development
Credit and non-credit classes, seminars and workshops day, evening and weekends
(402) 437-2712
  Sector:Community Colleges
Field Inspection and Plan Review

Classification:

6
Individuals seeking certification as building inspectors
The Department of Distance Education offers, in cooperation with the International Conference of Building Officials, a print-based independent study course entitled "Field Inspection and Plan Review," which may be used by individuals seeking certification as building inspectors.
Print-based independent study
James E. Sherwood, Ph.D.
Director
Department of Distance Education
336 NCCE
University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Lincoln, NE 68583-9800
Phone (402) 472-4342
Fax (402) 472-4317
email sherwood@unlinfo.unl.edu
  Sector:University
Forensic DNA Testing

Classification:

6
County attorneys, public defenders and other legal practitioners and law enforcement officials.
To provide background information and explanations for the various types of DNA tests that are used in forensic case work and to develop strategies for presenting this information in the courtroom.
This is a one hour classroom lecture that was presented this past Spring in Kearney, Nebraska, as part of the Nebraska County Attorneys Meeting.
James Wisecarver, M.D., Ph.D.
(402) 559-4618
University of Nebraska Medical Center
600 S. 42nd Street
Omaha, NE 68198-3135
jwisecar@unmc.edu
  Sector:University
Geriatric Education Series

Classification:

6
Health Care Professionals
Quarterly Professional development workshop (4 hours)
Classroom study
Carol Smith, Service Line
(402) 559-5046
University of Nebraska Medical Center
600 South 42nd Street
Omaha, NE 68198-5620
csmith@unmc.edu
  Sector:University
Health

Southeast Community College Area

Classification:

6
Individuals 16 years and older
Instruction in health occupations; emergency services; beginning, intermediate and advanced levels of nursing; childbirth education; EMTB; forensic science; and general aspects of healthy living
Credit and non-credit classes, seminars and workshops day, evening and weekends
(402) 437-2706
(402) 437-2506
  Sector:Community Colleges
Henry Weeth Lectureship

Classification:

6
Dentists, dental hygienist, dental assistants and officer personnel
This program annually offers a one-day presentation on a current concept in aesthetic dentistry.
Lecture
James E. Van Arsdall
Program Coordinator
(402) 559-6235
Center for Continuing Education
University of Nebraska Medical Center
600 S. 42nd Street
Omaha, NE 68198-5651
jvanarsd@unmcvm.unmc.edu
  Sector:University
Income Tax Institute

Classification:

6
Tax practitioners, CPAs and accountants
This professional development program is designed to help tax preparers receive information related to current tax laws and enables tax preparers to give clients better advice in the readying of income tax returns. The program has been offered for the past 43 years.
Nearly 1,150 people are served each year through 2-day face-to-face workshops offered throughout Nebraska. Eight sessions are offered in six cities.
Director
Academic Conferences and Professional Programs
156 NCCE
University of Nebraska-Lincoln, 68583-9600
E-Mail: acpp@unl.edu
  Sector:University
Industrial Operations and Production Control

Classification:

6
Business, industry and service employers and employees
To respond to the need for on-going education in production control and industrial operations, the University of Nebraska at Omaha's College of Continuing Studies (CCS) offers a variety of programs including courses in Benchmarking, Business Process Re-Engineering, Forecasting, Statistical Process Control (SPC), Just-In-Time Manufacturing (JIT), Preventive Maintenance, and Purchasing Policies and Practices.
Programs are available as public courses as well as on-site client-based training, retraining and professional development. Courses integrate case studies, practical application, lecture, discussion, group projects, out-of-class exercises, and reading materials.
UNO's College of Continuing Studies
phone: 402/595-2372
  Sector:University
International Business (ISO)

Classification:

6
Business, industry and service employers and employees
As the demand for excellence and quality grows, it becomes imperative to understand how international standards are affecting Nebraska organizations. UNO's College of Continuing Studies (CCS) provides training to help individuals and organizations master the international quality standard system (ISO). To this end, CCS offers training, retraining and professional development workshops in ISO 9000 Overview, QS 9000 Overview, ISO 14000 Overview, ISO/QS Documentation, and ISO 9000 Internal Lead Assessor Training.
Workshops are a combination of reading, lecture, participation, group exercise, out-of-class assignments, testing, and discussion. Courses are available as public programs as well as on-site client-based training.
UNO's College of Continuing Studies
phone: 402/595-2372 
  Sector:University
Law Related Education UNK/ Nebraska Bar Association

Classification:

6
Teachers
Law related education, curriculum development and services
Workshops
Dr. Tom Walsh
Department of Professional Teacher Education
College of Education
University of Nebraska at Kearney
Kearney, NE 68849-4240
(308) 865-8835 / WALSHT@platte.unk.edu
  Sector:University
Law College Educational Services

Classification:

6
Non-credit continuing legal education programs are targeted to practicing lawyers in Nebraska and surrounding states. The offerings include a wide variety of programs that qualify for continuing legal education credit in states requiring lawyers to participate in continuing legal education programs. Most programs are a day or day and one-half in length featuring live lecturers and distributed materials. The College also is a designated receiving site for satellite-based continuing legal education programs from national providers.
Mari Crispin, Director
(402)472-1258
Law College
University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Lincoln, NE 68583
  Sector:University
Leadership, Management and Supervisory Skills

Classification:

6
Business, industry and service employers and employees
UNO's College of Continuing Studies provides skills training, retraining, and professional development workshops for leaders, managers and supervisors in communication, planning, budgetary, problem-solving, and motivation. Courses include leadership development, empowerment, basic supervisory skills, management development, and active listening.
Workshops are a combination of reading, lecture, participation, group exercise, out-of-class assignments, testing, and discussion. Courses are available as public programs as well as on-site client-based training.
UNO's College of Continuing Studies
phone: 402/595-2372
  Sector:University
Library Instruction for Regional K-12 Schools and Community Groups

Classification:

6
Youth, children and adults
Instruction about the use of the University Library's resources is available to school groups, particularly high school classes, and other community groups. An average of 15 school groups per year have been served in this way in the last four years.
Since many of the library's resources require some training to use them effectively, university librarians will tailor instruction to the research needs of the group. This service will ordinarily be provided in a classroom setting with the ability to demonstrate electronic resources when appropriate.
Mary Ann Barton, Head of Reference
308-865-8592
Calvin T. Ryan Library
University of Nebraska - Kearney
Kearney, NE 68849
E-mail : bartonm@platte.unk.edu
  Sector:University
Limited Radiography Program/Medical Technology

Classification:

6
Allied health practitioners in rural communities who wish to complete formal preparation for limited radiography licensure
An Add-A-Competency Learning Module provided to prepare participants to pass licensing examination and perform Limited Radiography Procedures.
A two-week concentrated course in Limited Radiography at the Rural Health Education Distance Learning Research Center located in Kearney, NE. Lectures, demonstrations, computer-assisted instructional technology and follow-up clinical practice and independent study materials are included in this course.
Phyllis Muellenberg, M.A.(ASCP), Program Director
(402) 559-8366
University of Nebraska Medical Center
600 South 42nd Street
Omaha, NE 68198-3135
pmuellen@unmc.edu
  Sector:University
Logotherapy Program

Classification:

6
Student and experienced counselors, nurses, ministers and other human service professionals
Provide ongoing education on the study and use of logotherapy, i.e., the psychotherapy program that recognizes the dimension of the human spirit as a major source in the healing process.
Sequenced workshops that lead towards professional certificate
Dr. Kent Estes
Department of Counseling and School Psychology
College of Education
University of Nebraska at Kearney
Kearney, NE 68849
(308) 865-8343 / ESTES@platte.unk.edu
  Sector:University
"Lunches at Gallup," Gallup Research Center

Classification:

6
Survey professionals and Gallup employees
Instruction in a coordinated lecture series format
Classroom instruction and seminar discussion
Allan McCutcheon, Director
Gallup Research Center
723 Oldfather
Lincoln, NE 68588-0324
402/472-6071
e-mail: amccutch@unlinfo.unl.edu
  Sector:University
Math/Science Coalition

Classification:

6
Teachers
Update educators on new math/science content and instructional methodology
Programs and courses
Dr. Roger Carlson
c/o Department of Elementary Education
College of Education
University of Nebraska at Kearney
Kearney, NE 68849
(308) 865-8279 / CARLSONR@platte.unk.edu
  Sector:University
Meeting Room Available to Public Groups

Classification:

6
Adult and Student Groups, citizens of Nebraska
The UNK Library makes available the Jennings Room, a meeting room with television downlink capability to community groups on a space available basis. The room will seat up to sixty persons.
Michael R. Herbison, Director of Libraries
308-865-8595
Calvin T. Ryan Library
University of Nebraska - Kearney
Kearney, NE 68849
herbison@platte.unk.edu
  Sector:University
Microsoft Skill Certification Courses

Classification:

6
General public and information technology professionals
The University of Nebraska at Omaha's College of Continuing Studies offers three certificate programs in Microsoft technical skills. The Certificate in Computer Software Applications (MCSA) is designed for end-users wishing to develop or hone their skills in office procedure software. The Certified Solutions Developer (MCSD) Certificate is designed to teach proprietary applications in the most current software packages. The Certified Systems Engineer (MCSE) Certificate program is designed for the system engineer emphasizing supporting technologies and networking essentials. Microsoft certification accompanies each certificate.
Programs are available as public courses as well as on-site client-based training, retraining and professional development. Courses integrate case studies, practical application, lecture, discussion, group projects, out-of-class exercises, and reading materials.
UNO's College of Continuing Studies
phone: 402/595-2372
  Sector:University
Midlands Institute for Non-Profit Management

Classification:

6
Executives and staff of non-profit agencies
The Midlands Institute provides education and training opportunities for non-profit executives, managers, staff, board members and volunteers from throughout the upper Midlands. Completion of the institute leads to a Certificate of Non-Profit Management awarded by UNO and Creighton University. The corporate partners provide financial support in the form of scholarships, travel stipends, and operating costs.
UNO staff co-administrate the institute with staff from UNO's College of Continuing Studies and Creighton University. Faculty from the UNO Department of Public Administration lead workshops and seminars in a classroom setting.
Professor BJ Reed, Chairman
UNO Department of Public Administration
Annex 27
Omaha NE 68182
(402) 554-2625
breed@fa-cpacs.unomaha.edu
URL: http://cid.unomaha.edu/~wwwpa/pacthome.html
  Sector:University
Nebraska Safety Center

Classification:

6
It is the goal of the Nebraska Safety Center to reach all the citizens of Nebraska. Specific audiences are identified through contact with industry, government agencies, educational institutions, and the Center's advisory Council.
Services include Beginning Driver Education for age fourteen and above; Driver Improvement for experienced drivers; Driver Evaluation and training; Mine Safety & Health education and consultation; Coordination of academic Driver Education teacher endorsement; supervision of UNK students taking safety independent study; Research in safety; and providing of safety information for the media.
Delivery methods include formal classroom, distance learning, individual study, on-site consultation, clinical evaluation, simulation, and use of mainstream media.
Dr. Darrel Jensen, Director, Nebraska Safety Center
308-865-8256
Nebraska Safety Center
West Center
University of Nebraska - Kearney
Kearney, NE 68849
jensen@platte.unk.edu
  Sector:University
Nebraska Middle Level Academy

Classification:

6
Educators and general public
Major speakers, local classroom teacher presentations and discussion groups
Offered as a summer workshop
Al Arth
402/472-2013
UNL
215 Henzlik Hall
Lincoln NE 68588-0355
aarth@unlinfo.unl.edu
  Sector:University
Nebraska Municipal Clerks School and Academy

Classification:

6
Municipal clerks from throughout the state of Nebraska, the Nebraska Municipal Clerks Association League of Nebraska Municipalities, Nebraska Department of Economic Development
The UNO Department of Public Administration offers the Nebraska Municipal Clerks School and Academy each summer in a designated site in the state. The week-long school provides educational credit toward certification by the International Association of Municipal Clerks -- in public administration, legal aspects of public administration, and community development.
Faculty from the Department of Public Administration develop curricula and lead classes; staff from the department administer the school.
Alice Schumaker
Senior Research Associate
Department of Public Administration
College of Public Affairs and Community Service
Annex 27
Omaha, NE 68182
(402) 554-2625
email: alice@fa-cpacs.unomaha.edu
url: http://cid.unomaha.edu/~wwwpa/clerks.html
  Sector:University
Nebraska Network for Educational Renewal

Classification:

6
10 College and Universities and their partnership schools across Nebraska. The representatives are teachers, school administrators, education faculty, arts and science faculty, and college/university administrators.
Consultation from National Network for Educational Renewal with a focus on leadership development, partnership development, continuing professional development (e.g., school based research, portfolio development) and other renewal activities between college/universities and partner K-12 schools.
One of 16 sites across the country to focus on meeting the changing needs of K-12 and college/university through targeted activities, e.g., leadership institutes, conferences, and workshops.
Dr. Marilyn Hadley, Executive Director
Nebraska Network for Educational Renewal
c/o College of Education
University of Nebraska at Kearney
Kearney, NE 68849
865-8810 / HADLEYM@platte.unk.edu
  Sector:University
Nebraska Drug Information Network

Classification:

6
Registered pharmacists and licensed rural Nebraska pharmacies
Drug and health care information
Synapse, i.e., computer technology
Dr. Warren Narducci
(402) 559-5267
University of Nebraska Medical Center
600 S. 42nd Street
Omaha, NE 68198-6045 
  Sector:University
Nebraska Business Development Center (NBDC) Computer Training Program

Classification:

6
The mission of the NBDC Computer Training Program is to provide individuals with the skills to use computer software and computer languages in a business applications environment. In addition to individual registrations, NBDC works with major employers to develop work force training programs.
A wide range of courses in computer applications are provided by NBDC. These include the nation's most extensive training program in Internet applications with courses in HTML language, Java programming, Cold Fusion, FrontPage, and web graphics and page design. Courses are also provided in Windows 95 and related applications programs, Windows 3.1 and related applications programs, Visual Basic, Lotus Notes, Windows NT, Novell administration and engineering, Oracle 7, and Macintosh programs. A series of certificates are offered for completion of programs. Language instruction on COBOL, C/;C++, and Java is also provided in cooperation with the UNO College of Information Science and Technology. Students at the University of Nebraska at Omaha can earn a computer language proficiency endorsment through the NBDC Computer Training Program.
NBDC is a unit of the College of Business Administration, University of Nebraska at Omaha. It employs full-time staff of 10 instructors and part-time instructors to deliver courses at its classrooms at the Peter Kiewit Conference Center at 1313 Farnam-on-the-Mall in downtown Omaha and the NFM Mega Mart at 7311 Jones St. in Omaha in addition to providing on-site instruction at major corporations in Omaha and Lincoln. Each student has an individual computer in NBDC classrooms and no class exceeds 14 students. Approximately 600 courses are scheduled annually and additional courses are provided by contract with major employers.
Craig Hergott, Associate State Director
Nebraska Business Development Center
University of Nebraska at Omaha
1313 Farnam-on-the-Mall, Suite 132
Omaha, NE 68182-0164
phone: (402) 595-2900
e-mail: craig@nbdcoffice.unomaha.edu
URL: http://nbdc.unomaha.edu
  Sector:University
Nebraska Vocational Curriculum Resource Center 

Classification:

6
The Nebraska Vocational curriculum resource Center serves as a centralized reference-resource bank of vocational curriculum materials available for examination and/or use by vocational educators in Nebraska, secondary through postsecondary, and includes postsecondary vocational education students.
The NVCRC provides a focal point for the collection, acquisition, dissemination, and diffusion of revised and new vocational education curriculum materials for Nebraska's vocational educators. Materials are made available for examination, adoption, or adaptation by vocational educators. The NVCRC assists the State Department of Education in coordination of curriculum dissemination for secondary and postsecondary vocational programs, and provides materials to secondary schools, technical community colleges, state colleges and universities for developing curriculum in vocational and technical education. A searchable on-line catalog Web site is under construction. Presentations are made to various groups to promote the use of the NVCRC, such as conferences and methods courses.
Vocational education curriculum materials are disseminated on a loan basis as requested by mail, electronic mail, telephone, or on-site visitation. A periodic listing of new curriculum materials distributed by the NVCRC in the form of a newsletter from which orders may be placed.
Mary Jo Kulp, Coordinator
308-865-8462
University of Nebraska - Kearney
West Center, W 209
Kearney, NE 68849
kulpmj@platte.unk.edu
  Sector:University
Nebraska Institute for Technology in the Practice of Law -- Schmid Law Library

Classification:

6
Services are targeted to practicing attorneys in Nebraska. The staff of the Schmid Law library assist practicing lawyers on issues relating to technology in the practice of law, through instructional articles, seminar programs, and individual consultation.
Sally Wise, Director
(402) 472-5737
Schmid Law Library
Law College
University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Lincoln, NE 68583
  Sector:University
Nebraska Human Services Association

Classification:

6
Members of the Nebraska Human Services Association
The UNO School of Social Work is an institutional member of this association and hosts its monthly meetings. The School of Social Work oversees the association's continuing education efforts and awards CEUs to participating members. Through this affiliation, the school maintains an ongoing relationship with members of the association and their agencies.
School of Social Work faculty design and deliver the continuing education component in classroom setting.
Dr. Sunny Andrews
Director
School of Social Work
College of Public Affairs and Community Service
UNO
Annex 40
Omaha, NE 68182
(402) 554-2791
email: sandrews@unomaha.edu
  Sector:University
Nebraska Math and Science Initiative Resources (NMSI) for K-12 Math and Science Teachers

Classification:

6
K-12 math and science teachers
Videotapes on cooperative learning and using calculators. Action research books. Energy education materials. Mathvantage: A videotape series with print material for middle level mathematics. Practical Pre-College Mathematics: A series of videotape lessons and written materials for a senior level math course. Individual units are suitable for a variety of algebra and above courses.
Through Educational Service Units, the Nebraska Department of Education (NDE) Technology Center or by mail from NMSI.
Your ESU or the NDE Technology Center or NMSI.
http://www.nde.state.ne.us/NMSI/
  Sector: University
Pen and Inc. (Perspectives Enrich News and Ideas Need Communication)

Classification:

6
Middle and high school minority students enrolled in the Omaha Public Schools system who have been identified by their teachers as having talents and abilities that might lead to a college degree and career in journalism and mass communications. Five to eight students are selected to participate from the middle schools and approximately 10 from each senior high school are invited to take part in the program.
Students in the program are invited to attend a summer workshop on the UNL campus where they are introduced to the writing, editing, interviewing and reporting skills needed in the profession.
The students come to the UNL campus for the workshop, work with the college computer and our instructed by various members of the college faculty.
Sheila Perry, Coordinator
Pen and Inc.
472-3045
College of Journalism and Mass Communications
206 Avery Hall
Lincoln, NE 68588-0127
sperry@unlinfo.unl.edu
  Sector:University
Pesticide Applicator Training, Water Center

Classification:

6
Certified pesticide applicators
Training manuals, seminars
Direct contact, mail, electronic media
Larry Schulze
Water Center/Environmental Programs
103 Natural Resources Hall
Lincoln, NE 68583-084
e-mail: evpr003@unlvm.unl.edu
  Sector:University
Pharmaceutical Sciences Seminar Program

Classification:

6
Area biomedical and pharmaceutical scientists
Continuing pharmaceutical science education
Lecture hall
Dr. Paul Stemmer
(402) 559-5320
University of Nebraska Medical Center
600 S. 42nd Street
Omaha, NE 68198-6025
  Sector:University
Pharmaceutical Sciences Seminar Program

Classification:

6
Area biomedical and pharmaceutical scientists 
Continuing pharmaceutical science education
Lecture hall
Dr. Paul Stemmer
(402) 559-5320
University of Nebraska Medical Center
600 S. 42nd Street
Omaha, NE 68198-6025
  Sector:University
Preceptor Education Program

Classification:

6
Pharmacists who serve as preceptors for College of Pharmacy professional degree program
Continuing pharmacy education
On-site (e.g., hotels and motels) in select cities in western (e.g., Scottsbluff, Alliance) and mid-central (e.g., Kearney) Nebraska and Omaha. More recently, distance learning technology has been tried.
Dr. Warren Narducci
(402) 559-5267
University of Nebraska Medical Center
600 S. 42ndStreet
Omaha, NE 68198-6045
  Sector:University
Promoting Excellence in Education Regionally and Statewide (PEERS) Academy

Classification:

6
K-12 teachers of science and mathematics
Professional development workshops
Off Campus Sites (ESUs, school buildings, college campuses)
Marilyn Lammers, PEERS Academy Coordinator
126 Morrill Hall
Lincoln, NE 68588
402/472-9305
e-mail: mlammers@unlinfo.unl.edu
http://www.nde.state.ne.us/NMSI/
  Sector:University
Put Prevention into Nebraska Practices

Classification:

6
Eight medical practices in Nebraska which expressed an interest in improving the delivery of preventive medicine
Consultation service to aid practicing primary care physicians in implementing Put Prevention into Practice (PPIP) program. A researcher makes recommendations to the physicians on how they can improve the delivery of selected preventive services. We then provide ongoing support to the practices in implementing the plan devised for their practice.
Direct contact with the physicians and their staff through site visits and phone conversations.
Jim D. Medder, MD, MPH
(402) 559-6271
University of Nebraska Medical Center
600 So. 42nd Street
Omaha, NE 68198-3075
jmedder@unmc.edu
  Sector:University
Radiological Health & Right Angle X-Ray Technique for Dental Assistants

Classification:

6
Dental Assistants
This course is offered to provide training for dental assistants in radiological health and technique. The course complies with Statutes, Rules and Regulations approved by the Nebraska State Board of Dental Examiners.
Lectures and Labs
James E. Van Arsdall
Program Coordinator
(402) 559-6235
Center for Continuing Education
University of Nebraska Medical Center
600 S. 42nd Street
Omaha, NE 68198-5651
jvanarsd@unmcvm.unmc.edu
  Sector:University
Reading Recovery Program, Midlands Learning Consortium

Classification:

6
Teachers and teacher leaders
Specialized training to enhance the reading of first graders
One year program with specialized training for teachers and teacher leaders
Dr. Charlene Hildebrand and Dr. Jean Ramage
c/o Department of Elementary and Early Childhood Education
College of Education
University of Nebraska at Kearney
Kearney, NE 68849
(308) 865-8362 / HILDEBRANDC@platte.unk.edu
  Sector:University
Real Estate Courses

Classification:

6
Individuals seeking to acquire a real estate license or appraiser's certification
The Department of Distance Education, in cooperation with the Nebraska Real Estate Commission and the Nebraska Real Estate Appraiser Board offers nine print-based independent study courses which may be used by individuals seeking to acquire a real estate license or appraiser's certification.

These courses may be also used to meet the continuing education requirements for those already holding such licensure or certification.

Print-based independent study
James E. Sherwood, Ph.D.
Director
Department of Distance Education
336 NCCE
University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Lincoln, NE 68583-9800
Phone (402) 472-4342
Fax (402) 472-4317
email sherwood@unlinfo.unl.edu
  Sector:University
Reference Services for the Citizens of Nebraska

Classification:

6
Citizens of Nebraska
The expertise of the staff who service the Reference Desk is available to members of the general public needing assistance with their personal research, within the bounds of our collection.
Both on-site assistance and limited phone assistance will be provided to the citizens of Nebraska in the use of the print and electronic resources available at the UNK library. A special collection of materials pertaining to Nebraska is available for use in the building as is a limited collection of legal resources.
Mary Ann Barton, Head of Reference
308-865-8592
Calvin T. Ryan Library
University of Nebraska - Kearney
Kearney, NE 68849
bartonm@platte.unk.edu
  Sector:University
Regional Coalitions of the Nebraska Math and Science Initiative

Classification:

6
Educators, business, government, higher edudation and community leaders interested in math and science education
Coordination, resource identification, advocacy for math and science education activities. Each region maintains a resource directory for its service areas.
Organized around a director and policy board and housed at ESUs or on college campuses.
Sandy Scofield, Director
Nebraska Math and Science Initiative
126 Morrill Hall
Lincoln, NE 68588
402/472-8965
e-mail: sscofield@unlinfo.unl.edu
  Sector:University
RIMRC (Regional Instructional Materials Review Center)

Classification:

6
Children and Adults, Students and Educators
The RIMRC provides pre-K through 12th grade educators in the central Nebraska area with the opportunity to review and evaluate the latest in a wide variety of emerging resources available for instructional use. It also provides the materials necessary for curriculum planning, development and implementation. Emphasis is on textbooks with over 260 series available; teaching support materials; and multicultural education resources.
Collections are located in Calvin T. Ryan Library on the University of Nebraska at Kearney campus. Primary clientele for the collection include over 3,500 educators in a 21 county area in central Nebraska as well as all residents of the state. Individual teachers and curriculum review and textbook selection committees may arrange with RIMRC staff for a tour of the facility and may review resources on site. In some situations teachers may take materials back to a school for review. Questions may be directed to RIMRC staff via e-mail. Current information on collections and services is maintained on a www site.
Janet Stoeger Wilke, Associate Professor
308-865-8546
Library
University of Nebraska - Kearney
Kearney, NE 68849
wilke@platte.unk.edu
http://www.unk.edu/buildings/library/rimrc.html
  Sector:University
Rural Schools Consortium, UNK/ESU 11

Classification:

6
Six small schools in central Nebraska
Assistance and collaboration on improving instruction in the six school districts
Consultation with superintendents
Dr. Lynn Johnson
Department of Professional Teacher Education
College of Education
University of Nebraska at Kearney
Kearney, NE 68849-4240
(308) 865-8834 / JOHNSONLY@platte.unk.edu
  Sector:University
Schmid Law Library Public Services

Classification:

6
Services are available to practicing attorneys and the public-at-large. The Schmid Law library is the largest collection of legal materials in the State of Nebraska and is used regularly by practicing attorneys and by members of the public who are interested in legal issues or who are representing themselves in legal matters. Reference services are provided.
Sally Wise, Director
(402) 472-5737
Schmid Law Library
Law College
University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Lincoln, NE 68583
  Sector:University
School Foodservice Certification Course

Classification:

6
The program serves foodservice supervisors, primarily in public schools, by providing hands-on quantity food preparation
The course, offered each year since 1967 in collaboration with the Nebraska Department of Education during a 2-week summer workshop. The requirements for American School Food Service Association foodservice certification can be met by completion of all courses in three 2-week workshops.

Approximately one-half of the workshop time is spent in classroom activities in the areas of food safety, food handling, costing/inventory control, and personnel relations and one-half working with food preparation.

The workshop is offered on the UNL East Campus using the East Campus Union foodservice facilities as the instructional setting.
Dr. Beverly Benes
Department of Nutritional Science and Dietetics
202 Ruth Leverton Hall
University of Nebraska
Lincoln, NE 68583-0806
Phone: 402/472-3716
Email: hnfm081@unlvm.unl.edu
  Sector:University
School-to-Work

Southeast Community College Area

Classification:

6
Secondary students and faculty, business and industry
Assessment including testing, evaluations and advising. Workkeys assessments.
Community Colleges
  Sector:Community Colleges
Speech Pathology Continuing Professional Development

Classification:

6
Speech pathologists, school psychologists, school nurses, social workers, counselors, administrators, program directors, direct care providers, special educators, and parents/foster parents.
Continuing professional development about speech/language hearing issues.
Workshops and conferences, e.g., Pervasive developmental disorders.
Dr. Lil Larson, Chair
Department of Special Education and Communication Disorders
College of Education
University of Nebraska at Kearney
Kearney, NE 68849-4240
(308) 865-8302 / LARSON@platte.unk.edu
  Sector:University
"Spring Symposium," Gallup Research Center

Classification:

6
Survey professionals and Gallup employees
Series of speakers during a three-day symposium concerning survey research issues
Classroom instruction and seminar discussion
Allan McCutcheon, Director
Gallup Research Center
723 Oldfather
Lincoln, NE 68588-0324
402/472-6071
e-mail: amccutch@unlinfo.unl.edu
  Sector:University
Statewide Coordination for Improvement of Vocational Teacher Education Program

Classification:

6
Vocational teacher educators
Steve Eggland
402/472-2241
UNL
513 Nebraska Hall
Lincoln NE 68588-0515
seggland@unlinfo.unl.edu
  Sector:University
Tech-Prep Articulation

Southeast Community College Area

Classification:

6
Secondary students and faculty
Articulation with public schools in relation to applied academics for vocational application and articulation by competencies with vocational technical programs
(402) 475-2750 Extension 320
  Sector:Community Colleges
The Center for Science, Math, and Computer Education/Nebraska Math/Science Initiative [NMSI]

Classification:

6, 7
K-12 teachers and students
Formerly an NSF-funded state-wide systemic initiative, the NMSI is now a university program which reports to both the College of Arts and Sciences and Teachers College; it provides a wide range of K-12 teacher in-service programs and other continuing education programs.
In-service programs, conferences and workshops, publications, consultation.
Dr. Sandy Scofield, Director
472-7247
115 Morrill Hall
  Sector:University
Total Quality

Classification:

6
Business, industry and service employers and employees
UNO's College of Continuing Studies (CCS) offers a complete array of Total Quality programs designed to help individuals and organizations create and maintain highly efficient quality initiatives. Courses include Quality overviews for executives and employees, implementation processes, coaching and mentoring programs, employee involvement and team training, facilitator training, consulting services, and a team certification program.
Workshops are a combination of reading, lecture, participation, group exercise, out-of-class assignments, testing, and discussion. Courses are available as public programs as well as on-site client-based training.
UNO's College of Continuing Studies
phone: 402/595-2372
  Sector:University
Trades and Industry
Southeast Community College Area

Classification:

6
Individuals 16 years and older
Instruction in professional services to include but not limited to construction, electronics, manufacturing, and transportation
Credit and non-credit classes, seminars and workshops day, evening and weekends
(402) 437-2710
(402) 437-2508
  Sector:Community Colleges
Travel Career Certificate

Classification:

6
Potential travel agents, general public
UNO's College of Continuing Studies in cooperation with Primum Travel Company offers a certificate program in the skills necessary to take advantage of the growing industry of travel. To earn the certificate, participants must complete two cores and one elective.
Programs are available as public courses as well as on-site client-based training, retraining and professional development. Courses integrate case studies, practical application, lecture, discussion, group projects, out-of-class exercises, and reading materials.
UNO's College of Continuing Studies
phone: 402/595-2372
  Sector:University
Troubled Children and Youth Conference

Classification:

6
Mental health practitioners, teachers, law enforcement, social workers, counselors, medicine, juvenile justice, and parents.
To help professionals to acquire tools to work with children and youth.
State Conference
Dr. Larry Bettermann
Department of Special Education and Communication Disorders
College of Education
University of Nebraska at Kearney
Kearney, NE 68849-4240
(308) 865-8614 / BETTERMANNL@platte.unk.edu
  Sector:University
UNK/KPS Partnership

Classification:

6
University/school district partnership
Mutual continuing professional development
Ongoing meetings and consultation.
Dr. Tom Walsh & Dr. Jane Ziebarth
Department of Professional Teacher Education
College of Education
University of Nebraska at Kearney
Kearney, NE 68849-4240
(308) 865-8835 / WALSHT@platte.unk.edu
  Sector:University
Vocational Student Outreach Division -- Platte Campus

Classification:

6
Adult student, usually part-time in vocational training, both generic and customized for business/industry
Curricular and specialized classes on- and off-campus, customized training for specific businesses and industries including welding certification. Apprenticeship programs, Alternative Fuels Maintenance Training, 2 + 2 Program in Machine Shop Technology (high school courses offered in campus machine tool lab and classroom), Industrial Management Certificate Program (including accelerated program in conjunction with Bachelor's program at Concordia College)
Meetings, conferences, teleconferences, community service clubs, performing groups, state high school music contest site and agriculture contest site
1-800-642-1083
(402) 562-1265
borpins@cccadm.gi.cccneb.edu
  Sector:Community Colleges
Vocational Student Outreach Division

Mid-Plains Community College Area

Classification:

6
All ages with emphasis on adult student, usually part-time in vocational training, both generic and customized for industry
Basic, specialized and update vocational classes both on and off campus (not part of a vull-time vocational program perse), customized vocational classes for business and industry. Mobile Metals Van for Welding and Machine Shop (rotates throughout the public schools in the area providing instruction to both secondary and adult students, it has also been used for industrial training when available.
Use of facilities for meetings, conferences or programs for public schools, industrial groups, professional organizations, governmental agencies
1-800-658-4308
(308) 532-8740
gbdowse@ziggy.mpcc.cc.ne.us
  Sector:Community College
Volunteer Income Tax Assistant Project

Classification:

6
Services are targeted to low income individuals unable to afford legal representation. Law students under the general supervision of a faculty member provides assistance to individuals in completing tax returns.
Professor William Lyons
(402) 472-1246
Law College
University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Lincoln, NE 68583
  Sector:University
Water Seminar Series

Classification:

6
Anyone interested in Nebraska's water resources
Lectures presented by faculty, staff, and guest speakers. Publications and other materials are available.
One hour lecture with satellite downlink locations across the state.
Bob Kuzelka
402/472-3305
Water Center/Environmental Programs
103 Natural Resources Hall
Lincoln, NE 68583-0844
bkuzelka@unlinfo.unl.edu
  Sector:University
What's New in Dentistry

Classification:

6
Dentists, dental hygienists, dental assistants and office personnel
This program annually offers an update from selected dental faculty on their current research
Lecture
James E. Van Arsdall
Program Coordinator
(402) 559-6235
Center for Continuing Education
University of Nebraska Medical Center
600 S. 42nd Street
Omaha, NE 68198-5651
jvanarsd@unmcvm.unmc.edu
  Sector:University
William Brennan Institute for Labor Studies 

Classification:

6
Labor Unions
The William Brennan Institute has been serving the Nebraska labor movement since 1980. It's mission is to provide the relevant information, new knowledge, and skill training necessary to foster creative and critical thinking among labor leaders, potential leaders, and interested members so that they may successfully participate in a changing economy and workplace.
Courses integrate case studies, practical application, lecture, discussion, group projects, out-of-class exercises, and reading materials.
UNO's College of Continuing Studies
phone: 402/595-2372
  Sector:University
Wonderworkshops

Classification:

6
Professionals in the newspaper industry throughout Nebraska who are beginning journalists or have no formal journalism education, people considering a career switch to newspaper work or those looking for an update on the profession.
Workshops offering instruction in writing, reporting, editing, photography, and newspaper design.
Sometimes offered on the UNL campus. Other times faculty travel to a central location for the participants. Other times faculty travel to a particular newspaper site.
Professor Charlyne Berens, workshop coordinator
472-8241
College of Journalism and Mass Communications
206 Avery Hall
Lincoln, NE 68588-0132
cberens@unlinfo.unl.edu
  Sector:University
World Wide Web access for Community and Regional UNK Library Users

Classification:

6
Students and Adults, particularly high school classes and community groups
The UNK Library offers WWW access to all users of the library. WWW capable computers with printers are available all hours the library is open and basic instruction is provided to users by library staff. Priority is given to University students and faculty members.
The library staff provides assistance as needed.
Mary Ann Barton, Head of Reference
308-865-8592
Calvin T. Ryan Library
University of Nebraska - Kearney
Kearney, NE 68849
bartonm@platte.unk.edu
  Sector:University
Writers' Success Series

Classification:

6
General public
The College of Continuing Studies offers a series of writing workshops including topics on how to start writing, how to become published, letting ideas flow, and a 52-week game plan for becoming an author. Programs take participants beyond theory into practical application and techniques necessary for successful publishing.
Courses integrate case studies, practical application, lecture, discussion, group projects, out-of-class exercises, and reading materials.
UNO's College of Continuing Studies
phone: 402/595-2372
  Sector:University