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Community Services

This category includes programs and activities that provide access for the general public to the resources of the institution and that are not included in the first six categories listed above. Examples may include health care services or facilities such as teaching hospitals or clinics, testing services, and the use of campus facilities for meetings or conferences for community groups or professional organizations.

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ABE/GED Program

Metropolitan Community College Area

Classification:

7
Offers instruction and review in the basic skills areas of math, reading, writing and language arts for adults 16 years and older who may have dropped out of school, wish to upgrade their basic skills, and/or obtain a high school equivalency diploma
Free, open-entry/open-exit classes providing individualized instruction in basic skills and survival English. Day and evening classes held at all three cmapuses and several off-campus sites. GED Testing is offered six times a week evenings and mornings.
 
ABE, GED, ESL Office
1-800-228-9553
(402)457-2312
(402)457-5621
jmedley@metropo.mccneb.edu
  Sector:Community Colleges
Access to Collections

Classification:

7
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

Adopt-A-School and PayBac programs

Classification:

7
Omaha Public Schools (Fontenelle Grade, Monroe Middle School and Benson High School) and Omaha Millard South
UNMC offers opportunities for their students for tours, shadowing experiences and the schools reciprocate with opportunities for UNMC, such as art projects, participation in special events.
 
Public Affairs
(402) 559-4353
University of Nebraska Medical Center
600 S. 42nd Street
Omaha, NE 68198-5230
 

Sector:University

Adult Basic Education Center Mid-Plains Community College Area

Classification:

7
All adults, high school non-completers
Developmental, assessment and instruction in basic skills of reading, writing, listening, speaking and computation
 
1-800-658-4308
(308)532-8740
dkodean@ziggy.mpcc.cc.ne.us
  Sector:Community Colleges
Adult Basic Education

Classification:

7
Persons 16 years of age or older who are not enrolled in public schools
English as a second language, GED, literacy, curriculum designed for adults to learn basic skills of reading, writing, listening, speaking, and computation. Some support work in computer-based instruction.
Largest site at WNCC Independent Learning and Assessment Center, other sites at Nebraska Association of Farmworkers, Indian Center, Housing Authority Center, and volunteer sites throughout the Nebraska panhandle
Jo Haslow,
Director
1-800-348-4435, Extension 6070
(308)635-6070
johaslow@hannibal.wncc.cc.ne.us
 

Sector:Community Colleges

Adult Basic Education

Hastings Campus, Central Community College

Classification:

7
All adults, high school non-completers
Developmental, assessment and instruction in basic skills of reading, writing, listening, speaking and computation
 
Sarah Lyle
Nanette Shackelford
(402) 463-7323
 

Sector:Community Colleges

Annual Folkfest at the Fort

Metropolitan Community College Area

Classification:

7
General public
Day-long folk music festival featuring Omaha-area ethnic/multicultural singers and dancers, regional and national professional folk musicians, folk music workshops and lectures, children's crafts and activities, ethnic foods. Presented in partnership with Omaha Folk Song Society and other non-profit agencies.
 
1-800-228-9553
(402) 457-2730
jseveringhaus@metropo.mccneb.edu
 

Sector:Community Colleges

Annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Commemorative Luncheon

Metropolitan Community College Area

Classification:

7
College students and staff, students and staff of Adopt-a-School partner schools, Omaha-area corporate community, elected officials, general public
Luncheon featuring information about Dr. King's life, an inspirational speaker, and music by junior high school and church gospel choirs
 
1-800-228-9553
(402)457-2730
jseveringhaus@metropo.mccneb.edu
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Sector:Community Colleges

Annual Fort Omaha Intertribal Powwow

Metropolitan Community College Area

Classification:

7
General public
Day-long traditional Native American powwow, presented in partnership with representatives of Nebraska Indian tribes. Features traditional Native American dance and singing, study circle lectures, Powwow Princess contest, Native American crafts and foods, children's activities
 
1-800-228-9553
(402)457-2253
bvelazquez@metropo.mccneb.edu
 

Sector:Community Colleges

Athletic Trainers

Classification:

7
Grades 7-12 athletic teams
Provide an athletic trainer for athletic practices and games
Going directly to Grades 7-12 schools
Ms. Kathleen English, Athletic Trainer
Department of Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Leisure Studies
College of Education
University of Nebraska at Kearney
Kearney, NE 68849
(308) 865-8015
ENGLISH@platte.unk.edu
 

Sector:University

Baker Place Community Dental Clinic

Classification:

7
Adults and children
General/family dentistry will be provided by faculty, senior and postgraduate students of the College on a fee-for-service basis.
The College of Dentistry will operate a dental clinic as part of the UNMC community health center at Baker Place in north central Omaha. Plans are to open the clinic in Fall, 1997. Until that time the contact person is as listed below.

Galen Kathol
Director Business Services
(402) 472-3457
University of Nebraska Medical Center
Dent 100A
Lincoln, NE 68583-0740
gkathol@unmcvm.unmc.edu
 

Sector:University

Baker Square Community Care Council

Classification:

7
Underserved populations of North Omaha
Advisory services on community care issues
On-site board meetings
William Minier, MD
(402) 559-8287
University of Nebraska Medical Center
600 So. 42nd Street
Omaha, NE 68198-3075
wcminier@mail.unmc.edu
 

Sector:University

Barkley Speech - Language and Hearing Clinic

Classification:

7
Individuals with speech, language, hearing and other disabilities

Audiology and speech-language diagnostic assessment at the Barkley Memorial Center Clinic and at locations in Lincoln and surrounding communities in conjunction with community organizations. Clients receive evaluation and therapy from student and faculty clinicians.

 
Marilyn Scheffler
402/472-5492
UNL, Special Education and Communication Disorders
253 Barkley Memorial Center
Lincoln, NE 68583-0731
mos@unlinfo.unl.edu
 

Sector:University

Behavioral Consultation Program

Classification:

7
Mental health professionals and agencies
Behavioral consultation
Individual and group consultation
Dr. James Fleming
Department of Counseling and School Psychology
College of Education
University of Nebraska at Kearney
Kearney, NE 68849
865-8358
FLEMING@platte.unk.edu
 

Sector:University

Behlen Observatory

Classification:

7
K-12 schools, regional researchers, scientists throughout the Midwest
Modern astronomical research facility with a computer-controlled 0.76 meter telescope equipped with solid state electronic camera.
Regional research facility, K-12 outreach
Professor Donald Taylor
472-3686
Ferguson 205
 

Sector:University

Breast Cancer Awareness/Screening

Classification:

7
Hispanic women in South Omaha
Using the Mobile Nursing Van of the College of Nusing, a breast cancer education and screening program is offered at Our Lady of Guadalupe Church during Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Women are given information on breast cancer risks, and the importance of early detection and are screened via a clinical breast exam by a health care professional.
This service is provided on-site after a Sunday mass at the Church.
Sheri Dunbar
(402) 559-4401
University of Nebraska Medical Center
600 S. 42nd Street
Omaha, NE 68198-6805
sdunbar@unmc.edu
 

Sector:University

Bureau of Sociological Research

Classification:

7
State and local agencies, Nebraska citizens, community groups, legislators
Self-supporting entity of the Department of Sociology. The Bureau's Nebraska Annual Social Indicators Survey (NASIS) is famous around the state for giving dozens of public agencies and private entities the opportunity to contribute questions to annual surveys describing Nebraskans' attitudes about many social issues and how they address these issues in their daily lives through their behavior.
Mail and phone surveys, research, data entry, coding and analysis
Dr. David Johnson, Director
472-6040
735 Oldfather Hall
 

Sector:University

Bureau of Education Research and Field Services

Classification:

7
School systems and communities
School facility surveys; school reorganization studies; evaluation projects; policy studies; assistance with staff development
Studies and surveys are conducted by Department of Educational Administration faculty
Larry Dlugosh
402/472-0975
UNL, Educational Administration
1204 Seaton Hall
Lincoln, NE 68588-0638
ldlugosh@unlinfo.unl.edu
 

Sector:University

Campus tours

Classification:

7
Groups ranging from grade school and high school students to business, community and government groups from across the state and sometimes nation.
Campus tours conducted and coordinated by Public Affairs
Public Affairs
(402) 559-4353
University of Nebraska Medical Center
600 S. 42nd Street
Omaha, NE 68198-5230
 

Sector:University

Campus facilities for meetings

Classification:

7
Community
UNMC is host to and the site of many community meetings each year. These include such groups as the CHAD health agencies, community partnership, South Platte United Chambers of Commerce.
 
PublicAffairs
(402) 559-4353
University of Nebraska Medical Center
600 S. 42nd Street
Omaha, NE 68198-5230
 

Sector:University

Cancer Awareness Expo

Classification:

7
This exposition was directed at a general public audience
Cancer risk assessments were offered to those who attended. Nursing staff counseled individuals regarding their cancer risks and how to manage them. Additionally, educational materials on healthy lifestyles, cancer prevention, control, survivorship and others were available for participants.
This program was a one-day event held at UNMC. Booths with displays were set up by various units on campus that were specific to cancer.
Sheri Dunbar
(402) 559-4401
University of Nebraska Medical Center
600 S. 42nd Street
Omaha, NE 68198-6805
sdunbar@unmc.edu

Sector:University

Cardiovascular Service Line

Classification:

7
Internal Cardiac Defibrilator patients
Monthly support group meetings. Educational topics each month, in addition to member support.
Meeting room setting at UNMC.
Carol Reckling, Case Manager
(402)-8862
University of Nebraska Medical Center
600 South 42nd Street
Omaha, NE 68198-2230
careckli@unmc.edu

Sector:University

Career Assessment Center

Mid-Plains Community College Area

Classification:

7
All ages of potential college students, area secondary school students, prospective and current employees of business and industry, clients of local and state governmental agencies
Career assessment including testing, evaluation, advising, counseling and job profiling (authorized Work Keys Center)
1-800-658-4308
(308)532-8740
adchitti@ziggy.mpcc.cc.ne.us

Sector:Community Colleges

Career Exploration Workshop

Classification:

7
High school juniors from across the state
Assessment of vocational interests and goals; individual and group career-planning and guidance; exploration of career information resources; information about financial aid, admissions, and the honors programs; a visit to a University class; a campus tour with lunch in a dormitory cafeteria.
Campus visit; sliding fee scale. High school guidance counselors have more information.
Lisa Larson
402/472-6945
UNL, Educational Psychology
116 Bancroft Hall
Lincoln, NE 68588-0345
llarson@unlinfo.unl.edu

Sector:University

CareerAssessment Center

Hastings Campus, Central Community College

Classification:

7
All ages of potential college students, secondary school students, prospective and current employees of business and industry, clients of local and state governmental agencies, etc.
Career assessment including testing, evaluation, advising, counseling and job profiling (authorized Work Keys Center)
1-800-742-7872
(402) 461-2456
foxhsts@cccadm.gi.cccneb.edu

Sector:Community Colleges

Career Assessment Center

Platte Campus, Central Community College

Classification:

7
Potential college students, secondary school students, business/industry employees
Career assessment, advising, counseling, job profiling (Certified WorkKeys Center), ACT testing site, ASSET testing, Self Direct Search, Myers/Briggs Type Indicator, DISCOVER, Nebraska Career Information Service
Sector:Community Colleges
Career Assessment Center

Western Nebraska Community College

Classification:

7
Potential college students, area secondary school students, prospective and current employees of business and industry, clients of local and state governmental agencies
Career assessment including testing, evaluation, advising, counseling, and job profiling
The Career Assessment Center utilizes an office in WNCC's Williams Building

Judy Smith, Director
1-800-348-4435, Extension 6050
(308)635-6050
jsmith@hannibal.wncc.cc.ne.us

Sector:Community Colleges
Center for Public Affairs Research/Nebraska State Data Center

Classification:

7
State and local agencies, policymakers, businesses, and citizens
The Center for Public Affairs Research (CPAR), a unit of the College of Public Affairs and Community Service, is the lead agency for the Nebraska State Data Center, a cooperative federal/state program designed to disseminate and promote the utilization of government statistical products.
CPAR staff assist a network of state and local agencies utilize data, conduct research, and issue reports on the impact of federal stpending, employment trends, migration, and other factors on individual communities and the state.
Jerry Deichert
Senior Research Associate
Center for Public Affairs Research
PKCC 232
Omaha, NE 68182
(402)595-2311
email: nparjd@unomaha.edu

Sector:University

Center for Materials Research and Analysis Central Service Facilities

Classification:

7

The Center for Materials Research and Analysis (CMRA) at the University of Nebraska- Lincoln strives to be a center of excellence in research, graduate and postdoctoral education and service in the area of materials science and engineering. CMRA is a multidisciplinary research organization with about sixty faculty members in seven departments in the College of Arts and Sciences and the College of Engineering and Technology. CMRA has program strength in selected materials research areas serving the needs of the State of Nebraska and the University of Nebraska. The land-grant role of the university and the funding basis for the Nebraska Research Initiative require that CMRA play a role in the industrial efforts of the state, and the state's economic development. There are six Central Facilities to support the CMRA's mission:   Cryogenics, Crystallography, Electron Microscopy, Materials Preparation, Mechanical and metallurgical Characterization and X-ray Materials Characterization.

The CMRA central service facilities are available to Nebraska companies or individuals who have technical materials analysis needs.

The CMRA central service facilities can provide a variety of materials analysis on a variety of materials. Some of the services provided by the CMRA central service facilities are: crystal structure and determination analysis, materials characterization of the topography, morphology, elemental composition, crystalline microstructure, crystal defect, and atomic arrangements of materials, heating and sputtering of materials, mechanical analysis including hardness tests, tensile tests, and impact tests, metallurgical analysis, and materials identification and characterization through X-ray diffraction (XRD).
Experienced specialists provide the technical analysis on materials samples provided to the CMRA on a fee for service basis.
David Sellmyer
112 Brace Lab
Center for Materials Research and Analysis
Lincoln, NE 68588-0113
402/472-7886
e-mail: cmra@unlinfo.unl.edu

Sector:University

Center for Applied Psychological Services (CAPS)

Classification:

7, 5
CAPS provides consulting services to local public and private organizations needing help in a variety of areas related to Industrial/Organizational and Social Psychology.
CAPS responds to requests for job analyses, personnel selection (development and validation of tests and other procedures), promotional exams, needs analysis and training, employee surveys, development of performance appraisal systems, and a variety of other specialized projects related to the capabilities and interests of our Industrial/Organizational Psychology faculty.
A faculty member in Industrial/Organizational Psychology supervises each CAPS project. We organize and manage one or an small team of graduate students in our Industrial/Organizational Psychology Masters and PhD programs who deliver the proposed services. Much, though not all, of the work is done at off-campus sites. Organizations contract with CAPS through through the University of Nebraska at Omaha, and contract costs are negotiated to cover travel, duplication, supplies, and student time. However, the principle purpose of CAPS is to provide paid field experience training for graduate students in the Industrial/Organizational Pssychology programs.
Dr. James M. Thomas, Director of CAPS
Office phone: (402) 554-2580
Psychology Department
University of Nebraska at Omaha
60th & Dodge, Omaha, NE 68182
e-mail: jthomas@cwis.unomaha.edu
Dr. Lisa Scherer, Director
Industrial/Organizational Psychology Graduate Program
Office phone: (402) 554-2698
Psychology Department
University of Nebraska at Omaha
60th & Dodge, Omaha, NE 68182
e-mail: lscherer@cwis.unomaha.edu

Sector:University

Center for Children, Family, and the Law

Classification:

7
Government agencies, families, schools
Studies the problems of children and families and develops innovative policy solutions, on issues ranging from the psychological adjustments made by children who have had bone marrow transplants to training criminal justice system personnel who investigate child abuse and treat its victims. Recent $800,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Commerce and the Nebraska Partnership for Health and Human Services to increase Internet resources and connections for Nebraska families and state workers.
Policy solutions, contracts, conferences and symposia,research
Dr. Brian Wilcox, Director
472-3479
121 S. 13th Street, Suite 302

Sector:University
Child Development Center, Chadron State College

Classification:

7
Children of the students and community
Child development care and learning
License as Day Care with the State of Nebraska and accredited by the Academy of Early Childhood Programs
Dr. Kim Madsen
(308)432-6372; kmadsen@csc1.csc.edu

Sector:State Colleges

Children with Special Health Care Needs Clinics

Classification:

7
Children with suspected developmental and/or genetic disorders in need of diagnosis, families in need of genetic counseling, or counseling related to behavioral problems associated with disabilities or genetic disorders.
We maintain a long-standing successful comprehensive statewide network for women of reproductive age, infants, and children with special health care needs and their families in the areas of genetic disorders, congenital anomalies, and developmental disabilities.

Interdisciplinary Clinics are provided four times a year in Scottsbluff, North Platte, Grand Island, Kearney and Hastings and at least yearly in Norfolk, Beatrice, Valentine, and Holdrege. Medical Education and inservices are provided for updates in the rapidly changing field of genetics for physicians, nurses, nurse practitioners, physician associates, case managers, social workers, and lay persons throughout the state in conjunction with the Outreach Clinics. In addition, Child Psychology support is provided in North Platte, Grand Island, Kearney, and Hastings and developmental services (Developmental Pediatrician and Clinical Genetics) are provided at Winnebago at least 3 times each year.

MMI sends an interdisciplinary team of professionals (Medical Genetics, Genetic Counselor, Developmental Pediatrician, Behavioral Psychologist) to sites across the state. The clinics are coordinated with local Pediatricians, Family Practitioners and school districts. Community based therapists, teachers and others participate in these clinics which are supported by the states MCH Block grant and UNMC.
G. Bradley Schaefer, M.D.
(402) 559-6800
University of Nebraska Medical Center
600 S. 42nd Street
Omaha, NE 68198-5450
gbschaef@unmc.edu
http://www.unmc.edu/mrimedia/meyertes.html

Sector:University

Children's Dental Health Carnival

Classification:

7
The Carnival is for children from "one tooth to 12 years" and their parents
Each year the College hosts a children's dental health carnival on a Saturday in February -   children's dental health month.
It is a day-long event held at the College and featuring numerous information and game booths designed to increase dental health awareness. Also featured are a variety of oral health screenings for children, tips on healthy life styles and samples of health snacks. Approximately 4,000 persons attend the annual carnival.
Stanton Harn, Ph.D.
Carnival Director
(402) 472-1353
University of Nebraska Medical Center
Dent 31D
Lincoln, NE 68583-0740

Sector:University

Civil Clinic Law Program

Classification:

7
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

Clifford Hardin Nebraska Center for Continuing Education

Classification:

7
The Nebraska Center is primarily used by adult learners for seminars, academies, retreats, institutes and other professional programs. Six to ten youth groups use the Center each year.
The Nebraska Center is a full service residential conference center. Features include 96 hotel rooms, (Bed & Breakfast), auditorium (seating 600), banquet space, and catering services. A variety of meeting rooms (all sizes) are available with extensive audio visual capabilities including 10 base T-1 Internet, and satellite teleconferencing, direct connectivity with NET studios and services. The Center is located on UNL's East Campus and has free parking for 400 cars. Complete meeting and conference planning is available to ensure events are run smoothly.

The Center is used by 36,000 people in 500 events each year. Groups of 10 to 600 meet and attend conferences to continue their pursuit of life long learning. Many individuals have completed degrees at UNL and enjoy being back on campus using the resources.

Most residential conference planners pre-plan custom packages, programs and agendas to maximize effectiveness in delivering education and to minimize distractions.

All modes of delivery are used: classroom, auditorium, small group, downlink, uplink, teleconferencing and audio call in.

Nebraska Center
Events Planning
Room 103
33rd & Holdrege St.
Lincoln, NE 68583-9700
402-472-3820
nebcente@unlinfo.unl.edu
www.unl.edu/conted

Sector:University

Clinical Psychology Training Program

Classification:

7
Mental health workers and facilities, mental health patients
Trains approximately thirty students a year at a wide range of Nebraska mental health facilities; research projects are conducted to serve the needs of the mental health facilities and their clienteles.
Research, internships
Dr. Debra Hope, Director
472-3196
Burnett 238

Sector:University

Coach Referral Services

Classification:

7
Grades 7-12 schools
Assisting in locating assistant and head coaches
Personal contact
Dr. Donald Lackey, Chair
Department of Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Leisure Studies
College of Education
University of Nebraska at Kearney
Kearney, NE 68849
(308) 865-8335/ LACKEY@platte.unk.edu

Sector:University

COD Extramural Rotations Program

Classification:

7
Dental and dental hygiene students
The College of Dentistry operates an extramural rotations program in which each dental and dental hygiene student must spend from one to three weeks at a site outside of the College.
Sites include private dental offices across the state as well as clinics operates at the Beatrice State Development Center, Panhandle Community Health Services, the Nebraska Department of Corrections and by or in association with the indian reservations at Macy, Winnebago and Santee.
Brian Lange, Ph.D.
Director of Extramural Programs
(402) 472-1274
University of Nebraska Medical Center
Dent 10
Lincoln,
NE 68583-0740
blange@unmcvm.unmc.edu

Sector:University

COD Associateship Program

Classification:

7
COD graduates and area patients
The College operates a dental associateship program in which recent dental graduates are placed in a primarily rural private dental office as an associate for up to one year.
The recent graduate works in the office to provide care to the patients in the practice under the sponsorship of the mentor dentist. This program is intended to allow the recent graduate to sample practice opportunities in a rural setting while helping to provide care to area patients.
David G. Dunning, Ph.D.
Director, Associateship Program
(402) 472-1325
University of Nebraska Medical Center
Dent 55
Lincoln, NE 68583-0740

Sector:University

College of Dentistry Conference Facilities

Classification:

7
Professional groups
The College of Dentistry has class and seminar rooms which can accommodate groups from 10 to 80 for professional meetings. Facilities include meeting rooms, lounge, areas for eating catered meals and facilities for interactive audio and video distance learning.
Facilities can be made available upon timely request for professional groups for a user fee.
Office of the Dean
(402) 472-1344
University of Nebraska Medical Center
Dent 115
Lincoln, NE 68583-0740

Sector:University

Community Legal Education Project

Classification:

7
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

Community Services Division

Mid-Plains Community College Area

Classification:

7
All ages and educational levels
Usually short, non-credit classes, seminars and workshops including personal development, avocational, voational and professional type instruction, both day and night in many areas of instruction
Facilities for meetings or conferences for community groups or professional organizations for meetings, productions or programs
1-800-658-4308
(308)532-5980
tjgorman@ziggy.mpcc.cc.ne.us
1-800-658-4348
(308)345-6303
ghaney@mcc.mccook.cc.ne.us

Sector:Community Colleges

Community Care Council of UMA at Baker Place

Classification:

7
Adult and youth

The mission of the Community Care Council (CCC) is to strengthen and support University Medical Associates (UMA) at Baker Place in improving the health and welfare of the community. The strategies of the CCC include:  

  • To challenge UNMC to be actively involved in the community served by UMA at Baker Place
  • To enhance the quality of health care provided at Baker Place
  • To increase access to UNMC reources, expertise and services
  • To assist the community in identifying and addressing community health and wellness priorities
  • To engage the community in health and wellness improvement
  • To enhance the educational opportunities for UNMC students
  • To enhance the overall UNMC mission
CCC meetings are held every other month from 11:30 am to 1:00 pm on the second Wednesday of each meeting month. Membership terms are three years in length. One third of the board will change each year. A member may be elected to serve an additional three-year term. The standing committees of the CCC are the nominating, youth, communication and community health issues committee, each having its own statement of purpose and procedure.
Wayne R. Houston
North Omaha Community Liaison
UMA at Baker Place
5050 Ames Ave.
Omaha, NE 60104
(402) 595-1365

Sector:University

Community Care Council (Adult and Youth)

Classification:

7
Members of the community served at Baker's Place Clinic
Increased access to UNMC resources, expertise and services; assist community in identifying and addressing community health and wellness priorities; engage the community in health and wellness improvement; and enhance the educational opportunities for UNMC students.
Meetings are held every other month (2nd Wed.) for 1-1/2 hours. Reports presented to the committee from three subcommittees:
  1. communications,
  2. community health issues and
  3. youth.
Adult Council
Robin Kammandel
(402) 559-8453
University of Nebraska Medical Center
600 So. 42nd Street, Omaha, NE
rkkamman@unmc.edu
Youth Council
Wayne Houston
(402) 595-1365
UMA at Baker Place
5050 Ames, Omaha 68104
whouston@unmc.edu

Sector:University

Community Connections

Classification:

7
Underserved rural Nebraska communities
Allows communities to develop needs assessments to develop better health care resources. Also helps communities utilize local resources more effectively.
Off-campus sites (in numerous Nebraska communities)
Cheryl Abboud, MPH
(402) 559-5176
University of Nebraska Medical Center
600 So. 42nd Street
Omaha, NE 689198-3075
cabboud@mail.unmc.edu

Sector:University

Community Use of Campus Facilities

Platte Campus, Central Community College

Classification:

7
Community non-profit organizations, community service groups, business/industry companies, government agencies and educational institutions
Facility selection of classrooms, gymnasium, theater, lecture hall, audio/visual equipment, teleconferencing arrangements, musical instruments (piano), theater sound systems, catering coordination, facility set-up, maintenance and technician availability. A reasonable fee may be charged for various services.
Facility use of campus facilities for meetings, dinners, sporting events, musical and theatrical programs, public awareness programs.
1-800-642-1083
(402)562-1243
harpins@cccadm.gi.cccneb.edu

Sector:Community Colleges

Community Academy

Classification:

7
The Community Academy is a summer/after school introductory program in math and basic sciences for youth who are in the 4th-12th grade. The youth who are targeted for participation are minority group members, young women, individuals with disabilities, and other disadvantaged individuals.
The services offered include study skills enhancement, basic writing skill development, exposure to diverse cultures, and an orientation to math and basic sciences.
Instruction is offered in a variety of informal learning environments
Robbie Q. Tyler
Director, Community Academy
(402) 559-7269
University of Nebraska Medical Center
600 S. 42nd Street
Omaha, NE 68198-4275

Sector:University

Community Service Division

Hastings Campus, Central Community College

Classification:

7
All ages and educational levels, with emphasis through College Transition program for women of all ages
Usually short, credit, non-credit classes, seminars and workshops including personal development, avocational, vocational and professional type instruction, both day and night in many areas of instruction, and in numerous locations on and off campus
Use of facilities on campus for meetings or conferences for community groups or professional organizations for meetings, productions or programs. Off campus arrangements made with local public schools, libraries, hospitals and banks for use of facilities
1-800-742-7872
(402)461-2430
bakhced@cccadm.gi.cccneb.edu
(402)461-2431
murhced@cccadm.gi.cccneb.edu

Sector:Community Colleges

Comprehensive Communities Program

Classification:

7
Citizens of the greater Omaha metropolitan area, law enforcement agencies, juvenile and adult diversion and intervention service agencies.
In 1995, the Nebraska Crime Commission was awarded $1.4 million by the U.S. Department of Justice to administer the Omaha Metropolitan area's Comprehensive Communities Program; a continuation award of $400,000 was made in 1997. The NCC has subcontracted with UNO to administer this program, which involves eight different law enforcement, prevention, and diversion services agencies. Through this grant, UNO serves as secretariat for Safe Futures, a consortium of business, education, government, law enforcement, and social service collaboratives, working to address youth violence in the Omaha area.
Department of Public Administration faculty and staff provide overall grant management and support to ensure that the program's objectives are met and that all sectors of the community are represented in its implementation. A number of UNO graduate and doctoral students have participated in this program's implementation, research, and evaluation activities.
Mary Lopez
Coordinator, CCP/Safe Futures Consortium
PKCC 232
Omaha, NE 68182
(402) 554-2311
email: mlopez@fa-cpacs.unomaha.edu
url: http://cid.unomaha.edu/~wwwpa/pacthome.html

Sector:University

Confocal Laser Scanning Microscope Core Facility

Classification:

7

The core facility provides a public service by providing information tours for interested groups of citizens. The operation and uses of the Confocal Laser Scanning Microscope are described and information is provided to citizens which informs them of the importance of this facility to research projects at the University and to development of specific quality control measures required by small businesses.

For scanning:Biotechnology businesses, seed companies, pharmaceutical companies, particularly small or start-up companies who have only occasional needs or without the resources for maintaining a confocal laser scanning microscope and personnel for operating it.

For tours:Any interested group of citizens or supervised group of school children interested in learning about this special technique and its applications.

The Confocal Laser Scanning Microscope Facility is to meet the fluorescent scanning research needs with the most advanced microscope technology. The microscope can scan through a fluorescently stained living or fixed biological specimen and obtain multiple high resolution optical sections. It can provide images of live or fixed cells, tissue slices of varying thickness, plant sections and minerals. Mei Ling Chen, M.D., Research Professor, Department of Biochemistry/Molecular Biology, Director of the facility, provides individualized consultation on sample preparation and fluorescence staining methods. She also carries out immunohistochemical staining and in situ hybridization on a fee-for-service basis. Janice Taylor, B.S., manager of the facility, is available for demonstrations, scanning service, scanning assistance and training sessions.
Patrons contact the Manager of the Facility by phone or e-mail to make an appointment for services and/or training. Patrons bring or send samples or prepared slides for imaging and are provided with an image file in an appropriate format for further analysis or manipulation with their own software and computers. Photographs and high resolution dye-sublimation prints are also available. Consultation can be in person or by phone. Fees are charged for services and/or hours of usage of the confocal laser scanning microscope. For Personal Tours, Groups can contact the Facility Manager by phone, fax or e-mail to reserve a time for the tour. These are available at no cost.
Janice Taylor, B.S.
(402) 559-6659
University of Nebraska Medical Center
600 S. 42nd Street
Omaha, NE 68198-4525
jtaylor2@mail.unmc.edu
http://www.unmc.edu/Biochemistry/confocal/index.html

Sector:University

Consumer Health Information Resource Service(CHIRS)

Classification:

7
Nebraska residents and patients of the University of Nebraska Hospital and Clinics

Any Nebraska resident and all patients of the Medical Center may use the McGoogan Library of Medicine and its collections on site. There is a special collection of books that addresses health issues from the consumer's point of view which may be checked out by anyone with a Nebraska driver's license.

The most valued aspect of the CHIRS program is free document delivery service to Nebraska residents. Consumers who have been diagnosed with a health condition, or who have a family member with a diagnosis, may call the McGoogan Library directly or submit a request through their local public library. In response to a request, McGoogan Library reference librarians perform a literature search, evaluate the results, and send copies of articles from the professional and lay literature explaining the condition and/or the therapy. A form letter is enclosed with each response, encouraging the requestor to discuss the material with his physician or health care provider.

Nebraska residents who have no authoritative source of health information have found CHIRS valuable and empowering. The library reaches over 700 citizens per year through this service and the staff who provide it receive frequent thank you notes from individuals across the state.

An adjunct of this service is the training and consultation provided by UNMC librarians to the public librarians of the state. The McGoogan Library offers training on how to handle consumer requests, (i.e., confidentiality, giving information and not advice) on building basic consumer collections.

Reference Department
McGoogan Library of Medicine
(402) 559-6221
University of Nebraska Medical Center
600 S. 42nd Street
Omaha, NE 68198-6705
askus@unmc.edu
http://www.unmc.edu/library/leon.html

Sector:University

Counseling and School Psychology Clinic

Classification:

7
Students, staff and faculty as well as general community
Individual, family, couples and child counseling; vocational assessment for adults
One-on-one counseling offered at no or low cost
Lisa Larson
402/472-6945
UNL, Educational Psychology
116 Bancroft Hall
Lincoln, NE 68588-0345
llarson@unlinfo.unl.edu

Sector:University

Cultural Arts, College of Fine & Performing Arts, UNL

Classification:

7
Includes students, families and general public throughout the state of Nebraska
Service is to provide or serve as a conduit for culturally specific performances, artists and works of art to be presented throughout the state in schools and communities. Schools are initial contact but arts/events are offered to both students and community members. Although sometimes these events/artists are provided at no cost, mostly there is a fee attached.
Take artist/performers to communities and work collaboratively to identify and procure the best presenting venue.
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

Dental Clinics

Classification:

7
public
The College of Dentistry operates clinics open to the public on a fee-for-service basis.The College hosts about 40,000 patient visits per year and has about 4,000 patients receiving care at any one time in Lincoln. The College also operates two programs in Omaha at University Hospital - one program in Advanced General Dentistry and one in Pediatric Dentistry. The College is fully accredited for all of its programs and serves as a referral center for advanced dental care needs. All aspects of dental care are provided in the College by undergraduate and postgraduate students and faculty.
UNMC College of Dentistry Appointments - Lincoln
Adult: 402/ 472-1333
Advanced General Dentistry: 402/ 472-3249
Children: 402/ 472-1305
Dental Hygiene 402/ 472-1365
Graduate Orthodontics/Prosthodontics402/ 472-1330
Graduate Endodontics/Periodontics402/ 472-3249
Staff Dentist/Staff Hygienist402/ 472-1330
Appointments - UNMC - Omaha
General Adult Dentistry 402/ 559-6369
Pediatric Dentistry402/ 559-4406

Sector:University

Department of Community Services

Metropolitan Community College Area

Classification:

7
All ages and educational levels
Usually short-term non-credit classes, seminars and workshops including personal development, avocational, vocational and professional type instruction, both day and night in many curriculum areas
Continuing Education & Community Service Office
1-800-228-9553
(402) 738-4520
(402) 738-4521
(402) 738-4522
jbaker@metropo.mccneb.edu
tmorgan@metropo.mccneb.edu

Wector:Community Colleges

Department of Veterans Affairs Gynecology Clinic

Classification:

7
Women in need of gyn services who are eligible for VA benefits
Gynecologic health care services (physician)
Weekly clinic on VA campus, plus consultations and surgeries as needed during non-clinic hours
Meryl Severson, MD
(402) 559-9079
University of Nebraska Medical Center
600 S. 72nd Street
Omaha, NE 68198-3255
masevers@mail.unmc.edu

Sector:University

Doctors Outta Care (DOC)

Classification:

7
Youth and adolescents (8-18)
Education to youth and adolescents about the dangers of smoking
Lecture and interactive program (Tar Wars) delivered by medical students and physicians
Paul Paulman, MD
(402) 559-6818
University of Nebraska Medical Center
600 So. 42nd Street
Omaha, NE 68198-3075
ppaulman@mail.unmc.edu

Sector:University

Domestic Violence Clinic

Classification:

7
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

Douglas County/Juvenile Services

Classification:

7
Douglas County Board of Commissioners, Omaha Community Partnership Board of Directors and staff, citizens of greater Omaha metropolitan area
UNO subcontracts with the Douglas County Board of Commissioners to support the activities of the Omaha Community Partnership (OCP), which addresses the problems of substance abuse and crime in the metropolitan area. Citizens of Douglas County will benefit from OCP's programs, including training for juvenile service workers and the development of a youth services network.
Department of Public Administration faculty and staff provide administrative support and technical assistance to OCP staff.
Sara Woods
Community Service Associate
Department of Public Administration
College of Public Affairs and Community Service
Annex 24
Omaha, NE 68182
(402) 554-2276
email: swoods@fa-cpacs.unomaha.edu
http://www.unomaha.edu/~wwwpa/ocp.html

Sector:University

Drug Use Forecasting (DUF) Grant

Classification:

7
National Institute of Justice administrators, policymakers, Omaha Police Department personnel
The Omaha Police Department and the UNO Department of Criminal Justice are working together to collect data on drug use among offenders for the Drug Use Forecasting Project sponsored by the National Institute of Justice. Four times a year, UNO students interview and collect urine specimens from new arrestees booked at the Omaha Police Department for a period three weeks. These data are then sent to Washington to be analyzed and a national annual report is published based on the findings.
UNO criminal justice faculty supervise the collection of data by undergraduate and graduate criminal justice students.
Asst. Professor Denise Herz
Department of Criminal Justice
University of Nebraska at Omaha
Omaha, Nebraska 68182
Phone (402) 554-2610
email: dherz@unomaha.edu

Sector:University

Early Stage Alzheimer's Group

Classification:

7
Persons who are in the early stage of Alzheimers and their spouses
Educational and Support services
Group

Rosalee C. Yeaworth, R.N., Ph.D.
(402) 559-9132
University of Nebraska Medical Center
600 South 42nd Street
Omaha, NE 68198-5330
ryeawort@unmcvm.unmc.edu

Sector:University

Educational Support Services

Hastings Campus, Central Community College

Classification:

7
Students with disabilities and other special needs
Educational planning and progress monitoring, college orientation, tutoring and other special accommodations

1-800-742-7872
(402) 461-2423
shihsts@cccadm.gi.cccneb.edu

Sector:Community Colleges

Educational, Prevention, and Intervention Community Coordinating Council

Classification:

7
Clients and service providers of human services for children, youth and families
Education, prevention and intervention services
Coordinating meetings, presentations and workshops
Jean C. Ramage and Marilyn Hadley
EPICC Executive Board Members
c/o College of Education
University of Nebraska at Kearney
Kearney, NE 68849
(308) 865-8502 / RAMAGEJ@platte.unk.edu

Sector:University

Educational Newspaper Tabloids on Water Issues (Water-Understanding a Resources and Water - Sharing a Resource)

Classification:

7
General Public, legislators, policy makers, teachers
Information on water issues including research, definitions, where to get information
Sixteen-page tabloids published once a year and inserted into the major Nebraska newspapers

Steven Ress
472-3305
Water Center/Environmental Programs
103 Natural Resources Hall
Lincoln, NE 68583-0844
sress@unlinfo.unl.edu

Sector:University

Eighth Grade Health/Science Meets

Classification:

7
8th Grade students throughout Nebraska that are interested in learning about the excitement of the sciences as they pursue their early career interests.
Regional meets are sponsored through the state each Spring as a partnership between the University of Nebraska Medical Center (UNMC) and interested community groups. Co-sponsorships have included local hospitals, the Junior Academy of Science, school-to-work programs, and local higher education facilities. Regional meets have been sponsored over the past five years in Norfolk, Omaha, Lincoln, Beatrice, Hastings, Kearney, North Platte, and Scottsbluff. Up to 100 students are selected from the Regional Meets to attend 2 days of activities at UNMC in Omaha during June of that year.

Project application information is sent to local school counselors, science teachers and school-to-work coordinators in the fall. Students are asked to select a science field ranging from oceanography to human sciences to astronomy and develop an individual project based on a pre-submitted abstract.

Local judges evaluate the students' knowledge of the scientific method and recommendations are made on the best projects. The best local projects are then screened and students selected to attend the state meet.

Roxanna Lynn Jokela
Co-Chair -- 8th grade Health/Science Meet
(402) 559-8946
University of Nebraska Medical Center
600 S. 42nd Street
Omaha, NE 68198-6660
rjokela@unmc.edu

Sector:University

Electronic access to the catalog of resources of the Calvin T. Ryan Library

Classification:

7
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

ESL Program

Metropolitan Community College Area

Classification:

7
Provides instruction for adults 16 years and older who need to learn survival English skills
Three different levels and a multi-level class are offered at the South Omaha Campus and at two churches in the South Omaha area

ABE, GED, ESL Office
1-800-228-9553
(402) 457-2312
(402) 457-4621
jmedley@metropo.mccneb.edu

Sector:Community Colleges

Every Woman Matters

Classification:

7
Women, underserved, low income, over 40 years of age.
This is a CDC-funded program to provide pap smears and mammography at reduced or no cost for the purpose of decreasing the incidence of breast and cervical cancer. Increased access to healthcare, diagnosis and treatment.
On-site laboratory testing. The Cytology Laboratory is available to educate the general public on the profession of Cytotechnology and the diagnosis of cancer. Educational consumer publications are available upon request.
Karen Allen, SCT (ASCP)
(402) 559-7635
University of Nebraska Medical Center
600 S. 42nd Street
Omaha, NE 68198-3135

Sector:University

Family Resource Center

Classification:

7
Members of the general public who experience problems relative to family relationships, nutrition and health and financial support/assessment may benefit from the services provided by the Family Resource Center.

Services include therapy and counseling in the three following areas:

  1. Marriage and Family Therapy
  2. Nutrition Counseling
  3. Financial Counseling
Services include   assessment and individual and group therapy and counseling
Dr. Shirley Baugher Dr. Marilynn Schnepf
123 Home Economics 304 Ruth Leverton Hall
University of Nebraska
Lincoln, NE 68583-0801
Phone:402/472-2957 402/472-3716
Email: fmcs001@unlvm.unl.edu hnfm001@unlvm.unl.edu

Sector:University

Family Health Care Center

Classification:

7
Underserved and/or vulnerable populations
Treatment of common illnesses for all age groups.   Infant, child and adolescent health care, adult health care, physical examinations/school and employment examinations, insurance physicals, laboratory services, industrial health care, weight management, screening tests (i.e. cholesterol, blood pressure, anemia, etc.), health education programs (for smoking cessation, worksite wellness, self-care skills, etc.).
Clinic run by nurse practitioners in collaboration with the UNMC College of Nursing.
Mary Sue Wydeven, R.N., M.S.N.
(402) 595-2794
5211 S. 31st Street
Omaha, NE 68107
mswydeve@unmcvm.unmc.edu

Sector:University

Federal and Nebraska Government DocumentCollections

Classification:

7
Calvin T. Ryan Library has been a designated depository for United States government documents since 1962 and for Nebraska State documents since 1978. Government documents in the collections are selected to serve the needs of the residents of Nebraska and especially those in the 3rd Congressional District.
The government document collections contain documents from almost every federal and state agency. Included in the collections are reports, hearings, laws, regulations, and statistics needed by individuals and businesses. Census data, genealogy materials, and income tax forms are also available. Computers can be used for access to electronic information from federal and state agencies.

Internet users may access the Government Document Department's Web page via the Library's home page for more information and a selection of bibliographies.

Nebraska residents may use government documents in the library, check them out, or request them by interlibrary loan through their local library.   Information about government Internet sites is also available.
Diana J. Keith, Head, Government Documents Department
308-865-8542
Calvin T. Ryan Library
University of Nebraska - Kearney
Kearney, NE 68849
keith@platte.unk.edu
http://www.unk.edu/buildings/library/gov-doc/home.html

Sector:University

Forging Coalitions: Networking with Traditional Civil Rights Organizations Toward Promoting Minority Leadership and Disability Advocacy

Classification:

7
Persons with disabilities, parents minorities
The overall goal of the model project, "Forging Coalitions: Networking with Traditional Civil Rights Organizations Toward Promoting Minority Leadership in Disability Advocacy" is to promote the cultivation of a regional network of disability advocacy leaders who are members of minority groups with disabilities and their families.

An equally important goal is to engage traditional civil rights organizations (such as the National Urban League) in the cultivation of these disability advocacy leaders and, by doing so, establish their organizational presence as a national partner in the disability advocacy rights movement; forging coalitions with national networks of mainstream disability advocacy groups such as Associations for retarded citizens (Arc) and Independent Living Centers (ILC's).

Lecture, Group Discussion, Focus Groups
James E. Van Arsdall
Program Coordinator, Center for Continuing Education
(402) 559-6235
University of Nebraska Medical Center
600 S. 42nd Street
Omaha, NE 68198-5651
jvanarsd@unmcvm.unmc.edu

Sector:University

Government Research Institute

Classification:

7
Local and state government, private citizens, community groups
Provides advice, consultation, and research services for the governments of Nebraska, their elected and appointed officials, and private citizens and groups
Consultation, scholarly publication and reports, coordination of internships
Dr. Robert Sittig, Director
472-2344
503 Oldfather

Sector:University

Governors Task Force on Health and Fitness

Classification:

7
Citizens of Nebraska
Consultation about health and fitness issues.
Conferences and workshops
Dr. Donald Lackey, Chair
Department of Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Leisure Studies
College of Education
University of Nebraska at Kearney
Kearney, NE 68849
(308) 865-8335 / LACKEY@platte.unk.edu

Sector:University

Groundwater Foundation (Groundwater Guardian),Water Center

Classification:

7
Water user groups and educational outreach for youth
Assisting the Groundwater Foundation in management of programs
Management and expansion of program services
Bob Kuzelka
Water Center/Environmental Programs
103 Natural Resources Hall
Lincoln, NE 68583-0844
e-mail: bkuzelka@unlinfo.unl.edu

Sector:University

Harris Center for Judaic Studies

Classification:

7
Nebraska citizens, Midwest community
The Center's goal is to educate undergraduates, Nebraskans and the wider Great Plains community about the nature and history of Jewish culture and peoples, Jewish contributions to other traditions, and the origins and effects of anti-Semitism and other forms of prejudice.
Symposia, research, community outreach
Dr. Alan Steinweis, Director
472-9561
Bessey Hall 107

Sector:University

Health Professions Initiative Partnership

Classification:

7
The children and young adults of the Omaha, Winnebago, and Santee Sioux Reservations
As a part of the 3000 by 2000 project of the AAMC, this project is a collaborative effort between the Indian Communities and the State's Educational Institutions. The focus is to encourage American Indian Students to challenge themselves in the science and math fields while developing an awareness and interest in the health professions. Projects ranging from Saturday academies to week long science camps will be offered throughout the year.
Programs will take place at UNMC, Wayne State College, Metropolitan Community College and the K-12 Reservations Schools.
Dave Carver, Ph.D.
Director, Student Counseling Services
University of Nebraska Medical Center
600 S. 42nd Street
Omaha, NE 68198-4255
(402) 559-7276
dcarver@unmc.edu

Sector:University

Health Career Fairs

Classification:

7
Students of all ages
Information concerning pharmacy as a career
On-site at the fairs
Dr. Jon Wagner
(402) 559-4333
University of Nebraska Medical Center
600 S. 42nd Street
Omaha, NE 68198-6000

Sector:University

Health Information Project

Classification:

7
Health care providers, purchasers of health care services, service agencies, researchers, policy makers.
Annual report, occasional special reports. Annual reports available in hard copy and diskette.
Angella Bowman or Laura Bashus
(402) 559-5260
University of Nebraska Medical Center
600 S. 42nd Street
Omaha, NE 68198-4350
abowman@mail.unmc.edu

Sector:University

HealthWatch Web Site

Classification:

7
KETV viewing audience and Omaha-region health services consumers. Those most likely to use this service include persons with existing health problems or relatives of those with such problems.
Archived reports on various health issues and viewing schedule for KETV health features. Includes chat room with Dr. Ed Dominguez, UNMC physician and KETV health correspondent. The chat room is opened on routine basis (roughly monthly at this point) and publicized by KETV during news segments.
This service is delivered primarily over the Internet, with publicity provided via television. Although it is only advertised within the Omaha viewing area, the services are available worldwide. URL: www.unmc.edu/healthwatch
Kevin Warneke
Public Affairs Office
(402) 559-9152
University of Nebraska Medical Center
600 S. 42nd Street
Omaha, NE   68198-5230
kwarneke@unmc.edu
Brian Reilly
Information Technology Services
(402) 559-6377
University of Nebraska Medical Center
600 S. 42nd Street
Omaha, NE 68198-5030
breilly@mail.unmc.edu

Sector:University

Hearing Screenings

Classification:

7
Nebraska children, youth and adults
Hearing screenings
Clinic or community programs
Dr. Kenya Taylor, Audiologist and Associate Professor
Department of Special Education and Communication Disorders
College of Education
University of Nebraska at Kearney
Kearney, NE 68849-4240
(308) 865-8302 / TAYLOR@platte.unk.edu

Sector:University

Heart Failure Club

Classification:

7
This club has been formed in order to provide a forum for disseminating state-of-the-art information to cardiologist and interested basic scientists in the surrounding area.
This club specializes in professional development and specialized health care services for heart failure patients.
Information will be in seminar format on the therapeutic management of patient with heart failure with the latest research on the pathophysiological mechanisms of heart failure and its sequelae.
Irving H. Zucker, Ph.D.
(402) 559-7161
University of Nebraska Medical Center
600 So. 42nd Street
Omaha, NE 68198-4575
izucker@mail.unmc.edu

Sector:University

High School Users Program

University of Nebraska-Lincoln University Libraries

Classification:

7
High school students
Library media specialists may request library cards for high school students over 16 years of age who need access to the University Libraries collections to complete high school assignments. Students with library cards may borrow up to 20 monographs from the UNL Libraries. Teachers and media specialists may request tours of Love Library, and instruction in basic research skills, including accessing IRIS, using databases, and journal searching. Handouts on research tips and other library topics are available. Campus maps and other campus information is distributed.
Students may visit UNL Libraries individually or in groups.
Ginger Rinkevich, High School Library User Coordinator
(402) 472-2556
125 Love Library
University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Lincoln, NE   68588-0410
gingerr@unllib.unl.edu
http://iris.unl.edu

Sector:University

Human Services

Classification:

7
Human services organizations and agencies in region
Over 300 students per year donate time to assist organizations to gain a better idea of services available to children, youth and families.
Direct service
Ms. Geraldine Stirtz
Department of Professional Teacher Education
College of Education
University of Nebraska at Kearney
Kearney, NE 68849-4240
(308) 865-8957 / STIRTZ@platte.unk.edu

Sector:University

Impact Magazine

Classification:

7
Referring physicians and opinion leaders across Nebraska
A biannual publication produced by Public Affairs that features research, education and health care programs of UNMC.
This publication is mailed
Public Affairs
(402) 559-4353
University of Nebraska Medical Center
600 S. 42nd Street
Omaha, NE 68198-5230

Sector:University

Indian/Chicano Center

Classification:

7
Indian/Chicano populations of Omaha
Physician services
On-site clinic
Kristine McVea, MD
(402) 559-8147
University of Nebraska Medical Center
600 So. 42nd Street
Omaha, NE 68198-3075
kmcvea@mail.unmc.edu

Sector:University

Information Services/Library

Western Nebraska Community College

Classification:

7
All college students
Access to information from a variety of sources, print materials, audio visual materials, reference materials, microfilm, and Internet
Use of facilities for individual students, faculty-led classes, small study groups, individual faculty, and employees
Valetta Schneider, Director
1-800-348-4435, Extension 6040
(308) 635-6040
vschneid@hannibal.wncc.cc.ne.us
Sector:Community Colleges
Instructional Services Center

Classification:

7
Students, faculty and staff, general public
Audiovisual equipment and materials

Sector:State Colleges

Interactive Software: An Educational/Behavioral Approach to Smoking Cessation for Pregnant Women and Their Families

Classification:

7
Pregnant women being seen at five WIC sites in Douglas County
Pregnant women participate in a interactive video study where they act as advisors for pregnant women in the video who are in different stages of readiness to change their smoking habits.
The participants view the video in which the scenarios shown are tailored to the participant's stage of readiness to change her smoking habit.   Depending on how the participant answers the video questions, she is led through a loop of scenarios tailored to her stage of readiness to change.
Helen McIlvain, PhD
(402) 559-5367
University of Nebraska Medical Center
600 So. 42nd Street
Omaha, NE 68198-3075
hemcilva@unmc.edu

Sector:University

Internet Resources, Water Center

Classification:

7
Public water users and pesticide applicators/users
Water Center and Pesticide Information Websites which provide a vast amount of information on water and pesticides
Electronic websites:
  • Water Center (http://www.ianr.unl.edu/ianr/waterctr/whome.html)
  • Environmental Programs (http://www.ianr.unl.edu/ianr/pat/ephome.html)
Larry Schulze
Water Center/Environmental Programs
103 Natural Resources Hall
Lincoln, NE 68583-084
e-mail: evpr003@unlvm.unl.edu

Sector:University

Joslyn Castle Institute for Sustainable Communities

Classification:

7, 5
The Joslyn Castle Institute works with a wide range of interested public and private groups throughout the State, region and world to help communities improve their capacity to address issues of environmental concern in harmony with economic and social development.
The Institute provides a focal point for education, policy study and team building in support of sustainable development. The Institute has been designated by the United Nations to serve as one of only thirteen international centers for the Best Practices in Local Leadership Program.
Through education, outreach and research programs, the Institute promotes sustainable development with a focus on the built environment.
Catherine McGuire and Elizabeth Stevens, Co-Directors
(402)-595-1902
Joslyn Castle Institute for Sustainable Communities
3902 Davenport Street
Omaha, Nebraska   68131
cmcguire@unlinfo.unl.edu or estevens@unlinfo.unl.edu

Sector:University

Kearney Public Elementary Schools

Classification:

7
Kindergarten through third grade students in nine Kearney Public Elementary Schools.
Students will serve as reading tutors to students.
Students will provide reading tutorship through individual one-on-one instruction, through classroom instruction and group activities, and through computer oriented reading software.
Carol Renner, Assistant Superintendent
(308) 237-6004
Office of the Superintendent
310 West 24th
Kearney, NE   68847

Sector:University

Kearney Park & Recreation

Classification:

7
The Recreation Division coordinates a broad spectrum of activities for the Kearney community including the following:   youth and adult sports, swimming pool programs, arts & crafts, outdoor education, youth and adult leisure activities, and special events.
Students serve the community by being;   Youth Day Camp/Arts & Crafts Instructor, Youth Gymnastics, Tumbling and Fitness Instructor, Youth Athletic Coach, Youth & Adult Athletic Official, Swimming Pool Life Guard.
Students provide services and instruction on a one-on-one basis and through group activities.
Scott Hayden, Recreation Superintendent
(308) 237-4644
Box 1180, 18 East 22nd Street
Kearney, NE   68848-1180

Sector:University

Knowledge and Assistance to Students in Education

Classification:

7
Future and Present Educators
Credentialing information
Background materials and personal assistance
Ms. Mary Losey, KASE Director
College of Education
University of Nebraska at Kearney
Kearney, NE 68849
(308) 865-8266 / LOSEY@platte.unk.edu

Sector:University

Leland J. and Dorothy H. Olson Center for Women's Health/Women's Health Resource Center

Classification:

7
  • Women in Nebraska and western Iowa
  • Women's healthcare professionals
  • Health Information Seminars and conferences offered through public forum or corporate luncheon
  • Resource center to assist public and health care professionals in self-education regarding women's health topics
Public seminars, corporate 'brown bag' lectures, library-like resource center, newsletter, Internet web page. Have plans for three off-campus resource centers in the next 9 months.
David Baldwin, Ph.D.
402-559-6345
University of Nebraska Medical Center
600 S. 42nd Street
Omaha, NE 68198-3255
dbaldwin@mail.unmc.edu
www.unmc.edu/Olson

Sector:University

Library Services to the School at the Center Program

University of Nebraska-Lincoln University Libraries

Classification:

7
Teachers and media specialists in 14 school districts current participating in the School at the Center (SATC) program.
To help teachers expand the local curriculum, UNL Libraries works with school media specialists to provide access to research materials.   SATC participants can request copies of articles, tables of contents, chapters of books, and microfiche, and can request loans of books.   Books circulate for a six-week loan period when obtained through the SATC program.

To request materials electronically, media specialists may send an e-mail message to satcform@unllib.unl.edu.

  To request materials via mail or fax, media specialists fax requests to (402) 472-5131 and mail requests to Interlibrary Loan, UNL Libraries, Lincoln, NE 68588-0410. Reference assistance is also available for questions with short, factual answers.   Questions may be sent to sendform@unllib.unl.edu.

The UNL Libraries supply the requested materials via mail or fax.   Materials are sent to the media specialist at the participating schools.
Kate Adams, Distance Education Coordinator
(402) 472-2560
225B Love Library
University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Lincoln, NE   68588-0410
katea@unllib.unl.edu
http://iris.unl.edu

Sector:University

Library Instruction for Regional K-12 Schools   and Community Groups

Classification:

7
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

Lincoln Friends of Chamber Music Concert Series, Sheldon Art Gallery, UNL

Classification:

7
ALL;   school children, teachers, general public
Annual series of 5-6 concerts featuring national touring chamber groups: season ticket holders, general admission ticket sales
Live concerts presented in the museum's auditorium
Joe Kraus, President
c/o Lincoln Friends of Chamber Music
365 WMB (0100)

Sector:University

Lincoln-Lancaster County Health Department Referral Patients

Classification:

7
The College provides some services to County residents who cannot afford routine dental care
Services are provided to selected patients who are screened and referred to the College by the Lincoln-Lancaster County Health Department (LLCHD).
Services in the areas of endodontics, oral surgery, scaling and root planing and full dentures may be provided at reduced or no fee. This program is subject to change depending on needs and circumstances of the College of Dentistry and LLCHD.
Galen Kathol
Director Business Services
(402) 472-3457
University of Nebraska Medical Center
Dent 100A
Lincoln, NE 68583-0740
gkathol@unmcvm.unmc.edu

Sector:University

Look Good Feel Better

Classification:

7
Female Oncology patients undergoing radiation and chemotherapy
Demonstrates how women can use makeup, wigs and other accessories to look like themselves again, to restore their self image.
Offered monthly at UNMC - 1 to 2 hours in a classroom type setting
Lizabeth G. Brumm
(402) 559-4162
University of Nebraska Medical Center
600 South 42nd Street
Omaha, NE 68198-4110
lgbrumm@unmc.edu

Sector:University

Marriage and Family Counseling Program

Classification:

7
Faculty, staff and students
Marriage and family counseling
Individual and group counseling
Dr. Tom Scofield
Department of Counseling and School Psychology
College of Education
University of Nebraska at Kearney
Kearney, NE 68849
(308) 864-8360 / SCOFIELD@platte.unk.edu

Sector:University

Maternal Care Program and Family Planning

Classification:

7
Pregnant mothers or women wanting family planning services who meet certain income guidelines.
Prenatal care including social work and dietitian, or family planning services
Clinics on campus, at SONA (31st and Q), at Harvey Oaks (144th and Center), at Baker Place (50th and Ames)
Carl V. Smith, M.D.
402-559-6159
University of Nebraska Medical Center
600 S. 42nd Street
Omaha, NE 68198-3255
cvsmith@mail.unmc.edu

Sector:University

Mathematical Association of America High School Examination Center

Classification:

7
High school students across the nation, high school counselors, colleges and universities, high school teachers.
Serves as the national headquarters for the American Mathematics Competitions, producing, handling style="mso-spacerun: yes">  and distributing all the tests and supplies for the four tests that comprise these competitions. The Center also assists in the scoring as well as the evaluation process.
see above
Dr. Walter Mientka, Director
472-2257
1740 Vine Street

Sector:University

Medical Explorer Scouts

Classification:

7
Area high school students
Invitations are mailed by the Boys Scouts to students in the Omaha metropolitan area who indicate an interest in medicine on the annual school-based career surveys. The first 30 to apply are accepted.
The post tours a different area of the campus each week. Often hands-on activities are provided to facilitate career exploration.
Ann Carlson
Community Relations Assistant
(402) 559-6027
University of Nebraska Medical Center
600 S. 42nd Street
Omaha, NE 68198-5230

Sector:University

Meeting Room Available to Public Groups

Classification:

7
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

Meeting and conference rooms

Classification:

7
General public
State college facilities are available to community groups for meetings, workshops, etc. videoconferencing equipment
Meeting rooms and theaters available to the public for meetings
(402)375-7485

Sector:State Colleges

Metro Omaha Cancer Survivorship Group

Classification:

7
Anyone with a diagnosis of cancer
Cancer survivorship education
Discussion groups and education presentations, monthly meeting which last approximately 1 - 2 hours in a meeting room at UNMC
Susan Stensland, LCSW
(402) 559 4676
University of Nebraska Medical Center
600 South 42nd Street
Omaha, NE 68198-1130
smstensl@unmc.edu
Jody O'Doherty, LCSW
(402) 559-5085
University of Nebraska Medical Center
600 South 42nd Street
Omaha, NE 68198-1130
jodohert@unmc.edu

Sector:University

Mid-Nebraska Community Services

Classification:

7
Non-profit agency that works to help persons provide a better life for themselves and their families. style="mso-spacerun: yes">  Programs to community include;   Head Start, Weatherization, Public Transportation, C.A.R.E., Cinnamon Bear Child Care Center, Young Moms, Food Bank, WIC, Commodity Supplemental Food Program, Minden Nutrition Site, and North Platte Senior Center.
Students will serve community by being;   Office Assistant for WIC (Women Infants, and Children) and Head Start Office Aid.
Services will be provided through direct and indirect efforts of students.
Karen Lueck, Executive Director
(308) 234-2591
Box 2288, 16 West 11th
Kearney, NE   68848-2288

Sector:University

Mini-Medical School/Health Forums

Classification:

7
General public
During the spring and fall, UNMC conducts a series of two-hour workshops held weekly for six weeks that focus on a particular health topic and cover the scope from education to research to treatment. This fall (1997), UNMC is piloting offering these workshops to the Norfolk area via satellite. Each year, other forums on health topics such as cancer and lymphoma are conducted for the general public.

Public Affairs
(402) 559-4353
University of Nebraska Medical Center
600 S. 42nd Street
Omaha, NE 68198-5230

Sector:University

Mini-Medical School

Classification:

7
General public
Educational and information presentations
Classroom setting
Jennifer Kock
(402) 559-6918
University of Nebraska Medical Center
600 South 42nd Street
Omaha, NE 68198-7050
jkock@unmc.edu

Sector:University

Minority High School Student and Teacher Training Program

Classification:

7
African American, Hispanic American, Native American/Alaskan Native or Pacific Islander high school students
Participants work for 8-10 weeks (June-August) on research projects and attend seminars presented by Eppley faculty designed especially for the students.
Sheri Dunbar
(402) 559-4401
University of Nebraska Medical Center
600 S. 42nd Street
Omaha, NE 68198-6805

Sector:University

Minority Student Summer Research Program

Classification:

7
11 and 12 grade students
Education and training in laboratory research
Classrooms and laboratories
Dr. Warren Narducci
(402) 559-5267
600 S. 42nd Street
Omaha, NE 68198-6045

Sector:University

Mobile Nursing Center

Classification:

7
Underserved and/or vulnerable populations in Omaha and other Nebraska communities.
To provide health care services, particularly diabetes related care.
A motor home, converted for use as a Mobile Nursing Center is staffed by volunteer College of Nursing faculty and students. In addition, physical therapy, medical technology and medical nutritionist students from UNMC also volunteer.
Catherine Todero, RN, PhD
Kathleen Mazzuca, R.N., Ph.D.
(402) 559-4270 or (402) 559-6616
University of Nebraska Medical Center
600 South 42nd Street
Omaha, NE 68198-5330
ctodero@unmcvm.unmc.edu
kmazzuca@unmcvm.unmc.edu

Sector:University

Multicultural Vantage Program

Classification:

7
African American, Hispanic American and Native American
MVP is a cooperative venture of UNMC and UNO. Selected students obtain early acceptance into participating UNMC colleges or programs contingent upon completion of studies at UNO.
Robbie Tyler
(402) 559-4275
University of Nebraska Medical Center
600 S. 42nd Street
Omaha, NE 68198-4275

Sector:University

Music Events, School of Music, UNL

Classification:

7
Music listeners and attendees
Nebraska State Bandmasters Association Annual Convention, Nebraska Music Education Association Convention, Nebraska Music Education Association Convention, Nebraska State Bandmasters Association Concert Band Festival, Nebraska Show Choir Contest, Nebraska Boys and Girls State, Thespian Festival, Math Day, Nebraska Scholars Institute, Lincoln Youth Orchestra, Arts Are Basic, Pueri Cantori
Conferences, workshops, camps
Larry Mallett, Director
School of Music
110 Westbrook Music Building
University of Nebraska-Lincoln
http://www.unl.edu/finearts/Wmus/WMB/WMB.html

Sector:University

National evaluation of the G.R.E.A.T. (Gang Reduction Education and Training Program), including GREAT programs in the Omaha and Lincoln Public Schools

Classification:

7
Federal administrators and policymakers, educators, and youth
Through a grant through the National Institute of Justice (NIJ), a UNO Criminal Justice professor and six graduate students are conducting a nationwide evaluation of the GREAT program.
Graduate students conduct lengthy surveys with students enrolled in GREAT program, as well as a control group of students. A UNO Criminal Justice professor is supervising the research, analyzing the data, and preparing reports to the NIJ.
Professor Finn Esbensen
Department of Criminal Justice
University of Nebraska at Omaha
Omaha, Nebraska 68182
Phone (402) 554-2610
email: fesbensen1@unomaha.edu

Sector:University

NEB/CRESS

Classification:

7
School Administrators
Consultation to small schools regarding strategic planning and educational renewal
All educational administration faculty consult with schools.   They have particular expertise in rural and small school issues.
Dr. Leonard Gregory, Director of NEB/CRESS
c/o Department of Educational Administration
College of Education
University of Nebraska at Kearney
Kearney, NE 68849
(308) 865-8541 / GREGORY@platte.unk.edu

Sector:University

Nebraska High School Press Association

Classification:

7
Students and journalism teachers from 116 Nebraska high NHSPA holds their annual spring newspaper and yearbook competition and their summer week-long workshop in our building. style="mso-spacerun: yes">  Students and teachers occupy our classrooms and use our computer facilities. There are 34 Class A schools, 28 from Class B, 23 from Class C and 31 from Class D.
Students and their teachers come to the UNL campus
Professor John Bender, Executive Director
472-3053
College of Journalism and Mass Communications
206 Avery Hall
Lincoln, NE 68588-0132
jbender@unlinfo.unl.edu

Sector:University

Nebraska Math and Science Initiative PATTERNS Newsletter

Classification:

7
Educators, business, government, higher ed. and community members interested in math and science education
A quarterly newsletter on math, science and technology education issues and activities. The newsletter is willing to carry information for other organizations with related missions on a space available basis.
Mail
Katie Dimon-Graf, Editor
126 Morrill Hall
Lincoln, NE   68588
402/472-9801
e-mail: kgraf@unlinfo.unl.edu

Sector:University

Nebraska Institute for Technology in the Practice of Law -- Schmid Law Library

Classification:

7
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 Goals 2000 - Education standards

Classification:

7
K-12 schools
Development of reading and writing, social studies, early childhood, special education, and other core subjects
Assist Nebraska Department of Education in developing statewide education standards
Dr. Jean Ramage, Dean
College of Education
University of Nebraska at Kearney
Kearney, Nebraska 68849-4240
(308) 865-8502 / RAMAGEJ@platte.unk.edu

Sector:University

Nebraska Lied Main Street Program

Classification:

7, 5
Nebraska's Lied Main Street Program works with about four new communities in Nebraska each year in   support of efforts by business and community leaders to revitalize their central business districts, or Main Streets.
A staff based at the UNL College of Architecture works with participating communities to implement the time-tested National Main Street Four Point Approach of:  
  1. Organizational Development;
  2. Promotion;  
  3. Economic Restructuring;
  4. Design Enhancement
Nebraska's Lied Main Street Program is administered jointly by a partnership group made up of the UNL College of Architecture, the Nebraska State Historical Society, the Nebraska Department of Economic Development and the Nebraska Department of Roads.
Scott Sewell, Director
(402)-472-0718
Nebraska Lied Main Street Program
210 Architecture Hall
Lincoln, Nebraska   68588-0106
ssewell@unlinfo2.unl.edu

Sector:University

Nebraska Water Conference, Water Center

Classification:

7
Anyone interested in Nebraska=s water issues. Audience includes policy makers, general public, NRD managers, university faculty, state organization heads, extension education
In-depth lectures or presentations on some aspect of water relative to Nebraska. This could include policy, management, water pollution-both surface and groundwater.
Annual two-day conference including small group sessions and displays and posters
Bob Kuzelka
Water Center/Environmental Programs
103 Natural Resources Hall
Lincoln, NE 68583-0844
e-mail: bkuzelka@unlinfo.unl.edu

Sector:University

Nebraska State Penitentiary, College of Fine &Performing Arts, UNL

Classification:

7
Target audience is inmates of penitentiary
Service is to take performers/artists to prisoners. Goal is to provide artists who will serve as role models for positive achievement to general population as well as to racially and/or culturally specific inmates.
Delivery method is to take performers/artists to either the chapel or the gymnasium in the prison where performance and/or workshop is held.
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

Nebraska Department of Health "Harvest for a Lifetime" Cancer Prevention Program

Classification:

7
Farm families in 10 southwest Nebraska counties
Information concerning cancer prevention
Various local sites

Dr. Warren Narducci
(402) 559-5267
University of Nebraska Medical Center
600 S. 42nd Street
Omaha, NE 68198-6045

Sector:University

Nebraska Department of Health "Every Woman Matters" Cancer Screening and Prevention Program

Classification:

7
Adult women
Breast and cervical cancer information and referral services
Local community pharmacists in rural Nebraska
Dr. Tim McGuire
(402) 559-8224
University of Nebraska Medical Center
600 S. 42nd Street
Omaha, NE 68198-6045

Sector:University

Nebraska State Patrol Citizen Survey

Classification:

7
Nebraska State Patrol, state administrators and policymakers, citizens of Nebraska
UNO Department of Criminal Justice faculty and graduate students provide technical assistance in the design and analysis of the State Patrol's quad-annual survey of Nebraska residents.
Faculty and graduate students assist in the development and analysis of data.
Associate Professor Patrick Gartin
Department of Criminal Justice
University of Nebraska at Omaha
Omaha, Nebraska 68182
Phone (402) 554-2610
email: pgartin@unomaha.edu

Sector:University

Nebraska Drug Information Network

Classification:

7
Rural Community Pharmacies
The Nebraska Drug Information Network is a program sponsored by the University College of Pharmacy and Department of Information Services. Forty   rural community pharmacies are networked with the Medical University to facilitate both the collection and dissemination of medical information to rural areas. Information which is disseminated includes:   drug information, clinical alerts, patient education materials, and automated blood-pressure monitor kits. Participating pharmacies collect and submit information to the medical center on adverse drug reactions, patient compliance patterns and related issues unique to rural community pharmacies.

In addition, these forty pharmacies participate in the training of pharmacy students. During this training, students are exposed to the opportunities and benefits of practicing in rural areas.   Through the Nebraska Drug Information Network these students can stay in contact with the medical resources of the University campus.

Internet
Warren Narducci, PharmD
(402) 559-5267
University of Nebraska Medical Center
600 S. 42nd Street
Omaha, NE 68198-6045
wnarducc@unmc.edu

Sector:University

Nebraska Job Service

Classification:

7
This agency provides employment services to employers and job seekers. Administer many programs to help individuals become equipped and prepared to find jobs that meet their needs.
Students serving as Client Intake Clerks help job applicants with services such as: job training, unemployment insurance, employment services, proficiency testing, and instructing applicants on how to use automated job search programs.
Provide services through one-on-one advising.
Donald E. Caha, Manager
(308) 865-5404
124 West 46th,   Box 310
Kearney, NE   68848-0310

Sector:University

Nebraska Games And Parks Commission

Classification:

7
This agency is the stewardship of the state's fish, wildlife, parks and outdoor recreation resources in the best long-term interest of the people and those resources.
Students will serve the people and the state's resources by being a Conservation Aide/Office Assistant.
Will provide services through distance learning technology, group instruction, one-on-one advising, and through direct contact with the resources.
Daylan Figgs, District VI Wildlife Manager
(308) 865-5310
1617 1st Avenue
Kearney, NE   68847

Sector:University

Neighborhood Builders

Classification:

7
Residents of Omaha's federally-designated Weed and Seed neighborhoods, representatives of the Greater Omaha Chamber of Commerce, City of Omaha Planning Department, Community Resource Center, and U.S. Attorney's office
Leadership development training for citizens of Weed and Seed neighborhoods in north and south Omaha. Neighborhood Builders will create a cadre of neighborhood leaders, trained in topics such as goal setting, asset building, conflict resolution, and problem solving.
Department of Public Administration faculty, staff and students have assisted in the program's development and continue to provide administrative services, training, and technical assistance.
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/pacthome.html

Sector:University

Nursing Home Program

Classification:

7
People in nursing homes
300 students per semester spend 1 hour per week with individuals in nursing homes
Personal contact
Ms. Connie Hansen
Department of Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Leisure Studies
College of Education
University of Nebraska at Kearney
Kearney, NE 68849
(308) 865-8940 / HANSENC@platte.unk.edu

Sector:University

Omaha Conditions Study Program

Classification:

7
State and local government agencies, policymakers, businesses, social service organizations, and citizens
The Center for Public Affairs Research (CPAR), a unit of the College of Public Affairs and Community Service, operates the Omaha Conditions Study Program, which is designed to monitor and improve the processes operating in the city by collecting quality information and making it accessible to those who need it. The needs of public, private and social service organizations drive the selection of issues to be studied.
CPAR staff and CPACS faculty meet with community representatives to plan surveys and design their content, analyze data, prepare comprehensive community reports, meet with the press, government representatives, and social service and business leaders to discuss the implications of the reports.
Dr. Russell Smith
Director
Center for Public Affairs Research
PKCC 232
Omaha, NE 68182
(402)595-2311
email: rsmith@unomaha.edu

Sector:University

Omaha Family Support Program (OFSP)

Classification:

7
Youth in the Omaha area and their families; women at risk of domestic violence; citizens of Omaha and the state of Nebraska.
The OFSP is designed to support and strengthen families in the Omaha Enterprise community. Program areas are Family Mentoring, Parent Education, Domestic Violence Intervention, and creation of a PACT website. The OFSP has provided vitally-needed parenting education to dozens of families in Omaha's enterprise community. It has strengthened the community's response to family violence, and has created a pilot family mentoring program that is serving families of high-risk youth in South Omaha. The OFSP allows a number of UNO faculty, staff, and students to participate in research and outreach activities.
CPACS faculty and staff administrate the program; provide technical assistance to project staff and subcontracts; research additional funding sources and community partnerships; oversee the program's process and impact evaluation; and identify graduate students and interns to assist in 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
url: http://cid.unomaha.edu/~wwwpa/pacthome.html

Sector:University

Operations Department, Lied Center for Performing Arts, UNL

Classification:

7
Lied facilities are available to: 1) partnerships between University units or affiliated groups recognized by the Office of Student Involvement and not-for-profit and/or commercial arts entities; 2) not-for-profit arts organizations in the State of Nebraska, especially those in the Lincoln area; and 3) commercial arts promoters or providers.
The Lied Center for Performing Arts provides the use of performance, meeting, education, and entertainment facilities at modest rental rates. Though production management is the renter's responsibility, the Lied provides technical support and box office services at a nominal additional cost to the renter and front-of-house personnel for the events, such as house management, ushers, security staff, and Red Cross volunteers at little or no cost to the renter.
Organizations or individuals interested in using Lied facilities should initiate contact with the Lied Scheduling Manager. Once scheduled, the event will be contracted through the Director of Operations' office.

Jeff Walker, Facility Manager, Lied Scheduling Manager
402-472-4708
301 N. 12th Street, PO Box 880151
Lincoln, NE 68588-0151
jwalker@unlinfo.unl.edu

Sector:University

Outcome of Women with Breast Cancer Identified Through the Every Woman Matters Program

Classification:

7
Medical underserved women in the State of Nebraska who are in need of regular Pap smears and mammograms.
Mammograms and Pap smears are offered on a sliding scale fee to women lacking necessary insurance coverage for these tests.

Doctors throughout the state have agreed to participate in the Every Woman Matters Program.

Our role in this program involves a grant where we are studying what medical information was given women who were diagnosed with breast cancer under the Every Woman Matters Program and how it affected their choice of treatment for the cancer.

Kristine McVea, M.D., MPH, Assistant Research Director
(402) 559-8147
University of Nebraska Medical Center
600 So. 42nd Street
Omaha, NE 68198-3075
kcvea@UNMC.edu

Sector:University

Parents of all Ages Program - Beatrice Campus

Southeast Community College Area

Classification:

7
Single parents, ADC recipients
Assessment, guidance, basic skills and remediation, support services, coordination with other agencies, and assistance with education
(402) 475-2750

Sector:Community Colleges

Partnership with the Omaha Police Department

Classification:

7
Executive personnel and officers of the Omaha Police Department
The Department of Criminal Justice has an office at the Omaha Police Department as part of the National Institute of Justice funded Partnership Initiative. Several other federally funded projects also run out of this office, including an evaluation of Omaha's Weed and Seed program and the Drug Use Forecasting Project.
Criminal Justice faculty, graduate assistants, and undergraduate students participate in planning, program design and evaluations, and the development of policy.
Associate Professor Patrick Gartin
Department of Criminal Justice
University of Nebraska at Omaha
Omaha, Nebraska 68182
Phone (402) 554-2610
email: pgartin@unomaha.edu

Sector:University

Partnership with the Lincoln Police Department

Classification:

7
Lincoln Police Department leadership, officers, and citizens of Lincoln, Nebraska
Development and utilization of a telephone survey to collect feedback from citizens who have had interactions with Lincoln police officers. Feedback from the surveys is provided directly to the officer, rather than his/her supervisor, for the officer's information and improvement of community relations.
Led by a UNO Criminal Justice professor, CJ students conduct the surveys and prepare the reports.
Professor Julie Horney
Department of Criminal Justice
University of Nebraska at Omaha
Omaha, Nebraska 68182
Phone (402) 554-2610
email: jhorney@unomaha.edu

Sector:University

Pathways to Progress - A Cancer Awareness Forum

Classification:

7
This program was aimed at an adult audience from all over the State of Nebraska
Nationally-recognized cancer experts spoke about advances in cancer research and patient care. style="mso-spacerun: yes">  They were available after speaking to answer questions from a state-wide audience. In addition, over 25 faculty members from the cancer center were on site to answer questions in their areas of expertise.
The program was conducted lecture-style on the UNMC campus and downlinked via satellite to 8 locations throughout the state. Telephone hook-ups were available at all sites so that viewers could call in their questions to the speakers.
Sheri Dunbar
(402) 559-4401
University of Nebraska Medical Center
600 S. 42nd Street
Omaha, NE 68198-6805
sdunbar@unmc.edu

Sector:University

Personal Development Activities

Platte Campus, Central Community College

Classification:

7
All ages and educational levels
Usually short credit and non-credit classes, seminars and workshops, as well as college curriculum courses, both day and night in many areas of instruction, available at off-campus locations in 31 communities
1-800-642-1083
(402) 562-1253
klupced@cccadm.gi.cccneb.edu
(402) 562-1222
riepced@cccadm.gi.cccneb.edu

Sector:Community Colleges

Pesticide Container Recycling, Water Center

Classification:

7
Local cooperatives and producers
Coordination of statewide collection and recycling of plastic pesticide container sites.
Through the media both print and TV/radio
Larry Schulze
Water Center/Environmental Programs
103 Natural Resources Hall
Lincoln, NE 68583-084
evpr003@unlvm.unl.edu

Sector:University

Peter Kiewit Conference Center

Classification:

7
Business, industry, government, educational institutes, regional and national markets
UNO's Peter Kiewit Conference Center is a fully-equipped conference center available to the academic, business, and general communities for conferences, meetings, and workshops. Each year, more than 65,000 persons attend more than 1,100 meetings and conferences at the center.
The conference center has 18 meeting rooms, a 500-seat auditorium, a 300-seat dining room, 24 classrooms, complete meeting planning services, state-of-the-art-audiovisual equipment, satellite downlink capability, a computer training and board room with interactive Internet-based computer linkage, and a two-way audio and video distance education classroom providing linkage to hundreds of remote sites.
UNO's College of Continuing Studies
phone: 402/595-2372

Sector:University

Poison Control Program - Pinky the Elephant

Classification:

7
K-6 grade students
Educational information concerning the toxicological effects of common household substances.
Elementary school classrooms
Mrs. Janice Johannsen
(402) 559-4333.
University of Nebraska Medical Center
600 S. 42nd Street
Omaha, NE 68198-6000

Sector:University

Practice Opportunities Fair

Classification:

7
Rural Nebraska communities
Allows rural communities to set up booth, meet and talk with residents, PA students, nursing students about health care employment opportunities in rural Nebraska
One-on-one advising
Robert Bowman, MD
(402) 559-8873
University of Nebraska Medical Center
600 So. 42nd Street
Omaha, NE 68198-3075
rbowman@mail.unmc.edu

Sector:University

Primordial Sound Meditation

Classification:

7
Individual or group instruction for health care professionals, patients, or the public that includes people of every age (starting at age 5), education, culture and religion.
Meditation is one of the most important powerful tools there is to help restore the harmony within and to gain access to our bodies' intelligence. In meditation we rediscover the silence in our mind and make it part of our life. Silence is the birthplace of happiness. It is where we get our bursts of inspiration, our tender feelings of compassion, our sense of love. Meditation is a journey to freedom and self-knowledge. Today doctors are increasingly citing stress as a major factor in such illnesses as depression, anxiety, high blood pressure, cardiac pain, insomnia, diabetes, ulcers, cold, fever, asthma, arthritis and alcoholism. Even though meditation should not be considered a cure by itself, research has shown that it contributes to reducing stress and achieving deep relaxation and a profound state of rest. By reducing stress, meditation has important benefits for a wide range of health problems, and also allows the mind and body to function with maximum effectiveness. Primordial Sound Meditation is a technique that originates from the ancient knowledge of India. Deepak Chopra, M.D. and David Simon, M.D. have revived this authentic process baed on Vedic mathematics that is incorporates an individual's time and place of birth to choose a specific meditation mantra (sound or vibration). This is taught by Dr. Monica Traystman, who has been certified by Dr. Chopra at the Chopra Center for Well Being.
Primordial Sound is easily learned in four short sessions over a period of seven hours in three to four days. Each participant receives a workbook and audiotape. Two of the sessions each involve viewing a video tape followed by a discussion and two of the sessions consist each of individual instruction and group meditation. A course fee is required.
Monica D. Traystman, Ph.D.
(402) 559-7786
University of Nebraska Medical Center
600 S. 42nd Street
Omaha, NE 68198-5660
mtraystm@mail.unmc.edu

Sector:University

Program for Women and Successful Aging

Classification:

7
Older women
The Program for Women and Successful Aging (PWSA) is a multi-agency collaborative effort administered by the UNO College of Public Affairs and Community Service (CPACS). Led by a director and an advisory committee composed of representatives from higher education, social services, and the community at large, the PWSA promotes the holistic well-being of older women by promoting research on aging and older women, disseminating information, and sponsoring community outreach activities that promote creative expression, improved understanding about the aging process, and improved delivery of services.
The PWSA sponsors brown bag lectures, workshops, creative arts contests; hosts an annual research day; and hosts a website.
Professor Shirley Waskel
Director, PWSA
Dept. of Gerontology
Annex 24
University of Nebraska at Omaha
Omaha, NE 68182
(402) 554-2272
email: swaskel@fa-cpacs.unomaha.edu
http://cid.unomaha.edu/~wwwpa/gero/pwsa.html

Sector:University

Project Hope

Classification:

7
Medical aid to the homeless population of Omaha
On site mobile clinic
Doug Wheatley, MD
(402) 559-6136
University of Nebraska Medical Center
600 So. 42nd Street
Omaha, NE 68198-3075
dhwheatl@mail.unmc.edu

Sector:University

Public Health Services

Classification:

7
Students, faculty and staff, general public
Services provided through the Health Center

Sector:State Colleges

Public Access to Water and Environmental Information, Water Center

Classification:

7
General public, Water Resources Institutes, policy makers, NRD managers, government officials, environmental groups
Publications, annual reports of research, Research Briefs, listing of faculty contact for water and environmental questions, Extension publications, media interface
Print and electronic media, phone/FAX
Steven Ress
Water Center/Environmental Programs
103 Natural Resources Hall
Lincoln, NE 68583-0844
402/472-3305
e-mail: sress@unlinfo.unl.edu

Sector:University

Publication of books about Nebraska and by Nebraska authors, University of Nebraska Press

Classification:

7
General public, students, and scholars
Ongoing publication of books by Nebraska authors, including faculty members, and on the subject of the state of Nebraska, in both scholarly and general interest formats.
Books may be purchased from bookstores or directly from the Press. Libraries throughout the state maintain collections of University of Nebraska Press titles. Books are also exhibited at appropriate meetings and conferences throughout the state, including the Nebraska Library Association and Nebraska Center for the Book. The Press works with numerous citizen, community, and university groups to bring the authors of these works to public forums. A list of titles is available from the Press.
Kathryn Kelley, Publicity Manager
312 N. 14th St.
Lincoln, NE 68588-0484
402/472-5938
e-mail: kkelley@unlinfo.unl.edu
http://nebraskapress.unl.edu

Sector:University

Pulling America's Communities Together (PACT)

Classification:

7
Citizens of the state of Nebraska, youth, staff from U.S. Attorney's Office, Nebraska Governor's Office, various juvenile services stakeholders
Personnel from the College of Public Affairs and Community Service, and in particular faculty and staff from the UNO Department of Public Administration designed and implemented a statewide strategic planning process, convened a number of task forces, and developed a comprehensive plan to address youth violence in the state. The PACT effort continues through a federal Weed and Seed grant, administered by the UNO Department of Public Administration, that supports on-going community dialogue, provides administrative and technical support to the Omaha Community Partnership, and helps ensure ongoing implementation of the activities identified in the PACT plan.
Services are provided by CPACS faculty and staff in the form of technical assistance, administrative support, on-going planning, and the development and implementation of programs aimed at the prevention of youth violence.
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:Univerity

Pumpkin Patch Child Care Center

Classification:

7
This agency is a licensed child care center and preschool that provides quality care for children ages 6 weeks to 12 years.
Students will serve as Child Care Workers. Will assist teachers with the supervision of children, snacks, games, creative activities, and homework for school-age group.
Services will be provided through classroom and individual study.
Lori Altmaier, Director
(308) 237-4220
4500 Linden Drive,   P.O. Box 368
Kearney, NE 68847

Sector:University

Quality Networking Group (QNG)

Classification:

7
Business, industry and service employers and employees
The College of Continuing Studies hosts a series of free bimonthly presentations to area businesses and services as a forum to discuss quality-related system issues, concerns, victories, and challenges. Programs have included discussions of developing and sustaining teams, Benchmarking, quality measures, quality awards, empowerment, and other quality-related topics.
Programs combine lecture, discussion, round table forums, panel discussion, and demonstrations.
UNO's College of Continuing Studies
phone: 402/595-2372

Sector:University

Recovering from Psychosis: A Wellness Approach

Classification:

7
Persons experiencing major depression, schizophrenia and manic-depressive (bi-polar) illness, their family or friends, and health care and service providers.
Educational and Support services
Group
Susan Muhlbauer, R.N., M.S.N.
Marlene Lindeman, R.N., M.S.N.
(402) 559-6544 or (402) 559-6553
University of Nebraska Medical Center
600 South 42nd Street
Omaha, NE 68198-5330
smuhlbau@unmcvm.unmc.edu
mlindema@unmcvm.unmc.edu

Sector:University

Reference Services for the Citizens of Nebraska

Classification:

7
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

Research Consultation Program

Classification:

7
Students, Faculty and School District Personnel
Research consultation.
Assist students and school personnel in designing viable research and service projects.
Dr. Teara Archwamety
Department of Counseling and School Psychology
College of Education
University of Nebraska at Kearney
Kearney, NE 68849
(308) 865-8312 / ARCHWAMETY@platte.unk.edu

Sector:University

Resource Library at UMA at Baker Place

Classification:

7
Everyone
Information of various sources - brochures, books, video tapes - all providing information on illnesses and diseases, such as cancer, asthma, diabetes, high blood pressure and many more. M-F 11am - 5pm. An opportunity to search the World Wide Web and the resources at UNMC's McGoogan Library of Medicine.
Library setting. Library assistant available plus three computers to access internet.
Wayne Houston, M.P.A.
(402) 595-1365
5050 Ames, Omaha, NE 68104
whouston@unmc.edu

Sector:University

Rhyme And Reason Community Day Care Center

Classification:

7
Non-profit care center serving children 6 weeks through 12 years, children with special needs, sick children, and frail, elderly, or disabled adults.
Students will serve community by being Teachers Assistants in which they will care for and supervise groups of children, lead activities, and communicate with parents. Also have Office Aide position.
Students will provide services through direct contact and instruction.
Brenda Hirchert, Director
(308) 234-5127
Box 1124, 3307 Avenue A
Kearney, NE   68848-1124

Sector:University

Rural Practice Opportunities Fair

Classification:

7
Rural Nebraska Community Representatives, University of Nebraska Medical Center Residents, Medicine, Physician Assistant, Nursing, Pharmacy and Allied Health students.

Sponsored by the Department of Family Medicine, College of Medicine and the Rural Health Education Network, Chancellor's Office, UNMC.

The Fair provides the opportunity for community representatives to meet with residents and students who might potentially be available for practice in rural setting.

The Fair provides residents and students the opportunity to learn about practice opportunities in the state and interact with community representatives to learn about the benefits of living in rural towns and communities.

Held annually as a job fair in the Care Center Lobby Atrium on the University of Nebraska Medical Center campus.
Sherry Cherek, Program Associate
Center for Continuing Education
(402) 559-9251
University of Nebraska Medical Center
600 S. 42nd Street
Omaha, NE 68198-5651
scherek@uncm.edu

Sector:University

Rural Health Demonstrations:Managed Care

Classification:

7
Rural primary care physicians, currently in Southeast Nebraska (Southeast Nebraska Rural Physician Alliance) and the Panhandle region (Western Care, Inc. and the Panhandle IPA, with a focus in Chadron and Gordon).
Interacting with Independent Physician Alliances (IPAs), also providing consultants as needed to help develop health networks and managed care health plans.
Keith Mueller, Professor
(402) 559-4318
University of Nebraska Medical Center
600 S. 42nd Street
Omaha, NE 68198-4350
kmueller@mail.unmc.edu

Sector:University

Sacred Heart Mentor Program (Participant)

Classification:

7
7th and 8th grade students from Sacred Heart School in Omaha
Mentoring of students interested in pharmacy.
Classrooms, laboratories, and various pharmacy practice areas on campus.
Dr. Jon Wagner
(402) 559-4333
University of Nebraska Medical Center
600 S. 42nd Street
Omaha, NE 68198-6000

Sector:University

Safe Futures

Classification:

7
Citizens and youth of Omaha metropolitan area, consortium members: Human Services Roundtable, Metro Drug Task Force, Metro Gang Task Force, Omaha 2000, Metropolitan Omaha Educational Consortium, Omaha Community Partnership, SAFE POLICY, PACT, Douglas County/Sarpy County Juvenile Judges, Douglas County/Sarpy County Boards, U.S. Attorney's Office, Community Resource Center, Douglas County/Sarpy County Attorneys
Safe Futures is made up a number of collaborative organizations in the Omaha metropolitan area representing government, business, social services, education and law enforcement. It is designed to create safe futures for the area's youth through the nurturing of a positive environment for youth and families. Its goals are to: ensure safe communities; strengthen families; strengthen individual and community values; expand youth participation in community life, and build more effective communities.
Safe Futures helps to broaden the community's dialogue on issues related to the prevention of youth violence, support the initiatives of its partners' efforts, decrease duplicative efforts, and disseminate information about the community's youth violence prevention efforts. CPACS faculty and staff have played key roles in the development of the Safe Futures Consortium and provide technical and administrative support in its operation. Graduate students from the Department of Public Administration conduct research as directed by the Safe Futures board.
Mary Lopez
Coordinator, CCP/Safe Futures Consortium
PKCC 232
Omaha, NE 68182
(402) 554-2311
email: mlopez@fa-cpacs.unomaha.edu
url: http://cid.unomaha.edu/~wwwpa/pacthome.html

Sector:University

Schmid Law Library Public Services

Classification:

7
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 and College/University Accreditation

Classification:

7
School districts and college/universities
Serve on visitation teams for accreditation, e.g., Nebraska Education Department, North Central Association, and National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education
On-site visits
Drs. Lynn Johnson, Marilyn Hadley, and Jean Ramage
c/o Education Dean's Office
College of Education
University of Nebraska at Kearney
Kearney, NE 68849-4240
(308) 865-8502 / RAMAGEJ@platte.unk.edu

Sector:University

School to Work Articulation

Mid-Plains Community College Area

Classification:

7
Secondary students and faculty, business and industry
Primarily assessment including testing, evaluations and advising -- job profiling (authorized Work Keys Center)
1-800-658-4308
(308) 532-8740
wdeakins@ziggy.mpcc.cc.ne.us

Sector:Community Colleges

School to Work Articulation

Hastings Campus, Central Community College

Classification:

7
Secondary students, prospective and current employees of business and industry
Administration and scoring of Work Keys assessments
1-800-742-7872
(402) 461-2472
andhins@cccadm.gi.cccneb.edu

Sector:Community Colleges

School-to-Work Articulation (Omaha Job Clearinghouse)

Metropolitan Community College Area

Classification:

7
Grades K-12, Omaha Public Schools, Millard Public Schools, Westside Community Schools, Ralston Public Schools, Bellevue Public Schools, and Fremont Public Schools
Career focused programs including:   tours, career speakers, shadows, academics, articulation opportunities, teacher training, educator and student internships, work-based learning and curriculum development
1-800-228-9553
(402) 457-2336
(402) 457-2491
rschmailzl@metropo.mccneb.edu
pboykins@metropo.mccneb.edu

Sector:Community Colleges

School-to-Work

Western Nebraska Community College

Classification:

7
Students age 5-21, working with employers in a business-driven program
Career education in the following ways:   school-based learning, work-based learning, connecting activities, and integrating activities
Offices are located at WNCC's Williams Building and at the Chamber of Commerce. WNCC classrooms and meeting rooms are occasionally utilized.
Linda Dittmar, Director
1-800-348-4435, Extension 6054
(308) 635-6054
ldittmar@hannibal.wncc.cc.ne.us
Janelle Schultz, Coordinator - Scotts Bluff, Banner, and Morrill Counties
(308) 632-2133
jschultz@hannibal.wncc.cc.ne.us
Marvin Neuharth, Coordinator - Box Butte County
(308) 762-4919
neuharth@hannibal.wncc.cc.ne.us

Sector:Community Colleges

School-to-Work Articulation

Platte Campus, Central Community College

Career Pathways and Partnerships

Classification:

7
Secondary students, faculty, staff, administrators and business/industry
Coordination with business/industry and education in regard to a variety of programs such as mentorship, cooperative education, career planning, career assessment including Workkeys assessment and profiling, special curriculum research and programs
(402)562-8095
stopgsp@cccadm.gi.cccneb.edu

Sector:Community Colleges

ScienceWorks

Classification:

7
ScienceWorks is a science and engineering outreach group with the goal of making science fun and accessible for everyone. Members include students, faculty, staff and community volunteers. ScienceWorks can tailor its presentations and hands-on activities for everyone from grade-school students to senior citizens. style="mso-spacerun: yes">  Previous audiences have included Girl Scout and Boy Scout troops, science clubs, school classes and even shoppers at Gateway Mall during our annual "Science Day at the Mall."
ScienceWorks provides hands-on activities and presentations at a variety of locations in Lincoln and the surrounding area, as well as working with pre-service and in-service teachers to help them incorporate hands-on science in their classrooms.
We use hands-on activities and presentations to demonstrate fundamental scientific ideas and relate them to everyday life and research at UNL. Hands-on activities include making your own polymer, learning how seat belts and airbags work, building a boat that won't sink and understanding how figure skaters twirl. Participants are engaged in a one-on-one format that emphasizes interaction between participant and presenter. To accommodate larger audiences, we have scripted multimedia presentations developing a single concept (such as temperature or pressure) and illustrating the idea with large-scale demonstrations. Presentations encourage audience interaction by using volunteers and asking audience members to predict the outcome of demonstrations before they are performed.
Diandra Leslie-Pelecky
156 Behlen Laboratory
Department of Physics and Astronomy
Lincoln, NE   68588-0111
402/472-9178
e-mail: diandra@unlinfo.unl.edu
Rochelle Payne Ondracek
111 Brace Laboratory
Center for Materials Research and Analysis
Lincoln, NE 68588-0113
402/472-0180
e-mail: rondrace@unlinfo.unl.edu

Sector:University

Senior Transition After Care Group

Classification:

7
Anyone who has participated in the Senior Transition Program
Support group for depression/mild dementia. Meets the 1st Monday of each month for 1 hour. Transportation provided.
Meeting room setting/support group atmosphere
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

Sertoma Hearing Aid Bank of Nebraska

Classification:

7
Persons 65 years of age and older who need financial assistance to acquire a hearing aid
The Sertoma Clubs of Nebraska locate and collect hearing aids (new and used) for the Barkley Speech and Hearing Clinic to process and prepare for distribution. Hearing evaluations may also be conducted.
Applicants are screened by the Nebraska Commission for the Hearing Impaired to determine need.
Irv Deshayes
402/472-5444
UNL, Special Education and Communication Disorders
253 Barkley Memorial Center
Lincoln, NE 68583-0731
deshayes@unlinfo.unl.edu

Sector:University
Sharing the Vision: Establishing Statewide Coalitions for Promoting the Full Participation of Persons with Developmental Disabilities from Culturally Diverse Populations

Classification:

7
Persons with Disabilities, parents, minorities
This program is designed to systematically organize statewide coalitions of diverse agencies, organizations, and groups, and implement strategies to promote the full partnership of persons with developmental disabilities from culturally diverse populations in all aspects of community life.
Lecture, Group Discussion, Focus Groups
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

Sheldon Statewide, UNL

Classification:

7
ALL; school children, teachers, general public
Annual touring exhibitions organized from the permanent collection of the Sheldon Memorial Art Gallery and Sculpture Garden are circulated throughout the state (and region) incorporating community volunteer docents, school children and teachers.
Exhibitions organized at Sheldon are circulated, annually, statewide to ten or twelve Nebraska communities and have also been sent outside the state to other museums.
Nancy Dawson, Community Programs Coordinator
402-462-2461
Sheldon Memorial Art Gallery and Sculpture Garden
12th & R Streets
Lincoln, NE 68588-0300
ndawson@unlinfo.unl.edu

Sector:University

Sheldon Memorial Art Gallery & Sculpture Garden, UNL

Classification:

7
ALL; general public, students, faculty. etc
Access to permanent collection, special exhibitions and related programs; lectures, symposia, artist visits and presentations
Public hours, no admission charge
Karen Janovy, Curator of Education
402-462-2461
Sheldon Memorial Art Gallery and Sculpture Garden
12th & R Streets
Lincoln, NE 68588-0300
kjanovy@unlinfo.unl.edu

Sector:University

Sheldon Memorial Art Gallery Facility, UNL

Classification:

7
Arts and humanities related organizations who meet established guidelines for use of the facility
Space for conferences, workshops, lectures, meetings, etc. as well as receptions, dinners, etc.
Special events such as above scheduled during non-public hours
P J Jacobs, Administrator
402-462-2461
Sheldon Memorial Art Gallery and Sculpture Garden
12th & R Streets
Lincoln, NE 68588-0300
pjacobs@unlinfo.unl.edu

Sector:University

Single Parent/Displaced Homemaker Program

Western Nebraska Community College

Classification:

7
Single parents, displaced homemakers, single pregnant women
Assessment, counseling (both personal and vocational), support group, financial assistance (tuition, books, childcare, gas vouchers), monthly newsletter, coordination with other agencies (JTPA, Voc Rehab, HHS, etc.)
Use of facilities for meetings, support groups
Joyce Dohse, Coordinator
1-800-348-4435, Extension 6121
(308) 635-6121
jdohse@hannibal.wncc.cc.ne.us

Sector:Community Colleges

Solid Organ Transplantation/Organ Donor Awareness Program

Classification:

7
Community wide
General Public awareness and education of the need for organ donation, by customized presentations in a variety of settings (e.g. school curriculum per age of students - puppet shows in kindergarten; etc., community service groups such as Junior League, Kiwanis; Department of Motor Vehicles, Lunch & Learn at corporate business offices. Booths set up at numerous functions throughout the city, e.g. Hoop-It-Up, art gallery openings, Life-A-Thon (walk/run/bike annual event).
Classroom study and/or one-on-one advising; on campus and off campus.
Kolleen Thompson
(402) 559-6534
University of Nebraska Medical Center
600 South 42nd Street
Omaha, NE 68198-7050
kthompso@organ.unmc.edu
1-800-95organ

Sector:University

South Omaha Social Settlement

Classification:

7
Underserved and aged populations
Physician services
On-site clinic
William Minier, MD
(402) 559-8287
University of Nebraska Medical Center
600 So. 42nd Street
Omaha, NE 68198-3075
wcminier@mail.unmc.edu

Sector:University

South Omaha Neighborhood Association

Classification:

7
Poor and underserved populations of Omaha
Clinical and advisory services. Physician services at on-site clinic. Advisory services offered by participating in board meetings.
On site clinic
Jim Medder, MD, MPH
(402) 559-6271
University of Nebraska Medical Center
600 So. 42nd Street
Omaha, NE 68198-3075
jmedder@mail.unmc.edu

Sector:University

Special Supplemental Food Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC)

Classification:

7
Pregnant mothers and children who are at-risk nutritionally and meet certain income guidelines.
Food dollars and nutritional counseling
Main clinic at the Center Mall with outreach sites throughout the city
Betty Connor
402-595-2284
WIC Program
The Center Mall
1941 South 42nd Street, Suite 412
Omaha, NE 68105-2944

Sector:University

Speech, Language and Hearing Clinic

Classification:

7
Citizens who have speech, language, and hearing needs
Speech, language hearing evaluations and therapy
Individual and group appointments
Ms. Mary Jo Morrow, Clinic Director
Speech, Language and Hearing Clinic
Department of Special Education and Communication Disorders
College of Education
University of Nebraska at Kearney
Kearney, NE 68849
(308) 865-8306 / MORROWM@platte.unk.edu

Sector:University

St. John's Good Samaritan Center

Classification:

7
Non-profit skilled nursing home that offers long term care to all elderly regardless of ability to pay.
Students will serve the elderly as Multi-Purpose Aides. Will lead therapeutic group activities and perform one to one interactions with residents.
Services provided through group instruction and one-on-one interaction.
Stephen Miles, Administrator
(308) 234-1888
3410 Central Avenue
Kearney, NE   68847-2992

Sector:University

St. Luke's Good Samaritan Village

Classification:

7
Non-profit nursing facility for the aged and/or physically challenged.
Students will serve residents by being Dietary Assistants, Day Care Assistant, Office Staff Assistant, Activities Assistant.
Services will be provide through both direct and indirect modes.
Mark Woodside, Business Manager
(308) 237-3108
2201 East 32nd Place
Kearney, NE   68847-3999

Sector:University

State Drug Treatment Needs Study

Classification:

7
Nebraska State Department of Public Institutions
This partnership involves the collection of data and development of statistical estimates related to statewide treatment needs among cocaine and heroin users.
Graduate students work with faculty from the UNO Department of Criminal Justice to develop collection instruments, collect and analyze data, and write reports.
Associate Professor Patrick Gartin
Department of Criminal Justice
University of Nebraska at Omaha
Omaha, Nebraska 68182
Phone (402) 554-2610
email: pgartin@unomaha.edu

Sector:University

State Museum Highway Salvage Paleontology

Classification:

7
State Department of Roads
Recover fossils discovered during highway construction projects
Respond to notification and survey the site, excavate fossils when appropriate
Bruce Bailey
State Museum, W406 Nebraska Hall
Lincoln NE 68588-0514
402/472-2657
e-mail: beb@unlinfo.unl.edu

Sector:University

State Museum Public Archaeology

Classification:

7
Citizens and state and federal agencies who discover archaeological materials on their land or who want to conduct archaeological surveys of their property and projects.
Contractual agreements to conduct archaeological surveys
Reports
Steve Holen
State Museum, W513 Nebraska Hall
Lincoln NE 68588-0514
402/472-8902
e-mail: sholen@unlinfo.unl.edu

Sector:University
State Museum Family Fun Night

Classification:

7
Lincoln Public Schools: Head Start, Even Start, and Early Childhood Special Education Programs
Evening open house and educational activities in Morrill Hall during the spring
Activity stations
Marian Langan, Education Coordinator
State Museum, 133 Morrill Hall
Lincoln, NE 68588-0338
402/472-6302
e-mail: mlangan@unlinfo.unl.edu

Sector:University

State Museum Research Collections

Classification:

7
Citizens of the State, Friends of the State Museum, land managers, conservation biologists, and scientists
Collections in Anthropology, Archaeology, Botany, Entomology, Geology, Herpetology, Ichthyology, Invertebrate Paleontology, Mammalogy, Ornithology, Paleobotany, Parasitology, and Vertebrate Paleontology. Annual Open House in the fall for Friends of the Museum; daily pollen counts; identification services for pollen, beetles, bats, grasses; information on plant and animal distribution.
Electronic, telephone, and mail inquiries; tours during open house only
Gail Littrell
State Museum, W436 Nebraska Hall
Lincoln, NE   68588-0514
402/472-2643
e-mail: littrell@unlinfo.unl.edu

Sector:University

Stork's Nest (Sponsored by UNMC, Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc. & March of Dimes)

Classification:

7
Pregnant women who are referred to the Nest through their local health care facility.
Stork's Nest is an incentive and educational program designed to increase the number of women who access early and regular prenatal and well baby care. The intent of the program is to encourage expectant mothers to get first trimester care and to continue to see their health care provider on a regular basis throughout their pregnancy.
Stork's Nest is a store of new items for babies and their mothers. Participants earn points by seeing a health care provider early in their pregnancy, continuing prenatal treatment and utilizing available resources. The points are then used by the participant to "purchase" baby clothes and other baby items from the Stork's Nest booths.
Marie A. Dorsey
Zeta Phi Beta Sorority
603 Jinings Dr.
Belleuve, NE 68005
(402) 291-8560
Lisa Wordekemper
Med. Social Worker, UMA at Baker Place
5050 Ames Avenue
Omaha, NE 60104
(402) 595-2265

Sector:University

Students of the University of Nebraska for Drug Abuse Education (SUNDAE) Program

Classification:

7
5-12 grade students
Educational information concerning the hazards, treatment and prevention of substance (e.g., tobacco, steroids, cocaine, etc.) abuse.
School classrooms, lecture halls, and auditoriums
Dr. David Scott
(402) 559-4921
University of Nebraska Medical Center
600 S. 42nd Street
Omaha, NE 68198-6045

Sector:University

Study Skills Review

Classification:

7
College entrance students
The College of Continuing Studies offers a series of test preparation programs designed to assist adult learners as they prepare for college entrance examinations. Preparatory programs include: Beginning Algebra--designed to prepare students for the Math 1310 program and to master beginning number systems, field properties, factoring, and exponents; GMAT Review--intended for those pursuing a graduate program in business to bring their skills up to speed with a review of English, math and reading skills; LSAT Review--a general overview of the Law School Admissions Test; and, GRE Review--designed for individuals planning to begin graduate work.
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

Summer Research Opportunity for Undergraduate Students Interested in the M.D./Ph.D Scholars Program at the University of Nebraska Medical Center (UNMC)

Classification:

7
Undergraduate students interested in careers in academic medicine
Students are offered to spend a summer rotating through various laboratories studying biomedical research
Participating students are placed under the supervision of a mentor for one-on-one advising and on-the-job training
C. Kirk Phares, Ph.D.
Associate Dean for Research and Development, College of Medicine
University of Nebraska
600 South 42nd Street
Omaha, Nebraska   68198-6545
ckphares@mail.unmc.edu
http://www.unmc.edu/new.html

Sector:University

Summer Health Professions Career Workshop

Classification:

7
Nebraska high school students
This program is designed to provide hands-on activities for students interested in the health professions. Students will participate in in-depth tours and shadowing experiences.
Jody Rutt
(402) 559-6895
University of Nebraska Medical Center
600 S. 42nd Street
Omaha, NE 68198-4275

Sector:University

Summer Health Professions Career Workshop

Classification:

7
Nebraska high school students that will graduate the following year.
This 5-day program is designed to provide hands-on activities for students interested in the health professionals. Eighteen students are selected to participate in in-depth tours and shadowing experiences at UNMC in Omaha during the summer.
Students submit a standard application, essay, and two letters of recommendation to their high school counselor. Applications are due by the end of May and participants notified the first week of June.
Jody Rutt, Coordinator
Student Admissions and Records
(402) 559-6895
University of Nebraska Medical Center
600 S. 42nd Street
Omaha, NE 68198-4275
jrutt@unmc.edu

Sector:University

Summer Planning and Design Team

Classification:

7, 5
Every summer since 1987, an interdisciplinary team from the UNL College of Architecture has worked with a different community to conduct an intensive three-week planning and design charette.
Communities are provided with planning and architectural recommendations dealing with real-world issues identified by residents of the communities.
An interdisciplinary team of faculty and students spends time getting to know the communities, researching pressing issues and developing suggestions for planning and design improvements.   At the end of the intensive three-week process, results of the planning and design charette are presented to the community in a slide presentation and multiple copies of a printed booklet.
Professor Tom Laging, Architecture, (402)-472-9238; and Gordon Scholz,
Community & Regional Planning, (402)-472-9284
UNL College of Architecture
210 Architecture Hall
Lincoln, Nebraska   68588-0106
tlaging@unlinfo.unl.edu or gscholz@unlinfo.unl.edu

Sector:University

Synapse

Classification:

7
Rural Health Care Providers

Synapse is a service that extends the reach of the University Medical Center resources by delivering electronic information to Nebraska's rural health care providers. Services include: access to medical literature, university directories, pharmaceutical information, patient education materials, continuing education resources, disease information, an index of medial information on the internet, and physician-receivable software support.

Synapse staff provide on-going and on-site educational sessions to rural health providers on how to access medical information on the internet and how to use the University Medical Center Resources.

Internet/World Wide Web
Jim Veline
Manager of Synapse
(402) 559-5616
University of Nebraska Medical Center
600 S. 42nd Street
Omaha, NE 68198-5030
jveline@unmc.edu
http://www.preceptor.com

Sector:University

Tech Prep Associate Degree Consortium

Western Nebraska Community College

Classification:

7
Students in grades 8-16, working with employers, secondary and postsecondary faculty and administration
Articulation agreements for classes and programs from the secondary to the postsecondary levels so that students do not need to repeat coursework in which they already show basic and advanced competencies
Offices are located at WNCC's Williams Building. WNCC classrooms and meeting rooms are occasionally utilized.
Linda Dittmar, Director
1-800-348-4435, Extension 6054
(308) 635-6054
ldittmar@hannibal.wncc.cc.ne.us
Lisa Pool, Associate
1-800-348-4435, Extension 6051
(308) 635-6051
lpool@hannibal.wncc.cc.ne.us

Sector:Community Colleges

Tech-Prep Articulation

Mid-Plains Community College Area

Classification:

7
Secondary students and faculty
Articulation with public schools in relation to applied academics (math, science, communications) for vocational application and articulation by competencies with vocational-technical programs of study
1-800-658-4308
(308) 532-8740
wdeakins@ziggy.mpcc.cc.ne.us

Sector:Community Colleges

Technology Learning Center

Classification:

7
This agency was created to introduce Buffalo County citizens to a wide variety of existing and emerging technology. By allowing equal access to these new technologies, the TLC will empower the citizens of our region to achieve and maintain a valuable competitive edge in an ever-changing global arena. The TLC is being developed by the City of Kearney Public Library and Information Center in cooperation with individuals from health, education, business, and government sectors of the community.
Students will provide one-on-one training to patrons, assist patrons with software questions, and assist with workshop training.
see above
Tobin Houlden, TLC Coordinator
(308) 233-3612
2020 First Avenue
Kearney, NE 68847

Sector:University

The Arc Of Buffalo County

Classification:

7
Non-profit agency directed at the goal of securing for all people with mental retardation the opportunity to choose and realize their goals of where and how they learn, live, work, and play.
Students serve the mentally challenged community by being; Van Driver and Recreation Class Assistant, also serve as Recreation Aides.
Services are provided on a one-on-one basis and also in groups.
Cynthia Archwamety, Director
(308) 237-4343
2022 Avenue A, Suite 35
Kearney, NE   68847

Sector:University

The Psychological Consultation Center

Classification:

7
Individuals, couples, families, or children in the Lancaster County area
Psychological assessments and therapy
Training clinic
Dr. Debra Hope, Director
472-3196
Burnett 238

Sector:University

TIPS (Teaching Improvement Project System)/Associate Dean's Office

Classification:

7
Practicing health care professionals providing didactic and/or clinical instruction
TIPS is a network linking institutional sites throughout the United States, Canada, and South America in a common effort to improve teaching, primarily in the health care professions. TIPS applies generic educational skills and behaviors to the teaching/learning environment. This program was developed by the University of Kentucky Center for Learning Resources.   UNMC is one of the regional education centers offering TIPS programs on a regular basis.
Three-day workshops are offered twice a year, in the Spring and the Fall. In addition an eight-week series of two-hour seminars or mini-workshops is available for health professionals unable to devote three days away from the office or practice at one time.
Sandra Stork, TIPS Site Director
(402) 559-7428
University of Nebraska Medical Center
600 South 42nd Street
Omaha, NE   68198-5150

Sector:University

Transition Program

Hastings Campus, Central Community College

Classification:

7
Single parent, single pregnant women, displaced homemakers
Workshops, support groups, NEXUS mentoring, assessment, guidance, basic skills and remediation, support services (childcare, transportation, educational materials), coordination with other agencies (JTPA, Social Services, Rehab, ABE, etc.), assistance with education both traditional and non-traditional
1-800-742-7872
(402) 461-2480
bjohced@cccadm.gi.cccneb.edu
(402) 461-2487
meihced@cccadm.gi.cccneb.edu

Sector:Community Colleges

UMA at Baker Place Resource Library

Classification:

7
Community <

University Medical Associates Resource Library provides to the community, access to information on consumer health resources, brochures, books, videotapes, and information on illnesses and diseases.

The library also provides the opportunity for guests to search the World Wide Web and the resources at UNMC's McGoogan Library of Medicine.

Anyone using the computers will be able to print out information to take home.   If you have never used a computer before, the resource assistant will help you.   The UMA at Baker Place Resource Library will also provide information on activities in the community.

Wayne R. Houston
North Omaha Community Liaison
UMA at Baker Place
5050 Ames Ave.
Omaha, NE 60104
(402) 595-1365

Sector:University

Undergraduate College Research Fellowship Program

Classification:

7
College enrollees. Multicultural students are encouraged to apply
Each participant attends an 8-10 week session from June-August. They are assigned to a laboratory and work on a research project designed by the principal investigator of that laboratory. At the end of the summer, the students/teachers present their research during a poster session. They also attend seminars that are presented by Institute faculty which are designed for summer students.
Sheri Dunbar
(402) 559-4401
University of Nebraska Medical Center
600 S. 42nd Street
Omaha, NE 68198-6805

Sector:University

University of Nebraska Engineering Extension

Technology Transfer Center (sponsored by the Federal Highway Administration and the Nebraska Department of Roads)

Classification:

7
Counties and Municipalities throughout Nebraska plus Native American Tribes located in the state.
The Technology Transfer Center offers continuing education and training and technology transfer services in the topical areas of street, highway and bridge maintenance and management.
Technology Transfer Center staff meet with clients to assess needs for continuing education, training and technology.   Programs are developed and then delivered by the center staff or external resources coordinated by the center staff.
Director of the Technology Transfer Center
W120 Nebraska Hall UNL
Lincoln, NE   68588-0560
(402) 472-5748
In Nebraska (800) 332-0265
Fax (402) 472-0685
Sector:University
University of Nebraska Hospital Auxiliary

Classification:

7
Community individuals interest in fund raising for University Hospital
Fund raising, including special projects, sales, design and service to the patients and their families
Services are offered through: The Corner Stone Gift Shop, located in the Outpatient Care Center; The Thrift Shop, located at 42nd and Emile; the Auxiliary's annual Boutique, "Holiday Happenings", held in November; Kaleidoscope, a spring fund-raiser, and Gold Jewelry sales, held twice a year (winter and summer). Other projects sponsored by Auxiliary are the Holiday Card projects, Portraits of Hope, a Scholarship program and annual yearbook.
Janet L. Cohen, President
(402) 559-4197
University of Nebraska Medical Center
600 South 42nd Street
Omaha, NE 68198-1110
Fax:(402) 559-9676

Sector:University

University of Nebraska-Lincoln
University Libraries

Classification:

7
Residents of Nebraska

IRIS (Innovative Resources Information System) is the UNL Libraries' computer system, which provides access to a wide variety of electronic information resources, including the online catalog. IRIS may be searched from Love Library and in any of the branch libraries. Some, but not all, of the resources in IRIS may be accessed electronically from sites outside of the Libraries. The internet address for IRIS is http://iris.unl.edu

Residents of Nebraska, age 18 and older, may borrow library materials from UNL Libraries. Monographs circulate for 28 days with one 28-day renewal. There is a limit of twenty items. Circulation policies on non-book items vary. Interlibrary loan service is available for a fee.

Reference assistance is available throughout the University Libraries. For reference questions with short, factual answers, requests can be sent via electronic mail to infomail@unllib.unl.edu. Tours of Love Library are also available.

With two forms of identification, Nebraska residents age 18 and older may obtain an IRIS card. An IRIS card allows materials to be borrowed from UNL Libraries. Items from the UNL Libraries collection can also be requested through interlibrary loan from local public and academic libraries.
Debra Pearson, Circulation Librarian
Reference/Information Desk
(402) 472-4260
(402) 472-2848
140 Love Library
University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Lincoln, NE   68588-0410
debp@unllib.unl.edu
infomail@unllib.unl.edu
http://iris.unl.edu

Sector:University

University of Nebraska Press:Our Sustainable Future series

Classification:

7
Students and advanced scholars in all disciplines related to agriculture and rural development.
The University of Nebraska Press periodically publishes new books in this series, which explores environmental and societal problems and solutions and offers sustainable approaches to agriculture, resources, and community. A complete list of titles is available from the Press.
Books in this series are available from libraries throughout the state,   may be purchased from bookstores, or ordered directly from the Press. A list of titles in the series may be obtained by contacting the Press.
Kathryn Kelley, Publicity Manager
312 N. 14th St.
Lincoln, NE 68588-0484
402/472-5938
e-mail: kkelley@unlinfo.unl.edu
http://nebraskapress.unl.edu

Sector:University

UNL Speakers' Bureau

Classification:

7
Nebraska citizens, community groups
Arts and Sciences faculty play a major role in the delivering the services of the Speakers' Bureau, speaking on a wide range of subjects that have both academic and community interest.
Speeches, lectures, informal talks
Karen Underwood, Public Relations
472-8524
Administration Building 321

Sector:University

UNO School for Strings

Classification:

7
Elementary, junior high and high school string students
The UNO School for Strings offers individual attention for elementary, junior high, and high school string students.
Comprehensive instruction for violin, viola, and cello is offered in a university setting with flexible scheduling of lessons after school and on weekends. Students also work twice each month with an ensemble and prepare for a recital held at the end of each semester.

UNO's College of Continuing Studies
phone: 402/595-2372

Sector:University

Urban Community Improvement Program and the Nebraska Community Improvement Program

Classification:

7
The UCIP works with voluntary neighborhood associations in urban areas and the NCIP works with voluntary community improvement associations in rural areas of Nebraska.
The community improvement programs provide grassroots volunteer groups in Nebraska with on-going technical assistance and state-wide recognition through an annual awards program.
Periodic workshops, printed training materials and annual awards provide support for grassroots volunteerism. The community improvement programs have been delivered to participating community groups since 1963, through an on-going partnership between the University of Nebraska, the Nebraska Department of Economic Development and a group of investor-owned telephone and natural gas companies serving Nebraska communities.
Steve Larrick, UCIP Coordinator
(402)-472-9217
UNL College of Architecture
210 Architecture Hall
Lincoln, Nebraska   68588-0112
slarrick@unlinfo.unl.edu

Sector:University

Veterans Service Office

Classification:

7
This agency is a county funded organization whose mission is to assist military veterans with the application and processing of claims for Federal and state VA benefits. Also administer the County Veteran's Aid Fund.
Students will determine veteran's eligibility and help them get benefits.
Services provided through one-on-one advising.
William R. Williams, Service Officer
(308) 236-1253
Buffalo County Court House, P.O. Box 1270
Kearney, NE   68848-1270

Sector:University

Victim Services Grant with the Nebraska Crime Commission

Classification:

7
Nebraska Crime Commission, victim services agencies in Nebraska, victims of crime
The Nebraska Crime Commission has asked the Dept. of Criminal Justice to assist in the development of instruments that can be used by victim services agencies to determine what services need to be provided to victims of serious crime, whether or not these services are being met, and what other services need to be developed or created to assist crime victims.
Criminal Justice faculty, staff, and graduate students have surveyed seven victim services agencies, developed and tested measurement instruments, and will make the instruments available for use in the state and nationwide.
Professor Susan Jacobs
Acting Chair
Department of Criminal Justice
University of Nebraska at Omaha
Omaha, NE 68182
(402)554-2610
email: sjacobs@unlinfo.unl.edu

Sector:University

Vocational Evaluation Lab

Metropolitan Community College Area

Classification:

7
MCC students, area schools, agencies and businesses, self-referred individuals from the community
Career information, outplacement, post-injury vocational assessment, contracts with businesses to help increase the accuracy of their hiring practices, skills assessment, report interpretation by a qualified staff member
1-800-228-9553
(402) 457-2344
(402) 738-4600
jdimari@metropo.mccneb.edu
mcarta@metropo.mccneb.edu

Sector:Community Colleges

Volunteer Income Tax Assistant Project

Classification:

7
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

Volunteer Opportunities at UNMC

Classification:

7
Program available for anyone over the age of 13
Opportunity for helping patients one-on-one or working behind the scenes at UNMC. The program offers career development and exploration, personal development and the opportunity to gain marketable job skills and community service.
Classroom study, as well as, on-the-job training
Lizabeth G. Brumm
(402) 559-4162
University of Nebraska Medical Center
600 South 42nd Street
Omaha, NE 68198-4110
lgbrumm@unmc.edu

Sector:University

Water Sciences Laboratory - Pesticide Information Clearinghouse

Classification:

7
Nebraska Department of Agriculture, state health and environmental agencies
Testing and analysis of pesticides in water
Reports
Roy Spalding
Water Center/Environmental Programs
103 Natural Resources Hall
Lincoln, NE 68583-084
evpr003@unlvm.unl.edu

Sector:University

Water Resources Tour, Water Center

Classification:

7
Anyone interested in Nebraska's water resources and how they are managed.
Annual tour to various geographical locations
Bus tour with speakers from federal, state and private organizations.
Bob Volk
Water Center/Environmental Programs
103 Natural Resources Hall
Lincoln, NE 68583-0844
402/472-3305
e-mail: bvolk@unlinfo.unl.edu

Sector:University

Water Seminar Series, Water Center

Classification:

7
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
Water Center/Environmental Programs
103 Natural Resources Hall
Lincoln, NE 68583-0844
e-mail: bkuzelka@unlinfo.unl.edu

Sector:University

Water Current Newsletter, Water Center

Classification:

7
General public, legislators, policy makers, teachers
Information on environmental and water resources available at the University including available publications, announcements of conferences, who to contact for information, and news on issues related to water resources in Nebraska.
Eight page newsletter mailed to 4,000 recipients six times a year
Steven Ress
Water Center/Environmental Programs
103 Natural Resources Hall
Lincoln, NE 68583-0844
402/472-3305
e-mail: sress@unlinfo.unl.edu

Sector:University

Water and Environmental Displays, Water Center

Classification:

7
Civic groups, schools, rural communities, youth groups, conservation and environmental groups, Fall Festival of Color, Husker Harvest Days (UNL coordinator), Nebraska and Ag Chemical Conventions
Downing displays on a variety of environmental and water topics, groundwater flow model
Direct public contact at many locations
Steven Ress
Water Center/Environmental Programs
103 Natural Resources Hall
Lincoln, NE 68583-0844
402/472-3305
e-mail: sress@unlinfo.unl.edu

Sector:University

Wayne State Pre-school

Classification:

7
Three, four and five-year olds
Open two afternoons a week in Benthack Hall; operated under direction of the Child Development and Guidance instructor
(402)375-7279

Sector:State Colleges

Women in Transition North Platte/Bright Beginnings at McCook

Mid-Plains Community College Area

Classification:

7
Single parents, single pregnant women, displaced homemakers
Assessment, guidance, basic skills and remediation, support services (childcare, transportation, educational materials), coordination with other agencies (JTPA, Social Services, Rehab, ABE, etc.), assistance with education both traditional and non-traditional
1-800-658-4308
(308) 532-8740
wpvyhnal@ziggy.mpcc.cc.ne.us
1-800-658-4348
(308) 345-6303
kjones@mcc.mccook.cc.ne.us

Sector:Community Colleges

Work Keys

Western Nebraska Community College

Classification:

7
Employers with 20 or more employees and students from grades 10-14, as well as adult employees and potential employees
Job profiles of specific jobs in business and industry, skill assessments, skill training
Personnel are officed at WNCC's Williams Building and at the Chamber of Commerce. WNCC meeting rooms are occasionally utilized.

Linda Dittmar, Director
1-800-348-4435, Extension 6054
ldittmar@hannibal.wncc.cc.ne.us
Janelle Schultz, Coordinator
(308) 632-2133
jschultz@hannibal.wncc.cc.ne.us

Sector:Community Colleges

Work Keys Center

Hastings Campus, Central Community College

Classification:

7
All ages of potential college students, secondary school students, prospective and current employees of business and industry, clients of local and state governmental agencies, etc.
Career assessment including testing, evaluation, advising, counseling and job profiling (authorized Work Keys Center)
1-800-742-7872
(402) 461-2472
andhins@cccadm.gi.cccneb.edu

Sector:Community Colleges

Workplace Literacy

Hastings Campus, Central Community College

Classification:

7
All adults, high school non-completers
Provide literacy instruction onsite working with a variety of local business and industry

Sarah Lyle
Nanette Shackelford
(402) 463-7323

Sector:Community Colleges

World Wide Web access for Community and Regional UNK Library Users

"World Wide Web access for Community and Regional UNK Library Users

Classification:

7
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