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Personal Development Activities

This category includes non-credit courses offered either on or off campus designed for personal development or a vocational interest. It may include English as a Second Language, computer skills, adult basic education, personal finance topics, etc.

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ABC Breakfast Series

Classification:

4
Business, educational professionals and general public
UNO's College of Continuing Studies (CCS) presents distinguished speakers to the Omaha community. The Academy, Business, and Community (ABC) Breakfast Series has been enriching the community since 1974. An average of 1,000 persons per breakfast attend the five lectures presented each year.
The series is available as a public presentation and is typically a lecture with occasional group participation, film, and video.
UNO's College of Continuing Studies

phone: 402/595-2372

Sector: University
Antelope Newspaper

Classification:

4
University students, community members, high school students and alumni.
News, entertainment and information, performance reviews, sports coverage and advertising.
Free distribution of the newspaper on campus and mailings.
Dr. Keith Terry, Chair

308-865-8249

Department of Journalism and Mass Communication

University of Nebraska - Kearney

Kearney, NE 68849

Sector: University
Aviation Career Education Academy

Classification:

4
Junior and Senior High School Students
Each year the UNO Aviation Institute, in conjunction with the Federal Aviation Administration, the Nebraska Department of Aeronautics, the University of Nebraska at Kearney, the Nebraska National Guard, and the NASA Nebraska Space Grant Consortium, sponsors a one-week camp for junior and senior high school students designed to familiarize them with aviation and aviation careers.
Classroom lectures, field trips, and a "discovery flight" are led by Aviation Institute faculty and instructors.
Professor Denny Acheson

UNO Aviation Institute

University of Nebraska at Omaha

Alwine Hall 422

Omaha, NE 68182

(402) 554-3424

email: dacheson@unomaha.edu

http://ai.unomaha.edu

Sector: University
Bike Safety Program

Classification:

4
K-12 children
Information about bike safety. Provision of helmets.
Classroom and special events
Dr. Edgar Scantling, Associate Professor

Department of Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Leisure Studies

308-865-8677

College of Education

University of Nebraska at Kearney

Kearney, NE 68849-4240

SCANTLINGE@platte.unk.edu

Sector: University
Buffalo County Anti-Tobacco Coalition

Classification:

4
Focus on youth buying cigarettes. Work with community and business to try to reduce the number of tobacco products bought by youth.
Studies, e.g., youth buying; work with local business
Direct consultation.
Dr. Donald Lackey, Chair

Department of Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Leisure Studies (308) 865-8335

College of Education

University of Nebraska at Kearney

Kearney, NE 68849

LACKEY@platte.unk.edu

Sector: University
Business and Industry

Western Nebraska Community College

Classification:

4
All ages and educational levels, business and industry groups
Non-credit training programs designed around the needs of business and industry. These are usually short training programs (seminars and workshops) that include personal development, avocational, and professional type instruction, and are offered both day and evening, on-site or on campus.
Use of facilities for new hire, upgrade, and general knowledge training with professional organizations or community, state, or federal agencies in their training needs.
Wayne Sides, Director

1-800-348-4435, Extension 6174

(308) 635-6174

wsides@hannibal.wncc.cc.ne.us

Sector: Community Colleges
Campus Convocations, Chadron State College

Classification:

4
Students, faculty and staff, general public
Lectures and various programs
Programs in campus facilities, usually the Ballroom of the Student Center
Dr. Donald E. Green, Dean of Liberal Arts

(308)432-6246; dgreen@csc1.csc.edu

Sector: State Colleges
Child Development Laboratory

Classification:

4
The child Development Laboratory is available to the community. We serve children and families of all social classes and races. Classes focus on children ages birth to five years.
The Child Development Laboratory offers a play group for children age birth to 2 ½ and preschool classes for children from ages 3 to 5.
The Child Development Laboratory is supervised by the Department of Family and consumer Sciences. College students interested in working with young children enroll for class and lab. Lab requires two hours of service per week under supervision of faculty members. The students work with the children on all areas of development through the use of play. Parents interested in the program, place their child(ren) on a waiting list. When an opening occurs, the parents are contacted.
Kristi Green, Director

308-865-8234

University of Nebraska - Kearney

Kearney, NE 68849

greenk@platte.unk.edu

Sector: University
Conferences and Institutes

Classification:

4
Academic professionals and general public
The College of Continuing Studies offers a number of academic and public conferences and institutes on a variety of topics to attract local, regional, national and international audiences. Conferences are developed in cooperation with other UNO colleges, professional organizations, and community organizations. The European Studies Conference brings together individuals from many disciplines in the area between the Atlantic and the Urals. Third World Studies Conference is an interdisciplinary conference addressing a wide range of topics including Third World women, international medicine and health, cultures, nationalism, and more. The Enduring Spirit Conference celebrates the gifts of women of all generations. Pedagogy of the Oppressed Conference is a social justice conference for educators, theater artists, and community activists. Today's Office Professional is designed for the support staff professional. New conferences and institutes are developed on a regular basis.
Conferences incorporate academic and non-academic lecture, discussion, participation, panel discussion, role play, performance, and demonstration.
UNO's College of Continuing Studies

phone: 402/595-2372

Sector: University
Continuing Education

Western Nebraska Community College

Classification:

4
All ages and educational levels, small business groups, allied health professionals
Short avocational classes, credit and non-credit computer classes, developmental classes, driver safety/education classes, employee development classes, professional continuing education, personal development classes
Classrooms, computer labs, library services, leased cars
John Haslow, Director

1-800-348-4435, Extension 6030

(308) 635-6030

jthaslow@hannibal.wncc.cc.ne.us

Sector: Community Colleges
Drivers Education

Classification:

4
Persons needing to learn to drive and persons who have been given a ticket for a moving traffic violation.
The county court provides the defensive driving (STOP) course option to persons who are given a traffic ticket. Successful completion of the class removes the loss of points from the violation. Other driving instruction is also available.
Video tape, lecture and pre/post test are used for the STOP class. Other drivers education courses utilize CD-Rom, simulators, and driving range. The Nebraska Safety Center located at the University of Nebraska at Kearney is the program sponsor.
Nebraska Safety Center

308-865-8256

University of Nebraska - Kearney

Kearney, NE 68849

Sector: University
E.N. Thompson Forum on World Issues

Classification:

4
General public, K-12 and postsecondary students and teachers
This personal development conference is designed to help participants increase awareness of global issues.
This 5-part annual lecture series is delivered live and is broadcast statewide by NEB*SAT.
Director

Academic Conferences and Professional Programs

156 NCCE

University of Nebraska-Lincoln, 68583-9600

E-Mail: acpp@unl.edu

Sector: University
Earn & Learn Engineering Internships for High School Students & Teachers

Classification:

4
The Earn & Learn internship program brings 24 Nebraska high school students and two teachers into the College of Engineering and Technology's NRI research centers for one week each summer to work with and learn from faculty researchers and their staff. The program is open to all Nebraska high school students who will enter their junior or senior year during the semester following the internship and to all Nebraska high school teachers of math and science.
On-campus, hands-on learning experience in state-of-the-art engineering research. Students receive a $250 stipend, and teachers receive $750.
Applicants are chosen on the basis of their letters of application and recommendation letters from their teachers and/or supervisors. Those accepted into the program check into the dorm on a Sunday and begin work in the centers the following day. The students are assigned to a specific center, with four interns per center. Teacher interns spend time in all six centers and also help supervise the student interns. Some of the activities in 1997 included creating World Wide Web pages, conducting balloon tests of the atmosphere, creating a laser light show, sampling wetlands soil, studying engine emissions and creating laser-generated manufacturing prototypes. Activities outside the centers have traditionally included visits to Mueller Planetarium, Hyde Observatory and the State Capitol.
Janet Carlson

W150 Nebraska Hall

University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Lincoln, NE 68588-0502

402/472-3804

e-mail: jcarlson@unlinfo.unl.edu

Sector: University
Elderhostel

Classification:

4
Persons over 58 years of age who are interested in personal growth.
Provides non-credit short-term academic programs in a wide range of areas. Participants board in residential facilities on-campus as well as off-site locations throughout the year. UNK provides 9 programs per year.
Classroom study, field trips, individualized study.
Dr. Doyle Howitt, Coordinator of Elderhostel

308-865-8212

West Center Building

University of Nebraska at Kearney

Kearney, NE 68849

Sector: University
Experience the Arts

Classification:

4
General Public
The College of Fine Arts offers numerous opportunities for the general public to pursue an avocational interest in the arts, e.g., the Heartland Philharmonic is a town-gown orchestra which has participation of both students and community performers. Faculty have offered tours to major art exhibitions and specialty courses in cooperation with the opera and symphony through continuing studies. The School for Strings offers instruction on stringed instruments to pre-college students.
Participation in orchestra, tours, specialty courses, instruction
Dean Karen A. White

Fine Arts Education Building

UNO

Omaha, NE 68182

Phone: (402) 554-2232

Sector: University
Mari Sandoz Heritage Society, Chadron State College

Classification:

4
General public and students
Newsletter, publication of monographs, sessions and lectures at annual meeting, correspondence with queries about Sandoz, maintenance of Mari Sandoz Heritage Room, Young Writers Workshop
Bulk mailing, professional correspondence, campus facilities, public speaking engagements
Dr. Donald E. Green, Dean of Liberal Arts

(308) 432-6246; dgreen@csc1.csc.edu

Sector: State Colleges
Mid-Nebraska Future Problem Solving

Classification:

4
Grades 4 - 12 students
Program to assist gifted students with problem solving techniques.
Materials, nine month project to teach problem solving and state tournaments.
Ms. Marilyn Davis and Doug Monson, Co-Directors

c/o Department of Special Education and Communication Disorders

College of Education

University of Nebraska at Kearney

Kearney, NE 68849-4240

(308) 865-8314 / DAVISM@platte.unk.edu

Sector: University
Money Management Seminars

Classification:

4
General public
The College of Continuing Studies offers a series of seminars and workshops designed to inform participants on how to plan for financial success. Key concepts and practices of wise money management, investment strategies, and tax information are shared in these participative workshops. Topics include: Successful Money Management; Studying the Investment Strategies of Warren Buffett, Ben Graham, and Peter Lynch; and, Income Tax: Cutting Your Largest Expense.
Programs are available as public courses as well as on-site client-based training, retraining and professional development. Courses integrate case studies, practical application, lecture, discussion, group projects, out-of-class exercises, and reading materials.
UNO's College of Continuing Studies

phone: 402/595-2372

Sector: University
Peer Nutrition Education Program (PeerNET)

Classification:

4
UNL students
The program provides peer-led nutrition education for individual groups of UNL students to improve dietary knowledge, attitudes, and behaviors of students. At the same time it increases communication and collaboration among campus units concerned with nutrition education including University Health Services, Family Resource Center, Residence Hall Food Service, and the Department of Health and Human Services.

 

PeerNET educators have developed presentations for high school and college students on the following topics: Dangerous Dieting, Eating Healthy in the Residence Halls, Eating OK the College Way, Food Guide Pyramid, and Food Label Supermarket Survival.

Group meetings.
Dr. Wanda Koszewski and Ms. Linda Young

Department of Nutritional Science and Dietetics

202 Ruth Leverton Hall

University of Nebraska

Lincoln, NE 68583-0806

Phone: 402/472-3716

Email: hnfm104@unlvm.unl.edu (Wanda)

hnfm082@unlvm.unl.edu (Linda)

Sector: University
Pro's as Prof's Conference

Classification:

4
University students, high school students and UNK faculty.
Opportunities to meet with working professionals in journalism and mass communication to discuss career opportunities, portfolios, education and employer expectations. Participants can also discuss needs, demands and changes in the profession.
Conference is held biennially in the department. Several methods are used to promote the campus in high schools, on campus and in the community. No charge for admission.
Dr. Keith Terry, Chair

308-865-8249

Department of Journalism and Mass Communication

University of Nebraska at Kearney

Kearney, NE 68849

Sector: University
Red Cross Intercultural Affair promotions

Classification:

4
Regional citizenry
Promotion of the biennial event which includes news releases, pitching and scheduling media interviews and photo opportunities, advertisement design, audio and video Public Service announcement writing and production, poster/flyer development and distribution, event evaluation.
All of the activities conducted for the Buffalo County Chapter of the American Red Cross are conducted completely "behind the scenes" and are designed to create interest and encourage attendance at the event.
Dr. Keith Terry, Chair

308-865-8249

Department of Journalism and Mass Communication

University of Nebraska at Kearney

Kearney, NE 68849

Sector: University
SAGE Program (Sharing Across Generations for Enrichment)

Classification:

4
Lifelong learners of all ages with the specific core focus on individuals 50-90+ in age.
The program's goal is to build a community of learners who interact as they pursue their individual search for new information. Sessions are facilitated by current and retired UNL faculty, community leaders/professionals, and SAGE members. Forty, six-week study topics are offered during each calendar year. Study tours to local, state, national and international sites are conducted in conjunction with on-campus study. Community programs are sponsored by SAGE to partner with K-12 and college-age learners. Members carry on-site learning opportunities to retirement locations when requested.
Study topics are offered in the Clifford Hardin Nebraska Center for Continuing Education SAGE classroom and off-campus community locations. Plans are underway to have the UNL-based program stimulate mini-SAGE formats in learning centers across the state, and to also stimulate discussion on national issues with SAGE-like programs at other institutions of higher education across the nation.
Deanna B. Eversoll, Ph.D.

Director of Department of Part-Time Student Services & Degree Options and the UNL SAGE Program

160 NCCE, Division of Continuing Studies

University of Nebraska-Lincoln, 68583-9200

E-Mail: eversoll@unlinfo.unl.edu

Sector: University
School Psychology Program

Classification:

4
UNK students
Assessment and development of plans for individual with disabilities.
Assessment
Max Mc Farland

Department of Counseling and School Psychology

University of Nebraska at Kearney

Kearney, NE 68849

(308) 865-8318 / MCFARLANDM@platte.unk.edu

Sector: University
Sculpture, ceramics and other visual arts

Classification:

4
General Public
Programs from several institutions are offered at College Park. The art room hosts a wide range of painting, ceramics and photography/darkroom activities. General supervision is provided by a University of Nebraska at Kearney staff member. General pottery skills and materials has been offered through the public schools and central community College. A sculpture class by a local artist is scheduled through University of Nebraska at Kearney.
College Park at Grand Island

308-385-6400

College Park

3180 W. Highway 34

Grand Island, NE 68801

Sector: University
Sheldon Docent Program, Sheldon Memorial Art Gallery & Sculpture Garden, UNL

Classification:

4
Adult volunteers; children as recipients of docent-led tours; visitors, indirectly
Lifelong learning about 20th-century American art collection, museum education
Classroom study, on the job training, professional development, career exploration, off campus sites
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
Single Parent/Homemaker Series

Metropolitan Community College Area

Classification:

4
Male and femal single parents, displaced homemakers and single pregnant women
Short-term tuition assistance and textbook loans, academic and personal counseling, seminars and workshops including personal development, support services and referrals for childcare, transportation, tutoring and mentoring, newsletters
Single Parent/Homemaker Services Office

1-800-228-9553

(402) 457-2310

(402) 457-2648

arobinson@lmetropo.mccneb.edu

Sector: Community Colleges
Summer Scholars

Classification:

4
Twenty to twenty-five high school juniors per summer
"Summer Scholars" is designed to introduce the students to college life by developing a level of Math or English skills that will facilitate academic success in college.
During the first summer day session, students enroll in up to five hours of on-campus college credit: 3 hours of Math or English as well as the two credit hour course, "Academic and Career Development" which introduces the students to study skills development, effective use of the library, career exploration, etc. The students are expected to be on campus from 7:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. Campus employment opportunities are offered but not required or guaranteed.
Dr. Vance Valerio

Assistant Vice Chancellor, Student Services and Enrollment Management

115 Eppley Administration Building

University of Nebraska at Omaha

Omaha, NE 68182

Phone: (402) 554-3059

Sector: University
Theatre Camps, Department of Theatre Arts & Dance, UNL

Classification:

4
Junior high and high school students
High School Theatre Camp, Middle School Theatre Camp, Creative Drama for Youth and Creative Movement for Kids, Middle School and High School Workshops
All Nebraska High School and Middle Schools, Temple Building.
Kevin Paul Hofeditz, Chair, Department of Theatre Arts and Dance & Executive Director/Producing Artistic Director, Nebraska Repertory Theatre

402 472-7014

215 Temple, 12th & R, Box 880201

Lincoln, Nebraska 68588-0201

khofedit@unlinfo.unl.edu

http://www.unl.edu/finearts/theatre.html

Sector: University
Travel Study Programs

Classification:

4
General public
The College of Continuing Studies in cooperation with TraveLern offers a series of differing study programs combining unique travel experience with education. College faculty and in-country specialists share their insights about each city. Destinations have included Morocco, Egypt, Belize, Galapagos Islands, Indonesia, Bermuda, Ireland, Turkey, South Africa, Nova Scotia, Israel, China, Kenya, Greece, and Italy to name a few.
Lecture and guided tours
UNO's College of Continuing Studies

phone: 402/595-2372

Sector: University
Workforce Development Institute™

Metropolitan Community College Area

Classification:

4
Adults, all educational levels
Short, non-credit seminars/workshops and regular credit courses including personal development (vocational and professional)
Delivered as requested (at campus or business site; 1st, 2nd, and 3rd shifts; classroom and satellite downlink formats)
1-800-228-9553

(402) 457-2577

jcarper@metropo.mccneb.edu

Sector: Community Colleges
Writing, design and editing workshops

Classification:

4
Working professionals such as publishers of newsletters relating to non-journalistic activities (Rural Electric Association, agricultural groups).
Instruction in areas such as headline writing, layout and design and editing of written material. Provide opportunities for participants to learn to write concisely and clearly.
Several workshops have been offered at a site of the requestors' choosing and some have been offered in the department's computer laboratory.
Dr. Keith Terry, Chair

308-865-8249

Department of Journalism and Mass Communication

University of Nebraska at Kearney

Kearney, NE 68849

Sector: University