Projects Report

This report shows the various collaborative projects between UNO and the community. Various filters are provided to gain a better understanding of how different UNO units collaborate with the community.

Engagement Type: Service Learning
Activity Type: Course
Start Semester: Fall
End Semester: Fall
Start Academic Year: 2020-21
End Academic Year: 2020-21
Topics: Education , Health Awareness , Poverty , Transportation

Description: Claudia created and recorded a presentation for Dr. Dinkel's Motivation for Physical Activity class over Safe Routes to School program which was then used for a presentation for an SLA class. We were able to spread the message about our Safe Routes program and the importance of built environment on wellness and physical activities.Students have a better idea of how built environment leads contributes to inequity in our society as well as a better idea of how it affects our OPS schools
Engagement Type: Service Learning
Activity Type: Course
Start Semester: Fall
End Semester: Fall
Start Academic Year: 2020-21
End Academic Year: 2020-21
Topics: Early Childhood Education , Education , Literacy , Youth Programming

Description: Students from Dr. Ritzman's Language Birth to Five class will first observe Kelsey Sheridan, CCC-SLP, from Cody Elementary during her Zoom session with preschoolers for 15-minutes. UNO students will get insight on how they are expected to support students with early language and literacy skills. After observation, UNO students will be paired together with another individual in their cohort. Each pair will do an interactive read along with a book of their chose during a ‘visit ’to Kelsey Sheridans preschool Zoom session. The interactive read along will be a part of a large group. After the book is read, Cody Elementary preschoolers will be split into breakout rooms where one UNO student will be assigned room. In the breakout rooms, the graduate student will do a ‘hands-on’ activity based around their book. (Each breakout room will have support of classroom teacher and/or a paraprofessional).
Engagement Type: Service Learning
Activity Type: Course
Start Semester: Fall
End Semester: Fall
Start Academic Year: 2020-21
End Academic Year: 2020-21
Topics: Education , Inclusion, Diversity & Equity , Youth Programming

Description: UNO students from Lequisha Sims' Ethnic Diversity in Social Work class are working with the Native Indigenous Centered Education (NICE) program to create activities for the program's students. The activities will teach Social Emotional Learning concepts based on the Seven Grandfather teachings of the Ojibwe culture. The UNO social work students will meet with NICE staff throughout the semester to create the activities.
Engagement Type: Service Learning
Activity Type: Course
Start Semester: Fall
End Semester: Fall
Start Academic Year: 2020-21
End Academic Year: 2020-21
Topics: Food and Water Security

Description: Students are interviewing partners that work with the Food Bank for the Heartland. They are then using these interviews to better understand how those organizations are serving their communities and operating under current circumstances. The final product will be shared with the Food Bank for the Heartland and Together Inc.
Engagement Type: Service Learning
Activity Type: Course
Start Semester: Spring
End Semester: Spring
Start Academic Year: 2020-21
End Academic Year: 2020-21
Topics: Capacity Building , Education , Human Rights & Trafficking

Description: Working with Dr. Connie Schaffer to provide instruction and oversee a graduate level education course called Human Rights in Education. The project engages students in case studies based on real education situations that can be used for training of educators, stakeholders, and advocates. Additional information about the type of activity: Collaborative grant proposal, Internship, for credit (UNO Student)
Engagement Type: Service Learning
Activity Type: Course
Start Semester: Fall
End Semester: Fall
Start Academic Year: 2020-21
End Academic Year: 2020-21
Topics: Education , Employment and Workforce

Description: UNO CDIS 4490 students will give a presentation, separately or in pairs, to share information about speech-language pathology with high school students. Dr. Ritzman’s prefers these presentations to be at students alma mater or in a diverse classroom (e.g., career readiness courses). The presentations will be conducted via Zoom this semester and students will present for a duration of 30-45 minutes. The goal of this project is for UNO students to gain public speaking skills, familiarize themselves with the profession, and educate participants about a commonly unknown profession.
Engagement Type: Service Learning
Activity Type: Course
Start Semester: Fall
End Semester: Fall
Start Academic Year: 2020-21
End Academic Year: 2020-21
Topics: Civic and Political Engagement , Leadership and Mentoring , Literacy , Youth Programming

Description: UNO’s Freshman Leadership Council (FLC) students will work with Ms. Ridgley’s 8th grade students from Nathan Hale Middle School in the Fall 2020. FLC and Nathan Hale students will work together with the Omaha Library to incorporate the book Seed Folks into their project. Topics on civic leadership will be generated from the book for discussion between FLC and Nathan Hale students during this Fall semester.
Engagement Type: Service Learning
Activity Type: Course
Start Semester: Fall
End Semester: Fall
Start Academic Year: 2020-21
End Academic Year: 2020-21
Topics: Education , Emergency Management , Gender Equality , Raise Awareness

Description: Students will pick a woman-led country to evaluate how their response to COVID-19 compares to their male counterparts in terms of effectiveness in slowing the spread. For educational purposes, you will share your findings related to how leadership is executed between genders, as well as insight as to how any of the findings could be put into practice (if applicable) in the Omaha community. Using these findings, your service project will be creating a recorded presentation, digitized publication, or podcast that can be shared virtually with the Women's Fund of Omaha Circles group.
Engagement Type: Service Learning
Activity Type: Course
Start Semester: Fall
End Semester: Fall
Start Academic Year: 2020-21
End Academic Year: 2020-21
Topics: Education , Other , Wellness, Aging, Business

Description: UNO Students enrolled in TED 2050: Intro to Teaching ESL will be participants in a service learning project which collaborates with the Learning Community Center of South Omaha (LCC) for six weeks. UNO students will engage with LCC families weekly via Zoom to explore topics of individual interest that cover technology, educational support, and overall wellness to better support their children during remote learning in the COVID-19 pandemic.
Engagement Type: Service Learning
Activity Type: Course
Start Semester: Fall
End Semester: Fall
Start Academic Year: 2020-21
End Academic Year: 2020-21
Topics: Develop./Physical Disability , Health Awareness , Holistic Wellness , Inclusion, Diversity & Equity , Wellness, Aging, Business

Description: UNO Social Work 1500 students will work with gifted and talented eighth grade students from Norris Middle School to plan the Sensory Festival for JP Lord School students and their families. UNO students will experience the field of social work and help the eighth graders learn cultural humility and how to work with students who have multiple disabilities. This project will be in a virtual environment, and the Sensory Festival will be a "take-home" festival.
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