Southeast Community College was awarded a four-year grant of nearly $400,000 to help parents remain in college.
The Child Care Access Means Parents in School grant will assure that 42 student who are parents and 60 children will have access to on-campus child care, summer camps and mini-adventure camp programs on non-school days.
The college said a survey this year showed that its student-parents were more likely to either leave school for a time or reduce their course loads if they didn't have reliable child care. A majority of survey respondents preferred high-quality on-campus child care as long as it was affordable.
To be considered for the program, students must be Pell Grant-eligible and have high need for child care services, according to the college. Once selected, participants must maintain a minimum grade-point average of 2.0 and be enrolled in at least 12 credit hours for full-time care or at least three credit hours for all other care. Preference is given to students enrolled in six or more hours.
Applications are available at the SCC Child Development Center, 8800 O St., Lincoln, or by calling 402-437-2450.
UNO chancellor to give State of the U address
University of Nebraska at Omaha Chancellor John Christensen will deliver his 2013 State of the University address on Wednesday at 10 a.m. in the UNO Strauss Performing Arts Center on UNO's Dodge Campus.
Christensen will discuss the university's implementation of an enrollment management plan and strategic priorities across the campus and long-range goals, according to the college. UNO faculty, staff, students and the public are invited.
Innovation Week to celebrate research, discovery at UNMC
The University of Nebraska Medical Center will begin its seventh annual Innovation Week today on its Omaha campus.
The week focuses on celebrating and recognizing world-class research and discovery at the medical center and is hosted by UNMC's technology transfer office, UNeMed Corp. All events are free and open to the public.
For more information, visit www.unemed.com/innovation-week.
Human trafficking conference aims to promote awareness
The University of Nebraska-Lincoln will hold its fifth annual Interdisciplinary Conference on Human Trafficking, Thursday through Saturday.
The conference will include free public events designed to promote awareness of human trafficking in the United States, educate the community and UNL students about human trafficking, and spark activism to combat human trafficking in Nebraska, including a talk from a sex trafficking survivor.
For more information, visit humantrafficking.unl.edu.
Dr. Paul D. Swanson honored by UNMC dentistry alumni
Dr. Paul D. Swanson received the 2013 Distinguished Service Award from the University of Nebraska Medical Center College of Dentistry Alumni Association.
The award is presented annually to someone on the basis of his or her contribution to the association and the contributions that person has made to the dental profession.
Tribal colleges to get help for chemistry curriculum
A University of Nebraska-Lincoln chemist will lead a new project that will create a unique system of teaching chemistry at Nebraska's tribal colleges.
Mark Griep, associate professor of chemistry, will be the principal investigator on the project, made possible through a five-year, $749,000 National Science Foundation grant. The plan involves working with tribal colleges to develop a chemistry curriculum that incorporates real-world topics from the communities the colleges serve.
The grant is part of a pilot project to target underrepresented populations in science, technology, engineering and mathematics.
Griep applied for the grant upon learning that Nebraska Indian Community College in Macy hadn't offered chemistry courses in six years.
This report includes material from The World-Herald News Service.