Students in Wayne State College’s human anatomy class are now able to dissect a cadaver.

The advanced human anatomy classes will now utilize a donor from the Nebraska Anatomical Board, which also provides donated cadavers to students at the University of Nebraska Medical Center and Creighton University. After renovations this summer, a male and female donor will be available for the students.

Many of the students in the class are seniors who will go on to medical school, where they will again work with cadavers.

“This class provides us with a wonderful opportunity to learn and will be able to better prepare us for professional school,” said Cody Wisnieski of Dodge, Nebraska, a senior in the Rural Health Opportunities Program’s pre-physical therapy program.

Speech teams from UNL, UNO nab victories

Speech teams from the University of Nebraska at Omaha and University of Nebraska-Lincoln each notched victories this month.

UNO’s MavForensics was named as state champions for the second year in a row at a tournament held at Doane College.

UNL’s speech and debate team won the Big Ten at a conference challenge tournament held at Northwestern University.

Creighton to host theologian, peace studies professor

A Catholic theologian and professor of peace studies will hold a free lecture at Creighton University in March.

The 2016 Lawler Lecture will be led by the Rev. Emmanuel Katongole, associate professor at the Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies at the University of Notre Dame. His talk, “Taking Root: On land, the church and the future of Africa,” will be held Thursday at 5 p.m. in Room 3023 of the Harper Center.

Ordained into the priesthood by the Archdiocese of Kampala, Uganda, Katongole focuses his research on politics and violence in Africa, the theology of reconciliation and Catholicism in the Global South.

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