Author: Julie Klug

Startup Omaha Week – A Celebration of The Omaha Startup Community

The Omaha Community is excited to bring back for the first time in five years, “Startup Omaha Week” – a week-long celebration of events focused on building a stronger and more collaborative startup ecosystem within the Greater Omaha area. From July 25-29, 2022, entrepreneurs of all types are welcome to participate in this year’s startup… Read more »

Northeast one of 15 U.S. community colleges selected for pilot project

Northeast Community College is one of 15 community colleges to be part of a nationwide pilot program. Northeast Community College is one of 15 “trailblazing” community colleges serving over 200,000 students from across the country to be selected to participate in a pilot project where representatives of the institutions will work together to tackle challenges… Read more »

Aksarben announces the 2022 Aksarben Farm Family Award Recipients for 100 or 150 years of consecutive farm ownership within one family.

Aksarben began recognizing the dedication and perseverance of Nebraska farm families in 1956. Since then, nearly 10,000 families have been recognized statewide. Paying homage to these families is something Aksarben looks forward to each year and, along with Nebraska Farm Bureau who partners on this award, we are excited to announce this year’s honorees. The… Read more »

Board of Regents Endorses new Statewide Educational Attainment Goal

The University of Nebraska Board of Regents has given its unanimous support to a new statewide initiative to increase the share of Nebraskans who hold postsecondary credentials. At its June 23 meeting, the Board approved a resolution endorsing the goals outlined in Legislative Resolution 335, passed this spring by the Nebraska Legislature. LR 335 calls… Read more »

Tuition freeze highlights 2022-23 university budget

At a time when families are paying more for gas, groceries and living expenses, the University of Nebraska System will again freeze tuition for all students under a proposed 2022-23 operating budget released today by President Ted Carter. The proposed budget, which will go before the Board of Regents at its June 23 meeting, completes… Read more »

Silver Linings in Growth of State’s Tech Workforce

Pace has been slow, but Nebraska is making progress. Written by Dan Crisler, World Herald Staff Writer In 2019, business leaders across Nebraska set and ambitious goal: Grow the state’s technology sector by adding 10,000 employees by 2025. Halfway through that timeframe, they’re about 13% of the way there. Nebraska went from 49,500 tech jobs… Read more »

Aksarben Announces 2022 Court of Honor Inductees

Since 1895, Aksarben has been honoring individuals who have excelled in one of 10 categories that include: agriculture, arts, business and industry, community service, education, philanthropy, professions, public service, sports or service to youth. The award, known as the Court of Honor, is one of Aksarben’s oldest and most prestigious awards. The Aksarben Ball Committee… Read more »

Aksarben Foundation Welcomes New Board Members

The Aksarben Foundation announces two new additions to the Board for 2022. Stephen Kaniewski has joined the Aksarben Foundation board as a Governor. President and CEO of Valmont Industries, Kaniewski joined Valmont in 2010 before being appointed President and Chief Executive Officer in 2018. Steve has varied experiences in international manufacturing, marketing and IT. Steve… Read more »