Lincoln Parks & Recreation Department Advisory Board

The Lincoln Parks and Recreation Department is accepting applications from students who are interested in serving on the Parks and Recreation Advisory Board.   Two positions are open for those who will be enrolled as high school juniors or seniors during the 2016-2017 school year.

Applications are due Friday June 3 and are available in three ways:

  • Download and complete an application form at (keyword: PRAB).
  • Contact Angela Chesnut at 402-441-8264 to request an application.
  • Pick up an application at the Parks and Recreation Department office at 2740 “A” Street between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. weekdays.

“This is a great opportunity for students to get involved in local government,” said Lynn Johnson, Parks and Recreation Director.  “We value the unique perspective that students bring to this important advisory board.”

This 16-member volunteer board advises the Parks and Recreation Department, the Mayor and the City Council on matters relating to parks and recreation facilities and programs.   The two student members serve one-year terms, and students may serve more than one term.  Service on the board can be used to satisfy community involvement hours.   The Parks and Recreation Advisory Board meets at 4 p.m. the second Thursday of every month.  Student members also have the opportunity to participate on one of the board’s working committees.

For more information about Parks and  Recreation, visit

Cottey College’s Final App Review Date

The final application review date for women planning to enroll at Cottey College, a member of the Women’s College Coalition, this fall is Saturday, August 13, 2016. Our minimum admission requirements of a 2.6 GPA and an ACT/SAT score of 21/970 (math and reading) is illustrative of our desire to remain an institution committed to access and opportunity for a broad cross-section of students.

Our small size and engaged faculty are able to meet all students where they are and add significant value to each woman’s academic and intellectual potential and achievement. We are also proud to offer scholarships to empower the intellectual growth of a broad diversity of students. A student entering in the fall of 2016 with a

•30 ACT/1340 SAT and a 3.9 GPA may be eligible for up to $10,000 renewable annually

•27 ACT/1220 SAT and a 3.7 GPA may be eligible for up to $7,500 renewable annually

•24 ACT/1110 SAT and a 3.4 GPA may be eligible for up to $5,500 renewable annually

•22 ACT/1030 SAT and a 3.25 GPA may be eligible for up to $4,000 renewable annually

Ranked as one of Missouri’s best value colleges, Cottey’s cost of attendance, for many, can be much less than other public or private institutions. Visit our website to learn about our small, private, nonprofit, residential, liberal arts and sciences institution committed to women’s leadership, global awareness and social responsibility.

Please encourage women who may be interested to connect directly with their regional admission representative:

· Angela Moore:  Nebraska


Smith College’s Women of Distinction Program

Smith College will host its annual Women of Distinction program on October 14-16, 2016.

Women of Distinction is a program for high school seniors that highlights the opportunities at Smith for African American, Latina, Asian American, and Native American students. Admission is competitive. Smith will provide round-trip transportation, meals and accommodations for all participants. We will notify you when the application becomes available in August.

To learn more, visit

UNL’s Kit & Dick Schmoker Reading Center

The UNL Kit & Dick Schmoker Reading Center new location this fall will be at the Barkley Memorial Center!124 Barkley Memorial Center – East Campus

UNL Reading Sessions – Fall 2016

Tutoring for Struggling Readers   |   Grades 1-12

Is your child reading one or more years below grade level? The Kit & Dick Schmoker Reading Center can help!

We provide one-on-one or small-group instruction in phonemic awareness, phonics, fluency, vocabulary, comprehension, spelling and writing skills.

Tuition $225. $10 NEW applicant fee.

Space is limited.


Sept. 7 – Dec. 1

Option I: 4:15-5:15 p.m. – Mondays & Wednesdays

Option II: 5:45-6:45 p.m. – Mondays & Wednesdays

Option III: 4:15-5:15 p.m. – Tuesdays & Thursdays

Option IV: 5:45-6:45 p.m. – Tuesdays & Thursdays


For more information, contact Melisia Bieber:

Melisia Bieber
Reading Center Associate
Kit & Dick Schmoker Reading Center-UNL
111 Home Economics Bldg.
Lincoln, NE 68583-0800
(402) 472-3532 work
(402) 472-2895 fax 

Aspiring Business Professional Scholarship

The scholarship is “Aspiring Business Professional” Scholarship. This is a $1,000 scholarship that will be awarded to students that are interested in pursuing a business degree at any accredited post-secondary school or college.  Interested students can visit this link and find the scholarship located at the right side of the page and click on it.

The deadline for the scholarship is June 1, 2016.

Doane University Updates

On Monday, May 9th, Nebraska’s oldest liberal arts and sciences college changed its name from Doane College to Doane University.  At the same time Doane also announced a change in its university structure that will result in the formation of Doane’s College of Education. The addition of the new college will create a university structure that is defined in three colleges; the College of Arts & Sciences (the traditional, residential campus in Crete), College of Professional Studies (adult undergraduate, Master of Arts in Counseling and Master of Arts in Management programs in Lincoln, Omaha and Grand Island) and the newly developed College of Education.

Next year Doane’s College of Arts & Sciences will join more than 800 colleges and universities nationwide who offer Test-Optional Admission.  Doane University believes there are instances in which a standardized test does not accurately represent a student’s academic preparedness for college.  To this end, it will be prepared to provide an alternative admission path not requiring an ACT or SAT score.  More information will be available early next fall. Scholarships

The 8 scholarships below all have deadlines in May and June.  Please read the eligibility and application instructions on the website carefully.

1. MCO Scholarship – $500 – 1 Award (Deadline: May 15, 2016)

Student Eligibility:


2. LM Scholarship – $500 – 1 Award (Deadline: May 31, 2016)

Student Eligibility:

3. Got a Spine Scholarship – $500 – 1 Award (Deadline: June 2, 2016)

Student Eligibility:

4. 10 Words or Less Scholarship – $500 – 1 Award (Deadline: June 30, 2016)

Student Eligibility:

5. Scholarship Points Award – $10,000 – 10 Awards (Deadline: May 21, 2016)

Student Eligibility:

6. You Deserve it Scholarship – $1,000 – 1 Award (Deadline: May 29, 2016)

Student Eligibility:

7. VIP Scholarship – $5,000 – 1 Award (Deadline: May 29, 2016)

Student Eligibility:

Grade 12 and above are eligible.

Submit your entry by 11:59 pm ET on the day of the deadline.

Applications can be found by going to:

8. ECM Scholarship – $1,000 – 1 Award (Deadline: May 30, 2016)

Student Eligibility:

A) Student must be currently enrolled in high school or college or plan to enroll in the next 12 months.

B) Student must submit application no later than May 30, 2016.

Applications can be found by going to: