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Post date: 08/31/2017
College students growing in faith, taking leadership roles, inviting and reaching out to others. These are some of the fruits of life at the St. John Paul II Newman Center as it begins its second year of operation, said Father Joseph Taphorn, director and pastor of the center. The Newman Center, near the University of Nebraska at Omaha (UNO)...
Post date: 08/31/2017
Starting early is one key to success. So said Joan Jurek, director of college planning in the Omaha office of EducationQuest Foundation, suggesting some tips for high school students beginning their search for the right college and the financial aid to make attending possible. The statewide, nonprofit organization helps college-bound students...

Creighton University dental students Britain Doolittle, left, and Aaron Luddington provide preventive care services Aug. 22 for a student at Nelson Mandela Elementary School in Omaha.
Post date: 08/31/2017
For the last two years, Callie Herrig has been serving the less fortunate in the Omaha area as a nursing student at College of Saint Mary. A native of Wall Lake, Iowa, she said the experiences – all part of the college’s nursing program curriculum – have given her a new perspective on people of different cultures and walks of life, and helped her...
Post date: 08/31/2017
As the school year begins, college-bound seniors are busy preparing to take entrance exams and apply for financial aid, writing essays and completing admissions applications. Advising them and helping them meet deadlines are guidance counselors, including Georgina Morse of Mercy High School in Omaha, Doug Moore of Archbishop Bergan Catholic School...

Newman Center residents Sarah Watson and Nick Gude enjoy fellowship in the center's Holy Family Room. Photo by Mike May/Staff.
Post date: 08/30/2017
University of Nebraska at Omaha (UNO) student Sarah Watson’s faith came to a standstill during her freshman year away from home. A lifelong Catholic and member of St. Columbkille Parish in Papillion, she had been active in youth ministry, pastoral council and other activities while attending Daniel J. Gross Catholic High School in Bellevue. But...

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